Getting started with geocaching
• Try it out with your family or friends first!
•Don’t spend too long explaining the concept…give the pupils the devices and get started.
•Ensure you are comfortable with the technology … Warning: it does not work indoors!
•Start small – school grounds…later on large open spaces work best – use ‘waypoints’; no need to make your caches permanent
•Newbies can work with others to familiarise themselves with GPS.
•Try to find the geocaches yourself first to confirm their existence!
•Tie [geocaching] into a visit to a place – researching the availability of geocaches at that location would work well to get started.
•Get the pupils to design the caches on a curriculum theme (for other pupils to find)
•The stages: (a) learning about GPS (b) learning about geocaching and (c) learning to embed it into indoor and outdoor teaching. These stages overlap!