Linking your daily exercise walks to geography
Are you enjoying your daily exercise walks outside of your house? Well, here's a way to up level those walks and link them to mapping and geography.
Digimaps is a great tool to help you understand the local/global area, to plan routes and to map a route afterwards. You can add photos and pictures of human/physical features you have seen, nature, show your routes, work out the distance you have walked, work out routes to school/your friends houses. The possibilities are endless.
You will need these logins:
Here is a lovely activity which encourages you to take photos of nature that you see in your garden/outside your window and on your walks as well. Take some photos and add them onto the map showing where you found them. You can also add a label of where you found them.
https://digimapforschools.edina.ac.uk/resources/scavengerhunt/ shows you how to do this: watch the video it will really help!
How to use
Once you know how to use Digimaps, it is easy to do lots of great activities!
Below is a video (35 mins long! - but you can skip to relevant sections) showing how to use Digimaps and shows you some specific activities they have.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eb1nIOyjU_g&t=1029s Most relevant for this activity 5-10 mins
Some other great ones are locating cities in the UK and playing the capital cities game (be warned, it is a challenge, but fun!)
You can also use Digimaps for one of our bingo board activities showing UK castles. I have made one you can open and add to, or you can create your own.
How many castles can you find in the UK?