We are delighted to present new Daily Mile learning resources that give you some great ideas for bringing your Daily Mile into the classroom. Many teachers want to bring The Daily Mile into the classroom – Digimap for Schools is the perfect classroom accompaniment to The Daily Mile – the drawing, measurement and annotation tools allow many numeracy, history, social studies and literacy based activities to develop from running The Daily Mile!
How can Digimap for Schools help?
- Plot your route and check the distance with the line drawing and measurement tool
- Explore your area using a 1-mile buffer and adding compass points- where could children reach by running a mile in different directions? Extend this exercise by looking at aerial and historic maps of your area.
- Choose a famous route, such as Hadrian’s Wall or the West Highland Way. Find out the distance and calculate how many Daily Miles it would take your class to complete the route!
- Add Geograph photos to your maps to see what geographic features have been photographed in your area or find photos of famous landmarks.
- Research and plot a route, with distance and stopping points, to show tourists around your town.
We hope you enjoy exploring the resources and bringing your Daily Mile into the classroom! Remember, we would love to see photos of the maps you create or of you out and about on your Daily Mile – tweet them to us @digimap4schools.