While I was researching the different technologies in the Ed. Tech book, I saw that one was handheld devices. I saw that GPS was listed as one of the handheld devices and I decided to do a little bit of research on uses. I never thought about using a GPS in my classroom before and I thought it would be interesting to learn about.

There was an idea about Geocaching, where you can go around your area and find boxes using the GPS. You then can take something out of the box, but you replace it with something of your own. You can also use a GPS to track currency and to apply it to a math lesson. You can also use a GPS to determine the position of your school on earth using the Global Mapping Experiment.

For younger students, I may use this to help them understand North, South, East, and West. I could possibly program the GPS to find something in my classroom. This would be a fun and interactive way for them to learn more about directions as well as geopgraphy and basic map applications.

I used the link http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic78.htm#2 for my research.

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