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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.
A Snap at Geometry 5 to 6
(4.5 stars, 4 ratings)
This project focuses on analyzing objects and discussing their math attributes. After learners explore and build background knowledge about polygons, polyhedrons, and other geometric figures, they will complete a webquest. Students will create, explain, and evaluate their understanding of geometric shapes through activities.
Blogging In Kindergarten! K to K
(5.0 stars, 2 ratings)
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.
La Casa de Mis Sueños/My Dream House 9 to 12
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
Students will use present tense conjugation and learn vocabulary that describes a house. Students will create visual representation of their dream house using presentation tool of their choice. Students will “walk us through” their houses in small group presentations (6 students + teacher) while we roll a dice to ask questions about each presentation and providing verbal feedback, all in Spanish.
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.
My Altered Life, Exploring Mixed Genre Writing 9 to 12
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
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.
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" 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.
"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!
"Geotown" Scrapbook 3 to 5
(5.0 stars, 2 ratings)
Students will use digital cameras to take photos of architecture and nature that represent geometric concepts. The photos will be used to create a digital scrapbook for the fictional town of "Geotown".
"Girls Only" Science Workshop 2 to 12
(5.0 stars, 4 ratings)
This workshop was created to give female students a chance to design and implement both scientific and engineering skills. Female students are sometimes discouraged from entering the fields of science and engineering so we developed this curriculum and hosted an All Girls Science Camp Weekend.
"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 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.
"Just Playing" Playground Design 4 to 5
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
Students will design a playground for our new school. They will measure the area of the proposed space, research pricing and sizes for playground equipment, and create a proposal for donors which will include digital pictures of the proposed area and drawings or digital blueprints of the much-hoped-for playground area.
"Know Your Rights" Bill of Rights- Stop Motion Video Project 8 to 8
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
Students will create a stop-motion video short based on one of the ten amendments in the U.S. Bill of Rights.
"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."
"Scientific Method Multimedia Project" 6 to 12
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
Student teams will develop a multimedia project utilizing Flip Video in conjunction with i-Movie. Teams will document from beginning to end their own journey through the steps of the scientific method as they design, carry out, analyze and troubleshoot an original experiment.
"SMART" Science 7 to 7
(5.0 stars, 2 ratings)
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.
"Summertime Fun" 2 to 6
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
This adventure will involve students in the way of planning a summer vacation through the use of calculations and estimations with distance, time, money, and entering data into a computer the following school year.
"The ABC's of Sunshine" K to 1
(4.3 stars, 3 ratings)
Kindergarten students will photograph things around our school. Focus on the ABC's and publish a book for the library.
"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.
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