Spaceship Earth

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Spaceship Earth

  1. 1. ! Spaceship Earth ! RUN Maths and Science Digital Classroom Project August, 14-15 - 2014 Southern Cross University Campus Gold Coast Professor Mike Keppell Executive Director Australian Digital Futures Institute Director, Digital Futures - CRN
  2. 2. Adventures with Astronomy… 2
  3. 3. Overview ! n Approach n Modules n Alignment n Structure n Digital classroom n Video n Evaluation 3
  4. 4. Approach nEngagement with schools nBringing students to the Springfield and Toowoomba campuses nCompleting modules 1-3 face-to- face nCompleting 1 module through web- conferencing nFilming astronomers nPlacing resources in the Digital Classroom nCSIRO expert nProviding access to four high schools 4
  5. 5. Modules n A universe of galaxies n The sun and other stars n The solar system planets n The space from earth 5
  6. 6. Alignment with Curriculum 6
  7. 7. Structure of Modules 1, 2, 3 7 nWhy I became an astronomer (Belinda) – 1 min video n Pre-activity n Video 1: 10 – 15 min video n Video 2: 10 – 15 min video n Questions – 5 to 8 questions – video n Post activity n Chat to an astronomer - Chat/Synchronous | Forum/ Asynchronous n Why do you like working with students? (Belinda) – 1 min video n What are the three skills an astronomer needs? (Belinda) – 1 min n Powerpoint slides | Belinda’s website| Belinda’s twitter
  8. 8. Structure of Module 4 8 nHow we observe – Observatories and telescopes n Photos of Mt Kent - local observatory nClose ups of Space nQuestions nAfter completing this lesson, brainstorm and prioritise 3-5 close-ups that your class would like to see. We will photograph and place in the Digital Classroom for access by your class. !
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