This learning scenario was chosen because of its links to industrial heritage, technology and maths. We used this scenario for the subject “Rate and Proportion”. We implemented this scenario for the 9th-grade students of the Meram Anatolion High School. Students were previously introduced to the Europeana platform so they could easily navigate on the website.
The brand new collection of Europeana seemed very interesting my students. First of all, we talked about industrial heritage and examined the Europeana collection. Then they explored the investigators; the Jacquard Loom, Charles Babbage, Hollerith, Blaise Pascal and Lee De Fores from the collection because they are the key persons in developing computers. Students learnt about the expansion of computers, moreover, they examined not only the computers but other technologies as well.
Let’s form the groups
After the examination of the links in the scenario, they made 5 groups and each group chose a technology:
- Alfas: computers
- Techno Experts: automobiles
- Walking Plane: planes
- Fast and Furious: automobiles
- Phone Collectors: communication.
Each group made an investigation about their subjects and tried to find out the direct proportions of their development. They gathered and organized all the information. Then they prepared presentations with Web 2.0 tools.
After all the work was finished, the groups presented their findings to the classroom. You can see the final products here: Group: Fast and Furious, Group: Phone Collectors, Group: Techno Experts Group: Walking Plane and Group: Alfas.
Students learnt a lot about industrial heritage and the different development processes in technologies. They also enjoyed making presentations and assessed each other with rubrics. So the whole process was very educational for them and they had fun during the implementation.
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