The Outdoor Classroom is an educational tool that makes learning in the outdoors fun and exciting. Plan lessons and courses in minutes with our intuitive online portal and get your pupils actively learning outside.
Pupils use The Outdoor Classroom app to explore the school grounds while looking for a series of permanent plaques. Scanning a plaque uncovers interactive content which the pupils respond to directly through the app. At the end of the course, results are displayed on an intra-school leaderboard and teachers can view and download the saved answers.
It couldn’t be easier to set up your own lesson plan on The Outdoor Classroom app. All of your school’s data, including student lists, is already stored onto the app when you load it.
Simply click to open a new course, add your class and plot out your course. You can add fun content such as quizzes, tasks and videos too. Then upload your lesson to the learning library and you’re ready to use it.
When you first log into The Outdoor Classroom, you will want to head to the learning library to look through the lessons already created by other teachers. As well as sorting the lessons by subject, you can sort the library into key stages, making it easy to get the right content for you. When you create your own lessons, you can share them or choose to keep them private.
The app is a great way to monitor your class’s outdoor learning. You can track their time and distance to review their performance throughout the year.
The Outdoor Classroom is versatile and adaptable. You can use it to teach any subject or topic to any Key Stage or size of class.
Take your class outdoors any time of year, using The Outdoor Classroom app. You can plan your lessons around the change in season or to teach something specific to that time of year. Simply create a lesson plan and go!
As a school we have incorporated orienteering in the traditional sense for many years within our curriculum. It has always proved popular with the children and we have been surprised and impressed with the amount of running they achieve in a session. Using the app has created a whole new innovative, modern approach to an already great sport and unlocked much more potential for outdoor learning. The 'world is your oyster' in terms of how you use the app. Not only can you create content to support the wider curriculum but you can do so in a range of ways. The children love using the app and the fact that they are always facing new challenges means they won't get bored. It is proving to be a great way to consolidate learning while also providing access to fresh air and an opportunity for physical activity.