I Wade. We are starting a project called FACE IT-TRACE IT-ERASE IT. In this project students get to pick from a list of 50 of the most important issues facing the world today. These issues were selected from the United Nations, Relief International, and several other NGO's.
FACE IT: Once the teams are created and the roles are determined, each member from each group will write a paragraph describing and defining their Issue. The team’s members will share their paragraphs with each member. The team will make corrections on the paragraphs, and then submit 5 paragraphs to the project coordinator (me for now). TRACE IT: In phase 2 of this project the team will begin its research into the issue (topic). The team will present one research project representing the work of all members. . It can be any multi-media presentation as long as it utilizes technology. Graphs, charts, statistics will be required to give evidence that all team members have achieved a proficient level of understanding of their issue. ERASE IT: . Erase it means . Each member of the group must use digital video equipment to speak for two minutes on a solution to the Issue the group has been working on. The team will pass the video files to each other over the Internet. The team Presenter will compile the video clips into a single, 10 minute video that will be made available to YouTube, Teacher Tube, and any other site to be determined later.
Please let me know if this sounds interesting to you.
Jack Strelec firstname.lastname@example.org