You are cordially invited to explore the July-December issue of MidLink Magazine http://www.ncsu.edu/midlink the award-winning magazine for students ages 8 - 18. If you're lookingfor ideas for your upcoming year, you’ve come to the right place! Please email the teacher/editors of the projects below you would like to participate in with your students! Youand your students are sure to get inspired by the projects created byMidLink Magazine's teacher-editors:
1. Periodic Table of Podcasts: Have your students add their own scientific podcast to the growing body of information found in thisexciting project!
2. Find a Story… Map a Story… Tell a Story: Use emerging digital mapping tools to explore the connection between story, place andcommunity.
3. Science Through the Camera Lens: Study the science found in pictures and then create a multimedia project
4. Tell Me a Story: Learn how to encourage children to accept and celebrate their differences, using digital storytelling
See detailed descriptions below or visit MidLink Magazine at: http://www.ncsu.edu/midlink/
1. Periodic Table of Podcasts
We invite students from any school to participate in the development of the "Periodic Table of Podcasts". To participate, instructions areprovided within this website. There are very easy ways to create audiofiles in the classroom even if you have only a few computers by usingInternet resources such as Podomatic or Odeo. Audio files could behosted on your school's server, various Internet resources, or othermeans. Don't let the technology get in the way- for help and advisecontact the webmaster of this site. All we need is the URL (link) toyour students' audio files, and we can add them to the Periodic Tableof Podcasts! If you wish to collaborate regarding your podcast project,e-mail Joselyn Todd, Ph. D.
Project URL: http://tinyurl.com/2ornnn
Contact Teacher Editor, Dr. Joselyn J. Todd, Cary Academy, Cary, NC
2. Find a Story… Map a Story… Tell a Story
This Place-based Stortelling Project invites students to choose a story that matters to them and using an online mapping tool likeCommunity Walk, Wayfaring or Google Maps, create a StoryMap that willplace their stories within a geographical context. Using one of thesedigital mapping tools, students will locate a geographical map fromtheir story location, and add images, audio and text memories to theplace markers found on the mapping tool. This project will helpstudents recover lost stories and save and share them so other canenjoy and learn from them. You are invited to browse through theproject resources and projects example on this web site and plan tohave your classroom participate:
Project URL: http://www.rebooting.ca/place/
Project Coordinator: Brenda Dyck, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Red Deer College (Middle Years’ Program), Red Deer,Alberta
3. Science Through the Camera Lens
Have you ever seen a view of nature or engineering and wondered about the "awesomeness" of it? Did you take a picture of it so youcould capture it forever? Florida State University School Sciencestudents did just that. They took pictures with a digital camera or acamera phone. Students delivered them to their science teacher viaemail or on a flash drive. Students studied the science in the picturesthen created their multimedia project. Here are their stories.....
Project URL: http://www.fsus.fsu.edu/mcquone/scicam/scicam.html
Teacher Editor, Cathy McQuone, Earth/Space Science Instructor, Florida State University Schools, Tallahassee, Florida
4. Tell Me a Story
Tell Me a Story is a project in which students were asked to contemplate the following essential questions:
How does culture shape the way we see ourselves, others, and the world? How does my culture shape me? Why is it important to understandculture? The purpose of this project is to encourage children to acceptand celebrate their differences. We want to help all children develop apositive self-concept and feel proud of whom they are. If this positivesense of self and others is allowed to flourish, today's children willbecome adults who accept and affirm differences, identify unfairsituations, and strive to eliminate racism of any sort.
Grade levels: K-8
Project URL: http://tinyurl.com/2qnzgr
Teacher Editor: Karen Kliegman, Library Media/Educational Technology Specialist, Searingtown School, Albertson, Adjunct Professor, Long Island University, New York firstname.lastname@example.org
Brenda Dyck, BEd, MET
Senior Editor: MidLink Magazine: http://www.ncsu.edu/midlink/
Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Red Deer College MiddleYears’ Program, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada