IS and Elementary Education or GIS and Secondary Education

1. Due date is October 10, 2011, Midnight. You should email completed paper to me on or before that time.

2. The paper should be in .doc or .docx format with all graphics, maps, etc. in one single file. Please let me know if the file size of your paper is too large to email. In that case, you can bring your paper on a flash drive and let me copy it to mine.

3. The paper should be double-spaced with a separate cover page. The paper is limited to 15 pages or less.

4. Topic of this paper is GIS and Education.Under that broad topic, you may choose to focus on GIS and Higher Education, GIS and Secondary Education, or GIS and Elementary Education.

Note: The acronym GIS stands for geographic information system, geographical information science, or geospatial information studies is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of geographically referenced data.In the simplest terms, GIS is the merging of cartography, statistical analysis, and database technology.

5. You may use library materials or Internet websites as long as you give proper citation information for crediting peoples work.

6. As always, please do not hesitate to let me know if you need me to elaborate any specifications listed above.

I have done some searches on Internet and found plentiful of information that you can use to do this paper. I am hoping for high quality papers so please put good efforts into this.

For this paper, you may take the angle from an educators perspective, the angle from a students perspective, or from the angle of a GIS researcher or employers perspective.

I look forward to your papers. I am very excited for the possibility of integrating your papers into something that our class can be proud of.

Note: GIS is a challenging science to grasp. The challenge of writing this paper will stem from relating a conceptually difficult to understand computer science to elementary students with no perceptions of what maps are, what scale is, what satellites are, how satellites are utilized, what Geo-referenced maps on a coordinate system means, (differences of classification: categorical, nominal, and ratio data), what map layers are, how map layers are utilized, vector data: points lines and polygons versus Raster data: a digital picture with pixels on a grid.

Further more, you may choice in any topic in education relating GIS to elementary students, or may choice to relate GIS to secondary education.
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