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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Geo-spatial Technologies School Usage

As promised:

With the new curriculum being introduced in the near future ,we know there will be a amplified focus on Geo-spatial technologies as these are identified skills of the 21th century Learner.

In some respects, the potential of 21st century skills lies in the exploration of how digital tools (cameras, presentation software, computing equipment) and online resources can support and enhance traditional subjects, skills and teaching practices. The Internet alone provides students with enormous opportunities to access:

  • A trove of primary source documents previously located on library shelves, but now available online through digital archives.
  • Authentic scientific data across a range of fields from current and historical meteorological forecast data to economic statistics
  • Geospatial tools that combine data with dynamic maps
  • Global communications media that make distance collaboration, cross-cultural exchanges and rich media experiences possible

This information is from Thinkfinity (

The purpose of this survey is to gauge the level of usage and support for Geo-Spatial technologies within the Toronto District and other school boards throughout Ontario. As we move forward with a new curriculum that will have a focus on 21st century skills (i.e. spatial technologies ) it is important to know where we are really at and how classes can be supported. If you are filling in the survey from outside Ontario could you please identify where you are responding from . Any questions please contact

Here is the survey link.

I've invited you to fill out the form Geo-spatial Technologies School Usage . To fill it out, visit:

I will make sure the results get collated and published so we are able to use them within our own groups.  

Thanking you in advance ,

Mark Lowry

Geography and Geotechnologies Instructional Leader

Social World Studies and Humanities

Toronto District School Board

1 Civic Centre Court

Toronto , On ,M9C 2B3

Tel; (416) 394-7269

Cell; (416) 576-4515

Fax; (416) 394-6420


twitter @geogmark




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