L E O N A R D O F L U I D A C C E S S
M A R C H 2 0 0 2
- 1. CyberSurfari Spring 2002 Launch February 22 2002
- 2. Student Factory ThinkQuest Hosts Quiz Cup
- 3. Recommended Links
- 4. Puzzle of the Month
- 5. Butterfly DoubleTake Retake
- 6. Mona Lisa SELECT SITE AWARD Winners for March
- 7. Free Musical Postcards for friends and family
CyberSurfari Spring 2002 began Feb 22 2002
Learning About Leonardo is serving as an Outpost for the Spring 2002 CyberSurfari. NEA is hosting our clue. Register and play now. There are 130 fascinating clues to discover. As a CyberSurfari player, I found all the clues and received a perfect score!
Student Factory hosts ThinkQuest Quiz Cup
ThinkQuest (TQ) Quiz Cup is an educational activity which is organized and sponsored by Miksike Learning Environment & ThinkQuest Inc. offering a variety of donated prizes for participation. One such prize is a signed Lithograph by Artic Explorers Ann and Liv, which was contributed by the Mona Lisa Team at John F. Kennedy High School. For details see http://studentfactory.org/Quiz/default.htm
Learning About Leonardo is proud to be a part of
Middle Web Resources in Other Content Area
University of Manitoba - Education Computer Lab
Sites for Teachers
Puzzle of the Month
How do you plant 10 trees in 5 rows with four trees in each row?
Answer next month.
In the February issue of our newsletter we presented a A Butterfly that Isn't. DoubleTake Fans will appreciate the following photo... its NOT a butterfly! It was created for the School of Visual Arts DoubleTake Contest.
The judges were unable to see to true image behind the pretense of a butterfy. If you look closely at the shape of one of the wings you will see a picture of a person sitting in a thinking posture.
The person was photographed in front of a backlit sheet, placing him in silhouette. The "wing shape" was painted to look like a Monarch.
The wing shape you see is actually the negative space of the triangle formed by his arm, shoulder and head.
You will need the access code to see the original photo: The authorization code to access this page is given to subscribers: Type the magic word, when the pop-up menu appears.
Mona Lisa Selected Site Award Winners
In our continuing effort to honor webmasters who are making a difference, please visit the Mona Lisa Selected Site Award Winners for March. /13681/data/millennium/march.htm?tqskip=1.
You can send Musical Greeting Cards in 23 languages for free... http://www.all-yours.net/cgi-localbin/dp20/start20?write31045502
Issue One January 2001
Issue Two February 2001
Issue Three March 2001
Issue Four December 2001
Issue Five January 2002
Issue Six February 2002
As a result of your interest in our Learning About Leonardo ThinkQuest project, you have been designated as a subscriber for this issue of our newsletter. Please let us know if you do not wish to be part of this limited Leonardo Literacy Learner Circle. Should you wish to contribute to future editions please send email to:
Steve Feld SJFELD@EROLS.COM
You found the treasure code page for New Zealand on the Web!
Congratulations, S., your Key Code was found!
This Treasure Code will be recorded with time stamp 2/28/02 10:25:14 AM.
You've submitted 130 unique Treasure Codes so far using the keycode you just provided!
You stumped us! You have completed every CyberSurfari
clue. You can now print a Master CyberSurfer Certificate and download your Master CyberSurfer screensaver. You're all done . . . Until next time!!!! :-)
To download your Master CyberSurfer Screensaver, right-click on the link and choose either 'Save Link
As' or 'Save Target As'. Save the file to your desktop, unzip it using
WinZip, and double-click to install the screensaver.
Visit the Certificates Page to print out your Certificate.
Visit the Certificates Page to print out your Certificate.
Your Century Club Record has been updated to 130 submitted Treasure Codes!
For the past few years Learning About Leonardo and ArtiFAQ has served as outposts, bonus round and practice rounds. In the Spring 2002 CyberSurfari I decided to expand my participation by becoming a player.
I realized the 14.4 modem I am using, and Netscape 3.0 placed me at a disadvantage, since many of the outposts require newer browsers to access them. I considered the low bandwidth an added challenge. Any sites that require flash would be bookmarked until I had access to this technology at school.
I needed to apply all of my critical thinking and searching skills I've acquired over the five years I been on the web.
Although requiring the latest Flash 5 pluggin, one of the most enjoyable experiences, with an easy to follow clue is "Miss Maggie's Earth Adventures". Another with stunning graphics is "Oceana". "Boowa and Kwala" has great interactive games for primary grades.
As I tracked the CyberSurfari clues, sometimes the clue provided did not have complete information. I needed to search Google to find the missing part of the clue, so I understood what I was looking for.
The most complex and time intensive clue was found at MidLink Magazine. A worksheet is required to first find five different answers and then unscramble the indicated letters to form a new word. So many variables!
Along the way I studied a broad spectrum of topics from the U.N. to the Universe. Never had I been introduced to so many topics I had little or no knowledge about, nor have I experienced a learning curve so steep.
More importantly the challenging clues serve as captivating catalysts for rigorous document based question research.
Threading through the electronic documents with a targeted clue focus and making numerous inferential, critical reading and problem construct connections, transforms Cybersurfari into an authentic training ground for Document Based Questions. These questions are the crux of essay questions required on the NY State Regents in Global History, US History and English.
Furthermore, the procedural note-taking and step by step clue finding practice, which is necessary to 'get the clue' award acknowledgement, is a wonderful "authentic" validation for problem construct solving.
Teachers would benefit by browsing the wide assortment of interactive learning environments, children's literature, multicultural holiday connections, word puzzles, and architecture. They can and should use their own experience to make necessary student Document Based Questions, critical reading, writing and problem solving links ! The awards are for both teachers and students.
Subject: CyberSurfari NOT for students only
Date:Thu, 14 Mar 2002 15:27:35 -0500
From: Katy Mason email@example.com
Wow - this is good to hear! I love it! Can we share this - maybe put at least an excerpt of it on our teachers page?
Subject: Your Site has been recommended by Innovative Teaching!
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 12:52:05 -0500
From: Walter McKenzie firstname.lastname@example.org
Your site has been featured in the Online Units issue of the Innovative Teaching Newsletter! You can see this issue at http://surfaquarium.com/newsletter/units.htm
Again. congratulations! Feel free to contact me directly with any questions you may have.
Webmaster and Author, The Innovative Teaching Newsletter http://surfaquarium.com/it.htm