POP 3: Kids construct products of petroleum ppt.

January 27, 2011 at 3:57 PM Leave a comment

 Pretty successful in the morning classes. Mostly they did a decent job of getting enough accurate information. They were really engaged, it was really fun.

The afternoon not so much. I’m pretty fried with trying to supplement incredibly incomplete and/or inaccurate slides. I think they didn’t have enough time and I should have let them work on it in class more today.

There were some really good questions from all classes. I think higher level and more engaged than if I’d been just blah, blah-ing at the front.

Would it have been better to have just shown the one I made and have them take notes? Way less trouble. But also less engagement with some classes. Worst of all worlds, having to step on their toes and re-do their slide while they watch. Ouch.

I’ll be showing “The Best of the Best” tomorrow to fill in the gaps, a compilation of their best slides and some of mine.

Lessons for next time – allow them enough time. Don’t get so frustrated that I yell at kids out of proportion for their offense – great way to kill enthusiasm. Sigh.


Entry filed under: Class Management, Inquiry and critical thinking, Technology in class, The Problems with Oil Project. Tags: , , , , , , .

POP 2: How are Petroleum Products Produced? POP 4: Sorting out Problems (with Oil etc.)

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