When using any form of technology, especially the Internet, it is essential to have a back-up plan in case your technology fails on the day you plan to use it in class. Below are ways to insure that students continue to work on this project in the event of an Internet connection problem.
Save the files: You can save the web pages to a disk / hard drive or cache of your computer beforehand.
Hard copies: Print and make copies of specific images or data (e.g. the list of participating schools, selected Letters of Introduction, etc.) ahead of time to have on hand.
- Non-technological options:
- Watching an educational video on the seasons, the sun, the earth, etc. It is recommended that you have the video before you begin this project if you intend to use this Implementation Assistance Strategy.
- Journal writing: Students can write what it might be like to live in a different place such as the location of one of the participating schools, what it might me like and what they would do if they had more or less sunlight each day, or how life would be different if their outside temperature was significantly different, etc.