Dragging your students across the field on an excursion as a teacher? The excursion app Peek takes over the function of guide. As a result, your excursion becomes a lot more interactive, and you as a teacher can give time and attention to providing good education.
Are you a teacher, and do you recognize yourself in the following points?
- The group of students on an excursion is often so large that I do not have a good overview
- A small group of students is very involved, but other students often do not pay attention
- Sometimes I cannot tell everything I would like to say, the students could learn more
- After the excursion I do not have a good idea of the results of the excursion
The Peek app will solve this for you.
How does the excursion app work?
As a teacher, you can prepare an excursion for your students in the ‘My Peek’ environment. You select GPS locations on a map and prepare questions, assignments or information at these locations. In text, photos, audio and video.
Your students open the Peek app and navigate to the points you have prepared. Alone, in pairs or in groups. When they get close to a location, the question pops up in the app. Students often compare the experience with Geo caching. View some examples of excursions on the Field trip cases page.
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Interactive education during your excursion
While you keep the total overview of the group, your students are busy with their assignments. Multiple choice questions, measurement questions, open questions, comparison between different map layers: the excursion app challenges them and provides immediate feedback on the answers given.
Excursion app: analyze the results
The answers your students give in the app are of course saved. Do you give them photo assignments? These can also be viewed afterwards. In an online dashboard, including an export functionality for Excel. This gives you, as a teacher, insight into the results of your excursion. And why not introduce a competitive element by linking a reward to these results?
Large group of students? No problem.
By creating groups in the excursion app and creating different walk or cycling routes, the app can easily handle high student numbers. Students spread out in groups in the area, you as a teacher walk around and help where necessary. It is even possible to link time slots to groups, within which the excursion app can be used.
Ask our ‘Trip designers’ for advice
Peek has now designed dozens of excursions in the app for various schools. Our Trip designers are happy to think along how you can redesign your excursions with this excursion app. We would love to hear from you!