The final outcome of this project will be a school campaign in which you will promote recycling habits: what you can do in your classroom, at your school and at home. This project will be dealt with in a collaborative way.
This campaign will be divided in these three places, focused on giving as many ideas and options as possible in order to include good recycling habits. To be able to create it, you will surf and overcome different missions that will help you gain knowledge and acquire strategies to prepare and publish your campaign.
Know all the details about this project.
It will be really important for the success of this project to follow all the instructions given in each activity, using the Internet and the links as a source of information.
Before starting with your project, there are some points you must check.
This project will be evaluated following this pattern:
- Your teacher will evaluate the final product (last post in your blog) following the rubric to assess the general product. It will be 40% of the final score.
- Your partners will carry out peer assessment and will grade your collaborative teamwork. It will be 20% of the final score. The students can generate the different levels or items to evaluate.
- Students will self-evaluate the final product using the rubric. It will be 20% of the final score.
- The final score will also include 20% for the teacher to evaluate how the students have involved in the project or tackled the different missions.
The 'Assessment rubric for the project: 3R's campaign' will be your reference for the global project.
At the end the project, if the assessment is positive, your teacher will give you a badge through the website Class Badges.
Try and do it as well as you can!
Every mission will include a final task to consolidate all the learning. Some of these final tasks will be assessed using the following rubrics:
- Breaking the ice: 'Rubric to assess an oral presentation'
- Let's start the campaign: 'Rubric to assess a digital poster'
- Teams and collaborative work
There will be pair work, team work and individual work. This means that the knowledge will be created by the teacher's explanation, as well as self-investigation and interaction among the partners.
You have to work in teams in order to create your campaign. One of the best points in this project will be to raise awareness of the amount of rubbish we produce and the environmental problems this causes.
- Your personal blog
You will also use a blog that will work as your digital portfolio. Each of you must have your own blog. The tutorial 'How to start a blog on blogger' will help you create the blog in a very easy way.
The 'Rubric to assess blog posts' will help you do a great work on your blog.
Along the missions, you'll be asked to make some posts to share and present the project activities. At the end of all of them, you will be asked to design a final post with all the knowledge and products you will have come up with throughout this project.
All your posts in the blog will be identified with the tag "3Rs campaign".
This project is part of a group of projects. If you have learnt through the rest of these projects, use always the same blog. If you work only on this one, you must create one for your work.
It would be a pity if just the teacher, you and some of your partners enjoyed your final work and your blog. Why don't you use other ways to disseminate your recycling campaign?
- Send the blog link to your parents, friends... They will really appreciate what you are doing at school. You will also share your final campaign using QR codes.
- Get a Twitter account for the class that will be run by your teachers. Tweet what you want to publish promoting your final post and some of the works using the #projectrecycling hashtag and you can even create one with the name of your group (e.g. #iescedecgroupthekings). Remember: 140 characters including the link and the official hashtag or the one your class has decided for this project. You can also share your QR codes through Twitter. Because of your age, the Twitter account will be run by your teachers, so you will write the tweet and then your teacher will recap all the class tweets in list.ly.
- The 'Rubric to assess a tweet' will help you create a good tweet.
Is everything clear? If you have any questions, ask your teacher (or your partners). Perhaps they may have suggestions to make your project and work easier and more useful and, at the same time, more complete.