Electronic whiteboard maps are used to enhance geography learning

11/21/2009 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

An Illinois geography teacher says his students are turned off by traditional pull-down maps but are excited by electronic maps he displays on a whiteboard. His school, and others, have made the switch to help engage students in lessons and also because many of the paper maps quickly became outdated. Teachers are hoping to begin using electronic atlases and online mapping sites.

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