The project can be found on the Virtual Library, 6thgrade science, Estuary Project.
What you need to do: 1. Students need to come in with a topic. You can either assign them or have them choose. The topics are on the Home Page of the Project Website. Other than that, all they need is a pencil. I will have graphic organizers and links to resources.
2. Give me your Glogster username and password (go to edu.glogster.com click log in, then say forgot password – they will send it to you)
3. Give me a copy of your class lists – I will set up your classes in Glogster for you.
Differentiation: (links for these are under MORE on the Estuary Project Website)
1. Guided Research for struggling students: I have provided three topics with easy guided research steps, simple websites, videos and simpler graphic organizers. Those topics are Jellyfish, Sandpiper and Hermit Crab. Just let me know when you arrive if you have students who need that level. These topics can also be done with Reg. Ed. Students if you don’t need a lower level. I have links in both places to different resources and different graphic organizers. 2. Gifted: I have provided a much more challenging section on Invasive Species for these students. Ileana will meet with them beforehand and allow them to opt in. I created graphic organizers for them, which Ileana will give to them when she meets with the students.
I also have a FUN page where I have posted links to amazing estuary videos, quizzes and games.
I think that is it. Looking forward to seeing you all soon.
This project is deisgned for students to work at their own pace and move to the next step as they are ready including technology tutorials. Below is a day by day pacing suggestion.
Go over project, process, website. Handout graphic organizers by level. Explain where the resources are. Go over what good notetaking looks like (bullets, phrases, own words). Explain how each website may have a little bit of information on many topics and how to take notes in the correct space in the graphic organizer. Explain that students can use the websites provided, books on the cart or the blue estuary books.
Explain that Question 5 - Value/Purpose of animal is a THINKING QUESTION and they should answer based on what they have learned. Explain that he Blue Estuary books also has some of of the "value" information. Notes should be checked before they move on to writing
Students use their notes to write five paragraphs on the different categories in a Word document. Explain that they do not need to worry about pictures, word art or fancy font because it will just used to copy/paste into Glogster. Save the Word document in their H drives.
Begin Glogster. Show Glogster overview and explain how to log in. Explain where tutorials are to help them learn the technology.
Second day of Glogster. Students should finish their projects today. Those who are done can access the FUN page under MORE to check out the videos, games and quizzes there.
Some teachers present when back in their classrooms.