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Ada Todd replied to Brian Gillespie's discussion Global Awareness Lesson in the group EDT6035
"WOW. That does sound like a very intense activity!  It's wonderful that they would be comparing the data with other areas and very interesting that they found different causes for emissions!  Project based learning is awesome! …"
Jun 1, 2013
Brian Gillespie replied to Brian Gillespie's discussion Global Awareness Lesson in the group EDT6035
"Thanks. I have seen maps like that, but not in one place, so well condensed. It's sad how predictable most of those maps are. Before I even choose an option, I already have a pretty good idea of how they will look."
Apr 7, 2013
Brooks Twilley replied to Brian Gillespie's discussion Global Awareness Lesson in the group EDT6035
"Brian, I think you chose a very important activity for your Global Awareness assignment.  After school, students will be entering an increasingly warmer planet with diminished resources.  I think it is imperative now to help…"
Apr 7, 2013
Robin McCarter replied to Brian Gillespie's discussion Global Awareness Lesson in the group EDT6035
"I absolutely love this lesson. I had not heard of the iEARN  site before either, but I'm very interested in project-based, real world learning. It is so important for kids to be able to connect what they learn in the classroom to the world…"
Apr 7, 2013
Kim Cross replied to Brian Gillespie's discussion Global Awareness Lesson in the group EDT6035
"I have never heard of iEARN before, but it seems like a great site for collaboration and discussion. Students would definitely benefit from getting practice with using discussion boards before college courses. This would be great also to look into…"
Apr 7, 2013
Brian Gillespie replied to Lindsey Williams's discussion Global Awareness Discussion in the group EDT6035
"I will be interesting to see the differences between the students in each classroom. Australia and the United States are  close allies with similar global fingerprints. We can often assume that we have more similarities than we realize. Our…"
Apr 2, 2013
Brian Gillespie replied to Robin McCarter's discussion Global Awareness Lesson in the group EDT6035
"It would also be interesting to turn this lesson around a bit. Have the students do research and create the blog, then have their ePal connections comment on the blog or contribute to the blog to fill in that information and give it a more personal…"
Apr 2, 2013
Brian Gillespie replied to Brian Gillespie's discussion Global Awareness Lesson in the group EDT6035
"That was one place I was very lucky. We had a nice T1 line in the school, which made research very easy. Of course, it also made distraction easy, too. Your point is very well made, though. There were no cloud applications or opportunities when I…"
Apr 2, 2013
Brian Gillespie replied to Brian Gillespie's discussion Global Awareness Lesson in the group EDT6035
"The thing that really attracted me to the project was the variety. It really touches on every subject, which is great for a senior, project based class. The students can call on all of the skills they've learned over their education to complete…"
Apr 2, 2013
Brian Gillespie replied to Brian Gillespie's discussion Global Awareness Lesson in the group EDT6035
"There are a lot of great lesson plans for younger students, too. I would definitely recommend checking it out. I focused on the science projects, but there are quite a few social studies and writing projects, too."
Apr 2, 2013
Diane O'Connor replied to Brian Gillespie's discussion Global Awareness Lesson in the group EDT6035
"I think it is important to note that a difference that may make the course easier today is the speed of the interent and the grater variety of materials out there. I can remember when dial up was the only way.  I can also remember when a search…"
Apr 2, 2013
Geina Roti replied to Brian Gillespie's discussion Global Awareness Lesson in the group EDT6035
"Brian, That is a great idea. I like that the students will be able to collaborate with each other in the classroom and also with students from different cultures. This sounds like a great project that touches on various skills. It is also a great…"
Apr 1, 2013
Brittany Tracy replied to Brian Gillespie's discussion Global Awareness Lesson in the group EDT6035
"Brian, the iEarn site sounds like the perfect match for the high school environmental science course. What a great way to have students participate with each other and those around the globe to present on their own "carbon footprint". I…"
Mar 28, 2013
Brian Gillespie added a discussion to the group EDT6035
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Global Awareness Lesson

I chose a lesson from the iEARN-USA website for a high school environmental science course. This was a class I taught many years ago, and it was a struggle. The course was a senior elective and the concept of using the Web in school to do a research project was relatively new. Keeping the students on task and helping them understand their connection to a larger world was very difficult. Netiquette was barely a concept.The lesson, called…See More
Mar 28, 2013
Brian Gillespie replied to Diana North's discussion One to One Initiative in the group EDT6020
"The type of device isn't necessarily the issue. The operating system is really the most important thing. That's why I'm not a fan of Apple products and iPads. The Android operating system applies to just about anything that's not…"
Feb 22, 2013
Brian Gillespie replied to Diana North's discussion One to One Initiative in the group EDT6020
"I understand that concern, but I think we often worry too much about the negative minority in these situations. The majority of people go about their day and appreciate what they have. Unfortunately, it's the loud minority that draw…"
Feb 15, 2013

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