All About Digital Earth Watch
Monitoring with Digital Images
Annette Schloss, John Pickle, Jeff Beaudry, Alan Gould
chapters max – Web-hosted, will include audio and video elements.
1. Introduction—The Power of Digital Images: What is Digital Earth Watch? MVH Partnership and Environmental Monitoring, Informal and Formal Science Education – John (what is the target audience) (brief reference to standards here). Who are the DEW partners? Examples of digital camera images, digital maps, aerial photos, satellite images.
Part I: Digital Tools
2. Getting Images with Digital Cameras (Science, Technology, Geography and Art) – Remote Sensing, Handheld Cameras and Picture Post – John and Gary Types of classroom cameras, which one is the most useful? Cheap, rugged, does Megapixel number have an effect. How do you make it accurate?) How to use them for measurement (Spatial, Spectral, Temporal)
3. Getting Images with Kite Aerial Photography – Don
4. Getting Digital Images Through the Internet: Digital Maps, Satellite and Aerial Images (EOS Webster, Earth Shots, Pollen Counter...) – Annette
5. Software for Simple Image Analysis (ADI/Forest analysis, Color Basics, Digital image basics, etc.) New tools for new questions. – John
6. Software for Advanced Image Analysis: Multispec and GIS Overview and link to Forestwatch resource [UNH – Annette]
Part II: Engaging Learners
Activities and Challenges (place-based learning)
8. Picture Post; citizen science, informal and formal learning. Actively monitoring the environment. (John, Annette)
9. Global Systems Science—Integrative teaching about scientific concepts – Alan – Jeff
10. Forest Watch – 15 years of school-university partnership – Martha, Jeff
11. Concept mapping and visual learning – Jeff
Part III: Evaluation
13. Program Evaluation of Digital Earth Watch — Jeff
14. The Future of Digital Earth Watch. –Alan
Synopsis of Digital Earth Watch
Digital Earth Watch (DEW) brings together biology, physics, chemistry, technology, art, engineering, and math in a project that supports environmental science field studies in middle school, high school, self-guided education and citizen science.