2008 Joint Meeting of The Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies with the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM

Session No. 243
Tuesday, 7 October 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

T184. Advances in Using Recent and Emerging Technologies to Facilitate Learning of the Geosciences in the Classroom, Laboratory, and Field

Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies


Thomas D. Hoisch and Mark Manone, Advocates
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Start Time
8:00 AM
Avoiding “Death by PowerPoint”: Using PowerPoint Custom Animations and Graphics to Enliven the Earth Science Classroom
GLASS, Alexander, Nicholas School of the Environment Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, alex.glass@duke.edu, alex.glass@duke.edu
8:15 AM
GIS In Alaska's Grades 6-12 Earth Science Environment: The Experiential Discoveries in Geoscience Education (EDGE) Project
CONNOR, Cathy L., Natural Sciences, Univeristy Alaska Southeast, 11120 Glacier Highway, Juneau, AK 99801, PRAKASH, Anupma, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 903 Koyukuk Dr, PO Box 7320, Fairbanks, AK 99775 and BROWNLEE, Marla, Alaska Sea Grant College Program, University Alaska Fairbanks, PO Box 755040, Fairbanks, AK 99775-5040, cathy.connor@uas.alaska.edu, cathy.connor@uas.alaska.edu
8:30 AM
Taking It Outside: Using Tablet PCs to Facilitate Learning In Undergraduate Field-Based Earth Science Courses
STEWART, Meg E.1, JONES, Virginia2, VANCAMP, Keri3, MENKING, Kirsten1, JOHNSON, Lucille4, FRITZ, Robert3 and CUNNINGHAM, Mary Ann1, (1)Earth Science and Geography, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave, Box 735, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-0735, (2)Academic Computing Services, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-0735, (3)Biology, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604, (4)Anthropology, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604, mestewart@vassar.edu, mestewart@vassar.edu
8:45 AM
Where We Stand after a Decade of Digital Mapping with GeoMapper: A New Mapping Frontier
BRIMHALL, George H., Earth and Planetary Science, Univ of California, Berkeley, 307 McCone Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-4767, brimhall@berkeley.edu, brimhall@berkeley.edu
9:00 AM
Deconstructing Classical Geologic Maps Using Google Earth's Keyhole Markup Language
DE PAOR, Declan, Dept. of Physics, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529, SIMPSON, Carol, Dept. of Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529 and WHITMEYER, Steve, Dept. of Geology & Environmental Science, James Madison University, Harisonburg, VA 22807, ddepaor@odu.edu, ddepaor@odu.edu
9:15 AM
Beyond the Computer: Incorporation of Virtual Field Experiences, Hands-on Specimens, and Autonomous Research Opportunities for Effective Online Geoscience Education
CLARY, Renee M., Geosciences, Mississippi State University, P.O. Box 1705, Mississippi State, MS 39762 and WANDERSEE, James H., Educational Theory, Policy, and Practice, Louisiana State University, 223F Peabody Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, rclary@geosci.msstate.edu, rclary@geosci.msstate.edu
9:30 AM
9:45 AM
Encounter Earth: Interactive Geoscience Explorations
KLUGE, Steve, Resources for GeoScience Education, 63 Lake Drive, New Milford, CT 06776, steve.kluge@gmail.com, steve.kluge@gmail.com
10:00 AM
New Online Resources for Teaching Introductory-Level Geoscience Courses
ORMAND, Carol J.1, KIRK, Karin1, MACDONALD, R. Heather2, MANDUCA, Cathryn1 and TEWKSBURY, Barbara3, (1)Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College, 1 North College St, Northfield, MN 55057, (2)Department of Geology, College of William and Mary, PO Box 8795, Williamsburg, VA 23187, (3)Dept. of Geosciences, Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Rd, Clinton, NY 13323, cormand@carleton.edu, cormand@carleton.edu
10:15 AM
Application of Digital Ink Technology and Interactive Classroom Software to Lecturing on Mineral Optics
HOISCH, Thomas D., Department of Geology, Northern Arizona University, Box 4099, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, MANONE, Mark F., Geology, Northern Arizona University, Box 4099, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, NEWELL, Shawn, Social Research Laboratory, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011 and AUSTIN, Barbara A., Center for Science Teaching and Learning, Northern Arizona University, Box 5697, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, Thomas.Hoisch@nau.edu, Thomas.Hoisch@nau.edu
10:30 AM
LectureTools: Promoting Student Engagement In Large Introductory Classes through Laptop-Based, Interactive Instruction
VAN DER PLUIJM, Ben A., Geological Sciences/Environment, University of Michigan, 1100 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1005 and SAMSON, Perry J., Atmospheric, Oceanic & Space Sciences, Univ of Michigan, 1539 Space Research Building, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2143, vdpluijm@umich.edu, vdpluijm@umich.edu
10:45 AM
The Evolution of the Geoscience Textbook: The AAPG's Petroleum Geology Etextbook
BEND, Stephen L., Department of Geology, The University of Regina, Regina, SK S4S 0A2, Canada, stephen.bend@uregina.ca, stephen.bend@uregina.ca
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