Wednesday, June 17, 2020

IJWC members discuss about COVID-19

As their last collaborative activity before school closure, members of the International Junior Writers Club discussed COVID-19, addressing the UN-identified global sustainable goal of good health and well-being. Alternative students from Odessa, TX, researched online about COVID-19 and described the global data mathematically. They were unanimous, presenting that the COVID-19 growth was best described by an exponential function. The students with their international learning partners read the online article Coronavirus Maps and Charts and other online news articles about the global pandemic and did some deep reflection. They then wrote an essay explaining the facts and myths about COVID-19 and ways to prevent and prepare for it. Through Flipgrid, students discussed their essays with the group. Their discussion made them more aware and proactive in dealing with the disease.