Friday, May 24, 2019

IJWC members design their dream house

IJWC members from Odessa, TX designed their individual dream house after writing a descriptive essay detailing the kind of house they wished to have in the future. During the presentation of their final design, students explained every part of their house and discussed their future career in order to realize their dream house. The activity was the students' final project for their engineering design lesson in Geometry. The students used Planner5d to design their house. Their descriptive essays were sent to their international partners for editing and revising activity.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Spanish, American students complete a fiction story

Students at Instituto de EducaciĆ³n Secundaria IES Prado Mayor in Totana, Spain and students at Alternative Education Center, Odessa, TX, USA completed a fiction story about a secret passage in an Egyptian Pyramid. Spanish students, under the mentorship of Mrs.Trini Serrano Diaz, studied Egyptian Pyramids. Using a scenario where they pretended to have a field trip at the Pyramid of Giza and were curious about a secret passage in the pyramid, Spanish students completed a fiction story, describing what they would see inside the secret passage. On the other hand, as an introductory activity for their research lesson, American students researched Egyptian Pyramids online. Using the same material and scenario that the Spanish students used, American students completed the unfinished fiction story, describing their experiences after they opened the secret passage in the Pyramid of Giza while on a class field trip. After completing their fiction stories, American students compared their stories with the stories of Spanish students using a Venn diagram, analyzing if there were cultural features or elements in their stories.