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My Altered Life, Exploring Mixed Genre Writing 9 to 12
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The purpose of this project is to present the students with a structured activity in which they are able to develop and enhance their reading fluency and comprehension skills in a fun and creative way. The mode of exploration will be that of mixed genre writing and altered books.
A Genre-riffic Thanksgiving 12 to 7
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Using different genres in literature, have sutdents explore and discuss the characters, take the characters out of the book and place them into a modern day Thanksgiving celebration. The characters from the books need to retain their personalities and traits. (Time to completion of activities: 3 weeks)
Picture Books: A School-Wide Genre Exploration K to 6
English Language Students from a low-income neighborhood will have the opportunity to access technology by learning how to use digital cameras in a self-directed genre study. Students will synthesize the knowledge they gained from their project, and then proceed to teach other students how to create their own picture book focusing on a genre of their choice. The books will then be available for check out at the school library.
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.
Literary Tour of California via Vodcast 9 to 12
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Students study California authors and create a podcast telling about each author. Listeners learn about the cities and places that California authors lived, worked and played in and wrote about.
"Coming to a Library Near You!" - Book Trailer Grant 9 to 12
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Students will read their chosen books and create book trailers using clip art and sound bites. These book trailers will be played on the district's television channel to share with all students. Book trailers will entice other students to read more books!
"Marchen or Sagen" - A Digital Story Telling Experience 10 to 12
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Storytelling is as old as time itself! Every culture that exists or has ever existed had a strong storytelling aspect. Stories are used for entertainment, teaching and passing on knowledge and wisdom. Each of us has a story and it has been said, "We are the stories that we tell about ourselves."
21st Century Book Club 1 to 5
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Students will create their own Podcast book reports to get others excited about reading.
26 Days/Weeks in Our World Writing Project 3 to 8
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Students will each take one photo during their assigned week on a class digital camera. Students will share there photo and the class will write a descriptive journal entry about what they see in the photo.
30 Ways In 30 days 5 to 6
Learners are challenged with the essential question, "How can I make a significant difference in the world in just 30 days?" To highlight their experience, the learners must keep a log book, create a documentary, and publish an original book.
A Year in Arizona 4 to 4
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Students will choose a theme related to our state of Arizona and create calendars around that theme. Some examples of potential themes are: animals of Arizona, Arizona cactus and plant life, Arizona history, Arizona's geology, and Native American culture.
At the Movies 1 to 2
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Students respond to books, poems and literary genres by using flip cameras to make movie trailers, "behind-the-scene-clips", never before seen footage, movie reviews and commercials as the use imagination, innovations and 21st century digital tools to show their understanding.
At the Movies 1 to 2
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This lesson plan attempts at creating a framework for creativity, innovation and global collaboration while allowing students to create different movies as they respond to books and poems from different literary genres. The lesson plan allows for student-driven learning, with choices and project-based learning.
Becoming a Composer 9 to 12
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Objective: Students will research different genres of music in heterogeneous groups and create their own musical piece in that style. Students will then present their piece to the class, explaining in detail how it fits into their musical genre.
Biographical Timelines 2 to 3
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Overview: Students will choose a biography or an autobiography to read and create a timeline on the person's life.
Book Report: Movie Trailer (Elements of Narration) P-K to P-K
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Instead of the old "write a summary" book report, students will tell the parts of the plot by writing an interactive movie trailer.
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.
Dazzling Digital Poem Project ®C 7th grade 7 to 10
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7th grade students will take one of their original poems and create a digital poem on PowerPoint. This poem will include a student narration of poem, a collage of pictures representing their poem's ideas and background music.
Digital Student Portfolios 9 to 9
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9th grade students will create individual digital portfolios throughout the year. Portfolios will consist of digital book trailers, published blogs, uploads to the school website, writing in all content areas, digital autobiographies, etc.
Flip into a Classroom Website K to 12
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I have a classroom website where my videos I have created on my Flip Video Camera are an intregral part of the overall effectiveness for both student and family use.
FlipVideo Poetry: Teaching Narrative Poems Through Community Service Learning 7 to 8
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In order to promote literacy as part of our district improvement plan, 7th grade students will work in pairs to draft, write and illustrate a narrative poem to be presented on National Read Across America Day to primary school students as part of a 'Seussical". Performances will be videotaped so that teachers can show the presentations over and over to varied classes for instructional purposes.
HMS Book Review Podcast 4 to 12
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Students in 8th grade reading will create podcasts to recommend books for other students to read. The book is one that they really enjoyed during the semester in reading.
Hopping Good Tales 4 to 5
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After reading several fairy tales, students will write, edit and illustrate original fairy tales based on The Frog Prince. Using Tool Factory Slide Show students will plan and organize story events, edit and prepare a fairy tale to share with the class.
How To Be a Successful 8th Grade Student 7 to 8
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My students will document the success and obstacles they experience throughout the year this year to be shared with next year's students. At the end of the year they will look back over their experiences and compile video instructing the up coming class on what actions they need to take for success in my class for the upcoming school year.
If Dracula Walked Today 9 to 12
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Objective: Preserving the message and power within the original manuscript of Dracula, while recreating an original depiction using a flip camera and an understanding of pop culture.
Inspirational Essay: Video 6 to 8
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Students will create an inspirational movie using both video and text. Partners will choose a famous person who has inspired them. Using quotes and filmed clips, students will create a video detailing how and why this person inspired them.
Kindergarten Animal Research Book Making Project P-K to P-K
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This animal research project integrates writing, science, reading, and technology. Students are able to choose an animal to learn more about, document information using technology and print the project in color to share and keep.
Make a Memory with Movie Maker 3 to 12
Students create an original story, plan the illustrations and create an audiofile to tell the story. Put everything together on Movie Maker and you have students begging to write more.
Multiplication and Division Strategy Podcast 3 to 5
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The students will draft, edit, and publish a podcast explaining their favorite strategy for solving multiplication and division word problems.
Music Style Research and Composition 6 to 12
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Students will use IPads and the internet to research various composers and styles. Students will then compose short pieces based on those composers and styles.
Music Video P-K to P-K
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Students record their own voices using Garageband and karaoke songs purchased from itunes, and turn their song into a music video. They create a storyboard, shoot, edit, and mix the video with the audio track and burn it to a DVD to be viewed.
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 studentsí 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.
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."
Project: Motherís Day Video P-K to 8
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Preparing students for the workplace requires providing learning experiences that mimic or realistically replicate those found in the industry. In this project, students are responsible for putting together a Motherís Day video of the kindergarten children talking about their mothers, singing songs and reading poems, to be viewed at the annual Kindergarten Motherís Day Tea
Read With Me 3 to 12
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Students from a Elementary School has a peer reading buddy (a high school student) to reading and discuss age appropriate materials and lessons using technology Skype, Thinglink, Email.
Reading Rainbow for Second Graders 2 to 2
Students will collaborate to develop a multimedia presentation based on a theme using a Reading Rainbow format consisting of book summaries, a team documentary, and original writing with illustrations. Teams of students with similar interests would be selected to work together on an eight to nine week project which will allow for differentiated learning opportunities.
Reading to Haiti 3 to 6
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Students in the U.S. will practice fluency by reading Haitian picture books in English, creating short videos after book selection and practice, and saving them on flash drives. Students in Haiti will use their One Laptop Per Child laptops, and their own copies of the books to read along with the children in the videos.
Rhetorical Analysis of Popular Media 9 to 12
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Students are to analyze the rhetorical appeals, strategies and devices found in popular media. Students assess how effective the media is at trying to persuade consumers.
Romanticism Through the Eyes of Art, Poetry, and Technology 10 to 12
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Teaching the qualities of Romanticism, comparing pieces of the period, and creating responses that show comprehension, while using an Elmo.
See the Music 4 to 5
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Students create PowerPoint presentations featuring famous musicians, singers, or a piece of music
shared reading book trailer creation 6 to 8
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After completing a "shared reading" with a literature group, students will re-create portions of the book through various media and will create a short "book trailer" of the project to share with students, teachers and parents.
Story Telling through Photography 4 to 9
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Students will use photographs to form the basis for a narrative story. This is lesson will be part of a series of lessons that will lead to a book of stories and student created images.
T-shirts build school and community pride 6 to 8
This lesson is designed to bring a sense of community to a very diverse team of students in a large, urban middle school. It is also designed to bring a sense of pride in a community struck down with poverty. In this lesson, students will go out into their community and homes and take pictures of what they most identify with to be eventually placed on a T-shirt.
Technolgy and Thematic Lessons in Literature 9 to 12
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Students will use the Flip VideoT cameras to record their book reviews and Socratic Circle discussion groups while analyzing the thematic lessons of their books and how they apply to real-wolrd isssues. These videos will then be linked by the students to the Media Center online web site for school-wide viewing.
Technology for the Likes of Shakespeare and Poe 7 to 12
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Digital Storytelling, a wonderful way to incorporate technology and other disciplines into the Language Arts classroom, despite endorsement from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), is not a priority for most schools. I believe that to incorporate digital storytelling, you must have the technology necessary to enable the teacher to adjust her pedagogy and see her role as story coach instead of technology teacher, allowing digital storytelling to enable students to represent their voices in a manner rarely addressed by state and district curriculum while practicing the digital literacy skills that will be important to their 21st century futures while supporting whole language literacy practices. .
Technology in Art 3 to 12
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Cubism using Digital Photography
Technology Rich Romeo and Juliet Lesson Plan 9 to 10
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The students will understand Romeo and Juliet and as a result will produce and present a Storyboard that demonstrates a sceneís importance.
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.
Using Vokis to Identify Fiction and Nonfiction Texts P-K to 3
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Students will use technology tools and create a talking character (Vokis) to distinguish the difference between fiction and nonfiction text genres.
Voice and Choice Technology Integrated Independent Reading Projects 3 to 5
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The students will demonstrate voice and choice in their technology integrated independent reading projects.The students will pick from a genre choice board and project choice board to complete their independent reading project.The students read the book outside of class and complete their book project in class on book project day (One class period devoted to completing book project and starting presentations.)
What's in a Story--A Short Story/Film Unit 5 to 12
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Students analyze and evaluate "story" through both the written word of short story and the visual images of short film. The lesson/unit culminates in a production of a short film. This is run in a workshop format, with mini-lessons and some direct instruction/practice of skills as the project unfolds.
You Can Do It: Creating How-To Videos P-K to P-K
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Middle school students create instructional videos for other students using Flip video cameras and editing software. Students must brainstorm a topic, write an original script and create their film and audio narration, then edit and and create an original movie. Sample topics include "How to tie your shoes," "How to be organized for Middle School," and "The Water Cycle."
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