Reaching out globally and using Skype as a way to connect with these organizations across the world, engages students. The video shows a student concerned about shark fishing and the endangerment and mistreatment of sharks. During this call with AWI, she was able to converse with experts, ask good questions, and learn more so she can start creating her action plan for her project.
Students are taking the initiative on their service learning projects. One student created a blog and another created a website to reach out and collaborate with others. Realizing that with new literacy practices, we can co-construct, publish and collaborate, this project reinforces core curriculum learning. Soon the group will be opening a SL twitter account to do some research and connect cross culturally with other people micro blogging about animal rights.