Contact the virtual TA via Moodle
and indicate your interest
in the project.
This project involves posting reviews and dialog entries
Watcher forum in Moodle. See the directions in sections 5
and 6 below.
You are required to turn in a printed
portfolio of your work for evaluation by the virtual
the Portfolios page for due dates and
instructions for the preparation of your extra credit
Find a website, an article, or program in the current
that deals with a topic or issue presented in the course. Sources might
include the World Wide Web, The New York Times Science section
(Tuesdays), news magazines, popular science magazines like Scientific
American, Natural History, Discover, Science, or National Geographic,
and public television programs like Nova or other science
Write a review (at least 500 words) of the information
have found. Post your review as a project entry in the Media
Watcher Forum in Moodle.
Adhere to the Policy of Academic
Integrity in Biology 100/101.
Your review (project
A complete reference to the material you are reviewing.
Include a working link to web sites at
the beginning of your review. (Directions
Making Links in Moodle postings)
Provide bibliographical information for print media and
sources. If we can not access the article or other media material we
can not award credit for your project.
YOUR summary of the biological information included in
YOUR explanation of the biological concept(s)
the material you have chosen. The idea is to help your classmates (and
yourself) understand these biological concepts.
YOUR opinions concerning the issues raised by the author
material you are reviewing.
Dialog entries are written as "REPLY" messages that you
others concerning their project entries in Moodle, or "REPLIES"
that others write to you concerning your project entries.
For each 1% extra credit, include 2 substantial dialog
your written portfolio in addition to your project entry.
You may include dialogs concerning all types of projects,
Media Watcher projects.
You must write at least 1 substantial dialog yourself.
The second dialog may be written by another person
project or you may write the second yourself if no one writes to you.
(Hint - others will help you if you write good dialog entries for them
and provide a link to your own work. See the "Making Links to Moodle
Messages" section on page 6 of the Biology 100/101 Moodle
Information handout given to you at the beginning of the