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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!
Technology social studies reading and language arts to special needs students using technology K to 5
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This lesson will use our wishlists mimioboard bundle with voting system to help students gain knowledge in reading comprehension
ABC's and 123's and a Rainbow of Color K to 2
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To create a digital story with a student with Traumatic Brain Injury so she can learn her letters, colors and numbers. Children with TBI often struggle to learn new concepts so we look for new and unique ways to tap into other areas of the brain for new learning in hopes that the undamaged portions will assist in learning.
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.
Communication using Proloquo2go P-K to 2
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Nonverbal Students will learn to use the Proloquo2go program on a TABLET DEVICE to make wants and needs known to others.
Create A Keychain using 3D design P-K to 9
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In this lesson my students will be able to utilize online 3D software to create a "marketable" keychain and print it out on a 3D printer. This will let students take ownership of this process by making it their own and understanding how to begin an entrepreneurship.
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.
I CAN DO IT: Shopping For Groceries 9 to 12
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Students with severe mental, physical, and communication disabilities will learn to make grocery lists and shop for groceries with the aid of digital photos. To encourage independence, students with mental, physical, and communication disabilities will control the activity by directing an assistant to follow each step, a digital photo, which must be performed in the correct order to make a successful purchase.
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.
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.
Our Past is our Future: We will repeat it if we don't learn from it 8 to 12
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Purpose and Overview: Create a multimedia social science project where students collect the oral history from elder volunteers who live in the surrounding neighborhoods. The purpose is to prepare students with severe emotional and behavioral disabilities for transition into the community and work world after graduation from high school.
Out to Lunch 6 to 12
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Students will look through menus (pictures of items with prices on them) and pick what they would buy for lunch. Students will calculate the cost of their meal and pay for it using exact change.
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"
Wheel of Fortune for Students with Multiple Disabilities 6 to 12
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This lesson involves mimicking the "Wheel of Fortune" game for students with multiple disabilities. This enables the students to use their comprehension and literacy skills to figure out the puzzles with the help of technology.
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.
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 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 Microscopically Enormous Look at Genetic Inheritance 9 to 12
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A lab to help better understand how traits are controlled by genes using drosophila fruit flies.
Anatomy & Physiology/Healthcare Applied Therapeutic Services: "So Doc, what's the prognosis?" 9 to 12
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Students will take on the role of a medical intern in a hospital cardiovascular rotation whose focus is to communicate through modeling the process of and treatment options for a specific cardiovascular related disease/disorder to a newly diagnosed patient. To assess their ability to communicate this knowledge, students will create a Flip Video presentation of their role play for which self and peer review commentary is provided.
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.
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.
Autism help through PowerPoint 6 to 12
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Students will create advanced PowerPoint lessons that have people choose something from a field of three. Our hope is to help children with special needs grow while my middle school students learn advanced PowerPoint and learn to understand other people.
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.
Behind the Camera 5 to 8
Students create a documentary-style video that speaks to an organization within the community.
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.
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.
Differentiating Through Audiobooks 8 to 8
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Advanced readers stage and record audio versions of novels for less-able readers, who will listen to audio recordings using MP3 players and listening stations.
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.
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.
Flip and Soar P-K to 3
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My special education (Cognitively/Emotionally Impaired) classroom has incorporated the school-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) system. Our goal is to teach safe, respectful & responsible behavior in a variety of locations ( bathroom, lunchroom, classroom, playground,etc.). Most of our students have very poor body awareness and lack the ability to “see” themselves as others do. Video could be the perfect tool to ‘open their eyes’.
Flip 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.
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.
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.
Greetings, Introductions, and Farewells in Spanish. 9 to P-K
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The student will learn some basic phrases for greeting another person and introducing yourself. The student will understand the meaning of the sentences of their own dialog and practice with their classmates.
Intro to and Review of Our Kdgn Classroom K to K
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Video that students make for next years Kdgn kids to introduce them to review at home.
iPod review 7 to 12
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By using iPods, students can review for tests at their own pace. Group work, review at home, auditory learning, individual pacing, all occur with the use of iPods.
Job Transition--The Great Adventure 9 to 12
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Help your students go out into your community and prepare themselves for life after high school by supporting their learning of essential job skills. Use digital pictures and the students' writing to create portfolios of their adventure!
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.
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.
Listening on the Go 6 to 8
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To encourage students with Special Needs that they are able to enjoy reading and being read to with the latest technology. This technology does not have to look like the typical, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices or be software directly loaded onto a computer where they have to sit in a chair to access.
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.
Readers Theater In Action - Take 1 P-K to 3
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Students will be working in five groups of four to come up with their own Readers Theater. They will be designing their own backdrop, creating the script for the story, and filming the entire step from beginning to end of the production to be displayed on the class smartboard.
Reading to Haiti 3 to 6
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Students in the U.S. will practice fluency by reading Haitian picture books in English, creating short videos after book selection and practice, and saving them on flash drives. Students in Haiti will use their One Laptop Per Child laptops, and their own copies of the books to read along with the children in the videos.
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 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.
Using Podcasts to teach about the Constitutional Convention 7 to 8
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Using Netbooks with webcams and a Smartboard to create and share Podcasts. Students will participate in discussions and the creation of Podcasts by taking advantage of the interactive nature of table Netbooks and a classroom Smartboard.
Walk a Day in my Moccasins P-K to 5
Using a video camcorder to record a day in the life of another student who either is ELL or ESL or Special Needs (Austism) so that other students can see how these students deal with the challenging day at school.
What can I learn about myself and others 10 to 12
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My kids have autism, ADD/ADHD, and emotional disturbance. They create a introduction using SeeSaw ( a school app). This can be done through art,video, writing or photo. They add descriptive details on their post and then share it with their classmates who then post a comment.
Who Ate Archy the Anchovy 4 to 6
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In this lesson, students will use flip cams to film clues about members in the marine food chain. The goal is to solve the puzzle of who ate Archy the Anchovy! Once clues are filmed, an interactive PowerPoint will be created for students to complete a problem-solving activity to solve this mystery!
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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