Global Positioning System (GPS) is a satellite-based navigation system made up of a network of 24 satellites placed into orbit by the U.S. Department of Defense. GPS was originally intended for use by the military, but in the 1980s, the government made the system available to the general public. Many of us have these devices on our phone and in our cars. They are also outstanding technology tools that can be used in the classroom.
ESP has backpacks that contain 15 Garmin eTrex10 GPS units that teachers can sign out and use in their classroom. Training is required to sign-out these devices, and is offered in the fall and spring.
GPS units are available FREE of charge to schools in our program in Monroe County only. ESP courier delivers and picks-up the equipment. Equipment is signed out to classrooms for two weeks.
See the brochure for more information on the GPS units.