Mission:Explore over Half Term – Do our pick’n’mix of learning
October 19, 2011
It’s that time of year when Half Term sweeps around the country. This is an awesome opportunity to learn and play through micro and macro explorations.
If you are a teacher you can use Mission:Explore to set challenges for your students to complete and report back on after the holiday. The site is packed full of a wide range activities that you can see as a pick’n’mix of learning. Many of the missions can be done virtually anywhere in the world. Most also include some kind of creative capture of the adventure or the aim is to artistically or scientifically record something.
Mission:Explore has been carefully designed so that younger explorers can get involved. Pupils aged under 13 are required to register through a parent or guardian. Once a member they are able to win points and collect rewards, but all mapping and free text features are removed. All images and free text that you can see within the 13 and over version of the site can’t be seen if you are not logged in and with the correct account.
Using Mission:Explore both promotes and rewards independent learning, creative thinking and learning outside the classroom. It’s also a great way for families to learn together and very different from the usual homework which is sent home..
Mission:Explore is 100% free for explorers. Why not set a mission for your students to complete or even challenge them to complete a reward?