The Sensational SquareTale
In this project the main focus is on personalisation, more specifically customisation, in an authentic situation.
The students are asked to make use of their senses: seeing, hearing, smelling, touching and tasting. They are going to engage their 5 senses in exploring one square meter of the beach.
To aid and support the learning they are going to use their mobile devices to capture impressions in the form of images, audio and videos - capture three of the sense forms - and to record their impressions of smell and touch.
Having gathered this data the students should be inspired to construct their own artefact of learning as a poem, a simulation, a diagram, a video, a presentation or a diorama of the environment [or another form of their own devising].
Objectives of this scenario:
Description of the learning scenario
The students collected data, using their senses, about the organisms they were exploring and the seashore / beach in their chosen "one square meter". As well as using the device to collect, record their data they also used the classification chart to look-up some of the species that inhabited their "one square meter".
Impact of the learning scenario on students
Students get inspired by using all their senses in the environment to connect to nature in this beautiful place. Students are enagaged by this visit, and the collection of data on their devices, to think more deeply about the seashore and the organisms that live there.
Students using their senses to collect data
How could this scenario be extended?
Students involved in this scenario
Anja Mogelvang (Metis High School Bergen, Norway); Ripetta Buter (Reviuslyceum, The Netherlands); Sarah Hem Iverson (Western Norway University, Bergen, Norway) Alice Flores (CalStateteach, USA); Ralph Gerner (Rennbuckel-Realschule Karlsruhe, Germany); Julia Fruehauf, Rennbuckel-Realschule Karlsruhe, Germany