Project Management Guide
Classroom Management Plan
|Learning centers can be used as a way to rotate
groups of students through different activities. Like cooperative groups,
this is also a good technique to use when there are a limited number of
computers available. Each group takes a turn working at a different
activity or learning center. Groups can rotate through the centers during
the course of one class or over a period of time.
Students use the Stowaway
Adventure to track the voyage of a ship at sea over a period of two weeks.
The teacher establishes a number of different learning centers for the project
Computer Center: Student
use the computer to find current ship coordinates, heading, speed and
weather conditions. Based on this information they predict the ship's port
of call and the estimated arrival time to this port.
Problem Solving Center:
Students practice rate calculations, converting time from one time zone to
another, and using a protractor/compass.
Geography Center: Large
world map where students update ship's location, identify any nearby areas
of interest, and predict next day's route.
Reading and Writing Center:
Students write their own ship's logs, compose email letters, or read
background information or literature.
Hands-on activity where students construct and test their own box compass.
Can learning centers be used for any parts of the project you have selected? If so, which parts?
What learning centers will be established?
How will the groups be rotated through the centers?
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