After changing student lists for the first four weeks, we now seem to have a steady student body. The variance of students made it difficult to achieve a progressing geographical base knowledge. In addition, half of the students attending the fall semester had not been with our group in summer which further widens the knowledge … More Reflection
After our summer break we’re now back to school and will be working with the students at Achievement Prep to enhance their geographical awareness and understanding. To see what we’re are up to in more detail, please have a look at our lesson plans and related materials! We are exited to be back and are looking … More Fall Semester Start
With the arrival of autumn, we are starting our second part of the GISFYE project! Our first class will be held on Thursday the 15th, so stay connected while we will be posting new teaching material soon!
After an unexpected shortening of Achievement prep’s summer classes due to the participation in a school competition, we entered into the summer break two weeks early. We are looking forward to continuing our project in fall and will keep you posted on our next developemnts! Stay tuned!
This week the scholars spent two out of three days mapping outside. It might have been hot with high humidity but the scholars were absolute troopers. They collected information on streetlights, sewers, fire hydrants, and trees. On the day they did not go outside, the scholars learned about stormwater and did activities around the importance of … More Data is Warming Up
The best answers to the weekly reflection questions were given by Maikel, Katrease, Angel, and Amaya! Thanks for your thoughts! 1. What do you think are the benefits of mapping a community? Explain your role in your mapping group and why you think it is important. Maikel: We get to know what’s around our community more and … More Weekly Students Contribution #2
Yesterday, the class had two speakers! John Deignan from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments spoke to the scholars about the importance of drinking tap water instead of bottled water. He also shared with them a special opportunity to become interns and earn community service hours! Afterwards, the scholars received TapIt water bottles so that they can begin converting … More Tapit DC and Playing with Maps!
Every week, students will provide reflections on the week’s content and the best responses will be posted on this blog: This week, students where asked to reflect on the questions: 1. What is one new thing that you have learned this week? How do you think this will be useful to the project and to your … More Weekly Student Contributions #1
We are happy to announce that out summer session of the GISFYE project has started. After initial organizational challenges such as classroom assignments, time lags, and technical issues, we came to get a first impression of our students and exchanged the first project related information and know how. Please have a look at the lesson … More Project Start
We are very excited to have debuted our project Mapping for Youth Empowerment and Community Development at the State of the Map 2015 Conference in New York City! Ellie Davis, our team lead, spoke about the importance of this project and how we hope to educate young adults in Ward 8 through open source mapping. … More State of the Map Conference