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Thread: Caching India - Inservicing Educators in GeoSpatial Awareness and GPSr's

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    Caching India - Inservicing Educators in GeoSpatial Awareness and GPSr's

    HI there folks... Savoy here. I'll be headed to Southern India in a little over a week and need some fresh ideas for a workshop I'll be doing for upper level High School Teachers and administrators.

    I'll have three two-sessions where I work groups of teachers trying to figure out how to increase the use of Tech and GeoSpatial Awareness to increase student creativity. I'll be introducing them to GeoCaching (Educaching) of course!

    This is where I need some help... before we get to the 'technical-GPSr' part, I'm setting up something like a GeoCache "escape room" where they will have to work together to find geocaches hidden in an auditorium (think multi-stage caching in a school room or school auditorium) until they gather enough information from the micro caches to 'escape' - or in this case, advance to the next lesson... which will take us outside.

    I'd love for anyone with ideas for urban micro-caches (that I can build quickly - I only have a week to prep before we fly out) to post here: Ideas, pictures of one's you've made/seen, etc. etc.

    Thanks - I'm happy to give Arkgeo a credit line on the materials!! Posting here means you give me permission to use your idea in the class of course

    Take care! - Savoy

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    Sounds like a good opportunity to use AR, augmented reality. Teachers can use AR for a number of things in their classrooms.
    One cache at a time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MathSeeker View Post
    Sounds like a good opportunity to use AR, augmented reality. Teachers can use AR for a number of things in their classrooms.
    Great idea... I'm get that in there sometime. I've only got 2 hours with each group but that is definitely a keep idea. Thanks!

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