Week Without Walls provides an opportunity for high school students to study, explore and learn outside of the typical classroom. Students are offered travel to diverse international or national destinations, or they may choose to stay in Guadalajara and participate in cutting-edge workshops. Throughout the planning and implementation of WWW, students and teachers use a lot of technology. Although we are only on the second day, students are already sharing and reflecting on their learning. In the Minecraft workshop, students are using a website to record daily reflections. In the online learning and Comida Mexicana workshops, students are using blogs to reflect. Students are engaged in learning in the workshops that they choose to participate in.
used NoodleTools to create an annotated bibliography while researching and synthesizing ideas. They created artwork based on their research and emotional response. They presented their work as a poster with their artwork and artistic response in Spanish or English. Using a tutorial video for assistance, they recorded their written response in the opposite language and created a QR code to place on their poster. Students were engaged throughout this project by investigating across the curriculum.
electricity from renewable sources. These scientific and technological investigations are preparing students for a future in a world impacted by climate change. They were engaged in thinking about ways they can make a difference in the world.
prepared and practiced their presentation. The AP course designates specific time limits for presentations. Exclusive of the oral defense questions, 8 to 10 minutes is specified
for the Team Multimedia Presentation; and 6 to 8 minutes is specified for the Individual Multimedia Presentation. In order to ensure that all team members have acquired a solid understanding of all research performed by the team, the guidelines also state that during the oral defense, “each team member should be prepared to answer questions about any part of the presentation.” This comprehensive course provides many opportunities for students to use technology. See the previous post for more details.