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LEVELED READING COMMUNICATION GROUP & I AM WORKING FOR CHART... 6 to 1
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STUDENTS WILL IDENTIFY DETAILS THAT SUPPORT ANSWERS TO LITERAL QUESTIONS DURING SMALL LEVELED READING GROUP.
"Blood on the River" Reading Project 6 to 8
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These are activities for both Lanugage Arts and Social Studies after reading the Book " Blood on the River"
Annotating and Analyzing Readings with Tablets 9 to 12
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This lesson plan shows how tablets and/or computers with internet access would be used in my ELA classroom to enhance engagement and independence reading and analyzing Common Core texts.
Assessing Reading Fluency using the Flip Video 1 to 12
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Students will use the Flip video camera to record the reading of a peer’s previously introduced reading fluency story. Students will watch their recordings and complete a self-assessment of their reading fluency using the Dimensions of Reading Fluency rubric.
Book Talks- Reading Rainbow Style! 3 to 5
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Students will film book talks (books they recommend to other readers), like the ones enjoyed on PBS's Reading Rainbow, which we will then be played on our school's morning news program.
Color Coded Reading P-K to 8
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Students will exhibit enthusiasm when it is their time to read text when it is color coded and color assigned. Any text is broken into various colors and students read their assigned color.
Encourage reading and fluency! P-K to P-K
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Good readers read fluently. Fluency means that they read just like they talk, smoothly, in small phrases, and with expression.
Falling in Love with Close Reading 6 to 8
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Students will learn how the academic exercise of close reading is applicable to their real lives. They will apply classroom skills to their real lives and become lifelong close readers of the people and things around them.
Flip Into Reading by Using Voice K to 5
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Goal: To teach the importance of adding “voice” when reading aloud. To improve fluency skills and writing skills.
Google & Tablets for 1st Grade Reading And Response Program K to 3
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"Interactive & Data-driven Planned Lessons" are being implemented in our 5 1st grade classes in a grant for 5 Nexus tablets to support a program integrating Lexia Reading, Google Apps and Promethean Response systems. This is a small southern NH farming town. Our students come mostly from lower to middle income families and had little technology integration before this past year. We are now bringing our students into the 21st century and exposing them to the different tools they will need to be successful in today's society. Many of these students struggle with reading and have learning weaknesses that greatly benefit from an interactive integrated program.
Halloween Dramatic Reading Podcasts 4 to 12
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Spanish students will create dramatic reading podcasts from elementary Halloween books and stories. The students will create both English and Spanish versions of the podcasts. The podcasts will be shared through the school website with local elementary schools.
Photo-Based Reading Projects K to 12
Special Education students use digital cameras and word processing software to enhance reading and writing skills.
Podcasting for Reading Fluency 1 to 5
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Students will podcast weekly a short high interest piece of literature. They will save these podcasts as part of their digital portfolio for the year. One student will be selected each week as the "Featured Reader" of the week to have their podcast featured on the class website.
Promoting Reading Posters 9 to 12
Students are featured on large posters endorsing a novel for reading. Posters are student generated and posted throughout the school.
Readers Who Struggle Can Learn From Wonderful Teacher/Student Created On-Level Reading Projects K to 1
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Imagine a reading lesson that is about you and your classmates. It is right at your reading level, and it contains the sight words and skills that are targeted for you and your classmates' specific learning needs! Best of all it is created by your classroom teacher and can be used with a SMARTBoard, burned to a cd, or printed off to be read at home for extra practice! And it can be used over and over again.
Reading and Responding to Real World Issues 8 to 12
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The purpose of this lesson is to allow students to read and respond to articles that address real-world issues. They will use technology to read, to make connections, and to share their responses with the teacher and the class. Students will learn to support their positions with textual evidence from an online article. Students will post responses on an online message board on Schoology.com.
Reading Blog Log 6 to 12
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Students will create blogs in which they will share ideas about literature we are reading in class - kind of online Socratic seminars. In addition they will create podcasted informational reports, and then open the forum up to others in the library media center during celebrations of READING WEEK.
Reading Fluency P-K to 12
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Using a tablet to assist students in listening to themselves and others reading while assessing themselves and peers on correctness and speed.
Reading for Life: Preparing Students to Function in Educational and Community Settings K to 12
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Building confidence through literacy. Children are provided with 1:1 and small group support while navigating an online curriculum to boost overall fluency, assessment outcomes and success in community.
Reading Interventions for Middle School Science 6 to 8
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Reading informational text and comprehending the science involved is difficult for most students. Chunking the material into smaller concept oriented blocks allow students to investigate content one concept at a time in order to focus on necessary vocabulary. Whole class reading allows for all students to hear and follow the information to be read. Students complete an accompanying activity allowing for reinforcement of the concept while working in collaborative groups for student to student support. Students will complete “reading labs” in assigned groups during science class. Topics will address concepts in Earth Science/Geosciences involving storms, earthquakes, volcanoes, biomes, ecosystems, and populations.
Reading Rainbow for Second Graders 2 to 2
Students will collaborate to develop a multimedia presentation based on a theme using a Reading Rainbow format consisting of book summaries, a team documentary, and original writing with illustrations. Teams of students with similar interests would be selected to work together on an eight to nine week project which will allow for differentiated learning opportunities.
Reading Stations 9 to 12
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Interactive reading stations that incorporate technology to enhance the reading experience of high school students.
Reading Stations 1 to 1
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During Reader's Workshop, the students will be rotating through four different learning stations, completing one station a day for a week. The purpose of this is to incorporate more activities using technology into their everyday independent practice.
Reading Strategies for Decoding Tricky Words 1 to 1
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The Flip Ultra Camcorder will be used to create a video toolbox of reading strategies demonstrated by students. These strategies, which develop independent readers who self-monitor and self-correct as they read, will be shared with parents. The video toolbox will provide a balance between reading strategies, self monitoring, and cross-checking behaviors.
Reading to Haiti 3 to 6
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Students in the U.S. will practice fluency by reading Haitian picture books in English, creating short videos after book selection and practice, and saving them on flash drives. Students in Haiti will use their One Laptop Per Child laptops, and their own copies of the books to read along with the children in the videos.
Reading with TouchChat P-K to P-K
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This is a reading lesson plan for a non-verbal student using an iPad and the TouchChat App
Robotics Reading Hour - Robot Dog 9 to 12
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In this lesson plan, the teacher facilitates high school students reading aloud and demonstrating technology to pre-k and kindergarten aged students. The high school students benefit from building and programming the robot used in the demonstration and in learning to read and interact with younger students in an educational setting.
RTI FLIP Oral Reading Portfolio - Sacajawea, 3rd Grade 1 to 12
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At-risk and below-level students will master content of a short, non-fiction text to improve oral reading fluency. Students will use the FLIP cameras to tape multiple readings and an acted-out version of the text, which will be kept in personal student video portfolios. Periodic viewing of student portfolios increases student reading confidence because they actually see great improvement over a short period of time.
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.
Small Reading Groups P-K to 5
Using iPads during small reading groups allows teachers to pull up numerous texts, assess students immediately after, and be more environmentally friendly by not printing out the texts for students to read.
Star Reading 4 to 12
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Students will understand the importance of fluency and become fully engaged in the process. The teacher will act as a facilitator while students perform the tasks. Students will become motivated to become more fluent readers as they view and graph their scores. They also learn to critique their own reading and that of their peers. They will begin to fully understand what fluency is and sounds like through the process.
Technology social studies reading and language arts to special needs students using technology K to 5
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This lesson will use our wishlists mimioboard bundle with voting system to help students gain knowledge in reading comprehension
Template for Google Classroom Reading Log P-K to P-K
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Using google classroom the kids can log their reading minutes and it easily records them and keeps track.
Template for Google Classroom Reading Log P-K to P-K
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Using google classroom the kids can log their reading minutes and it easily records them and keeps track.
Voice and Choice Technology Integrated Independent Reading Projects 3 to 5
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The students will demonstrate voice and choice in their technology integrated independent reading projects.The students will pick from a genre choice board and project choice board to complete their independent reading project.The students read the book outside of class and complete their book project in class on book project day (One class period devoted to completing book project and starting presentations.)
"A" is Awesome P-K to 5
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Students respond to the book, The Absolutely Awful Alphabets by Mordicai Gerstein by taking digital pictures of alphabets occurring naturally throughout the school.
"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!
21st Century Book Club 1 to 5
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Students will create their own Podcast book reports to get others excited about reading.
About Me 9 to 12
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Students (who have limited verbal and social skills) will search for pictures on the internet about topics they find interesting. They will type (copy dictated sentences, choose sentences with additional picture cues) 3-10 sentences about their topic and present it to their peers.
Animals in Inspiration 2 to 4
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Second grade students use books and the internet to research an animal and then the computer program "Inspiration" to create a graphic organizer.
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.
Around the World in 10 Days - Landmark Project 4 to 6
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An integrated reading/writing/geography/technology unit focused on identifying famous landmarks around the world.
Around the World in 180 Days 1 to 8
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Students will create a culminating activity of places they have "visited" (actually, studied) throughout the school year. They will do this through downloading pictures found or taken from units of study on various countries and creating a powerpoint presentation of facts learned.
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.
Audio Storybooks 3 to 6
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Students will turn their original stories into audio storybooks using the Tikatok website, and screen-capture software.
Author Study - Tomie de Paola K to 2
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Students use Tomie de Paola books to explore different themes and ideas as well as make connections between Tomie de Paola's books and connections to real world scenarios and situations.
Babushka Baba Yaga - fluency and story structure 2 to 4
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Utilizing an ELMO document camera and LCD projector, students will share a Patricia Polacco story, discuss story structure in an authentic manner, and will practice their reading fluency.
Blogging Books 5 to 12
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Students would create a "blog" through Google sites where they would establish their theme. Each week they would write about their reading based on the lessons learned and current weekly lessons.
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 1 to 1
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The Kids Book Report App will allow students to create their own book reports by filling in information on the IPad. Students can print their book reports on a wireless printer and staple them together to keep.
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 3 to 12
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Students will produce book trailers to be shown on the morning annoucements based on books they have read as a group in class.
Book Trailers 4 to 4
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4th Grade Students create book trailers for incoming students to their grade level for the following year.
Bracket Madness! 9 to 12
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Students will "compete" against each other by utilizing various forms of imagery to compliment their research-based presentations in an attempt to end up in the championship bracket. Although the original idea is for a "Most Courageous Person in History" presentation, it is a concept that is easily adapted to any classroom curriculum.
Changing fluency through student videos K to 2
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Students will tape themselves reading, and then listen back to critique their own fluency.
Collaborative learning through technology assisted projects K to 6
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My class is a computer literacy class at an arts integrated charter school. Elementary students form Kindergarden to 6th grade will learn computer skills and Google's collaborative tools through project based learning. Problem solving, teamwork and critical thinking skills will be required to complete projects successfully.
Collaborative Story Writing with the Dell Venue Pro Smartphone 3 to 12
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Students learn the writing strategy of rereading the text while collaborating on a story with their peers. The Dell Vanue Pro Smartphone is utilized as a word processor and assessment tool.
Colors colors what do you see? P-K to P-K
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I teach Pre school special needs. This lesson will improve reading literacy ,the students will create an album. The student will take pictures under the teacher directions.
Convince Me to Read 5 to 12
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Students will use persuasive writing to convince me to read their novel. They will use technology to assist them in their presentation.
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.
Creative Book Report using Flip Cameras and Jaycut.com 6 to 12
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Students recall important characters, settings and events from a book they have read together as a group. They then create movie with pictures and acting to share with the rest of the class.
Cryptid Zoo 4 to 6
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Students will research a cryptid (mysterious animal) and then they will write a script for their creature using the facts they have learned. The children will illustrate their cryptid and take a digital photograph of their drawing to be uploaded to the computer. These drawings will be digitally animated using Blabberize and microphones.
Culminating Module Project 8 to 8
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This project taps into the students ability to express their understanding of a novel. They have a choice of two projects from a "menu" of options, ranging in difficulty level.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer Unit 7 to 8
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We will spend 2-3 weeks reading the biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer in 7th and 8th grade History class.
Differentiating Through Audiobooks 8 to 8
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Advanced readers stage and record audio versions of novels for less-able readers, who will listen to audio recordings using MP3 players and listening stations.
Digital Book Reviews 4 to 5
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Students will choose their favorite book and write a review of the book. Students will video the view and publish it to the schools web site.
Digital Literacy 9 to 12
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Plan designed to improve reading comprehension and writing skills for high school english students through script writing and film adaptation.
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.
Everyday Recycling P-K to K
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This lesson will teach students how to identify recyclable materials and integrate the practice of recycling into their own homes. The students will also learn words associated with recycling and create a take home project modeling Planet Earth.
Figurative Language 4 to 5
Students create a visual image using Kidpix of an example of hyperbole or personification.
First Graders, Fluency and FUN! 1 to 1
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When beginning readers can listen to fluent reading modeled by others they will ultimately read more fluently themselves. As a teacher, I would like to go one step further....I would like to give my students the opportunity to record themselves reading throughout the year. This will help them track their own progress and determine the goals they need to set to improve.
Flat Stanley 1 to 2
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Students will read the book Flat Stanley, take him home for a week and write and film their adventures with Flat Stanley at home and report back what they did with him to the class.
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 My Writing 3 to 4
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Students will create their own video based on a book by creating a sequel to the book and acting it out for a video. Students will write a skit, film it and learn to import and create a video using a Flip Camera and Movie Maker.
Friendship Book 1 to 3
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The students will take pictures of their friends and write what they know about their friends and the things they like to do with their friends. It will turn out to be a friendship book.
Gangs and Clicks... Are They One In The Same? 7 to 9
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Students will work on a whiteboard or SMART Board and make a Venn diagram comparing/contrasting the two social groups.
Get Inspired in Kindergarten! K to K
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Incorporating the Inspired Classroom approach in a Kindergarten Classroom For more information about the Inspired Classroom model see http://inspiredclassrooms.wikispaces.com/
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.
Group Video Bookreport 3 to 7
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Students will adapt and create a skit based on books that they have read. They will then film themselves for their classmates to watch.
Hero Cards P-K to P-K
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Using Power Point or Publisher, create collectible cards for literary heroes.
Hopping Good Tales 4 to 5
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After reading several fairy tales, students will write, edit and illustrate original fairy tales based on The Frog Prince. Using Tool Factory Slide Show students will plan and organize story events, edit and prepare a fairy tale to share with the class.
How to Be (Me!) Photo Book K to 2
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Our objective is to engage our kindergartens’ interests in animals and tie these to emerging oral and written literacy skills in creating class photo books on an iPad application The first book will focus on team-work and on identifying characteristics of the pets and animals that we keep at our school, and the second book will focus on the students themselves, showcasing their individual characteristics and diversity.
I Went Walking P-K to P-K
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Kindergarten students take a walk through a Nature Trail to write a book that goes along with Sue William's book "I Went Walking."
Illustrated Dictionary P-K to 8
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As a culminating activity for a Science or Social Studies unit, students will create their own illustrated dictionary including key vocabulary learned throughout the unit. This activity will include small group as well as independent work, and employ technologies such as digital cameras, photo editing software, computer, printer, and SMART board.
Integrating Technology into our 1st grade classroom. K to 1
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I have different activities for the students to accomplish by using technology.
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.
Let Your Voice Be Heard 3 to 6
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Using voicethread.com, students will begin to create discussions on their books that allow for feedback from various audiences. This lesson will focus on comprehension and asking questions while they read. This will also encourage them to share their thinking while they read.
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.
Literature Circles 9 to 12
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Recording literature circles via podcasts; modeling/highlighting one reading strategy.
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.
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.
My Family - Bookmaking for Social Studies P-K to 5
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Students will create a "My Family" book using digital images and text to share their knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of each member of their family. They will have a copy to keep at home and one to share with classmates and their families through the.classroom lending library.
Noun Book Videos 1 to 3
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Students create a noun book with pictures they have pulled from various magazines. They then work in pairs, to video record each other as they present and explain their noun book. The videos are added to their Video Portfolios.
Oregon Trail Webquest P-K to 5
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Students will use chrome books to work through a Web quest online. The Web quest focuses on answering questions using text, point of view and narrative writing.
Our Town 1 to 3
A walk through our town will unveil several reasons for reading and the culture and history of our town. Students will photograph signs and scenes from the downtown area and create a digital scrapbook detailing the experience.
Penguin Pals 1 to 3
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Utilizing a cross curricular theme based lesson, this multi-sensory approach will allow my second grade struggling readers to experience activities in reading,writing,speaking,listening,science,technology, and integrated art.
Podcast Book Buddies 2 to 5
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Students from one class would read books from all different genres through a podcast to students at a different school. After they read the book, they would pose questions about the book and continue in dialogue with their book buddy for two weeks.
Podcasting Poetry Slam 3 to 5
Students will participate in a poetry slam by podcasting. Poetry slams are a great way for students to improve oral reading and fluency and to make connections; it is only natural to incorporate technology.
POETS ON THE PLAYGROUND 6 to 12
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Jumpstarting creativity is one of the goals of Poets on the Playground. The idea is to help 6th graders use digital cameras and take pictures on the playground. Then students can use their own ideas and enthusiasm in a natural flow of self-expression and write poetry about their photographs.
Pre-K Listening Station P-K to P-K
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Students will use technology to listen to stories independently. This will help increase their vocabulary and prepared them for reading independently.
Quilting Through the Civil War and Underground Railroad 5 to 6
This lesson involves American History (Civil War), Mathematics, Reading, and Writing. Students will research freedom quilts from the Civil War/Underground Railroad and then make their own.
Read and Review K to 4
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Beginning with third grade students (hoping to expand to the entire school population), students will select, read and synopsize a book of their choice. In giving their presentation, they will be videotaped by other students and the resulting "Book Talk Report" will be broadcast on the school's daily morning news show, WLDC.
Read With Me 3 to 12
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Students from a Elementary School has a peer reading buddy (a high school student) to reading and discuss age appropriate materials and lessons using technology Skype, Thinglink, Email.
Reader's Theater Flip Video Fluency Lesson 1 to 5
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Students will demonstrate their ability to read fluently by performing a Reader's Theater. Small groups will practice their reader's theater fables in order to perfect their individual reading fluency, specifically speed, accuracy, and expression.
Reader's Theater for 1st Grade 1 to 1
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Students act out a play. They review the video taken and discuss how they can improve their performance.
Reader's Theater with a Twist 1 to 5
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Students will use a FlipVideo to create and share student-created scripts for their curriculum reading stories. Video will be uploaded to www.voicethread.com to share as a parent-classroom connection.
Save Trees, Use the Mini to Complete Our Assignment! 2 to 2
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Students will learn that by using technology in the classroom, they will be saving trees from destruction to create our textbooks and workbooks and how we can stop filling our landfills with mounds of paper. With our reading program online, students will have access to the program and will be able to complete assignments directed by the teacher and have immediate feedback on their performance.
Sight Words and iPads K to K
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In this lesson, students will use iPads to listen to, read, and practice writing sight words. Students will use the Kids Learn Sight Words application to complete this activity.
Simile Applications P-K to P-K
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In this lesson students will learn about similes and how to use a simile correctly in a sentence.At the end of this lesson, students will be able to • Identify similes in sentences. • Create simple similes to describe themselves and others.
Sketch in the Round 8 to 8
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Students will demonstrate the ability to develop a 3-D main character sketch for their emerging short story continuation.
Sly Book Channel K to 5
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We will create excitement and promote reading through our Sly Book Channel. Sly is our Fox mascot. Students will write and then make a commercial for their favorite book using a Flip-cam or Webcam. We will show these commercials on the morning announcements and through a website set up by our Technology teacher.
Smart Understanding of Characters w/ Smartphones 5 to 8
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Students will demonstrate an understanding of how characters change throughout a novel. They will also be able to identify 1st and 3rd person point-of-view.
Technology Rich Romeo and Juliet Lesson Plan 9 to 10
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The students will understand Romeo and Juliet and as a result will produce and present a Storyboard that demonstrates a scene’s importance.
Telling Time through Digital Devices and Photo Story Telling in the Classroom K to 5
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To engage learners physically, mentally, digitally and help them to develop the following time telling skills through an array of digital devices and human interactions
The Student Becomes the Teacher 7 to 8
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We know that sometimes students learn better from their peers. In this lesson plan, the content that is to be taught in class is divided and taught by the students for the students.
The Wonder of Seeing the Best in Ourselves- A+ Attitude 6 to 6
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Students will read the novel Wonder by RJ Palacio, learn about theme, character, perspective and the steps of writing a research paper. The students will then create a research paper, an oral presentation and a citizenship project that promotes compassion.
Through Our Eyes 9 to 9
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“The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros is a novel that addresses many important themes, but none more important than poverty. But simply talking about a world problem does not teach my students as much as a hands-on problem solving project would! Upon completing the novel, my students will tackle the final project “Through Our Eyes.”
Titanic Research Projects 7 to 7
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In this lesson, students conduct research (CCSS W.7.7) on topics connected to a narrative nonfiction story from the reading basil, "Exploring the Titanic" by Robert Ballard. Students use iPads or Chromebooks to gather credible and relevant research on individually assigned topics and then present their findings to the class through use of an interactive presentation program such as Prezi, Emaze, or Google Slides.
Use of technology to write and edit a composition in Literacy. K to 5
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The student will demonstrate the skill to use to technology to write properly compositions using good grammar.
Using Vokis to Identify Fiction and Nonfiction Texts P-K to 3
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Students will use technology tools and create a talking character (Vokis) to distinguish the difference between fiction and nonfiction text genres.
Utopian Society 7 to 8
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Students will research, design, and present a Utopian society in conjunction with reading the novel THE GIVER.
Virtual Book Talk K to 12
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Students present their oral book reports in a video format. They will work in partners or teams of three to plan, record, and edit their videos.
What do you know? 4 to 12
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This is an exercise that has a pre and post casual assessment using polleverywhere.com It assesses what is known before a unit and afterwards by using cellphones and computers
Wheel of Fortune for Students with Multiple Disabilities 6 to 12
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This lesson involves mimicking the "Wheel of Fortune" game for students with multiple disabilities. This enables the students to use their comprehension and literacy skills to figure out the puzzles with the help of technology.
Where is.... K to 4
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Students will create a book using images taken of different locations around the school with an icon of themselves in the foreground of the page. The reader will try to identify the location of the photograph.
Who's in the Hot Seat- Characterization and Point-of-View 6 to 7
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Students will be able to demonstrate how characters change throughout a story, as well as describe how the author develops the point-of-view of the characters. Students will use the Smart Board, along with Smart Board Slates, to complete the interactive activities, in order to master these objectives.
Whose Slipper 1 to 5
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In this unit students will explore multiple versions of various fairy tales. This is one of five lessons in which students read an original fairy tale and compare story elements of another version of the same fairy tale.
Wordle It 3 to 5
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Students learning about adjectives or character traits, can integrate this technology and practice these concepts in an artistic fashion. Using wordle.net, students will create a word cloud with their selected traits or adjectives.
Writing Opinion Statements through Edmodo and Scholastic News 2 to 4
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In my classroom, the children use a program called Edmodo which is an online blogging system. The students read a Scholastic News article on Edmodo and post their thoughts and reactions through online conversations.
Written in Bones 6 to 8
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Students will read literary and informational texts about the stories of our past to understand how different texts offer unique historical perspectives and how authors sometimes alter details of history to serve a purpose. Students will express their understanding by corroborating details of the past, deciphering an author’s purpose, and writing their own fictionalized version of a historical account.
“Through the Eyes of a Child- Student Photography” Elementary Level – Visual Arts 2 to 5
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Students will experience the beauty of literacy through the use of photography. Teacher guided photography instruction will focus on the subject areas of reading and writing skills to help students become better readers.
A Ripple of Hope-Using History¡¦s Powerful Stories to Teach Tolerance 3 to 8
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The overarching goal of this project is to develop conscious and responsible citizens of society.The culminating project will be a student created DVD. Students will select a role such as a journalist, history detective, or author and will record their reflections through genres such as poetry, interviews, stories, and plays. After obtaining parental approval for students to be videotaped, DVD copies of the student¡¦s performances will be shared with colleagues.
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.
My Altered Life, Exploring Mixed Genre Writing 9 to 12
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The purpose of this project is to present the students with a structured activity in which they are able to develop and enhance their reading fluency and comprehension skills in a fun and creative way. The mode of exploration will be that of mixed genre writing and altered books.
"A 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.
"Dear Peter Rabbit" Lesson Plan 1 to 4
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This lesson incorporates Beatrix Potter's story of "Peter Rabbit" and a variety of technology resources. The end result has students writing letters online to Peter Rabbit after his ordeal in Mr. McGregor's garden. http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/sadies/lesson/peter/peterlesson.htm
"I Believe..." Podcast Style 10 to 11
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Students will read John F Kennedy's speech "I Believe in an America Where the Separation of Church and State is Absolute" and Martin Luther King's speech "I have a Dream." After comparing both speeches students will write their own speech about their personal beliefs, podcast their work and present their speeches to our local veterans at our Veteran's Day Celebration.
"I Have a Dream" Podcasts K to 12
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Students will watch Martin Luther King Jr's, "I Have a Dream" speech, then write their own speech about their own dreams. The speeches will recorded and turned into podcasts.
"In the News!" 2 to 8
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A newscast that can be writen, produced and created by elementary or middle school students. Co-Authored with Stacy Bodin
"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.
"The ABC's of Sunshine" K to 1
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Kindergarten students will photograph things around our school. Focus on the ABC's and publish a book for the library.
21st Century Research: Kindergarten through 8th Grade K to 8
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This unit plan is a scope and sequence for teaching research for students in grades K-8 and is based on the NETS-S. The unit is interdisciplinary -- could be used for math, science, language arts, social students, music, art (in whatever subject students do research) and uses technology throughout to build 21st century skills -- here is the link: http://sites.google.com/site/hazysummertech/
6 Word Digital Memoirs 6 to 12
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Taking inspiration of Hemingway's infamous 6 Word Story, “For sale: baby shoes, never worn,” students will write their own memoir using only 6 words. Then, students will use digital cameras to shoot 6 photos illustrating their memoir. Students finally combine these images and text to create a YouTube digital memoir or Blurb.com book.
A Digital Walk Through Chatham 6 to 8
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Our project is a digital storytelling activity using MultiMedia Lab V and digital cameras. Students will photograph important landmarks in town, write descriptive articles, and share them with other students through the school newspaper and web site.
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.
A New Way of Looking 5 to 8
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Students will be able to understand the concepts of light and lens using the life of Galileo as a guide. Students will be given opportunities to experiment just like Galileo. Students will be given a variety of opportunities to learn about the complexity of light using many different mediums.
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words 5 to 6
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We currently have 7 display televisions on our campus. They run all day with a presentation created by me. The presentation includes quotes, vocabulary words, success stories... Last year was our first year for this project. All presentations were created by me. I would like to expand this to be student created. I would like to teach students how to created the presentations and have the televisions reflect student work rather than be teacher created.
A Picture of Dreams 11 to 12
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Students will merge photography; gel transfer pictures, writing, and their plan for their future to result in a multi dimensional visual art project that supports digital skills, education and career development, and the arts, poetry and English language.
A Year in Arizona 4 to 4
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Students will choose a theme related to our state of Arizona and create calendars around that theme. Some examples of potential themes are: animals of Arizona, Arizona cactus and plant life, Arizona history, Arizona's geology, and Native American culture.
Alternative Modes for Alternative Ed P-K to P-K
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To provide media information in the form of a DVD library centrally located at Seminole County District Office in order to provide various learning formats for struggling and at risk incarcerated learnes.
American History Digital Movie 5 to 12
Students write, perform, produce, and present a digital movie based on a historical event.
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."
Analyzing and Synthesizing Propaganda Techniques in Film 9 to 12
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Students will analyze the non-verbal techniques used in films that attempt to manipulate audiences through political or commercial propaganda. In teams, students will then create their own videos demonstrating a synthesis of these techniques.
Analyzing Motion of a Tossed Ball 10 to 12
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Using digital cameras, students collect videos of their peers making basketball shots or tossing a ball in a parabolic arc. Using Vernier software, the students then analyze the motion of the object.
Anatomy & Physiology/Healthcare Applied Therapeutic Services: "So Doc, what's the prognosis?" 9 to 12
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Students will take on the role of a medical intern in a hospital cardiovascular rotation whose focus is to communicate through modeling the process of and treatment options for a specific cardiovascular related disease/disorder to a newly diagnosed patient. To assess their ability to communicate this knowledge, students will create a Flip Video presentation of their role play for which self and peer review commentary is provided.
Animal Ambassadors K to 1
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My class is starting a year long animal research project. We will be covering all academic subjects throughout the year as we research, read, learn, write, and observe all types of animals and their habitats.
Animal Science Research Report 4 to 6
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Students will visit Squam Lake Science Center, meet animals and scientists, take interview notes, photograph the animals and then return to school to complete a research report and post their data to our class blog.
Animal Trading Cards 2 to 4
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This is a collaborative unite in which students research an animal and create a trading card like a baseball trading card using Microsoft Word or other word processing software.
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.
AP Biology & Inquiry-Based Labs 11 to 12
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Instead of carrying around an encyclopedic textbook, students will have their text downloaded onto an iPad where they can highlight, bookmark, and find definitions instantly without ruining the book next year. Students will also be using their iPad for creating, reviewing, and sharing their own labs.
Around the World in 180 Days 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.
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.
At the Top of Mississippi: Southaven 6 to 8
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Project – At the Top of Mississippi: Southaven Students will report and record personal events, people and places that are important to them in their daily lives. They will then, with their classmates, combine their efforts and produce a DVD that will be presented to the City of Southaven and the Southaven Chamber of Commerce to give to families that are interested in relocating to our city. This will promote Southaven in a positive manner through the eyes of our youth.
Autobiographies 2 to 3
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My kids will be creating Autobiographies or Biographies on a family member. They will be taking pictures that relate to different aspects of their life and writing about the photographs with paragraphs and captions.
Back To School Scavenger Hunt K to 2
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Help your K-2 students get accustomed to a new school with a fabulous Gingerbreadman Scavenger Hunt! Children will learn to locate bathrooms, gym, water fountains, school nurse etc! What a fun way to introduce a new campus!
BDA Lesson PLan 7 to 12
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A plan that introduces the entire Microsoft Office Suite. Allows students to see all the potential uses and what program to use when.
Becoming Africa’s Wildlife 4 to 6
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Each student becomes an expert on one of the animals native to Africa and contributes important information to a safari field guide. Each student investigates the natural history of the animal and learns about the animal’s habitat, ecological niche, interdependence, relative position in a food web, adaptive features and behaviors, and conservation. With their research behind them, each student “becomes” an animal and creates a poster presentation written primarily from the animal’s point of view.
Behind the Mask P-K to 12
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A mask has historically been a symbol to both represent and disguise a particular culture, individual, or even a corpse. We associate them with tribal and social celebrations or representations of those who have passed on. Students will create their own masks to represent their external and public persona, but underneath they will enclose a poem on the back that reveals what lies underneath.
Biographical Timelines 2 to 3
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Overview: Students will choose a biography or an autobiography to read and create a timeline on the person's life.
Birthdays, Everyone Has One! P-K to 3
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Specific purpose/ objective The student will practice retelling and explaining to build social studies and vocabulary skills. The student will connect the information with prior experiences and insights to his or her own birthday.
Black History Month Menu/Choice Boards 5 to 12
•Students will write and create podcasts for a variety of purposes. •Students will make choices about their learning, using a menu/choice board as a guide. •Students will conduct guided research to create a variety of podcast projects to communicate their understanding of their research. •Students will work collaboratively with other researchers in creating interesting podcasts. •Students will explore literature, music and the lives of people associated with black history month. •Students will engage in differentiated learning activities based on their interest and their ability.
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 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.
Building Vocabulary with Digital Fotos. 8 to 12
Presents ways that students could use digital cameras to develop Spanish vocabulary.
Cameras and Shadows K to 8
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Students will utilize photographs to capture shadow changes throughout the day. These changes will help to make predictions about how the shadows will change and why they change. They will use this information to then create and document a sun dial that tells time.
Can You Hear Me? 6 to 12
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Humor in forms of nonverbal communication (political cartoons and comic strips) is often used in place of a narrative form of communication. This nonverbal form of communication provokes the reader to infer, use imagination, and prior knowledge to interpret the author’s purpose.
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*
Cemetery Restoration Project K to 8
An old abandoned cemetery is given the opportunity for new "life" through the efforts of its new owners, a Catholic school, and a new parish in the beautiful Frederick Valley near the foot of the Catoctin Mountains.
Cherokee Unit- Lesson 1: Cherokee Religion and Culture 7 to 8
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In this unit, students will learn about the beliefs, practices and traditions of Native American groups in North Carolina, specifically the Cherokee people, and explain how European explorers and settlers impacted these groups.
Classroom Booklet Adapted from Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See K to K
Students will make pictures of animals using different colors as in the book mentioned. When they are finished, a photo will be taken of them and their picture.
Click it! See it! Say it! K to 2
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Bring your "hunks and chunks" to life using everyday pictures the students have taken to capture the sounds. Your students phonics rings will take on a whole new perspective.
Clip Me P-K to 2
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This lesson involves my second graders using clip art for their Power Point presentations. They will decide on an endangered species they would like to learn more about, write a report, and last make a power point presentation to present to our third grade classes.
Clubhouse design 5 to 5
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Students design a clubhouse floor plan to scale with blue prints and outside views. The winning design is then developed into a 3D scale model.
Code the Bots! Block Coding in Javascript K to 5
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Students will learn and code with Javascript, initially using a block-based curriculum free at code.org on existing technology already in the school. Students will progress to programming a variety of robots like Dash and Dot for the Wonder League Competitions; Ozobots; Sphero’s BB-8 and SPRK+ Lightening Lab; Osmo Code, and Parrot’s Rolling Spider Mini-Drones. Students will also create and code Javascript programs, digital stories, and computer programs.
Collaborative Wriitng and Debating 4 to 5
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Through discussion, students will formulate opinions and defend their own positions in writing
Collaborative Writing using Blogs Lesson Plan 1 to 6
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Students will create a paragraph that shares details of our weekly classroom learning. They will illustrate their paragraph with one or two appropriate pictures or photos. Then it will be put into our classroom blog.
Community Helpers in our School and Town P-K to K
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This lesson correlates with our Reading Unit on Neighborhood Helpers
Compare/Contrast Animal Kingdom Characteristics from Informational Texts P-K to P-K
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Students will compare and contrast the various animal kingdoms. Students will take this knowledge and complete a compare/contrast essay after researching the animal kingdoms.
Compare/Contrast Three Native American Leaders 4 to 6
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Students read three articles from PebbleGo : Sitting Bull, Chief Joseph, and Crazy Horse. Then, they will compare and contrast the three Native Americans by creating a triple Venn Diagram.
Context Clues 4 to 8
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This lesson helps teach context clue skills to enhance a reader's inference skills and vocabulary.
Continuidad de los Parques 11 to 12
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Write a skit and film it using flip videos adding an ending to the short story Continuidad de los Parques by Julio Cortazar
Create A Keychain using 3D design P-K to 9
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In this lesson my students will be able to utilize online 3D software to create a "marketable" keychain and print it out on a 3D printer. This will let students take ownership of this process by making it their own and understanding how to begin an entrepreneurship.
Create a News Program 3 to 12
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Students will create their very own news program complete with commercials. They will explore writing, reporting, operating a video camera, and using digital tools such as chroma-key. This lesson will spark their interest in reporting facts and writing for a purpose.
Creating a Digital Portfolio 9 to 12
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Digital Portfolios encourage students to showcase their accomplishments, works in progress, or personal history when applying for a job or for college entrance.
Creating a school brochure 6 to 8
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By creating a brochure of Picacho Middle School students will learn desktop publishing. Students will use the writing process to write three articles about our school. They will draft, revise, and edit your articles. Students will collaborate with their peers using the writing process to complete a final draft of their work. Students final presentation will be a culmination of text, pictures, and creative design layout to produce a six panel brochure.
Creating a Virtual Zoo: A Cross-Curriculum, Problem Based Learning Project 1 to 1
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In this unit lessons, students will use technology skills and digital media applications, along with science and literacy skills to research animals in order to create a "virtual zoo", for students who do not have a zoo nearby or cannot afford to make the trip.
Creating an Effective Ad Campaign 10 to 12
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The student will create an ad using technology tools to promote membership in FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America).
Creating Authors With Technology! 2 to 5
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With this lesson, students should be able to look at a classmates projected writing (via a HoverCam Document Camera) and give aapropriate feedback. The student author will get a notated printout with suggestions for improving writing.
Creating Fairytales using Tool Factory Movie Maker software 9 to 12
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Students will create their own fairytale or a modern day interpretation of an existing fairy tale using Tool Factory Movie Maker software.
Cubelets Challenge Beginner P-K to 5
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The challenges are aimed at thinking about building something to meet a need, solve a problem or make something that that can help us to understand or do something.
Cultural Celebrations K to 12
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Students research and study cultures throughout the world through the use of the internet, email, and voice over internet technology, and by completing a webquest .
Dakota Pipeline Lesson 11 to 12
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This is an a unit that is geared towards students understanding the components of the Regents exam. The argumentative essay will focus on students reading and analyzing 4 different texts that examine multiple sides about the Dakota Access Pipeline debate. The essay will extend in students participating in a socratic seminar with their peers using respectful and accountable talk and fostering productive peer to peer discussion.
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.
Dear Future Writing Assignment 1 to 4
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Students will be writing to future residents through a Time Capsule.
Different modes of Understanding Description 7 to 12
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This lesson uses digital photography to enhance the students' experience and understanding of poems and descriptive writing.
Differentiated Tea Party: Important Groups in Feudal Japan 7 to 12
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This lesson teaches the students the important groups that made up Feudal Japan, and the very different views that they had. The point of this lesson is to show the students the many changes that took place in Japan following Prince Shotoku's desire to open Japan's borders to other Asian influences.
Digital Biography Project for African American History 3 to 5
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Students will answer questions on an important person during African American History month. They will type, voice record, and upload photographs/drawings to create a biographical digital story about their person.
Digital Citizenship unit 7 to 8
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This wiki teaches 7th and 8th graders about Mike Ribble's 9 elements of Digital Citizenship -- using Internet links, online videos and podcasts. Digital Citizenship is one of ISTE's NETS-S.
Digital Devices in the classroom 2 to 12
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The goal of this lesson is to teach students how their digital device can be a learning tool. By allowing them access to these tools in class we are enhancing their learning.
Digital Field Guides 3 to 8
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Students create digital field guides that document a local ecosystem.
Digital Nature Journaling P-K to K
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Use digital camera and microscope to create a digital nature journal. Students will investigate different natural living/non-living items on school grounds.
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 Research Animal Project 1 to 2
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Students will research an animal of choice and use an iPad app to create a trading card to inform peers of their new learning.
Digital Revolution 6 to 12
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Students will compose an original historical photograph about a revolution based on Eleanor Antin's work. They will also read a literature piece coinciding with the revolution they have chosen to study.
Digital Storytelling 5 to 12
Students write more when they are inspired either by the topic or by the process. Using Movie Maker, students bring their creative stories to life and have a Windows Media Player as their final version of their work.
Digital Storytelling: At-Risk Students Find Their Voices 9 to 12
Students will use technology and sound writing practices to relate personal narratives.
DROP BY DROP WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD 6 to 8
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The purpose of the unit is for students to acquire information and knowledge about water, its structure, its properties, its usage, and its importance as a resource. Many students inherently know about water because they consume and use it every day. Many students however think there is an infinite supply of fresh water and all they have to do to get fresh water is to turn on the faucet. To acquire water usage statistics and appreciate the unique properties of water will help student accomplish their final task.
Duck, Duck, Duck...Goose! K to 4
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Learn all about the development of a duck and goose. Students will keep a daily diary of the growth and development of a duck and goose from day 1 inside an egg until they are returned to the farm at 2 weeks old.
Early American Civilization 4 to 6
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Students will create a skit using information about one early American civilization. The three options are Inca, Aztec, and Maya.
Earth Day - 3rd Grade 3 to 3
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Students will create videos utilizing Tool Factory's movie making software about pollution and how to protect the Earth.
Ecosystem Study 9 to 12
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An indepth inquiry based study of an ecosystem and how humans impact over time.
Electricity for Kids! It's Shocking! 2 to 3
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Electricity for Kids! It's Shocking!
Endangered Animals Podcast 3 to 5
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Students will be researching endangered animals on the internet, writing a report about why they are endangered and how we can save them on Microsoft Office, recording their report with MP3 players and uploading them online to a podcast.
Energy Agents in Action K to 5
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Students will learn through video how to conserve energy and protect their environment.
Engage in Literature Circle discussion. 7 to 8
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Students discuss readings from selected texts, done the previous night, with the goal of engaging text, interacting with each other, and exhibiting ordered but collaborative work.
Engaging Presentations of Research 3 to 4
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Students will use a Z5 Hovercam Document Camera to help present information gathered through a research project on the American revolution. Presentations include recording an 'interview' with a Revolutionary patriot.
Enhancing Social Skills and Vocabulary through Photography K to 5
Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders will use photography to visualize, practice and evaluate their communicative exchanges.Younger students will use pictures to build their vocabulary.
Exploring Climate Change Using the Eyes In the Sky 8 to 12
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Using NEO (NASA Earth Observations) satellite images and NIH ImageJ to animate the images, students will explore various aspects of climate change. From the montage of images, students will write a report describing various areas of climate change. Grade level: secondary
Exploring Our World 2 to 2
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Students read texts and complete activities that relate to different regions around the world. Students can use the Amazon Echo to answer questions and research different regions/continents and listen to audiobooks that connect to our world.
EXTRA! EXTRA! Hear all about it!! P-K to 5
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Parents can now hear the excitement in their child's voice and see the smile on their child's face as their children share what they did throughout the week with this podcast newsletter.
Fairytale tale rewrite video presentations 6 to 6
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The students have rewritten fairytales and made them more modern. They will be video taped and students will also create a power point presentation involoving the video and pictures taken during the project.
Fantasy Fiction Video Finale 6 to 8
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Students use flip video cameras and iMovie to create visual reflections for their culminating project in Fantasy Fiction book groups.
Fantasy Fusion K to 12
Creating fantasy books with students as characters.
Farm Animals P-K to P-K
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Rodeo - Farm Animals Elementary Zone Grant
Farming and Economics Problem Based Learning Unit 3 to 5
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Third graders will be introduced to basic economic principles through an assistance-seeking memo from the Future Farmers of America (FFA). Students will engage in this problem-based learning (PBL) unit for nine weeks and will be guided by mini-lessons throughout the unit that provide background knowledge and various examples of vocabulary and basic economic principles for students to extend to their products. Various technology is used throughout the unit.
Festivals, Fairs, and Fun and Unit Exploring Spanish Festivals 6 to 12
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Students will compare and contrast the cultural traditions and festivals of Spanish speaking countries with their own culture. It is our desire that students understand, value, and respect people and places outside of their own environment.
Flat Stanley in the 21st Century 1 to 5
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Students use the Jeff Brown story "Flat Stanley" as a bridge to learn about different geographic, cultural, and scientific features of communities around the state, country, and world. Letters and their "flat" person is emailed to friends and family, in order to learn about the world around them via email, websites and Skype conversations. and results are shared with the grade level.
Flip Camera Activity: Being a Good Citizen 3 to 4
Flip Camera Activity: Being a Good Citizen involves the students dicovering and citing what makes a good citizen and then filming each other's findings.
Flip Cameras and QR codes K to 12
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Students will create a short 30-second commercial, using the Flip camera, about a book they have read . The students will then upload their commercial to SchoolTube and create a QR (quick-response) code using their video's URL address. The printed QR-code will be placed into the back of the book so that another student can scan the QR-code and watch a commercial about the book they might be interested in reading.
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 into Technology! 6 to 12
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Students use Flip cameras to gather information and integrate it into any classroom activity.
Flip Out Over Weather 4 to 9
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Students will investigate will be assigned aspects of weather study and write a report. They will use Flip Video cameras to film each other reading their report. Students will gather photos and video clips to use in a video project that utilizes their weather report. And finally, they will work in groups to create a video script derived from their report.
Flip'n Over Shapes K to K
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Studetns take pictures of shapes in their school and turn it into a class book.
Flippin for Valley View Scavenger Hunt K to 6
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This is a lesson for including an outdoor nature preserve onsite at our school and using it to teach state standards while incorporating technology into a classroom where nature can't come inside.
Fluency with iTalk P-K to 3
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This will be an ongoing lesson incorporated into our Reader's Workshop time. Students will record themselves reading using iTalk on the iPad.
Forming Author's Perspective 2 to 5
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Students will be introduced to the concept of Author's Perspective by identifying specific opinions and adjectives from a specific article. This lesson plan is aligned with Marzano.
Fractions, Decimals and Percents 3 to 4
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We will be able to convert a fraction to a decimal and a percent after this lesson using an ELMO.
Fredrick Douglass...A digital History 7 to 7
Using technology, the students will create projects that depicts the stuggles of slaves with a focus on Fredrick Douglass and his determination to abolish it.
Frogs: ELA and Science 1st grade 1 to 2
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This is a first grade ELA and science unit. This unit integrates technology and allows students to apply real world application with scientific inquiry, while critically analyzing literary and informational texts.
From Floundering with Flaws to Flawlessly Fluent K to K
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This lesson will demonstrate to our children the power of rereading. Students will compare before and after practice performances to demonstrate how important rereading is to becoming fluent readers.
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.
Germ Busters! P-K to 5
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This lesson is for health education and involves the application of learned material and allows for peer teaching. Students will create podcasts about germs, the ways they are spread, and how to keep everyone safe!
Getting Techy With Insects 1 to 5
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Students will engage in a variety of activities, including a WebQuest and Google Hangout with another classroom. The duration of this lesson is a 2-5 days, depending on the activities used.
Ghost Stories in Spanish 11 to 12
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In this lesson, students will study Hispanic folk tales like "La Llorona" and use flip cameras and ToolFactory software to create a movie version of one of the tales. The lesson could also be approached as a podcast!
Giving Students the Ultimate in Effective Feedback K to 12
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As an alternative to red-pen-comments-in-the-margins, use a FlipVideo camera above your desk to record your essay correcting sessions! The students see their work being "corrected" by you and hear your commentary and critique.
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.
Google Classroom interactive lesson 6 to 6
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students use google classrooms to take assessment as well as read informational text and refocus their thinking.
GPS Treasure Hunt for Knowledge 6 to 8
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Working in groups, students will walk around the school community and stop off at 10 areas to complete a task related to what is being taught in the classroom.
Grandparents Day History Interviews 1 to 1
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We will invite Grandparents to our class and interview them about how technology has changed since their childhood.
Great Depression Gallery Walk 9 to 12
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Students will analyze the impact of the Great Depression on U.S. society and populations by analyzing primary source images from the Library of Congress website.
Growing plants inside 2 to 4
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students discover the variety of plants we can grow inside.
Hatchet Through the Eyes of Forest Animals 4 to 5
Students will use a Flip Video Camera to tell the story of Brian in Hatchet from the perspective of one of the forest animals. The video will show six important events from the animal’s point of view of Brian’s time in the Canadian Wilderness while student voices narrate the observations, thoughts, and emotions of the animal.
Historical Claymation! 2 to 3
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The students will use Tool Factory Movie Maker to make a claymation video of a historical figure.
Historical Scavenger Hunts 6 to 8
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Students explore the history of their community by paying attention to the details of architecture, monuments and area artifacts. This is a multi-step lesson that allows students to practice historical fieldwork, pre-reading strategies, acting skills, research skills, writing skills and public speaking skills.
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.
How to "Write Right"! K to 1
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One to two sentences will be written on the board with an appropriate/relevant illustration underneath. Students will be given the opportunity to review and practice their oral, reading and writing skills in this lesson.
How To Be a Successful 8th Grade Student 7 to 8
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My students will document the success and obstacles they experience throughout the year this year to be shared with next year's students. At the end of the year they will look back over their experiences and compile video instructing the up coming class on what actions they need to take for success in my class for the upcoming school year.
How to be Safe in Cyber Space 4 to 5
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Through discussion, 4th graders will reach the conclusions that cyber space can be a dangerous place if one is not careful about what is revealed on the net.
Human Geometry Book 3 to 12
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Students model numerous geometry vocabulary using their bodies. Display pictures as a learning tool or a review tool in a geometry book that has photos along with descriptive text.
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 a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words... 4 to 4
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I will be using photography as a way to focus and enhance students' writing.
If Hornets Could Talk... 5 to 5
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As a teacher, I find myself constantly challenged to integrate the state and parish standards, grade level expectations, ILEAP test preparation, and multi-disciplinary lessons, at the same time keeping my students engaged, excited, and learning. At times I find the students either bored or discouraged with basic assignments, in particular reading, writing, and researching. I find that no matter how important the components being taught, without a “catch” or “hook,” the students view the assignments as redundant and see no connection with real life. I’ve found a “hook!”
Images of the Past: A Cave Art Activity K to 12
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Students will understand how human beings have adapted, evolved, and utilized their environment through a Cave Art activity. They will also see how early man made the switch from food gatherers to food producers and what that did to the population.
Immigration in Early America (5th Grade) 3 to 5
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This is a lesson that integrates American History into a typical 90-minute reading block. Reading strategies are integrated into informational non-fiction text that satisfy history standards.
Immigration Interview Podcast 10 to 11
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For this project, students interview local immigrants in our community about their experiences and turn these interviews into podcasts to be submitted to our local NPR radio station. This project corresponds with an American history unit on immigration at the turn of the 20th century
Inspiring Young Authors with Scholastic Keys 1 to 5
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Students completed story prompts using Scholastic Keys and then illustrated their work either by using the paint tool or inserting clip art. Students' work was then displayed for all to see and read.
Interactive Rainforest Animals 4 to 6
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A three part learning project designed to teach student about various animals/creatures of the rainforest with a focus on the arts and technology.
Interview with an Explorer! 4 to 5
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The students will research the explorers, then report about it in an "interview" setting. The final phase includes "writing about the project" in a newspaper. All information is included on my website.
Introduction to Atomic Structure 10 to 12
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This is an introductory lesson to atomic structure for a high school level chemistry class. It is a student self-paced lesson that allows for easy differentiation and student choice.
IPAD Lesson on Nouns 1 to 3
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The students will use the application "Story Kit" to write a short story about nouns. They will take a picture of a noun, label it, and record themselves talking about what the noun is and why they know it is a noun. Students will then share different pages of their stories with the rest of the class via the projector.
It's Challenging Being Green! 3 to 5
Students will delve into botany by planting a seed and watching it grow or die based on what they do to take care of it. Prior knowledge of human anatomy and physiology will be the entry point as students connect these two very different areas of biology. By the end of the unit, students will be able to defend plant conservation the way they could any other organism they study. Ultimately, students should have increased awareness of the lack of green spaces in urban areas and the need for more parks and gardens
iThink: iWrite 2 to 5
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Kids will create a story using the Story Kit app for the iPad. They will share their stories with the class using Airplay on our Apple TV.
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.
Jigsaw Listener 1 to 5
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The students will be asked to read a story and then recreate it using sequencing on an ipad.
Johnny Appleseed or John Chapman: Which Character is Your Favorite? 2 to 3
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Johnny Appleseed or John Chapman: Which Character is Your Favorite? Students will learn about Johnny Appleseed's fictional character and real life character and write about it.
JUPITER 6 to 8
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This lesson teaches students about Jupiter and Earth Science. It has been modified to accommodate students with various disabilities.
Just Because You Cannot See It...Doesn't Mean It's Not There 9 to 12
Using a camera, microscope, and photography software, students will look at the microscopic world around them. Afterwards, they will create a photo album to assess what they have learned.
K'Nex Car Racing-STEM Activity K to 2
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Students will make their own race cars out of K'Nex building blocks. The students will then race the car to see which cars are faster.
Kindergarten Animal Research Book Making Project P-K to P-K
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This animal research project integrates writing, science, reading, and technology. Students are able to choose an animal to learn more about, document information using technology and print the project in color to share and keep.
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.
L'Amitie pour Haiti (Friendship for Haiti) 9 to 12
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My French IV class is undertaking a service learning project in which they correspond via video with a small art school in Haiti.
Language and Literacy Support through Photography K to 8
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This project provides ideas and activities for promoting development of oral language, literacy, and student identity through the use of photography-based Language Experience Approach lessons and books.
Learning "safety comes first" through video modeling opportunities. 5 to 12
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What a great way to learn new skills while reinforcing important safety skills! This lesson will help students with Autism in learning appropriate and safe skills for transitioning in and around school. Kids will enjoy modeling, videotaping and watching their own videos.
Learning Character Concepts and Living With Character P-K to 5
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Military towns have plenty to be proud of particularly of the members of the community that have shown responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, respect, caring and citizenship. Students will share fiction books they have read through their favorite characters and connect those characters to pillar character concepts for favorite people in their lives who have some connection to the military.
Legacy Project: Using Flip Cameras to Connect Generations 9 to 12
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This lesson will enable students in Ms. Barb Ressler's English classroom at Wahlert High School to capture insights from senior citizens by utilizing flip cameras. As a result, the students will be able to learn many important life lessons and build important connections with senior citizens.
Lego Mindstorms Robotics 4 to 12
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The 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students of St. Catherine of Siena participate in Lego Mindstorms Robotics Initiative. By designing, building, programming and documenting robot performance, students will use science, engineering technology, mathematics and writing skills in hands-on projects that reinforce their learning.
Let's Get Active 9 to 12
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This lesson plan utilizes a variety of technology and collaborative activities to demonstrate the difference between active voice and passive voice. It is for an inclusion classroom using a complementary co-teaching strategy and differentiated process, content, and products.
Let's Party like its 1849 4 to 6
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This lesson puts student on the Oregon trail. Students write a daily diary and take pictures on the trail.
Let's Roll Robots! 1 to 2
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Goal: For students to read the story “My Robot” (or another Robot story) and be able to write a story about one then read paragraphs orally (or interview robots with flip camera.)
Lights, Camera, Action! 3 to 12
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Using Flip Cameras and editing software, students will create videos of students performing a weekly reading selection.
Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration 5 to 12
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Students will use a variety of primary sources to compose an informational video on Abraham Lincoln. Though this is written for Middle School, 5th grade to high school could actually use the same plans.
Listening on the Go 6 to 8
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To encourage students with Special Needs that they are able to enjoy reading and being read to with the latest technology. This technology does not have to look like the typical, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices or be software directly loaded onto a computer where they have to sit in a chair to access.
Listening to Learn: Podcasting as an Assessment Tool P-K to 12
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Students use teacher created podcasts to study for and complete science tests.
Literacy through Photography 4 to 5
Literacy through Photography encourages children to find their unique voice through original photographs and written text. Students photograph scenes from their lives, and these images drive related writing activities.
Literacy through Self-Ethnography 6 to 8
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Linking photography to writing encourages the students to lead a writing life. They will begin to see that the things they come across each day are worth writing about.
Literature Circles Meeting using Subtext 7 to 10
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In this lesson, students facilitate a literature circle meeting using notes and annotations they've created within e-books using the Subtext app. They then use the ideas generated to write analytical paragraphs in Google Docs for teacher feedback.
Local History Guided Tour Podcasts 5 to 12
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Students will research local history, choose significant landmarks and create a short audio tour of the area. Students will learn about local history in their area while also learning how to use podcast technology.
Machiavelli's THE PRINCE 11 to 12
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Using a teaching strategy called "a-book-in-an-hour" the students, working in groups of 3 to 4, and using the copies (usually 1 to 2 pages in length) of each chapter, would summarize their chapter. Each group would get 3 chapters, with each student assigned to a chapter (approx. class size of 27). About 3 days.
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 Movies to Demonstrate a Process 4 to 5
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Students demonstrate a process by using pictures and voice and compiling a movie on 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.
Maxi's Amazing Adventures P-K to K
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This fun, family activity, which encourages both reading and writing through the use of modern technology, is called Maxi’s Amazing Adventures. Maxi is a friend that we have in our classroom. He is a soft and cuddly bear friend that travels home with each child.
Meeting a Real World Need: Textbooks 2 to 5
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This lesson focuses on students using technology to solve a need in the classroom. Students will seek to gain funding for a classroom library.
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.
Memory Book - A Cooperative Learning Experience 5 to 8
8th graders create a memory book that includes pictures and writing (English), their heritage (history), calculated growth patterns (math) and genetic heritage (science).
Middle Ages Cross Curriculum Project 6 to 8
This project incorporates all subject areas while students learn about the Middle Ages.
Military Families P-K to P-K
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Improving student vocabulary through interactive spelling games and a short story.
Minor League Baseball Stadium 5 to 12
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Students will compare other small towns with minor league stadiums and budget, design, plan, fundraise, and build one for our town of Wentzville
Modern Caesar Adaptation 12 to 12
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After studying Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, students will create a modern adaptation by composing a script and creating a video of the dramatization.
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).
Monsters Inked P-K to 6
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Middle school and elementary classes collaborate to write and illustrate monster stories, taking inspiration from the younger students' original monster drawings.
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.
Motion force and Energy 6 to 8
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Students will be able to identify Newton's three law's of motion through designing and building an amusement ride.
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.
My Add on Sentence Story. K to 3
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Everyday have students write/type one sentence in their journal. Daily, students will be asked to write/type an additional sentence to the previous one to eventually have a weekly short story.
My Colonial Life 3 to 5
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This is a culminating project for a social studies unit on colonial times. Students synthesize their learning and create interviews to be turned into podcasts. In the interview, a student takes the part of a person in colonial times and is interviewed by a "reporter" about his/her colonial life.
My Giving Tree 6 to 8
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Students will use language arts, social studies, and technology skills to write their own personal stories of a native tree that they have adopted. The stories will center on identifying and learning about the benefits that they receive from their trees.
My Ideal World 8 to 12
After reading the book To Kill a Mockingbird in English, students will use adobe Photoshop or GIMP Photoshop to create their own ideal worlds.
Mystery Word Wall Vocabulary 9 to 12
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This lesson will be used to introduce high students to new vocabulary and words commonly found on assessments (OGT, SAT, ACT). Students will learn and use the words in a fun and engaging way.
Name that Main Idea 3 to 5
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This is an engaging lesson designed to introduce main idea to students, and then scaffold student understanding to be able to write topic sentences about the main idea utilizing a document camera. Students then critique and conduct peer evaluations on each other's products.
Native Americans 3 to 6
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This unit on Native Americans encourages students to read print and online informational texts focusing on Native American tribes of various regions. They will create, practice, and present digital presentations based on the information they found.
New and Different Civilizations- A Claymation Dreamer's World 5 to 8
The book 'Westlandia' by Paul Fleischman is the inspiration for this claymation unit because the ultimate message is that it is o.k. to be different. In Art, I am an advocate for thinking outside the box and communicating what you are about through your art making experiences and explorations. With this in mind, I let Wesley's feelings and ideas be the seeds for our project. The only thing I change from the book is having students work in teams of 3 or 4 throughout this unit.
News Broadcasts 3 to 12
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After writing and practicing a script, the students present a news broadcast about a topic in the news. This is made with a Flip camera and sent to other classrooms.
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.
Newspaper for Inner City School K to K
The project is to promote fluency both oral and written 2 languages.
Newton's Laws for One and All! 8 to 10
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In this unit, students will create a digital portfolio of their learning. Students will collaborate on portions of this unit, while other parts are individual. This unit focuses on learning, applying, and working with Newton’s Laws of Motion. It is a layered curriculum unit which has students progressively building in their understanding and use of the laws.
NIce to Voki You! This is my Family Cyber Safety Glog 5 to 8
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Students create voki avatars that speak and introduce themselves to the class Create a famous historical figure voki Digital Family Tree for the Entire Family Cyber Safety Glog
Novel Presentation/Book Sale 9 to 12
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This project is being used in a Reading Development class. The students were able to choose a novel of their choice to read and complete the project on.
Novel, Loser by Jerry Spinelli "Bullying" Commercials 4 to 12
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After my class read the novel, Loser by Jerry Spinelli, they worked in cooperative groups to select one of the bullying scenes to act out in a commercial to be videoed with a Flip Camera. They wrote the script, designed the props, costumes, and had to become actors and actresses to perform the original scene from the book, as well as, how the incident could have been prevented.
Nutritional Tracker 6 to 12
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Students will track their nutrient intake and compare it to the USDA recommendations for their age, height, gender and activity level.
One L.E.S.S. (Partners in Education Campaign Initiative) 9 to 12
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Through this social marketing campaign - One L.E.S.S., the students will assume the role of a business professionals using different types of marketing media. The students’ initiative will increase collaborations between community leaders, the school, and youth. The concept is simple - One Leader Engaged in Student Success (L.E.S.S.) equals one less youth involved in juvenile delinquency and other destructive decision making.
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.
Our Past is our Future: We will repeat it if we don't learn from it 8 to 12
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Purpose and Overview: Create a multimedia social science project where students collect the oral history from elder volunteers who live in the surrounding neighborhoods. The purpose is to prepare students with severe emotional and behavioral disabilities for transition into the community and work world after graduation from high school.
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.
Parts of Speech Identification 6 to 7
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During this lesson, students will use technology to engage in grammar instruction while identifying various parts of speech.
Patchwork Quilt Class Project Thematic Unit 3 to 3
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This is a thematic unit that integrates social studies, math, reading, and writing.
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.
Personalized Learn Plean 6 to 8
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Grades 6-8th with have a 4 unit personalized learning plan. Students will work through the plan at their own pace to build understanding grade level mathematical concepts.
Phantom Tell Booth K to 12
A small "booth" set up in the classroom where individual/small groups of students can document their solutions or methods of solving a variety of class and/or independent study problems. This will give students a chance to show their thinking, especially for those students who find it difficult to share in whole group settings.
Picture Yourself At New Market 4 to 5
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Fourth and fifth grade students will get the chance to create a virtual tour of the school using digital cameras and voice recording software. The final product will be viewed on the school's homepage.
Plant Kahoot 2 to 5
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The students will read sections from Britannica Kids Rainforests. Using the information they will write multiple choice questions which will be entered into the app "Kahoot."
Plot and Conflict 6 to 12
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Students will analyze the concept of plot development and conflict resolution using their novel from the Summer Reading List. Teacher will tell the students their assessment will be based on their concept map they will create at the end of the unit. Students will Create a Concept Map using the Kidspiration software that includes the interactive graphic organizers.
Pod Cast for Veterans Day 3 to 12
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Students will pod cast an interview of a person who lived or served during a wartime. Some students may role play a war hero in a pod cast.
Podcast, Podcast, Read All about It 6 to 8
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Students will be able to create a podcast. They will practice submitting a podcast onto an iPod Shuffle.
Podcasting About Our World 1 to 5
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Students will combine learning about the world around them through our 21st Century lesson about Flat Stanley with technology to create podcasts about their flat adventures.
Podcasting 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
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 In Motion 2 to 6
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Student come to hear the language , rhythm, and motion of poetry as they read and select images to represent their poems.
Poetry Performance 7 to 12
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Making poetry come alive for tenth grade students is about encouraging students to reflect and examine their world. Using poetry models and digital cameras, student created poetry comes alive and is captured for PodCast and VCast to be shared with friends, family and community members.
Poetry Slam For a Cause! K to 5
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Problem Based Learning, Driving Question: How can we as poets and poet critics, create and design a Poetry Slam to make other students and parents more aware of (a topic or cause of student choice/interest.) Students will research a few local problems or topics of interest and decide on one of interest to their group. Then, they will find poems and write poems to bring to life for a Poetry Slam and the slam will be recorded in imovie!
Poetry Video Project P-K to 12
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We will use the website, www.favoritepoem.org to inspire students to read poems with emphasis, memorize their favorite poems, and use technology to create their own poetry videos. This is a lesson designed by an ESOL teacher, but can be used with any population of students, and highlights the diversity of a student population.
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!
Polar Bears K to 4
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In this lesson students will learn about polar bears. They will create a writing piece about the characteristics of a polar bear. They will extend this activity by developing ideas about the extinction of the polar bear.
Poverty Point Native Americans 2 to 3
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Poverty Point Native Americans and Landmark in Louisiana (Rotation Day 1 with Centers)
Presentation Blogs P-K to P-K
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Create a series of audio/video blog entries in the target language as a means of assessing progress and skill/content acquisition throughout the course of language learning.
President research 3 to 5
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Students will use technology to research, write, and publish work on a current or past presdient. This will be the research project after a 2 week reading unit on So You Want to be President.
PROJECT H.O.P.E. (Highlighting Opportunities for Potential Employment) 4 to 5
This is an exciting Career Exploration Unit that allows students to integrate technology skills while researching various careers.
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
Public Service Announcements for Our School 6 to 8
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Students will work in co-op groups to brainstorm, plan, write scripts, keyboard scripts and then use digital video camera to film public service announcements. They will edit on the computer and we will show on morning announcements and connect to website.
QR Code Scavenger Hunt 6 to 8
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Students use ipod touches with a qr code scanner to scan codes at multiple stations and access selected web pages which contain answers to "scavenger hunt" questions.
Radio Griffin 87.9 FM K to 6
Fourth through sixth grade students of Arlington Classics Academy design, record, and mix their own weekly radio program as well as update their own website.
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.
Readers Theater In Action - Take 1 P-K to 3
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Students will be working in five groups of four to come up with their own Readers Theater. They will be designing their own backdrop, creating the script for the story, and filming the entire step from beginning to end of the production to be displayed on the class smartboard.
Ready, Aim, Focus! 1 to 5
Through a hands-on photography lesson, students will develop and enhance writing focus, including brainstorming ideas, topic selection, word choice, and use of descriptive words. Also, students will use the printed images to inspire additional writing strategies such as developing voice, organization, and editing.
Red Ribbon Week 4 to 8
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During this week we will perform shows that teal with the topics of Bullying and Cyber-bullying. The students will write parts of the shows and they will be performed over three days for the entire school which has an enrollment of about 720 students.
Relevant, rigorous application practice and enrichment stations P-K to 5
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This lesson management system covers any small group targeted instructional block of time such as ELA block, and math block periods. It allows the teacher to provide rigorous, differentiated, engaging, independent stations while he/she is teaching, remediating, enriching small groups of students through differentiated, targeted instruction driven by data.
Research Begins in Kindergarten P-K to 5
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Children are directed to find a specific non-flction fact, looking in many different books such as, " What do bears eat?" They are to take a picture of the bear eating something and present it as a whole class research project. The teacher and students will then add the necessary facts to the pictures and a slide show is prepared with the pictures and facts.
Research Project 8 to 8
This lesson gives the a overview of common source types and outlines a research project. I have adapted this in several ways to include book reports, and research projects of any kind.
Research Project 8 to 8
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This is a lesson that incorporates a research project and allows students to create a publish their research project.
Respect yourself and others! 2 to 2
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Students learn about cooperation and respect. Respecting yourself and others and why/how we do it.
Restoring Memories and Planning Autobiography 4 to 8
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This plan utilizes Google Maps for autobiography writing in response to the mentor text Knots in my Yo-Yo String” by Jerry Spinelli.
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.
S.C.A.N.M.E. P-K to 12
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Students Creating A New Method of Evaluation
Save the Rainforest in South America 6 to 8
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7th Graders: Geography affects the characteristics of a country. Natural resources can determine the success or failure of a country. Each country is rich in culture, even if they are a poor country. Each student will appreciate his or her life‐styles, and opportunities compared to poverty stricken countries. Global issues are complex, and the student will explain the challenges the rainforest ecosystem is facing, and will develop a plan of action they can do to help
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 of the snowflake 1 to 1
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I use this lesson to reinforce knowledge of the Caldecott awards and also to teach the children how to navigate their way around the Macbook touchpad as First Grade is their first formal introduction into the use of laptops.
SciPod Studies K to 5
The project involves the older students reading from their science texts and recording new vocabulary as well as the definition, and using the recordings to study these new ideas. The podcasts can be shared with other readers, non-readers, and/or struggling students, as well as traded with other studetns to quiz eachother for benchmark mastery.
See How They Grow 1 to 5
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Student growth can be documented through digital scrapbooking of his school year.
See it, Say it, Move, it, Do it! K to K
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An interactive lesson featuring multiple learning styles to enhance all students' abilities to recognize the alphabet. *Lesson plan developed collaboratively with ESL teacher, Darcy Berger.
Self-Portraits: Photography and Memoirs 6 to 8
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Students will read a collection of memoirs, short-stories and personal reflections about being a preteen or teenager and will write their own creative non-fiction piece about being 13 years old. This will be paired with a photography unit in which students will learn the guidelines for better photography and create self-portraits to accompany their creative writing.
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.
Short Vowel Discrimination P-K to 5
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The integration of Dr. Seuss rhymes creates an engaging study of onsets and rimes. Students will discover patterns in words, sort words based on their vowel patterns, and apply their knowledge in reading and writing activities. Using a Promethean Board and Active Inspire software will add educational technology to the lesson.
Signs of Spring K to 1
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k-1 students walk around the school and photograph some first signs of spring and then print their picture and write about it.
Signs Signs - Everywhere Signs 10 to 12
Outdoor advertising is everywhere and it is important to be able to understand what the advertisements mean. This will introduce students to visual advertisements in their communities and enhance their consumer awareness.
Silly Sally K to 1
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Read Silly Sally as part of a reading correlation. Take pictures of the children with their arms and legs outstretched.Print them out and glue them upside down and make their own Silly Class Book.
Smart Board Challenge 5 to 6
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Using Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in using the problem of knowing what a Smart Board is (how it operates, its uses, etc.) as the starting point for the acquisition of new student knowledge.
Smart Board Literacy Center K to K
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Using a Smart board as a literacy center will be beneficial in the development of both early reading skills and technology/computer skills. The smart board will also help students to practice their motor skills.
SO WHAT ABOUT THE WORLD?!?!? 6 to 12
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Students will investigate world countries currently at war/conflict and the impact on the United States. Students will create a news podcast/broadcast video available on youtube.com, schooltube.com, and Kozlen.com.
Social Skills 6 to 8
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Students will read a text at their reading level depicting a challenge faced in middle school. They will discuss the relevant issue and collaborate about how to solve the problem through role-play and practice.
Solutions to Real World Economic Problems in the Classroom 6 to 12
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Students will investigate real world American economic issues that are effecting the average family. In this project, students will conduct research to identify the causes of the struggling United States economy. They will examine the effect it has on the average American citizen. They will create strategies to help the struggling American family. The final product of this project will be a documentary about the direct effect of the struggling economy on the DuPage county community.
Sound Stations 6 to 6
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Students complete a series of stations to help them understand sound waves.
Spanish Childhood Memories 10 to 12
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Objectives: The students will use childhood vocabulary words and the imperfect past tense to write a letter describing activities and interests that they had throughout their childhood. The students will utilize the preterite past tense to describe one “bad” event that took place and to explain a cause/effect result of that event. The students will then utilize the present tense to describe solutions that have initiated in their lives to improve or make up for that initial “bad” event.
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.
Stacy Bodin's "Digesting a Story" Unit 1 to 5
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Digesting a Story (Written by Stacy Bodin, submitted by Schuyler Poche) Retired teacher (and current Dozier Tech Specialist/webmaster) Stacy Bodin wrote the and worked with this project several times during her teaching career. As librarian, I am submitting this with permission from Stacy Bodin.
Stem Cell Research Unit 10 to 12
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Stem Cells are remarkable cells found in humans and scientists claim that they have the potential to treat a variety of diseases and help humans have a better way of life. In this lesson students are going to learn about stem cells and what makes them so unique.
Storm Alert! 2 to 8
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Students create podcasts related to the study of weather in science class or in connection with a storm story in reading class.
Story Telling 9 to 12
Students learn about the art of story telling and practice this art through performance.
Storytelling with a Document Camera 3 to 5
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Students will use the document camera to retell and put on a presentation of a Native American folktale, legend, or story that they read. This project aims to help students practice and enhance their reading fluency, comprehension, and speaking skills, as well as understand Native American history and culture.
Structures and Functions of plants and animals 4 to 4
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This lesson is part of a unit to meet grade 4 Life Science Standards, Structures and Processes. In this lesson, students will conduct research on various animals and or plants to determine what external structures support survival and growth. In addition, students will use technology to publish their findings to a blog and have the ability to comment and respond to other classmate’s blogs, learning from each other’s experiences.
Student Created Power Point 3 to 5
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Student will learn to use the tools in Power Point to create a Power Point project to introduce themselves.
Student Solutions- Saving Our Surroundings 4 to 8
Students will investigate plants, animals and their habitats creating several products to educate and share their fellow classmates. During the process of research, students will also develop ideas to help solve the problem of endangered habitats, animals and plants.
Studio Photography 9 to 12
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This project involves shooting long exposure photography in the school portrait lighting studio.
Super Sleuth K to 5
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Students will explore the Fibonacci numbers in Nature by examining flowers, pine cones, tree trunks in our neighborhood park. They will record their "evidence" in pictures and will create a school wide exhibit.
Symbiosis 4 to 4
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Students will learn about symbiotic relationships between organisms living in a particular ecosystem. The learning will be capped by a student created presentation that shows the different symbiotic relationships, while providing real world examples.
Tablet use in Centers P-K to 9
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Teacher will use a tablet in a center in order to focus student on quick activities centered on one concept. Students will cycle through the 6 centers in groups of 4.
Talking Babies 1 to 6
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Students (using information their parents provided), write autobiographies. Then, using their baby pictures, students use an app called "talking faces" and record their autobiographies. Autobiographies are shared in school and also sent to parents.
Teaching and Learning: Using iPods in the Classroom P-K to 5
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My students need an iPod touches, apps, and software so I can facilitate the implementation of activities that are in step with the 21st century classroom.
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.
Technolgy and Thematic Lessons in Literature 9 to 12
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Students will use the Flip VideoT cameras to record their book reviews and Socratic Circle discussion groups while analyzing the thematic lessons of their books and how they apply to real-wolrd isssues. These videos will then be linked by the students to the Media Center online web site for school-wide viewing.
Technology made easy: Scholastic News Magazines P-K to 6
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This lesson will help your young readers develop the essential literacy and critical thinking skills they need to become successful students.
Technology with nouns 1 to 2
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A Lesson on using technology and nouns to bring interest and engagement to a lesson.
Technology-Assisted "7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" 9 to 10
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This unit teaches teens the underlying principles that are essential to achieving their goals and personal success. The activities, described in detail below, support an understanding of each of the 7 Habits along with any important terms and the application of those habits into the daily lives of the students through the implementation of “baby steps” that will be monitored twice a week by the students’ personal mentor and supplemented with a wide range of technological hardware and applications.
Teen, Drugs and Alcohol PSA 6 to 12
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The Students will create an informative video on a health topic related to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs with a group of their peers.
Telephone Talking/Taking Sides by Gary Soto 4 to 8
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In this lesson technology will be utilized. Students will write a telephone conversation using quotation marks, and they will record it using headphones and Photo Story.
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 Bird's Word Video Podcast K to 12
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Students collaborate in small groups to write a script which explains, demonstrates, and gives examples of a specific part of a large topic (for example, one part of the water cycle). Each group films themselves using Flip Video Cameras and then the parts are assembled into one video which explains the large topic.
The History of Daily Life in America: An Inquiry-based Unit Plan P-K to 8
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By completing an inquiry-based project, students will be able to compare the various ways people lived in the 1800’s to the way we live today. Students will learn how to form a good inquiry question, effectively search the web for answers and synthesize the information found to form a deep understanding of the topic. Students will prepare a Power Point presentation of their knowledge to share with the class. At the very end of this unit, students will take part in a living history lesson and act like people living in the 1800’s.
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 Outsiders Unit Plan 7 to 9
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The students will read The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and complete a digital-based lesson plan that incorporates the novel.
The Poetry of Sculpture 4 to 4
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Imagine being so inspired by a piece of sculpture that you become a expressive poet. That is just what my 4th graders will do.
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 Shape of Disaster - Current Event - Swine flu/Hurricanes/tornadoes/Wild Fire K to 2
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This lesson involes using Kidspiration to enable non-readers to understand the importance of disaster preparation. Using kidspiration the students will develop a book that shows their understanding of emergency preparation for both natural disasters and pandemics
The Very Important Me Project K to 2
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First Grade Students will create a project using various computer applications to show their skills they have learned in first grade, including the use of Microsoft Word, Paint, and the Video Star App. They will be combining these skills with ones they are learning in the classroom including sentence structure, punctuation and capital letters.
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.
Time Capsule Essay (A Letter to Future Students) 2 to 4
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Dozier Elementary's Time Capsule Project Link shows all information @http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/dozier/eye/09_10/TimeCapsule09_10/projects.htm
Titanic Research Book 4 to 4
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Students will use book and internet sources to reseacrh about the Titanic. Then they will use their information to create their own book.
Title: Digital Photo Storytelling on Five Senses, a project based learning activity by Mary Gore P-K to 2
Learning about the five senses is a very exciting and fun experience that students in the primary grades are eager to engage in as well as share with others, in and out of the classroom. Through digital photo storytelling project learners are able to document their experiences and take on various roles as they create a presentation project.This is a project based learning activity.
To Kill a Mockingbird 6 to 8
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Students will examine the issues of injustice and race relations in the 1930s. They will be challenged to gain a new perspective by walking in another person's shoes.
Topography: Know the topography of your neighborhood 6 to 8
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Students will examine the relationship between the topography of their neighborhood on digital topographic maps and the actual topography of their neighborhood. Students will walk around their neighborhood while taking pictures and videotaping the area to see how these compare to the topographic maps.
Tutorial Videos K to 5
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Videos created for school and community access to impact student learning. Students use videos to review concepts, work at their own pace, and gain confidence.
TV and Clickers to Increase Student Learning 9 to 12
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Using a classroom response system to check for understanding in real time throughout a class period and then adjust teaching as needed.
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).
UNIVERSAL BUS STOP 9 to 12
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As a culminating activity, my Advanced Placement seniors create a script and storyboard combining literary characters and historical figures. The presentation must begin at a bus stop, and the identity of the characters / people should be made evident through dress, dialogue, and actions.
Using Digital Photography in the Classroom K to K
Osolo Elementary School in Elkhart, IN is seeking a grant to incorporate digital photography in the classroom with the objective of helping all kindergarten students increase their math, science, language arts, and social studies skills. The objective is that by the end of the year students will have learned to use digital cameras to incorporate all the subject areas mentioned to increase their core skills.
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.
Using Rhetoric in Speeches 8 to 12
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Students will analyze "I have a Dream," "Old Major's Speech," and "Imagine" for the three rhetorical devices (ethos, logos, and pathos). They will then create podcasts in which they give their own speech for the world using the three rhetorical devices
Using Tablets for Project Based Learning in Science 6 to 6
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Students will be able to use net books, laptops, and digital cameras to successfully complete learning projects that meet expectations in our new CCSS as well as the forthcoming Next Generation Science Standards. Tablets will enable students to conduct necessary research as well as produce digital presentations that they will share with their classmates.
Video Book Trailer 6 to 10
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Students will encourage independent reading by creating a video book trailer as a book report.
Videographies 4 to 5
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Students will create a presentation about a person who is famous for being an honest individual, a risk-taker, a helper to others, or a promoter of freedom using podcasting or vodcasting tools.
Virtual Travel Plan 4 to 8
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This lesson was created for 4th grade students in North Carolina. It integrates many areas of the curriculum including mathematics, social studies, and language arts. Students design a virtual trip through North Carolina to learn about the history and symbols of North Carolina.
Visualizing Vocabulary in an Ecosystem 6 to 6
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Learning about the pond ecosystem will be combined with a creative communication project, greatly enhanced by photographs taken with NEW DIGITAL CAMERAS!!
Vocabulary Builder Buzz Time 8 to 10
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Vocabulary enrichment is a great way to have a routine closure to instruction. The students will watch a short vocabulary video that uses comedy to help the student remember and associate word meanings from common testing terminology.
Wacky Vocabulary 6 to 12
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Students will seek out or create silly situations that illustrate their vocabulary words.
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.
WANTED: GOOD CHARACTERS! 2 to 4
Students will use digital cameras and desktop publishing to recreate WANTED posters of the old Wild West. Only this time, they will be looking for good characters!
Water Cycle Voice Thread 1 to 6
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This lesson plan is geared towards elementary level students using a reader's theater script and VoiceThread to improve reading fluency.
We Are Authors! 2 to 2
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Students will use Clip Art Station and Microsoft Word to create a book.
We're going on an Animal Safari! 1 to 3
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Students will be creating podcasts on animals from Africa. Students will share research about an animal and their adventure on Safari.
Web 2.0 - Video Sharing 9 to 12
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Create a video to share on a Video Sharing Site (Youtube, Flickr, etc.). Through this lesson, the student will become proficient at sharing files online using the various Video Sharing Sites. Students will use Tool Factory Movie Maker to edit and produce the video.
Webquest - Westward Ho! 3 to 8
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Work as a group to investigate life on the trail using various resources and Internet links. As a result of the research, students will write an article.
Welcome to Kindergarten Scavenger Hunt K to K
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I invite the parent and students into the classroom to complete a classroom scavenger hunt prior to the first day of school so students can become comfortable in their new surroundings. After the hunt I allow them to do a craft and play with some of the toys in the classroom.
Welcome to Our School ! 6 to 8
Overview - using a camera for an ongoing class project will allow students to capture on film any and all projects done in classes for the year, Teacher expectations, and how to get around at our school. The selected activities will be documented and used to make additions and subtractions in an effort to make all projects more student friendly, and to familiarize parents and students with their new school.
What are Numbers?: Learning to Add K to 1
Students explore digital camera use while learning basic math concepts and simple number identification.
What Do You Know About Your Town? 2 to 3
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Lessons that help students learn a little about their own community. Lesson is generated for Erath, Louisiana, however can be adapted to any area.
What is it... A Frog or a Toad? 1 to 3
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Frog and Toad Lesson Purpose: Comparing Frogs and Toads (Can be used for science lessons or for any “Frog and Toad” Series book.)
What Time is it? P-K to 5
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I have several centers that deal with the concept of time and telling time. Computers are highly motivating and a great way to reinforce skills.
What will I be when I grow up? 9 to 12
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Students will research various careers of interest to them using different modes of learning. Students will utilize the library, internet, college tours, guest speakers, college and career center, and classroom materials.
What's 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.
Where We Come From—A Culturally Responsive Writing Lesson 4 to 5
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Goals: (1) Students will communicate and collaborate listing details that represent their learning group; (2) Students will write a “We Come From” poem that represents their learning group; (3) Students will create a Wordle that represents their learning group.
Who's Who in Hampton? 1 to 6
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Students use their interviews with our town's First Selectmen, Town Librarian, Town Clerk, Fire Chief, and Town Tax Collector, Town Assesor, Board of Education Chairperson, and School Superintendent/Principal to create a podcast. The interviews will be used
Wishing for Wells 2 to 2
Students of all ability levels will learn about the water crisis in Africa. They will use iPads to conduct research, make PSAs to broadcast on the morning announcements, and complete other technology-infused projects to raise awareness (such as an interactive QR code exhibit about a region in Africa). The unit will culminate in a fundraiser to try to fund the construction of a well in Africa.
Write to Read 6 to 8
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There is nothing more motivating than teaching to the interests of students, and what middle school students' interests revolve around themselves and their friends. Digital storytelling of the school year gives them a voice and leades to improved language arts skills.
Writers are Explorers 1 to 2
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Students will use the internet to research information about their favorite animal using Discovery Learning and National Geographic Kids. Students will use the information found online to write an Informational Text that will be presented to parents at a Writers Celebration.
Writing and Podcasting 2 to 5
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Based on just a few pictures, students can write and podcast their own story.
Writing using sequencing phrases P-K to P-K
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Students will learn how to use sequencing phrases to organize their writing in the order of the events took place.
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