Categories: Bill Babbitt
Tags: Bill Babbitt, Community Site, CSDTs, ghana, Hackett, science club, Social Science
Science club is very exciting this year. I couldn’t believe that our 8 to 10 students last year has turned into 20 this year. That’s also a challenge. The good part about Science club is that all of the students have self selected to be there – which almost guarantees better behavior and greater attention span from the students. Science club meets during the lunch period which only lasts about 30 minutes. In that amount time food needs to be eaten and an activity needs to start and finish. Given the amount of time, good behavior is absolutely crucial to accomplishing anything meaningful.
Mrs. Carey and I have been working on the Ghana connection. The CSDT community site is almost ready, and that would be an exciting means for the Hackett students and Ayeduase students to interact, with the focus being on the pCSDTs. My Kente cloth simulation is deployed and really needs students to play with it for further development ideas to be generated. The Community site will provide some much needed ‘social presence’ which so far has been missing from the CSDT and pCSDT programs.