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January 18

posted Jan 18, 2013, 5:49 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Jan 18, 2013, 5:59 AM ]
Yesterday you had a chance to create a presentation about an explorer. 

Today we'll take a few minutes to review the assignment, make improvements, and finish the work so we can use it as we move forward. 

We'll review a few of the presentations together. As you view the presentations, critique how well the student who created it met the requirements of the assignment, as well as how they added more pieces that make their presentation better. Each presentation should have most of these items
    a) Basic biographical information (Name, life-dates, home country)
    b) Primary goal(s)
    c) Achievement(s)
    d) Routes (consider linking to the "Voyage routes" page, as well as describing them)
    e) Image of the person 
    f)  Tools and/or ships used by your explorer
    g) A summary of his greatest voyage, or a representative voyage
    h) Links to more information from other sources about your person 

After we've reviewed a few together, you'll have a chance to dig in a little deeper with another student. 

Get together with your partner, share your presentations with each other so you can edit and work together on them. 
Take a few minutes to independently look through your partner's work, getting an idea of what's there. 
Then, together, work your way through one of them, looking for ways to improve the slideshow. Make changes as you go if they don't take too long to do. If they'll require more time, make notes below the main screen to address later.
Once you've finished one person's slideshow, move on to the other's and repeat the process. 

After you've had a chance to work together on each other's presentations, be sure to end the sharing session so your partner no longer has the ability to make changes.