||In their study of disasters, students used a web
to begin formulating questions.
||Students send follow-up letters
to a guest speaker to help them process information, generate new
questions, and thank the speaker.
||Students go on various field trips.
||View a teacher talking about the value of
field trips. (2.6 MB)
||Computer Simulation Activity from the
Teacher's Guide to Developing an I-Search Unit, a component
of the Make It Happen! manual
Computer simulation activities allow students to participate in a life-like
situation, make decisions, and see the impact of their decisions. Simulations
present abstract concepts in concrete terms. Through participating in
simulations, students enhance their understanding of concepts, begin
to pose more meaningful questions, and express their ideas to classmates.
The focused and spontaneous conversation that occurs during a simulation
can support students who are highly verbal but who might have difficulties
in other areas, such as writing.