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about any of the projects below!
the Candidates WebQuest: Your students will learn about
candidates and elections as they participate in this timely project by
working in teams to research platforms and policies, develop marketing
plans, or plan for public awareness campaigns. All links are included
and teacher planning materials are available for convenience.
Kliegman, Library Media Specialist
Searingtown Elementary School, Albertson, NY
Teacher-Editor, Carole Hamilton
Great Authors Project - Senior English students read biographies and
other works by their favorite author. They chose a key passage
that typified the writer's interests and style, and also included a short
passage to explain the author's true passion--the essence of the writing.
The results are not only informative, they are entertaining. Vonnegut,
Hemmingway, Tolkien and the like come alive on these media-rich web pages.
Cary Academy, Cary, NC
Holes Web Quest - After reading Holes, the story of
Stanley Yelnats and his family curse, these students realized how
interconnected our world is. They had discussions about fitting in, juvenile
justice, racism and prejudice, and family connections and relationships.
Next they took their study one step beyond the fictional characters into the
real world and created a Web Quest. During this Web Quest they invite you to
investigate these same themes. Using the links provided you can “dig” your
way to the truth.
Teacher-Editor, Ms. Kubik and Media Specialist, Will Haines,
Greece Athena Middle School, Rochester, NY
Come Fly with Me -
math-based telecollaborative project will join middle school math students
(Grades 5-8) from around the globe in a collaborative learning venture that
centers on data collection and analysis. From October 1- December 31, 2004,
participating classrooms will collect and work with real data by analyzing
and drawing conclusions gathered while flying paper airplanes at their
school. students will calculate mean distances and post results. Data will
help classes enter into a discussion about why some airplanes traveled
further than others. The class with the best class mean will be
posted and celebrated by January 15, 2005.
A. Dyck, Master’s Academy and College
Musical Instrument Web - These students study instruments from the
inside out! First they learned about the history and
development of the sound, then they described how it ALL works. Finally,
they composed and recorded their original sound files and posted them on the
web. Using original sound files is a great way to add sound to any multimedia project while staying
within copyright guidelines!
Teacher-Editor, Eric Grush,
Cary Academy, Cary, NC
It's almost that time again...hurricane season! But
what leads to stormy weather? Learn about the elements that create storm
systems, and learn to cope with the devastating impact storms have on the
people of the world, today! Learn to use the Internet and software tools
while doing atmosphere investigations for the high school, Earth/Space
Science Classroom. All activities, especially the Weather Hunt, Storm
Sampler and The Perfect Storm, are designed for use by cooperative groups
and culminate in a final shared presentation. The Weather Hotlist and the
Weather Scrapbook are easily adapted for use by individual students.
Editor: Stephanie Stevenson
Division of Instructional Technology, Duval County Public Schools,