Digital Wish Grants Calendar
|Document Camera Lesson Plan Ideas
||1 HoverCam Solo 5 Document Camera ($269.00 value)
||Write and submit an original lesson plan that captures your most creative use of a document camera in the classroom. Your lesson plan could be selected as the winning entry for a HoverCam Solo 5 Document Camera.
HoverCam is the technology leader in USB document cameras and an alternative to expensive traditional document cameras. Their most popular model is Solo 5, the world’s fastest 5-megapixel USB document camera. USB powered for convenience, it works with SMART, Promethean, PolyVision and other interactive whiteboards.
You can point Solo 5’s camera into any position and zoom up to 192X. Connect your computer to a projector to show live camera images to the whole class. Solo 5 includes HoverCam Flex software, feature-rich software for scanning, recording videos and grading multiple choice tests. All files are saved directly to the computer, easy to organize and share.
The response from schools has been fantastic and already more than 100,000 HoverCams are used in North America classrooms.
What's in the box:
Solo 5 Document Camera
4.3' USB2.0 Cable
Quick Start Guide
HoverCam Flex 3.0 Software
|Vocabulary and Humor for High School Students - March
||Vocab Video Subscription ($90.00 value)
||Create and submit a lesson plan involving high school level vocabulary, sprinkle in a bit of humor and you'll qualify for a chance to get a subscription of Vocab Videos for your classroom. We'll award one grant per month, but you'll only need to submit one lesson plan for the this grant.
About Vocab Videos:
Vocab Videos is an online vocabulary system for students and educators that uses hilarious short videos to illustrate the meanings of 500 high value, frequently-tested SAT, ACT, & high school vocabulary words. The vocabulary learning videos were developed by a team of SAT and standardized test experts and produced using professional actors and comedians. The vocabulary videos are organized into episodes of 20 words (approximately 10 minutes), forming short stories with memorable characters and entertaining plots.
Each video follows a structure designed to make memorizing easier, using both auditory and visual cues. A freeze frame of the vocabulary word and its definition generally start each video, while a voice-over provides the proper pronunciation and reinforces the meaning. The vocabulary word is then illustrated by the action in the video (approximately 30 seconds), and concludes with a voice-over of either the definition of the word or a sentence using the word in the context of the scene.
Watch a few of the videos here: http://www.digitalwish.com/dw/digitalwish/product?id=6919
|Digital Projects for the Classroom - March
||The Projects, Tools and Web Resources Curriculum Unit Package ($199.00 value)
||Write and submit a lesson plan on a wide range of digital classroom projects and you could be awarded The Projects, Tools and Web Resources Curriculum Unit Package.
About The Projects, Tools and Web Resources Curriculum Unit Package
Based on the implementation of 1:1 computing in 28 schools, Digital Wish designed a technology curriculum to comprehensively cover the NETS standards. The Projects, Tools and Web Resources Unit is composed of three sections: Projects, Tools, and Web Resources. In the “Projects” section you will find four freestanding projects using digital tools such as claymation, digital photography, video projects and a photostory. The “Tools” section includes detailed information on nine digital tools allowing you to incorporate them into your curriculum as needed. Included are Google Earth, Art, Docs and SketchUp, Kodu Game Lab, Scratch, Google Books, News and Avatar Creator. Finally, the “Web Resources” section is an expansive list of useful links organized by subject.
See the unit here: http://www.digitalwish.com/dw/digitalwish/product?id=6560
|Collaborative Writing and Debating - March
||Classroom Collaboration and Debate Curriculum ($199.00 value)
||Write and submit a lesson plan on collaborative writing or debating and you may be awarded one of our Classroom Collaboration and Debate Curriculum Unit Packages.
About The Classroom Collaboration and Debate Curriculum Unit Package
In this unit, students will become editors of their own classroom wiki or other collaborative website. The right wiki program will allow students to post questions, pictures for analysis, or documents for group editing. They will also be able to see their classmates’ work and give feedback digitally, creating a classroom environment that gives all students a voice and nourishes and fosters fresh ideas. Moreover, it is an excellent opportunity to practice good digital citizenship. Step by step, students can be trained not only on how to use the technology, but also how to use it appropriately in a collaborative setting.
See the unit here: http://www.digitalwish.com/dw/digitalwish/product?id=6559
|Digital Media in the Classroom - March
||Clip Art Station Site License ($299.00 value)
||Write and submit a curriculum based lesson plan that incorporates the responsible use of digital images or audio and you may be awarded one of our Clip Art Station Site Licenses.
About Clip Art Station
Clip Art Station provides t a great collection of photos and sound clips to use in projects! The library of photographs and sounds is perfect for students, teachers, and families.
Subscribers get instant access to the full library of artwork posted on Clip Art Station. Download images and sounds and get busy building class projects.
Clip Art Station is great for:
• Greeting cards and email.
• Enhancing website.
• Invitations, posters, and scrapbooks.
• Book making, newsletters, yearbooks, and class projects.
• Brochures and advertisements.
*No more worries about copyrights. Subscribers are welcome to use any image, as long as it's used for viewing purposes or decoration of a school project, printed matter, or website production. This subscription is designed for teachers, students, and families.
*A site license that allows an unlimited number of users from a single building to access the site for a full year. This is great for students who need photos and sounds for school projects or homework.
|Digital Citizenship and Cyber Safety - March
||Digital Citizenship IT Curriculum Unit Package ($199.00 value)
||Submit a lesson plan on cyber safety or digital citizenship and qualify for one of our Digital Citizenship IT Curriculum Unit Package awards.
Digital Citizenship, the first unit in the 1:1 IT Curriculum series, provides clear instruction on cyber safety. Students will be well-prepared to use technology every day in a safe, respectful, and responsible way.
The Digital Citizenship Unit comes to you in a clear, easy to navigate full color spiral bound book that you can use throughout your school every year. Presentations to use along with this Unit's lessons are accessed through a secure portal on Digital Wish's website.
Digital Citizenship Unit contains an instructor preparation checklist and four important lessons:
Lesson plan extensions and extra projects are included at the end of the book. One popular extra in this Unit is the Cyber Safety Poster Contest.
Submit a lesson plan on cyber safety or digital citizenship and qualify for one of our Digital Citizenship IT Curriculum Unit Package awards.
See the unit here: http://www.digitalwish.com/dw/digitalwish/product?id=6555
- Digital Citizens and the Internet
- Cyber Safety
- Safety Skits for Reinforcement
- Copyright in the Classroom