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  • 1. The Existen*al Map
  • 2. The Existen*al Map
  • 3. "I
have
an
existen*al
map;
it
has
'you
are
here'
 wri;en
all
over
it."


 ‐‐

Steven
Wright

  • 4. 4
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  • 9. 12
  • 10. How do you play hide-and-seek around the world? 13
  • 11. What is Geocaching? • A high-tech treasure hunt • Need a GPS • Seek a cache based on latitude and longitude coordinates • This is not just a teaching tool, it’s a lifetime activity.
  • 12. GPS • Global Positioning System • Approx: $100-$500 • Garmin and Magellan are the most popular • Can download cache info into the receiver if it is properly equipped • iPhones • Groundspeak App $10 Garmin eTrex Venture-$169
  • 13. How Does It Work? • Using three satellites (trilateration), you should be able to determine your exact position. • Some variables include: – Trees – Buildings – Atmospheric Interference, etc. *A typical hand held receiver gets within 5-15 feet.
  • 14. What am I looking for?
  • 15. How do I find a cache? • Build an account on –www.geocaching.com Search by city, zip code, state, driving route, etc. (I usually search by zip code--15017) Record the latitude and longitude coordinates and read the hints!
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  • 20. Then what? • Get as close to the location as you can. • Insert the coordinates into the GPS. • Follow the compass until it gets to 0-10 feet. • Use your “geosense” to find the cache.
  • 21. When you find the cache… • Sign the log book • Trade items—Take something, leave something • Look for travel bugs and geocoins • Be sure to put the cache back in the same place you found it with the appropriate amount of camouflage.
  • 22. Extras • Travel Bugs
  • 23. Geocoins • Collectable and tradable items
  • 24. 27
  • 25. Some “lingo” • Muggles: Those who are not geocachers. You must be careful to be stealthy around them! • TFTC: Thanks for the Cache • TFTF: Thanks for the Find • TNLN: Took Nothing Left Nothing
  • 26. “Survival” Guide • Take a bag that includes –GPS –First Aid kit/bug spray –Pen/Pencil –Swag/Tradable items –Compass
  • 27. Educational Benefits • Reading latitude and longitude • Using a compass • Can add a research component • Cross-curricular connections • Letterboxing Hybrid • Map skills
  • 28. Map Skills • GIS (Geographic Information Software) • Google Maps
  • 29. Google Maps • QuikSee • Can
embed
maps
and
mul*media
(Glogster,
video,
etc.)
  • 30. Distance Calculator • Click
around
to
measure
distance
  • 31. UMapper • Create
games
or
interac*ve
maps
  • 32. Google Lit Trips
  • 33. Map Generator • For
a
direct
link
to
a
map • not
editable

  • 34. MapWing • Coral
Reefs
Example
  • 35. Scribble Maps • Saved
the
best
for
last • Collabora*ve
mapping
tool
  • 36. Educaching • http://www.educaching.com/ • Resource for lesson plans, how-to CD • $32.00 • Also includes ideas for grant writing
  • 37. Additional Resources... 41
  • 38. Google Earth and GPS • Elementary and Secondary versions • $34.95 • Lesson plans and blackline masters
  • 39. Other Books For Your Library
  • 40. Other Information • Podcachers • Geocaching List Serv (For teachers) • PAECT list of resources —including GIS software • Caching Teacher Blog • **Dr. Christie’s Guide for Educators
  • 41. Want to find out more? www.geocaching.com : For all your geocaching needs A site for beginners: http:// www.factsfacts.com/geocacher.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geocaching
  • 42. Contact Information • bridgetbelardi@gmail.com • blog.mtlsd.org/bytesbybridget 46