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Human Genome Debate 6 to 12
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Students will research the benefits and drawbacks of the newly decoded Human Genome. Students will create a brochure and presentation to be given before a judge outling their position to be granted $3 million to further their position.
Black History Month Podcast "A Conversation Between Presidents Lincoln and Obama" 4 to 7
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There are many interesting similarities and differences between the lives and presidencies of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama. A meeting between these two gentlemen would be the foundation of a great conversation and/or debate!
Collaborative Wriitng and Debating 4 to 5
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Through discussion, students will formulate opinions and defend their own positions in writing
"A Portrait of Success" Elementary Student Portfolio Building K to 4
Students use digital photography and appropriate software to record their work into a manageable portfolio to document personal progress.
Addressing the Nation 6 to 8
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My goal is to connect my students to the past by applying it to the present thus making it relevant to their lives. I want my students to start asking the questions like: “How would history be different if Abraham Lincoln was not the president during the Civil War?” “How do certain people affect how our past has been shaped?” Once they begin to ask these questions they will then be forced to see that history is shaped by the people who are involved. Therefore, it is our responsibility to elect effective leaders to government.
Be Aware of Bullies! 5 to 5
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This webquest is designed for 5th grade recess monitors. This teaching-to-learn webquest is intended to involve students in the examination of bullying behavior and how they can help younger students prevent it from happening.
Cochlear Implants-Flip camera 6 to 12
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Students will create a movie explaining if they support or oppose on Cochlear Implants.
Dakota Pipeline Lesson 11 to 12
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This is an a unit that is geared towards students understanding the components of the Regents exam. The argumentative essay will focus on students reading and analyzing 4 different texts that examine multiple sides about the Dakota Access Pipeline debate. The essay will extend in students participating in a socratic seminar with their peers using respectful and accountable talk and fostering productive peer to peer discussion.
Debating with Technology 3 to 12
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Students will debate over a predetermined topic and use the technology located around them to back up their statements. They will also be using their smart phone apps to use their phones as "clickers" to complete an assessment.
Defining the Difference Between Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells--An alternative to direct instruction. 7 to 12
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This inquiry based lesson plan helps students define the difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells using microscopes (one equiped with a camera), a smart board and a powerpoint/pictures of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells (slides).
Digital Citizenship unit 7 to 8
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This wiki teaches 7th and 8th graders about Mike Ribble's 9 elements of Digital Citizenship -- using Internet links, online videos and podcasts. Digital Citizenship is one of ISTE's NETS-S.
Exploring Climate Change 9 to 12
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Students will research climate change and create a Glog of their findings. They will also debate climate change and publish as a podcast.
Forming Author's Perspective 2 to 5
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Students will be introduced to the concept of Author's Perspective by identifying specific opinions and adjectives from a specific article. This lesson plan is aligned with Marzano.
Gangs and Clicks... Are They One In The Same? 7 to 9
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Students will work on a whiteboard or SMART Board and make a Venn diagram comparing/contrasting the two social groups.
Interview with Benjamin Franklin 7 to 12
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This is a cross curricular ELA / History lesson wherein students will create a mock-interview with Benjamin Franklin (and/or other historical figure from the American Revolution Era) and then post that podcast on to an established Google Classroom website.
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.
Social "art"ivism - Computers in art to breed creativity and critical thinking 6 to 8
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Students will create websites that house their digital portfolios. Students will also use platforms in order to collaborate with other students, community members, and local and world wide artists.
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.
The Battle of the Ancient Civilizations 6 to 8
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Sixth grade students will create persuasive movie maker presentations on their Ancient Civilization and present them eighth graders who will choose their favorite. Students will use digital cameras, microphones, and computers to help them create the best power point.
The Lady in the Tower 9 to 12
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Students participate in a debate of whether not a certain character from a story is responsible for the death of one of the characters. Once a character is determined, a digital storybook is created to portray the footsteps of the character who is found guilty. Comments: My students work from a portable classroom, so tablet would be helful with internal computer labs are not accessible. Cross Curriculum Ideas: Follow-up Activities: None Example: "Link to CNN" http://www.cnn.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Author Credits: Jennifer Frugard Teacher, Oscar Smith High School 1994 Tiger Dr Chesapeake, VA 23320-6855 Phone: 757-548-0696 Fax: 757-548-0531 Edit this information By submitting this lesson plan I agree that: 1. All lesson plans submitted become the property of Digital Wish. 2. I may submit multiple lesson plans. My lesson plan will be reviewed by one of Digital Wish's editors. If accepted, my submission may become part of Digital Wish's published online product library. Submission does not guarantee the lesson plan will be accepted and posted. All acceptance decisions will be final. 3. I am granting Digital Wish the worldwide rights to: - Display my submissions publicly on the internet. - Use my lesson plan in any promotional and press opportunities. - Publish or re-distribute my lesson plans or ideas royalty-free in any product, advertisement, or publication in any format. 4. By clicking on "I agree" I am certifying that I wrote the lesson plan I am submitting, and that I own the rights to any accompanying photographs. I did not copy materials from any other source. 5. If a photograph includes a picture of a person, then a release form must accompany the entry, in order for the photograph(s) to be posted. Release forms may be faxed to 866-344-7758, or mailed to Digital Wish, PO Box 1072, Manchester Center, VT 05255-1072. Photographs submitted without an accompanying release form, will simply be excluded from the lesson plan when it's posted. 6. I understand that Digital Wish is a shared resource and everything that I submit may be copied or used by others. I am giving permission for this to occur. *
The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf Again 2 to 2
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Comparing and Contrasting the various stories of the Three Little Pigs from the pig's point of view and the wolf's view
This Is Our Town 10 to 12
Students document life in their small Iowa town by photographing, writing and creating art about the experiences and architecture of our community. These finished products will then be shared with the community.
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 Opinion Statements through Edmodo and Scholastic News 2 to 4
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In my classroom, the children use a program called Edmodo which is an online blogging system. The students read a Scholastic News article on Edmodo and post their thoughts and reactions through online conversations.
Written in Bones 6 to 8
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Students will read literary and informational texts about the stories of our past to understand how different texts offer unique historical perspectives and how authors sometimes alter details of history to serve a purpose. Students will express their understanding by corroborating details of the past, deciphering an author’s purpose, and writing their own fictionalized version of a historical account.
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