The American television network NBC has a reporter on board the Jean Charcot, the Expedition’s research ship. Here is Kerry Sanders and his first broadcast from the North Atlantic ocean. There are three separate reports in this video.
For the next 20 days there will be a stream of information available as this exciting expedition takes place. In the classroom there are many ways that students can process this information while being immersed in a rich and authentic learning experience.
If students keep a digital diary on their blog, many skills can be developed such as:
- media literacy
- global awareness
- digital citizenship
Concepts from subjects such as science, maths, history and geography can be integrated into their blogging experience.
Let me know how your class is going…I am interested to find out how virtual excursions, such as this one, are being used in the classroom. Any ideas that can be shared with other teachers are welcome.
Please add to this Titanic Tasks list….see how we go:
- Collect information from the official Expedition Titanic Live Feed and/or Facebook Wall
- Start a class blog and make a daily post
- Collect information from parents and grandparents about their memories of the Titanic
- Visit “Titanic The Artefact Exhibition” at the Melbourne Museum up to 17th October 2010
- Take a look at Encyclopedia Titanica