Guided Student Designed Internet Project
by Nathalie Faure
Dates: 09/01/14 to 06/30/17
Ages: 15 - 19 Years
Project Level: Basic Project
Project Summary: We are a high school located in the suburbs of Bordeaux, South West France. We are looking for an American partner to work on a collaborative weather project catering for sophomores, juniors or seniors. We have been awarded a grant to take part in a national project to study and analyze weather data in partnership with the National Institute for Agronomic Research (INRA) and Meteo France International. Our goal is also to develop the use of the English language as a means of scientific communication and discover the specificities of the weather in different parts of the North American continent thanks to intercultural exchanges.
Curriculum Areas: English as Foreign Language; Science;
Collaboration Types: Information Exchange; Pooled Data Analysis; Electronic Publishing; Keypals; Intercultural Exchange; Global Classroom; Information Search; Peer Feedback; Parallel Problem Solving; Virtual Meeting or Gathering;
Technology Types: Email, List server; Graphics: photo, draw, paint; Spreadsheet: data, analysis
Let's review the parameters for our project:
- It must advance our knowledge of climate change.
- It must allow us to study the effects of climate change in different regions of the world.
- It must allow us to create and share a body of knowledge in the form of database, website, wiki, or other internet accessible medium.
- It must allow for collaborative work both within the class and with our partner schools.
What would such an internet look like? Use the template of the example internet project above to guide your thinking and to develop an internet project for our class. We will review each group's suggestions carefully, making modifications if necessary, before deciding on an internet project to pursue.
Please use the Comment link to ask questions about this assignment and use the Submission Form to share your designed internet project with the class.