If you haven’t booked a computer room for this lesson, follow this link for a lesson based in a classroom.
Students will be finding out about the researchers and technical staff in this lesson.
- ICT suite or a computer and projector in the classroom so students can work together with the teacher leading.
- Generated student registration link for students to access the site from home to complete homework
Class discussion (you could put the zone home page on the screen as a stimulus here)
- What did the students find out in their homework?
- Whose profiles did they look at?
- What do they think of the researchers and technical staff so far?
- Have any of your students’ questions been answered yet?
- Write a list of questions you could ask to find out more about the researchers and technical staff – keep these for the next activity.
Main activities – Meet the researchers & technical staff
If students haven’t set up their accounts yet, generate student registration link and share it with the class.
1. Get students logged onto the site individually or in small groups.
- Ask students to read the profiles of at least 3 people (you could assign profiles to each student / group).
- What do they think about each?
- What would they like to ask them on the site?
2. Class discussion (you could put the zone home page on the screen as a stimulus here)
- How does each person fare up against your top judgement criteria from lesson 1?
- Which of the researchers and technical staff do students find most interesting?
- Who would students VOTE for if they had to choose today?
3. Get students to plan 1 or 2 questions then ASK them on the site.
Remind students there is a £20 prize for the best student questions so they should take their time thinking about what to post.
4. Students can VOTE now – they can change their vote later if they change their mind, and they get a new VOTE each week of the activity.
- Discuss what students have found out today.
- Brief students about the live chat lesson.
Students log on and ASK at least one question.