Jane - wanted you to know that I was having trouble figuring out how to post a Photostory to the class blog and I knew you had done the cemetary one. As soon as I looked at an old post you sent me I figured out what I was doing horribly wrong (which was embarrasing it didn't occur to me sooner - as I overlooked the upload video button when creating posts - eek!). Just though I would let you know how you helped me...however inadvertently (spelt wrong but rushed this morning).
Jane - Thank you for leaving a post on Nicole's penguin project. She is a transfer student that is terminally shy and hard to bring out of her shell and you could tell that your comment just made her day. Thank you!
I actually have no idea--I don't friend people and always accept when they friend me. I would guess you could more easily 'find' someone from your friend list. Let me know if there is a better answer. haha! N
I like the cross curricular approach you have with the cemetary project. I think my timing was off with the composting (we are about to go into our state mandated writing test so prep is taking over). I figure this is my learning year for all things projects :)
I do science notebooking. I have a blog about it at www.sciencenotebooking.blogspot.com. Do you notebook?
The composting project has taken a back seat to finishing up our animal powerpoints. The powerpoints are great but very time consuming. The was a giant experiment to see if it would work and I ran into all sorts of fun problems (students not able to access pictures, computer lab time, microphones won't work on all the computers, etc.). I can totally see why teachers shy away from large projects. Sigh...
I was going to make a composting "video" of our project from what we asked for in a grant to how we manage it in the clasroom (which isn't well at the moment). My goal is to post it to TeacherTube over spring break. I went to a local (SC) science convention and got the composting idea from a group of fifth grade teachers upstate who have been very helpful and generous with their resouces.
Jane - I saw your presentation of your service learning project with the cementary and LOVED it. Did you use photostory to put that together? How did you get in on your blog? I think I want to do the same thing with our composting project. That would be a fun way to document our progress from start to "finish".