Tom R. Baker
Thomas R. Baker, Ph.D. | Education Manager, Esri
Leawood, Kansas, United States 66209
Baker Education Prototype Lab
If you're looking for a demo, prototype, or sample that I created for a workshop, presentation, or proof-of-concept, head to the lab.
My GitHub |Blog posts | Directions webinars | Twitter
I'm an instructional technologist, educator, and occasional researcher - focusing on geovisualization and analysis tools (like GIS) with learners of all ages. Lately, I've spent a good deal of time working with students and educators in K12 schools.
Google Scholar | ORCid | Research Gate | Amazon Author’s Page || Academia.edu | Semantic Scholar | Zotero
My academic interests lie at the intersection of technology and learning (Ph.D., 2002) with a critical emphasis on geospatial tools, analysis, and visualization.I am a former member of the research faculty at the University of Kansas in the Center for Research on Learning and the Center for STEM Learning.
Research Publication Snapshot
Langran, E., & Baker, T. R. (2016). Special issue: Geospatial technologies in teacher education: A brief overview. Contemporary Issues in Technology & Teacher Education, 16(3). [ Open journal ]
Baker, T.R., Battersby, S., Bednarz, S.W., Bodzin, A.M., Kolvoord, B., Moore, S., Sinton, D., Uttal, D. (2015). A research agenda for geospatial technologies and learning. Journal of Geography, 114(3), 118-130. [WoS | Google ]
Baker, T. R., Kerski, J. J. & Palmer, A. (2009). A national survey to examine teachers’ professional development and implementation of desktop GIS. The Journal of Geography 108, 174-185. [WoS | Google ]
Baker, T. R. (2005). Internet-based GIS in support of K-12 education. The Professional Geographer 57(1), 44-50. [ WoS | Google ]
Baker, T.R. & White, S.H. (2003). The effects of Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies on students’ attitudes, self-efficacy, and achievement in middle school science classrooms. The Journal of Geography, 102(6), 243-254. [ WoS | Google ]
GitHub: My scripts and tools for storymaps and ArcGIS Online
Storymaps.com (consumer): https://www.storymaps.com/profile/tomrbaker
Pedagogy and GIS
Storymaps for young learners | Instructional assessments for Classrooms
Models, imagery, and video in 360, 3D, VR or AR
Photos: Momento360 | Kuula.co
Google PhotoSpheres (Street View)