Equator Gringos

September 17, 2007

6th Grade Science Issues

Filed under: Ecuador, teaching overseas — lstollin @ 10:23 pm

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My regular readers are probably wondering if I am ever going to talk about school and teaching, which is, in fact, my job here. Here’s a morsel to whet your appetite for all things pedagogical: this weekend I ran across a website called ListPhile, which allows you to create your own public, web-based databases. The coolest part is the fact

that the entries can be tied to a map. Since my students are already doing weekly “science issues reports,” and their topics span the globe from earthquakes in Peru to Tsunamis in Indonesia, my brainstorm was to have them put their summaries up on a map-based database. I just created the database tonight, and put up our first two entries, so they can see what I’m talking about. This week’s report will be optional (paper or ListPhile), and then after that they’ll have to put it up here. Check it out, and keep coming back, to “Sixth Grade Science Issues.”

Right: Here’s the front page, on day 1 (each little pushpin represents a database item):

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1 Comment »

  1. you are burning some late nite oil! this site looks interesting – will be looking forward to following.
    bettye

    Comment by Bettye Halperin — September 18, 2007 @ 9:58 am


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