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Digital orienteering

Started by Susan Feron 29 Jun 2013 7:59pm () Replies (1)

My year 7&8 student's Friday Afternoon adventure this week involved using an app called maverick to set up a digital orienteering course.  The students had to enter the coordinates of the location into the app then reduce the distance between them and the spot.  They had a great time, were physically active, reinforced map reading, compass directions and which hemisphere we live in.  One group put northern hemisphere in after the coordinate and were navigating to the ocean off Kiribati!  They didn't discover the mistake since school has ocean on two sides.  Lesson learned.

Next week we are going to collect audio recordings of as many creatures as we can find in a patch of local bush.  Then we will repeat in some kind farmers paddock.  Hopefully they will get the biodiversity lesson.

 

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