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Benton Middle School News Cast 7 to 8
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Using the digital wish grant Benton Middle School will be able to film a daily news broadcast for students to view.
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.
Intro to Photography for Middle School 6 to 8
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This is an entire curriculum, not just one lesson plan. Students will take a six week course that teaches them the fundamentals of camera operation and shot composition.
Mentors' Podcasts for New Middle School Students 7 to 8
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Students in 7th and 8th grade will work in groups to create podcasts to be shown to incoming 6th graders about life in Middle School. The older students will learn how to create podcasts using Tool Factory Podcasting with Video Site License.
Middle School Masters of the Web - Video Newsletter 7 to 8
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Students will interview, script, edit, and produce a web-based newsletter/ video newscast for school and district viewing.
Reading Interventions for Middle School Science 6 to 8
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Reading informational text and comprehending the science involved is difficult for most students. Chunking the material into smaller concept oriented blocks allow students to investigate content one concept at a time in order to focus on necessary vocabulary. Whole class reading allows for all students to hear and follow the information to be read. Students complete an accompanying activity allowing for reinforcement of the concept while working in collaborative groups for student to student support. Students will complete “reading labs” in assigned groups during science class. Topics will address concepts in Earth Science/Geosciences involving storms, earthquakes, volcanoes, biomes, ecosystems, and populations.
Sim's Cities - 5th grade (would work wonderful at the middle school level) P-K to P-K
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Creating with Visual Arts through the 21st Century -Core Curriculum Skills
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.
Virtual Reality in the Middle School Classroom 7 to 7
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Virtual Reality is a relatively new concept, but it would be amazing for students to be able to tour places around the world virtually while they are learning about them in the classroom.
Designing a School Garden 6 to 6
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Students will use skills of geometry to design a school box garden.
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.
Science and Art Museum 6 to 8
Middle School students create works of art inspired by document experiments in science. Digital cameras record SCIENCE AS ART, in action!
Social Skills 6 to 8
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Students will read a text at their reading level depicting a challenge faced in middle school. They will discuss the relevant issue and collaborate about how to solve the problem through role-play and practice.
"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
"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.
A Digital Walk Through Chatham 6 to 8
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Our project is a digital storytelling activity using MultiMedia Lab V and digital cameras. Students will photograph important landmarks in town, write descriptive articles, and share them with other students through the school newspaper and web site.
Adding Creativity to Science Inquiry 6 to 12
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Students create flip videos that enhance scientific investigations performed in class by having students think metacognitively while fusing the fun of creativity with the science of analytical thinking.
Autism help through PowerPoint 6 to 12
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Students will create advanced PowerPoint lessons that have people choose something from a field of three. Our hope is to help children with special needs grow while my middle school students learn advanced PowerPoint and learn to understand other people.
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.
City's 50th Anniversary: A Snap Shot in Time K to 12
Walnut is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The project would have students from all age levels taking picture and creating a living snap shot of the community regardless of age, sex, or beliefs. This would be put on display in City Hall and used as a video for the local Cable Network.
Community Connections 6 to 8
How can students with disabilities learn to connect with their communities? The program described below takes instruction into the community and helps students make important community connections.
Context Clues 4 to 8
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This lesson helps teach context clue skills to enhance a reader's inference skills and vocabulary.
Create Docents For 25 National Monuments For In Class Field Trip To DC 9 to 12
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Students will each be assigned one of 25 national monuments to docent the class through a virtual field trip through Washington DC. The plan is to aid students in observing the historic changes in US monuments from "single man" to "multiple participant" or event depictions.
Creating a school brochure 6 to 8
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By creating a brochure of Picacho Middle School students will learn desktop publishing. Students will use the writing process to write three articles about our school. They will draft, revise, and edit your articles. Students will collaborate with their peers using the writing process to complete a final draft of their work. Students final presentation will be a culmination of text, pictures, and creative design layout to produce a six panel brochure.
Creating Videos for Teachers 7 to 8
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Students created videos for teachers based on an interview with the teacher. The video included specific skills that the teacher requested.
Digital Autobiography 6 to 8
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The students will create a digital autobiography of their life.
Digital Pen Pal K to 8
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Partnering with Spanish students in our local area, the students at my school will be exchanging video messages, emails, and performances with each other to create a language learning community.
Digital Science through Pod Casting 7 to 8
Middle school students will perform various science experiments that will be recorded and converted to Pod Casts. These pod casts will be utilized by elementary teacher to teach various science concepts in grades 1-6.
Digital Storytelling 5 to 12
Students write more when they are inspired either by the topic or by the process. Using Movie Maker, students bring their creative stories to life and have a Windows Media Player as their final version of their work.
Expert Projects: Sound, Heat and Light 4 to 12
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Students researched, wrote a report and created a class website teaching their newly gained expert knowledge on a specific topic related to sound, heat or light. Students presented their webpage to the class to teach their topic.
Festivals, Fairs, and Fun and Unit Exploring Spanish Festivals 6 to 12
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Students will compare and contrast the cultural traditions and festivals of Spanish speaking countries with their own culture. It is our desire that students understand, value, and respect people and places outside of their own environment.
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.
Fossils P-K to P-K
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Students will use technology to research fossils, participate in interactive activities and create and present a presentation about what they learned.
Goddard Gazette Web Site 7 to 8
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My students will create a school news web site from the ground up, updating it every two weeks with news and events at our middle school.
Going Greek! A companion lesson to accompany The Percy Jackson series 5 to 8
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After reading Percy Jackson and The Olympians Book 1 The Lightning Thief, students will choose their favorite Greek mythology god and create a presentation about that character. Students will use Internet resources, Powerpoint, Smart Boards, and a document camera to prepare and present their projects.
Historical Scavenger Hunts 6 to 8
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Students explore the history of their community by paying attention to the details of architecture, monuments and area artifacts. This is a multi-step lesson that allows students to practice historical fieldwork, pre-reading strategies, acting skills, research skills, writing skills and public speaking skills.
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!”
Internet Footprints 6 to 8
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Students will learn about their digital footprints. Students will also discuss steps they can take to keep their personal information more secure on the internet.
Lego Mindstorms Robotics 4 to 12
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The 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students of St. Catherine of Siena participate in Lego Mindstorms Robotics Initiative. By designing, building, programming and documenting robot performance, students will use science, engineering technology, mathematics and writing skills in hands-on projects that reinforce their learning.
Let’s Get Excited about Roller Coasters! 5 to 9
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An amusement park has decided to open a theme park to be located in Waikoloa Village, Hawaii. It is an exciting time for the citizens of Waikoloa Village. Finally, this small town will be put on the map for something big. The residents are anxiously anticipating the grand opening of the amusement park. However, the operators of the amusement park need your help. They want to design a new roller coaster with a car that runs as smoothly as a marble would down the track. Your team has been hired to design this new roller coaster track for this theme park. Your task is to design a model of the track you would like to build for this amusement park. Your model must demonstrate the law of conservation of energy, gravity, force, momentum, and especially kinetic and potential energy.
Let’s Get Excited about Roller Coasters! 5 to 9
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An amusement park has decided to open a theme park to be located in Waikoloa Village, Hawaii. It is an exciting time for the citizens of Waikoloa Village. Finally, this small town will be put on the map for something big. The residents are anxiously anticipating the grand opening of the amusement park. However, the operators of the amusement park need your help. They want to design a new roller coaster with a car that runs as smoothly as a marble would down the track. Your team has been hired to design this new roller coaster track for this theme park. Your task is to design a model of the track you would like to build for this amusement park. Your model must demonstrate the law of conservation of energy, gravity, force, momentum, and especially kinetic and potential energy.
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.
Memory Book - A Cooperative Learning Experience 5 to 8
8th graders create a memory book that includes pictures and writing (English), their heritage (history), calculated growth patterns (math) and genetic heritage (science).
Mi vida Loca 10 to 12
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Students will create a video presentation describing and showing important events and/or places of their lives.
NIce to Voki You! This is my Family Cyber Safety Glog 5 to 8
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Students create voki avatars that speak and introduce themselves to the class Create a famous historical figure voki Digital Family Tree for the Entire Family Cyber Safety Glog
Pair Ideas:Parody 6 to 12
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After studying a poem, play, or novel considered to be a "literary canon," students will write and videotape a parody of it utilizing live musical or acting performances, LEGO animation, or puppet theater to share with peers and then serve as mentors for middle school students to recreate this process. All videos will be accessible on a web blog site or through a Google Drive or dropbox.
Picture This - Stars over Hoke /Imaginarse - Estrellas sobre de Hoke 5 to 12
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My grant request is to enable my middle school ESL students to better communicate and participate in classes by using digital cameraas and software to publish their own personal bilingual dictionaries, story books and PowerPoint presentations for the SMARTboards in their classes.
Picture Vocabualry 6 to 8
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Students will use visual arts to learn STEM-specific tier 2 and 3 vocabulary
Picture Vocabualry 6 to 8
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Students will use visual arts to learn STEM-specific tier 2 and 3 vocabulary
Pictures of Health K to 12
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Taking pictures of health activities in our school nutrition clubs. Promoting Nutrition with pictures of students involved in activities.
Portable Art Portfolio 6 to 8
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Students keep a digital record of all art pieces created throughout the year/s on a convenient pen drive.
Pride in Diversity - Our Similarities and Differences Make Us Strong K to 8
This project gives students experience with digital cameras and web design tools while showcasing the ways our similarities and differences make us stronger as a community of learning.
Put the NEW in NEWBERY 4 to 6
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Every year since 1922, the Newbery Award has been presented to the book selected by librarians as the “most distinguished contribution to American literature for children”. Using current technology, a librarian and classroom teacher team teach students to research and then create a podcast “commercial” for an award winner.
Radio Station Podcasting Throughout History 3 to 12
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Using Podcasting as a radio station to engage students in Social Studies and improve their fluency.
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.
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.
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.
Self-Portrait 6 to 7
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For students in middle school, the self-portrait is timely, as it is during these years, between the ages of 11-14, that young people are immersed in “the self”-exploring identity, finding his or her place in the world, building perception of self in relation to others. In the lesson plan, students delve into these artistic qualities as they first explore famous artists’ portraits, which grounds them in a range of styles and art history, all of which students reflect on as they design their self-portraits, which they will create using Photoshop using both the standard desktop computer and the WACOM tablet to compare/contrast the impact of the different technologies on the design process and final product.
Silent Films with a Flip Cam 4 to 12
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Students will analyze a variety of silent films, the roles and responsibilities of film careers and work together to create a film that demonstrates the basic storytelling concepts of conflict and resolution.
Stop Motion PSA 6 to 8
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Students will create a 30-second stop animation clip to teach one our school's expectations to be shown on the morning announcements. This lesson will support our building-wide Positive Behavior Support (PBS) initiative.
Technology Across the Curriculum K to 5
Students will be using digital cameras in Math, Language Arts, and Science. They will be producing symmetry pictures, a scrapbook, and learn how a camera and an eye are similar.
The Geometry Amazing Race for High School Students 8 to 12
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Students groups will be able to use digital cameras to site evidence of geometry work completed at different country location stations or tasks given by teachers. Students groups will apply properties of polygons, determine distances, points of concurrence, and justify answers. Integrated subjects of trigonometry and algebra will be visited.
The Greatest Generation: Capturing Their Stories with Digital Images K to K
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Digital Storytelling with the Greatest Generation is the focus of this basic primary source recording of extended family members.
Thorne Comm 6 to 8
Technology can help teachers communicate more effectively with parents. Photographic evidence of student's performance is very effective!
Time to Vote 6 to 8
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The students will learn about the three branches of U.S. government by creating and simulating the election and campaign processes. They will utilize not only their textbooks and classroom materials, but will also take a hands on approach with various technologies to enhance their outcome.
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.
Transition Social Stories for Students with Autism 6 to 8
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Students have a difficult time transitioning from elementary school to middle school. This lesson will help the students learn the expectations and will help them later transition into the "real world"
Tuning the World One Note at a Time 6 to 8
This project is intended to broaden the horizon for our small town students. Students will produce a DVD movie/music video highlighting the world of music as its focal point.
Video Buddies K to 8
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Hamden elementary students and Beijing elementary students will correspond with each other through technology which includes use of the Flip Video Camera. Students will use the video camera to introduce family members, pets, and record important events such as birthdays and holiday celebrations.
Vocabulary Building Through Visualization Of Word Meanings To Create Digital Art 7 to 8
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Vocabulary enhancement came to the forefront with acquired skills of manipulating photographs ... utilizing various tools and filters within the software … and this cognitive and creative process placed the students in a new environment of hands-on with photo software and the requirement of researching the "real" meanings of words, then translating these "realities" into "creative" ones through visualization.
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.
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.
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.
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.
World Travelers K to 12
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Students in grades K-8 and Visual Art students would choose destinations to "visit" by grade levels, which would enable classroom teachers to use this project as a learning tool for many other subject areas. Classes would then photograph their ideas of locations, settings, places to visit, plant life, perhaps even life of that area to create a travel brochure for future visitors.
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.
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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