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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2017, 6(7), 209; doi:10.3390/ijgi6070209

Applications of Location-Based Services and Mobile Technologies in K-12 Classrooms

Professor and Dean, College of Integrated Science and Engineering, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, USA
Lecturer, Integrated Science and Technology, James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA 22807, USA
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Academic Editors: Carlos Granel, Sven Casteleyn, Angela Schwering and Wolfgang Kainz
Received: 2 May 2017 / Revised: 15 June 2017 / Accepted: 5 July 2017 / Published: 8 July 2017
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The use of location-based services and mobile technologies is increasing in K-12 classrooms. In this article, we describe the history and the current use of these tools in the innovative Geospatial Semester project in Virginia. We share a number of examples where students are creating projects of their own interest that use editable feature services, mobile data collection and other cutting-edge technologies. These projects help students build their spatial thinking and problem-solving skills, and help teachers build conceptual understanding in a variety of domains. View Full-Text
Keywords: location-based services; K-12 education; geospatial technologies; spatial thinking location-based services; K-12 education; geospatial technologies; spatial thinking

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Kolvoord, R.; Keranen, K.; Rittenhouse, P. Applications of Location-Based Services and Mobile Technologies in K-12 Classrooms. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2017, 6, 209.

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