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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.
55 Word Video Stories 7 to 12
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Using the literacy skills of the 21s Century stidents will create original 55-word short stories, or re-write well known stories in 55 words, and then turn them into short movies using video cameras. They will then publish their finished products on YouTube and the class blog, and have an opportunity to submit their original stories to the fifty-five fiction contest.
Creation Stories 6 to 12
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Provide an authentic approach to improve understanding the foundation of American Literature and improve literacy skills of all the students. This project will allow students to research, create, and demonstrate, via podcasts and discussion boards, their knowledge of the origins of American literature.
Cuentitos para niños...Childrens Stories 10 to 12
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Students need materials to produce childrens stories in Spanish. Students will write children stories, illustrate them in powerpoint, move them to Moviemaker and then narrate them.
Digital Family Stories 4 to 12
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Children will develop questions to ask an adult family member or grandparent. They will prompt the adult to elaborate about a story that would become part of a family history collection.
Family HIstories Alive! 2 to P-K
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Students will conduct a family interview, curate family photos through narration, and reflect on a family heirloom/artifact. Students will use a video camera to document their interview, photo narration, and heirloom/artifact reflection.
Flip for Favorite Stories 2 to 5
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The students will take a familiar book in Spanish (or other foreign language) and record themselves performing it as a movie, then insert English subtitles.
From Athena to Zeus: Digital Stories Through the Eyes of Greek Gods and Goddesses 5 to 6
Students will use digital technology to create digital storybooks of a Greek God or Goddess.
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!
Multi Media Urban Stories: "This is who I am" 1 to 12
Students will take pictures of their community, home, friends and family and provide written captions for an artistic display in the City Heights Mid City Building as well as publish their work to our classroom website and provide podcast audio captions that express description, sentiment, opinion, questions, and facts.
Our Family Histories 2 to 6
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Students will research their own histories by interviewing family members (their elders, and extended relatives), collect information, pictures, etc...The students will put their information together using creativity and technology and at the same time apply their knowledge of language arts, math, and social studies.
Social Stories K to 12
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Student will help script, video record and practice social story dealing with asking questions in a classroom setting.
Teaching Digital Citizenship through Stories of Immigration and Diversity K to 2
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This is Cross-Curricular Unit that addresses the Social Studies Big Ideas of diversity, and our personal connections to immigration in our community. These lessons plan to increase awareness and understanding about our diverse, ethnic and racial backgrounds from specific underrepresented minorities (who speak Nepali, Khmer, Chinese, and Spanish), through innovative uses of technology. Using Smartboards, interactive language-learning websites (in various languages), and developing cyber pen-pals between like-minded schools in our neighborhood and abroad, we will acquire more sensitivity to cultural and linguistic diversity in our community, and become better-equipped global citizens for the 21st century.
The Greatest Generation: Capturing Their Stories with Digital Images K to K
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Digital Storytelling with the Greatest Generation is the focus of this basic primary source recording of extended family members.
Transition Social Stories for Students with Autism 6 to 8
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Students have a difficult time transitioning from elementary school to middle school. This lesson will help the students learn the expectations and will help them later transition into the "real world"
Video Social Stories P-K to 5
Let children see and hear what appropriate behavior looks and sounds like.
And Today's Guest Star Is... 9 to 12
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Students photograph each other using appropriate behaviors in classroom, whole -school, and community environments for social stories.
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.
Fans of Fantastic Fiction and Fantasy 6 to 8
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Choose an author to write to, read about, read stories by, and emulate.
Military Families P-K to P-K
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Improving student vocabulary through interactive spelling games and a short story.
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.
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.
Telling Your Story K to 4
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Students will take pictures of their daily lives and focus on what is unique and special about an ordinary experience in the medium of writing. The photos and writing will be bound and compiled into their own book, making them an author.
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.
"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 am" Identity Oral History Project 6 to 8
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This lesson teaches students the basics of formulating and asking pertinent questions to collect information for an oral history project that involves the use of interviewing family members and using Flip camera technology.
"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
"Marchen or Sagen" - A Digital Story Telling Experience 10 to 12
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Storytelling is as old as time itself! Every culture that exists or has ever existed had a strong storytelling aspect. Stories are used for entertainment, teaching and passing on knowledge and wisdom. Each of us has a story and it has been said, "We are the stories that we tell about ourselves."
3A is Going Batty 3 to 8
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Third grade students conduct research on a Frequently Asked Question about Bats. They will take the information they discover and create an informational video about bats.
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 Day in the Life of a World War II Soldier 7 to 12
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Students complete a webquest where they look at first hand accounts of WWII soldiers and nurses.
A Day in the Life on Tech’s Campus 7 to 12
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Multimedia assignment to capture what is happening on campus from multiple perspectives with photos, stories, video and blogs
A Moment in Time 5 to 5
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Students will research a year in United States history, and create a visual representation of what their life would have been like in the selected time period.
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.
Accommodations for Expressive Lanaguage Assignments in the Inclusive Classroom 6 to 8
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Using the I-pad, students will be able to generate expressive language responses to complete written assignments in the regular education classroom. Students will use content vocabulary to create cartoons which convey their understanding of an assignment.
Advocate for Something! Flip Cam Media Advocacy Project 9 to 12
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Students will find an inner passion to support cause through the power of Media Advocacy campaigns using Flip Cameras. This lesson is a basic introduction on online research, video team roles, field reporting, collecting video interviews and video editing interviews into a short 2-3 minute video.
All About Books 1 to 2
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In our Non-fiction Writing Workshop unit, students research and study an animal using technology in order to write an "All About" book. They must find out where the animal lives (type of environment), what it eats, what it looks like, and other additional interesting facts about their animal.
All About Me! K to 1
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Writing stories "All About Me"
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 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 Fiction Text with Nearpod 9 to 12
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Students will complete a Nearpod interactive lesson with a partner in live time in class. Students will mark text with colors coordinating to specific criteria, as well as make predictions of what will happen in the story.
Ancient Civilizations Podcast 7 to 7
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This lesson is designed as a year ending project encouraging students to creatively demonstrate what they have learned about various civilizations that we studied throughout the year. This is also used as a great review for our final exam.
Animal Research Paragraph 2 to 2
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Animal Research Paragraph-Students will need to research animals and gather facts from various sources.
Animation Pre-Production 3 to 12
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Students will learn the process of animation from concept to a short storyboard/ comic strip. They will walk through the steps of developing a character creating a story around that character and imagining what they will look like.
ANIMATORS AND LEGO MANIA! 2 to 6
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Students will work in groups and create a short informational animated movie on animals they read about. They will use a storyboard to develop their short story.
Apps for Egypt 6 to 6
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Middle school students will create a digital storybook explaining various aspects of Egypt to elementary school students. Final product will be a collection of stories told and "digitized" by the students!
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.
At the Movies 1 to 2
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Students respond to books, poems and literary genres by using flip cameras to make movie trailers, "behind-the-scene-clips", never before seen footage, movie reviews and commercials as the use imagination, innovations and 21st century digital tools to show their understanding.
At the Movies 1 to 2
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This lesson plan attempts at creating a framework for creativity, innovation and global collaboration while allowing students to create different movies as they respond to books and poems from different literary genres. The lesson plan allows for student-driven learning, with choices and project-based learning.
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.
Author's Podcast 1 to 2
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Students will create a podcast of a story they create in class. The student's classmates will apply listening comprehension skills.
Autism Through the Eyes of Technology 6 to 8
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Statistics show that All children benefit from the use of technology in the classroom, however, children with Autism participate, communicate, and engage MOST effectively by using technology. In addition, most of my students have difficulties with fine motor skills, and using technology in the classroom for various lessons would help them grow tremendously. My project will enhance learning and motivate my students to initiate communication participate and collaborate with their peers in order to reach their greatest potential.
Biography Research Project 4 to 4
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In this lesson the students work in groups to research a famous African American for Black History month. They did their research on a chrome books and everything was up loaded the their google classroom account. We used google slides to create a presentation that they shared with the class. This lasted two weeks and on the third week the students presented their google slides presentation. They also created a quit on the quizizz website that the other students could take after listening to each presentation.
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 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.
Building a School Archives: The First Twenty Years 3 to 8
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History can be close at hand and relevant to students! My students will improve their literacy, critical thinking, and collaboration skills as they become historians and create an online school archives of the first twenty years.
Building Vocabulary with Digital Fotos. 8 to 12
Presents ways that students could use digital cameras to develop Spanish vocabulary.
Caching in Pine's Treasures 6 to 12
Project ‘Caching in Pine’s Treasures” was designed to increase student knowledge of Social Studies’ topics in a non-traditional way. Students will use digital cameras and GPS units to learn historical information outside the classroom walls increasing student motivation, content knowledge, and knowledge of “technology-based gadgets.”
Can You See What I See? 5 to 8
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In this lesson, students will take digital pictures to represent various forms of energy and the steps involved in energy transfers and transformations. They will then create a Rebus story that can be solved using these pictures. This activity will bring to life a science concept that is usually difficult to see and understand.
Captured at the Farm K to 2
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Kindergarten students will capture digital photos and/or video while visiting a local farm to represent "life" (animals, gardens, milk, butter, etc.). Students will collaborate with a second grade class to create a multimedia digital storybook about their field experience.
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*
Cheesy Connections 9 to 12
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Students plan, shoot, and create cheesy videos of their chosen SAT vocabulary word to help other students learn the meanings of the word.
Cinderella - Digital Storytelling K to 2
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A digital retelling of the traditional fairy tale, Cinderella.
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.
Claymation Film Festival 3 to 8
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This project allows students to extend their story-writing skills to a new medium. Students will learn the essential elements of a story through creating a storyboard, characters, and a short claymation video
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 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.
Commonwealth Connections 9 to 12
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Students will make historical connections with Famous African-Americans from Virginia by learning and teaching others through this hands-on project. Students will research, write, film, edit, and publish videos about these important historical figures in order to promote tourism in Virginia.
Confusing Buzz Words 9 to 12
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Students learn about trending technology words.
CRAAPY or Happy? 6 to 8
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Students will use the CRAAP test to determine whether a research source is credible or not.
Create a News Program 3 to 12
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Students will create their very own news program complete with commercials. They will explore writing, reporting, operating a video camera, and using digital tools such as chroma-key. This lesson will spark their interest in reporting facts and writing for a purpose.
Creating insects puppet show 1 to 3
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This plan integrates reading, investigating, writing, performing and technology into one fun and engaging project that will get students involved in writing a skit and performing for a " puppet-show " purpose.
Creating Our Own Newscast 6 to 8
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Through effective delivery of the morning announcements, and adding creative visual headings for each, it is possible to share news on the school web page with students, staff, and parents, as well as archive the events of the year.
CSI - Crime School Investigation 5 to 5
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Students use the fun, hands-on science skills of collecting, analyzing and matching evidence to solve a mystery. By teaching the unit holistically students benefit in reading, writing, math and science skills.
Cultural Differences found in St. Patrick's Day 2 to 2
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This lesson teaches the students about St. Patrick's Day and how it is celebrated around the world. It is a cross-curricular lesson for both Social Studies and ELAR.
Daily Life: Recognizing Positive Social Behaviors 8 to 12
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Activating schemata (1) Developing recognition of target vocabulary in context (2) Recognizing that multi syllabus words have different stress patterns. Recognizes target words and spoken context in isolation using appropriate technology when possible. Recognizes the stress pattern of target words.
Designing a Digital Portfolio 9 to 12
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Students will design, produce, and evaluate digital portfolios. The purpose of this unit is to introduce students to digital portfolios. Web portfolios are effective tools that can help students showcase their projects to a global audience.
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 Storybooks 5 to 8
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Students will use an online story-starter to produce a creative short story. Students will then illustrate and animate this story using Microsoft PowerPoint software.
Digital Storytelling 6 to 8
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Students will be challenged to create a digital story using digital cameras and powerpoint.
Digital Storytelling - My Special Story 4 to 6
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Students will learn the techniques of Digital Storytelling in order to complete a narrative about an important event in their lives. Students will compose a narrative, collect images and photographs. Students will then create a digital slideshow, complete with spoken narration, images, music and transitions appropriate to the mood they want to set for their story.
Digital Storytelling: At-Risk Students Find Their Voices 9 to 12
Students will use technology and sound writing practices to relate personal narratives.
Discovering Your Hometown 7 to 8
Inspired by the "Hometown America" writing contest by "Junior Scholastic," this lesson will allow all 7th and 8th grade students to explore and document the geography, history, culture and traditions of Folsom, New Jersey and the surrounding areas.
Dude, Be Nice Essay 4 to 7
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Students personally choose a member of the teaching/support staff at Keyport Central who they feel has changed their life for the better to type a well-thought out essay about.
Elementary Lessons for Primary and Secondary Sources 3 to 4
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Primary and Secondary Sources Lessons
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.
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.
Family Artifact Research Project 6 to 8
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The Family Artifact project is an introductory project for sixth graders to begin their life long journey of research, writing and presentation. The students will evaluate the differences between primary and secondary sources in both documents and artifacts.
Farewell to Manzanar Introduction Activity; Racism and Point of View 8 to 11
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In this multi-day lesson students will be introduced to the racism and predjudice that Japanese Americans faced after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and that Middle Eastern Americans faced after 9/11. By showing the parralel between the two events, one in a history book, one they remember, it will provide a framework for them to understand better the point of view of Jeanne, the narrator of Farewell To Manzanar.
Figurative Language Videos 3 to 7
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Students will demonstrate their understanding of figurative language by integrating figurative language into web 2.0 tools. Students will then take the products from the web to complete a video in Windows Movie Maker.
Finding Solutions to Hunger 6 to 8
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This is a project plan more than a lesson plan. It is a 10-week project using a wonderful online collaboration tool designed to be used by educators. Besides teaching the curriculum objectives—the goal is to open the students’ eyes to hunger in the world.
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.
Flip Camera Christmas Lessons and Ideas P-K to 6
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Flip Camera Christmas Lessons and Ideas
Flip for Family History 8 to 12
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Students would interview use the flip cameras in order to conduct oral family history interviews. The students would also create a short film about their experience in finding out their family history.
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 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.
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.
Georgia's Physical Features 8 to 8
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Students will use various websites and interactive online tools to learn about the physical features of Georgia.
Getting to Know the Characters in The Tempest P-K to P-K
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This lesson is about characterization and Shakespear's play, The Tempest
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.
Goddard Gazette Web Site 7 to 8
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My students will create a school news web site from the ground up, updating it every two weeks with news and events at our middle school.
Growing up in Las Vegas: Memories of Childhood in the Neon City 9 to 12
In this project students will use digital voice recorders to interview older members of the Las Vegas community who grew up here, students will then communicate their oral history interviews with the community through the use of blogs, websites, a book and a documentary movie.
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.
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.
How Do My Vegetables Grow? 1 to 1
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Students will learn how plants grow and how people use some plants while investigating what kind of soil is best for growing plants.
How Does Your Garden Grow? K to 4
With the help of technology the children will be amazed witnessing the school garden change before their eyes! The work and dedication put into a garden will surely pay off when the digital presentation is viewed.
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.
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!”
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
In the Days of our People: Shageluk, Alaska K to 12
Archiving Athabaskan Memories from Shageluk: Student projects
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.
Integrated Curriculum, student- led Environmental Project P-K to 12
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A student-led environmental project based on cooperative learning with a cross-curricular base in order to address many subject areas and work towards the goal of creating positive change. This is an amazing project that empowers the children, helps them to discover and utilize their gifts to create change in the world.
Integrating Technology into our 1st grade classroom. K to 1
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I have different activities for the students to accomplish by using technology.
Internet Security Basics 9 to 12
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The goal of the lesson is to educate the learners in the responsibilities of using the Internet's resources in a safe, secure, and ethical manner. In addition, students will be able to apply new knowledge to correct unsafe practices currently used by them on social networks and other Internet sites.
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.
iTeach iLearn 6 to 12
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The iTeach iLearn Project is the artful mixing of video, narratives, images, music, sound and special effects into a digital story teaching about any concept. These digital stories reflect the student’s understanding of the themes of science. Science is a way of learning about the natural world, science has built a vast body of changing and increasing knowledge described by physical, mathematical, and conceptual models, and science’s effect on technology and society.
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.
Jobs I Can Do : Electronic Portfolio 12 to 12
This lesson will explain how to use digital photos to create electronic portfolio when working with 19 to 21 year olds with cognitive deficits.
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.
Let's Write a Book About Trees K to 2
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Kindergarten students have concluded learning about trees and seasons in science class. They will now work together in groups of 4 to write a book about what happens to trees throughout the seasons. Students will collaborate with their group to create this book using Storybird.com.
Little Owl Press Report/Newspaper and Newscast Project 3 to 8
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Students will take digital photos to produce “The Little Owl Press,” an elementary newspaper, which will summarize important events and programs at our school for each trimester. This newspaper will be transformed into “The Little Owl Press Report,” a newscast that will incorporate digital video, digital photos, music, and voice recordings. This production will be broadcast to ours and surrounding communities through our local access station. The newscast will promote education in our schools and allow people who are not part of our school community an inside view of the highlights of each trimester.
Living Legends Video Griot Project 9 to 12
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The purpose of this lesson is to physically connect students to history.This is a project based lesson that will culminate in students creatively gathering and telling the life story of significant community elders with a relationship to the school.
Long Beach History Digital Scrapbook 3 to 4
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Students create digital scrapbooks for their city's local history, including the Tongva Native Americans, settlers and newcomers to the land, and how the city was created. Students attend field trips to local historical sites and current landmarks, documenting their visit and reporting on it in a scrapbook.
Me, My Digital Self, and Eye 11 to 12
Self-portraits are a traditional art project for many high school art classes. This self-portrait assignment is an autobiographical assignment. The purpose of this assignment is for students to show who they are and to tell their own stories, while learning to use technology to express themselves creatively.
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.
Memories To Treasure Forever! K to 12
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To honor the grandparents of our students, we have an annual Grandparent's Day Event. My teacher created activity involved an interview with their grandparent (s). The students were givena list of 30 questions to choose to ask their grandparents and interview them with the flip video cameras. The grandparents could then flip it around and interview them. This was then turned into a keepsake DVD.
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).
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.
Musical Instruments of the Orchestra 3 to 5
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Students will explore the families of instruments online and create a digital media project that gives information about a particular instrument or family that they select.
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 Art Teacher Ate... 4 to P-K
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This was an integrated lesson based on the book, "My Little Sister Ate One Hare" by Kevin Hawkes who was a visiting author at our school. Students created their own short stop motion animation movies that we put together to create one longer movie.
My Digital Story 9 to 12
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Digital storytelling is one of the most creative ways to encourage students to write narratives. The project allows students to use existing writing, photography and computer skills, and gives them a challenging platform to create more intense, interesting and personal stories.
My 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.
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.
Nature PSA/Visual Argument 10 to 11
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After reading texts about nature and discussing the skills of effective argument, in groups, students design and create visual arguments, or Public Service Announcements, in which they encourage the preservation of some aspect of nature.
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.
New Version of the Story Claymation Movies 7 to 8
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Students will work in groups of 3 to create a 30 second movie where they take a classic story and rework it into a funny version of the story
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.
Now and Long Ago: Immigration and My Family 3 to 5
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This lesson introduces the concepts of immigration and family history. Through the exploration of immigration events and issues in American history, students will learn that all Americans are immigrants with cultural differences and that all have ancestors and a family story that is unique and of value to share.
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 Brand of Segregation - West Texas 6 to 12
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Students create video documentation of the African American experience in West Texas.
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.
Our Place In The Rio Grande Rift Valley Watershed 6 to 8
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An arroyo that bisects our campus is the setting for student groups to explore the influence of flora, fauna, humans, land, water, and weather in this watershed environment. Students will use flip cameras and digital still cameras to document their observations and create digital presentations.
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.
Personifying School Supplies 3 to 6
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Students will personify an object and write a story as part of an online book or animated story. The story will use conflict, experiences, and situations to help the viewer imagine what it might be like to be a particular school supply object.
Perspectives on a Shoe 4 to 8
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Students will photograph a shoe in various locations and then take the photo(s) to create a short story or poem from the perspective of their shoe
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.
Photo-Based Reading Projects K to 12
Special Education students use digital cameras and word processing software to enhance reading and writing skills.
Photography 1: Seen through your eyes 9 to 12
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In introducing a new art elective option of Photography, I can enhance the importance of the arts in everyday education, and also give students another way to express their views. It's essential that all students have opportunities to create works that reflect what they see and believe in all disciplines.
PhotoTalk! K to 12
Images communicate without written or spoken speech. Linking images to simple text in the target language is a powerful tool for helping second language learners speak and read!
Picture This - Stars over Hoke /Imaginarse - Estrellas sobre de Hoke 5 to 12
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My grant request is to enable my middle school ESL students to better communicate and participate in classes by using digital cameraas and software to publish their own personal bilingual dictionaries, story books and PowerPoint presentations for the SMARTboards in their classes.
Picture This: A Book Full of Patterns! P-K to 8
My students will use various hands-on manipulatives while making different types of patterns (ab, abc, aabb, aabbcc, etc.) Students will use the digital camera to take a picture and write what they did!
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.
PODCASTING 7 to 8
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Students wrote plays with historical settings or events and recorded them on a podcast using the 30 day free trial of Tool Factory.
Podcasting the 44th Infantry Division (WWII) 10 to 12
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Using the original (1944-45) letters of PFC Fred Sisk (about 80 letters from the European Theater) and published histories of his division (the 44th) we will create podcasts that recreate the events of the divisions fight from Normandy and into Germany and Austria.
Podcasting the Bard 2 to 5
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Students read and perform readers theater adaptations of Shakespearian plays.
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!
Poverty Point Native Americans 2 to 3
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Poverty Point Native Americans and Landmark in Louisiana (Rotation Day 1 with Centers)
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.
Producing a Franchise to encourage global awareness, increased, informed decision making about health, peer relationships and education. 7 to 8
The students will determine categories of franchises from which to work out media productions for weekly broadcasts on our school news show.
Publish a Book 6 to 6
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Students will write 5 stories in Word and then logon to Student Treasures to upload and edit their stories, and then add pictures to enhance their text. Each student will receive one hardcover book to keep.
Publishing With Photos! K to 5
Students will create their own books using photographs for illustrations.
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.
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.
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.
Recipes and Recollections 10 to 12
Students interview their families to gather stories and to garner recipes. Many literary stories have their origins in family recipes, even the novels we study in English class. Each student compiled five family recipes and related stories for personal cookbooks. We also made a class cookbook.
Reporting News About Rosa Parks 4 to 6
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You are a news reporter and your boss needs for you to write a newspaper article on Rosa Parks.
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.
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
ScreenPlay Writing 9 to 12
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This a two-week unit that includes screenplay writing and video editing
Sequencing in Kindergarten K to 2
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Students will learn the the basics of sequencing and how it relates to the word around us. Students will use this as a guiding lesson to introduce the basics of coding using codable.org.
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.
Show What You Know-Solving Subtraction Problems (K/1st Grade) P-K to 5
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The purpose of this lesson is to help students understand the concept behind the abstract symbols used in subtraction. Specifically, Kindergarteners are still learning number symbols and alphabets as well as the plus sign so distinguishing symbols and what they represent when presented with them are extremely important. All students need concept development to retain such skills. This lesson will teach students a new strategy for solving subtraction as well as provide a pictorial representation of subtraction. Language development of vocabulary like minus, take away, less and fewer is also important for all students in math progression as these terms will be used in word problems and comparing amounts throughout school and in the real world. First graders will have a combination of addition and subtraction with subtraction word problems. Students will discuss these concepts, learn and practice a new strategy and then use the strategy that works best for them in their independent and partner tasks. Upon completion of tasks some students will interview each other to discuss which strategy they used and why and how they used it. Others will create an avatar cartoon video or a song to share their strategy for solving subtraction problems.
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.
Slavery and Oral History 9 to 12
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As part of a unit on antebellum slave culture in North America, students will learn about the role oral history plays in forming and transforming a culture among African Americans. A comprehensive oral history project utilizing video and podcasting technology will be the unit's summative assessment
Small Moments 1 to 2
Children partake in many "small moments" that can be captured in a picture at home and at school. When "small moments" are recorded, children can look at them, remember them, and write a genuine "story from experience" including many details that the picture shows.
Social Situations & Emotions P-K to 2
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The students will use video modeling to interpret a variety of social situations and corresponding emotional states.
Space Adventures P-K to P-K
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This lesson plan will introduce preschool children to various outer space experiences.
Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall: Dress and Play for Them All 2 to 5
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This activity will engage students to work in pairs to make up short stories about activities they can do during each of the four seasons. They will also focus on identifying clothes and activities which are appropriate for each season.
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.
Stop Cyberbullying Today! 8 to 8
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Eighth grade students in my Computer 8 course will create a 60 second video about how to prevent Cyberbullying.
Story Development 3 to 12
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This lesson can be used in the initial stages of developing a digital story using media literacy skills taught beforehand.
Story Telling through Photography 4 to 9
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Students will use photographs to form the basis for a narrative story. This is lesson will be part of a series of lessons that will lead to a book of stories and student created images.
Student Published Books 5 to 5
Over a period of 4 weeks, students will organize, write, revise, edit and publish 4 chapters of a fictional story.
Students Are the Best Teachers 4 to 12
Students will take an active role in the teaching and learning process by creating digital presentations that review basic concepts that are the foundations for all courses. These may include focused mini lessons on such areas as vocabulary, grammar, figures of speech, math problems and concepts, historical events, scientific elements, or technology operations.
Switch Zoo/Real or Fake 2 to 4
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This lesson is an introductory lesson to familiarize students with the copy and paste feature on the keyboard. They will also review font and paragraph features of Word. Students will then use a web based program called Switch Zoo to create a fake animal and write “facts” about their animal such as where they live what they eat and how they survive.
Technology for the Likes of Shakespeare and Poe 7 to 12
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Digital Storytelling, a wonderful way to incorporate technology and other disciplines into the Language Arts classroom, despite endorsement from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), is not a priority for most schools. I believe that to incorporate digital storytelling, you must have the technology necessary to enable the teacher to adjust her pedagogy and see her role as story coach instead of technology teacher, allowing digital storytelling to enable students to represent their voices in a manner rarely addressed by state and district curriculum while practicing the digital literacy skills that will be important to their 21st century futures while supporting whole language literacy practices. .
Technology 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.
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.
Text and Technology Based Literacy 3 to 3
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Students will demonstrate understanding of character traits, central message, and how chapters build on one another in the book The Stories Julian Tells. This will be accomplished through Learnzillion.com, the use of collaborative groups, independent reading, and teacher scaffolding.
The "Point" of Me... and GeoMEtry 3 to 5
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This is an interactive story in which geometry vocabulary is introduced and associated with each other as a story unfolds. The students not only listen to the story but create a story board in which the geometry vocabulary becomes clear in differentiated ways.
The Clay's the Thing 12 to 12
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Senior Creative Writing students will learn about dramatic structure, create original scripts for claymation, produce a short film, then hold a school-wide The Clay's the Thing Film Festival
The Five Senses K to K
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•.This unit will focus on the use of the five senses to develop a heightened awareness of the world. Skill development is centered on observing, describing and classifying objects. Students will use their senses to describe objects and identify common properties. Students will develop more refined methods of observation, ability to make more detailed descriptions and an increasing ability to differentiate among similar objects on the basis of one, and then multiple, characteristics. Describing objects will involve making measurements of various properties and comparing them to other reference points (e.g., a color chart).
The Flat WSD Students 1 to 5
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The students create stories, a movie and a book about how they become flat after reading the story "Flat Stanley". This is written for Deaf students, however it could be easily modified for hearing students.
The Peace Project K to 2
What does "peace" mean to second graders? Students will create artwork and personal videos to communicate their reflections about "peace" to share with the world.
The STEM Train! 7 to 8
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The STEM Train will be a school-wide program for students to create exploration through video-making, short films and documentaries. Students will become mini filmmakers. They will use the latest technology to make video presentations in class. Digital Cameras will be the source of our videos, but in order to “create” magic, we will need more electronic equipment.
The Tales of Nerdy Norm 8 to 12
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In this lesson, students will create a stop motion video that showcases the transformations of quadratic functions by creating a clay model of "Nerdy Norm the Normal Parabola." Students will add audio to their movie to tell the tale of how a shift in Nerdy Norm's "mood" changes his graph!
The Wonder of a Wordless Book 3 to 5
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The students will create stories to accompany wordless books. They will record a podcast of their story to present to the class.
The Year Is New, The Bugs Are Too! 3 to 5
The yearly theme for the elementary library is"Go Buggy For Books." This science theme is used to teach library skills.
This Is Our Town 10 to 12
Students document life in their small Iowa town by photographing, writing and creating art about the experiences and architecture of our community. These finished products will then be shared with the community.
Through our eyes 4 to 8
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A guest speaker will introduce students to basic photography techniques and skills. Students will use cameras to capture the beauty of their lives. Each student will choose his or her favorite image to paint and to write a short descriptive essay.
Tool Factory American Independence Lesson 4 to 7
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Students will first investigate the American Independence experience through two websites. They will than create a newspaper from July 4,1776, making mock interviews of the major players, covering the major events, and even writing opinions articals from both points of view.
Topic: Integrating Technology into the Classroom – Digital Storytelling P-K to 3
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Students will be able to retell a story and demonstrate understanding of the parts of a fairy tale. Using apps, students will listen to or read a variety of fairy tales. At the end of the unit, students will video themselves recreating a favorite or original fairy tale.
Total Physical Response Storytelling 5 to 12
Students will take pictures and make books to tell a story in a foreign language.
TVTV News 9 to 12
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We are a technology-rich school that wants to take things to the next level! We would like to introduce students to the world of news broadcast journalism and create a daily newscast to deliver that day's announcements.
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.
VERB-alize P-K to K
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Still-shots and short video clips will be used to illustrate action verbs for hearing-handicapped preschoolers. The photographs and clips will include the manual sign, appropriate setting, and modeled target action. These will be integrated into lessons presented via Smartboard technology and into vocabulary/communication journals.
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.
Virtual Math Portfolio 7 to 9
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Students will create a customized web page to post a series of unit-based math projects. They will keep a copy of the web page as a virtual portfolio of their exciting math year.
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.
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 Firemen Read 9 to 12
Armed with digital cameras, iPods with recorders, and great attitutdes, students will interview community members and find out what their favorite books are and why. Students will compile the results in both print and web formats and share their findings with the world.
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's In A Name? 6 to 8
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Sixth grade research class students will learn about triangulation as they collect primary and secondary research about their names, along with expert opinion . The research findings will be presented in the form of a movie.
What's in a Story--A Short Story/Film Unit 5 to 12
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Students analyze and evaluate "story" through both the written word of short story and the visual images of short film. The lesson/unit culminates in a production of a short film. This is run in a workshop format, with mini-lessons and some direct instruction/practice of skills as the project unfolds.
What's Up with the Water Cycle? 1 to 2
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Purpose: Students would learn the steps of the water cycle, then film the process and explain it using a flip camera.
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.
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.
World Civilizations 7 to 8
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This project is an effort to incorporate interactive video games (Civilization 4) and collaborative internet tools (Google Docs and Wikispaces) with an understanding of historical knowledge and themes to better understand the interaction between culture, geography, government, and people over large periods of time. To do this, groups of students will play a networked version of Civilization 4, keep records of events which occur in this game, write a history of the nation created in the game, and publish the history online for others to use.
Write A Story 1 to 5
Using a wikispace, students will work together to complete a story. Each student will create a story starter, and classmates will add sentences one at a time to create a completed story.
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 Classroom Agreements using Inspiration & Word to Go 3 to 8
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At the beginning of the year, the class will create a "Classroom Constitution" using Inspiration software and, as an option for classrooms w/ Palm Pilots, Word to Go. Students will brainstorm as a class a list of behaviors that they think will help the classroom environment be conducive to learning & to show how they can become better citizens in their class.
Zoom into Writing 1 to 4
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To work on focusing on a specific topic, students will take digital pictures around the school yard. They will then use the zoom on the Olympus camera to focus on one part of the picture. Their stories will be based on the zoomed picture.
“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.
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