Storycaching is a proof-of-concept project combining GPS units, iPods, and laptop computers to create, store and share audio stories where absolute place is important. By using a GPS to locate a specific point on the earth and then listening to a podcast specific to that area, a new dimension in communication is created. Also, an artifact, trinket, or other symbolic object can be cached at that exact site adding a compelling relevance to the story. The experience could even include the podcast guiding the listener to the cache from the beginning point noted by the GPS. Once combined, the iPod and the GPS will recreate concept of sharing stories both in the capabilities of the storyteller and the expectations of the listener.
According to the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy... Teachers can: 1. make copies of newspaper articles, TV shows, and other copyrighted works and use them and keep them for educational use 2. create curriculum materials and scholarship with copyrighted materials embedded 3. share, sell and distribute curriculum materials with copyrighted materials embedded
Learners can: 4. use copyrighted works in creating new material 5. distribute their works digitally if they meet the transformativeness standard