Friday, May 11, 2007

Read Write Web




Notes on Read/Write Web:
Wow, there have been a lot of sites to visit. Today I posted an assignment for my class based upon the Falcon Cam in San Jose.

I would like to make this assignment available to my students and allow them to collaborate so that they would share information and formulate action plans.




A peregrine falcon
Photograph by Michael Melford
Courtesy of National Geographic

Assignment:

Create a Scientific Journal on the observations of the Peregrine falcons in San Jose, California

Link to Web Cam

http://sanjose.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?publish_id=91/nest

Link to National Geographic

http://www3.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/peregrine-falcon.html

Link to Cornell Lab of Ornithology

http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Peregrine_Falcon.html

Learn about the habitat, ecosystem, niche, food web and other important information about falcons.

Determine why they are considered endangered.

What environmental factors are they facing?

Come up with ways that our class or individuals can help the falcons.




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