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Creating a Drama 9 to 9
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The students will plan, direct, and record a scene from Romeo and Juliet.
Halloween Dramatic Reading Podcasts 4 to 12
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Spanish students will create dramatic reading podcasts from elementary Halloween books and stories. The students will create both English and Spanish versions of the podcasts. The podcasts will be shared through the school website with local elementary schools.
A Brief History of NY...by class 401 3 to 5
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My class of ESL 4th graders is writing a play about the history of New York! We built the set, made the costumes and the props...and now we want to take a video of it!
Creating Fairytales using Tool Factory Movie Maker software 9 to 12
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Students will create their own fairytale or a modern day interpretation of an existing fairy tale using Tool Factory Movie Maker software.
Cryptid Zoo 4 to 6
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Students will research a cryptid (mysterious animal) and then they will write a script for their creature using the facts they have learned. The children will illustrate their cryptid and take a digital photograph of their drawing to be uploaded to the computer. These drawings will be digitally animated using Blabberize and microphones.
Flipping Over Conflict Resolution K to 5
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My first graders will use flip cameras to videotape short skits they have written to highlight "dos and don'ts" of conflict resolution.
Flipping Over Conflict Resolution K to 5
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Students create videos to show their understanding of conflict resolution. These students then show their videos to other classes to teach other students how to talk out their problems.
Group Video Bookreport 3 to 7
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Students will adapt and create a skit based on books that they have read. They will then film themselves for their classmates to watch.
Lights, Camera, Action! 3 to 12
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Using Flip Cameras and editing software, students will create videos of students performing a weekly reading selection.
Once Upon Technology 4 to 8
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Students re-write fairy tales adding current technology to change the ending. Then they make their new story into a movie to record and edit in class.
Pair Ideas:Parody 6 to 12
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After studying a poem, play, or novel considered to be a "literary canon," students will write and videotape a parody of it utilizing live musical or acting performances, LEGO animation, or puppet theater to share with peers and then serve as mentors for middle school students to recreate this process. All videos will be accessible on a web blog site or through a Google Drive or dropbox.
Reader's Theater with a Twist 1 to 5
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Students will use a FlipVideo to create and share student-created scripts for their curriculum reading stories. Video will be uploaded to www.voicethread.com to share as a parent-classroom connection.
Readers Theater In Action - Take 1 P-K to 3
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Students will be working in five groups of four to come up with their own Readers Theater. They will be designing their own backdrop, creating the script for the story, and filming the entire step from beginning to end of the production to be displayed on the class smartboard.
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.
Reenacting Shakespeare 9 to 12
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Students analyze scenes from Romeo and Juliet and recreate scenes through modern skits.
Reviving the Renaissance 7 to 12
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Using the world wide web, students will research the Renaissance Era and present a multimedia project to classmates which will focus on one aspect of that time period: food, clothing, pastime, gender roles, law enforcement, etc. This is done prior to reading any of Shakespeare's literature.
Sketch in the Round 8 to 8
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Students will demonstrate the ability to develop a 3-D main character sketch for their emerging short story continuation.
The Clay's the Thing 12 to 12
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Senior Creative Writing students will learn about dramatic structure, create original scripts for claymation, produce a short film, then hold a school-wide The Clay's the Thing Film Festival
This day In History 6 to 6
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Students will research past and current historical events. They will present their research in the form of a dramatic scene, videotape performances and watch together as a class for editing and a grade.
Voice of Democracy 9 to 12
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Record your original 3 to 5 minute (+ or - 5 seconds) essay on a standard cassette tape or CD on the 2010-11 theme "Does My Generation Have a Role In America's Future" Label your cassette or CD and neatly typed essay with your name and completed entry form.
"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.
American History Digital Movie 5 to 12
Students write, perform, produce, and present a digital movie based on a historical event.
And Action ........ Stop Motion Style 9 to 12
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Cross-Curriculum project integrating Art (sculpting) and Technology (Video Editing, Web 2.0 (Video Sharing),
Antony vs. Brutus 9 to 12
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In groups of four, students will create an advertising campaign based on their given character/speech of Antony or Brutus from Shakespeare's Caesar. Students will use the project as means of debate focusing on the which character should have control of Rome after the death of their former leader, Caesar.
Art and Life: Where Do We Use Art? 9 to 12
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This lesson increases the relevance of not only art classes, but also all academic disciplines by engaging the students to research how art is used in all aspects of their education and their lives. They will create videos that will collect factual information and visual examples that will educate the viewers on how art is used in a variety of settings and how historical people and socities have depended on the coexistence of art and non art subjects.
Creating A School News Network 9 to 12
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Students will create a TV Network where they will produce programming for the school and the school's website. This programming will include daily announcements, video shorts regarding special programs, projects, and events at the school.
Digital Citizenship 11 to 12
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Objective: In this lesson(s), students will be able to continue developing an understanding of what it means to be a digital citizen. Through guided notes, discussion, and activity student will be led through various concepts relating to being responsible in the digital world. Unit Summary: This unit would be considered year long, ongoing curriculum that will constantly be reinforced as we utilize technology within the English Language Arts classroom. The main areas to be focused on will include: self image and identity, relationships and communication, digital footprint and reputation, cyberbullying and digital drama, and internet safety. In order to have a technologically centered classroom and methodology these items must be addressed. Students need to not only know how to use the technology effectively but also how to use it responsibly and safely.
Digital 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.
Digitally Concerned Citizens 5 to 5
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Students need to learn relevant technology skills to succeed in the modern workforce. This lesson allows students to master skills with an inquiry based investigation on how humans contribute to changes in ecosystems. With a better understanding of issues facing our planet, students increase their ability to voice their concerns and facilitate change.
Fantasy Fiction Video Finale 6 to 8
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Students use flip video cameras and iMovie to create visual reflections for their culminating project in Fantasy Fiction book groups.
Farm Animals P-K to P-K
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Rodeo - Farm Animals Elementary Zone Grant
Flip into Technology! 6 to 12
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Students use Flip cameras to gather information and integrate it into any classroom activity.
FLIP, FLOP AND FLY YOUR WAY THROUGH ADJECTIVAL ENDINGS 9 to 12
A fun, yet creative way of learning the German adjectival endings adjecives following "the" and "a". Using a flip recorder, a group is selected to write and act out a skit designed specifically to teach the usually boring concept of adjectival endings.
Idiom Ideographs 9 to 12
ESL students will learn the meaning of idioms by creating audio-visual meaning representations. Student projects may be audio, pictorial or dramatic.
Improving Student Presentation Skills 9 to 12
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Watching video of oneself when presenting is the most impacting means of growing one's presentation skills. Throughout the past 6 months my 'Science Research in the High School' students have been conducting symposium style 12:00 presentations in class and not until we started videoing with a FLIP camera did students begin to make startling progress.
iTeach iLearn 6 to 12
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The iTeach iLearn Project is the artful mixing of video, narratives, images, music, sound and special effects into a digital story teaching about any concept. These digital stories reflect the student’s understanding of the themes of science. Science is a way of learning about the natural world, science has built a vast body of changing and increasing knowledge described by physical, mathematical, and conceptual models, and science’s effect on technology and society.
Let's Collaborate! 5 to 8
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Students will work in groups using the digital storyteller website, www.storybird.com, in order to collaboratively create a story that includes all story elements.
Movie Music 5 to 8
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Students study music in movies and create a sequel to a popular childrens movie.
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.
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.
Romanticism Through the Eyes of Art, Poetry, and Technology 10 to 12
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Teaching the qualities of Romanticism, comparing pieces of the period, and creating responses that show comprehension, while using an Elmo.
S.C.A.N.M.E. P-K to 12
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Students Creating A New Method of Evaluation
School News Videos 9 to 9
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Use FLIP cameras to tape word of the day segments, happy birthday shoutouts, this day in history, school commercials, sporting events, community service, and other random clips from around the school.
ScreenPlay Writing 9 to 12
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This a two-week unit that includes screenplay writing and video editing
Shake it up…Cisne! 3 to 5
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Fifth grade students will give an earthquake broadcast. Students become cameramen, meteorologists, reporters, eyewitnesses, and anchor people describing the effects of recent earthquakes.
Space Adventures P-K to P-K
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This lesson plan will introduce preschool children to various outer space experiences.
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.
Super Science Slueths Explain It All: Circumnavigating the Circulatory System 6 to 8
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Students work in pairs to develop podcasts about the circulatory system as a capstone unit project to display what they have learned. The podcasts can take the form of dramas, sports casts, etc. requiring the students to do more than just memorize information.
Technology for the Likes of Shakespeare and Poe 7 to 12
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Digital Storytelling, a wonderful way to incorporate technology and other disciplines into the Language Arts classroom, despite endorsement from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), is not a priority for most schools. I believe that to incorporate digital storytelling, you must have the technology necessary to enable the teacher to adjust her pedagogy and see her role as story coach instead of technology teacher, allowing digital storytelling to enable students to represent their voices in a manner rarely addressed by state and district curriculum while practicing the digital literacy skills that will be important to their 21st century futures while supporting whole language literacy practices. .
Technology Rich Romeo and Juliet Lesson Plan 9 to 10
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The students will understand Romeo and Juliet and as a result will produce and present a Storyboard that demonstrates a scene’s importance.
The Living Biography 4 to 12
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Use podcasting to have students create a living audio biography of someone they've studied.
The Outsiders Unit Plan 7 to 9
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The students will read The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and complete a digital-based lesson plan that incorporates the novel.
The Planet Mars 5 to 8
I created this lesson plan so that my fifth grade students would be able to compare and contrast the planets of Mars and Earth, and further build their knowledge of the solar system.
The PLEO Project: An Introduction to Computational Thinking and Programming 8 to 8
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This small group collaborative project introduces 8th grade students to programming with PLEO, a robotic baby Camarasaurus with a LifeOS. Students first get to know PLEO's personality by interacting with him to learn about his behaviors. They will then learn how to program him to perform their individually created original "skits".
The Soundtrack of Your Life 6 to 12
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Every sound tells a story. In this Language Arts lesson, students learn about poetic elements, tone, and personal connection by creating their own soundtrack of the major events, experiences, passions in their lives. The final product is a Glogster page.
The Wonder of Seeing the Best in Ourselves- A+ Attitude 6 to 6
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Students will read the novel Wonder by RJ Palacio, learn about theme, character, perspective and the steps of writing a research paper. The students will then create a research paper, an oral presentation and a citizenship project that promotes compassion.
Video Vocab K to 2
To build background knowledge of unit vocabulary, students will create videos explaining the definition of new words that will be used in second grade Science units.
Vintage Photography 9 to 12
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Learn about Photography and Art in the turn of the century. Use costumes and props from the 1900s and create the mood of that time era in a Photograph.
Voice of History 7 to 12
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Radio programs dominated national consciousness from the beginning of the 1900s to the dawn of television, and they were known for their abundant creativity, their clever advertising, and their infinite reach. Recreate the joy and drama with quick research, a few voice recorders, and a solid editing program.
WCCS News 78 Investigative Report K to 8
Several television stations in the St. Louis metropolitan area feature a news investigative reporter who acts on tips received from local viewers. The West County Christian School seventh/eighth grade students will research/investigate a news tip, send their own news investigative team to the site to document digitally their findings, write the script to produce a news report, and then videotape that presentation.
Webquest - Westward Ho! 3 to 8
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Work as a group to investigate life on the trail using various resources and Internet links. As a result of the research, students will write an article.
What's in a Story--A Short Story/Film Unit 5 to 12
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Students analyze and evaluate "story" through both the written word of short story and the visual images of short film. The lesson/unit culminates in a production of a short film. This is run in a workshop format, with mini-lessons and some direct instruction/practice of skills as the project unfolds.
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