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    ENGAGING YOUTH inENGAGING YOUTH inCOMMUNITIES throughCOMMUNITIES through

    TECHNOLOGY TECHNOLOGY

    CYFAR 2007CYFAR 2007

    Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

    Chicago, IllinoisMay 2, 2007

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    PRESENTERSPRESENTERS

    LISA BOUILLION, Ph.D.Extension Specialist Science,

    Engineering & Technology

    STEVE WAGONER, M.S.Extension Educator Youth Development

    University of Illinois Extension

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    Session GoalsSession Goals

    Introduce uses of GPS and GIS withinIntroduce uses of GPS and GIS withinyouth development effortsyouth development efforts

    Share findings from researchShare findings from researchconducted within related programsconducted within related programs

    Highlight how these technologiesHighlight how these technologies

    position youth as resources withinposition youth as resources withintheir communitiestheir communities

    Provide tangible strategies, ideas, andProvide tangible strategies, ideas, andresources for starting similar effortsresources for starting similar efforts

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    Three Visions for Three Visions for

    Technology in Education Technology in Education

    Learning FROM technologyLearning FROM technology

    Learning ABOUT technologyLearning ABOUT technology

    Learning WITH technologyLearning WITH technology

    (Jonassen, 2000)(Jonassen, 2000)

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    Youth Development Goals Youth Development Goals

    Lifelong learnersLifelong learners

    Active problem solvers andActive problem solvers andagents of changeagents of change

    Engaged citizensEngaged citizens

    Productive workersProductive workers

    LearningLearning

    WITHWITH

    Technolog Technolog

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    Engaging Youth inEngaging Youth inCommunitiesCommunities

    Youth YouthInterestsInterests

    CommunityCommunityIssuesIssues

    TechnologyTechnology

    PartnershipsPartnerships

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    What is GPS and GIS?What is GPS and GIS?

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    Satellite-based navigation systemSatellite-based navigation system

    Determines an exact location in latitude,Determines an exact location in latitude,longitude, and altitude within 100 meterslongitude, and altitude within 100 meters

    Determines its location by comparing theDetermines its location by comparing thesignals of four of the 24 GPS satellites orbitingsignals of four of the 24 GPS satellites orbitingearthearth (From GPS Land Navigation by MichaelFerguson)

    Global PositioningSystem (GPS)

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    Geographic Information

    System (GIS)GIS combines layers of information about aGIS combines layers of information about a

    place to improve understanding.place to improve understanding.

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    GPS and GISGPS and GISAPPLICATIONSAPPLICATIONS

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    AgricultureAgricultureMilitaryMilitaryMaritimeMaritime AutomotiveAutomotiveSurveyingSurveyingAviationAviation

    ForestryForestryEnvironmentalEnvironmentalPublic safetyPublic safety

    HikingHikingHuntingHunting

    Nature studyNature studyFishingFishingBoatingBoatingBikingBikingSkiingSkiingSnowmobilingSnowmobilingGeocachingGeocaching

    COMMERCE andCOMMERCE and

    GOVERNMENTGOVERNMENT

    RECREATIONALRECREATIONAL

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    FORESTRY FORESTRY

    Foresters use GPS andForesters use GPS andGIS to check forestGIS to check foresthealth locatinghealth locatingdiseased trees anddiseased trees andmonitoring insects.monitoring insects.

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    PUBLIC SAFETY PUBLIC SAFETY Location and statusLocation and statusinformation provided toinformation provided topublic safety systemspublic safety systemsthrough GPS and GISthrough GPS and GISimproves emergencyimproves emergency

    response from police,response from police,fire, and rescue crews.fire, and rescue crews.

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    LOCAL PROJECTS inLOCAL PROJECTS inPROGRESSPROGRESS

    Monroe County Restaurant Guide

    Three middle schoolersThree middle schoolers

    Mapped 18 kid-friendly restaurants inMapped 18 kid-friendly restaurants inWaterloo and Columbia, IllinoisWaterloo and Columbia, Illinois

    Determined criteria for the mapDetermined criteria for the map (Collected data on hours of operation, drive-(Collected data on hours of operation, drive-thru,thru,dine-in, menu items under $, kids meal dine-in, menu items under $, kids meal

    choices, featured toys or prizes, and overall choices, featured toys or prizes, and overall

    rating)rating)

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    MONROE COUNTY MONROE COUNTY RESTAURANT GUIDERESTAURANT GUIDE

    Columbia, Illinois Sites

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    Community MappingCommunity MappingProcessProcess

    STEP 1: IDENTIFY...STEP 1: IDENTIFY...

    STEP 2: COLLECT...STEP 2: COLLECT...

    STEP 3: MAP...STEP 3: MAP...

    STEP 4: SHARE...STEP 4: SHARE...

    STEP 5: ACT...STEP 5: ACT...

    l f l

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    Examples of Potentialxamp es o otent aCommunity MappingCommunity Mapping

    ProjectsProjectsPublic access to computers and the InternetPublic access to computers and the InternetAfter-school programsAfter-school programsCondition of city sidewalks, streetlights, etc.Condition of city sidewalks, streetlights, etc.Bike paths and related danger zonesBike paths and related danger zonesPlaces difficult to access for senior citizensPlaces difficult to access for senior citizensand the physically disabledand the physically disabledPatterns of illegal trash dumpingPatterns of illegal trash dumping

    Fire hydrants and emergency water sourcesFire hydrants and emergency water sourcesCell towers and signal strengthCell towers and signal strengthAccess to fresh fruits and vegetablesAccess to fresh fruits and vegetables

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    Potential Map AudiencesPotential Map Audiencesand Project Partnersand Project Partners

    School DistrictSchool DistrictParentsParentsCity CouncilCity CouncilDepartment of Housing or SocialDepartment of Housing or SocialServicesServicesChamber of CommerceChamber of CommerceLibrariesLibrariesPolice DepartmentPolice DepartmentLocal BusinessesLocal Businesses

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    Potential MappingPotential MappingMentorsMentors

    Local schoolsLocal schoolsCity governmentCity governmentCommunity collegesCommunity collegesLocal businessesLocal businessesUtility companiesUtility companiesTransportationTransportationNatural resource agenciesNatural resource agencies

    ESRI Local User Groups:ESRI Local User Groups:http://gis2.esri.com/usersupport/usergroups/userghttp://gis2.esri.com/usersupport/usergroups/userg

    http://gis2.esri.com/usersupport/usergroups/usergroups.cfmhttp://gis2.esri.com/usersupport/usergroups/usergroups.cfmhttp://gis2.esri.com/usersupport/usergroups/usergroups.cfm
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    Community MappingCommunity MappingProcessProcess

    STEP 1: IDENTIFY...STEP 1: IDENTIFY...

    STEP 2: COLLECT...STEP 2: COLLECT... STEP 3: MAP...STEP 3: MAP...

    STEP 4: SHARE...STEP 4: SHARE...

    STEP 5: ACT...STEP 5: ACT...

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    Range of Data CollectionRange of Data CollectionToolsTools

    GPSGPSRoad mapsRoad maps

    Online databases (e.g. censusOnline databases (e.g. censusbureau)bureau)DatasheetsDatasheets

    Community surveysCommunity surveys

    * Important to think about how to* Important to think about how tomap different kinds of data!map different kinds of data!

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    Community MappingCommunity MappingProcessProcess

    STEP 1: IDENTIFY...STEP 1: IDENTIFY...

    STEP 2: COLLECT...STEP 2: COLLECT...

    STEP 3: MAP...STEP 3: MAP...

    STEP 4: SHARE...STEP 4: SHARE...

    STEP 5: ACT...STEP 5: ACT...

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    Elements of MappingElements of Mapping

    Input dataInput dataCreate a legendCreate a legendMake decisions about whichMake decisions about whichlayers to show on different mapslayers to show on different maps

    Consider how to incorporateConsider how to incorporatesupporting documentationsupporting documentation

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    Community MappingCommunity MappingProcessProcess

    STEP 1: IDENTIFY...STEP 1: IDENTIFY...

    STEP 2: COLLECT...STEP 2: COLLECT...

    STEP 3: MAP...STEP 3: MAP...

    STEP 4: SHARE...STEP 4: SHARE...

    STEP 5: ACT...STEP 5: ACT...

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    Community MappingCommunity MappingProcessProcess

    STEP 1: IDENTIFY...STEP 1: IDENTIFY...

    STEP 2: COLLECT...STEP 2: COLLECT...

    STEP 3: MAP...STEP 3: MAP...

    STEP 4: SHARE...STEP 4: SHARE...

    STEP 5: ACT...STEP 5: ACT...

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    Getting StartedGetting Started

    Small group brainstorming andSmall group brainstorming and

    online explorationonline exploration

    http://www.hopeworks.org/http://www.hopeworks.org/

    http://www.census.gov/http://www.census.gov/ http://www.esri.com/industries/k-12/http://www.esri.com/industries/k-12/

    http://www.hopeworks.org/http://www.hopeworks.org/http://www.census.gov/http://www.census.gov/http://www.esri.com/industries/k-12/http://www.esri.com/industries/k-12/http://www.esri.com/industries/k-12/http://www.census.gov/http://www.hopeworks.org/
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    Questions??Questions??

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