Sunday, April 5, 2009
creating a google site to deconstruct a website...
Hi all. Hope your spring break was enjoyable...Anyway back to work...
As some of you know, Todd M and I are blending 9th grade English and Science curriculum to investigate problems facing the earth and possible solutions to those problems. To that end we are using Plan B 3.0 as a primary reference. Todd has begun to use ning as well as coveritlive to support classroom activities and I am learning from those experiences. (Thanks Mr. Live Blog!)
To that end, I have started to create a google site titled Is oil in your future? that deconstructs the website Life after the Oil Crash
By this I mean that I have taken various portions of the website, inserted them into google pages and then embedded assignments as well as alternative points of view for comparison since some of the author's claims are controversial.
I think that this approach takes a somewhat technical website and makes it more accessible by breaking it down into sections. Hopefully it will be more engaging to the students.
BTW, Is Oil in your future? IS NOT complete but does show you how I will be using the site. It is cross-referenced on the 9th grade blog
Anyway, I welcome your criticism of this strategy.
PS : this activity supports the IB Learner Profile
Posted by doug.abshire at 2:59 PM