GPS, Google Maps and Google Earth as Tools for Teaching
The number of location-based tools and resources continues to grow exponentially.
Learn to create lessons involving: maps in the study of literature, history, culture
and climate; travel bugs; place puzzles; geocoded images; GPS enhanced nature studies
and field trips. Meets
April 11 & April 25. Schedule
As a recent survey shows, young Americans have a lot to learn about geography. This course is designed to be practical, current, interesting, empowering and thought-provoking. It is built around active learning and collaborative thinking. When we're done, you'll have created a lesson plan that makes use of this technology and developed insights that will enable you to design additional GPS experiences for your classroom.
This course is targeted at teachers at the K-12 and college levels. Basic familiarity with internet use is assumed. No prior experience with GPS needed.
In this course you will learn how to
A growing list of course-related links is available and will be maintained after the course is over.
In addition, here are some blogs you might want to follow:
Session 1: April 11, 2009
Session 2: April 25, 2009
Project Due : May 1, 2009