Crops need nurturing growing
environments including soil, water, and sunlight.
Children and teenager need meaningful learning
Tend your students by providing a
balance of interesting and useful information and
Feed your students.
Plants need soil, sun, and water. Your students
need more than just information. They'll need to know how the
information will be used? How will the activity be structured?
Who, will do what? When? Why?
With what Result? For example, the site contains a
wealth of useful information. However the Government
Information Sharing Project site needs
the support of a good teacher that will integrate the "real-world"
information into a meaningful learning activity that meets a
specific curricular need.
Mix facts with fun.
Squirrels like strawberries. Rather than spending
your time trying to get students to pay attention, use attractive
sites to draw their interest. Draw them in
with a diversion and hide the real crop. For example, the
& Drug Administration site starts
with a bright page to that entices students. Once inside the site,
students will find valuable information.
Make it fun.
Rabbits like beets. Give them a row to eat!
Place learning in a context.
Create a webquest! For example, the
Get some sun! Mix on and
off computer activities. Share your ideas
and projects with others. Conduct a lab experiments, surveys, or
take photographs and post them for others to explore. For example,
Earth site contains lots of activities
that involve students in a variety of activities.