Technology Integration Rationale Rationale: Thankfully, many people will never have to experience an encounter with a shark in their lifetime but we should take some time to investigate these amazing sea creatures. How might technology help us learn more about sharks- where they are most prominent, a shark’s natural habitat, and how they can impact people and our environment.
Internet Content The internet is a vital source that allows us to view an endless number of images and videos relating to sharks. It provides useful information on everything from where sharks can be found to how to survive a shark encounter. You can read all about the history of sharks dating back to the dinosaurs ages. The next several slides will give you examples of the content that is available for your use.
Content from You Tube Left: A close-up of a Great White Shark. http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/ani mals/photos/great-white-sharks Below is a video investigating the Great White Shark. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRaJ9p4 CWwU
Internet Blog http://ocearch.org/expeditionblog/category/sharks/pa ge/2/ Ocearch discusses different shark expeditions based out of Jacksonville, Florida. Click on the link to read blog information on great white sharks, sharks captured in Cape Cod, and see a Global Shark Tracker.
Podcast http://dsc.discovery.com /convergence/sharkweek /podcasts/podcasts.html Discovery Channel Podcast With the times changing so rapidly, we can use other sources of technology such as podcasts because many people now have iPods.
Internet Resources The internet provides with access to government agencies and/or organizations that have to deal with sharks and shark encounters. Over the course of the next few slides, you will see examples of certain agencies, as well as a brief description of what this particular agency entails and how you could incorporate this resource into your teaching of sharks.
Internet Resources 1 http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/sharks.htmlThe NOAA Fisheries Office of Sustainable Fisheries is an organization that is committed to conserving and protecting shark populations. The NOAA Fisheries conducts research, implements restrictions, and works with fisherman.http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/sharks/fpsr/fpsr.htmThe Florida Program for Shark Research is an organization of researchers studying sharks and their relatives. The FPSR conducts studies, collect and produces information, and investigates certain shark encounters.
Internet Resources 2 http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/sharks/s pecies/Greatwhite.shtmlAt Enchanted Learning, students can learn all they want to know about sharks, specifically the Great White Shark. This website provides diagrams, general information and shark information sheets.
KidspirationThis is a web diagram of whata great white shark eats. Theseare just a few of the things thatsharks look for when they arehungry. This diagram wasmade using Kidspiration.
Teaching Materials 1 There are many sites available to our students to complete activities related to their topic and/or create their own activities such as word searches. Useful teaching material can be located at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/education/activities/2 316_sharkatt.html PBS provides student handouts and different classroom activities relating to sharks that are not only educational but fun for the children as well.
Teaching Materials 2 The following activities and articles were found at http://www.teachervision.fen.com/Name That Shark- Students identify 8 types of sharks http://www.teachervision.fen.com/aquatic- animals/printable/42981.html?detoured=1White Shark 2- Photo of Great White Shark http://www.teachervision.fen.com/aquatic- animals/clip_art_image/61214.html?detoured=1Popular Aquatic Animal Resources- Print outs and Lessons http://www.teachervision.fen.com/aquatic- animals/resource/56081.html?detoured=1
Subject-Specific Resource Reef News (http://www.reefnews.com/) Reef news is not the most popular website for sharks but it does provide useful information on certain sharks and their habitats. It also provides information on other sea creatures and reefs, as well. This website works nicely because it allows students to hone in on a certain topic and makes it easier for them to receive the information they are looking for.
Uses of the Internet http://www.whalesharkproject.org/v.asp?level2=6385& depth=2&level3=6385&level2id=6385&rootid=6336&ne xtlevel=6385The Whale Shark Project provides maps that can give you insight to the 14 places you are most likely to see a Great White Shark while diving. These spots are called “hotspots.”http://marinebio.org/species.asp?id=38At MarineBio, you are able to invetsigate basic facts and history of the Great White, as well as World Range and Habitat.
Web 2.0 In our fast growing world of technology, social media networks are becoming a very useful took for teachers and students to be able to read and learn about certain topics. Divers for Sharks intends to mobilize the diving community and hopefully decrease the global threat to sharks by human actions. They have a following on the social media website Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/#!/diversforsharks