Incorporating GPS technology in geography curriculum
The reason for writing this capstone is to share information gathered on how incorporating GPS technology throughout seventh grade World Geography curriculum benefits student learning of the Five Themes of Geography and spatial literacy. This study included two lessons on GPS technology and a two class period outdoor activity in which students were outdoors using GPS technology to complete a scavenger hunt relating to the Five Themes of Geography. In addition students also learned about the history of GPS and Geocaching as well as the main functions of handheld GPS units. While more research needs to be completed, this study concluded that the majority of seventh graders benefited from the incorporation of GPS technology in the seventh grade World Geography curriculum.
Messick, Brianne E., "Incorporating GPS technology in geography curriculum" (2009). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 1034.