So, what is the lesson implication?
Teachers could ask students to develop layers, probably for Google Earth and not for the Layar, revealing information about important buildings within the students own community, or a community under study. I can quickly think of the following benefits from having students do this kind of an activity?
- Students practice their writing (if the class collaborates with another class in a different part of the world there's an authentic audience)
- Students practice their research skills (They'd need to learn about a building befor they could add information about it to the Google Earth layer. For some students, simply asking a restauranteer to see a menu so that they could write about it is a worthwhile objective.)
How long do you think it will be before students can develop these kinds of layers for a "Layar" application?