Campwide Briefings

Campwide Briefing November 4-8

Celebrate Native American Heritage ALL MONTH!

Join us online for the first LIVE CHATS with our EXPERT TRAIL GUIDES. If you can not be there live, email questions in advance.

November 6th, 9-10 am we welcome Dr. John Johnson of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Dr. Johnson is an expert on Chumash studies, and is the scientist who announced to the world the re-dating of the Arlington Woman – the oldest human remain yet found in North America, found on Santa Rosa Island!

November 14th, we have a Trail Guide Chat planned with Bill Hyder from UC Santa Cruz, and expert in Native Rock Art, and past president of the American Rock Art Research Association. Time to be announced.

MONTH-LONG EVENT – November is Native American Heritage Month and we are hosting the CAMP INTERNET NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE STUDENT SHOWCASE 2002

http://www.rain.org/~camp/2002-2003/Celebrate-Native-American-Heritage-Month.doc

Attached and at the URL above is a flyer you are welcome to share with fellow teachers on your campus to invite them to also participate in this online STUDENT SHOWCASE – they do not need to be subscribing Campers. Please help us get the word out about Camp Internet on your campus by printing out this flyer and sharing it with your colleagues. They sill submit their student work as email attachments or on disk. It will then be posted in the Showcase Nov 25th – December 21st for their viewing.

FOR SUBSCRIBING CAMPERS ONLY – you will have a live room to post projects in (NOT open to the public) all month long. Any students works – written or photographs of hands-on projects – are welcome for addition to the showcase and will be the premier features of the CAMP INTERNET NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE STUDENT SHOWCASE 2002. The Campers-only room opens on Tuesday November 5th and remains open for postings until November 22nd. It will then go to permanent Showcase status and have all other student work from non-subscribed classrooms added and open for viewing through Dec 31st.

You can post Native American Studies projects in the Field Reports – Campwide M-F 8am-3pm all month long November 5-22. With students participating from New Mexico, Arizona and California this year, we expect a diversity of projects and perspective, and will also have Native American student work presented about their own peoples. Post in http://chat.rain.org/cgi-bin/nph-camp-fr

IMPORTANT ONGOING EVENTS – TWO IMPORTANT GROUP PROJECTS are OPEN for ALL Campers – we need your input!

  1. FIRST - Post your SCHOOL INTRODUCTION (as a class or as individuals) in the FIELD REPORT room for your Expedition track. Menu to select your room from is at http://www.rain.org/campinternet/nfieldreports/  Tell us about your school, your community, your class, and special projects you have planned for the school year. This month we also invite reports on animal sightings on campus – who visits or lives at your school ?

  1. THEN - See the first GPS school project “Where is Your School?” in Field Reports – GIS. There is a form to fill out to enter your site data, and a way to then copy and paste that report into the work room to share your findings with one another. You don’t need to have  GPS as there is an online lat/long calculator. This event will be open all month and will add-in changes Animal Sightings. Room for postings is at http://chat.rain.org/cgi-bin/nph-gis-fr .

EVEN MORE NEW STORYBOOKS ONLINE TO VISIT!!

Something NEW this month are additional bi-lingual early reader storybooks online – we invite you to try out the first early reader Storybooks we are piloting. See the new pirate and explorers, and science features. They are in English AND Spanish, so try it out and let us know how you think this style and format will work for younger readers, or ESL developing English skills. Send feedback to camp@campinternet.net if you have comments to offer.

You can access the new bi-lingual Storybooks directly at

http://www.rain.org/campinternet/channelhistory/expedition1/unit1B.html

http://www.rain.org/campinternet/channelhistory/stories/

REMEMBER to USE YOUR DIGS – these are excellent content and comprehension exercises that can be made use of every week.

You have DIGS open for student use in Islands, Backcountry, Southwest, America’s Original Promise and GIS – use them any day, M-F, anytime 8am-3pm. These allow students to research one or more questions, post answers – and – teachers can use these as a graded assignment by printing the results each Monday afternoon.