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Introduction

  • James MaKinsterEmail author
  • Nancy Trautmann
  • Michael Barnett
Chapter

Abstract

In these vignettes, teachers relate creative ways in which they are using geospatial technology to bring science to life for their students. Their reflections demonstrate the application of skills, abilities, and knowledge developed through intensive professional development experiences profiled in this book.

Keywords

Designers Geographic information systems Geospatial technologies Professional development Researchers Science education 

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • James MaKinster
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nancy Trautmann
    • 2
  • Michael Barnett
    • 3
  1. 1.Hobart and William Smith CollegesGenevaUSA
  2. 2.Cornell Lab of OrnithologyIthacaUSA
  3. 3.Boston College, Lynch School of EducationChestnut HillUSA

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