October 4, 2007
What’s all the fuss about a Global Positioning System (GPS)? Have you ever wondered how the GPS fits into the curriculum? How are other educators using GPS with their students? Why take a District GPS class?
On September 18, ten educators from our District completed the Basic GPS Part 1 workshop. Participants discovered answers to the questions above, while having fun navigating to specific EarthCache coordinates called waypoints. We asked teachers how they would use GPS units with their students, and one teacher shared that, “One of the inspiring things about using GPS with students is that it forces you to think outside of the classroom and to use practical, real-life, hands-on projects.” The following lessons were also discussed during the class; GPS Logic Challenge, Observations of Seasonal Changes around our School using GPS, and GPS Tracks & Geometric Shapes.
Once teachers complete a District Basic GPS Part 1 class or the UEN GPS Classroom two-day course, they qualify to check out one of the two GPS kits available from the District Media Center.
We invite you to attend our upcoming courses so that you can learn about this invaluable technology tool. See a listing of dates below.
Future GPS Courses: Call 801.578.8282 to reserve your space.
GPS in Schools & Community Part 1 - Oct 17.
GPS in Schools & Community Part 1 - April 1
GPS in Schools & Community Part 1 - June 10
GPS in Schools & Community Part 2 - April 17
GPS in Schools & Community Part 2 - June 11
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