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Cache The Excitement 2010

  1. 1. Cache the Excitement Geocaching in the Classroom Cheryl Lykowski Bedford Public Schools Lambertville, Michigan 2010
  2. 2. Tools4Tech Resources can be found at http://http:// techconferences.wikispaces.com/ICE+2010 Contact me at: [email_address] or [email_address]
  3. 3. What is GPS? <ul><li>It is a system of 24 satellites that are used in conjunction with a receiver unit and a control station to allow for very accurate determination of location </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Geocaching? <ul><li>High tech treasure hunt that uses global positioning system (GPS) receiver to hide and seek containers (caches) anywhere in the world. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Geocaching Basics <ul><li>Equipment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GPS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cache Bag </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lingo </li></ul>
  6. 6. Garmin eTrex Legend
  7. 7. Garmin eTrex Legend
  8. 8. Garmin eTrex Legend
  9. 9. Garmin eTrex Legend
  10. 10. Garmin eTrex Legend
  11. 11. Let’s get started!
  12. 12. Create Account
  13. 13. Types of Accounts
  14. 14. Let’s Search!
  15. 15. Geocaches near us
  16. 16. How do I find a cache? <ul><li>Record latitude & longitude coordinates </li></ul><ul><li>Read the hints! </li></ul><ul><li>Use your “geosense” to find the cache </li></ul>
  17. 17. Types of Caches Multi- Cache Mystery/ Puzzle Cache Cache contains Travel Bug Virtual Cache Traditional Cache
  18. 18. Geocache Containers
  19. 19. What’s in a Cache? <ul><li>Log book/Log Note </li></ul><ul><li>Pen/Pencil </li></ul><ul><li>“ Swag” </li></ul><ul><li>Travel Bugs </li></ul><ul><li>Geocoins </li></ul>
  20. 20. Geocaching Lingo
  21. 21. Geocaching in the Classroom Where Students are the Search Engine! <ul><li>Language Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Education </li></ul>
  22. 22. Why? How?
  23. 23. Let’s take a look at lessons~ <ul><li>Language Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Education </li></ul>
  24. 24. Language Arts
  25. 25. Science Earth Quest
  26. 26. Social Studies
  27. 27. Math Logic Money
  28. 28. Physical Education

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