Geocaching engages students in hands-on geography

04/5/2013 | Guardian (London), The

Geocaching, an increasingly popular treasure-hunting activity, is such a great way to teach students about geography that deputy headteacher Stephen Lockyer, in England, writes it was the best lesson he ever taught. After getting the coordinates of some nearby geocaches from the official geocaching website, Lockyer and his class of 9- and 10-year-olds went looking for items that other geocaching participants had hidden outdoors. Lockyer writes that the fun activity helps students learn a wide range of skills, including how to conduct fieldwork, use maps along with digital technology and build knowledge about the landscape.

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