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Lesson Plan Name 
Grades 
Document Camera Captures Bacteria Growth 
7 to 11 
Students will learn how to isolate a colony of bacteria, as modeled by the teacher using a document camera. 
Storytelling with a Document Camera 
3 to 5 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Students will use the document camera to retell and put on a presentation of a Native American folktale, legend, or story that they read. This project aims to help students practice and enhance their reading fluency, comprehension, and speaking skills, as well as understand Native American history and culture. 
1000 Paper Cranes for Japan 
3 to 5 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) My students will be learning about the history, arts, and culture of Japan through an Origami project. I will use the document camera to demonstrate the origami process for my students. 
Body Tissues and Membranes 
9 to 12 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) The document camera will be used to project an image to demonstrate proper dissection of a rat and display body tissues/membranes during lab time. 
Engaging Presentations of Research 
3 to 4 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Students will use a Z5 Hovercam Document Camera to help present information gathered through a research project on the American revolution. Presentations include recording an 'interview' with a Revolutionary patriot. 
Factors and Multiples 
4 to 4 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Students will model and investigate math problems. Using a document camera, students will model arrays to discover the factors of the number six. 
Fractions, Decimals and Percents 
3 to 4 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) We will be able to convert a fraction to a decimal and a percent after this lesson using an ELMO. 
Name that Main Idea 
3 to 5 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) This is an engaging lesson designed to introduce main idea to students, and then scaffold student understanding to be able to write topic sentences about the main idea utilizing a document camera. Students then critique and conduct peer evaluations on each other's products. 
Preposition. Preposition Starting with an A 
4 to 6 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) After an introduction to prepositions, students will create a handson Powerpoint slideshow using a digital camera, Lego figures, and their laptops. This slideshow will showcase their knowledge of prepositions and prepositional phrases. 
A Snap at Geometry 
5 to 6 
(0 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.

A Math Twist 
3 to 6 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Students create mathematical problems using computer applications such as Microsoft Word and clearly explain in writing how the problem is solved. 
A Microscopically Enormous Look at Genetic Inheritance 
9 to 12 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) A lab to help better understand how traits are controlled by genes using drosophila fruit flies. 
Analyzing Text Using Technology 
3 to 12 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) This lesson plan allows teachers to incorporate technology into any selected piece of text. Students will use Google Forms to analyze selected text and use a document camera to present their analysis. 
Around the World in 180 Days 
1 to 8 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Students will create a culminating activity of places they have "visited" (actually, studied) throughout the school year. They will do this through downloading pictures found or taken from units of study on various countries and creating a powerpoint presentation of facts learned. 
Babushka Baba Yaga  fluency and story structure 
2 to 4 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Utilizing an ELMO document camera and LCD projector, students will share a Patricia Polacco story, discuss story structure in an authentic manner, and will practice their reading fluency. 
Book Trailers 
5 to 8 
(0 stars, 3 ratings) After reading a self selected text, students will plan and then use PhotoStory 3 to create book trailers which persuade an audience to read the highlighted texts in order to encourage and reinforce the practice of self selected reading by students.

Breaking Color Barriers 
3 to 5 
(0 stars, 2 ratings) Students use the scientific method to compare what is on the outside is not what's on the inside. Using white eggs and brown eggs as the comparison. 
Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Evaporate? 
2 to 3 
(0 stars, 2 ratings) Using BBC Science Simulations 3, students will recognize that matter changes depending on the temperature applied to it by running a simulated experiment, observing the results, and analyzing the tables, graphs or charts generated by the program.

Cartography in 2nd grade 
PK to PK 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) In this lesson I teach 2nd graders how to construct basic maps. I will use Reading, Math and Social Studies to teach map making. 
Chemical Reaction Demonstration 
9 to 12 
(0 stars, 2 ratings) Identify and classify chemical reactions based on the five following types of reactions: synthesis, decomposition, single replacement, double replacement, and combustion. 
Collecting, Organizing, and Displaying Data 
6 to 6 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Groups complete fun activities, record and organize their results, and display them as dot plots and boxandwhisker plots. 
Constructing collaborated constructed responses for the Common Core World 
6 to 8 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Students will be able to get instant peer feedback to better collaborate for correct answers. Students will also be able to get a better sense of peer writing styles to help develop their own. 
Cow Eye Dissection 
6 to 7 
(0 stars, 2 ratings) The student will identify and locate the part's of a cow's eye. The learner will exhibit proper lab safety procedures during class. 
Creative Videos for Basic Grammar Concepts 
K to 2 
(0 stars, 4 ratings) Using Flip Videos, students will teach and enhance classmates' knowledge about basic grammar concepts such as nouns, pronouns, proper nouns, adjectives, and action verbs. 
Cyber Safety 
2 to 3 
(0 stars, 2 ratings) Second and third grade students will discuss rules for keeping safe online. Students will identify private information that should not be shared over the Internet (name, address, phone number, school name, etc.) without adult permission.

Digital Dewey System 
2 to 4 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) 4th grade students created "How to" Flip video presentations. Video clips and photographs were created from the Flip video presentations and inserted into a Dewey Decimal Classification game that 2nd  4th grade students played to learn the 10 Dewey Decimal classifications. 
Flipped Classroom 
6 to 12 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) I will be using a Hovercam Mini 5 document camera to record some lessons in my classroom to allow students the time to watch them at home. This will allow class time to be for project based learning. 
Gingerbread Math 
K to 2 
This lesson uses addition sentences to help students build a gingerbread man. It coordinates with our thematic unit on the story The Gingerbread man and helps students practice addition in a fun and exciting way. 
Going Greek! A companion lesson to accompany The Percy Jackson series 
5 to 8 
(0 stars, 2 ratings) After reading Percy Jackson and The Olympians Book 1 The Lightning Thief, students will choose their favorite Greek mythology god and create a presentation about that character. Students will use Internet resources, Powerpoint, Smart Boards, and a document camera to prepare and present their projects. 
Graphing quadratic equations of the form f(x) = ax^2 + c 
9 to 12 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) In this lesson, we explore the effect of the constant C in the quadratic function f(x) = ax^2. Students will be able to observe that C shifts the quadratic function up/down. 
Heads or Tails? Studying Regeneration in Planaria 
10 to 12 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Students will brainstorm stem cells, help create a concept map, and view a video lecture or clip prior to performing an experiment (found at HHMI's Biointeractive site) in which they investigate regeneration in Planaria. They will relate this flatworm's ability to regenerate to stem cell study. 
How Slow Can You Go? 
9 to 12 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Students will document the process of oxidation using apples and then write a procedure for slowing down the oxidation process. 
How to Build an Electric Motor 
6 to 6 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Students will use the POE method to build an electric motor. 
Inference and Theme Technology Lesson Plan 
4 to 4 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Students will incorporate technology to practice inference and theme skills in a reading workshop model. Students will begin their guided reading project using Tinkercad to create and design 3D objects using Chromebooks. 
Let Your Voice Be Heard 
3 to 6 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Using voicethread.com, students will begin to create discussions on their books that allow for feedback from various audiences. This lesson will focus on comprehension and asking questions while they read. This will also encourage them to share their thinking while they read. 
Living or NonLiving 
4 to 4 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) To explore the characteristics of living creatures using brine shrimp. Examine brine shrimp under the document camera. 
MAGIC WORMS! 
3 to 3 
(0 stars, 2 ratings) This is a fun and relevant Common Core math activity to help third grade students measure their 'worm' to the nearest quarter inch. To conclude the activity, a class line plot is created. 
Magnets 
K to 4 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Students will be able to distinguish between objects that will stick to magnets and those that will not. Students will be able to describe examples of prediction and observation. 
Making a Battery and Energy Transformations 
7 to 7 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Students will use the inquiry process to build their own wet cell battery. Focus will be on students understanding that energy can be stored in one form and transformed into other forms. 
Mapping Alexander the Great's 10year march 
PK to 12 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Using a document camera, students will get clues and map Alexander the Great's tenyear march, in which he never lost a battle. 
Meteorologist For a Day! 
4 to 7 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Students will use their knowledge of meteorology, weather forecasting, and weather maps to become meteorologists for a day! 
Mitchell Road Investigation 
7 to 7 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Students study the potential ecological impact of a developing 4 lane road through an open space near the middle school. 
Mitosis 
9 to 12 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Using document camera, students will model to mitosis 
Multiplying 2digit Numbers 
4 to 4 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Students will use several strategies to multiply twodigit numbers by twodigit numbers. They will use area models, partial products, and the standard algorithm. 
Mystery Game 
PK to 3 
(0 stars, 2 ratings) Use a Karaoke Machine, a digital projector (or smart board technology), speakers, computer, document camera, Digital Microscope, Digital Camera to determine if an item is living or nonliving according to its physical characteristics. 
One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab 
2 to 3 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) In this activity students decompose numbers in order to create math pictures. 
Piet Mondrian Unit 
K to 2 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) A four day art unit dedicated to exploring the concept of modern art. Includes lessons in artist appreciation, art appreciation, problem solving, collaboration, technology, and creation. 
Research Project 
8 to 8 
This lesson gives the a overview of common source types and outlines a research project. I have adapted this in several ways to include book reports, and research projects of any kind. 
Research Project 
8 to 8 
(0 stars, 2 ratings) This is a lesson that incorporates a research project and allows students to create a publish their research project. 
Romanticism Through the Eyes of Art, Poetry, and Technology 
10 to 12 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Teaching the qualities of Romanticism, comparing pieces of the period, and creating responses that show comprehension, while using an Elmo. 
Scientific Inquiry Work Sample Preparation 
9 to 12 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) This will provide students the knowledge to create a scientific inquiry for a state work sample on relating pitch and frequency of waves. 
See How They Grow 
1 to 5 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Student growth can be documented through digital scrapbooking of his school year. 
Shape poems 
7 to 8 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Students will write and present shape poems on a document camera 
Sound Stations 
6 to 6 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Students complete a series of stations to help them understand sound waves. 
Symbiosis 
4 to 4 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Students will learn about symbiotic relationships between organisms living in a particular ecosystem. The learning will be capped by a student created presentation that shows the different symbiotic relationships, while providing real world examples. 
Taking a Micro Hike 
6 to 8 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Students will be studying ecosystems and the dynamic interactions between plants, animals, and microrganisms and their environment. Groups of students will be given an outdoor study area and must be able to discuss and identify the life at the surface of the soil, be able to identify the life existing on a rotten log, and be able to identify the spiders according to their physical features 
Taking Elaboration to the Next Level 
8 to 12 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Teaching elaboration can become formulaic; this takes the Jane Schaffer Model and adds a twist to incorporate highlighting. This helps a lot with visual and handson learners, as well as, special education students. 
The Water Cycle 
K to 2 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) The first graders are studying our Science Unit on the Water Cycle. The students will be learning and discussing the various parts of the water cycle and how they work. The students will observe the water cycle experiment. 
View, Review, & Replicate: Using Graphics and Humor for Vocabulary Acquisition 
9 to 12 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Students will recognize and review frequently tested ACT/SAT vocabulary words through the use of word/ graphic associations and humorous content videos. 
What We Don't See 
2 to 4 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) This lesson integrates science and technology in an effort to illustrate the parts of a plant that we do not see. Students will use a digital microscope to create still images of plant parts, then create slideshow presentations to demonstrate their findings. 
When I Grow Up 
PK to 1 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) You often hear young children say, "When I grow up I wanna be a__." Here is a meaningful story prompt and a great opportuntiy to teach community helpers. 
Where We Come From—A Culturally Responsive Writing Lesson 
4 to 5 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Goals: (1) Students will communicate and collaborate listing details that represent their learning group; (2) Students will write a “We Come From” poem that represents their learning group; (3) Students will create a Wordle that represents their learning group. 