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  • Geocaching

    1. 1. Geocaching = Treasure Hunt Tech Camp 2010 Crawford Central School District Presented by: Dr. Ann Noonen, Director of Technology
    2. 2. Today’s Agenda Welcome Geo What? Talk the Talk Educational Benefits Latitude and Longitude Getting Started Additional Resources
    3. 3. Geo What? High-tech treasure hunt Find the treasure using latitude and longitude GPS device needed
    4. 4. Talk the Talk
    5. 5. Talk the Talk Geocache - Hidden container
    6. 6. Talk the Talk Geocache - Hidden container GPS = Global Positioning System
    7. 7. Talk the Talk Geocache - Hidden container GPS = Global Positioning System Waypoint - Reference point for a physical location
    8. 8. Talk the Talk Geocache - Hidden container GPS = Global Positioning System Waypoint - Reference point for a physical location Muggle - A Non-geocacher
    9. 9. Talk the Talk Geocache - Hidden container GPS = Global Positioning System Waypoint - Reference point for a physical location Muggle - A Non-geocacher CITO - Cache In Trash Out
    10. 10. Talk the Talk Geocache - Hidden container GPS = Global Positioning System Waypoint - Reference point for a physical location Muggle - A Non-geocacher CITO - Cache In Trash Out TTFC - Thanks For The Cache
    11. 11. Talk the Talk Geocache - Hidden container GPS = Global Positioning System Waypoint - Reference point for a physical location Muggle - A Non-geocacher CITO - Cache In Trash Out TTFC - Thanks For The Cache DNF - Did Not Find
    12. 12. Talk the Talk Geocache - Hidden container GPS = Global Positioning System Waypoint - Reference point for a physical location Muggle - A Non-geocacher CITO - Cache In Trash Out TTFC - Thanks For The Cache DNF - Did Not Find http://www.geocaching.com/about/glossary.aspx#geocache
    13. 13. What is a Geocache?
    14. 14. What is a Geocache? Hidden container - owner recorded the GPS location
    15. 15. What is a Geocache? Hidden container - owner recorded the GPS location Smallest - Contains a logbook
    16. 16. What is a Geocache? Hidden container - owner recorded the GPS location Smallest - Contains a logbook Larger - Logbook plus trade items
    17. 17. What is a Geocache? Hidden container - owner recorded the GPS location Smallest - Contains a logbook Larger - Logbook plus trade items What am I looking for?
    18. 18. Educational Benefits Latitude and longitude Map skills Using a compass Cross-curriculum connections
    19. 19. Curriculum-themed Caches
    20. 20. Curriculum-themed Caches Hide several curriculum-related items
    21. 21. Curriculum-themed Caches Hide several curriculum-related items Student sort, classify, compare, and/or contract
    22. 22. Curriculum-themed Caches Hide several curriculum-related items Student sort, classify, compare, and/or contract Hide clues
    23. 23. Curriculum-themed Caches Hide several curriculum-related items Student sort, classify, compare, and/or contract Hide clues Math equations
    24. 24. Curriculum-themed Caches Hide several curriculum-related items Student sort, classify, compare, and/or contract Hide clues Math equations Caches that explore numeracy - Geometry
    25. 25. Curriculum-themed Caches Hide several curriculum-related items Student sort, classify, compare, and/or contract Hide clues Math equations Caches that explore numeracy - Geometry GPS Activities and Lesson Plans
    26. 26. Latitude and Longitude Map Interactive Activity Latitude and Longitude Finder
    27. 27. Dr. Alice Christie’s Podcast http://www.alicechristie.org/geocaching/podcast/ index.html
    28. 28. Let’s Get Started
    29. 29. Let’s Get Started Create an account - http://www.geocaching.com
    30. 30. Let’s Get Started Create an account - http://www.geocaching.com Search
    31. 31. Let’s Get Started Create an account - http://www.geocaching.com Search I usually search by zip code
    32. 32. Let’s Get Started Create an account - http://www.geocaching.com Search I usually search by zip code Record latitude and longitude. Review the hints!
    33. 33. Let’s Get Started Create an account - http://www.geocaching.com Search I usually search by zip code Record latitude and longitude. Review the hints! Follow the compass until you get to 0- 15 feet
    34. 34. Let’s Get Started Create an account - http://www.geocaching.com Search I usually search by zip code Record latitude and longitude. Review the hints! Follow the compass until you get to 0- 15 feet Use your “geosense” to find the treasure
    35. 35. Let’s Get Started Create an account - http://www.geocaching.com Search I usually search by zip code Record latitude and longitude. Review the hints! Follow the compass until you get to 0- 15 feet Use your “geosense” to find the treasure What am I looking for?
    36. 36. Found the Treasure... Now What?
    37. 37. Found the Treasure... Now What? Sign the Logbook
    38. 38. Found the Treasure... Now What? Sign the Logbook Trade items
    39. 39. Found the Treasure... Now What? Sign the Logbook Trade items If you take something, you leave something.
    40. 40. Found the Treasure... Now What? Sign the Logbook Trade items If you take something, you leave something. Look for travel bugs and geocoins
    41. 41. Found the Treasure... Now What? Sign the Logbook Trade items If you take something, you leave something. Look for travel bugs and geocoins Put the cache back
    42. 42. Found the Treasure... Now What? Sign the Logbook Trade items If you take something, you leave something. Look for travel bugs and geocoins Put the cache back Log the find (or DNF)
    43. 43. Mary Beth’s Resource Finding A Geocache http://wasdtechcoach.wikispaces.com/file/view/ Geocaching.pdf Garmin eTrex http://wasdtechcoach.wikispaces.com/file/view/ GPSGarminTips.pdf
    44. 44. Your Turn!!
    45. 45. Need More Info? Geocaching’s Official Web Site - http://www.geocaching.com/ Beginner’s Guide - http://www.factsfacts.com/geocacher.htm Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geocaching
    46. 46. Geocaching = Treasure Hunt Tech Camp 2010 Crawford Central School District Thanks for attending! Happy Geocaching!

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