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I assigned my students to write a science fiction picture storybook during summer break. I wanted to challange my students to put their knowledge in Science into a storybook and introduce them to international trade and economy through virtual world. (Yes, I am a bit of out of the box science teacher ^^) I like to use a multidisciplinary approach in teaching science. Although science is just science for some people, for me science is art, language, math, economics, technology, you name it!

My students asked, "where will we sell our books?" It was a brilliant question as I had not thought about it. Some kids proposed to make their own bookshops. I knew that making a bookshop was a hard job but I couldn't turn them down. Honestly, I imagined that my students would make small and simple bookshops with minimal effort. It turned out that they made GRAND bookshops with rooftop cafe, stairs to the second floor, fountain, sliding glass windows, sofas, flat screen TV, etc. They put everything that they thought was important and intereting in their creation. The next step for them is designing a marketing program (Geez....am I really a science teacher?)

The books they wrote are virtual but real people from all over the physical world will read them. The bookshops they built are virtual but they will get real income from them. It is amazing how virtual world helps me enrich and broaden my teaching and provides opportunities that are immposible to do in physical setting. I can't wait so see the bookshops textured and the books displayed for SALE.

Questions worth asking: Can you imagine to have freedom to create and be creative? Do you know how it feels when your thoughts and ideas count and can be executed? Wouldn't it be fun to learn not because of the scores but because of what you can do to life and in life?





9/18/2011 06:00:25 am

You are more than just a science teacher.You are a marketing lecturer as well. :)

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