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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Get Kids Documenting Nature on Project Noah

As I mentioned in my previous post, this morning I gave a short presentation on mobile learning activities. One of the activities that I included in the presentation included the use of iNaturalist (previously reviewed here) and Project Noah to get your students outside and recording observations of nature.

Project Noah is a globally collaborative project to which anyone can contribute. On Project Noah you can share pictures and stories of the plants and the animals that you observe in your neighborhood. Project Noah has a section titled Missions in which you can find projects that you can contribute to. The Missions ask people to make contributions of images and observations about a specific animal, plant, or region. Check out the squirrel mission to get started.
Project Noah offers iOS and Android apps that you can use to record and share your observations on the go.

Applications for Education
Project Noah has a new Education section (still in beta) in which teachers can register their classrooms. Once registered teachers can assign Missions to their students and track their students' observations.

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