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Time to Vote 6 to 8
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The students will learn about the three branches of U.S. government by creating and simulating the election and campaign processes. They will utilize not only their textbooks and classroom materials, but will also take a hands on approach with various technologies to enhance their outcome.
Women and the Right to Vote 7 to 8
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Change can not happen unless someone chooses to take a stand and have a voice that will not be silenced. Women fought for change and were not willing to be put on the shelf. Both men and women need to be able to speak up for things they believe will make changes in the world today.
Blogging In Kindergarten! K to K
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All of my 18 Kindergarten children have their own kidblog that they use to record their learning. Kindergarten life is full of day long discoveries and kid blogging is just one of the many ways I am documenting the excitement of the discoveries made.
"Board" Games 6 to 6
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The Teacher will use the Promethean Board to create interest and review for tests in the classroom. The lesson reviewed will be for adjectives.
"FLIP-iT" - Where Do I Go From Here? 12 to 12
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Graduating seniors find themselves at a pivotal point in their lives. By doing four Flip Camera interviews of themselves, on a series of topics, they will take a closer look at their values and goals, and gain potentially insightful reflections for the future as they prepare for the next step. We will burn all four videos to disk and they will also have a nice souvenir for their Senior year.
"In the News!" 2 to 8
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A newscast that can be writen, produced and created by elementary or middle school students. Co-Authored with Stacy Bodin
"Teach it to Me"-Seasonal Calendar K to 2
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Students the use digital technology to pictorially depict weather conditions and environmental changes throughout the months and seasons. Then, they will use photographs to complete a seasonal calendar.
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
Act!Ivating Students Through Storytelling 4 to 4
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Activating students through storytelling is a fun, engaging, interactive learning process designed for 4th grade students at Northside Elementary School. The focus of the program is to stimulate imagination, emphasize critical thinking, and build cultural awareness using folktales from all over the world.
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.
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.
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.
At the Movies 1 to 2
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Students respond to books, poems and literary genres by using flip cameras to make movie trailers, "behind-the-scene-clips", never before seen footage, movie reviews and commercials as the use imagination, innovations and 21st century digital tools to show their understanding.
At the Movies 1 to 2
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This lesson plan attempts at creating a framework for creativity, innovation and global collaboration while allowing students to create different movies as they respond to books and poems from different literary genres. The lesson plan allows for student-driven learning, with choices and project-based learning.
Bill Nye Science Videos 5 to 5
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The students will choose a topic from the list of science standards that we covered in the school year. They will teach the topic the Bill Nye way using a Flip Video camera and a detailed rubric. The students will be scored by multiple criteria. The movies will be watched by all of the students and then used in the years to come as a hook before I teach each area.
Bracket Madness! 9 to 12
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Students will "compete" against each other by utilizing various forms of imagery to compliment their research-based presentations in an attempt to end up in the championship bracket. Although the original idea is for a "Most Courageous Person in History" presentation, it is a concept that is easily adapted to any classroom curriculum.
Campaigning Kids! 5 to 6
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Junior Student Government Association candidates use camcorders and digital cameras to create campaign videos that express their views on "school politics" and demonstrate why their peers should elect them into office.
City's 50th Anniversary: A Snap Shot in Time K to 12
Walnut is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The project would have students from all age levels taking picture and creating a living snap shot of the community regardless of age, sex, or beliefs. This would be put on display in City Hall and used as a video for the local Cable Network.
Claymation Film Festival 3 to 8
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This project allows students to extend their story-writing skills to a new medium. Students will learn the essential elements of a story through creating a storyboard, characters, and a short claymation video
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 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.
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.
Differentiated Tea Party: Important Groups in Feudal Japan 7 to 12
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This lesson teaches the students the important groups that made up Feudal Japan, and the very different views that they had. The point of this lesson is to show the students the many changes that took place in Japan following Prince Shotoku's desire to open Japan's borders to other Asian influences.
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 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.
Fairytale tale rewrite video presentations 6 to 6
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The students have rewritten fairytales and made them more modern. They will be video taped and students will also create a power point presentation involoving the video and pictures taken during the project.
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.
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.
Flip Lipdub 10 to 12
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Spanish students translate a song from English to Spanish, memorize the lyrics and create a lipdub video using a flip camera.
French and Indian War 4 to 4
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Students will send video messages from one classroom to another. One classroom will be pretending to be French, while the other side will pretend to be British.
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/
Human Geometry Book 3 to 12
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Students model numerous geometry vocabulary using their bodies. Display pictures as a learning tool or a review tool in a geometry book that has photos along with descriptive text.
If I Were President Green Screen P-K to 6
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Students will create a campaign video using the green screen app. They will try to persuade voters to elect them for President.
Integrated Curriculum, student- led Environmental Project P-K to 12
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A student-led environmental project based on cooperative learning with a cross-curricular base in order to address many subject areas and work towards the goal of creating positive change. This is an amazing project that empowers the children, helps them to discover and utilize their gifts to create change in the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learning Musical Form through Creative Movement, Collaboration and Technology. 3 to 5
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Students sing, listen to and create movement/dance for a song that has the AB Form or Verse-Refrain Form. Students create movements/dance for a newly introduced two-part song to demonstrate what they have learned about AB and Verse-Refrain Form. Students work with a Partner Class and create movement for an assigned section (either A or B) which will be shared with their Partner Class using the Flip Video Camera. Upon sharing, each class will learn their Partner Classes movement creation and perform the entire dance.
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.
Mi casa es su casa 10 to 12
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Students will create videos of their houses and sharing information about their home in Spanish. Students will pretend to be Real Estate Agents selling their home.
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.
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.
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.
Our Monster travels.... K to 2
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During this lesson the students learn about Kidsipiration, map skills, writing through the use of emails.
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.
Persuasive Elements Commercials 6 to 8
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After studying ten primary persuasive elements, students were asked to brainstorm a known product and develop an angle. Then they drafted a 1-2 minute script and produced a commercial, including editing and post-production work.
Picture Books: A School-Wide Genre Exploration K to 6
English Language Students from a low-income neighborhood will have the opportunity to access technology by learning how to use digital cameras in a self-directed genre study. Students will synthesize the knowledge they gained from their project, and then proceed to teach other students how to create their own picture book focusing on a genre of their choice. The books will then be available for check out at the school library.
Poetry Slam For a Cause! K to 5
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Problem Based Learning, Driving Question: How can we as poets and poet critics, create and design a Poetry Slam to make other students and parents more aware of (a topic or cause of student choice/interest.) Students will research a few local problems or topics of interest and decide on one of interest to their group. Then, they will find poems and write poems to bring to life for a Poetry Slam and the slam will be recorded in imovie!
Reading and Responding to Real World Issues 8 to 12
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The purpose of this lesson is to allow students to read and respond to articles that address real-world issues. They will use technology to read, to make connections, and to share their responses with the teacher and the class. Students will learn to support their positions with textual evidence from an online article. Students will post responses on an online message board on Schoology.com.
Reasons Why... 4 to 8
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This English lesson will use flip cameras and persuasive techniques.
shared reading book trailer creation 6 to 8
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After completing a "shared reading" with a literature group, students will re-create portions of the book through various media and will create a short "book trailer" of the project to share with students, teachers and parents.
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
Social "art"ivism - Computers in art to breed creativity and critical thinking 6 to 8
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Students will create websites that house their digital portfolios. Students will also use platforms in order to collaborate with other students, community members, and local and world wide artists.
Student Created Power Point 3 to 5
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Student will learn to use the tools in Power Point to create a Power Point project to introduce themselves.
Student Voice/Service Learning 1 to 4
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Giving students ownership, a voice, & group decision making in service learning.
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.
Studio Photography 9 to 12
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This project involves shooting long exposure photography in the school portrait lighting studio.
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 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 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 Year Is New, The Bugs Are Too! 3 to 5
The yearly theme for the elementary library is"Go Buggy For Books." This science theme is used to teach library skills.
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.
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.
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 and Humor 9 to 12
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Objective: The students will work in groups to be challenged to use humor to help recall the vocabulary words for their Unit 12 Vocabulary test.
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.)
Voice of History 7 to 12
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Radio programs dominated national consciousness from the beginning of the 1900s to the dawn of television, and they were known for their abundant creativity, their clever advertising, and their infinite reach. Recreate the joy and drama with quick research, a few voice recorders, and a solid editing program.
Water Conservation Video Lab 8 to 12
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This lesson plan was created in an effort to have students become advocates for the world they live in. Students are asked to creating a Public Service Announcement Video for Water Conservation.
Water Cycle Voice Thread 1 to 6
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This lesson plan is geared towards elementary level students using a reader's theater script and VoiceThread to improve reading fluency.
Weather Report 7 to 12
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Students create and film a weather report as seen on the evening news.
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.
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