Briefly, FLE4 is a knowledge building tool coming from the Media Lab Helsinki University. With the computers built into the student tables students find easy access to the computer when necessary, like this assignment.
I told students that they will be continuing their knowledge building discussion started a few days ago seeking to answer the question: How do ‘children’ end up looking similar to, but still different from, their ‘parents’? The class I'm about to mention had I think 15-20 comments to this question previous made. For various reason there was only 14 students in this class period and I gave them 35 minutes for this 'test'. I told them I will be looking in the dialog for them to show:
- how you use science knowledge to ask questions and to answer questions;
- how you bring into the discussion knowledge not directly presented in class;
- at a more 'advanced' level, how you can effectively summarize a thread/sub-thread and provide a full answer "when the time is right";
- evidence that the the words are your own.
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