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Classroom Census (Analyzing Data) 3 to 5
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Classroom Census (Analyzing Data) Students will complete census for their household, graph data, analyze and interpret it in a paragraph.
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.
Data Collection Project 8 to 8
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My students will create a survey and use data collection to showcase the results. Technology will be used to put it in a video format for the school to see the results.
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.
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.
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.
"Summertime Fun" 2 to 6
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This adventure will involve students in the way of planning a summer vacation through the use of calculations and estimations with distance, time, money, and entering data into a computer the following school year.
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.
Design Team Challenge 4 to 8
Students use technology and engineering skills to create robots. These robots are used to test various math applications, and data tables are used to compare data.
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.
In the Field with Salamanders 5 to 5
5th grade students will collect and monitor the diversity of salamanders in their community. They will produce a field guide to share with other local students that will include both quantitative and qualitative data collected over time.
In Touch with Nature K to 5
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Ipod touches will be used in conjunction with our Nature Space/Bird Habitat, on school grounds, community programs, local businesses, Cornell University, and volunteers. These members will aid in constructing a Bird Watch and Feeder program to collect data to be analyzed through the touches, student interaction, and Cornell Labs.
Local Geography’s Effect on Temperatures 6 to 12
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Students will gather data from weather websites and learn that inland cities’ temperatures can be more extreme than coastal areas.
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.
Plant, Point and Record the Life Cycles of Plants 1 to 6
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Students will photograph the life cycles of growing plants. Using continuous photographs, they will monitor the scientific data collection of their plants' growth for online photo journals that they will posted on their student-created website.
Science Circles Podcast 5 to 12
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Science Circles Podcasts will feature small groups of 3 to 4 students holding round table discussions on weekly science topics. Students will prepare statements presenting their ideas about the topic. A student facilitator will direct the flow of an open, round table discussion after opening ideas are presented.
Statistics Newscast in Math Class 6 to 8
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This lesson incorporates video for students to create videos about the statistics data and sports information that have been analyzing.
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.
A Snap at Geometry 5 to 6
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This project focuses on analyzing objects and discussing their math attributes. After learners explore and build background knowledge about polygons, polyhedrons, and other geometric figures, they will complete a webquest. Students will create, explain, and evaluate their understanding of geometric shapes through activities.
"A Portrait of Success" Elementary Student Portfolio Building K to 4
Students use digital photography and appropriate software to record their work into a manageable portfolio to document personal progress.
"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
"Scientific Method Multimedia Project" 6 to 12
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Student teams will develop a multimedia project utilizing Flip Video in conjunction with i-Movie. Teams will document from beginning to end their own journey through the steps of the scientific method as they design, carry out, analyze and troubleshoot an original experiment.
"SMART" Science 7 to 7
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The following description of our 10 week Energy unit (Colorado Science Standard 3) in the life science curriculum demonstrates how I will integrate the SMART board system into my classroom and use it to engage, excite, motivate and challenge my students in order to help them learn and understand essential life science concepts.
"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.
(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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1920's Personalities Podcasting Project 7 to 12
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Students research people of the 1920's create a written report. Next students create a podcast finished with pictures and music if it enhances the "personality of the 1920s" that will be posted on the school website.
1950's Dream Car 8 to 12
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Students will create properly formatted and supported 1950's era automobile commercials using authentic video footage to simulate the impact of 1950's television. The ultimate goal is to illustrate how the automobile affected life in post-WWII America.
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/
4th Grade Life Science Unit: Animals 4 to 4
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Our fourth grade teaching team will use technology tools to meet the description of Colorado’s 21st Century learning skills: critical thinking and reasoning, information literacy, collaboration, self-direction, invention. Through the use of technology, we will appeal to our student’s senses and teach to a variety of learning styles with meaningful, authentic learning opportunities.
A Cleaner Today for a Greener Tomorrow 6 to 8
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Students become environmentalists through community activities.
A Day in My Life 6 to 8
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Students will collect data about activities done throughout their day. They will then use this data to describe the percentage of their day doing each activity and the years of their life spent doing the activity.
A Matter of Fact 5 to 6
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A math and science unit on matter.
A Microscopically Enormous Look at Genetic Inheritance 9 to 12
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A lab to help better understand how traits are controlled by genes using drosophila fruit flies.
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 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.
Add Sum Frogs P-K to P-K
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Students will work as a team to add frogs to a lily pad on the Whiteboard. There will be a flipchart with frogs and a lily pad already made. The students will move the frogs onto the lily pad and find the total number of frogs. As a class we will create an addition problem based on the visual.
Adopt a Tree 3 to 3
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This activity allows students to adopt a tree within the schoolyard to study throughout the year. Students will photograph the different parts of the tree at different points of the year to observe seasonal changes.
Alternative Energy 6 to 8
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Integrating technology for hands-on instruction to give students a better understanding of renewable energy, how electricity can be produced, and the relationship between wind speed and voltage.
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.
Analyzing Motion of a Tossed Ball 10 to 12
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Using digital cameras, students collect videos of their peers making basketball shots or tossing a ball in a parabolic arc. Using Vernier software, the students then analyze the motion of the object.
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.
Animal Trading Cards 2 to 4
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This is a collaborative unite in which students research an animal and create a trading card like a baseball trading card using Microsoft Word or other word processing software.
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.
Architecture: Re-Designing our School 9 to 12
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Architecture is the catalyst for teaching students to be curious, informed, and empowered to positively impact the built environment around them. Our students have the unique opportunity to correspond with real architect mentors from across the nation to re-design an area of their school. We need Samsung Google Chromebooks and 3D printers to bring their projects to life.
Around the World in 10 Days - Landmark Project 4 to 6
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An integrated reading/writing/geography/technology unit focused on identifying famous landmarks around the world.
At the Top of Mississippi: Southaven 6 to 8
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Project – At the Top of Mississippi: Southaven Students will report and record personal events, people and places that are important to them in their daily lives. They will then, with their classmates, combine their efforts and produce a DVD that will be presented to the City of Southaven and the Southaven Chamber of Commerce to give to families that are interested in relocating to our city. This will promote Southaven in a positive manner through the eyes of our youth.
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.
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).
BDA Lesson PLan 7 to 12
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A plan that introduces the entire Microsoft Office Suite. Allows students to see all the potential uses and what program to use when.
Behind the Camera 5 to 8
Students create a documentary-style video that speaks to an organization within the community.
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.
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.
Bouncy Ball Energy 9 to 10
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Students make their own bouncy balls after a short discussion about what is happening at the molecular level to convert the substance from liquid to solid. Then students record a video of dropping their ball to upload and analyze in LoggerPro.
Breaking Color Barriers 3 to 5
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Students use the scientific method to compare what is on the outside is not what's on the inside. Using white eggs and brown eggs as the comparison.
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).
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 Carry a Tune in a Bucket? 10 to 12
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Students will examine the relationships between frequency, wavelength, and measurable parameters associated with test-tube "instruments" used to play a tune.
Carbon Footprint 6 to 8
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Students do a survey at http://calc.zerofootprint.net/youth/ to find their carbon footprint based on their answers to the questions. Using the data collected for the class, students create a spreadsheet table about tons of CO2 and the number of Earths they use up. From the data table they create a bar graph.
Career Creation 5 to 12
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Students will do career investigations based upon personal interests, skills assessments, counselor recommendations, dreams, parental guidance, etc. and develop a "Build Your Own Destiny" Google Form. Included in the Form will be pictures, videos, and links.
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.
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.
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.
Chat it up! 6 to 9
Students use role play scenarios to work through various and potentially harmful cyber chat situations. Critically thinking about each scenario as a group, creating, and performing short skits to demonstrate how to handle these situations.
Climate Change in Context 8 to 12
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Students predict and review the effects of climate change by reviewing text and writing hypotheses. Groups then present the information to the class in a jigsaw/spider web format.
Cochlear Implants-Flip camera 6 to 12
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Students will create a movie explaining if they support or oppose on Cochlear Implants.
Community Based Instruction P-K to 12
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Community Based Instruction involves functional academics, independent living , self-help, interpersonal as well as speech and language development/skills. Most activities require the student to demonstrate learning through a hands on approach assessed with measurable goals in which a rubric or percentage is obtained. The best part of CBI is that the activities allow students with various abilities, skill levels, and various learning styles an opportunity to be successful.
Computer Basics P-K to P-K
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A lesson that teaches students what a computer is, and the types of computers we use today.
Confusing Buzz Words 9 to 12
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Students learn about trending technology words.
Connecting Our World 6 to 8
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This lesson utilizes FLIP video cameras and a wikispace page. The goal of the unit is to advocate positive global thinking and the need for a team effort to preserve our resources.
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.
CRAAPY or Happy? 6 to 8
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Students will use the CRAAP test to determine whether a research source is credible or not.
Create a News Program 3 to 12
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Students will create their very own news program complete with commercials. They will explore writing, reporting, operating a video camera, and using digital tools such as chroma-key. This lesson will spark their interest in reporting facts and writing for a purpose.
Creating a Virtual Zoo: A Cross-Curriculum, Problem Based Learning Project 1 to 1
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In this unit lessons, students will use technology skills and digital media applications, along with science and literacy skills to research animals in order to create a "virtual zoo", for students who do not have a zoo nearby or cannot afford to make the trip.
Creating an Effective Ad Campaign 10 to 12
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The student will create an ad using technology tools to promote membership in FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America).
Creating an Informative Video on the Importance of Healthy Rivers 4 to 9
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Students will learn about the effects of pollution on rivers and how to chemically test a water sample. They will make an informative video about the importance of healthy rivers and present it to the whole school.
Creating Bar Graphs P-K to 5
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The students will represent data (the lengths of their names) using "Graph Master" to create a bar graph on the computer. Then they will compare their graphs to the other students in the class.
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.
Creating Our Own Newscast 6 to 8
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Through effective delivery of the morning announcements, and adding creative visual headings for each, it is possible to share news on the school web page with students, staff, and parents, as well as archive the events of the year.
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.
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.
Culminating Alternative Energy project 9 to 12
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Based on research from the Alternative Energy Unit, each team will decide upon the most appropriate alternative energy source that would "best" fit for their specific city with regards to advantages/disadvantages, location, and cost.
Cultures and Cuisines WebQuest 9 to 12
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Groups of Five are to select a country that they would like to learn more about. Research that country's environment, people, customs and characteristic foods. Prepare a report/display and present to the class.
Defining the Difference Between Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells--An alternative to direct instruction. 7 to 12
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This inquiry based lesson plan helps students define the difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells using microscopes (one equiped with a camera), a smart board and a powerpoint/pictures of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells (slides).
Density- An Intrinsic Property K to 12
Students will use common lab equipment and materials to design an experiment to prove that density is an intrinsic property. They will use a digital point and shoot, a computer, a PowerPoint program and a digital projector to develop and present the procedures they create and perform in the lab.
Digital Citizenship and Safety K to 5
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These are lessons that I do throughout the first few months of school as students come to the Media Center. I would love to get the grant for the kit to teach this as well.
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 Science Fair P-K to P-K
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Students use various productivity applications and Internet sites to create a digital science fair presentation. The presentations will be shared with the school and community.
Digital Wildflower Collection 11 to 12
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Students will learn how to use technology to communicate scientific information and explore. Students will become familiar with the diversity of native species without endangering the environment. Many rare and protected species will be able to be documented without harm.
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 Just Do It - Talk About it! 3 to 5
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A hands - on science class provides student with the opportunity to experience learning rather than just hear about it. Combine that with a Flipcam and you have a winning combination. Students using hands-on activities for direct experience and video to help students explain and internalize their learning.
Dot and Dash Global Ambassadors 3 to 6
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Combining communication , collaboration, critical thinking , computer coding, real world writing, geography, research skills and creativity.
DROP BY DROP WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD 6 to 8
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The purpose of the unit is for students to acquire information and knowledge about water, its structure, its properties, its usage, and its importance as a resource. Many students inherently know about water because they consume and use it every day. Many students however think there is an infinite supply of fresh water and all they have to do to get fresh water is to turn on the faucet. To acquire water usage statistics and appreciate the unique properties of water will help student accomplish their final task.
Eccentricity of Conic Sections 9 to 12
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Students will practice their skills calculating the eccentricity of different conic sections.
Ecosystem Study Outdoor Lab 6 to 9
Students make careful observations of three different ecosystems on our school property (hopefully using digital cameras, to add to their data). They compare and contrast, in order to learn about interactions between living and non-living components of each.
Electricity - how it works and how we measure and pay for it! 6 to 12
What is electricity, and where can we see it in our daily lives. This lesson is primarily informational, providing an easy-to-understand description of electricity and how it is literally all around us.
Electronic Poetry Project 6 to 12
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Students will utilize digital technology to create a presentation of a chosen or original poem. The project will include creating photos/videos, voice overs, original background music, and character generation to interpret a poem for classroom and podcast presentation.
Electronic Portfolio 3 to 5
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Students will use Powerpoint to create a multimedia portfolio of work completed during the year. The presentation will also serve as a yearbook where students will be allowed to import pictures of family and friends as well as narrate descriptions of the contents.
Endangered Animals Podcast 3 to 5
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Students will be researching endangered animals on the internet, writing a report about why they are endangered and how we can save them on Microsoft Office, recording their report with MP3 players and uploading them online to a podcast.
Energy Agents in Action K to 5
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Students will learn through video how to conserve energy and protect their environment.
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.
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.
Excel Proability with Dice 3 to 5
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This project is a 3rd grade excel project about proability and patterns using an Excel spreadsheet and dice.
Exploration Journal 4 to 8
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We use Pixlr.com, a free photo editing site, to explore various regions of the world according to the new Social Studies standards in 7th grade. Students will edit a picture to portray themselves exploring the region and then create exploration journals documenting their trip.
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
Farm Animals P-K to P-K
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Rodeo - Farm Animals Elementary Zone Grant
Farming and Economics Problem Based Learning Unit 3 to 5
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Third graders will be introduced to basic economic principles through an assistance-seeking memo from the Future Farmers of America (FFA). Students will engage in this problem-based learning (PBL) unit for nine weeks and will be guided by mini-lessons throughout the unit that provide background knowledge and various examples of vocabulary and basic economic principles for students to extend to their products. Various technology is used throughout the unit.
Favorite foods of the 7th grade 5 to 8
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Students survey their classmates and create powerpoint presentations to determine the favorite food of the 7th grade.
Favorite Holidays 2 to 6
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The students will discuss their favorite holidays. Then they will take a class survey to determine which holiday; Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter, the class liked best.
Finding Solutions to Hunger 6 to 8
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This is a project plan more than a lesson plan. It is a 10-week project using a wonderful online collaboration tool designed to be used by educators. Besides teaching the curriculum objectives—the goal is to open the students’ eyes to hunger in the world.
Fitness and Math - It All Adds Up 7 to 8
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Combining principles of fitness and mathematics, students will see how math is used in the real world.
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 for Book Reports K to 12
Students will create Flip Video book reports to share in class and to keep as a data base of book reviews.
Flip into Technology! 6 to 12
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Students use Flip cameras to gather information and integrate it into any classroom activity.
Flip Out Over Weather 4 to 9
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Students will investigate will be assigned aspects of weather study and write a report. They will use Flip Video cameras to film each other reading their report. Students will gather photos and video clips to use in a video project that utilizes their weather report. And finally, they will work in groups to create a video script derived from their report.
Flipping Out at the Peoples' Choice Ad Awards 9 to 12
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A marketing lesson plan taking marketing basic concepts and applying them in a culminating project. This is a grouped project requiring the students to use technology creatively to attempt to produce a winning video commercial for a classroom award ceremony.
Flipping the Science Classroom: iEnergy 4 to 5
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What if homework was done in the classroom and the teacher lesson was watched at home? With the help of this grant I plan to flip my classroom as I engage students in creativity and interactive learning.
Food Groups in our Lunch 3 to 5
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Student bring a sack lunch and then collect data about the number of foods in each food group in their lunch.
Forces and Motion Scavenger Hunt P-K to 5
Students will work in small groups to identify and photograph things that we push or pull in our real world.
Forming Author's Perspective 2 to 5
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Students will be introduced to the concept of Author's Perspective by identifying specific opinions and adjectives from a specific article. This lesson plan is aligned with Marzano.
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.
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.
Geometry in Our World 6 to 7
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Find geometric properities in objects inside and ouside of the classroom and building.
Geometry with Dash 3 to 5
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This lesson will have students interact with Dash & Dot robots and programming to support geometry lessons in identifying, classifying, describing, and finding the perimeter of quadrilaterals. Students will also produce quadrilaterals by building a pen attachment for Dash and using loops and angles.
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.
Google & Tablets for 1st Grade Reading And Response Program K to 3
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"Interactive & Data-driven Planned Lessons" are being implemented in our 5 1st grade classes in a grant for 5 Nexus tablets to support a program integrating Lexia Reading, Google Apps and Promethean Response systems. This is a small southern NH farming town. Our students come mostly from lower to middle income families and had little technology integration before this past year. We are now bringing our students into the 21st century and exposing them to the different tools they will need to be successful in today's society. Many of these students struggle with reading and have learning weaknesses that greatly benefit from an interactive integrated program.
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!
GPS Treasure Hunt for Knowledge 6 to 8
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Working in groups, students will walk around the school community and stop off at 10 areas to complete a task related to what is being taught in the classroom.
Graphing Weather 2 to 3
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Graphing Weather and writing about the results
Heads or Tails? Studying Regeneration in Planaria 10 to 12
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Students will brainstorm stem cells, help create a concept map, and view a video lecture or clip prior to performing an experiment (found at HHMI's Biointeractive site) in which they investigate regeneration in Planaria. They will relate this flatworm's ability to regenerate to stem cell study.
Health, Fitness and Technology 4 to 7
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SWBT obtain accurate height and weight measurements, plot stature and weight percentiles on clinical charts, evaluate growth and fitness and identify methods of improving health and fitness. Students will use a variety of technology tools and resources to research, calculate,analyze and present their information.
Heredity 7 to 12
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Students will analyze their own understanding and mastery of heredity and punnett squares as we walk through an example as a class. Students will then use prior knowledge of heredity to complete a Heredity Game (Who’s You Daddy?), and reinforce the content knowledge we have covered.
High School Energy Audit 9 to 12
You will take scientific measurements, question school staff, and obtain various kinds of information related to how your school uses energy. As you finish each investigation, you will write a scientific report with graphs and recommendations and present it to school officials.
Holocaust background-Jewish Life Photo Project P-K to P-K
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To understand Jewish Life Pre-WWII by examining photographs and biographies through the US Holocaust Memorial Museum website
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 Your Garden Grow? 9 to 12
Students will design, plant, and maintain a native plant garden on campus. The garden will serve as an outdoor classroom for lessons in ecology, soil science, and botany.
How Slow Can You Go? 9 to 12
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Students will document the process of oxidation using apples and then write a procedure for slowing down the oxidation process.
Human Genetic Traits 9 to 10
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Groups of students will be collecting data on human genetic traits, taking a representative picture of students with each phenotype and then displaying their findings.
I am a Research Scientist! 6 to 8
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Students will become the research scientist as they observe, record, and analyze data on a journey that lets them explore Entomology, Oceanography, Stream Ecology, Biology, Cartography, Botany, and Meteorology.
If Hornets Could Talk... 5 to 5
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As a teacher, I find myself constantly challenged to integrate the state and parish standards, grade level expectations, ILEAP test preparation, and multi-disciplinary lessons, at the same time keeping my students engaged, excited, and learning. At times I find the students either bored or discouraged with basic assignments, in particular reading, writing, and researching. I find that no matter how important the components being taught, without a “catch” or “hook,” the students view the assignments as redundant and see no connection with real life. I’ve found a “hook!”
IMPROVING SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH THERMAL IMAGING 6 to 12
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Students will use a thermal imaging camera and advance digital technology to analyze homes and business structures and provide them with an energy efficiency assessment. Students will also leave a dvd on how to do home energy improvements and follow up with a survey of property owners energy saving.
Integrated Curriculum, student- led Environmental Project P-K to 12
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A student-led environmental project based on cooperative learning with a cross-curricular base in order to address many subject areas and work towards the goal of creating positive change. This is an amazing project that empowers the children, helps them to discover and utilize their gifts to create change in the world.
Integrating Technology into our 1st grade classroom. K to 1
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I have different activities for the students to accomplish by using technology.
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.
Interactive Rainforest Animals 4 to 6
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A three part learning project designed to teach student about various animals/creatures of the rainforest with a focus on the arts and technology.
Internal Combustion Engine 11 to 12
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Students will work in small groups as part of an overall team effort to design an internal combustion engine. They will design, virtually test, and print 3-D parts to assmeble for testing.
Internet Security Basics 9 to 12
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The goal of the lesson is to educate the learners in the responsibilities of using the Internet's resources in a safe, secure, and ethical manner. In addition, students will be able to apply new knowledge to correct unsafe practices currently used by them on social networks and other Internet sites.
Interpret the equation 8 to 8
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To interpret the equation of line, students will rotate through three stations. Each station will require the students to interpret the equation but using different techniques.
Introducing Multiplication 2 to 4
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This lesson shows a hands-on way to introduce basic multiplication concepts, mainly in how multiplication relates to addition.
Introduction to Atomic Structure 10 to 12
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This is an introductory lesson to atomic structure for a high school level chemistry class. It is a student self-paced lesson that allows for easy differentiation and student choice.
Invasion of the Germs: We Fight Back! 3 to 4
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The news today can be scary for our children hearing the stories of the H1N1 virus. This unit will teach common, quality health practices to serve our community and remove fear and uncertainty out of this disease. Personal hygiene, scientific investigation and fun will mesh in this unit for 4th grade students entitled “Invasion of the Germ: We fight back”. The students will investigate hygiene and determine what habits will help their bodies fight infections. They will create clay animation videos with podcasts to teach younger students and our community how to fight germs and the H1N1 virus.
Iowa History Television Broadcast 9 to 12
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In this lesson, students are responsible for researching an event of their choosing from the history of Iowa. After choosing an event, they must then prepare a news broadcast to the class.
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.
iZOO 3 to 5
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This is the cumlinating project for a unit on animal adaptations and habitats. Students will complete a WebQuest, create a slideshow or animated movie, and a podcast.
Jumping in the air - What was your height? 7 to 8
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Using video equipment and quadratic formulas students will determine the height of their jumps.
Just Because You Cannot See It...Doesn't Mean It's Not There 9 to 12
Using a camera, microscope, and photography software, students will look at the microscopic world around them. Afterwards, they will create a photo album to assess what they have learned.
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.
Let's Get Active 9 to 12
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This lesson plan utilizes a variety of technology and collaborative activities to demonstrate the difference between active voice and passive voice. It is for an inclusion classroom using a complementary co-teaching strategy and differentiated process, content, and products.
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.
Light Sport Aircraft Design Challenge 7 to 10
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Students in 7th grade Physical Science will be assigned the challenge to design a new Light Sport Aircraft or modify an existing one using aircraft design software to meet the demands of a customer.
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 Term Projects - Jobs in your future 8 to 12
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This lesson takes place over 4-5 weeks in the technology / computer lab. Students Explore productivity suite applications (like Microsoft Office, Open Office, Etc..) while opening or running a business that suits their interests.
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.
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.
MAGIC WORMS! 3 to 3
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This is a fun and relevant Common Core math activity to help third grade students measure their 'worm' to the nearest quarter inch. To conclude the activity, a class line plot is created.
Magnets K to 4
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Students will be able to distinguish between objects that will stick to magnets and those that will not. Students will be able to describe examples of prediction and observation.
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.
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).
Matching Times P-K to 3
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Students will match time on digital clocks with analog clocks.
Mitchell Road Investigation 7 to 7
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Students study the potential ecological impact of a developing 4 lane road through an open space near the middle school.
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.
Moon Craters Lab 3 to 12
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By dropping a rock from three different heights, students were able to employ al the steps of the scientific method while conducting an investigation. They explored the limitations of models and connected the relationship of mass, height, and impact.
MOON PHASE 3 to 5
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What role has NASA played in space exploration? What role has the Moon played in human history?
Motivating Readers through 21st Century Multiple Intelligences 9 to 12
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Students will read books and use online tech tools to engage with and express their learning based on their identified learning style.
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.
Muscle Tissue 11 to 12
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This lesson uses the Nearpod app to engage students in a presentation about new content on muscle tissue.
Mythbusters 8 to 8
The popular show "Mythbusters" is the ultimate way for students to utilize the scientific method every day to answer questions about science and life.
Native Americans 3 to 6
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This unit on Native Americans encourages students to read print and online informational texts focusing on Native American tribes of various regions. They will create, practice, and present digital presentations based on the information they found.
Newton's Laws for One and All! 8 to 10
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In this unit, students will create a digital portfolio of their learning. Students will collaborate on portions of this unit, while other parts are individual. This unit focuses on learning, applying, and working with Newton’s Laws of Motion. It is a layered curriculum unit which has students progressively building in their understanding and use of the laws.
NonVascular Plants - 6th Grade Science 5 to 7
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This is a student centered 6th Grade Science lesson where students use technology to learn about nonvascular plants.
Nutritional Tracker 6 to 12
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Students will track their nutrient intake and compare it to the USDA recommendations for their age, height, gender and activity level.
Objective Weathering and Erosion 7 to 12
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This lesson is contains the learning of the erosion and weathering process. Students will study their own time-lapse photos to determine if their object of study has gone through the process of weathering. The student will have to determine which weathering process has occurred and illustrate what the future product would be.
Oh! The places I CAN see!! 1 to 2
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This project will allow students in grades first and second to bring landmarks to life/reality through Google Earth utilizing a new technology called Augmented Reality
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.
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.
Owl Pellets Up Close And Personal 3 to 8
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Students will explore the food chain, the concept of predation, and the hierarchy of species through a dissection of an owl pellet.
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.
Parts of the Computer P-K to P-K
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A lesson to teach students to learn the parts of the computer and to identify whether an item is input or output.
Persuasive Essay Powerpoints 9 to 10
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Students will use digital cameras to document campus problems at our school and compile them into a PowerPoint presentation along with a persuasive letter to our school faculty, administration, superintendent, or school board.
persuasive writing FLIP style! 3 to 12
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Students produced a persuasive i-movie presentation on avoiding caffeine-includes the characteristics of persuasive writing, images, voiceovers, data, recommended solutions, and song remake of "Pants on the Ground."
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.
Planet Protectors 7 to 8
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The goal of this project is bring awareness to how humans are impacting our planet. We can all make small changes in our every day lives that can have a huge impact on the environment. Every person truly has the power to make a difference, and help protect planet Earth.
Planets for Sale 3 to 3
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Students research information about the planets and write and shoot a 45 to 60 second commercial to "sell" the planet.
PLTW APP CREATOR 6 to 8
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Students will learn to code apps using Android Tablets. Using the knowledge of coding, students will create games and apps to submit to the Google Play Store.
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 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 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!
Portrait of a Year 7 to 12
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Using the Internet, you will investigate a year of the twentieth century. After researching the year, you will create an electronic image commemorating that year. You will select images from the Internet representing your research. Using graphics software, you will modify those images and place them together into a single image representing all you have learned of that year.
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.
PowerPoint Probability 6 to 6
Students conduct an independent probability experiment and film the scenario. The scene is imported into a PowerPoint presentation with frequency tables and graphs. Students create questions to ask other students about their probability movie.
Probability- How Likely Is It? 5 to 6
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Students will use online manipulatives, Web 2.0 sites, Excel/spreadsheet software, Glogster.com, and a class wiki to conduct an experiment and communicate their results. This is a culminating activity/project for any probability unit in grades 5-6.
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
Quadratic Equations in Action 9 to 12
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Students will video and analyze real-life situations that produce a parabolic curve.
Rainforest Unit 5 to 6
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Students will learn about the importance of the rain forest thru a mutli-disciplinary unit
Ratio/proportional Relationships: using graphs, tables, and equations 6 to 7
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Students will match proportional relationships using graphs, tables, and one-step equations to show hoe they are related.
Reading with TouchChat P-K to P-K
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This is a reading lesson plan for a non-verbal student using an iPad and the TouchChat App
Reflective Decoupage 7 to 12
Cameras and art go hand and hand way beyond pictures and portraits, right? In this project, the cameras are going to help our students produce their reflective art through decoupage!
Relevant, rigorous application practice and enrichment stations P-K to 5
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This lesson management system covers any small group targeted instructional block of time such as ELA block, and math block periods. It allows the teacher to provide rigorous, differentiated, engaging, independent stations while he/she is teaching, remediating, enriching small groups of students through differentiated, targeted instruction driven by data.
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.
River Reflections 3 to 11
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Students have been conducting river studies for over five years in 6th grade. A true reflection of the experience is necessary for true learning. Writing advocacy projects and sharing them through podcasting helps to reflect on the experience.
Rocky Point Recycler's P-K to P-K
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Our students will be learning about how to save and protect our Earth. Students will use ipad's to reseach and present information to the other grade levels in our district.
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
Scavenger Hunt 6 to 8
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Use digital cameras to find items and collect the information to create a collage. Use in any subject.
Schoolwide Math Competition K to 6
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Using the online math product, Mangahigh, we would create an excitement over mathematics in our school. Students would work the math lessons to earn as many points as possible for their classroom.
Schoolyard Jungle: What's Out There? 7 to 7
In the Schoolyard Jungle: What’s Out There? project, students from Oberon Middle School will visit the school’s outdoor classroom to photograph plants using OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAS. After identifying and researching the natural history of their collected plants, they will use TOOL FACTORY SOFTWARE to create user friendly plant field guides and to build an Oberon Middle School Outdoor Classroom website and plant database that will continue to be utilized and updated by students in future years.
Science Fair P-K to P-K
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Using technology to create graphs on Excel, make PowerPoint presentations, using Office 365 for sharing documents, and preparing students with 21st Century Skills.
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.
Scientific Inquiry Work Sample Preparation 9 to 12
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This will provide students the knowledge to create a scientific inquiry for a state work sample on relating pitch and frequency of waves.
Silicate Gardens 9 to 12
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Using sodium silicate concentrations and various metal salts, students will study the basic structures of silicate gardens. This lesson is in conjunction with Orions Quest program. www.orionsquest.org
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.
Solar System Planet Research Project 3 to 5
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Students will study the solar system through a variety of collaborative research based activities, culminating in a Google Slide presentation and a "Scratch Jnr." coding planet commercial.
Solutions to Real World Economic Problems in the Classroom 6 to 12
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Students will investigate real world American economic issues that are effecting the average family. In this project, students will conduct research to identify the causes of the struggling United States economy. They will examine the effect it has on the average American citizen. They will create strategies to help the struggling American family. The final product of this project will be a documentary about the direct effect of the struggling economy on the DuPage county community.
Song Creation: Of Mice and Men vs. The Greatest Game Ever Played 9 to 12
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After reading Of Mice and Men and watching The Greatest Game Ever Played, compare and contrast George Milton and Francis Ouimet and Lennie Small and Eddie Lowery in a song to be written and recorded.
Speaking Our Truths: Podcasts as Relevant Research 10 to 12
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Students are creating informational podcasts as an alternative to a traditional research project. Students will be able to show mastery of the skills required to do a traditional research paper but in a way that is relevant to their lives.
Stations: Equation of a line and Slope 8 to 8
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This is a stations lesson to check the learner's understanding of graphing lines and slope. The learner will receive immediate feedback at each station to determine if they fully understand the concept.
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.
Stock Market Project 7 to 9
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In this activity, you and/or a small group will invest $10,000 in four different companies and then track the stock market price of those companies over a period of time.
Storm Alert! 2 to 8
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Students create podcasts related to the study of weather in science class or in connection with a storm story in reading class.
Student Voice/Service Learning 1 to 4
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Giving students ownership, a voice, & group decision making in service learning.
Super Science Slueths Explain It All: Circumnavigating the Circulatory System 6 to 8
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Students work in pairs to develop podcasts about the circulatory system as a capstone unit project to display what they have learned. The podcasts can take the form of dramas, sports casts, etc. requiring the students to do more than just memorize information.
Super Size It, Please! 10 to 11
Hands on math project to help students understand scale factors and ratios using photos of themselves!
Teaching Digital Citizenship through Stories of Immigration and Diversity K to 2
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This is Cross-Curricular Unit that addresses the Social Studies Big Ideas of diversity, and our personal connections to immigration in our community. These lessons plan to increase awareness and understanding about our diverse, ethnic and racial backgrounds from specific underrepresented minorities (who speak Nepali, Khmer, Chinese, and Spanish), through innovative uses of technology. Using Smartboards, interactive language-learning websites (in various languages), and developing cyber pen-pals between like-minded schools in our neighborhood and abroad, we will acquire more sensitivity to cultural and linguistic diversity in our community, and become better-equipped global citizens for the 21st century.
Teching Up the Nature of Science 2 to 5
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Fourth grade GPS Standards:S4CS8. Students will understand important features of the process of scientific inquiry & S4CS7. Students will be familiar with the character of scientific knowledge and how it is achieved. Students will explore these standards while keeping a video diary of developing results & an online log for their peers to "question" as well.
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 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 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.
Teen Business Plan 7 to 12
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This simulated project provides students with a contextualized learning experience where they will create a legitimate business plan for an actual teen-based business.
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.
Thanksgiving Feast 6 to 8
Every year the students in our Life Skills Support class at Beaty Warren Middle School take on the huge task of planning and preparing a Thanksgiving dinner for approximately 80 family, faculty, and staff. Under the direction of the special education teachers and classroom aides, the students decide who to invite, develop a menu, find recipes, make grocery lists, and begin to shop at the local grocery store. The students make placemats, decorations, signs, and a place card for each guest.
The Algebra of Angry Birds© 6 to 8
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Angry Birds is a popular application (app) that features birds that are launched from a slingshot at green pigs. Students will explore algebraic and physics content that is embedded in the game.
The Autobiography of a Middle School 6 to 8
The multidisciplinary project would use the Olympus Digital Cameras and Tool Factory Software to help define and build school unity, self-esteem, and culture through student-made pictures, essays, biographies, and art. The final goal of this project will be an autobiographical photo-essay slide show that the student council will present to their peers, parents, faculty, and school board at their eighth grade graduation ceremony.
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 6 to 8
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Students will use their Flip cameras to chronicle their experience at a local food pantry and share their experience with the rest of the school and local community organizations.
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 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 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 stoichiometry behind pollution 9 to 12
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In many grammar schools, students are made aware of the need to recycle and be earth conscious citizens. However, they have no concept of the amount of how much they save in their efforts. Through this lesson, students will be able to quantize the amount of pollution they are preventing through stoichiometry. Students will then create posterboards with their research to convince the school and local community that pollution is a problem and carpooling is a simple solution.
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 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 Warp Interview 3 to 5
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With the aid of technology and a bit of creativity students will travel back in time and interview leaders of early America. Students will then be paired up to conduct interviews to portray the qualities of a great leader.
Title: Digital Photo Storytelling on Five Senses, a project based learning activity by Mary Gore P-K to 2
Learning about the five senses is a very exciting and fun experience that students in the primary grades are eager to engage in as well as share with others, in and out of the classroom. Through digital photo storytelling project learners are able to document their experiences and take on various roles as they create a presentation project.This is a project based learning activity.
To High School and Beyond 8 to 8
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This a project that my 8th grade students do to get them thinking about career and life goals. It is completed in four parts.
Toy Inventor’s Workshop 11 to 11
Students work in small groups to develop a toy for preschool age children.
Transition Planning-Technology in Professions 9 to 10
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This lesson plan is designed to help student with disabilities (in a Study Skills class for students with IEP's) research and understand how technology is vital in almost every career, particularly health-related careers. It is also designed to show students how technology may help them in their current schooling and future career goals.
TV and Clickers to Increase Student Learning 9 to 12
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Using a classroom response system to check for understanding in real time throughout a class period and then adjust teaching as needed.
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.
Using Repeat Photography to Map Environmental Hazards 6 to 12
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Students will collect historical photos from libraries, newspapers and family collections for comparison to recent photos to be taken by the class. Students will compare photos to assess changes in landscape, industry and neighborhoods and blog their results.
Using Technology to Create a Portfolio, One Letter At a Time 4 to 4
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Students will create a variety of written assignments, covering all subject areas, using Tool Factory Workshop. Throughout the year the students will write poems, essays, summaries, book reviews and they will create graphs, presentations, and spreadsheets to show their learning throughout the school year.
Using technology to engage students in science through inquiry research 11 to 12
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My students love to talk about the latest YouTube video so why not engage them through video based research projects? As a central part of an ethology (animal behavior) inquiry research project, my advanced biology students will be collecting data in small groups at a local zoo.
Video Modeling for Children with Autism 2 to 5
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This lesson uses videos to teach children with autism. The current skill being worked on is playing a game.
Video Social Stories P-K to 5
Let children see and hear what appropriate behavior looks and sounds like.
View, Review, & Replicate: Using Graphics and Humor for Vocabulary Acquisition 9 to 12
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Students will recognize and review frequently tested ACT/SAT vocabulary words through the use of word/ graphic associations and humorous content 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.
Virtual Speech 11 to 12
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Integrate digital citizenship curriculum into student learning. Ensure full, equitable access and participation of all learners through high-quality technology tools and resources.
Virtual Travel Plan 4 to 8
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This lesson was created for 4th grade students in North Carolina. It integrates many areas of the curriculum including mathematics, social studies, and language arts. Students design a virtual trip through North Carolina to learn about the history and symbols of North Carolina.
Voice of History 7 to 12
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Radio programs dominated national consciousness from the beginning of the 1900s to the dawn of television, and they were known for their abundant creativity, their clever advertising, and their infinite reach. Recreate the joy and drama with quick research, a few voice recorders, and a solid editing program.
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
Water Conservation 6 to 6
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The students will collect data on water usage, graph the information, and compare/contrast the results.
Water Unit 6 to 8
In this unit, students will learn about the essential and valuable properties of water. Students will learn through hands-on activities.
WCCS News 78 Investigative Report K to 8
Several television stations in the St. Louis metropolitan area feature a news investigative reporter who acts on tips received from local viewers. The West County Christian School seventh/eighth grade students will research/investigate a news tip, send their own news investigative team to the site to document digitally their findings, write the script to produce a news report, and then videotape that presentation.
Weather Forecast Project 6 to 12
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How can you use software available on a Mac laptop to best create a professional weather forecast that demonstrates your ability to read and interpret a weather map?
Weather Forecast Project 6 to 12
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How can you use software available on a Mac laptop to best create a professional weather forecast that demonstrates your ability to read and interpret a weather map?
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.
Webquest - Westward Ho! 3 to 8
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Work as a group to investigate life on the trail using various resources and Internet links. As a result of the research, students will write an article.
Welcome Back To School -- You Map It 2 to 5
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As a welcome back-to-school project for your late elementary or early middle school math students, we will work on measurement, scale, and technology by measuring portions of the school and then using Tool Factory Math Draw to make a scale project with perimeter and area.
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 Do You Put Stock Into? 6 to 8
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Overview: In this unit, students will learn basics about the stock market. Students will choose and “buy” stock in a company. He/she will check the price of the stock each day and record in a spreadsheet. At the end of the allotted time, students will create a graph depicting losses and gains. After evaluating their data, students will compose a summary report which will include their losses/ gains and possible reasons for the outcome.
What is the FAFSA? 11 to 12
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Aim: The purpose of this lesson is… To familiarize students with what the FAFSA is and the steps to complete it. To familiarize students with what the CSS Profile is and the steps to complete it. To have Junior students submit their necessary materials, so they can be prepared for financial aid early. To have Senior students complete their FAFSA, so they can receive aid for school.
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 will I be when I grow up? 9 to 12
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Students will research various careers of interest to them using different modes of learning. Students will utilize the library, internet, college tours, guest speakers, college and career center, and classroom materials.
What's Going On 5 to 6
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The 6th grade special education students are going to make a monthly newsletter for their peers on the things that are happening. This lesson helps with self esteem, organization, and written expression, and technology skills.
What's Living in the Water? 6 to 12
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Students assess water quality of a local pond through observation and testing. Students link changes in seasons to changes in water quality.
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 wants Pi? 9 to 12
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Pre-Algebra (special day class) Students discover the value of Pi the same way the Greeks did. They will measure the circumference and diameter of various circular objects around school such as trash can lids, wheels, trees, flagpoles, and whatever else they can find.
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 the Man? Men of the French & Indian War and Road to the Revolution 5 to 6
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Who's the Man? Men of the French & Indian War and Road to the Revolution
Who's Who in Hampton? 1 to 6
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Students use their interviews with our town's First Selectmen, Town Librarian, Town Clerk, Fire Chief, and Town Tax Collector, Town Assesor, Board of Education Chairperson, and School Superintendent/Principal to create a podcast. The interviews will be used
Why salt the roads? 10 to 12
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This lesson focuses on why states like Illinois must salt the roads during the winter. We will focus not only on the why but which type of salt is most efficient and safe for the environment.
Why teach Jet Toys? (Tool Factory Movie Maker ) 5 to 5
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Students will use what digital cameras to capture to importance of learning force and motion through Jet Toys.
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.
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.
Wordle It 3 to 5
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Students learning about adjectives or character traits, can integrate this technology and practice these concepts in an artistic fashion. Using wordle.net, students will create a word cloud with their selected traits or adjectives.
World History Tool Factory Workshop Fun! 6 to 8
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Students will make a database of each of the ancient civilizations covered and then use the word processor program to make presentations on each of them.
World Traveller 6 to 12
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Students groups will research various countries of their choice, create artifacts reflect culture and monuments from their researched nation, and students will take "tourist" photos of themselves in front of their artifacts and monuments. Photos will be complied in a "World Traveler Gallery" on our class website
Write My Name P-K to P-K
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In this lesson, students take pictures and use a computer with iMovie to make a digital story of a slowmotion video of how to write their name, so they can practice independently.
Writing Opinion Statements through Edmodo and Scholastic News 2 to 4
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In my classroom, the children use a program called Edmodo which is an online blogging system. The students read a Scholastic News article on Edmodo and post their thoughts and reactions through online conversations.
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.
Zoom into Microscopy 6 to 8
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Students will use digital cameras to document their inquiries into microscopic life. Digital images will be used to assemble picture books that show the detail of an organism as seen with the human eye, through a hand lens, and at each power of the microscope.
“A Drop of Ink Makes A Million Think!” But... "A Design Can Change A Million Lives!" 6 to 8
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The Research Paper brought to Life.......The Tween Teen Journey in ELA Research! After students research the history and operation of a catapult, they will write an inquiry paper and design their very own catapult! Their research will be connected to all curriculums, as the end result will require building a catapult and synthesizing their outcomes, via comparisons and DATA analysis! Learning brought to life!
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