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This week I would like you to use your imagination. You have just won the lottery and will leave your teaching post immediately to travel around the world. As you leave your keys you meet your replacement. You are asked to give this new teacher just ONE piece of advice. What would that be, and why? Enjoy your world expedition!

Blog Post - Week 7
This past week in my own teaching I felt a little disconnected which prompts my question to you, "What was the moment (or moments) when I felt most disconnected or disengaged as a teacher - the moment(s) I said to myself, I'm just going through the motions here?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 6
For the past couple of weeks you have experienced asynchronous online learning (doing modules by yourself). Previously this semester you have experienced synchronous online learning (all together in the Collaborate room). Which do you think is more effective and why do you think that? Which do you like better, and why?

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 5
This week we have what we call "open mic." You can write a post about anything related to your teaching that you would like responses from your classmates.

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 4
Here is this week's question: "What was the event that most took me surprise this week - and event that shook me up, caught me off guard, gave me a jolt, or made me unexpectedly happy?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 3
Please write a post about the following question, "In thinking about my past week teaching what is one thing I would do differently, and why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 2
Please write a post about the following question, " In thinking about my teaching activities this past week, of what do I feel most proud? Why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 1
Describe something you used in your program in the first weeks of school that you learned in the summer NTI program. How did it work? Did it get you off to a stronger start than last year?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Class Activity

How to Search a Crime Scene –Using the Grid Search Pattern

During my fourth period, I went over the five different search patterns with my students. First, I showed the class a power point on the five different search patterns. Then, I divided and set up the class into four precincts. I gave each precinct a tape measure, crime scene tape, and a clip board to be used in conducting a grid search of four different areas. The areas were located outside on school grounds. I gave each of the four precincts a different area to cover. The class’s object was to conduct a search of a 12x10 foot area. Each precinct was to locate any evidence they could find. The students would then indicate the location of the evidence found on a grid drawing of the scene. This activity was working great the first day because the weather was perfect for this type of activity outside. On the second day, the weather did not cooperate with the activity since it was cold and windy. The wind made it difficult to tie the evidence tape to the stakes needed to make the 12x10 foot area for the search grids. The students did a great job and suffered through the weather to complete their assignment. This activity is not recommended in the classroom due to the area needed to setup the grid search.

1 comment:

Dr. M said...

Mark - I really like this activity as it organized, focused, and outdoors! I can imagine your students enjoying it on the warm day and I'm sure you were proud of them for staying with it on the cool, windy day. This is a great way to mix up your instructional methods, and I'll bet they had fun as well.