The first three modules create the tree trail online and should be implemented in order. Modules Four through Nine can be implemented in any order. Module Ten is a culminating service leadership experience.
If you have limited time, start with the first three modules. Add Module Ten for your students to have a service leadership experience. With more time, add one or more of Modules Four through Nine based on your students’ interest in the topics.
- Recreate the pretest and posttest using an online survey program. Free programs allow the creator to see results from a class set.
- Use flash drives to create an electronic Learning Log or to save other work produced in the Modules.
About this crowdsourced mapping program
The Tree Trails mapping program is crowdsourced, meaning that the trail content is user generated. Because of that, each tree and trail exists unless a user changes or deletes it. The negative is that any user can modify any tree or trail. The positive is that your students can edit any of their own entries. Students can even practice adding trees and trails, delete them, then enter their official trees for their trail.
Mapping a trail
Several resources are available to help get you started in creating a trail.
- A digital tour of the mapping program provides an introduction to the tools in the application. Find it under the Help icon on the mapping application.
- A Quick Start guide is available to download. Find it under Resources on the mapping application.
- Through the Individual and Community Guide, find the Steps To Create Your Trail Online.