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Gps ppt

  1. 1. Stephine Webster July 15, 2013 PET 673
  2. 2.  Giving a location: its ability to accurately triangulate your position based on the data transmissions from multiple satellites. It will give your location in coordinates, either latitude and longitude or Universal Transverse Mercators.  Point-to-point navigation: allows you to add waypoints to your trips. By using a map, the coordinates of a trailhead or road or the point where you're standing, you can create a point- to-point route to the place where you're headed.
  3. 3.  Plot navigation: allows you to combine multiple waypoints and move point-to-point. Once you reach the first waypoint, the GPS can automatically point you on your way to the next one.  Keeping track of your track: Tracks are some of the most useful functions of portable navigation systems. You can map where you've already been. This virtual map is called a track, and you can program the GPS to automatically drop track- points as you travel. This can be done on land or in a nautical setting and allows you to retrace your steps.
  4. 4.  No batteries are included with the purchase of this unit. Any "AA" batteries will work in this device.  High-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver provides peak performance in any environment  Lightweight and waterproof
  5. 5.  High-contrast 2.1-inch X 1.1-inch screen with bright back lighting  5 buttons located on either side of the device for one-hand operation  Store up to 10,000 waypoints, 20 routes, and 10 saved tracks for later use  One Year Warranty
  6. 6.  Depending on the type of GPS you can spend as little as $100 or as much as $600 on a hand held GPS.  If you were to purchase GPS units for a classroom, a less expensive beginner model like the Garmin Etrex H is perfect for the outdoor enthusiasts on a budget.  Everything you need except the batteries comes with the GPS
  7. 7. New Learning Environments Student-centered learning Multisensory stimulation Multipath progression Multimedia Collaborative work Information exchange Active/exploratory/inquiry-based learning Critical thinking and informed decision-making Proactive/planned action Authentic, real-world context
  8. 8.  Could become expensive  Is primarily and outside activity  Limited Menus  No maps down loaded  Takes time to understand how to use the GPS (may not be user friendly)  Only really accurate if you are moving
  9. 9.  Geocaching is the next best thing! Not only is it a great way to get your student to learn how to navigate using maps and GPS units you can also incorporate a little fitness in to the activity or introduce your students to a lifetime activity!  The students could be given the option to check out a GPS for a little weekend activity with the family  How to Start geocaching  Prezi on Geocaching

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