Creating Your City and Town Interactive Map
Date: Thursday, March 01, 2018, 9:00PM – 10:30PM - Israel time
Time: 9 pm IST, 3 pm EST, 7 pm GMT (for more time zones - click here)
Duration: 1.5 hour
How do we encourage our students to explore museums and historical sites in the city?
What is the personal input that you – math, science, geography and language teachers, and curators – would like your students to add to the city map and to the exhibition?
In this meetup I talked about the importance of learning in-situ to enhance personal creativity – the way you, educators and museum experts – can excite your visitors and students about an idea or a value that you would like to convey.
I shared with you my personal experiences in creating interactive maps in primary schools in London, England, at the Tourism High School in Pinerolo, Italy and with university students in Puebla, Mexico.
The technology that supports our course is the Wandering platform. You will see the way this system will enable you to evaluate students’ outcomes around the world.
Curious professionals are invited!
Talila Yehiel graduated from the Ceramic Design Department at Bezalel Academy of Art. She also holds a Master's degree from the History of Art Department at Tel Aviv University. She has extensive experience in teaching pupils at all levels as well as in mentoring teachers.
Her academic background, which integrates the material world, the creative process, and the world of research, furnishes her with tools that afford profound insight and a rich diversity of working strategies.
Ms Yehiel has been involved in the creation of special tailor-made sites for museum visits, a project called "Location Based Learning – thewandering". She has tried it out on various groups of students and adults. Wandering around an exhibition hall by means of this site gets people involved and encourages them to interact with the exhibits.
Ms Yehiel has used her mobile platform all over the country with science teachers and high-school English teachers as well as with students, and has taught them how to create their own "thewandering" sites. She presented in ecsite ( European Science Museum Conferences 2015 and 2016), and conducted a workshop in Unesco Mobile Learning Week.