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.
Alternative web sites: You can use the following alternative web sites
if the primary ones are not working. Be sure to keep this information written down in a convenient location.
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 recent earthquakes) ahead of time to have on hand.
Watching an educational video on earthquakes. It is
recommended that you have the video before you begin the unit on
earthquakes and plate tectonics 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
experience an earthquake, volcano, etc.