One Day in the Life

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Documenting one day in the lives of students around the world...

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Guidelines and Tips

In the One Day in the Life project we ask students to describe, discuss, and compare activities in their daily lives through writing as well as other media, such as photographs, video recordings, and drawings, and then post them in iEARN 's One Day in the Life forum.

Your students may join the OneDay event by documenting their day on Tuesday November 10th, 2009, but they also may join ongoing discussions in the One Day in the Life iEARN project before this date. We hope you can participate in both!


OneDay Event Guidelines:
  • You must be a member of iEARN to post on the iEARN forums or galleries, and to participate in this project. Membership is free in most countries (other than the USA and several others.) Join today!
  • To participate in the OneDay event, we ask that all photographs, videos, and other media be captured between midnight, Monday November 9th, and midnight, Tuesday November 10th, in your local time zone.
  • All writing and media must be made by students. (Please don't post photographs found on the internet, for example.)

Getting Started:

1) Make iEARN accounts for your interested students.

2) (Optional) Prepare your students before 10 November by encouraging your students to post in one of the One Day in the Life themed discussions. These are not time-limited, and are a great way for students to practice their documentary skills before the OneDay event!

* (Optional) If you would like a partner class to exchange with, let us know (or post a query in iEARN's One Day forum) so we can help you find one of similar aged students. (This is not necessary to participate, but can be rewarding.)

* (Optional) Ask your students to introduce themselves in the "Self-Introductions" discussion on the One Day forum, which is separated by age.

* Choose a THEME to document from the list in the One Day forum. (For example, "Mealtime".) Or invent a new theme!

* Ask your students to document the theme, by writing about it, and if possible by photographing, videotaping or drawing it.

* Show students how to post their entries in the One Day forum (and how to attach a multimedia file, as needed.)

* Ask students to respond to other posts they see from schools in other countries. We usually recommend at least two replies for every new post a student makes.

* Repeat with additional themes!

3) (Optional) Prepare your students with other exercises that may help.

4) Ask your students to document the day of Tuesday November 10, 2009. If possible, they should accompany their writing with any media you agree upon; they may photograph, video, draw, etc.

5) Show students how to post their entries in the One Day forum (and how to attach a multimedia file, as needed.) When the day gets closer we will set up special discussions for this.

6) Ask students to respond to other posts they see from schools in other countries. We usually recommend at least two replies for every original post a student makes.

 

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