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Babushka Baba Yaga - fluency and story structure 2 to 4
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Utilizing an ELMO document camera and LCD projector, students will share a Patricia Polacco story, discuss story structure in an authentic manner, and will practice their reading fluency.
Introduction to Atomic Structure 10 to 12
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This is an introductory lesson to atomic structure for a high school level chemistry class. It is a student self-paced lesson that allows for easy differentiation and student choice.
Structures and Functions of plants and animals 4 to 4
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This lesson is part of a unit to meet grade 4 Life Science Standards, Structures and Processes. In this lesson, students will conduct research on various animals and or plants to determine what external structures support survival and growth. In addition, students will use technology to publish their findings to a blog and have the ability to comment and respond to other classmate’s blogs, learning from each other’s experiences.
Cell Community 7 to 7
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Students design a "cell community" as a visual analogy of the structure and function of a cell.
Fantastic Feathers P-K to P-K
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Inquiry student pairs will use a combination of technology and hands-on techniques, to learn about the form and function of bird's feather.
I Spy With My Little Eye 1 to 1
This is a lesson I used with first grade students. It focuses on color identification, inserting graphics in Word, and word processing.
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!
LEVELED READING COMMUNICATION GROUP & I AM WORKING FOR CHART... 6 to 1
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STUDENTS WILL IDENTIFY DETAILS THAT SUPPORT ANSWERS TO LITERAL QUESTIONS DURING SMALL LEVELED READING GROUP.
My Altered Life, Exploring Mixed Genre Writing 9 to 12
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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.
"The Know Show" (Think: Saturday Night Live meets Bill Nye meets Fifth Grade) P-K to 5
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My fifth grade students will use video editing software with the flip camera we have in the class to produce 'The Know Show' every other week. The students will write skits, perform songs they pen, display historical reinactements, act in joke segments, and describe scientific drawings all during each15 minute show.
(G.I.F) Graphics Integrates Fun 7 to 8
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(G.I.F) Graphics Integrates Fun is a lesson plan that will enhance 7th and 8th grade graphic arts class projects by sharpening the students' kinesthetic graphic design skills through the technology of a Wacom Graphire 3 Classic graphics tablet and digital cameras. It will also instill lifelong learning that is fun while the lessons relate to other subjects.
(PART 1) Applied STEM: Rocketry and its Components 6 to 8
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This unit plan walks students through the entire model rocket design, construction, and test launch phase complete with diverse evaluations and using video technology to view every aspect of a rocket launch. All rockets are homemade - no kits involved.
A Math Twist 3 to 6
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Students create mathematical problems using computer applications such as Microsoft Word and clearly explain in writing how the problem is solved.
A Microscopically Enormous Look at Genetic Inheritance 9 to 12
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A lab to help better understand how traits are controlled by genes using drosophila fruit flies.
A Year in Arizona 4 to 4
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Students will choose a theme related to our state of Arizona and create calendars around that theme. Some examples of potential themes are: animals of Arizona, Arizona cactus and plant life, Arizona history, Arizona's geology, and Native American culture.
Alternative Modes for Alternative Ed P-K to P-K
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To provide media information in the form of a DVD library centrally located at Seminole County District Office in order to provide various learning formats for struggling and at risk incarcerated learnes.
Analyzing Concrete Jungles 4 to 4
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Students will take pictures of plants located throughout the school campus (which has very little grassy area.) They will compare and contrast the plants that are thriving with the plants that are struggling for survival.
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.
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.
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.
Banner Ad/Web Banner ... Internet Advertising - Copywriting 7 to 8
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The students were asked to create banners of the standard size to advertise various products and/or promote causes and ask for donations.
Because I Said So! - Writing a Persuasive Speech 4 to 4
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This is a short writing unit. Students will brainstorm, write, and edit a persuasive speech on a topic of their choosing. The studetns will then record a podcast of their speech which will be uploaded to the school website.
Becoming Africa’s Wildlife 4 to 6
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Each student becomes an expert on one of the animals native to Africa and contributes important information to a safari field guide. Each student investigates the natural history of the animal and learns about the animal’s habitat, ecological niche, interdependence, relative position in a food web, adaptive features and behaviors, and conservation. With their research behind them, each student “becomes” an animal and creates a poster presentation written primarily from the animal’s point of view.
Bill of Rights Documentary 3 to 5
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Our fifth grade Social Studies students learned about the Bill of Rights by creating their very own documentary using the Flip camer and software. We held a viewing party at the end of the unit complete with a popcorn donation from AMC Theatres to celebrate our young filmmakers!
Blogging in the Classroom 10 to 12
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Students will use laptops/chromebooks to create their own student blogs, where they will respond to literature, evaluate media, and collaborate with their classmates.
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.
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.”
Cellcraft Game 6 to 8
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Students learn the cell organelles' location, structure, and functions by playing Cellcraft game while taking Cornell notes on the cell structures as they "discover" them, in the game.
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.
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.
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.
Commonwealth Connections 9 to 12
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Students will make historical connections with Famous African-Americans from Virginia by learning and teaching others through this hands-on project. Students will research, write, film, edit, and publish videos about these important historical figures in order to promote tourism in Virginia.
Computer and Technology Lab Projects 1 to 8
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Students develop significant projects in our Computer and Technology Lab, and we require a safe, easily accessible repository of digital images and audio for student use. These various projects are theme related and correspond to specific grade levels.
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.
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 Docents For 25 National Monuments For In Class Field Trip To DC 9 to 12
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Students will each be assigned one of 25 national monuments to docent the class through a virtual field trip through Washington DC. The plan is to aid students in observing the historic changes in US monuments from "single man" to "multiple participant" or event depictions.
Creating Authors With Technology! 2 to 5
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With this lesson, students should be able to look at a classmates projected writing (via a HoverCam Document Camera) and give aapropriate feedback. The student author will get a notated printout with suggestions for improving writing.
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.
Cubelets Challenge Beginner P-K to 5
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The challenges are aimed at thinking about building something to meet a need, solve a problem or make something that that can help us to understand or do something.
Cultural Differences found in St. Patrick's Day 2 to 2
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This lesson teaches the students about St. Patrick's Day and how it is celebrated around the world. It is a cross-curricular lesson for both Social Studies and ELAR.
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.
Defining the Difference Between Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells--An alternative to direct instruction. 7 to 12
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This inquiry based lesson plan helps students define the difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells using microscopes (one equiped with a camera), a smart board and a powerpoint/pictures of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells (slides).
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 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 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.
Dissection Scramble 7 to 12
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Use digital cameras to take pictures of a dissection in progress and download to laptops. Then have the students create a game using the pictures in order to have the other students label structures on the pictures.
DNA Replication Animation 7 to 12
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Students use modeling clay and stop-motion animation to illustrate the replication of DNA.
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.
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.
Electronic Portfolio 3 to 5
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Students will use Powerpoint to create a multimedia portfolio of work completed during the year. The presentation will also serve as a yearbook where students will be allowed to import pictures of family and friends as well as narrate descriptions of the contents.
Elemental Photography 8 to 8
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The students utilize digital technology to enhance their learning in the area of Elemental Chemistry. This is a project used in a 8th grade Science Classroom
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.
Falling in Love with Close Reading 6 to 8
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Students will learn how the academic exercise of close reading is applicable to their real lives. They will apply classroom skills to their real lives and become lifelong close readers of the people and things around them.
Fifth Grade Physical Science - Atoms 5 to 12
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Using PowerPoint presentations, realia, and various visuals and websites, students will understand that elements are made of atoms, and know the basic structures of an atom (nucleus, electrons, protons, and neutrons).
Flip into Technology! 6 to 12
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Students use Flip cameras to gather information and integrate it into any classroom activity.
FlipCam Field Trip - Habitat Exploration 7 to 12
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Students will take a field trip to a local county park or nature preserve that has several distinct habitat types. Each team of students will document as many distinct habitats as they can and ultimately present their video products to the rest of the class.
Friendship Book 1 to 3
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The students will take pictures of their friends and write what they know about their friends and the things they like to do with their friends. It will turn out to be a friendship book.
Frogs: ELA and Science 1st grade 1 to 2
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This is a first grade ELA and science unit. This unit integrates technology and allows students to apply real world application with scientific inquiry, while critically analyzing literary and informational texts.
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.
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!
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!
Graphing quadratic equations of the form f(x) = ax^2 + c 9 to 12
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In this lesson, we explore the effect of the constant C in the quadratic function f(x) = ax^2. Students will be able to observe that C shifts the quadratic function up/down.
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.
Greetings, Introductions, and Farewells in Spanish. 9 to P-K
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The student will learn some basic phrases for greeting another person and introducing yourself. The student will understand the meaning of the sentences of their own dialog and practice with their classmates.
Hopping Good Tales 4 to 5
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After reading several fairy tales, students will write, edit and illustrate original fairy tales based on The Frog Prince. Using Tool Factory Slide Show students will plan and organize story events, edit and prepare a fairy tale to share with the class.
How to "Write Right"! K to 1
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One to two sentences will be written on the board with an appropriate/relevant illustration underneath. Students will be given the opportunity to review and practice their oral, reading and writing skills in this lesson.
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.
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.
IMPROVING SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH THERMAL IMAGING 6 to 12
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Students will use a thermal imaging camera and advance digital technology to analyze homes and business structures and provide them with an energy efficiency assessment. Students will also leave a dvd on how to do home energy improvements and follow up with a survey of property owners energy saving.
It's Challenging Being Green! 3 to 5
Students will delve into botany by planting a seed and watching it grow or die based on what they do to take care of it. Prior knowledge of human anatomy and physiology will be the entry point as students connect these two very different areas of biology. By the end of the unit, students will be able to defend plant conservation the way they could any other organism they study. Ultimately, students should have increased awareness of the lack of green spaces in urban areas and the need for more parks and gardens
JOB POD Career Podcasting Project 7 to 12
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The purpose of this project is to provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge gained and maturity achieved during their high school career so far. This project gives students the chance to choose an area of study, to combine different disciplines, to satisfy specialized curiosity, and to utilize talents in a productive way. The project gives them the chance to make their high school experience a more meaningful and practical one.
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.
Learning About Colonial Times 5 to 6
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Learning About Colonial Times
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.
Let’s Get Excited about Roller Coasters! 5 to 9
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An amusement park has decided to open a theme park to be located in Waikoloa Village, Hawaii. It is an exciting time for the citizens of Waikoloa Village. Finally, this small town will be put on the map for something big. The residents are anxiously anticipating the grand opening of the amusement park. However, the operators of the amusement park need your help. They want to design a new roller coaster with a car that runs as smoothly as a marble would down the track. Your team has been hired to design this new roller coaster track for this theme park. Your task is to design a model of the track you would like to build for this amusement park. Your model must demonstrate the law of conservation of energy, gravity, force, momentum, and especially kinetic and potential energy.
Let’s Get Excited about Roller Coasters! 5 to 9
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An amusement park has decided to open a theme park to be located in Waikoloa Village, Hawaii. It is an exciting time for the citizens of Waikoloa Village. Finally, this small town will be put on the map for something big. The residents are anxiously anticipating the grand opening of the amusement park. However, the operators of the amusement park need your help. They want to design a new roller coaster with a car that runs as smoothly as a marble would down the track. Your team has been hired to design this new roller coaster track for this theme park. Your task is to design a model of the track you would like to build for this amusement park. Your model must demonstrate the law of conservation of energy, gravity, force, momentum, and especially kinetic and potential energy.
Light Sport Aircraft Design Challenge 7 to 10
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Students in 7th grade Physical Science will be assigned the challenge to design a new Light Sport Aircraft or modify an existing one using aircraft design software to meet the demands of a customer.
Living and Nonliving Things P-K to 5
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Students will use digital technology to compare size, shape, structure, and basic needs of living things.
Living Organisms Digital Scavenger Hunt 1 to 5
We conducted a digital scavenger hunt with digital cameras at a nearby pond to document various living things for our science unit.
Living Wax Museum 5 to 8
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Students will complete a biography about a person of their choice. This project includes a written paper, a slideshow, and creating a poster board that will be displayed throughout the school.
Locating Lost Ladybugs. 1 to 4
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The students will observe and then photograph ladybugs that they encounter on school grounds and outside homes. Pictures and data collected will be emailed to the Lost Ladybug Project which is a national based program coordinated through Cornell University Department of Entomology.
Me Gusta 6 to 12
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Students will have opportunities to learn and practice using me gusta + noun and me gusta + verb in level 1 Spanish.
Memory Book - A Cooperative Learning Experience 5 to 8
8th graders create a memory book that includes pictures and writing (English), their heritage (history), calculated growth patterns (math) and genetic heritage (science).
Middle Ages Cross Curriculum Project 6 to 8
This project incorporates all subject areas while students learn about the Middle Ages.
Military Families P-K to P-K
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Improving student vocabulary through interactive spelling games and a short story.
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.
Movement across the Cell Membrane using Multimedia 6 to 8
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Students will construct a model of the cell membrane and model how molecules move across the cell membrane through osmosis, diffusion, facilitated diffusion, and active and passive transport. They have a choice of technology or multimedia to complete this task.
Nature of Science, Like a Scientist 5 to 8
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The first week of school is all about introducing students to the school and my classroom. I like students to explore the classroom (and expectations), create norms for a safe learning space, and explore what it means to be a scientist.
Of Mice and Men, Migration, and Photography 6 to 8
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Over the course of the month of December, students will read the novel, Of Mice and Men, and explore the concept of the American Dream through the migrant experience of the 1930s. Students will then take the classroom outside in the community and document the migrant experience and concept of the American Dream in their own neighborhood to juxtapose the possible changes of the dream since the 30's.
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.
Oral Tradition-- digital storytelling 6 to 8
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Students work to create an original tale from the oral tradition. Instead of publishing a formal written document, students create a stop action video depicting the tale.
Our Video Adventure: Traveling Through Blair County 3 to 3
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Third grade studetns are learning about the county in which they live. They are studying local geography and history. Students research an establishment in Blair County, write a report about the site, and build a model. This project is videoed in stages and then will be compiled into a complete project.
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.
Pharmaceutical Commerical: Which drug is better? 11 to 12
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Chemistry students will research a pharmaceutical drug (must be approved by the teacher). The students then will make a brochure and a video commercial to try to sell and promote the drug that they picked.
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.
Photographical Ecology 6 to 8
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Students will photograph and understand differences in organisms and the roles they play in our environment.
Plotting the Way to Washington DC 4 to 6
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Students will use the streets of Washington DC to discover the unique role geometry plays in the artistic cartography design of our Nation's Capital. This lesson incorporates numerous Common Core Standards across the curriculum and grade levels.
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)
Presentation Blogs P-K to P-K
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Create a series of audio/video blog entries in the target language as a means of assessing progress and skill/content acquisition throughout the course of language learning.
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.
Question Pocket 3 to 5
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We will use ClassFlow, a presentation product to introduce and provide background knowledge for ELP Standard 4 of making claims and supporting them. This will be how we start the lesson which will take place over several days. My students have an influence of another language at home. I regularly use technology to help with instruction and vocabulary.
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.
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 12
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This is an 8th grade research lesson plan. Students research a variety of historical figures stemming from the film "Night At the Museum, Battle At the Smithsonian."
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.
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.
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!
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.
Self Identity 9 to 12
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Students research into their experience, culture and life to create a self portrait learning facial proportions. Viewing a variety of artists with different interpretations of involving expression in their portraits.
Shake it up…Cisne! 3 to 5
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Fifth grade students will give an earthquake broadcast. Students become cameramen, meteorologists, reporters, eyewitnesses, and anchor people describing the effects of recent earthquakes.
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
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.
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.
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.
Stain Glass P-K to 12
This is 5 lesson plans in sequence from introduction through Glass History to the current methods applied in Glass Forms: lesson 1, stain glass history; lesson 2, community impressions; lesson 3, stain glass design; lesson 4, color theory; lesson 5, form and application. Wrap up includes reflection.
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.
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.
Taking a Micro Hike 6 to 8
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Students will be studying ecosystems and the dynamic interactions between plants, animals, and microrganisms and their environment. Groups of students will be given an outdoor study area and must be able to discuss and identify the life at the surface of the soil, be able to identify the life existing on a rotten log, and be able to identify the spiders according to their physical features
Techno Lit 3 to 5
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This lessons includes a variety of technology to publish expository texts so they can be viewed on iPod touches and iPads.
Technolgy and Thematic Lessons in Literature 9 to 12
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Students will use the Flip VideoT cameras to record their book reviews and Socratic Circle discussion groups while analyzing the thematic lessons of their books and how they apply to real-wolrd isssues. These videos will then be linked by the students to the Media Center online web site for school-wide viewing.
Technology Rich Romeo and Juliet Lesson Plan 9 to 10
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The students will understand Romeo and Juliet and as a result will produce and present a Storyboard that demonstrates a scene’s importance.
The 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 Butterfly Effect P-K to P-K
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After studying the rise of Hitler and the Nazi regime, students are asked to think about the "butterfly effect" regarding negative events that happened in various countries because Hitler was the Fuhrer. This project begins with research, includes history, contains digital tools, incorporates fiction, and ends with a classroom presentation.
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 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.
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.
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.
Total Physical Response Storytelling 5 to 12
Students will take pictures and make books to tell a story in a foreign language.
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).
Virtual Math Portfolio 7 to 9
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Students will create a customized web page to post a series of unit-based math projects. They will keep a copy of the web page as a virtual portfolio of their exciting math year.
Virtual Travel Plan 4 to 8
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This lesson was created for 4th grade students in North Carolina. It integrates many areas of the curriculum including mathematics, social studies, and language arts. Students design a virtual trip through North Carolina to learn about the history and symbols of North Carolina.
Walking Stick Figure 9 to 12
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Students explore the history of art and animation and in the end create a walking stick figure on Flash, using traditional and digital animation techniques.
Waste Water Research 9 to 12
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Students will engage in a year long study of the impacts of waste water and its impacts on the local community and the Hudson River. Students will evaluate the impacts that various green technology can have on improving the quality of runoff waste water.
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.
Web 2.0 - Video Sharing 9 to 12
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Create a video to share on a Video Sharing Site (Youtube, Flickr, etc.). Through this lesson, the student will become proficient at sharing files online using the various Video Sharing Sites. Students will use Tool Factory Movie Maker to edit and produce the video.
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.
What are Numbers?: Learning to Add K to 1
Students explore digital camera use while learning basic math concepts and simple number identification.
What did you build?" P-K to P-K
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small group- working as team in building a structure.
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.
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 Are QR? 3 to 7
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Use your tablet to create a QR "Who Is" activity that allows self checking.
Wild Flower Project 9 to 12
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Students will have to go out into the community to photograph and collect samples of various types of texas wild flowers for taxonomic identification and dissecction.
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.
Written in Bones 6 to 8
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Students will read literary and informational texts about the stories of our past to understand how different texts offer unique historical perspectives and how authors sometimes alter details of history to serve a purpose. Students will express their understanding by corroborating details of the past, deciphering an author’s purpose, and writing their own fictionalized version of a historical account.
Zoom into Microscopy 6 to 8
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Students will use digital cameras to document their inquiries into microscopic life. Digital images will be used to assemble picture books that show the detail of an organism as seen with the human eye, through a hand lens, and at each power of the microscope.
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