CMaP: Community Mapping ProjectJune 15, 2012
home addresses using Google Earth and will submit it to 7thgrade Language Arts students to import the data to ArcGIS.com7. Students will generate maps with data representing the
availability of technology in students’ homes to present to
teachers. Teachers will be able to use this data to determinewhich tools are available for students to use at home to completeassignments.8. Students will also analyze the data and create graphs to showthe quantity of electronic devices available to each students.9. Students will also create multimedia presentations todemonstrate what they learned, the data they gathered, and theconclusions they were able to draw.10. Students will write an analysis of their data and determine if thereis a connection between availability of technology and studentachievement.11. If needed, students will determine an appropriate way toapproach and petition community leaders or business that arepotential donors to give students more access to technology andfree internet access points. Teachers and district personnel canalso use this information to write grants for additional funding asnecessary.12. Everyone that participated will then celebrate theiraccomplishments and hard work!Resources Needed
1. GPS units
2. Computers with access to internet (Base Camp Apps, MicrosoftExcel, Arcgis accounts)
3. Google Email Accounts/Docs or Drop Box
GPS training, keyboarding, use of programs (Base Camp, MicrosoftExcel, Arcgis), graphing, data analysis, argumentative writing
Project Team MemberRoles
Teachers: Instruct students how to gather data
Ed Tech Specialists: Help the teacher train students how to use GPSunits, computer programs, & websites.
Students: Survey classmates & gather data, input data into GPS,computer programs, & websites. Synthesize data and present to all theteachers at the school.
Partner(s): Volunteers to help students safely gather data & usetechnology tools. Principal to oversee & approve projects/provideresources.
· Presentation: Students will compile data in an easy to useformat and present data to the teachers in our school demonstrating
the type of technological tools are available in students’ homes to
increase learning and help to complete homework.
· Celebration: Teachers, students, Ed Techs, and Volunteers willparticipate in a closing activity where everyone will be able to seetheir accomplishments and the impact of their hard work.