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PBL Camp Collaborators Wanted: Grade 3-5 (Week 2)

PBL Camp Collaborators Wanted: Grade 3-5 (Week 2)

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Please share your name and grade level and some info about the project you'd like to do. If you know your driving question, you can include that. If not, it's OK. You can collaborate with your team to develop that.

To connect with someone who has posted a project here, click their name to view their profile. In the left column, under the photo, there is a link SEND A MESSAGE. Use that to securely communicate. From there, you can share your email address or phone number. Please don't post your personal contact info in the group.

Once you've found collaborators, you may click "edit" at the bottom of your post and type PROJECT FOUND in the subject line so the rest of us know you're not available for this collaboration.

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Wayne Tuttle's picture
Wayne Tuttle
intermediate teacher from Casper, Wyoming

Holly,

My class will be using the Foss environment kit.

Wayne Tuttle's picture
Wayne Tuttle
intermediate teacher from Casper, Wyoming

Holly,

My class will be using the Foss Environment kit this year.

Wayne Tuttle's picture
Wayne Tuttle
intermediate teacher from Casper, Wyoming

Kristin,

I love the idea of classes coming together through Web 2.0 tools. What a great way for kids to experience viewpoints from around the world. I missed the twitter chat today as I am at a We the People class this week. I am interested in any collaboration we can all do to make this more meaningful for kids. I also hope to bring some local knowledge to the classroom as our town has an old oil refinery that is in the process of being cleaned up and has been made into a golf course. What influence does it have on the river that runs by it?

Mansi Juneja's picture
Mansi Juneja
Core team Member at Idea Center for Educational research

HI

I am not a teacher but still would love to be part of the discussion.I am from psychology background. Anyone who would like to hook up with me.

Mansi Juneja's picture
Mansi Juneja
Core team Member at Idea Center for Educational research

Hi

I am not presently teaching anywhere, but would like to be part of the discussions. Can I be part of team with amyone?

Tania Ash's picture

Hi there,
Please find below a brief description of my project for 5th grade class. I would like to collaborate in this vein with classes in Grades 3-6. Kristen, I love the idea of a Ning to connect/showcase - this is a global problem and the response should be in kind!
I am also including the link to my page. Please feel free to contact me directly tash.senhaji@gmail.com if you are interested!

http://pblcamp.pbworks.com/Tania-Ash

Project Description Draft:
Possible Driving Question (for our class):
How can we assess the environmental considerations associated with the extraction and use of renewable and non-renewable resources?)

Using the BP Oil Spill as a launch investigation, students will look at Renewable/Non renewable resources and how their extraction and use affects habitats, the environment, etc... Hopefully this will be a collaborative effort via the creation of a Ning to collaborate with other students

It might be interesting to explore how the extraction of oil affects the marine habitat, (there are plenty of experiments possible - like what materials to best clean up oil spill, how to clean oil off a feather, etc..) and then perhaps branch out (small group work, student-chosen topics?) into how the extraction/use of other resources can affect other habitats. Other resources, include don't just mean fuels - harvesting trees for wood & paper (habitat loss), fish for food (affects food web), industrial farming, etc....

Michelle Howell-Martin's picture
Michelle Howell-Martin
3rd Grade Teacher, Palm Terrace Elem., Daytona Beach, FL

I looked at your proposed project and it sounds great! I won't be able to participate with you, however I would like to use your layout to design my project. May I?

Deanna Keahey's picture

I want to focus on animal habitats and the destruction of the ecosystems in the gulf. I know I want to incorporate all subjects and I really like the idea of using a ning or a blog to connect all the learning teams.

Tracy Hanson's picture
Tracy Hanson
K12 Next Generation, Director

I found the twitterchat much to difficult to follow. There were to many threads coming in and out for me to figure out what belonged where. I did see the idea, "If Effects Us All" and would like to join that group if I could figure out how to do that.

Tracy Hanson's picture
Tracy Hanson
K12 Next Generation, Director

I found the Twitterchat like being in a very small, crowded room of 175 people and everyone was talking at the same time. Much to difficult for me to follow and I finally had to give up. However, in reading of the twits, I did find a group I would like to join - "If Effects All". How to I join that group and what is the next step?

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