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All About Books 1 to 2
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In our Non-fiction Writing Workshop unit, students research and study an animal using technology in order to write an "All About" book. They must find out where the animal lives (type of environment), what it eats, what it looks like, and other additional interesting facts about their animal.
Audio Storybooks 3 to 6
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Students will turn their original stories into audio storybooks using the Tikatok website, and screen-capture software.
Bilingual Books for Home and School K to 8
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These lessons will allow students to create books that they can take home and share with their families. The books will integrate concepts in Language Arts with Science and Social Studies.
Blogging Books 5 to 12
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Students would create a "blog" through Google sites where they would establish their theme. Each week they would write about their reading based on the lessons learned and current weekly lessons.
Creating Online Science Lab Notebooks 7 to 12
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Students will complete an in-class lab and record their results online using a variety of online resources to create a rich, multimedia-rich end product.
Creating Online Science Lab Notebooks 7 to 12
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Students will complete an in-class lab and record their results online using a variety of online resources to create a rich, multimedia-rich end product.
Differentiating Through Audiobooks 8 to 8
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Advanced readers stage and record audio versions of novels for less-able readers, who will listen to audio recordings using MP3 players and listening stations.
Digital Decodable Books K to 3
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Creating decodable books using PowerPoint to improve speed and accuracy of sight word recognition.
Digital Storybooks 5 to 8
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Students will use an online story-starter to produce a creative short story. Students will then illustrate and animate this story using Microsoft PowerPoint software.
Force and Motion Flip Books 4 to 8
Students will use a digital camera to take pictures of the six simple machines, the three types of levers, and Newton's Laws of Motion as seen in the "real world".
Interactive Books with VoiceThread P-K to 2
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Students will use photos, illustrations and writing to dictate an interactive book which can be read during shared reading or shared with families.
Making Handbound Books 3 to 12
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Everyone loves a beautiful book made by hand. Use these easy books in the Japanese stab-stitching style for sketchbooks, journals, or content-area projects.
Meeting a Real World Need: Textbooks 2 to 5
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This lesson focuses on students using technology to solve a need in the classroom. Students will seek to gain funding for a classroom library.
Picture Books: A School-Wide Genre Exploration K to 6
English Language Students from a low-income neighborhood will have the opportunity to access technology by learning how to use digital cameras in a self-directed genre study. Students will synthesize the knowledge they gained from their project, and then proceed to teach other students how to create their own picture book focusing on a genre of their choice. The books will then be available for check out at the school library.
Second Grade Science Textbooks 2 to 2
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Second graders spend the year planning and making their own science textbooks. They are learning science as well as learning how to read and write nonfiction text.
Student Published Books 5 to 5
Over a period of 4 weeks, students will organize, write, revise, edit and publish 4 chapters of a fictional story.
My Altered Life, Exploring Mixed Genre Writing 9 to 12
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The purpose of this project is to present the students with a structured activity in which they are able to develop and enhance their reading fluency and comprehension skills in a fun and creative way. The mode of exploration will be that of mixed genre writing and altered books.
A Moment in Time 5 to 5
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Students will research a year in United States history, and create a visual representation of what their life would have been like in the selected time period.
Animal Ambassadors K to 1
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My class is starting a year long animal research project. We will be covering all academic subjects throughout the year as we research, read, learn, write, and observe all types of animals and their habitats.
Cat's Famous Cupcakes P-K to 12
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Autistic students, along with other special education students, will use the computer lab, Polyvision Interactive Board to recreate a cupcake from an example given to earn points. The faster they are, the more points they earn.
Crawling, Walking, Talking, and QR Codes 9 to 12
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Students use QR codes, phones, iPods, and cameras to learn about child development the first 12 months of life. Students used their electronic devices to scan QR codes and utilized the computer lab to create a video on Animoto and create a 3-D pop-up book on Zooburst from what they have learned on child development-physical, social, emotional, and intellectual.
Digital Nature Journaling P-K to K
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Use digital camera and microscope to create a digital nature journal. Students will investigate different natural living/non-living items on school grounds.
Digitally Concerned Citizens 5 to 5
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Students need to learn relevant technology skills to succeed in the modern workforce. This lesson allows students to master skills with an inquiry based investigation on how humans contribute to changes in ecosystems. With a better understanding of issues facing our planet, students increase their ability to voice their concerns and facilitate change.
Flip Into Reading by Using Voice K to 5
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Goal: To teach the importance of adding “voice” when reading aloud. To improve fluency skills and writing skills.
From Athena to Zeus: Digital Stories Through the Eyes of Greek Gods and Goddesses 5 to 6
Students will use digital technology to create digital storybooks of a Greek God or Goddess.
How to Be (Me!) Photo Book K to 2
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Our objective is to engage our kindergartens’ interests in animals and tie these to emerging oral and written literacy skills in creating class photo books on an iPad application The first book will focus on team-work and on identifying characteristics of the pets and animals that we keep at our school, and the second book will focus on the students themselves, showcasing their individual characteristics and diversity.
Mastering a Student's Personal Information in a Special Education Classroom 2 to 5
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Students come to me lacking personal information such as their middle name, ability to spell and read parents' and siblings names, pets' names, dates of birth, etc. My project will focus on mastering this information through photography. Our product will be a photo book for each student.
Movies for Motivation: Encouraging Literacy Through Student-Created Films 9 to 12
Struggling readers enrolled in a Targeted Reading class will use Tool Factory Movie Maker to create videos advertising their favorite books. These videos will then be shown to the entire school as part of a school-wide literacy encouragement effort.
Snow! K to K
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This lesson requires students to research various aspects of snow and present with a group about what they have learned.
Static Electricity Intro. 3 to 5
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This is an introductory science lesson on static electricity. By the end of this lesson students will be able to explain what static electricity is and describe static electricity through examples.
Teaching and Learning: Using iPods in the Classroom P-K to 5
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My students need an iPod touches, apps, and software so I can facilitate the implementation of activities that are in step with the 21st century classroom.
Technology Across the Curriculum K to 5
Students will be using digital cameras in Math, Language Arts, and Science. They will be producing symmetry pictures, a scrapbook, and learn how a camera and an eye are similar.
The Mini-Me People Iditarod 9 to 12
I work at Warren Project TEACH/TEC (Teen Education and Child Health/Transitional Education Center). We are an Alternative High School for Parenting and Pregnant Teenagers and Students at Risk.
USA States Mini-book K to 5
Each student in our fourth grade class will choose one of the 50 states to research using the internet and then create a mini-book using PowerPoint.
Writers are Explorers 1 to 2
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Students will use the internet to research information about their favorite animal using Discovery Learning and National Geographic Kids. Students will use the information found online to write an Informational Text that will be presented to parents at a Writers Celebration.
Writing and Illustrating a Digital Children's Picture Book 6 to 8
Students will use digital cameras and Photoshop to create the pictures for a children's picture book which will be made into a hand bound book.
You'll Flip Over Forces & Motion 6 to 8
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This hands-on, culminating lesson engages learners and reinforces terminology related to forces and motion learned earlier during the intensive, week-long course.. Essentially, the scavenger hunt was used as a formative assessment to determine students' understanding in a creative and thought-provoking way.
A Ripple of Hope-Using History¡¦s Powerful Stories to Teach Tolerance 3 to 8
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The overarching goal of this project is to develop conscious and responsible citizens of society.The culminating project will be a student created DVD. Students will select a role such as a journalist, history detective, or author and will record their reflections through genres such as poetry, interviews, stories, and plays. After obtaining parental approval for students to be videotaped, DVD copies of the student¡¦s performances will be shared with colleagues.
Blogging In Kindergarten! K to K
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All of my 18 Kindergarten children have their own kidblog that they use to record their learning. Kindergarten life is full of day long discoveries and kid blogging is just one of the many ways I am documenting the excitement of the discoveries made.
LEVELED READING COMMUNICATION GROUP & I AM WORKING FOR CHART... 6 to 1
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STUDENTS WILL IDENTIFY DETAILS THAT SUPPORT ANSWERS TO LITERAL QUESTIONS DURING SMALL LEVELED READING GROUP.
Literary Tour of California via Vodcast 9 to 12
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Students study California authors and create a podcast telling about each author. Listeners learn about the cities and places that California authors lived, worked and played in and wrote about.
You're my Hero 3 to 12
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Children will create a hero and an arch rival. We use a Manga 8 1/2 heroic proportion guide and discuss complementary colors for costumes.
"Coming to a Library Near You!" - Book Trailer Grant 9 to 12
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Students will read their chosen books and create book trailers using clip art and sound bites. These book trailers will be played on the district's television channel to share with all students. Book trailers will entice other students to read more books!
"Geotown" Scrapbook 3 to 5
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Students will use digital cameras to take photos of architecture and nature that represent geometric concepts. The photos will be used to create a digital scrapbook for the fictional town of "Geotown".
"Teach it to Me"-Seasonal Calendar K to 2
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Students the use digital technology to pictorially depict weather conditions and environmental changes throughout the months and seasons. Then, they will use photographs to complete a seasonal calendar.
"The Five Life Zone Research Project" 7 to 8
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Students in grade 7 and 8 will travel from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the Grand Canyon in Williams, Arizona to investigate and measure the soil and water quality (if water can be found) for each of five life zones. The five life zones are the Lower Sonoran or low hot desert; the Upper Sonoran or desert steppe; the Transition or open woodlands; the Canadian or fir forest; and the Hudsonian or spruce forest. This is equivalent to studying the life zones found from Mexico to Canada. The latest technology will be used to complete the field studies and record and communicate their findings.
"The Know Show" (Think: Saturday Night Live meets Bill Nye meets Fifth Grade) P-K to 5
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My fifth grade students will use video editing software with the flip camera we have in the class to produce 'The Know Show' every other week. The students will write skits, perform songs they pen, display historical reinactements, act in joke segments, and describe scientific drawings all during each15 minute show.
1950's Socio-Cultural Mini Documentary 9 to 12
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Students researched, designed, and developed historical documentaries on different cultural aspects of the 1950's. They used flip video cameras to film them and then used IMovie to edit them.
21st Century Research: Kindergarten through 8th Grade K to 8
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This unit plan is a scope and sequence for teaching research for students in grades K-8 and is based on the NETS-S. The unit is interdisciplinary -- could be used for math, science, language arts, social students, music, art (in whatever subject students do research) and uses technology throughout to build 21st century skills -- here is the link: http://sites.google.com/site/hazysummertech/
26 Days/Weeks in Our World Writing Project 3 to 8
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Students will each take one photo during their assigned week on a class digital camera. Students will share there photo and the class will write a descriptive journal entry about what they see in the photo.
30 Ways In 30 days 5 to 6
Learners are challenged with the essential question, "How can I make a significant difference in the world in just 30 days?" To highlight their experience, the learners must keep a log book, create a documentary, and publish an original book.
3A is Going Batty 3 to 8
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Third grade students conduct research on a Frequently Asked Question about Bats. They will take the information they discover and create an informational video about bats.
6 Word Digital Memoirs 6 to 12
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Taking inspiration of Hemingway's infamous 6 Word Story, “For sale: baby shoes, never worn,” students will write their own memoir using only 6 words. Then, students will use digital cameras to shoot 6 photos illustrating their memoir. Students finally combine these images and text to create a YouTube digital memoir or Blurb.com book.
A Brief History of NY...by class 401 3 to 5
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My class of ESL 4th graders is writing a play about the history of New York! We built the set, made the costumes and the props...and now we want to take a video of it!
A Cleaner Today for a Greener Tomorrow 6 to 8
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Students become environmentalists through community activities.
A Hip New Twist on the Past! Creating Music Video Biographies 3 to 5
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Student motivation is a huge challenge for teachers. Students today are surrounded by multimedia sources and technology. Why not bring that into the classroom? Technology is relevant to their lives and will keep them excited as they learn.
A Hip New Twist on the Past! Creating Music Video Biographies 3 to 6
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Student motivation is a huge challenge for teachers. Students today are surrounded by multimedia sources and technology. Why not bring that into the classroom? Technology is relevant to their lives and will keep them excited as they learn.
A New Way of Looking 5 to 8
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Students will be able to understand the concepts of light and lens using the life of Galileo as a guide. Students will be given opportunities to experiment just like Galileo. Students will be given a variety of opportunities to learn about the complexity of light using many different mediums.
A New Way of Looking 5 to 8
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Students will be able to understand the concepts of light and lens using the life of Galileo as a guide. Students will be given opportunities to experiment just like Galileo. Students will be given a variety of opportunities to learn about the complexity of light using many different mediums.
A New Way of Looking 5 to 8
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Students will be able to understand the concepts of light and lens using the life of Galileo as a guide. Students will be given opportunities to experiment just like Galileo. Students will be given a variety of opportunities to learn about the complexity of light using many different mediums.
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words 5 to 6
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We currently have 7 display televisions on our campus. They run all day with a presentation created by me. The presentation includes quotes, vocabulary words, success stories... Last year was our first year for this project. All presentations were created by me. I would like to expand this to be student created. I would like to teach students how to created the presentations and have the televisions reflect student work rather than be teacher created.
A Zoo Book for All 1 to 3
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The purpose of this lesson is for my students to be able to research information about animals and communicate in written form using the Four Stages of Writing. They will use Tool Factory Workshop and MultiMedia Lab V to create two pages for our class book and a presentation for our Friday Morning Assembly.
ABC Book 1 to 1
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Students will take pictures of people, places and objects around the school that begin with letters of the alphabet.
Activity Name: A Step Back In Time 1 to 1
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Each student will make their own Long Ago and Today Book. The books will consist of 10 pages. 5 pages will show what clothing, homes, schools, chores and technology was like long ago. The other 5 pages will be show pictures that the students have taken of what clothing, homes, schools, chores and technology look like today.
Adapting to Life by the Wild Myakka River 6 to 9
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Students will use digital still and video cameras to capture organisms adaptations to their local environment while on a field trip to Myakka River State Park. Students will then use the captured media to create a digital interactive poster (Prezi) that they will present to the class.
America’s Roaring 20’s Decade Silent Movie Project 9 to 12
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Using video as a medium to provide a visual presentation of the 1920’s can help students gain a better grasp of its effects on today’s society. In this project students will be asked to research and describe the 1920s and analyze cause and effect relationships within the 1920s and the effects of society on today.
An Explorer's Virtual Sea Chest 6 to 8
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Students will be assigned an Explorer to study. They will create a photo story depicting the voyage as a crewmember of a ship that belonged to a famous explorer. One aspect of the job required that they document the voyage and create a virtual sea chest to document the explorer’s findings in the new land.
Analyzing and Synthesizing Propaganda Techniques in Film 9 to 12
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Students will analyze the non-verbal techniques used in films that attempt to manipulate audiences through political or commercial propaganda. In teams, students will then create their own videos demonstrating a synthesis of these techniques.
Ancient Civilizations Podcast 7 to 7
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This lesson is designed as a year ending project encouraging students to creatively demonstrate what they have learned about various civilizations that we studied throughout the year. This is also used as a great review for our final exam.
Ancient Egypt P-K to P-K
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Throughout this two week unit, my students will learn about the many contributions that have come from ancient Egypt.
Animal Research Paragraph 2 to 2
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Animal Research Paragraph-Students will need to research animals and gather facts from various sources.
Animal Science Research Report 4 to 6
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Students will visit Squam Lake Science Center, meet animals and scientists, take interview notes, photograph the animals and then return to school to complete a research report and post their data to our class blog.
Animals Classification 4 to 6
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- Classify animals with backbones into groups of mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, and fish based on their features and description.
Animals in Inspiration 2 to 4
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Second grade students use books and the internet to research an animal and then the computer program "Inspiration" to create a graphic organizer.
Animals of Florida K to 3
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Journey with us as students discover Native Florida Wildlife.
Animals on Parade 3 to 8
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Fourth grade students will research rainforest animals of the world and hold what is known as a shoebox parade. Each student will decorate a shoebox to resemble a parade float and create a podcast.
Animation 9 to 12
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Through the exploration of animation techniques, students will be able to describe and depict emotions and expressions with processes, traditional tools, and modern technologies used in the arts.
AP Chemistry Video Lab Book 10 to 12
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The AP Chemistry Test is quickly approaching! Students need to review laboratory techniques and descriptive chemistry. The "solution"? Go to our AP Chemistry wiki page that contains a video scrapbook of the labs we have done throughout the year.
Are You a Super Sign Speler or Speller? P-K to 6
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Signs are EVERYWHERE! In today's society, there are many signs with a lot of misspellings! Can you pick out the word and spell it correctly?
Around the World in 180 Days P-K to 8
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To kick-off our Global Cultures curriculum we are implementing a year-long interdisciplinary school project titled, Around the World in 180 Days. Teachers and students will use digital cameras, smart board technology, Web Cams, Kidspiration software, and partnerships with schools around the world.
Around the World in 180 Days 1 to 8
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Students will create a culminating activity of places they have "visited" (actually, studied) throughout the school year. They will do this through downloading pictures found or taken from units of study on various countries and creating a powerpoint presentation of facts learned.
Art and Life: Where Do We Use Art? 9 to 12
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This lesson increases the relevance of not only art classes, but also all academic disciplines by engaging the students to research how art is used in all aspects of their education and their lives. They will create videos that will collect factual information and visual examples that will educate the viewers on how art is used in a variety of settings and how historical people and socities have depended on the coexistence of art and non art subjects.
art tech club 5 to 7
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Interested and motivated students in various grades join one of my Friday "art club" groups. At least one group spends their time making an animated movie.
At the Movies 1 to 2
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Students respond to books, poems and literary genres by using flip cameras to make movie trailers, "behind-the-scene-clips", never before seen footage, movie reviews and commercials as the use imagination, innovations and 21st century digital tools to show their understanding.
At the Movies 1 to 2
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This lesson plan attempts at creating a framework for creativity, innovation and global collaboration while allowing students to create different movies as they respond to books and poems from different literary genres. The lesson plan allows for student-driven learning, with choices and project-based learning.
Author Study - Tomie de Paola K to 2
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Students use Tomie de Paola books to explore different themes and ideas as well as make connections between Tomie de Paola's books and connections to real world scenarios and situations.
Back To School Scavenger Hunt K to 2
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Help your K-2 students get accustomed to a new school with a fabulous Gingerbreadman Scavenger Hunt! Children will learn to locate bathrooms, gym, water fountains, school nurse etc! What a fun way to introduce a new campus!
Beyond the Basic Research Paper 8 to 8
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Students will use technology to demonstrate understanding of immigration and create unique technology enriched products of specific research topics.
Bill Nye Science Videos 5 to 5
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The students will choose a topic from the list of science standards that we covered in the school year. They will teach the topic the Bill Nye way using a Flip Video camera and a detailed rubric. The students will be scored by multiple criteria. The movies will be watched by all of the students and then used in the years to come as a hook before I teach each area.
Biographical Timelines 2 to 3
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Overview: Students will choose a biography or an autobiography to read and create a timeline on the person's life.
Biography Research Project 4 to 4
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In this lesson the students work in groups to research a famous African American for Black History month. They did their research on a chrome books and everything was up loaded the their google classroom account. We used google slides to create a presentation that they shared with the class. This lasted two weeks and on the third week the students presented their google slides presentation. They also created a quit on the quizizz website that the other students could take after listening to each presentation.
Bollywood, Philadelphia 9 to 12
Students will create a Bollywood-type musical using digital media.
Book Discussions via Web 2.0 7 to 12
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Teens will create book discussions via web 2.0 Web 2.0 will consist of wiki and podcasting
Book Report 1 to 1
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The Kids Book Report App will allow students to create their own book reports by filling in information on the IPad. Students can print their book reports on a wireless printer and staple them together to keep.
Book Report Alternative 2 to 8
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Students read a book independently and then write and record a book review. Class book reviews are compiled to make a video.
Book Report: Movie Trailer (Elements of Narration) P-K to P-K
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Instead of the old "write a summary" book report, students will tell the parts of the plot by writing an interactive movie trailer.
Book Talks- Reading Rainbow Style! 3 to 5
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Students will film book talks (books they recommend to other readers), like the ones enjoyed on PBS's Reading Rainbow, which we will then be played on our school's morning news program.
Book Trailers 5 to 8
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After reading a self selected text, students will plan and then use PhotoStory 3 to create book trailers which persuade an audience to read the highlighted texts in order to encourage and reinforce the practice of self selected reading by students.
Book Trailers 6 to 8
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Students will create digital book talks to highlight titles in our library collection. These book trailers will then be linked to the title in our online catalog.
Boston Tea Party 3 to 5
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Students simulate the Boston Tea Party. Students use the Smart Board to sequence the events of the Boston Tea Party and discuss the consequences that followed. Students create their disguises and chant a poem as they dump tea into the "Boston Harbor". Students will create a digital account of the simulation.
Breaking News ... from Our Solar System! 4 to 8
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Students will create a news broadcast about an object or objects in our solar system. Broadcasts will be recorded on video and shared with the rest of their class, other classes, and even other schools. Teachers can look into showing the broadcasts on the district's public access channel (if available).
Building Brilliant Bloggers 3 to 3
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We would like to enter the twenty-first century by learning to share our thoughts, recommendations, and questions about books online through blogging.
Building Vocabulary with Digital Fotos. 8 to 12
Presents ways that students could use digital cameras to develop Spanish vocabulary.
Caching in Pine's Treasures 6 to 12
Project ‘Caching in Pine’s Treasures” was designed to increase student knowledge of Social Studies’ topics in a non-traditional way. Students will use digital cameras and GPS units to learn historical information outside the classroom walls increasing student motivation, content knowledge, and knowledge of “technology-based gadgets.”
Cameras and Shadows K to 8
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Students will utilize photographs to capture shadow changes throughout the day. These changes will help to make predictions about how the shadows will change and why they change. They will use this information to then create and document a sun dial that tells time.
Can You See What I See? 5 to 8
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In this lesson, students will take digital pictures to represent various forms of energy and the steps involved in energy transfers and transformations. They will then create a Rebus story that can be solved using these pictures. This activity will bring to life a science concept that is usually difficult to see and understand.
Canada Geography PowerPoint 5 to 12
Students will create a PowerPoint presentation about a geographic region or country. This project will take five 45 minute class periods.
Capturing Animals through Technology 2 to 5
Students will use digital recoding photograpgy equipment to take pictures of animals at our local zoo. They will then insert the photography into a variety of audio-visual technology -based reports featuring thier animals.
Celebration of Cultures K to 5
In the CELEBRATION OF CULTURES unit, students study one country related to their family heritage and complete multiple assignments to illustrate their understanding of that culture. They also create "family legacy books" in which they put Family Trees, Interviews with relatives and personal "Snapshot" Writings about important incidents and remembrances in their own lives.
Celebrations Summative Project - Kindergarten P-K to K
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(8 week lesson)After studying the holidays and traditions of autumn and winter throughout the world, kindergarten students are challenged to create their own unique holiday. While presenting their holiday, students will be digitally recorded to assess their understanding of holidays as a summative assessment. *International Baccalaureate PYP*
Cemetery Restoration Project K to 8
An old abandoned cemetery is given the opportunity for new "life" through the efforts of its new owners, a Catholic school, and a new parish in the beautiful Frederick Valley near the foot of the Catoctin Mountains.
Cherokee Unit- Lesson 1: Cherokee Religion and Culture 7 to 8
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In this unit, students will learn about the beliefs, practices and traditions of Native American groups in North Carolina, specifically the Cherokee people, and explain how European explorers and settlers impacted these groups.
Christmas Around the World P-K to 2
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Christmas Around the World
Class Memory Book 9 to 12
The entire class will create a memory book for each student in the class. Pictures and paragraphs will tell a short story about each student.
Classical Greece: Magazine Project 5 to 7
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Members will be creating a full magazine centered on the Grecian’s Golden Age. Issues will be celebrating either the 30th, 40th, or 50th anniversary of the Greeks victory over the Persians.
Classroom Pets P-K to P-K
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Fun digital way to introduce a few facts about our new classroom pet.
Click it! See it! Say it! K to 2
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Bring your "hunks and chunks" to life using everyday pictures the students have taken to capture the sounds. Your students phonics rings will take on a whole new perspective.
Coding in a Different Way! --Secret Code Messages 4 to 6
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Students will be able to create a rolling robot that flashes the light cube in morse code, so as to communicate a brief message to the students on the other side of the classroom.
Collaborative learning through technology assisted projects K to 6
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My class is a computer literacy class at an arts integrated charter school. Elementary students form Kindergarden to 6th grade will learn computer skills and Google's collaborative tools through project based learning. Problem solving, teamwork and critical thinking skills will be required to complete projects successfully.
Collaborative Story Writing with the Dell Venue Pro Smartphone 3 to 12
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Students learn the writing strategy of rereading the text while collaborating on a story with their peers. The Dell Vanue Pro Smartphone is utilized as a word processor and assessment tool.
Collecting, Organizing, and Displaying Data 6 to 6
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Groups complete fun activities, record and organize their results, and display them as dot plots and box-and-whisker plots.
Come Meet Us at the Zoo P-K to P-K
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Come Meet Us at the Zoo is a project theme lesson plan that incorporates technology with life science, literacy, writing skills, and creativity. Children will identify animals, research them online and with books and magazines, then write a book about the animal of their choice.
Communicating with E-Pals in Kindergarten to learn about culture diversity K to K
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Learning about people and cultures in different parts of the world using technology as a means of communication.
Community Connections 6 to 8
How can students with disabilities learn to connect with their communities? The program described below takes instruction into the community and helps students make important community connections.
Compare/Contrast Animal Kingdom Characteristics from Informational Texts P-K to P-K
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Students will compare and contrast the various animal kingdoms. Students will take this knowledge and complete a compare/contrast essay after researching the animal kingdoms.
Constructing collaborated constructed responses for the Common Core World 6 to 8
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Students will be able to get instant peer feedback to better collaborate for correct answers. Students will also be able to get a better sense of peer writing styles to help develop their own.
Creating a Digital Newspaper P-K to 5
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Lesson plan for creating a digital school newspaper. This includes some modifications for students with disabilities.
Creating a Realistic Fiction Story Using Google Classroom 7 to 8
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Students create a Realistic Fiction Story on Google Classroom. As they are live typing I can give instant feedback to assist in the paper being the best that it can be.
Creating Videos for Teachers 7 to 8
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Students created videos for teachers based on an interview with the teacher. The video included specific skills that the teacher requested.
Creation Stories 6 to 12
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Provide an authentic approach to improve understanding the foundation of American Literature and improve literacy skills of all the students. This project will allow students to research, create, and demonstrate, via podcasts and discussion boards, their knowledge of the origins of American literature.
Creative Videos for Basic Grammar Concepts K to 2
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Using Flip Videos, students will teach and enhance classmates' knowledge about basic grammar concepts such as nouns, pronouns, proper nouns, adjectives, and action verbs.
Cryptid Zoo 4 to 6
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Students will research a cryptid (mysterious animal) and then they will write a script for their creature using the facts they have learned. The children will illustrate their cryptid and take a digital photograph of their drawing to be uploaded to the computer. These drawings will be digitally animated using Blabberize and microphones.
CSI: Native America 5 to 6
This is an interdisciplinary inquiry unit based on a true incident involving the death of the last Native American in an Indiana County. Students will use CSI problem solving skills to draw conclusions concerning the case.
Cubelets Challenge Beginner P-K to 5
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The challenges are aimed at thinking about building something to meet a need, solve a problem or make something that that can help us to understand or do something.
Cultural Awareness in Omaha: Entering the Golden Door 6 to 8
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The Jr. High students at Holy Name School will develop their cultural awareness through a technology project using tablet computers. The tablets will be used to record interviews with community members of a minimum of 8 different cultures and to develop an innovative presentation about their discoveries and incites based on those conversations.
Currency Act of 1764 4 to 5
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Build a company and use two forms of currency to do business with other companies. The student or group of students with the most rice at the end of the game wins.
Dakota Pipeline Lesson 11 to 12
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This is an a unit that is geared towards students understanding the components of the Regents exam. The argumentative essay will focus on students reading and analyzing 4 different texts that examine multiple sides about the Dakota Access Pipeline debate. The essay will extend in students participating in a socratic seminar with their peers using respectful and accountable talk and fostering productive peer to peer discussion.
Debating with Technology 3 to 12
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Students will debate over a predetermined topic and use the technology located around them to back up their statements. They will also be using their smart phone apps to use their phones as "clickers" to complete an assessment.
Dewey Decimal Rap 5 to 6
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Students will learn about the Dewey Decimal system and how it organizes the library's non-fiction section. They will then work in small teams to create a rap, song, or poem to describe their assigned section.
Digital Book Reviews 4 to 5
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Students will choose their favorite book and write a review of the book. Students will video the view and publish it to the schools web site.
Digital Citizenship 11 to 12
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Objective: In this lesson(s), students will be able to continue developing an understanding of what it means to be a digital citizen. Through guided notes, discussion, and activity student will be led through various concepts relating to being responsible in the digital world. Unit Summary: This unit would be considered year long, ongoing curriculum that will constantly be reinforced as we utilize technology within the English Language Arts classroom. The main areas to be focused on will include: self image and identity, relationships and communication, digital footprint and reputation, cyberbullying and digital drama, and internet safety. In order to have a technologically centered classroom and methodology these items must be addressed. Students need to not only know how to use the technology effectively but also how to use it responsibly and safely.
Digital Journaling in the Outdoor Classroom P-K to 8
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Watch the progression of seeds, plants and animals from late winter till June through journaling, discussions, photography music and poetry.
Digital Research Animal Project 1 to 2
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Students will research an animal of choice and use an iPad app to create a trading card to inform peers of their new learning.
Digital Storytelling - My Special Story 4 to 6
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Students will learn the techniques of Digital Storytelling in order to complete a narrative about an important event in their lives. Students will compose a narrative, collect images and photographs. Students will then create a digital slideshow, complete with spoken narration, images, music and transitions appropriate to the mood they want to set for their story.
Digitial Picture Water Source Hunt K to 2
Students will create a Power Point and book that will show an in-depth understanding of where water comes from and how we use water in our everyday lives.
DNA Replication Animation 7 to 12
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Students use modeling clay and stop-motion animation to illustrate the replication of DNA.
Documenting Science Through an Active Inquiry Process 4 to 12
Students will engage in active learning about science topics and document findings, experiences, and insights with point and shoot cameras.
Don't Laugh At Me 3 to 5
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Third graders create a music video for the song 'Don't Laugh At Me'. They use their connections and synthesis to illustrate the points made in the book and song.
Duck, Duck, Duck...Goose! K to 4
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Learn all about the development of a duck and goose. Students will keep a daily diary of the growth and development of a duck and goose from day 1 inside an egg until they are returned to the farm at 2 weeks old.
Electricity for Kids! It's Shocking! 2 to 3
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Electricity for Kids! It's Shocking!
Elementary Lessons for Primary and Secondary Sources 3 to 4
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Primary and Secondary Sources Lessons
Encourage reading and fluency! P-K to P-K
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Good readers read fluently. Fluency means that they read just like they talk, smoothly, in small phrases, and with expression.
Engage in Literature Circle discussion. 7 to 8
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Students discuss readings from selected texts, done the previous night, with the goal of engaging text, interacting with each other, and exhibiting ordered but collaborative work.
Engaging Presentations of Research 3 to 4
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Students will use a Z5 Hovercam Document Camera to help present information gathered through a research project on the American revolution. Presentations include recording an 'interview' with a Revolutionary patriot.
Enhancing Friendships Through Photography P-K to P-K
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Young learners will use digital photography to create new friendships with pen pals at another school.
Enhancing Our Outdoor Classroom Studies through Technology K to 5
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Students will make and collect scientific observations in our outdoor classroom. In addition to traditional observations, video recordings and digital photographic records will be collected as well.
Enhancing Social Skills and Vocabulary through Photography K to 5
Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders will use photography to visualize, practice and evaluate their communicative exchanges.Younger students will use pictures to build their vocabulary.
Essential to Autumn: Line, Shape, Color, Texture, Pattern, Rhythm, Emphasis, Movement, Balance, and Unity 3 to 5
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Students will observe their natural environment to experience the changes that occur when Autumn arrives. Students will create artworks based on personal observations and experiences with their environment in Autumn.
Everyday Recycling P-K to K
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This lesson will teach students how to identify recyclable materials and integrate the practice of recycling into their own homes. The students will also learn words associated with recycling and create a take home project modeling Planet Earth.
Expert Board Games 2 to 12
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Students will choose an "expert" area for themselves and create a classroom game. They will then be responsible for utilizing different sources of technology to advertise their game to other students.
Expert Projects: Sound, Heat and Light 4 to 12
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Students researched, wrote a report and created a class website teaching their newly gained expert knowledge on a specific topic related to sound, heat or light. Students presented their webpage to the class to teach their topic.
Exploring Our World 2 to 2
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Students read texts and complete activities that relate to different regions around the world. Students can use the Amazon Echo to answer questions and research different regions/continents and listen to audiobooks that connect to our world.
Facebook: The Developers of the Atomic Theory 8 to 12
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Using the website "MyFakeWall.com" students will develop a facebook type page with friend comments and status updates on the development of the atomic theory.
Famous Americans 3 to 3
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In this social studies lesson, students chose a famous American to study in order to create a research-based PowerPoint presentation using a template. Ultimately, students present their work to the class.
Famous Classmates! K to 2
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As a way to get to know each other, the children become reporters, photographers, and movie producers to interview each other as they become "Famous First Graders." Learning to work as a team to interview the famous person and then produce a short movie helps establish a cooperative climate in our classroom. I guide the children as they create the roles and then help them learn the skills needed for their job. Part of the classroom is set up to look like an arrival area for famous people, like movie stars or the President.
Fantasy Fiction Video Finale 6 to 8
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Students use flip video cameras and iMovie to create visual reflections for their culminating project in Fantasy Fiction book groups.
Fantasy Fusion K to 12
Creating fantasy books with students as characters.
Figurative Language 4 to 5
Students create a visual image using Kidpix of an example of hyperbole or personification.
Figurative Language Videos 3 to 7
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Students will demonstrate their understanding of figurative language by integrating figurative language into web 2.0 tools. Students will then take the products from the web to complete a video in Windows Movie Maker.
First Graders, Fluency and FUN! 1 to 1
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When beginning readers can listen to fluent reading modeled by others they will ultimately read more fluently themselves. As a teacher, I would like to go one step further....I would like to give my students the opportunity to record themselves reading throughout the year. This will help them track their own progress and determine the goals they need to set to improve.
Flat Stanley in the 21st Century 1 to 5
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Students use the Jeff Brown story "Flat Stanley" as a bridge to learn about different geographic, cultural, and scientific features of communities around the state, country, and world. Letters and their "flat" person is emailed to friends and family, in order to learn about the world around them via email, websites and Skype conversations. and results are shared with the grade level.
Flip Cameras and QR codes K to 12
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Students will create a short 30-second commercial, using the Flip camera, about a book they have read . The students will then upload their commercial to SchoolTube and create a QR (quick-response) code using their video's URL address. The printed QR-code will be placed into the back of the book so that another student can scan the QR-code and watch a commercial about the book they might be interested in reading.
Flip into a Classroom Website K to 12
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I have a classroom website where my videos I have created on my Flip Video Camera are an intregral part of the overall effectiveness for both student and family use.
Flip into Technology! 6 to 12
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Students use Flip cameras to gather information and integrate it into any classroom activity.
Flipping for Force and Motion! 6 to 8
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Students will go through many fun, hands-on experiences using the flip cams to document evidence of their learning.
Flipping Over Our Weather Reports 2 to 6
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Students will write and film a weather report.
FlipVideo Poetry: Teaching Narrative Poems Through Community Service Learning 7 to 8
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In order to promote literacy as part of our district improvement plan, 7th grade students will work in pairs to draft, write and illustrate a narrative poem to be presented on National Read Across America Day to primary school students as part of a 'Seussical". Performances will be videotaped so that teachers can show the presentations over and over to varied classes for instructional purposes.
Fluency with iTalk P-K to 3
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This will be an ongoing lesson incorporated into our Reader's Workshop time. Students will record themselves reading using iTalk on the iPad.
Follow the Drinking Gourd K to 12
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Learn about the Underground Railroad, Harriett Tubman, Slavery, and what it takes to have a safe classroom all in the same lesson.
French Family Member Names and Possessive Adjectives (easily adapted to other World Languages) 6 to 6
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This lesson would be the third in a unit. Students practice using family member names and learn their meanings. They also practice using the possessive adjectives. This lesson is for a block period class of 68 minutes.
Frogs: ELA and Science 1st grade 1 to 2
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This is a first grade ELA and science unit. This unit integrates technology and allows students to apply real world application with scientific inquiry, while critically analyzing literary and informational texts.
Fruit / Vegetable Jigsaw 10 to 12
A cooperative learning plan where students learn about categories of things relating to their curriculum, while creating a permanent learning, reviewing, reference, and assessment tool for future use. Using technology, research and "real life" experience students will collaborate to show and teach each other.
Genius Hour Technology K to 5
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Our K-5 Gifted classroom would like to have 4 iPads (with protective cases) and/or video cameras to aid with our project based instruction. This technology will allow our students to research multiple fields and present authentic products to an audience.
Geography of Our School K to K
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Students will work in groups to video interviews about the important locations in their school. The videos will be embedded into a class-made map of the school to share with the class as well as future Kindergarten students.
Germ Busters! P-K to 5
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This lesson is for health education and involves the application of learned material and allows for peer teaching. Students will create podcasts about germs, the ways they are spread, and how to keep everyone safe!
Get to know me 3 to 12
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The beginning of the year is difficult for all levels of students. Using a free download, Windows Movie Maker, this lesson will allow students to each shine in a different way.
Getting Ready for Graduation 8 to 12
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The yearbook is being finalized, and the last digital newspaper will be complete for May 1, the staff will create a senior "Life-Road" slide show to play during the graduation ceremony June 6. They will gather photos from each senior documenting their childhood up 'til the graduation night.
Getting Ready for Graduation 8 to 12
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The yearbook is being finalized, and the last digital newspaper will be complete for May 1, the staff will create a senior "Life-Road" slide show to play during the graduation ceremony June 6. They will gather photos from each senior documenting their childhood up 'til the graduation night.
Getting Techy With Insects 1 to 5
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Students will engage in a variety of activities, including a WebQuest and Google Hangout with another classroom. The duration of this lesson is a 2-5 days, depending on the activities used.
Giving a Voice to Literature 4 to 4
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The students in my class have been working in reading groups called book clubs. This project will allow students to act out their favorite scene, give interviews as a character from the book, make a promotional commercial for the book, or give a book review as a famous reviewer.
Go Pro Geometry Lesson Plan P-K to P-K
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Using the Go-Pro students will video record geometric terms around the school to create a video about geometry in Cheltenham High School to share with students abroad.
Going "Diggie" with Math Word Problems 5 to 12
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This lesson integrates the use of the digital camera into the creation of Math word problems. This approach of learning applies real life experiences for all the students involved.
Group Video Bookreport 3 to 7
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Students will adapt and create a skit based on books that they have read. They will then film themselves for their classmates to watch.
Growing a Garden 1 to 5
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After learning about plants and sets of tens, we took what we learned to a STEM project.
Halloween Dramatic Reading Podcasts 4 to 12
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Spanish students will create dramatic reading podcasts from elementary Halloween books and stories. The students will create both English and Spanish versions of the podcasts. The podcasts will be shared through the school website with local elementary schools.
Harlem Renaissance: "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" 6 to 12
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Students will use graphic design and powerpoint to discuss race relation and the Harlem Renaissance by creating a children's book for a younger groups of children.
HMS Book Review Podcast 4 to 12
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Students in 8th grade reading will create podcasts to recommend books for other students to read. The book is one that they really enjoyed during the semester in reading.
Hopping Good Tales 4 to 5
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After reading several fairy tales, students will write, edit and illustrate original fairy tales based on The Frog Prince. Using Tool Factory Slide Show students will plan and organize story events, edit and prepare a fairy tale to share with the class.
How does N.Y.C. play a role in international affairs? 2 to 2
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Students will be able to recognize the international role of N.Y.C. , and appreciate the importance of the United Nations. Students will be able to identify aspects of N.Y.C.'s cosmopolitan nature.
I Spy Riddle 3 to 8
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Students will create an I Spy Poster and riddle, and as an extension may also create the project electronically.
If a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words... 4 to 4
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I will be using photography as a way to focus and enhance students' writing.
If Dracula Walked Today 9 to 12
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Objective: Preserving the message and power within the original manuscript of Dracula, while recreating an original depiction using a flip camera and an understanding of pop culture.
Illustrated Dictionary P-K to 8
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As a culminating activity for a Science or Social Studies unit, students will create their own illustrated dictionary including key vocabulary learned throughout the unit. This activity will include small group as well as independent work, and employ technologies such as digital cameras, photo editing software, computer, printer, and SMART board.
iMake It Interactive 3 to 5
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Students will use iPads and QR codes to bring the traditional print textbook into the 21st Century. Students will research information found in text books to create QR code to link to articles, video, online game or picture that will enhance the flat print textbook.
Immigration in Early America (5th Grade) 3 to 5
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This is a lesson that integrates American History into a typical 90-minute reading block. Reading strategies are integrated into informational non-fiction text that satisfy history standards.
In Our Own Voice 4 to 5
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The purpose of this lesson is to help students learn about poetry and apply it to real-world settings.
Inquiry Center New England Colonies 7 to 7
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Students worked in pairs and shared a computer to analyze primary sources about New England, for lower leveled students, they watched a video and had to take notes.
Integrating Technology for At-Risk Learners for the Pythagorean Theorem 8 to 8
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This lesson plan was developed for at risk 8th Graders at a Title 1 school who exhibit deficiencies in geometry, specifically the Pythagorean Theorem.
Integrating Video Technology in the Middle School Science Notebooking Process 8 to 8
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Students record video as an extension of the science notebooking process.
Interventions - Data Interpretation 1 to 5
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This year I watched in amazement as at-risk students were scored as non-proficient in the area of data interpretation because they designed graphs incorrectly using a pencil, paper, and ruler.
IPAD Lesson on Nouns 1 to 3
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The students will use the application "Story Kit" to write a short story about nouns. They will take a picture of a noun, label it, and record themselves talking about what the noun is and why they know it is a noun. Students will then share different pages of their stories with the rest of the class via the projector.
IPad Literacy: Engage and Enrich 21st Century Learners 2 to 3
Students will use the iPads as literature and reading response resources during partner or listen to reading. The teacher will use the iPad to formatively assess and keep track of student progress.
iPod review 7 to 12
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By using iPods, students can review for tests at their own pace. Group work, review at home, auditory learning, individual pacing, all occur with the use of iPods.
It's Challenging Being Green! 3 to 5
Students will delve into botany by planting a seed and watching it grow or die based on what they do to take care of it. Prior knowledge of human anatomy and physiology will be the entry point as students connect these two very different areas of biology. By the end of the unit, students will be able to defend plant conservation the way they could any other organism they study. Ultimately, students should have increased awareness of the lack of green spaces in urban areas and the need for more parks and gardens
It's Fun to Learn! K to 6
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Learning should be fun, and nothing can be better than using Music and Technology together to enhance learning.
iTeach iLearn 6 to 12
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The iTeach iLearn Project is the artful mixing of video, narratives, images, music, sound and special effects into a digital story teaching about any concept. These digital stories reflect the student’s understanding of the themes of science. Science is a way of learning about the natural world, science has built a vast body of changing and increasing knowledge described by physical, mathematical, and conceptual models, and science’s effect on technology and society.
Jazzing-Up Thanksgiving! 7 to 7
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Through the years, students have answered the “What are you thankful for?’ question. In this unit the students will answer this question incorporating technology with art, figurative language, the study of biographies and autobiographies, research, and by producing a jazz / blues song.
Johnny Appleseed or John Chapman: Which Character is Your Favorite? 2 to 3
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Johnny Appleseed or John Chapman: Which Character is Your Favorite? Students will learn about Johnny Appleseed's fictional character and real life character and write about it.
K'Nex Car Racing-STEM Activity K to 2
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Students will make their own race cars out of K'Nex building blocks. The students will then race the car to see which cars are faster.
Kindergarten Animal Research Book Making Project P-K to P-K
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This animal research project integrates writing, science, reading, and technology. Students are able to choose an animal to learn more about, document information using technology and print the project in color to share and keep.
Kindergarten E-Pals and Measurement K to K
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in this class, Kindergarten classes use questioning in mathematics, along with digital communication to figure out how to measure/compare with non-standard units.
Kindergarten Memories P-K to K
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We will create a Kindergarten Memory Book. Each month we will create a monthly memory page regarding our experiences during the month and world happenings.
La Presencia Escondida: Spanish Speakers in Our Community 9 to 12
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Using skills learned in Spanish class and technology students will venture out into the community to become more familiar with native Spanish in the area and how they have come to live and work locally.
Labeling the World Map 2 to 3
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This lesson is to review the continents and oceans of the world.
Language and Literacy Support through Photography K to 8
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This project provides ideas and activities for promoting development of oral language, literacy, and student identity through the use of photography-based Language Experience Approach lessons and books.
Learning About Colonial Times 5 to 6
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Learning About Colonial Times
Learning Character Concepts and Living With Character P-K to 5
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Military towns have plenty to be proud of particularly of the members of the community that have shown responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, respect, caring and citizenship. Students will share fiction books they have read through their favorite characters and connect those characters to pillar character concepts for favorite people in their lives who have some connection to the military.
Lego Mindstorms Robotics 4 to 12
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The 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students of St. Catherine of Siena participate in Lego Mindstorms Robotics Initiative. By designing, building, programming and documenting robot performance, students will use science, engineering technology, mathematics and writing skills in hands-on projects that reinforce their learning.
Les Petits Chefs 10 to 12
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Using a flipcam, students created a proposal to offer French cooking and language lessons for children in our community. They submitted their video to the "Francophone Youth in Action" contest sponsored by the Francophone Centre of the Americas, and won a $2500 grant to realize their project.
Lesson Plan Using iPads K to 5
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Standards (Common Core): Read and write whole numbers and decimals; identify places in such numbers and the values of the digits in those places; use expanded notation to represent whole numbers and decimals.
Let's Party like its 1849 4 to 6
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This lesson puts student on the Oregon trail. Students write a daily diary and take pictures on the trail.
Let's Roll Robots! 1 to 2
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Goal: For students to read the story “My Robot” (or another Robot story) and be able to write a story about one then read paragraphs orally (or interview robots with flip camera.)
Let's Talk! P-K to P-K
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We will use photos taken with a digital camera to make communication boards that enable our non-verbal students to communicate with their peers and teachers.
Let's Write a Book About Trees K to 2
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Kindergarten students have concluded learning about trees and seasons in science class. They will now work together in groups of 4 to write a book about what happens to trees throughout the seasons. Students will collaborate with their group to create this book using Storybird.com.
LIBRARY ORIENTATION 9 to 12
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Students will utilize the library technology to locate various information found in books or software in the library.
Life Cycle of a Butterfly 3 to 3
Documenting the life cycle of a butterfly through digital pictures.
Life Skill Communication K to 12
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Using digital camera to expand students with significant disabilities' communication methods.
Listening on the Go 6 to 8
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To encourage students with Special Needs that they are able to enjoy reading and being read to with the latest technology. This technology does not have to look like the typical, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices or be software directly loaded onto a computer where they have to sit in a chair to access.
Literacy through Photography 4 to 5
Literacy through Photography encourages children to find their unique voice through original photographs and written text. Students photograph scenes from their lives, and these images drive related writing activities.
Literature Circles Meeting using Subtext 7 to 10
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In this lesson, students facilitate a literature circle meeting using notes and annotations they've created within e-books using the Subtext app. They then use the ideas generated to write analytical paragraphs in Google Docs for teacher feedback.
Living Creatures Up Close 2 to 5
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Students will discover a pond habitat, capture a specimin and observe under a microscope.
Local Cemeteries Prove to be Learning Grounds 6 to 12
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Mr. Osborne a Science Teacher at Observation and Assessment (O & A) has put together a cross curricular activity that involves a field trip to two of Salt Lake City’s local cemeteries.
Locating Lost Ladybugs. 1 to 4
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The students will observe and then photograph ladybugs that they encounter on school grounds and outside homes. Pictures and data collected will be emailed to the Lost Ladybug Project which is a national based program coordinated through Cornell University Department of Entomology.
Long Beach History Digital Scrapbook 3 to 4
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Students create digital scrapbooks for their city's local history, including the Tongva Native Americans, settlers and newcomers to the land, and how the city was created. Students attend field trips to local historical sites and current landmarks, documenting their visit and reporting on it in a scrapbook.
Louisiana Cinquains P-K to P-K
Overview: Students review language and grammar skills taught throughout the year. Students will also utilize the writing process in order to compose a form of poetry (cinquains). Finally students will incorporate our study on Louisiana as a focus on their poems.
Made in the USA 4 to 5
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Students will research different states in the United States. They will make commercials, fliers, and they will give persuasive reports on their state using the projector so others can see their brochures.
Magnificent Metamorphosis: A Podcasting Lesson P-K to 2
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This lesson incorporates podcasting and the use of technology (iPads) to teach students about complete and incomplete metamorphosis. This lesson was designed for Kindergarten, but could be used with Pre-K-2.
Making Book Trailers 5 to 7
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5th grade students will make short trailers for popular children's books using Windows Movie Maker.
Math Game Video Tutorials 3 to 6
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To facilitate increased family involvement and support of students' mathematics learning, students collaborated in small groups to create video tutorials for family members to watch and learn how to play the math games students play at school as part of their math lessons.
Math Time and Measurement Rap 2 to 5
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Students create a rap on their own to help them remember their Time and Measurement facts we learn in 2nd grade.
Maxi's Amazing Adventures P-K to K
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This fun, family activity, which encourages both reading and writing through the use of modern technology, is called Maxi’s Amazing Adventures. Maxi is a friend that we have in our classroom. He is a soft and cuddly bear friend that travels home with each child.
Me on the Map K to 3
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Students will use Google Earth to understand and visually see that they live in many locations within each other. A house is in a town, which is in a county, that is in a state, which lies in a country, that is on a continent, on the planet earth.
Me, My Digital Self, and Eye 11 to 12
Self-portraits are a traditional art project for many high school art classes. This self-portrait assignment is an autobiographical assignment. The purpose of this assignment is for students to show who they are and to tell their own stories, while learning to use technology to express themselves creatively.
Men Who Built America 8 to 8
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Students will be watching Episode 1 of "The Men Who Built America" (Historical DocuDrama) and 'live tweet' their reactions on a discussion board via Google Sites while also answering questions directed by their teacher.
Meteorologist For a Day! 4 to 7
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Students will use their knowledge of meteorology, weather forecasting, and weather maps to become meteorologists for a day!
Monsters Inked P-K to 6
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Middle school and elementary classes collaborate to write and illustrate monster stories, taking inspiration from the younger students' original monster drawings.
My Colonial Life 3 to 5
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This is a culminating project for a social studies unit on colonial times. Students synthesize their learning and create interviews to be turned into podcasts. In the interview, a student takes the part of a person in colonial times and is interviewed by a "reporter" about his/her colonial life.
My Family - Bookmaking for Social Studies P-K to 5
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Students will create a "My Family" book using digital images and text to share their knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of each member of their family. They will have a copy to keep at home and one to share with classmates and their families through the.classroom lending library.
My Giving Tree 6 to 8
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Students will use language arts, social studies, and technology skills to write their own personal stories of a native tree that they have adopted. The stories will center on identifying and learning about the benefits that they receive from their trees.
My Town/ My School 3 to 6
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Students groups will gather information on their town or school. They will research the city website, or school website to find important facts, history, and landmarks. Student groups will create a presentation to share with others.
My Vision Is A Verb P-K to 12
Students will take a dream or vision that they desire to see come true and use the Zoo Burst and/or Story Jumper storytelling software to turn that dream or vision into a book. Students will also learn that work gives power to any vision.
Nature Inspired Digital Alphabet 2 to 5
Through digital photography and basic computer skills students create their own nature inspired digital alphabet. Students find letters of the alphabet in objects made from nature, for example: ground erosion makes the letter “y,” or the veins of a leaf make the “A.”
Newspaper for Inner City School K to K
The project is to promote fluency both oral and written 2 languages.
NIce to Voki You! This is my Family Cyber Safety Glog 5 to 8
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Students create voki avatars that speak and introduce themselves to the class Create a famous historical figure voki Digital Family Tree for the Entire Family Cyber Safety Glog
Nintendo DS: Pictochat in the Classroom 1 to 3
Use the pictochat feature of handheld Nintendo DS portable gaming systems to practice spelling, sight words, and punctuation at literacy stations.
Noun Book Videos 1 to 3
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Students create a noun book with pictures they have pulled from various magazines. They then work in pairs, to video record each other as they present and explain their noun book. The videos are added to their Video Portfolios.
Now and Long Ago: Immigration and My Family 3 to 5
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This lesson introduces the concepts of immigration and family history. Through the exploration of immigration events and issues in American history, students will learn that all Americans are immigrants with cultural differences and that all have ancestors and a family story that is unique and of value to share.
One L.E.S.S. (Partners in Education Campaign Initiative) 9 to 12
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Through this social marketing campaign - One L.E.S.S., the students will assume the role of a business professionals using different types of marketing media. The students’ initiative will increase collaborations between community leaders, the school, and youth. The concept is simple - One Leader Engaged in Student Success (L.E.S.S.) equals one less youth involved in juvenile delinquency and other destructive decision making.
Order of Operations 9 to 12
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Assisting high school students who are in an MIID classroom the order of operations in solving algebraic equations.
Our Family Histories 2 to 6
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Students will research their own histories by interviewing family members (their elders, and extended relatives), collect information, pictures, etc...The students will put their information together using creativity and technology and at the same time apply their knowledge of language arts, math, and social studies.
Our Past is our Future: We will repeat it if we don't learn from it 8 to 12
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Purpose and Overview: Create a multimedia social science project where students collect the oral history from elder volunteers who live in the surrounding neighborhoods. The purpose is to prepare students with severe emotional and behavioral disabilities for transition into the community and work world after graduation from high school.
Our Place In The Rio Grande Rift Valley Watershed 6 to 8
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An arroyo that bisects our campus is the setting for student groups to explore the influence of flora, fauna, humans, land, water, and weather in this watershed environment. Students will use flip cameras and digital still cameras to document their observations and create digital presentations.
Patchwork Quilt Class Project Thematic Unit 3 to 3
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This is a thematic unit that integrates social studies, math, reading, and writing.
Penguin Pals 1 to 3
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Utilizing a cross curricular theme based lesson, this multi-sensory approach will allow my second grade struggling readers to experience activities in reading,writing,speaking,listening,science,technology, and integrated art.
Persistence of Vision/Thaumatrope and Flip Book 9 to 12
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Thaumatrope: Scientifically students will come to understand the Persistence of Vision, the theory which explains why our eyes are able to see objects on film move instead of seeing individual pictures. Flipbook: Students will take Persistence of Vision one step further by making a short 4 second flip book that will be captured and viewed on video as animation, finally seeing the tie between art, history, science, and technology.
Photo Transfer Mixed Media Collage 8 to 12
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Students create a mixed media collage incorporating a digital image. Design must be created from a memory or tell a story about the students life. Composition must be created in layers. Students may create a background that is abstract or a background that emphasizes a message or story by use of imagery, pattern or words.
Photo-Based Reading Projects K to 12
Special Education students use digital cameras and word processing software to enhance reading and writing skills.
Photo-Documenting Earth Art K to 6
The students will create temporary, outdoor sculptures from found objects in nature. They will chronicle the creative process through sketches, journals, and photographs for use in a published class book.
Photographical Ecology 6 to 8
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Students will photograph and understand differences in organisms and the roles they play in our environment.
Picture This - Stars over Hoke /Imaginarse - Estrellas sobre de Hoke 5 to 12
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My grant request is to enable my middle school ESL students to better communicate and participate in classes by using digital cameraas and software to publish their own personal bilingual dictionaries, story books and PowerPoint presentations for the SMARTboards in their classes.
Pictures of Health K to 12
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Taking pictures of health activities in our school nutrition clubs. Promoting Nutrition with pictures of students involved in activities.
Plant Kahoot 2 to 5
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The students will read sections from Britannica Kids Rainforests. Using the information they will write multiple choice questions which will be entered into the app "Kahoot."
Podcast Book Buddies 2 to 5
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Students from one class would read books from all different genres through a podcast to students at a different school. After they read the book, they would pose questions about the book and continue in dialogue with their book buddy for two weeks.
Podcast, Podcast, Read All about It 6 to 8
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Students will be able to create a podcast. They will practice submitting a podcast onto an iPod Shuffle.
Podcasting About Our World 1 to 5
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Students will combine learning about the world around them through our 21st Century lesson about Flat Stanley with technology to create podcasts about their flat adventures.
Podcasting Challenge P-K to 8
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Students take ownership under the direction of their teacher to be trained and train others in the school to the use of Podcasting equipment. The final product results in monthly or bi-monthly podcast reports.
Podcasting Poetry Slam 3 to 5
Students will participate in a poetry slam by podcasting. Poetry slams are a great way for students to improve oral reading and fluency and to make connections; it is only natural to incorporate technology.
Poetry Slam For a Cause! K to 5
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Problem Based Learning, Driving Question: How can we as poets and poet critics, create and design a Poetry Slam to make other students and parents more aware of (a topic or cause of student choice/interest.) Students will research a few local problems or topics of interest and decide on one of interest to their group. Then, they will find poems and write poems to bring to life for a Poetry Slam and the slam will be recorded in imovie!
Poetry Video Project P-K to 12
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We will use the website, www.favoritepoem.org to inspire students to read poems with emphasis, memorize their favorite poems, and use technology to create their own poetry videos. This is a lesson designed by an ESOL teacher, but can be used with any population of students, and highlights the diversity of a student population.
POETS ON THE PLAYGROUND 6 to 12
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Jumpstarting creativity is one of the goals of Poets on the Playground. The idea is to help 6th graders use digital cameras and take pictures on the playground. Then students can use their own ideas and enthusiasm in a natural flow of self-expression and write poetry about their photographs.
Potlatch Weather Reporter 8 to 9
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Students will learn to collect weather data, interpret it and make three-day weather predictions. They will use their predictions to create video weather reports for the school digital bulletin board.
Poverty Point Native Americans 2 to 3
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Poverty Point Native Americans and Landmark in Louisiana (Rotation Day 1 with Centers)
Preserving Living Legacies 9 to 12
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This is an oral history lesson which engages students to research a top of United States History as related to the actual life experience of a senior member of our town community. Students will research, prepare interview questions, interview a senior, videotape their interview, and publish their findings in book form.
President Slide Show 2 to 3
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As a part of a government unit my students research Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. Then they make a slide show of the information.
Pride in Diversity - Our Similarities and Differences Make Us Strong K to 8
This project gives students experience with digital cameras and web design tools while showcasing the ways our similarities and differences make us stronger as a community of learning.
PROJECT H.O.P.E. (Highlighting Opportunities for Potential Employment) 4 to 5
This is an exciting Career Exploration Unit that allows students to integrate technology skills while researching various careers.
Projects with Pizazz 9 to 12
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High School students make digital project presentations using Photo Story, Voicethreads, Animoto, Glogster, Windows Media Player and/or Quicktime
Publishing With Photos! K to 5
Students will create their own books using photographs for illustrations.
Put the NEW in NEWBERY 4 to 6
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Every year since 1922, the Newbery Award has been presented to the book selected by librarians as the “most distinguished contribution to American literature for children”. Using current technology, a librarian and classroom teacher team teach students to research and then create a podcast “commercial” for an award winner.
Rainforest Unit 5 to 6
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Students will learn about the importance of the rain forest thru a mutli-disciplinary unit
Rainforest: Creating Globally Conscious Students 2 to 2
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Students will be able to apply their knowledge of the rainforest ecosystem to create peer interviews with Flipcams. These interviews will be edited and posted on our district website as well as sites such as www.teachertube.com for students to convey their understanding of: • The various strata of the rainforest, and the role that each plays in the overall health of the ecosystem. • The interdependence humans have with the rainforest for health needs. • The great diversity of the animal kingdom that resides in the rainforest as well as the effect deforestation has on these species. • How our actions can directly impact the rainforests. Students should be able to persuade others to take simple steps to protect these regions of the world.
Read With Me 3 to 12
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Students from a Elementary School has a peer reading buddy (a high school student) to reading and discuss age appropriate materials and lessons using technology Skype, Thinglink, Email.
Readers Theater In Action - Take 1 P-K to 3
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Students will be working in five groups of four to come up with their own Readers Theater. They will be designing their own backdrop, creating the script for the story, and filming the entire step from beginning to end of the production to be displayed on the class smartboard.
Readers Who Struggle Can Learn From Wonderful Teacher/Student Created On-Level Reading Projects K to 1
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Imagine a reading lesson that is about you and your classmates. It is right at your reading level, and it contains the sight words and skills that are targeted for you and your classmates' specific learning needs! Best of all it is created by your classroom teacher and can be used with a SMARTBoard, burned to a cd, or printed off to be read at home for extra practice! And it can be used over and over again.
Reading Rainbow for Second Graders 2 to 2
Students will collaborate to develop a multimedia presentation based on a theme using a Reading Rainbow format consisting of book summaries, a team documentary, and original writing with illustrations. Teams of students with similar interests would be selected to work together on an eight to nine week project which will allow for differentiated learning opportunities.
Reading Stations 1 to 1
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During Reader's Workshop, the students will be rotating through four different learning stations, completing one station a day for a week. The purpose of this is to incorporate more activities using technology into their everyday independent practice.
Reading to Haiti 3 to 6
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Students in the U.S. will practice fluency by reading Haitian picture books in English, creating short videos after book selection and practice, and saving them on flash drives. Students in Haiti will use their One Laptop Per Child laptops, and their own copies of the books to read along with the children in the videos.
Ready, Aim, Focus! 1 to 5
Through a hands-on photography lesson, students will develop and enhance writing focus, including brainstorming ideas, topic selection, word choice, and use of descriptive words. Also, students will use the printed images to inspire additional writing strategies such as developing voice, organization, and editing.
Red Ribbon Week 4 to 8
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During this week we will perform shows that teal with the topics of Bullying and Cyber-bullying. The students will write parts of the shows and they will be performed over three days for the entire school which has an enrollment of about 720 students.
Reporting News About Rosa Parks 4 to 6
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You are a news reporter and your boss needs for you to write a newspaper article on Rosa Parks.
Research Begins in Kindergarten P-K to 5
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Children are directed to find a specific non-flction fact, looking in many different books such as, " What do bears eat?" They are to take a picture of the bear eating something and present it as a whole class research project. The teacher and students will then add the necessary facts to the pictures and a slide show is prepared with the pictures and facts.
Research Project 8 to 12
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This is an 8th grade research lesson plan. Students research a variety of historical figures stemming from the film "Night At the Museum, Battle At the Smithsonian."
Respect yourself and others! 2 to 2
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Students learn about cooperation and respect. Respecting yourself and others and why/how we do it.
Restoring Memories and Planning Autobiography 4 to 8
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This plan utilizes Google Maps for autobiography writing in response to the mentor text Knots in my Yo-Yo String” by Jerry Spinelli.
Robotics for KINDERGARTNERS K to 2
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LEGO Education WeDo Robotics kits are designed for students at the lower elementary level; These kits cover the STEM areas of science, technology, engineering, and math. Students will be provided the opportunity to design, build, program, and test robotic models.
Rotational Math 6 to 6
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Unit will be on how to use positive rational numbers. I will cover Lesson 1-1 Fluently Add, Subtract, and Multiply Decimals. The same rotational model will be used for all math topics.
RTI FLIP Oral Reading Portfolio - Sacajawea, 3rd Grade 1 to 12
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At-risk and below-level students will master content of a short, non-fiction text to improve oral reading fluency. Students will use the FLIP cameras to tape multiple readings and an acted-out version of the text, which will be kept in personal student video portfolios. Periodic viewing of student portfolios increases student reading confidence because they actually see great improvement over a short period of time.
S.C.A.N.M.E. P-K to 12
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Students Creating A New Method of Evaluation
Save the Animals! 3 to 5
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Students research an endangered animal. They then develop a PowerPoint presentation (for their parents and peers) describing the animal, its habitat, its predators, its prey, and why it's endangered. Finally, students create a podcast for our class "Save the Animals!" series describing their plan to help these endangered species, as well as recruiting support.
Save Trees, Use the Mini to Complete Our Assignment! 2 to 2
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Students will learn that by using technology in the classroom, they will be saving trees from destruction to create our textbooks and workbooks and how we can stop filling our landfills with mounds of paper. With our reading program online, students will have access to the program and will be able to complete assignments directed by the teacher and have immediate feedback on their performance.
SB1-Cells: Organelles, Transport 9 to 12
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This is a review lesson that is strong on differentiation and technology use in the classroom.
School Commercial 7 to 8
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Creating a commercial about Jewett Academy.
Science Concepts Presentations Using Tablets 6 to 8
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Students work in small groups using electronic devices -- Smart Phones and/or Tablets to research a science topic and create a multi-media presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint, and an online survey/quiz using Kahoot.it to display on Interactive Whiteboard for the class to respond to.
Science of the snowflake 1 to 1
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I use this lesson to reinforce knowledge of the Caldecott awards and also to teach the children how to navigate their way around the Macbook touchpad as First Grade is their first formal introduction into the use of laptops.
Science Video Journal Through Earth's Systems 6 to 6
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Collaborative groups will be used to create video lessons for classmates in a modified jigsaw type activity. Students will become experts on their topic and teach peers using creative video lessons to explain concepts on Earth's dynamic systems. Video lessons can be demonstrations, skits, interviews, songs, etc.
See the Music 4 to 5
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Students create PowerPoint presentations featuring famous musicians, singers, or a piece of music
Seeing Math Everywhere We Look 9 to 9
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Through an exploration and photographic capture of parabolas throughout our environment. students will move from the “When am I ever going to use this?” to “I see it being used” stage in math class – specifically for quadratic equations. They will then research the related jobs necessary to "bring the parabola to life."
Self Identity 9 to 12
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Students research into their experience, culture and life to create a self portrait learning facial proportions. Viewing a variety of artists with different interpretations of involving expression in their portraits.
shared reading book trailer creation 6 to 8
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After completing a "shared reading" with a literature group, students will re-create portions of the book through various media and will create a short "book trailer" of the project to share with students, teachers and parents.
Simple Machines Scavenger Hunt 3 to 3
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As a culminating project for a unit on simple machines, students will take pictures of examples of simple machines around the school and use them to create a powerpoint presentation.
Sly Book Channel K to 5
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We will create excitement and promote reading through our Sly Book Channel. Sly is our Fox mascot. Students will write and then make a commercial for their favorite book using a Flip-cam or Webcam. We will show these commercials on the morning announcements and through a website set up by our Technology teacher.
Smart Understanding of Characters w/ Smartphones 5 to 8
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Students will demonstrate an understanding of how characters change throughout a novel. They will also be able to identify 1st and 3rd person point-of-view.
Space Adventures P-K to P-K
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This lesson plan will introduce preschool children to various outer space experiences.
Stain Glass P-K to 12
This is 5 lesson plans in sequence from introduction through Glass History to the current methods applied in Glass Forms: lesson 1, stain glass history; lesson 2, community impressions; lesson 3, stain glass design; lesson 4, color theory; lesson 5, form and application. Wrap up includes reflection.
Star Reading 4 to 12
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Students will understand the importance of fluency and become fully engaged in the process. The teacher will act as a facilitator while students perform the tasks. Students will become motivated to become more fluent readers as they view and graph their scores. They also learn to critique their own reading and that of their peers. They will begin to fully understand what fluency is and sounds like through the process.
STEMing Mobile Devices 8 to 12
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Incorporating STEM and mobile devices into the physical science curriculum in an engaging and interactive way.
Storytelling with a Document Camera 3 to 5
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Students will use the document camera to retell and put on a presentation of a Native American folktale, legend, or story that they read. This project aims to help students practice and enhance their reading fluency, comprehension, and speaking skills, as well as understand Native American history and culture.
Structures and Functions of plants and animals 4 to 4
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This lesson is part of a unit to meet grade 4 Life Science Standards, Structures and Processes. In this lesson, students will conduct research on various animals and or plants to determine what external structures support survival and growth. In addition, students will use technology to publish their findings to a blog and have the ability to comment and respond to other classmate’s blogs, learning from each other’s experiences.
Student Solutions- Saving Our Surroundings 4 to 8
Students will investigate plants, animals and their habitats creating several products to educate and share their fellow classmates. During the process of research, students will also develop ideas to help solve the problem of endangered habitats, animals and plants.
Sustainability & Systems-Seven Generations 5 to 6
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This is a lesson meant to teach about sustainability while introducing students to a variety of new technologies. They will use Wordle, Google, and view You Tube video to help their understanding of the concept of sustainability
Symmetry in Nature and Congruent Shapes All Around 2 to 2
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All students will work in groups to investigate nature and their surroundings to find symmetry in nature and congruent shapes all around. Students will take photos using a digital camera and help create a multimedia presentation of their geometric findings. Students will share the final project with their peers.
Teaching Listening and Speaking Skills for Special Education Students K to 1
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This ELA lesson plan for students with special needs includes technology integration while students enhance their listening and speaking skills. Students will learn different modes of transportation while building language and cooperative skills.
Techno Lit 3 to 5
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This lessons includes a variety of technology to publish expository texts so they can be viewed on iPod touches and iPads.
Technology and your Future: Using SmartPhones and IPads in the classroom 4 to 5
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Using research from the internet, via Smart Phone or I Pads, studnets will "open their eyes" as to what they will need to do and have in order to attain the life they desire for their future.
Technology with nouns 1 to 2
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A Lesson on using technology and nouns to bring interest and engagement to a lesson.
Teen, Drugs and Alcohol PSA 6 to 12
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The Students will create an informative video on a health topic related to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs with a group of their peers.
Telling Your Story K to 4
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Students will take pictures of their daily lives and focus on what is unique and special about an ordinary experience in the medium of writing. The photos and writing will be bound and compiled into their own book, making them an author.
Text and Technology Based Literacy 3 to 3
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Students will demonstrate understanding of character traits, central message, and how chapters build on one another in the book The Stories Julian Tells. This will be accomplished through Learnzillion.com, the use of collaborative groups, independent reading, and teacher scaffolding.
The "Point" of Me... and GeoMEtry 3 to 5
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This is an interactive story in which geometry vocabulary is introduced and associated with each other as a story unfolds. The students not only listen to the story but create a story board in which the geometry vocabulary becomes clear in differentiated ways.
The ABC's of Winter K to 4
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Students will use a tablet to take photos of objects in the school that are ABC related. These will be photos of winter or winter-related themes.
The Amazing Race-Physical Science 9 to 12
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The students will compete in a race around the school while reviewing physical science concepts.
The Differences Among Us 5 to 8
In this beginning of the year activity, students will get to know each other by sharing cultural differences which make their families unique. Students will experience the personal stories of their peers, understand that all families are different, and accept that it's okay to be different.
THE DIGITAL CAT--A PURR-FECT SOLUTON! 11 to 12
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Anatomy students will make their own dissection manual complete with digital pictures and labels. Each year students will add to the manuals.
The Family Tree 6 to 8
Families are a wonderful resource of support, traditions, and stories. In this unit, my students will write a series of essays about their families that will be put together in a book that can serve a record that can be shared with family now and in the future.
The Five Senses K to K
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•.This unit will focus on the use of the five senses to develop a heightened awareness of the world. Skill development is centered on observing, describing and classifying objects. Students will use their senses to describe objects and identify common properties. Students will develop more refined methods of observation, ability to make more detailed descriptions and an increasing ability to differentiate among similar objects on the basis of one, and then multiple, characteristics. Describing objects will involve making measurements of various properties and comparing them to other reference points (e.g., a color chart).
The Flip Side of Plants and Animals K to 6
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Typically, science experiment observation is paper pencil, but with the Flip Video camcorder, students can record their observations on video, allowing them to be extremely detailed and accurate. Using a Flip Video for observation also allows the student to share with others exactly what they saw during the course of an experiment.
The Hall of Physicist 8 to 12
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Students will create biographical posters of famous physicist through the ages.
The History of Daily Life in America: An Inquiry-based Unit Plan P-K to 8
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By completing an inquiry-based project, students will be able to compare the various ways people lived in the 1800’s to the way we live today. Students will learn how to form a good inquiry question, effectively search the web for answers and synthesize the information found to form a deep understanding of the topic. Students will prepare a Power Point presentation of their knowledge to share with the class. At the very end of this unit, students will take part in a living history lesson and act like people living in the 1800’s.
The Next DIY Stars 3 to 8
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Teach students to write "how to" or "directions" essays, then bring them to life by demonstrating on video using Movie Maker and Flip cameras.
The Shape of Disaster - Current Event - Swine flu/Hurricanes/tornadoes/Wild Fire K to 2
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This lesson involes using Kidspiration to enable non-readers to understand the importance of disaster preparation. Using kidspiration the students will develop a book that shows their understanding of emergency preparation for both natural disasters and pandemics
The STEM Train! 7 to 8
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The STEM Train will be a school-wide program for students to create exploration through video-making, short films and documentaries. Students will become mini filmmakers. They will use the latest technology to make video presentations in class. Digital Cameras will be the source of our videos, but in order to “create” magic, we will need more electronic equipment.
The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf Again 2 to 2
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Comparing and Contrasting the various stories of the Three Little Pigs from the pig's point of view and the wolf's view
The Waning Moon 4 to 5
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Students will create a short claymation video to explain the phases of the moon and what we can learn from them.
The Wonder of a Wordless Book 3 to 5
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The students will create stories to accompany wordless books. They will record a podcast of their story to present to the class.
The Wonder of Seeing the Best in Ourselves- A+ Attitude 6 to 6
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Students will read the novel Wonder by RJ Palacio, learn about theme, character, perspective and the steps of writing a research paper. The students will then create a research paper, an oral presentation and a citizenship project that promotes compassion.
The Year Is New, The Bugs Are Too! 3 to 5
The yearly theme for the elementary library is"Go Buggy For Books." This science theme is used to teach library skills.
Time to Vote 6 to 8
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The students will learn about the three branches of U.S. government by creating and simulating the election and campaign processes. They will utilize not only their textbooks and classroom materials, but will also take a hands on approach with various technologies to enhance their outcome.
Titanic Research Projects 7 to 7
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In this lesson, students conduct research (CCSS W.7.7) on topics connected to a narrative nonfiction story from the reading basil, "Exploring the Titanic" by Robert Ballard. Students use iPads or Chromebooks to gather credible and relevant research on individually assigned topics and then present their findings to the class through use of an interactive presentation program such as Prezi, Emaze, or Google Slides.
Total Physical Response Storytelling 5 to 12
Students will take pictures and make books to tell a story in a foreign language.
Transition Social Stories for Students with Autism 6 to 8
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Students have a difficult time transitioning from elementary school to middle school. This lesson will help the students learn the expectations and will help them later transition into the "real world"
Traveling Abroad to Dine! 3 to 4
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Students incorporate the communication skills they have learned in Spanish class during the restaurant unit to produce a mini-drama. They show their advancement in the second language in an authentic setting.
Tuning the World One Note at a Time 6 to 8
This project is intended to broaden the horizon for our small town students. Students will produce a DVD movie/music video highlighting the world of music as its focal point.
Underground Railroad 4 to 6
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This project is to enhance the learning in the classroom by researching information on a variety of topics and creating a tri fold with the computer teacher, learnign a song and the meaning of it with the music teacher, and creating art with the art teacehr . In addition to the art and music pieces, the research will be used in a tri fold (which is a technology goal for this grade).
Using Flip Video to Identify and Analyze Figurative Language 6 to 8
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Students will be divided into collaborative groups of 2 or 3. They will be assigned a type of figurative language which they will need to define and provide a dramatic interpretation using that type of figurative language on video.
Using Podcasts to teach about the Constitutional Convention 7 to 8
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Using Netbooks with webcams and a Smartboard to create and share Podcasts. Students will participate in discussions and the creation of Podcasts by taking advantage of the interactive nature of table Netbooks and a classroom Smartboard.
Using Vokis to Identify Fiction and Nonfiction Texts P-K to 3
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Students will use technology tools and create a talking character (Vokis) to distinguish the difference between fiction and nonfiction text genres.
VERB-alize P-K to K
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Still-shots and short video clips will be used to illustrate action verbs for hearing-handicapped preschoolers. The photographs and clips will include the manual sign, appropriate setting, and modeled target action. These will be integrated into lessons presented via Smartboard technology and into vocabulary/communication journals.
Video Book Trailer 6 to 10
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Students will encourage independent reading by creating a video book trailer as a book report.
Video Vocab K to 2
To build background knowledge of unit vocabulary, students will create videos explaining the definition of new words that will be used in second grade Science units.
Videographies 4 to 5
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Students will create a presentation about a person who is famous for being an honest individual, a risk-taker, a helper to others, or a promoter of freedom using podcasting or vodcasting tools.
Virtual Book Talk K to 12
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Students present their oral book reports in a video format. They will work in partners or teams of three to plan, record, and edit their videos.
Virtual Math Portfolio 7 to 9
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Students will create a customized web page to post a series of unit-based math projects. They will keep a copy of the web page as a virtual portfolio of their exciting math year.
Walk a Day in my Moccasins P-K to 5
Using a video camcorder to record a day in the life of another student who either is ELL or ESL or Special Needs (Austism) so that other students can see how these students deal with the challenging day at school.
We Are Authors! 2 to 2
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Students will use Clip Art Station and Microsoft Word to create a book.
We're going on an Animal Safari! 1 to 3
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Students will be creating podcasts on animals from Africa. Students will share research about an animal and their adventure on Safari.
What are Numbers?: Learning to Add K to 1
Students explore digital camera use while learning basic math concepts and simple number identification.
What Do You Know About Your Town? 2 to 3
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Lessons that help students learn a little about their own community. Lesson is generated for Erath, Louisiana, however can be adapted to any area.
What Firemen Read 9 to 12
Armed with digital cameras, iPods with recorders, and great attitutdes, students will interview community members and find out what their favorite books are and why. Students will compile the results in both print and web formats and share their findings with the world.
What Happened During the French and Indian War? 5 to 6
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Students will make a timeline about the French and Indian War
What in the World..?!? 3 to 5
You don't need to be able to read to love science, computers, and photography. My special education students will use these materials to create their own photographic "I Spy" books during our What in the World..?!? photo project. Using picture symbol software and photographs, students can address all content areas including math, reading, writing, technology, and science.
What's In A Name? 6 to 8
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Sixth grade research class students will learn about triangulation as they collect primary and secondary research about their names, along with expert opinion . The research findings will be presented in the form of a movie.
What's Up with the Water Cycle? 1 to 2
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Purpose: Students would learn the steps of the water cycle, then film the process and explain it using a flip camera.
Where is.... K to 4
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Students will create a book using images taken of different locations around the school with an icon of themselves in the foreground of the page. The reader will try to identify the location of the photograph.
Where We Live 2 to 2
American students will communicate with Jamaican students and a Peace Corp volunteer in Albert Town, Jamaica. Both groups of students will communicate via internet and construct a book about their communities using camera equipment and technology.
Who's in the Hot Seat- Characterization and Point-of-View 6 to 7
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Students will be able to demonstrate how characters change throughout a story, as well as describe how the author develops the point-of-view of the characters. Students will use the Smart Board, along with Smart Board Slates, to complete the interactive activities, in order to master these objectives.
Who's Who in the Art World 2 to 5
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Students study famous artist and their works, through Internet resource using social bookmarking. The create biographies and recreate famous works then create online portfolios of their final project.
Whose Slipper 1 to 5
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In this unit students will explore multiple versions of various fairy tales. This is one of five lessons in which students read an original fairy tale and compare story elements of another version of the same fairy tale.
Windsor Opposes Waste - WOW! 2 to 6
We propose a year-long, problem-based learning between grades 2 and 6. Teams of students will meet and discuss and identify the problem(s), brainstorm solutions, implement their solutions and throughout the year evaluate and reexamine their decisions and actions.
Writing Classroom Agreements using Inspiration & Word to Go 3 to 8
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At the beginning of the year, the class will create a "Classroom Constitution" using Inspiration software and, as an option for classrooms w/ Palm Pilots, Word to Go. Students will brainstorm as a class a list of behaviors that they think will help the classroom environment be conducive to learning & to show how they can become better citizens in their class.
Writing Equivalent Expressions 9 to 12
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This involves writing equivalent expressions using area model and exploring difference of squares through an interactive activity.
“Through the Eyes of a Child- Student Photography” Elementary Level – Visual Arts 2 to 5
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Students will experience the beauty of literacy through the use of photography. Teacher guided photography instruction will focus on the subject areas of reading and writing skills to help students become better readers.
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