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A Hip New Twist on the Past! Creating Music Video Biographies 3 to 5
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Student motivation is a huge challenge for teachers. Students today are surrounded by multimedia sources and technology. Why not bring that into the classroom? Technology is relevant to their lives and will keep them excited as they learn.
A Hip New Twist on the Past! Creating Music Video Biographies 3 to 6
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Student motivation is a huge challenge for teachers. Students today are surrounded by multimedia sources and technology. Why not bring that into the classroom? Technology is relevant to their lives and will keep them excited as they learn.
African Kaleidoscope Music Visions Project for GT Music Students 3 to 5
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Students will explore the culture and music of an African country of their choice. They will present a short PowerPoint or Flipchart for the class, students could also use iPads to create iMovies. Students may choose to present it on a traditional poster. Students may wish to provide samples of African Tribal music. Students should also write a brief song in 4/4 meter and C pentatonic about African music.
African Kaleidoscope Music Visions Project for GT Music Students 3 to 5
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Students will explore the culture and music of an African country of their choice. They will present a short PowerPoint or Flipchart for the class, students could also use iPads to create iMovies. Students may choose to present it on a traditional poster. Students may wish to provide samples of African Tribal music. Students should also write a brief song in 4/4 meter and C pentatonic about African music.
Create and Respond to a Music Video 4 to 5
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Student will create a Music Video by performing a song, create choreography for the video, create props, coodinate the performance, and respond to theirs and others performances.
Incorporating Garage Band into General Music Class 6 to 8
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Students will use all the keyboard techniques taught to compose their own song on the keyboard. Then, students will create background loops on a computer program, Garage Band, to incorporate into their keyboard composition. Students will choose Garage Band loops to incorporate into their original keyboard composition based on their individual and personal learning level, and loops that coordinate well with the keyboard composition they wrote.
Learning Musical Form through Creative Movement, Collaboration and Technology. 3 to 5
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Students sing, listen to and create movement/dance for a song that has the AB Form or Verse-Refrain Form. Students create movements/dance for a newly introduced two-part song to demonstrate what they have learned about AB and Verse-Refrain Form. Students work with a Partner Class and create movement for an assigned section (either A or B) which will be shared with their Partner Class using the Flip Video Camera. Upon sharing, each class will learn their Partner Classes movement creation and perform the entire dance.
Movie Music 5 to 8
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Students study music in movies and create a sequel to a popular childrens movie.
Music and Math together?? YES! Bringing the Fun Back to Math! 3 to 5
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Students will use a flip-video camera to create paper-slide and music vides using different math songs that we sing every week in class.
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.
Musical Centers with i-pad apps 3 to 5
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Students will work independently or with a partner to use a variety of i-pad apps. Students will demonstrate understanding and application of musical skills in pitch matching, rhythm and composition at their grade level.
Musical Instruments of the Orchestra 3 to 5
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Students will explore the families of instruments online and create a digital media project that gives information about a particular instrument or family that they select.
Musical Math 2 to 5
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This is a math game that reviews whatever you're learning and also keeps students up and moving.
See the Music 4 to 5
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Students create PowerPoint presentations featuring famous musicians, singers, or a piece of music
Virtual Museum of Musical Instruments 4 to 8
Students create and build their own musical instruments based on existing characteristics of the four families of the symphony orchestra. They will take photographs of their completed instruments, record the sounds and post them to an existing web site which showcases student work. They will also create their own web page which will be attached to the teacher web site.
Aesthetic Perception Unit 9 to 12
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Student will journal while listening to music examples in order to create value statements regarding works of music. These will appear in blog format on the classroom page.
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.
Bollywood, Philadelphia 9 to 12
Students will create a Bollywood-type musical using digital media.
Build An Instrument 6 to 12
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Students will work in groups to explore the properties of sound and use that information to invent a functioning instrument.
Come Meet Us at the Zoo P-K to P-K
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Come Meet Us at the Zoo is a project theme lesson plan that incorporates technology with life science, literacy, writing skills, and creativity. Children will identify animals, research them online and with books and magazines, then write a book about the animal of their choice.
Creating a Commercial 9 to 12
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Students will review current and popular television commercials that use music to advertise the product. Students will then create their own product commercial and use either self recorded or other music to advertise.
Digital Video Yearbook 3 to 5
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Students grades 3 through 5 will use digital photography and video to create a video yearbook. Students will be taught how to appropriately use and apply the technology within the classroom.
Fly Me to the Moon 2 to 2
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The students will create the script and setting for a video of the Frank Sinatra song, Fly Me to the Moon. Space, seasons, and friendship are the focus of this lesson along with the technology opportunities for the students to video, edit, and publish their performance.
It's Fun to Learn! K to 6
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Learning should be fun, and nothing can be better than using Music and Technology together to enhance learning.
NoteFlight Recorder Lesson Plan 3 to 4
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In this lesson, I will have 3rd/4th graders compose short pieces in Noteflght Learn software and play them on the recorder.
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.
Rap it up! 3 to 12
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Using a recitation or original poetry, turn poem into a rap, and accompany with a video montage and apple loops.
rhythm is math 1 to 3
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Music and math go together! Learn songs with activities that help understand and reinforce counting, addition, subtraction, and multiplication. Also focus on National Standards for Music Education; Singing, counting, steady beat, etc.
Rockin Robotics K to 5
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Students will design, engineer, and create a artbot with Cubelets. This problem based exercise will include the student choosing Lego blocks and Cubelets to design a drawing robot that dances to the beat of a favorite song.
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!
Score it! 3 to 4
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Students would work in small groups to create a movie score/soundscape for a 3-5-scene movie
Score it, Take 2! 3 to 12
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Create a score for a puppet opera based on a children’s story book; could be a whole class project or small group project
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.
The Secret Stairway 3 to 5
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This is a lesson that continues work on the recorder by providing music projection to allow hand-free music reading, composing opportunities and interactive music collaboration.
The Soundtrack of Your Life 6 to 12
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Every sound tells a story. In this Language Arts lesson, students learn about poetic elements, tone, and personal connection by creating their own soundtrack of the major events, experiences, passions in their lives. The final product is a Glogster page.
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.
Year in Review 6 to 8
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Each student will capture his/her best moments/work/events of the school year with cameras/phones or movie making program.
Yes We Can! Students with Autism & Downs-Syndrome on the Drums! K to 12
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Students with profound special needs, such as autism, Downs-syndrome, CP, & medically fragile conditions, will participate in a variety of exciting experiential activities, including adaptive percussion & drumming, Karaoke type music, and using American Sign Language to express themselves to music. Project will be documented via video and digital pictures and shown to the school body in a music video format.
A Family History 9 to 12
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The students will create a movie about their family. They will have to use their digital cameras to take pictures of their old family pictures, and new pictures of their actual family. The students will be involved in an activity in which they can work closely with their family and also find more information about their ancestors and to appreciate their ethnic backgrounds. This project introduces students to new vocabulary in Spanish and they will develop their ability to write full sentences in Spanish and make it a fun project by using technology and digital cameras the student can use movie maker and photo story 3 to create a movie of their families.
Blogging In Kindergarten! K to K
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All of my 18 Kindergarten children have their own kidblog that they use to record their learning. Kindergarten life is full of day long discoveries and kid blogging is just one of the many ways I am documenting the excitement of the discoveries made.
La Casa de Mis Sueños/My Dream House 9 to 12
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Students will use present tense conjugation and learn vocabulary that describes a house. Students will create visual representation of their dream house using presentation tool of their choice. Students will “walk us through” their houses in small group presentations (6 students + teacher) while we roll a dice to ask questions about each presentation and providing verbal feedback, all in Spanish.
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.
"A Picture Is Worth A Million Words" 7 to 8
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This project is a photography, poetry, and bookmaking unit utilizing three artists-in-residence who teach photography, poetry, and bookmaking.
"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!
"In Three Words" 5 to 8
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"In Three Words, a lesson creating an anti-bullying Animoto video, allows students to take an active role in the development of an anti-bullying lesson thus taking ownership of the message. Students used the Good Morning America segment “Your Three Words” as a model for creating videos depicting powerful anti-bullying messages. Using flip video cameras, students filmed short clips displaying their three word messages and then created a collective video using the web 2.0 tool, Animoto.
"Know Your Rights" Bill of Rights- Stop Motion Video Project 8 to 8
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Students will create a stop-motion video short based on one of the ten amendments in the U.S. Bill of Rights.
"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."
(PART 4) Applied STEM: Rocketry and its Components 6 to 8
See Part 1 for the following sections with the exception of Lesson Plan Description.
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.
1st Grade Shape Search K to 2
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Students in 1st grade need to be able to recognize shapes. Each group of 2-3 students will share a FlipShare Cam. We will, as a class, walk around the inside and outside of our school to find shapes such as cirlce, rectangle, square, diamond, triangle, octagon, hexagon.
55 Word Video Stories 7 to 12
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Using the literacy skills of the 21s Century stidents will create original 55-word short stories, or re-write well known stories in 55 words, and then turn them into short movies using video cameras. They will then publish their finished products on YouTube and the class blog, and have an opportunity to submit their original stories to the fifty-five fiction contest.
A day in the life of a 4th/5th grader 4 to 5
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To encourage self confidence in a difficult age! Take pictures of themselves from start of the day to finish, then use the pictures and create a powerpoint presentation.
A Picture's Worth a Thousand Notes 6 to 12
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Providing a visual representation of a classical piece of musical literature. Creating a listening map for a classical piece using digital photography and computer presentation format.
A tribute to Willis. 11 to 12
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A culmination of a semester's worth of prep which includes, the history of stop motion animation, clay character design and production, writing story concepts, creating storyboards and building dioramas. All leading to the production of a digitally animated stop motion film.
A Trip to the Mall... Washington D.C. 3 to 5
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This project incorporate our Nation's Capital into a board game that integrates curriculum not only across subjects, but grade levels.
A Utopian Revolution 9 to 12
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Students are introduced to the ideas of utopia and totalitarian states before reading George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four" by actively participating in the creation of a utopia and its fall into a totalitarian society. Students will document the rise and fall of their society and reflect upon the changes that allowed a dictator to take control.
ABC's and 123's and a Rainbow of Color K to 2
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To create a digital story with a student with Traumatic Brain Injury so she can learn her letters, colors and numbers. Children with TBI often struggle to learn new concepts so we look for new and unique ways to tap into other areas of the brain for new learning in hopes that the undamaged portions will assist in learning.
Advertising in Action 9 to 12
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Students create their own commercials for a product of their choice. They must utilize a variety of advertising techniques to sell their products.
All about me 6 to 8
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Getting to know all the students. An all about me project for grades 6-8.
All About Me 12 to 12
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Students in the MultiMedia class will create a 5 minute graduation video presentation on themselves.
American Indian Digital Storytelling 9 to 12
Robeson County is the home of the Lumbee tribe, the largest American Indian tribe east of the Mississippi River. After learning the general history of the Lumbee people, students will select a specific feature of Lumbee history or culture to create a "digital story."
America’s Roaring 20’s Decade Silent Movie Project 9 to 12
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Using video as a medium to provide a visual presentation of the 1920’s can help students gain a better grasp of its effects on today’s society. In this project students will be asked to research and describe the 1920s and analyze cause and effect relationships within the 1920s and the effects of society on today.
An Explorer's Virtual Sea Chest 6 to 8
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Students will be assigned an Explorer to study. They will create a photo story depicting the voyage as a crewmember of a ship that belonged to a famous explorer. One aspect of the job required that they document the voyage and create a virtual sea chest to document the explorer’s findings in the new land.
Analyzing and Synthesizing Propaganda Techniques in Film 9 to 12
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Students will analyze the non-verbal techniques used in films that attempt to manipulate audiences through political or commercial propaganda. In teams, students will then create their own videos demonstrating a synthesis of these techniques.
Ancient Chinese Inventions 6 to 12
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Students will be selecting an ancient chinese invention and researching it. They will then create a marking campaign to market the product.
Animal Adventures 4 to 6
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Students will research a specific zoo animal, and write a script describing various features of the animal. The class will then go to the zoo, find their animal and film each other telling about their animal (Jeff Corwin or Steve Erwin style). Later these will be made into class videos.
ANIMATION - Exploring graphic, movie making and audio software 5 to 8
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Students will create their own images and use movie making software to create an instructed animation. To remediate skills and enhance creativity, students will create an additional animation of their choice. There is an extra credit audio option.
Animation Book Report 6 to 12
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Students will read a non-fiction book of choice and express their understanding of the book through an animation project. Students may choose clay animation, white board animation, sticky note animation or human subject/stop animation.
Animation Festival 5 to 6
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5th and 6th grade students will create claymation and object animation shorts to be produced as a short film festival. This lesson is actually a unit on animation comprised of several weeks of group work and filming.
Animation Station 4 to 6
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Students create clay animated videos. These videos are based on idioms or short stories the students write.
ANIMATORS AND LEGO MANIA! 2 to 6
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Students will work in groups and create a short informational animated movie on animals they read about. They will use a storyboard to develop their short story.
Apps for Egypt 6 to 6
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Middle school students will create a digital storybook explaining various aspects of Egypt to elementary school students. Final product will be a collection of stories told and "digitized" by the students!
Are You a Super Sign Speler or Speller? P-K to 6
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Signs are EVERYWHERE! In today's society, there are many signs with a lot of misspellings! Can you pick out the word and spell it correctly?
Around the World in 180 Days P-K to 8
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To kick-off our Global Cultures curriculum we are implementing a year-long interdisciplinary school project titled, Around the World in 180 Days. Teachers and students will use digital cameras, smart board technology, Web Cams, Kidspiration software, and partnerships with schools around the world.
Art and Life: Where Do We Use Art? 9 to 12
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This lesson increases the relevance of not only art classes, but also all academic disciplines by engaging the students to research how art is used in all aspects of their education and their lives. They will create videos that will collect factual information and visual examples that will educate the viewers on how art is used in a variety of settings and how historical people and socities have depended on the coexistence of art and non art subjects.
art tech club 5 to 7
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Interested and motivated students in various grades join one of my Friday "art club" groups. At least one group spends their time making an animated movie.
Artistic Expression of the Scientific Revolution 9 to 10
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Students will explore the influences of the Scientific Revolution beyond literal scientific tools and inventions through reading, collaborating, scavenging, and games. Students will identify the ways in which science influenced and transformed European cultural institutions through art and music.
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.
Behind the Camera 5 to 8
Students create a documentary-style video that speaks to an organization within the community.
Big Things-Small Packages 9 to 12
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Every year, students enrolled in the media 3 & 4 program are required to create, for the purpose of public instruction, personal work experience, sales and marketing, a Portfolio Project using computers to edit, store digital video files, music and images. Those files will be used in a short film, documentary and the annual senior video-a video yearbook for the graduating class.
Black History Month Podcast "A Conversation Between Presidents Lincoln and Obama" 4 to 7
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There are many interesting similarities and differences between the lives and presidencies of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama. A meeting between these two gentlemen would be the foundation of a great conversation and/or debate!
Book Discussions via Web 2.0 7 to 12
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Teens will create book discussions via web 2.0 Web 2.0 will consist of wiki and podcasting
Book Report Alternative 2 to 8
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Students read a book independently and then write and record a book review. Class book reviews are compiled to make a video.
Book Report: Movie Trailer (Elements of Narration) P-K to P-K
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Instead of the old "write a summary" book report, students will tell the parts of the plot by writing an interactive movie trailer.
Book Trailers 5 to 8
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After reading a self selected text, students will plan and then use PhotoStory 3 to create book trailers which persuade an audience to read the highlighted texts in order to encourage and reinforce the practice of self selected reading by students.
Book Trailers 6 to 8
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Students will create digital book talks to highlight titles in our library collection. These book trailers will then be linked to the title in our online catalog.
Breaking News: Who Did It? 7 to 7
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Students will summarize the work that they have been doing to solve a mystery in science class using genetics to find who contaminated a school nutrition source! In groups of 3 or 4, students will create a breaking news headline detailing the crime and the suspect including evidence using the Videolicious App on the iPad.
Butterflies fly 2 to 8
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The students will make a butterfly power point.
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.
Captured at the Farm K to 2
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Kindergarten students will capture digital photos and/or video while visiting a local farm to represent "life" (animals, gardens, milk, butter, etc.). Students will collaborate with a second grade class to create a multimedia digital storybook about their field experience.
Celebration of Cultures K to 5
In the CELEBRATION OF CULTURES unit, students study one country related to their family heritage and complete multiple assignments to illustrate their understanding of that culture. They also create "family legacy books" in which they put Family Trees, Interviews with relatives and personal "Snapshot" Writings about important incidents and remembrances in their own lives.
Celebrations Summative Project - Kindergarten P-K to K
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(8 week lesson)After studying the holidays and traditions of autumn and winter throughout the world, kindergarten students are challenged to create their own unique holiday. While presenting their holiday, students will be digitally recorded to assess their understanding of holidays as a summative assessment. *International Baccalaureate PYP*
Centers for Increasing Learning Capability & Engagement for students with Autism K to 5
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This plan utilizes technology to motivate and engage elementary students with autism to learn much needed skills. Since each program is only available to one student at a time, scheduling of classroom activities including specific Modules for each student to complete on a daily basis depending on needs and ability would be a critical piece of gaining optimum benefit from the skills taught by these programs.
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.
Christmas Around the World P-K to 2
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Christmas Around the World
Claymation Film Festival 3 to 8
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This project allows students to extend their story-writing skills to a new medium. Students will learn the essential elements of a story through creating a storyboard, characters, and a short claymation video
Claymation Metamorphosis in Butterflies 3 to 8
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This Claymation project will show the Butterfly Life Cycle. Starting with a storyboard plan our students will build characters ( young larvae, mature larvae, butterfly) and film their actions one frame at a time with a digital camera.
Cold War Virtual Museum 10 to 12
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Students create virtual museums on the Cold War using a PowerPoint template. I collaborate with a World History Teacher in order to achieve projects from the East and West. Then I set up computers in a common room to allow students and staff to look at these projects throughout the day during free periods.
Computer History Jeopardy (Nonlinear PowerPoint) 10 to 12
Students use PowerPoint to learn about the history of computers. Digital cameras are used to take pictures of items which can be associated with their assigned topic.
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.
Create a Greener Place - Podcast 3 to 12
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Students are asked to research and use slass instruction to create a 3-5 minute Podcast about making the world a Greener Place.
Create a Mini Movie For Field Trips!!! 4 to 12
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Students will use the Magisto- Magical Video Editor App on a smartphone/tablet to create movies from selected photos and videos on a field trip.
Creating a TV Commercial to Air on Morning Announcements 6 to 12
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Focused advertising is everywhere; and the goal is to make the student more aware of how they are targeted negatively and/or positively and the choices they have as consumers. Students learn about various types of media and advertising tactics, create their own commercial, and learn how they fit into our economy as consumers.
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 insects puppet show 1 to 3
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This plan integrates reading, investigating, writing, performing and technology into one fun and engaging project that will get students involved in writing a skit and performing for a " puppet-show " purpose.
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.
Creating Videos for Teachers 7 to 8
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Students created videos for teachers based on an interview with the teacher. The video included specific skills that the teacher requested.
Creation Stories 6 to 12
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Provide an authentic approach to improve understanding the foundation of American Literature and improve literacy skills of all the students. This project will allow students to research, create, and demonstrate, via podcasts and discussion boards, their knowledge of the origins of American literature.
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 Autobiography 6 to 8
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The students will create a digital autobiography of their life.
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 Mitosis and Claymation 9 to 12
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Students use digital cameras to create a movie or vodcast of mitosis or meiosis.
Digital Parts of Speech 9 to 12
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Enlgish Language Learners at the high school level will create iMovie projects with music, photo clips, and video clips to enhance learning & instruction of parts of speech.
Digital Storytelling 6 to 8
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Students will be challenged to create a digital story using digital cameras and powerpoint.
Digital Storytelling - My Special Story 4 to 6
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Students will learn the techniques of Digital Storytelling in order to complete a narrative about an important event in their lives. Students will compose a narrative, collect images and photographs. Students will then create a digital slideshow, complete with spoken narration, images, music and transitions appropriate to the mood they want to set for their story.
Digital Storytelling: At-Risk Students Find Their Voices 9 to 12
Students will use technology and sound writing practices to relate personal narratives.
Digital 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.
Digital Video Interviews 6 to 12
Students will create a video interview. They will interview a business leader from our community and then a Movie Night will invite the community members, families, and students to view the final products.
Documentary-Style Research Projects 4 to 6
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Students will research a topic related to the social studies curriculum, and then create a report and a short documentary video using iMovie. Along the way, students will learn how to narrow topics, take notes, keep citations, and make editing choices. This is an ideal lesson for a computer lab setting.
Don't Laugh At Me 3 to 5
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Third graders create a music video for the song 'Don't Laugh At Me'. They use their connections and synthesis to illustrate the points made in the book and song.
Earth Day Movie Maker Documentary 9 to 12
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This lesson, which spans over the course of about a week and a half, has students researching a particular animal and the ways in which it has been impacted by humans and the environment. Students will take a field trip to the zoo and use flip cams to videotape their animal. They will then choose a prompt from the list and create a documentary (using Tool Factory Movie Maker) about their animal.
Earth Editing: Increasing Environmental Awareness with Student Created Public Service Announcements 3 to 12
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Students create a Public Service Announcement video on issues concerning the environment, which will “air” on the school website and at an Earth Day Assembly. Each video will focus on a single strategy that students and community members can do to help protect our planet Earth.
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 Poetry Project 6 to 12
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The Electronic Poetry Project is a student-generated, project-based learning experience in which students utilize technology to develop skills in research, writing, and creativity to produce an audio/video presentation. Student-driven, project-based learning enhances lasting knowledge rather that just momentary learning.
Element Advertisement! 6 to 8
Using digital voice recorders, students will create radio advertisements to inform their audience about the specifics of different elements found on the Periodic Table. The advertisements will then be uploaded to a class blog and presented to the class.
Elementary Lessons for Primary and Secondary Sources 3 to 4
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Primary and Secondary Sources Lessons
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.
Everything American 8 to 8
Students work collaboratively to define "American Culture" by capturing images of the American way of life, and using them to create a PowerPoint display using words and images.
[email protected] Spanish 10 to 12
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Students watch an educational Spanish video series called [email protected] Students would use these cameras to produce and record their own episode of [email protected]
Facebook: The Developers of the Atomic Theory 8 to 12
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Using the website "MyFakeWall.com" students will develop a facebook type page with friend comments and status updates on the development of the atomic theory.
Fe Chef P-K to P-K
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Students study the chemistry of cooking and create a cooking video as the culminating project. In the video they describe the science principles associated with their recipe.
Figurative Language Videos 3 to 7
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Students will demonstrate their understanding of figurative language by integrating figurative language into web 2.0 tools. Students will then take the products from the web to complete a video in Windows Movie Maker.
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 a Classroom Website K to 12
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I have a classroom website where my videos I have created on my Flip Video Camera are an intregral part of the overall effectiveness for both student and family use.
Flip Lipdub 10 to 12
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Spanish students translate a song from English to Spanish, memorize the lyrics and create a lipdub video using a flip camera.
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.
Flip Video Cultural Exchange between students in Texas and New Zealand 6 to 8
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Students create a class YouTube video comparing the differences/similarities between the Hurricane Ike disaster in Houston, TX to the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. The video was sent to all schools in Christchurch, New Zealand - expanding students' world view to include more than just their immediate concerns.
Flippin' For CJH-A Video Presentation of Our Campus 6 to 8
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The students use the Flip Video Cameras to learn the principles of multimedia production while producing a meaningful video tour of our campus product. This product will be used to introduce CJH to newcomers and the world wide web.
From Flannel Board to Interactive Board P-K to 2
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It is so simple, even a "techno- phob" can use this! Use "good ole" flannel board stories in a new and exciting way. Keep digital kids engaged telling stories using an interactive board.
Geography of Our School K to K
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Students will work in groups to video interviews about the important locations in their school. The videos will be embedded into a class-made map of the school to share with the class as well as future Kindergarten students.
Get to know me 3 to 12
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The beginning of the year is difficult for all levels of students. Using a free download, Windows Movie Maker, this lesson will allow students to each shine in a different way.
Giving a Voice to Literature 4 to 4
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The students in my class have been working in reading groups called book clubs. This project will allow students to act out their favorite scene, give interviews as a character from the book, make a promotional commercial for the book, or give a book review as a famous reviewer.
Go Animate the 20th Century! 4 to 8
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In this lesson, students create an animation to share their knowledge of a historical event that took place in the 20th Century.
Greek Mythology Movies 6 to 6
Students will learn about Greek myths. Then, students create a script based off of a Greek myth, film, and edit their movies.
Harlem Renaissance Research Project 9 to 12
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Students will research an aspect of the 1920s and/or 1930s in order to gain an understanding of the setting in terms of the time and place of the novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God.
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.
Hollywood is Southeast Georgia 3 to 5
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Using digital cameras and Microsoft Movie Maker on desktop computers, students will create stop action movies with storylines of their own creation.
How to _____ like a pro! K to 12
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As young adults, many of our students have talents beyond what falls under "classroom curriculum". This project would involve filming something they are passionate about as a "How to Documentary" and create a written piece reflecting on their passion and their lives.
How Women Changed the World 6 to 8
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Students will investigate the roles women played in the development of technology and computers.
I Have A Dream Too 5 to 7
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In this lesson, students will practice writing persuasive speeches according to a rubric outline, learn about Martin Luther King Jr., and learn how to give an effective speech. They will have the opportunity to view themselves giving their speech, so that they can critique their ability to give speeches.
Iditarod Stars 3 to 7
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Be the writer, director, producer and star of your very own movie of the Iditarod. I bet you never dreamed you would star in a movie when you were in elementary school, but here is your chance!
If Spielberg Can Do It, So Can I!! 6 to 8
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Students learn to make a movie using digital video cameras and video editing technology.
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.
Internet Safety 6 to 8
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Students will create internet safety commercials to teach other students how to stay safe on the net. Topics will include safe surfing, cyberbullying and computer ethics.
Interview with Benjamin Franklin 7 to 12
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This is a cross curricular ELA / History lesson wherein students will create a mock-interview with Benjamin Franklin (and/or other historical figure from the American Revolution Era) and then post that podcast on to an established Google Classroom website.
Introduction to Dash & Dot P-K to 12
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In this lesson, the students will be introduced to Dash & Dot, the robots. This is only the beginning of the coding that they will be able to do with Dash & Dot.
Introduction to Stop Motion 2 to 12
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This is basically accomplishing three things: teaching kids the process and technology involved with stop-motion animation, working on the editing side of making a movie, and creating two projects (one to practice application and one for synthesis).
iPad for assisted communication! P-K to P-K
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Would like to incorporate an iPad and the app Communication by Gus to my classroom to assist and provide communication as well as support making choices for my students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
IPad Literacy: Engage and Enrich 21st Century Learners 2 to 3
Students will use the iPads as literature and reading response resources during partner or listen to reading. The teacher will use the iPad to formatively assess and keep track of student progress.
It Was Like Being There 3 to 8
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Students create a movie, introducing their city, their school, themselves to be shared via Skype with students around the world.
iTeach iLearn 6 to 12
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The iTeach iLearn Project is the artful mixing of video, narratives, images, music, sound and special effects into a digital story teaching about any concept. These digital stories reflect the student’s understanding of the themes of science. Science is a way of learning about the natural world, science has built a vast body of changing and increasing knowledge described by physical, mathematical, and conceptual models, and science’s effect on technology and society.
Jazzing-Up Thanksgiving! 7 to 7
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Through the years, students have answered the “What are you thankful for?’ question. In this unit the students will answer this question incorporating technology with art, figurative language, the study of biographies and autobiographies, research, and by producing a jazz / blues song.
Kandinsky on Computers 6 to 12
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This lesson explores the Expressionist art style, specifically, the works of Wassily Kandinsky. Students listen to music and then create a poster expressing the mood oe feelings of the music.
Keynote Digital Parts of Speech 9 to 12
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We use Keynote from iLife '09 to write a super powerpoint for a parts of speech video
Kindergarten Memories P-K to K
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We will create a Kindergarten Memory Book. Each month we will create a monthly memory page regarding our experiences during the month and world happenings.
Learn and Serve Video 10 to 12
Students in my Multimedia class create a video on any topic related to the K-12 curriculum. They partner with a teacher in that subject / grade for ideas and then they script, video, edit, and publish a video that teaches the topic.
Les Petits Chefs 10 to 12
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Using a flipcam, students created a proposal to offer French cooking and language lessons for children in our community. They submitted their video to the "Francophone Youth in Action" contest sponsored by the Francophone Centre of the Americas, and won a $2500 grant to realize their project.
Let's Collaborate! 5 to 8
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Students will work in groups using the digital storyteller website, www.storybird.com, in order to collaboratively create a story that includes all story elements.
Let's Go Batty 1 to 3
Students will learn about bats and how important they are to the ecosystem of Texas.
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.
Letter Review P-K to P-K
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This lesson is a plan I use weekly when introducing a new letter through Letterland (our letter/sound curriculum). It uses a variety of methods to practice writing the letter and practicing letter sounds.
Limericks 5 to 8
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Students will study the rhythm and the rhyming pattern of Limericks.
Living Legends Video Griot Project 9 to 12
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The purpose of this lesson is to physically connect students to history.This is a project based lesson that will culminate in students creatively gathering and telling the life story of significant community elders with a relationship to the school.
Local Heroes 9 to 12
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The students will use interview skills, digital photography, digital video and movie editing software to create a five-to-ten-minute video showcasing a local person who is a positive role model.
Lord of the Flies 9 to 12
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In an effort to stimulate the interest of Lord of the Flies with high school seniors, I created a three option video project . The project was designed to integrate technology tools and concepts with their english curriculum.
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.
Make a Digital Dance Textbook 9 to 12
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Students will create a Wiki page/website that will be used as a dance textbook in class.
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.
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.
Man in Conflict - Vietnam and Literature 11 to 11
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Plan designed to teach different forms of conflict found in American Literature. Students will be able to identify types of conflict found in various literary forms and compare/contrast using other media forms.
Math is All Around Us 4 to 5
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Find real life objects of math vocabulary.
Memoir - The Gift of Memories 7 to 8
This project incorporates the writing of either a memoir or a memoir poem- focusing on a favorite person or pet. Students create either a Power Point or Windows Movie Maker movie showcasing this person or pet-giving it as a gift.
Memoirs of a Fifth Grader 5 to 5
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Fifth grade students will write an auto-biography and create a correlating video diary.
Modern Indian Culture as "Scene" through Bollywood 9 to 12
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Using Knowledge from Current Indian Culture (social organization, religion, government, language, arts and literature, customs and traditions, economy) students will be asked to collaboratively create, film, and edit a five minute scene in the true style of a Bollywood film.
Monroeton Preschool's "Down by the Bay" (with help from Raffi) P-K to P-K
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This preschool classroom will come up with four rhyming verses to Raffi's "Down by the Bay" song. The children will then demonstrate the rhymes throughout the classroom and it's centers, (with a little help from their teachers, if and when needed).
More than Just an Essay... 5 to 12
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Students write essays, we grade them, and when returned these essays either get trashed or buried in a back pack never to be seen again. By turning an essay into a PODCAST and uploading it to a class website, students take ownership of their work.
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.
Movie Maker: Retelling a story 3 to 6
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6th grade students will use FlipVideo to retell the story they read, using beginning, middle, and ending. It would need a title page and credits. Objective: Reading Comprehension, Writing, Planning, Application of technology.
Movies for Motivation: Encouraging Literacy Through Student-Created Films 9 to 12
Struggling readers enrolled in a Targeted Reading class will use Tool Factory Movie Maker to create videos advertising their favorite books. These videos will then be shown to the entire school as part of a school-wide literacy encouragement effort.
Multi Media: Television Show Production 10 to 12
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OST class offered for students in grades 10-12. Introduction to multi-media production careers with partnership with local university students, radio station and cable TV.
My Art Teacher Ate... 4 to P-K
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This was an integrated lesson based on the book, "My Little Sister Ate One Hare" by Kevin Hawkes who was a visiting author at our school. Students created their own short stop motion animation movies that we put together to create one longer movie.
My Digital Story 9 to 12
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Digital storytelling is one of the most creative ways to encourage students to write narratives. The project allows students to use existing writing, photography and computer skills, and gives them a challenging platform to create more intense, interesting and personal stories.
My Three Words 7 to 8
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Our schools 7th and 8th grade Performing Arts class was asked to reflect on an significant event that happened in their life. The student had to express this event using only 3 words in a non traditional and non verbal way, such as written in flower petals, in the sand etc. We used our flip camera to record each child's interpretation, and set the movie to music.
My Town/ My School 3 to 6
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Students groups will gather information on their town or school. They will research the city website, or school website to find important facts, history, and landmarks. Student groups will create a presentation to share with others.
Never Forget (Memorial Day or Veterans' Day Pre-Activity) 5 to 12
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This activity encourages students to record and think about the words people use as they recall their experiences in defending our country. Student will create word art from their interviews and the teacher will run a discussion on the words and how they tie into the freedom we enjoy in America.
News-2-You weekly activities K to 12
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Weekly special education newspaper would be enhanced at the end of each week. Using an Interactive Smart Board and videos from YouTube.
NO NEED TO BE PUZZLED ABOUT ME 4 to 4
Integration of technology with the Language Arts curriculum—writing an acrostic poem. This is a great way of getting to know your classmates---great for the beginning of school year.
Oral Tradition-- digital storytelling 6 to 8
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Students work to create an original tale from the oral tradition. Instead of publishing a formal written document, students create a stop action video depicting the tale.
Paint the States - 50 & D.C. 3 to 12
Help the students learn about each state by painting a large scale (or small scale, your choice) of the United States.
PBL Dance Creation 6 to 12
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Students will work in groups to choreograph/Create their own dance routine.
Peeps Project for Watership Down 9 to 12
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Students create a video of key scenes in the novel Watership Down. Student first create a storyboard timeline of the key scenes by using skills they have learned for determining importance and sequence of events and then they choose one to recreate using Peeps marshmallow treats.
Persistence of Vision/Thaumatrope and Flip Book 9 to 12
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Thaumatrope: Scientifically students will come to understand the Persistence of Vision, the theory which explains why our eyes are able to see objects on film move instead of seeing individual pictures. Flipbook: Students will take Persistence of Vision one step further by making a short 4 second flip book that will be captured and viewed on video as animation, finally seeing the tie between art, history, science, and technology.
Personal PowerPoint 8 to 12
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Students will make a Personal PowerPoint and Present them in class. Students must fill out an outline and also present the powerpoint.
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."
Pharmaceutical Commerical: Which drug is better? 11 to 12
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Chemistry students will research a pharmaceutical drug (must be approved by the teacher). The students then will make a brochure and a video commercial to try to sell and promote the drug that they picked.
Physical Education Deal or No Deal 9 to 12
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Students will demonstrate and be engaged in a variety of activities/exercises that contribute to improvement of overall fitness by playing a game show called Deal or No Deal.
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.
Podcasting Challenge P-K to 8
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Students take ownership under the direction of their teacher to be trained and train others in the school to the use of Podcasting equipment. The final product results in monthly or bi-monthly podcast reports.
PODCASTING IN THE CLASSROOM 6 to 8
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Podcasting in the classroom will empower students and challenge them to create projects as authentic assessments and as supplemental resources for other students
Poetic Podcasting P-K to 5
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Students write their own poetry and create a podcast with their own work.
Poetry Alive! Interpreting Poetry Using Digital Images 9 to 12
A team of English students will take the role of a production company and will create a 4-5 minute film using the digital image as a medium for interpreting students’ original poems. Three classes will be working together in order to complete this project: Creative Writing, English, and The Actor’s Studio.
Poetry and Photography 7 to 8
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Using a digital camera to help students understand poetry
Point and Shoot Mood Silent Movie 7 to 8
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There is a movie, Who is Afraid of Virginia Wolf, that the story is told more by the actions of the characters than their words. This lesson will help students understand emotions and how to portray the mood of a story with facial expressions, music and no words. They will make a silent movie!
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.
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.
Producing a Franchise to encourage global awareness, increased, informed decision making about health, peer relationships and education. 7 to 8
The students will determine categories of franchises from which to work out media productions for weekly broadcasts on our school news show.
Project: Mother’s 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 Mother’s Day video of the kindergarten children talking about their mothers, singing songs and reading poems, to be viewed at the annual Kindergarten Mother’s Day Tea
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
Public Service Announcement 9 to 12
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Students choose a current social issue and then create a 2-minute PSA using Adobe Premiere Software.
Public Service Announcements 9 to 12
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The students will be researching a topic chosen from a list of items covered in the driver's education class. From that research, they will design, map, film and create a public service announcement that is informative and accurate.
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.
Rainforest: Creating Globally Conscious Students 2 to 2
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Students will be able to apply their knowledge of the rainforest ecosystem to create peer interviews with Flipcams. These interviews will be edited and posted on our district website as well as sites such as www.teachertube.com for students to convey their understanding of: • The various strata of the rainforest, and the role that each plays in the overall health of the ecosystem. • The interdependence humans have with the rainforest for health needs. • The great diversity of the animal kingdom that resides in the rainforest as well as the effect deforestation has on these species. • How our actions can directly impact the rainforests. Students should be able to persuade others to take simple steps to protect these regions of the world.
Renaissance Digital Story Project 9 to 11
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Assignment: To produce a quality 2 minute speech and a quality 2 minute digital story that tells the tale of a Renaissance artist, inventor, or scientist.
Researching the Black Diaspora in Latin America 5 to 8
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Students will first research, and then create podcasts about the Black Diaspora in Latin America. Research topics can include historical themes such as the middle passage or the triangle trade, cultural themes such as the influence of African rhythms in Latin American music, or social themes such as the social stratification and racial vocabulary that existed within Latin America.
Rock Poetry 8 to 12
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Student use what they have learned about poetry and litery devices to analyze a song and then show that interpretation through visuals by creating a video.
School Motto/School Expectations 3 to 5
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Students in GATE, grades 3-5, will teach and demonstrate the school rules and expectations to students in grade PreK-2. They will also, help model the expectations of our newly implemented school motto through the use of video and technology.
School Renovation -- What's Your Idea?! 5 to 8
Students visited area elementary schools to seek ideas for the renovation of their school. Presentations were made to architects and the school board.
Science Claymation - Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg? 3 to 6
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Students in 3rd - 6th could use the Tool Factory Movie Maker, Stop Motion Pro Software to make Claymation videos about science topics such as life cycles, natural cycles, phyics, and space phenomena. These lesson plans are integrated cross-curricula and incorporate multiple 21st Century skills.
Science Talk K to 12
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A news crew in our classroom that will discuss important science topics.
ScreenPlay Writing 9 to 12
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This a two-week unit that includes screenplay writing and video editing
Season Ending Injury 11 to 12
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The project is a collaboration project in which students in my Advanced Biology class look at the anatomy and physiology of the human skeletal, muscular, circulatory and nervous system through a sports injury. The students video a mock injury and report on it as hosts for a sports telelvision show.
See How They Grow 1 to 5
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Student growth can be documented through digital scrapbooking of his school year.
Shake it up…Cisne! 3 to 5
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Fifth grade students will give an earthquake broadcast. Students become cameramen, meteorologists, reporters, eyewitnesses, and anchor people describing the effects of recent earthquakes.
Shapes in Art, Shapes in Body P-K to 1
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Students learn how to distinguish shapes through dance and 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.
Sharing Our School 6 to 8
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Students take flip video cameras and film all the parts of our school. They edit and create a movie of our school to share with our skype school partner across the country in California.
Shot Composition Video 9 to 12
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Students will introduce and demonstrate 22 camera shots, movements, and angles using a digital camera. They will edit their video using iMovie and add music using Garageband. Final projects will be posted on their own webpages.
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.
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
Similarities and Differences Across Cultures - In Modern Times and Throughout History 1 to 1
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Students will use technology and literature to research past cultures and modern cultures. The objective of the lesson is for the students to recognize and define the similarities and differences between past cultures and modern cultures in areas related to daily living, food, art and music.
Singing en espanol 10 to 12
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Students will work in pairs to write a song in Spanish about a famous hispanic musician and their country of origin.
SKYPE PALS Project Share NC 4 to 12
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Students studying Spanish as a foreign language collaborate to create digital presentations depicting everyday life and culture in North Carolina. Students establish friendships and exchange cultural and language information with students in Latin America via SKYPE and video sharing websites. Students create a SYPE PALS documentary which will be shared with the community at a special celebration in which students, parents, and the community come together to meet one another, to watch and discuss the documentary and to experience typical food and music from the Latin American country.
Smartphone Q & A Discussions, Polling and Quizzes 6 to 8
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Using Smartphones, students will use the Edmodo application to have discussions with fellow students in their group and the teacher. There will be polling and quizzes in order to review topics learned in the classroom.
Sounds of ... Assignment 10 to 12
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This intermediate PodCasting assignment focuses and strengthens students' scriptwriting abilities by having them weave audio elements throughout their work. Sounds are no longer ancillary or used merely as aural illustrations; sounds are central and are enhanced by the script.
SPARTACUS!!! Wait...what? 9 to 12
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The student will be able to create a Claymation version of their favorite movie using the skills that were learned in class. They will also create a stop motion version using their classmates as the objects.
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.
Special Reporters for School Daily Announcements 7 to 8
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Students will create multi-media segments to be played during the School’s daily announcements. These will be multi-part, pre-recorded reports about school events and issues. These segments will include video, animation, graphics and still photography.
Stone Soup--More than a Field Trip When it is a Video/Movie P-K to 8
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First grade students use digital storytelling techniques to create movies that extend the learning from field trips.
Stop Cyberbullying Today! 8 to 8
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Eighth grade students in my Computer 8 course will create a 60 second video about how to prevent Cyberbullying.
Stop Motion Animation Lesson 10 to 12
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Students are to create a stop motion animation video from scratch. Students will plan, story board, take pictures, and edit a video to complete the stop motion animation project.
Stop Motion Animation with Photographs 5 to 12
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Have students move objects in a scene and take a series of photographs that create the illusion of movement of said objects. The students will then put the photos in a video editing program to make a short video of their characters in action.
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.
Stop Motion to Jump Start Thinking! 3 to P-K
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For this project, students will be able to display their knowledge gained from an inquiry project or book reading using the stop motion techniques.
Story Development 3 to 12
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This lesson can be used in the initial stages of developing a digital story using media literacy skills taught beforehand.
Students Are the Best Teachers 4 to 12
Students will take an active role in the teaching and learning process by creating digital presentations that review basic concepts that are the foundations for all courses. These may include focused mini lessons on such areas as vocabulary, grammar, figures of speech, math problems and concepts, historical events, scientific elements, or technology operations.
Studio Photography 9 to 12
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This project involves shooting long exposure photography in the school portrait lighting studio.
Subtle Conversations 6 to 12
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Subtle Conversations is design to give 60 students an opportunity to research current events and teen issues. Students will select various news, entertainment, sports, or locate events and teen topics to research and create a weekly talk show. Each group will design a production company to write, video, edit and prepare for broadcast.
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.
Teaching Tone and Mood 9 to 12
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After reading a book or novel students create a documentary where they play the role of one of the characters from the story. Students demonstrate an understanding of tone and mood through their acting, music selection, and editing of the video.
Tech Savvy Naturalists P-K to 8
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While technology is the way of the future, the future of endangered plants and animals are our responsibility. Students will learn about ecology and biology of animals and plants in our community and create movies and picture books as their culminating projects.
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. .
Thanks for Your Service P-K to 12
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Students need to learn to be thankful for what they have. What better way than to honor those who have fought for their freedom.
The Amazing Race-Physical Science 9 to 12
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The students will compete in a race around the school while reviewing physical science concepts.
The American Revolution: It Takes Two to Tangle, but Three to Decide a War! 5 to 12
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This unit on the American Revolution is designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of the complexities of war. The goal is for students to gain knowledge of history from several different points of view.
The Art of Video 5 to 5
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After learning about post-modern dancer, choreographer, and film-maker Yvonne Raines, students will create an improvisational dance. They will enhance the meaning and effect of their 16 count movement phrase by videoing the dance at different camera angles.
The Battle of the Ancient Civilizations 6 to 8
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Sixth grade students will create persuasive movie maker presentations on their Ancient Civilization and present them eighth graders who will choose their favorite. Students will use digital cameras, microphones, and computers to help them create the best power point.
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 Important Thing P-K to 7
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At the end of the school year, students create a movie using iMovie or Photostory with the theme of "The Important Thing About Fifth Grade." This movie is shared with incoming 5th graders the next year!
The Living Biography 4 to 12
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Use podcasting to have students create a living audio biography of someone they've studied.
The Physics of Sports: An 8th Grade Physical Science Project P-K to P-K
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Many physics concepts and principles of motion can be observed and studied through sporting events. This activity offers you the opportunity to examine these principles using sporting events as examples. For this activity, you may work alone or as a team of two people. We strongly encourage you to work with a partner due to video-recording and due to the amount of time and effort required to create an I-Movie.
The PLEO Project: An Introduction to Computational Thinking and Programming 8 to 8
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This small group collaborative project introduces 8th grade students to programming with PLEO, a robotic baby Camarasaurus with a LifeOS. Students first get to know PLEO's personality by interacting with him to learn about his behaviors. They will then learn how to program him to perform their individually created original "skits".
The Power of Images 9 to 12
A 2 minute Multi-media presentation using colors, textures,images,drawings, photographs, video clips, etc. To portray a political or social issue in the school, community or country.
The Water Cycle: A Green Screen Movie 4 to 5
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After learning about the water cycle through hands on experiments, texts, and multimedia, students produce a video of the water cycle. You will be using the green screen effect. It is important that students have already had some video making experience and experience with the green screen effects prior to this lesson.
There's No Place Like Home 3 to 6
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Students will create a claymation video about an animal's habitat and two other habitats for the animal to visit.
Think It, Write It, Create It, K to 5
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Students will author, illustrate, and create digital book collections to share with the school and to promote reading through the use of technology.
This I Believe K to 12
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Students will listen to a podcast of "This I Believe" from NPR and create a list of their own beliefs. Great introduction to the Civil War.
Un anuncio comercial 10 to 12
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Students will create their own comercial using movie maker
Underground Railroad 4 to 6
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This project is to enhance the learning in the classroom by researching information on a variety of topics and creating a tri fold with the computer teacher, learnign a song and the meaning of it with the music teacher, and creating art with the art teacehr . In addition to the art and music pieces, the research will be used in a tri fold (which is a technology goal for this grade).
Using Flip Video to Identify and Analyze Figurative Language 6 to 8
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Students will be divided into collaborative groups of 2 or 3. They will be assigned a type of figurative language which they will need to define and provide a dramatic interpretation using that type of figurative language on video.
Using Podcasts to teach about the Constitutional Convention 7 to 8
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Using Netbooks with webcams and a Smartboard to create and share Podcasts. Students will participate in discussions and the creation of Podcasts by taking advantage of the interactive nature of table Netbooks and a classroom Smartboard.
Video Vocab K to 2
To build background knowledge of unit vocabulary, students will create videos explaining the definition of new words that will be used in second grade Science units.
Video Yearbook/Senior Video 9 to 12
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The Video Yearbook/Senior Video will be an ongoing year-long project. During the school year students will film school events such as sports and homecoming, drama and music productions, and club activities, and graduation. Tool Factory Movie Maker will be used to edit the clips for a Video Yearbook which will be burned to DVD.
Vivid Visual Vocabulary 3 to 12
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The Vivid Visual Vocabulary Project is a student-generated, project-based learning experience in which students utilize technology to develop skills in research, writing, and creativity to produce weekly vocabulary presentation on root words. Expanding vocabulary enhances reading skills.
Vivid Visual Vocabulary K to 12
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Students will create weekly presentations of their vocabulary words utilizing Flip Cameras, iMovie and Powerpoint. Computer generated, student driven learning always leads to life-long knowledge, but making videos to enact vocabulary words in context is fun.
Vivid Visual Vocabulary 4 to 12
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The Vivid Visual Vocabulary Project is a student-generated, project-based learning experience in which students utilize technology to develop skills in research, writing, and creativity to produce an audio/video presentation. As students share projects that are developed individually and through cooperative, small learning communities, they become both teacher and learner.
Vocabulary Videos 9 to 12
This lesson integrates vocabulary research with script-writing, performance, and videography to give English Language Development students, along with Special Education and General Education students a better command of the English Language while gaining experience in filmography.
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.
Waltzing To The Civil War 5 to 6
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The Civil War Ball teaches students how people lived during the Civil War in the State of Alabama and Blount County. They experience history as acted out by local members of the historical society along with photographs, music and food sampling.
Wanted - Dead or Alive 3 to 6
After learning about trickster tales, students will create clay models of a trickster, create a mug shot which will be used on a life-size wanted poster. Students will also photograph and animate the trickster using the Claymation software in Whole Class Fresco. Finally, students will design games based on a trickster tale for younger students.
We have a dream.... 4 to 8
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Students will use the Flip ULTRA 120-minute Camcorders to recreate Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I have a dream..." speech with a little twist!
Weather Forecast 4 to 5
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Students will use weather terms, tools and current weather conditions to create a 4-day forecast and present it to the class.
Weekly Current Events Podcasts 9 to 12
Student pairs pick a week of the school year and they are responsible for creating a 5 minute podcast that sums up the week. They should include school activity news, school sports and academic news, and then community news and entertainment.
What can we learn from a box of crayons? K to 5
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Working in groups of 3-4 students, students will collaboratively (using a storyboard to plan and organize) create a time lapse stop motion movie through iMotion that expresses one unique characteristic about each child.
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 I Like About My School 5 to 12
The objective of this activity is to introduce students to digital photography and Windows Movie Maker. Students will take various pictures of activities that they enjoy and then we will download them into the computer and make a mini movie.
What's In A Name? 6 to 8
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Sixth grade research class students will learn about triangulation as they collect primary and secondary research about their names, along with expert opinion . The research findings will be presented in the form of a movie.
What's 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 the Matter? 1 to 5
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Students explore the 3 states of matter, as well as the combination of these states, through the use of a digital camera. Students then create Photo Stories about matter to share.
When I Grow Up P-K to 1
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You often hear young children say, "When I grow up I wanna be a__." Here is a meaningful story prompt and a great opportuntiy to teach community helpers.
Wiki Jisho 8 to 12
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This is a student-created and student maintained thematic Japanese-English dictionary.
Wild Flower Project 9 to 12
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Students will have to go out into the community to photograph and collect samples of various types of texas wild flowers for taxonomic identification and dissecction.
WORDS: A Lesson in Collaboration (Disguised as a Lesson on Homophones/Homonyms) 6 to 12
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Students work in groups to plan, create, edit, and share a collaborative, creative video on homophones and homonyms to share with the world.
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.
“Flip” the Table on Bullying K to 4
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Newell Elementary students will create a series of skits to promote effective social problem-solving techniques. Each skit will highlight the most common scenarios of bullying at each grade level. These videos will be shown to all elementary students in an effort to reinforce positive social skills in the classrooms.
“Go Green” – A lesson in Movie Maker: Using digital cameras to make it personal. 7 to 12
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This multi-class period lesson includes the use of digital cameras and Move Maker (or other video editing software) to create a presentation of ways in which students can take environmentally friendly actions in their everyday lives. This lesson can be flexible to different age levels and different time constraints. Other songs can be used to convey the "Go Green" theme based on teacher and student preferences.
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