Appendix I
List of Acronyms


ADL

Alexandria Digital Library

AEJEE

Arc Explorer Java Edition for Education

API

application program interface

ATP

Authorizing Teaching Program

AVS

Advanced Visualization System


BGRG

Berkeley Geo-Research Group


CAD

computer-assisted design

CAH

congenital adrenal hyperplasia

CIPE

Center for Image Processing in Education

CoVIS

Collaborative Visualization Project

CSS

car safety seat


DEM

digital elevation model

DLESE

Digital Library for Earth System Education

DRG

digital raster graphic

DX

Data Explorer


EAST

Environmental and Spatial Technology

EdGIS

Educational Applications of GIS

EEG

Electroencephalogram

ESIC

Earth Science Information Center; Extending Scientific Inquiry through Collaborative

ESIP

Earth Science Information Partner

ESRI

Environmental Systems Research Institute

ESSIP

Earth System Science Internet Project



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Learning To Think Spatially Appendix I List of Acronyms ADL Alexandria Digital Library AEJEE Arc Explorer Java Edition for Education API application program interface ATP Authorizing Teaching Program AVS Advanced Visualization System BGRG Berkeley Geo-Research Group CAD computer-assisted design CAH congenital adrenal hyperplasia CIPE Center for Image Processing in Education CoVIS Collaborative Visualization Project CSS car safety seat DEM digital elevation model DLESE Digital Library for Earth System Education DRG digital raster graphic DX Data Explorer EAST Environmental and Spatial Technology EdGIS Educational Applications of GIS EEG Electroencephalogram ESIC Earth Science Information Center; Extending Scientific Inquiry through Collaborative ESIP Earth Science Information Partner ESRI Environmental Systems Research Institute ESSIP Earth System Science Internet Project

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Learning To Think Spatially fMRI functional magnetic resource imaging GIS geographic information system, geographic information science GPS global positioning system GRASS Geographic Resources Analysis Support System GUI Graphical User Interface H-R Hertzsprung-Russell IMR infant mortality rates IP Internet protocol IT information technology IVNS in-vehicle navigation system Kan CRN Kansas Collaborative Research Network LAN local area network LCD liquid crystal display MRI magnetic resource imaging MyCOE My Community, Our Earth NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NCAR National Center for Atmosphere Research NCES National Center for Education Statistics NCGIA National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis NGS National Geographic Society NRC National Research Council NSF National Science Foundation PDA Personal Digital Assistant PGS Personal Guidance System RRRC Red River Regional Council SCANS Secretary of Labor’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills SEP Secondary Education Project SL Spatial Language SMOG Simple Measure of Gobbledygook SPC State Plane Coordinate SPCS State Plane Coordinate System SSST Support Systems for Spatial Thinking TERC Technology in Education Research Consortium TIMSS Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study TOC Table of Contents T-S Diagrams Temperature-Salinity Diagrams

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