Required Reading: Educaching
You’ve heard of geocaching, where enthusiasts conceal trinkets in a hidden place, located only by a set of GPS instructions, Once found, the participants take the item and leave a different one. Apisphere has opened a new Web page that can help turn geocaching into educaching with help integrating it into a geography curriculum. In addition to the company’s expected handheld Geomate Jr receivers, the site has classroom starter kits and a book with lots of geocaching ideas. It’s called “Educaching,” has 20 lesson plans, classroom materials and even help getting grant money to pay for it all; it costs $32.