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Student - It is important for these kids to cross this bridge and the trees around it, so that they may be able to inherit the education that separates our country from theirs and can make them knowledgeable to the point that someday they may be able to live in a country as great as ours and that they may establish their own understanding of life. To me, this bridge symbolizes life. Life is full of risks and chances that you must take in order to be successful. Me - With your permission, I would love to share this with the Springs Alive Community School. The sincerity of your words moved me and I know it would mean the word to them. Student - Thank you Mrs. Shields! I really appreciate your kind words. In many ways, this kind of lesson is an assessment. It reveals unique perspectives and allows students to see other points of view. As a teacher, I was moved by many of the responses. Posting images and asking for thoughtful reflections teaches students to ask questions about what they see, pay attention to details and connect prior knowledge in drawing conclusions. A third activity centered on the way the use of multimedia and simulations helps engage students and foster higher order thinking skills. This year I used an interactive simulation (Discovery’s Virtual Volcano) for a geography unit. Students were asked to create an eruption. Check the resources at the end of the chapter for this link. Below you can view this assignment as I posted it in Edmodo for my students. Become a volcano designer! How are volcanoes alike and different? Use your graphic organizer to complete this task: 1. Design 4 different volcanoes by adjusting the levers on Viscosity and Gas. 2. Create different combinations and then START the ERUPTION! 3. Mark your settings and note the type of volcano and a brief description. 4. Illustrate what you see. Answer the following question in the TURN IN section: What is your favorite type of volcano? Explain why you chose it. 50

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