It's called geocaching
(pronounced jee-oh-cash-ing)--a high-tech game of hide-and-seek that's popping up all over the world and right under your nose.
Anderson (2008) states that geocaching
closely aligns with two National Educational Technology Standards for Students.
Geocachers can also log their finds on Geocaching
.com, which is where official geocaches are listed.
The murder investigation of a woman, whose feet are tattooed with GPS coordinates, leads detectives Beatrice Kaspary and her partner, Florin Wenninger, to a box buried by someone involved with geocaching
. Amid the trinkets normally left are human remains and a note with clues to a second site and another gruesome find.
is an outdoor adventure that encapsulates what many educators teachers aspire to in a mathematics task: engagement, educational value, and fun.
is a network of Internet-based hiding places where a GPS signal ("geo") and other clues are used to find a previously hidden assortment of trinkets ("cache").
, an interactive, game-like experience, has been used in a variety of ways to promote informal learning while providing an authentic context for learning and enhancing technological literacy.
But, then again, that's part of the fun of geocaching
But Cache a Predator isn't a one-dimensional story of one man's vendetta: it's also about mystery and suspense wrapped up in the modern art of geocaching
(thus the title).
The free event features geocaching
experts from www.geocaching.com, and is open to experienced and first-time geocachers, who can learn how to get started.
The first is QSTP's Geocaching
Challenge and the second a speaker session titled Young Emerging Technology Innovators.
, an activity that uses satellite technology to guide participants to latitude and longitude coordinates of hidden cache boxes, can attract in-and-out, grab-it-and-go visitors.