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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.
Constructing Model Houses Using Accepted Construction Techniques 9 to 12
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Students will assume the role of construction foreman. They will research structural systems and designs to plan and construct a model building of their choice.
Constructing Model Houses Using Accepted Construction Techniques 9 to 12
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Students will assume the role of construction foreman. They will research structural systems and designs to plan and construct a model building of their choice.
Students use Geometer’s Sketchpad here to construct geometric shapes 7 to 8
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The students will use Geometer’s Sketchpad to construct geometric shapes.
Abstract to Concrete P-K to P-K
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Students will utilize Apps in Ipads to draw illustrations of buildings in the communities such as; where they live, places they visit, or community helper facilities. Students will them use hands-on manipulative such as blocks, megatiles, or K'necs to construct their plans into a community.
The Robotics Obstacle Course Challenge 6 to 8
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The Robotics Obstacle Course Challenge is a comprehensive instructional unit that exposes middle school students to various engineering domains/colleges, enhances student motivation and engagement, provides authentic avenues for research, and challenges all students to excel in a robotics obstacle course challenge.
Crusaders! 7 to 12
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This lesson covers the Crusades. Students are to choose which particular Crusade they wish to study. Students will map the route taken, choose a major city along the way, evaluate the city and explain whether or not there were any benefits from hosting the Crusaders, and they will consider the forts built along the way.
La Casa de Mis Sueńos/My Dream House 9 to 12
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Students will use present tense conjugation and learn vocabulary that describes a house. Students will create visual representation of their dream house using presentation tool of their choice. Students will “walk us through” their houses in small group presentations (6 students + teacher) while we roll a dice to ask questions about each presentation and providing verbal feedback, all in Spanish.
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.
"Girls Only" Science Workshop 2 to 12
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This workshop was created to give female students a chance to design and implement both scientific and engineering skills. Female students are sometimes discouraged from entering the fields of science and engineering so we developed this curriculum and hosted an All Girls Science Camp Weekend.
"In the News!" 2 to 8
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A newscast that can be writen, produced and created by elementary or middle school students. Co-Authored with Stacy Bodin
(PART 1) Applied STEM: Rocketry and its Components 6 to 8
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This unit plan walks students through the entire model rocket design, construction, and test launch phase complete with diverse evaluations and using video technology to view every aspect of a rocket launch. All rockets are homemade - no kits involved.
(PART 2) Applied STEM: Rocketry and its Components 6 to 8
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(PART 3) Applied STEM: Rocketry and its Components 6 to 8
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(PART 4) Applied STEM: Rocketry and its Components 6 to 8
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A Math Twist 3 to 6
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Students create mathematical problems using computer applications such as Microsoft Word and clearly explain in writing how the problem is solved.
A Matter of Fact 5 to 6
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A math and science unit on matter.
A Snapshot of Science 6 to 6
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Students will demonstrate an understanding of the composition of physical systems and the concepts and principles that describe and predict physical interactions and events in the natural world. This will include chemical reactions and the conservation of matter.
A tribute to Willis. 11 to 12
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A culmination of a semester's worth of prep which includes, the history of stop motion animation, clay character design and production, writing story concepts, creating storyboards and building dioramas. All leading to the production of a digitally animated stop motion film.
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.
American Symbols 1 to 2
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The students will learn about American Symbols and why they are important. I will integrate technology in the classroom to enhance and motivate student learning. Education should come alive to the students and with the use of technology in the classroom…….students thrive. The lessons in this unit would not be possible without the use of technology.
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 World Advertisement Videos 7 to 8
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Students will use a video creation program to make and advertisement for an Ancient World civilization which they will share with their peers.
Animation Festival 5 to 6
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5th and 6th grade students will create claymation and object animation shorts to be produced as a short film festival. This lesson is actually a unit on animation comprised of several weeks of group work and filming.
Animation Station 4 to 6
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Students create clay animated videos. These videos are based on idioms or short stories the students write.
AP Biology & Inquiry-Based Labs 11 to 12
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Instead of carrying around an encyclopedic textbook, students will have their text downloaded onto an iPad where they can highlight, bookmark, and find definitions instantly without ruining the book next year. Students will also be using their iPad for creating, reviewing, and sharing their own labs.
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.
BackYard 5 to 8
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Interactive lesson that leads into student completion of a Backyard fencing task (including construction of the fencing, locating materials, etc).
Because I Said So! - Writing a Persuasive Speech 4 to 4
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This is a short writing unit. Students will brainstorm, write, and edit a persuasive speech on a topic of their choosing. The studetns will then record a podcast of their speech which will be uploaded to the school website.
Bringing STEM to the Elementary Classroom Through 3D Printing 4 to 5
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Utilize a project based approach to STEM by providing students an education in CAD software and 3D printing. The software utilized will be Google SketchUp
Bringing Young Architects to Surface 6 to 8
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The town of Gastonia is full of architectural history. Many students are unaware of all the architectural details in old buildings. The goal of this project is to introduce the students to past architectural design and have them bring some of these design elements into their own scale model buildings
Building God’s House 4 to 6
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This is fun, interesting project that gets the students excited about church.
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.”
Cartography in 2nd grade P-K to P-K
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In this lesson I teach 2nd graders how to construct basic maps. I will use Reading, Math and Social Studies to teach map making.
Cells and Organelles 6 to 8
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The students will learn about cells and cell parts. They will create 2-d or 3-d models of cell parts and use a flip video camera to create a "common craft" teaching video.
Character Education Podcasts 4 to 6
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Each month a different character trait will be focused on. Students will create and record a podcast highlighting the character trait.
Chemical Reaction Demonstration 9 to 12
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Identify and classify chemical reactions based on the five following types of reactions: synthesis, decomposition, single replacement, double replacement, and combustion.
China-Contributions Made During the Ming Dynasty-7.26 6 to 7
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The students will draw evidence from informational texts, including their textbook and at least two online sources, to create a powerpoint presentation detailing the contributions made during the Ming Dynasty.
City's 50th Anniversary: A Snap Shot in Time K to 12
Walnut is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The project would have students from all age levels taking picture and creating a living snap shot of the community regardless of age, sex, or beliefs. This would be put on display in City Hall and used as a video for the local Cable Network.
Claymation 7 to 8
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My students will create a Fairy Tale Remake with clay animation using photography (digital pictures), writing, directing, and editing skills. The computer application iMovie will be used to create the animated video.
CO2 Dragster Challange 7 to 12
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This is a new twist on an old unit. Many Technology Education teachers have been doing CO2 cars for several years now but this lesson will include creating pod-casts, video, and pictures to post and in a sense create an interactive data-bank!!
Coasting our Way to Success 6 to 8
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Students will learn about Newton's Three Laws of Motion which is essential for all physics courses as well as the general theory of relativity.
Collaborating with Robots 6 to 8
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Students in the Behavior Support Program will practice communication, collaborative and pro-social skills to create and program a classroom robot using Lego Mindstorms technology.
Community Problem Solvers 6 to 6
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Students collaborate in teams to conduct research and solve real community problems using science and engineering. This is applied to the ECybermission Challenge.
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.
Correlating Robotics to the Human Nervous System 7 to 9
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The human nervous system is composed of three distinct types of neurons--sensory neurons, associative neurons and motor neurons. These specialized nerve cells correlate to the three categories of Cubelets--Sense, Think and Action. This lesson will provide students with anticipatory set when studying the nervous system.
Create Docents For 25 National Monuments For In Class Field Trip To DC 9 to 12
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Students will each be assigned one of 25 national monuments to docent the class through a virtual field trip through Washington DC. The plan is to aid students in observing the historic changes in US monuments from "single man" to "multiple participant" or event depictions.
CSI: Chemistry Student Investigators 10 to 12
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Students master scientific inquiry skills as they design investigations to solve mysteries based on scientific concepts, use hand held computers and digital cameras to capture data generated in their investigations, and use Tool Factory software to compile data and lab reports to create electronic lab journals.
Cubelet 6 Pre-K 4 Lesson Plan for Steam P-K to P-K
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Using the children's book "Robo-Pete," preschool students participate in STEAM activities.
Culminating Module Project 8 to 8
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This project taps into the students ability to express their understanding of a novel. They have a choice of two projects from a "menu" of options, ranging in difficulty level.
Cyberbullying 6 to 8
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With the layering of identity through the use of nicknames and avatars as well as a sense of anonymity, it is easy for young people to sometimes forget that real people – with real feelings – are at the heart of online conversations. In this lesson students will explore this concept and discuss the importance of good netizenship.
Daily Announcements Made Easy! 3 to 12
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Students will create daily (or weekly) announcements for their school or classroom using a webcam.
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.
Digital Citizenship unit 7 to 8
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This wiki teaches 7th and 8th graders about Mike Ribble's 9 elements of Digital Citizenship -- using Internet links, online videos and podcasts. Digital Citizenship is one of ISTE's NETS-S.
Digital Illustration - partner draw! K to 5
Students will use digital tools to create larger-than life art, and print the results.
Digital Scratchboards 7 to 8
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Students will learn a new art technique using digital software. Scratchboard procedures will be used to produce high contrast photographs.
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.
Digital Storytelling: At-Risk Students Find Their Voices 9 to 12
Students will use technology and sound writing practices to relate personal narratives.
Digital Time Capsule 9 to 12
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In this lesson students use digital cameras to create a time capsule of digital images of their communities and families. They will use higher-order thinking skills to contemplate how digital images will be stored in the future and how we can present our life and time to people living 50 years from now.
Dr. Seuss Unit 1 to 1
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This is an integrated unit which includes reading skills and a theme for each day. Each day starts with a guest reader coming in to share a Dr. Seuss book. Then there are activities and lessons all focused on the theme/book of the day.
Engineering Design of Thermal Home with Renewable Energy Source for specific Biomes of the world 6 to 8
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Students will work together in families to discover one of Earth’s biomes. As a family, the students will focus their research on the climate, typical flora and fauna, and typical weather cycles of their biome. The family will then use their knowledge of thermal energy combined with their research data on their biome to design, construct and present their home design and reasoning to the class in a creative manner. Students will then do further research into weather patterns, statistical data of precipitation, temperature, hours of sunshine, etc and viable renewable energy possibilities so that families can then add to their homes a unique means to use the natural resources in their biome as a renewal resources to generate energy for their home.
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.
Exploring Climate Change Using the Eyes In the Sky 8 to 12
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Using NEO (NASA Earth Observations) satellite images and NIH ImageJ to animate the images, students will explore various aspects of climate change. From the montage of images, students will write a report describing various areas of climate change. Grade level: secondary
Exploring the cellular basis of life using real life object for project 10 to 12
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This lesson is intended to familiarize students with different categories of cells. Emphasis will be placed on the comparison and contrast of plant and animals cells and the structures within them. They will explore the real world of cells by exploring using the digital microscopy. This concept will integrate with technology based hands on with the students as they engage doing a cell project out of the real object.
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.
Family Artifact Research Project 6 to 8
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The Family Artifact project is an introductory project for sixth graders to begin their life long journey of research, writing and presentation. The students will evaluate the differences between primary and secondary sources in both documents and artifacts.
Fantastic Feathers P-K to P-K
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Inquiry student pairs will use a combination of technology and hands-on techniques, to learn about the form and function of bird's feather.
Festivals, Fairs, and Fun and Unit Exploring Spanish Festivals 6 to 12
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Students will compare and contrast the cultural traditions and festivals of Spanish speaking countries with their own culture. It is our desire that students understand, value, and respect people and places outside of their own environment.
FlippEd Geo Buddies 3 to 6
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Students will create videos that incorporate geometric shapes in the real world. They will also collaborate with other classrooms in a social network, uploading and commenting on each others videos using Edmodo.com.
Flippin' For CJH-A Video Presentation of Our Campus 6 to 8
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The students use the Flip Video Cameras to learn the principles of multimedia production while producing a meaningful video tour of our campus product. This product will be used to introduce CJH to newcomers and the world wide web.
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.
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.
Fly Me to the Moon 2 to 2
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The students will create the script and setting for a video of the Frank Sinatra song, Fly Me to the Moon. Space, seasons, and friendship are the focus of this lesson along with the technology opportunities for the students to video, edit, and publish their performance.
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.
Frontal Impact Safety Challenge 8 to 10
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Design and construct a vehicle that will protect an egg if the vehicle is in a front end crash.
Gandhi Speech Writing 9 to 12
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Students shall create speeches based on the life and times of Gandhi and his policy of non-violent cooperation. Students shall videotape (dvd Format) their speeches and present their speech to the class.
Geographical Literacy through Building: A Minecraft Project 6 to 8
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Students will use Minecraft for Education to build a community from a specific geographical area and understand how land forms, resources and spatial organization can affect human settlement patterns and housing.
Geometry Hunters 3 to 5
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Students will review basic two dimensional geometric terms as they complete a digital scavenger hunt by snapping photos on the smartphone. Students will present their findings to the class in a googledocs slide show.
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.
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.
GPS Ecosystem (Ecotone) Scavenger Hunt 9 to 12
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Using GPS's and your surroundings to make going outside fun for students!
High School Students Meet Veterans 9 to 12
The goal of this lesson is for the students to come away with a better understanding of who veterans are and what their life was/is like.
How does Technology help disabled people? 3 to 6
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The children will discover how technology has been able to change the lives of many disabled people and what they can do in their own school to make it accessible for everyone. Children will complete a podcast diary of their findings daily.
How Much does it Cost Project 7 to 9
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In this project, students investigate pricing schemes for various entry fees and determine which is the better option depending on their situation.
I Have A Dream Too 5 to 7
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In this lesson, students will practice writing persuasive speeches according to a rubric outline, learn about Martin Luther King Jr., and learn how to give an effective speech. They will have the opportunity to view themselves giving their speech, so that they can critique their ability to give speeches.
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.
Images of the Past: A Cave Art Activity K to 12
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Students will understand how human beings have adapted, evolved, and utilized their environment through a Cave Art activity. They will also see how early man made the switch from food gatherers to food producers and what that did to the population.
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.
Interview with Benjamin Franklin 7 to 12
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This is a cross curricular ELA / History lesson wherein students will create a mock-interview with Benjamin Franklin (and/or other historical figure from the American Revolution Era) and then post that podcast on to an established Google Classroom website.
Introduction to Stop Motion 2 to 12
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This is basically accomplishing three things: teaching kids the process and technology involved with stop-motion animation, working on the editing side of making a movie, and creating two projects (one to practice application and one for synthesis).
Island Adoption P-K to 12
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The Neari school has adopted a strip of land from the city in a very low socioeconomic area, and has begun a beautification project. We will be working on community awareness while using STEM work as our base.
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.
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.
Land is On the Move! 4 to 6
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Through time lapse video of several laboratory experiences with erosion, students will analyze how environmental factors influence landforms. Students will collect, analyze and interpret data for use in constructing arguments about scientific causes and effects.
Leaf Scavenger Hunt 6 to 7
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The students will be going on a learning excursion to Mandalay Trail National Wildlife refuge to collect leaf samples for their leaf scrapbook using digital cameras. Upon returning to school the students will be using the digital camera pictures to compose a power point presentation, and they will create data tables to compare the pH levels of the water quality samples.
Learning About Area and Microsoft Excel 3 to 3
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Third grade students will enhance their knowledge of area and technology by creating a floor plan of their home using excel.
Legacy Project: Using Flip Cameras to Connect Generations 9 to 12
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This lesson will enable students in Ms. Barb Ressler's English classroom at Wahlert High School to capture insights from senior citizens by utilizing flip cameras. As a result, the students will be able to learn many important life lessons and build important connections with senior citizens.
Lego Robotics WeDo Drawbridge and Cubelets 3 to 5
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Using the Lego WeDo Construction kits, students will build and program a mechanical drawbridge that moves using a worm gear configuration. The motion sensor will allow the drawbridge to raise and lower for passing boats made from the Cubelets and Lego bricks.
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.
Lets Go to Mars 12 to 12
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Students will be working in teams to designing and build a theoretical habitat for a research base on Mars.
Let’s Focus on Idioms 3 to 8
Students will learn more about idioms.
Let’s Get Excited about Roller Coasters! 5 to 9
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An amusement park has decided to open a theme park to be located in Waikoloa Village, Hawaii. It is an exciting time for the citizens of Waikoloa Village. Finally, this small town will be put on the map for something big. The residents are anxiously anticipating the grand opening of the amusement park. However, the operators of the amusement park need your help. They want to design a new roller coaster with a car that runs as smoothly as a marble would down the track. Your team has been hired to design this new roller coaster track for this theme park. Your task is to design a model of the track you would like to build for this amusement park. Your model must demonstrate the law of conservation of energy, gravity, force, momentum, and especially kinetic and potential energy.
Let’s Get Excited about Roller Coasters! 5 to 9
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An amusement park has decided to open a theme park to be located in Waikoloa Village, Hawaii. It is an exciting time for the citizens of Waikoloa Village. Finally, this small town will be put on the map for something big. The residents are anxiously anticipating the grand opening of the amusement park. However, the operators of the amusement park need your help. They want to design a new roller coaster with a car that runs as smoothly as a marble would down the track. Your team has been hired to design this new roller coaster track for this theme park. Your task is to design a model of the track you would like to build for this amusement park. Your model must demonstrate the law of conservation of energy, gravity, force, momentum, and especially kinetic and potential energy.
Lights, Camera, Action! 3 to 12
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Using Flip Cameras and editing software, students will create videos of students performing a weekly reading selection.
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.
Live Lit/Arts Magazine P-K to 12
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The Live Lit/Arts Magazine is an evolving showplace for student writing and art. While traditional Literary magazines have been used as a once-a-year printed edition usually produced at a great expense and only purchased by participants, their parents, and their teachers, an electronic magazine will allow constant revisions and additions as students continue to produce new written and fine arts contributions.
Louisiana Graphs (Can be adapted) 2 to 3
Overview: We are studying Louisiana for the next 5-6 weeks. As part of our study, students will conduct surveys centered around Louisiana. We are also reviewing the parts of a graph and the steps in creating a graph.
M&M Graphing 3 to 5
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In this series of lessons, students will predict and collect data, create a bar graph with paper and pencil, design bar graphs with different sorts of software, access and use the Internet, identify parts of a bar graph, compare the various graphs.
Machiavelli's THE PRINCE 11 to 12
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Using a teaching strategy called "a-book-in-an-hour" the students, working in groups of 3 to 4, and using the copies (usually 1 to 2 pages in length) of each chapter, would summarize their chapter. Each group would get 3 chapters, with each student assigned to a chapter (approx. class size of 27). About 3 days.
Making Butter- From a Liquid to a Solid 1 to 3
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Students will make butter and design/engineer hands-free butter-shaking apparatus. Students will record and graph the length of time of the butter changing process (change of state of matter).
Mathematical Modeling & Inverse Variations 9 to 12
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Students will collect and analyze real data completing an exploration. Motion observed during the data collection will be used to create an appropriate math model to fit the data and make predictions that will then be tested.
Maui Podcast 6 to 12
Maui is an island under siege from invasive species and ecological damage brought upon by humans. Teach your students about Maui's beauty and the importance of conservation through this scientific activist podcast.
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.
Middle Ages Cross Curriculum Project 6 to 8
This project incorporates all subject areas while students learn about the Middle Ages.
Military Families P-K to P-K
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Improving student vocabulary through interactive spelling games and a short story.
Minor League Baseball Stadium 5 to 12
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Students will compare other small towns with minor league stadiums and budget, design, plan, fundraise, and build one for our town of Wentzville
Mitosis 6 to 8
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This lesson is modified for technology infusion in a typical classroom for students to better understand Mitosis and be creative learning the concepts collaborative environment. It has also been modified for students with disabilities who have been integrated into the regular classroom setting.
Movie Music 5 to 8
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Students study music in movies and create a sequel to a popular childrens movie.
Multiplying 2-digit Numbers 4 to 4
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Students will use several strategies to multiply two-digit numbers by two-digit numbers. They will use area models, partial products, and the standard algorithm.
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.
Mystery Game P-K to 3
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Use a Karaoke Machine, a digital projector (or smart board technology), speakers, computer, document camera, Digital Microscope, Digital Camera to determine if an item is living or nonliving according to its physical characteristics.
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.
Online - On Stage - and ACTION! P-K to 5
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This year-long 4th grade project integrates information literacy skills with the arts, character education, and social studies.
Organizing Data 11 to 12
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Students in a statistics class will learn how to use Microsoft Excel to organize, summarize, and present data. They learn about and use formulas, charts, sorting features, and data analysis.
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.
Our Video Adventure: Traveling Through Blair County 3 to 3
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Third grade studetns are learning about the county in which they live. They are studying local geography and history. Students research an establishment in Blair County, write a report about the site, and build a model. This project is videoed in stages and then will be compiled into a complete project.
Paper Airplanes 9 to 12
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Applications of Scatter Plots, Lines of Best Fit, Dependant & Independent Variables through the making and flying of paper airplanes. I have the class research several designs of airplanes, we discuss aerodynamics, construct a their desired model, fly the model, gather information and plot the results.
Parabolas in Flight 9 to 12
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Students will film a trajectory then calculate the quadratic model for their trajectory. They will create a video to display online at teachertube.
Persistence of Vision: Animation I 10 to 12
Students will study the early history of moving pictures as an introduction to the concept of persistence of vision and animation. Students will develop a final animation which utilizes a variety of animation sequences: computer drawn, stop motion, hand drawn, with a 6.0 megapixel Olympus digital camera and the Tool Factory software MultiMedia Lab V.
Picture This: A Book Full of Patterns! P-K to 8
My students will use various hands-on manipulatives while making different types of patterns (ab, abc, aabb, aabbcc, etc.) Students will use the digital camera to take a picture and write what they did!
Pictures of Our School P-K to P-K
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The children will use camera's wtih the teacher's assistance to take pictures of thier school. The children will then print the pictures and make dictations about their pictures of their school. The children will also ask questions to staff and other children in the school to learn more about thier school.
Plot and Conflict 6 to 12
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Students will analyze the concept of plot development and conflict resolution using their novel from the Summer Reading List. Teacher will tell the students their assessment will be based on their concept map they will create at the end of the unit. Students will Create a Concept Map using the Kidspiration software that includes the interactive graphic organizers.
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 IN THE CLASSROOM 6 to 8
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Podcasting in the classroom will empower students and challenge them to create projects as authentic assessments and as supplemental resources for other students
Podcasting Parabolas 7 to 12
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After an introductory lesson on parabolas, students will research parabolas, the general equation of a parabola from three points and photograph pictures of parabolas found in everyday life. Students will then organize the data to create and publish a podcast to be share with their peers in the classroom, as well as, around the world. (This is a 3-day lesson for the block schedule)
Poetry Alive! Interpreting Poetry Using Digital Images 9 to 12
A team of English students will take the role of a production company and will create a 4-5 minute film using the digital image as a medium for interpreting students’ original poems. Three classes will be working together in order to complete this project: Creative Writing, English, and The Actor’s Studio.
Poetry and Photography 7 to 8
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Using a digital camera to help students understand poetry
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.
Pretty Plants Point of View 4 to 5
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Students will use kidspiration to create a flower of their choosing and write a poem from the flower's point of view.
Quadrilateral Scavenger Hunt 6 to 12
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Students explore the school for various quadrilaterals. Once they find them, they record themselves using a Flip camera describing the various characteristics of each one.
Question Pocket 3 to 5
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We will use ClassFlow, a presentation product to introduce and provide background knowledge for ELP Standard 4 of making claims and supporting them. This will be how we start the lesson which will take place over several days. My students have an influence of another language at home. I regularly use technology to help with instruction and vocabulary.
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.
Reading Interventions for Middle School Science 6 to 8
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Reading informational text and comprehending the science involved is difficult for most students. Chunking the material into smaller concept oriented blocks allow students to investigate content one concept at a time in order to focus on necessary vocabulary. Whole class reading allows for all students to hear and follow the information to be read. Students complete an accompanying activity allowing for reinforcement of the concept while working in collaborative groups for student to student support. Students will complete “reading labs” in assigned groups during science class. Topics will address concepts in Earth Science/Geosciences involving storms, earthquakes, volcanoes, biomes, ecosystems, and populations.
Regions of the USA 4 to 4
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In this unit students will use the internet to research the physical and human characteristics of the four regions of the United States and decide which one they would like to live in.
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."
Resistance Movement During the Holocaust 9 to 10
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Students will work in small groups to create a podcast covering one of many examples of resistance that occurred during the Holocaust. Students will work on the computers for 2 days to collect information, and have 2 days to create a podcast on the Apple Laptops. Completed Podcasts will be emailed to the teacher.
Robotics: Lego Mindstorms EV3 7 to 12
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We have Lego Mindstorms EV3 sets. This gives CTE/Computer Science credit.
Science and the Environment 6 to 8
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Interactive Science lesson using digital cameras
Science Olympics K to 12
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Science Olympics will actively involve the chemistry and ELL science students at Reynolds High School with science education in one the district’s elementary schools heavily populated with ELL children. The high school chemistry and ELL students will be taught how to present and involve the grade school kids in a variety of hands-on science activities covering all seven of the Common Curriculum Goals and will be encouraged to think creatively and plan how to get these basic science concepts across to children in grades K-5. By doing so both the high school students and the K-5th graders will experience science as fun, rewarding, interactive, engaging, and memorable.
Science Simulation Using BBC Science Simulations 3 3 to 6
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Students will be able to create virtual experiments in the classroom using the software and interactive whiteboard.
SciPod Studies K to 5
The project involves the older students reading from their science texts and recording new vocabulary as well as the definition, and using the recordings to study these new ideas. The podcasts can be shared with other readers, non-readers, and/or struggling students, as well as traded with other studetns to quiz eachother for benchmark mastery.
Sea Scallop Data Mining Research Project 10 to 12
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Students develop a research question and then gather the data to answer that question using the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Sea Scallop Survey database. Students present the results in a formal classroom presentation and a scientific poster session which is open to the public.
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-Portraits: Photography and Memoirs 6 to 8
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Students will read a collection of memoirs, short-stories and personal reflections about being a preteen or teenager and will write their own creative non-fiction piece about being 13 years old. This will be paired with a photography unit in which students will learn the guidelines for better photography and create self-portraits to accompany their creative writing.
Selfie vs Self-portrait 9 to 12
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This activity combines contemporary technology with archaic photographic processes the end result a one of a kind tangible self-portrait from a 200 year old process using modern technology. It challenges the students to further understand the difference between our cultural image capture and the power of a image when it's seen as an entity, not a digital thumbnail.
Sequencing in Kindergarten K to 2
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Students will learn the the basics of sequencing and how it relates to the word around us. Students will use this as a guiding lesson to introduce the basics of coding using codable.org.
Short Film Project: Architecture In My Community 11 to 12
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Students will create short videos featuring the unique architecture in Sacramento, CA. They will work in teams to write, film, and publish short films that will persuade people to visit buildings here in our own community.
Short Vowel Discrimination P-K to 5
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The integration of Dr. Seuss rhymes creates an engaging study of onsets and rimes. Students will discover patterns in words, sort words based on their vowel patterns, and apply their knowledge in reading and writing activities. Using a Promethean Board and Active Inspire software will add educational technology to the lesson.
Signs Signs - Everywhere Signs 10 to 12
Outdoor advertising is everywhere and it is important to be able to understand what the advertisements mean. This will introduce students to visual advertisements in their communities and enhance their consumer awareness.
Similarities and Differences Across Cultures - In Modern Times and Throughout History 1 to 1
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Students will use technology and literature to research past cultures and modern cultures. The objective of the lesson is for the students to recognize and define the similarities and differences between past cultures and modern cultures in areas related to daily living, food, art and music.
Skyscrapers 3 to 8
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In this lesson, students learn about skyscrapers and explore various factors considered when building them. This lesson was part of a two-day thematic unit on architecture for middle school students.
Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall: Dress and Play for Them All 2 to 5
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This activity will engage students to work in pairs to make up short stories about activities they can do during each of the four seasons. They will also focus on identifying clothes and activities which are appropriate for each season.
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 Voice/Service Learning 1 to 4
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Giving students ownership, a voice, & group decision making in service learning.
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
Taking a Micro Hike 6 to 8
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Students will be studying ecosystems and the dynamic interactions between plants, animals, and microrganisms and their environment. Groups of students will be given an outdoor study area and must be able to discuss and identify the life at the surface of the soil, be able to identify the life existing on a rotten log, and be able to identify the spiders according to their physical features
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.
Technolgy and Thematic Lessons in Literature 9 to 12
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Students will use the Flip VideoT cameras to record their book reviews and Socratic Circle discussion groups while analyzing the thematic lessons of their books and how they apply to real-wolrd isssues. These videos will then be linked by the students to the Media Center online web site for school-wide viewing.
Technology and the Environment 6 to 6
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Student teams will observe the effect of technology on the environment by constucting a grow column and planting grass seed. Teams will keep a jounral that records the growth and the effects on the grass of acid rain, salt and oil.
Technology as a Tool of Science 9 to 12
Digital cameras and Tool Factory will be used in a variety of projects in several classes. The objective is to show students the tools that can assist them in the recording, cataloging and sharing of science information.
Technology for the Likes of Shakespeare and Poe 7 to 12
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Digital Storytelling, a wonderful way to incorporate technology and other disciplines into the Language Arts classroom, despite endorsement from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), is not a priority for most schools. I believe that to incorporate digital storytelling, you must have the technology necessary to enable the teacher to adjust her pedagogy and see her role as story coach instead of technology teacher, allowing digital storytelling to enable students to represent their voices in a manner rarely addressed by state and district curriculum while practicing the digital literacy skills that will be important to their 21st century futures while supporting whole language literacy practices. .
Technology in Art 3 to 12
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Cubism using Digital Photography
Telling Time through Digital Devices and Photo Story Telling in the Classroom K to 5
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To engage learners physically, mentally, digitally and help them to develop the following time telling skills through an array of digital devices and human interactions
The Butterfly Effect P-K to P-K
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After studying the rise of Hitler and the Nazi regime, students are asked to think about the "butterfly effect" regarding negative events that happened in various countries because Hitler was the Fuhrer. This project begins with research, includes history, contains digital tools, incorporates fiction, and ends with a classroom presentation.
The Daily Scoop K to 12
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With this lesson plan, students get a chance to be the classroom reporter, record their newscast, and then upload the video to the classroom website. This is a great way for students to practice their writing and speaking skills while sharing the classroom events with their parents and community.
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 Effects of Chemical and Physical Weathering on Gravestones 5 to 5
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Students will visit the historical Magnolia Cemetery located in Augusta, Georgia to record digital pictures of the effects of weathering and erosion on gravestones.Students will take pictures and, using previously learned chemical and physical weathering concepts learning in class and recorded in their science journals, create a Prezi or a Glogster media presentation.
The Emerald Ash is taking over! K to 6
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Students research the problem of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer and how it is impacting Vermont's environment. Students then design and engineer a solution that can stop the damage being done by the Emerald Ash Borer.
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: A Multi-Genre Occupational Research Project 7 to 12
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This lesson will provide students with the authority of the "naked eye" to give way towards finding their own truth, place, and ability to communicate efficiently in a global community.
The Middle Ages Meet Modern Technology 11 to 11
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Students will use mobile devices to go on a pilgrimage through the Middle Ages. Students will make stops throughout their journey to gather background information to provide a context for the reading of The Canterbury Tales.
The Outsiders Unit Plan 7 to 9
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The students will read The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and complete a digital-based lesson plan that incorporates the novel.
The Peace Project K to 2
What does "peace" mean to second graders? Students will create artwork and personal videos to communicate their reflections about "peace" to share with the world.
The Shape of Things K to 3
The students will use digital cameras to find examples of circle, squares, and triangles around them.
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.
There's No Place Like Home 3 to 6
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Students will create a claymation video about an animal's habitat and two other habitats for the animal to visit.
Tiger EV Technology to Improve Sustainability and Petroleum Dependency 6 to 12
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The Tiger EV project involves research, design, and construction of an all-electric vehicle. This three-wheeled vehicle is powered advanced battery and electric motor technology. Electrathon America registered EV cars compete all across the country with the goal of traveling the farthest distance in a given time, with a limited energy source. Our goals for this project are to: Increase students' and publics' awareness of the future of alternative energy transportation. Advancing the implementation of green technology in educational curriculums across the country using hands-on learning in the fields of electronics, aerodynamics, and materials usage, in a real life application.
Tour Guide of WIllow Bend K to 6
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Second language learners (ELL) will create a tour of Willow Bend School reflecting on what a newcomer would need to know. Students will use their past experiences to compare and contrast Willow Bend to other schools around the world. The video will include all aspects of school; teachers, support staff, locations, activities, etc.
Traditions Around the World 5 to 5
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Students will be divided into cooperative learning groups and given a country to research their holiday traditions. Students will use the internet, encyclopedias and other research sources to prepare a presentation. A brief discussion/mini-lesson will be given on credible resources.
TRI-SCI 1 Video Launch K to 4
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Student(s) will construct and fly a model rocket with a video camera onboard. Video will alos be made of the construction and shared with other students/grades.
Understanding Interactions Among Local Species and the Local Environment 11 to 12
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Students will use digital cameras to observe and investigate a variety of species in the schoolyard ecosystem. Students will research the species and construct food chains and food webs from their photos. Students will use their observations to write hypothesis and develop experiments.
Understanding light and sound through visual representations and robotics 3 to 5
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In this lesson, students will use robotics to learn about sensing and reacting to stimuli, particularly the input magnitude of light. They will make comparisons with what they have learned about the changes in magnitude of sound and how the human body senses and reacts to sound.
Using Cubelets to Create a Self-Driving Car 4 to 8
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Lesson Overview- The students will design and create robot car that will drive and steer with cubelet sensors triggered by the students hands. They will design and create a track with construction paper where the car will run. The students will then research the development of self-driving cars and compare their basic components to the components of the cars they created. The students will create a short video showcasing their cars and research.
Virtual Field Guide 6 to 8
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Students will discover and photograph wildlife around campus. Students will create a field guide to be published on the school website.
Waltzing To The Civil War 5 to 6
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The Civil War Ball teaches students how people lived during the Civil War in the State of Alabama and Blount County. They experience history as acted out by local members of the historical society along with photographs, music and food sampling.
Want to Drag?! (: 6 to 8
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This lesson plan will present 7th & 8th grade students with engaging, motivating, and fun hands-on engineering opportunity to create, design, fabricate, test, and competitively race scale model cars for aerodynamics and performance
Waste Water Research 9 to 12
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Students will engage in a year long study of the impacts of waste water and its impacts on the local community and the Hudson River. Students will evaluate the impacts that various green technology can have on improving the quality of runoff waste water.
Weather Watchers 2 to 5
Students will observe weather collecting data from hand made and scientific instruments and the internet weather resources. They will correspond with weather professionals and devise their own weather forecasting video using their knowledge and vocabulary.
Welcome to Our School! 3 to 5
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This lesson plan is designed to teach students how to develop perspective, boost creativity, and promote communication and collaboration skills. Students will create a video about our school intended for new students to feel more comfortable and knowledgeable about our school before arriving on their first day.
What Time is it? P-K to 5
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I have several centers that deal with the concept of time and telling time. Computers are highly motivating and a great way to reinforce skills.
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.
Who stole the Halloween candy? 4 to 6
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Our school's Fall Festival is just around the corner and the candy has been stolen. Students will investigate by videotaping evidence, collecting fingerprints and teeth impressions, and recording their step by step processing of this crime.
Wishing for Wells 2 to 2
Students of all ability levels will learn about the water crisis in Africa. They will use iPads to conduct research, make PSAs to broadcast on the morning announcements, and complete other technology-infused projects to raise awareness (such as an interactive QR code exhibit about a region in Africa). The unit will culminate in a fundraiser to try to fund the construction of a well in Africa.
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.
Written in Bones 6 to 8
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Students will read literary and informational texts about the stories of our past to understand how different texts offer unique historical perspectives and how authors sometimes alter details of history to serve a purpose. Students will express their understanding by corroborating details of the past, deciphering an author’s purpose, and writing their own fictionalized version of a historical account.
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