- Although they often
lived miles apart, pioneers relied on one
- Find partners and build your 'Little
School on the Cyber-prairie.'
- Activity 1: Reach Out
- Use the Ask-An-Expert
Central or AskA+Locator
site to locate an expert that could answer a question for
your class. Write an email message that contains the
- Your school, name, and grade level
- Your interest in the topic
- Your question
- A thank you statement
Activity 2: Explore a Project
- Explore the Global
Schoolhouse Project Registry. Search for projects at
your grade level and interest area. Discuss whether this
project would work for your class. Use the criteria below
in evaluating the project or use the criteria at
- Does the project match my learning outcomes?
- Does the project fit my grade level?
- Do we have the hardware and software to implement
- Does the timeline fit the needs of my class?
- Will the students find the project interesting and
- Is the project "doable"?
- What type of data would be collected and shared?
Why? Is there a good reason for
using the Internet?
- How would you disseminate information, share
results, and discuss the project: email, web
discussion, chat, video conferencing?
- Activity 3: Modify a Project
- Use the following sites to locate additional
projects. Select a project and use the basic idea in
creating a project based on a classroom theme such as
prairies or pioneers.
- Activity 4: Design a Project
- Use the categories below and design your own
telecommunications project. Share your idea and critique
the ideas of others.
- Content Areas:
- Ages of Participants:
- Participant Requirements:
- Type/Level of Interaction:
- Materials Needed:
- Contact Person:
- Activity 5: Connect with a Class
- Use the EPals,
or Pitsco's Key Pal
Page site to identify another class that might be
used in a telecommunications project.
Developed by Annette
Lamb, 10/99. Updates