Augmenting the Reality of the Classroom: Integrating Location-Based Concepts within the Curriculum
AUGMENTING THE REALITY OF THE CLASSROOM:
INTEGRATING LOCATING BASED CONCEPTS IN THE CLASSROOM
Curriculum content often includes a spatial CHICAGO CT HISTORY
1890 map of Chicago Includes statewide and
component but it is difﬁcult to integrate maps
Worlds Fair with ability county maps of CT
and geographic data within the class. By
to toggle modern from 1766 to 1859.
developing a series of interactive resources to locations, view 1890 Users can explore town
enable students to explore a concept from a streets, & expansion
location based perspective, course content highlights over 90+
can be enhanced with contextual based maps select years of
and geographic data. areas. early CT
MASH-UP QR CODES 1934 AERIALS REDLINING
Develop interactive Utilize Quick Response Compare modern day 1937 Home Owners
Google Map mash-ups (QR) codes to enable locations with 1934 Loan Corporation
using maps and data users to quickly view a aerial imagery of CT. residential security
that enhance course course related resource This aerial photo mash- maps for Hartford, CT.
content. Map Mash-up via a mobile device. QR up allows Includes
includes data layers, codes are users to preview of
address search, and provided compare a dual
historic maps and/or air in addition the past & interface.
photos. to URLs. present.
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