Using technology in the field – match this photo


A simple but effective way of engaging young people in the field is to challenge them to replicate a photograph.  In this case, the task is impossible as the Barton-on-Sea cliff is so unstable, the sign above has vanished.  This can lead to a discussion about why the photograph couldn’t be matched.

This technique can also add a little bit of time and stop pupils rushing through a fieldwork site. For example, this image:


or this one:


requires students to really explore a location. Of course, it also helps to have an edible food prize!

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