Friday, March 27, 2009

Earth's Waters

Waterfall in the Rainforest by Phillip Roth

Each of you have a movie file to view.

After viewing your movie file, imagine you were visiting this location. What would you see? What are the conditions there? What is the relationship between humans and Earth's waters at your location?

Do some research on this area.

Your next blog post will include an image and a brief description of the area. The image can show any scene from your visit. The description should be thorough, engaging, and answer the following questions:
  1. What is the name and location of your place?
  2. What might your role and the purpose of your visit? (Examples of roles might include engineer, tourist, biologist, scientist, or sailor.)
  3. How would you describe the place? (sights and sounds, plants and animals , and any significant structures)
  4. What does this place reveal about Earth's waters?
  5. What is the relationship between humans and Earth's waters at your location?

If you finish early, feel free to view other movies on the CD provided to you.

You will then need to choose another location. Respond to the blog post. In your response reflect on the significance of each source of Earth's waters. How do they compare to your location? Be ready to explain this location to the class later in the week.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wordling the Visitors

I decided to Wordle this blog's visiting countries and the result was so outstanding I thought I would share it with all of you. Now just imagine if we each took one of these countries and learned a bit more about them. Then, imagine if we each found a school or a student in that country to learn from and exchange stories with. Oh the possibilities.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Thank You

Receiving the 2007-2008 Colorado Teacher of the Year sponsored by Teacher's Insurance was quite an honor and surprise. I owe many thanks to the students at school. Without you, there would not be an award. You are the reason I aspire to great teaching.

And the Winner IS ....

The classroom podcasting challenge winner is XXXX.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Weathering and Erosion Projects

Weathering and Erosion projects completed over testing weeks.

If you don't see your name listed, click on the archive link at the top of the page.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Requim - Kurt Vonnegut

I came across this poem written by Kurt Vonnegut yesterday. Phenomenal and timely considering our new unit approaching after spring break on Earth's Waters.

When the last living thing
has died on account of us,
how poetical it would be
if Earth could say,
in a voice floating up
from the floor
of the Grand Canyon,
It is done.
People did not like it here.

What do you all think of this poem?