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A Ripple of Hope-Using Historyˇ¦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 studentˇ¦s performances will be shared with colleagues.
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.
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.
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 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.
"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
"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".
"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
"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.
"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."
"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.
"Teach it to Me"-Seasonal Calendar K to 2
(5.0 stars, 3 ratings)
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.
"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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