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  Feature Name: What this project is about: Project Introduction
 
Author: Tamar, Yaakov, Yael, Suki

Category: Other

Subject: Earth sciences

Kind: Element/Applet

Audience:
 Elementary School
 Middle School
 High School
 Higher Education
 Teachers & Principals
 Other


Projects:

Software URL: WISE: Global Climate Change: Who's to Blame?

Created by: Keisha Varma

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This Feature is connected to (1) Principles
  • Scaffold the process of generating explanations
     
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    Description:
    This feature is used as an introduction to the project. It displays at the beginning of the project and previews what will be learned and how.
    The Rationale Behind the Feature (Specific Design Principle):
    The rationale of this feature is to help students understand the goals of the project: what they are going to do and what are they going to learn. It also displays a detailed description of what is expected from the students in the project.


    Context of Use:
    This feature is part of a TELS project called Global Climate Change: Whos to Blame?(#12700)
    Field-based Evidence:
    This feature was useful in the classroom to focus students on the content of the project. It also scaffolded the teachers’ instruction to prepare the students for what was expected of them.

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