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Point and Shoot Mood Silent Movie 7 to 8
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There is a movie, Who is Afraid of Virginia Wolf, that the story is told more by the actions of the characters than their words. This lesson will help students understand emotions and how to portray the mood of a story with facial expressions, music and no words. They will make a silent movie!
Teaching Tone and Mood 9 to 12
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After reading a book or novel students create a documentary where they play the role of one of the characters from the story. Students demonstrate an understanding of tone and mood through their acting, music selection, and editing of the video.
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.
"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!
2D Project: Deep Space 10 to 12
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In this project, the student will create a digital scene that creates the illusion of deep space. This artwork will recreate an event from the student's own everyday life using as many perspective techniques as possible.
Analyzing Text Using Technology 3 to 12
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This lesson plan allows teachers to incorporate technology into any selected piece of text. Students will use Google Forms to analyze selected text and use a document camera to present their analysis.
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.
Autism Through the Eyes of Technology 6 to 8
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Statistics show that All children benefit from the use of technology in the classroom, however, children with Autism participate, communicate, and engage MOST effectively by using technology. In addition, most of my students have difficulties with fine motor skills, and using technology in the classroom for various lessons would help them grow tremendously. My project will enhance learning and motivate my students to initiate communication participate and collaborate with their peers in order to reach their greatest potential.
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.
Create and Respond to a Music Video 4 to 5
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Student will create a Music Video by performing a song, create choreography for the video, create props, coodinate the performance, and respond to theirs and others performances.
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.
Digital Literacy 9 to 12
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Plan designed to improve reading comprehension and writing skills for high school english students through script writing and film adaptation.
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.
Electronic Poetry Project 6 to 12
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Students will utilize digital technology to create a presentation of a chosen or original poem. The project will include creating photos/videos, voice overs, original background music, and character generation to interpret a poem for classroom and podcast presentation.
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.
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.
Flipping the Science Classroom: iEnergy 4 to 5
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What if homework was done in the classroom and the teacher lesson was watched at home? With the help of this grant I plan to flip my classroom as I engage students in creativity and interactive learning.
If Spielberg Can Do It, So Can I!! 6 to 8
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Students learn to make a movie using digital video cameras and video editing technology.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Movie Music 5 to 8
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Students study music in movies and create a sequel to a popular childrens movie.
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.
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.
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.
Poetry and Photography 7 to 8
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Using a digital camera to help students understand poetry
Project: Mother’s Day Video P-K to 8
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Preparing students for the workplace requires providing learning experiences that mimic or realistically replicate those found in the industry. In this project, students are responsible for putting together a Mother’s Day video of the kindergarten children talking about their mothers, singing songs and reading poems, to be viewed at the annual Kindergarten Mother’s Day Tea
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
“Through the Eyes of a Child- Student Photography” Elementary Level – Visual Arts 2 to 5
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Students will experience the beauty of literacy through the use of photography. Teacher guided photography instruction will focus on the subject areas of reading and writing skills to help students become better readers.
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