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Teacher? Would you be interested in Mission:Explore Workbooks?

June 26, 2013

We are currently playing with the idea of creating a Mission:Explore Workbook for schools. These would be available to buy as class sets, so that you can give a copy to each pupil. It would be a low-cost A5 or A4 black and white book full of missions that can be done in school grounds or very easily for homework.

Would this be of interest to you? If so… what would you like from it? How big would you like it to be? How many missions would you want? How would you plan to use it? Please comment below to let us know and we might just make it!

 

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  1. June 26, 2013 11:58

    Hi Dan, what about an iPad version? Easy distribution, something modifiable, something collaborative? (Sorry to throw spanners in the works…)

  2. June 26, 2013 12:02

    Thanks Jim – it’s a great idea, but we’d need to build in the tech to be able to draw into the book on the iPad and we are not there yet. The food book is available for free at the moment, so is available on iPad… but it’s frustrating because you can’t draw on it. So… for a book all about being outdoors, paper is still a decent and appropriate technology for the moment!!!!

  3. July 16, 2013 23:26

    I am in the US. I work with both formal and informal/non-formal education groups. I think any resources that a teacher or youth group leader can take to the person who orders texts, materials and supplies and can say..hey this IS explicitly for educational purposes helps. I think part of it could be how to teach youth to think and create their own guerrila geography adventures!

  4. Claire permalink
    August 28, 2013 09:53

    This is a great project. I work as a Countryside Ranger near Sheffield and setting my own business up teaching children/young adults in the natural environments. I am always looking for resources that can be taken outside no matter what the weather. Books and paper either get blown away, fall in water or get very muddy. I’m very hands on so taking an iPad would lead to disaster – id drop it in a pond! I try not to do a lot of writing, but focus on exploring and verbal communication. Small A5 fold out laminated sheets/booklet that can be used again with wipe clean pen would be greatly advantageous. The evaluation and paper work can then be done in the dry class room with supporting hard copies.

  5. September 8, 2013 20:28

    Most certainly a great idea. I’m a geography teacher and have tried incorporating missions from the books for year 7′s and 8′s to enable them to explore their surroundings. Having a workbook would be really helpful for the pupils to record their findings. I’d most likely use it with year 7′s in the first few weeks to get them engaged in homework. I’d love something that is school based so it can be incorporated into lessons or extra curricular activities.

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