If they could just have 2 minutes to get it out of their system they would have been focused.
As I was thinking what technology would be appropriate I realised you wouldn't need an iPad or computer as it would be out of context in nature for what had been planned for the day. But showing images using one clear file to 39 kids isn't going to help us learn. We also didn't get a chance to find any information even though there were stations already set up around the island. We could have been put into mini groups with clip boards, cameras and colourful images to relate to. We then could have shared some of the information as we found it.
The problem with the trip was there were 2 different organisations whose leaders had 2 different messages; one gave constant information and the other expected the children be more interactive which made the children feel confused. Having freedom to talk about the surroundings and then being held back when the next leader spoke was really challenging.
When we stopped for lunch I followed three learners as they headed off down the beach. In a short time there were 15 of us looking for crabs and shells on the beach.