Geotagging , sometimes referred to as Geocoding , is the process of adding geographical identification metadata to various media such as websites, RSS feeds, or images . This data usually consists of latitude and longitude coordinates, though it can also include altitude and place names.
How might I use this in teaching and learning (safely inside the box)?
Fieldwork – managing images
Trace where I have been
Attach image data to specific points on the trace
Share with colleagues
A great benefit for field based work http://www.flickr.com/photos/urbanmkr/303890269/ Yes, but … how ? http://www.mobile-learning.blog-city.com/read/locationaware.htm
Time to leave the comfort zone: Geocaching Geocaching is an outdoor treasure-hunting game in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (called "geocaches" or "caches") anywhere in the world. A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook and "treasure," usually toys or trinkets of little value. Today, well over 440,000 geocaches are registered on various websites devoted to the sport. Geocaches are currently placed in 222 countries around the world and on all seven continents, including Antarctica. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geocaching Did you know, there are …1874 caches within 50 miles of BS10 5EJ! http://www.flickr.com/photos/17424601@N00/200196761
Let someone else explain it to you Geocaching: From the web to the woods http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AD7SF-Axvyg
How might I use this in teaching and learning? (thinking outside the box)? Geocaching at the Institute of Paasikivi – New ways of Teaching GPS Technology & Basics of Orientation in Local Geography. Ihamaki (2007) – ICTA Conference
Students developed geocaching material for others
Involved a multicache.
The cache created by the students also contained exercises
“ Great learning activity for students, allowing them to improve their skills in … critical thinking, journalism, photography, media technology and geography.”
How might I use this in teaching and learning? (thinking way outside the box)? http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2007/03/10/MNGDGOJ2OR1.DTL
School in California, buried keychain (geocache), with a travel bug – Anchorage, Alaska
It travelled 4,780 miles, through 21 geocache sites, took over two years.
Followed it on the computer
Finished up being carried by one of the competitors in Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska
How confident are you at being able to describe what geocaching is?