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Dr. Alice Christie's ISTE 2010 Workshop

ISTE 21010

Mapping Mash-ups that Motivate: Deepen Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools

Saturday, 6/26/2010,  12:30pm–3:30pm  CCC 707

Mapping mashups use online mapping applications to display customized, clickable markers showing points of interest and related information. In the classroom, they can place lessons in a rich geographical context and increase interactivity. They can be useful for spatial display of a wide variety of data.


Dr. Alice Christie coined the concept of GoogleTreks™ to describe a specific type of mapping mashups. Enabled by Web 2.0 tools, GoogleTreks™ allows teachers and students to synthesize information in one easy-to-use map that places text, pictures, audio files, video files, and much more in one central location.


This workshop will use a learn-by-doing, constructivist approach so that participants are actively engaged, challenged to learn and integrate new concepts, learning from their mistakes, and applying their new understandings and skills to their own teaching/learning situations. Read more.


Participants will learn to create GoogleTreks™ for use in their K-20 classrooms. All participants will use the GoogleTreks™ Rubric to guide and evaluate their GoogleTreks™ and will contribute to the growing list of GoogleTreks™ that are available for teachers to use in their classrooms.



Time Agenda Items
12:30 PM Workshop Overview and Goals
12:40 PM What Is a GoogleTrek™?
12:50 PM GoogleTreks™ PowerPoint
1:15 PM Examples of GoogleTreks™
2:05 PM GoogleTreks™ Rubric: Web | PDF
2:15 PM Creating a GoogleTrek™ (Tutorial)
3:10 PM Email GoogleTreks™ Links to Dr. Christie
3:15 PM Sharing GoogleTreks™
3:25 PM Online Evaluation
3:30 PM Workshop Concludes