Vern Richardson
Brenda Richardson
Lordsburg Municipal Schools
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making with GPS & Geocaching focus on NETS*S 4

Elementary School

Middle School

High School
Modeling best practices with educational technology
Using GPS and Geocaching in the core curriculum has become a powerful tool in enhancing student understanding of geography, scientific inquiry, math concepts, physical education, problem solving, and language arts. Experience hands on lesson using GPS systems as a technology integration tool. Venture outdoors for a short hour and try your hand at searching for the coordinates to find clues to complete the puzzle.
NETS for Students

2. Communication and Collaboration • d- contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems. 3. Research and Information Fluency • a- plan strategies to guide inquiry. • c- evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks. • d- process data and report results. 4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making • b- plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project 5. Digital Citizenship • b- exhibit a positive attitude toward using technolog that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity. 6. Technology Operations and Concepts • a- understand and use technology systems. • c- troubleshoot systems and applications.
Allow Audio Recording

Allow Video Taping

Allow Live Backchanneling/Blogging

Posting resources on conference website
Sample Lesson Plans

C21CL Geocache Resources