From: Jan Wee <email@example.com>
Subject: Let's discuss...
Date: Tue, 07 Oct 1997 20:32:05 -0500
Dear discuss-lfm members, Did you know that there are several hundred individuals subscribed to discuss-lfm! Yes, that's right. We have a >>large<<< group monitoring this forum and many participants contribute by posting helpful resources (thanks, Dr. Edgett for your recent URL link to MGS images -- they were out of sight! Well, not out of sight in that respect... we **could see** them... and they were exciting images to see!) It's not just experts like Dr. Edgett who share information willingly, but educators like Ginny Dexter (sharing classroom LFM integration ideas), Bob Albrecht (sharing Mars related activities), Mike Reynolds (sharing his special approach to the Weather Worlds activity), Pierre Kerr (sharing Mars related URL's), and international educators like Syu (Japan) and Gabriel Rshaid (Argentina), and even students like Stephanie Wong, and many others! Just think about the resource this forum can be for all participants! As moderator it would be great to see more contributors! Some possible discussion topics would be.... * How are YOU *introducing* (for new folks) OR *re-introducing* (for continuing participants) LFM and the Mars Missions into your classroom? Which hands-on LFM activities have you completed? How about sharing your experiences online? * Are you integrating this project into other content areas besides science? If so, please share the specifics of what you/your team are doing! * How does the LFM electronic field trip integrate into your curriculum? Do you face special challenges incorporating this resource? How have you overcome or addressed them? * Do your students have direct access to the LFM web site for such resources as the Field Journals or to access the LFM Question and Answer database or the Virtual Tour of Mars? If not, how do you help bring these resources into your classroom? If so, how do you prepare your students to "go online" and use the web site effectively? Well, there are plenty of other topics for discussion like Weather Worlds, how participation in web chats have worked for you/your class, etc. PTK bets YOU have some that you have been just >>>itching<<< to post. Let's get this group doing what online discussion forums do best... DISCUSS... INTERACT...COLLABORATE! PTK is ready to respond to your questions, your concerns, or help facilitate a lively discussion! If any of the above discussion topics "hit a nerve", please share! Or if you have a question/concern relating to integrating LFM into your classroom feel free to post! Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org By the way, the Mars Pathfinder Paper Model plan is available at: http://mars.nlanr.net/mpf/education/cutouts.html Have a good week! Jan Wee, moderator of discuss-lfm