If you would like to see the first post about the My Senior Road Trip project or for more information on what a CRA is, click here.
The basic scenario for My Senior Road Trip:
To help lead students through the process of planning and budgeting for a trip, I used Google Slides to create the entry document. Google Slides is a great way to present students with a step by step process or a series of questions to lead student thinking. Furthermore, a template can be created in Google Slides and then shared with students set to make a copy for each student. This process allows each student to keep their research and answers stored in Google Slides while still giving the teacher access to the document. Since this is the first CRA my students and I have attempted, I provided a great deal of support while scaffolding the project. Click here to see the read-only document or click here to make a copy of the document into your own Google drive.
Although Echo can be used to host projects and their resources, I decided that Google Sites would provide a more seamless way to host Google documents and YouTube videos. Within one hour, I was able to create three instructional videos for Google My Maps, create a Google Site, and set everything up in a coherent way. As of now, the website and Google documents are a work in progress. I plan to post updates as my students work through and complete their projects, particularly as I introduce the CRA piece of this project. I am also including links to the My Maps instructional videos below.
Google My Maps Instructional Videos: