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Learn Something New about Where You AreBadging Activity5.0000000000000010.00000000000005.0000000000000010.000000000000010.000000000000060.000000000000020.00000000000005.0000000000000010.00000000000005.00000000000000<div class="ExternalClassD054136F08454E63A1FDA01C2206C314"><div>To prepare for this activity, be sure that your mobile devices (tablets and/or smartphones) are equipped with the right software and Internet access (as needed). For example, helpful, free applications for both Android and Apple devices include: <br><ul><li>Wikipedia</li><li>Bing Search App<br></li><li>Google Search App</li><li>Google Earth App</li></ul><p>If you would like for members to save their work, you may also consider installing one of the following applications needed to access member portfolios: <br></p><ul><li>Drop Box</li><li>Google Drive</li><li>Sky Drive</li></ul></div></div><div class="ExternalClassB900BE2EF4054655A532747F23202045"><p>​Hand out devices to your members and engage them in a brief dialogue about how they can look up information using their devices. Do they all know how, for example, to look up the eighth President of the United States? Who was he? How would they go about finding more about the name of your Club, or one of its founders? </p><span><p>Be prepared to provide them with a warm-up topic, something they can search for using the devices that you've handed out.  Pick a topical question with a simple answer, about something they're not likely to know without searching.</p><p>Ask members to talk about what they found. They should also refer to the Web page or tool they used to find it.​</p></span></div><div class="ExternalClassAFFDE876E5DE43B685248559E4B9D8CE"><p>Now, it's time to go exploring! Depending on the number of staff available, this activity may be done as a whole group or with small groups of members sharing a device; it may be done in small teams or independently and spread about the club.</p><span><p>Explain to members that the group will be exploring the club for things that bring up questions. These questions can be simple or complex. For example:​</p><ul><li><p>Who built the first door knob?<br></p></li><li><p>Why does a basketball bounce?<br></p></li><li><p>Why is glass transparent?<br></p></li><li><p>What was here before the club was built?<br></p></li></ul><p>Encourage each small group to identify a question of interest to them, but make sure its a topic they know very little about. Instructional coaches, this is your time to shine. Be prepared to coach them gently toward a productive question, and to redirect them if they head off to play games on their mobile device. Keep them focused on the activity. </p><p>If possible, members should take a picture or video of the thing at the center of their question.</p></span></div><div class="ExternalClassD965AD1F8FF0429F8B876CCFFE4F25E4"><span><p>When members have identified a question to your satisfaction, settle down to help members find information to answer the question they've generated. Members should document their findings in an application that takes notes, Notes, for example.</p><p>You will likely need to:</p><ul><li><p>Help members identify where they can search for information<br></p></li><li><p>Help members find quality information that answers their question<br></p></li><li><p>Assist members to copy and paste information from the location of their search to a location where they can take notes, a Notes app, for example.<br></p></li><li><p>If necessary, import photos into notes application from the camera image roll on the device<br></p></li></ul><p>Each member should strive to construct at least a single paragraph. They should write their question above the paragraph and, if possible, include the media they have captured into the note.</p></span><p><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClassC977C6527A994EF09DEB42E8F2A6753A"><p><span><span>​Finally, help members briefly present their question and their findings to their peers. What surprised them? What did they expect to find, and what did they ultimately find? What other questions arose through their research and exploration? What have they learned that they could apply elsewhere, or do differently next time?</span></span><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClassD6E9FE5193C64A0B9B44682AAD5187A6"><p>Members can save copies of their Notes to their online portfolio drive online portfolio using the share function of the notes app. For example, if the note was captured on the Android platform, the notes application can save to DropBox and Google Drive without any additional software.</p><span><p>Remind members to give the file a clear name and date when saving and uploading files to their online portfolio, e.g., mobile-search-5-12-2014.doc. Help members identify useful organization methods, such as assigning tags to files and creating folders.</p><p>This work counts toward the Intermediate badge.​</p></span></div>/Lists/Coach/Flat.aspx?RootFolder=%2FLists%2FCoach%2FLearn%20Something%20New%20about%20Where%20You%20Are&FolderCTID=0x01200200F3733329C0533443AE0C3B756D148148