||Upper Gullies Elementary
P.O. Box 70
Upper Gullies, NF
Tel: (709) 744-3141
Fax: (709) 744-2283
|Number of Students:
|Project Start and
The project will start soon after installation, and will then be on-going.
The Internet offers an exciting avenue for linking primary students with people who actively
LIVE in the places which most of our children know only through their textbook. This project
gradually introduces the students to the Internet and e-mail as they search for information
from pre-determined, appropriate sites. Once students become familiar with using the Internet,
they will be required to save appropriate information about communities, and compile it on charts
or checklists. The next aspect of the project involves the students in preparing an interview and
e-mailing it to someone from another community. The following sources may be used to arrange
e- mail participants:
- Grade three students from other STELLAR schools
- Friends and/or relatives of students who have an e-mail address
- Personnel employed at Town offices around the province
- Contacts made through TIC (Teachers in Cyberspace) at the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association
As they explore the Internet, prepare, send, receive and share their communications, the students
will be enriched as they make many interesting discoveries about communities and people in our province.
- Social Studies
- Language Arts
|Department of Education Learning Outcomes
|1. Students will know that communities in Newfoundland and Labrador use the natural
environment to supply their needs.
||1. Through accessing sites with aerial photographs of communities, students will
see the natural environments and can read about the land use or request information via e-mail.
|2. Students will locate and gather information, wherever possible, outlining,
appraising, summarizing and recording.
||2. Students use classification charts to record specific information they find when
they do an Internet search on a community. To complete this activity, it is necessary to
appraise the appropriateness of the material they find and then do an oral or written
presentation of their overall findings for the class.
|3. Students will know the important needs of a community (food, clothing, shelter, etc.).
||3. Students will conduct an e-mail interview with someone from another community in
Newfoundland and Labrador regarding how people meet their basic needs.
|Technology Education Learning Outcomes
|1. Use a variety of communications and tools.
||1. Use of the Internet and e-mail, requiring communication through reading and writing, and use of research skills.
|2. Use communication tools to access, evaluate and select appropriate information,
and to create, modify and disseminate information.
||2. Internet sites will be accessed with teacher guidance. Students will evaluate
whether the information at the web site is appropriate for their assignment. Suitable
material will be saved for use in their presentations.
The connection will allow all of the students to view one Internet site simultaneously
as they are taught how to do an Internet search. They can collaborate with a partner, or
work independently to access one of the pre-selected sites. Once e-mail correspondence is
initiated, there will be great demand for a computer; the high-speed connection is vital.
Other resources required for the success of this project include:
- Student-prepared questionnaires
- Student-prepared interviews for use with e-mail
- Teacher-prepared charts and checklists for use by students as they classify information from
Internet searches about various communities.
||Outcome or Milestone
||See #1 Dept. of Education Outcome
||See #2 Dept. of Education Outcome
||See #3 Dept. of Education Outcome
As indicated, students will e-mail people around the province. They may also
choose to publish their project on our "School-wide Web" (IntraNet). Students will
record the e-mail or Internet address they use on the interview sheet, chart or checklist
they use whenever they access the Internet.