So far I’m only willing to share artifacts that lead up to and include what I have completed for the ‘LA Bike Activity’ [such as they are] … I just provided the links below. If you have read the lesson you will know what they are and how they fit:
- https://catalog.data.gov/dataset?res_format=application%2Fvnd.google-earth.kml%2Bxml&organization=city-of-los-angeles (data resource used to make the following map
Some difficult issues I faced while doing ‘LA Bike Activity’ and everything that led up to it in the ‘Day 9 - 11’ lesson included…
Meeting specific expectations (LA Bike Activity) while being given freedom to pick analysis tools that may not have allowed adding ‘axes’ to maps (batchgeo & Google Maps), or making mapping charts that did not allow for backgrounds (Google Sheets). I was unable to find an un-time-consuming, un-clunky applications that allowed me to meet all of the expectations in a timely manner.
Regarding Modifications… Those will be made ‘on-the-fly’ as students discover the limitations of both the available technology and their/our inability to make the tech do what we need it to do based on the described expectations within each activity.
Additional Resources… We will attempt to do this lesson using Google Apps/Docs/Drives… and with [ http://dbsgeo.com/latlon/ ] , [ http://mondeca.com/index.php/en/?option=com_content&view=article&id=206&Itemid=752 ] & using Google Maps [within the confines of an account] to map locations and data.
Advice… do the lesson yourself before facilitating it with your students. Have artifacts of your work to use when the inevitable question of ‘How did you do that?’ come up
Advice… be ready to learn and document new apps and approaches as your students find better ways and tools to complete the activities.
-Resources Developed… I attached a .pdf variation on the ECS ver. 6.0 lesson plan for ‘Day 6-11’ that is more student friendly and self-guiding. Lesson_5_5.pdf (103.9 KB)
Well, that is about it for now. I’ll add more as I get other parts of this lesson a little more polished… Hope this helps someone. Please add comments and criticism where needed… Matt