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Keywords: Outdoor Learning
Subject(s): Information Skills, Biology, Art, Photography, Social Studies, Health and PE, Video, Social Skills, Technology, Autism, Geography, Early Learning, Dyslexia, Podcasting, Geometry, Science, Life Science, Special Needs, Writing, History, Music, Earth Science, Speech and Language, Reading, Math, English/Language Arts
Grades 6 through 8
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
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School: Freedom Elementary School, Freedom, WI
Planned By: Kathryn Tennant
Original Author: Kathryn Tennant, Pulaski
Our teachers are using our schools forest for many lessons from Predator and prey, to nature journaling, tree height estimation, and so much more. There problem is that we have no wifi connection to the forest. We are a one to one school district but our forest is too far from our school buildings. We also have fitness trackers in our Phy ed department that needs wifi as well to be able to hook up our fitness trackers to while in the woods doing their trail run/ walk. This would also allow for all of our outside events to be able to link the iPads to the wifi. I am looking to be able to get multiple hotspots so that teachers can check out the portable units and be able to have their entire classes linked to the wifi. I know that this would make our woods more used by our staff and students.
Our school forest leaders have actually worked to make this an actual outdoor classroom with enough seating for 35 students at a time. They just don't have accessibility out there.

Here is a picture of my students with my co-teacher teaching a lesson in the woods. We even have them learn to cook over the fire

Materials: Whiteboards, Camera/Video Accessories
Other Items: 5 Mobile Hotspots, $140.00 each, total of $700.00