Advancing Spatial History in the Classroom with MapStory.org
MapStory.org is a free and open source "open educational resource" that empowers students of all ages to better understand how the world evolves over time and place. It has been built gradually over the past few years with help from many stakeholders in the Foss4g community and is now ready for use in classrooms across the country, and the world. Depending on their interests and abilities, MapStory.org users can upload openly licensed spatiotemporal data, version edit these data to make them more complete and accurate, and create geospatial narratives ('mapstories') that help explain data in a more engaging and subjective way. This session will demo the mapstory.org platform, discuss plans for future feature enhancements, and provide examples of how educators at different levels are thinking about the impact of mapstory.org for their classroom context.