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What's the Matter? 1 to 5
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Students explore the 3 states of matter, as well as the combination of these states, through the use of a digital camera. Students then create Photo Stories about matter to share.
Can You See What I See? 5 to 8
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In this lesson, students will take digital pictures to represent various forms of energy and the steps involved in energy transfers and transformations. They will then create a Rebus story that can be solved using these pictures. This activity will bring to life a science concept that is usually difficult to see and understand.
Commonwealth Connections 9 to 12
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Students will make historical connections with Famous African-Americans from Virginia by learning and teaching others through this hands-on project. Students will research, write, film, edit, and publish videos about these important historical figures in order to promote tourism in Virginia.
Digital Storytelling: At-Risk Students Find Their Voices 9 to 12
Students will use technology and sound writing practices to relate personal narratives.
Famous Americans 3 to 3
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In this social studies lesson, students chose a famous American to study in order to create a research-based PowerPoint presentation using a template. Ultimately, students present their work to the class.
Poetry Alive! Interpreting Poetry Using Digital Images 9 to 12
A team of English students will take the role of a production company and will create a 4-5 minute film using the digital image as a medium for interpreting students’ original poems. Three classes will be working together in order to complete this project: Creative Writing, English, and The Actor’s Studio.
Science Circles Podcast 5 to 12
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Science Circles Podcasts will feature small groups of 3 to 4 students holding round table discussions on weekly science topics. Students will prepare statements presenting their ideas about the topic. A student facilitator will direct the flow of an open, round table discussion after opening ideas are presented.
The Autobiography of a Middle School 6 to 8
The multidisciplinary project would use the Olympus Digital Cameras and Tool Factory Software to help define and build school unity, self-esteem, and culture through student-made pictures, essays, biographies, and art. The final goal of this project will be an autobiographical photo-essay slide show that the student council will present to their peers, parents, faculty, and school board at their eighth grade graduation ceremony.
The Peace Project K to 2
What does "peace" mean to second graders? Students will create artwork and personal videos to communicate their reflections about "peace" to share with the world.
Video Vocab K to 2
To build background knowledge of unit vocabulary, students will create videos explaining the definition of new words that will be used in second grade Science units.
What Do You Put Stock Into? 6 to 8
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Overview: In this unit, students will learn basics about the stock market. Students will choose and “buy” stock in a company. He/she will check the price of the stock each day and record in a spreadsheet. At the end of the allotted time, students will create a graph depicting losses and gains. After evaluating their data, students will compose a summary report which will include their losses/ gains and possible reasons for the outcome.
Written in Bones 6 to 8
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Students will read literary and informational texts about the stories of our past to understand how different texts offer unique historical perspectives and how authors sometimes alter details of history to serve a purpose. Students will express their understanding by corroborating details of the past, deciphering an author’s purpose, and writing their own fictionalized version of a historical account.
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