Special Instructions & Links

for "Water" students

Naming files -- Choose a your group name.
  • When you're using a classroom account (bubbl.us, easybib), save your work under this heading: groupwater.
  • If you are doing individual work, make up a user name with your firstname & last intial. Eg: I would be sueh.

For your web -- Bubbl.us
  • Use the class account.
  • Create a planning web. Make sure it's shared to everyone in your group. As you make changes, save as a new draft (eg: groupwater1, groupwater2 . . .) so that old ideas are not lost and so that I can see the evolution of your ideas.

For individual research -- Diigo
  • We would have an empty list for students bookmarks in a Diigo file called 'Water#'. The instructions would be as follows: Open the Water# list and bookmark it on your desktop. Find 5 sources in the master list that you like and copy them into your personal list. Tag them with your personal user name and your groupwater name so can who did what. Your will then need to add at least 3 new personal sources to the list. Annotate every entry in your personal list so that you will be able to recall what you liked and what information it provided. Tag them correclty so that I can find them easily.
  • Once you have your personal sources, you can compare them with your teammates' lists to see what themes are emerging, what questions you can answer, and what additional research must be done.

For your presentation -- Google Earth
  • If you can't recall some of the steps and you're working at home, Thomas Cooper has given us permission to use his GE tutorials in The Networked Learner and the HTML Crib Sheet he uses with his classes.

For your bibliography -- Easybib
  • Use the class account.
  • The default style is fine.
  • This is only for the sources that you actually did use in the project. You must annotate: who initially found the source, in what way/section/task is was used, summary (what did this contribute to the final project?).