WALK WITH US COMMUNITY
Are your students interested in creating a virtual tour about their Indigenous community and/or school? We’d love to learn about where you are from… and who better to be our guide than you?
Help us build a map of virtual tours of Indigenous communities across Canada
Walk With Us (WWU) is a digital storytelling and mapping project created by Melissa Lavoie based in the city of Timmins in northeastern Ontario. Together we are working to provide educators and students in Indigenous communities with a powerful means of producing their own virtual tours, with their own content and curriculum in mind.
Walk With Us and share your hometown stories here…
WALK WITH US COMMUNITY MAP
Click on the Walk With Us logo to access Indigenous community virtual tours!
HISTORY OF WALK WITH US
Learn more about the history of the Walk With Us (WWU) Project, including the two events that inspired the Project, the story behind the logo, and how you can apply for your own 360 camera!
CBC NEWS: Walk with Us project helps First Nation students ‘tell stories of where they live’
JOIN WALK WITH US
Join us as we grow and build relationships with Indigenous communities throughout Canada on our mission to update Street View coverage in northern and rural Indigenous communities from coast to coast to coast…
Ready to try virtual tour building with your class?
Ready to add your virtual tour to the map?
Ready to connect with WWU classes across Canada?
Then you’re in the right place!
New to Digital Human Library?
- Register with Digital Human Library and include the membership tag* WalkWithUs in your profile (look for Tags on the registration form)
*By adding this tag you are identifying yourself as a Walk With Us Project (WWU) participant, and other classes may not search for you in Digital Human Library.
Already a member?
- If you’re already registered at dHL, and you’ve created a virtual tour of your community as part of the Walk With Us Project, log in add the membership tag* WalkWithUs to your profile (look for Tags on the registration form)
*By adding this tag you are identifying yourself as a Walk With Us Project (WWU) participant, and other classes may now search for you in Digital Human Library.
- Log in to Digital Human Library.
- Search Teachers.
- Type WalkWithUs in the Search box.
- Browse through registered classes that have created virtual tours.
- Reach out to a class by email and let the collaboration begin!
About the Project Creator
Melissa Lavoie is an Ontario Certified Teacher and was employed by the Northeastern Catholic DSB from 2007 – 2017. She has taught grades 3 through 7, special education, and for 2.5 years she was an Educational Technology Special Assignment Teacher. Currently, she is employed by Mushkegowuk Council as a GIS-Education Specialist. She is also a graduate student at UBC in the Master of Educational Technology program, VP of Board of Directors at Digital Human Library and Founder of the Walk With Us Project in partnership with Google Earth Outreach.
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