EQ: What is geocaching and GPS? How can this technology be intergrated with Google Earth? How can they be integrated into a classroom for multidisciplinary lessons?


ISTE NETS*T:


Objectives:

Participants will be able to describe what geocaching is and the importance of GPS to our everyday life.
Participants will be able to use a GPS receiver to find hidden caches and discuss how to integrate this activity into multidisciplinary lessons.
Participants will be able to combine GPS and Google Earth to view caches from a file.

Agenda:

Edcanvas on Geocaching
How does GPS work?
What is geocaching?
Sample Caches
Marking and Loading GPS Coordinates

Integrating Google Earth
Finding Caches!!

Resources:



Educaching Notebook - submit Classroom Integration ticket to borrow resource
GPS units - submit Classroom Integration ticket to borrow district kit.

Education and GPS

Dr. Alice Christie's GPS and Geocaching Guide for Educators
Geocaching Across the Curriculum
GPS Activities

GPS links

Geocaching.com - The Official Geocaching Website
Buying a GPS review
MAC GPS apps
Android GPS apps
Free GPS software listed by operating system

Google Earth

Lesson Plans
Real World Math & Google Earth
Google Lit Trips
GPS/GIS Lesson Ideas