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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.
Make narrative writing authentic and exciting!!! 3 to 12
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This is a simulated police officer lesson. Secretly assign students to do things while you are teaching. After the lesson, have students write down witness reports.
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.
Yes We Can! Students with Autism & Downs-Syndrome on the Drums! K to 12
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Students with profound special needs, such as autism, Downs-syndrome, CP, & medically fragile conditions, will participate in a variety of exciting experiential activities, including adaptive percussion & drumming, Karaoke type music, and using American Sign Language to express themselves to music. Project will be documented via video and digital pictures and shown to the school body in a music video format.
"SMART" Science 7 to 7
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The following description of our 10 week Energy unit (Colorado Science Standard 3) in the life science curriculum demonstrates how I will integrate the SMART board system into my classroom and use it to engage, excite, motivate and challenge my students in order to help them learn and understand essential life science concepts.
(PART 3) Applied STEM: Rocketry and its Components 6 to 8
See Part 1 for following sections with the exception of Lesson Plan Description.
(PART 4) Applied STEM: Rocketry and its Components 6 to 8
See Part 1 for the following sections with the exception of Lesson Plan Description.
An Explorer's Virtual Sea Chest 6 to 8
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Students will be assigned an Explorer to study. They will create a photo story depicting the voyage as a crewmember of a ship that belonged to a famous explorer. One aspect of the job required that they document the voyage and create a virtual sea chest to document the explorer’s findings in the new land.
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.
Antony vs. Brutus 9 to 12
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In groups of four, students will create an advertising campaign based on their given character/speech of Antony or Brutus from Shakespeare's Caesar. Students will use the project as means of debate focusing on the which character should have control of Rome after the death of their former leader, Caesar.
Centers for Increasing Learning Capability & Engagement for students with Autism K to 5
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This plan utilizes technology to motivate and engage elementary students with autism to learn much needed skills. Since each program is only available to one student at a time, scheduling of classroom activities including specific Modules for each student to complete on a daily basis depending on needs and ability would be a critical piece of gaining optimum benefit from the skills taught by these programs.
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.
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.
CRAAPY or Happy? 6 to 8
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Students will use the CRAAP test to determine whether a research source is credible or not.
Fantastic Feathers P-K to P-K
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Inquiry student pairs will use a combination of technology and hands-on techniques, to learn about the form and function of bird's feather.
Finding the Tipping Point 11 to 12
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Students will read and analyze Malcolm Gladwell's Tipping Point and then apply their understanding of the book to their school.
Flipping Out at the Peoples' Choice Ad Awards 9 to 12
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A marketing lesson plan taking marketing basic concepts and applying them in a culminating project. This is a grouped project requiring the students to use technology creatively to attempt to produce a winning video commercial for a classroom award ceremony.
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.
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.
Introduction to Coding 5 to 8
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Students will be able to establish a positive attitude towards building and not just consuming technology. Students will be able to perform using logical reasoning while learning the fundamentals of coding.
Motivating Readers through 21st Century Multiple Intelligences 9 to 12
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Students will read books and use online tech tools to engage with and express their learning based on their identified learning style.
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.
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 Vision Is A Verb P-K to 12
Students will take a dream or vision that they desire to see come true and use the Zoo Burst and/or Story Jumper storytelling software to turn that dream or vision into a book. Students will also learn that work gives power to any vision.
Mystery Word Wall Vocabulary 9 to 12
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This lesson will be used to introduce high students to new vocabulary and words commonly found on assessments (OGT, SAT, ACT). Students will learn and use the words in a fun and engaging way.
Newspaper for Inner City School K to K
The project is to promote fluency both oral and written 2 languages.
Novel Study of Tears of a Tiger by Sharon Draper 9 to 10
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Character analysis of main characters through blendspace.com module.
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.
Persistence of Vision/Thaumatrope and Flip Book 9 to 12
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Thaumatrope: Scientifically students will come to understand the Persistence of Vision, the theory which explains why our eyes are able to see objects on film move instead of seeing individual pictures. Flipbook: Students will take Persistence of Vision one step further by making a short 4 second flip book that will be captured and viewed on video as animation, finally seeing the tie between art, history, science, and technology.
Physical Education Deal or No Deal 9 to 12
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Students will demonstrate and be engaged in a variety of activities/exercises that contribute to improvement of overall fitness by playing a game show called Deal or No Deal.
Pod Cast for Veterans Day 3 to 12
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Students will pod cast an interview of a person who lived or served during a wartime. Some students may role play a war hero in a pod cast.
Podcast Book Buddies 2 to 5
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Students from one class would read books from all different genres through a podcast to students at a different school. After they read the book, they would pose questions about the book and continue in dialogue with their book buddy for two weeks.
Self Portrait 10 to 12
The students will create a self portrait within a masterpiece. The objectives are many. Students will learn new tools within the program, learn how to create a self portrait, and learn, in detail, about a masterpiece of art and the artist.
Self portrait in a masterpiece 10 to 12
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Students will create a self portrait using the wacom tablet and Adobe Photoshop. This portrait will incorporate a Masterpiece of art, where the Alternative high school student places themself in the picture. using the Wacom tablet the students will be able to recreate the texture and subtle line variations that the original artist has done.
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.
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.
Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall: Dress and Play for Them All 2 to 5
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This activity will engage students to work in pairs to make up short stories about activities they can do during each of the four seasons. They will also focus on identifying clothes and activities which are appropriate for each season.
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.
Story Telling 9 to 12
Students learn about the art of story telling and practice this art through performance.
Studio Photography 9 to 12
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This project involves shooting long exposure photography in the school portrait lighting studio.
Surrealism 9 to 12
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Students will use technology to explore Surrealist art. They will discuss characteristics, and research a chosen artist.
UNIVERSAL BUS STOP 9 to 12
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As a culminating activity, my Advanced Placement seniors create a script and storyboard combining literary characters and historical figures. The presentation must begin at a bus stop, and the identity of the characters / people should be made evident through dress, dialogue, and actions.
Using Macs to Understand the Computer language K to 3
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Using macs along with other cd programs, students can learn various subject matter and feel secure while learning new information to use through out their lives.
Using Photoshop to create a travel brochure. 9 to 12
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Students will use Adobe Photoshop to create a tri-fold travel brochure. Students should have a working knowledge of Photoshop before attempting this lesson.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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