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"White on White" Photography 9 to 12
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Using a variety of selected materials, students will create photographic compositions using white objects against a white background. This unit will emphasize the art elements of line, shape, texture, and value.
(G.I.F) Graphics Integrates Fun 7 to 8
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(G.I.F) Graphics Integrates Fun is a lesson plan that will enhance 7th and 8th grade graphic arts class projects by sharpening the students' kinesthetic graphic design skills through the technology of a Wacom Graphire 3 Classic graphics tablet and digital cameras. It will also instill lifelong learning that is fun while the lessons relate to other subjects.
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.
All about "Me" autobiography!! 3 to 5
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Student will make powerpoints and turn them into movies. These movies will be autobiographies about them!!
Amazing Photography 9 to 12
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This lesson will serve as a follow up to an introductory lesson on photography. Each student will be responsible for creating a Powerpoint presentation with examples of "amazing photography."
Animal Research Paragraph 2 to 2
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Animal Research Paragraph-Students will need to research animals and gather facts from various sources.
ANIMATION - Exploring graphic, movie making and audio software 5 to 8
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Students will create their own images and use movie making software to create an instructed animation. To remediate skills and enhance creativity, students will create an additional animation of their choice. There is an extra credit audio option.
Autobiographies 2 to 3
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My kids will be creating Autobiographies or Biographies on a family member. They will be taking pictures that relate to different aspects of their life and writing about the photographs with paragraphs and captions.
Biographical Blogging 6 to 8
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SWBAT explore blogging and compare and contrast this genre to other on-line and in-print genres. SWBAT create and update their own blogs.
Biographical Timelines 2 to 3
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Overview: Students will choose a biography or an autobiography to read and create a timeline on the person's life.
Biography Report - Learning Microsoft Word 5 to 7
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Students will learn about Microsoft Word features while creating an autobiographical report.
Biography Research Project 4 to 4
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In this lesson the students work in groups to research a famous African American for Black History month. They did their research on a chrome books and everything was up loaded the their google classroom account. We used google slides to create a presentation that they shared with the class. This lasted two weeks and on the third week the students presented their google slides presentation. They also created a quit on the quizizz website that the other students could take after listening to each presentation.
Canada Geography PowerPoint 5 to 12
Students will create a PowerPoint presentation about a geographic region or country. This project will take five 45 minute class periods.
Creating Bar Graphs P-K to 5
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The students will represent data (the lengths of their names) using "Graph Master" to create a bar graph on the computer. Then they will compare their graphs to the other students in the class.
Digital Autobiography 6 to 8
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The students will create a digital autobiography of their life.
Digital Biography Project for African American History 3 to 5
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Students will answer questions on an important person during African American History month. They will type, voice record, and upload photographs/drawings to create a biographical digital story about their person.
Digital Black and White Photography 8 to 12
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Using a projector, digital camera, laserjet printer and powerpoint, have students create contrast photos. Using the internet, students will discuss famous black and white photographers such as Ansel Adams, American Artist and Activist .
Digital Bubble Maps - Geography of our Environment P-K to 6
Each environment is different depending on where we live. This lesson is to visually capture the geographical environment a student is apart of.
Digital Photography and Movie Making 4 to 5
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Students will learn skills required for digital photography and movie making while learning about the behavior of light.
Digital Photography for Movie Making 5 to 5
Students photograph the world around them to create a digital movie in the computer lab. Photos are linked to homeroom lessons to expand on research skills.
Elemental Photography 8 to 8
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The students utilize digital technology to enhance their learning in the area of Elemental Chemistry. This is a project used in a 8th grade Science Classroom
Enhancing Friendships Through Photography P-K to P-K
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Young learners will use digital photography to create new friendships with pen pals at another school.
Enhancing Social Skills and Vocabulary through Photography K to 5
Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders will use photography to visualize, practice and evaluate their communicative exchanges.Younger students will use pictures to build their vocabulary.
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..
Four-part Photography Project 4 to 12
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The students will be responsible for four shots by the end of this project~~ one "bug's eye view", one "bird's eye view", one architectural, and one landscape. They are graded on overall composition, perspective, and the "rule of thirds", as well as other criteria.
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.
Geography Postcard Podcasting 7 to 8
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Students will produce four postcards that will show the major landforms and describe the climate of the different regions of the U.S. and Canada. Students will then write a description of their travels in the form of a friendly letter. Each student will create a podcast using the postcards and letter. The podcast will be posted to the class website.
Graphic Tablets for Real-World Experiences 9 to 12
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The purpose of this unit is to incorporate the graphic tablet technology in my art classes. This will continue the develop of the students' drawing and layout skills while providing them with skills that relate to the illustration and graphic design industry.
Graphing the growth of our Garden Beans under different conditions K to 3
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Children will use digital cameras to take picture of the growth of the same vegetable under different conditions, and then to graph it. The project will be made into an online book, using littlebirdtales.com
Graphing Weather 2 to 3
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Graphing Weather and writing about the results
Graphing with Clickers 2 to 3
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Students will use clickers to gather data from classmates. Students will then use the gathered data to create their own graphs.
History and Architect Through Digital Photography 10 to 12
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Students will take a walking tour of our historic downtown district and take pictures of our history and architectural features. They will then create their own powerpoint to tell our city's history and identify architectural features and home styles.
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.
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.
Intro to Photography for Middle School 6 to 8
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This is an entire curriculum, not just one lesson plan. Students will take a six week course that teaches them the fundamentals of camera operation and shot composition.
Introduction into Graphic Design & Photography 5th Grade Edition 5 to 6
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Essential Question: How will students apply their knowledge in art & technology through project based lessons that provides hands-on activites to create works of art that communicates ideas and information?
Jones Soda Project- Photography as a Vehicle (for marketing) 9 to 12
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Students will display their understanding of photographic composition, Photoshop skills, and photography as a vehicle for marketing in today's visual culture by taking interesting photographs and posting them on the Jones Soda Company website http://www.jonessoda.com in an effort to be published and distributed world-wide as Jones Soda Label Art.
Language and Literacy Support through Photography K to 8
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This project provides ideas and activities for promoting development of oral language, literacy, and student identity through the use of photography-based Language Experience Approach lessons and books.
Literacy through Photography 4 to 5
Literacy through Photography encourages children to find their unique voice through original photographs and written text. Students photograph scenes from their lives, and these images drive related writing activities.
Literacy Through Photography K to 5
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This project based lesson integrates reading, writing, and social studies skills on an elementary level.
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.
Local Geography’s Effect on Temperatures 6 to 12
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Students will gather data from weather websites and learn that inland cities’ temperatures can be more extreme than coastal areas.
Louisiana Graphs (Can be adapted) 2 to 3
Overview: We are studying Louisiana for the next 5-6 weeks. As part of our study, students will conduct surveys centered around Louisiana. We are also reviewing the parts of a graph and the steps in creating a graph.
M&M Graphing 3 to 5
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In this series of lessons, students will predict and collect data, create a bar graph with paper and pencil, design bar graphs with different sorts of software, access and use the Internet, identify parts of a bar graph, compare the various graphs.
Manipulating Graphs 7 to 8
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This lesson will help students make a connection to the slope-intercept form of a graph, y=mx+b and how it relates to the real world.
Of Mice and Men, Migration, and Photography 6 to 8
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Over the course of the month of December, students will read the novel, Of Mice and Men, and explore the concept of the American Dream through the migrant experience of the 1930s. Students will then take the classroom outside in the community and document the migrant experience and concept of the American Dream in their own neighborhood to juxtapose the possible changes of the dream since the 30's.
P & P- " Portraits and Persepctive" Digital Photography for Kids 2 to 3
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Grade 2-3 students will be involved in a credential teacher led short term project that teaches the basic of digital photography using portraits and perspective practice lessons. Students will learn layout and design, captioning and title skills.
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.
Photography 1: Seen through your eyes 9 to 12
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In introducing a new art elective option of Photography, I can enhance the importance of the arts in everyday education, and also give students another way to express their views. It's essential that all students have opportunities to create works that reflect what they see and believe in all disciplines.
Photography Lesson 3 to 5
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Students will learn the beginnings of taking a clear picture of a subject. Students will also learn to upload pictures. grade 3,4,5 (differentiate as needed per grade level)
Photography Portrait Art Mural 9 to 12
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Students will use cameras to take portraits of each other, create a mural, and paint the mural within the school community within the leadership and social justice theme.
Photography Presentation 6 to 8
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Students will present a Power Point of their favorite thing using photography.
Poetry and Photography 7 to 8
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Using a digital camera to help students understand poetry
PRESCOTT, PHOTOGRAPH AND MODERN ART 9 to 12
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STUDENTS WILL LEARN ABOUT THE STYLES OF MODERN ART, THE WORKINGS OF A DIGITAL CAMERA AND THE TECHNIQUES AND SKILLS OF OIL PAINTING. THEY WILL ACHIEVE THIS BY BY USING A DIGITAL CAMERA TO CAPTURE A LOCAL LANDSCAPE BRINGING IT INTO THE CLASSROOM AND PAINT IT IN OILS.
Ratio/proportional Relationships: using graphs, tables, and equations 6 to 7
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Students will match proportional relationships using graphs, tables, and one-step equations to show hoe they are related.
Restoring Memories and Planning Autobiography 4 to 8
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This plan utilizes Google Maps for autobiography writing in response to the mentor text Knots in my Yo-Yo String” by Jerry Spinelli.
Self-Portraits: Photography and Memoirs 6 to 8
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Students will read a collection of memoirs, short-stories and personal reflections about being a preteen or teenager and will write their own creative non-fiction piece about being 13 years old. This will be paired with a photography unit in which students will learn the guidelines for better photography and create self-portraits to accompany their creative writing.
Selfie vs Self-portrait - Creating a 19th Century Photograph using Modern Technology 9 to 12
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The iPhone revolutionized how we communicate. It also changed how we see ourselves and how we see others. The ‘selfie’ phenomenon is not slowing down and as more people use their phones to take pictures of themselves we start to loose sight of what a strong self-portrait can communicate.
Stop Motion Animation with Photographs 5 to 12
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Have students move objects in a scene and take a series of photographs that create the illusion of movement of said objects. The students will then put the photos in a video editing program to make a short video of their characters in action.
Story Telling through Photography 4 to 9
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Students will use photographs to form the basis for a narrative story. This is lesson will be part of a series of lessons that will lead to a book of stories and student created images.
Studio Photography 9 to 12
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This project involves shooting long exposure photography in the school portrait lighting studio.
Technology Lesson Plan: Pre-K Photography for Geography P-K to P-K
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To get the children familiar with pictures of people and places in their community.
The Autobiography of a Middle School 6 to 8
The multidisciplinary project would use the Olympus Digital Cameras and Tool Factory Software to help define and build school unity, self-esteem, and culture through student-made pictures, essays, biographies, and art. The final goal of this project will be an autobiographical photo-essay slide show that the student council will present to their peers, parents, faculty, and school board at their eighth grade graduation ceremony.
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 Original Photograph 8 to 8
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Using the medium of photography, students learn how to make ordinary subject matter "extraordinary" through the use of various photographic techniques, manual camera operations and iPhoto editing tools.
Topography: Know the topography of your neighborhood 6 to 8
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Students will examine the relationship between the topography of their neighborhood on digital topographic maps and the actual topography of their neighborhood. Students will walk around their neighborhood while taking pictures and videotaping the area to see how these compare to the topographic maps.
Using Digital Photography in the Classroom K to K
Osolo Elementary School in Elkhart, IN is seeking a grant to incorporate digital photography in the classroom with the objective of helping all kindergarten students increase their math, science, language arts, and social studies skills. The objective is that by the end of the year students will have learned to use digital cameras to incorporate all the subject areas mentioned to increase their core skills.
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.
Videographies 4 to 5
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Students will create a presentation about a person who is famous for being an honest individual, a risk-taker, a helper to others, or a promoter of freedom using podcasting or vodcasting tools.
View, Review, & Replicate: Using Graphics and Humor for Vocabulary Acquisition 9 to 12
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Students will recognize and review frequently tested ACT/SAT vocabulary words through the use of word/ graphic associations and humorous content videos.
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.
“Through the Eyes of a Child- Student Photography” Elementary Level – Visual Arts 2 to 5
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Students will experience the beauty of literacy through the use of photography. Teacher guided photography instruction will focus on the subject areas of reading and writing skills to help students become better readers.
I See Lots Of People 10 to 12
Students take pictures of one another in the same space and then use Photoshop to create a "cloned picture" of their friends. I call it "Double Take."
"A Picture Is Worth A Million Words" 7 to 8
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This project is a photography, poetry, and bookmaking unit utilizing three artists-in-residence who teach photography, poetry, and bookmaking.
"Dear Peter Rabbit" Lesson Plan 1 to 4
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This lesson incorporates Beatrix Potter's story of "Peter Rabbit" and a variety of technology resources. The end result has students writing letters online to Peter Rabbit after his ordeal in Mr. McGregor's garden. http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/sadies/lesson/peter/peterlesson.htm
"Geotown" Scrapbook 3 to 5
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Students will use digital cameras to take photos of architecture and nature that represent geometric concepts. The photos will be used to create a digital scrapbook for the fictional town of "Geotown".
"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.
1 Picture = 1,000 Adjectives 6 to 8
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When learning parts of speech, my students tend to have a difficult time thinking of powerful, creative adjectives, especially since I have a list of adjectives they are not allowed to use. The students groan when told to look at a thesaurus but having them complete an activity keeps them interested and actually causes them to ask for a thesaurus without being told.
26 Days/Weeks in Our World Writing Project 3 to 8
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Students will each take one photo during their assigned week on a class digital camera. Students will share there photo and the class will write a descriptive journal entry about what they see in the photo.
6 Word Digital Memoirs 6 to 12
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Taking inspiration of Hemingway's infamous 6 Word Story, “For sale: baby shoes, never worn,” students will write their own memoir using only 6 words. Then, students will use digital cameras to shoot 6 photos illustrating their memoir. Students finally combine these images and text to create a YouTube digital memoir or Blurb.com book.
A Day in the Life 3 to 5
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I have a Flip Video camera, and want to make a documentary about our school day to send to our penpals in Russia. They do not have access to a camera, or funds, so i would like to send them a camera so they can make a documentary for us about a day in a Russian school.
A Different Perspective 6 to 12
Teaching wheelchair bound students the joys of photography.
A Digital Walk Through Chatham 6 to 8
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Our project is a digital storytelling activity using MultiMedia Lab V and digital cameras. Students will photograph important landmarks in town, write descriptive articles, and share them with other students through the school newspaper and web site.
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.
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words 5 to 6
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We currently have 7 display televisions on our campus. They run all day with a presentation created by me. The presentation includes quotes, vocabulary words, success stories... Last year was our first year for this project. All presentations were created by me. I would like to expand this to be student created. I would like to teach students how to created the presentations and have the televisions reflect student work rather than be teacher created.
A to Z photo project 9 to 12
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This project is designed for technology students to get familiar with a DSLR digital camera. Students display "best of" around the school.
A Tree for all Seasons K to K
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Using digital photography and a slideshow program, Kindergarten students observe, document, and represent data of a tree’s seasonal changes.
All About Me! K to 1
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Writing stories "All About Me"
Alphabet Group Project 10 to 12
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Students work in groups to locate alphabet letters in ordinary items and scenery. This is not a dictionary project, but rather an awareness of lines, shapes, angles, and level.
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 Science Research Report 4 to 6
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Students will visit Squam Lake Science Center, meet animals and scientists, take interview notes, photograph the animals and then return to school to complete a research report and post their data to our class blog.
Animals in Inspiration 2 to 4
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Second grade students use books and the internet to research an animal and then the computer program "Inspiration" to create a graphic organizer.
Are You a Super Sign Speler or Speller? P-K to 6
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Signs are EVERYWHERE! In today's society, there are many signs with a lot of misspellings! Can you pick out the word and spell it correctly?
Around the World in 10 Days - Landmark Project 4 to 6
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An integrated reading/writing/geography/technology unit focused on identifying famous landmarks around the world.
Artists in Power Point 6 to 12
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Artist history comes alive to students when they make a power point about the artists. They are encouraged to find online images from the artists' works and incorporate them along with pertinant information to create a techhie bio of them.
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.
Body Language 9 to 12
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This unit is designed as an introduction to digital photography. The students are divided into groups and assigned roles within those groups. The goal of the lesson is to guide the students to see each other in a creative and positive light while learning the basics of photography.
Bollywood, Philadelphia 9 to 12
Students will create a Bollywood-type musical using digital media.
Bringing Historical Figures Alive 3 to 7
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In this unit students will learn about a famous person in history and use several types of media to investigate them and show what they have learned.
Camera Settings 9 to 12
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Students learn about the different settings on a DSLR camera. Technology students sharpen skills to help them take better pictures.
Cameras and Shadows K to 8
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Students will utilize photographs to capture shadow changes throughout the day. These changes will help to make predictions about how the shadows will change and why they change. They will use this information to then create and document a sun dial that tells time.
Capturing Conic Sections with Digital Cameras 9 to 12
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This project will help students to make connections between math and the real world by having them identify conic sections in art and architecture in their communities. Students will photograph these examples of circles, ellipses, parabolas, and hyperbolas in the real world with digital cameras and then write the equations for the graphs.
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.
Carbon Footprint 6 to 8
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Students do a survey at http://calc.zerofootprint.net/youth/ to find their carbon footprint based on their answers to the questions. Using the data collected for the class, students create a spreadsheet table about tons of CO2 and the number of Earths they use up. From the data table they create a bar graph.
Class Memory Book 9 to 12
The entire class will create a memory book for each student in the class. Pictures and paragraphs will tell a short story about each student.
Classroom Census (Analyzing Data) 3 to 5
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Classroom Census (Analyzing Data) Students will complete census for their household, graph data, analyze and interpret it in a paragraph.
Classroom Pets P-K to P-K
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Fun digital way to introduce a few facts about our new classroom pet.
Claymation Video Lessons 5 to 12
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Students will create simple 3D oil-based clay characters, which will move through 2D student-created environments(stop-action videography). Students will narrate the stories thus created.
Collaborative learning through technology assisted projects K to 6
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My class is a computer literacy class at an arts integrated charter school. Elementary students form Kindergarden to 6th grade will learn computer skills and Google's collaborative tools through project based learning. Problem solving, teamwork and critical thinking skills will be required to complete projects successfully.
Collecting, Organizing, and Displaying Data 6 to 6
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Groups complete fun activities, record and organize their results, and display them as dot plots and box-and-whisker plots.
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.
Create Floor Plans in Excel 2 to 5
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Students will identify geometric patterns, practice measuring and drawing to scale, find perimeters and areas, improve business application technology skills, incorporate algebra and geometry skills and learn to appreciate a variety of home types.
Creating a school brochure 6 to 8
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By creating a brochure of Picacho Middle School students will learn desktop publishing. Students will use the writing process to write three articles about our school. They will draft, revise, and edit your articles. Students will collaborate with their peers using the writing process to complete a final draft of their work. Students final presentation will be a culmination of text, pictures, and creative design layout to produce a six panel brochure.
Crime Scene Documentation 7 to 8
My rookie crime scene investigators are hot on the trail of the suspect who left the science lab in a mess! Evidence will be photographed and documented for further analysis to determine "who dun it"!
Cryptid Zoo 4 to 6
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Students will research a cryptid (mysterious animal) and then they will write a script for their creature using the facts they have learned. The children will illustrate their cryptid and take a digital photograph of their drawing to be uploaded to the computer. These drawings will be digitally animated using Blabberize and microphones.
CSI: Chemistry Student Investigators 10 to 12
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Students master scientific inquiry skills as they design investigations to solve mysteries based on scientific concepts, use hand held computers and digital cameras to capture data generated in their investigations, and use Tool Factory software to compile data and lab reports to create electronic lab journals.
Cultural Celebrations K to 12
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Students research and study cultures throughout the world through the use of the internet, email, and voice over internet technology, and by completing a webquest .
Data Collection Project 8 to 8
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My students will create a survey and use data collection to showcase the results. Technology will be used to put it in a video format for the school to see the results.
Design Team Challenge 4 to 8
Students use technology and engineering skills to create robots. These robots are used to test various math applications, and data tables are used to compare data.
Different modes of Understanding Description 7 to 12
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This lesson uses digital photography to enhance the students' experience and understanding of poems and descriptive writing.
Digital Art Show P-K to 12
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Students will take pictures using digital cameras, download and print the pictures. The pictures will be displayed in an art show for people in the community to view at a local business.
Digital Cameras 6 to 8
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Performance Objective: Upon completion of this assignment, the students will be able to choose the right digital camera for the type of pictures they are going to take and successfully transfer images from the camera to their computer for editing.
Digital Dynamite 6 to 8
The primary purpose of this unit is to provide art students an opportunity to develop photography skills. Students will be able to apply the elements and principles of design as they take photographs and again as they choose which photos to print. and use.
Digital Forensics 9 to 12
Students will understand and comprehend how to investigate a crime scene and the importance of crime scene photography.
Digital Revolution 6 to 12
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Students will compose an original historical photograph about a revolution based on Eleanor Antin's work. They will also read a literature piece coinciding with the revolution they have chosen to study.
Digital Storytelling: At-Risk Students Find Their Voices 9 to 12
Students will use technology and sound writing practices to relate personal narratives.
Digital Time Capsule 9 to 12
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In this lesson students use digital cameras to create a time capsule of digital images of their communities and families. They will use higher-order thinking skills to contemplate how digital images will be stored in the future and how we can present our life and time to people living 50 years from now.
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.
Discovering Your Hometown 7 to 8
Inspired by the "Hometown America" writing contest by "Junior Scholastic," this lesson will allow all 7th and 8th grade students to explore and document the geography, history, culture and traditions of Folsom, New Jersey and the surrounding areas.
Documenting Science Through an Active Inquiry Process 4 to 12
Students will engage in active learning about science topics and document findings, experiences, and insights with point and shoot cameras.
Everything American 8 to 8
Students work collaboratively to define "American Culture" by capturing images of the American way of life, and using them to create a PowerPoint display using words and images.
Excel Proability with Dice 3 to 5
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This project is a 3rd grade excel project about proability and patterns using an Excel spreadsheet and dice.
Famous Americans 3 to 3
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In this social studies lesson, students chose a famous American to study in order to create a research-based PowerPoint presentation using a template. Ultimately, students present their work to the class.
Fans of Fantastic Fiction and Fantasy 6 to 8
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Choose an author to write to, read about, read stories by, and emulate.
Favorite Holidays 2 to 6
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The students will discuss their favorite holidays. Then they will take a class survey to determine which holiday; Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter, the class liked best.
Flat Stanley in the 21st Century 1 to 5
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Students use the Jeff Brown story "Flat Stanley" as a bridge to learn about different geographic, cultural, and scientific features of communities around the state, country, and world. Letters and their "flat" person is emailed to friends and family, in order to learn about the world around them via email, websites and Skype conversations. and results are shared with the grade level.
Food Groups in our Lunch 3 to 5
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Student bring a sack lunch and then collect data about the number of foods in each food group in their lunch.
From Future Flight to Past Flight 5 to 8
By integrating a virtual learning environment with a real-world, hands-on experience, students experience a higher level of understanding. Furthermore, by teaching others, students exercise their own creativity and long term recognition.
From photo to printed word: Getting second-graders to write! K to 2
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By taking pictures and focusing on the basics (capital letters and periods), second graders get the beginning concepts of writing a story by taking compelling images.
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.
Getting Ready for Graduation 8 to 12
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The yearbook is being finalized, and the last digital newspaper will be complete for May 1, the staff will create a senior "Life-Road" slide show to play during the graduation ceremony June 6. They will gather photos from each senior documenting their childhood up 'til the graduation night.
Getting Ready for Graduation 8 to 12
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The yearbook is being finalized, and the last digital newspaper will be complete for May 1, the staff will create a senior "Life-Road" slide show to play during the graduation ceremony June 6. They will gather photos from each senior documenting their childhood up 'til the graduation night.
Goddard Gazette Web Site 7 to 8
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My students will create a school news web site from the ground up, updating it every two weeks with news and events at our middle school.
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.
Haikus for All Seasons 6 to 8
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This project involves a combination of nature photography, writing haikus to match the photography, and publishing a book of the finished work.
Harlem Renaissance: "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" 6 to 12
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Students will use graphic design and powerpoint to discuss race relation and the Harlem Renaissance by creating a children's book for a younger groups of children.
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad 2 to 6
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Students work in small groups. They will use IPads to complete graphic organizers with an app called Skaffl. The teacher can assess one group on her account while sitting with another group.
Hero Highlights 4 to 12
The high school students will collaborate with elementary students to create a vodcast biography or a fictional story of the elementary student. The elementary student will create a biography of the high school student.
Historical Scavenger Hunts 6 to 8
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Students explore the history of their community by paying attention to the details of architecture, monuments and area artifacts. This is a multi-step lesson that allows students to practice historical fieldwork, pre-reading strategies, acting skills, research skills, writing skills and public speaking skills.
How to Be (Me!) Photo Book K to 2
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Our objective is to engage our kindergartens’ interests in animals and tie these to emerging oral and written literacy skills in creating class photo books on an iPad application The first book will focus on team-work and on identifying characteristics of the pets and animals that we keep at our school, and the second book will focus on the students themselves, showcasing their individual characteristics and diversity.
I 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.
I Spy 9 to 12
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Students use digital cameras to find objects in and around school that have the shape of various functions, conics, and graphs that they have learned. Students will also write an equation that could represent the shape.
Immigration to U.S. P-K to P-K
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Students analyze a photograph from the early part of the 20th century to find underlying ideas popular at that time regarding immigration to the U.S.
In Our Own Voice 4 to 5
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The purpose of this lesson is to help students learn about poetry and apply it to real-world settings.
Input and Output and Processing...Oh My!!! 2 to 5
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Students will go on a Scavenger Hunt with the digital camera to find input, output, and processing devices. This allows them to learn how to, not only learn about computer devices, but digital photography and multimedia presentations as well...all while having FUN!
Inspiring a Bigger Picture! A 4th Grade Global Newspaper! 4 to 4
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My students have created a vision to develop a Global Newspaper for our classroom, community, and other students around the world via a web based publication. They have developed a list of jobs, ideas, and supplies needed and are excited to work to make this vision a reality.
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.
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.
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.
Kids with Cameras make a difference 1 to 4
1-4th grade students create a photography exhibit titled "Sense of Place" about their community and then use the exhibit to collect donations to support international Kids with cameras programs.
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.
Let the Sun Shine-Development of the Digital Negative/Cyanotype Printing 9 to 12
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This lesson helps students understand the concept of what photography is and to learn alternative printing processes. Students use hands on traditional photo chemistry along with modern digital imaging techniques.
Let's Go Batty 1 to 3
Students will learn about bats and how important they are to the ecosystem of Texas.
Life Cycle of a Butterfly 3 to 3
Documenting the life cycle of a butterfly through digital pictures.
Lights! Camera! Action! 5 to 12
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In this lesson, students will use resources to explore the functions of digital cameras. Students will then use a digital camera to take photos which will utilize simple photography configuration principles. Students use their photos to share ideas and information in the community and with peers, both in person and online.
Literature is Alive and Everywhere 9 to 12
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Students will look to the world around them for inspiration for writing poetry and prose. Using digital cameras and related technology, students will reach out to their world to look for inspiration in everyday beauty.
Living / Non-living 1 to 1
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An easy lesson in which students can use a camera to identify living / non-living items in the school envioronment.
Living Legends Video Griot Project 9 to 12
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The purpose of this lesson is to physically connect students to history.This is a project based lesson that will culminate in students creatively gathering and telling the life story of significant community elders with a relationship to the school.
Living Wax Museum 5 to 8
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Students will complete a biography about a person of their choice. This project includes a written paper, a slideshow, and creating a poster board that will be displayed throughout the school.
Local Heroes 9 to 12
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The students will use interview skills, digital photography, digital video and movie editing software to create a five-to-ten-minute video showcasing a local person who is a positive role model.
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.
Make a Memory with Movie Maker 3 to 12
Students create an original story, plan the illustrations and create an audiofile to tell the story. Put everything together on Movie Maker and you have students begging to write more.
Mastering a Student's Personal Information in a Special Education Classroom 2 to 5
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Students come to me lacking personal information such as their middle name, ability to spell and read parents' and siblings names, pets' names, dates of birth, etc. My project will focus on mastering this information through photography. Our product will be a photo book for each student.
Math All Around Us 7 to 8
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By using digital cameras and measuring devices, students will create real world problems from their own environment. From area and perimeter, to quadratics and linear equations, students will connect math to the real world.
Math All Around Us! 6 to 8
So many times students will say, "When will I ever need to do math?" This lesson will attempt to make them look at everyday objects in terms of various math concepts.
Me on the Map K to 3
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Students will use Google Earth to understand and visually see that they live in many locations within each other. A house is in a town, which is in a county, that is in a state, which lies in a country, that is on a continent, on the planet earth.
Me, My Digital Self, and Eye 11 to 12
Self-portraits are a traditional art project for many high school art classes. This self-portrait assignment is an autobiographical assignment. The purpose of this assignment is for students to show who they are and to tell their own stories, while learning to use technology to express themselves creatively.
Memoirs of a Fifth Grader 5 to 5
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Fifth grade students will write an auto-biography and create a correlating video diary.
Memory Book - A Cooperative Learning Experience 5 to 8
8th graders create a memory book that includes pictures and writing (English), their heritage (history), calculated growth patterns (math) and genetic heritage (science).
Modified Digital Photo 6 to 12
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Students will learn how to take a digital image of a standing object, such as a tree or building, and modify the image using different collage techniques to create a series of four different images of the one photo.
Movies for Mothers P-K to 5
Students will use photos, drawings, and videos to create a movie using Tool Factory Movie Maker as a heartwarming gift for their mother on Mother's Day.
Multiplicity - Creating a photo composite in digital art P-K to P-K
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Students will create a multiplicity composite image of themselves in the same photo by using a tripod with a partner to control the location, lighting, shadows, and perspective. They will then upload their photos into photoshop and by layering the photos, composite the images together so that they are in the one photo, 5 times.
My Digital Story 9 to 12
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Digital storytelling is one of the most creative ways to encourage students to write narratives. The project allows students to use existing writing, photography and computer skills, and gives them a challenging platform to create more intense, interesting and personal stories.
My Sierra County 6 to 10
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Students will use digital images and their own writing to create a powerpoint presentation depicting the attributes of the county in which they live. They will provide the audience a glimpse into what makes their county special, from their own unique perspective.
Mythbusters 8 to 8
The popular show "Mythbusters" is the ultimate way for students to utilize the scientific method every day to answer questions about science and life.
Name that Main Idea 3 to 5
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This is an engaging lesson designed to introduce main idea to students, and then scaffold student understanding to be able to write topic sentences about the main idea utilizing a document camera. Students then critique and conduct peer evaluations on each other's products.
Native America Regions 4 to 6
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Students will learn about different Native American regions, using a web quest and internet to research the culture, homes, clothing, food and location. Students will present findings to the class using a PowerPoint presentation.
Nature of Geometry 4 to 5
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Students use digital cameras to prove their knowledge of geometric terms. Requires (4) 45 minute class periods.
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.
Oh! The places I CAN see!! 1 to 2
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This project will allow students in grades first and second to bring landmarks to life/reality through Google Earth utilizing a new technology called Augmented Reality
Organizing Data 11 to 12
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Students in a statistics class will learn how to use Microsoft Excel to organize, summarize, and present data. They learn about and use formulas, charts, sorting features, and data analysis.
Our Place In The Rio Grande Rift Valley Watershed 6 to 8
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An arroyo that bisects our campus is the setting for student groups to explore the influence of flora, fauna, humans, land, water, and weather in this watershed environment. Students will use flip cameras and digital still cameras to document their observations and create digital presentations.
Our Video Adventure: Traveling Through Blair County 3 to 3
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Third grade studetns are learning about the county in which they live. They are studying local geography and history. Students research an establishment in Blair County, write a report about the site, and build a model. This project is videoed in stages and then will be compiled into a complete project.
Paint the States - 50 & D.C. 3 to 12
Help the students learn about each state by painting a large scale (or small scale, your choice) of the United States.
Parent Functions in the School 9 to 12
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Mathematical Shapes are everywhere. This activity will help students to open up their eyes to the math that is all around them.
Passport to Ancient Civilizations 3 to 6
This will be a collaborative project between the classroom teacher and the technology teacher, me. Students will create their own passports of the ancient places they visited virtually.
Perspectives on a Shoe 4 to 8
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Students will photograph a shoe in various locations and then take the photo(s) to create a short story or poem from the perspective of their shoe
Persuasive Essay Powerpoints 9 to 10
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Students will use digital cameras to document campus problems at our school and compile them into a PowerPoint presentation along with a persuasive letter to our school faculty, administration, superintendent, or school board.
Photo-Based Reading Projects K to 12
Special Education students use digital cameras and word processing software to enhance reading and writing skills.
Photo-Documenting Earth Art K to 6
The students will create temporary, outdoor sculptures from found objects in nature. They will chronicle the creative process through sketches, journals, and photographs for use in a published class book.
Picture Perfect Parts of Speech 7 to 12
Using photography skills to enhance the process of learning parts of speech.
Picture Yourself At New Market 4 to 5
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Fourth and fifth grade students will get the chance to create a virtual tour of the school using digital cameras and voice recording software. The final product will be viewed on the school's homepage.
Pictures of Our School P-K to P-K
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The children will use camera's wtih the teacher's assistance to take pictures of thier school. The children will then print the pictures and make dictations about their pictures of their school. The children will also ask questions to staff and other children in the school to learn more about thier school.
Plant, Point and Record the Life Cycles of Plants 1 to 6
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Students will photograph the life cycles of growing plants. Using continuous photographs, they will monitor the scientific data collection of their plants' growth for online photo journals that they will posted on their student-created website.
Plotting the Way to Washington DC 4 to 6
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Students will use the streets of Washington DC to discover the unique role geometry plays in the artistic cartography design of our Nation's Capital. This lesson incorporates numerous Common Core Standards across the curriculum and grade levels.
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.
POETS ON THE PLAYGROUND 6 to 12
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Jumpstarting creativity is one of the goals of Poets on the Playground. The idea is to help 6th graders use digital cameras and take pictures on the playground. Then students can use their own ideas and enthusiasm in a natural flow of self-expression and write poetry about their photographs.
Portable Art Portfolio 6 to 8
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Students keep a digital record of all art pieces created throughout the year/s on a convenient pen drive.
Portrait of a Year 7 to 12
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Using the Internet, you will investigate a year of the twentieth century. After researching the year, you will create an electronic image commemorating that year. You will select images from the Internet representing your research. Using graphics software, you will modify those images and place them together into a single image representing all you have learned of that year.
Postcard from Abroad 5 to 12
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The following lesson plan is meant to combine the use of computer photography skills, communication arts skills, and social studies to create mock postcards from famous locations around the world. Appropriate for 5th grade and up.
Postcards 4 to 6
Students will create a colored pencil drawing of themselves in an environment of their choice, using a digital output of their head as the starting point. The teacher will reduce the painting to postcard size and the students will write a descriptive letter on the back.
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.
Preserving History for Illuminating Today's Values and Traditions 5 to 12
Students will use the processes of oral history and the latest technology to engage in historical inquiry and the preservation of the past. They will work in cooperative work groups or individually to discover and capture the past by interviewing family members and people in the community about a variety of folk traditions and/or significant events that occurred in their past.
Promoting Reading Posters 9 to 12
Students are featured on large posters endorsing a novel for reading. Posters are student generated and posted throughout the school.
Readers Who Struggle Can Learn From Wonderful Teacher/Student Created On-Level Reading Projects K to 1
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Imagine a reading lesson that is about you and your classmates. It is right at your reading level, and it contains the sight words and skills that are targeted for you and your classmates' specific learning needs! Best of all it is created by your classroom teacher and can be used with a SMARTBoard, burned to a cd, or printed off to be read at home for extra practice! And it can be used over and over again.
Real World Equations! 9 to 12
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Students will use digital cameras to take photos of items or situations that can be modeled using algebraic equations.
School Yearbook P-K to P-K
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Student centered school yearbook. Using digital photography and technology, students will document activities throughout the year and publish them into a final bound project.
Second Grade Science Textbooks 2 to 2
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Second graders spend the year planning and making their own science textbooks. They are learning science as well as learning how to read and write nonfiction text.
Seeing the World Through the eyes of a Veteran 7 to 8
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Students will be assigned a Veteran to interview, get a military photo of and take a recent picture of. They will write a short story about the person and present a Power Point using the photos, or a movie with Movie Maker. A few selected ones will be used for next year's Veterans Day Program.
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 with a new friend 7 to 12
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Students are to find a person i the school who they never talk to and don't know. They take a selfie with that person and ask them a fact about themselves, and share a fact. Student has to submit to Google Classroom.
Shadow Hands 9 to 12
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Using Photoshop, Pictures taken of Shadow/Hand figures, and Pictures of students to create realistic images.
Shape all around 2 to 3
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Students will understand and be able to classify solid shapes.
Signs of Spring K to 1
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k-1 students walk around the school and photograph some first signs of spring and then print their picture and write about it.
Simple Machines Scavenger Hunt 3 to 3
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As a culminating project for a unit on simple machines, students will take pictures of examples of simple machines around the school and use them to create a powerpoint presentation.
Solving 2-step Inequalities 7 to 8
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Students/teachers can do entire lesson on line w/videos and examples to enhance learning.
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.
Statistics Newscast in Math Class 6 to 8
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This lesson incorporates video for students to create videos about the statistics data and sports information that have been analyzing.
Super Sleuth K to 5
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Students will explore the Fibonacci numbers in Nature by examining flowers, pine cones, tree trunks in our neighborhood park. They will record their "evidence" in pictures and will create a school wide exhibit.
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.
T-shirts build school and community pride 6 to 8
This lesson is designed to bring a sense of community to a very diverse team of students in a large, urban middle school. It is also designed to bring a sense of pride in a community struck down with poverty. In this lesson, students will go out into their community and homes and take pictures of what they most identify with to be eventually placed on a T-shirt.
Take a Picture, It will last longer! 3 to 5
Begin a Camera Club after school hours that will enhance learning through cameras and technology. Students should be able to express themselves creatively with technology and gain a curiosity of the world around them through photography.
Talking Babies 1 to 6
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Students (using information their parents provided), write autobiographies. Then, using their baby pictures, students use an app called "talking faces" and record their autobiographies. Autobiographies are shared in school and also sent to parents.
Teacher Appreciation Week 9 to 12
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Students will create a design to give to a current/previous teacher in honor of teacher appreciation week.
Technology in Art 3 to 12
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Cubism using Digital Photography
Thanks for Your Service P-K to 12
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Students need to learn to be thankful for what they have. What better way than to honor those who have fought for their freedom.
The "FLIP IT" Experience 9 to 12
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This lesson uses technology, multimedia, business, and journalism skills in a real-life application to produce a high school yearbook. Journalism is a class that captures memories for historical reference. It requires many academic and social skills in collaboration for the preservation of intangible treasures.
The Hall of Physicist 8 to 12
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Students will create biographical posters of famous physicist through the ages.
The Poetry of Sculpture 4 to 4
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Imagine being so inspired by a piece of sculpture that you become a expressive poet. That is just what my 4th graders will do.
The Power of Images 9 to 12
A 2 minute Multi-media presentation using colors, textures,images,drawings, photographs, video clips, etc. To portray a political or social issue in the school, community or country.
The World Around Me 5 to 8
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Students will take pictures of landscapes, nature, the environment, etc. They will choose one picture that will be used as their "muse" to write a story that describes that specific picture.
This Is Our Town 10 to 12
Students document life in their small Iowa town by photographing, writing and creating art about the experiences and architecture of our community. These finished products will then be shared with the community.
Tour of African History 3 to 11
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Students will explore African history by taking a gallery walk through an interactive museum, exploring Africa's geography and taking a virtual field trip.
Tracking the Olympics 4 to 6
The children will discover how radio and TV announcers broadcast sports events while watching the Winter Olympics. The children work with teams on creating podcasts of the upcoming Winter Olympics
Treasure Hunt with cameras 6 to 8
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The students will take pictures of the items on the treasure hunt list. Then they will create a collage and use technology to edit the photography.
Up close and personal 4 to 5
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Students will take 3-4 pictures of an object of their choice, all extremely close up. Students will then make a display of their pictures so other students can guess what object was being photographed.
Using Our Senses 1 to 1
We will go on a nature walk and use digital cameras to capture the things we learn about using our five senses.
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.
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.
WANTED: GOOD CHARACTERS! 2 to 4
Students will use digital cameras and desktop publishing to recreate WANTED posters of the old Wild West. Only this time, they will be looking for good characters!
Weather Report 7 to 12
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Students create and film a weather report as seen on the evening news.
Welcome to Historic Wilkes County 3 to 3
Each year our third graders are required to take a field trip back in time to our local Heritage Museum and other historic buildings. This project allows students to make photographs of these historic buildings in our county and turn them into a multimedia presentation about our local history that can be presented on our classroom SMART Board.
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 I Like About My School 5 to 12
The objective of this activity is to introduce students to digital photography and Windows Movie Maker. Students will take various pictures of activities that they enjoy and then we will download them into the computer and make a mini movie.
What in the World..?!? 3 to 5
You don't need to be able to read to love science, computers, and photography. My special education students will use these materials to create their own photographic "I Spy" books during our What in the World..?!? photo project. Using picture symbol software and photographs, students can address all content areas including math, reading, writing, technology, and science.
What The Giver Society is Missing 6 to 12
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Student will create a slideshow about The Giver by Lois Lowry. They will show why some of the rules in that community are actually not beneficial and are quite harmful.
Where and When Was That? 6 to 8
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Students will utilize Google Applications to apply what they have learned about the civilizations of Egypt, China, India, Greece, and Rome. Students will gain more knowledge on the geography of these areas in Ancient Times.
Where in the USA? K to 5
The ultimate virtual Amazing Race is about to begin! Using the high-resolution aerial and satellite imagery of GoogleEarth and Microsoft Virtual Earth, and the Internet searching power of Google, students will research, write, read for detail, summarize information, and deposit their knowledge in a multi-media project. Where In the U.S.A. is a rigorous, academic interdisciplinary competition developed to intrigue students to use clues to navigate their home country.
Where 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 should we go? 4 to 5
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For this lesson, students are to create a digital poster using the program called Glogster EDU. (edu.glogster.com) On their poster, students are to describe three places that they would like to visit within a state found within the United States.
Who AM I and Who Are You? P-K to P-K
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We will be working on strengthening our understanding of identity. What makes us who we are?
Year in Review 6 to 8
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Each student will capture his/her best moments/work/events of the school year with cameras/phones or movie making program.
Yearbook Photo Catcher 3 to 5
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Students in grades 3-5 are encourage to help capture our school's history by taking photos for the yearbook. They are taught how to use the camera and how to take care of it. Then they are encourage to start catching the history by pointing the camera and getting the shot!
You Were There! Art History Game 6 to 12
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Students will photograph themselves and then use software to add a painterly look to their photos. Then they will compete to use the software to place themselves as the subject of some of the masters' paintings by following clues.
Zoom into Microscopy 6 to 8
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Students will use digital cameras to document their inquiries into microscopic life. Digital images will be used to assemble picture books that show the detail of an organism as seen with the human eye, through a hand lens, and at each power of the microscope.
A Family History 9 to 12
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The students will create a movie about their family. They will have to use their digital cameras to take pictures of their old family pictures, and new pictures of their actual family. The students will be involved in an activity in which they can work closely with their family and also find more information about their ancestors and to appreciate their ethnic backgrounds. This project introduces students to new vocabulary in Spanish and they will develop their ability to write full sentences in Spanish and make it a fun project by using technology and digital cameras the student can use movie maker and photo story 3 to create a movie of their families.
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.
La Casa de Mis Sueños/My Dream House 9 to 12
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Students will use present tense conjugation and learn vocabulary that describes a house. Students will create visual representation of their dream house using presentation tool of their choice. Students will “walk us through” their houses in small group presentations (6 students + teacher) while we roll a dice to ask questions about each presentation and providing verbal feedback, all in Spanish.
Literary Tour of California via Vodcast 9 to 12
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Students study California authors and create a podcast telling about each author. Listeners learn about the cities and places that California authors lived, worked and played in and wrote about.
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.
"A Portrait of Success" Elementary Student Portfolio Building K to 4
Students use digital photography and appropriate software to record their work into a manageable portfolio to document personal progress.
"Coming to a Library Near You!" - Book Trailer Grant 9 to 12
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Students will read their chosen books and create book trailers using clip art and sound bites. These book trailers will be played on the district's television channel to share with all students. Book trailers will entice other students to read more books!
"Girls Only" Science Workshop 2 to 12
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This workshop was created to give female students a chance to design and implement both scientific and engineering skills. Female students are sometimes discouraged from entering the fields of science and engineering so we developed this curriculum and hosted an All Girls Science Camp Weekend.
"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
"Scientific Method Multimedia Project" 6 to 12
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Student teams will develop a multimedia project utilizing Flip Video in conjunction with i-Movie. Teams will document from beginning to end their own journey through the steps of the scientific method as they design, carry out, analyze and troubleshoot an original experiment.
"The ABC's of Sunshine" K to 1
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Kindergarten students will photograph things around our school. Focus on the ABC's and publish a book for the library.
"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.
(PART 1) Applied STEM: Rocketry and its Components 6 to 8
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This unit plan walks students through the entire model rocket design, construction, and test launch phase complete with diverse evaluations and using video technology to view every aspect of a rocket launch. All rockets are homemade - no kits involved.
(PART 2) Applied STEM: Rocketry and its Components 6 to 8
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(PART 3) Applied STEM: Rocketry and its Components 6 to 8
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30 Ways In 30 days 5 to 6
Learners are challenged with the essential question, "How can I make a significant difference in the world in just 30 days?" To highlight their experience, the learners must keep a log book, create a documentary, and publish an original book.
55 Word Video Stories 7 to 12
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Using the literacy skills of the 21s Century stidents will create original 55-word short stories, or re-write well known stories in 55 words, and then turn them into short movies using video cameras. They will then publish their finished products on YouTube and the class blog, and have an opportunity to submit their original stories to the fifty-five fiction contest.
8th grade Math-Intro toTransformations 8 to 8
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A week of lesson plans to introduce students to the different Transformations.
9th Grade ELA Project-Based Learning 9 to 10
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This is a project-based learning unit that I taught with one of our 9th grade teachers. Students learned different persuasive techniques as they developed their own charitable organization to fight child abuse.
A Cleaner Today for a Greener Tomorrow 6 to 8
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Students become environmentalists through community activities.
A Day in My Life 6 to 8
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Students will collect data about activities done throughout their day. They will then use this data to describe the percentage of their day doing each activity and the years of their life spent doing the activity.
A day in the life of a 4th/5th grader 4 to 5
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To encourage self confidence in a difficult age! Take pictures of themselves from start of the day to finish, then use the pictures and create a powerpoint presentation.
A Genre-riffic Thanksgiving 12 to 7
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Using different genres in literature, have sutdents explore and discuss the characters, take the characters out of the book and place them into a modern day Thanksgiving celebration. The characters from the books need to retain their personalities and traits. (Time to completion of activities: 3 weeks)
A Matter of Fact 5 to 6
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A math and science unit on matter.
A Moment in Time 5 to 5
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Students will research a year in United States history, and create a visual representation of what their life would have been like in the selected time period.
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 Picture of Dreams 11 to 12
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Students will merge photography; gel transfer pictures, writing, and their plan for their future to result in a multi dimensional visual art project that supports digital skills, education and career development, and the arts, poetry and English language.
A Simple Chocolate Bar Global Project 9 to 12
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Discuss and Investigate the many parts from different countries that are needed in order to make a product in this case a Chocolate Bar. Understand all the environmental effects that impact this product and the people and the environmental involved.
A Snapshot of Science 6 to 6
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Students will demonstrate an understanding of the composition of physical systems and the concepts and principles that describe and predict physical interactions and events in the natural world. This will include chemical reactions and the conservation of matter.
A Trip to the Mall... Washington D.C. 3 to 5
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This project incorporate our Nation's Capital into a board game that integrates curriculum not only across subjects, but grade levels.
A Utopian Revolution 9 to 12
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Students are introduced to the ideas of utopia and totalitarian states before reading George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four" by actively participating in the creation of a utopia and its fall into a totalitarian society. Students will document the rise and fall of their society and reflect upon the changes that allowed a dictator to take control.
A Year in Arizona 4 to 4
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Students will choose a theme related to our state of Arizona and create calendars around that theme. Some examples of potential themes are: animals of Arizona, Arizona cactus and plant life, Arizona history, Arizona's geology, and Native American culture.
A Zoo Book for All 1 to 3
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The purpose of this lesson is for my students to be able to research information about animals and communicate in written form using the Four Stages of Writing. They will use Tool Factory Workshop and MultiMedia Lab V to create two pages for our class book and a presentation for our Friday Morning Assembly.
Academy Walking 9 to 12
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This lesson is designed to show students the importance of understanding both federal and state government as well as developing a knowledge of technology
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.
Addressing the Nation 6 to 8
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My goal is to connect my students to the past by applying it to the present thus making it relevant to their lives. I want my students to start asking the questions like: “How would history be different if Abraham Lincoln was not the president during the Civil War?” “How do certain people affect how our past has been shaped?” Once they begin to ask these questions they will then be forced to see that history is shaped by the people who are involved. Therefore, it is our responsibility to elect effective leaders to government.
Adopt a Tree 3 to 3
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This activity allows students to adopt a tree within the schoolyard to study throughout the year. Students will photograph the different parts of the tree at different points of the year to observe seasonal changes.
Advocate for Something! Flip Cam Media Advocacy Project 9 to 12
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Students will find an inner passion to support cause through the power of Media Advocacy campaigns using Flip Cameras. This lesson is a basic introduction on online research, video team roles, field reporting, collecting video interviews and video editing interviews into a short 2-3 minute video.
African Kaleidoscope Music Visions Project for GT Music Students 3 to 5
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Students will explore the culture and music of an African country of their choice. They will present a short PowerPoint or Flipchart for the class, students could also use iPads to create iMovies. Students may choose to present it on a traditional poster. Students may wish to provide samples of African Tribal music. Students should also write a brief song in 4/4 meter and C pentatonic about African music.
African Kaleidoscope Music Visions Project for GT Music Students 3 to 5
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Students will explore the culture and music of an African country of their choice. They will present a short PowerPoint or Flipchart for the class, students could also use iPads to create iMovies. Students may choose to present it on a traditional poster. Students may wish to provide samples of African Tribal music. Students should also write a brief song in 4/4 meter and C pentatonic about African music.
All About Me Powerpoint (An upper grade back to school activity) 4 to 8
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Students will create a PowerPoint that introduces themselves to their classmates and includes personal information (family, likes/dislikes, strengths/weaknesses, friends,etc.) clipart images and scanned photographs. They will present their PowerPoint to classmates and teacher.
All About Safety 9 to 12
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Robotics Class students will learn about safe operation of equipment in the robotics lab. As groups, students will create pod-casts summarizing their learning and teaching others about safely using machinery and tools.
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.
America's Generational Segments 9 to 12
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After learning the different segments of America's Generations - students are to create a visual of the generation they have chosen to research and document via pictures.
American Indian Digital Storytelling 9 to 12
Robeson County is the home of the Lumbee tribe, the largest American Indian tribe east of the Mississippi River. After learning the general history of the Lumbee people, students will select a specific feature of Lumbee history or culture to create a "digital story."
American Symbols 1 to 2
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The students will learn about American Symbols and why they are important. I will integrate technology in the classroom to enhance and motivate student learning. Education should come alive to the students and with the use of technology in the classroom…….students thrive. The lessons in this unit would not be possible without the use of technology.
America’s Roaring 20’s Decade Silent Movie Project 9 to 12
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Using video as a medium to provide a visual presentation of the 1920’s can help students gain a better grasp of its effects on today’s society. In this project students will be asked to research and describe the 1920s and analyze cause and effect relationships within the 1920s and the effects of society on today.
An Entertaining Assignment 11 to 12
Make a gossip style video about a medieval character and the rules of Courtly Love and Chivalry they have either broken or upheld. Video may be shot using a Flip video camera from the media center and edited using MovieMaker.
An Interview with South Carolina Revolutionary Heroes 6 to 12
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A student narrator will interview revolutionary heroes from South Carolina and British generals who participated in the Revolutionary War. This interview will be video recorded. Students will research and write the scripts for the production.
Analyzing and Synthesizing Propaganda Techniques in Film 9 to 12
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Students will analyze the non-verbal techniques used in films that attempt to manipulate audiences through political or commercial propaganda. In teams, students will then create their own videos demonstrating a synthesis of these techniques.
Analyzing Concrete Jungles 4 to 4
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Students will take pictures of plants located throughout the school campus (which has very little grassy area.) They will compare and contrast the plants that are thriving with the plants that are struggling for survival.
Analyzing Motion of a Tossed Ball 10 to 12
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Using digital cameras, students collect videos of their peers making basketball shots or tossing a ball in a parabolic arc. Using Vernier software, the students then analyze the motion of the object.
Ancient Civilizations Podcast 7 to 7
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This lesson is designed as a year ending project encouraging students to creatively demonstrate what they have learned about various civilizations that we studied throughout the year. This is also used as a great review for our final exam.
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 World Advertisement Videos 7 to 8
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Students will use a video creation program to make and advertisement for an Ancient World civilization which they will share with their peers.
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),
And Today's Guest Star Is... 9 to 12
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Students photograph each other using appropriate behaviors in classroom, whole -school, and community environments for social stories.
Animal Ambassadors K to 1
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My class is starting a year long animal research project. We will be covering all academic subjects throughout the year as we research, read, learn, write, and observe all types of animals and their habitats.
Animal Trading Cards 2 to 4
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This is a collaborative unite in which students research an animal and create a trading card like a baseball trading card using Microsoft Word or other word processing software.
Animals and Algorithms K to 2
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Students will develop the ability to design simple algorithms and implement them digitally on an ipad. Students will consider why humans make things with technology as well as how humans control computers. Students will work in small groups to design and program a simple digital animation about an animal in its habitat.
Animals 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.
Animation Festival 5 to 6
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5th and 6th grade students will create claymation and object animation shorts to be produced as a short film festival. This lesson is actually a unit on animation comprised of several weeks of group work and filming.
AP Biology & Inquiry-Based Labs 11 to 12
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Instead of carrying around an encyclopedic textbook, students will have their text downloaded onto an iPad where they can highlight, bookmark, and find definitions instantly without ruining the book next year. Students will also be using their iPad for creating, reviewing, and sharing their own labs.
Apparel Design technology. 11 to 12
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Students in the 11th & 12th grade fashion class will be able to: 1. design a fashion apparel line using the ipad sketch, and textile design soft ware application.
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.
Around the World in 180 Days P-K to 8
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To kick-off our Global Cultures curriculum we are implementing a year-long interdisciplinary school project titled, Around the World in 180 Days. Teachers and students will use digital cameras, smart board technology, Web Cams, Kidspiration software, and partnerships with schools around the world.
Around the World in 180 Days 1 to 8
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Students will create a culminating activity of places they have "visited" (actually, studied) throughout the school year. They will do this through downloading pictures found or taken from units of study on various countries and creating a powerpoint presentation of facts learned.
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.
art tech club 5 to 7
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Interested and motivated students in various grades join one of my Friday "art club" groups. At least one group spends their time making an animated movie.
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.
Author Study 3 to 5
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After students read a book of their choice, students will research the author and create a digital report.
Author Study - Tomie de Paola K to 2
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Students use Tomie de Paola books to explore different themes and ideas as well as make connections between Tomie de Paola's books and connections to real world scenarios and situations.
Author's Podcast 1 to 2
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Students will create a podcast of a story they create in class. The student's classmates will apply listening comprehension skills.
BDA Lesson PLan 7 to 12
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A plan that introduces the entire Microsoft Office Suite. Allows students to see all the potential uses and what program to use when.
Because I Said So! - Writing a Persuasive Speech 4 to 4
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This is a short writing unit. Students will brainstorm, write, and edit a persuasive speech on a topic of their choosing. The studetns will then record a podcast of their speech which will be uploaded to the school website.
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.
Behind the Camera 5 to 8
Students create a documentary-style video that speaks to an organization within the community.
Behind the Mask P-K to 12
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A mask has historically been a symbol to both represent and disguise a particular culture, individual, or even a corpse. We associate them with tribal and social celebrations or representations of those who have passed on. Students will create their own masks to represent their external and public persona, but underneath they will enclose a poem on the back that reveals what lies underneath.
Beyond the Basic Research Paper 8 to 8
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Students will use technology to demonstrate understanding of immigration and create unique technology enriched products of specific research topics.
Big Things-Small Packages 9 to 12
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Every year, students enrolled in the media 3 & 4 program are required to create, for the purpose of public instruction, personal work experience, sales and marketing, a Portfolio Project using computers to edit, store digital video files, music and images. Those files will be used in a short film, documentary and the annual senior video-a video yearbook for the graduating class.
Bill of Rights Documentary 3 to 5
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Our fifth grade Social Studies students learned about the Bill of Rights by creating their very own documentary using the Flip camer and software. We held a viewing party at the end of the unit complete with a popcorn donation from AMC Theatres to celebrate our young filmmakers!
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.
Birthdays, Everyone Has One! P-K to 3
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Specific purpose/ objective The student will practice retelling and explaining to build social studies and vocabulary skills. The student will connect the information with prior experiences and insights to his or her own birthday.
Black History Month Menu/Choice Boards 5 to 12
•Students will write and create podcasts for a variety of purposes. •Students will make choices about their learning, using a menu/choice board as a guide. •Students will conduct guided research to create a variety of podcast projects to communicate their understanding of their research. •Students will work collaboratively with other researchers in creating interesting podcasts. •Students will explore literature, music and the lives of people associated with black history month. •Students will engage in differentiated learning activities based on their interest and their ability.
Black History Month Podcast "A Conversation Between Presidents Lincoln and Obama" 4 to 7
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There are many interesting similarities and differences between the lives and presidencies of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama. A meeting between these two gentlemen would be the foundation of a great conversation and/or debate!
Blogging in the Classroom 10 to 12
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Students will use laptops/chromebooks to create their own student blogs, where they will respond to literature, evaluate media, and collaborate with their classmates.
Book Report Alternative 2 to 8
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Students read a book independently and then write and record a book review. Class book reviews are compiled to make a video.
Book Report: Movie Trailer (Elements of Narration) P-K to P-K
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Instead of the old "write a summary" book report, students will tell the parts of the plot by writing an interactive movie trailer.
Book Trailers 5 to 8
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After reading a self selected text, students will plan and then use PhotoStory 3 to create book trailers which persuade an audience to read the highlighted texts in order to encourage and reinforce the practice of self selected reading by students.
Bouncy Ball Energy 9 to 10
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Students make their own bouncy balls after a short discussion about what is happening at the molecular level to convert the substance from liquid to solid. Then students record a video of dropping their ball to upload and analyze in LoggerPro.
Breaking News ... from Our Solar System! 4 to 8
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Students will create a news broadcast about an object or objects in our solar system. Broadcasts will be recorded on video and shared with the rest of their class, other classes, and even other schools. Teachers can look into showing the broadcasts on the district's public access channel (if available).
Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Evaporate? 2 to 3
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Using BBC Science Simulations 3, students will recognize that matter changes depending on the temperature applied to it by running a simulated experiment, observing the results, and analyzing the tables, graphs or charts generated by the program.
Build Your Awesome Life 7 to 8
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MS Word & Excel Build Your Awesome Life
Building Brilliant Bloggers 3 to 3
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We would like to enter the twenty-first century by learning to share our thoughts, recommendations, and questions about books online through blogging.
Building cross cultural learning through technology 3 to 3
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Students will conduct research and create a PowerPoint presentation on an animal. Students will then showcase their PowerPoint to families and Skype presentations to pen pals in Japan.
Building God’s House 4 to 6
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This is fun, interesting project that gets the students excited about church.
Building Vocabulary with Digital Fotos. 8 to 12
Presents ways that students could use digital cameras to develop Spanish vocabulary.
Butterfly Life Cycle 2 to 3
Students will describe and research the Butterfly Life Cycle.
Butterfly's Journey through Migration 1 to 3
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While working on a butterfly theme and unit.Math, Science and Geography can be incorporated through literature and writing.
Caching in Pine's Treasures 6 to 12
Project ‘Caching in Pine’s Treasures” was designed to increase student knowledge of Social Studies’ topics in a non-traditional way. Students will use digital cameras and GPS units to learn historical information outside the classroom walls increasing student motivation, content knowledge, and knowledge of “technology-based gadgets.”
Can You Carry a Tune in a Bucket? 10 to 12
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Students will examine the relationships between frequency, wavelength, and measurable parameters associated with test-tube "instruments" used to play a tune.
Can You See What I See? 5 to 8
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In this lesson, students will take digital pictures to represent various forms of energy and the steps involved in energy transfers and transformations. They will then create a Rebus story that can be solved using these pictures. This activity will bring to life a science concept that is usually difficult to see and understand.
Captured at the Farm K to 2
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Kindergarten students will capture digital photos and/or video while visiting a local farm to represent "life" (animals, gardens, milk, butter, etc.). Students will collaborate with a second grade class to create a multimedia digital storybook about their field experience.
Capturing 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 Our Learning (through photos/videos) K to 3
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Our virtual school meets once a week and we like to share our day with our families. This lesson includes the making of our weekly video.
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.
Caught Being Good - Spread the Word! K to 5
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Share positive behavior and learn character traits!
Celebration of Cultures K to 5
In the CELEBRATION OF CULTURES unit, students study one country related to their family heritage and complete multiple assignments to illustrate their understanding of that culture. They also create "family legacy books" in which they put Family Trees, Interviews with relatives and personal "Snapshot" Writings about important incidents and remembrances in their own lives.
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*
Cemetery Restoration Project K to 8
An old abandoned cemetery is given the opportunity for new "life" through the efforts of its new owners, a Catholic school, and a new parish in the beautiful Frederick Valley near the foot of the Catoctin Mountains.
Character Counts in Action! K to 12
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Students will create documentaries based around the 6 Pillars of Character. Each group/individual, will highlight the pillars in a video that defines and provides examples of the pillar and problem solving solutions for difficult situations that arise in and around the school community.
Character power points 1 to 3
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While using a power point I created by using images from google and the idea of friendship. I help the students learn with each slide what frienship really entails. There are thought provoking images and conversation starters.
Chemical Change in the Kitchen 3 to 7
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Students will photograph the different stages of a food item being cooked. They will then put their photos into a slide show with captions describing the photos and any evidence of chemical change.
Chemical Reaction Demonstration 9 to 12
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Identify and classify chemical reactions based on the five following types of reactions: synthesis, decomposition, single replacement, double replacement, and combustion.
Classical Greece: Magazine Project 5 to 7
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Members will be creating a full magazine centered on the Grecian’s Golden Age. Issues will be celebrating either the 30th, 40th, or 50th anniversary of the Greeks victory over the Persians.
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.
Cochlear Implants-Flip camera 6 to 12
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Students will create a movie explaining if they support or oppose on Cochlear Implants.
Coding in a Different Way! --Secret Code Messages 4 to 6
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Students will be able to create a rolling robot that flashes the light cube in morse code, so as to communicate a brief message to the students on the other side of the classroom.
Cold War Virtual Museum 10 to 12
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Students create virtual museums on the Cold War using a PowerPoint template. I collaborate with a World History Teacher in order to achieve projects from the East and West. Then I set up computers in a common room to allow students and staff to look at these projects throughout the day during free periods.
Collaborative Writing using Blogs Lesson Plan 1 to 6
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Students will create a paragraph that shares details of our weekly classroom learning. They will illustrate their paragraph with one or two appropriate pictures or photos. Then it will be put into our classroom blog.
Colonial America 4 to 6
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Fifth Graders are researching information on a variety of topics dealing with Colonial America in preparation for Colonial Day that the school holds every other year. They will be taking their research and creating a power Point presentation which needs to include an audio piece.
Come Meet Us at the Zoo P-K to P-K
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Come Meet Us at the Zoo is a project theme lesson plan that incorporates technology with life science, literacy, writing skills, and creativity. Children will identify animals, research them online and with books and magazines, then write a book about the animal of their choice.
Commercial Success with Sensory Adjectives 3 to 5
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Students will learn about sensory adjectives by using various modalities. They will create a 1 -2 minute commericial for a product using sensory adjectives in writing and in a presentation.
Commonwealth Connections 9 to 12
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Students will make historical connections with Famous African-Americans from Virginia by learning and teaching others through this hands-on project. Students will research, write, film, edit, and publish videos about these important historical figures in order to promote tourism in Virginia.
Community Connections 6 to 8
How can students with disabilities learn to connect with their communities? The program described below takes instruction into the community and helps students make important community connections.
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.
Compare/Contrast Animal Kingdom Characteristics from Informational Texts P-K to P-K
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Students will compare and contrast the various animal kingdoms. Students will take this knowledge and complete a compare/contrast essay after researching the animal kingdoms.
Comparing and Contracting modern and colonial children 2 to 4
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Students will compare and contrast their 'modern' life with the lives of 'colonial' children. Students will complete a Venn Diagram, and take the information on the Venn Diagram to write a paragraph comparing the different time periods.
Computer and Technology Lab Projects 1 to 8
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Students develop significant projects in our Computer and Technology Lab, and we require a safe, easily accessible repository of digital images and audio for student use. These various projects are theme related and correspond to specific grade levels.
Computer Basics P-K to P-K
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A lesson that teaches students what a computer is, and the types of computers we use today.
Computer History Jeopardy (Nonlinear PowerPoint) 10 to 12
Students use PowerPoint to learn about the history of computers. Digital cameras are used to take pictures of items which can be associated with their assigned topic.
Connecting Across the Atlantic 6 to 8
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If the cameras are won 5 will be donated to our sister school in Ghana. Students in each school will then create daily life and educational videos to share across the ocean to encourage global awareness and citizenship.
Connecting Our World 6 to 8
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This lesson utilizes FLIP video cameras and a wikispace page. The goal of the unit is to advocate positive global thinking and the need for a team effort to preserve our resources.
Constructing collaborated constructed responses for the Common Core World 6 to 8
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Students will be able to get instant peer feedback to better collaborate for correct answers. Students will also be able to get a better sense of peer writing styles to help develop their own.
Cool Commercials CRITIQUE 9 to 12
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Students will watch TV commercials and complete provided critique sheet. A nice mini-lesson that provides the opportunity to connect with commercial media in a critical way.
Crater Lake and the Volcanoes of the Cascade Mountains 1 to 2
A unit studying volcanoes and how they relate to our local area.
Create a Mini Movie For Field Trips!!! 4 to 12
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Students will use the Magisto- Magical Video Editor App on a smartphone/tablet to create movies from selected photos and videos on a field trip.
Create a News Program 3 to 12
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Students will create their very own news program complete with commercials. They will explore writing, reporting, operating a video camera, and using digital tools such as chroma-key. This lesson will spark their interest in reporting facts and writing for a purpose.
Create Docents For 25 National Monuments For In Class Field Trip To DC 9 to 12
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Students will each be assigned one of 25 national monuments to docent the class through a virtual field trip through Washington DC. The plan is to aid students in observing the historic changes in US monuments from "single man" to "multiple participant" or event depictions.
Creating a Digital Newspaper P-K to 5
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Lesson plan for creating a digital school newspaper. This includes some modifications for students with disabilities.
Creating a Digital Portfolio 9 to 12
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Digital Portfolios encourage students to showcase their accomplishments, works in progress, or personal history when applying for a job or for college entrance.
Creating a Digital Story as a Summative Assessment 9 to 12
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As an end of the unit performance task, my chemistry students will create a digital story that shows evidence of the learning that took place throughout the unit. The digital story will showcase digital pictures/videos of the labs/experiments/activities that proved useful in learning about chemical reactions.
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.
Creating an Effective Ad Campaign 10 to 12
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The student will create an ad using technology tools to promote membership in FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America).
Creating 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.
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.
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.
Creating Videos for Teachers 7 to 8
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Students created videos for teachers based on an interview with the teacher. The video included specific skills that the teacher requested.
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.
Creative Color Wheel 9 to 12
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Students will incorporate color theory with digital photography. Students will learn to hand paint a photograph using Adobe Photoshop CS3, while creating a creative color wheel.
CSI - Crime School Investigation 5 to 5
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Students use the fun, hands-on science skills of collecting, analyzing and matching evidence to solve a mystery. By teaching the unit holistically students benefit in reading, writing, math and science skills.
CSI: Native America 5 to 6
This is an interdisciplinary inquiry unit based on a true incident involving the death of the last Native American in an Indiana County. Students will use CSI problem solving skills to draw conclusions concerning the case.
Cultural Awareness in Omaha: Entering the Golden Door 6 to 8
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The Jr. High students at Holy Name School will develop their cultural awareness through a technology project using tablet computers. The tablets will be used to record interviews with community members of a minimum of 8 different cultures and to develop an innovative presentation about their discoveries and incites based on those conversations.
Cultures and Cuisines WebQuest 9 to 12
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Groups of Five are to select a country that they would like to learn more about. Research that country's environment, people, customs and characteristic foods. Prepare a report/display and present to the class.
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.
Dazzling Digital Poem Project ¨C 7th grade 7 to 10
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7th grade students will take one of their original poems and create a digital poem on PowerPoint. This poem will include a student narration of poem, a collage of pictures representing their poem's ideas and background music.
Dear Future Writing Assignment 1 to 4
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Students will be writing to future residents through a Time Capsule.
Debating with Technology 3 to 12
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Students will debate over a predetermined topic and use the technology located around them to back up their statements. They will also be using their smart phone apps to use their phones as "clickers" to complete an assessment.
Designing a Digital Portfolio 9 to 12
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Students will design, produce, and evaluate digital portfolios. The purpose of this unit is to introduce students to digital portfolios. Web portfolios are effective tools that can help students showcase their projects to a global audience.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer Unit 7 to 8
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We will spend 2-3 weeks reading the biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer in 7th and 8th grade History class.
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 Citizenship and Safety K to 5
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These are lessons that I do throughout the first few months of school as students come to the Media Center. I would love to get the grant for the kit to teach this as well.
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 Civil War Timeline 3 to 12
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In this project students develop and design a video of photographs taken of the major events from the Civil War.
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 Dewey System 2 to 4
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4th grade students created "How to" Flip video presentations. Video clips and photographs were created from the Flip video presentations and inserted into a Dewey Decimal Classification game that 2nd - 4th grade students played to learn the 10 Dewey Decimal classifications.
Digital Dissections 11 to 12
Second year biology students participate in a vertebrate comparative anatomy dissection lab. During the dissections, students photograph the dissections and then develop a PowerPoint presentation in which they illustrate the dissections. PowerPoint presentations are used by first year biology teachers during lectures.
Digital Field Guides 3 to 8
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Students create digital field guides that document a local ecosystem.
Digital Illustration - partner draw! K to 5
Students will use digital tools to create larger-than life art, and print the results.
Digital Leaf Collections 7 to 7
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Students collect leaves in the traditional manner and then, using digital cameras and slideshow software, they create a digital collection complete with hyper-linked dichotomous key.
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 Parts of Speech 9 to 12
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Enlgish Language Learners at the high school level will create iMovie projects with music, photo clips, and video clips to enhance learning & instruction of parts of speech.
Digital Portfolio K to 6
Students in kindergarten and sixth grade will document their field trips using digital photography in order to share the experiences.
Digital Portfolios 9 to 12
Students create digital portfolios of their artwork using PowerPoint.
Digital Research Animal Project 1 to 2
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Students will research an animal of choice and use an iPad app to create a trading card to inform peers of their new learning.
Digital Science Fair P-K to P-K
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Students use various productivity applications and Internet sites to create a digital science fair presentation. The presentations will be shared with the school and community.
Digital Story Book P-K to 3
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This lesson can be adapted to suit fictional or non fictional objectives. After introducing the concept, be it life science, safety, language arts, etc students will work together to create a digital story book.
Digital Storybooks 5 to 8
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Students will use an online story-starter to produce a creative short story. Students will then illustrate and animate this story using Microsoft PowerPoint software.
Digital Storytelling 5 to 12
Students write more when they are inspired either by the topic or by the process. Using Movie Maker, students bring their creative stories to life and have a Windows Media Player as their final version of their work.
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.
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.
Documentary-Style Research Projects 4 to 6
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Students will research a topic related to the social studies curriculum, and then create a report and a short documentary video using iMovie. Along the way, students will learn how to narrow topics, take notes, keep citations, and make editing choices. This is an ideal lesson for a computer lab setting.
Don't be a Bully, Be a Star 6 to 8
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Students will develop a podcast featuring a bullying situation at school with two different outcomes, a negative one and a positivie one. Students will lsiten to the podcast and share their opinions about the events that occurred.
Dr. Seuss Unit 1 to 1
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This is an integrated unit which includes reading skills and a theme for each day. Each day starts with a guest reader coming in to share a Dr. Seuss book. Then there are activities and lessons all focused on the theme/book of the day.
Dream Vacation 6 to 6
In this project, students will create an itinerary, budget, route, and poster based on their choices about their Dream Vacation. Students will be given restrictions such as a $20,000 budget, must include a family of 4, must travel for at least 5 days, and must be outside of Pennsylvania and the surrounding states.
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.
Dude, Be Nice Essay 4 to 7
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Students personally choose a member of the teaching/support staff at Keyport Central who they feel has changed their life for the better to type a well-thought out essay about.
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 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.
ecology 6 to 8
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Students will gain a lifelong love of nature by infusing the technology into what they are learning about ecology in a real way. Students will do this by creating PowerPoints of ecology concepts using photos/video of things found around them.
Ecosystem Study 9 to 12
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An indepth inquiry based study of an ecosystem and how humans impact over time.
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.
Elaborative Detail- Write it right! 4 to 10
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This lesson teaches the importance of using elaborative and sensory details in writing. Children may think they are using good details until they see how many details are necessary to make the right picture pop into a reader's mind.
eLeaders Technology (Students of the 21st Century) Program 4 to 12
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With the new PILOT program of eLeaders, students are accepted that have an interest in technology, and volunteer their time, to troubleshoot technology, teach lessons to peers and teachers, and offer in-service presentations on staff Professional Development Days. Additionally, they assist with and participate in a (rotating) class of 60 students (changing every 2-4 weeks so all South Middle School population may participate) that create the SMS Video Productions (completely created by student body), our newly founded news source.
Electricity - how it works and how we measure and pay for it! 6 to 12
What is electricity, and where can we see it in our daily lives. This lesson is primarily informational, providing an easy-to-understand description of electricity and how it is literally all around us.
Electronic Poetry Project 6 to 12
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The Electronic Poetry Project is a student-generated, project-based learning experience in which students utilize technology to develop skills in research, writing, and creativity to produce an audio/video presentation. Student-driven, project-based learning enhances lasting knowledge rather that just momentary learning.
Electronic Portfolio 3 to 5
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Students will use Powerpoint to create a multimedia portfolio of work completed during the year. The presentation will also serve as a yearbook where students will be allowed to import pictures of family and friends as well as narrate descriptions of the contents.
Elementary Lessons for Primary and Secondary Sources 3 to 4
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Primary and Secondary Sources Lessons
Engage in Literature Circle discussion. 7 to 8
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Students discuss readings from selected texts, done the previous night, with the goal of engaging text, interacting with each other, and exhibiting ordered but collaborative work.
Enhancing Our Outdoor Classroom Studies through Technology K to 5
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Students will make and collect scientific observations in our outdoor classroom. In addition to traditional observations, video recordings and digital photographic records will be collected as well.
Equations in Motion 8 to 11
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Groups of two or three students will walk around the Block taping items in motion and then using the Vernier Video Physics App write equations for the motion they see. Tis will be a culminating activity for our unit on writing equations.
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.
Everyday Recycling P-K to K
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This lesson will teach students how to identify recyclable materials and integrate the practice of recycling into their own homes. The students will also learn words associated with recycling and create a take home project modeling Planet Earth.
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 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".
Exploring Our World 2 to 2
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Students read texts and complete activities that relate to different regions around the world. Students can use the Amazon Echo to answer questions and research different regions/continents and listen to audiobooks that connect to our world.
Faces of Emotion 5 to 5
Students will be photographed with a variety of facial expressions.
Family Artifact Research Project 6 to 8
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The Family Artifact project is an introductory project for sixth graders to begin their life long journey of research, writing and presentation. The students will evaluate the differences between primary and secondary sources in both documents and artifacts.
Family History 2 to 5
Students will take photographs of their family and gather pictures to create a family tree.
Famous Classmates! K to 2
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As a way to get to know each other, the children become reporters, photographers, and movie producers to interview each other as they become "Famous First Graders." Learning to work as a team to interview the famous person and then produce a short movie helps establish a cooperative climate in our classroom. I guide the children as they create the roles and then help them learn the skills needed for their job. Part of the classroom is set up to look like an arrival area for famous people, like movie stars or the President.
Fantasy Fusion K to 12
Creating fantasy books with students as characters.
Favorite foods of the 7th grade 5 to 8
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Students survey their classmates and create powerpoint presentations to determine the favorite food of the 7th grade.
Figurative Language Videos 3 to 7
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Students will demonstrate their understanding of figurative language by integrating figurative language into web 2.0 tools. Students will then take the products from the web to complete a video in Windows Movie Maker.
Finding Solutions to Hunger 6 to 8
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This is a project plan more than a lesson plan. It is a 10-week project using a wonderful online collaboration tool designed to be used by educators. Besides teaching the curriculum objectives—the goal is to open the students’ eyes to hunger in the world.
Finding Your NOOK (TM) in the Classroom 9 to 12
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The Barnes and Noble's NOOK will allow students in my classroom to access e-books, digital resources, educational apps, and more. The sky is the limit!
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 Camera Activity: Being a Good Citizen 3 to 4
Flip Camera Activity: Being a Good Citizen involves the students dicovering and citing what makes a good citizen and then filming each other's findings.
Flip Camera Lesson: Louisiana Animal Adaptations 3 to 4
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Goal: Students will research, write about and then make a video about their findings
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 My Writing 3 to 4
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Students will create their own video based on a book by creating a sequel to the book and acting it out for a video. Students will write a skit, film it and learn to import and create a video using a Flip Camera and Movie Maker.
Flip Out Over Weather 4 to 9
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Students will investigate will be assigned aspects of weather study and write a report. They will use Flip Video cameras to film each other reading their report. Students will gather photos and video clips to use in a video project that utilizes their weather report. And finally, they will work in groups to create a video script derived from their report.
Flip Video Cultural Exchange between students in Texas and New Zealand 6 to 8
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Students create a class YouTube video comparing the differences/similarities between the Hurricane Ike disaster in Houston, TX to the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. The video was sent to all schools in Christchurch, New Zealand - expanding students' world view to include more than just their immediate concerns.
FlipVideo Poetry: Teaching Narrative Poems Through Community Service Learning 7 to 8
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In order to promote literacy as part of our district improvement plan, 7th grade students will work in pairs to draft, write and illustrate a narrative poem to be presented on National Read Across America Day to primary school students as part of a 'Seussical". Performances will be videotaped so that teachers can show the presentations over and over to varied classes for instructional purposes.
Fly Me to the Moon 2 to 2
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The students will create the script and setting for a video of the Frank Sinatra song, Fly Me to the Moon. Space, seasons, and friendship are the focus of this lesson along with the technology opportunities for the students to video, edit, and publish their performance.
Force and Motion Flip Books 4 to 8
Students will use a digital camera to take pictures of the six simple machines, the three types of levers, and Newton's Laws of Motion as seen in the "real world".
Forming Author's Perspective 2 to 5
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Students will be introduced to the concept of Author's Perspective by identifying specific opinions and adjectives from a specific article. This lesson plan is aligned with Marzano.
Fredrick Douglass...A digital History 7 to 7
Using technology, the students will create projects that depicts the stuggles of slaves with a focus on Fredrick Douglass and his determination to abolish it.
Friendship Book 1 to 3
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The students will take pictures of their friends and write what they know about their friends and the things they like to do with their friends. It will turn out to be a friendship book.
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 Athena to Zeus: Digital Stories Through the Eyes of Greek Gods and Goddesses 5 to 6
Students will use digital technology to create digital storybooks of a Greek God or Goddess.
Frontal Impact Safety Challenge 8 to 10
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Design and construct a vehicle that will protect an egg if the vehicle is in a front end crash.
Fruit / Vegetable Jigsaw 10 to 12
A cooperative learning plan where students learn about categories of things relating to their curriculum, while creating a permanent learning, reviewing, reference, and assessment tool for future use. Using technology, research and "real life" experience students will collaborate to show and teach each other.
Genius Hour Technology K to 5
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Our K-5 Gifted classroom would like to have 4 iPads (with protective cases) and/or video cameras to aid with our project based instruction. This technology will allow our students to research multiple fields and present authentic products to an audience.
Germ Busters! P-K to 5
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This lesson is for health education and involves the application of learned material and allows for peer teaching. Students will create podcasts about germs, the ways they are spread, and how to keep everyone safe!
Get Inspired in Kindergarten! K to K
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Incorporating the Inspired Classroom approach in a Kindergarten Classroom For more information about the Inspired Classroom model see http://inspiredclassrooms.wikispaces.com/
Getting Down to Business (Letters and Technology) 7 to 11
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Students use technology to learn parts of a business letter, how to write a business letter, research businesses, and write a letter of request to a business of their choice.
Google Mail 7 to 8
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People have always had the desire to communicate. E-mail is part of the internet, the largest network of computers in the world.
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 2 Air Show 2 to 3
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This is a science and math lesson using paper airplanes. The students develop a hypothesis on what makes a paper airplane fly far and test their hypothesis. They utilize measurement skills & estimation in math. It also includes our school's General Learner Outcomes- "GLO's"
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.
Great Depression Gallery Walk 9 to 12
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Students will analyze the impact of the Great Depression on U.S. society and populations by analyzing primary source images from the Library of Congress website.
Greek Mythology Movies 6 to 6
Students will learn about Greek myths. Then, students create a script based off of a Greek myth, film, and edit their movies.
Growing STEM Minds Through the Growing Gardens 9 to 12
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The nexus of our STEM activities revolves around our urban gardening center surrounding the school. The STEM activities will reach across all the subject areas including English, History, Science, Engineering, Technology and Math classes at our school.
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.
Harlem Renaissance Research Project 9 to 12
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Students will research an aspect of the 1920s and/or 1930s in order to gain an understanding of the setting in terms of the time and place of the novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God.
Heads or Tails? Studying Regeneration in Planaria 10 to 12
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Students will brainstorm stem cells, help create a concept map, and view a video lecture or clip prior to performing an experiment (found at HHMI's Biointeractive site) in which they investigate regeneration in Planaria. They will relate this flatworm's ability to regenerate to stem cell study.
Health, Fitness and Technology 4 to 7
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SWBT obtain accurate height and weight measurements, plot stature and weight percentiles on clinical charts, evaluate growth and fitness and identify methods of improving health and fitness. Students will use a variety of technology tools and resources to research, calculate,analyze and present their information.
Healthful Living 3 to 3
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Students will use digital cameras to photograph other students and staff at school engaging in healthful activities. Students will use their photographs to make PowerPoint presentations about healthful living choices.
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! 6 to 8
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A team of students will create a documentary presented from the point of view of people and explorers who lived during the specific assigned historical event.
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.
Historical Claymation! 2 to 3
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The students will use Tool Factory Movie Maker to make a claymation video of a historical figure.
HMS Book Review Podcast 4 to 12
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Students in 8th grade reading will create podcasts to recommend books for other students to read. The book is one that they really enjoyed during the semester in reading.
Hollywood is Southeast Georgia 3 to 5
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Using digital cameras and Microsoft Movie Maker on desktop computers, students will create stop action movies with storylines of their own creation.
Holocaust background-Jewish Life Photo Project P-K to P-K
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To understand Jewish Life Pre-WWII by examining photographs and biographies through the US Holocaust Memorial Museum website
How Do My Vegetables Grow? 1 to 1
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Students will learn how plants grow and how people use some plants while investigating what kind of soil is best for growing plants.
How does N.Y.C. play a role in international affairs? 2 to 2
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Students will be able to recognize the international role of N.Y.C. , and appreciate the importance of the United Nations. Students will be able to identify aspects of N.Y.C.'s cosmopolitan nature.
How does Technology help disabled people? 3 to 6
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The children will discover how technology has been able to change the lives of many disabled people and what they can do in their own school to make it accessible for everyone. Children will complete a podcast diary of their findings daily.
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 Much does it Cost Project 7 to 9
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In this project, students investigate pricing schemes for various entry fees and determine which is the better option depending on their situation.
How to Build an Electric Motor 6 to 6
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Students will use the POE method to build an electric motor.
How to _____ like a pro! K to 12
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As young adults, many of our students have talents beyond what falls under "classroom curriculum". This project would involve filming something they are passionate about as a "How to Documentary" and create a written piece reflecting on their passion and their lives.
How Women Changed the World 6 to 8
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Students will investigate the roles women played in the development of technology and computers.
I Have A Dream Too 5 to 7
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In this lesson, students will practice writing persuasive speeches according to a rubric outline, learn about Martin Luther King Jr., and learn how to give an effective speech. They will have the opportunity to view themselves giving their speech, so that they can critique their ability to give speeches.
I Spy Riddle 3 to 8
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Students will create an I Spy Poster and riddle, and as an extension may also create the project electronically.
I Went Walking P-K to P-K
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Kindergarten students take a walk through a Nature Trail to write a book that goes along with Sue William's book "I Went Walking."
If a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words... 4 to 4
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I will be using photography as a way to focus and enhance students' writing.
If Hornets Could Talk... 5 to 5
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As a teacher, I find myself constantly challenged to integrate the state and parish standards, grade level expectations, ILEAP test preparation, and multi-disciplinary lessons, at the same time keeping my students engaged, excited, and learning. At times I find the students either bored or discouraged with basic assignments, in particular reading, writing, and researching. I find that no matter how important the components being taught, without a “catch” or “hook,” the students view the assignments as redundant and see no connection with real life. I’ve found a “hook!”
Illustrated Dictionary P-K to 8
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As a culminating activity for a Science or Social Studies unit, students will create their own illustrated dictionary including key vocabulary learned throughout the unit. This activity will include small group as well as independent work, and employ technologies such as digital cameras, photo editing software, computer, printer, and SMART board.
Immigration in Early America (5th Grade) 3 to 5
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This is a lesson that integrates American History into a typical 90-minute reading block. Reading strategies are integrated into informational non-fiction text that satisfy history standards.
Importance of Estimation 5 to 8
Students will make sense of big numbers in order to make reasonable estimates.
In the Field with Salamanders 5 to 5
5th grade students will collect and monitor the diversity of salamanders in their community. They will produce a field guide to share with other local students that will include both quantitative and qualitative data collected over time.
In Touch with Nature K to 5
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Ipod touches will be used in conjunction with our Nature Space/Bird Habitat, on school grounds, community programs, local businesses, Cornell University, and volunteers. These members will aid in constructing a Bird Watch and Feeder program to collect data to be analyzed through the touches, student interaction, and Cornell Labs.
INCORPORATING TOOL FACTORY TO GIVE CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS A VOICE P-K to P-K
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Most children begin talking at the age of 2. My children are 4 and they still can’t talk!
Inquiry Center New England Colonies 7 to 7
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Students worked in pairs and shared a computer to analyze primary sources about New England, for lower leveled students, they watched a video and had to take notes.
Inspirational Essay: Video 6 to 8
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Students will create an inspirational movie using both video and text. Partners will choose a famous person who has inspired them. Using quotes and filmed clips, students will create a video detailing how and why this person inspired them.
Integrating Technology into our 1st grade classroom. K to 1
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I have different activities for the students to accomplish by using technology.
Interactive Books with VoiceThread P-K to 2
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Students will use photos, illustrations and writing to dictate an interactive book which can be read during shared reading or shared with families.
Internet Security Basics 9 to 12
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The goal of the lesson is to educate the learners in the responsibilities of using the Internet's resources in a safe, secure, and ethical manner. In addition, students will be able to apply new knowledge to correct unsafe practices currently used by them on social networks and other Internet sites.
Interpret the equation 8 to 8
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To interpret the equation of line, students will rotate through three stations. Each station will require the students to interpret the equation but using different techniques.
Interventions - Data Interpretation 1 to 5
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This year I watched in amazement as at-risk students were scored as non-proficient in the area of data interpretation because they designed graphs incorrectly using a pencil, paper, and ruler.
Introducing Each Other 7 to 7
This is a 7th grade English project. My students will conduct interviews, take photos, and do research on the internet.
Introducing Multiplication 2 to 4
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This lesson shows a hands-on way to introduce basic multiplication concepts, mainly in how multiplication relates to addition.
Introduction to Atomic Structure 10 to 12
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This is an introductory lesson to atomic structure for a high school level chemistry class. It is a student self-paced lesson that allows for easy differentiation and student choice.
Invasion of the Germs: We Fight Back! 3 to 4
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The news today can be scary for our children hearing the stories of the H1N1 virus. This unit will teach common, quality health practices to serve our community and remove fear and uncertainty out of this disease. Personal hygiene, scientific investigation and fun will mesh in this unit for 4th grade students entitled “Invasion of the Germ: We fight back”. The students will investigate hygiene and determine what habits will help their bodies fight infections. They will create clay animation videos with podcasts to teach younger students and our community how to fight germs and the H1N1 virus.
Inventive Thinking - Future Inventions 4 to 12
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The class does extensive research on the invention process. The students are then asked to create, make a prototype and market their invention/
IPad Literacy: Engage and Enrich 21st Century Learners 2 to 3
Students will use the iPads as literature and reading response resources during partner or listen to reading. The teacher will use the iPad to formatively assess and keep track of student progress.
It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's a Digital Citizen Superhero! 1 to 6
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Students will learn about what it means to be a Digital Citizen in the 21st Century by coming up with some cyber safety concerns. They will then create a Digital Citizen Superhero who's job it will be to promote cyber safety and digital citizenship.
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
It's Fun to Learn! K to 6
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Learning should be fun, and nothing can be better than using Music and Technology together to enhance learning.
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.
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.
Jack and the Beanstalk 2 to 3
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- Students will be able to demonstrate appropriate use of login procedures and network printing. - Students will be able to compose a document that applies intermediate formatting - Students will use digital creativity tools to create original works. - Students will use the Paint Application for designing
Jazzing-Up Thanksgiving! 7 to 7
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Through the years, students have answered the “What are you thankful for?’ question. In this unit the students will answer this question incorporating technology with art, figurative language, the study of biographies and autobiographies, research, and by producing a jazz / blues song.
JOB POD Career Podcasting Project 7 to 12
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The purpose of this project is to provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge gained and maturity achieved during their high school career so far. This project gives students the chance to choose an area of study, to combine different disciplines, to satisfy specialized curiosity, and to utilize talents in a productive way. The project gives them the chance to make their high school experience a more meaningful and practical one.
Johnny Appleseed or John Chapman: Which Character is Your Favorite? 2 to 3
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Johnny Appleseed or John Chapman: Which Character is Your Favorite? Students will learn about Johnny Appleseed's fictional character and real life character and write about it.
Jumping in the air - What was your height? 7 to 8
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Using video equipment and quadratic formulas students will determine the height of their jumps.
JUPITER 6 to 8
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This lesson teaches students about Jupiter and Earth Science. It has been modified to accommodate students with various disabilities.
Kandinsky on Computers 6 to 12
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This lesson explores the Expressionist art style, specifically, the works of Wassily Kandinsky. Students listen to music and then create a poster expressing the mood oe feelings of the music.
Keynote Digital Parts of Speech 9 to 12
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We use Keynote from iLife '09 to write a super powerpoint for a parts of speech video
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 Animal Research Book Making Project P-K to P-K
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This animal research project integrates writing, science, reading, and technology. Students are able to choose an animal to learn more about, document information using technology and print the project in color to share and keep.
L'Amitie pour Haiti (Friendship for Haiti) 9 to 12
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My French IV class is undertaking a service learning project in which they correspond via video with a small art school in Haiti.
Labeling the World Map 2 to 3
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This lesson is to review the continents and oceans of the world.
Language Arts - Journalism 7 to 7
Objectives: Identify the format of a news article. Gather information needed to write a news article. Apply an inverted pyramid format to write a news article.
Leaf Scavenger Hunt 6 to 7
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The students will be going on a learning excursion to Mandalay Trail National Wildlife refuge to collect leaf samples for their leaf scrapbook using digital cameras. Upon returning to school the students will be using the digital camera pictures to compose a power point presentation, and they will create data tables to compare the pH levels of the water quality samples.
Learning About Colonial Times 5 to 6
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Learning About Colonial Times
Learning More About Inventors! 2 to 5
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4th Grade students in Lori Porter’s class at Dozier Elementary had a taste of the movie industry as they worked on an inventor/invention project for Social Studies. The goal of the lesson was for the class to learn about twenty famous inventors/inventions and how those have impacted life in America.
Let Us Grow Lettuce! P-K to P-K
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Middle School students will be responsible for cultivating and documenting the growth of lettuce plants from seed. Digital cameras will be used to create a photo journal which will be incorporated into a multimedia presentation.
Let Your Voice Be Heard 3 to 6
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Using voicethread.com, students will begin to create discussions on their books that allow for feedback from various audiences. This lesson will focus on comprehension and asking questions while they read. This will also encourage them to share their thinking while they read.
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.
Let's Get Active 9 to 12
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This lesson plan utilizes a variety of technology and collaborative activities to demonstrate the difference between active voice and passive voice. It is for an inclusion classroom using a complementary co-teaching strategy and differentiated process, content, and products.
Let's Rock and Roll K to 5
Photograph rock formations in the area and how the land was formed through erosion, land upheavals, and sediment building.
Let's Roll Robots! 1 to 2
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Goal: For students to read the story “My Robot” (or another Robot story) and be able to write a story about one then read paragraphs orally (or interview robots with flip camera.)
Let’s Get Excited about Roller Coasters! 5 to 9
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An amusement park has decided to open a theme park to be located in Waikoloa Village, Hawaii. It is an exciting time for the citizens of Waikoloa Village. Finally, this small town will be put on the map for something big. The residents are anxiously anticipating the grand opening of the amusement park. However, the operators of the amusement park need your help. They want to design a new roller coaster with a car that runs as smoothly as a marble would down the track. Your team has been hired to design this new roller coaster track for this theme park. Your task is to design a model of the track you would like to build for this amusement park. Your model must demonstrate the law of conservation of energy, gravity, force, momentum, and especially kinetic and potential energy.
Let’s Get Excited about Roller Coasters! 5 to 9
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An amusement park has decided to open a theme park to be located in Waikoloa Village, Hawaii. It is an exciting time for the citizens of Waikoloa Village. Finally, this small town will be put on the map for something big. The residents are anxiously anticipating the grand opening of the amusement park. However, the operators of the amusement park need your help. They want to design a new roller coaster with a car that runs as smoothly as a marble would down the track. Your team has been hired to design this new roller coaster track for this theme park. Your task is to design a model of the track you would like to build for this amusement park. Your model must demonstrate the law of conservation of energy, gravity, force, momentum, and especially kinetic and potential energy.
Lewis and Clark Webhunt 6 to 9
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Webhunt questions with corresponding websites that take students on the internet to learn about the Lewis and Clark expedition
Life Cycle of the Butterfly 2 to 6
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Students will be able to record and report the life cycle of a butterfly using a digital camera. A digital book or slide show will be created at the end of the project.
Life Map 11 to 12
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This is a lesson plan that helps you to get to know your students and also helps you determine their computer/writing skills. For this lesson students use a computer that has Adobe Illustrator to design a life map. Then they need to submit a one page typed paper that explains their life map, I suggest using Microsoft Word.
Life Skill Communication K to 12
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Using digital camera to expand students with significant disabilities' communication methods.
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.
Literature Circles Meeting using Subtext 7 to 10
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In this lesson, students facilitate a literature circle meeting using notes and annotations they've created within e-books using the Subtext app. They then use the ideas generated to write analytical paragraphs in Google Docs for teacher feedback.
Little Owl Press Report/Newspaper and Newscast Project 3 to 8
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Students will take digital photos to produce “The Little Owl Press,” an elementary newspaper, which will summarize important events and programs at our school for each trimester. This newspaper will be transformed into “The Little Owl Press Report,” a newscast that will incorporate digital video, digital photos, music, and voice recordings. This production will be broadcast to ours and surrounding communities through our local access station. The newscast will promote education in our schools and allow people who are not part of our school community an inside view of the highlights of each trimester.
Live Lit/Arts Magazine P-K to 12
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The Live Lit/Arts Magazine is an evolving showplace for student writing and art. While traditional Literary magazines have been used as a once-a-year printed edition usually produced at a great expense and only purchased by participants, their parents, and their teachers, an electronic magazine will allow constant revisions and additions as students continue to produce new written and fine arts contributions.
Local Cemeteries Prove to be Learning Grounds 6 to 12
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Mr. Osborne a Science Teacher at Observation and Assessment (O & A) has put together a cross curricular activity that involves a field trip to two of Salt Lake City’s local cemeteries.
Local History Guided Tour Podcasts 5 to 12
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Students will research local history, choose significant landmarks and create a short audio tour of the area. Students will learn about local history in their area while also learning how to use podcast technology.
Locating Lost Ladybugs. 1 to 4
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The students will observe and then photograph ladybugs that they encounter on school grounds and outside homes. Pictures and data collected will be emailed to the Lost Ladybug Project which is a national based program coordinated through Cornell University Department of Entomology.
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.
Lord of the Flies 9 to 12
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In an effort to stimulate the interest of Lord of the Flies with high school seniors, I created a three option video project . The project was designed to integrate technology tools and concepts with their english curriculum.
Louisiana Cinquains P-K to P-K
Overview: Students review language and grammar skills taught throughout the year. Students will also utilize the writing process in order to compose a form of poetry (cinquains). Finally students will incorporate our study on Louisiana as a focus on their poems.
Magnets K to 4
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Students will be able to distinguish between objects that will stick to magnets and those that will not. Students will be able to describe examples of prediction and observation.
Magnificent Metamorphosis: A Podcasting Lesson P-K to 2
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This lesson incorporates podcasting and the use of technology (iPads) to teach students about complete and incomplete metamorphosis. This lesson was designed for Kindergarten, but could be used with Pre-K-2.
Make a Digital Dance Textbook 9 to 12
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Students will create a Wiki page/website that will be used as a dance textbook in class.
Making a Battery and Energy Transformations 7 to 7
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Students will use the inquiry process to build their own wet cell battery. Focus will be on students understanding that energy can be stored in one form and transformed into other forms.
Making A Difference 9 to 12
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Students from Tiffin Columbian High School’s Commercial Art class would like to make a difference by helping local business or organization prosper in this sluggish economy by offering free advertisement design. The students enrolled in commercial art, would like to lend their talents and creativity in designing products that company would find useful such as business cards, poster, flyers, etc.
Making Book Trailers 5 to 7
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5th grade students will make short trailers for popular children's books using Windows Movie Maker.
Making Butter- From a Liquid to a Solid 1 to 3
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Students will make butter and design/engineer hands-free butter-shaking apparatus. Students will record and graph the length of time of the butter changing process (change of state of matter).
Mapping Alexander the Great's 10-year march P-K to 12
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Using a document camera, students will get clues and map Alexander the Great's ten-year march, in which he never lost a battle.
Mathematical Modeling & Inverse Variations 9 to 12
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Students will collect and analyze real data completing an exploration. Motion observed during the data collection will be used to create an appropriate math model to fit the data and make predictions that will then be tested.
Maxi's Amazing Adventures P-K to K
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This fun, family activity, which encourages both reading and writing through the use of modern technology, is called Maxi’s Amazing Adventures. Maxi is a friend that we have in our classroom. He is a soft and cuddly bear friend that travels home with each child.
Me and My Shadow 1 to 2
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The student groups will make and observe their shadows at different times during the day. The groups will use a flip video camera to record the making of their shadows and the changes of their shadow and then answer, on camera, some of the lesson questions.
Mentors' Podcasts for New Middle School Students 7 to 8
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Students in 7th and 8th grade will work in groups to create podcasts to be shown to incoming 6th graders about life in Middle School. The older students will learn how to create podcasts using Tool Factory Podcasting with Video Site License.
Mi vida Loca 10 to 12
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Students will create a video presentation describing and showing important events and/or places of their lives.
Microsoft PowerPoint 6 to 12
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A step-by-step lesson to teach students how to make an electronic presentations using Microsoft© PowerPoint.
Middle Ages Cross Curriculum Project 6 to 8
This project incorporates all subject areas while students learn about the Middle Ages.
Middle School Masters of the Web - Video Newsletter 7 to 8
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Students will interview, script, edit, and produce a web-based newsletter/ video newscast for school and district viewing.
Military Families P-K to P-K
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Improving student vocabulary through interactive spelling games and a short story.
Mitosis 6 to 8
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This lesson is modified for technology infusion in a typical classroom for students to better understand Mitosis and be creative learning the concepts collaborative environment. It has also been modified for students with disabilities who have been integrated into the regular classroom setting.
Mixed Beasts 4 to 8
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Goals: To show students how to modify images using Adobe Photoshop Objectives: Students will produce an image representing a “mixed beast” using two or more separate image files.
Modern Day Proverbs 9 to 12
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This project is for the basic English 11 class. To show their comprehension of proverbs, students will create their own list of proverbs for the modern day generation. Relevancy of literature is necessary for today's student.
Modern Indian Culture as "Scene" through Bollywood 9 to 12
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Using Knowledge from Current Indian Culture (social organization, religion, government, language, arts and literature, customs and traditions, economy) students will be asked to collaboratively create, film, and edit a five minute scene in the true style of a Bollywood film.
Monroeton Preschool's "Down by the Bay" (with help from Raffi) P-K to P-K
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This preschool classroom will come up with four rhyming verses to Raffi's "Down by the Bay" song. The children will then demonstrate the rhymes throughout the classroom and it's centers, (with a little help from their teachers, if and when needed).
Monsters Inked P-K to 6
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Middle school and elementary classes collaborate to write and illustrate monster stories, taking inspiration from the younger students' original monster drawings.
Moon Craters Lab 3 to 12
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By dropping a rock from three different heights, students were able to employ al the steps of the scientific method while conducting an investigation. They explored the limitations of models and connected the relationship of mass, height, and impact.
MOON PHASE 3 to 5
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What role has NASA played in space exploration? What role has the Moon played in human history?
Movies for Motivation: Encouraging Literacy Through Student-Created Films 9 to 12
Struggling readers enrolled in a Targeted Reading class will use Tool Factory Movie Maker to create videos advertising their favorite books. These videos will then be shown to the entire school as part of a school-wide literacy encouragement effort.
Moving the Brain 5 to 6
Students will lead short exercise routines that can be performed in the classroom. Classroom teachers will then be able to use these videos to get their class up and moving when they are in need of a quick brain break!
Multi Media Urban Stories: "This is who I am" 1 to 12
Students will take pictures of their community, home, friends and family and provide written captions for an artistic display in the City Heights Mid City Building as well as publish their work to our classroom website and provide podcast audio captions that express description, sentiment, opinion, questions, and facts.
Multiplication and Division Strategy Podcast 3 to 5
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The students will draft, edit, and publish a podcast explaining their favorite strategy for solving multiplication and division word problems.
Musical Instruments of the Orchestra 3 to 5
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Students will explore the families of instruments online and create a digital media project that gives information about a particular instrument or family that they select.
My Family - Bookmaking for Social Studies P-K to 5
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Students will create a "My Family" book using digital images and text to share their knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of each member of their family. They will have a copy to keep at home and one to share with classmates and their families through the.classroom lending library.
My Three Words 7 to 8
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Our schools 7th and 8th grade Performing Arts class was asked to reflect on an significant event that happened in their life. The student had to express this event using only 3 words in a non traditional and non verbal way, such as written in flower petals, in the sand etc. We used our flip camera to record each child's interpretation, and set the movie to music.
My trip to Spain 6 to 8
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Using the Flip cameras during our trip to Spain, we are going to be able to show our experiences and blog about it.
Mystery Game P-K to 3
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Use a Karaoke Machine, a digital projector (or smart board technology), speakers, computer, document camera, Digital Microscope, Digital Camera to determine if an item is living or nonliving according to its physical characteristics.
Mythbusters - Don't FLIP Out! High School Isn't THAT Scary!! 9 to 12
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Students will be introduced to various activities surrounding the concept of digital video production. Students will use Flip™ Video cameras to produce a video that will be used during the high school orientation night for the county’s incoming 8th grade class.
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.
Nature Inspired Digital Alphabet 2 to 5
Through digital photography and basic computer skills students create their own nature inspired digital alphabet. Students find letters of the alphabet in objects made from nature, for example: ground erosion makes the letter “y,” or the veins of a leaf make the “A.”
Nature of Science, Like a Scientist 5 to 8
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The first week of school is all about introducing students to the school and my classroom. I like students to explore the classroom (and expectations), create norms for a safe learning space, and explore what it means to be a scientist.
Newspaper for Inner City School K to K
The project is to promote fluency both oral and written 2 languages.
NIce to Voki You! This is my Family Cyber Safety Glog 5 to 8
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Students create voki avatars that speak and introduce themselves to the class Create a famous historical figure voki Digital Family Tree for the Entire Family Cyber Safety Glog
Not so Simple Machines 6 to 8
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Students create a machine, using a combination of simple machines, to solve a problem. Students produce a podcast commercial, a photo story, and digital presentation to 'sell' their invention.
Noun Book Videos 1 to 3
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Students create a noun book with pictures they have pulled from various magazines. They then work in pairs, to video record each other as they present and explain their noun book. The videos are added to their Video Portfolios.
Nutritional Tracker 6 to 12
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Students will track their nutrient intake and compare it to the USDA recommendations for their age, height, gender and activity level.
Ocean Animals- A Kindergarten Research Project K to 1
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Kindergarten students will choose an ocean animal to research to culminate a unit of study on the ocean. Students will conduct “pocket-folder research” with the media specialist and teacher in small groups, after which they will use Kidspiration software to present their findings to the rest of the class.
Ocean's 4 4 to 6
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Integrating technology in the curriculum is vital for the students to learn 21st century skills. By collaborating with the fourth grade classroom teacher and combining science in the computer class the students can learn subject matter in an interactive, self-directed method.
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.
Oral Tradition-- digital storytelling 6 to 8
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Students work to create an original tale from the oral tradition. Instead of publishing a formal written document, students create a stop action video depicting the tale.
Our Family Histories 2 to 6
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Students will research their own histories by interviewing family members (their elders, and extended relatives), collect information, pictures, etc...The students will put their information together using creativity and technology and at the same time apply their knowledge of language arts, math, and social studies.
Our Town 1 to 3
A walk through our town will unveil several reasons for reading and the culture and history of our town. Students will photograph signs and scenes from the downtown area and create a digital scrapbook detailing the experience.
Outside the Classroom Window P-K to 8
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Garden Students would record the sights and sound of the garden. Using journals and time lapsed photography and video, the students can track the variables. recording rainfall, temperature, daylight and darkness
Paper Airplanes 9 to 12
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Applications of Scatter Plots, Lines of Best Fit, Dependant & Independent Variables through the making and flying of paper airplanes. I have the class research several designs of airplanes, we discuss aerodynamics, construct a their desired model, fly the model, gather information and plot the results.
Parts of Speech Identification 6 to 7
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During this lesson, students will use technology to engage in grammar instruction while identifying various parts of speech.
Peeps Project for Watership Down 9 to 12
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Students create a video of key scenes in the novel Watership Down. Student first create a storyboard timeline of the key scenes by using skills they have learned for determining importance and sequence of events and then they choose one to recreate using Peeps marshmallow treats.
Penguin Pals 1 to 3
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Utilizing a cross curricular theme based lesson, this multi-sensory approach will allow my second grade struggling readers to experience activities in reading,writing,speaking,listening,science,technology, and integrated art.
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.
persuasive writing FLIP style! 3 to 12
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Students produced a persuasive i-movie presentation on avoiding caffeine-includes the characteristics of persuasive writing, images, voiceovers, data, recommended solutions, and song remake of "Pants on the Ground."
Pharmaceutical Commerical: Which drug is better? 11 to 12
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Chemistry students will research a pharmaceutical drug (must be approved by the teacher). The students then will make a brochure and a video commercial to try to sell and promote the drug that they picked.
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.
Physical Descriptions - World Languages P-K to P-K
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To practice parts of the body leading to physical descriptions. Novice mid level.
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.
Pictures of Health K to 12
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Taking pictures of health activities in our school nutrition clubs. Promoting Nutrition with pictures of students involved in activities.
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.
Plant Kahoot 2 to 5
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The students will read sections from Britannica Kids Rainforests. Using the information they will write multiple choice questions which will be entered into the app "Kahoot."
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.
Pod-Casting for Parents P-K to P-K
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This lesson would provide parents with an incite into what their child is learning on a daily basis. It would allow parents to reinforce classroom concepts at home.
Podcasting About Our World 1 to 5
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Students will combine learning about the world around them through our 21st Century lesson about Flat Stanley with technology to create podcasts about their flat adventures.
Podcasting Crusader's Style 7 to 8
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Our 8th grade team is known as the Crusaders and our students enjoy making podcasts. We team up on an academic team and, as the science teacher and a lover of podcasting, I will be using podcast more frequently through lessons like this Biome Project.
Podcasting Parabolas 7 to 12
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After an introductory lesson on parabolas, students will research parabolas, the general equation of a parabola from three points and photograph pictures of parabolas found in everyday life. Students will then organize the data to create and publish a podcast to be share with their peers in the classroom, as well as, around the world. (This is a 3-day lesson for the block schedule)
Political Campaign Commercial Project 9 to 12
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Standards 6d. The student will demonstrate knowledge of State and Local elections by analyzing the influence of mass media and campaign advertisements and public opinion polls. Purpose: The purpose of this lesson is to introduce students to political advertisements and help them understand how those advertisements influence the issues and candidates in campaigns.
Postcards from the Civil War 5 to 8
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Students will research one of the battles of the Civil War and use their research to create a digital postcard which they will send electronically.
Poverty Point Native Americans 2 to 3
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Poverty Point Native Americans and Landmark in Louisiana (Rotation Day 1 with Centers)
PowerPoint Probability 6 to 6
Students conduct an independent probability experiment and film the scenario. The scene is imported into a PowerPoint presentation with frequency tables and graphs. Students create questions to ask other students about their probability movie.
Pre K Learn Learn About Patterns P-K to P-K
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Pre K Learn Learn About Patterns
Presentation Blogs P-K to P-K
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Create a series of audio/video blog entries in the target language as a means of assessing progress and skill/content acquisition throughout the course of language learning.
Preserving Living Legacies 9 to 12
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This is an oral history lesson which engages students to research a top of United States History as related to the actual life experience of a senior member of our town community. Students will research, prepare interview questions, interview a senior, videotape their interview, and publish their findings in book form.
President research 3 to 5
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Students will use technology to research, write, and publish work on a current or past presdient. This will be the research project after a 2 week reading unit on So You Want to be President.
President Slide Show 2 to 3
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As a part of a government unit my students research Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. Then they make a slide show of the information.
Pride in Diversity - Our Similarities and Differences Make Us Strong K to 8
This project gives students experience with digital cameras and web design tools while showcasing the ways our similarities and differences make us stronger as a community of learning.
Primary and Secondary Documents for Colonial Times 5 to 6
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Primary and Secondary Documents for Colonial Times Lesson Plan
Probability- How Likely Is It? 5 to 6
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Students will use online manipulatives, Web 2.0 sites, Excel/spreadsheet software, Glogster.com, and a class wiki to conduct an experiment and communicate their results. This is a culminating activity/project for any probability unit in grades 5-6.
PROJECT H.O.P.E. (Highlighting Opportunities for Potential Employment) 4 to 5
This is an exciting Career Exploration Unit that allows students to integrate technology skills while researching various careers.
Public Service Announcements 9 to 12
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The students will be researching a topic chosen from a list of items covered in the driver's education class. From that research, they will design, map, film and create a public service announcement that is informative and accurate.
Publishing With Photos! K to 5
Students will create their own books using photographs for illustrations.
Pullman Village 9 to 12
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Students learn about different aspects of Pullman Village in Chicago, along with Pullman's Dream for a Perfect Society
QR Code Scavenger Hunt 6 to 8
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Students use ipod touches with a qr code scanner to scan codes at multiple stations and access selected web pages which contain answers to "scavenger hunt" questions.
Quadratics in Nature and Architecture 9 to 12
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Students will discover real-life applications of quadratic functions using video cameras. The students will learn how to write equations for the parabolas that they find in real-life.
Quadrilateral Scavenger Hunt 6 to 12
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Students explore the school for various quadrilaterals. Once they find them, they record themselves using a Flip camera describing the various characteristics of each one.
Quilting Through the Civil War and Underground Railroad 5 to 6
This lesson involves American History (Civil War), Mathematics, Reading, and Writing. Students will research freedom quilts from the Civil War/Underground Railroad and then make their own.
Rainforest Unit 5 to 6
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Students will learn about the importance of the rain forest thru a mutli-disciplinary unit
Rainforest: Creating Globally Conscious Students 2 to 2
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Students will be able to apply their knowledge of the rainforest ecosystem to create peer interviews with Flipcams. These interviews will be edited and posted on our district website as well as sites such as www.teachertube.com for students to convey their understanding of: • The various strata of the rainforest, and the role that each plays in the overall health of the ecosystem. • The interdependence humans have with the rainforest for health needs. • The great diversity of the animal kingdom that resides in the rainforest as well as the effect deforestation has on these species. • How our actions can directly impact the rainforests. Students should be able to persuade others to take simple steps to protect these regions of the world.
Read and Review K to 4
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Beginning with third grade students (hoping to expand to the entire school population), students will select, read and synopsize a book of their choice. In giving their presentation, they will be videotaped by other students and the resulting "Book Talk Report" will be broadcast on the school's daily morning news show, WLDC.
Ready, Aim, Focus! 1 to 5
Through a hands-on photography lesson, students will develop and enhance writing focus, including brainstorming ideas, topic selection, word choice, and use of descriptive words. Also, students will use the printed images to inspire additional writing strategies such as developing voice, organization, and editing.
Real-World Probability 11 to 12
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Students will use digital media to complete a culminating project relating probability concepts to real-world events.
Recipes and Recollections 10 to 12
Students interview their families to gather stories and to garner recipes. Many literary stories have their origins in family recipes, even the novels we study in English class. Each student compiled five family recipes and related stories for personal cookbooks. We also made a class cookbook.
Reflective Decoupage 7 to 12
Cameras and art go hand and hand way beyond pictures and portraits, right? In this project, the cameras are going to help our students produce their reflective art through decoupage!
Regions of the USA 4 to 4
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In this unit students will use the internet to research the physical and human characteristics of the four regions of the United States and decide which one they would like to live in.
Reporting News About Rosa Parks 4 to 6
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You are a news reporter and your boss needs for you to write a newspaper article on Rosa Parks.
Research Project 8 to 8
This lesson gives the a overview of common source types and outlines a research project. I have adapted this in several ways to include book reports, and research projects of any kind.
Research Project 8 to 8
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This is a lesson that incorporates a research project and allows students to create a publish their research project.
Research Project 8 to 12
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This is an 8th grade research lesson plan. Students research a variety of historical figures stemming from the film "Night At the Museum, Battle At the Smithsonian."
Researching the Black Diaspora in Latin America 5 to 8
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Students will first research, and then create podcasts about the Black Diaspora in Latin America. Research topics can include historical themes such as the middle passage or the triangle trade, cultural themes such as the influence of African rhythms in Latin American music, or social themes such as the social stratification and racial vocabulary that existed within Latin America.
Revolutionary Idea 3 to 8
Students will participate in a revolutionary war living history.
Rockin Robotics K to 5
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Students will design, engineer, and create a artbot with Cubelets. This problem based exercise will include the student choosing Lego blocks and Cubelets to design a drawing robot that dances to the beat of a favorite song.
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.
RTI FLIP Oral Reading Portfolio - Sacajawea, 3rd Grade 1 to 12
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At-risk and below-level students will master content of a short, non-fiction text to improve oral reading fluency. Students will use the FLIP cameras to tape multiple readings and an acted-out version of the text, which will be kept in personal student video portfolios. Periodic viewing of student portfolios increases student reading confidence because they actually see great improvement over a short period of time.
S.C.A.N.M.E. P-K to 12
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Students Creating A New Method of Evaluation
Save the Animals! 3 to 5
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Students research an endangered animal. They then develop a PowerPoint presentation (for their parents and peers) describing the animal, its habitat, its predators, its prey, and why it's endangered. Finally, students create a podcast for our class "Save the Animals!" series describing their plan to help these endangered species, as well as recruiting support.
Save the Rainforest in South America 6 to 8
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7th Graders: Geography affects the characteristics of a country. Natural resources can determine the success or failure of a country. Each country is rich in culture, even if they are a poor country. Each student will appreciate his or her life‐styles, and opportunities compared to poverty stricken countries. Global issues are complex, and the student will explain the challenges the rainforest ecosystem is facing, and will develop a plan of action they can do to help
SB1-Cells: Organelles, Transport 9 to 12
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This is a review lesson that is strong on differentiation and technology use in the classroom.
Scanning Pictures 2 to 5
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Students will scan a picture from home and edit it!
School Motto/School Expectations 3 to 5
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Students in GATE, grades 3-5, will teach and demonstrate the school rules and expectations to students in grade PreK-2. They will also, help model the expectations of our newly implemented school motto through the use of video and technology.
School Spirit 9 to 12
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In this lesson I teach students how to use design tools to create a school t-shirt. Then I teach them how to market their designs to the student body and the business marketing mix.
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 and Art Museum 6 to 8
Middle School students create works of art inspired by document experiments in science. Digital cameras record SCIENCE AS ART, in action!
Science Video Journal Through Earth's Systems 6 to 6
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Collaborative groups will be used to create video lessons for classmates in a modified jigsaw type activity. Students will become experts on their topic and teach peers using creative video lessons to explain concepts on Earth's dynamic systems. Video lessons can be demonstrations, skits, interviews, songs, etc.
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.
See How They Grow 1 to 5
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Student growth can be documented through digital scrapbooking of his school year.
See the Music 4 to 5
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Students create PowerPoint presentations featuring famous musicians, singers, or a piece of music
Seed to Plate 2 to 3
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Teaching children gardening and nutrition. Using digital cameras students will record the journey of growing a school garden begining with soil and seeds. They will also learn the important value of nutrition in the foods they grow and how to use them in cooking.
Seeing Math Everywhere We Look 9 to 9
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Through an exploration and photographic capture of parabolas throughout our environment. students will move from the “When am I ever going to use this?” to “I see it being used” stage in math class – specifically for quadratic equations. They will then research the related jobs necessary to "bring the parabola to life."
Shadow Play K to 2
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Shadow Play is an integration of science, technology, and social studies. Students in K-2 discuss the significance of February 2nd; listen to a story about “Groundhog Day”, and create a shadow matching worksheet using word processing tools.
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.
Shapes in Art, Shapes in Body P-K to 1
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Students learn how to distinguish shapes through dance and music.
Shark Tank: Industrial Revolution 5 to 6
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Students will read "Immigrant Kids" and create a business idea that they will each present in front of a group of "sharks" (teachers and parents). Students will present ideas using imovie and then make a commercial promoting their inventions.
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.
Signs Signs - Everywhere Signs 10 to 12
Outdoor advertising is everywhere and it is important to be able to understand what the advertisements mean. This will introduce students to visual advertisements in their communities and enhance their consumer awareness.
Silent Films with a Flip Cam 4 to 12
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Students will analyze a variety of silent films, the roles and responsibilities of film careers and work together to create a film that demonstrates the basic storytelling concepts of conflict and resolution.
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
Sim's Cities - 5th grade (would work wonderful at the middle school level) P-K to P-K
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Creating with Visual Arts through the 21st Century -Core Curriculum Skills
Similarities and Differences Across Cultures - In Modern Times and Throughout History 1 to 1
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Students will use technology and literature to research past cultures and modern cultures. The objective of the lesson is for the students to recognize and define the similarities and differences between past cultures and modern cultures in areas related to daily living, food, art and music.
Simulations and Tools for STEM Skills 6 to 5
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Incoming 6th grade students will use STEM Software Bundle for Upper Elementary (4-6) to learn and enhance their STEM and problem solving skills.
Singing en espanol 10 to 12
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Students will work in pairs to write a song in Spanish about a famous hispanic musician and their country of origin.
Skittle it Up 6 to 8
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Use skittles to teach students about using spreadsheets and creating graphs. Perfect for 6th grade students.
Skull-dugery 7 to 7
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Students will use a digital camera to photograph skulls of various specimens and will research on the internet to identify them.
SKYPE PALS Project Share NC 4 to 12
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Students studying Spanish as a foreign language collaborate to create digital presentations depicting everyday life and culture in North Carolina. Students establish friendships and exchange cultural and language information with students in Latin America via SKYPE and video sharing websites. Students create a SYPE PALS documentary which will be shared with the community at a special celebration in which students, parents, and the community come together to meet one another, to watch and discuss the documentary and to experience typical food and music from the Latin American country.
Slavery and Oral History 9 to 12
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As part of a unit on antebellum slave culture in North America, students will learn about the role oral history plays in forming and transforming a culture among African Americans. A comprehensive oral history project utilizing video and podcasting technology will be the unit's summative assessment
Small Moments 1 to 2
Children partake in many "small moments" that can be captured in a picture at home and at school. When "small moments" are recorded, children can look at them, remember them, and write a genuine "story from experience" including many details that the picture shows.
Smart Understanding of Characters w/ Smartphones 5 to 8
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Students will demonstrate an understanding of how characters change throughout a novel. They will also be able to identify 1st and 3rd person point-of-view.
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.
Solving Systems of Linear Equations Using Substitution 7 to 12
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This Algebra I lesson uses SMART Board technology to provide students with a physical sense of the process of substitution and how it can be used in solving a system of linear equations.
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!
Sound Stations 6 to 6
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Students complete a series of stations to help them understand sound waves.
Space Adventures P-K to P-K
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This lesson plan will introduce preschool children to various outer space experiences.
Spanish Childhood Memories 10 to 12
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Objectives: The students will use childhood vocabulary words and the imperfect past tense to write a letter describing activities and interests that they had throughout their childhood. The students will utilize the preterite past tense to describe one “bad” event that took place and to explain a cause/effect result of that event. The students will then utilize the present tense to describe solutions that have initiated in their lives to improve or make up for that initial “bad” event.
Spanish I Going Places and Invitations 10 to 12
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This lesson plan is multifaceted and provides a week of introduction, modeling, practice and review before the actual video cameras are put into use. Day five begins our video camera use with the students creating clips to be used with an interactive white board in order to play a vocabulary game featuring the students. The end of the unit culminates in a Multimedia project where students will divide into groups to create and perform dialogues and rap videos with the assistance of props also created by the students.
Speaking Our Truths: Podcasts as Relevant Research 10 to 12
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Students are creating informational podcasts as an alternative to a traditional research project. Students will be able to show mastery of the skills required to do a traditional research paper but in a way that is relevant to their lives.
Stacy Bodin's "Digesting a Story" Unit 1 to 5
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Digesting a Story (Written by Stacy Bodin, submitted by Schuyler Poche) Retired teacher (and current Dozier Tech Specialist/webmaster) Stacy Bodin wrote the and worked with this project several times during her teaching career. As librarian, I am submitting this with permission from Stacy Bodin.
Standard 6.07 - Produce computer-aided floor plan designs. 9 to 12
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This lesson plan uses a computer-based design program to teach students how to produce a computer-aided floor plan.
Star Reading 4 to 12
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Students will understand the importance of fluency and become fully engaged in the process. The teacher will act as a facilitator while students perform the tasks. Students will become motivated to become more fluent readers as they view and graph their scores. They also learn to critique their own reading and that of their peers. They will begin to fully understand what fluency is and sounds like through the process.
Stations: Equation of a line and Slope 8 to 8
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This is a stations lesson to check the learner's understanding of graphing lines and slope. The learner will receive immediate feedback at each station to determine if they fully understand the concept.
Stem Cell Research Unit 10 to 12
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Stem Cells are remarkable cells found in humans and scientists claim that they have the potential to treat a variety of diseases and help humans have a better way of life. In this lesson students are going to learn about stem cells and what makes them so unique.
STEMing Mobile Devices 8 to 12
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Incorporating STEM and mobile devices into the physical science curriculum in an engaging and interactive way.
Stock Market Project 7 to 9
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In this activity, you and/or a small group will invest $10,000 in four different companies and then track the stock market price of those companies over a period of time.
Stop Animation, Art history and Literacy 6 to 8
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Students work in teams of two to create a short Stop Animation Film for pre-K through 1st graders to learn about the Masters of Art History.
Storm Alert! 2 to 8
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Students create podcasts related to the study of weather in science class or in connection with a storm story in reading class.
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 Published Books 5 to 5
Over a period of 4 weeks, students will organize, write, revise, edit and publish 4 chapters of a fictional story.
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 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.
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.
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.
Super Size It, Please! 10 to 11
Hands on math project to help students understand scale factors and ratios using photos of themselves!
Symbiosis 4 to 4
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Students will learn about symbiotic relationships between organisms living in a particular ecosystem. The learning will be capped by a student created presentation that shows the different symbiotic relationships, while providing real world examples.
Symmetrical Shapes K to K
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Students will use computers to create symmetrical shapes.
Symmetry in Nature 6 to 12
Symmetry and Fibonacci series in nature, explored with photography and photo manipulation.
Taking Elaboration to the Next Level 8 to 12
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Teaching elaboration can become formulaic; this takes the Jane Schaffer Model and adds a twist to incorporate highlighting. This helps a lot with visual and hands-on learners, as well as, special education students.
Teaching Digital Citizenship through Stories of Immigration and Diversity K to 2
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This is Cross-Curricular Unit that addresses the Social Studies Big Ideas of diversity, and our personal connections to immigration in our community. These lessons plan to increase awareness and understanding about our diverse, ethnic and racial backgrounds from specific underrepresented minorities (who speak Nepali, Khmer, Chinese, and Spanish), through innovative uses of technology. Using Smartboards, interactive language-learning websites (in various languages), and developing cyber pen-pals between like-minded schools in our neighborhood and abroad, we will acquire more sensitivity to cultural and linguistic diversity in our community, and become better-equipped global citizens for the 21st century.
Teching Up the Nature of Science 2 to 5
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Fourth grade GPS Standards:S4CS8. Students will understand important features of the process of scientific inquiry & S4CS7. Students will be familiar with the character of scientific knowledge and how it is achieved. Students will explore these standards while keeping a video diary of developing results & an online log for their peers to "question" as well.
Technology Across the Curriculum K to 5
Students will be using digital cameras in Math, Language Arts, and Science. They will be producing symmetry pictures, a scrapbook, and learn how a camera and an eye are similar.
Technology and Visual Arts: Symmetry Portraits 1 to 6
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The students will understand the definition of symmetry and the beauty of symmetry by using graphic arts computer software to create the reflection of their face from the line of symmetry taken from a photograph.
Technology and your Future: Using SmartPhones and IPads in the classroom 4 to 5
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Using research from the internet, via Smart Phone or I Pads, studnets will "open their eyes" as to what they will need to do and have in order to attain the life they desire for their future.
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.
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.
Technology-Assisted "7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" 9 to 10
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This unit teaches teens the underlying principles that are essential to achieving their goals and personal success. The activities, described in detail below, support an understanding of each of the 7 Habits along with any important terms and the application of those habits into the daily lives of the students through the implementation of “baby steps” that will be monitored twice a week by the students’ personal mentor and supplemented with a wide range of technological hardware and applications.
Teen, Drugs and Alcohol PSA 6 to 12
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The Students will create an informative video on a health topic related to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs with a group of their peers.
Telling Time through Digital Devices and Photo Story Telling in the Classroom K to 5
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To engage learners physically, mentally, digitally and help them to develop the following time telling skills through an array of digital devices and human interactions
Telling Your Story K to 4
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Students will take pictures of their daily lives and focus on what is unique and special about an ordinary experience in the medium of writing. The photos and writing will be bound and compiled into their own book, making them an author.
Text and Technology Based Literacy 3 to 3
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Students will demonstrate understanding of character traits, central message, and how chapters build on one another in the book The Stories Julian Tells. This will be accomplished through Learnzillion.com, the use of collaborative groups, independent reading, and teacher scaffolding.
The Art of Video 5 to 5
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After learning about post-modern dancer, choreographer, and film-maker Yvonne Raines, students will create an improvisational dance. They will enhance the meaning and effect of their 16 count movement phrase by videoing the dance at different camera angles.
The Battle of the Ancient Civilizations 6 to 8
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Sixth grade students will create persuasive movie maker presentations on their Ancient Civilization and present them eighth graders who will choose their favorite. Students will use digital cameras, microphones, and computers to help them create the best power point.
The 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 Daily Scoop K to 12
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With this lesson plan, students get a chance to be the classroom reporter, record their newscast, and then upload the video to the classroom website. This is a great way for students to practice their writing and speaking skills while sharing the classroom events with their parents and community.
The Differences Among Us 5 to 8
In this beginning of the year activity, students will get to know each other by sharing cultural differences which make their families unique. Students will experience the personal stories of their peers, understand that all families are different, and accept that it's okay to be different.
THE DIGITAL CAT--A PURR-FECT SOLUTON! 11 to 12
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Anatomy students will make their own dissection manual complete with digital pictures and labels. Each year students will add to the manuals.
The Family Tree 6 to 8
Families are a wonderful resource of support, traditions, and stories. In this unit, my students will write a series of essays about their families that will be put together in a book that can serve a record that can be shared with family now and in the future.
The Five Senses K to K
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•.This unit will focus on the use of the five senses to develop a heightened awareness of the world. Skill development is centered on observing, describing and classifying objects. Students will use their senses to describe objects and identify common properties. Students will develop more refined methods of observation, ability to make more detailed descriptions and an increasing ability to differentiate among similar objects on the basis of one, and then multiple, characteristics. Describing objects will involve making measurements of various properties and comparing them to other reference points (e.g., a color chart).
The Flip Side 6 to 8
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Students will use their Flip cameras to chronicle their experience at a local food pantry and share their experience with the rest of the school and local community organizations.
The Food Pyramid 3 to 3
Students will learn the importance of healthy eating through an understanding of the food pyramid. They will learn what makes up a healthy diet by studying the daily breakfast and lunches served in the school cafeteria.
The Great Depression-A tale of misery and hope 7 to 12
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This lesson will seek to explore images using Smart-board technology while making observations and inferences in describing the period of the Great Depression. Was it a time period that was misery, or was there a tremendous hope for the United States during this period? Students will use photographs shown to support their answer to this essential question.
The History of Daily Life in America: An Inquiry-based Unit Plan P-K to 8
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By completing an inquiry-based project, students will be able to compare the various ways people lived in the 1800’s to the way we live today. Students will learn how to form a good inquiry question, effectively search the web for answers and synthesize the information found to form a deep understanding of the topic. Students will prepare a Power Point presentation of their knowledge to share with the class. At the very end of this unit, students will take part in a living history lesson and act like people living in the 1800’s.
The Mini-Me People Iditarod 9 to 12
I work at Warren Project TEACH/TEC (Teen Education and Child Health/Transitional Education Center). We are an Alternative High School for Parenting and Pregnant Teenagers and Students at Risk.
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 Pumpkin Patch P-K to 4
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Students use digital images and drawing software, in this case Kid Pix 4, to create a pumpkin patch illustration. Students use their product to write a paragraph on a writing prompt provided by the teacher.
The 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 stoichiometry behind pollution 9 to 12
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In many grammar schools, students are made aware of the need to recycle and be earth conscious citizens. However, they have no concept of the amount of how much they save in their efforts. Through this lesson, students will be able to quantize the amount of pollution they are preventing through stoichiometry. Students will then create posterboards with their research to convince the school and local community that pollution is a problem and carpooling is a simple solution.
The Tales of Nerdy Norm 8 to 12
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In this lesson, students will create a stop motion video that showcases the transformations of quadratic functions by creating a clay model of "Nerdy Norm the Normal Parabola." Students will add audio to their movie to tell the tale of how a shift in Nerdy Norm's "mood" changes his graph!
The Three People I Would Like to Invite for Dinner 7 to 9
This is a 7th grade presentation project designed to get the students to think about the qualities of a real hero. The students will decide on 3 persons to invite to a special dinner party, the first person is a historical figure whom they admire, one a contemporary (in their lifetimes), and one person they know well.
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.
Their Side Of The Story 3 to 5
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Students use Flip cameras as a way to look at and understand school life from others' point of view.
Think It, Write It, Create It, K to 5
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Students will author, illustrate, and create digital book collections to share with the school and to promote reading through the use of technology.
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.
This is A Day in My Life: A Photo Essay 8 to 12
This project entails students creating a series of photos that show a day in their life, editing the images in Photoshop, and then posting them digitally.
Thomas Eakins: Scenes from Everyday Life 7 to 8
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This lesson will introduce Thomas Eakins as a photographer and painter. The students will apply Eakins' method of integrating photos into paintings
Through our eyes 4 to 8
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A guest speaker will introduce students to basic photography techniques and skills. Students will use cameras to capture the beauty of their lives. Each student will choose his or her favorite image to paint and to write a short descriptive essay.
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.
Time and Motion on Track 9 to 12
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Students will use digital cameras to determine rate, velocity, displacement, and acceleration of their peers walking around a 1/4 mile track.
Time Capsule Essay (A Letter to Future Students) 2 to 4
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Dozier Elementary's Time Capsule Project Link shows all information @http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/dozier/eye/09_10/TimeCapsule09_10/projects.htm
Titanic Research Book 4 to 4
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Students will use book and internet sources to reseacrh about the Titanic. Then they will use their information to create their own book.
Titanic Research Projects 7 to 7
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In this lesson, students conduct research (CCSS W.7.7) on topics connected to a narrative nonfiction story from the reading basil, "Exploring the Titanic" by Robert Ballard. Students use iPads or Chromebooks to gather credible and relevant research on individually assigned topics and then present their findings to the class through use of an interactive presentation program such as Prezi, Emaze, or Google Slides.
Title: Digital Photo Storytelling on Five Senses, a project based learning activity by Mary Gore P-K to 2
Learning about the five senses is a very exciting and fun experience that students in the primary grades are eager to engage in as well as share with others, in and out of the classroom. Through digital photo storytelling project learners are able to document their experiences and take on various roles as they create a presentation project.This is a project based learning activity.
To High School and Beyond 8 to 8
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This a project that my 8th grade students do to get them thinking about career and life goals. It is completed in four parts.
Tool Factory American Independence Lesson 4 to 7
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Students will first investigate the American Independence experience through two websites. They will than create a newspaper from July 4,1776, making mock interviews of the major players, covering the major events, and even writing opinions articals from both points of view.
Toy Inventor’s Workshop 11 to 11
Students work in small groups to develop a toy for preschool age children.
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.
Traditional Tribal Homelands of Washington's Plateau Nations 6 to 12
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This WebQuest is the first part of a four part unit or can be used alone. It challenges students to think critically about the conflicts before, during, and after the Walla Walla Treaty Council of 1855.
Transition Social Stories for Students with Autism 6 to 8
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Students have a difficult time transitioning from elementary school to middle school. This lesson will help the students learn the expectations and will help them later transition into the "real world"
Traveling Abroad to Dine! 3 to 4
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Students incorporate the communication skills they have learned in Spanish class during the restaurant unit to produce a mini-drama. They show their advancement in the second language in an authentic setting.
Tree Trekkers 4 to 5
Students will photograph, identify, classify and write about trees in their school yard, the immediate neighborhood and in their own neighborhood. The will publish a booklet and/or a slide show about their trees.
Trout Fishing in the Connoquenessing Watershed 7 to 8
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This project involves allowing our students the capabilities to produce a trout fishing travel brochure for use by our local tourism board.
Tuning the World One Note at a Time 6 to 8
This project is intended to broaden the horizon for our small town students. Students will produce a DVD movie/music video highlighting the world of music as its focal point.
Underground Railroad 4 to 6
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This project is to enhance the learning in the classroom by researching information on a variety of topics and creating a tri fold with the computer teacher, learnign a song and the meaning of it with the music teacher, and creating art with the art teacehr . In addition to the art and music pieces, the research will be used in a tri fold (which is a technology goal for this grade).
Understanding Idioms 6 to 8
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Students understand and explain literal and figurative meaning of common idioms.
USA States Mini-book K to 5
Each student in our fourth grade class will choose one of the 50 states to research using the internet and then create a mini-book using PowerPoint.
Using Tablets for Project Based Learning in Science 6 to 6
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Students will be able to use net books, laptops, and digital cameras to successfully complete learning projects that meet expectations in our new CCSS as well as the forthcoming Next Generation Science Standards. Tablets will enable students to conduct necessary research as well as produce digital presentations that they will share with their classmates.
Using Technology to Create a Portfolio, One Letter At a Time 4 to 4
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Students will create a variety of written assignments, covering all subject areas, using Tool Factory Workshop. Throughout the year the students will write poems, essays, summaries, book reviews and they will create graphs, presentations, and spreadsheets to show their learning throughout the school year.
V.I.P. Project K to 12
Students interview each other and practice social skills while practicing reading and writing activities.
Van Gogh Self-Portrait 7 to 10
Students will create a self-portrait in the style of Van Gogh.
Video Book Trailer 6 to 10
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Students will encourage independent reading by creating a video book trailer as a book report.
Video Yearbook/Senior Video 9 to 12
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The Video Yearbook/Senior Video will be an ongoing year-long project. During the school year students will film school events such as sports and homecoming, drama and music productions, and club activities, and graduation. Tool Factory Movie Maker will be used to edit the clips for a Video Yearbook which will be burned to DVD.
Virtual Field Guide 6 to 8
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Students will discover and photograph wildlife around campus. Students will create a field guide to be published on the school website.
Virtual Math Portfolio 7 to 9
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Students will create a customized web page to post a series of unit-based math projects. They will keep a copy of the web page as a virtual portfolio of their exciting math year.
Virtual Museum of Musical Instruments 4 to 8
Students create and build their own musical instruments based on existing characteristics of the four families of the symphony orchestra. They will take photographs of their completed instruments, record the sounds and post them to an existing web site which showcases student work. They will also create their own web page which will be attached to the teacher web site.
Visualizing Vocabulary in an Ecosystem 6 to 6
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Learning about the pond ecosystem will be combined with a creative communication project, greatly enhanced by photographs taken with NEW DIGITAL CAMERAS!!
Vivid Visual Vocabulary 4 to 12
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The Vivid Visual Vocabulary Project is a student-generated, project-based learning experience in which students utilize technology to develop skills in research, writing, and creativity to produce an audio/video presentation. As students share projects that are developed individually and through cooperative, small learning communities, they become both teacher and learner.
Vocabulary Builder Buzz Time 8 to 10
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Vocabulary enrichment is a great way to have a routine closure to instruction. The students will watch a short vocabulary video that uses comedy to help the student remember and associate word meanings from common testing terminology.
Vocabulary Videos 9 to 12
This lesson integrates vocabulary research with script-writing, performance, and videography to give English Language Development students, along with Special Education and General Education students a better command of the English Language while gaining experience in filmography.
Voice and Choice Technology Integrated Independent Reading Projects 3 to 5
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The students will demonstrate voice and choice in their technology integrated independent reading projects.The students will pick from a genre choice board and project choice board to complete their independent reading project.The students read the book outside of class and complete their book project in class on book project day (One class period devoted to completing book project and starting presentations.)
Wanted - Dead or Alive 3 to 6
After learning about trickster tales, students will create clay models of a trickster, create a mug shot which will be used on a life-size wanted poster. Students will also photograph and animate the trickster using the Claymation software in Whole Class Fresco. Finally, students will design games based on a trickster tale for younger students.
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.
Water Conservation 6 to 6
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The students will collect data on water usage, graph the information, and compare/contrast the results.
We're going on an Animal Safari! 1 to 3
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Students will be creating podcasts on animals from Africa. Students will share research about an animal and their adventure on Safari.
Weather Watchers 6 to 6
Students will take pictures of various types of clouds and weather patterns to analyze in the school science lab.
Web 2.0 - Video Sharing 9 to 12
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Create a video to share on a Video Sharing Site (Youtube, Flickr, etc.). Through this lesson, the student will become proficient at sharing files online using the various Video Sharing Sites. Students will use Tool Factory Movie Maker to edit and produce the video.
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.
Weebly Website Report 7 to 8
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Students will make a free weebly website about a topic they have researched.
Welcome to Our School ! 6 to 8
Overview - using a camera for an ongoing class project will allow students to capture on film any and all projects done in classes for the year, Teacher expectations, and how to get around at our school. The selected activities will be documented and used to make additions and subtractions in an effort to make all projects more student friendly, and to familiarize parents and students with their new school.
What are Numbers?: Learning to Add K to 1
Students explore digital camera use while learning basic math concepts and simple number identification.
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 Do You Put Stock Into? 6 to 8
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Overview: In this unit, students will learn basics about the stock market. Students will choose and “buy” stock in a company. He/she will check the price of the stock each day and record in a spreadsheet. At the end of the allotted time, students will create a graph depicting losses and gains. After evaluating their data, students will compose a summary report which will include their losses/ gains and possible reasons for the outcome.
What Happened During the French and Indian War? 5 to 6
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Students will make a timeline about the French and Indian War
What is it... A Frog or a Toad? 1 to 3
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Frog and Toad Lesson Purpose: Comparing Frogs and Toads (Can be used for science lessons or for any “Frog and Toad” Series book.)
What Makes a Great Plate? Nutrition for Today 4 to 5
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Students will make informational posters, focusing on the new “MyPlate” nutrition guidelines from the USDA. Using the Tool Factory Word Processor, students will design posters that will be displayed in the school cafeteria to encourage the student body to make wise choices within each food group.
What will I be when I grow up? 9 to 12
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Students will research various careers of interest to them using different modes of learning. Students will utilize the library, internet, college tours, guest speakers, college and career center, and classroom materials.
What's Going On 5 to 6
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The 6th grade special education students are going to make a monthly newsletter for their peers on the things that are happening. This lesson helps with self esteem, organization, and written expression, and technology skills.
What's In A Name? 6 to 8
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Sixth grade research class students will learn about triangulation as they collect primary and secondary research about their names, along with expert opinion . The research findings will be presented in the form of a movie.
What's Up with the Water Cycle? 1 to 2
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Purpose: Students would learn the steps of the water cycle, then film the process and explain it using a flip camera.
When I Grow Up P-K to 1
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You often hear young children say, "When I grow up I wanna be a__." Here is a meaningful story prompt and a great opportuntiy to teach community helpers.
Where Oh Where Did the Sand Go 2 to 5
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Students will build a sand/soil mound and record the erosion of the mound using pictures and videos. The students will then record their data and create a movie to make the erosion time lapsed.
Who Are QR? 3 to 7
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Use your tablet to create a QR "Who Is" activity that allows self checking.
Who is Robert M. Glass? - Black History Month P-K to P-K
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Robert Glass was an African American who was a member of the Tuskegee 332nd Fighter Group. He received several distinguished service medals. How many of our students would recognize his name? In this lesson, students learn about the contributions of other African Americans to our military service.
Who stole the Halloween candy? 4 to 6
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Our school's Fall Festival is just around the corner and the candy has been stolen. Students will investigate by videotaping evidence, collecting fingerprints and teeth impressions, and recording their step by step processing of this crime.
Who's in the Hot Seat- Characterization and Point-of-View 6 to 7
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Students will be able to demonstrate how characters change throughout a story, as well as describe how the author develops the point-of-view of the characters. Students will use the Smart Board, along with Smart Board Slates, to complete the interactive activities, in order to master these objectives.
Who's the Man? Men of the French & Indian War and Road to the Revolution 5 to 6
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Who's the Man? Men of the French & Indian War and Road to the Revolution
Who's Who in the Art World 2 to 5
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Students study famous artist and their works, through Internet resource using social bookmarking. The create biographies and recreate famous works then create online portfolios of their final project.
Whose Slipper 1 to 5
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In this unit students will explore multiple versions of various fairy tales. This is one of five lessons in which students read an original fairy tale and compare story elements of another version of the same fairy tale.
Why teach Jet Toys? (Tool Factory Movie Maker ) 5 to 5
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Students will use what digital cameras to capture to importance of learning force and motion through Jet Toys.
Wild Flower Project 9 to 12
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Students will have to go out into the community to photograph and collect samples of various types of texas wild flowers for taxonomic identification and dissecction.
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.
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 History Tool Factory Workshop Fun! 6 to 8
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Students will make a database of each of the ancient civilizations covered and then use the word processor program to make presentations on each of them.
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?
Write to Read 6 to 8
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There is nothing more motivating than teaching to the interests of students, and what middle school students' interests revolve around themselves and their friends. Digital storytelling of the school year gives them a voice and leades to improved language arts skills.
Writers are Explorers 1 to 2
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Students will use the internet to research information about their favorite animal using Discovery Learning and National Geographic Kids. Students will use the information found online to write an Informational Text that will be presented to parents at a Writers Celebration.
Writing a Masterpiece 9 to 12
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When working with students to create complete sentences, I make the visual connection to a masterpiece painting. This metaphor helps struggling writers connect to the necessary components of a sentence.
Writing and Illustrating a Digital Children's Picture Book 6 to 8
Students will use digital cameras and Photoshop to create the pictures for a children's picture book which will be made into a hand bound book.
Writing Classroom Agreements using Inspiration & Word to Go 3 to 8
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At the beginning of the year, the class will create a "Classroom Constitution" using Inspiration software and, as an option for classrooms w/ Palm Pilots, Word to Go. Students will brainstorm as a class a list of behaviors that they think will help the classroom environment be conducive to learning & to show how they can become better citizens in their class.
Writing Prompt "Living With Fame!" 4 to 4
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Writing Prompt "Living With Fame!"
Writing using sequencing phrases P-K to P-K
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Students will learn how to use sequencing phrases to organize their writing in the order of the events took place.
Written in Bones 6 to 8
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Students will read literary and informational texts about the stories of our past to understand how different texts offer unique historical perspectives and how authors sometimes alter details of history to serve a purpose. Students will express their understanding by corroborating details of the past, deciphering an author’s purpose, and writing their own fictionalized version of a historical account.
Year of Memories 2 to 6
Students will use digital photos taken throughout the school year to create a memory book as a keepsake of their year in third grade.
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."
Your Weekend Weather - on a Flip Camera 12 to 12
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Students in my senior elective, Atmospheric Science, research, write and produce a video weekend weather forecast for New York City and Los Angeles. Filmed on a Flip camera, the videos are posted on Youtube.
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