Write a lesson plan for a class in an online class you'd like to teach. Develop an assignment for learners for this lesson using Google Maps. Think about some problem or concept that can be viewed geo-spatially. This assignment is to be completed by students working on their own since all learners need to use the technology in order to learn the technology well.
Assignments for online classes need to be specified very carefully so that expectations are clear. Give students guidelines as to scope, due date, how to get help, and include learning objectives for the lesson.
Note: your job is to create the assignment, not do the assignment (although you might want to try it out). Think about the critical thinking and analytical abilities you want your students to develop. Be sure to break this up into steps appropriate for the level of cognitive development of your learners.
Submit this assignment either as a URL or upload a file.
This assignment is to help you understand the seasonal migration of birds. First, pick 3 migratory bird species that pass through Virginia in the Fall. See: http://www.deq.state.va.us/Portals/0/DEQ/CoastalZoneManagement/coastalconnection.pdf
Using Google Maps, create a map with two layers. The first layer shows where the birds start their migration and the second shows where they are in Virginia in the Fall. On this second layer, also mark major airports. Read this article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/01/jfk-birds-shot-protected-airport-port-authority_n_5246071.html
This assignment is to be completed by yourself and is worth X points. It is due by x/x/x. Submit it by sharing the map with the instructor. If you need assistance, email the instructor at least 24 hours prior to the due date.