We welcome you to the workshop. Thanks for coming.
Educator, Lisa Schwartz, ToL Learning Materials Editor;
Entomologist Carl Olson, Associate Curator for the University of Arizona Department of Entomology and Entomologist Kim Franklin, PhD student in the Interdisciplinary Program in Insect Science.
9:30-9:45 Part 1 To get started please:
- Register as a treehouse builder
- Peruse the links below. Please give us feedback by filling out this survey: Click here to take survey
Part 2 9:45 - 10am
We want you to experience some activities that you can do with your class that combine hands-on science learning, outdoor learning, inquiry learning, and problem based learning with exciting technology tools that assist creative exploration of natural and virtual worlds.
Part 3 10-10:15
As a group we will review some of the links on this page and watch some of the video (to build interest and context). There are other pre-activities that we discuss in the mockup and will continue to add details about (e.g. group and class webs, science journal entries, predications, prior knowledge activities)
Part 4 10:15 -11:15
As a group we will head outside for arthropod observation walk and pit trap construction. At some point we will break into smaller groups for observation and construction and documentation.
We will document our progress with digital cameras and digital audio recorders. We learn how to add these media files to the ToL when we return to the computer lab.
Part 5 11:20 -11:30
Demo how to add an image / audio to the ToL
Part 6 11:30 - 11:45
Complete survey, and discuss feedback. Click here to take survey THANKS!
Links to Peruse
- Learning with the Sonoran Desert mockup (initial design)
- Common Backyard Insects of Tucson, Arizona (for basic identification to assist data entry of abundance and diversity)
- The new Tree of Life blogging and forums environment
- Podcasting Biodiversity with the Tree of Life Web Project
- Arthropod image gallery - go into the right side bar of this page and click on collections, then clikc arhtropod images.
- CATPLER Ecology Explorers - a site at ASU that has many elements we would like to incorporate.