WE NEED YOUR HELP!

TeachersFirst offers Globetracker's Mission as an engaging way for students in grades 2-6 to learn geography, map skills, major landmarks, landforms, and other social studies skills. We need your help assessing the effectiveness of Globetracker's Mission.

Please think back over the time you have used Globetracker's Mission with your students, whether it has been for one "mission" or several, and provide responses about your CUMULATIVE experiences.

Your honest answers will help us obtain grants and general funding for Globetracker and other high quality content on TeachersFirst and to continue to offer it for free and ad-free for teachers.

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* 1. Please tell us about your location and teaching situation. We will not share this information with anyone or "spam" your email. We only ask for your email in case we need to contact you for clarification on your responses.

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* 2. How would you describe your school setting?

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* 3. What portion of your school receives free/reduced lunch? [We must ask this to be eligible for certain grants. If you don't know, you can search your school to find the total enrollment and NUMBER of free/reduced lunch students here, but you'll have to figure out the percentage: http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/ ]

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* 4. How many years have you been teaching?

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* 5. Each Globetracker's "Mission" runs from fall through spring of a school year, approximately October through April/May. How long have you used Globetracker's Mission with your students?

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* 6. With which grade level(s) have you used Globetracker's Mission? (Check all that apply)

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* 7. With how many students have you used Globetracker's Mission in total?

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* 8. How did you use Globetracker's Mission in class? (Check all that apply)

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* 9. What effects have you observed from using Globetracker's Mission? (check all that apply)

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* 10. Student learning is our ultimate goal. Compared to other strategies and materials you have used to teach these curriculum concepts, how would you rate the effects of using Globetracker's Mission on student understanding/mastery of concepts?

  much less than other strategies and materials slightly less than other strategies and materials about the same as other strategies and materials slightly greater than other strategies and materials much greater than other strategies and materials not sure
student understanding/mastery of map skills
student understanding/mastery of geography terms
student understanding/mastery of landforms
student understanding/mastery of major landmarks
student application of geography concepts in new situations
student understanding/mastery of higher level thinking concepts (Example: the interrelationship of the physical environment and human activity)

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* 11. What are the best features of Globetracker's Mission for helping your students learn? (choose up to 3)

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* 12. What change(s) would you like to see in Globetracker's Mission?

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* 13. How likely are you to use Globetracker's Mission again?

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* 14. Please feel free to share any additional comments

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