The world as my classroom
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Today is kind of the last day before vacation - tomorrow we won't get many students, today is the day for class parties, the students vs. faculty basketball game, things like that.
So I set up the computer and projector again today - one class finished the Italy photos (lots of sculpture and architecture), another class "went" with me to Costa Rica and looked at pics of volcanoes (active), crocodiles, monkeys, sloths - that was the class with a few girls and mostly 7th grade boys, I thought they'd like the animals better. (They got all excited.)
I want my students to know that there's a whole exciting world out there, beyond our little island and even beyond the US, with histories and cultures and things we read about but don't see in our daily lives.
So I hope they've been inspired. If nothing else, it makes for an interesting but relaxing day.