Gallery Walk: Neighborhood Mapping & Storytelling – Out of Eden Project

21 Mar
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Aditya and Nolan present Out of Eden Walk.

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Gallery Walk and Peer Review

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Mr. Phan and Mr. Hicks listen to Alexandre and Vikram talk about their project.

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Gallery Walk

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AISC Tech Director, Mr. Crouch, and Mr. Phan, M.S. Principal, look at student work.

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Mr. Hoover, Head of School, learns about the Out of Eden Project.

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Tsukiho’s map is featured on the Out of Eden Learn Instagram profile. Great work, Tsukiho.

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Mr. Stanmeyer sees student work and replies.

Screen Shot 2015-03-21 at 9.40.45 AMStudents completed their neighborhood map activity this week for their Out of Eden Footstep #2 project. On Thursday and Friday, we had a gallery walk where students shared their maps and their stories. We invited some special guests, including Mr. Hoover (Head of School), Mr. Phan (M.S. Principal), Mr. Hicks (Associate Principal), Mr. Crouch (Technology Director), 5th grade teachers (Ms. Becky, Ms. Shobhana, Ms. Megha), Ms. Mac (7th grade L.A.) and others. Students commented on other projects and some students volunteered to present the Out of Eden Learn project and Mr. Salopek’s walk to guests. Thank you to the special guests who took time our of their busy schedules to come to our classrooms!
Mr. Martin ‘tweeted’ a couple photos of the gallery walk days and was pleased to see Mr. John Stanmeyer see our photo via Twitter and the hashtags I used. He replied to Mr. Martin and retweeted our photo to all of his followers. Mr. Stanmeyer is the photographer who has taken many of Paul’s photos, including the National Geographic photo featured in the image above. His picture of African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night became World Press Photo of the Year 2013.
This is the power of social media when someone can see the great work going on our classrooms. It’s an authentic or real audience! Here is Mr. Stanmeyer’s award winning photo below. You can find other great photos on the Out of Eden Walk Blog/Dispatch and by ‘Googling’ his name. If you love photography, check out his website here: http://www.stanmeyer.com/
Mr. Martin, Mrs. Hall, and Ms. Jaya are very proud of your efforts and we have featured a few of the maps here. You can see all of them if you stop by our classrooms. Next week we will give you time to look at other maps and stories from the Out of Eden site, and you can provide feedback to other students in our walking party.
African migrants on the shore of Djibouti City at night raise their phones in an attempt to catch an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia—a tenuous link to relatives abroad. Djibouti is a common stop-off point for migrants in transit from such countries as Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, seeking a better life in Europe and the Middle East. (Photo by John Stanmeyer) - Source: World Press Photo

African migrants on the shore of Djibouti City at night raise their phones in an attempt to catch an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia—a tenuous link to relatives abroad. Djibouti is a common stop-off point for migrants in transit from such countries as Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, seeking a better life in Europe and the Middle East. (Photo by John Stanmeyer) – Source: World Press Photo

National Geographic Magazine December 2013 cover - Our Greatest Journey - The story of Paul Salopek. (PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN STANMEYER, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC)

National Geographic Magazine December 2013 cover – Our Greatest Journey – The story of Paul Salopek. (PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN STANMEYER, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC)

Mr. Salopek saw your maps. Here's his re-tweet of this blog post.

Mr. Salopek saw your maps. Here’s his re-tweet of this blog post.

2 Responses to “Gallery Walk: Neighborhood Mapping & Storytelling – Out of Eden Project”

  1. Aisyah March 22, 2015 at 5:56 am #

    All the maps look beautiful~ 🙂 This project was soo fun! ^^

    • Mr. Martin March 22, 2015 at 8:30 am #

      We are glad you enjoyed and hope you learned something new about mapping our your neighborhood. Take some time and look at the other work on the Out of Eden site. I think the students at our school did an awesome job. We can see a lot of effort and creativity.

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