Project 2: Poverty/Cost of Living
Students will be able to:
Newtown Elementary is expecting to be networked by the end of January 1996 and have these 16 computers hooked up to a modem. In the event that this does not happen as soon as expected we could use a stand alone computer with its own line to access the Internet. Heidi Gatherall, the learning resource teacher, will be able to work with the students on the computer(s) and library research components of the project while enrichment teacher, Wendy Batten, will lead in the research plan, research visits, phone calls, guest speakers, along with organization and presentation of findings.
We would like to further plan this project over the holidays and fine tune it in January. This project would begin in late January and run until Easter break. Enrichment students meet one day a week but for the whole day. The LRT may be able to take students out to use the computer on non-enrichment days. We would expect this project would run a total of 100 hours using Susie including teacher preparation time.