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My Vision Is A Verb P-K to 12
Students will take a dream or vision that they desire to see come true and use the Zoo Burst and/or Story Jumper storytelling software to turn that dream or vision into a book. Students will also learn that work gives power to any vision.
Respect yourself and others! 2 to 2
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Students learn about cooperation and respect. Respecting yourself and others and why/how we do it.
A Snap at Geometry 5 to 6
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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.
La Casa de Mis Sueños/My Dream House 9 to 12
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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.
My Altered Life, Exploring Mixed Genre Writing 9 to 12
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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.
"Dear Peter Rabbit" Lesson Plan 1 to 4
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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
"Girls Only" Science Workshop 2 to 12
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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.
"I am" Identity Oral History Project 6 to 8
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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
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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.
"Marchen or Sagen" - A Digital Story Telling Experience 10 to 12
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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."
"The ABC's of Sunshine" K to 1
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Kindergarten students will photograph things around our school. Focus on the ABC's and publish a book for the library.
"Trend to Try" for Fashion Design 9 to 12
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Students will create a "Trend to Try" moodboard digitally using google draw and then create fashion designs inspired by these trends.
'Student Teaching' 6 to 6
Students teamed up to teach a 20 minute mini-lesson. I used my Flip Video Camera and Tripod to record them.
1950's Dream Car 8 to 12
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Students will create properly formatted and supported 1950's era automobile commercials using authentic video footage to simulate the impact of 1950's television. The ultimate goal is to illustrate how the automobile affected life in post-WWII America.
21 century pen pals 3 to 8
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These lessons are for the students to show what they've learned about specific topics to an international school.
2D Project: Deep Space 10 to 12
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In this project, the student will create a digital scene that creates the illusion of deep space. This artwork will recreate an event from the student's own everyday life using as many perspective techniques as possible.
30 Ways In 30 days 5 to 6
Learners are challenged with the essential question, "How can I make a significant difference in the world in just 30 days?" To highlight their experience, the learners must keep a log book, create a documentary, and publish an original book.
55 Word Video Stories 7 to 12
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Using the literacy skills of the 21s Century stidents will create original 55-word short stories, or re-write well known stories in 55 words, and then turn them into short movies using video cameras. They will then publish their finished products on YouTube and the class blog, and have an opportunity to submit their original stories to the fifty-five fiction contest.
6 Word Stories 7 to 12
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Students will creatively snap a picture, either of themselves or something in nature, and write a 6 word memoir about the picture using vivid vocabulary and expressive ideas.
A Day in the life of..... 5 to 12
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Students will choose a career in the science or technology fields and research the career on the internet finding specific information. Students will then create trading cards using the "stats" (information) found about the career .
A Genre-riffic Thanksgiving 12 to 7
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Using different genres in literature, have sutdents explore and discuss the characters, take the characters out of the book and place them into a modern day Thanksgiving celebration. The characters from the books need to retain their personalities and traits. (Time to completion of activities: 3 weeks)
A tribute to Willis. 11 to 12
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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.
ABC Book 1 to 1
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Students will take pictures of people, places and objects around the school that begin with letters of the alphabet.
Advertising 6 to 12
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A brief introduction into advertising for middle school students.
Advocate for Something! Flip Cam Media Advocacy Project 9 to 12
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Students will find an inner passion to support cause through the power of Media Advocacy campaigns using Flip Cameras. This lesson is a basic introduction on online research, video team roles, field reporting, collecting video interviews and video editing interviews into a short 2-3 minute video.
Analyzing and Synthesizing Propaganda Techniques in Film 9 to 12
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Students will analyze the non-verbal techniques used in films that attempt to manipulate audiences through political or commercial propaganda. In teams, students will then create their own videos demonstrating a synthesis of these techniques.
Animal Research Paragraph 2 to 2
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Animal Research Paragraph-Students will need to research animals and gather facts from various sources.
Animation 9 to 12
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Through the exploration of animation techniques, students will be able to describe and depict emotions and expressions with processes, traditional tools, and modern technologies used in the arts.
Around the World in 10 Days - Landmark Project 4 to 6
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An integrated reading/writing/geography/technology unit focused on identifying famous landmarks around the world.
Art and Life: Where Do We Use Art? 9 to 12
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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.
At the Top of Mississippi: Southaven 6 to 8
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Project – At the Top of Mississippi: Southaven Students will report and record personal events, people and places that are important to them in their daily lives. They will then, with their classmates, combine their efforts and produce a DVD that will be presented to the City of Southaven and the Southaven Chamber of Commerce to give to families that are interested in relocating to our city. This will promote Southaven in a positive manner through the eyes of our youth.
Because I Said So! - Writing a Persuasive Speech 4 to 4
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This is a short writing unit. Students will brainstorm, write, and edit a persuasive speech on a topic of their choosing. The studetns will then record a podcast of their speech which will be uploaded to the school website.
Becoming a Composer 9 to 12
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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.
Becoming Africa’s Wildlife 4 to 6
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Each student becomes an expert on one of the animals native to Africa and contributes important information to a safari field guide. Each student investigates the natural history of the animal and learns about the animal’s habitat, ecological niche, interdependence, relative position in a food web, adaptive features and behaviors, and conservation. With their research behind them, each student “becomes” an animal and creates a poster presentation written primarily from the animal’s point of view.
Bill of Rights Documentary 3 to 5
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Our fifth grade Social Studies students learned about the Bill of Rights by creating their very own documentary using the Flip camer and software. We held a viewing party at the end of the unit complete with a popcorn donation from AMC Theatres to celebrate our young filmmakers!
Black History Month Podcast "A Conversation Between Presidents Lincoln and Obama" 4 to 7
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There are many interesting similarities and differences between the lives and presidencies of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama. A meeting between these two gentlemen would be the foundation of a great conversation and/or debate!
Body Language 9 to 12
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This unit is designed as an introduction to digital photography. The students are divided into groups and assigned roles within those groups. The goal of the lesson is to guide the students to see each other in a creative and positive light while learning the basics of photography.
Book Trailers 3 to 12
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Students will produce book trailers to be shown on the morning annoucements based on books they have read as a group in class.
Book Trailers 6 to 8
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Students will create digital book talks to highlight titles in our library collection. These book trailers will then be linked to the title in our online catalog.
Buffalo Soldiers Encampment 6 to 8
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The students will go on a field trip to a Buffalo Soldier encampment, take pictures and notes, then produce a computer project centered on one of the displays.
Building God’s House 4 to 6
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This is fun, interesting project that gets the students excited about church.
Capturing Animals through Technology 2 to 5
Students will use digital recoding photograpgy equipment to take pictures of animals at our local zoo. They will then insert the photography into a variety of audio-visual technology -based reports featuring thier animals.
Capturing History 6 to 8
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This lesson allows for students to gain an appreciation for local history and preservation through the use of photography and art.
Capturing Our Learning (through photos/videos) K to 3
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Our virtual school meets once a week and we like to share our day with our families. This lesson includes the making of our weekly video.
Cartography in 2nd grade P-K to P-K
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In this lesson I teach 2nd graders how to construct basic maps. I will use Reading, Math and Social Studies to teach map making.
Cellcraft Game 6 to 8
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Students learn the cell organelles' location, structure, and functions by playing Cellcraft game while taking Cornell notes on the cell structures as they "discover" them, in the game.
Cemetery Restoration Project K to 8
An old abandoned cemetery is given the opportunity for new "life" through the efforts of its new owners, a Catholic school, and a new parish in the beautiful Frederick Valley near the foot of the Catoctin Mountains.
Character Counts in Action! K to 12
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Students will create documentaries based around the 6 Pillars of Character. Each group/individual, will highlight the pillars in a video that defines and provides examples of the pillar and problem solving solutions for difficult situations that arise in and around the school community.
Character Education Podcasts 4 to 6
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Each month a different character trait will be focused on. Students will create and record a podcast highlighting the character trait.
Character power points 1 to 3
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While using a power point I created by using images from google and the idea of friendship. I help the students learn with each slide what frienship really entails. There are thought provoking images and conversation starters.
Class Book 1 to 1
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Students will write four sentences describing themselves. They will need to make sure each sentence has a verb, noun and an adjective. Use of clip art station to illustrate these sentences.
CO2 Dragster Challange 7 to 12
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This is a new twist on an old unit. Many Technology Education teachers have been doing CO2 cars for several years now but this lesson will include creating pod-casts, video, and pictures to post and in a sense create an interactive data-bank!!
Cold War Virtual Museum 10 to 12
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Students create virtual museums on the Cold War using a PowerPoint template. I collaborate with a World History Teacher in order to achieve projects from the East and West. Then I set up computers in a common room to allow students and staff to look at these projects throughout the day during free periods.
Collaborative Writing using Blogs Lesson Plan 1 to 6
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Students will create a paragraph that shares details of our weekly classroom learning. They will illustrate their paragraph with one or two appropriate pictures or photos. Then it will be put into our classroom blog.
Color Poem Collage 3 to 6
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Students are engaged in poetry writing and creating an accompanying collage using technology. This lesson is great for helping students use more descriptive writing.
Communicating with E-Pals in Kindergarten to learn about culture diversity K to K
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Learning about people and cultures in different parts of the world using technology as a means of communication.
Correlating Robotics to the Human Nervous System 7 to 9
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The human nervous system is composed of three distinct types of neurons--sensory neurons, associative neurons and motor neurons. These specialized nerve cells correlate to the three categories of Cubelets--Sense, Think and Action. This lesson will provide students with anticipatory set when studying the nervous system.
Creating a Digital Newspaper P-K to 5
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Lesson plan for creating a digital school newspaper. This includes some modifications for students with disabilities.
Creating a Drama 9 to 9
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The students will plan, direct, and record a scene from Romeo and Juliet.
Creating a TV Commercial to Air on Morning Announcements 6 to 12
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Focused advertising is everywhere; and the goal is to make the student more aware of how they are targeted negatively and/or positively and the choices they have as consumers. Students learn about various types of media and advertising tactics, create their own commercial, and learn how they fit into our economy as consumers.
Creating Fairytales using Tool Factory Movie Maker software 9 to 12
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Students will create their own fairytale or a modern day interpretation of an existing fairy tale using Tool Factory Movie Maker software.
Creating Our Own Newscast 6 to 8
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Through effective delivery of the morning announcements, and adding creative visual headings for each, it is possible to share news on the school web page with students, staff, and parents, as well as archive the events of the year.
Creative Videos for Basic Grammar Concepts K to 2
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Using Flip Videos, students will teach and enhance classmates' knowledge about basic grammar concepts such as nouns, pronouns, proper nouns, adjectives, and action verbs.
Cubelet Fluency 6 to 8
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The students will be able to explain the function of each Cubelet. They will be able to construct simple robots out of the Cubelets.
Cubelets Challenge Beginner P-K to 5
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The challenges are aimed at thinking about building something to meet a need, solve a problem or make something that that can help us to understand or do something.
Cuentitos para niños...Childrens Stories 10 to 12
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Students need materials to produce childrens stories in Spanish. Students will write children stories, illustrate them in powerpoint, move them to Moviemaker and then narrate them.
Cultural Differences found in St. Patrick's Day 2 to 2
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This lesson teaches the students about St. Patrick's Day and how it is celebrated around the world. It is a cross-curricular lesson for both Social Studies and ELAR.
Dear Future Writing Assignment 1 to 4
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Students will be writing to future residents through a Time Capsule.
Density 4 to 5
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Using a SMART board, density is taught using definitions, SMART board interactive slides, experimentation, and video support.
Digital Civil War Timeline 3 to 12
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In this project students develop and design a video of photographs taken of the major events from the Civil War.
Digital Cloud Riddle Book 1 to 3
Students will learn to identify different cloud types, observe and photograph clouds in nature with interesting shapes, and print and write a riddle about the object they see in the clouds. Each student will add their cloud riddle and photo to form a class book to be added to the class website for everyone to enjoy.
Digital Devices in the classroom 2 to 12
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The goal of this lesson is to teach students how their digital device can be a learning tool. By allowing them access to these tools in class we are enhancing their learning.
Digital Storybooks 5 to 8
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Students will use an online story-starter to produce a creative short story. Students will then illustrate and animate this story using Microsoft PowerPoint software.
Digital Storytelling - My Special Story 4 to 6
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Students will learn the techniques of Digital Storytelling in order to complete a narrative about an important event in their lives. Students will compose a narrative, collect images and photographs. Students will then create a digital slideshow, complete with spoken narration, images, music and transitions appropriate to the mood they want to set for their story.
Digitial Picture Water Source Hunt K to 2
Students will create a Power Point and book that will show an in-depth understanding of where water comes from and how we use water in our everyday lives.
Dr. Seuss Unit 1 to 1
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This is an integrated unit which includes reading skills and a theme for each day. Each day starts with a guest reader coming in to share a Dr. Seuss book. Then there are activities and lessons all focused on the theme/book of the day.
Dude, Be Nice Essay 4 to 7
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Students personally choose a member of the teaching/support staff at Keyport Central who they feel has changed their life for the better to type a well-thought out essay about.
E-Portfolios 4 to 6
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Students use their devices (phones, ipods, ipads) to create video reflections, take picture of work (evidence) of their learning. When done, they will either bump, email or transfer their material to their laptop and add to their Google Site (E-portfolio)
Earth Day Movie 5 to 12
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The Earth Day lesson plan has students write, record and edit an Earth Day movie. The concepts of Renew, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle are incorportated into the video.
Earth Day Movie Maker Documentary 9 to 12
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This lesson, which spans over the course of about a week and a half, has students researching a particular animal and the ways in which it has been impacted by humans and the environment. Students will take a field trip to the zoo and use flip cams to videotape their animal. They will then choose a prompt from the list and create a documentary (using Tool Factory Movie Maker) about their animal.
Earth Editing: Increasing Environmental Awareness with Student Created Public Service Announcements 3 to 12
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Students create a Public Service Announcement video on issues concerning the environment, which will “air” on the school website and at an Earth Day Assembly. Each video will focus on a single strategy that students and community members can do to help protect our planet Earth.
Economics: Products of South Louisiana 2 to 4
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Economics: Products of South Louisiana: Students will learn how two products are part of South Louisiana's Economic Process.
Enhancing Our Outdoor Classroom Studies through Technology K to 5
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Students will make and collect scientific observations in our outdoor classroom. In addition to traditional observations, video recordings and digital photographic records will be collected as well.
Everything American 8 to 8
Students work collaboratively to define "American Culture" by capturing images of the American way of life, and using them to create a PowerPoint display using words and images.
Expert Board Games 2 to 12
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Students will choose an "expert" area for themselves and create a classroom game. They will then be responsible for utilizing different sources of technology to advertise their game to other students.
Fairytale tale rewrite video presentations 6 to 6
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The students have rewritten fairytales and made them more modern. They will be video taped and students will also create a power point presentation involoving the video and pictures taken during the project.
Farewell to Manzanar Introduction Activity; Racism and Point of View 8 to 11
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In this multi-day lesson students will be introduced to the racism and predjudice that Japanese Americans faced after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and that Middle Eastern Americans faced after 9/11. By showing the parralel between the two events, one in a history book, one they remember, it will provide a framework for them to understand better the point of view of Jeanne, the narrator of Farewell To Manzanar.
Favorite foods of the 7th grade 5 to 8
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Students survey their classmates and create powerpoint presentations to determine the favorite food of the 7th grade.
Figurative Language 4 to 5
Students create a visual image using Kidpix of an example of hyperbole or personification.
Flat Stanley Visits....Your Imagination in Claymation! 3 to 8
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Students will enhance their literature experience by producing a Claymation movie starring Flat Stanley Goes to...their imagination!
Flip Cameras and Puppet Shows Create Education 9 to 12
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Students will create, film, download, and produce an educational video of a puppet show using a flip camera.
Flip My Writing 3 to 4
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Students will create their own video based on a book by creating a sequel to the book and acting it out for a video. Students will write a skit, film it and learn to import and create a video using a Flip Camera and Movie Maker.
Flip Video Cultural Exchange between students in Texas and New Zealand 6 to 8
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Students create a class YouTube video comparing the differences/similarities between the Hurricane Ike disaster in Houston, TX to the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. The video was sent to all schools in Christchurch, New Zealand - expanding students' world view to include more than just their immediate concerns.
Flipping Over Conflict Resolution K to 5
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My first graders will use flip cameras to videotape short skits they have written to highlight "dos and don'ts" of conflict resolution.
Flipping Over Conflict Resolution K to 5
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Students create videos to show their understanding of conflict resolution. These students then show their videos to other classes to teach other students how to talk out their problems.
Forming Author's Perspective 2 to 5
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Students will be introduced to the concept of Author's Perspective by identifying specific opinions and adjectives from a specific article. This lesson plan is aligned with Marzano.
From Photos to Poetry 8 to 12
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Students will create photographs and poems which have meaningful themes through a thoughtful and deliberate process.
Frontal Impact Safety Challenge 8 to 10
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Design and construct a vehicle that will protect an egg if the vehicle is in a front end crash.
Geography of Our School K to K
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Students will work in groups to video interviews about the important locations in their school. The videos will be embedded into a class-made map of the school to share with the class as well as future Kindergarten students.
Getting to know me interview 1 to 3
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Students will create newsletter with his/her interests. Students will focus on his/her positive traits.
Glad to Meet You, Newfane 2 to 5
This project takes a look at the resources, businesses and services within a community. At each location, the children get an abbreviated look at how that location benefits the community.
Global Views K to 12
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Students will create a short video about our community to share with other students around the world via the web site www.nextvista.org. We will also share our videos with a school in Turkey where I have personal connections with another teacher.
Graphic Tablets for Real-World Experiences 9 to 12
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The purpose of this unit is to incorporate the graphic tablet technology in my art classes. This will continue the develop of the students' drawing and layout skills while providing them with skills that relate to the illustration and graphic design industry.
Graphing the growth of our Garden Beans under different conditions K to 3
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Children will use digital cameras to take picture of the growth of the same vegetable under different conditions, and then to graph it. The project will be made into an online book, using littlebirdtales.com
Graphing with Clickers 2 to 3
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Students will use clickers to gather data from classmates. Students will then use the gathered data to create their own graphs.
Growing plants inside 2 to 4
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students discover the variety of plants we can grow inside.
Halloween Dramatic Reading Podcasts 4 to 12
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Spanish students will create dramatic reading podcasts from elementary Halloween books and stories. The students will create both English and Spanish versions of the podcasts. The podcasts will be shared through the school website with local elementary schools.
Hero Cards P-K to P-K
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Using Power Point or Publisher, create collectible cards for literary heroes.
Hopping Good Tales 4 to 5
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After reading several fairy tales, students will write, edit and illustrate original fairy tales based on The Frog Prince. Using Tool Factory Slide Show students will plan and organize story events, edit and prepare a fairy tale to share with the class.
How Slow Can You Go? 9 to 12
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Students will document the process of oxidation using apples and then write a procedure for slowing down the oxidation process.
I Have A Dream Too 5 to 7
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In this lesson, students will practice writing persuasive speeches according to a rubric outline, learn about Martin Luther King Jr., and learn how to give an effective speech. They will have the opportunity to view themselves giving their speech, so that they can critique their ability to give speeches.
I Want To Be an Entrepreneur (Flip Camera Lesson Plan for Economics) 3 to 6
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I Want To Be an Entrepreneur (Flip Camera Lesson Plan for Economics) Objective: The students will create and advertise a business while learning the meaning of the words entrepreneur, advertise, profit, and loss.
I Went Walking P-K to P-K
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Kindergarten students take a walk through a Nature Trail to write a book that goes along with Sue William's book "I Went Walking."
If I Were 100 Years Old... K to 3
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For the 100th day of school, my first graders are asked to write about what they would and would not be able to do if they were 100 years old. To update this lesson, I would have them dress up as if they were 100 years old and record their thinking in a flip video.
Inspiring a Bigger Picture! A 4th Grade Global Newspaper! 4 to 4
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My students have created a vision to develop a Global Newspaper for our classroom, community, and other students around the world via a web based publication. They have developed a list of jobs, ideas, and supplies needed and are excited to work to make this vision a reality.
Inspiring Young Authors with Scholastic Keys 1 to 5
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Students completed story prompts using Scholastic Keys and then illustrated their work either by using the paint tool or inserting clip art. Students' work was then displayed for all to see and read.
Integrated Curriculum, student- led Environmental Project P-K to 12
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A student-led environmental project based on cooperative learning with a cross-curricular base in order to address many subject areas and work towards the goal of creating positive change. This is an amazing project that empowers the children, helps them to discover and utilize their gifts to create change in the world.
Integrating Technology into our 1st grade classroom. K to 1
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I have different activities for the students to accomplish by using technology.
Internet Security Basics 9 to 12
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The goal of the lesson is to educate the learners in the responsibilities of using the Internet's resources in a safe, secure, and ethical manner. In addition, students will be able to apply new knowledge to correct unsafe practices currently used by them on social networks and other Internet sites.
iPad Ecology 9 to 12
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This "iPad Ecology" lesson will incorporate pressing ecological issues that students will investigate through an ecology app, watch a video on how people are "up-cycling" used items, blog about local environmental issues, and read and take a short quiz on an online current issue article.
It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's a Digital Citizen Superhero! 1 to 6
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Students will learn about what it means to be a Digital Citizen in the 21st Century by coming up with some cyber safety concerns. They will then create a Digital Citizen Superhero who's job it will be to promote cyber safety and digital citizenship.
Jazzing-Up Thanksgiving! 7 to 7
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Through the years, students have answered the “What are you thankful for?’ question. In this unit the students will answer this question incorporating technology with art, figurative language, the study of biographies and autobiographies, research, and by producing a jazz / blues song.
Learning About Migration Through Interviews 3 to 12
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Using Flip Videos, students will work together in partnerships to learn about why individuals migrate to the United States and hardships/obstacles a person may face. Students will also learn how to prepare questions, interview on film, use a Flip Video, make a movie of and interview.
Les Petits Chefs 10 to 12
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Using a flipcam, students created a proposal to offer French cooking and language lessons for children in our community. They submitted their video to the "Francophone Youth in Action" contest sponsored by the Francophone Centre of the Americas, and won a $2500 grant to realize their project.
Lesson Plan: Us and Them 10 to 12
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Students will conduct exercises using cell phones, online applications, and word processing software to study and report on some of the dynamics of societal grouping, with a focus on inclusion/exclusion based on group identity.
Let's Write a Book About Trees K to 2
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Kindergarten students have concluded learning about trees and seasons in science class. They will now work together in groups of 4 to write a book about what happens to trees throughout the seasons. Students will collaborate with their group to create this book using Storybird.com.
Lets Go to Mars 12 to 12
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Students will be working in teams to designing and build a theoretical habitat for a research base on Mars.
Life Map 11 to 12
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This is a lesson plan that helps you to get to know your students and also helps you determine their computer/writing skills. For this lesson students use a computer that has Adobe Illustrator to design a life map. Then they need to submit a one page typed paper that explains their life map, I suggest using Microsoft Word.
Listening on the Go 6 to 8
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To encourage students with Special Needs that they are able to enjoy reading and being read to with the latest technology. This technology does not have to look like the typical, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices or be software directly loaded onto a computer where they have to sit in a chair to access.
Literacy Through Photography K to 5
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This project based lesson integrates reading, writing, and social studies skills on an elementary level.
Literature is Alive and Everywhere 9 to 12
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Students will look to the world around them for inspiration for writing poetry and prose. Using digital cameras and related technology, students will reach out to their world to look for inspiration in everyday beauty.
Living History--Documenting our Senior Citizens Lives 7 to 12
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Students will interview senior citizens in the community and make a short documentary about their lives. students will research the history of the neighborhood we are living in and find correlations between the research and the interviews with the senior citizens.
Louisiana Cinquains P-K to P-K
Overview: Students review language and grammar skills taught throughout the year. Students will also utilize the writing process in order to compose a form of poetry (cinquains). Finally students will incorporate our study on Louisiana as a focus on their poems.
Louisiana Graphs (Can be adapted) 2 to 3
Overview: We are studying Louisiana for the next 5-6 weeks. As part of our study, students will conduct surveys centered around Louisiana. We are also reviewing the parts of a graph and the steps in creating a graph.
Magna Carta 5 to 5
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Students write a Magna Carta as though they were the ruler of their land. This would be written from the ruler's point of view.
Making Book Trailers 5 to 7
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5th grade students will make short trailers for popular children's books using Windows Movie Maker.
Making Butter- From a Liquid to a Solid 1 to 3
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Students will make butter and design/engineer hands-free butter-shaking apparatus. Students will record and graph the length of time of the butter changing process (change of state of matter).
Making the yearbook 10 to 12
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On any given day, the lesson plan in my yearbook class is roughly the same for everyone in my class: find something interesting going on in the school (a sporting event, a club meeting, a class presentation a field trip, a play, etc.). Attend that event, take a pile of photos, and then the fun of telling the story begins!
Math All Around Us! 6 to 8
So many times students will say, "When will I ever need to do math?" This lesson will attempt to make them look at everyday objects in terms of various math concepts.
Meeting a Real World Need: Textbooks 2 to 5
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This lesson focuses on students using technology to solve a need in the classroom. Students will seek to gain funding for a classroom library.
Memoir - The Gift of Memories 7 to 8
This project incorporates the writing of either a memoir or a memoir poem- focusing on a favorite person or pet. Students create either a Power Point or Windows Movie Maker movie showcasing this person or pet-giving it as a gift.
Mitosis and Meiosis Field Project 9 to 12
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A Biology class composes a documentary on Mitosis and Meiosis using themselves (i.e., holding hands, creating a circle) to diagram and perform the different phases of cell reproduction. The students will then be able to evaluate their performance through watching themselves on the video.
Monsters Inked P-K to 6
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Middle school and elementary classes collaborate to write and illustrate monster stories, taking inspiration from the younger students' original monster drawings.
Movie Maker: Retelling a story 3 to 6
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6th grade students will use FlipVideo to retell the story they read, using beginning, middle, and ending. It would need a title page and credits. Objective: Reading Comprehension, Writing, Planning, Application of technology.
Mrs. Valgos' Amazing Race 5 to 5
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In this lessons students will learn to assemble and program Cubelet Robot Blocks. The students will be divided into groups and program and race their robots over a course they created.
Multiplication and Division Strategy Podcast 3 to 5
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The students will draft, edit, and publish a podcast explaining their favorite strategy for solving multiplication and division word problems.
My Add on Sentence Story. K to 3
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Everyday have students write/type one sentence in their journal. Daily, students will be asked to write/type an additional sentence to the previous one to eventually have a weekly short story.
My Ideal World 8 to 12
After reading the book To Kill a Mockingbird in English, students will use adobe Photoshop or GIMP Photoshop to create their own ideal worlds.
My Sierra County 6 to 10
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Students will use digital images and their own writing to create a powerpoint presentation depicting the attributes of the county in which they live. They will provide the audience a glimpse into what makes their county special, from their own unique perspective.
My Town/ My School 3 to 6
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Students groups will gather information on their town or school. They will research the city website, or school website to find important facts, history, and landmarks. Student groups will create a presentation to share with others.
Mythbusters - Don't FLIP Out! High School Isn't THAT Scary!! 9 to 12
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Students will be introduced to various activities surrounding the concept of digital video production. Students will use Flip™ Video cameras to produce a video that will be used during the high school orientation night for the county’s incoming 8th grade class.
Native Americans 3 to 6
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This unit on Native Americans encourages students to read print and online informational texts focusing on Native American tribes of various regions. They will create, practice, and present digital presentations based on the information they found.
New and Different Civilizations- A Claymation Dreamer's World 5 to 8
The book 'Westlandia' by Paul Fleischman is the inspiration for this claymation unit because the ultimate message is that it is o.k. to be different. In Art, I am an advocate for thinking outside the box and communicating what you are about through your art making experiences and explorations. With this in mind, I let Wesley's feelings and ideas be the seeds for our project. The only thing I change from the book is having students work in teams of 3 or 4 throughout this unit.
New School Mural P-K to 12
Students will use digital images to create a mural for one of the walls next to the breezeway doors.
News Broadcasts 3 to 12
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After writing and practicing a script, the students present a news broadcast about a topic in the news. This is made with a Flip camera and sent to other classrooms.
Notre monde - Our world 7 to 12
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Students will share their way of life with their French-speaking pen pals by making a video about them in their community.
Ocean Animals- A Kindergarten Research Project K to 1
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Kindergarten students will choose an ocean animal to research to culminate a unit of study on the ocean. Students will conduct “pocket-folder research” with the media specialist and teacher in small groups, after which they will use Kidspiration software to present their findings to the rest of the class.
Oral Tradition-- digital storytelling 6 to 8
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Students work to create an original tale from the oral tradition. Instead of publishing a formal written document, students create a stop action video depicting the tale.
Our Family Histories 2 to 6
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Students will research their own histories by interviewing family members (their elders, and extended relatives), collect information, pictures, etc...The students will put their information together using creativity and technology and at the same time apply their knowledge of language arts, math, and social studies.
Personifying School Supplies 3 to 6
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Students will personify an object and write a story as part of an online book or animated story. The story will use conflict, experiences, and situations to help the viewer imagine what it might be like to be a particular school supply object.
Perspectives on a Shoe 4 to 8
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Students will photograph a shoe in various locations and then take the photo(s) to create a short story or poem from the perspective of their shoe
Persuasive Elements Commercials 6 to 8
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After studying ten primary persuasive elements, students were asked to brainstorm a known product and develop an angle. Then they drafted a 1-2 minute script and produced a commercial, including editing and post-production work.
Persuasive Essay Powerpoints 9 to 10
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Students will use digital cameras to document campus problems at our school and compile them into a PowerPoint presentation along with a persuasive letter to our school faculty, administration, superintendent, or school board.
persuasive writing FLIP style! 3 to 12
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Students produced a persuasive i-movie presentation on avoiding caffeine-includes the characteristics of persuasive writing, images, voiceovers, data, recommended solutions, and song remake of "Pants on the Ground."
Photo-Documenting Earth Art K to 6
The students will create temporary, outdoor sculptures from found objects in nature. They will chronicle the creative process through sketches, journals, and photographs for use in a published class book.
Photojournalism: Documenting the Four Greatest Threats to Global Sustainability 9 to 12
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The environmental science students will engage in an inquiry type project by capturing photos of examples of overpopulation/economic stagnation, ecosystem degradation, atmospheric changes, and loss of biodiversity. They will compile a photojounalism portfolio and present this portfolio to the class in the form of a PowerPoint, Animoto, Prezi, or Glogster-type presentation.
Podcasting Challenge P-K to 8
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Students take ownership under the direction of their teacher to be trained and train others in the school to the use of Podcasting equipment. The final product results in monthly or bi-monthly podcast reports.
Poetry Slam For a Cause! K to 5
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Problem Based Learning, Driving Question: How can we as poets and poet critics, create and design a Poetry Slam to make other students and parents more aware of (a topic or cause of student choice/interest.) Students will research a few local problems or topics of interest and decide on one of interest to their group. Then, they will find poems and write poems to bring to life for a Poetry Slam and the slam will be recorded in imovie!
Postcards 4 to 6
Students will create a colored pencil drawing of themselves in an environment of their choice, using a digital output of their head as the starting point. The teacher will reduce the painting to postcard size and the students will write a descriptive letter on the back.
Probability- How Likely Is It? 5 to 6
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Students will use online manipulatives, Web 2.0 sites, Excel/spreadsheet software, Glogster.com, and a class wiki to conduct an experiment and communicate their results. This is a culminating activity/project for any probability unit in grades 5-6.
Public Service Announcements for Our School 6 to 8
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Students will work in co-op groups to brainstorm, plan, write scripts, keyboard scripts and then use digital video camera to film public service announcements. They will edit on the computer and we will show on morning announcements and connect to website.
Read All About It: Magazine Creation 6 to 8
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Students will practice writing standards by creating a collaborative mini magazine. Each student will be required to write an article for the group's magazine that illustrates his/her ability to cite text evidence, use direct quotations, paraphrase information, and use correct grammar.
Reading Rainbow for Second Graders 2 to 2
Students will collaborate to develop a multimedia presentation based on a theme using a Reading Rainbow format consisting of book summaries, a team documentary, and original writing with illustrations. Teams of students with similar interests would be selected to work together on an eight to nine week project which will allow for differentiated learning opportunities.
Ready SET go! P-K to 1
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Students will use the Digital Camera Lab to take pictures to identify and create sets of objects.
Real World Addition and Subtraction 1 to 3
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Students will apply previous knowledge to solve real world addition and subtraction problems.
Recycling PSA 9 to 12
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Students apply the 3 types of persuasive appeals to make a public service announcement about recycling.
Reenacting Shakespeare 9 to 12
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Students analyze scenes from Romeo and Juliet and recreate scenes through modern skits.
Researching the Black Diaspora in Latin America 5 to 8
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Students will first research, and then create podcasts about the Black Diaspora in Latin America. Research topics can include historical themes such as the middle passage or the triangle trade, cultural themes such as the influence of African rhythms in Latin American music, or social themes such as the social stratification and racial vocabulary that existed within Latin America.
Reviving the Renaissance 7 to 12
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Using the world wide web, students will research the Renaissance Era and present a multimedia project to classmates which will focus on one aspect of that time period: food, clothing, pastime, gender roles, law enforcement, etc. This is done prior to reading any of Shakespeare's literature.
Rockin Robotics K to 5
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Students will design, engineer, and create a artbot with Cubelets. This problem based exercise will include the student choosing Lego blocks and Cubelets to design a drawing robot that dances to the beat of a favorite song.
Role' Em! 9 to 12
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Students will design and record social skill scenarios based on the Skill Streaming curriulum. The recordings will be showcased in future lessons as a means of sharing feedback and analyzing the skill sets utilized within the videos.
School Commercial 7 to 8
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Creating a commercial about Jewett Academy.
School Spirit 9 to 12
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In this lesson I teach students how to use design tools to create a school t-shirt. Then I teach them how to market their designs to the student body and the business marketing mix.
Science Concepts Presentations Using Tablets 6 to 8
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Students work in small groups using electronic devices -- Smart Phones and/or Tablets to research a science topic and create a multi-media presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint, and an online survey/quiz using Kahoot.it to display on Interactive Whiteboard for the class to respond to.
Science Safety Bots 2 to 5
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Students will create a bot using Cubelets and Legos to demonstrate a Science Lab classroom safety rule. They will then create an action card so others can recreate the bot while assigned to Cubelets station as a free choice activity on Robotic Day (scheduled robotics days at end of each science unit).
Sea Scallop Data Mining Research Project 10 to 12
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Students develop a research question and then gather the data to answer that question using the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Sea Scallop Survey database. Students present the results in a formal classroom presentation and a scientific poster session which is open to the public.
Seeing Math Everywhere We Look 9 to 9
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Through an exploration and photographic capture of parabolas throughout our environment. students will move from the “When am I ever going to use this?” to “I see it being used” stage in math class – specifically for quadratic equations. They will then research the related jobs necessary to "bring the parabola to life."
Self Identity 9 to 12
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Students research into their experience, culture and life to create a self portrait learning facial proportions. Viewing a variety of artists with different interpretations of involving expression in their portraits.
Shapes in Art, Shapes in Body P-K to 1
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Students learn how to distinguish shapes through dance and music.
Shark Tank: Industrial Revolution 5 to 6
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Students will read "Immigrant Kids" and create a business idea that they will each present in front of a group of "sharks" (teachers and parents). Students will present ideas using imovie and then make a commercial promoting their inventions.
Signs of Spring K to 1
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k-1 students walk around the school and photograph some first signs of spring and then print their picture and write about it.
Skyscrapers 3 to 8
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In this lesson, students learn about skyscrapers and explore various factors considered when building them. This lesson was part of a two-day thematic unit on architecture for middle school students.
Social "art"ivism - Computers in art to breed creativity and critical thinking 6 to 8
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Students will create websites that house their digital portfolios. Students will also use platforms in order to collaborate with other students, community members, and local and world wide artists.
Social Stories K to 12
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Student will help script, video record and practice social story dealing with asking questions in a classroom setting.
Solar system patterns and movement 6 to 8
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In this lesson, students will learn about the solar system's movements and patterns. They will explore the inner and outer planets, explore deep space, determine how planets move around the sun, describe the necessity for the movement of the planets and the sun, and learn facts about each planet.
Sonoran WebQuest 5 to 6
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Ultilizing some of the most advanced technology available today, you and your team of scientists will create a multi-media presentation to share with the world on the internet!
Sounds of ... Assignment 10 to 12
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This intermediate PodCasting assignment focuses and strengthens students' scriptwriting abilities by having them weave audio elements throughout their work. Sounds are no longer ancillary or used merely as aural illustrations; sounds are central and are enhanced by the script.
Spanish I Going Places and Invitations 10 to 12
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This lesson plan is multifaceted and provides a week of introduction, modeling, practice and review before the actual video cameras are put into use. Day five begins our video camera use with the students creating clips to be used with an interactive white board in order to play a vocabulary game featuring the students. The end of the unit culminates in a Multimedia project where students will divide into groups to create and perform dialogues and rap videos with the assistance of props also created by the students.
Stacy Bodin's "Digesting a Story" Unit 1 to 5
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Digesting a Story (Written by Stacy Bodin, submitted by Schuyler Poche) Retired teacher (and current Dozier Tech Specialist/webmaster) Stacy Bodin wrote the and worked with this project several times during her teaching career. As librarian, I am submitting this with permission from Stacy Bodin.
Stone Soup--More than a Field Trip When it is a Video/Movie P-K to 8
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First grade students use digital storytelling techniques to create movies that extend the learning from field trips.
Stop Cyberbullying Today! 8 to 8
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Eighth grade students in my Computer 8 course will create a 60 second video about how to prevent Cyberbullying.
Stop Motion Animation with Photographs 5 to 12
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Have students move objects in a scene and take a series of photographs that create the illusion of movement of said objects. The students will then put the photos in a video editing program to make a short video of their characters in action.
Story Development 3 to 12
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This lesson can be used in the initial stages of developing a digital story using media literacy skills taught beforehand.
Super Hero High P-K to 9
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To make a movie with special needs high school students (students have multiple disabilities) about "Super Heroes." Students will create characters for themselves and decide what "Super Powers," they have and how they would use them.
Sustainability & Systems-Seven Generations 5 to 6
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This is a lesson meant to teach about sustainability while introducing students to a variety of new technologies. They will use Wordle, Google, and view You Tube video to help their understanding of the concept of sustainability
T-shirts build school and community pride 6 to 8
This lesson is designed to bring a sense of community to a very diverse team of students in a large, urban middle school. It is also designed to bring a sense of pride in a community struck down with poverty. In this lesson, students will go out into their community and homes and take pictures of what they most identify with to be eventually placed on a T-shirt.
Taking Elaboration to the Next Level 8 to 12
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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 hands-on learners, as well as, special education students.
Teacher Appreciation Week 9 to 12
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Students will create a design to give to a current/previous teacher in honor of teacher appreciation week.
Techno Lit 3 to 5
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This lessons includes a variety of technology to publish expository texts so they can be viewed on iPod touches and iPads.
Technology Rich Romeo and Juliet Lesson Plan 9 to 10
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The students will understand Romeo and Juliet and as a result will produce and present a Storyboard that demonstrates a scene’s importance.
The Art of Video 5 to 5
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After learning about post-modern dancer, choreographer, and film-maker Yvonne Raines, students will create an improvisational dance. They will enhance the meaning and effect of their 16 count movement phrase by videoing the dance at different camera angles.
The Bird's Word Video Podcast K to 12
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Students collaborate in small groups to write a script which explains, demonstrates, and gives examples of a specific part of a large topic (for example, one part of the water cycle). Each group films themselves using Flip Video Cameras and then the parts are assembled into one video which explains the large topic.
The Clay's the Thing 12 to 12
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Senior Creative Writing students will learn about dramatic structure, create original scripts for claymation, produce a short film, then hold a school-wide The Clay's the Thing Film Festival
The Emerald Ash is taking over! K to 6
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Students research the problem of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer and how it is impacting Vermont's environment. Students then design and engineer a solution that can stop the damage being done by the Emerald Ash Borer.
The Family Tree 6 to 8
Families are a wonderful resource of support, traditions, and stories. In this unit, my students will write a series of essays about their families that will be put together in a book that can serve a record that can be shared with family now and in the future.
The Five Senses K to K
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•.This unit will focus on the use of the five senses to develop a heightened awareness of the world. Skill development is centered on observing, describing and classifying objects. Students will use their senses to describe objects and identify common properties. Students will develop more refined methods of observation, ability to make more detailed descriptions and an increasing ability to differentiate among similar objects on the basis of one, and then multiple, characteristics. Describing objects will involve making measurements of various properties and comparing them to other reference points (e.g., a color chart).
The Flat WSD Students 1 to 5
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The students create stories, a movie and a book about how they become flat after reading the story "Flat Stanley". This is written for Deaf students, however it could be easily modified for hearing students.
The Greatest Generation: Capturing Their Stories with Digital Images K to K
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Digital Storytelling with the Greatest Generation is the focus of this basic primary source recording of extended family members.
The History of Daily Life in America: An Inquiry-based Unit Plan P-K to 8
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By completing an inquiry-based project, students will be able to compare the various ways people lived in the 1800’s to the way we live today. Students will learn how to form a good inquiry question, effectively search the web for answers and synthesize the information found to form a deep understanding of the topic. Students will prepare a Power Point presentation of their knowledge to share with the class. At the very end of this unit, students will take part in a living history lesson and act like people living in the 1800’s.
The Important Thing P-K to 7
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At the end of the school year, students create a movie using iMovie or Photostory with the theme of "The Important Thing About Fifth Grade." This movie is shared with incoming 5th graders the next year!
The Mini-Me People Iditarod 9 to 12
I work at Warren Project TEACH/TEC (Teen Education and Child Health/Transitional Education Center). We are an Alternative High School for Parenting and Pregnant Teenagers and Students at Risk.
The More You Know: Designing Creative Solutions for Waste Reduction and Recycling 2 to 6
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This lesson outlines the conclusion of a larger unit plan based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Since these goals highlight global challenges that require innovative thinking and collaboration in order to develop possible solutions, the Design Process was also used to guide students throughout all aspects of the unit. Introductory lessons focused on the first two steps of this process: identify the problem and research possible solutions. Third grade is specifically working on Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, so they began by making connections between this goal and their own lives. After identifying numerous problems related to Goal 12 within Montgomery Township, they ultimately agreed to concentrate their efforts on the waste and recycling management at MMR. Students then conducted an assessment of MMR’s waste stream in order to identify how much waste was being produced every day and how much of that waste could be recycled. Using the data collected, they moved on to the plan and create phase of the Design Process during which they developed proposals for a new system to manage the waste and recycling in the school cafeteria and within each classroom. As a whole class, we selected the best proposal to move further along in the Design Process. At this point, students are preparing to test & improve the decided upon plan before they conclude the unit using the school’s broadcast studio equipment to produce a Public Service Announcement (PSA) that will be aired for the entire student body. The PSA will allow students to communicate the results of their efforts, spread awareness about an important issue, and inform the school community on how we can work together show respect for the environment.
The Next DIY Stars 3 to 8
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Teach students to write "how to" or "directions" essays, then bring them to life by demonstrating on video using Movie Maker and Flip cameras.
The Outsiders Unit Plan 7 to 9
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The students will read The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and complete a digital-based lesson plan that incorporates the novel.
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.
The Physics of Sports: An 8th Grade Physical Science Project P-K to P-K
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Many physics concepts and principles of motion can be observed and studied through sporting events. This activity offers you the opportunity to examine these principles using sporting events as examples. For this activity, you may work alone or as a team of two people. We strongly encourage you to work with a partner due to video-recording and due to the amount of time and effort required to create an I-Movie.
The Shape of Disaster - Current Event - Swine flu/Hurricanes/tornadoes/Wild Fire K to 2
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This lesson involes using Kidspiration to enable non-readers to understand the importance of disaster preparation. Using kidspiration the students will develop a book that shows their understanding of emergency preparation for both natural disasters and pandemics
The Student Becomes the Teacher 7 to 8
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We know that sometimes students learn better from their peers. In this lesson plan, the content that is to be taught in class is divided and taught by the students for the students.
The Water Cycle: A Green Screen Movie 4 to 5
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After learning about the water cycle through hands on experiments, texts, and multimedia, students produce a video of the water cycle. You will be using the green screen effect. It is important that students have already had some video making experience and experience with the green screen effects prior to this lesson.
The Wonder of a Wordless Book 3 to 5
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The students will create stories to accompany wordless books. They will record a podcast of their story to present to the class.
The Year 2510 9 to 12
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This is what I use as my first break the ice, interest development lesson in all of my technology classes. It helps in removine self imposed limits to creativity, and the innovation process.
Their Side Of The Story 3 to 5
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Students use Flip cameras as a way to look at and understand school life from others' point of view.
Think It, Write It, Create It, K to 5
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Students will author, illustrate, and create digital book collections to share with the school and to promote reading through the use of technology.
This is A Day in My Life: A Photo Essay 8 to 12
This project entails students creating a series of photos that show a day in their life, editing the images in Photoshop, and then posting them digitally.
Thomas Eakins: Scenes from Everyday Life 7 to 8
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This lesson will introduce Thomas Eakins as a photographer and painter. The students will apply Eakins' method of integrating photos into paintings
Time Capsule Essay (A Letter to Future Students) 2 to 4
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Dozier Elementary's Time Capsule Project Link shows all information @http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/dozier/eye/09_10/TimeCapsule09_10/projects.htm
Total Physical Response Storytelling 5 to 12
Students will take pictures and make books to tell a story in a foreign language.
Tour Guide of WIllow Bend K to 6
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Second language learners (ELL) will create a tour of Willow Bend School reflecting on what a newcomer would need to know. Students will use their past experiences to compare and contrast Willow Bend to other schools around the world. The video will include all aspects of school; teachers, support staff, locations, activities, etc.
Traditional Tribal Homelands of Washington's Plateau Nations 6 to 12
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This WebQuest is the first part of a four part unit or can be used alone. It challenges students to think critically about the conflicts before, during, and after the Walla Walla Treaty Council of 1855.
Traditions Around the World 5 to 5
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Students will be divided into cooperative learning groups and given a country to research their holiday traditions. Students will use the internet, encyclopedias and other research sources to prepare a presentation. A brief discussion/mini-lesson will be given on credible resources.
Use of technology to write and edit a composition in Literacy. K to 5
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The student will demonstrate the skill to use to technology to write properly compositions using good grammar.
Video Book Trailer 6 to 10
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Students will encourage independent reading by creating a video book trailer as a book report.
Video Haiku 5 to 6
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The students will learn about forms of poetry. They will write a Haiku poem that is stylistically correct and to understand the nature of haiku poetry. The students will use the digital or video cameras find or create a small video clip or series of images to illustrate the haiku. To incorporate poetry and video or images into a Windows movie maker or photo story presentation.
Video Yearbook/Senior Video 9 to 12
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The Video Yearbook/Senior Video will be an ongoing year-long project. During the school year students will film school events such as sports and homecoming, drama and music productions, and club activities, and graduation. Tool Factory Movie Maker will be used to edit the clips for a Video Yearbook which will be burned to DVD.
Vocabulary Taboo Review 3 to 12
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This lesson is a twist on the card game "Taboo", where people aim to describe a word at the top of the card, but are not allowed to use the "Taboo" words printed on the card in their description.
Vocabulary Videos 9 to 12
This lesson integrates vocabulary research with script-writing, performance, and videography to give English Language Development students, along with Special Education and General Education students a better command of the English Language while gaining experience in filmography.
Voice of History 7 to 12
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Radio programs dominated national consciousness from the beginning of the 1900s to the dawn of television, and they were known for their abundant creativity, their clever advertising, and their infinite reach. Recreate the joy and drama with quick research, a few voice recorders, and a solid editing program.
We have a dream.... 4 to 8
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Students will use the Flip ULTRA 120-minute Camcorders to recreate Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I have a dream..." speech with a little twist!
Welcome to BIS! - A Student-created Video for New Students 3 to 3
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Blackhawk Intermediate School has approximately 600 students in grades 3-5. Second graders from two primary buildings move to BIS each Fall which can be overwhelming as the building is much bigger than their previous buildings. Third graders will create a welcome video to introduce new students to BIS and help make this transition easier.
What can we learn from a box of crayons? K to 5
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Working in groups of 3-4 students, students will collaboratively (using a storyboard to plan and organize) create a time lapse stop motion movie through iMotion that expresses one unique characteristic about each child.
Where should we go? 4 to 5
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For this lesson, students are to create a digital poster using the program called Glogster EDU. (edu.glogster.com) On their poster, students are to describe three places that they would like to visit within a state found within the United States.
Where We Come From—A Culturally Responsive Writing Lesson 4 to 5
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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.
Who cares? 8 to 12
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Everybody says, "don't talk about religion or politics" but this is what we do in Civics. Apathy is our number one problem in this country, the antiserum is activity.
Why teach Jet Toys? (Tool Factory Movie Maker ) 5 to 5
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Students will use what digital cameras to capture to importance of learning force and motion through Jet Toys.
Windsor Opposes Waste - WOW! 2 to 6
We propose a year-long, problem-based learning between grades 2 and 6. Teams of students will meet and discuss and identify the problem(s), brainstorm solutions, implement their solutions and throughout the year evaluate and reexamine their decisions and actions.
WORDS: A Lesson in Collaboration (Disguised as a Lesson on Homophones/Homonyms) 6 to 12
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Students work in groups to plan, create, edit, and share a collaborative, creative video on homophones and homonyms to share with the world.
World Traveller 6 to 12
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Students groups will research various countries of their choice, create artifacts reflect culture and monuments from their researched nation, and students will take "tourist" photos of themselves in front of their artifacts and monuments. Photos will be complied in a "World Traveler Gallery" on our class website
Writing and Illustrating a Digital Children's Picture Book 6 to 8
Students will use digital cameras and Photoshop to create the pictures for a children's picture book which will be made into a hand bound book.
Writing Classroom Agreements using Inspiration & Word to Go 3 to 8
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At the beginning of the year, the class will create a "Classroom Constitution" using Inspiration software and, as an option for classrooms w/ Palm Pilots, Word to Go. Students will brainstorm as a class a list of behaviors that they think will help the classroom environment be conducive to learning & to show how they can become better citizens in their class.
Zoom into Writing 1 to 4
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To work on focusing on a specific topic, students will take digital pictures around the school yard. They will then use the zoom on the Olympus camera to focus on one part of the picture. Their stories will be based on the zoomed picture.
“A Drop of Ink Makes A Million Think!” But... "A Design Can Change A Million Lives!" 6 to 8
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The Research Paper brought to Life.......The Tween Teen Journey in ELA Research! After students research the history and operation of a catapult, they will write an inquiry paper and design their very own catapult! Their research will be connected to all curriculums, as the end result will require building a catapult and synthesizing their outcomes, via comparisons and DATA analysis! Learning brought to life!
“Go Green” – A lesson in Movie Maker: Using digital cameras to make it personal. 7 to 12
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This multi-class period lesson includes the use of digital cameras and Move Maker (or other video editing software) to create a presentation of ways in which students can take environmentally friendly actions in their everyday lives. This lesson can be flexible to different age levels and different time constraints. Other songs can be used to convey the "Go Green" theme based on teacher and student preferences.
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