Friday, February 22, 2013

New Assignment. A Quest!

I've created a variety of PDF essays that are intended to help people learn ways to support the growth of volunteer-based tutoring, mentoring and learning programs in high poverty neighborhoods. While these can be read on line, I've also presented them to students and volunteers. Going through this information using the PDF can be quite boring. So I've been looking for new ways to introduce these concepts. This is an animation I made to introduce this concept. View on YouTube

Here are a couple of other animations introducing students to a web quest.

Making a map, class assignment, animation.

Doing a web quest.

Look at work interns have done in the past to guide people through this information. As new projects are created we will add them to our web sites, and they become tools students can use to bring more people together in their own neighborhoods to do the work of building and sustaining mentor-rich non-school programs. Try it!


Al Smith said...

Just because an intro is a movie/animation does not ensure student interest. I belief engagement for for students starts with your genuine interest in a topic. This is the beauty of the 'lecture'. We are mistaken to always think an animated cute prezi will be any more effective than a talk. Why should we(the kids) care? Present that any way you like nd kids will engage, that's my sincere conclusion.

Al Smith said...

introduce this wuest as an adult critical thinking activity. kids have no context for 911(many are born after) i would just tell a story of 911 and show a video first. conspiracy theories are good topics of inquiry but they need reference point. what did you feel 911 morning? describe it. if you were a dad what would you think if this topic came home? how could help parents with the task?

Tutor Mentor Connections said...

Thanks for taking time to offer your thoughts and suggestions.