Thad Conwell Willamette University MAT OTEN Conference 21 APRIL 07 Mini-Grant Handout • Awarded 6 Garmin E-Trex Hand-Held GPS Receivers through an Oregon Technology in Education Network Grant. • Taught a 10 Lesson Literacy Unit on Navigation which investigated a variety of navigational techniques and concepts which included compasses, GPS receivers, satellites, satellite photos, lines of latitude, lines of longitude and maps to a classroom of 29 second through fifth graders. • Incorporated literacy on a daily basis into all lessons throughout the unit. • Created a Global Positioning System treasure hunt (or Geocache) on the school’s property in which the students searched for a hidden treasure.
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