Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Why Business Cards?

Tonight students were asked to confirm what contact information (phone number and email address) you would be comfortable with them sharing. This is the first step in creating our business cards tomorrow in class. 

Why are we making business cards? I want to provide a method for all students to have a base from which they can begin to problem solve. Did they forget their vocab book so they don't know the words? They could call a friend. Are they struggling with a math problem and mom and dad aren't available to help? They can call a classmate in the same or a higher math class. Several of my previous students not only used phone calls, but also worked on projects and math problems via Skype and Google Hangouts. Having a network provides them the opportunity to solve these issues before getting to school the next day. 

This will also be their first computer project. We will be spending time in the computer lab tomorrow creating and printing their cards. 

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