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Using Location Technology to Enhance STEM Literacy
August 9, 10:05-11:35am

Peter Stetson
, Teacher, Coventry
@petestetson 

  • Technology/Computer Science, 3-12
  • Audience cap: 49
  • Participant devices (tablet, iPad, laptop) are recommended for this session but not required

Location Technology is the third fastest growing career area in the world yet very few educators and fewer students recognize its importance. In this session, educators will get hands on experience working with a free website and free data which can be used to analyze location information. For example: How far away is the closest fire station/EMA location to my house/business and should the town build one to service an area that is not served?; how can locally collected data be analyzed using location technology?

Educators will receive access to many location technology resources and learn how to incorporate a new presentation style called Story Maps into their classes.


Peter Stetson is a 35-year veteran Earth, Environmental and Biology Science Teacher; past President of the RI Envirothon; 15-year advisor to the Coventry Envirothon school club; RI State ArcGIS Online ConnectEd schools coordinator; and a RI Power of Data facilitator.

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