Project 2 - Marine Communications-Related Technologies and Their Specific Roles

  General Information

Lead Teacher(s): Mr. Boyd Winsor

School: St. Michael's RHS
Box 400
Bell Island, NF
A0A 4H0
Tel: (709) 488-2828
Fax: (709) 488-3800
Grade Level: Communications Technology 2104 (Level 3)
Number of Students: 11
Project Start and Finish Dates: March 16 – April 30, 1998
  Project Overview

This project is designed to have students explore in an indepth manner the nature of a specific communications technology and its role in a range of activities related to that specific technology. Students may choose one of the following technologies:

  1. fish finding
  2. species tracking (life cycle, biomass)
  3. mineral exploration
  4. oil & gas exploration
  5. fleet management
  6. transportation co-ordination
  7. harbor management
  8. search and rescue
  9. ice tracking (e.g. remote sensing)
  10. weather tracking and forecasting

Students will be expected to prepare a written report on one of the above and also to make a formal presentation of approximately 30 minutes to the Communications Technology 2104 class. Students will be expected to utilize e-mail communication to keep the instructor apprised of their progress and the instructor will reciprocate via e-mail with various suggestions for improving the final product.

  Curriculum Connections

Learning Outcomes:

  • The use of recording devices;
  • The development of problem solving skills;
  • Developing a better understanding of marine-related communication technologies;
  • The efficient use of the internet as a valuable research tool;
  • The use of peer evaluation and self-evaluation techniques via appropriate checklists.

Technology Education Learning Outcomes:

This project should result in the following Technology Education outcomes:

  • ability to use the Internet for research purposes;
  • becoming familiar with the use of various search engines such as Netscape and MS Internet Explorer;
  • use of bookmarks for future reference;
  • downloading to a disk or printing a paper copy;
  • accessing various sources via traditional means and e-mail such as the Memorial University’s Queen Elizabeth Library and the Marine Institute for purposes of mentoring, and field trips.
  • utilization of appropriate software (e.g. Corel draw & Presentations) to assist with the formal presentation of the project.
  • development of a web site for the purpose of providing this information to other schools.


60% for the written report and 40% for the formal class presentation.
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