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CHAPTER T WO DOUBLE TAB TO ZOOM ON PHONE OR TABLET Assessment and Documentation: While “visiting” Africa, the children will be seeing many new things. Knowing this, teachers can end up speaking the whole time while attempting to explain everything to them. Maintaining a balance of dialogue is important. This is a good time to ask questions to learn what the students are thinking and observing. Here are some possible questions: • What do you see here? • What do you notice? • What looks interesting to you here? • What do you want to learn more about? • Does anything confuse* you here? • What questions do you have? (*The word confuse can be difficult to understand. Be sure to have introduced this word prior to asking this question.) Consider using the Virtual Tour Assessment Sheet (2.2) to help you organize what you learn from your students about 2.2 Virtual Tour Assessment Sheet their questions and observations. Destination of virtual tour: Date: Stage of unit: Beginning: What do you see here? What do you notice? What looks interesting to you here? Middle: End: Sharing Learning with Others: Sharing this experience with others can be done in a variety of ways. Taking photo- graphs and video is an easy way to share this experience with What do you want to learn more about? Does anything confuse you here? families. For families with Internet access, teachers may con- sider providing directions to use Google Earth to visit Africa with their children at home. For those families who do not have What questions do you have? access at home, having a computer or multi-touch mobile device available during a pickup or drop-off time would allow families to see what their children saw. 32 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL