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Geocaching > Geocaching Maps Search for Geocaches Filter Caches Filterable Cache Types * * Includes Premium Member Caches: 500 m 2000 ft Grid References and Compass Points: Level 5 Indicator of progress Success depends on students understanding that a grid reference identifies a region on a map, requiring an ability to locate regions on a grid. They can use a compass to identify N, S, E, W and they can describe the location of one object in reference to another with compass points (e.g. the post office is north of the swimming pool). At this level, the map references used are to a grid (e.g. A5 on a street map) which refers to the whole of a small region on the map. These are not yet co-ordinates, referring to a point.

How the Strategic Teacher Plans for Concept Attainment - ASCD Express 4.20 Carl Carrozza is about to begin a lesson on predator-prey relationships. He wants his students to develop a strong conceptual understanding of what a predator is and how predators are uniquely adapted to the life they lead. Carl begins by telling students: Today we're going to do something a little different. Concept Attainment - Communication Skills Training from Reaching a Shared Understanding Everyone needs to have a clear picture of the situation. © iStockphoto/ozgurdonmaz "Concept Attainment" is a simple group learning technique that helps you achieve a consistent understanding of important concepts and ideas. It is particularly powerful where team members' judgment plays a large role in how they respond or make decisions and where consistency is important across your teams.

Map Skills for Elementary Students - National Geographic Education This website would like to remind you: Your browser (Firefox 17) is out of date. Update your browser for more security, comfort and the best experience on this site. Something New: Explore our Interactive Globe and let us know what you think! Xpeditions is now archived in National Geographic Education's new website— Cardinal Directions and Maps - National Geographic Education 1. Read aloud a poem about cardinal directions. Engage students by reading aloud the poem “Geese on the Go” on the handout. Beforehand, ask students to listen for directional words.

Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational: Finding Friends on the Map [Cardinal Directions] When we’re in the car, my son thinks going straight means we’re going north. Um … not quite. To help him understand cardinal directions, I decided he should use a compass and practice locating things on a map. We don’t have a compass, so he made one! We followed the same directions that are posted here. All you need is a cork, shallow dish/bowl, needle, water, and a magnet. ICT For Educators: How to use Geocaching in Education Sorry for the lack of posts over the past few weeks. I have been traveling in Canada and decided to take a break from my blog for a while. While on vacation in Canada, I spent several days with a friend's family traveling around Nova Scotia. His mom is very much into geocaching which involves using GPS devices to find hidden treasures. After giving it a try, I decided to create an account at and download their app ($9.99) onto my iPad.