Online and Community Based Research on Recycling Practices

Silver level

Published on 6/20/2012

Learning objectives

  • Students will learn how to conduct online and community/school- based research on waste minimization practises and recycling
  • The development of argumentative skills through WebQuests, mind-mapping tools, synchronous and asynchronous forms of communication.
  • The creation and distribution of informative print-outs, the creation of multimedia on recycling and online games/dialogues and even songs.
Created for

Ages 8 - 10

Subject

Citizenship

Digital/Media Literacy

Environment

Language arts and literacy

Mathematics (All)

Social Studies

Technology/ICT

Twenty-first century skills

21st Century Skills

Collaboration

Communication

Knowledge building & critical thinking

Global awareness & civic literacy

ICT for learning

Problem solving & innovation (creativity)

Student self-assessment

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Smart Notebook

Moodle

Hot Potatoes

Scratch

Voki

Youtube

Kidspiration

MsPubisher

Gmail

Poster8

MsPaint

Required hardware

PC

Electronic white board

Instructional approach

Project based learning (PBL)

Personalized learning

Independent study

Learning activity details

The project involved the collaborative online research on waste minimization and community-based research on recycling practices, as the main goal [and outcome] was the introduction of recycling in the Community by the 3rd grade students!!! The project promoted, thus, project-based learning as well as personalized and individual learning via the "One-to-One Kolossi laptop initiative" introduced in my class this year. Parallel goals were the development of (a) critical thinking, (b) argumentative skills, (c) active learning, (d) research skills, (e) communicative skills, (f) creativity and (g) collaboration, through the use and exploitation of multiple ICT tools and applications.

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