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A Ripple of Hope-Using History¡¦s Powerful Stories to Teach Tolerance 3 to 8
(4.6 stars, 5 ratings)
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.
I Have A Dream 2 to 5
(5.0 stars, 4 ratings)
Fourth Grade and Second Grade Buddies will collaborate to write "I Have A Dream" poetry and record their poetry to share on the Internet. They will use the videos to assess the content and presentation.
LEVELED READING COMMUNICATION GROUP & I AM WORKING FOR CHART... 6 to 1
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
STUDENTS WILL IDENTIFY DETAILS THAT SUPPORT ANSWERS TO LITERAL QUESTIONS DURING SMALL LEVELED READING GROUP.
Literary Tour of California via Vodcast 9 to 12
(4.3 stars, 3 ratings)
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.
You're my Hero 3 to 12
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
Children will create a hero and an arch rival. We use a Manga 8 1/2 heroic proportion guide and discuss complementary colors for costumes.
"A Picture Is Worth A Million Words" 7 to 8
(4.8 stars, 4 ratings)
This project is a photography, poetry, and bookmaking unit utilizing three artists-in-residence who teach photography, poetry, and bookmaking.
"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.
"A" is Awesome P-K to 5
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
Students respond to the book, The Absolutely Awful Alphabets by Mordicai Gerstein by taking digital pictures of alphabets occurring naturally throughout the school.
"Blood on the River" Reading Project 6 to 8
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
These are activities for both Lanugage Arts and Social Studies after reading the Book " Blood on the River"
"Board" Games 6 to 6
(4.0 stars, 1 ratings)
The Teacher will use the Promethean Board to create interest and review for tests in the classroom. The lesson reviewed will be for adjectives.
"Coming to a Library Near You!" - Book Trailer Grant 9 to 12
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
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!
"Dear Peter Rabbit" Lesson Plan 1 to 4
(5.0 stars, 3 ratings)
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
"HOW THE TEST WAS WON" 3 to 5
(5.0 stars, 3 ratings)
After the state testing is finished at our school, the students create "Wanted" posters using a digital camera set on sepia.
"I am" Identity Oral History Project 6 to 8
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
This lesson teaches students the basics of formulating and asking pertinent questions to collect information for an oral history project that involves the use of interviewing family members and using Flip camera technology.
"I Believe..." Podcast Style 10 to 11
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
Students will read John F Kennedy's speech "I Believe in an America Where the Separation of Church and State is Absolute" and Martin Luther King's speech "I have a Dream." After comparing both speeches students will write their own speech about their personal beliefs, podcast their work and present their speeches to our local veterans at our Veteran's Day Celebration.
"I Have a Dream" Podcasts K to 12
(5.0 stars, 2 ratings)
Students will watch Martin Luther King Jr's, "I Have a Dream" speech, then write their own speech about their own dreams. The speeches will recorded and turned into podcasts.
"In the News!" 2 to 8
(4.7 stars, 3 ratings)
A newscast that can be writen, produced and created by elementary or middle school students. Co-Authored with Stacy Bodin
"In Three Words" 5 to 8
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
"In Three Words, a lesson creating an anti-bullying Animoto video, allows students to take an active role in the development of an anti-bullying lesson thus taking ownership of the message. Students used the Good Morning America segment “Your Three Words” as a model for creating videos depicting powerful anti-bullying messages. Using flip video cameras, students filmed short clips displaying their three word messages and then created a collective video using the web 2.0 tool, Animoto.
"Let's Make Some Money" 4 to 6
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
The economic troubles of the past year prompted me to develop a project that would help my class understand economic concepts and the types of decisions made by consumers and business owners in our country. The students will study economics and then become entrepreneurs themselves. During the final activity they will pick a product, advertise, and then sell to our Kindergarten class.
"Marchen or Sagen" - A Digital Story Telling Experience 10 to 12
(5.0 stars, 2 ratings)
Storytelling is as old as time itself! Every culture that exists or has ever existed had a strong storytelling aspect. Stories are used for entertainment, teaching and passing on knowledge and wisdom. Each of us has a story and it has been said, "We are the stories that we tell about ourselves."
"The Five Life Zone Research Project" 7 to 8
(5.0 stars, 3 ratings)
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.
"The Know Show" (Think: Saturday Night Live meets Bill Nye meets Fifth Grade) P-K to 5
(5.0 stars, 4 ratings)
My fifth grade students will use video editing software with the flip camera we have in the class to produce 'The Know Show' every other week. The students will write skits, perform songs they pen, display historical reinactements, act in joke segments, and describe scientific drawings all during each15 minute show.
'Student Teaching' 6 to 6
Students teamed up to teach a 20 minute mini-lesson. I used my Flip Video Camera and Tripod to record them.
1 Picture = 1,000 Adjectives 6 to 8
(4.0 stars, 2 ratings)
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.
21 century pen pals 3 to 8
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
These lessons are for the students to show what they've learned about specific topics to an international school.
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