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"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.
"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!
"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.
"To Be, or Not To Be, A Digital Citizen? That is the Question! 4 to 12
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
Students will become active participants in understanding what it means to be a digital citizen. The students will become aware of the importance of online responsibilities.
3 Minutes of Fame 4 to 4
(5.0 stars, 2 ratings)
Students will create info-mercials (commercials) using video cameras and digital cameras to advertise eco-friendly products by explaining how other products deplete environmental resources (such as plastic and paper products).
A Brief History of NY...by class 401 3 to 5
(5.0 stars, 2 ratings)
My class of ESL 4th graders is writing a play about the history of New York! We built the set, made the costumes and the props...and now we want to take a video of it!
A Hip New Twist on the Past! Creating Music Video Biographies 3 to 5
(5.0 stars, 2 ratings)
Student motivation is a huge challenge for teachers. Students today are surrounded by multimedia sources and technology. Why not bring that into the classroom? Technology is relevant to their lives and will keep them excited as they learn.
A Picture's Worth a Thousand Notes 6 to 12
(5.0 stars, 2 ratings)
Providing a visual representation of a classical piece of musical literature. Creating a listening map for a classical piece using digital photography and computer presentation format.
A tribute to Willis. 11 to 12
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
A culmination of a semester's worth of prep which includes, the history of stop motion animation, clay character design and production, writing story concepts, creating storyboards and building dioramas. All leading to the production of a digitally animated stop motion film.
A Trip to the Mall... Washington D.C. 3 to 5
(5.0 stars, 2 ratings)
This project incorporate our Nation's Capital into a board game that integrates curriculum not only across subjects, but grade levels.
Aesthetic Perception Unit 9 to 12
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
Student will journal while listening to music examples in order to create value statements regarding works of music. These will appear in blog format on the classroom page.
African Kaleidoscope Music Visions Project for GT Music Students 3 to 5
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
Students will explore the culture and music of an African country of their choice. They will present a short PowerPoint or Flipchart for the class, students could also use iPads to create iMovies. Students may choose to present it on a traditional poster. Students may wish to provide samples of African Tribal music. Students should also write a brief song in 4/4 meter and C pentatonic about African music.
African Kaleidoscope Music Visions Project for GT Music Students 3 to 5
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
Students will explore the culture and music of an African country of their choice. They will present a short PowerPoint or Flipchart for the class, students could also use iPads to create iMovies. Students may choose to present it on a traditional poster. Students may wish to provide samples of African Tribal music. Students should also write a brief song in 4/4 meter and C pentatonic about African music.
All about me 6 to 8
(3.0 stars, 2 ratings)
Getting to know all the students. An all about me project for grades 6-8.
Animation Book Report 6 to 12
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
Students will read a non-fiction book of choice and express their understanding of the book through an animation project. Students may choose clay animation, white board animation, sticky note animation or human subject/stop animation.
Animation Festival 5 to 6
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
5th and 6th grade students will create claymation and object animation shorts to be produced as a short film festival. This lesson is actually a unit on animation comprised of several weeks of group work and filming.
Animation Pre-Production 3 to 12
(5.0 stars, 6 ratings)
Students will learn the process of animation from concept to a short storyboard/ comic strip. They will walk through the steps of developing a character creating a story around that character and imagining what they will look like.
Animation Station 4 to 6
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
Students create clay animated videos. These videos are based on idioms or short stories the students write.
Around the World in 180 Days P-K to 8
(5.0 stars, 4 ratings)
To kick-off our Global Cultures curriculum we are implementing a year-long interdisciplinary school project titled, Around the World in 180 Days. Teachers and students will use digital cameras, smart board technology, Web Cams, Kidspiration software, and partnerships with schools around the world.
Art and Life: Where Do We Use Art? 9 to 12
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
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.
Author Study - Tomie de Paola K to 2
(5.0 stars, 2 ratings)
Students use Tomie de Paola books to explore different themes and ideas as well as make connections between Tomie de Paola's books and connections to real world scenarios and situations.
Becoming a Composer 9 to 12
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
Objective: Students will research different genres of music in heterogeneous groups and create their own musical piece in that style. Students will then present their piece to the class, explaining in detail how it fits into their musical genre.
Benton Middle School News Cast 7 to 8
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
Using the digital wish grant Benton Middle School will be able to film a daily news broadcast for students to view.
Book Report: Movie Trailer (Elements of Narration) P-K to P-K
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
Instead of the old "write a summary" book report, students will tell the parts of the plot by writing an interactive movie trailer.
Bracket Madness! 9 to 12
(5.0 stars, 2 ratings)
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.
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