Have you had the opportunity to discuss environment issues with your students?
Since the global conference on environment Rio +20 is fast approaching, we have created this activity.
Material needed: Mobile phones
a) Students are going on a walk around the branch and they have to capture still photographic images of behaviors that are not environmentally friendly.
Tell them to have sharp eyes to spot problems. Their images should be focused and reflect behaviors that have a negative impact on the environment. Besides taking photos, students can capture their observations orally or textually on their mobile devices, making use of their mobile audio recorders or note apps.
b) Have students upload their photos onto Linoit (www.linoit.com) - (They can do that at home and teachers continue the activity next time they meet.)
c) Invite students to show their pictures and describe them. In pairs, have them discuss about possible solutions and bits of advice to revert those problems.
For advanced students teachers can take this activity further:
Ask students to write newspaper articles in which they address the importance of having a positive attitude towards the environment. These can be transformed into newspaper-like texts on Fodey (www.fodey.com) you can print them out and have them posted on your classroom noticeboard.
Via Digital Integration CI