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Aral Sea Destruction Causes and Potential Solutions Stand Alone Power Point

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Material Type: Presentation
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: December 05, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: December 14, 2011
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Submitter : Joseph Schmidt


This is a power point about what caused the destruction of the Aral Sea, and many of the proposed changes. It has a link to video, slides with voiceover, and various multiple choice questions mixed in.

Aral Sea, Environmental Degradation

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Primary Audience: Middle School, High School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
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Language: English
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Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States

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Avatar for Edwina Lawson
2 years ago

Edwina Lawson (Student)

The lesson provides information in different modalities.  It proposed to deliver information with visuals, sounds and different types of text.  The lesson proposes to provided an opportunity for students to interact with multimedia to convey the content of the lesson.  Student were provided with the opportunity to navigate to links outside of the lesson.  Within the lesson goals and objectives are posted. To concluded the lesson an opportunity to assess learning is provided with questions for learner to self monitor and reflect.


Technical Remarks:

The STaIR has several technical flaws.  The lesson is presented in a format that invites student to make changes.  None of the prompts for audio or video work. Text writing through photo images are not easy to read.

Time spent reviewing site: 25 minutes

Avatar for Kelly Mahoney
2 years ago

Kelly Mahoney (Student)

The YouTube video is excellent! Very well done. The video allows students to make many connections so that the Aral Sea isn’t such a strange thing. The video contains great images that go well with the voice over. The accompanying PowerPoint has a lot of great information, however, I could not get it to function correctly. When I clicked on the voice over button, nothing happened. I was also unable to click on the answers to the questions.

The voice over component (when it works) is great for students! This will really help all learners! The slide organization is also well done and clear. The pros and cons are clear to understand which will help students work through the lesson. Once again, the video is excellent! A transcript may be helpful to involve all learners.

Technical Remarks:

Had problems getting the presentation to work correctly. The voice over would not play and the questions would not work.

Time spent reviewing site: 45 minutes

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