Tell Me About The Game… Lets Race Around the World (RATW)• self-directed research project• uses reading, writing and math authentically• a geographic/cultural understanding• curricular content can be teacher or student driven It’s a competitive game!
Academic Areas• Writing• Research• Math• World geography• Cultural understanding• Writing focus can be ANY content (science, culture, math, literature, etc.)
What it looks likeUpper Elementary/Middle School High School (open ppt)
TEACHER INFO• Make decisions and don’t change them• Make sure YOU understand the math• Ensure the students understand the math and strategies (or provide learning aids)• Raise the quality of writing expectation EVERY time• Ensure that students work is available to you electronically (for monitoring)
What does this look like in a G/T environment? Upper Elementary/ High School Middle School• global awareness • The world and her inhabitants are an amazing thing—and not to be• extract specifically missed! needed information • The harder they worked, the more they learned• connection to their • the less teacher control, the more reality empowering the learning• fosters deep • students will achieve to the expectations set—no more and discussion no less • Yearly technology teacher goals far exceeded expectations