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Doing GLOBE Remotely with Students

Posted on October 9, 2020 - 5:07 PM CDT

Tags: Educator | Student / Teacher Participation | Nuggets | Earth Science

On a bright sunny morning on October 9 on the banks of the Maumee River, teacher Ms. Cynthia Madanski from McKinley STEMM Academy in Toledo Public Schools logs into Google Meets in her 7th grade Google Classroom. She and her students, working remotely, are conducting GLOBE Water Quality tests. Each student is assigned to be the expert on one of the GLOBE protocols and guides her through the process of doing the test. Students answer questions through the live video and participate in polls in the chat room. Ms. Laurel Capeles relays the answers to Ms. Madanski.

This is part of a class tradition to monitor this site at the same time each year. Last year, Ms. Madanski had her 7th graders physically at this very site conducting the water quality tests by rotating the groups through stations. GME-UT participated by helping the students enter their GLOBE data. This is just one example of teachers’ creativity in adapting to this time of changes in school policies due to COVID-19.