GIS and K12 Education
Educators, students, and education institutions are all using GIS technology to explore questions both within their community and in a global context. GIS is an increasingly common sight on school curricula, and school administrators are using GIS for facility management, vehicle routing, district boundary mapping, and safety preparedness. GIS has great potential in the diverse aspects of education.
Following are recent examples of how GIS is integrated into various aspects of the field of K12 Education:
- High school teachers in Maine are encouraging students to explore local issues using GIS
- The School Attendance Boundary Information System is using GIS to map school attendance boundaries
- 4-H clubs countrywide have implemented GIS programs to enhance student learning
- Florida schools have found that integrating GIS into curriculum promotes critical thinking skills, analytic ability, and communication skills