Getting out and about

Submitted by Luke Kolar on Thu, 2017-07-13 00:00

 One of the unique positions we are in as teachers is that we are role models.  The tide of personalized technology isn't going away and it makes it easier for people-not just students- to become glued to their device. I'm guilty of it, most who are reading this probably are too to some degree.  That being said, we also can use our devices to help motivate students to get out. Take advantage of camera filters to capture more hsb a selfie, download an app that utilizes gps and go on an adventure.  The point is, we can harness our devices to get our students out of their typical downward stare and get them to appreciate the area we live in.



Darcy Hale's picture

Having kids do a bioblitz, even on a school campus, using iNaturalist to record findings is a fabulous activity incoporating technology, citizen scientist roles, and the 5 senses.

Luke Kolar's picture

Awesome.  I'll check it out.