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NECC 2008 Poster Presentation

NECC 2008 Poster Presentation

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  • 1. Get Up and Get Out With Geocaching Using the Technology to Learn Social Studies
  • 2. What is Geocaching?
    • It’s an outdoor electronic scavenger hunt!
    • Individuals use a GPS (global position system) unit to find a cache (hidden treasure) using longitude and latitude coordinates.
  • 3. What is GPS and How Does It Work?
    • It is a satellite-based system used to locate positions anywhere on the earth.
    • A GPS receiver on the ground tracks radio signals from many satellites which are orbiting the earth.
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  • 5. The Equipment
  • 6. Reasons to Use Geocaching
    • It’s fun.
    • It gets students out of the classroom.
    • Teaches location (longitude and latitude).
    • Learn new or review material.
    • Its high tech.
    • It enlightens and empowers students.
    • Promotes cooperative learning.
    • Promotes community connections and the potential use of primary sources.
    • Promotes interdisciplinary and collaborative learning.
    • It brings creativity to the classroom.
  • 7. CSI Bryant www.csipwbhs.wikispaces.com
    • A cross-curriculum unit in which the strategic sharing of ideas and information took place. Involved were more than 300 students in the English, social studies, math, science and Spanish departments.
    • The project centered around finding the murderer of two Indian guides for the Furlorn Hope group of the Donner Party.
    • Many forms of technology were used, such as GPS units, Wiki pages, digital photography, and numerous science systems.
    • Students investigated the clues and prepared a dossier of all the evidence collected, analyzed, and reported.
  • 8. Tuscaloosa News Staff Photo | Dusty Compton
  • 9. The Worksheets (Tools) (Examples)
    • Clue to leg one: Stop, but do not enter (33º 09.538N; 87º 27.175W)
    • Question 1: What were the two pressures leading to the war?
    • Clue to leg two: If this bricked up window had a view, it would know what time the buses came through. (33º 09.524N; 87º 27.176W)
    • Location: 33º09.475N 087º27.169W
    • Hint: The grass is green and iron can rust.
        • What was the Judiciary Act of 1789?
        • How many Supreme Court justices were established by the Judiciary Act of 1789?
        • What three departments were created by the first congress?
        • Who were the secretaries for these three cabinets?
  • 10. The Test Results
  • 11. Engaged Students
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  • 21. Taking It To The Outside…
    • Just a sample from San Antonio
  • 22. A Lesson to Remember
    • “ Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.”
    • - Dr. Randy Pausch
    • Be the first penguin.
  • 23.
    • Lisa Matherson – Paul W. Bryant High School – [email_address]
    • Dr. Liza Wilson – The University of Alabama – [email_address]
    • Robert Mayben – The University of Alabama/TIM – [email_address]
    • Dr. Vivian Wright – The University of Alabama – [email_address]
  • 24. Thanks For Coming!