Engaging Students in the Outdoors using Technology

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  • Engaging Students in the Outdoors using Technology

    1. 1. Engaging Students with the Outdoors using Technology OEAQ Conference 2008 Brian Moes
    2. 2. The Digital Generation <ul><li>Digital Generation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 Technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Youtube </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook / MySpace </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Students less connected to outdoors </li></ul><ul><li>More connected to urban and digital world (digital natives) </li></ul><ul><li>Students are very comfortable using the technology as a learning tool </li></ul>
    3. 3. Pitfalls of Technology in Education <ul><li>Not providing a hands on experience for students. </li></ul><ul><li>The danger of using technology for technologies sake. </li></ul><ul><li>The need to looking for the benefits to the learner. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Different Applications of Technology in Outdoor Education <ul><li>Some of the applications of technology that have enhanced student learning in our context: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Orienteering Brief </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expedition Reflection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geo-Caching </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Orienteering Brief <ul><li>Challenge: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How to teach the content of orienteering and map reading effectively and quickly. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Solutions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is what we came up with. </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Expedition Reflection <ul><li>Using the GPS as a reflection tool after a hike (Oziexplorer & Oziexplorer3D) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tour of Great Keppel Island </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Expedition Reflection <ul><li>Using the GPS information with a Photostory and pictures </li></ul>
    8. 8. Geo Caching <ul><li>Application during programs </li></ul><ul><li>Introducing students to a world they may not have experienced. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Geocaching The world wide GPS treasure hunt currently happening in your area. Open Cache Travel bug found GPS Coordinates to start
    10. 10. Home Page – Geocaching.com
    11. 11. New to Geocaching Link Pages
    12. 12. New to Geocaching Link (2)
    13. 13. Hide and Seek a Cache Page
    14. 14. Seek a cache at 4415 (postcode)
    15. 15. Results for C Creek link. (Page 1)
    16. 16. Results for C Creek. (page 2)
    17. 17. C Creek results after logging in. (Note wpt. coordinates appear.)
    18. 18. Waypoint coordinates can be either loaded manually into a GPS unit or downloaded to your PC and mapping software. From there the coordinates can be displayed and sent to the GPS unit. You are now ready to find the cache. Happy hunting!
    19. 19. Cache co-ordinates for Brisbane (4000) results, 1 page downloaded of 10+ pages.
    20. 20. Cache search by postcode results for Boonah 4415. Page 1 of 10+.
    21. 21. <ul><li>To participate in Geocaching you will need: </li></ul><ul><li>Computer and internet access. </li></ul><ul><li>A GPS unit (Old models are cheap!) </li></ul><ul><li>Time to go caching </li></ul><ul><li>Trinkets to leave in caches if you wish </li></ul><ul><li>Digital camera to log visits if you wish </li></ul>Equipment Required
    22. 22. Did you Know ? Click here to play the did you know movie?

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