Wednesday, April 1, 2015

"...the opportunity to work collaboratively and solve problems while incorporating the characteristics of an active and engaged learning environment." This is a great article with information on the geocaching process and a few ideas for lessons. I think it would be a great way to introduce students to the processes involved in problem solving and collaboration. Take a look and see what you think. Is it a beginning form of guided inquiry? Courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief.

Educator: Turn students into explorers with geocaching
Geocaching is a fun and interactive way to integrate technology into lessons while also teaching skills such as problem-solving and collaboration, instructional technology coach Cheryl Phillips writes. In this commentary, she shares how to use the "location-based technology treasure hunting activity" for classroom lessons. eSchool News (free registration) (3/30)

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