Teachers say geocaching can be a powerful learning tool that involves critical thinking, hands-on learning and active engagement.
Geocaching in Education
We are organised! We have a website: The LunchboxClubbers, and 5 tags have been created to map, manage and share. We’ve talked about the local caches and how they can be found.
Wandering Wombat is our best traveller to date.. already 4900km away! 2 coins still to find a ‘suitable’ cache.
This term the boys have come to understand geocaching. We have created 2 Geocaches, and are yet to hide them, but have 5 tags with travel stories and Goals to send into the world.
We’ve talked about Global citizenship, responsibility and courtesies using the shared web space of our Club, and ethical searching and logging of finds.
The boys are excited by the accuracy and apparent closeness of the world when places become GPS points on the globe. Great Geography activity!
An interesting article here from eSchool Newsletter applies the thinking I have experienced this term.
Check out the education forums on the Geocaching website if you are interested in posting questions, ideas, sharing curriculum, and more.
The forums are a fabulous way for teachers to learn from one another and for Groundspeak to learn from teachers.