GPS and Geocaching

Presenter: Jennifer Deyenberg
Location: East Lothian, Scotland
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: GPS and Geocaching

Presentation Description: Jennifer Deyenberg explores how she uses handheld GPS devices to take learning outdoors. Practical implementation advice and classroom examples are shared.

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Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
http://www.trailsoptional.com/2010/10/k-12-online-co…ng-k12online10/

Additional Information:
http://trailsoptional.com

Twitter: @jdeyenberg

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4 Responses to “GPS and Geocaching”

  1. Jennifer … you make all Canadian educators (and I’m sure many Scottish teacher) very proud! Your GPS/Geocaching keynote, together with the wealth of educational resources on your ‘Trailsoptional” blog, provide a goldmine of treasures. As a retired educator who has just started geocaching in Manitoba, I am amazed at your wealth of knowledge and your passion for engaging your students.

    Can you advise how you created the “artist” avatar to complement your presentation? I’m wondering if you used an xtraNormal figure or is there another animated resource that I should explore.

    Thanks again for caring & sharing.
    Take care & keep smiling :-) Brian

  2. Great stuff Jen! I love going geocaching, and have done quite a bit of it with my own children, but I think you’ve inspired me to get some geocaching going with the students at school… it really is a wonderful crosscurricula activity, and you’ve managed to explain the concept of geocaching by wrapping it in some nice pedagogy as well.

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thanks for the positive feedback, it is good to hear that people are excited about your ideas!

    The program I used to create the presentation was Marvin http://www.marvin.com.au/ a program to use script like coding to control a walking, talking avatar! I used it with my students http://www.trailsoptional.com/2009/09/animation-moodle-and-marvin-digital-storytelling-in-3d/ for a digital storytelling project.

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