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ABC's and 123's and a Rainbow of Color K to 2
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To create a digital story with a student with Traumatic Brain Injury so she can learn her letters, colors and numbers. Children with TBI often struggle to learn new concepts so we look for new and unique ways to tap into other areas of the brain for new learning in hopes that the undamaged portions will assist in learning.
Breaking Color Barriers 3 to 5
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Students use the scientific method to compare what is on the outside is not what's on the inside. Using white eggs and brown eggs as the comparison.
Color Coded Reading P-K to 8
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Students will exhibit enthusiasm when it is their time to read text when it is color coded and color assigned. Any text is broken into various colors and students read their assigned color.
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.
Colors colors what do you see? P-K to P-K
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I teach Pre school special needs. This lesson will improve reading literacy ,the students will create an album. The student will take pictures under the teacher directions.
Creative Color Wheel 9 to 12
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Students will incorporate color theory with digital photography. Students will learn to hand paint a photograph using Adobe Photoshop CS3, while creating a creative color wheel.
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.
Mondrian - Primary/Secondary Color Study 7 to 12
Students will use photoshop to create a painting similar to Mondrian's with primary and secondary colors. Students must create the secondary colors from the primary colors and not select them from the color palette
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.
Grade K Learns About Robots - Ozobots! K to 1
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My Grade K Technology students will use the Ozobots to learn about Robotics! They will draw shapes, and then use the Ozobots to show the coding of the colors used.
I Spy With My Little Eye 1 to 1
This is a lesson I used with first grade students. It focuses on color identification, inserting graphics in Word, and word processing.
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.
A Family History 9 to 12
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The students will create a movie about their family. They will have to use their digital cameras to take pictures of their old family pictures, and new pictures of their actual family. The students will be involved in an activity in which they can work closely with their family and also find more information about their ancestors and to appreciate their ethnic backgrounds. This project introduces students to new vocabulary in Spanish and they will develop their ability to write full sentences in Spanish and make it a fun project by using technology and digital cameras the student can use movie maker and photo story 3 to create a movie of their families.
You're my Hero 3 to 12
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Children will create a hero and an arch rival. We use a Manga 8 1/2 heroic proportion guide and discuss complementary colors for costumes.
"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.
"Blood on the River" Reading Project 6 to 8
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These are activities for both Lanugage Arts and Social Studies after reading the Book " Blood on the River"
"Girls Only" Science Workshop 2 to 12
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This workshop was created to give female students a chance to design and implement both scientific and engineering skills. Female students are sometimes discouraged from entering the fields of science and engineering so we developed this curriculum and hosted an All Girls Science Camp Weekend.
"SMART" Science 7 to 7
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The following description of our 10 week Energy unit (Colorado Science Standard 3) in the life science curriculum demonstrates how I will integrate the SMART board system into my classroom and use it to engage, excite, motivate and challenge my students in order to help them learn and understand essential life science concepts.
"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.
"Why College?" Commercial 9 to 9
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Students will create a 30 second commercial advertisement for an audience of high school students. The commercial's message must center around why attending college is important.
1000 Paper Cranes for Japan 3 to 5
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My students will be learning about the history, arts, and culture of Japan through an Origami project. I will use the document camera to demonstrate the origami process for my students.
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.
3-D Point of View 4 to 4
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Students will identify and build a three-dimensional object from a two-dimensional representation of that object and vice versa.
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.
6th grade-Greatest Common Factor 6 to 6
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Introduction to Greatest Common Factor
7th grade- Adding Rational Numbers 7 to 7
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-Adding integers using a horizontal or vertical number lines. Adding integers using counters/chips
A Different View 7 to 8
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A visual art lesson which involves writing and technology. Essential Question: "How do you see yourself?"
A New Way of Looking 5 to 8
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Students will be able to understand the concepts of light and lens using the life of Galileo as a guide. Students will be given opportunities to experiment just like Galileo. Students will be given a variety of opportunities to learn about the complexity of light using many different mediums.
A New Way of Looking 5 to 8
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Students will be able to understand the concepts of light and lens using the life of Galileo as a guide. Students will be given opportunities to experiment just like Galileo. Students will be given a variety of opportunities to learn about the complexity of light using many different mediums.
A 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.
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.
Adopt a Tree 3 to 3
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This activity allows students to adopt a tree within the schoolyard to study throughout the year. Students will photograph the different parts of the tree at different points of the year to observe seasonal changes.
Advertise a State Vacation 5 to 7
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Students will be able to use internet research, Microsoft Publisher, and video tools to create advertising materials for one of the 50 states.
Advertising 6 to 12
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A brief introduction into advertising for middle school students.
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.
African Kaleidoscope Music Visions Project for GT Music Students 3 to 5
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Students will explore the culture and music of an African country of their choice. They will present a short PowerPoint or Flipchart for the class, students could also use iPads to create iMovies. Students may choose to present it on a traditional poster. Students may wish to provide samples of African Tribal music. Students should also write a brief song in 4/4 meter and C pentatonic about African music.
African Kaleidoscope Music Visions Project for GT Music Students 3 to 5
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Students will explore the culture and music of an African country of their choice. They will present a short PowerPoint or Flipchart for the class, students could also use iPads to create iMovies. Students may choose to present it on a traditional poster. Students may wish to provide samples of African Tribal music. Students should also write a brief song in 4/4 meter and C pentatonic about African music.
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 6 to 8
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Getting to know all the students. An all about me project for grades 6-8.
Alphabet Group Project 10 to 12
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Students work in groups to locate alphabet letters in ordinary items and scenery. This is not a dictionary project, but rather an awareness of lines, shapes, angles, and level.
American Symbols 1 to 2
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The students will learn about American Symbols and why they are important. I will integrate technology in the classroom to enhance and motivate student learning. Education should come alive to the students and with the use of technology in the classroom…….students thrive. The lessons in this unit would not be possible without the use of technology.
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.
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 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.
Animation Station 4 to 6
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Students create clay animated videos. These videos are based on idioms or short stories the students write.
AP Chemistry Video Lab Book 10 to 12
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The AP Chemistry Test is quickly approaching! Students need to review laboratory techniques and descriptive chemistry. The "solution"? Go to our AP Chemistry wiki page that contains a video scrapbook of the labs we have done throughout the year.
Around the World in 180 Days 1 to 8
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Students will create a culminating activity of places they have "visited" (actually, studied) throughout the school year. They will do this through downloading pictures found or taken from units of study on various countries and creating a powerpoint presentation of facts learned.
Artists in Power Point 6 to 12
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Artist history comes alive to students when they make a power point about the artists. They are encouraged to find online images from the artists' works and incorporate them along with pertinant information to create a techhie bio of them.
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.
Beats Speaker Project 7 to 7
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You are recently hired at a your new job working for BEATS AUDIO. You have been assigned a task to create an efficient home speaker for Beats New Signature Studio Home Series. Your job is to create a speaker that plays directly from an auxiliary cord (headphone cable) without additional power. You have been directed to work with a group of 3 other audio, electrical and chemical engineers to draft designs, calculate cost efficiency and produce a working speaker given various and limited supplies.
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.
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.
Body parts Identification K to 3
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This lesson is geared towards lower elementary students, and students with special needs to identify the parts of the body.
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.
Boston Tea Party 3 to 5
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Students simulate the Boston Tea Party. Students use the Smart Board to sequence the events of the Boston Tea Party and discuss the consequences that followed. Students create their disguises and chant a poem as they dump tea into the "Boston Harbor". Students will create a digital account of the simulation.
Bouncy Ball Energy 9 to 10
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Students make their own bouncy balls after a short discussion about what is happening at the molecular level to convert the substance from liquid to solid. Then students record a video of dropping their ball to upload and analyze in LoggerPro.
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.
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.
Cameras and Shadows K to 8
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Students will utilize photographs to capture shadow changes throughout the day. These changes will help to make predictions about how the shadows will change and why they change. They will use this information to then create and document a sun dial that tells time.
Can You 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.
Canada Geography PowerPoint 5 to 12
Students will create a PowerPoint presentation about a geographic region or country. This project will take five 45 minute class periods.
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 History 6 to 8
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This lesson allows for students to gain an appreciation for local history and preservation through the use of photography and art.
Career Creation 5 to 12
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Students will do career investigations based upon personal interests, skills assessments, counselor recommendations, dreams, parental guidance, etc. and develop a "Build Your Own Destiny" Google Form. Included in the Form will be pictures, videos, and links.
Cat's Famous Cupcakes P-K to 12
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Autistic students, along with other special education students, will use the computer lab, Polyvision Interactive Board to recreate a cupcake from an example given to earn points. The faster they are, the more points they earn.
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*
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.
Centers for Increasing Learning Capability & Engagement for students with Autism K to 5
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This plan utilizes technology to motivate and engage elementary students with autism to learn much needed skills. Since each program is only available to one student at a time, scheduling of classroom activities including specific Modules for each student to complete on a daily basis depending on needs and ability would be a critical piece of gaining optimum benefit from the skills taught by these programs.
Christmas Around the World P-K to 2
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Christmas Around the World
Circle Time/Calendar Activity P-K to 5
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Throught the use of morning calendar routine students will work on communication skills. Students will answer questions pertaining to morning circle routine.
Class Memory Book 9 to 12
The entire class will create a memory book for each student in the class. Pictures and paragraphs will tell a short story about each student.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Compare/Contrast Three Native American Leaders 4 to 6
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Students read three articles from PebbleGo : Sitting Bull, Chief Joseph, and Crazy Horse. Then, they will compare and contrast the three Native Americans by creating a triple Venn Diagram.
Context Clues 4 to 8
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This lesson helps teach context clue skills to enhance a reader's inference skills and vocabulary.
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.
Create and Respond to a Music Video 4 to 5
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Student will create a Music Video by performing a song, create choreography for the video, create props, coodinate the performance, and respond to theirs and others performances.
Create Floor Plans in Excel 2 to 5
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Students will identify geometric patterns, practice measuring and drawing to scale, find perimeters and areas, improve business application technology skills, incorporate algebra and geometry skills and learn to appreciate a variety of home types.
Creating a Digital Portfolio 9 to 12
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Digital Portfolios encourage students to showcase their accomplishments, works in progress, or personal history when applying for a job or for college entrance.
Creating a school brochure 6 to 8
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By creating a brochure of Picacho Middle School students will learn desktop publishing. Students will use the writing process to write three articles about our school. They will draft, revise, and edit your articles. Students will collaborate with their peers using the writing process to complete a final draft of their work. Students final presentation will be a culmination of text, pictures, and creative design layout to produce a six panel brochure.
Creating a Virtual Zoo: A Cross-Curriculum, Problem Based Learning Project 1 to 1
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In this unit lessons, students will use technology skills and digital media applications, along with science and literacy skills to research animals in order to create a "virtual zoo", for students who do not have a zoo nearby or cannot afford to make the trip.
Creating an Effective Ad Campaign 10 to 12
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The student will create an ad using technology tools to promote membership in FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America).
Creating Our Own Newscast 6 to 8
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Through effective delivery of the morning announcements, and adding creative visual headings for each, it is possible to share news on the school web page with students, staff, and parents, as well as archive the events of the year.
Creating 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.
Creative Book Report using Flip Cameras and Jaycut.com 6 to 12
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Students recall important characters, settings and events from a book they have read together as a group. They then create movie with pictures and acting to share with the rest of the class.
CSI - Crime School Investigation 5 to 5
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Students use the fun, hands-on science skills of collecting, analyzing and matching evidence to solve a mystery. By teaching the unit holistically students benefit in reading, writing, math and science skills.
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.
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.
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 Art Show P-K to 12
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Students will take pictures using digital cameras, download and print the pictures. The pictures will be displayed in an art show for people in the community to view at a local business.
Digital Black and White Photography 8 to 12
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Using a projector, digital camera, laserjet printer and powerpoint, have students create contrast photos. Using the internet, students will discuss famous black and white photographers such as Ansel Adams, American Artist and Activist .
Digital Cameras 6 to 8
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Performance Objective: Upon completion of this assignment, the students will be able to choose the right digital camera for the type of pictures they are going to take and successfully transfer images from the camera to their computer for editing.
Digital Field Guides 3 to 8
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Students create digital field guides that document a local ecosystem.
Digital Forensics 9 to 12
Students will understand and comprehend how to investigate a crime scene and the importance of crime scene photography.
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 Mitosis and Claymation 9 to 12
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Students use digital cameras to create a movie or vodcast of mitosis or meiosis.
Digital Nature Journaling P-K to K
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Use digital camera and microscope to create a digital nature journal. Students will investigate different natural living/non-living items on school grounds.
Digital 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 Story Book P-K to 3
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This lesson can be adapted to suit fictional or non fictional objectives. After introducing the concept, be it life science, safety, language arts, etc students will work together to create a digital story book.
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.
DNA Replication Animation 7 to 12
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Students use modeling clay and stop-motion animation to illustrate the replication of DNA.
DROP BY DROP WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD 6 to 8
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The purpose of the unit is for students to acquire information and knowledge about water, its structure, its properties, its usage, and its importance as a resource. Many students inherently know about water because they consume and use it every day. Many students however think there is an infinite supply of fresh water and all they have to do to get fresh water is to turn on the faucet. To acquire water usage statistics and appreciate the unique properties of water will help student accomplish their final task.
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.
Earth Science Group Project 5 to 6
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Students work in small groups to research and create a presentation on one of three Earth Science topics.
Ecosystem Study Outdoor Lab 6 to 9
Students make careful observations of three different ecosystems on our school property (hopefully using digital cameras, to add to their data). They compare and contrast, in order to learn about interactions between living and non-living components of each.
Electricity for Kids! It's Shocking! 2 to 3
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Electricity for Kids! It's Shocking!
Element Videos 6 to 12
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Students will work in groups of 2 or 3 to research a specific element of the periodic table and create a short Imovie with the information they have learned.
Emerging Heros 12 to 12
Students will understand the concept of a hero through visual arts.
Excel Proability with Dice 3 to 5
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This project is a 3rd grade excel project about proability and patterns using an Excel spreadsheet and dice.
Falling in Love with Close Reading 6 to 8
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Students will learn how the academic exercise of close reading is applicable to their real lives. They will apply classroom skills to their real lives and become lifelong close readers of the people and things around them.
Family Artifact Research Project 6 to 8
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The Family Artifact project is an introductory project for sixth graders to begin their life long journey of research, writing and presentation. The students will evaluate the differences between primary and secondary sources in both documents and artifacts.
Farewell to Manzanar Introduction Activity; Racism and Point of View 8 to 11
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In this multi-day lesson students will be introduced to the racism and predjudice that Japanese Americans faced after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and that Middle Eastern Americans faced after 9/11. By showing the parralel between the two events, one in a history book, one they remember, it will provide a framework for them to understand better the point of view of Jeanne, the narrator of Farewell To Manzanar.
Favorite foods of the 7th grade 5 to 8
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Students survey their classmates and create powerpoint presentations to determine the favorite food of the 7th grade.
Favorite Holidays 2 to 6
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The students will discuss their favorite holidays. Then they will take a class survey to determine which holiday; Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter, the class liked best.
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.
Figurative Language Videos 3 to 7
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Students will demonstrate their understanding of figurative language by integrating figurative language into web 2.0 tools. Students will then take the products from the web to complete a video in Windows Movie Maker.
Finding Your NOOK (TM) in the Classroom 9 to 12
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The Barnes and Noble's NOOK will allow students in my classroom to access e-books, digital resources, educational apps, and more. The sky is the limit!
FISH FACE: Character Design & Animation 3 to 8
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Students will explore how animators use facial expressions, physical gesture and sound to create characters, as they work with a partner to create an animated short. Students will be introduced stop motion animation with a screening of the claymation classic, "Creature Comforts."
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.
Four-part Photography Project 4 to 12
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The students will be responsible for four shots by the end of this project~~ one "bug's eye view", one "bird's eye view", one architectural, and one landscape. They are graded on overall composition, perspective, and the "rule of thirds", as well as other criteria.
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.
Harlem Renaissance: "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" 6 to 12
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Students will use graphic design and powerpoint to discuss race relation and the Harlem Renaissance by creating a children's book for a younger groups of children.
How Do My Vegetables Grow? 1 to 1
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Students will learn how plants grow and how people use some plants while investigating what kind of soil is best for growing plants.
How 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.
Human Geometry Book 3 to 12
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Students model numerous geometry vocabulary using their bodies. Display pictures as a learning tool or a review tool in a geometry book that has photos along with descriptive text.
Implementing an iPad Communication Device P-K to 12
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Lesson in how to best implement the use of an iPad communication application, such as TouchChat or GoTalk with a non-verbal student for the first time and during inclusion.
Impossible Situation Project using Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 8 to 10
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Goal: To put together an artwork that is made up of edited pictures that could not be a real situation.
Introduction to Atomic Structure 10 to 12
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This is an introductory lesson to atomic structure for a high school level chemistry class. It is a student self-paced lesson that allows for easy differentiation and student choice.
Introduction to Dash & Dot P-K to 12
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In this lesson, the students will be introduced to Dash & Dot, the robots. This is only the beginning of the coding that they will be able to do with Dash & Dot.
Introduction to Parallel Lines Cut by a Transversal 8 to 9
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This lesson introduces eighth grade mathematics students to the concept of parallel lines cut by a transversal. As a result of this lesson, students will be able to develop an understanding of and identify the interior and exterior sections formed by parallel lines. Students will also be able to identify the interior and exterior angles formed when parallel lines are cut by a transversal.
Introduction to Stop Motion 2 to 12
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This is basically accomplishing three things: teaching kids the process and technology involved with stop-motion animation, working on the editing side of making a movie, and creating two projects (one to practice application and one for synthesis).
iPad for assisted communication! P-K to P-K
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Would like to incorporate an iPad and the app Communication by Gus to my classroom to assist and provide communication as well as support making choices for my students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
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
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.
JUPITER 6 to 8
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This lesson teaches students about Jupiter and Earth Science. It has been modified to accommodate students with various disabilities.
Kandinsky on Computers 6 to 12
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This lesson explores the Expressionist art style, specifically, the works of Wassily Kandinsky. Students listen to music and then create a poster expressing the mood oe feelings of the music.
Keep it Beautiful 2 to 5
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Students will learn different ways to keep the environment clean and conserve resources. They will use digital photography paired with writing to complete an Earth Day bulletin board.
Keyboard BINGO 4 to 5
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Practice appropriate keyboarding skills while playing a game and identifying categories of various topics.
Keynote Animated Storybook 6 to 8
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Junior high students learn to use the Move, Magic Move and Scale animation tools of Apple Keynote presentation software to create an animated storybook. Finished projects to be shared with primary classes for viewing on SmartBoards.
Kindergarten Animal Research Book Making Project P-K to P-K
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This animal research project integrates writing, science, reading, and technology. Students are able to choose an animal to learn more about, document information using technology and print the project in color to share and keep.
Kindergarten E-Pals and Measurement K to K
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in this class, Kindergarten classes use questioning in mathematics, along with digital communication to figure out how to measure/compare with non-standard units.
Lattice Multiplication using ShowMe App 3 to 6
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Students will use the iPad app ShowMe to solve one of the following multiplication problems below using the lattice method. As students solve the problems, students will explain what steps that are taking and why. While the iPad app ShowMe is recommended, any screen casting application can be used.
Learn and Serve Video 10 to 12
Students in my Multimedia class create a video on any topic related to the K-12 curriculum. They partner with a teacher in that subject / grade for ideas and then they script, video, edit, and publish a video that teaches the topic.
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.
LESSON: The 50 States 2 to 4
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OBJ: TLW To identify the location of a state, compare population sizes from various states, learn the state bird, flag, Famous Americains and location on the map.
Let's Make Subtraction Movies! 1 to 1
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Students will create number sentences and create a little movie.
Let's Rock and Roll K to 5
Photograph rock formations in the area and how the land was formed through erosion, land upheavals, and sediment building.
Lets Make a Monster! 9 to 12
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Using the Punnet Square, and Statistics and Probability, Students will create a monster.
Life Cycle of a Butterfly P-K to P-K
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Students will be able to learn and document the different stages of a butterfly with a digital camera.
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.
Lights! Camera! Action! 5 to 12
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In this lesson, students will use resources to explore the functions of digital cameras. Students will then use a digital camera to take photos which will utilize simple photography configuration principles. Students use their photos to share ideas and information in the community and with peers, both in person and online.
Living and Nonliving Things P-K to 5
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Students will use digital technology to compare size, shape, structure, and basic needs of living things.
M&M Graphing 3 to 5
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In this series of lessons, students will predict and collect data, create a bar graph with paper and pencil, design bar graphs with different sorts of software, access and use the Internet, identify parts of a bar graph, compare the various graphs.
MAGIC WORMS! 3 to 3
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This is a fun and relevant Common Core math activity to help third grade students measure their 'worm' to the nearest quarter inch. To conclude the activity, a class line plot is created.
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 Butter- From a Liquid to a Solid 1 to 3
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Students will make butter and design/engineer hands-free butter-shaking apparatus. Students will record and graph the length of time of the butter changing process (change of state of matter).
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.
Matter in this World: Video Presentation 6 to 8
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Students in groups of 3-4 will create a video presentation (following the rubric below) representing their knowledge of understanding of energy and matter, such as physical and chemical properties and it’s changes.
Me, My Digital Self, and Eye 11 to 12
Self-portraits are a traditional art project for many high school art classes. This self-portrait assignment is an autobiographical assignment. The purpose of this assignment is for students to show who they are and to tell their own stories, while learning to use technology to express themselves creatively.
Meteorologist For a Day! 4 to 7
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Students will use their knowledge of meteorology, weather forecasting, and weather maps to become meteorologists for a day!
Microsoft PowerPoint 6 to 12
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A step-by-step lesson to teach students how to make an electronic presentations using Microsoft© PowerPoint.
Middle Ages Cross Curriculum Project 6 to 8
This project incorporates all subject areas while students learn about the Middle Ages.
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
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.
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.
MOON PHASE 3 to 5
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What role has NASA played in space exploration? What role has the Moon played in human history?
Morning Attendance Check in P-K to 12
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Make use of Smartboard to take attendance and lunch count.
Movement across the Cell Membrane using Multimedia 6 to 8
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Students will construct a model of the cell membrane and model how molecules move across the cell membrane through osmosis, diffusion, facilitated diffusion, and active and passive transport. They have a choice of technology or multimedia to complete this task.
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.
Music Video P-K to P-K
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Students record their own voices using Garageband and karaoke songs purchased from itunes, and turn their song into a music video. They create a storyboard, shoot, edit, and mix the video with the audio track and burn it to a DVD to be viewed.
My Art Teacher Ate... 4 to P-K
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This was an integrated lesson based on the book, "My Little Sister Ate One Hare" by Kevin Hawkes who was a visiting author at our school. Students created their own short stop motion animation movies that we put together to create one longer movie.
My Colonial Life 3 to 5
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This is a culminating project for a social studies unit on colonial times. Students synthesize their learning and create interviews to be turned into podcasts. In the interview, a student takes the part of a person in colonial times and is interviewed by a "reporter" about his/her colonial life.
My 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.”
New and Different Civilizations- A Claymation Dreamer's World 5 to 8
The book 'Westlandia' by Paul Fleischman is the inspiration for this claymation unit because the ultimate message is that it is o.k. to be different. In Art, I am an advocate for thinking outside the box and communicating what you are about through your art making experiences and explorations. With this in mind, I let Wesley's feelings and ideas be the seeds for our project. The only thing I change from the book is having students work in teams of 3 or 4 throughout this unit.
New Version of the Story Claymation Movies 7 to 8
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Students will work in groups of 3 to create a 30 second movie where they take a classic story and rework it into a funny version of the story
Newton's Laws for One and All! 8 to 10
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In this unit, students will create a digital portfolio of their learning. Students will collaborate on portions of this unit, while other parts are individual. This unit focuses on learning, applying, and working with Newton’s Laws of Motion. It is a layered curriculum unit which has students progressively building in their understanding and use of the laws.
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.
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.
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
Paint the States - 50 & D.C. 3 to 12
Help the students learn about each state by painting a large scale (or small scale, your choice) of the United States.
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.
Parts of Speech Slide Show 1 to 4
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Students create a slide show demonstrating their knowledge of the parts of speech (noun, verb, adjective, adverb).
Patchwork Quilt Class Project Thematic Unit 3 to 3
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This is a thematic unit that integrates social studies, math, reading, and writing.
Persistence of Vision/Thaumatrope and Flip Book 9 to 12
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Thaumatrope: Scientifically students will come to understand the Persistence of Vision, the theory which explains why our eyes are able to see objects on film move instead of seeing individual pictures. Flipbook: Students will take Persistence of Vision one step further by making a short 4 second flip book that will be captured and viewed on video as animation, finally seeing the tie between art, history, science, and technology.
Persistence of Vision: Animation I 10 to 12
Students will study the early history of moving pictures as an introduction to the concept of persistence of vision and animation. Students will develop a final animation which utilizes a variety of animation sequences: computer drawn, stop motion, hand drawn, with a 6.0 megapixel Olympus digital camera and the Tool Factory software MultiMedia Lab V.
Personal PowerPoint 8 to 12
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Students will make a Personal PowerPoint and Present them in class. Students must fill out an outline and also present the powerpoint.
Photo Transfer Mixed Media Collage 8 to 12
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Students create a mixed media collage incorporating a digital image. Design must be created from a memory or tell a story about the students life. Composition must be created in layers. Students may create a background that is abstract or a background that emphasizes a message or story by use of imagery, pattern or words.
Photography Presentation 6 to 8
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Students will present a Power Point of their favorite thing using photography.
Picture This - Stars over Hoke /Imaginarse - Estrellas sobre de Hoke 5 to 12
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My grant request is to enable my middle school ESL students to better communicate and participate in classes by using digital cameraas and software to publish their own personal bilingual dictionaries, story books and PowerPoint presentations for the SMARTboards in their classes.
Piet Mondrian Unit K to 2
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A four day art unit dedicated to exploring the concept of modern art. Includes lessons in artist appreciation, art appreciation, problem solving, collaboration, technology, and creation.
Pod-Casting for Parents P-K to P-K
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This lesson would provide parents with an incite into what their child is learning on a daily basis. It would allow parents to reinforce classroom concepts at home.
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.
POP ART Lesson Plan 5 to 6
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Students will make computer generated art based on Andy Warhol's Pop art and use Pop culture imagery of today.
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.
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.
Preposition. Preposition Starting with an A 4 to 6
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After an introduction to prepositions, students will create a hands-on Powerpoint slideshow using a digital camera, Lego figures, and their laptops. This slideshow will showcase their knowledge of prepositions and prepositional phrases.
President Slide Show 2 to 3
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As a part of a government unit my students research Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. Then they make a slide show of the information.
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.
Probability- How Likely Is It? 5 to 6
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Students will use online manipulatives, Web 2.0 sites, Excel/spreadsheet software, Glogster.com, and a class wiki to conduct an experiment and communicate their results. This is a culminating activity/project for any probability unit in grades 5-6.
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.
Projects with Pizazz 9 to 12
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High School students make digital project presentations using Photo Story, Voicethreads, Animoto, Glogster, Windows Media Player and/or Quicktime
Promoting Reading Posters 9 to 12
Students are featured on large posters endorsing a novel for reading. Posters are student generated and posted throughout the school.
Properties of Exponents and Square Roots 7 to 10
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Students create Common Craft style videos using paper and Flip video cameras. Each video, 30-60 seconds long, reviews one property of exponents or square roots from Algebra 1.
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.
Reading for Life: Preparing Students to Function in Educational and Community Settings K to 12
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Building confidence through literacy. Children are provided with 1:1 and small group support while navigating an online curriculum to boost overall fluency, assessment outcomes and success in community.
Reading 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.
Red Ribbon Week 4 to 8
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During this week we will perform shows that teal with the topics of Bullying and Cyber-bullying. The students will write parts of the shows and they will be performed over three days for the entire school which has an enrollment of about 720 students.
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.
Scanning Pictures 2 to 5
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Students will scan a picture from home and edit it!
Science and Art Museum 6 to 8
Middle School students create works of art inspired by document experiments in science. Digital cameras record SCIENCE AS ART, in action!
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.
Sea Scallop Data Mining Research Project 10 to 12
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Students develop a research question and then gather the data to answer that question using the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Sea Scallop Survey database. Students present the results in a formal classroom presentation and a scientific poster session which is open to the public.
Search and Rescue Robots 9 to 12
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Students will design, build, and program robots to simulate the search and rescue of victims of a disaster.
Self-Portrait 6 to 7
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For students in middle school, the self-portrait is timely, as it is during these years, between the ages of 11-14, that young people are immersed in “the self”-exploring identity, finding his or her place in the world, building perception of self in relation to others. In the lesson plan, students delve into these artistic qualities as they first explore famous artists’ portraits, which grounds them in a range of styles and art history, all of which students reflect on as they design their self-portraits, which they will create using Photoshop using both the standard desktop computer and the WACOM tablet to compare/contrast the impact of the different technologies on the design process and final product.
Selfie vs Self-portrait - Creating a 19th Century Photograph using Modern Technology 9 to 12
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The iPhone revolutionized how we communicate. It also changed how we see ourselves and how we see others. The ‘selfie’ phenomenon is not slowing down and as more people use their phones to take pictures of themselves we start to loose sight of what a strong self-portrait can communicate.
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.
Short Vowel Discrimination P-K to 5
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The integration of Dr. Seuss rhymes creates an engaging study of onsets and rimes. Students will discover patterns in words, sort words based on their vowel patterns, and apply their knowledge in reading and writing activities. Using a Promethean Board and Active Inspire software will add educational technology to the lesson.
Silent Films with a Flip Cam 4 to 12
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Students will analyze a variety of silent films, the roles and responsibilities of film careers and work together to create a film that demonstrates the basic storytelling concepts of conflict and resolution.
Sim's Cities - 5th grade (would work wonderful at the middle school level) P-K to P-K
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Creating with Visual Arts through the 21st Century -Core Curriculum Skills
Similarities and Differences Across Cultures - In Modern Times and Throughout History 1 to 1
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Students will use technology and literature to research past cultures and modern cultures. The objective of the lesson is for the students to recognize and define the similarities and differences between past cultures and modern cultures in areas related to daily living, food, art and music.
Sixth Grade - Quinceanera vs. Sweet 16 6 to 6
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Students will be able to compare and contrast a few differences and similarities between American and Hispanic cultures, specifically regarding a “coming of age” celebration.
Skittle it Up 6 to 8
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Use skittles to teach students about using spreadsheets and creating graphs. Perfect for 6th grade students.
Smart Jeopardy Review 9 to 12
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Using the Smart Board, students will play Jeopardy to review mathematical topics that they have learned.
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.
Space Adventures P-K to P-K
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This lesson plan will introduce preschool children to various outer space experiences.
Spanish I Going Places and Invitations 10 to 12
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This lesson plan is multifaceted and provides a week of introduction, modeling, practice and review before the actual video cameras are put into use. Day five begins our video camera use with the students creating clips to be used with an interactive white board in order to play a vocabulary game featuring the students. The end of the unit culminates in a Multimedia project where students will divide into groups to create and perform dialogues and rap videos with the assistance of props also created by the students.
Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall: Dress and Play for Them All 2 to 5
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This activity will engage students to work in pairs to make up short stories about activities they can do during each of the four seasons. They will also focus on identifying clothes and activities which are appropriate for each season.
Stations: Equation of a line and Slope 8 to 8
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This is a stations lesson to check the learner's understanding of graphing lines and slope. The learner will receive immediate feedback at each station to determine if they fully understand the concept.
Stem Cell Research Unit 10 to 12
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Stem Cells are remarkable cells found in humans and scientists claim that they have the potential to treat a variety of diseases and help humans have a better way of life. In this lesson students are going to learn about stem cells and what makes them so unique.
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.
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 Created Power Point 3 to 5
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Student will learn to use the tools in Power Point to create a Power Point project to introduce themselves.
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.
Students use Geometer’s Sketchpad here to construct geometric shapes 7 to 8
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The students will use Geometer’s Sketchpad to construct geometric shapes.
Studio Photography 9 to 12
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This project involves shooting long exposure photography in the school portrait lighting studio.
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.
Teacher Appreciation Week 9 to 12
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Students will create a design to give to a current/previous teacher in honor of teacher appreciation week.
Technique is the Key 3 to 6
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The main focus of this lesson is improving students' keyboarding skills - specifically speed and accuracy. This lesson is taught at the beginning of the school year and is appropriate for 3rd-6th grade students.
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 Visual Arts: Symmetry Portraits 1 to 6
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The students will understand the definition of symmetry and the beauty of symmetry by using graphic arts computer software to create the reflection of their face from the line of symmetry taken from a photograph.
Technology in Art 3 to 12
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Cubism using Digital Photography
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.
Telling Time through Digital Devices and Photo Story Telling in the Classroom K to 5
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To engage learners physically, mentally, digitally and help them to develop the following time telling skills through an array of digital devices and human interactions
The Amazing Race-Physical Science 9 to 12
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The students will compete in a race around the school while reviewing physical science concepts.
The Daily Scoop K to 12
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With this lesson plan, students get a chance to be the classroom reporter, record their newscast, and then upload the video to the classroom website. This is a great way for students to practice their writing and speaking skills while sharing the classroom events with their parents and community.
The Five Senses K to K
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•.This unit will focus on the use of the five senses to develop a heightened awareness of the world. Skill development is centered on observing, describing and classifying objects. Students will use their senses to describe objects and identify common properties. Students will develop more refined methods of observation, ability to make more detailed descriptions and an increasing ability to differentiate among similar objects on the basis of one, and then multiple, characteristics. Describing objects will involve making measurements of various properties and comparing them to other reference points (e.g., a color chart).
The Flat WSD Students 1 to 5
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The students create stories, a movie and a book about how they become flat after reading the story "Flat Stanley". This is written for Deaf students, however it could be easily modified for hearing students.
The Middle Ages Meet Modern Technology 11 to 11
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Students will use mobile devices to go on a pilgrimage through the Middle Ages. Students will make stops throughout their journey to gather background information to provide a context for the reading of The Canterbury Tales.
The Original Photograph 8 to 8
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Using the medium of photography, students learn how to make ordinary subject matter "extraordinary" through the use of various photographic techniques, manual camera operations and iPhoto editing tools.
The Power of Images 9 to 12
A 2 minute Multi-media presentation using colors, textures,images,drawings, photographs, video clips, etc. To portray a political or social issue in the school, community or country.
The 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 Tales of Nerdy Norm 8 to 12
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In this lesson, students will create a stop motion video that showcases the transformations of quadratic functions by creating a clay model of "Nerdy Norm the Normal Parabola." Students will add audio to their movie to tell the tale of how a shift in Nerdy Norm's "mood" changes his graph!
The Triple O 4 to 8
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After completing an interactive technology based math lesson, students will create various movies showcasing their knowledge of the order of operations. Using movie making software, it will include a mathematical dance and various small group based presentations.
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.
The World Without Nouns 4 to 6
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The students will take pictures of them completing an activity. They will then use Photoshop to edit out one noun in the picture. Using that picture they will create a Keynote slide showing what the world would be like without that noun.
The Year Is New, The Bugs Are Too! 3 to 5
The yearly theme for the elementary library is"Go Buggy For Books." This science theme is used to teach library skills.
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
Title: Digital Photo Storytelling on Five Senses, a project based learning activity by Mary Gore P-K to 2
Learning about the five senses is a very exciting and fun experience that students in the primary grades are eager to engage in as well as share with others, in and out of the classroom. Through digital photo storytelling project learners are able to document their experiences and take on various roles as they create a presentation project.This is a project based learning activity.
To High School and Beyond 8 to 8
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This a project that my 8th grade students do to get them thinking about career and life goals. It is completed in four parts.
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.
Traveling Abroad to Dine! 3 to 4
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Students incorporate the communication skills they have learned in Spanish class during the restaurant unit to produce a mini-drama. They show their advancement in the second language in an authentic setting.
Treasure Hunt with cameras 6 to 8
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The students will take pictures of the items on the treasure hunt list. Then they will create a collage and use technology to edit the photography.
Un anuncio comercial 10 to 12
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Students will create their own comercial using movie maker
Up close and personal 4 to 5
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Students will take 3-4 pictures of an object of their choice, all extremely close up. Students will then make a display of their pictures so other students can guess what object was being photographed.
USA States Mini-book K to 5
Each student in our fourth grade class will choose one of the 50 states to research using the internet and then create a mini-book using PowerPoint.
Using Photoshop to create a travel brochure. 9 to 12
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Students will use Adobe Photoshop to create a tri-fold travel brochure. Students should have a working knowledge of Photoshop before attempting this lesson.
Van Gogh Self-Portrait 7 to 10
Students will create a self-portrait in the style of Van Gogh.
Video Modeling for Children with Autism 2 to 5
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This lesson uses videos to teach children with autism. The current skill being worked on is playing a game.
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.
Vivid Visual Vocabulary 3 to 12
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The Vivid Visual Vocabulary Project is a student-generated, project-based learning experience in which students utilize technology to develop skills in research, writing, and creativity to produce weekly vocabulary presentation on root words. Expanding vocabulary enhances reading skills.
Vivid Visual Vocabulary 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.
Wanted - Dead or Alive 3 to 6
After learning about trickster tales, students will create clay models of a trickster, create a mug shot which will be used on a life-size wanted poster. Students will also photograph and animate the trickster using the Claymation software in Whole Class Fresco. Finally, students will design games based on a trickster tale for younger students.
We have a dream.... 4 to 8
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Students will use the Flip ULTRA 120-minute Camcorders to recreate Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I have a dream..." speech with a little twist!
Weather Forecast 4 to 5
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Students will use weather terms, tools and current weather conditions to create a 4-day forecast and present it to the class.
Web 2.0 - Video Sharing 9 to 12
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Create a video to share on a Video Sharing Site (Youtube, Flickr, etc.). Through this lesson, the student will become proficient at sharing files online using the various Video Sharing Sites. Students will use Tool Factory Movie Maker to edit and produce the video.
Welcome to Kindergarten Scavenger Hunt K to K
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I invite the parent and students into the classroom to complete a classroom scavenger hunt prior to the first day of school so students can become comfortable in their new surroundings. After the hunt I allow them to do a craft and play with some of the toys in the classroom.
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 I Like About My School 5 to 12
The objective of this activity is to introduce students to digital photography and Windows Movie Maker. Students will take various pictures of activities that they enjoy and then we will download them into the computer and make a mini movie.
What Makes a Great Plate? Nutrition for Today 4 to 5
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Students will make informational posters, focusing on the new “MyPlate” nutrition guidelines from the USDA. Using the Tool Factory Word Processor, students will design posters that will be displayed in the school cafeteria to encourage the student body to make wise choices within each food group.
What We Don't See 2 to 4
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This lesson integrates science and technology in an effort to illustrate the parts of a plant that we do not see. Students will use a digital microscope to create still images of plant parts, then create slideshow presentations to demonstrate their findings.
What's the Matter? 1 to 5
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Students explore the 3 states of matter, as well as the combination of these states, through the use of a digital camera. Students then create Photo Stories about matter to share.
Where and When Was That? 6 to 8
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Students will utilize Google Applications to apply what they have learned about the civilizations of Egypt, China, India, Greece, and Rome. Students will gain more knowledge on the geography of these areas in Ancient Times.
Where in the USA? K to 5
The ultimate virtual Amazing Race is about to begin! Using the high-resolution aerial and satellite imagery of GoogleEarth and Microsoft Virtual Earth, and the Internet searching power of Google, students will research, write, read for detail, summarize information, and deposit their knowledge in a multi-media project. Where In the U.S.A. is a rigorous, academic interdisciplinary competition developed to intrigue students to use clues to navigate their home country.
Where We Come From—A Culturally Responsive Writing Lesson 4 to 5
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Goals: (1) Students will communicate and collaborate listing details that represent their learning group; (2) Students will write a “We Come From” poem that represents their learning group; (3) Students will create a Wordle that represents their learning group.
Who Am I? 4 to 5
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Students will use the digital cameras to take profile pictures of themselves and then insert them into a word processing document where they have typed an acrostic poem with their name, giving clues about themselves. The pictures are then formatted to be black and white so that the photo looks like a silouette.
Who stole the Halloween candy? 4 to 6
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Our school's Fall Festival is just around the corner and the candy has been stolen. Students will investigate by videotaping evidence, collecting fingerprints and teeth impressions, and recording their step by step processing of this crime.
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 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.
Wordle It 3 to 5
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Students learning about adjectives or character traits, can integrate this technology and practice these concepts in an artistic fashion. Using wordle.net, students will create a word cloud with their selected traits or adjectives.
World of Quadrilaterals 7 to 12
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Why is it important to know the properties of quadrilaterals? How can we use it in our real life?
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.
WWII News Reporters 10 to 12
Students report on a major battle from WWII as news anchors and on-scene reporters. Students also create a Propaganda Poster from that period.
“Through the Eyes of a Child- Student Photography” Elementary Level – Visual Arts 2 to 5
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Students will experience the beauty of literacy through the use of photography. Teacher guided photography instruction will focus on the subject areas of reading and writing skills to help students become better readers.
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