Here is a great video on how teachers can use technology to enable students to connect what they learn at school with their real environment.
Using Technology to Connect Students & the Environment illustrates how technology can further STEM learning through the environment, both in nature and in the classroom. The video demonstrates how the students of Islesboro Central School in Maine use technology to help document the ecological condition of nature preserves near their school. Islesboro, Maine is just one example of a school district using technology outdoors; educators across the country are harnessing student interest and skills in using technology as part of new creative strategies for engaging today’s students in environmental learning.I invite you to watch this 5 minutes long video and learn about some of the ways teachers and students in Islesboro Central School have adapted technology to enhance and compliment the learning that takes place in the classroom. There is also a great toolkit that can guide you through the different stages of technology integration in education.
In this toolkit, we outline activities and resources at all grade levels for implementing a similar project with your students centered on the theme of wildlife or habitat conservation. Whether your school has access to a park, school or community garden, nature preserve, local beach, ﬁeld, stream or vacant lot, these spaces can serve as a resource for taking technology – and your classroom – outdoors, and encouraging interest in STEM and our environment.Here is a snapshot of this wonderful kit and you can click HERE to download it in PDF format.
Here is the video