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Differentiated Tea Party: Important Groups in Feudal Japan 7 to 12
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This lesson teaches the students the important groups that made up Feudal Japan, and the very different views that they had. The point of this lesson is to show the students the many changes that took place in Japan following Prince Shotoku's desire to open Japan's borders to other Asian influences.
Food Groups in our Lunch 3 to 5
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Student bring a sack lunch and then collect data about the number of foods in each food group in their lunch.
Small Reading Groups P-K to 5
Using iPads during small reading groups allows teachers to pull up numerous texts, assess students immediately after, and be more environmentally friendly by not printing out the texts for students to read.
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.
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.
Get Inspired in Kindergarten! K to K
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Incorporating the Inspired Classroom approach in a Kindergarten Classroom For more information about the Inspired Classroom model see http://inspiredclassrooms.wikispaces.com/
My Food Plate 9 to 12
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This lesson includes movement and activity. It helps the student learn the different foods and the groups they belong to.
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.
The Robotics Obstacle Course Challenge 6 to 8
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The Robotics Obstacle Course Challenge is a comprehensive instructional unit that exposes middle school students to various engineering domains/colleges, enhances student motivation and engagement, provides authentic avenues for research, and challenges all students to excel in a robotics obstacle course challenge.
You'll Flip Over Forces & Motion 6 to 8
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This hands-on, culminating lesson engages learners and reinforces terminology related to forces and motion learned earlier during the intensive, week-long course.. Essentially, the scavenger hunt was used as a formative assessment to determine students' understanding in a creative and thought-provoking way.
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.
Crusaders! 7 to 12
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This lesson covers the Crusades. Students are to choose which particular Crusade they wish to study. Students will map the route taken, choose a major city along the way, evaluate the city and explain whether or not there were any benefits from hosting the Crusaders, and they will consider the forts built along the way.
La Casa de Mis Sueńos/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.
Mock Congressional Hearings 6 to 8
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Last year I was privileged to attend the James Madison Legacy Project that equip teachers with the skills to dynamically teach civic education. Groups of students, (size varies), research and report on Constitutional matters in a mock Congressional format after extensive research and refined communication skills.
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.
"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.
"In the News!" 2 to 8
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A newscast that can be writen, produced and created by elementary or middle school students. Co-Authored with Stacy Bodin
"In Three Words" 5 to 8
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"In Three Words, a lesson creating an anti-bullying Animoto video, allows students to take an active role in the development of an anti-bullying lesson thus taking ownership of the message. Students used the Good Morning America segment “Your Three Words” as a model for creating videos depicting powerful anti-bullying messages. Using flip video cameras, students filmed short clips displaying their three word messages and then created a collective video using the web 2.0 tool, Animoto.
"Just Playing" Playground Design 4 to 5
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Students will design a playground for our new school. They will measure the area of the proposed space, research pricing and sizes for playground equipment, and create a proposal for donors which will include digital pictures of the proposed area and drawings or digital blueprints of the much-hoped-for playground area.
"Let's Make Some Money" 4 to 6
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The economic troubles of the past year prompted me to develop a project that would help my class understand economic concepts and the types of decisions made by consumers and business owners in our country. The students will study economics and then become entrepreneurs themselves. During the final activity they will pick a product, advertise, and then sell to our Kindergarten class.
"Marchen or Sagen" - A Digital Story Telling Experience 10 to 12
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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."
"Scientific Method Multimedia Project" 6 to 12
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Student teams will develop a multimedia project utilizing Flip Video in conjunction with i-Movie. Teams will document from beginning to end their own journey through the steps of the scientific method as they design, carry out, analyze and troubleshoot an original experiment.
"Teach it to Me"-Seasonal Calendar K to 2
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Students the use digital technology to pictorially depict weather conditions and environmental changes throughout the months and seasons. Then, they will use photographs to complete a seasonal calendar.
"The Five Life Zone Research Project" 7 to 8
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Students in grade 7 and 8 will travel from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the Grand Canyon in Williams, Arizona to investigate and measure the soil and water quality (if water can be found) for each of five life zones. The five life zones are the Lower Sonoran or low hot desert; the Upper Sonoran or desert steppe; the Transition or open woodlands; the Canadian or fir forest; and the Hudsonian or spruce forest. This is equivalent to studying the life zones found from Mexico to Canada. The latest technology will be used to complete the field studies and record and communicate their findings.
"To Be, or Not To Be, A Digital Citizen? That is the Question! 4 to 12
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Students will become active participants in understanding what it means to be a digital citizen. The students will become aware of the importance of online responsibilities.
"Why College?" Commercial 9 to 9
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Students will create a 30 second commercial advertisement for an audience of high school students. The commercial's message must center around why attending college is important.
1920's Personalities Podcasting Project 7 to 12
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Students research people of the 1920's create a written report. Next students create a podcast finished with pictures and music if it enhances the "personality of the 1920s" that will be posted on the school website.
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.
1st Grade Shape Search K to 2
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Students in 1st grade need to be able to recognize shapes. Each group of 2-3 students will share a FlipShare Cam. We will, as a class, walk around the inside and outside of our school to find shapes such as cirlce, rectangle, square, diamond, triangle, octagon, hexagon.
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.
3D models and Volume 7 to 8
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Students will create 3D models of cylinders, cones, and spheres to hold specific amounts of water.
4th Grade Life Science Unit: Animals 4 to 4
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Our fourth grade teaching team will use technology tools to meet the description of Colorado’s 21st Century learning skills: critical thinking and reasoning, information literacy, collaboration, self-direction, invention. Through the use of technology, we will appeal to our student’s senses and teach to a variety of learning styles with meaningful, authentic learning opportunities.
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 Digital Memoirs 6 to 12
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Taking inspiration of Hemingway's infamous 6 Word Story, “For sale: baby shoes, never worn,” students will write their own memoir using only 6 words. Then, students will use digital cameras to shoot 6 photos illustrating their memoir. Students finally combine these images and text to create a YouTube digital memoir or Blurb.com book.
6th grade-Greatest Common Factor 6 to 6
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Introduction to Greatest Common Factor
7th grade- Adding Rational Numbers 7 to 7
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-Adding integers using a horizontal or vertical number lines. Adding integers using counters/chips
8th Grade Science End of the Year Flip Video Review 6 to 8
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Students will create a video segment that highlights a prior unit of study. They will include specific examples that demonstrate their understanding of the given objectives. Videos will be reviewed and rated by their peers.
9th Grade ELA Project-Based Learning 9 to 10
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This is a project-based learning unit that I taught with one of our 9th grade teachers. Students learned different persuasive techniques as they developed their own charitable organization to fight child abuse.
A Day in the Life of ... 10 to 12
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Overview: Evansville, IN offers many opportunities for students to experience high tech product creation.Students will video the life of a product being manufactured in Evansville at such companies like Mead Johnson Nutrition, Berry Plastics Corporation and AmeriQual Foods.
A Day in the Life on Tech’s Campus 7 to 12
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Multimedia assignment to capture what is happening on campus from multiple perspectives with photos, stories, video and blogs
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 Matter of Fact 5 to 6
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A math and science unit on matter.
A Simple Chocolate Bar Global Project 9 to 12
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Discuss and Investigate the many parts from different countries that are needed in order to make a product in this case a Chocolate Bar. Understand all the environmental effects that impact this product and the people and the environmental involved.
A Snapshot of Science 6 to 6
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Students will demonstrate an understanding of the composition of physical systems and the concepts and principles that describe and predict physical interactions and events in the natural world. This will include chemical reactions and the conservation of matter.
A tour into our micro world 11 to 12
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Students will use video photography to create a Public Service announcement about our micro-world. Then using MS office software, video record a narrative on a green screen. They will inlay the background photos.
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.
A Trip to the Mall... Washington D.C. 3 to 5
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This project incorporate our Nation's Capital into a board game that integrates curriculum not only across subjects, but grade levels.
A Utopian Revolution 9 to 12
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Students are introduced to the ideas of utopia and totalitarian states before reading George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four" by actively participating in the creation of a utopia and its fall into a totalitarian society. Students will document the rise and fall of their society and reflect upon the changes that allowed a dictator to take control.
A Virtual Tour of our School -- in Spanish! 10 to 12
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Spanish 2 students film a video tour of our school in Spanish using Flip video cameras and exchange with cooperating schools in other states.
A Zoo Book for All 1 to 3
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The purpose of this lesson is for my students to be able to research information about animals and communicate in written form using the Four Stages of Writing. They will use Tool Factory Workshop and MultiMedia Lab V to create two pages for our class book and a presentation for our Friday Morning Assembly.
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.
Abstract to Concrete P-K to P-K
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Students will utilize Apps in Ipads to draw illustrations of buildings in the communities such as; where they live, places they visit, or community helper facilities. Students will them use hands-on manipulative such as blocks, megatiles, or K'necs to construct their plans into a community.
Act!Ivating Students Through Storytelling 4 to 4
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Activating students through storytelling is a fun, engaging, interactive learning process designed for 4th grade students at Northside Elementary School. The focus of the program is to stimulate imagination, emphasize critical thinking, and build cultural awareness using folktales from all over the world.
Activity Name: A Step Back In Time 1 to 1
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Each student will make their own Long Ago and Today Book. The books will consist of 10 pages. 5 pages will show what clothing, homes, schools, chores and technology was like long ago. The other 5 pages will be show pictures that the students have taken of what clothing, homes, schools, chores and technology look like today.
Addition Addiction 3 to 5
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Using interactive whiteboard technology, the students will show different ways of adding multi-digit numbers. The students will present their thinking to the class.
Advertising 6 to 12
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A brief introduction into advertising for middle school students.
Alphabet Group Project 10 to 12
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Students work in groups to locate alphabet letters in ordinary items and scenery. This is not a dictionary project, but rather an awareness of lines, shapes, angles, and level.
America's Generational Segments 9 to 12
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After learning the different segments of America's Generations - students are to create a visual of the generation they have chosen to research and document via pictures.
American Cities 7 to 8
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In this lesson, groups of students will work collaboratively online to create informational worksheets about a major American city through the ages.
American History Digital Movie 5 to 12
Students write, perform, produce, and present a digital movie based on a historical event.
America’s Roaring 20’s Decade Silent Movie Project 9 to 12
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Using video as a medium to provide a visual presentation of the 1920’s can help students gain a better grasp of its effects on today’s society. In this project students will be asked to research and describe the 1920s and analyze cause and effect relationships within the 1920s and the effects of society on today.
An Entertaining Assignment 11 to 12
Make a gossip style video about a medieval character and the rules of Courtly Love and Chivalry they have either broken or upheld. Video may be shot using a Flip video camera from the media center and edited using MovieMaker.
An Explorer's Virtual Sea Chest 6 to 8
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Students will be assigned an Explorer to study. They will create a photo story depicting the voyage as a crewmember of a ship that belonged to a famous explorer. One aspect of the job required that they document the voyage and create a virtual sea chest to document the explorer’s findings in the new land.
Anatomy & Physiology/Healthcare Applied Therapeutic Services: "So Doc, what's the prognosis?" 9 to 12
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Students will take on the role of a medical intern in a hospital cardiovascular rotation whose focus is to communicate through modeling the process of and treatment options for a specific cardiovascular related disease/disorder to a newly diagnosed patient. To assess their ability to communicate this knowledge, students will create a Flip Video presentation of their role play for which self and peer review commentary is provided.
Ancient Chinese Inventions 6 to 12
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Students will be selecting an ancient chinese invention and researching it. They will then create a marking campaign to market the product.
Ancient Civilizations Podcast 7 to 7
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This lesson is designed as a year ending project encouraging students to creatively demonstrate what they have learned about various civilizations that we studied throughout the year. This is also used as a great review for our final exam.
Ancient Egypt P-K to P-K
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Throughout this two week unit, my students will learn about the many contributions that have come from ancient Egypt.
Ancient Greece Podcast 7 to 7
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Students will work in groups to create a newscast from Ancient Greece. Each broadcast will include an introduction, a news story about leisure or entertainment
Ancient Wonders of the World P-K to P-K
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Students will learn about the 7 Ancient Wonders of the world and make connections to the content we are studying about Ancient Civilizations. Teacher used Smart Notebook software and interactive features to create lesson.
Animal Adventures 4 to 6
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Students will research a specific zoo animal, and write a script describing various features of the animal. The class will then go to the zoo, find their animal and film each other telling about their animal (Jeff Corwin or Steve Erwin style). Later these will be made into class videos.
Animals and Algorithms K to 2
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Students will develop the ability to design simple algorithms and implement them digitally on an ipad. Students will consider why humans make things with technology as well as how humans control computers. Students will work in small groups to design and program a simple digital animation about an animal in its habitat.
Animals Classification 4 to 6
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- Classify animals with backbones into groups of mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, and fish based on their features and description.
Animals on Parade 3 to 8
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Fourth grade students will research rainforest animals of the world and hold what is known as a shoebox parade. Each student will decorate a shoebox to resemble a parade float and create a podcast.
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.
Animation Festival 5 to 6
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5th and 6th grade students will create claymation and object animation shorts to be produced as a short film festival. This lesson is actually a unit on animation comprised of several weeks of group work and filming.
Animation Station 4 to 6
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Students create clay animated videos. These videos are based on idioms or short stories the students write.
ANIMATORS AND LEGO MANIA! 2 to 6
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Students will work in groups and create a short informational animated movie on animals they read about. They will use a storyboard to develop their short story.
Annotating and Analyzing Readings with Tablets 9 to 12
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This lesson plan shows how tablets and/or computers with internet access would be used in my ELA classroom to enhance engagement and independence reading and analyzing Common Core texts.
Antony vs. Brutus 9 to 12
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In groups of four, students will create an advertising campaign based on their given character/speech of Antony or Brutus from Shakespeare's Caesar. Students will use the project as means of debate focusing on the which character should have control of Rome after the death of their former leader, Caesar.
Apps for Egypt 6 to 6
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Middle school students will create a digital storybook explaining various aspects of Egypt to elementary school students. Final product will be a collection of stories told and "digitized" by the students!
Around Town K to 2
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Objective: Apply organizational writing strategy of sequencing to write about a trip around town. allow students to experience the being the illustrator/photographer for their own writing/book.
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.
art tech club 5 to 7
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Interested and motivated students in various grades join one of my Friday "art club" groups. At least one group spends their time making an animated movie.
Artistic Expression of the Scientific Revolution 9 to 10
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Students will explore the influences of the Scientific Revolution beyond literal scientific tools and inventions through reading, collaborating, scavenging, and games. Students will identify the ways in which science influenced and transformed European cultural institutions through art and music.
At the Movies 1 to 2
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Students respond to books, poems and literary genres by using flip cameras to make movie trailers, "behind-the-scene-clips", never before seen footage, movie reviews and commercials as the use imagination, innovations and 21st century digital tools to show their understanding.
At the Movies 1 to 2
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This lesson plan attempts at creating a framework for creativity, innovation and global collaboration while allowing students to create different movies as they respond to books and poems from different literary genres. The lesson plan allows for student-driven learning, with choices and project-based learning.
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.
Author Study - Tomie de Paola K to 2
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Students use Tomie de Paola books to explore different themes and ideas as well as make connections between Tomie de Paola's books and connections to real world scenarios and situations.
Autism Through the Eyes of Technology 6 to 8
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Statistics show that All children benefit from the use of technology in the classroom, however, children with Autism participate, communicate, and engage MOST effectively by using technology. In addition, most of my students have difficulties with fine motor skills, and using technology in the classroom for various lessons would help them grow tremendously. My project will enhance learning and motivate my students to initiate communication participate and collaborate with their peers in order to reach their greatest potential.
BDA Lesson PLan 7 to 12
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A plan that introduces the entire Microsoft Office Suite. Allows students to see all the potential uses and what program to use when.
Be A Star! K to 1
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Students will be able to showcase other students meeting the behavior expectations set by our school within the hallways, lunchroom, classroom, playground, riding the bus, and going in and out of the building.
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.
Behind the Camera 5 to 8
Students create a documentary-style video that speaks to an organization within the community.
Behind the Mask P-K to 12
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A mask has historically been a symbol to both represent and disguise a particular culture, individual, or even a corpse. We associate them with tribal and social celebrations or representations of those who have passed on. Students will create their own masks to represent their external and public persona, but underneath they will enclose a poem on the back that reveals what lies underneath.
Beyond the Basic Research Paper 8 to 8
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Students will use technology to demonstrate understanding of immigration and create unique technology enriched products of specific research topics.
Bill Nye Science Videos 5 to 5
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The students will choose a topic from the list of science standards that we covered in the school year. They will teach the topic the Bill Nye way using a Flip Video camera and a detailed rubric. The students will be scored by multiple criteria. The movies will be watched by all of the students and then used in the years to come as a hook before I teach each area.
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!
Biography Research Project 4 to 4
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In this lesson the students work in groups to research a famous African American for Black History month. They did their research on a chrome books and everything was up loaded the their google classroom account. We used google slides to create a presentation that they shared with the class. This lasted two weeks and on the third week the students presented their google slides presentation. They also created a quit on the quizizz website that the other students could take after listening to each presentation.
Blasting Math Fact Boredom K to 2
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In this lesson, students will work on math fact mastery by using various games on the Motion Math app and then discuss in small groups the strategies they used to improve their computation.
Body Tissues and Membranes 9 to 12
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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.
Book Trailers 5 to 8
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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.
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.
Boston Tea Party 3 to 5
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Students simulate the Boston Tea Party. Students use the Smart Board to sequence the events of the Boston Tea Party and discuss the consequences that followed. Students create their disguises and chant a poem as they dump tea into the "Boston Harbor". Students will create a digital account of the simulation.
Breaking Color Barriers 3 to 5
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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.
Breaking News ... from Our Solar System! 4 to 8
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Students will create a news broadcast about an object or objects in our solar system. Broadcasts will be recorded on video and shared with the rest of their class, other classes, and even other schools. Teachers can look into showing the broadcasts on the district's public access channel (if available).
Bring Black History Month to Life! P-K to 12
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Students will research the life of a historically significant African-American and create a first person account of their accomplishments. Then the students will create a three dimensional video of the person to educate others about this person.
Bringing STEM to the Elementary Classroom Through 3D Printing 4 to 5
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Utilize a project based approach to STEM by providing students an education in CAD software and 3D printing. The software utilized will be Google SketchUp
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.
Bullying and Cyberbullying 4 to 8
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This lesson is designed to prevent bullying in schools and provide them with skills to manage bullying behaviors.
Butterfly Life Cycle 2 to 3
Students will describe and research the Butterfly Life Cycle.
Caching in Pine's Treasures 6 to 12
Project ‘Caching in Pine’s Treasures” was designed to increase student knowledge of Social Studies’ topics in a non-traditional way. Students will use digital cameras and GPS units to learn historical information outside the classroom walls increasing student motivation, content knowledge, and knowledge of “technology-based gadgets.”
Captured at the Farm K to 2
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Kindergarten students will capture digital photos and/or video while visiting a local farm to represent "life" (animals, gardens, milk, butter, etc.). Students will collaborate with a second grade class to create a multimedia digital storybook about their field experience.
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.
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.
Causes of the American Revolution Research Project 5 to 5
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Students will use EdCanvas to learn about the causes of the American Revolution, choose one cause of the American Revolution to research furtherand then give a presentation to the class on that cause of the American Revolution.
Celebrations Summative Project - Kindergarten P-K to K
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(8 week lesson)After studying the holidays and traditions of autumn and winter throughout the world, kindergarten students are challenged to create their own unique holiday. While presenting their holiday, students will be digitally recorded to assess their understanding of holidays as a summative assessment. *International Baccalaureate PYP*
Cells and Organelles 6 to 8
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The students will learn about cells and cell parts. They will create 2-d or 3-d models of cell parts and use a flip video camera to create a "common craft" teaching video.
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.
Centers in the Library K to 5
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Students will participate in digital storytime during centers and demonstrate comprehension. Students will also be able to solve problems using the Osmo kit.
Chat it up! 6 to 9
Students use role play scenarios to work through various and potentially harmful cyber chat situations. Critically thinking about each scenario as a group, creating, and performing short skits to demonstrate how to handle these situations.
Cheesy Connections 9 to 12
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Students plan, shoot, and create cheesy videos of their chosen SAT vocabulary word to help other students learn the meanings of the word.
Cherokee Unit- Lesson 1: Cherokee Religion and Culture 7 to 8
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In this unit, students will learn about the beliefs, practices and traditions of Native American groups in North Carolina, specifically the Cherokee people, and explain how European explorers and settlers impacted these groups.
China-Contributions Made During the Ming Dynasty-7.26 6 to 7
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The students will draw evidence from informational texts, including their textbook and at least two online sources, to create a powerpoint presentation detailing the contributions made during the Ming Dynasty.
Cinderella - Digital Storytelling K to 2
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A digital retelling of the traditional fairy tale, Cinderella.
City's 50th Anniversary: A Snap Shot in Time K to 12
Walnut is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The project would have students from all age levels taking picture and creating a living snap shot of the community regardless of age, sex, or beliefs. This would be put on display in City Hall and used as a video for the local Cable Network.
Classroom Census (Analyzing Data) 3 to 5
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Classroom Census (Analyzing Data) Students will complete census for their household, graph data, analyze and interpret it in a paragraph.
Claymation Film Festival 3 to 8
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This project allows students to extend their story-writing skills to a new medium. Students will learn the essential elements of a story through creating a storyboard, characters, and a short claymation video
Claymation Metamorphosis in Butterflies 3 to 8
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This Claymation project will show the Butterfly Life Cycle. Starting with a storyboard plan our students will build characters ( young larvae, mature larvae, butterfly) and film their actions one frame at a time with a digital camera.
Claymation Video Lessons 5 to 12
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Students will create simple 3D oil-based clay characters, which will move through 2D student-created environments(stop-action videography). Students will narrate the stories thus created.
Climate Change in Context 8 to 12
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Students predict and review the effects of climate change by reviewing text and writing hypotheses. Groups then present the information to the class in a jigsaw/spider web format.
Clip Me P-K to 2
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This lesson involves my second graders using clip art for their Power Point presentations. They will decide on an endangered species they would like to learn more about, write a report, and last make a power point presentation to present to our third grade classes.
Coasting our Way to Success 6 to 8
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Students will learn about Newton's Three Laws of Motion which is essential for all physics courses as well as the general theory of relativity.
Code the Bots! Block Coding in Javascript K to 5
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Students will learn and code with Javascript, initially using a block-based curriculum free at code.org on existing technology already in the school. Students will progress to programming a variety of robots like Dash and Dot for the Wonder League Competitions; Ozobots; Sphero’s BB-8 and SPRK+ Lightening Lab; Osmo Code, and Parrot’s Rolling Spider Mini-Drones. Students will also create and code Javascript programs, digital stories, and computer programs.
Coding in a Different Way! --Secret Code Messages 4 to 6
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Students will be able to create a rolling robot that flashes the light cube in morse code, so as to communicate a brief message to the students on the other side of the classroom.
Collaborating Living Moments 6 to 12
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Students who are incarcerated experience very little positive influences, have created substantial challenges, and show little ability to make beneficial, character building decisions. which incapacitate them to progress academically, socially, vocationally, etc., and ensure continued failure . We wish to utilize the Seminole County Dividend Speakers to influence these students, however, due to incarceration and facility regulations, students are unable to participate in their presentations. Therefore, we would request technology, in the form of DVD video camera and digital programming, to bring speaker presentations in house. We would tape initial speaker performances at Eugene Gregory and later present to other students at John Polk and the Juvenile Detention Facility.
Collaborative learning through technology assisted projects K to 6
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My class is a computer literacy class at an arts integrated charter school. Elementary students form Kindergarden to 6th grade will learn computer skills and Google's collaborative tools through project based learning. Problem solving, teamwork and critical thinking skills will be required to complete projects successfully.
Collaborative Wriitng and Debating 4 to 5
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Through discussion, students will formulate opinions and defend their own positions in writing
Collaborative Writing in 4th Grade 4 to 6
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This lesson incorporates writing, listening and speaking skills in order to have each group of studnets produce a piece of publishable narrative writing.
Collecting, Organizing, and Displaying Data 6 to 6
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Groups complete fun activities, record and organize their results, and display them as dot plots and box-and-whisker plots.
Colonial America 4 to 6
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Fifth Graders are researching information on a variety of topics dealing with Colonial America in preparation for Colonial Day that the school holds every other year. They will be taking their research and creating a power Point presentation which needs to include an audio piece.
Color Coded Reading P-K to 8
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Students will exhibit enthusiasm when it is their time to read text when it is color coded and color assigned. Any text is broken into various colors and students read their assigned color.
Come Meet Us at the Zoo P-K to P-K
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Come Meet Us at the Zoo is a project theme lesson plan that incorporates technology with life science, literacy, writing skills, and creativity. Children will identify animals, research them online and with books and magazines, then write a book about the animal of their choice.
Commercial Success with Sensory Adjectives 3 to 5
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Students will learn about sensory adjectives by using various modalities. They will create a 1 -2 minute commericial for a product using sensory adjectives in writing and in a presentation.
Compare/Contrast Animal Kingdom Characteristics from Informational Texts P-K to P-K
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Students will compare and contrast the various animal kingdoms. Students will take this knowledge and complete a compare/contrast essay after researching the animal kingdoms.
Comparing and Contracting modern and colonial children 2 to 4
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Students will compare and contrast their 'modern' life with the lives of 'colonial' children. Students will complete a Venn Diagram, and take the information on the Venn Diagram to write a paragraph comparing the different time periods.
Connecting Across the Atlantic 6 to 8
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If the cameras are won 5 will be donated to our sister school in Ghana. Students in each school will then create daily life and educational videos to share across the ocean to encourage global awareness and citizenship.
Connecting Our World 6 to 8
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This lesson utilizes FLIP video cameras and a wikispace page. The goal of the unit is to advocate positive global thinking and the need for a team effort to preserve our resources.
Constructing Model Houses Using Accepted Construction Techniques 9 to 12
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Students will assume the role of construction foreman. They will research structural systems and designs to plan and construct a model building of their choice.
Constructing Model Houses Using Accepted Construction Techniques 9 to 12
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Students will assume the role of construction foreman. They will research structural systems and designs to plan and construct a model building of their choice.
Continuidad de los Parques 11 to 12
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Write a skit and film it using flip videos adding an ending to the short story Continuidad de los Parques by Julio Cortazar
Convince Me to Read 5 to 12
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Students will use persuasive writing to convince me to read their novel. They will use technology to assist them in their presentation.
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.
Create a descriptive writing piece using descriptive words 2 to 2
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In the first part of the lesson we will use Kahoot to make sure all students know what adjectives and adverbs are. The second part will involve researching an animal and coming up with a one paragraph writing to describe how the animal moves and looks.
Create A Keychain using 3D design P-K to 9
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In this lesson my students will be able to utilize online 3D software to create a "marketable" keychain and print it out on a 3D printer. This will let students take ownership of this process by making it their own and understanding how to begin an entrepreneurship.
Create a Mini Movie For Field Trips!!! 4 to 12
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Students will use the Magisto- Magical Video Editor App on a smartphone/tablet to create movies from selected photos and videos on a field trip.
Create a News Program 3 to 12
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Students will create their very own news program complete with commercials. They will explore writing, reporting, operating a video camera, and using digital tools such as chroma-key. This lesson will spark their interest in reporting facts and writing for a purpose.
Create and Respond to a Music Video 4 to 5
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Student will create a Music Video by performing a song, create choreography for the video, create props, coodinate the performance, and respond to theirs and others performances.
Creating a Brochure 3 to 5
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Students will create a brochure to be given out at the beginning of the year. The brochure will include pictures of NMES and student written descriptions of what goes on throughout the year.
Creating a Commercial 9 to 12
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Students will review current and popular television commercials that use music to advertise the product. Students will then create their own product commercial and use either self recorded or other music to advertise.
Creating a Digital Story as a Summative Assessment 9 to 12
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As an end of the unit performance task, my chemistry students will create a digital story that shows evidence of the learning that took place throughout the unit. The digital story will showcase digital pictures/videos of the labs/experiments/activities that proved useful in learning about chemical reactions.
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 a Virtual Zoo: A Cross-Curriculum, Problem Based Learning Project 1 to 1
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In this unit lessons, students will use technology skills and digital media applications, along with science and literacy skills to research animals in order to create a "virtual zoo", for students who do not have a zoo nearby or cannot afford to make the trip.
Creating an Effective Ad Campaign 10 to 12
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The student will create an ad using technology tools to promote membership in FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America).
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 insects puppet show 1 to 3
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This plan integrates reading, investigating, writing, performing and technology into one fun and engaging project that will get students involved in writing a skit and performing for a " puppet-show " purpose.
Creation Stories 6 to 12
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Provide an authentic approach to improve understanding the foundation of American Literature and improve literacy skills of all the students. This project will allow students to research, create, and demonstrate, via podcasts and discussion boards, their knowledge of the origins of American literature.
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.
Crikey! It’s a Part of Speech! 4 to 5
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Students will call upon their inner Crocodile Hunter and go searching the school and school grounds “hunting” for examples of parts of speech. While “hunting” they will show how exciting learning about parts of speech can really be.
Crucible Library Web Quest 9 to 12
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Students will conduct a web quest as an introductory activity to reading Arthur Miller's The Crucible.
CSI - Crime School Investigation 5 to 5
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Students use the fun, hands-on science skills of collecting, analyzing and matching evidence to solve a mystery. By teaching the unit holistically students benefit in reading, writing, math and science skills.
CSI Podcasts P-K to P-K
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Students will create a reference library of podcasts to help them solve crime scenes and later review for tests.
CSI: Chemistry Student Investigators 10 to 12
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Students master scientific inquiry skills as they design investigations to solve mysteries based on scientific concepts, use hand held computers and digital cameras to capture data generated in their investigations, and use Tool Factory software to compile data and lab reports to create electronic lab journals.
Cultural Awareness in Omaha: Entering the Golden Door 6 to 8
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The Jr. High students at Holy Name School will develop their cultural awareness through a technology project using tablet computers. The tablets will be used to record interviews with community members of a minimum of 8 different cultures and to develop an innovative presentation about their discoveries and incites based on those conversations.
Cultural Celebrations K to 12
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Students research and study cultures throughout the world through the use of the internet, email, and voice over internet technology, and by completing a webquest .
Cyberbullying PSA 5 to 8
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Students will form groups of 2 or 3 to make a 60 second Cyber-Bullying Public Service Announcement. They will contuct research, create an outline, write a script, film, edit and publish.
Daily Life: Recognizing Positive Social Behaviors 8 to 12
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Activating schemata (1) Developing recognition of target vocabulary in context (2) Recognizing that multi syllabus words have different stress patterns. Recognizes target words and spoken context in isolation using appropriate technology when possible. Recognizes the stress pattern of target words.
Dakota Pipeline Lesson 11 to 12
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This is an a unit that is geared towards students understanding the components of the Regents exam. The argumentative essay will focus on students reading and analyzing 4 different texts that examine multiple sides about the Dakota Access Pipeline debate. The essay will extend in students participating in a socratic seminar with their peers using respectful and accountable talk and fostering productive peer to peer discussion.
Data Collection Project 8 to 8
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My students will create a survey and use data collection to showcase the results. Technology will be used to put it in a video format for the school to see the results.
Design Team Challenge 4 to 8
Students use technology and engineering skills to create robots. These robots are used to test various math applications, and data tables are used to compare data.
Designing a School Garden 6 to 6
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Students will use skills of geometry to design a school box garden.
Dewey Decimal Rap 5 to 6
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Students will learn about the Dewey Decimal system and how it organizes the library's non-fiction section. They will then work in small teams to create a rap, song, or poem to describe their assigned section.
Differentiating Through Audiobooks 8 to 8
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Advanced readers stage and record audio versions of novels for less-able readers, who will listen to audio recordings using MP3 players and listening stations.
Digital Cameras 6 to 8
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Performance Objective: Upon completion of this assignment, the students will be able to choose the right digital camera for the type of pictures they are going to take and successfully transfer images from the camera to their computer for editing.
Digital Cameras and Numbers K to 1
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Using digital cameras to take pictures of groups of numbers to practice grouping and counting.
Digital Citizenship unit 7 to 8
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This wiki teaches 7th and 8th graders about Mike Ribble's 9 elements of Digital Citizenship -- using Internet links, online videos and podcasts. Digital Citizenship is one of ISTE's NETS-S.
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 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 Dissections 11 to 12
Second year biology students participate in a vertebrate comparative anatomy dissection lab. During the dissections, students photograph the dissections and then develop a PowerPoint presentation in which they illustrate the dissections. PowerPoint presentations are used by first year biology teachers during lectures.
Digital Dynamite 6 to 8
The primary purpose of this unit is to provide art students an opportunity to develop photography skills. Students will be able to apply the elements and principles of design as they take photographs and again as they choose which photos to print. and use.
Digital Fairytale 4 to 6
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Students write their own fairytale in groups. They use a digital camera and Power Point to retell their story.
Digital Literacy 9 to 12
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Plan designed to improve reading comprehension and writing skills for high school english students through script writing and film adaptation.
Digital Mitosis and Claymation 9 to 12
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Students use digital cameras to create a movie or vodcast of mitosis or meiosis.
Digital Parts of Speech 9 to 12
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Enlgish Language Learners at the high school level will create iMovie projects with music, photo clips, and video clips to enhance learning & instruction of parts of speech.
Digital Portfolio K to 6
Students in kindergarten and sixth grade will document their field trips using digital photography in order to share the experiences.
Digital Presentation of Life In The Future 7 to 12
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After watching Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451", students will discuss the future as Bradbury predicted. Students will create a video representation of what THEY think the world will look like 50 years into the future.
Digital Research Animal Project 1 to 2
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Students will research an animal of choice and use an iPad app to create a trading card to inform peers of their new learning.
Digital Revolution 6 to 12
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Students will compose an original historical photograph about a revolution based on Eleanor Antin's work. They will also read a literature piece coinciding with the revolution they have chosen to study.
Digital Science Fair P-K to P-K
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Students use various productivity applications and Internet sites to create a digital science fair presentation. The presentations will be shared with the school and community.
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.
Digital Video Interviews 6 to 12
Students will create a video interview. They will interview a business leader from our community and then a Movie Night will invite the community members, families, and students to view the final products.
Discovering Strategies to Divide 5 to 5
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Students will solve real life story problems by modeling, writing equations, and justifying their use of operations and strategies. Strategies and solutions are then shared with the whole group to encourage flexible math thinking.
DNA Replication Animation 7 to 12
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Students use modeling clay and stop-motion animation to illustrate the replication of DNA.
Documenting Science Through an Active Inquiry Process 4 to 12
Students will engage in active learning about science topics and document findings, experiences, and insights with point and shoot cameras.
Don't Just Do It - Talk About it! 3 to 5
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A hands - on science class provides student with the opportunity to experience learning rather than just hear about it. Combine that with a Flipcam and you have a winning combination. Students using hands-on activities for direct experience and video to help students explain and internalize their learning.
Dot and Dash Global Ambassadors 3 to 6
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Combining communication , collaboration, critical thinking , computer coding, real world writing, geography, research skills and creativity.
DROP BY DROP WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD 6 to 8
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The purpose of the unit is for students to acquire information and knowledge about water, its structure, its properties, its usage, and its importance as a resource. Many students inherently know about water because they consume and use it every day. Many students however think there is an infinite supply of fresh water and all they have to do to get fresh water is to turn on the faucet. To acquire water usage statistics and appreciate the unique properties of water will help student accomplish their final task.
Early American Civilization 4 to 6
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Students will create a skit using information about one early American civilization. The three options are Inca, Aztec, and Maya.
Earth Day Commercials 3 to 5
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For our culminating unit on recycling and conservation, students will work in groups to write and produce a commercial for the morning news show encouraging students in the school to do something specific to help the environment.
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.
Earth Science Group Project 5 to 6
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Students work in small groups to research and create a presentation on one of three Earth Science topics.
ecology 6 to 8
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Students will gain a lifelong love of nature by infusing the technology into what they are learning about ecology in a real way. Students will do this by creating PowerPoints of ecology concepts using photos/video of things found around them.
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.
Electricity for Kids! It's Shocking! 2 to 3
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Electricity for Kids! It's Shocking!
Electronic Poetry Project 6 to 12
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The Electronic Poetry Project is a student-generated, project-based learning experience in which students utilize technology to develop skills in research, writing, and creativity to produce an audio/video presentation. Student-driven, project-based learning enhances lasting knowledge rather that just momentary learning.
Element Advertisement! 6 to 8
Using digital voice recorders, students will create radio advertisements to inform their audience about the specifics of different elements found on the Periodic Table. The advertisements will then be uploaded to a class blog and presented to the class.
Elementary Lessons for Primary and Secondary Sources 3 to 4
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Primary and Secondary Sources Lessons
Emerging Heros 12 to 12
Students will understand the concept of a hero through visual arts.
Engage in Literature Circle discussion. 7 to 8
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Students discuss readings from selected texts, done the previous night, with the goal of engaging text, interacting with each other, and exhibiting ordered but collaborative work.
Engineering Design of Thermal Home with Renewable Energy Source for specific Biomes of the world 6 to 8
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Students will work together in families to discover one of Earth’s biomes. As a family, the students will focus their research on the climate, typical flora and fauna, and typical weather cycles of their biome. The family will then use their knowledge of thermal energy combined with their research data on their biome to design, construct and present their home design and reasoning to the class in a creative manner. Students will then do further research into weather patterns, statistical data of precipitation, temperature, hours of sunshine, etc and viable renewable energy possibilities so that families can then add to their homes a unique means to use the natural resources in their biome as a renewal resources to generate energy for their home.
Enhancing Social Skills and Vocabulary through Photography K to 5
Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders will use photography to visualize, practice and evaluate their communicative exchanges.Younger students will use pictures to build their vocabulary.
Environmental Explorers 3 to 5
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This project based learning challenges students to use higher level thinking along with technology to problem solve the challenge presented. The students must research, plan, design using a 3D/4D virtual program (and also create a model of their habitat), and then finally write an action plan for a new ecosystem in South Africa.
Equations in Motion 8 to 11
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Groups of two or three students will walk around the Block taping items in motion and then using the Vernier Video Physics App write equations for the motion they see. Tis will be a culminating activity for our unit on writing equations.
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 Projects: Sound, Heat and Light 4 to 12
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Students researched, wrote a report and created a class website teaching their newly gained expert knowledge on a specific topic related to sound, heat or light. Students presented their webpage to the class to teach their topic.
Exploring Climate Change 9 to 12
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Students will research climate change and create a Glog of their findings. They will also debate climate change and publish as a podcast.
Exploring Climate Change Using the Eyes In the Sky 8 to 12
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Using NEO (NASA Earth Observations) satellite images and NIH ImageJ to animate the images, students will explore various aspects of climate change. From the montage of images, students will write a report describing various areas of climate change. Grade level: secondary
Exploring Our World 2 to 2
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Students read texts and complete activities that relate to different regions around the world. Students can use the Amazon Echo to answer questions and research different regions/continents and listen to audiobooks that connect to our world.
Exploring Tenths 4 to 4
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Students will explore the relationship between fractions and decimals in this introductory lesson to decimals. This lesson will focus on tenths and represent decimals with number disks, on number lines, and in expanded form.
Exploring the cellular basis of life using real life object for project 10 to 12
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This lesson is intended to familiarize students with different categories of cells. Emphasis will be placed on the comparison and contrast of plant and animals cells and the structures within them. They will explore the real world of cells by exploring using the digital microscopy. This concept will integrate with technology based hands on with the students as they engage doing a cell project out of the real object.
Exploring the Solar System K to 1
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Students will use Smartphones, VR headsets and space app to explore the planets in the solar system.
Exponents 4 to 5
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Introductions to Exponents: showing students how exponents work, what they are, explaining the meaning, and how important it is to understand it is repeated multiplication.
[email protected] Spanish 10 to 12
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Students watch an educational Spanish video series called [email protected] Students would use these cameras to produce and record their own episode of [email protected]
EXTRA! EXTRA! Hear all about it!! P-K to 5
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Parents can now hear the excitement in their child's voice and see the smile on their child's face as their children share what they did throughout the week with this podcast newsletter.
Facebook For Good! 9 to 12
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This activity uses the popularity of Facebook to motivate the students to conduct an electronic campain for change in the school!
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.
Famous Classmates! K to 2
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As a way to get to know each other, the children become reporters, photographers, and movie producers to interview each other as they become "Famous First Graders." Learning to work as a team to interview the famous person and then produce a short movie helps establish a cooperative climate in our classroom. I guide the children as they create the roles and then help them learn the skills needed for their job. Part of the classroom is set up to look like an arrival area for famous people, like movie stars or the President.
Fantasy Fiction Video Finale 6 to 8
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Students use flip video cameras and iMovie to create visual reflections for their culminating project in Fantasy Fiction book groups.
Farming and Economics Problem Based Learning Unit 3 to 5
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Third graders will be introduced to basic economic principles through an assistance-seeking memo from the Future Farmers of America (FFA). Students will engage in this problem-based learning (PBL) unit for nine weeks and will be guided by mini-lessons throughout the unit that provide background knowledge and various examples of vocabulary and basic economic principles for students to extend to their products. Various technology is used throughout the unit.
Fe Chef P-K to P-K
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Students study the chemistry of cooking and create a cooking video as the culminating project. In the video they describe the science principles associated with their recipe.
Festivals, Fairs, and Fun and Unit Exploring Spanish Festivals 6 to 12
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Students will compare and contrast the cultural traditions and festivals of Spanish speaking countries with their own culture. It is our desire that students understand, value, and respect people and places outside of their own environment.
Figurative Language 4 to 5
Students create a visual image using Kidpix of an example of hyperbole or personification.
Finding Solutions to Hunger 6 to 8
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This is a project plan more than a lesson plan. It is a 10-week project using a wonderful online collaboration tool designed to be used by educators. Besides teaching the curriculum objectives—the goal is to open the students’ eyes to hunger in the world.
Finding the Tipping Point 11 to 12
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Students will read and analyze Malcolm Gladwell's Tipping Point and then apply their understanding of the book to their school.
Five Themes of Geography 7 to 12
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This is an assessment tool for the Five Themes of Geography. Students will research the five themes of Geography for the assigned Canadian Province and make a “Doodlecast Pro.”, or another presentation app, make a presentation. This could be an individual or group project. . This could be a group on individual project..
Flat Stanley in the 21st Century 1 to 5
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Students use the Jeff Brown story "Flat Stanley" as a bridge to learn about different geographic, cultural, and scientific features of communities around the state, country, and world. Letters and their "flat" person is emailed to friends and family, in order to learn about the world around them via email, websites and Skype conversations. and results are shared with the grade level.
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 cameras in the classroom 2 to 5
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In this activity the student become familiar with the flip cameras by producing a short movie introducing new students to their school.
Flip for Favorite Stories 2 to 5
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The students will take a familiar book in Spanish (or other foreign language) and record themselves performing it as a movie, then insert English subtitles.
Flip Into Reading by Using Voice K to 5
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Goal: To teach the importance of adding “voice” when reading aloud. To improve fluency skills and writing skills.
Flip into Technology! 6 to 12
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Students use Flip cameras to gather information and integrate it into any classroom activity.
Flip Lipdub 10 to 12
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Spanish students translate a song from English to Spanish, memorize the lyrics and create a lipdub video 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 Out Over Weather 4 to 9
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Students will investigate will be assigned aspects of weather study and write a report. They will use Flip Video cameras to film each other reading their report. Students will gather photos and video clips to use in a video project that utilizes their weather report. And finally, they will work in groups to create a video script derived from their report.
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.
Flip'n Over Shapes K to K
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Studetns take pictures of shapes in their school and turn it into a class book.
FlippEd Geo Buddies 3 to 6
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Students will create videos that incorporate geometric shapes in the real world. They will also collaborate with other classrooms in a social network, uploading and commenting on each others videos using Edmodo.com.
Flippin' For CJH-A Video Presentation of Our Campus 6 to 8
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The students use the Flip Video Cameras to learn the principles of multimedia production while producing a meaningful video tour of our campus product. This product will be used to introduce CJH to newcomers and the world wide web.
Flipping for Force and Motion! 6 to 8
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Students will go through many fun, hands-on experiences using the flip cams to document evidence of their learning.
Flipping for Math 7 to 7
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Students will plan and develop a video over current topics taught in math for the semester using Flip Video cameras.
Flipping Out at the Peoples' Choice Ad Awards 9 to 12
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A marketing lesson plan taking marketing basic concepts and applying them in a culminating project. This is a grouped project requiring the students to use technology creatively to attempt to produce a winning video commercial for a classroom award ceremony.
Flipping Over Our Weather Reports 2 to 6
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Students will write and film a weather report.
Flipping the Science Classroom: iEnergy 4 to 5
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What if homework was done in the classroom and the teacher lesson was watched at home? With the help of this grant I plan to flip my classroom as I engage students in creativity and interactive learning.
For Sale! 6 to 8
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Students in my Spanish class must sell a house in a Spanish Speaking country.
Forces and Motion Scavenger Hunt P-K to 5
Students will work in small groups to identify and photograph things that we push or pull in our real world.
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.
Fractions in Action 5 to 5
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We will learn fraction using the Blended Classroom method and kicking them off with an Engaged Learning Unit. Students will learn to add and subtract fraction with unlike denominators.
Fredrick Douglass...A digital History 7 to 7
Using technology, the students will create projects that depicts the stuggles of slaves with a focus on Fredrick Douglass and his determination to abolish it.
From photo to printed word: Getting second-graders to write! K to 2
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By taking pictures and focusing on the basics (capital letters and periods), second graders get the beginning concepts of writing a story by taking compelling images.
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.
Geographical Literacy through Building: A Minecraft Project 6 to 8
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Students will use Minecraft for Education to build a community from a specific geographical area and understand how land forms, resources and spatial organization can affect human settlement patterns and housing.
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.
Geometry Hunters 3 to 5
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Students will review basic two dimensional geometric terms as they complete a digital scavenger hunt by snapping photos on the smartphone. Students will present their findings to the class in a googledocs slide show.
Geometry in Our World 6 to 7
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Find geometric properities in objects inside and ouside of the classroom and building.
Geometry Task Rotation 2 to 2
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Students will circulate around the room completing geometry tasks displayed on posters. At each question will be a tablet to scan a QR code to instantly check their work.
Georgia's Physical Features 8 to 8
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Students will use various websites and interactive online tools to learn about the physical features of Georgia.
Get a Move on: Using Promethean Technology to Create a More Engaging Classroom 10 to 11
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This lesson shows how my classroom can be more interactive and engaging with the use of a Promethean board. This lesson is an example of how I could teach that would help increase student scores on teacher created test.
Get to know me 3 to 12
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The beginning of the year is difficult for all levels of students. Using a free download, Windows Movie Maker, this lesson will allow students to each shine in a different way.
Getting Down to Business (Letters and Technology) 7 to 11
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Students use technology to learn parts of a business letter, how to write a business letter, research businesses, and write a letter of request to a business of their choice.
Getting Techy With Insects 1 to 5
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Students will engage in a variety of activities, including a WebQuest and Google Hangout with another classroom. The duration of this lesson is a 2-5 days, depending on the activities used.
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.
Ghost Stories in Spanish 11 to 12
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In this lesson, students will study Hispanic folk tales like "La Llorona" and use flip cameras and ToolFactory software to create a movie version of one of the tales. The lesson could also be approached as a podcast!
Gingerbread Man Alternative Ending P-K to 12
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After reading "The Gingerbread Man" discuss what would have happened if there was a bridge to cross instead of the fox. Challenge students to design and build a bridge that could have saved the gingerbread man.
Giving a Voice to Literature 4 to 4
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The students in my class have been working in reading groups called book clubs. This project will allow students to act out their favorite scene, give interviews as a character from the book, make a promotional commercial for the book, or give a book review as a famous reviewer.
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.
Go Animate the 20th Century! 4 to 8
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In this lesson, students create an animation to share their knowledge of a historical event that took place in the 20th Century.
Go Pro Geometry Lesson Plan P-K to P-K
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Using the Go-Pro students will video record geometric terms around the school to create a video about geometry in Cheltenham High School to share with students abroad.
Going "Diggie" with Math Word Problems 5 to 12
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This lesson integrates the use of the digital camera into the creation of Math word problems. This approach of learning applies real life experiences for all the students involved.
Going Green Collaboratively 9 to 12
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A collaborative effort from Technology, Science and Art teachers to focus on the environment. Students capture images and process photographic and digital prints for display that depicts what the local community is doing toward saving the environment.
Google & Tablets for 1st Grade Reading And Response Program K to 3
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"Interactive & Data-driven Planned Lessons" are being implemented in our 5 1st grade classes in a grant for 5 Nexus tablets to support a program integrating Lexia Reading, Google Apps and Promethean Response systems. This is a small southern NH farming town. Our students come mostly from lower to middle income families and had little technology integration before this past year. We are now bringing our students into the 21st century and exposing them to the different tools they will need to be successful in today's society. Many of these students struggle with reading and have learning weaknesses that greatly benefit from an interactive integrated program.
Google Classroom interactive lesson 6 to 6
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students use google classrooms to take assessment as well as read informational text and refocus their thinking.
Got Milk? 6 to 8
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Students will learn the importance of drinking milk and getting the calcium they need. They will research how much calcium they need a day and recognize good sources of calcium.
GPS Ecosystem (Ecotone) Scavenger Hunt 9 to 12
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Using GPS's and your surroundings to make going outside fun for students!
GPS Treasure Hunt for Knowledge 6 to 8
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Working in groups, students will walk around the school community and stop off at 10 areas to complete a task related to what is being taught in the classroom.
Grade K Learns About Robots - Ozobots! K to 1
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My Grade K Technology students will use the Ozobots to learn about Robotics! They will draw shapes, and then use the Ozobots to show the coding of the colors used.
GRAMMAR SHOTS K to 8
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Have fun creating a progressive grammar portfolio.
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 Weather 2 to 3
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Graphing Weather and writing about the results
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.
Great Depression Gallery Walk 9 to 12
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Students will analyze the impact of the Great Depression on U.S. society and populations by analyzing primary source images from the Library of Congress website.
Greek Mythology Movies 6 to 6
Students will learn about Greek myths. Then, students create a script based off of a Greek myth, film, and edit their movies.
Growing a Garden 1 to 5
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After learning about plants and sets of tens, we took what we learned to a STEM project.
Growing and Changing P-K to P-K
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Students will interview friends and adults asking questions and taking pictures. With gathered information will make a school/class newspaper
Growing plants inside 2 to 4
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students discover the variety of plants we can grow inside.
Growing STEM Minds Through the Growing Gardens 9 to 12
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The nexus of our STEM activities revolves around our urban gardening center surrounding the school. The STEM activities will reach across all the subject areas including English, History, Science, Engineering, Technology and Math classes at our school.
Gumby Rules! 5 to 6
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Using Responsive Classroom ideas, students will brainstorm classroom rules, examples of those rules, ways to apologize when rules are broken, and possible consequences. Each student will then pick one part to animate with the software.
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.
Hands on learning through OSMO P-K to 4
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Students will be using Osmo to take concrete learning goals, and making them come alive through technology. It allows students to learn through hands on experiences.
Harlem Renaissance Research Project 9 to 12
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Students will research an aspect of the 1920s and/or 1930s in order to gain an understanding of the setting in terms of the time and place of the novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God.
Harlem Renaissance: "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" 6 to 12
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Students will use graphic design and powerpoint to discuss race relation and the Harlem Renaissance by creating a children's book for a younger groups of children.
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad 2 to 6
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Students work in small groups. They will use IPads to complete graphic organizers with an app called Skaffl. The teacher can assess one group on her account while sitting with another group.
Hatchet Through the Eyes of Forest Animals 4 to 5
Students will use a Flip Video Camera to tell the story of Brian in Hatchet from the perspective of one of the forest animals. The video will show six important events from the animal’s point of view of Brian’s time in the Canadian Wilderness while student voices narrate the observations, thoughts, and emotions of the animal.
Heads or Tails? Studying Regeneration in Planaria 10 to 12
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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.
Heredity 7 to 12
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Students will analyze their own understanding and mastery of heredity and punnett squares as we walk through an example as a class. Students will then use prior knowledge of heredity to complete a Heredity Game (Who’s You Daddy?), and reinforce the content knowledge we have covered.
High School Students Meet Veterans 9 to 12
The goal of this lesson is for the students to come away with a better understanding of who veterans are and what their life was/is like.
Historical Claymation! 2 to 3
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The students will use Tool Factory Movie Maker to make a claymation video of a historical figure.
Hollywood is Southeast Georgia 3 to 5
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Using digital cameras and Microsoft Movie Maker on desktop computers, students will create stop action movies with storylines of their own creation.
How can you give credit to your own creative work? ☺ 2 to 6
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How can you give credit to your own creative work? ☺ The students will understand their rights and responsibilities, recognize the benefits and risks, and realize the personal and ethical implications of their actions.
How Do My Vegetables Grow? 1 to 1
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Students will learn how plants grow and how people use some plants while investigating what kind of soil is best for growing plants.
How does N.Y.C. play a role in international affairs? 2 to 2
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Students will be able to recognize the international role of N.Y.C. , and appreciate the importance of the United Nations. Students will be able to identify aspects of N.Y.C.'s cosmopolitan nature.
How Does Your Garden Grow? 9 to 12
Students will design, plant, and maintain a native plant garden on campus. The garden will serve as an outdoor classroom for lessons in ecology, soil science, and botany.
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.
How to Be (Me!) Photo Book K to 2
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Our objective is to engage our kindergartens’ interests in animals and tie these to emerging oral and written literacy skills in creating class photo books on an iPad application The first book will focus on team-work and on identifying characteristics of the pets and animals that we keep at our school, and the second book will focus on the students themselves, showcasing their individual characteristics and diversity.
How To Be a Successful 8th Grade Student 7 to 8
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My students will document the success and obstacles they experience throughout the year this year to be shared with next year's students. At the end of the year they will look back over their experiences and compile video instructing the up coming class on what actions they need to take for success in my class for the upcoming school year.
How to Build an Electric Motor 6 to 6
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Students will use the POE method to build an electric motor.
How to _____ like a pro! K to 12
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As young adults, many of our students have talents beyond what falls under "classroom curriculum". This project would involve filming something they are passionate about as a "How to Documentary" and create a written piece reflecting on their passion and their lives.
Human Genetic Traits 9 to 10
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Groups of students will be collecting data on human genetic traits, taking a representative picture of students with each phenotype and then displaying their findings.
Human Genome Debate 6 to 12
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Students will research the benefits and drawbacks of the newly decoded Human Genome. Students will create a brochure and presentation to be given before a judge outling their position to be granted $3 million to further their position.
Hunting for QR Codes 1 to 12
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Students will use Smart Phone with QR code reader to complete scavenger hunt around school as a skill review.
I Can Help the Earth, Can You? 1 to 12
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Students will use the flip video cameras to create short video clips, or commercials, stating what they can do around the school to promote Earth Day awareness. These will be used to spread awareness of the simple acts that can be done each day at school and home to help our Earth.
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 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."
Idiom Ideographs 9 to 12
ESL students will learn the meaning of idioms by creating audio-visual meaning representations. Student projects may be audio, pictorial or dramatic.
If Dracula Walked Today 9 to 12
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Objective: Preserving the message and power within the original manuscript of Dracula, while recreating an original depiction using a flip camera and an understanding of pop culture.
If Hornets Could Talk... 5 to 5
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As a teacher, I find myself constantly challenged to integrate the state and parish standards, grade level expectations, ILEAP test preparation, and multi-disciplinary lessons, at the same time keeping my students engaged, excited, and learning. At times I find the students either bored or discouraged with basic assignments, in particular reading, writing, and researching. I find that no matter how important the components being taught, without a “catch” or “hook,” the students view the assignments as redundant and see no connection with real life. I’ve found a “hook!”
If Spielberg Can Do It, So Can I!! 6 to 8
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Students learn to make a movie using digital video cameras and video editing technology.
Illustrated Dictionary P-K to 8
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As a culminating activity for a Science or Social Studies unit, students will create their own illustrated dictionary including key vocabulary learned throughout the unit. This activity will include small group as well as independent work, and employ technologies such as digital cameras, photo editing software, computer, printer, and SMART board.
Images of the Past: A Cave Art Activity K to 12
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Students will understand how human beings have adapted, evolved, and utilized their environment through a Cave Art activity. They will also see how early man made the switch from food gatherers to food producers and what that did to the population.
Immigration and the Economy 8 to 12
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Students will learn how immigration impacts the economy of small towns like ours.
Immigration to U.S. P-K to P-K
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Students analyze a photograph from the early part of the 20th century to find underlying ideas popular at that time regarding immigration to the U.S.
imovie-ski trip 4 to 12
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Work in small groups and use imovie to create a movie of our class trip.
Importance of Estimation 5 to 8
Students will make sense of big numbers in order to make reasonable estimates.
Improving Fluency with Technology K to 5
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Record students so they can watch and learn from themselves.
In the Field with Salamanders 5 to 5
5th grade students will collect and monitor the diversity of salamanders in their community. They will produce a field guide to share with other local students that will include both quantitative and qualitative data collected over time.
Inference and Theme Technology Lesson Plan 4 to 4
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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 3-D objects using Chromebooks.
Input and Output and Processing...Oh My!!! 2 to 5
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Students will go on a Scavenger Hunt with the digital camera to find input, output, and processing devices. This allows them to learn how to, not only learn about computer devices, but digital photography and multimedia presentations as well...all while having FUN!
Inquiry Center New England Colonies 7 to 7
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Students worked in pairs and shared a computer to analyze primary sources about New England, for lower leveled students, they watched a video and had to take notes.
Inspirational Essay: Video 6 to 8
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Students will create an inspirational movie using both video and text. Partners will choose a famous person who has inspired them. Using quotes and filmed clips, students will create a video detailing how and why this person inspired them.
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 Video Technology in the Middle School Science Notebooking Process 8 to 8
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Students record video as an extension of the science notebooking process.
Internet Safety 6 to 8
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Students will create internet safety commercials to teach other students how to stay safe on the net. Topics will include safe surfing, cyberbullying and computer ethics.
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.
Interpret the equation 8 to 8
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To interpret the equation of line, students will rotate through three stations. Each station will require the students to interpret the equation but using different techniques.
Interview with an Explorer! 4 to 5
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The students will research the explorers, then report about it in an "interview" setting. The final phase includes "writing about the project" in a newspaper. All information is included on my website.
Intro to and Review of Our Kdgn Classroom K to K
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Video that students make for next years Kdgn kids to introduce them to review at home.
Intro to Marketing 9 to 12
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Students will engage in an extensive market simulation covering material from chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. The simulation will include but not be limited to the 4 Pˇ¦s of Marketing, SWOT Analysis, Business Ethics, Global Marketing, and Maslowˇ¦s Hierarchy of Needs.
Intro to Photography for Middle School 6 to 8
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This is an entire curriculum, not just one lesson plan. Students will take a six week course that teaches them the fundamentals of camera operation and shot composition.
Intro to the Cardiovascular System Hybrid Lesson 3 to 6
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In this lesson, students will learn about their cardiovascular system, using three different stations. 1) Independent Station 2) Collaborative Station 3) Teacher Centered Station
Introducing Multiplication 2 to 4
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This lesson shows a hands-on way to introduce basic multiplication concepts, mainly in how multiplication relates to addition.
Introduction to Coding 5 to 8
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Students will be able to establish a positive attitude towards building and not just consuming technology. Students will be able to perform using logical reasoning while learning the fundamentals of coding.
Introduction to Computer Science and Coding 5 to 5
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Students will be introduced to computer science by learning the basics of coding. They will learn how to code robots to get them to complete a simple task.
Introduction to Fraction Frenzy K to 5
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In this lesson, students will have a culminating project in which they will produce a skit, song, poem, writing piece, or ANYTHING with their group of 4-5 students using flip cams and flip cam stands to teach the class what they learned about fractions.
Introduction to Rhetoric P-K to P-K
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This lesson uses a primary text excerpt on Google Docs, a video clip, and a Google Presentation to teach students about the art of rhetoric.
Invasive Species 9 to 12
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Invasive species can disrupt and use natural resources that are necessary for endemic species to survive. Students will conduct a field study of an invasive plant species to learn how their community and the endemic species have been affected.
Investigating Plants 1 to 2
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In this lesson, students will investigate plants found in their surrounding environment to find similarities and differences among them. They will take digital photographs of several different plants to be used in a classroom lesson thereafter.
Iowa History Television Broadcast 9 to 12
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In this lesson, students are responsible for researching an event of their choosing from the history of Iowa. After choosing an event, they must then prepare a news broadcast to the class.
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.
IPAD Lesson on Nouns 1 to 3
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The students will use the application "Story Kit" to write a short story about nouns. They will take a picture of a noun, label it, and record themselves talking about what the noun is and why they know it is a noun. Students will then share different pages of their stories with the rest of the class via the projector.
IPad Literacy: Engage and Enrich 21st Century Learners 2 to 3
Students will use the iPads as literature and reading response resources during partner or listen to reading. The teacher will use the iPad to formatively assess and keep track of student progress.
iPod review 7 to 12
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By using iPods, students can review for tests at their own pace. Group work, review at home, auditory learning, individual pacing, all occur with the use of iPods.
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.
It's a Buggy Bug World 1 to 1
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Students will read text and watch videos to learn about insect characteristics. Students will compare and contrast different insects by their characteristics.
It's Fun to Learn! K to 6
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Learning should be fun, and nothing can be better than using Music and Technology together to enhance learning.
iTeach iLearn 6 to 12
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The iTeach iLearn Project is the artful mixing of video, narratives, images, music, sound and special effects into a digital story teaching about any concept. These digital stories reflect the student’s understanding of the themes of science. Science is a way of learning about the natural world, science has built a vast body of changing and increasing knowledge described by physical, mathematical, and conceptual models, and science’s effect on technology and society.
iThink: iWrite 2 to 5
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Kids will create a story using the Story Kit app for the iPad. They will share their stories with the class using Airplay on our Apple TV.
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.
Jigsaw Listener 1 to 5
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The students will be asked to read a story and then recreate it using sequencing on an ipad.
JUPITER 6 to 8
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This lesson teaches students about Jupiter and Earth Science. It has been modified to accommodate students with various disabilities.
Kahoot! Digital Citizenship: Acceptable Use Policy 1 to 8
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Use Kahoot! to introduce and review an acceptable use policy (AUP) with your students.
Keeping an Inventory of Greenhouse Plants 9 to 12
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Stores keep inventories to know what they have and use this to work with customers as well as know when to reorder. It is important to keep a good inventory of what you have in your greenhouse as well.
Kinderbet-An Alphabet for Children P-K to K
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Kindergarten children will brainstorm and search the classroom and campus for objects that begin with each letter of the alphabet. They will photograph each item and create both a power point and a written book to be presented to the library.
La Presencia Escondida: Spanish Speakers in Our Community 9 to 12
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Using skills learned in Spanish class and technology students will venture out into the community to become more familiar with native Spanish in the area and how they have come to live and work locally.
Land is On the Move! 4 to 6
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Through time lapse video of several laboratory experiences with erosion, students will analyze how environmental factors influence landforms. Students will collect, analyze and interpret data for use in constructing arguments about scientific causes and effects.
Las Vegas: We are just like you 9 to 12
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What do you think of when you hear about Las Vegas? You think of Casinos, Theme Hotels, The Strip, CSI, and the bright lights. Our project will dispell the stereotypes and stigmas, by showing the world how similar we are to cities and towns everywhere.
Learn and Serve Video 10 to 12
Students in my Multimedia class create a video on any topic related to the K-12 curriculum. They partner with a teacher in that subject / grade for ideas and then they script, video, edit, and publish a video that teaches the topic.
Learning About Colonial Times 5 to 6
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Learning About Colonial Times
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.
Learning Musical Form through Creative Movement, Collaboration and Technology. 3 to 5
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Students sing, listen to and create movement/dance for a song that has the AB Form or Verse-Refrain Form. Students create movements/dance for a newly introduced two-part song to demonstrate what they have learned about AB and Verse-Refrain Form. Students work with a Partner Class and create movement for an assigned section (either A or B) which will be shared with their Partner Class using the Flip Video Camera. Upon sharing, each class will learn their Partner Classes movement creation and perform the entire dance.
Learning with Cubelet Robot Blocks K to 5
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Students will integrate core subject areas with a hands on approach of coding and constructing tiny robot blocks. Students will design and create a way for these tiny robot cubes to interact with their learning in Social Studies, Reading Writing and Math.
Learning with Letters & Sounds P-K to P-K
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Students will learn letters and sounds through working on the Letterland app. Students will use Chromebooks and headphones as they listen and work on the application. The app will allow students to each have an account. Students will focus on characters, letters, and sounds.
Lego Robotics Building 7 to 8
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This lesson is an introduction to sorting the lego pieces of Lego NXT and Ev3 robots into trays.
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 Your Voice Be Heard 3 to 6
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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.
Let's Collaborate! 5 to 8
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Students will work in groups using the digital storyteller website, www.storybird.com, in order to collaboratively create a story that includes all story elements.
Let's Get Active 9 to 12
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This lesson plan utilizes a variety of technology and collaborative activities to demonstrate the difference between active voice and passive voice. It is for an inclusion classroom using a complementary co-teaching strategy and differentiated process, content, and products.
Let's Go Batty 1 to 3
Students will learn about bats and how important they are to the ecosystem of Texas.
Let's Make Subtraction Movies! 1 to 1
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Students will create number sentences and create a little movie.
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.
Letter Review P-K to P-K
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This lesson is a plan I use weekly when introducing a new letter through Letterland (our letter/sound curriculum). It uses a variety of methods to practice writing the letter and practicing letter sounds.
Let’s Focus on Idioms 3 to 8
Students will learn more about idioms.
Lexington and Concord Simulation 8 to 12
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Students will play the roll of a British military commander during the battles of Lexington and Concord making choices that will affect their outcome.
LIBRARY ORIENTATION 9 to 12
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Students will utilize the library technology to locate various information found in books or software in the library.
Liebe, amour, amor - all levels/languages 9 to 12
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Video task for students to use the target language and discuss love and dating.
Life cycle of Insects / Ciclo de la vida de los insectos 2 to 2
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Students will investigate and record some of the unique stages that insects undergo during their life cycle. Students will work in the Blendspace project during the small groups part of our reading block.
Lights, Camera, Action! 3 to 12
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Using Flip Cameras and editing software, students will create videos of students performing a weekly reading selection.
Lights, Camera, Action! A Filmed Chemistry Demonstration. 10 to 12
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In this authentic high school chemistry assessment, students use FLIP cameras to write, film, and edit a chemical reaction demonstration. Students will practice using safe lab practices and include a discussion of the chemical reaction theory. This lesson is designed to take place during a 90-minute block period with the subsequent 45-minute period used to edit the films.
Linear Relationships in the Real World 9 to 12
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The student will use problem solving, mathematical communication, mathematical reasoning, connections and representations to solve multi-step equations in one variable with the variable on one of two sides of the equations while identifying at least 3 careers which utilize this skill.
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 4 to 5
Literacy through Photography encourages children to find their unique voice through original photographs and written text. Students photograph scenes from their lives, and these images drive related writing activities.
Literature Circles 9 to 12
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Recording literature circles via podcasts; modeling/highlighting one reading strategy.
Literature Circles Meeting using Subtext 7 to 10
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In this lesson, students facilitate a literature circle meeting using notes and annotations they've created within e-books using the Subtext app. They then use the ideas generated to write analytical paragraphs in Google Docs for teacher feedback.
Living History Video Project 5 to 5
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Students record an interview that they have with a senior in the community. This video is then edited by the students and turned into a short documentary.
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.
Living Legends Video Griot Project 9 to 12
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The purpose of this lesson is to physically connect students to history.This is a project based lesson that will culminate in students creatively gathering and telling the life story of significant community elders with a relationship to the school.
Local Heroes 9 to 12
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The students will use interview skills, digital photography, digital video and movie editing software to create a five-to-ten-minute video showcasing a local person who is a positive role model.
Lord of the Flies 9 to 12
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In an effort to stimulate the interest of Lord of the Flies with high school seniors, I created a three option video project . The project was designed to integrate technology tools and concepts with their english curriculum.
M&M Graphing 3 to 5
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In this series of lessons, students will predict and collect data, create a bar graph with paper and pencil, design bar graphs with different sorts of software, access and use the Internet, identify parts of a bar graph, compare the various graphs.
Machiavelli's THE PRINCE 11 to 12
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Using a teaching strategy called "a-book-in-an-hour" the students, working in groups of 3 to 4, and using the copies (usually 1 to 2 pages in length) of each chapter, would summarize their chapter. Each group would get 3 chapters, with each student assigned to a chapter (approx. class size of 27). About 3 days.
Made in the USA 4 to 5
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Students will research different states in the United States. They will make commercials, fliers, and they will give persuasive reports on their state using the projector so others can see their brochures.
Magnets K to 4
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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.
Magnificent Metamorphosis: A Podcasting Lesson P-K to 2
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This lesson incorporates podcasting and the use of technology (iPads) to teach students about complete and incomplete metamorphosis. This lesson was designed for Kindergarten, but could be used with Pre-K-2.
Making a Battery and Energy Transformations 7 to 7
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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.
Making A Difference 9 to 12
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Students from Tiffin Columbian High School’s Commercial Art class would like to make a difference by helping local business or organization prosper in this sluggish economy by offering free advertisement design. The students enrolled in commercial art, would like to lend their talents and creativity in designing products that company would find useful such as business cards, poster, flyers, etc.
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).
Man in Conflict - Vietnam and Literature 11 to 11
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Plan designed to teach different forms of conflict found in American Literature. Students will be able to identify types of conflict found in various literary forms and compare/contrast using other media forms.
Many Hands Make Miraculous Mechanisms 4 to 6
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e-NABLE is a global online community of 3000 individuals (and growing daily!) who are using 3D printing technology to create free 3D printed hands and arms for those in need. Volunteers from all religious and political backgrounds, races, ages, occupations, cultures and educational levels from around the world are coming together to work for the greater good and make a difference in the lives of many by using their talents, creativity and ideas to produce assistive devices for underserved populations and individuals who were born missing portions of their upper limbs or have lost fingers and arms due to war, disease or natural disaster. Our class wants to build these devices to Make a Difference!
Math Game Video Tutorials 3 to 6
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To facilitate increased family involvement and support of students' mathematics learning, students collaborated in small groups to create video tutorials for family members to watch and learn how to play the math games students play at school as part of their math lessons.
Math Technology Lesson 7 to 8
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Using technology and gathered photos, calculate fractions, decimals, and percents; analyze angles, triangles, and quadrilaterals; and find length and area of objects in and out of school.
Math Time and Measurement Rap 2 to 5
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Students create a rap on their own to help them remember their Time and Measurement facts we learn in 2nd grade.
Math Vocabulary 6 to 8
Students create jingles, songs, and displays to teach vocabulary to their peers and younger students.
Maui Podcast 6 to 12
Maui is an island under siege from invasive species and ecological damage brought upon by humans. Teach your students about Maui's beauty and the importance of conservation through this scientific activist podcast.
Me and My Shadow 1 to 2
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The student groups will make and observe their shadows at different times during the day. The groups will use a flip video camera to record the making of their shadows and the changes of their shadow and then answer, on camera, some of the lesson questions.
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.
Mentors' Podcasts for New Middle School Students 7 to 8
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Students in 7th and 8th grade will work in groups to create podcasts to be shown to incoming 6th graders about life in Middle School. The older students will learn how to create podcasts using Tool Factory Podcasting with Video Site License.
Middle School Masters of the Web - Video Newsletter 7 to 8
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Students will interview, script, edit, and produce a web-based newsletter/ video newscast for school and district viewing.
Minor League Baseball Stadium 5 to 12
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Students will compare other small towns with minor league stadiums and budget, design, plan, fundraise, and build one for our town of Wentzville
Mitosis 6 to 8
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This lesson is modified for technology infusion in a typical classroom for students to better understand Mitosis and be creative learning the concepts collaborative environment. It has also been modified for students with disabilities who have been integrated into the regular classroom setting.
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.
Modern Caesar Adaptation 12 to 12
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After studying Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, students will create a modern adaptation by composing a script and creating a video of the dramatization.
Modern Indian Culture as "Scene" through Bollywood 9 to 12
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Using Knowledge from Current Indian Culture (social organization, religion, government, language, arts and literature, customs and traditions, economy) students will be asked to collaboratively create, film, and edit a five minute scene in the true style of a Bollywood film.
MOON PHASE 3 to 5
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What role has NASA played in space exploration? What role has the Moon played in human history?
Motion force and Energy 6 to 8
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Students will be able to identify Newton's three law's of motion through designing and building an amusement ride.
Motivating Readers through 21st Century Multiple Intelligences 9 to 12
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Students will read books and use online tech tools to engage with and express their learning based on their identified learning style.
Movie Music 5 to 8
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Students study music in movies and create a sequel to a popular childrens movie.
Moving the Brain 5 to 6
Students will lead short exercise routines that can be performed in the classroom. Classroom teachers will then be able to use these videos to get their class up and moving when they are in need of a quick brain break!
Multi Media: Television Show Production 10 to 12
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OST class offered for students in grades 10-12. Introduction to multi-media production careers with partnership with local university students, radio station and cable TV.
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.
Music and Math together?? YES! Bringing the Fun Back to Math! 3 to 5
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Students will use a flip-video camera to create paper-slide and music vides using different math songs that we sing every week in class.
Music Video P-K to P-K
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Students record their own voices using Garageband and karaoke songs purchased from itunes, and turn their song into a music video. They create a storyboard, shoot, edit, and mix the video with the audio track and burn it to a DVD to be viewed.
My Famous Face 9 to 12
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The students will take a 'portrait' picture of themselves with their device using a selfie-stick if need. They will recreate their portraits in the style of an artist who made many 'selfie' portraits of themselves during their lifetime (EX; Van Gogh, Warhal, etc.)
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.
Mystery Game P-K to 3
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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.
Mythbusters 8 to 8
The popular show "Mythbusters" is the ultimate way for students to utilize the scientific method every day to answer questions about science and life.
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.
Name that Main Idea 3 to 5
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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.
Native America Regions 4 to 6
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Students will learn about different Native American regions, using a web quest and internet to research the culture, homes, clothing, food and location. Students will present findings to the class using a PowerPoint presentation.
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.
Nature PSA/Visual Argument 10 to 11
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After reading texts about nature and discussing the skills of effective argument, in groups, students design and create visual arguments, or Public Service Announcements, in which they encourage the preservation of some aspect of nature.
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.
News-2-You weekly activities K to 12
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Weekly special education newspaper would be enhanced at the end of each week. Using an Interactive Smart Board and videos from YouTube.
NIce to Voki You! This is my Family Cyber Safety Glog 5 to 8
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Students create voki avatars that speak and introduce themselves to the class Create a famous historical figure voki Digital Family Tree for the Entire Family Cyber Safety Glog
Nintendo DS: Pictochat in the Classroom 1 to 3
Use the pictochat feature of handheld Nintendo DS portable gaming systems to practice spelling, sight words, and punctuation at literacy stations.
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.
Noun Book Videos 1 to 3
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Students create a noun book with pictures they have pulled from various magazines. They then work in pairs, to video record each other as they present and explain their noun book. The videos are added to their Video Portfolios.
Novel, Loser by Jerry Spinelli "Bullying" Commercials 4 to 12
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After my class read the novel, Loser by Jerry Spinelli, they worked in cooperative groups to select one of the bullying scenes to act out in a commercial to be videoed with a Flip Camera. They wrote the script, designed the props, costumes, and had to become actors and actresses to perform the original scene from the book, as well as, how the incident could have been prevented.
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.
One L.E.S.S. (Partners in Education Campaign Initiative) 9 to 12
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Through this social marketing campaign - One L.E.S.S., the students will assume the role of a business professionals using different types of marketing media. The students’ initiative will increase collaborations between community leaders, the school, and youth. The concept is simple - One Leader Engaged in Student Success (L.E.S.S.) equals one less youth involved in juvenile delinquency and other destructive decision making.
Online - On Stage - and ACTION! P-K to 5
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This year-long 4th grade project integrates information literacy skills with the arts, character education, and social studies.
Our Past is our Future: We will repeat it if we don't learn from it 8 to 12
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Purpose and Overview: Create a multimedia social science project where students collect the oral history from elder volunteers who live in the surrounding neighborhoods. The purpose is to prepare students with severe emotional and behavioral disabilities for transition into the community and work world after graduation from high school.
Our Place In The Rio Grande Rift Valley Watershed 6 to 8
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An arroyo that bisects our campus is the setting for student groups to explore the influence of flora, fauna, humans, land, water, and weather in this watershed environment. Students will use flip cameras and digital still cameras to document their observations and create digital presentations.
Our Town 1 to 3
A walk through our town will unveil several reasons for reading and the culture and history of our town. Students will photograph signs and scenes from the downtown area and create a digital scrapbook detailing the experience.
Outside the Classroom Window P-K to 8
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Garden Students would record the sights and sound of the garden. Using journals and time lapsed photography and video, the students can track the variables. recording rainfall, temperature, daylight and darkness
P & P- " Portraits and Persepctive" Digital Photography for Kids 2 to 3
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Grade 2-3 students will be involved in a credential teacher led short term project that teaches the basic of digital photography using portraits and perspective practice lessons. Students will learn layout and design, captioning and title skills.
Painting with Sound 3 to 8
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Push student thinking on how they can use composition as well as their own creativity with this visual arts-crossover activity!
Pair Ideas:Parody 6 to 12
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After studying a poem, play, or novel considered to be a "literary canon," students will write and videotape a parody of it utilizing live musical or acting performances, LEGO animation, or puppet theater to share with peers and then serve as mentors for middle school students to recreate this process. All videos will be accessible on a web blog site or through a Google Drive or dropbox.
Parabolas in Flight 9 to 12
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Students will film a trajectory then calculate the quadratic model for their trajectory. They will create a video to display online at teachertube.
Parallel and Perpendicular lines in our world 9 to 11
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The students will collect real world examples of parallel and perpendicular lines and take pictures of them. Then the students will add a coordinate grid to the pictures and calculate the equations of the lines. Finally, the students will put together a presentation of their pictures, equations, and explanation of how the lines are related.
PBL Dance Creation 6 to 12
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Students will work in groups to choreograph/Create their own dance routine.
Peeps Project for Watership Down 9 to 12
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Students create a video of key scenes in the novel Watership Down. Student first create a storyboard timeline of the key scenes by using skills they have learned for determining importance and sequence of events and then they choose one to recreate using Peeps marshmallow treats.
Penguin Pals 1 to 3
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Utilizing a cross curricular theme based lesson, this multi-sensory approach will allow my second grade struggling readers to experience activities in reading,writing,speaking,listening,science,technology, and integrated art.
Persistence of Vision: Animation I 10 to 12
Students will study the early history of moving pictures as an introduction to the concept of persistence of vision and animation. Students will develop a final animation which utilizes a variety of animation sequences: computer drawn, stop motion, hand drawn, with a 6.0 megapixel Olympus digital camera and the Tool Factory software MultiMedia Lab V.
Personalized Learn Plean 6 to 8
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Grades 6-8th with have a 4 unit personalized learning plan. Students will work through the plan at their own pace to build understanding grade level mathematical concepts.
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 Writing 2 to 3
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Students will learn the skill of writing a persuasive letter through a read aloud, teacher guidance and technology.
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.
Physical Education - Student Skill/Technique Self-evaluation Utilizing Video Feedback 3 to 6
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Students will learn important elements of a skill in Physical Education. Then by using video feedback and peer conferencing, each student will apply what they have learned to evaluate and improve their skill.
Picture Yourself At New Market 4 to 5
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Fourth and fifth grade students will get the chance to create a virtual tour of the school using digital cameras and voice recording software. The final product will be viewed on the school's homepage.
Pictures of Our School P-K to P-K
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The children will use camera's wtih the teacher's assistance to take pictures of thier school. The children will then print the pictures and make dictations about their pictures of their school. The children will also ask questions to staff and other children in the school to learn more about thier school.
Piet Mondrian Unit K to 2
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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.
Pin the organelle on the cell. 9 to 12
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Students get into at least eight groups and research one organelle each. The students give a brief presentation over their organelle and present paper cutouts of their organelle to the other groups. After the presentations the groups arrange the organelles on an empty cell model.
Place Value and Decimals 5 to 5
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In this lesson plan unit, students will experience a blended learning experience. Half of the instruction is self-monitored and self-guided in a course I created on Canvas. The other half of instruction is problem-solving and intervention activities as needed.
Planets for Sale 3 to 3
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Students research information about the planets and write and shoot a 45 to 60 second commercial to "sell" the planet.
Planets in Our Solar System P-K to 8
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Students will be able to use technology to visit space in a virtual reality Students will be able to observe the planets in our solar system up close and learn information about them to create a project.
Plant Life Cycle Stop Motion Animation 1 to 4
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Using still drawings or clay, or craft materials, students will create a stop motion movie about the life cycle of a plant using stop motion animation software.
Podcast for the Environment 6 to 8
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Students will improve comprehension skills and access prior knowledge by researching an enviromental issue and creating a podcast on the issue.
Podcasting About Our World 1 to 5
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Students will combine learning about the world around them through our 21st Century lesson about Flat Stanley with technology to create podcasts about their flat adventures.
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.
Podcasting Gone Digital P-K to 5
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Using your digital camera to capture student artwork and emotions can personalize and add excitement to your podcasting efforts.
PODCASTING IN THE CLASSROOM 6 to 8
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Podcasting in the classroom will empower students and challenge them to create projects as authentic assessments and as supplemental resources for other students
Podcasting Our Way Through Nature 3 to 5
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Student created podcasts guide other students along the nature trail which is located on our school grounds. The podcasts point out interesting features and teach others about the plants and landforms found along the trail.
Podcasting Parabolas 7 to 12
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After an introductory lesson on parabolas, students will research parabolas, the general equation of a parabola from three points and photograph pictures of parabolas found in everyday life. Students will then organize the data to create and publish a podcast to be share with their peers in the classroom, as well as, around the world. (This is a 3-day lesson for the block schedule)
Podcasting with Jr. High 5 to 8
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Students will create a podcast that would reflect student learning and local area news
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.
Poetry and Photography 7 to 8
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Using a digital camera to help students understand poetry
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!
Poetry Video Project P-K to 12
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We will use the website, www.favoritepoem.org to inspire students to read poems with emphasis, memorize their favorite poems, and use technology to create their own poetry videos. This is a lesson designed by an ESOL teacher, but can be used with any population of students, and highlights the diversity of a student population.
Point and Shoot Mood Silent Movie 7 to 8
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There is a movie, Who is Afraid of Virginia Wolf, that the story is told more by the actions of the characters than their words. This lesson will help students understand emotions and how to portray the mood of a story with facial expressions, music and no words. They will make a silent movie!
Political Campaign Commercial Project 9 to 12
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Standards 6d. The student will demonstrate knowledge of State and Local elections by analyzing the influence of mass media and campaign advertisements and public opinion polls. Purpose: The purpose of this lesson is to introduce students to political advertisements and help them understand how those advertisements influence the issues and candidates in campaigns.
portraits 12 to 12
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Students will compare the daguerreotype of Edgar Allan Poe by an unknown photographer with Poe’s writings in an effort to discover the character of this mysterious author.
Postcard from Abroad 5 to 12
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The following lesson plan is meant to combine the use of computer photography skills, communication arts skills, and social studies to create mock postcards from famous locations around the world. Appropriate for 5th grade and up.
Postcards from Somewhere 6 to 12
The students will learn about another culture and the region of the world where their e-pal is located. They will then create a postcard with a picture from that region. They will also research and get details about our region of the country and create a postcard to send to their e-pal.
Potlatch Weather Reporter 8 to 9
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Students will learn to collect weather data, interpret it and make three-day weather predictions. They will use their predictions to create video weather reports for the school digital bulletin board.
PreK Math Support P-K to P-K
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Osmo Sets with compatible devices will help students develop a concrete understanding of mathematical concepts. Timely feedback is critical to provide purposeful response to improve upon a student's learning and limit potential misconceptions.
Preserving Living Legacies 9 to 12
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This is an oral history lesson which engages students to research a top of United States History as related to the actual life experience of a senior member of our town community. Students will research, prepare interview questions, interview a senior, videotape their interview, and publish their findings in book form.
Producing a Franchise to encourage global awareness, increased, informed decision making about health, peer relationships and education. 7 to 8
The students will determine categories of franchises from which to work out media productions for weekly broadcasts on our school news show.
Programming with Alice 6 to 12
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Learn computer programming skills in a fun and creativity way using Alice, free software developed by Carnegie Mellon University. Create 3-D movies and video games while learning traditional programming concepts such as loops, nesting, if/else statements, and functions.
PROJECT H.O.P.E. (Highlighting Opportunities for Potential Employment) 4 to 5
This is an exciting Career Exploration Unit that allows students to integrate technology skills while researching various careers.
Properties of Exponents and Square Roots 7 to 10
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Students create Common Craft style videos using paper and Flip video cameras. Each video, 30-60 seconds long, reviews one property of exponents or square roots from Algebra 1.
Public Service Announcements 9 to 12
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The students will be researching a topic chosen from a list of items covered in the driver's education class. From that research, they will design, map, film and create a public service announcement that is informative and accurate.
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.
Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere 1 to 2
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Students will explore different ways to measure and weigh a pumpkin. They will also be counting the seeds to see what size pumpkin has the most. There will be lots of teamwork involved to come up with ideas.
QR Code Scavenger Hunt 6 to 8
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Students use ipod touches with a qr code scanner to scan codes at multiple stations and access selected web pages which contain answers to "scavenger hunt" questions.
Quadratic Equations in Action 9 to 12
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Students will video and analyze real-life situations that produce a parabolic curve.
Quadratics in Nature and Architecture 9 to 12
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Students will discover real-life applications of quadratic functions using video cameras. The students will learn how to write equations for the parabolas that they find in real-life.
Radio Station Podcasting Throughout History 3 to 12
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Using Podcasting as a radio station to engage students in Social Studies and improve their fluency.
Rainforest Unit 5 to 6
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Students will learn about the importance of the rain forest thru a mutli-disciplinary unit
Ratio/proportional Relationships: using graphs, tables, and equations 6 to 7
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Students will match proportional relationships using graphs, tables, and one-step equations to show hoe they are related.
Read 180 Rotations 7 to 8
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Students are working in small groups utilizing their IPAD Software.
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.
Reader's Theater with a Twist 1 to 5
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Students will use a FlipVideo to create and share student-created scripts for their curriculum reading stories. Video will be uploaded to www.voicethread.com to share as a parent-classroom connection.
Readers Theater In Action - Take 1 P-K to 3
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Students will be working in five groups of four to come up with their own Readers Theater. They will be designing their own backdrop, creating the script for the story, and filming the entire step from beginning to end of the production to be displayed on the class smartboard.
Reading Blog Log 6 to 12
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Students will create blogs in which they will share ideas about literature we are reading in class - kind of online Socratic seminars. In addition they will create podcasted informational reports, and then open the forum up to others in the library media center during celebrations of READING WEEK.
Reading Interventions for Middle School Science 6 to 8
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Reading informational text and comprehending the science involved is difficult for most students. Chunking the material into smaller concept oriented blocks allow students to investigate content one concept at a time in order to focus on necessary vocabulary. Whole class reading allows for all students to hear and follow the information to be read. Students complete an accompanying activity allowing for reinforcement of the concept while working in collaborative groups for student to student support. Students will complete “reading labs” in assigned groups during science class. Topics will address concepts in Earth Science/Geosciences involving storms, earthquakes, volcanoes, biomes, ecosystems, and populations.
Reading Stations 9 to 12
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Interactive reading stations that incorporate technology to enhance the reading experience of high school students.
Reading Stations 1 to 1
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During Reader's Workshop, the students will be rotating through four different learning stations, completing one station a day for a week. The purpose of this is to incorporate more activities using technology into their everyday independent practice.
Reading to Haiti 3 to 6
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Students in the U.S. will practice fluency by reading Haitian picture books in English, creating short videos after book selection and practice, and saving them on flash drives. Students in Haiti will use their One Laptop Per Child laptops, and their own copies of the books to read along with the children in the videos.
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.
Reflective Decoupage 7 to 12
Cameras and art go hand and hand way beyond pictures and portraits, right? In this project, the cameras are going to help our students produce their reflective art through decoupage!
Regions of the USA 4 to 4
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In this unit students will use the internet to research the physical and human characteristics of the four regions of the United States and decide which one they would like to live in.
Relevant, rigorous application practice and enrichment stations P-K to 5
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This lesson management system covers any small group targeted instructional block of time such as ELA block, and math block periods. It allows the teacher to provide rigorous, differentiated, engaging, independent stations while he/she is teaching, remediating, enriching small groups of students through differentiated, targeted instruction driven by data.
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
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This is a lesson that incorporates a research project and allows students to create a publish their research project.
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.
Resistance Movement During the Holocaust 9 to 10
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Students will work in small groups to create a podcast covering one of many examples of resistance that occurred during the Holocaust. Students will work on the computers for 2 days to collect information, and have 2 days to create a podcast on the Apple Laptops. Completed Podcasts will be emailed to the teacher.
Restoring Memories and Planning Autobiography 4 to 8
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This plan utilizes Google Maps for autobiography writing in response to the mentor text Knots in my Yo-Yo String” by Jerry Spinelli.
Revolutionary Idea 3 to 8
Students will participate in a revolutionary war living history.
rhythm is math 1 to 3
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Music and math go together! Learn songs with activities that help understand and reinforce counting, addition, subtraction, and multiplication. Also focus on National Standards for Music Education; Singing, counting, steady beat, etc.
River Reflections 3 to 11
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Students have been conducting river studies for over five years in 6th grade. A true reflection of the experience is necessary for true learning. Writing advocacy projects and sharing them through podcasting helps to reflect on the experience.
Robotics for KINDERGARTNERS K to 2
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LEGO Education WeDo Robotics kits are designed for students at the lower elementary level; These kits cover the STEM areas of science, technology, engineering, and math. Students will be provided the opportunity to design, build, program, and test robotic models.
Rocky Point Recycler's P-K to P-K
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Our students will be learning about how to save and protect our Earth. Students will use ipad's to reseach and present information to the other grade levels in our district.
Romanticism Through the Eyes of Art, Poetry, and Technology 10 to 12
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Teaching the qualities of Romanticism, comparing pieces of the period, and creating responses that show comprehension, while using an Elmo.
Rules of Thirds 3 to 5
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The objective of this lesson is to teach students the "rule of thirds" in order to practice getting a balanced photograph. Students will get to have hands-on experience with drawing out thirds to see where the four focal points are located.
S.C.A.N.M.E. P-K to 12
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Students Creating A New Method of Evaluation
Save the Rainforest in South America 6 to 8
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7th Graders: Geography affects the characteristics of a country. Natural resources can determine the success or failure of a country. Each country is rich in culture, even if they are a poor country. Each student will appreciate his or her life‐styles, and opportunities compared to poverty stricken countries. Global issues are complex, and the student will explain the challenges the rainforest ecosystem is facing, and will develop a plan of action they can do to help
Save Trees, Use the Mini to Complete Our Assignment! 2 to 2
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Students will learn that by using technology in the classroom, they will be saving trees from destruction to create our textbooks and workbooks and how we can stop filling our landfills with mounds of paper. With our reading program online, students will have access to the program and will be able to complete assignments directed by the teacher and have immediate feedback on their performance.
SB1-Cells: Organelles, Transport 9 to 12
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This is a review lesson that is strong on differentiation and technology use in the classroom.
School Commercial 7 to 8
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Creating a commercial about Jewett Academy.
School Motto/School Expectations 3 to 5
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Students in GATE, grades 3-5, will teach and demonstrate the school rules and expectations to students in grade PreK-2. They will also, help model the expectations of our newly implemented school motto through the use of video and technology.
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.
School-wide Anti-bullying Campaign 5 to 8
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Creating anti-bullying messages that influence my peers. Creating a climate for anti-bullying.
Science and Art Museum 6 to 8
Middle School students create works of art inspired by document experiments in science. Digital cameras record SCIENCE AS ART, in action!
Science and the Environment 6 to 8
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Interactive Science lesson using digital cameras
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.
Science Claymation - Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg? 3 to 6
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Students in 3rd - 6th could use the Tool Factory Movie Maker, Stop Motion Pro Software to make Claymation videos about science topics such as life cycles, natural cycles, phyics, and space phenomena. These lesson plans are integrated cross-curricula and incorporate multiple 21st Century skills.
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 Equipment 5 to 12
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Introduce equipment used in a science lab with student produced video. Use student produced commercials and product reviews in lieu of teacher demonstrations.
Science Fair Preparation 5 to 9
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In this lesson plan,, students use Brain Pop resources to learn about planning science based projects when they create a science fair exhibit. Students will select a topic, explore the criteria for planning, and design a compelling and realistic experiment based on their research and topic choice.
Science Olympics K to 12
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Science Olympics will actively involve the chemistry and ELL science students at Reynolds High School with science education in one the district’s elementary schools heavily populated with ELL children. The high school chemistry and ELL students will be taught how to present and involve the grade school kids in a variety of hands-on science activities covering all seven of the Common Curriculum Goals and will be encouraged to think creatively and plan how to get these basic science concepts across to children in grades K-5. By doing so both the high school students and the K-5th graders will experience science as fun, rewarding, interactive, engaging, and memorable.
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).
Science Video Journal Through Earth's Systems 6 to 6
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Collaborative groups will be used to create video lessons for classmates in a modified jigsaw type activity. Students will become experts on their topic and teach peers using creative video lessons to explain concepts on Earth's dynamic systems. Video lessons can be demonstrations, skits, interviews, songs, etc.
Scootpad 1 to 6
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Scootpad is an online math and reading website that provides personalized and engaging practice, based on a spiraled learning path. It allows for self-paced learning and instructional interventions.
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.
Search and Rescue Robots 9 to 12
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Students will design, build, and program robots to simulate the search and rescue of victims of a disaster.
Season Ending Injury 11 to 12
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The project is a collaboration project in which students in my Advanced Biology class look at the anatomy and physiology of the human skeletal, muscular, circulatory and nervous system through a sports injury. The students video a mock injury and report on it as hosts for a sports telelvision show.
Seeing the World Through the eyes of a Veteran 7 to 8
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Students will be assigned a Veteran to interview, get a military photo of and take a recent picture of. They will write a short story about the person and present a Power Point using the photos, or a movie with Movie Maker. A few selected ones will be used for next year's Veterans Day Program.
Self-Portraits: Photography and Memoirs 6 to 8
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Students will read a collection of memoirs, short-stories and personal reflections about being a preteen or teenager and will write their own creative non-fiction piece about being 13 years old. This will be paired with a photography unit in which students will learn the guidelines for better photography and create self-portraits to accompany their creative writing.
Sequencing in Kindergarten K to 2
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Students will learn the the basics of sequencing and how it relates to the word around us. Students will use this as a guiding lesson to introduce the basics of coding using codable.org.
Shape all around 2 to 3
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Students will understand and be able to classify solid shapes.
Shape Hunt 2 to 4
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Using digital cameras, students will go on a shape hunt. They will walk around the school looking for two and three dimensional shapes. We will then upload the pictures and show them in a video to review our shapes!
shared reading book trailer creation 6 to 8
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After completing a "shared reading" with a literature group, students will re-create portions of the book through various media and will create a short "book trailer" of the project to share with students, teachers and parents.
Sharing Feelings in the Classroom P-K to P-K
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Preschool students will take pictures of peers and/or self after instruction on feelings in the classroom. Students will communicate how peers feel in the pictures taken.
Sharing Our School 6 to 8
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Students take flip video cameras and film all the parts of our school. They edit and create a movie of our school to share with our skype school partner across the country in California.
Shot Composition Video 9 to 12
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Students will introduce and demonstrate 22 camera shots, movements, and angles using a digital camera. They will edit their video using iMovie and add music using Garageband. Final projects will be posted on their own webpages.
Sight Words and iPads K to K
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In this lesson, students will use iPads to listen to, read, and practice writing sight words. Students will use the Kids Learn Sight Words application to complete this activity.
Signs Signs - Everywhere Signs 10 to 12
Outdoor advertising is everywhere and it is important to be able to understand what the advertisements mean. This will introduce students to visual advertisements in their communities and enhance their consumer awareness.
Silent Films with a Flip Cam 4 to 12
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Students will analyze a variety of silent films, the roles and responsibilities of film careers and work together to create a film that demonstrates the basic storytelling concepts of conflict and resolution.
Sim's Cities - 5th grade (would work wonderful at the middle school level) P-K to P-K
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Creating with Visual Arts through the 21st Century -Core Curriculum Skills
Similarities and Differences Across Cultures - In Modern Times and Throughout History 1 to 1
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Students will use technology and literature to research past cultures and modern cultures. The objective of the lesson is for the students to recognize and define the similarities and differences between past cultures and modern cultures in areas related to daily living, food, art and music.
Simple Machines Scavenger Hunt 3 to 3
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As a culminating project for a unit on simple machines, students will take pictures of examples of simple machines around the school and use them to create a powerpoint presentation.
Simulations and Tools for STEM Skills 6 to 5
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Incoming 6th grade students will use STEM Software Bundle for Upper Elementary (4-6) to learn and enhance their STEM and problem solving skills.
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.
Smart Board Challenge 5 to 6
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Using Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in using the problem of knowing what a Smart Board is (how it operates, its uses, etc.) as the starting point for the acquisition of new student knowledge.
Smart Board Literacy Center K to K
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Using a Smart board as a literacy center will be beneficial in the development of both early reading skills and technology/computer skills. The smart board will also help students to practice their motor skills.
Smart Understanding of Characters w/ Smartphones 5 to 8
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Students will demonstrate an understanding of how characters change throughout a novel. They will also be able to identify 1st and 3rd person point-of-view.
Snow! K to K
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This lesson requires students to research various aspects of snow and present with a group about what they have learned.
SO WHAT ABOUT THE WORLD?!?!? 6 to 12
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Students will investigate world countries currently at war/conflict and the impact on the United States. Students will create a news podcast/broadcast video available on youtube.com, schooltube.com, and Kozlen.com.
Social Issues 10 to 12
Students work in groups to identify and create a video presentation of a social issue facing America. Students must conduct interviews and research on a topic and create a documentary of the issue and a conclusion.
Solutions to Real World Economic Problems in the Classroom 6 to 12
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Students will investigate real world American economic issues that are effecting the average family. In this project, students will conduct research to identify the causes of the struggling United States economy. They will examine the effect it has on the average American citizen. They will create strategies to help the struggling American family. The final product of this project will be a documentary about the direct effect of the struggling economy on the DuPage county community.
Song Creation: Of Mice and Men vs. The Greatest Game Ever Played 9 to 12
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After reading Of Mice and Men and watching The Greatest Game Ever Played, compare and contrast George Milton and Francis Ouimet and Lennie Small and Eddie Lowery in a song to be written and recorded.
Sound Design 6 to 8
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Students will be able to manipulate soundtracks and sound effects into a soundscape that supports our theatrical productions.
Spanish Childhood Memories 10 to 12
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Objectives: The students will use childhood vocabulary words and the imperfect past tense to write a letter describing activities and interests that they had throughout their childhood. The students will utilize the preterite past tense to describe one “bad” event that took place and to explain a cause/effect result of that event. The students will then utilize the present tense to describe solutions that have initiated in their lives to improve or make up for that initial “bad” event.
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.
SPARTACUS!!! Wait...what? 9 to 12
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The student will be able to create a Claymation version of their favorite movie using the skills that were learned in class. They will also create a stop motion version using their classmates as the objects.
Speaking Our Truths: Podcasts as Relevant Research 10 to 12
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Students are creating informational podcasts as an alternative to a traditional research project. Students will be able to show mastery of the skills required to do a traditional research paper but in a way that is relevant to their lives.
Special Reporters for School Daily Announcements 7 to 8
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Students will create multi-media segments to be played during the School’s daily announcements. These will be multi-part, pre-recorded reports about school events and issues. These segments will include video, animation, graphics and still photography.
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.
State History Acting and Podcasting 3 to 5
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Students will research and critique different periods of their state's history, and then create "digital archives" and podcasts based upon their research.
Statistics Newscast in Math Class 6 to 8
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This lesson incorporates video for students to create videos about the statistics data and sports information that have been analyzing.
STEMing Mobile Devices 8 to 12
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Incorporating STEM and mobile devices into the physical science curriculum in an engaging and interactive way.
Stock Market Project 7 to 9
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In this activity, you and/or a small group will invest $10,000 in four different companies and then track the stock market price of those companies over a period of time.
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.
Stop Motion to Jump Start Thinking! 3 to P-K
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For this project, students will be able to display their knowledge gained from an inquiry project or book reading using the stop motion techniques.
Story Telling 9 to 12
Students learn about the art of story telling and practice this art through performance.
Story Telling through Photography 4 to 9
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Students will use photographs to form the basis for a narrative story. This is lesson will be part of a series of lessons that will lead to a book of stories and student created images.
Storytelling with a Document Camera 3 to 5
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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.
Student Created Power Point 3 to 5
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Student will learn to use the tools in Power Point to create a Power Point project to introduce themselves.
Student Generated Science Digital Presentations 8 to 8
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Students will create Power Point Presentations of various science concepts to present at the end of the year in a student led review for the class.
Student Voice/Service Learning 1 to 4
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Giving students ownership, a voice, & group decision making in service learning.
Students Are the Best Teachers 4 to 12
Students will take an active role in the teaching and learning process by creating digital presentations that review basic concepts that are the foundations for all courses. These may include focused mini lessons on such areas as vocabulary, grammar, figures of speech, math problems and concepts, historical events, scientific elements, or technology operations.
Studio Photography 9 to 12
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This project involves shooting long exposure photography in the school portrait lighting studio.
Subtle Conversations 6 to 12
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Subtle Conversations is design to give 60 students an opportunity to research current events and teen issues. Students will select various news, entertainment, sports, or locate events and teen topics to research and create a weekly talk show. Each group will design a production company to write, video, edit and prepare for broadcast.
Succession in the Classroom 6 to 8
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Students will observe and record with digital cameras the process of succession as it occurs in a 55 gallon tank that the students set up with soil from their own backyards.
Super Science Slueths Explain It All: Circumnavigating the Circulatory System 6 to 8
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Students work in pairs to develop podcasts about the circulatory system as a capstone unit project to display what they have learned. The podcasts can take the form of dramas, sports casts, etc. requiring the students to do more than just memorize information.
Super Size It, Please! 10 to 11
Hands on math project to help students understand scale factors and ratios using photos of themselves!
Super Sleuth K to 5
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Students will explore the Fibonacci numbers in Nature by examining flowers, pine cones, tree trunks in our neighborhood park. They will record their "evidence" in pictures and will create a school wide exhibit.
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
Symmetry in Nature 6 to 12
Symmetry and Fibonacci series in nature, explored with photography and photo manipulation.
Symmetry in Nature and Congruent Shapes All Around 2 to 2
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All students will work in groups to investigate nature and their surroundings to find symmetry in nature and congruent shapes all around. Students will take photos using a digital camera and help create a multimedia presentation of their geometric findings. Students will share the final project with their peers.
Tablet use in Centers P-K to 9
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Teacher will use a tablet in a center in order to focus student on quick activities centered on one concept. Students will cycle through the 6 centers in groups of 4.
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.
Teaching Tone and Mood 9 to 12
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After reading a book or novel students create a documentary where they play the role of one of the characters from the story. Students demonstrate an understanding of tone and mood through their acting, music selection, and editing of the video.
Tech Savvy Naturalists P-K to 8
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While technology is the way of the future, the future of endangered plants and animals are our responsibility. Students will learn about ecology and biology of animals and plants in our community and create movies and picture books as their culminating projects.
Teching Up the Nature of Science 2 to 5
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Fourth grade GPS Standards:S4CS8. Students will understand important features of the process of scientific inquiry & S4CS7. Students will be familiar with the character of scientific knowledge and how it is achieved. Students will explore these standards while keeping a video diary of developing results & an online log for their peers to "question" as well.
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.
Technology with nouns 1 to 2
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A Lesson on using technology and nouns to bring interest and engagement to a lesson.
Telling Time through Digital Devices and Photo Story Telling in the Classroom K to 5
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To engage learners physically, mentally, digitally and help them to develop the following time telling skills through an array of digital devices and human interactions
The Algebra of Angry Birds© 6 to 8
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Angry Birds is a popular application (app) that features birds that are launched from a slingshot at green pigs. Students will explore algebraic and physics content that is embedded in the game.
The American Revolution: It Takes Two to Tangle, but Three to Decide a War! 5 to 12
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This unit on the American Revolution is designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of the complexities of war. The goal is for students to gain knowledge of history from several different points of view.
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 Battle of the Ancient Civilizations 6 to 8
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Sixth grade students will create persuasive movie maker presentations on their Ancient Civilization and present them eighth graders who will choose their favorite. Students will use digital cameras, microphones, and computers to help them create the best power point.
The Bill of Rights in Action 8 to 8
In this lesson, students will view short video clips illustrating various rights in the first ten amendments to the Constitution. In groups, students will have to identify the right(s) in the video, discuss, and explain how that right is being celebrated.
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 DIGITAL CAT--A PURR-FECT SOLUTON! 11 to 12
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Anatomy students will make their own dissection manual complete with digital pictures and labels. Each year students will add to the manuals.
The Effects of Chemical and Physical Weathering on Gravestones 5 to 5
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Students will visit the historical Magnolia Cemetery located in Augusta, Georgia to record digital pictures of the effects of weathering and erosion on gravestones.Students will take pictures and, using previously learned chemical and physical weathering concepts learning in class and recorded in their science journals, create a Prezi or a Glogster media presentation.
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 Flip Side 6 to 8
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Students will use their Flip cameras to chronicle their experience at a local food pantry and share their experience with the rest of the school and local community organizations.
The Flip Side of Plants and Animals K to 6
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Typically, science experiment observation is paper pencil, but with the Flip Video camcorder, students can record their observations on video, allowing them to be extremely detailed and accurate. Using a Flip Video for observation also allows the student to share with others exactly what they saw during the course of an experiment.
The Food Pyramid 3 to 3
Students will learn the importance of healthy eating through an understanding of the food pyramid. They will learn what makes up a healthy diet by studying the daily breakfast and lunches served in the school cafeteria.
The Great Depression-A tale of misery and hope 7 to 12
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This lesson will seek to explore images using Smart-board technology while making observations and inferences in describing the period of the Great Depression. Was it a time period that was misery, or was there a tremendous hope for the United States during this period? Students will use photographs shown to support their answer to this essential question.
The Hall of Physicist 8 to 12
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Students will create biographical posters of famous physicist through the ages.
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 human body - skeletal system 6 to 6
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Students will learn about the skeletal system of the human body. This includes how the skeleton supports the body in addition to protecting its soft, vulnerable organs.
The Illustrated Bill of Rights 11 to 12
Most of the students who are assigned this American Government project have had little or no experience using PowerPoint or working with a digital video camera. This project will serve as an introduction to the use of this technology as well as a means of learning the Bill of Rights.
The Living Biography 4 to 12
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Use podcasting to have students create a living audio biography of someone they've studied.
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 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 Power of Images 9 to 12
A 2 minute Multi-media presentation using colors, textures,images,drawings, photographs, video clips, etc. To portray a political or social issue in the school, community or country.
The Shape of Things K to 3
The students will use digital cameras to find examples of circle, squares, and triangles around them.
The STEM Train! 7 to 8
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The STEM Train will be a school-wide program for students to create exploration through video-making, short films and documentaries. Students will become mini filmmakers. They will use the latest technology to make video presentations in class. Digital Cameras will be the source of our videos, but in order to “create” magic, we will need more electronic equipment.
The stoichiometry behind pollution 9 to 12
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In many grammar schools, students are made aware of the need to recycle and be earth conscious citizens. However, they have no concept of the amount of how much they save in their efforts. Through this lesson, students will be able to quantize the amount of pollution they are preventing through stoichiometry. Students will then create posterboards with their research to convince the school and local community that pollution is a problem and carpooling is a simple solution.
The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf Again 2 to 2
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Comparing and Contrasting the various stories of the Three Little Pigs from the pig's point of view and the wolf's view
The Water Cycle K to 2
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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.
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 Wonder of Seeing the Best in Ourselves- A+ Attitude 6 to 6
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Students will read the novel Wonder by RJ Palacio, learn about theme, character, perspective and the steps of writing a research paper. The students will then create a research paper, an oral presentation and a citizenship project that promotes compassion.
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.
Third Grade Fractions with iPad 2 to 6
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Third graders will work to understand and identify fractions, equivalent fractions, compare fractions, order fractions, and add fractions with like denominators using a variety of applications on the iPad.
This day In History 6 to 6
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Students will research past and current historical events. They will present their research in the form of a dramatic scene, videotape performances and watch together as a class for editing and a grade.
Through Our Eyes 9 to 9
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“The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros is a novel that addresses many important themes, but none more important than poverty. But simply talking about a world problem does not teach my students as much as a hands-on problem solving project would! Upon completing the novel, my students will tackle the final project “Through Our Eyes.”
Time to Vote 6 to 8
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The students will learn about the three branches of U.S. government by creating and simulating the election and campaign processes. They will utilize not only their textbooks and classroom materials, but will also take a hands on approach with various technologies to enhance their outcome.
Time Warp Interview 3 to 5
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With the aid of technology and a bit of creativity students will travel back in time and interview leaders of early America. Students will then be paired up to conduct interviews to portray the qualities of a great leader.
Titanic Research Projects 7 to 7
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In this lesson, students conduct research (CCSS W.7.7) on topics connected to a narrative nonfiction story from the reading basil, "Exploring the Titanic" by Robert Ballard. Students use iPads or Chromebooks to gather credible and relevant research on individually assigned topics and then present their findings to the class through use of an interactive presentation program such as Prezi, Emaze, or Google Slides.
Title: Digital Photo Storytelling on Five Senses, a project based learning activity by Mary Gore P-K to 2
Learning about the five senses is a very exciting and fun experience that students in the primary grades are eager to engage in as well as share with others, in and out of the classroom. Through digital photo storytelling project learners are able to document their experiences and take on various roles as they create a presentation project.This is a project based learning activity.
To Kill a Mockingbird 6 to 8
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Students will examine the issues of injustice and race relations in the 1930s. They will be challenged to gain a new perspective by walking in another person's shoes.
Total Physical Response Storytelling 5 to 12
Students will take pictures and make books to tell a story in a foreign language.
Tour the Solar System 4 to 6
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The students in my computer class will create an animated tour of each planet in our solar system. The movie will take the viewer to each planet starting at the sun.
Toy Inventor’s Workshop 11 to 11
Students work in small groups to develop a toy for preschool age children.
Tracking the Olympics 4 to 6
The children will discover how radio and TV announcers broadcast sports events while watching the Winter Olympics. The children work with teams on creating podcasts of the upcoming Winter Olympics
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.
Underground Railroad 4 to 6
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This project is to enhance the learning in the classroom by researching information on a variety of topics and creating a tri fold with the computer teacher, learnign a song and the meaning of it with the music teacher, and creating art with the art teacehr . In addition to the art and music pieces, the research will be used in a tri fold (which is a technology goal for this grade).
Understanding Idioms 6 to 8
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Students understand and explain literal and figurative meaning of common idioms.
Understanding Interactions Among Local Species and the Local Environment 11 to 12
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Students will use digital cameras to observe and investigate a variety of species in the schoolyard ecosystem. Students will research the species and construct food chains and food webs from their photos. Students will use their observations to write hypothesis and develop experiments.
Understanding light and sound through visual representations and robotics 3 to 5
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In this lesson, students will use robotics to learn about sensing and reacting to stimuli, particularly the input magnitude of light. They will make comparisons with what they have learned about the changes in magnitude of sound and how the human body senses and reacts to sound.
Unit: Introduction to Coding Lesson: Code K to K
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Students will discuss the idea of a "code" and use the terms sequence, command, and algorithm while working to build a code. Students will use a variety of devices to learn about code including an iPad, the Daisy the Dinosaur app, task cards, legos, and coding block cards. Students will work independently and in small groups for this lesson.
UNIVERSAL BUS STOP 9 to 12
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As a culminating activity, my Advanced Placement seniors create a script and storyboard combining literary characters and historical figures. The presentation must begin at a bus stop, and the identity of the characters / people should be made evident through dress, dialogue, and actions.
Using Cubelets to Create a Self-Driving Car 4 to 8
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Lesson Overview- The students will design and create robot car that will drive and steer with cubelet sensors triggered by the students hands. They will design and create a track with construction paper where the car will run. The students will then research the development of self-driving cars and compare their basic components to the components of the cars they created. The students will create a short video showcasing their cars and research.
Using Digital Photography in the Classroom K to K
Osolo Elementary School in Elkhart, IN is seeking a grant to incorporate digital photography in the classroom with the objective of helping all kindergarten students increase their math, science, language arts, and social studies skills. The objective is that by the end of the year students will have learned to use digital cameras to incorporate all the subject areas mentioned to increase their core skills.
Using Flip Video to Identify and Analyze Figurative Language 6 to 8
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Students will be divided into collaborative groups of 2 or 3. They will be assigned a type of figurative language which they will need to define and provide a dramatic interpretation using that type of figurative language on video.
Using Our Senses 1 to 1
We will go on a nature walk and use digital cameras to capture the things we learn about using our five senses.
Using Podcasts to teach about the Constitutional Convention 7 to 8
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Using Netbooks with webcams and a Smartboard to create and share Podcasts. Students will participate in discussions and the creation of Podcasts by taking advantage of the interactive nature of table Netbooks and a classroom Smartboard.
Using technology to engage students in science through inquiry research 11 to 12
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My students love to talk about the latest YouTube video so why not engage them through video based research projects? As a central part of an ethology (animal behavior) inquiry research project, my advanced biology students will be collecting data in small groups at a local zoo.
Using VR to explore and explain human impacts on the environment 6 to 8
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Students will utilize VR technology to explore human impacts on the environment, then create their own VR experience to teach others about the topic.
V.I.P. Project K to 12
Students interview each other and practice social skills while practicing reading and writing activities.
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 Scavenger Hunt: Is It Alive? 1 to 1
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This is a 5-day lesson in which students learn the characteristics of living and nonliving things. Students will go outside to find living and nonliving things and film themselves describing their objects and explaining how they classified them.
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.
View, Review, & Replicate: Using Graphics and Humor for Vocabulary Acquisition 9 to 12
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Students will recognize and review frequently tested ACT/SAT vocabulary words through the use of word/ graphic associations and humorous content videos.
Virtual Field Guide 6 to 8
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Students will discover and photograph wildlife around campus. Students will create a field guide to be published on the school website.
Virtual Speech 11 to 12
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Integrate digital citizenship curriculum into student learning. Ensure full, equitable access and participation of all learners through high-quality technology tools and resources.
Vivid Visual Vocabulary 3 to 12
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The Vivid Visual Vocabulary Project is a student-generated, project-based learning experience in which students utilize technology to develop skills in research, writing, and creativity to produce weekly vocabulary presentation on root words. Expanding vocabulary enhances reading skills.
Vivid Visual Vocabulary K to 12
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Students will create weekly presentations of their vocabulary words utilizing Flip Cameras, iMovie and Powerpoint. Computer generated, student driven learning always leads to life-long knowledge, but making videos to enact vocabulary words in context is fun.
Vivid Visual Vocabulary 4 to 12
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The Vivid Visual Vocabulary Project is a student-generated, project-based learning experience in which students utilize technology to develop skills in research, writing, and creativity to produce an audio/video presentation. As students share projects that are developed individually and through cooperative, small learning communities, they become both teacher and learner.
Vocabulary 9 to 12
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This is a lesson that incorporates technology and vocabulary. Students will create videos to represent the meaning of the words
Vocabulary and Humor 9 to 12
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Objective: The students will work in groups to be challenged to use humor to help recall the vocabulary words for their Unit 12 Vocabulary test.
Vocabulary Puzzle P-K to 12
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My students need lots of opportunities to learn new vocabulary. Making puzzles with the vocabulary words and definitions gives students opportunities to use hands-one activities to learn the new words.
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.
Voice of Democracy 9 to 12
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Record your original 3 to 5 minute (+ or - 5 seconds) essay on a standard cassette tape or CD on the 2010-11 theme "Does My Generation Have a Role In America's Future" Label your cassette or CD and neatly typed essay with your name and completed entry form.
Wanted - Dead or Alive 3 to 6
After learning about trickster tales, students will create clay models of a trickster, create a mug shot which will be used on a life-size wanted poster. Students will also photograph and animate the trickster using the Claymation software in Whole Class Fresco. Finally, students will design games based on a trickster tale for younger students.
Water Conservation Video Lab 8 to 12
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This lesson plan was created in an effort to have students become advocates for the world they live in. Students are asked to creating a Public Service Announcement Video for Water Conservation.
Water Unit 6 to 8
In this unit, students will learn about the essential and valuable properties of water. Students will learn through hands-on activities.
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!
Weather Forecast 4 to 5
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Students will use weather terms, tools and current weather conditions to create a 4-day forecast and present it to the class.
Weather Report 7 to 12
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Students create and film a weather report as seen on the evening news.
Webquest - Westward Ho! 3 to 8
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Work as a group to investigate life on the trail using various resources and Internet links. As a result of the research, students will write an article.
Website Evaluation 2 to 5
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Students will visit 3 websites with iPad minis and converse at their table to give them an evaluation.
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.
Welcome to Our School ! 6 to 8
Overview - using a camera for an ongoing class project will allow students to capture on film any and all projects done in classes for the year, Teacher expectations, and how to get around at our school. The selected activities will be documented and used to make additions and subtractions in an effort to make all projects more student friendly, and to familiarize parents and students with their new school.
Westward Ho Journal 3 to 8
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Students travel across America and write about their journey to California
What are Numbers?: Learning to Add K to 1
Students explore digital camera use while learning basic math concepts and simple number identification.
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.
What Do You Know About Your Town? 2 to 3
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Lessons that help students learn a little about their own community. Lesson is generated for Erath, Louisiana, however can be adapted to any area.
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.
What Firemen Read 9 to 12
Armed with digital cameras, iPods with recorders, and great attitutdes, students will interview community members and find out what their favorite books are and why. Students will compile the results in both print and web formats and share their findings with the world.
What Time is it? P-K to 5
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I have several centers that deal with the concept of time and telling time. Computers are highly motivating and a great way to reinforce skills.
What We Don't See 2 to 4
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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.
What's In A Name? 6 to 8
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Sixth grade research class students will learn about triangulation as they collect primary and secondary research about their names, along with expert opinion . The research findings will be presented in the form of a movie.
What's in a Story--A Short Story/Film Unit 5 to 12
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Students analyze and evaluate "story" through both the written word of short story and the visual images of short film. The lesson/unit culminates in a production of a short film. This is run in a workshop format, with mini-lessons and some direct instruction/practice of skills as the project unfolds.
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.
What's Up with the Water Cycle? 1 to 2
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Purpose: Students would learn the steps of the water cycle, then film the process and explain it using a flip camera.
What's Your Angle 3 to 5
Students will use digital cameras to locate and record several type of angles found in their school. They will identify these angles, put into a slide show and use it to teach others about geometric angles.
Where and When Was That? 6 to 8
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Students will utilize Google Applications to apply what they have learned about the civilizations of Egypt, China, India, Greece, and Rome. Students will gain more knowledge on the geography of these areas in Ancient Times.
Where Oh Where Did the Sand Go 2 to 5
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Students will build a sand/soil mound and record the erosion of the mound using pictures and videos. The students will then record their data and create a movie to make the erosion time lapsed.
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 Ate Archy the Anchovy 4 to 6
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In this lesson, students will use flip cams to film clues about members in the marine food chain. The goal is to solve the puzzle of who ate Archy the Anchovy! Once clues are filmed, an interactive PowerPoint will be created for students to complete a problem-solving activity to solve this mystery!
Who stole the Halloween candy? 4 to 6
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Our school's Fall Festival is just around the corner and the candy has been stolen. Students will investigate by videotaping evidence, collecting fingerprints and teeth impressions, and recording their step by step processing of this crime.
Who wants Pi? 9 to 12
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Pre-Algebra (special day class) Students discover the value of Pi the same way the Greeks did. They will measure the circumference and diameter of various circular objects around school such as trash can lids, wheels, trees, flagpoles, and whatever else they can find.
Who's in the Hot Seat- Characterization and Point-of-View 6 to 7
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Students will be able to demonstrate how characters change throughout a story, as well as describe how the author develops the point-of-view of the characters. Students will use the Smart Board, along with Smart Board Slates, to complete the interactive activities, in order to master these objectives.
Whose Slipper 1 to 5
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In this unit students will explore multiple versions of various fairy tales. This is one of five lessons in which students read an original fairy tale and compare story elements of another version of the same fairy tale.
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.
Will it Sink or Float? K to 2
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Students will compare and observe objects that sink or float. They will learn that size and weight do not always determine which objects sink or float and conclude that shape and material of an object affect whether an object sinks or floats.
Wishing for Wells 2 to 2
Students of all ability levels will learn about the water crisis in Africa. They will use iPads to conduct research, make PSAs to broadcast on the morning announcements, and complete other technology-infused projects to raise awareness (such as an interactive QR code exhibit about a region in Africa). The unit will culminate in a fundraiser to try to fund the construction of a well in Africa.
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 Civilizations 7 to 8
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This project is an effort to incorporate interactive video games (Civilization 4) and collaborative internet tools (Google Docs and Wikispaces) with an understanding of historical knowledge and themes to better understand the interaction between culture, geography, government, and people over large periods of time. To do this, groups of students will play a networked version of Civilization 4, keep records of events which occur in this game, write a history of the nation created in the game, and publish the history online for others to use.
World History Tool Factory Workshop Fun! 6 to 8
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Students will make a database of each of the ancient civilizations covered and then use the word processor program to make presentations on each of them.
World of Quadrilaterals 7 to 12
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Why is it important to know the properties of quadrilaterals? How can we use it in our real life?
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
Write to Read 6 to 8
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There is nothing more motivating than teaching to the interests of students, and what middle school students' interests revolve around themselves and their friends. Digital storytelling of the school year gives them a voice and leades to improved language arts skills.
Writers are Explorers 1 to 2
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Students will use the internet to research information about their favorite animal using Discovery Learning and National Geographic Kids. Students will use the information found online to write an Informational Text that will be presented to parents at a Writers Celebration.
Writing a Masterpiece 9 to 12
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When working with students to create complete sentences, I make the visual connection to a masterpiece painting. This metaphor helps struggling writers connect to the necessary components of a sentence.
Writing and Podcasting 2 to 5
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Based on just a few pictures, students can write and podcast their own story.
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.
Writing Equivalent Expressions 9 to 12
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This involves writing equivalent expressions using area model and exploring difference of squares through an interactive activity.
Writing using sequencing phrases P-K to P-K
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Students will learn how to use sequencing phrases to organize their writing in the order of the events took place.
WWII News Reporters 10 to 12
Students report on a major battle from WWII as news anchors and on-scene reporters. Students also create a Propaganda Poster from that period.
You Can Do It: Creating How-To Videos P-K to P-K
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Middle school students create instructional videos for other students using Flip video cameras and editing software. Students must brainstorm a topic, write an original script and create their film and audio narration, then edit and and create an original movie. Sample topics include "How to tie your shoes," "How to be organized for Middle School," and "The Water Cycle."
Your Weekend Weather - on a Flip Camera 12 to 12
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Students in my senior elective, Atmospheric Science, research, write and produce a video weekend weather forecast for New York City and Los Angeles. Filmed on a Flip camera, the videos are posted on Youtube.
Zebra Broadcasting Network 6 to 7
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This lesson will have the student's creating and maintaining a TV news station to play for the school every other week.
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