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A Fishy Environment 'We need 'em Clean!' Web Lesson 6 to 8
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Create a website that documents our field trip to a local fish hatchery, where we will learn the how the effects of methyl-mercury can impact us and our environment.
Biotic and Abiotic Factors in Your Environment 5 to 8
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Students will be able to distinguish the biotic and abiotic factors in their environment and how they affect each other.
Digital Bubble Maps - Geography of our Environment P-K to 6
Each environment is different depending on where we live. This lesson is to visually capture the geographical environment a student is apart of.
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.
Exploring My Environment for Speech and Language K to 5
Student will photograph objects containing their targeted speech sounds and/or items in selected categories. These photographs will be used in a power point slide show for individual drill and copied to establish a "visual library".
Integrated Curriculum, student- led Environmental Project P-K to 12
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A student-led environmental project based on cooperative learning with a cross-curricular base in order to address many subject areas and work towards the goal of creating positive change. This is an amazing project that empowers the children, helps them to discover and utilize their gifts to create change in the world.
Podcast for the Environment 6 to 8
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Students will improve comprehension skills and access prior knowledge by researching an enviromental issue and creating a podcast on the issue.
Science and the Environment 6 to 8
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Interactive Science lesson using digital cameras
Technology and the Environment 6 to 6
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Student teams will observe the effect of technology on the environment by constucting a grow column and planting grass seed. Teams will keep a jounral that records the growth and the effects on the grass of acid rain, salt and oil.
Understanding Interactions Among Local Species and the Local Environment 11 to 12
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Students will use digital cameras to observe and investigate a variety of species in the schoolyard ecosystem. Students will research the species and construct food chains and food webs from their photos. Students will use their observations to write hypothesis and develop experiments.
Using Repeat Photography to Map Environmental Hazards 6 to 12
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Students will collect historical photos from libraries, newspapers and family collections for comparison to recent photos to be taken by the class. Students will compare photos to assess changes in landscape, industry and neighborhoods and blog their results.
Using VR to explore and explain human impacts on the environment 6 to 8
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Students will utilize VR technology to explore human impacts on the environment, then create their own VR experience to teach others about the topic.
"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.
A Cleaner Today for a Greener Tomorrow 6 to 8
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Students become environmentalists through community activities.
A Simple Chocolate Bar Global Project 9 to 12
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Discuss and Investigate the many parts from different countries that are needed in order to make a product in this case a Chocolate Bar. Understand all the environmental effects that impact this product and the people and the environmental involved.
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.
Animals of Louisiana P-K to K
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Kindergarten students will become familiar with animals of Louisiana. The students will learn about their habitats,environments, young, diets, etc.
Climate Change in Context 8 to 12
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Students predict and review the effects of climate change by reviewing text and writing hypotheses. Groups then present the information to the class in a jigsaw/spider web format.
Creating Online Science Lab Notebooks 7 to 12
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Students will complete an in-class lab and record their results online using a variety of online resources to create a rich, multimedia-rich end product.
Creating Online Science Lab Notebooks 7 to 12
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Students will complete an in-class lab and record their results online using a variety of online resources to create a rich, multimedia-rich end product.
Earth Day Movie 5 to 12
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The Earth Day lesson plan has students write, record and edit an Earth Day movie. The concepts of Renew, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle are incorportated into the video.
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.
IMPROVING SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH THERMAL IMAGING 6 to 12
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Students will use a thermal imaging camera and advance digital technology to analyze homes and business structures and provide them with an energy efficiency assessment. Students will also leave a dvd on how to do home energy improvements and follow up with a survey of property owners energy saving.
Invasive Species 9 to 12
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Invasive species can disrupt and use natural resources that are necessary for endemic species to survive. Students will conduct a field study of an invasive plant species to learn how their community and the endemic species have been affected.
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.
Living Creatures Up Close 2 to 5
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Students will discover a pond habitat, capture a specimin and observe under a microscope.
Maui Podcast 6 to 12
Maui is an island under siege from invasive species and ecological damage brought upon by humans. Teach your students about Maui's beauty and the importance of conservation through this scientific activist podcast.
Nature PSA/Visual Argument 10 to 11
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After reading texts about nature and discussing the skills of effective argument, in groups, students design and create visual arguments, or Public Service Announcements, in which they encourage the preservation of some aspect of nature.
Photojournalism: Documenting the Four Greatest Threats to Global Sustainability 9 to 12
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The environmental science students will engage in an inquiry type project by capturing photos of examples of overpopulation/economic stagnation, ecosystem degradation, atmospheric changes, and loss of biodiversity. They will compile a photojounalism portfolio and present this portfolio to the class in the form of a PowerPoint, Animoto, Prezi, or Glogster-type presentation.
Planet Protectors 7 to 8
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The goal of this project is bring awareness to how humans are impacting our planet. We can all make small changes in our every day lives that can have a huge impact on the environment. Every person truly has the power to make a difference, and help protect planet Earth.
Recycling PSA 9 to 12
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Students apply the 3 types of persuasive appeals to make a public service announcement about recycling.
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.
Waste Water Research 9 to 12
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Students will engage in a year long study of the impacts of waste water and its impacts on the local community and the Hudson River. Students will evaluate the impacts that various green technology can have on improving the quality of runoff waste water.
What's Living in the Water? 6 to 12
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Students assess water quality of a local pond through observation and testing. Students link changes in seasons to changes in water quality.
Why salt the roads? 10 to 12
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This lesson focuses on why states like Illinois must salt the roads during the winter. We will focus not only on the why but which type of salt is most efficient and safe for the environment.
Windsor Opposes Waste - WOW! 2 to 6
We propose a year-long, problem-based learning between grades 2 and 6. Teams of students will meet and discuss and identify the problem(s), brainstorm solutions, implement their solutions and throughout the year evaluate and reexamine their decisions and actions.
A Ripple of Hope-Using History¡¦s Powerful Stories to Teach Tolerance 3 to 8
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The overarching goal of this project is to develop conscious and responsible citizens of society.The culminating project will be a student created DVD. Students will select a role such as a journalist, history detective, or author and will record their reflections through genres such as poetry, interviews, stories, and plays. After obtaining parental approval for students to be videotaped, DVD copies of the student¡¦s performances will be shared with colleagues.
Blogging In Kindergarten! K to K
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All of my 18 Kindergarten children have their own kidblog that they use to record their learning. Kindergarten life is full of day long discoveries and kid blogging is just one of the many ways I am documenting the excitement of the discoveries made.
My Altered Life, Exploring Mixed Genre Writing 9 to 12
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The purpose of this project is to present the students with a structured activity in which they are able to develop and enhance their reading fluency and comprehension skills in a fun and creative way. The mode of exploration will be that of mixed genre writing and altered books.
"In the News!" 2 to 8
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A newscast that can be writen, produced and created by elementary or middle school students. Co-Authored with Stacy Bodin
"Teach it to Me"-Seasonal Calendar K to 2
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Students the use digital technology to pictorially depict weather conditions and environmental changes throughout the months and seasons. Then, they will use photographs to complete a seasonal calendar.
21 century pen pals 3 to 8
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These lessons are for the students to show what they've learned about specific topics to an international school.
4th Grade Double Digit Multiplication 4 to 4
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How to multiply two 2-digit numbers using the window pane and butterfly methods.
A Day in the Life of ... 10 to 12
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Overview: Evansville, IN offers many opportunities for students to experience high tech product creation.Students will video the life of a product being manufactured in Evansville at such companies like Mead Johnson Nutrition, Berry Plastics Corporation and AmeriQual Foods.
A Hip New Twist on the Past! Creating Music Video Biographies 3 to 5
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Student motivation is a huge challenge for teachers. Students today are surrounded by multimedia sources and technology. Why not bring that into the classroom? Technology is relevant to their lives and will keep them excited as they learn.
A Hip New Twist on the Past! Creating Music Video Biographies 3 to 6
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Student motivation is a huge challenge for teachers. Students today are surrounded by multimedia sources and technology. Why not bring that into the classroom? Technology is relevant to their lives and will keep them excited as they learn.
A 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 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.
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.
Alternative Energy 6 to 8
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Integrating technology for hands-on instruction to give students a better understanding of renewable energy, how electricity can be produced, and the relationship between wind speed and voltage.
Alternative Modes for Alternative Ed P-K to P-K
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To provide media information in the form of a DVD library centrally located at Seminole County District Office in order to provide various learning formats for struggling and at risk incarcerated learnes.
American Cities 7 to 8
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In this lesson, groups of students will work collaboratively online to create informational worksheets about a major American city through the ages.
Ancient Egypt P-K to P-K
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Throughout this two week unit, my students will learn about the many contributions that have come from ancient Egypt.
Ancient Greece Podcast 7 to 7
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Students will work in groups to create a newscast from Ancient Greece. Each broadcast will include an introduction, a news story about leisure or entertainment
Animal Morphs 2 to 5
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Students use photos (headshots) of themselves with the expression of an animal that they want to be. The photo sticker is placed on the paper, and the students add the rest of the body in its natural habitat. Information about the animal is written in the border of the picture.
Animal Trading Cards 2 to 4
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This is a collaborative unite in which students research an animal and create a trading card like a baseball trading card using Microsoft Word or other word processing software.
Animals of Florida K to 3
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Journey with us as students discover Native Florida Wildlife.
Animals on Parade 3 to 8
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Fourth grade students will research rainforest animals of the world and hold what is known as a shoebox parade. Each student will decorate a shoebox to resemble a parade float and create a podcast.
Animation 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.
Architecture: Re-Designing our School 9 to 12
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Architecture is the catalyst for teaching students to be curious, informed, and empowered to positively impact the built environment around them. Our students have the unique opportunity to correspond with real architect mentors from across the nation to re-design an area of their school. We need Samsung Google Chromebooks and 3D printers to bring their projects to life.
Artistic Expression of the Scientific Revolution 9 to 10
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Students will explore the influences of the Scientific Revolution beyond literal scientific tools and inventions through reading, collaborating, scavenging, and games. Students will identify the ways in which science influenced and transformed European cultural institutions through art and music.
At the Top of Mississippi: Southaven 6 to 8
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Project – At the Top of Mississippi: Southaven Students will report and record personal events, people and places that are important to them in their daily lives. They will then, with their classmates, combine their efforts and produce a DVD that will be presented to the City of Southaven and the Southaven Chamber of Commerce to give to families that are interested in relocating to our city. This will promote Southaven in a positive manner through the eyes of our youth.
Becoming Africa’s Wildlife 4 to 6
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Each student becomes an expert on one of the animals native to Africa and contributes important information to a safari field guide. Each student investigates the natural history of the animal and learns about the animal’s habitat, ecological niche, interdependence, relative position in a food web, adaptive features and behaviors, and conservation. With their research behind them, each student “becomes” an animal and creates a poster presentation written primarily from the animal’s point of view.
Biome Project 5 to 6
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Biome Research project with a choie menu
Biome Survivor 5 to 7
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Students will learn how to survive in one of the world's Biomes. Students will collaborate on their experiences as they take on a job that will help educate them about their ecosystem.
Breaking News: Who Did It? 7 to 7
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Students will summarize the work that they have been doing to solve a mystery in science class using genetics to find who contaminated a school nutrition source! In groups of 3 or 4, students will create a breaking news headline detailing the crime and the suspect including evidence using the Videolicious App on the iPad.
Candidate Obama Support and President Obama's Agenda 7 to 8
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Support letters via Microsoft Word for Candidate Obama ... sent to Obama Headquarters in Chicago [received Obama response] ... then PowerPoint presentations of President Obama's Agenda researched at www.whitehouse.gov ... sent as followup to the White House.
Capturing Animals through Technology 2 to 5
Students will use digital recoding photograpgy equipment to take pictures of animals at our local zoo. They will then insert the photography into a variety of audio-visual technology -based reports featuring thier animals.
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.
Career Research 9 to 12
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10 grade students will conduct research over a two week scaffolded lesson. This is one of the lesson plans attached to the career research, which includes technology as a way to communicate throughout this lesson.
Celebrations Summative Project - Kindergarten P-K to K
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(8 week lesson)After studying the holidays and traditions of autumn and winter throughout the world, kindergarten students are challenged to create their own unique holiday. While presenting their holiday, students will be digitally recorded to assess their understanding of holidays as a summative assessment. *International Baccalaureate PYP*
Character Education Podcasts 4 to 6
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Each month a different character trait will be focused on. Students will create and record a podcast highlighting the character trait.
Cherokee Unit- Lesson 1: Cherokee Religion and Culture 7 to 8
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In this unit, students will learn about the beliefs, practices and traditions of Native American groups in North Carolina, specifically the Cherokee people, and explain how European explorers and settlers impacted these groups.
Climate Change Poster 11 to 12
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Students are to create an original persuasive poster on the effects of climate change using piktochart.com. They will be conducting research on the topic using provided websites, typing up their research in google docs, saving at least two images to correspond with their information, and then creating the poster based on their research.
CO2 Dragster Challange 7 to 12
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This is a new twist on an old unit. Many Technology Education teachers have been doing CO2 cars for several years now but this lesson will include creating pod-casts, video, and pictures to post and in a sense create an interactive data-bank!!
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.
Community Based Instruction P-K to 12
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Community Based Instruction involves functional academics, independent living , self-help, interpersonal as well as speech and language development/skills. Most activities require the student to demonstrate learning through a hands on approach assessed with measurable goals in which a rubric or percentage is obtained. The best part of CBI is that the activities allow students with various abilities, skill levels, and various learning styles an opportunity to be successful.
Community Problem Solvers 6 to 6
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Students collaborate in teams to conduct research and solve real community problems using science and engineering. This is applied to the ECybermission Challenge.
Community Words K to 2
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Students will use digital cameras to photograph words in their community. They will then make a poster or a book to display the words. This will be used to aid them in writing their own works.
Create a News Program 3 to 12
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Students will create their very own news program complete with commercials. They will explore writing, reporting, operating a video camera, and using digital tools such as chroma-key. This lesson will spark their interest in reporting facts and writing for a purpose.
Creating 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.
Creation Stories 6 to 12
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Provide an authentic approach to improve understanding the foundation of American Literature and improve literacy skills of all the students. This project will allow students to research, create, and demonstrate, via podcasts and discussion boards, their knowledge of the origins of American literature.
Custodial Video Modeling 12 to 12
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Utlizing video modeling for training students with cognitive impairments to learn how to be a successful custodian.
Cyberbullying 6 to 8
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With the layering of identity through the use of nicknames and avatars as well as a sense of anonymity, it is easy for young people to sometimes forget that real people – with real feelings – are at the heart of online conversations. In this lesson students will explore this concept and discuss the importance of good netizenship.
Daily Announcements Made Easy! 3 to 12
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Students will create daily (or weekly) announcements for their school or classroom using a webcam.
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.
Desert Tortoise Adaptations 4 to 8
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Students will observe how a desert tortoise is adapted to its surroundings. They will take notes and then photograph the environment and tortoise to design a powerpoint.
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.
Digital Decodable Books K to 3
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Creating decodable books using PowerPoint to improve speed and accuracy of sight word recognition.
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 Pen Pal K to 8
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Partnering with Spanish students in our local area, the students at my school will be exchanging video messages, emails, and performances with each other to create a language learning community.
Digital Presentation of Life In The Future 7 to 12
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After watching Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451", students will discuss the future as Bradbury predicted. Students will create a video representation of what THEY think the world will look like 50 years into the future.
Digital Wildflower Collection 11 to 12
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Students will learn how to use technology to communicate scientific information and explore. Students will become familiar with the diversity of native species without endangering the environment. Many rare and protected species will be able to be documented without harm.
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.
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 Day - 3rd Grade 3 to 3
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Students will create videos utilizing Tool Factory's movie making software about pollution and how to protect the Earth.
Earth Day Commercials 3 to 5
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For our culminating unit on recycling and conservation, students will work in groups to write and produce a commercial for the morning news show encouraging students in the school to do something specific to help the environment.
Earth Day Movie Maker Documentary 9 to 12
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This lesson, which spans over the course of about a week and a half, has students researching a particular animal and the ways in which it has been impacted by humans and the environment. Students will take a field trip to the zoo and use flip cams to videotape their animal. They will then choose a prompt from the list and create a documentary (using Tool Factory Movie Maker) about their animal.
Earth 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.
Electronic Poetry Project 6 to 12
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Students will utilize digital technology to create a presentation of a chosen or original poem. The project will include creating photos/videos, voice overs, original background music, and character generation to interpret a poem for classroom and podcast presentation.
Endanged Animal Power Point 6 to 12
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Create a Power Point Presentation About an Endangered Animals
Endangered Animals Podcast 3 to 5
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Students will be researching endangered animals on the internet, writing a report about why they are endangered and how we can save them on Microsoft Office, recording their report with MP3 players and uploading them online to a podcast.
Energy Agents in Action K to 5
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Students will learn through video how to conserve energy and protect their environment.
Engineering Design of Thermal Home with Renewable Energy Source for specific Biomes of the world 6 to 8
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Students will work together in families to discover one of Earth’s biomes. As a family, the students will focus their research on the climate, typical flora and fauna, and typical weather cycles of their biome. The family will then use their knowledge of thermal energy combined with their research data on their biome to design, construct and present their home design and reasoning to the class in a creative manner. Students will then do further research into weather patterns, statistical data of precipitation, temperature, hours of sunshine, etc and viable renewable energy possibilities so that families can then add to their homes a unique means to use the natural resources in their biome as a renewal resources to generate energy for their home.
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.
Exploration Journal 4 to 8
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We use Pixlr.com, a free photo editing site, to explore various regions of the world according to the new Social Studies standards in 7th grade. Students will edit a picture to portray themselves exploring the region and then create exploration journals documenting their trip.
Exploring Climate Change Using the Eyes In the Sky 8 to 12
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Using NEO (NASA Earth Observations) satellite images and NIH ImageJ to animate the images, students will explore various aspects of climate change. From the montage of images, students will write a report describing various areas of climate change. Grade level: secondary
Farm Animals P-K to P-K
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Rodeo - Farm Animals Elementary Zone Grant
Festivals, Fairs, and Fun and Unit Exploring Spanish Festivals 6 to 12
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Students will compare and contrast the cultural traditions and festivals of Spanish speaking countries with their own culture. It is our desire that students understand, value, and respect people and places outside of their own environment.
Finding the Tipping Point 11 to 12
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Students will read and analyze Malcolm Gladwell's Tipping Point and then apply their understanding of the book to their school.
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."
Five Themes of Geography 7 to 12
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This is an assessment tool for the Five Themes of Geography. Students will research the five themes of Geography for the assigned Canadian Province and make a “Doodlecast Pro.”, or another presentation app, make a presentation. This could be an individual or group project. . This could be a group on individual project..
Flat Stanley 1 to 2
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Students will read the book Flat Stanley, take him home for a week and write and film their adventures with Flat Stanley at home and report back what they did with him to the class.
Flip and Soar P-K to 3
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My special education (Cognitively/Emotionally Impaired) classroom has incorporated the school-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) system. Our goal is to teach safe, respectful & responsible behavior in a variety of locations ( bathroom, lunchroom, classroom, playground,etc.). Most of our students have very poor body awareness and lack the ability to “see” themselves as others do. Video could be the perfect tool to ‘open their eyes’.
Flip into Technology! 6 to 12
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Students use Flip cameras to gather information and integrate it into any classroom activity.
FlipCam Field Trip - Habitat Exploration 7 to 12
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Students will take a field trip to a local county park or nature preserve that has several distinct habitat types. Each team of students will document as many distinct habitats as they can and ultimately present their video products to the rest of the class.
Flippin for Valley View Scavenger Hunt K to 6
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This is a lesson for including an outdoor nature preserve onsite at our school and using it to teach state standards while incorporating technology into a classroom where nature can't come inside.
Forces and Motion Scavenger Hunt P-K to 5
Students will work in small groups to identify and photograph things that we push or pull in our real world.
Frogs: ELA and Science 1st grade 1 to 2
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This is a first grade ELA and science unit. This unit integrates technology and allows students to apply real world application with scientific inquiry, while critically analyzing literary and informational texts.
From Photos to Poetry 8 to 12
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Students will create photographs and poems which have meaningful themes through a thoughtful and deliberate process.
Geographical Literacy through Building: A Minecraft Project 6 to 8
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Students will use Minecraft for Education to build a community from a specific geographical area and understand how land forms, resources and spatial organization can affect human settlement patterns and housing.
Geography of Our School K to K
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Students will work in groups to video interviews about the important locations in their school. The videos will be embedded into a class-made map of the school to share with the class as well as future Kindergarten students.
Geometry Film Makers 3 to 5
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Students will apply their knowledge of geometric concepts related to the world around them. The use of flip cameras will enable students to explain the distinguishing characteristics of key geometric vocabulary as they develop movie clips that will be used in the creation of a short film.
Geometry in Our World 6 to 7
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Find geometric properities in objects inside and ouside of the classroom and building.
Get a Job! 6 to 12
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Students will learn how to prepare now for a successful career and explore how to choose a career.
Giving a Voice to Literature 4 to 4
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The students in my class have been working in reading groups called book clubs. This project will allow students to act out their favorite scene, give interviews as a character from the book, make a promotional commercial for the book, or give a book review as a famous reviewer.
Going Green Collaboratively 9 to 12
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A collaborative effort from Technology, Science and Art teachers to focus on the environment. Students capture images and process photographic and digital prints for display that depicts what the local community is doing toward saving the environment.
Google & Tablets for 1st Grade Reading And Response Program K to 3
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"Interactive & Data-driven Planned Lessons" are being implemented in our 5 1st grade classes in a grant for 5 Nexus tablets to support a program integrating Lexia Reading, Google Apps and Promethean Response systems. This is a small southern NH farming town. Our students come mostly from lower to middle income families and had little technology integration before this past year. We are now bringing our students into the 21st century and exposing them to the different tools they will need to be successful in today's society. Many of these students struggle with reading and have learning weaknesses that greatly benefit from an interactive integrated program.
GPS Ecosystem (Ecotone) Scavenger Hunt 9 to 12
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Using GPS's and your surroundings to make going outside fun for students!
GPS Treasure Hunt for Knowledge 6 to 8
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Working in groups, students will walk around the school community and stop off at 10 areas to complete a task related to what is being taught in the classroom.
Grade 7 Science Vocabulary Building Through Visualization of Word Meanings To Make Digital Art 7 to 7
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The meanings of Grade 7 Science words were visualized through acquisition of photo software skills to make digital art for retention of these word meanings.
Greetings, Introductions, and Farewells in Spanish. 9 to P-K
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The student will learn some basic phrases for greeting another person and introducing yourself. The student will understand the meaning of the sentences of their own dialog and practice with their classmates.
Gumby Rules! 5 to 6
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Using Responsive Classroom ideas, students will brainstorm classroom rules, examples of those rules, ways to apologize when rules are broken, and possible consequences. Each student will then pick one part to animate with the software.
High School Energy Audit 9 to 12
You will take scientific measurements, question school staff, and obtain various kinds of information related to how your school uses energy. As you finish each investigation, you will write a scientific report with graphs and recommendations and present it to school officials.
High School Students Meet Veterans 9 to 12
The goal of this lesson is for the students to come away with a better understanding of who veterans are and what their life was/is like.
How Does Your Garden Grow? 9 to 12
Students will design, plant, and maintain a native plant garden on campus. The garden will serve as an outdoor classroom for lessons in ecology, soil science, and botany.
How to Be (Me!) Photo Book K to 2
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Our objective is to engage our kindergartens’ interests in animals and tie these to emerging oral and written literacy skills in creating class photo books on an iPad application The first book will focus on team-work and on identifying characteristics of the pets and animals that we keep at our school, and the second book will focus on the students themselves, showcasing their individual characteristics and diversity.
How Trashy are You? 5 to 12
Students collect all the trash they make in a 24 hour period. Then evaluate the trash based on what it is made of and how much is there.
I am a Research Scientist! 6 to 8
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Students will become the research scientist as they observe, record, and analyze data on a journey that lets them explore Entomology, Oceanography, Stream Ecology, Biology, Cartography, Botany, and Meteorology.
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.
Importance of Estimation 5 to 8
Students will make sense of big numbers in order to make reasonable estimates.
Inspiring Change in Our World: One Photograph at a Time 9 to 12
Students will experience the power of images created by great photographers in history. They will document the destruction of their environment and communicate their values and beliefs with a community photography show at a local gallery.
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.
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.
Investigating Plants 1 to 2
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In this lesson, students will investigate plants found in their surrounding environment to find similarities and differences among them. They will take digital photographs of several different plants to be used in a classroom lesson thereafter.
iPad Ecology 9 to 12
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This "iPad Ecology" lesson will incorporate pressing ecological issues that students will investigate through an ecology app, watch a video on how people are "up-cycling" used items, blog about local environmental issues, and read and take a short quiz on an online current issue article.
iPod review 7 to 12
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By using iPods, students can review for tests at their own pace. Group work, review at home, auditory learning, individual pacing, all occur with the use of iPods.
It's Challenging Being Green! 3 to 5
Students will delve into botany by planting a seed and watching it grow or die based on what they do to take care of it. Prior knowledge of human anatomy and physiology will be the entry point as students connect these two very different areas of biology. By the end of the unit, students will be able to defend plant conservation the way they could any other organism they study. Ultimately, students should have increased awareness of the lack of green spaces in urban areas and the need for more parks and gardens
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.
Jobs I Can Do : Electronic Portfolio 12 to 12
This lesson will explain how to use digital photos to create electronic portfolio when working with 19 to 21 year olds with cognitive deficits.
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.
Kinderbet-An Alphabet for Children P-K to K
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Kindergarten children will brainstorm and search the classroom and campus for objects that begin with each letter of the alphabet. They will photograph each item and create both a power point and a written book to be presented to the library.
Kindergarten Memories P-K to K
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We will create a Kindergarten Memory Book. Each month we will create a monthly memory page regarding our experiences during the month and world happenings.
La Presencia Escondida: Spanish Speakers in Our Community 9 to 12
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Using skills learned in Spanish class and technology students will venture out into the community to become more familiar with native Spanish in the area and how they have come to live and work locally.
Lego Mindstorms Robotics 4 to 12
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The 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students of St. Catherine of Siena participate in Lego Mindstorms Robotics Initiative. By designing, building, programming and documenting robot performance, students will use science, engineering technology, mathematics and writing skills in hands-on projects that reinforce their learning.
Let's Talk! P-K to P-K
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We will use photos taken with a digital camera to make communication boards that enable our non-verbal students to communicate with their peers and teachers.
LIBRARY ORIENTATION 9 to 12
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Students will utilize the library technology to locate various information found in books or software in the library.
Life Skill Communication K to 12
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Using digital camera to expand students with significant disabilities' communication methods.
Literacy through Self-Ethnography 6 to 8
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Linking photography to writing encourages the students to lead a writing life. They will begin to see that the things they come across each day are worth writing about.
Living Organisms Digital Scavenger Hunt 1 to 5
We conducted a digital scavenger hunt with digital cameras at a nearby pond to document various living things for our science unit.
Long Beach History Digital Scrapbook 3 to 4
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Students create digital scrapbooks for their city's local history, including the Tongva Native Americans, settlers and newcomers to the land, and how the city was created. Students attend field trips to local historical sites and current landmarks, documenting their visit and reporting on it in a scrapbook.
Made in the USA 4 to 5
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Students will research different states in the United States. They will make commercials, fliers, and they will give persuasive reports on their state using the projector so others can see their brochures.
Man in Conflict - Vietnam and Literature 11 to 11
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Plan designed to teach different forms of conflict found in American Literature. Students will be able to identify types of conflict found in various literary forms and compare/contrast using other media forms.
Many Hands Make Miraculous Mechanisms 4 to 6
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e-NABLE is a global online community of 3000 individuals (and growing daily!) who are using 3D printing technology to create free 3D printed hands and arms for those in need. Volunteers from all religious and political backgrounds, races, ages, occupations, cultures and educational levels from around the world are coming together to work for the greater good and make a difference in the lives of many by using their talents, creativity and ideas to produce assistive devices for underserved populations and individuals who were born missing portions of their upper limbs or have lost fingers and arms due to war, disease or natural disaster. Our class wants to build these devices to Make a Difference!
Matching Times P-K to 3
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Students will match time on digital clocks with analog clocks.
Meeting a Real World Need: Textbooks 2 to 5
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This lesson focuses on students using technology to solve a need in the classroom. Students will seek to gain funding for a classroom library.
Military Families P-K to P-K
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Improving student vocabulary through interactive spelling games and a short story.
Modern Day Piracy 9 to 12
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Students will lean about copyright laws and how use the internet legally and safely.
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.
Movie Music 5 to 8
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Students study music in movies and create a sequel to a popular childrens movie.
My Giving Tree 6 to 8
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Students will use language arts, social studies, and technology skills to write their own personal stories of a native tree that they have adopted. The stories will center on identifying and learning about the benefits that they receive from their trees.
My Town/ My School 3 to 6
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Students groups will gather information on their town or school. They will research the city website, or school website to find important facts, history, and landmarks. Student groups will create a presentation to share with others.
Native Americans 3 to 6
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This unit on Native Americans encourages students to read print and online informational texts focusing on Native American tribes of various regions. They will create, practice, and present digital presentations based on the information they found.
New School Mural P-K to 12
Students will use digital images to create a mural for one of the walls next to the breezeway doors.
One L.E.S.S. (Partners in Education Campaign Initiative) 9 to 12
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Through this social marketing campaign - One L.E.S.S., the students will assume the role of a business professionals using different types of marketing media. The students’ initiative will increase collaborations between community leaders, the school, and youth. The concept is simple - One Leader Engaged in Student Success (L.E.S.S.) equals one less youth involved in juvenile delinquency and other destructive decision making.
Online - On Stage - and ACTION! P-K to 5
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This year-long 4th grade project integrates information literacy skills with the arts, character education, and social studies.
Owl Pellets Up Close And Personal 3 to 8
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Students will explore the food chain, the concept of predation, and the hierarchy of species through a dissection of an owl pellet.
Parabolas in Flight 9 to 12
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Students will film a trajectory then calculate the quadratic model for their trajectory. They will create a video to display online at teachertube.
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.
Photographical Ecology 6 to 8
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Students will photograph and understand differences in organisms and the roles they play in our environment.
Photographing touch 5 to 12
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Blind students can do photography too! Students will locate natural material (plants or animals) by touch, and take a photo of what they feel.
PLTW APP CREATOR 6 to 8
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Students will learn to code apps using Android Tablets. Using the knowledge of coding, students will create games and apps to submit to the Google Play Store.
Podcast, Podcast, Read All about It 6 to 8
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Students will be able to create a podcast. They will practice submitting a podcast onto an iPod Shuffle.
Podcasting Challenge P-K to 8
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Students take ownership under the direction of their teacher to be trained and train others in the school to the use of Podcasting equipment. The final product results in monthly or bi-monthly podcast reports.
Podcasting Our Way Through Nature 3 to 5
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Student created podcasts guide other students along the nature trail which is located on our school grounds. The podcasts point out interesting features and teach others about the plants and landforms found along the trail.
Poetry Slam For a Cause! K to 5
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Problem Based Learning, Driving Question: How can we as poets and poet critics, create and design a Poetry Slam to make other students and parents more aware of (a topic or cause of student choice/interest.) Students will research a few local problems or topics of interest and decide on one of interest to their group. Then, they will find poems and write poems to bring to life for a Poetry Slam and the slam will be recorded in imovie!
Postcards from Somewhere 6 to 12
The students will learn about another culture and the region of the world where their e-pal is located. They will then create a postcard with a picture from that region. They will also research and get details about our region of the country and create a postcard to send to their e-pal.
Public Service Announcements for Our School 6 to 8
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Students will work in co-op groups to brainstorm, plan, write scripts, keyboard scripts and then use digital video camera to film public service announcements. They will edit on the computer and we will show on morning announcements and connect to website.
Quilting Through the Civil War and Underground Railroad 5 to 6
This lesson involves American History (Civil War), Mathematics, Reading, and Writing. Students will research freedom quilts from the Civil War/Underground Railroad and then make their own.
Rainforest: Creating Globally Conscious Students 2 to 2
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Students will be able to apply their knowledge of the rainforest ecosystem to create peer interviews with Flipcams. These interviews will be edited and posted on our district website as well as sites such as www.teachertube.com for students to convey their understanding of: • The various strata of the rainforest, and the role that each plays in the overall health of the ecosystem. • The interdependence humans have with the rainforest for health needs. • The great diversity of the animal kingdom that resides in the rainforest as well as the effect deforestation has on these species. • How our actions can directly impact the rainforests. Students should be able to persuade others to take simple steps to protect these regions of the world.
River Reflections 3 to 11
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Students have been conducting river studies for over five years in 6th grade. A true reflection of the experience is necessary for true learning. Writing advocacy projects and sharing them through podcasting helps to reflect on the experience.
Robotics: Lego Mindstorms EV3 7 to 12
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We have Lego Mindstorms EV3 sets. This gives CTE/Computer Science credit.
Rocky Point Recycler's P-K to P-K
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Our students will be learning about how to save and protect our Earth. Students will use ipad's to reseach and present information to the other grade levels in our district.
Save the Rainforest in South America 6 to 8
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7th Graders: Geography affects the characteristics of a country. Natural resources can determine the success or failure of a country. Each country is rich in culture, even if they are a poor country. Each student will appreciate his or her life‐styles, and opportunities compared to poverty stricken countries. Global issues are complex, and the student will explain the challenges the rainforest ecosystem is facing, and will develop a plan of action they can do to help
Schoolyard Jungle: What's Out There? 7 to 7
In the Schoolyard Jungle: What’s Out There? project, students from Oberon Middle School will visit the school’s outdoor classroom to photograph plants using OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAS. After identifying and researching the natural history of their collected plants, they will use TOOL FACTORY SOFTWARE to create user friendly plant field guides and to build an Oberon Middle School Outdoor Classroom website and plant database that will continue to be utilized and updated by students in future years.
Science Simulation Using BBC Science Simulations 3 3 to 6
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Students will be able to create virtual experiments in the classroom using the software and interactive whiteboard.
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 9 to 12
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This activity combines contemporary technology with archaic photographic processes the end result a one of a kind tangible self-portrait from a 200 year old process using modern technology. It challenges the students to further understand the difference between our cultural image capture and the power of a image when it's seen as an entity, not a digital thumbnail.
Shape all around 2 to 3
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Students will understand and be able to classify solid shapes.
Short Film Project: Architecture In My Community 11 to 12
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Students will create short videos featuring the unique architecture in Sacramento, CA. They will work in teams to write, film, and publish short films that will persuade people to visit buildings here in our own community.
Silicate Gardens 9 to 12
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Using sodium silicate concentrations and various metal salts, students will study the basic structures of silicate gardens. This lesson is in conjunction with Orions Quest program. www.orionsquest.org
Smart Board Challenge 5 to 6
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Using Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in using the problem of knowing what a Smart Board is (how it operates, its uses, etc.) as the starting point for the acquisition of new student knowledge.
Smartphone Q & A Discussions, Polling and Quizzes 6 to 8
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Using Smartphones, students will use the Edmodo application to have discussions with fellow students in their group and the teacher. There will be polling and quizzes in order to review topics learned in the classroom.
SO WHAT ABOUT THE WORLD?!?!? 6 to 12
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Students will investigate world countries currently at war/conflict and the impact on the United States. Students will create a news podcast/broadcast video available on youtube.com, schooltube.com, and Kozlen.com.
Sonoran WebQuest 5 to 6
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Ultilizing some of the most advanced technology available today, you and your team of scientists will create a multi-media presentation to share with the world on the internet!
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.
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.
Stop Motion PSA 6 to 8
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Students will create a 30-second stop animation clip to teach one our school's expectations to be shown on the morning announcements. This lesson will support our building-wide Positive Behavior Support (PBS) initiative.
Story Development 3 to 12
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This lesson can be used in the initial stages of developing a digital story using media literacy skills taught beforehand.
Structures and Functions of plants and animals 4 to 4
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This lesson is part of a unit to meet grade 4 Life Science Standards, Structures and Processes. In this lesson, students will conduct research on various animals and or plants to determine what external structures support survival and growth. In addition, students will use technology to publish their findings to a blog and have the ability to comment and respond to other classmate’s blogs, learning from each other’s experiences.
Student Solutions- Saving Our Surroundings 4 to 8
Students will investigate plants, animals and their habitats creating several products to educate and share their fellow classmates. During the process of research, students will also develop ideas to help solve the problem of endangered habitats, animals and plants.
Students 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.
Students will FLIP for the News 4 to 12
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Incorporating technology skills with both written and verbal communication skills, students will create news programs to be shared on School Tube.
Studio Photography 9 to 12
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This project involves shooting long exposure photography in the school portrait lighting studio.
Succession in the Classroom 6 to 8
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Students will observe and record with digital cameras the process of succession as it occurs in a 55 gallon tank that the students set up with soil from their own backyards.
Symmetry in Nature and Congruent Shapes All Around 2 to 2
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All students will work in groups to investigate nature and their surroundings to find symmetry in nature and congruent shapes all around. Students will take photos using a digital camera and help create a multimedia presentation of their geometric findings. Students will share the final project with their peers.
Taking a Micro Hike 6 to 8
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Students will be studying ecosystems and the dynamic interactions between plants, animals, and microrganisms and their environment. Groups of students will be given an outdoor study area and must be able to discuss and identify the life at the surface of the soil, be able to identify the life existing on a rotten log, and be able to identify the spiders according to their physical features
Teaching and Learning: Using iPods in the Classroom P-K to 5
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My students need an iPod touches, apps, and software so I can facilitate the implementation of activities that are in step with the 21st century classroom.
Technolgy and Thematic Lessons in Literature 9 to 12
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Students will use the Flip VideoT cameras to record their book reviews and Socratic Circle discussion groups while analyzing the thematic lessons of their books and how they apply to real-wolrd isssues. These videos will then be linked by the students to the Media Center online web site for school-wide viewing.
Technology as a Tool of Science 9 to 12
Digital cameras and Tool Factory will be used in a variety of projects in several classes. The objective is to show students the tools that can assist them in the recording, cataloging and sharing of science information.
The Butterfly Effect P-K to P-K
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After studying the rise of Hitler and the Nazi regime, students are asked to think about the "butterfly effect" regarding negative events that happened in various countries because Hitler was the Fuhrer. This project begins with research, includes history, contains digital tools, incorporates fiction, and ends with a classroom presentation.
The Geometry Amazing Race for High School Students 8 to 12
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Students groups will be able to use digital cameras to site evidence of geometry work completed at different country location stations or tasks given by teachers. Students groups will apply properties of polygons, determine distances, points of concurrence, and justify answers. Integrated subjects of trigonometry and algebra will be visited.
The Human Body 8 to 8
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Students will synthesis the body systems. Students will explain the function of each body system and how they work together.
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 Wonder of Seeing the Best in Ourselves- A+ Attitude 6 to 6
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Students will read the novel Wonder by RJ Palacio, learn about theme, character, perspective and the steps of writing a research paper. The students will then create a research paper, an oral presentation and a citizenship project that promotes compassion.
The Year 2510 9 to 12
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This is what I use as my first break the ice, interest development lesson in all of my technology classes. It helps in removine self imposed limits to creativity, and the innovation process.
Through the Eyes of a Lens 3 to 5
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Students will use point and shoot camera to take pictures of the world around them. They will learn to edit, print, and sell pictures.
Tiger EV Technology to Improve Sustainability and Petroleum Dependency 6 to 12
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The Tiger EV project involves research, design, and construction of an all-electric vehicle. This three-wheeled vehicle is powered advanced battery and electric motor technology. Electrathon America registered EV cars compete all across the country with the goal of traveling the farthest distance in a given time, with a limited energy source. Our goals for this project are to: Increase students' and publics' awareness of the future of alternative energy transportation. Advancing the implementation of green technology in educational curriculums across the country using hands-on learning in the fields of electronics, aerodynamics, and materials usage, in a real life application.
Total Physical Response Storytelling 5 to 12
Students will take pictures and make books to tell a story in a foreign language.
Tour Guide of WIllow Bend K to 6
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Second language learners (ELL) will create a tour of Willow Bend School reflecting on what a newcomer would need to know. Students will use their past experiences to compare and contrast Willow Bend to other schools around the world. The video will include all aspects of school; teachers, support staff, locations, activities, etc.
Tracing the World P-K to 5
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Using an interactive white board in Social Studies so students can label places on a map and show how maps changed through the years.
Trees For Trout! 4 to 4
Classroom project that incorporates forestry and fish to investigate the lifecycle of trout and the effects of forest practices on them.
Twenty-First Century Social Skills Instruction 2 to 5
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This project uses video taped self modeling technique to help students learn and practice appropriate social behaviors.
VERB-alize P-K to K
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Still-shots and short video clips will be used to illustrate action verbs for hearing-handicapped preschoolers. The photographs and clips will include the manual sign, appropriate setting, and modeled target action. These will be integrated into lessons presented via Smartboard technology and into vocabulary/communication journals.
Vocabulary Building Through Visualization Of Word Meanings To Create Digital Art 7 to 8
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Vocabulary enhancement came to the forefront with acquired skills of manipulating photographs ... utilizing various tools and filters within the software … and this cognitive and creative process placed the students in a new environment of hands-on with photo software and the requirement of researching the "real" meanings of words, then translating these "realities" into "creative" ones through visualization.
Walk a Day in my Moccasins P-K to 5
Using a video camcorder to record a day in the life of another student who either is ELL or ESL or Special Needs (Austism) so that other students can see how these students deal with the challenging day at school.
Water Unit 6 to 8
In this unit, students will learn about the essential and valuable properties of water. Students will learn through hands-on activities.
Weather Watchers 6 to 6
Students will take pictures of various types of clouds and weather patterns to analyze in the school science lab.
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.
Welcome to Marshall Road! 2 to 12
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To help our transient families feel more comfortable in their new surroundings, a booklet will be created to include pictures of important people and places found within the school as well as an accompanying description who the individuals are and what happens in certain places. This is an interesting opportunity for students to find out more about their surroundings and to practice effective communication skills.
What Do You Know About Your Town? 2 to 3
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Lessons that help students learn a little about their own community. Lesson is generated for Erath, Louisiana, however can be adapted to any area.
What'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.
Where is.... K to 4
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Students will create a book using images taken of different locations around the school with an icon of themselves in the foreground of the page. The reader will try to identify the location of the photograph.
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 Ate Archy the Anchovy 4 to 6
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In this lesson, students will use flip cams to film clues about members in the marine food chain. The goal is to solve the puzzle of who ate Archy the Anchovy! Once clues are filmed, an interactive PowerPoint will be created for students to complete a problem-solving activity to solve this mystery!
Wishing for Wells 2 to 2
Students of all ability levels will learn about the water crisis in Africa. They will use iPads to conduct research, make PSAs to broadcast on the morning announcements, and complete other technology-infused projects to raise awareness (such as an interactive QR code exhibit about a region in Africa). The unit will culminate in a fundraiser to try to fund the construction of a well in Africa.
World Civilizations 7 to 8
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This project is an effort to incorporate interactive video games (Civilization 4) and collaborative internet tools (Google Docs and Wikispaces) with an understanding of historical knowledge and themes to better understand the interaction between culture, geography, government, and people over large periods of time. To do this, groups of students will play a networked version of Civilization 4, keep records of events which occur in this game, write a history of the nation created in the game, and publish the history online for others to use.
World 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?
Yes We Can! Students with Autism & Downs-Syndrome on the Drums! K to 12
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Students with profound special needs, such as autism, Downs-syndrome, CP, & medically fragile conditions, will participate in a variety of exciting experiential activities, including adaptive percussion & drumming, Karaoke type music, and using American Sign Language to express themselves to music. Project will be documented via video and digital pictures and shown to the school body in a music video format.
You Can Do It: Creating How-To Videos P-K to P-K
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Middle school students create instructional videos for other students using Flip video cameras and editing software. Students must brainstorm a topic, write an original script and create their film and audio narration, then edit and and create an original movie. Sample topics include "How to tie your shoes," "How to be organized for Middle School," and "The Water Cycle."
“Go Green” – A lesson in Movie Maker: Using digital cameras to make it personal. 7 to 12
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This multi-class period lesson includes the use of digital cameras and Move Maker (or other video editing software) to create a presentation of ways in which students can take environmentally friendly actions in their everyday lives. This lesson can be flexible to different age levels and different time constraints. Other songs can be used to convey the "Go Green" theme based on teacher and student preferences.
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