Hiking with tablets and maps

Difficulty Difficult

Duration 60 minutes

Type of activity Long term activities

Season Spring,summer,Fall

Occasion Any

Suitability Physically fit

Locations Outdoor

Tools

tablets

maps

internet connexion

Goal

This activity connects new technologies and common tools. It links the group to work with a tablet on one side – children and work with a map on other side – seniors. The aim is to share skills and achieve a common goal.

Intergenerational benefits

Understanding and relationship building

Understanding and relationship building

The activity promotes the understanding and appreciation of the attitudes, opinions, and experiences which different generations bring to the relationships, understanding and avoiding generational stereotypes and fostering tolerance of different lifestyles and an appreciation for cultural heritages, traditions and histories.

Intergenerational learning and skill sharing

Intergenerational learning and skill sharing

The activity promotes learning and skill sharing among younger and older generations. It involves the sharing of positive resources that the young and old have to offer each other, especially the experience with novelties of modern times and valuable life lessons as well as cultural and familiar traditions.

Health and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing

The activity promotes physical and mental well-being. It has a positive impact on the quality of life (feeling of self-worth and a reduction in loneliness and isolation, promotion of physical and cognitive activity).

Personal impact

Personal impact

Developing soft skills (like empathy, confidence, communication abilities, learning skills) and developing their own strengths and talents.

Cognitive skills

Cognitive skills

Supporting mental / brain-based skills we need to do anything from the simplest to the most complex tasks:perception, attention, memory, motor skills, language, visual and spatial processing, executive functions.

Community involvement

Community involvement

The activity increases confidence and involvement within the community. It offers a starting point that could have a positive impact within the community.

Step by Step

  1. Choose a locality which is suitable for hiking.
  2. Prepare the walk on tablet - using map app and on paper map.
  3. Examine the route a week in advance.
  4. Form groups - according the number of children and seniors and point out the leader.
  5. Present the walk and plan it within the group.
  6. Do not forget to take breaks for drink and snack.
  7. Collect the participants experience and feedback and sing a song together.
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