• model and facilitate effective use of current and emerging digital tools to locate, analyze, evaluate, and use information resources to support research and learning

This summer, I obtained more of a command of Google Maps. I created, with summer school students, a map to locate places on earth from where fruits and vegetables were exported. Students read labels on stickers found on store-bought produce and pin-pointed the geographic locations on the map. From there, we pin-pointed the location of our local farmers' market. We analyzed the data, which included miles traveled to our town. Students evaluated their carbon footprint and the digital tool used to make the map. The map became a resource for their learning, and is now a public document from which others can learn. I intend on modeling and facilitating such a process with my students this school year when we research non-renewable resources exported to the United States from the Middle East.

Google Map for Local and Imported Fruits and Vegetables