I’m a big fan of naughty learning and regular readers will remember my involvement with Mission:Explore. Although I’m taking a back seat at the moment, I thought that I’s share how we are using the new look website.
Firstly, we are one of the Challengers on the site:
This allows us to create missions that are tailored for our pupils and location, although the missions can be completed anywhere. For example, one of our missions is all about creating inspiring ceilings. You can complete it by visiting our profile! (After registering with the site).
We have had Mission:Explore missions embedded into our geography curriculum for a couple of years now, within mini-units called ‘Guerrilla Geography.’ However, the new site has added another dimension to our work. For example,
- Using the site to create a special Open Evening mini-exploration mission.
- Setting homework – giving pupils a target of completing one or two missions in their local area.
If you’re thinking of becoming a Challenger, the mission creation system is very easy to use once your logos are set up, and the lovely people at the Geography Collective even created a lovely badge for us!
One of those resources to use occasionally for maximum impact!