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4th Grade Life Science Unit: Animals 4 to 4
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Our fourth grade teaching team will use technology tools to meet the description of Colorado’s 21st Century learning skills: critical thinking and reasoning, information literacy, collaboration, self-direction, invention. Through the use of technology, we will appeal to our student’s senses and teach to a variety of learning styles with meaningful, authentic learning opportunities.
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 Morphs 2 to 5
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Students use photos (headshots) of themselves with the expression of an animal that they want to be. The photo sticker is placed on the paper, and the students add the rest of the body in its natural habitat. Information about the animal is written in the border of the picture.
Animal Report K to 1
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Throughout this project students will be researching an animal and organizing the information into a 30 Hands presentation. Students will pick an animal, research, find pictures, and demonstrate their knowledge of their animal through their completed project.
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 Science Research Report 4 to 6
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Students will visit Squam Lake Science Center, meet animals and scientists, take interview notes, photograph the animals and then return to school to complete a research report and post their data to our class blog.
Animal Trading Cards 2 to 4
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This is a collaborative unite in which students research an animal and create a trading card like a baseball trading card using Microsoft Word or other word processing software.
Animals and Algorithms K to 2
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Students will develop the ability to design simple algorithms and implement them digitally on an ipad. Students will consider why humans make things with technology as well as how humans control computers. Students will work in small groups to design and program a simple digital animation about an animal in its habitat.
Animals Classification 4 to 6
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- Classify animals with backbones into groups of mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, and fish based on their features and description.
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 of Florida K to 3
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Journey with us as students discover Native Florida Wildlife.
Animals of Louisiana P-K to K
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Kindergarten students will become familiar with animals of Louisiana. The students will learn about their habitats,environments, young, diets, etc.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Endanged Animal Power Point 6 to 12
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Create a Power Point Presentation About an Endangered Animals
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.
Farm Animals P-K to P-K
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Rodeo - Farm Animals Elementary Zone Grant
Flip Camera Lesson: Louisiana Animal Adaptations 3 to 4
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Goal: Students will research, write about and then make a video about their findings
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.
Interactive Rainforest Animals 4 to 6
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A three part learning project designed to teach student about various animals/creatures of the rainforest with a focus on the arts and technology.
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.
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.
Save the Animals! 3 to 5
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Students research an endangered animal. They then develop a PowerPoint presentation (for their parents and peers) describing the animal, its habitat, its predators, its prey, and why it's endangered. Finally, students create a podcast for our class "Save the Animals!" series describing their plan to help these endangered species, as well as recruiting support.
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.
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.
We're going on an Animal Safari! 1 to 3
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Students will be creating podcasts on animals from Africa. Students will share research about an animal and their adventure on Safari.
A tour into our micro world 11 to 12
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Students will use video photography to create a Public Service announcement about our micro-world. Then using MS office software, video record a narrative on a green screen. They will inlay the background photos.
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.
ANIMATORS AND LEGO MANIA! 2 to 6
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Students will work in groups and create a short informational animated movie on animals they read about. They will use a storyboard to develop their short story.
Autism help through PowerPoint 6 to 12
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Students will create advanced PowerPoint lessons that have people choose something from a field of three. Our hope is to help children with special needs grow while my middle school students learn advanced PowerPoint and learn to understand other people.
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.
Clip Me P-K to 2
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This lesson involves my second graders using clip art for their Power Point presentations. They will decide on an endangered species they would like to learn more about, write a report, and last make a power point presentation to present to our third grade classes.
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.
Desert Tortoise Adaptations 4 to 8
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Students will observe how a desert tortoise is adapted to its surroundings. They will take notes and then photograph the environment and tortoise to design a powerpoint.
GPS Ecosystem (Ecotone) Scavenger Hunt 9 to 12
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Using GPS's and your surroundings to make going outside fun for students!
In the Field with Salamanders 5 to 5
5th grade students will collect and monitor the diversity of salamanders in their community. They will produce a field guide to share with other local students that will include both quantitative and qualitative data collected over time.
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.
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.
Skull-dugery 7 to 7
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Students will use a digital camera to photograph skulls of various specimens and will research on the internet to identify them.
Switch Zoo/Real or Fake 2 to 4
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This lesson is an introductory lesson to familiarize students with the copy and paste feature on the keyboard. They will also review font and paragraph features of Word. Students will then use a web based program called Switch Zoo to create a fake animal and write “facts” about their animal such as where they live what they eat and how they survive.
Using Rhetoric in Speeches 8 to 12
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Students will analyze "I have a Dream," "Old Major's Speech," and "Imagine" for the three rhetorical devices (ethos, logos, and pathos). They will then create podcasts in which they give their own speech for the world using the three rhetorical devices
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.
"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.
30 Ways In 30 days 5 to 6
Learners are challenged with the essential question, "How can I make a significant difference in the world in just 30 days?" To highlight their experience, the learners must keep a log book, create a documentary, and publish an original book.
A Simple Chocolate Bar Global Project 9 to 12
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Discuss and Investigate the many parts from different countries that are needed in order to make a product in this case a Chocolate Bar. Understand all the environmental effects that impact this product and the people and the environmental involved.
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.
Ad Logic #BestBuds 5 to 7
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The learner will be able to recognize the importance of emotional appeal and how it relates to the advertising industry and the social networking world.
Adapting to Life by the Wild Myakka River 6 to 9
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Students will use digital still and video cameras to capture organisms adaptations to their local environment while on a field trip to Myakka River State Park. Students will then use the captured media to create a digital interactive poster (Prezi) that they will present to the class.
Advocate for Something! Flip Cam Media Advocacy Project 9 to 12
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Students will find an inner passion to support cause through the power of Media Advocacy campaigns using Flip Cameras. This lesson is a basic introduction on online research, video team roles, field reporting, collecting video interviews and video editing interviews into a short 2-3 minute video.
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.
Becoming Africa’s Wildlife 4 to 6
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Each student becomes an expert on one of the animals native to Africa and contributes important information to a safari field guide. Each student investigates the natural history of the animal and learns about the animal’s habitat, ecological niche, interdependence, relative position in a food web, adaptive features and behaviors, and conservation. With their research behind them, each student “becomes” an animal and creates a poster presentation written primarily from the animal’s point of view.
Biome Project 5 to 6
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Biome Research project with a choie menu
Biotic and Abiotic Factors in Your Environment 5 to 8
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Students will be able to distinguish the biotic and abiotic factors in their environment and how they affect each other.
Birthdays, Everyone Has One! P-K to 3
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Specific purpose/ objective The student will practice retelling and explaining to build social studies and vocabulary skills. The student will connect the information with prior experiences and insights to his or her own birthday.
Book Report Alternative 2 to 8
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Students read a book independently and then write and record a book review. Class book reviews are compiled to make a video.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear Using Proloquo2Go with Nonverbal Children P-K to 4
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This lesson will use an iPad and application called Proloquo2Go to engage nonverbal children during a literacy activity using Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? by Eric Carle.
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'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.
Cell Community 7 to 7
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Students design a "cell community" as a visual analogy of the structure and function of a cell.
Cellcraft Game 6 to 8
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Students learn the cell organelles' location, structure, and functions by playing Cellcraft game while taking Cornell notes on the cell structures as they "discover" them, in the game.
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.
Classroom Pets P-K to P-K
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Fun digital way to introduce a few facts about our new classroom pet.
Clip Art Builds Readers P-K to 1
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Using clipartstation our class will make digital books about our school and community to help students who are English language learners better able to succeed.
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.
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.
Commercial Success with Sensory Adjectives 3 to 5
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Students will learn about sensory adjectives by using various modalities. They will create a 1 -2 minute commericial for a product using sensory adjectives in writing and in a presentation.
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.
Creating Presentations With Clip Art 3 to 12
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Students will utilize clip art and various other picture and sound resources to create a presentation featuring a favorite animal from researched habitat.
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 London: The Bubonic Plague Edition 7 to 8
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By doing the role play activity, students will record their parts and clues using flip cams (in partners) and watchthe video of the ten cases. Students will be able to develop a hypothesis and a conclusion for the cause of the Bubonic Plague during the Renaissance.
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.
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.
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 Bubble Maps - Geography of our Environment P-K to 6
Each environment is different depending on where we live. This lesson is to visually capture the geographical environment a student is apart of.
Digital Dissections 11 to 12
Second year biology students participate in a vertebrate comparative anatomy dissection lab. During the dissections, students photograph the dissections and then develop a PowerPoint presentation in which they illustrate the dissections. PowerPoint presentations are used by first year biology teachers during lectures.
Digital Doubles 1 to 2
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Adding doubles is a great strategy for adding numbers and gaining number sense. First grade students will use virtual manipulatives to add doubles.
Digital Journaling in the Outdoor Classroom P-K to 8
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Watch the progression of seeds, plants and animals from late winter till June through journaling, discussions, photography music and poetry.
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 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.
Digitial Picture Water Source Hunt K to 2
Students will create a Power Point and book that will show an in-depth understanding of where water comes from and how we use water in our everyday lives.
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.
Duck, Duck, Duck...Goose! K to 4
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Learn all about the development of a duck and goose. Students will keep a daily diary of the growth and development of a duck and goose from day 1 inside an egg until they are returned to the farm at 2 weeks old.
Earth Day Commercials 3 to 5
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For our culminating unit on recycling and conservation, students will work in groups to write and produce a commercial for the morning news show encouraging students in the school to do something specific to help the environment.
Earth Day Movie Maker Documentary 9 to 12
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This lesson, which spans over the course of about a week and a half, has students researching a particular animal and the ways in which it has been impacted by humans and the environment. Students will take a field trip to the zoo and use flip cams to videotape their animal. They will then choose a prompt from the list and create a documentary (using Tool Factory Movie Maker) about their animal.
Earth Editing: Increasing Environmental Awareness with Student Created Public Service Announcements 3 to 12
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Students create a Public Service Announcement video on issues concerning the environment, which will “air” on the school website and at an Earth Day Assembly. Each video will focus on a single strategy that students and community members can do to help protect our planet Earth.
Ecosystem Study 9 to 12
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An indepth inquiry based study of an ecosystem and how humans impact over time.
Enhancing Our Outdoor Classroom Studies through Technology K to 5
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Students will make and collect scientific observations in our outdoor classroom. In addition to traditional observations, video recordings and digital photographic records will be collected as well.
Essential to Autumn: Line, Shape, Color, Texture, Pattern, Rhythm, Emphasis, Movement, Balance, and Unity 3 to 5
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Students will observe their natural environment to experience the changes that occur when Autumn arrives. Students will create artworks based on personal observations and experiences with their environment in Autumn.
Exploring Climate Change Using the Eyes In the Sky 8 to 12
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Using NEO (NASA Earth Observations) satellite images and NIH ImageJ to animate the images, students will explore various aspects of climate change. From the montage of images, students will write a report describing various areas of climate change. Grade level: secondary
Exploring the cellular basis of life using real life object for project 10 to 12
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This lesson is intended to familiarize students with different categories of cells. Emphasis will be placed on the comparison and contrast of plant and animals cells and the structures within them. They will explore the real world of cells by exploring using the digital microscopy. This concept will integrate with technology based hands on with the students as they engage doing a cell project out of the real object.
Film Legends 6 to 12
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Students utilize the internet to research/respond to topics/questions related to films they view. I found this lesson particularly engaging for my ELL students. Student presentations could definitely expand, if our digital equipment was increased!
FlipCam Field Trip - Habitat Exploration 7 to 12
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Students will take a field trip to a local county park or nature preserve that has several distinct habitat types. Each team of students will document as many distinct habitats as they can and ultimately present their video products to the rest of the class.
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.
Fossils P-K to P-K
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Students will use technology to research fossils, participate in interactive activities and create and present a presentation about what they learned.
Fractals in Nature P-K to P-K
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Students will be introduced to the concept of fractals and look at examples of fractals, find fractals in nature, and create fractal cut outs.
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.
Frontal Impact Safety Challenge 8 to 10
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Design and construct a vehicle that will protect an egg if the vehicle is in a front end crash.
Heads or Tails? Studying Regeneration in Planaria 10 to 12
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Students will brainstorm stem cells, help create a concept map, and view a video lecture or clip prior to performing an experiment (found at HHMI's Biointeractive site) in which they investigate regeneration in Planaria. They will relate this flatworm's ability to regenerate to stem cell study.
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 Does Your Garden Grow? 9 to 12
Students will design, plant, and maintain a native plant garden on campus. The garden will serve as an outdoor classroom for lessons in ecology, soil science, and botany.
How to Be (Me!) Photo Book K to 2
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Our objective is to engage our kindergartens’ interests in animals and tie these to emerging oral and written literacy skills in creating class photo books on an iPad application The first book will focus on team-work and on identifying characteristics of the pets and animals that we keep at our school, and the second book will focus on the students themselves, showcasing their individual characteristics and diversity.
I Went Walking P-K to P-K
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Kindergarten students take a walk through a Nature Trail to write a book that goes along with Sue William's book "I Went Walking."
Images of the Past: A Cave Art Activity K to 12
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Students will understand how human beings have adapted, evolved, and utilized their environment through a Cave Art activity. They will also see how early man made the switch from food gatherers to food producers and what that did to the population.
Introduction to Dash & Dot P-K to 12
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In this lesson, the students will be introduced to Dash & Dot, the robots. This is only the beginning of the coding that they will be able to do with Dash & Dot.
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.
IPAD Lesson on Nouns 1 to 3
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The students will use the application "Story Kit" to write a short story about nouns. They will take a picture of a noun, label it, and record themselves talking about what the noun is and why they know it is a noun. Students will then share different pages of their stories with the rest of the class via the projector.
It's a Buggy Bug World 1 to 1
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Students will read text and watch videos to learn about insect characteristics. Students will compare and contrast different insects by their characteristics.
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
Keyboard BINGO 4 to 5
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Practice appropriate keyboarding skills while playing a game and identifying categories of various topics.
Learning Cell Parts 4 to 4
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In this lesson I will use technology,specifically, iPads to enhance the students learning with songs, games, and apps.
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.
Lewis and Clark Webhunt 6 to 9
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Webhunt questions with corresponding websites that take students on the internet to learn about the Lewis and Clark expedition
Life Cycle of the Butterfly 2 to 6
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Students will be able to record and report the life cycle of a butterfly using a digital camera. A digital book or slide show will be created at the end of the project.
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.
Living Organisms Digital Scavenger Hunt 1 to 5
We conducted a digital scavenger hunt with digital cameras at a nearby pond to document various living things for our science unit.
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.
Louisiana Graphs (Can be adapted) 2 to 3
Overview: We are studying Louisiana for the next 5-6 weeks. As part of our study, students will conduct surveys centered around Louisiana. We are also reviewing the parts of a graph and the steps in creating a graph.
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.
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.
Mitchell Road Investigation 7 to 7
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Students study the potential ecological impact of a developing 4 lane road through an open space near the middle school.
Mitosis 6 to 8
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This lesson is modified for technology infusion in a typical classroom for students to better understand Mitosis and be creative learning the concepts collaborative environment. It has also been modified for students with disabilities who have been integrated into the regular classroom setting.
Mitosis and Meiosis Field Project 9 to 12
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A Biology class composes a documentary on Mitosis and Meiosis using themselves (i.e., holding hands, creating a circle) to diagram and perform the different phases of cell reproduction. The students will then be able to evaluate their performance through watching themselves on the video.
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.
Monroeton Preschool's "Down by the Bay" (with help from Raffi) P-K to P-K
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This preschool classroom will come up with four rhyming verses to Raffi's "Down by the Bay" song. The children will then demonstrate the rhymes throughout the classroom and it's centers, (with a little help from their teachers, if and when needed).
My Giving Tree 6 to 8
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Students will use language arts, social studies, and technology skills to write their own personal stories of a native tree that they have adopted. The stories will center on identifying and learning about the benefits that they receive from their trees.
My Ideal World 8 to 12
After reading the book To Kill a Mockingbird in English, students will use adobe Photoshop or GIMP Photoshop to create their own ideal worlds.
Nature Inspired Digital Alphabet 2 to 5
Through digital photography and basic computer skills students create their own nature inspired digital alphabet. Students find letters of the alphabet in objects made from nature, for example: ground erosion makes the letter “y,” or the veins of a leaf make the “A.”
Oral Tradition-- digital storytelling 6 to 8
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Students work to create an original tale from the oral tradition. Instead of publishing a formal written document, students create a stop action video depicting the tale.
Our Video Adventure: Traveling Through Blair County 3 to 3
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Third grade studetns are learning about the county in which they live. They are studying local geography and history. Students research an establishment in Blair County, write a report about the site, and build a model. This project is videoed in stages and then will be compiled into a complete project.
Outside the Classroom Window P-K to 8
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Garden Students would record the sights and sound of the garden. Using journals and time lapsed photography and video, the students can track the variables. recording rainfall, temperature, daylight and darkness
Owl Pellets Up Close And Personal 3 to 8
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Students will explore the food chain, the concept of predation, and the hierarchy of species through a dissection of an owl pellet.
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.
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.
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.
Photographing touch 5 to 12
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Blind students can do photography too! Students will locate natural material (plants or animals) by touch, and take a photo of what they feel.
Programming with Alice 6 to 12
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Learn computer programming skills in a fun and creativity way using Alice, free software developed by Carnegie Mellon University. Create 3-D movies and video games while learning traditional programming concepts such as loops, nesting, if/else statements, and functions.
Public Service Announcement Project 5 to 12
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Using a digital media form, students will create a Public Service Announcement to inform peers on a topic of social interest or need. These PSA's will be shared through journalism or school mail to reach the target audience.
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.
Rainforest Unit 5 to 6
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Students will learn about the importance of the rain forest thru a mutli-disciplinary unit
Rainforest: Creating Globally Conscious Students 2 to 2
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Students will be able to apply their knowledge of the rainforest ecosystem to create peer interviews with Flipcams. These interviews will be edited and posted on our district website as well as sites such as www.teachertube.com for students to convey their understanding of: • The various strata of the rainforest, and the role that each plays in the overall health of the ecosystem. • The interdependence humans have with the rainforest for health needs. • The great diversity of the animal kingdom that resides in the rainforest as well as the effect deforestation has on these species. • How our actions can directly impact the rainforests. Students should be able to persuade others to take simple steps to protect these regions of the world.
Recycling PSA 9 to 12
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Students apply the 3 types of persuasive appeals to make a public service announcement about recycling.
Regions of the USA 4 to 4
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In this unit students will use the internet to research the physical and human characteristics of the four regions of the United States and decide which one they would like to live in.
Research Begins in Kindergarten P-K to 5
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Children are directed to find a specific non-flction fact, looking in many different books such as, " What do bears eat?" They are to take a picture of the bear eating something and present it as a whole class research project. The teacher and students will then add the necessary facts to the pictures and a slide show is prepared with the pictures and facts.
Rocky Point Recycler's P-K to P-K
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Our students will be learning about how to save and protect our Earth. Students will use ipad's to reseach and present information to the other grade levels in our district.
Save the Rainforest in South America 6 to 8
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7th Graders: Geography affects the characteristics of a country. Natural resources can determine the success or failure of a country. Each country is rich in culture, even if they are a poor country. Each student will appreciate his or her life‐styles, and opportunities compared to poverty stricken countries. Global issues are complex, and the student will explain the challenges the rainforest ecosystem is facing, and will develop a plan of action they can do to help
SB1-Cells: Organelles, Transport 9 to 12
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This is a review lesson that is strong on differentiation and technology use in the classroom.
Science Olympics K to 12
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Science Olympics will actively involve the chemistry and ELL science students at Reynolds High School with science education in one the district’s elementary schools heavily populated with ELL children. The high school chemistry and ELL students will be taught how to present and involve the grade school kids in a variety of hands-on science activities covering all seven of the Common Curriculum Goals and will be encouraged to think creatively and plan how to get these basic science concepts across to children in grades K-5. By doing so both the high school students and the K-5th graders will experience science as fun, rewarding, interactive, engaging, and memorable.
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.
Shadow Play K to 2
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Shadow Play is an integration of science, technology, and social studies. Students in K-2 discuss the significance of February 2nd; listen to a story about “Groundhog Day”, and create a shadow matching worksheet using word processing tools.
Silent Films with a Flip Cam 4 to 12
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Students will analyze a variety of silent films, the roles and responsibilities of film careers and work together to create a film that demonstrates the basic storytelling concepts of conflict and resolution.
Stop Motion 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.
Storytelling with a Document Camera 3 to 5
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Students will use the document camera to retell and put on a presentation of a Native American folktale, legend, or story that they read. This project aims to help students practice and enhance their reading fluency, comprehension, and speaking skills, as well as understand Native American history and culture.
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.
Succession in the Classroom 6 to 8
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Students will observe and record with digital cameras the process of succession as it occurs in a 55 gallon tank that the students set up with soil from their own backyards.
Symmetry in Nature and Congruent Shapes All Around 2 to 2
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All students will work in groups to investigate nature and their surroundings to find symmetry in nature and congruent shapes all around. Students will take photos using a digital camera and help create a multimedia presentation of their geometric findings. Students will share the final project with their peers.
Taking a Micro Hike 6 to 8
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Students will be studying ecosystems and the dynamic interactions between plants, animals, and microrganisms and their environment. Groups of students will be given an outdoor study area and must be able to discuss and identify the life at the surface of the soil, be able to identify the life existing on a rotten log, and be able to identify the spiders according to their physical features
Tech Savvy Naturalists P-K to 8
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While technology is the way of the future, the future of endangered plants and animals are our responsibility. Students will learn about ecology and biology of animals and plants in our community and create movies and picture books as their culminating projects.
Technology with nouns 1 to 2
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A Lesson on using technology and nouns to bring interest and engagement to a lesson.
The ABC's of Winter K to 4
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Students will use a tablet to take photos of objects in the school that are ABC related. These will be photos of winter or winter-related themes.
There's No Place Like Home 3 to 6
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Students will create a claymation video about an animal's habitat and two other habitats for the animal to visit.
Thomas Eakins: Scenes from Everyday Life 7 to 8
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This lesson will introduce Thomas Eakins as a photographer and painter. The students will apply Eakins' method of integrating photos into paintings
Through the Eyes of a Lens 3 to 5
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Students will use point and shoot camera to take pictures of the world around them. They will learn to edit, print, and sell pictures.
Trees For Trout! 4 to 4
Classroom project that incorporates forestry and fish to investigate the lifecycle of trout and the effects of forest practices on them.
Using technology to engage students in science through inquiry research 11 to 12
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My students love to talk about the latest YouTube video so why not engage them through video based research projects? As a central part of an ethology (animal behavior) inquiry research project, my advanced biology students will be collecting data in small groups at a local zoo.
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.
Virtual Math Portfolio 7 to 9
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Students will create a customized web page to post a series of unit-based math projects. They will keep a copy of the web page as a virtual portfolio of their exciting math year.
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.
Weather or Not? 2 to 3
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Students become junior meteorologists and create forecast for their fellow students.
Who Ate Archy the Anchovy 4 to 6
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In this lesson, students will use flip cams to film clues about members in the marine food chain. The goal is to solve the puzzle of who ate Archy the Anchovy! Once clues are filmed, an interactive PowerPoint will be created for students to complete a problem-solving activity to solve this mystery!
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.
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.
Yes We Can! Students with Autism & Downs-Syndrome on the Drums! K to 12
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Students with profound special needs, such as autism, Downs-syndrome, CP, & medically fragile conditions, will participate in a variety of exciting experiential activities, including adaptive percussion & drumming, Karaoke type music, and using American Sign Language to express themselves to music. Project will be documented via video and digital pictures and shown to the school body in a music video format.
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