The modules listed here have a broad focus. In general, these modules are intended to use outside a formal classroom setting. In addition, some of these models are sufficiently general that they span all of the other modules categories.
Gail Wagner (University of South Carolina) and Karen Hall (Clemson University) have organized a workshop on "Making Classroom Movies." This workshop is part of the 2011 OSN Annual Meeting. The link above provides information and resource materials for this session.
The techniques discussed in this module apply to activities in all educational levels.
Wikis in the Classroom
Free online tools allow anyone to easily make and post a web page. In this teaching module Gail Wagner illustrate how she has incorporated a student-made wiki (web page) assignment into one undergraduate college class. Although the example provided is for an introductory archaeology course, this assignment can be modified to suit other topics or learning objectives.
Recording Geese Stories
Students are encouraged to collect elements that concern the geese of their area. In particular, the area concerns cities (mainly Serres and Alexandroupolis) and villages around Lake Kerkini and Evros Delta as well, in North Greece. Data will focus on the wild geese that local people may have seen or heard about in the past or even in the present, but will refer to domestic geese as well.
Almost everyone uses some spices. Sometimes these are used as food flavorings, other times they are used as medicines, and sometimes they are a little of each. Spices are important markers of personal culture and also tell about some of the history of foods/cuisine and opportunities people have had in the past. The module will help Learners be able to: a) Describe examples of relationships between particular spices and socio-historical events, b) Associate specific spices with their geographic place of origin, plant family, and part used, c) Contrast the history of two assigned spices based on their origins, plant family, and part used, and d) Discuss one or more spices that have had an impact in their own lives.
Fascination of Plants Day
Fascination of Plants Day was launched by the European Plant Science Organisation to raise interest in plants and awareness of the importance of plant science for agriculture, horticulture, forestry and environmental conservation. Issues addressed by plant science include food and nutrition, plant breeding, climate change mitigation, renewable resources and sustainable production. Plant science is not restricted to laboratories; plant science is all around us and forms a critical part of social and environmental landscapes.