Activist Workshop in Web 2.0

Using GIS and Other Technologies to Grow Student Activism

Posts Tagged ‘PBL’

And we’re off …

Posted by Tamara Hagen on 30 December 2008

This class has the potential to catapult our students into their exciting futures in the new 21st century flat world.  We will complete a PBL project each quarter, focusing on social and environmental problems of the students’ choosing.  

Geographic Information System (GIS) technology is a central tool.   Each social or environmental problem will have to be “mappable,” meaning we can tie a database to geographic location.  To learn more, check out http://www.gis.com/.

Integrating the Web 2.0 tools I’ve been reading about this holiday break is what’s got me all aflutter.  Wikis, blogs, social bookmarking, personal desktops (e.g. Protopages or PageFlakes), podcasting, screencasting, RSS and Twitter, oh my!

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