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Edna Snook (not verified)

What is your web site?

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I am also a computer lab teacher and have just taken a 1 day workshop on geocaching and GPS. Would you be willing to share your project ideas that you do with your students? I, too, love to do Google Earth and am just getting started with that also. I see you say to check the site you give, but I don't see the link anywhere. Please and thanks.

Diane Main (not verified)

GPS and Geocaching in Education

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I am passionate about getting kids up and moving so that they internalize the learning, but I teach in a computer lab. How can I pursue my passion? Geocaching on campus. We don't do it all the time, but it has been a fun addition to the activities we do. In addition, I love maps and geography, so I've made sure to include a Google Earth placemark creation group project in each grade level from 4th to 8th grade at my school. They use a wiki to plan and create their content. For more information about these activities and projects, see the site I listed.

Diane Main
Milpitas Christian Schools, Inc.
San Jose, California
Grades 1-8 Technology Teacher

Ed Gorny (not verified)

GPS in Illinois

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Jim: very good article! We have been developing both GPS and GIS in Illinois. Usually GPS will develop an interest in GIS since people want to map their data.
We have developed classes for educators to learn GPS and GIS. In Illinois we are working with Dickson Mounds Museum to develop something we developed called Ecocaching. Similiar to geocaching but with an educational focus. Teachers can send us their ecocaches and we willpost it on a web page to share. So far it is going well. The site is at: www.ilega.org

Also Garmin set us up with a dealer who extends a 30% (in most cases)discount to teachers and groups. If anyone is interested, please email me. Ed
egorny@gis2gps.com

Dr Joseph Kerski (not verified)

GPS and GIS In Education

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Jim: Thanks for including geotechnologies in your blog. I am part of Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)'s Education Team, and we have been working for 15 years to bring spatial thinking (see National Academy of Sciences Thinking Spatially Report, 2006, National Academies Press) with Geographic Information Systems (desktop and web-based) and GPS to science, geography, mathematics, history, civics, and other disciplines at all levels, K-16, and nonformal educational venues (4-H, for example), as well. I'd like to chat with you about this sometime. Send me an email if you can; thank you.

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Jim Moulton Technology Integration and Project-Based Learning Consultant