Visiting the Redwood forest in Northern California
Reflection of the Project
I have been to Northern California quite I bit. Main reason in the past to go there was for water ski tournaments in college. I never really took the time to really see how beautiful it is. To see how different the climates of Northern and Southern California really are. So during my spring break, I went up to Northern California with my fiance to visit her family. While we were there, we drove the avenue of the giants in Humboldt California. We got out and took a hike through the forest and took pictures. I idea behind the pictures and sharing them on Instagram and later to Storify them, was to document how I would show my students how I learn while visiting a new area, or revisiting an area I have already been and discovery new facts and concepts while I was out there. I began to think, how could I incorporate this into my classroom. To get my students to go out to areas around San Diego, take a few pictures, share them with the world, then create a Storify which would explain, or teach the rest of the class about that area. I think it would be a fun experience for my students to do. I would use my experience in the redwoods to model my expectations for the students.
Overall, it was a good experience. I was able to incorporate something I like to do, hiking, with something educational, ecology of the California coastal environments. I was able to play my way through my education. I think this would be something that my students will readily do in the classroom if they have the access to the technology, which most already do with their smart phones. The students will be able to use technology as way to show their understanding of the content, and share their information with the rest of the world.