If you are reading this, you probably live in an industrialized country with an established addressing system. Maybe you have street names and a patterned number system along those streets. Or, if not, you have a system that is culturally recognizable, which is just as good.
What if you don't live in such a society? Would it be necessary to have a quick and easy address system so you know where you live and where other things are located?
What if someone came up with a completely new way to label locations all over the globe? Would it be something we could use and adapt to? Maybe...maybe not. My jury is still out. However, I'm intrigued enough to bring it to your attention and create an assignment for my upper elementary students. (And, I'm still trying to figure out how to turn it into a puzzle cache on geocaching.com.)
Let's try it out. Go to what3words>Explore Map and enter this phrase..."verbs.debuts.pounding." You just landed on top of my office. Hope you like the place. It's your turn. Find your classroom/office/hideout and post the three word phrase in the comments section.
I love the innovation and want to promote the out of the box thinking, so I created an assignment for my 5th and 6th graders to explore the site a bit. Catch it here.
I'd love to know what you think of what3words and how it can be used in education and around the world.