The option course

The Netd@ys project

The thinking behind the virtual field trips

 

The option course

The field trip is part of a joint History-Geology department option course teaching our students about the effects of volcanic eruption on life and history in Iceland.

We would welcome any correspondence on this . Please contact either or both of us:

Georg Douglas (earth science): george@rvik.ismennt.is

Gunnlaugur Ástgeirsson (history): gunnast@rvik.ismennt.is

 

The Netd@ys project

basic design, earth science accounts, photographs and webpage construction: Georg Douglas george@rvik.ismennt.is

History and summary accounts: Gunnlaugur Ástgeirsson: gunnast@rvik.ismennt.is

Student comments: the students´ names appear below the comments. A few have E-mail accounts. Some help was given with English style.

 

The thinking behind the virtual field trips

The Netdays field trip was mounted as part of the GEO. earth & planetary science web site, which has been under construction for over a year now. The web site aims to make using the Internet a practical possibility in schools and it is hoped that a large part of earth science teaching at our college will eventually be carried out via. the site, or controlled by it. Major considerations in the design of the web site has been to help students get what they need in a realistic time and also to teach them how to use the resources they find. For further explanation and discussion see the Netdays feature article: Web pages for high school science teaching - the teacher's role - the GEO. Earth & Planetary Science web site at Hamrahlíð College, Iceland

It is hoped that the Netdays field trip will increase visibility of the GEO. ages and lead to contact, both with other teachers in Europe and not least, with students.

We wish to thank the Netdays organisers for their support and interest in all aspects of this project.