International High School Biology Project (Danish and Polish school) using Facebook with Reporting
Here I share an assignment given to two high school classes (third year) in Poland and Denmark respectively. The polish class where to report on bird counts and diversity along a coast line of the city of Gdansk and the Danish students were to work on an introductory and discussion chapter for the report - in the subject of migration routes of the birds and the birds use of energy. Students in the two countries are to deliver a report which is made together on-line. My students find it interesting to make publications with students from other countries and they learn a lot about working together. The fact that knowledge is the same on either border of two countries is very eye opening to them - and to us actually! Furthermore, there are several possibilities for being creative together in the report phase - that´s just a matter of how much time you can use for this. Our students assembled their reports in word with pictures and text and published them as PDFs but the reporting could be varied to include all sorts of graphics, webpages, animations and so forth.
It is my hope that the templates can be used for international collaborations and if you have ideas for collaboration with my classes over facebook then please contact me and we can see whether we can fit something like this into our curricula. Danes are generally ok speaking English I am told :)