Scots

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  • 2013 - Preparations in Maine

    In 2013 Nicole Gleason, Technology Coach for K-5 students at Edna Libby, Steep Falls, H. B. Emery Jr, and George E Jack Schools, worked with Dick Baldwin creator of Educational Passages, to work on the iBoat project and purchase a boat.

  • December 1, 2013: Launched

    “SS Scots” is from the Bonny Eagle school district in Maine covering the towns of Standish, Limington, Hollis, and Buxton.  This boat was launched off Georges Banks in early December 2013 by Bro Cote, a Cape Cod lobsterman, along with 8 other boats in different areas around the Atlantic.

    We are hoping it will completely circle the Atlantic Ocean making a couple of stops along the way.  We hope the finders will contact our school, fix her up, re-launch her, and that she might return to the United States.   We are learning about the ocean wind & currents as well as the old sailing routes to and from the new world.

  • November 14, 2014: Landed in Spain

    On November 14, 2014, it landed on a sandy beach on the Costa de Dexo in the NW corner of Spain and was discovered by some locals who brought it into the classroom.

    The story in the Spanish newspaper “La Voz de Galicia”, “El mensaje que viajó por el océano de Maine a Carnota (The message that traveled across the ocean from Maine to Carnota)” is posted here.

  • Connecting classrooms: Maine to Spain

    The SS Scots is currently located at Nuryana School in La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain.  Mrs. Gleason was contacted by an English teacher at the school letting her know the boat was there and students were excited about the boat and would like to Skype with students here in Maine.
    For more information on the iBoat project and to follow its travels, check out Mrs. Gleason’s site at https://sites.google.com/site/sad6k5technology/Home.

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