Bit about me….. Background – Curriculum Leader of Geography in Priory School Specialist Sports College, an inner city 11-16 comprehensive 1,250 students, teach.Member of the SPC’s Secondary Phase Committee, C GeogA real person in a real classroom, balancing life, but this is also to give selected bits of yourself to students as they will respond positively to youIntroduction to Me: Teaching for just over 7 years Last 2 years as Head of Geography at Priory School in Portsmouth Part of the Geography Collective Author of some textbooks Chair of the GA’s Secondary Phase Committee Part of the GA Magazine Editorial Collective
Explain moustache, I’m not expecting everything to be new , but maybe things that we have forgotten about?
There are always challenges ahead in education….
The plan for this session is quite simple. Although before we move forward, we should warm up the explorer part of our brains
Mission:Explore is the creation of the Geography Collective Collective – simple missions that are a little bit naughty. Also an App on a ceratian fruit based device and a web site
Website and App after the book after winning an Ordnance Survey GeoVation Award – 1000 missions in London and plans to expand (in fact we are always looking for partners and writers). I risk Assessed about half the parks and gardens in central London, on foot, over two days…
Outdoor Learning isn’t about scaring the life out of people! It can be, but technology can make it more creative, for example.. Not quite this extreme, but the idea of Mission:Explore and Mission:Based Learning is that the everyday, ordinary objects of life can become a learning adventure.
For example, most young people have a way of listening to music on a fieldtrip – what music would match this music? Why. Manics – A Design for Life -
What music would match this image. Choose something from your portable music device now – listen to it if you have headphones. Share your choice with the person next to you. Why does that match the mood here?
I could talk at length about the benefits of Mission Explore to young people, school and learning and how technology can help to document learning, however, I’d rather get out to do some!Doreen Massey – Geographer.Now we have our explorer brains warmed up – it’s time to do some.!
Mission:Explore in a nutshell…
Missions are often best done with other people, use your Mission:Explore Book and complete some missions. Document your adventure by using voice recoreder, photo, video, text, tweet, MMS, sketch…..
Feelings slide, thanks Dan R-Ell
Technology and Outdoor Learning: The best of friends? David Rogers The Geography Collective and Priory School