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Estimated Time:15 minutes

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Available Languages: English, Spanish


Vocabulary: GPS, Global Position System, aerial view, directions, distance, embed, global citizen, map, mapping software, navigation, satellite view, street view, transportation mode


Primary Objectives:

  • Students understand of the nature and operation of mapping technology.
  • Students learn how use browser-based mapping software to find point-to-point directions and using different modes of transportation.
  • Students become proficient in the use of mapping technology, including various view options and other tools to share maps with other users.
  • Students use mapping technology to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity.
  • Students understand how the Internet and the World Wide Web have helped to create the idea of global citizenship and what that means in their own lives.
  • Students understand the ethical, cultural, and societal issues related to technology.
  • Students learn the responsible use of technology systems, information, and software.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Students develop positive attitudes toward using mapping technology to support lifelong learning, collaboration, personal pursuits, and productivity.
  • Students understand the difference between Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites and Earth observation satellites.
  • Students practice interpreting verbal directions from a map.

Subjects:

Characteristics of Good Citizens

Social Studies > U.S. Civics > Citizen Participation - Responsibilities > Characteristics of Good Citizens

Communication

Information Technology > Technology Use In Society > Communication

Communication to Others

Information Technology > Student Use > Communication to Others

Communication to Others 

Information Technology > Student Use > Communication to Others 

Communication 

Information Technology > Technology Use In Society > Communication 

Cultural Connections

Information Literacy > Student Use - Digital Media > Cultural Connections

Cultural Connections 

Digital Literacy > Student Use > Cultural Connections 

Digital Citizenship

Information Literacy > Student Use - Digital Media > Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship 

Digital Literacy > Student Use > Digital Citizenship 

Global Positioning Systems (GPS) 

Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Global Positioning Systems (GPS) 

How Where to Locate Information

Language Arts > Research > Search Strategies > How Where to Locate Information

Humanitarian Aid

Social Studies > World Government / Global Studies > Global Issues > Humanitarian Aid

Maps and Driving Directions 

Information Technology > Internet > Maps and Driving Directions 

Online collaboration

Information Technology > Internet > Online collaboration

Online collaboration 

Information Technology > Internet > Online collaboration 

Positive / Negative Impact

Information Technology > Technology Use In Society > Products in Daily Life > Positive / Negative Impact

Satellite Imagery - GIS

Social Studies > Geography > Map and Geographical Skills > Geographical Concepts > Satellite Imagery - GIS

Social Influences, Impact and Issues

Information Technology > Technology and Society > Social Influences, Impact and Issues

Social Influences, Impact and Issues 

Information Technology > Technology and Society > Social Influences, Impact and Issues 

Student Communication with Others 

Information Technology > Digital Communications > Student Communication with Others 

Technology in Daily Life 

Information Technology > Technology and Society > Technology in Daily Life 

Technology in the Workplace 

Information Technology > Technology and Society > Technology in the Workplace 
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Teacher Notes:

  • Many students will have previous experience using maps on digital devices, but may be unaware of the many tools available in a web browser-based program such as Google Maps. Luckily, students are inherently interested in the satellite view option. Team students up in pairs, if you find that some students are less experienced or you do not have enough computers for each student. Challenge students to find their homes, the school, and other local landmarks. See Extension Ideas for more information.

Extension Ideas:

  • Depending on the age group of your students, you can have students go on a virtual scavenger hunt of the Earth. Younger students will enjoy finding local landmarks and national landmarks, such as Mount Rushmore or the White House, which also has a virtual tour that allows students to go inside the residence on Google Maps. Older students will need to explore global landmarks, such as the Pyramids at Giza or the Eiffel Tower. If time permits, have students team up in small groups to create a brief presentation on how to use specific tools in the mapping software on which you choose to focus. Students can then teach their peers on how to effectively use some of the tools available.

Standards:

S.2.a Students cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world.
S.3.a Students plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.
S.6.a Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
S.7.a Students use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning.
S.7.b Students use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.
2-IC-20 Compare tradeoffs associated with computing technologies that affect people''s everyday activities and career options. (P7.2)
2-IC-22 Collaborate with many contributors through strategies such as crowdsourcing or surveys when creating a computational artifact. (P2.4, P5.2)
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