Thursday, October 15, 2009
Recently for an in class lab/project we did an activity with Global Positioning Units about Geocaching. Through this activity I learned that G.P.S. units can actually be extremely useful, and not only when you are in your vehicle. We used these units to locate different clues around the campus to solve a puzzle. Our class did it in the fastest time, and in my opinion used the most creative communication tactics. As we were walking around I noticed the many functions of the G.P.S. unit that we were using and was really suprised by its versatility. As soon as we turned it on It showed where you were it was located, the streets, buildings, geographic layout, and even some of the sidewalks that we were standing on. That was only on the one screen that we were using for the activity. In conclusion I believe that this lab is an extremely valueable tool to show the different uses of the G.P.S pad, while also forcing creativity in communication to share information.