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My Altered Life, Exploring Mixed Genre Writing 9 to 12
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The purpose of this project is to present the students with a structured activity in which they are able to develop and enhance their reading fluency and comprehension skills in a fun and creative way. The mode of exploration will be that of mixed genre writing and altered books.
26 Days/Weeks in Our World Writing Project 3 to 8
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Students will each take one photo during their assigned week on a class digital camera. Students will share there photo and the class will write a descriptive journal entry about what they see in the photo.
Back to School Writing 12 to 12
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Seniors who are at-risk of not graduating need extra writing skills. By providing a camera and tools necessary to create their story of their senior year, I can encourage writing.
Banner Ad/Web Banner ... Internet Advertising - Copywriting 7 to 8
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The students were asked to create banners of the standard size to advertise various products and/or promote causes and ask for donations.
Because I Said So! - Writing a Persuasive Speech 4 to 4
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This is a short writing unit. Students will brainstorm, write, and edit a persuasive speech on a topic of their choosing. The studetns will then record a podcast of their speech which will be uploaded to the school website.
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.
Collaborative Writing in 4th Grade 4 to 6
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This lesson incorporates writing, listening and speaking skills in order to have each group of studnets produce a piece of publishable narrative 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.
Create a descriptive writing piece using descriptive words 2 to 2
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In the first part of the lesson we will use Kahoot to make sure all students know what adjectives and adverbs are. The second part will involve researching an animal and coming up with a one paragraph writing to describe how the animal moves and looks.
Dear Future Writing Assignment 1 to 4
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Students will be writing to future residents through a Time Capsule.
Essay Writing 9 to 12
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Students will write a variety of essays using Google Docs and Edmodo.com. Students will learn to collaborate and to constructively use social networks.
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.
Gandhi Speech Writing 9 to 12
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Students shall create speeches based on the life and times of Gandhi and his policy of non-violent cooperation. Students shall videotape (dvd Format) their speeches and present their speech to the class.
Make narrative writing authentic and exciting!!! 3 to 12
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This is a simulated police officer lesson. Secretly assign students to do things while you are teaching. After the lesson, have students write down witness reports.
My Future-Handwriting Recognition 7 to 8
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Students will use Wacom Tablets to complete hand-type projects. They will write essays, short stories, and correct errors in their handwriting.
Persuasive Writing 2 to 3
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Students will learn the skill of writing a persuasive letter through a read aloud, teacher guidance and technology.
persuasive writing FLIP style! 3 to 12
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Students produced a persuasive i-movie presentation on avoiding caffeine-includes the characteristics of persuasive writing, images, voiceovers, data, recommended solutions, and song remake of "Pants on the Ground."
ScreenPlay Writing 9 to 12
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This a two-week unit that includes screenplay writing and video editing
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.
Writing a Masterpiece 9 to 12
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When working with students to create complete sentences, I make the visual connection to a masterpiece painting. This metaphor helps struggling writers connect to the necessary components of a sentence.
Writing and Illustrating a Digital Children's Picture Book 6 to 8
Students will use digital cameras and Photoshop to create the pictures for a children's picture book which will be made into a hand bound book.
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.
Writing Equivalent Expressions 9 to 12
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This involves writing equivalent expressions using area model and exploring difference of squares through an interactive activity.
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.
Writing Prompt "Living With Fame!" 4 to 4
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Writing Prompt "Living With Fame!"
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.
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.
"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
"Geotown" Scrapbook 3 to 5
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Students will use digital cameras to take photos of architecture and nature that represent geometric concepts. The photos will be used to create a digital scrapbook for the fictional town of "Geotown".
"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.
"Just Playing" Playground Design 4 to 5
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Students will design a playground for our new school. They will measure the area of the proposed space, research pricing and sizes for playground equipment, and create a proposal for donors which will include digital pictures of the proposed area and drawings or digital blueprints of the much-hoped-for playground area.
"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."
"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.
1 Picture = 1,000 Adjectives 6 to 8
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When learning parts of speech, my students tend to have a difficult time thinking of powerful, creative adjectives, especially since I have a list of adjectives they are not allowed to use. The students groan when told to look at a thesaurus but having them complete an activity keeps them interested and actually causes them to ask for a thesaurus without being told.
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.
55 Word Video Stories 7 to 12
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Using the literacy skills of the 21s Century stidents will create original 55-word short stories, or re-write well known stories in 55 words, and then turn them into short movies using video cameras. They will then publish their finished products on YouTube and the class blog, and have an opportunity to submit their original stories to the fifty-five fiction contest.
A Brief History of NY...by class 401 3 to 5
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My class of ESL 4th graders is writing a play about the history of New York! We built the set, made the costumes and the props...and now we want to take a video of it!
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 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 Fishy Environment 'We need 'em Clean!' Web Lesson 6 to 8
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Create a website that documents our field trip to a local fish hatchery, where we will learn the how the effects of methyl-mercury can impact us and our environment.
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 Tree for all Seasons K to K
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Using digital photography and a slideshow program, Kindergarten students observe, document, and represent data of a tree’s seasonal changes.
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.
All about "Me" autobiography!! 3 to 5
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Student will make powerpoints and turn them into movies. These movies will be autobiographies about them!!
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 Powerpoint (An upper grade back to school activity) 4 to 8
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Students will create a PowerPoint that introduces themselves to their classmates and includes personal information (family, likes/dislikes, strengths/weaknesses, friends,etc.) clipart images and scanned photographs. They will present their PowerPoint to classmates and teacher.
American History Digital Movie 5 to 12
Students write, perform, produce, and present a digital movie based on a historical event.
And Action ........ Stop Motion Style 9 to 12
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Cross-Curriculum project integrating Art (sculpting) and Technology (Video Editing, Web 2.0 (Video Sharing),
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.
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.
Animals on Parade 3 to 8
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Fourth grade students will research rainforest animals of the world and hold what is known as a shoebox parade. Each student will decorate a shoebox to resemble a parade float and create a podcast.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bollywood, Philadelphia 9 to 12
Students will create a Bollywood-type musical using digital media.
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.
Candidate Obama Support and President Obama's Agenda 7 to 8
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Support letters via Microsoft Word for Candidate Obama ... sent to Obama Headquarters in Chicago [received Obama response] ... then PowerPoint presentations of President Obama's Agenda researched at www.whitehouse.gov ... sent as followup to the White House.
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.
Color Poem Collage 3 to 6
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Students are engaged in poetry writing and creating an accompanying collage using technology. This lesson is great for helping students use more descriptive writing.
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.
Community Words K to 2
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Students will use digital cameras to photograph words in their community. They will then make a poster or a book to display the words. This will be used to aid them in writing their own works.
Constructing collaborated constructed responses for the Common Core World 6 to 8
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Students will be able to get instant peer feedback to better collaborate for correct answers. Students will also be able to get a better sense of peer writing styles to help develop their own.
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 a Realistic Fiction Story Using Google Classroom 7 to 8
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Students create a Realistic Fiction Story on Google Classroom. As they are live typing I can give instant feedback to assist in the paper being the best that it can be.
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 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 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.
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.
CSI: Native America 5 to 6
This is an interdisciplinary inquiry unit based on a true incident involving the death of the last Native American in an Indiana County. Students will use CSI problem solving skills to draw conclusions concerning the case.
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.
Cultures and Cuisines WebQuest 9 to 12
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Groups of Five are to select a country that they would like to learn more about. Research that country's environment, people, customs and characteristic foods. Prepare a report/display and present to the class.
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.
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 Dreams 9 to 12
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This lesson connects students' experiences with short stories, poems, speeches and newspaper articles in a thematic unit on "Dreams." Students take images that best reflect the pieces read as well as take photos for pieces of writing students create.
Digital Fairytale 4 to 6
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Students write their own fairytale in groups. They use a digital camera and Power Point to retell their story.
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.
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 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 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.
Earth Editing: Increasing Environmental Awareness with Student Created Public Service Announcements 3 to 12
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Students create a Public Service Announcement video on issues concerning the environment, which will “air” on the school website and at an Earth Day Assembly. Each video will focus on a single strategy that students and community members can do to help protect our planet Earth.
Elaborative Detail- Write it right! 4 to 10
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This lesson teaches the importance of using elaborative and sensory details in writing. Children may think they are using good details until they see how many details are necessary to make the right picture pop into a reader's mind.
Electronic Poetry Project 6 to 12
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The Electronic Poetry Project is a student-generated, project-based learning experience in which students utilize technology to develop skills in research, writing, and creativity to produce an audio/video presentation. Student-driven, project-based learning enhances lasting knowledge rather that just momentary learning.
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.
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.
Exploration Journal 4 to 8
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We use Pixlr.com, a free photo editing site, to explore various regions of the world according to the new Social Studies standards in 7th grade. Students will edit a picture to portray themselves exploring the region and then create exploration journals documenting their trip.
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.
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 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.
Flip Video Cultural Exchange between students in Texas and New Zealand 6 to 8
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Students create a class YouTube video comparing the differences/similarities between the Hurricane Ike disaster in Houston, TX to the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. The video was sent to all schools in Christchurch, New Zealand - expanding students' world view to include more than just their immediate concerns.
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.
From Book to Script to Claymation 3 to 6
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Guide to creating a Claymation movie from a children's book. More than LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION, it's writing, editing, designing, and building sets, creating characters, filming, recording voices, and oh yes save those out-takes.
From photo to printed word: Getting second-graders to write! K to 2
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By taking pictures and focusing on the basics (capital letters and periods), second graders get the beginning concepts of writing a story by taking compelling images.
From Photos to Poetry 8 to 12
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Students will create photographs and poems which have meaningful themes through a thoughtful and deliberate process.
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.
Getting Down to Business (Letters and Technology) 7 to 11
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Students use technology to learn parts of a business letter, how to write a business letter, research businesses, and write a letter of request to a business of their choice.
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.
Greek Mythology Movies 6 to 6
Students will learn about Greek myths. Then, students create a script based off of a Greek myth, film, and edit their movies.
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.
Hollywood is Southeast Georgia 3 to 5
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Using digital cameras and Microsoft Movie Maker on desktop computers, students will create stop action movies with storylines of their own creation.
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 "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 (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 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.
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."
Iditarod 4 to 8
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This lesson provides students with a point of view experience while tracking Iditarod mushers online live.
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 I Were 100 Years Old... K to 3
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For the 100th day of school, my first graders are asked to write about what they would and would not be able to do if they were 100 years old. To update this lesson, I would have them dress up as if they were 100 years old and record their thinking in a flip video.
Inspirational Essay: Video 6 to 8
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Students will create an inspirational movie using both video and text. Partners will choose a famous person who has inspired them. Using quotes and filmed clips, students will create a video detailing how and why this person inspired them.
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 Books with VoiceThread P-K to 2
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Students will use photos, illustrations and writing to dictate an interactive book which can be read during shared reading or shared with families.
Invasive Species 9 to 12
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Invasive species can disrupt and use natural resources that are necessary for endemic species to survive. Students will conduct a field study of an invasive plant species to learn how their community and the endemic species have been affected.
Keyboard BINGO 4 to 5
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Practice appropriate keyboarding skills while playing a game and identifying categories of various topics.
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.
Language Arts - Journalism 7 to 7
Objectives: Identify the format of a news article. Gather information needed to write a news article. Apply an inverted pyramid format to write a news article.
Let's Collaborate! 5 to 8
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Students will work in groups using the digital storyteller website, www.storybird.com, in order to collaboratively create a story that includes all story elements.
Let's 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 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.)
Let's Take a Trip! 4 to 5
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Students use Google Maps, images, and weather data to plan a trip to a destination within the continental United States. They need to calculate mileage, time, and check upcoming weather data.
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.
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.
Life Map 11 to 12
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This is a lesson plan that helps you to get to know your students and also helps you determine their computer/writing skills. For this lesson students use a computer that has Adobe Illustrator to design a life map. Then they need to submit a one page typed paper that explains their life map, I suggest using Microsoft Word.
Limericks 5 to 8
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Students will study the rhythm and the rhyming pattern of Limericks.
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.
Live Lit/Arts Magazine P-K to 12
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The Live Lit/Arts Magazine is an evolving showplace for student writing and art. While traditional Literary magazines have been used as a once-a-year printed edition usually produced at a great expense and only purchased by participants, their parents, and their teachers, an electronic magazine will allow constant revisions and additions as students continue to produce new written and fine arts contributions.
Living Wax Museum 5 to 8
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Students will complete a biography about a person of their choice. This project includes a written paper, a slideshow, and creating a poster board that will be displayed throughout the school.
Local Heroes 9 to 12
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The students will use interview skills, digital photography, digital video and movie editing software to create a five-to-ten-minute video showcasing a local person who is a positive role model.
Me on the Map K to 3
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Students will use Google Earth to understand and visually see that they live in many locations within each other. A house is in a town, which is in a county, that is in a state, which lies in a country, that is on a continent, on the planet earth.
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).
Mixed Beasts 4 to 8
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Goals: To show students how to modify images using Adobe Photoshop Objectives: Students will produce an image representing a “mixed beast” using two or more separate image files.
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.
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 a Game 3 to 5
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Students will create a video game using what they know about narrative writing.
Movie Music 5 to 8
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Students study music in movies and create a sequel to a popular childrens movie.
Multiplication and Division Strategy Podcast 3 to 5
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The students will draft, edit, and publish a podcast explaining their favorite strategy for solving multiplication and division word problems.
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.
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 Sierra County 6 to 10
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Students will use digital images and their own writing to create a powerpoint presentation depicting the attributes of the county in which they live. They will provide the audience a glimpse into what makes their county special, from their own unique perspective.
My Vision Is A Verb P-K to 12
Students will take a dream or vision that they desire to see come true and use the Zoo Burst and/or Story Jumper storytelling software to turn that dream or vision into a book. Students will also learn that work gives power to any vision.
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.
Online - On Stage - and ACTION! P-K to 5
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This year-long 4th grade project integrates information literacy skills with the arts, character education, and social studies.
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.
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.
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
Persuade the PTO 4 to 12
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Create a video to persuade your local PTO to fund a classroom need! It worked for us!
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!
Pod Review 3 to 3
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Students from the gifted and talented class will create pod casts to review science concepts and vocabulary. These pod casts will be shared with ELL students and other science learners.
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
Postcards 4 to 6
Students will create a colored pencil drawing of themselves in an environment of their choice, using a digital output of their head as the starting point. The teacher will reduce the painting to postcard size and the students will write a descriptive letter on the back.
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.
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.
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 All About It: Magazine Creation 6 to 8
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Students will practice writing standards by creating a collaborative mini magazine. Each student will be required to write an article for the group's magazine that illustrates his/her ability to cite text evidence, use direct quotations, paraphrase information, and use correct grammar.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Science Circles Podcast 5 to 12
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Science Circles Podcasts will feature small groups of 3 to 4 students holding round table discussions on weekly science topics. Students will prepare statements presenting their ideas about the topic. A student facilitator will direct the flow of an open, round table discussion after opening ideas are presented.
Science Talk K to 12
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A news crew in our classroom that will discuss important science topics.
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.
Selfie with a new friend 7 to 12
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Students are to find a person i the school who they never talk to and don't know. They take a selfie with that person and ask them a fact about themselves, and share a fact. Student has to submit to Google Classroom.
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.
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.
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.
Sounds of ... Assignment 10 to 12
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This intermediate PodCasting assignment focuses and strengthens students' scriptwriting abilities by having them weave audio elements throughout their work. Sounds are no longer ancillary or used merely as aural illustrations; sounds are central and are enhanced by the script.
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.
Stone Soup--More than a Field Trip When it is a Video/Movie P-K to 8
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First grade students use digital storytelling techniques to create movies that extend the learning from field trips.
Students will FLIP for the News 4 to 12
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Incorporating technology skills with both written and verbal communication skills, students will create news programs to be shared on School Tube.
Taking Elaboration to the Next Level 8 to 12
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Teaching elaboration can become formulaic; this takes the Jane Schaffer Model and adds a twist to incorporate highlighting. This helps a lot with visual and hands-on learners, as well as, special education students.
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.
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 Civil War Through the Eyes of Students 7 to 8
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I am working with the technology and art instructor to provide cross-curricular learning experiences for my 8th grade students. My students will research historical characters and their impact on the Civil War.
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 Family Tree 6 to 8
Families are a wonderful resource of support, traditions, and stories. In this unit, my students will write a series of essays about their families that will be put together in a book that can serve a record that can be shared with family now and in the future.
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 Next DIY Stars 3 to 8
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Teach students to write "how to" or "directions" essays, then bring them to life by demonstrating on video using Movie Maker and Flip cameras.
The Pumpkin Patch P-K to 4
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Students use digital images and drawing software, in this case Kid Pix 4, to create a pumpkin patch illustration. Students use their product to write a paragraph on a writing prompt provided by the teacher.
The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf Again 2 to 2
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Comparing and Contrasting the various stories of the Three Little Pigs from the pig's point of view and the wolf's view
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 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.
The World Around Me 5 to 8
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Students will take pictures of landscapes, nature, the environment, etc. They will choose one picture that will be used as their "muse" to write a story that describes that specific picture.
Their Side Of The Story 3 to 5
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Students use Flip cameras as a way to look at and understand school life from others' point of view.
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 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.”
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.
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
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 Technology to Create a Portfolio, One Letter At a Time 4 to 4
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Students will create a variety of written assignments, covering all subject areas, using Tool Factory Workshop. Throughout the year the students will write poems, essays, summaries, book reviews and they will create graphs, presentations, and spreadsheets to show their learning throughout the school year.
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 Videos 9 to 12
This lesson integrates vocabulary research with script-writing, performance, and videography to give English Language Development students, along with Special Education and General Education students a better command of the English Language while gaining experience in filmography.
We Have a Dream 2 to 4
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Students write their own "I Have a Dream" speech based on how they think they can make their world a better place.
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.
Westward Ho Journal 3 to 8
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Students travel across America and write about their journey to California
What are Numbers?: Learning to Add K to 1
Students explore digital camera use while learning basic math concepts and simple number identification.
What in the World..?!? 3 to 5
You don't need to be able to read to love science, computers, and photography. My special education students will use these materials to create their own photographic "I Spy" books during our What in the World..?!? photo project. Using picture symbol software and photographs, students can address all content areas including math, reading, writing, technology, and science.
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 Going On 5 to 6
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The 6th grade special education students are going to make a monthly newsletter for their peers on the things that are happening. This lesson helps with self esteem, organization, and written expression, and technology skills.
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.
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.
Wiki Comment: The News and You 5 to 8
Writing Prompt Option for Students Create a wiki with a page for this student writing prompt. The activity is a a page for writing clear and cohesive comments that connect students to the news. The goal is for students to write concisely about their connection to the news in the world, sharing and commenting on each others' ideas.
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.
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.
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.
Year in Review 6 to 8
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Each student will capture his/her best moments/work/events of the school year with cameras/phones or movie making program.
“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.
I Have A Dream 2 to 5
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Fourth Grade and Second Grade Buddies will collaborate to write "I Have A Dream" poetry and record their poetry to share on the Internet. They will use the videos to assess the content and presentation.
La Casa de Mis Sueños/My Dream House 9 to 12
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Students will use present tense conjugation and learn vocabulary that describes a house. Students will create visual representation of their dream house using presentation tool of their choice. Students will “walk us through” their houses in small group presentations (6 students + teacher) while we roll a dice to ask questions about each presentation and providing verbal feedback, all in Spanish.
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.
Literary Tour of California via Vodcast 9 to 12
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Students study California authors and create a podcast telling about each author. Listeners learn about the cities and places that California authors lived, worked and played in and wrote about.
"50 Ways to Use Your FlipCam" 9 to 12
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This lesson/power point was developed in order to teach the audience (teachers/instructors) simple and quick ways to enhance their teaching and to help invest their student in their education by using a FlipCam.
"Board" Games 6 to 6
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The Teacher will use the Promethean Board to create interest and review for tests in the classroom. The lesson reviewed will be for adjectives.
"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.
"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.
"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
"Teach it to Me"-Seasonal Calendar K to 2
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Students the use digital technology to pictorially depict weather conditions and environmental changes throughout the months and seasons. Then, they will use photographs to complete a seasonal calendar.
"The Five Life Zone Research Project" 7 to 8
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Students in grade 7 and 8 will travel from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the Grand Canyon in Williams, Arizona to investigate and measure the soil and water quality (if water can be found) for each of five life zones. The five life zones are the Lower Sonoran or low hot desert; the Upper Sonoran or desert steppe; the Transition or open woodlands; the Canadian or fir forest; and the Hudsonian or spruce forest. This is equivalent to studying the life zones found from Mexico to Canada. The latest technology will be used to complete the field studies and record and communicate their findings.
"To Be, or Not To Be, A Digital Citizen? That is the Question! 4 to 12
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Students will become active participants in understanding what it means to be a digital citizen. The students will become aware of the importance of online responsibilities.
'Student Teaching' 6 to 6
Students teamed up to teach a 20 minute mini-lesson. I used my Flip Video Camera and Tripod to record them.
(G.I.F) Graphics Integrates Fun 7 to 8
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(G.I.F) Graphics Integrates Fun is a lesson plan that will enhance 7th and 8th grade graphic arts class projects by sharpening the students' kinesthetic graphic design skills through the technology of a Wacom Graphire 3 Classic graphics tablet and digital cameras. It will also instill lifelong learning that is fun while the lessons relate to other subjects.
21 century pen pals 3 to 8
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These lessons are for the students to show what they've learned about specific topics to an international school.
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/
9th Grade ELA Project-Based Learning 9 to 10
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This is a project-based learning unit that I taught with one of our 9th grade teachers. Students learned different persuasive techniques as they developed their own charitable organization to fight child abuse.
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 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 Utopian Revolution 9 to 12
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Students are introduced to the ideas of utopia and totalitarian states before reading George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four" by actively participating in the creation of a utopia and its fall into a totalitarian society. Students will document the rise and fall of their society and reflect upon the changes that allowed a dictator to take control.
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.
A Zoo Book for All 1 to 3
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The purpose of this lesson is for my students to be able to research information about animals and communicate in written form using the Four Stages of Writing. They will use Tool Factory Workshop and MultiMedia Lab V to create two pages for our class book and a presentation for our Friday Morning Assembly.
ABC Book 1 to 1
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Students will take pictures of people, places and objects around the school that begin with letters of the alphabet.
Addition Addiction 3 to 5
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Using interactive whiteboard technology, the students will show different ways of adding multi-digit numbers. The students will present their thinking to the class.
Aesthetic Perception Unit 9 to 12
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Student will journal while listening to music examples in order to create value statements regarding works of music. These will appear in blog format on the classroom page.
All About Me! K to 1
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Writing stories "All About Me"
American Cities 7 to 8
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In this lesson, groups of students will work collaboratively online to create informational worksheets about a major American city through the ages.
Analyzing and Synthesizing Propaganda Techniques in Film 9 to 12
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Students will analyze the non-verbal techniques used in films that attempt to manipulate audiences through political or commercial propaganda. In teams, students will then create their own videos demonstrating a synthesis of these techniques.
Ancient Greece Podcast 7 to 7
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Students will work in groups to create a newscast from Ancient Greece. Each broadcast will include an introduction, a news story about leisure or entertainment
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.
Animal Adventures 4 to 6
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Students will research a specific zoo animal, and write a script describing various features of the animal. The class will then go to the zoo, find their animal and film each other telling about their animal (Jeff Corwin or Steve Erwin style). Later these will be made into class videos.
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 Research Paragraph 2 to 2
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Animal Research Paragraph-Students will need to research animals and gather facts from various sources.
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 9 to 12
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Through the exploration of animation techniques, students will be able to describe and depict emotions and expressions with processes, traditional tools, and modern technologies used in the arts.
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.
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.
Around Town K to 2
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Objective: Apply organizational writing strategy of sequencing to write about a trip around town. allow students to experience the being the illustrator/photographer for their own writing/book.
Art and Life: Where Do We Use Art? 9 to 12
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This lesson increases the relevance of not only art classes, but also all academic disciplines by engaging the students to research how art is used in all aspects of their education and their lives. They will create videos that will collect factual information and visual examples that will educate the viewers on how art is used in a variety of settings and how historical people and socities have depended on the coexistence of art and non art subjects.
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.
Author Study 3 to 5
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After students read a book of their choice, students will research the author and create a digital report.
BackYard 5 to 8
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Interactive lesson that leads into student completion of a Backyard fencing task (including construction of the fencing, locating materials, etc).
Behind the Camera 5 to 8
Students create a documentary-style video that speaks to an organization within the community.
Benton Middle School News Cast 7 to 8
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Using the digital wish grant Benton Middle School will be able to film a daily news broadcast for students to view.
Big Things-Small Packages 9 to 12
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Every year, students enrolled in the media 3 & 4 program are required to create, for the purpose of public instruction, personal work experience, sales and marketing, a Portfolio Project using computers to edit, store digital video files, music and images. Those files will be used in a short film, documentary and the annual senior video-a video yearbook for the graduating class.
Bill of Rights Documentary 3 to 5
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Our fifth grade Social Studies students learned about the Bill of Rights by creating their very own documentary using the Flip camer and software. We held a viewing party at the end of the unit complete with a popcorn donation from AMC Theatres to celebrate our young filmmakers!
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.
Black History Month Podcast "A Conversation Between Presidents Lincoln and Obama" 4 to 7
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There are many interesting similarities and differences between the lives and presidencies of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama. A meeting between these two gentlemen would be the foundation of a great conversation and/or debate!
BLANKETING THE WORLD WITH LEARNING ANDLOVE K to 4
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We used the Flip Camera to capture all classes' interpretations and lessons related to reading the Book "The Lady in the Box" by Anne McGovern. We compiled videos of 12 classes into a movie and culminated the project with a blanket drive.
Blogging in the Classroom 10 to 12
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Students will use laptops/chromebooks to create their own student blogs, where they will respond to literature, evaluate media, and collaborate with their classmates.
Body Tissues and Membranes 9 to 12
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The document camera will be used to project an image to demonstrate proper dissection of a rat and display body tissues/membranes during lab time.
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.
Bringing Historical Figures Alive 3 to 7
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In this unit students will learn about a famous person in history and use several types of media to investigate them and show what they have learned.
Building cross cultural learning through technology 3 to 3
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Students will conduct research and create a PowerPoint presentation on an animal. Students will then showcase their PowerPoint to families and Skype presentations to pen pals in Japan.
Butterfly Life Cycle 2 to 3
Students will describe and research the Butterfly Life Cycle.
Butterfly's Journey through Migration 1 to 3
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While working on a butterfly theme and unit.Math, Science and Geography can be incorporated through literature and writing.
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.”
Campus Media Team 5 to 6
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The campus media team create biweekly news shows for the school. The videos are for the students and teachers to be kept informed, entertained and updated on the latest events happening at school.
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.
Capturing Animals through Technology 2 to 5
Students will use digital recoding photograpgy equipment to take pictures of animals at our local zoo. They will then insert the photography into a variety of audio-visual technology -based reports featuring thier animals.
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*
Character Counts in Action! K to 12
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Students will create documentaries based around the 6 Pillars of Character. Each group/individual, will highlight the pillars in a video that defines and provides examples of the pillar and problem solving solutions for difficult situations that arise in and around the school community.
Character Education Podcasts 4 to 6
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Each month a different character trait will be focused on. Students will create and record a podcast highlighting the character trait.
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.
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.
Collaborating Living Moments 6 to 12
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Students who are incarcerated experience very little positive influences, have created substantial challenges, and show little ability to make beneficial, character building decisions. which incapacitate them to progress academically, socially, vocationally, etc., and ensure continued failure . We wish to utilize the Seminole County Dividend Speakers to influence these students, however, due to incarceration and facility regulations, students are unable to participate in their presentations. Therefore, we would request technology, in the form of DVD video camera and digital programming, to bring speaker presentations in house. We would tape initial speaker performances at Eugene Gregory and later present to other students at John Polk and the Juvenile Detention Facility.
Collaborative Wriitng and Debating 4 to 5
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Through discussion, students will formulate opinions and defend their own positions in writing
Colonial America 4 to 6
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Fifth Graders are researching information on a variety of topics dealing with Colonial America in preparation for Colonial Day that the school holds every other year. They will be taking their research and creating a power Point presentation which needs to include an audio piece.
Come Meet Us at the Zoo P-K to P-K
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Come Meet Us at the Zoo is a project theme lesson plan that incorporates technology with life science, literacy, writing skills, and creativity. Children will identify animals, research them online and with books and magazines, then write a book about the animal of their choice.
Commentary Across the States 6 to 8
Using Edmodo.com, students in one part of the country can use a safe, educational tool to communicate with students from another region of the country.
Community Based Instruction P-K to 12
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Community Based Instruction involves functional academics, independent living , self-help, interpersonal as well as speech and language development/skills. Most activities require the student to demonstrate learning through a hands on approach assessed with measurable goals in which a rubric or percentage is obtained. The best part of CBI is that the activities allow students with various abilities, skill levels, and various learning styles an opportunity to be successful.
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.
Comparing and Contracting modern and colonial children 2 to 4
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Students will compare and contrast their 'modern' life with the lives of 'colonial' children. Students will complete a Venn Diagram, and take the information on the Venn Diagram to write a paragraph comparing the different time periods.
Context Clues 4 to 8
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This lesson helps teach context clue skills to enhance a reader's inference skills and vocabulary.
Create 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 Newspaper P-K to 5
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Lesson plan for creating a digital school newspaper. This includes some modifications for students with disabilities.
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 Drama 9 to 9
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The students will plan, direct, and record a scene from Romeo and Juliet.
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).
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.
Creative Videos for Basic Grammar Concepts K to 2
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Using Flip Videos, students will teach and enhance classmates' knowledge about basic grammar concepts such as nouns, pronouns, proper nouns, adjectives, and action verbs.
Crime Scene Documentation 7 to 8
My rookie crime scene investigators are hot on the trail of the suspect who left the science lab in a mess! Evidence will be photographed and documented for further analysis to determine "who dun it"!
CSI: Chemistry Student Investigators 10 to 12
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Students master scientific inquiry skills as they design investigations to solve mysteries based on scientific concepts, use hand held computers and digital cameras to capture data generated in their investigations, and use Tool Factory software to compile data and lab reports to create electronic lab journals.
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.
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.
Cyber Safety 3 to 5
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In this lesson, students discuss the dangers, as well as, the positive side of having internet and real life friends.
Cyberbullying 6 to 8
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With the layering of identity through the use of nicknames and avatars as well as a sense of anonymity, it is easy for young people to sometimes forget that real people – with real feelings – are at the heart of online conversations. In this lesson students will explore this concept and discuss the importance of good netizenship.
Daily Announcements Made Easy! 3 to 12
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Students will create daily (or weekly) announcements for their school or classroom using a webcam.
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.
Density- An Intrinsic Property K to 12
Students will use common lab equipment and materials to design an experiment to prove that density is an intrinsic property. They will use a digital point and shoot, a computer, a PowerPoint program and a digital projector to develop and present the procedures they create and perform in the lab.
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.
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 11 to 12
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Objective: In this lesson(s), students will be able to continue developing an understanding of what it means to be a digital citizen. Through guided notes, discussion, and activity student will be led through various concepts relating to being responsible in the digital world. Unit Summary: This unit would be considered year long, ongoing curriculum that will constantly be reinforced as we utilize technology within the English Language Arts classroom. The main areas to be focused on will include: self image and identity, relationships and communication, digital footprint and reputation, cyberbullying and digital drama, and internet safety. In order to have a technologically centered classroom and methodology these items must be addressed. Students need to not only know how to use the technology effectively but also how to use it responsibly and safely.
Digital Citizenship and Safety K to 5
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These are lessons that I do throughout the first few months of school as students come to the Media Center. I would love to get the grant for the kit to teach this as well.
Digital Cloud Riddle Book 1 to 3
Students will learn to identify different cloud types, observe and photograph clouds in nature with interesting shapes, and print and write a riddle about the object they see in the clouds. Each student will add their cloud riddle and photo to form a class book to be added to the class website for everyone to enjoy.
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 Dewey System 2 to 4
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4th grade students created "How to" Flip video presentations. Video clips and photographs were created from the Flip video presentations and inserted into a Dewey Decimal Classification game that 2nd - 4th grade students played to learn the 10 Dewey Decimal classifications.
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 Portfolio K to 6
Students in kindergarten and sixth grade will document their field trips using digital photography in order to share the experiences.
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 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.
Discovering Strategies to Divide 5 to 5
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Students will solve real life story problems by modeling, writing equations, and justifying their use of operations and strategies. Strategies and solutions are then shared with the whole group to encourage flexible math thinking.
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.
Documentary-Style Research Projects 4 to 6
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Students will research a topic related to the social studies curriculum, and then create a report and a short documentary video using iMovie. Along the way, students will learn how to narrow topics, take notes, keep citations, and make editing choices. This is an ideal lesson for a computer lab setting.
Dot and Dash Global Ambassadors 3 to 6
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Combining communication , collaboration, critical thinking , computer coding, real world writing, geography, research skills and creativity.
Electricity for Kids! It's Shocking! 2 to 3
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Electricity for Kids! It's Shocking!
Electronic Poetry Project 6 to 12
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Students will utilize digital technology to create a presentation of a chosen or original poem. The project will include creating photos/videos, voice overs, original background music, and character generation to interpret a poem for classroom and podcast presentation.
Electronic Portfolio 3 to 5
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Students will use Powerpoint to create a multimedia portfolio of work completed during the year. The presentation will also serve as a yearbook where students will be allowed to import pictures of family and friends as well as narrate descriptions of the contents.
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.
Everything American 8 to 8
Students work collaboratively to define "American Culture" by capturing images of the American way of life, and using them to create a PowerPoint display using words and images.
Expert Projects: Sound, Heat and Light 4 to 12
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Students researched, wrote a report and created a class website teaching their newly gained expert knowledge on a specific topic related to sound, heat or light. Students presented their webpage to the class to teach their topic.
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.
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.
Famous Classmates! K to 2
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As a way to get to know each other, the children become reporters, photographers, and movie producers to interview each other as they become "Famous First Graders." Learning to work as a team to interview the famous person and then produce a short movie helps establish a cooperative climate in our classroom. I guide the children as they create the roles and then help them learn the skills needed for their job. Part of the classroom is set up to look like an arrival area for famous people, like movie stars or the President.
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.
Farm Animals P-K to P-K
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Rodeo - Farm Animals Elementary Zone Grant
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.
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.
Flip Cameras and Puppet Shows Create Education 9 to 12
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Students will create, film, download, and produce an educational video of a puppet show using a flip camera.
Flip for Book Reports K to 12
Students will create Flip Video book reports to share in class and to keep as a data base of book reviews.
Flip into Technology! 6 to 12
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Students use Flip cameras to gather information and integrate it into any classroom activity.
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.
Flippin' For CJH-A Video Presentation of Our Campus 6 to 8
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The students use the Flip Video Cameras to learn the principles of multimedia production while producing a meaningful video tour of our campus product. This product will be used to introduce CJH to newcomers and the world wide web.
Flipping Over Conflict Resolution K to 5
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Students create videos to show their understanding of conflict resolution. These students then show their videos to other classes to teach other students how to talk out their problems.
Flipping Over Our Weather Reports 2 to 6
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Students will write and film a weather report.
Flipping with Math 1 to 1
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1st graders will write math sentences and model those with items. Using a flip camera or still camera, the students would model their own number sentences.
FlipVideo Poetry: Teaching Narrative Poems Through Community Service Learning 7 to 8
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In order to promote literacy as part of our district improvement plan, 7th grade students will work in pairs to draft, write and illustrate a narrative poem to be presented on National Read Across America Day to primary school students as part of a 'Seussical". Performances will be videotaped so that teachers can show the presentations over and over to varied classes for instructional purposes.
Follow the Drinking Gourd K to 12
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Learn about the Underground Railroad, Harriett Tubman, Slavery, and what it takes to have a safe classroom all in the same lesson.
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.
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 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.
Fruit / Vegetable Jigsaw 10 to 12
A cooperative learning plan where students learn about categories of things relating to their curriculum, while creating a permanent learning, reviewing, reference, and assessment tool for future use. Using technology, research and "real life" experience students will collaborate to show and teach each other.
Geography Postcard Podcasting 7 to 8
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Students will produce four postcards that will show the major landforms and describe the climate of the different regions of the U.S. and Canada. Students will then write a description of their travels in the form of a friendly letter. Each student will create a podcast using the postcards and letter. The podcast will be posted to the class website.
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.
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.
GRAMMAR SHOTS K to 8
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Have fun creating a progressive grammar portfolio.
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.
Graphing Weather 2 to 3
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Graphing Weather and writing about the results
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 and Changing P-K to P-K
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Students will interview friends and adults asking questions and taking pictures. With gathered information will make a school/class newspaper
Growing STEM Minds Through the Growing Gardens 9 to 12
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The nexus of our STEM activities revolves around our urban gardening center surrounding the school. The STEM activities will reach across all the subject areas including English, History, Science, Engineering, Technology and Math classes at our school.
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.
Hero Within 3 to 10
Students set on a year-long integrated heroes journey. They relate heroic efforts found in their studies to their own lives.
History and Architect Through Digital Photography 10 to 12
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Students will take a walking tour of our historic downtown district and take pictures of our history and architectural features. They will then create their own powerpoint to tell our city's history and identify architectural features and home styles.
Holocaust background-Jewish Life Photo Project P-K to P-K
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To understand Jewish Life Pre-WWII by examining photographs and biographies through the US Holocaust Memorial Museum website
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.
I love Penguins!! P-K to 2
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Students will learn about the different types of penguins, their habitat, etc.
I Want To Be an Entrepreneur (Flip Camera Lesson Plan for Economics) 3 to 6
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I Want To Be an Entrepreneur (Flip Camera Lesson Plan for Economics) Objective: The students will create and advertise a business while learning the meaning of the words entrepreneur, advertise, profit, and loss.
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 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
Improving Student Presentation Skills 9 to 12
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Watching video of oneself when presenting is the most impacting means of growing one's presentation skills. Throughout the past 6 months my 'Science Research in the High School' students have been conducting symposium style 12:00 presentations in class and not until we started videoing with a FLIP camera did students begin to make startling progress.
In Our Own Voice 4 to 5
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The purpose of this lesson is to help students learn about poetry and apply it to real-world settings.
In Touch with Nature K to 5
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Ipod touches will be used in conjunction with our Nature Space/Bird Habitat, on school grounds, community programs, local businesses, Cornell University, and volunteers. These members will aid in constructing a Bird Watch and Feeder program to collect data to be analyzed through the touches, student interaction, and Cornell Labs.
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.
Interpret the equation 8 to 8
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To interpret the equation of line, students will rotate through three stations. Each station will require the students to interpret the equation but using different techniques.
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 Cherokee Syllabary Sounds P-K to 8
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Students will construct their own workbook depicting each sound of the Cherokee Syllabayr
Introduction to Stop Motion 2 to 12
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This is basically accomplishing three things: teaching kids the process and technology involved with stop-motion animation, working on the editing side of making a movie, and creating two projects (one to practice application and one for synthesis).
Invasion of the Germs: We Fight Back! 3 to 4
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The news today can be scary for our children hearing the stories of the H1N1 virus. This unit will teach common, quality health practices to serve our community and remove fear and uncertainty out of this disease. Personal hygiene, scientific investigation and fun will mesh in this unit for 4th grade students entitled “Invasion of the Germ: We fight back”. The students will investigate hygiene and determine what habits will help their bodies fight infections. They will create clay animation videos with podcasts to teach younger students and our community how to fight germs and the H1N1 virus.
iPad for assisted communication! P-K to P-K
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Would like to incorporate an iPad and the app Communication by Gus to my classroom to assist and provide communication as well as support making choices for my students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
IPAD 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.
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.
iPod review 7 to 12
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By using iPods, students can review for tests at their own pace. Group work, review at home, auditory learning, individual pacing, all occur with the use of iPods.
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
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.
iZOO 3 to 5
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This is the cumlinating project for a unit on animal adaptations and habitats. Students will complete a WebQuest, create a slideshow or animated movie, and a podcast.
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.
JOB POD Career Podcasting Project 7 to 12
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The purpose of this project is to provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge gained and maturity achieved during their high school career so far. This project gives students the chance to choose an area of study, to combine different disciplines, to satisfy specialized curiosity, and to utilize talents in a productive way. The project gives them the chance to make their high school experience a more meaningful and practical one.
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.
Kinderbet-An Alphabet for Children P-K to K
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Kindergarten children will brainstorm and search the classroom and campus for objects that begin with each letter of the alphabet. They will photograph each item and create both a power point and a written book to be presented to the library.
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.
La Presencia Escondida: Spanish Speakers in Our Community 9 to 12
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Using skills learned in Spanish class and technology students will venture out into the community to become more familiar with native Spanish in the area and how they have come to live and work locally.
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.
Les Petits Chefs 10 to 12
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Using a flipcam, students created a proposal to offer French cooking and language lessons for children in our community. They submitted their video to the "Francophone Youth in Action" contest sponsored by the Francophone Centre of the Americas, and won a $2500 grant to realize their project.
Lesson Plan Using iPads K to 5
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Standards (Common Core): Read and write whole numbers and decimals; identify places in such numbers and the values of the digits in those places; use expanded notation to represent whole numbers and decimals.
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 Get Excited about Roller Coasters! 5 to 9
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An amusement park has decided to open a theme park to be located in Waikoloa Village, Hawaii. It is an exciting time for the citizens of Waikoloa Village. Finally, this small town will be put on the map for something big. The residents are anxiously anticipating the grand opening of the amusement park. However, the operators of the amusement park need your help. They want to design a new roller coaster with a car that runs as smoothly as a marble would down the track. Your team has been hired to design this new roller coaster track for this theme park. Your task is to design a model of the track you would like to build for this amusement park. Your model must demonstrate the law of conservation of energy, gravity, force, momentum, and especially kinetic and potential energy.
Let’s Get Excited about Roller Coasters! 5 to 9
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An amusement park has decided to open a theme park to be located in Waikoloa Village, Hawaii. It is an exciting time for the citizens of Waikoloa Village. Finally, this small town will be put on the map for something big. The residents are anxiously anticipating the grand opening of the amusement park. However, the operators of the amusement park need your help. They want to design a new roller coaster with a car that runs as smoothly as a marble would down the track. Your team has been hired to design this new roller coaster track for this theme park. Your task is to design a model of the track you would like to build for this amusement park. Your model must demonstrate the law of conservation of energy, gravity, force, momentum, and especially kinetic and potential energy.
Lifecycle Learning K to 3
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Classroom children can watch lifecycles by having a camera set on an egg or a seed planted and projected on a large screen. In return, they learn the sequence of each lifecycle by seeing it first hand.
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.
Literature is Alive and Everywhere 9 to 12
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Students will look to the world around them for inspiration for writing poetry and prose. Using digital cameras and related technology, students will reach out to their world to look for inspiration in everyday beauty.
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 History Video Project 5 to 5
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Students record an interview that they have with a senior in the community. This video is then edited by the students and turned into a short documentary.
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.
Long Term Projects - Jobs in your future 8 to 12
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This lesson takes place over 4-5 weeks in the technology / computer lab. Students Explore productivity suite applications (like Microsoft Office, Open Office, Etc..) while opening or running a business that suits their interests.
Louisiana Cinquains P-K to P-K
Overview: Students review language and grammar skills taught throughout the year. Students will also utilize the writing process in order to compose a form of poetry (cinquains). Finally students will incorporate our study on Louisiana as a focus on their poems.
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.
Magnificent Metamorphosis: A Podcasting Lesson P-K to 2
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This lesson incorporates podcasting and the use of technology (iPads) to teach students about complete and incomplete metamorphosis. This lesson was designed for Kindergarten, but could be used with Pre-K-2.
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 Handbound Books 3 to 12
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Everyone loves a beautiful book made by hand. Use these easy books in the Japanese stab-stitching style for sketchbooks, journals, or content-area projects.
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
Mastering a Student's Personal Information in a Special Education Classroom 2 to 5
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Students come to me lacking personal information such as their middle name, ability to spell and read parents' and siblings names, pets' names, dates of birth, etc. My project will focus on mastering this information through photography. Our product will be a photo book for each student.
Matching Times P-K to 3
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Students will match time on digital clocks with analog clocks.
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.
Memoirs of a Fifth Grader 5 to 5
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Fifth grade students will write an auto-biography and create a correlating video diary.
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.
Middle School Masters of the Web - Video Newsletter 7 to 8
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Students will interview, script, edit, and produce a web-based newsletter/ video newscast for school and district viewing.
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
Moon Craters Lab 3 to 12
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By dropping a rock from three different heights, students were able to employ al the steps of the scientific method while conducting an investigation. They explored the limitations of models and connected the relationship of mass, height, and impact.
Movie Maker: Retelling a story 3 to 6
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6th grade students will use FlipVideo to retell the story they read, using beginning, middle, and ending. It would need a title page and credits. Objective: Reading Comprehension, Writing, Planning, Application of technology.
Movies for Motivation: Encouraging Literacy Through Student-Created Films 9 to 12
Struggling readers enrolled in a Targeted Reading class will use Tool Factory Movie Maker to create videos advertising their favorite books. These videos will then be shown to the entire school as part of a school-wide literacy encouragement effort.
Multi Media 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.
Multiplication Live! 3 to 3
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Filming student lessons with multiplication
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 Digital Story 9 to 12
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Digital storytelling is one of the most creative ways to encourage students to write narratives. The project allows students to use existing writing, photography and computer skills, and gives them a challenging platform to create more intense, interesting and personal stories.
My Three Words 7 to 8
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Our schools 7th and 8th grade Performing Arts class was asked to reflect on an significant event that happened in their life. The student had to express this event using only 3 words in a non traditional and non verbal way, such as written in flower petals, in the sand etc. We used our flip camera to record each child's interpretation, and set the movie to music.
My Town/ My School 3 to 6
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Students groups will gather information on their town or school. They will research the city website, or school website to find important facts, history, and landmarks. Student groups will create a presentation to share with others.
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.
Native America Regions 4 to 6
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Students will learn about different Native American regions, using a web quest and internet to research the culture, homes, clothing, food and location. Students will present findings to the class using a PowerPoint presentation.
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.
Newspaper for Inner City School K to K
The project is to promote fluency both oral and written 2 languages.
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
NO NEED TO BE PUZZLED ABOUT ME 4 to 4
Integration of technology with the Language Arts curriculum—writing an acrostic poem. This is a great way of getting to know your classmates---great for the beginning of school year.
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.
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.
Ocean Animals- A Kindergarten Research Project K to 1
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Kindergarten students will choose an ocean animal to research to culminate a unit of study on the ocean. Students will conduct “pocket-folder research” with the media specialist and teacher in small groups, after which they will use Kidspiration software to present their findings to the rest of the class.
Of Mice and Men, Migration, and Photography 6 to 8
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Over the course of the month of December, students will read the novel, Of Mice and Men, and explore the concept of the American Dream through the migrant experience of the 1930s. Students will then take the classroom outside in the community and document the migrant experience and concept of the American Dream in their own neighborhood to juxtapose the possible changes of the dream since the 30's.
Once Upon Technology 4 to 8
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Students re-write fairy tales adding current technology to change the ending. Then they make their new story into a movie to record and edit in class.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Persuasive Elements Commercials 6 to 8
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After studying ten primary persuasive elements, students were asked to brainstorm a known product and develop an angle. Then they drafted a 1-2 minute script and produced a commercial, including editing and post-production work.
Persuasive Essay Powerpoints 9 to 10
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Students will use digital cameras to document campus problems at our school and compile them into a PowerPoint presentation along with a persuasive letter to our school faculty, administration, superintendent, or school board.
Pharmaceutical Commerical: Which drug is better? 11 to 12
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Chemistry students will research a pharmaceutical drug (must be approved by the teacher). The students then will make a brochure and a video commercial to try to sell and promote the drug that they picked.
Photographical Ecology 6 to 8
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Students will photograph and understand differences in organisms and the roles they play in our environment.
Photography Lesson 3 to 5
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Students will learn the beginnings of taking a clear picture of a subject. Students will also learn to upload pictures. grade 3,4,5 (differentiate as needed per grade level)
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!
Plant, Point and Record the Life Cycles of Plants 1 to 6
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Students will photograph the life cycles of growing plants. Using continuous photographs, they will monitor the scientific data collection of their plants' growth for online photo journals that they will posted on their student-created website.
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 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
Podcasting with Jr. High 5 to 8
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Students will create a podcast that would reflect student learning and local area news
Poetry and Photography 7 to 8
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Using a digital camera to help students understand poetry
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 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!
Postcard from Abroad 5 to 12
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The following lesson plan is meant to combine the use of computer photography skills, communication arts skills, and social studies to create mock postcards from famous locations around the world. Appropriate for 5th grade and up.
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.
Pretty Plants Point of View 4 to 5
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Students will use kidspiration to create a flower of their choosing and write a poem from the flower's point of view.
Pride in Diversity - Our Similarities and Differences Make Us Strong K to 8
This project gives students experience with digital cameras and web design tools while showcasing the ways our similarities and differences make us stronger as a community of learning.
Publishing With Photos! K to 5
Students will create their own books using photographs for illustrations.
Quadrilateral Scavenger Hunt 6 to 12
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Students explore the school for various quadrilaterals. Once they find them, they record themselves using a Flip camera describing the various characteristics of each one.
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.
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.
Reasons Why... 4 to 8
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This English lesson will use flip cameras and persuasive techniques.
Reenacting Shakespeare 9 to 12
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Students analyze scenes from Romeo and Juliet and recreate scenes through modern skits.
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.
Researching the Black Diaspora in Latin America 5 to 8
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Students will first research, and then create podcasts about the Black Diaspora in Latin America. Research topics can include historical themes such as the middle passage or the triangle trade, cultural themes such as the influence of African rhythms in Latin American music, or social themes such as the social stratification and racial vocabulary that existed within Latin America.
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.
Romanticism Through the Eyes of Art, Poetry, and Technology 10 to 12
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Teaching the qualities of Romanticism, comparing pieces of the period, and creating responses that show comprehension, while using an Elmo.
S.C.A.N.M.E. P-K to 12
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Students Creating A New Method of Evaluation
safety on the internet 3 to 6
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this lesson explores the security of real friends vs the online "friends"
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.
School Renovation -- What's Your Idea?! 5 to 8
Students visited area elementary schools to seek ideas for the renovation of their school. Presentations were made to architects and the school board.
Science Claymation - Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg? 3 to 6
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Students in 3rd - 6th could use the Tool Factory Movie Maker, Stop Motion Pro Software to make Claymation videos about science topics such as life cycles, natural cycles, phyics, and space phenomena. These lesson plans are integrated cross-curricula and incorporate multiple 21st Century skills.
Second Grade Science Textbooks 2 to 2
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Second graders spend the year planning and making their own science textbooks. They are learning science as well as learning how to read and write nonfiction text.
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.
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.
Shape all around 2 to 3
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Students will understand and be able to classify solid shapes.
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.
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.
Showcase Your Talent K to 5
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The Students will submit a talent for approval. Students will sign up for a time to use a FLIP Video Camera, to record themselves performing said talent.
Silent Films with a Flip Cam 4 to 12
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Students will analyze a variety of silent films, the roles and responsibilities of film careers and work together to create a film that demonstrates the basic storytelling concepts of conflict and resolution.
Similes and Metaphor 3 to 5
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Students will take photos of two very unlike objects. They will then brainstorm ways the two objects are alike and write similes and metaphors about the objects.
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.
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 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.
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.
Stain Glass P-K to 12
This is 5 lesson plans in sequence from introduction through Glass History to the current methods applied in Glass Forms: lesson 1, stain glass history; lesson 2, community impressions; lesson 3, stain glass design; lesson 4, color theory; lesson 5, form and application. Wrap up includes reflection.
Standard 6.07 - Produce computer-aided floor plan designs. 9 to 12
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This lesson plan uses a computer-based design program to teach students how to produce a computer-aided floor plan.
Static Electricity Intro. 3 to 5
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This is an introductory science lesson on static electricity. By the end of this lesson students will be able to explain what static electricity is and describe static electricity through examples.
Stock Market Project 7 to 9
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In this activity, you and/or a small group will invest $10,000 in four different companies and then track the stock market price of those companies over a period of time.
Stop Motion Animation with Photographs 5 to 12
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Have students move objects in a scene and take a series of photographs that create the illusion of movement of said objects. The students will then put the photos in a video editing program to make a short video of their characters in action.
Stop Motion to Jump Start Thinking! 3 to P-K
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For this project, students will be able to display their knowledge gained from an inquiry project or book reading using the stop motion techniques.
Story 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.
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 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.
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.
Students Are the Best Teachers 4 to 12
Students will take an active role in the teaching and learning process by creating digital presentations that review basic concepts that are the foundations for all courses. These may include focused mini lessons on such areas as vocabulary, grammar, figures of speech, math problems and concepts, historical events, scientific elements, or technology operations.
Studio Photography 9 to 12
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This project involves shooting long exposure photography in the school portrait lighting studio.
T-shirts build school and community pride 6 to 8
This lesson is designed to bring a sense of community to a very diverse team of students in a large, urban middle school. It is also designed to bring a sense of pride in a community struck down with poverty. In this lesson, students will go out into their community and homes and take pictures of what they most identify with to be eventually placed on a T-shirt.
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.
Teaching Listening and Speaking Skills for Special Education Students K to 1
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This ELA lesson plan for students with special needs includes technology integration while students enhance their listening and speaking skills. Students will learn different modes of transportation while building language and cooperative skills.
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.
Techno Lit 3 to 5
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This lessons includes a variety of technology to publish expository texts so they can be viewed on iPod touches and iPads.
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 Across the Curriculum K to 5
Students will be using digital cameras in Math, Language Arts, and Science. They will be producing symmetry pictures, a scrapbook, and learn how a camera and an eye are similar.
Technology and your Future: Using SmartPhones and IPads in the classroom 4 to 5
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Using research from the internet, via Smart Phone or I Pads, studnets will "open their eyes" as to what they will need to do and have in order to attain the life they desire for their future.
Technology as a Tool of Science 9 to 12
Digital cameras and Tool Factory will be used in a variety of projects in several classes. The objective is to show students the tools that can assist them in the recording, cataloging and sharing of science information.
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 Time Capsule 3 to 4
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Creating a personal electronic portfolio of a students 4th grade journey.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks for Your Service P-K to 12
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Students need to learn to be thankful for what they have. What better way than to honor those who have fought for their freedom.
The "Important" Podcast 1 to 3
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Students will create a theme-based podcast to recap and detail what they have learned for that period. The podcasts will be used for younger students and for parents.
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 Butterfly Effect P-K to P-K
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After studying the rise of Hitler and the Nazi regime, students are asked to think about the "butterfly effect" regarding negative events that happened in various countries because Hitler was the Fuhrer. This project begins with research, includes history, contains digital tools, incorporates fiction, and ends with a classroom presentation.
The Differences Among Us 5 to 8
In this beginning of the year activity, students will get to know each other by sharing cultural differences which make their families unique. Students will experience the personal stories of their peers, understand that all families are different, and accept that it's okay to be different.
The Effects of Chemical and Physical Weathering on Gravestones 5 to 5
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Students will visit the historical Magnolia Cemetery located in Augusta, Georgia to record digital pictures of the effects of weathering and erosion on gravestones.Students will take pictures and, using previously learned chemical and physical weathering concepts learning in class and recorded in their science journals, create a Prezi or a Glogster media presentation.
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 Flip Side of Plants and Animals K to 6
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Typically, science experiment observation is paper pencil, but with the Flip Video camcorder, students can record their observations on video, allowing them to be extremely detailed and accurate. Using a Flip Video for observation also allows the student to share with others exactly what they saw during the course of an experiment.
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.
The Hall of Physicist 8 to 12
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Students will create biographical posters of famous physicist through the ages.
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 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 Soundtrack of Your Life 6 to 12
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Every sound tells a story. In this Language Arts lesson, students learn about poetic elements, tone, and personal connection by creating their own soundtrack of the major events, experiences, passions in their lives. The final product is a Glogster page.
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.
This I Believe K to 12
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Students will listen to a podcast of "This I Believe" from NPR and create a list of their own beliefs. Great introduction to the Civil War.
Tiger EV Technology to Improve Sustainability and Petroleum Dependency 6 to 12
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The Tiger EV project involves research, design, and construction of an all-electric vehicle. This three-wheeled vehicle is powered advanced battery and electric motor technology. Electrathon America registered EV cars compete all across the country with the goal of traveling the farthest distance in a given time, with a limited energy source. Our goals for this project are to: Increase students' and publics' awareness of the future of alternative energy transportation. Advancing the implementation of green technology in educational curriculums across the country using hands-on learning in the fields of electronics, aerodynamics, and materials usage, in a real life application.
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.
Total Physical Response Storytelling 5 to 12
Students will take pictures and make books to tell a story in a foreign language.
Tour of African History 3 to 11
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Students will explore African history by taking a gallery walk through an interactive museum, exploring Africa's geography and taking a virtual field trip.
Toy Inventor’s Workshop 11 to 11
Students work in small groups to develop a toy for preschool age children.
TRI-SCI 1 Video Launch K to 4
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Student(s) will construct and fly a model rocket with a video camera onboard. Video will alos be made of the construction and shared with other students/grades.
Underground Railroad 4 to 6
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This project is to enhance the learning in the classroom by researching information on a variety of topics and creating a tri fold with the computer teacher, learnign a song and the meaning of it with the music teacher, and creating art with the art teacehr . In addition to the art and music pieces, the research will be used in a tri fold (which is a technology goal for this grade).
Using Flip Video to Identify and Analyze Figurative Language 6 to 8
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Students will be divided into collaborative groups of 2 or 3. They will be assigned a type of figurative language which they will need to define and provide a dramatic interpretation using that type of figurative language on video.
Using Podcasts to teach about the Constitutional Convention 7 to 8
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Using Netbooks with webcams and a Smartboard to create and share Podcasts. Students will participate in discussions and the creation of Podcasts by taking advantage of the interactive nature of table Netbooks and a classroom Smartboard.
Video Haiku 5 to 6
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The students will learn about forms of poetry. They will write a Haiku poem that is stylistically correct and to understand the nature of haiku poetry. The students will use the digital or video cameras find or create a small video clip or series of images to illustrate the haiku. To incorporate poetry and video or images into a Windows movie maker or photo story presentation.
Video Scavenger Hunt: Is It Alive? 1 to 1
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This is a 5-day lesson in which students learn the characteristics of living and nonliving things. Students will go outside to find living and nonliving things and film themselves describing their objects and explaining how they classified them.
View, Review, & Replicate: Using Graphics and Humor for Vocabulary Acquisition 9 to 12
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Students will recognize and review frequently tested ACT/SAT vocabulary words through the use of word/ graphic associations and humorous content videos.
Virtual Field Guide 6 to 8
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Students will discover and photograph wildlife around campus. Students will create a field guide to be published on the school website.
Vivid Visual Vocabulary K to 12
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Students will create weekly presentations of their vocabulary words utilizing Flip Cameras, iMovie and Powerpoint. Computer generated, student driven learning always leads to life-long knowledge, but making videos to enact vocabulary words in context is fun.
Vivid Visual Vocabulary 4 to 12
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The Vivid Visual Vocabulary Project is a student-generated, project-based learning experience in which students utilize technology to develop skills in research, writing, and creativity to produce an audio/video presentation. As students share projects that are developed individually and through cooperative, small learning communities, they become both teacher and learner.
Vocabulary and Humor 9 to 12
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Objective: The students will work in groups to be challenged to use humor to help recall the vocabulary words for their Unit 12 Vocabulary test.
Voice of Democracy 9 to 12
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Record your original 3 to 5 minute (+ or - 5 seconds) essay on a standard cassette tape or CD on the 2010-11 theme "Does My Generation Have a Role In America's Future" Label your cassette or CD and neatly typed essay with your name and completed entry form.
Voice of History 7 to 12
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Radio programs dominated national consciousness from the beginning of the 1900s to the dawn of television, and they were known for their abundant creativity, their clever advertising, and their infinite reach. Recreate the joy and drama with quick research, a few voice recorders, and a solid editing program.
Wacky Vocabulary 6 to 12
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Students will seek out or create silly situations that illustrate their vocabulary words.
Want to Drag?! (: 6 to 8
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This lesson plan will present 7th & 8th grade students with engaging, motivating, and fun hands-on engineering opportunity to create, design, fabricate, test, and competitively race scale model cars for aerodynamics and performance
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 Unit 6 to 8
In this unit, students will learn about the essential and valuable properties of water. Students will learn through hands-on activities.
WCCS News 78 Investigative Report K to 8
Several television stations in the St. Louis metropolitan area feature a news investigative reporter who acts on tips received from local viewers. The West County Christian School seventh/eighth grade students will research/investigate a news tip, send their own news investigative team to the site to document digitally their findings, write the script to produce a news report, and then videotape that presentation.
We Are Authors! 2 to 2
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Students will use Clip Art Station and Microsoft Word to create a book.
Weathering Project 6 to 6
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After studying weathering in class student will demonstrate their knowledge of weathering by creating a digital project.
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.
Welcome to Our School! 3 to 5
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This lesson plan is designed to teach students how to develop perspective, boost creativity, and promote communication and collaboration skills. Students will create a video about our school intended for new students to feel more comfortable and knowledgeable about our school before arriving on their first day.
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 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
What Do You Put Stock Into? 6 to 8
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Overview: In this unit, students will learn basics about the stock market. Students will choose and “buy” stock in a company. He/she will check the price of the stock each day and record in a spreadsheet. At the end of the allotted time, students will create a graph depicting losses and gains. After evaluating their data, students will compose a summary report which will include their losses/ gains and possible reasons for the outcome.
What Happened During the French and Indian War? 5 to 6
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Students will make a timeline about the French and Indian War
What The Giver Society is Missing 6 to 12
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Student will create a slideshow about The Giver by Lois Lowry. They will show why some of the rules in that community are actually not beneficial and are quite harmful.
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.
When I Grow Up P-K to 1
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You often hear young children say, "When I grow up I wanna be a__." Here is a meaningful story prompt and a great opportuntiy to teach community helpers.
Who AM I and Who Are You? P-K to P-K
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We will be working on strengthening our understanding of identity. What makes us who we are?
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.
Who's the Man? Men of the French & Indian War and Road to the Revolution 5 to 6
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Who's the Man? Men of the French & Indian War and Road to the Revolution
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
Who's Who in the Art World 2 to 5
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Students study famous artist and their works, through Internet resource using social bookmarking. The create biographies and recreate famous works then create online portfolios of their final project.
Why teach Jet Toys? (Tool Factory Movie Maker ) 5 to 5
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Students will use what digital cameras to capture to importance of learning force and motion through Jet Toys.
Wilson- On the Road Again 5 to 5
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Students check out Wilson and a Flip and document the experiences they have.
Windsor Opposes Waste - WOW! 2 to 6
We propose a year-long, problem-based learning between grades 2 and 6. Teams of students will meet and discuss and identify the problem(s), brainstorm solutions, implement their solutions and throughout the year evaluate and reexamine their decisions and actions.
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.
World Travelers K to 12
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Students in grades K-8 and Visual Art students would choose destinations to "visit" by grade levels, which would enable classroom teachers to use this project as a learning tool for many other subject areas. Classes would then photograph their ideas of locations, settings, places to visit, plant life, perhaps even life of that area to create a travel brochure for future visitors.
Write 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.
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