Today we were introduced to our GPS devices and got to do a few beginner activities with them. We were able to begin learning about waypoints and how to use our devices to find them. The group activity with the bouncy balls was fun and I could see the students really enjoying playing a form of hide and seek or treasure hunting through this means. Very engaging indeed!
We also began discussing GIS and mapping. We learned of some good resources and sites to go to for lessons, ideas, and information. I would like to use the Map Viewer with students found at arcGIS. In the past I have used Google Earth and other interactive maps with students but this seemed to be very user friendly and have many possibilities. I hope we have more interactive activities with the GPS because I really need t
Class notes taken using Evernote can be found here.