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Brief Overview of Geocaching and GPS use in the classroom

Brief Overview of Geocaching and GPS use in the classroom

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  • 1. Using GPS in Library & Educational Settings Robert Mayben
  • 2. GPS Introduction
    • Global Positioning System (2000)
    • The GPS is made up of three parts:
      • At least 24 satellites orbiting the Earth
      • Control and monitoring stations on Earth
      • The GPS receivers owned by users
  • 3. GPS Receivers
    • Electronic devices (cars, handheld)
    • Determine your approximate location (within around 6-20 feet) on the planet
    • Coordinates: Longitude and Latitude
    • Some units have maps, built-in electronic compasses, & voice navigation
  • 4. GPS Receivers
    • Costs/ Purchasing
    • Companies
    • Features
  • 5. Who’s using GPS?
    • Real World Applications
      • Government Agencies
      • Army Corps of Engineers
      • Forestry
    • Research Institutions – Data Gathering
    • Libraries
    • Classroom Teachers
    • Recreational Applications
      • Hunting, Fishing, Hiking
      • Geocaching
  • 6. What is Geocaching?
    • Adventure game for GPS users
    • www.geocaching.com
    • Caches
    • Finding & Logging Caches
  • 7. GPS in the Library?
    • List library geocaches on www.geocaching.com to draw people to the library which can help raise awareness of programs and services
    • Set up geocaches to promote local history awareness, community involvement, and environmental responsibility
    • Tour of campus libraries
    • Locating libraries in various cities, states, or countries
  • 8. GPS in the Library?
    • Many libraries offer GPS units for students, faculty, and staff to check out for data collection and navigation
    • Integrate geocaching into a summer reading program
    • Track bookmobile routes and stops
    • Your Ideas?
  • 9. GPS in the Classroom?
    • Why? GIS2GPS & Teachers & Other Examples
    • Digital Photography Scavenger Hunt
    • Leaf Collection (pictures or actual leaves)
    • Mean, Median, Mode
    • Creative or Descriptive Writing
    • Review Games
    • Latitude & Longitude
    • Related Topics such as Systems of the Body, Countries of Different Continents
    • Vocabulary Activities
    • Google Earth Integration
    • Landmark Puzzle (Pictures, Countries, facts)
  • 10. GPS in the Classroom?
    • Classifications for Science
    • Parts of Speech/Descriptions of items
    • Math Shapes/Math in the Real World
    • Geometric Planes/Trig Activities
    • Measurements/Scale/Distance
    • Math Multiple Choice/Work Problems to find Coordinates
    • Relative vs. Absolute Directions for Social Studies
    • Discussion on how GPS would have affected historical events (Wars, etc)
    • Data Collection
    • Your Ideas?
  • 11. End of In-Class Session
    • Questions so far?
    • We will proceed outside for the next part of the training module.
    • In part 2, there will be hands-on instruction on how to use a GPS unit as well as a group geocaching activity.