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26 Days/Weeks in Our World Writing Project 3 to 8
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Students will each take one photo during their assigned week on a class digital camera. Students will share there photo and the class will write a descriptive journal entry about what they see in the photo.
A Day in the Life of a World War II Soldier 7 to 12
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Students complete a webquest where they look at first hand accounts of WWII soldiers and nurses.
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.
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.
Ancient World Advertisement Videos 7 to 8
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Students will use a video creation program to make and advertisement for an Ancient World civilization which they will share with their peers.
Around the World in 10 Days - Landmark Project 4 to 6
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An integrated reading/writing/geography/technology unit focused on identifying famous landmarks around the world.
Around the World in 180 Days P-K to 8
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To kick-off our Global Cultures curriculum we are implementing a year-long interdisciplinary school project titled, Around the World in 180 Days. Teachers and students will use digital cameras, smart board technology, Web Cams, Kidspiration software, and partnerships with schools around the world.
Around the World in 180 Days 1 to 8
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Students will create a culminating activity of places they have "visited" (actually, studied) throughout the school year. They will do this through downloading pictures found or taken from units of study on various countries and creating a powerpoint presentation of facts learned.
Banking in the Digital World 3 to 5
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This is a unit that teaches the students about using debit cards, and keeping up with deposits and withdrawals to buy things from a classroom store.
BLANKETING THE WORLD WITH LEARNING ANDLOVE K to 4
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We used the Flip Camera to capture all classes' interpretations and lessons related to reading the Book "The Lady in the Box" by Anne McGovern. We compiled videos of 12 classes into a movie and culminated the project with a blanket drive.
Christmas Around the World P-K to 2
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Christmas Around the World
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 collaborated constructed responses for the Common Core World 6 to 8
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Students will be able to get instant peer feedback to better collaborate for correct answers. Students will also be able to get a better sense of peer writing styles to help develop their own.
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.
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.
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 our World through Video 2 to 4
I want to allow students to use video to express their lives and the area in which they live. I also would like for them to learn how to use a camera, import video and create great projects using that video.
Fractions in the Real World 2 to 2
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Students will use their iPads to find examples of fractions in the real world. They will take pictures of the objects that represent the fractions. They will use educreations to explain their reasoning for selecting that object and label the fractional parts.
French Family Member Names and Possessive Adjectives (easily adapted to other World Languages) 6 to 6
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This lesson would be the third in a unit. Students practice using family member names and learn their meanings. They also practice using the possessive adjectives. This lesson is for a block period class of 68 minutes.
Geometry in Our World 6 to 7
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Find geometric properities in objects inside and ouside of the classroom and building.
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.
How Women Changed the World 6 to 8
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Students will investigate the roles women played in the development of technology and computers.
Inspiring Change in Our World: One Photograph at a Time 9 to 12
Students will experience the power of images created by great photographers in history. They will document the destruction of their environment and communicate their values and beliefs with a community photography show at a local gallery.
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.
Labeling the World Map 2 to 3
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This lesson is to review the continents and oceans of the world.
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.
Matter in this World: Video Presentation 6 to 8
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Students in groups of 3-4 will create a video presentation (following the rubric below) representing their knowledge of understanding of energy and matter, such as physical and chemical properties and it’s changes.
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.
Modern Day Pen Pals, Connecting Our Art Room to the Rest of the World! P-K to 8
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We have all heard of pen pals writing letters, but why not have “Modern Day Pen Pals” connect through the web using video streaming and pod casting technology!
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.
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.
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.
Our World 2 to 4
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Students will use Chromebooks to look up a website. The students will navigate to ducksters and learn additional information about geography.
Our World With Maps! K to 1
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Our World With Maps! Computer Lessons
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.
Physical Descriptions - World Languages P-K to P-K
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To practice parts of the body leading to physical descriptions. Novice mid level.
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.
Reading and Responding to Real World Issues 8 to 12
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The purpose of this lesson is to allow students to read and respond to articles that address real-world issues. They will use technology to read, to make connections, and to share their responses with the teacher and the class. Students will learn to support their positions with textual evidence from an online article. Students will post responses on an online message board on Schoology.com.
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.
Real World Equations! 9 to 12
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Students will use digital cameras to take photos of items or situations that can be modeled using algebraic equations.
Real-World Probability 11 to 12
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Students will use digital media to complete a culminating project relating probability concepts to real-world events.
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.
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.
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.
The World Around Me 5 to 8
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Students will take pictures of landscapes, nature, the environment, etc. They will choose one picture that will be used as their "muse" to write a story that describes that specific picture.
The World Without Nouns 4 to 6
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The students will take pictures of them completing an activity. They will then use Photoshop to edit out one noun in the picture. Using that picture they will create a Keynote slide showing what the world would be like without that noun.
Tracing the World P-K to 5
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Using an interactive white board in Social Studies so students can label places on a map and show how maps changed through the years.
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.
Tuning the World One Note at a Time 6 to 8
This project is intended to broaden the horizon for our small town students. Students will produce a DVD movie/music video highlighting the world of music as its focal point.
We are the World 9 to 12
Creating a student lead Video and Podcast news organization.
What in the World..?!? 3 to 5
You don't need to be able to read to love science, computers, and photography. My special education students will use these materials to create their own photographic "I Spy" books during our What in the World..?!? photo project. Using picture symbol software and photographs, students can address all content areas including math, reading, writing, technology, and science.
Who's Who in the Art World 2 to 5
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Students study famous artist and their works, through Internet resource using social bookmarking. The create biographies and recreate famous works then create online portfolios of their final project.
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 Travelers K to 12
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Students in grades K-8 and Visual Art students would choose destinations to "visit" by grade levels, which would enable classroom teachers to use this project as a learning tool for many other subject areas. Classes would then photograph their ideas of locations, settings, places to visit, plant life, perhaps even life of that area to create a travel brochure for future visitors.
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
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.
An Interview With the Past: Ancient Roman and US Government Leader 6 to 12
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This is a project-based learning opportunity where students compare the government of ancient Rome to that of the United States. In this, students were placed into groups of three and given a political character from both sides. They must role-play an interview in a modern day television interview.
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.
Beats Speaker Project 7 to 7
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You are recently hired at a your new job working for BEATS AUDIO. You have been assigned a task to create an efficient home speaker for Beats New Signature Studio Home Series. Your job is to create a speaker that plays directly from an auxiliary cord (headphone cable) without additional power. You have been directed to work with a group of 3 other audio, electrical and chemical engineers to draft designs, calculate cost efficiency and produce a working speaker given various and limited supplies.
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.
Blogging Books 5 to 12
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Students would create a "blog" through Google sites where they would establish their theme. Each week they would write about their reading based on the lessons learned and current weekly lessons.
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*
I Spy 9 to 12
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Students use digital cameras to find objects in and around school that have the shape of various functions, conics, and graphs that they have learned. Students will also write an equation that could represent the shape.
Inspiring a Bigger Picture! A 4th Grade Global Newspaper! 4 to 4
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My students have created a vision to develop a Global Newspaper for our classroom, community, and other students around the world via a web based publication. They have developed a list of jobs, ideas, and supplies needed and are excited to work to make this vision a reality.
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.
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 All Around Us 7 to 8
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By using digital cameras and measuring devices, students will create real world problems from their own environment. From area and perimeter, to quadratics and linear equations, students will connect math to the real world.
Mathematical Modeling & Inverse Variations 9 to 12
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Students will collect and analyze real data completing an exploration. Motion observed during the data collection will be used to create an appropriate math model to fit the data and make predictions that will then be tested.
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.
Nuclear Scientists Project 7 to 12
Students will study the history of the Atomic Age. They will be talking about many chemists and physicists who added information to the atom model we use now and the development of the atomic bomb.
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.
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.
Seeing Math Everywhere We Look 9 to 9
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Through an exploration and photographic capture of parabolas throughout our environment. students will move from the “When am I ever going to use this?” to “I see it being used” stage in math class – specifically for quadratic equations. They will then research the related jobs necessary to "bring the parabola to life."
The Greatest Generation Voice Thread 6 to 8
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After hearing a guest speaker(s) from the Greatest Generation, create Voice Threads that showcase their lives, and their contributions to America during WWII
Virtual Reality in the Middle School Classroom 7 to 7
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Virtual Reality is a relatively new concept, but it would be amazing for students to be able to tour places around the world virtually while they are learning about them in the classroom.
Wiki Jisho 8 to 12
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This is a student-created and student maintained thematic Japanese-English dictionary.
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.
A Ripple of Hope-Using Historyˇ¦s Powerful Stories to Teach Tolerance 3 to 8
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The overarching goal of this project is to develop conscious and responsible citizens of society.The culminating project will be a student created DVD. Students will select a role such as a journalist, history detective, or author and will record their reflections through genres such as poetry, interviews, stories, and plays. After obtaining parental approval for students to be videotaped, DVD copies of the studentˇ¦s performances will be shared with colleagues.
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.
Blogging In Kindergarten! K to K
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All of my 18 Kindergarten children have their own kidblog that they use to record their learning. Kindergarten life is full of day long discoveries and kid blogging is just one of the many ways I am documenting the excitement of the discoveries made.
I Have A Dream 2 to 5
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Fourth Grade and Second Grade Buddies will collaborate to write "I Have A Dream" poetry and record their poetry to share on the Internet. They will use the videos to assess the content and presentation.
You're my Hero 3 to 12
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Children will create a hero and an arch rival. We use a Manga 8 1/2 heroic proportion guide and discuss complementary colors for costumes.
"50 Ways to Use Your FlipCam" 9 to 12
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This lesson/power point was developed in order to teach the audience (teachers/instructors) simple and quick ways to enhance their teaching and to help invest their student in their education by using a FlipCam.
"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
"Summertime Fun" 2 to 6
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This adventure will involve students in the way of planning a summer vacation through the use of calculations and estimations with distance, time, money, and entering data into a computer the following school year.
"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.
1000 Paper Cranes for Japan 3 to 5
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My students will be learning about the history, arts, and culture of Japan through an Origami project. I will use the document camera to demonstrate the origami process for my students.
1950's Dream Car 8 to 12
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Students will create properly formatted and supported 1950's era automobile commercials using authentic video footage to simulate the impact of 1950's television. The ultimate goal is to illustrate how the automobile affected life in post-WWII America.
21 century pen pals 3 to 8
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These lessons are for the students to show what they've learned about specific topics to an international school.
30 Ways In 30 days 5 to 6
Learners are challenged with the essential question, "How can I make a significant difference in the world in just 30 days?" To highlight their experience, the learners must keep a log book, create a documentary, and publish an original book.
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.
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
A Brief History of NY...by class 401 3 to 5
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My class of ESL 4th graders is writing a play about the history of New York! We built the set, made the costumes and the props...and now we want to take a video of it!
A Cleaner Today for a Greener Tomorrow 6 to 8
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Students become environmentalists through community activities.
A Day in the Life 3 to 5
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I have a Flip Video camera, and want to make a documentary about our school day to send to our penpals in Russia. They do not have access to a camera, or funds, so i would like to send them a camera so they can make a documentary for us about a day in a Russian school.
A Hip New Twist on the Past! Creating Music Video Biographies 3 to 5
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Student motivation is a huge challenge for teachers. Students today are surrounded by multimedia sources and technology. Why not bring that into the classroom? Technology is relevant to their lives and will keep them excited as they learn.
A Hip New Twist on the Past! Creating Music Video Biographies 3 to 6
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Student motivation is a huge challenge for teachers. Students today are surrounded by multimedia sources and technology. Why not bring that into the classroom? Technology is relevant to their lives and will keep them excited as they learn.
A Matter of Fact 5 to 6
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A math and science unit on matter.
A New Way of Looking 5 to 8
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Students will be able to understand the concepts of light and lens using the life of Galileo as a guide. Students will be given opportunities to experiment just like Galileo. Students will be given a variety of opportunities to learn about the complexity of light using many different mediums.
A New Way of Looking 5 to 8
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Students will be able to understand the concepts of light and lens using the life of Galileo as a guide. Students will be given opportunities to experiment just like Galileo. Students will be given a variety of opportunities to learn about the complexity of light using many different mediums.
A New Way of Looking 5 to 8
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Students will be able to understand the concepts of light and lens using the life of Galileo as a guide. Students will be given opportunities to experiment just like Galileo. Students will be given a variety of opportunities to learn about the complexity of light using many different mediums.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
Ad Logic #BestBuds 5 to 7
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The learner will be able to recognize the importance of emotional appeal and how it relates to the advertising industry and the social networking world.
African Kaleidoscope Music Visions Project for GT Music Students 3 to 5
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Students will explore the culture and music of an African country of their choice. They will present a short PowerPoint or Flipchart for the class, students could also use iPads to create iMovies. Students may choose to present it on a traditional poster. Students may wish to provide samples of African Tribal music. Students should also write a brief song in 4/4 meter and C pentatonic about African music.
African Kaleidoscope Music Visions Project for GT Music Students 3 to 5
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Students will explore the culture and music of an African country of their choice. They will present a short PowerPoint or Flipchart for the class, students could also use iPads to create iMovies. Students may choose to present it on a traditional poster. Students may wish to provide samples of African Tribal music. Students should also write a brief song in 4/4 meter and C pentatonic about African music.
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.
Ambassador (Program Based Learning) 6 to 12
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I assign a country to groups of 2 Principles of Technology students. They become the "Ambassadors" of their countries and must create a brochure in Publishers highlighting the countries, resources, exports, etc. They also create a PowerPoint highlighting the tourism, strengths of the country. They use Microsoft Word to write a letter to the "President" of the country introducing themselves, etc. They are given a budget to prepare a meal that would include items that are traditional favorites from their selected country. They will prepare a spreadsheet with formulas that tracks expenditures, costs, etc. Each group will have an entire class period to present their PBL, and the meal they have prepared in advance, the day of their presentation.
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.
Analyzing and Synthesizing Propaganda Techniques in Film 9 to 12
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Students will analyze the non-verbal techniques used in films that attempt to manipulate audiences through political or commercial propaganda. In teams, students will then create their own videos demonstrating a synthesis of these techniques.
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.
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
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.
AP Biology & Inquiry-Based Labs 11 to 12
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Instead of carrying around an encyclopedic textbook, students will have their text downloaded onto an iPad where they can highlight, bookmark, and find definitions instantly without ruining the book next year. Students will also be using their iPad for creating, reviewing, and sharing their own labs.
Apparel Design technology. 11 to 12
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Students in the 11th & 12th grade fashion class will be able to: 1. design a fashion apparel line using the ipad sketch, and textile design soft ware application.
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.
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.
Big Things-Small Packages 9 to 12
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Every year, students enrolled in the media 3 & 4 program are required to create, for the purpose of public instruction, personal work experience, sales and marketing, a Portfolio Project using computers to edit, store digital video files, music and images. Those files will be used in a short film, documentary and the annual senior video-a video yearbook for the graduating class.
Biome Survivor 5 to 7
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Students will learn how to survive in one of the world's Biomes. Students will collaborate on their experiences as they take on a job that will help educate them about their ecosystem.
Birthdays, Everyone Has One! P-K to 3
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Specific purpose/ objective The student will practice retelling and explaining to build social studies and vocabulary skills. The student will connect the information with prior experiences and insights to his or her own birthday.
Bringing Young Architects to Surface 6 to 8
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The town of Gastonia is full of architectural history. Many students are unaware of all the architectural details in old buildings. The goal of this project is to introduce the students to past architectural design and have them bring some of these design elements into their own scale model buildings
Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Evaporate? 2 to 3
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Using BBC Science Simulations 3, students will recognize that matter changes depending on the temperature applied to it by running a simulated experiment, observing the results, and analyzing the tables, graphs or charts generated by the program.
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.”
Can You See What I See? 5 to 8
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In this lesson, students will take digital pictures to represent various forms of energy and the steps involved in energy transfers and transformations. They will then create a Rebus story that can be solved using these pictures. This activity will bring to life a science concept that is usually difficult to see and understand.
Capturing Animals through Technology 2 to 5
Students will use digital recoding photograpgy equipment to take pictures of animals at our local zoo. They will then insert the photography into a variety of audio-visual technology -based reports featuring thier animals.
Capturing Conic Sections with Digital Cameras 9 to 12
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This project will help students to make connections between math and the real world by having them identify conic sections in art and architecture in their communities. Students will photograph these examples of circles, ellipses, parabolas, and hyperbolas in the real world with digital cameras and then write the equations for the graphs.
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.
Celebration of Cultures K to 5
In the CELEBRATION OF CULTURES unit, students study one country related to their family heritage and complete multiple assignments to illustrate their understanding of that culture. They also create "family legacy books" in which they put Family Trees, Interviews with relatives and personal "Snapshot" Writings about important incidents and remembrances in their own lives.
Cemetery Restoration Project K to 8
An old abandoned cemetery is given the opportunity for new "life" through the efforts of its new owners, a Catholic school, and a new parish in the beautiful Frederick Valley near the foot of the Catoctin Mountains.
Character Counts in Action! K to 12
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Students will create documentaries based around the 6 Pillars of Character. Each group/individual, will highlight the pillars in a video that defines and provides examples of the pillar and problem solving solutions for difficult situations that arise in and around the school community.
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.
Civilization Classroom 9 to 12
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Civilization is an online game that lets you match wits with history's greatest leaders. You start at the dawn of recorded history 4,000 B.C. and the founding of the first cities then nurture your society toward the Space Age. In the beginning, you'll labor to simply survive. Players learn to utilize workers, gain technologies and acquire knowledge in multiple subjects. The game presents cross curricular challenges in Language Arts, math, geography, economics and science.
Clocking in and out for work 9 to 12
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Student’s will use Time Station to log in and out daily for our job sites in order to help keep track of the number of hours worked toward the required hours set by the State of NC. Student's participate in multiple non-paid work based (community-based) activities to complete the 300, 240, and 360 hours required for the Occupational Course of Study.
CO2 Dragster Challange 7 to 12
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This is a new twist on an old unit. Many Technology Education teachers have been doing CO2 cars for several years now but this lesson will include creating pod-casts, video, and pictures to post and in a sense create an interactive data-bank!!
Cold War Virtual Museum 10 to 12
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Students create virtual museums on the Cold War using a PowerPoint template. I collaborate with a World History Teacher in order to achieve projects from the East and West. Then I set up computers in a common room to allow students and staff to look at these projects throughout the day during free periods.
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.
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.
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.
Create a Greener Place - Podcast 3 to 12
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Students are asked to research and use slass instruction to create a 3-5 minute Podcast about making the world a Greener Place.
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.
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 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.
Creating Our Own Newscast 6 to 8
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Through effective delivery of the morning announcements, and adding creative visual headings for each, it is possible to share news on the school web page with students, staff, and parents, as well as archive the events of the year.
Cubelet 6 Pre-K 4 Lesson Plan for Steam P-K to P-K
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Using the children's book "Robo-Pete," preschool students participate in STEAM activities.
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 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.
Cultures and Cuisines WebQuest 9 to 12
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Groups of Five are to select a country that they would like to learn more about. Research that country's environment, people, customs and characteristic foods. Prepare a report/display and present to the class.
Cyberbullying 6 to 8
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With the layering of identity through the use of nicknames and avatars as well as a sense of anonymity, it is easy for young people to sometimes forget that real people – with real feelings – are at the heart of online conversations. In this lesson students will explore this concept and discuss the importance of good netizenship.
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.
Debating with Technology 3 to 12
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Students will debate over a predetermined topic and use the technology located around them to back up their statements. They will also be using their smart phone apps to use their phones as "clickers" to complete an assessment.
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 Digital Portfolio 9 to 12
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Students will design, produce, and evaluate digital portfolios. The purpose of this unit is to introduce students to digital portfolios. Web portfolios are effective tools that can help students showcase their projects to a global audience.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer Unit 7 to 8
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We will spend 2-3 weeks reading the biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer in 7th and 8th grade History class.
Different modes of Understanding Description 7 to 12
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This lesson uses digital photography to enhance the students' experience and understanding of poems and descriptive writing.
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.
Digital Bubble Maps - Geography of our Environment P-K to 6
Each environment is different depending on where we live. This lesson is to visually capture the geographical environment a student is apart of.
Digital Doubles 1 to 2
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Adding doubles is a great strategy for adding numbers and gaining number sense. First grade students will use virtual manipulatives to add doubles.
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 Storytelling 6 to 8
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Students will be challenged to create a digital story using digital cameras and powerpoint.
Don't Laugh At Me 3 to 5
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Third graders create a music video for the song 'Don't Laugh At Me'. They use their connections and synthesis to illustrate the points made in the book and song.
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.
Drones in the Classroom 4 to 4
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Drone usage in elementary classroom. Students will learn how to fly and use drones for more than just fun. Growing in technology is our Motto.
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.
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.
Ecosystem Study Outdoor Lab 6 to 9
Students make careful observations of three different ecosystems on our school property (hopefully using digital cameras, to add to their data). They compare and contrast, in order to learn about interactions between living and non-living components of each.
Electricity for Kids! It's Shocking! 2 to 3
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Electricity for Kids! It's Shocking!
Endanged Animal Power Point 6 to 12
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Create a Power Point Presentation About an Endangered Animals
Endangered Animals Podcast 3 to 5
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Students will be researching endangered animals on the internet, writing a report about why they are endangered and how we can save them on Microsoft Office, recording their report with MP3 players and uploading them online to a podcast.
Enhancing Friendships Through Photography P-K to P-K
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Young learners will use digital photography to create new friendships with pen pals at another school.
Explain Everything 5 to 5
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Through an interactive white board, my students will be able to communicate information they know with a deeper understanding.
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
Factors and Multiples 4 to 4
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Students will model and investigate math problems. Using a document camera, students will model arrays to discover the factors of the number six.
Family Artifact Research Project 6 to 8
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The Family Artifact project is an introductory project for sixth graders to begin their life long journey of research, writing and presentation. The students will evaluate the differences between primary and secondary sources in both documents and artifacts.
Famous Americans 3 to 3
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In this social studies lesson, students chose a famous American to study in order to create a research-based PowerPoint presentation using a template. Ultimately, students present their work to the class.
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).
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.
FISH FACE: Character Design & Animation 3 to 8
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Students will explore how animators use facial expressions, physical gesture and sound to create characters, as they work with a partner to create an animated short. Students will be introduced stop motion animation with a screening of the claymation classic, "Creature Comforts."
Fit or Fat? 6 to 8
Students will be involved in a Science and Health lessons that involve nutrition and exercise. They will create Healthy Snacks and exercise profiles for the class.
Flat Stanley 1 to 2
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Students will read the book Flat Stanley, take him home for a week and write and film their adventures with Flat Stanley at home and report back what they did with him to the class.
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.
Flip Camera Christmas Lessons and Ideas P-K to 6
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Flip Camera Christmas Lessons and Ideas
Flip Cameras and QR codes K to 12
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Students will create a short 30-second commercial, using the Flip camera, about a book they have read . The students will then upload their commercial to SchoolTube and create a QR (quick-response) code using their video's URL address. The printed QR-code will be placed into the back of the book so that another student can scan the QR-code and watch a commercial about the book they might be interested in reading.
Flip for Family History 8 to 12
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Students would interview use the flip cameras in order to conduct oral family history interviews. The students would also create a short film about their experience in finding out their family history.
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 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, FLOP AND FLY YOUR WAY THROUGH ADJECTIVAL ENDINGS 9 to 12
A fun, yet creative way of learning the German adjectival endings adjecives following "the" and "a". Using a flip recorder, a group is selected to write and act out a skit designed specifically to teach the usually boring concept of adjectival endings.
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 Valley View Scavenger Hunt K to 6
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This is a lesson for including an outdoor nature preserve onsite at our school and using it to teach state standards while incorporating technology into a classroom where nature can't come inside.
FlipVideo Poetry: Teaching Narrative Poems Through Community Service Learning 7 to 8
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In order to promote literacy as part of our district improvement plan, 7th grade students will work in pairs to draft, write and illustrate a narrative poem to be presented on National Read Across America Day to primary school students as part of a 'Seussical". Performances will be videotaped so that teachers can show the presentations over and over to varied classes for instructional purposes.
Force and Motion Flip Books 4 to 8
Students will use a digital camera to take pictures of the six simple machines, the three types of levers, and Newton's Laws of Motion as seen in the "real world".
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.
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.
From Future Flight to Past Flight 5 to 8
By integrating a virtual learning environment with a real-world, hands-on experience, students experience a higher level of understanding. Furthermore, by teaching others, students exercise their own creativity and long term recognition.
Frontal Impact Safety Challenge 8 to 10
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Design and construct a vehicle that will protect an egg if the vehicle is in a front end crash.
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.
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 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.
Geometry with Dash 3 to 5
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This lesson will have students interact with Dash & Dot robots and programming to support geometry lessons in identifying, classifying, describing, and finding the perimeter of quadrilaterals. Students will also produce quadrilaterals by building a pen attachment for Dash and using loops and angles.
Glad to Meet You, Newfane 2 to 5
This project takes a look at the resources, businesses and services within a community. At each location, the children get an abbreviated look at how that location benefits the community.
Global Views K to 12
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Students will create a short video about our community to share with other students around the world via the web site www.nextvista.org. We will also share our videos with a school in Turkey where I have personal connections with another teacher.
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 Greek! A companion lesson to accompany The Percy Jackson series 5 to 8
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After reading Percy Jackson and The Olympians Book 1 The Lightning Thief, students will choose their favorite Greek mythology god and create a presentation about that character. Students will use Internet resources, Powerpoint, Smart Boards, and a document camera to prepare and present their projects.
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 7 Science Vocabulary Building Through Visualization of Word Meanings To Make Digital Art 7 to 7
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The meanings of Grade 7 Science words were visualized through acquisition of photo software skills to make digital art for retention of these word meanings.
Graphing Weather 2 to 3
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Graphing Weather and writing about the results
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.
Growing up in Las Vegas: Memories of Childhood in the Neon City 9 to 12
In this project students will use digital voice recorders to interview older members of the Las Vegas community who grew up here, students will then communicate their oral history interviews with the community through the use of blogs, websites, a book and a documentary movie.
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.
HMS Book Review Podcast 4 to 12
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Students in 8th grade reading will create podcasts to recommend books for other students to read. The book is one that they really enjoyed during the semester in reading.
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 Much does it Cost Project 7 to 9
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In this project, students investigate pricing schemes for various entry fees and determine which is the better option depending on their situation.
How to NOT End Up In *Digital Jail* 4 to 12
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In this lesson, students will learn what it means to be a responsible digital citizen by seeing how their digital choices could land them in "Digital Jail".
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."
If I Were 100 Years Old... K to 3
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For the 100th day of school, my first graders are asked to write about what they would and would not be able to do if they were 100 years old. To update this lesson, I would have them dress up as if they were 100 years old and record their thinking in a flip video.
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.
In Our Own Voice 4 to 5
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The purpose of this lesson is to help students learn about poetry and apply it to real-world settings.
In Touch with Nature K to 5
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Ipod touches will be used in conjunction with our Nature Space/Bird Habitat, on school grounds, community programs, local businesses, Cornell University, and volunteers. These members will aid in constructing a Bird Watch and Feeder program to collect data to be analyzed through the touches, student interaction, and Cornell Labs.
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 Technology for At-Risk Learners for the Pythagorean Theorem 8 to 8
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This lesson plan was developed for at risk 8th Graders at a Title 1 school who exhibit deficiencies in geometry, specifically the Pythagorean Theorem.
Internet Safety Presentation 7 to 12
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Students will create a presentation using a web-based presentation program focusing on one or more aspects of internet safety.
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.
Invasion of the Germs: We Fight Back! 3 to 4
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The news today can be scary for our children hearing the stories of the H1N1 virus. This unit will teach common, quality health practices to serve our community and remove fear and uncertainty out of this disease. Personal hygiene, scientific investigation and fun will mesh in this unit for 4th grade students entitled “Invasion of the Germ: We fight back”. The students will investigate hygiene and determine what habits will help their bodies fight infections. They will create clay animation videos with podcasts to teach younger students and our community how to fight germs and the H1N1 virus.
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.
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 Was Like Being There 3 to 8
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Students create a movie, introducing their city, their school, themselves to be shared via Skype with students around the world.
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
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.
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.
Job Transition--The Great Adventure 9 to 12
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Help your students go out into your community and prepare themselves for life after high school by supporting their learning of essential job skills. Use digital pictures and the students' writing to create portfolios of their adventure!
Jobs I Can Do : Electronic Portfolio 12 to 12
This lesson will explain how to use digital photos to create electronic portfolio when working with 19 to 21 year olds with cognitive deficits.
Jones Soda Project- Photography as a Vehicle (for marketing) 9 to 12
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Students will display their understanding of photographic composition, Photoshop skills, and photography as a vehicle for marketing in today's visual culture by taking interesting photographs and posting them on the Jones Soda Company website http://www.jonessoda.com in an effort to be published and distributed world-wide as Jones Soda Label Art.
Kids with Cameras make a difference 1 to 4
1-4th grade students create a photography exhibit titled "Sense of Place" about their community and then use the exhibit to collect donations to support international Kids with cameras programs.
Kindergarten Animal Research Book Making Project P-K to P-K
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This animal research project integrates writing, science, reading, and technology. Students are able to choose an animal to learn more about, document information using technology and print the project in color to share and keep.
Kindergarten Memories P-K to K
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We will create a Kindergarten Memory Book. Each month we will create a monthly memory page regarding our experiences during the month and world happenings.
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.
Learning About Area and Microsoft Excel 3 to 3
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Third grade students will enhance their knowledge of area and technology by creating a floor plan of their home using excel.
Learning About Migration Through Interviews 3 to 12
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Using Flip Videos, students will work together in partnerships to learn about why individuals migrate to the United States and hardships/obstacles a person may face. Students will also learn how to prepare questions, interview on film, use a Flip Video, make a movie of and interview.
Les Petits Chefs 10 to 12
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Using a flipcam, students created a proposal to offer French cooking and language lessons for children in our community. They submitted their video to the "Francophone Youth in Action" contest sponsored by the Francophone Centre of the Americas, and won a $2500 grant to realize their project.
Lesson Plan: Us and Them 10 to 12
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Students will conduct exercises using cell phones, online applications, and word processing software to study and report on some of the dynamics of societal grouping, with a focus on inclusion/exclusion based on group identity.
Let's Rock and Roll K to 5
Photograph rock formations in the area and how the land was formed through erosion, land upheavals, and sediment building.
Lets Go to Mars 12 to 12
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Students will be working in teams to designing and build a theoretical habitat for a research base on Mars.
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.
Limericks 5 to 8
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Students will study the rhythm and the rhyming pattern of Limericks.
Literacy Through Photography K to 5
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This project based lesson integrates reading, writing, and social studies skills on an elementary level.
Literature is Alive and Everywhere 9 to 12
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Students will look to the world around them for inspiration for writing poetry and prose. Using digital cameras and related technology, students will reach out to their world to look for inspiration in everyday beauty.
Long Term Projects - Jobs in your future 8 to 12
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This lesson takes place over 4-5 weeks in the technology / computer lab. Students Explore productivity suite applications (like Microsoft Office, Open Office, Etc..) while opening or running a business that suits their interests.
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.
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
Mitchell Road Investigation 7 to 7
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Students study the potential ecological impact of a developing 4 lane road through an open space near the middle school.
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.
Modern Day Piracy 9 to 12
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Students will lean about copyright laws and how use the internet legally and safely.
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?
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.
Music Style Research and Composition 6 to 12
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Students will use IPads and the internet to research various composers and styles. Students will then compose short pieces based on those composers and styles.
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.
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.
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.
Ocean's 4 4 to 6
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Integrating technology in the curriculum is vital for the students to learn 21st century skills. By collaborating with the fourth grade classroom teacher and combining science in the computer class the students can learn subject matter in an interactive, self-directed method.
Oh! The places I CAN see!! 1 to 2
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This project will allow students in grades first and second to bring landmarks to life/reality through Google Earth utilizing a new technology called Augmented Reality
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.
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 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.
Paul Revere's Ride featuring EduBlogs 5 to 5
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In this lesson, students will use the program Edublogs to create a blog post comparing and contrasting the three accounts of "Paul Revere's Ride".
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/Thaumatrope and Flip Book 9 to 12
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Thaumatrope: Scientifically students will come to understand the Persistence of Vision, the theory which explains why our eyes are able to see objects on film move instead of seeing individual pictures. Flipbook: Students will take Persistence of Vision one step further by making a short 4 second flip book that will be captured and viewed on video as animation, finally seeing the tie between art, history, science, and technology.
Persuade the PTO 4 to 12
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Create a video to persuade your local PTO to fund a classroom need! It worked for us!
Photography 1: Seen through your eyes 9 to 12
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In introducing a new art elective option of Photography, I can enhance the importance of the arts in everyday education, and also give students another way to express their views. It's essential that all students have opportunities to create works that reflect what they see and believe in all disciplines.
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.
PLTW APP CREATOR 6 to 8
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Students will learn to code apps using Android Tablets. Using the knowledge of coding, students will create games and apps to submit to the Google Play Store.
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 Crusader's Style 7 to 8
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Our 8th grade team is known as the Crusaders and our students enjoy making podcasts. We team up on an academic team and, as the science teacher and a lover of podcasting, I will be using podcast more frequently through lessons like this Biome Project.
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.
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.
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: Mother’s Day Video P-K to 8
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Preparing students for the workplace requires providing learning experiences that mimic or realistically replicate those found in the industry. In this project, students are responsible for putting together a Mother’s Day video of the kindergarten children talking about their mothers, singing songs and reading poems, to be viewed at the annual Kindergarten Mother’s Day Tea
Public Service Announcement 9 to 12
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Students choose a current social issue and then create a 2-minute PSA using Adobe Premiere Software.
Public Service Announcement Project 5 to 12
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Using a digital media form, students will create a Public Service Announcement to inform peers on a topic of social interest or need. These PSA's will be shared through journalism or school mail to reach the target audience.
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.
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.
Rainforest: Creating Globally Conscious Students 2 to 2
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Students will be able to apply their knowledge of the rainforest ecosystem to create peer interviews with Flipcams. These interviews will be edited and posted on our district website as well as sites such as www.teachertube.com for students to convey their understanding of: • The various strata of the rainforest, and the role that each plays in the overall health of the ecosystem. • The interdependence humans have with the rainforest for health needs. • The great diversity of the animal kingdom that resides in the rainforest as well as the effect deforestation has on these species. • How our actions can directly impact the rainforests. Students should be able to persuade others to take simple steps to protect these regions of the world.
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.
Renaissance Digital Story Project 9 to 11
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Assignment: To produce a quality 2 minute speech and a quality 2 minute digital story that tells the tale of a Renaissance artist, inventor, or scientist.
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."
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.
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
Scavenger Hunt 6 to 8
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Use digital cameras to find items and collect the information to create a collage. Use in any subject.
School News Videos 9 to 9
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Use FLIP cameras to tape word of the day segments, happy birthday shoutouts, this day in history, school commercials, sporting events, community service, and other random clips from around the school.
Schoolwide Math Competition K to 6
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Using the online math product, Mangahigh, we would create an excitement over mathematics in our school. Students would work the math lessons to earn as many points as possible for their classroom.
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 Talk K to 12
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A news crew in our classroom that will discuss important science topics.
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.
Second Grade Science Textbooks 2 to 2
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Second graders spend the year planning and making their own science textbooks. They are learning science as well as learning how to read and write nonfiction text.
Self-Portrait 6 to 7
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For students in middle school, the self-portrait is timely, as it is during these years, between the ages of 11-14, that young people are immersed in “the self”-exploring identity, finding his or her place in the world, building perception of self in relation to others. In the lesson plan, students delve into these artistic qualities as they first explore famous artists’ portraits, which grounds them in a range of styles and art history, all of which students reflect on as they design their self-portraits, which they will create using Photoshop using both the standard desktop computer and the WACOM tablet to compare/contrast the impact of the different technologies on the design process and final product.
Selfie vs Self-portrait 9 to 12
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This activity combines contemporary technology with archaic photographic processes the end result a one of a kind tangible self-portrait from a 200 year old process using modern technology. It challenges the students to further understand the difference between our cultural image capture and the power of a image when it's seen as an entity, not a digital thumbnail.
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.
Show What You Know-Solving Subtraction Problems (K/1st Grade) P-K to 5
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The purpose of this lesson is to help students understand the concept behind the abstract symbols used in subtraction. Specifically, Kindergarteners are still learning number symbols and alphabets as well as the plus sign so distinguishing symbols and what they represent when presented with them are extremely important. All students need concept development to retain such skills. This lesson will teach students a new strategy for solving subtraction as well as provide a pictorial representation of subtraction. Language development of vocabulary like minus, take away, less and fewer is also important for all students in math progression as these terms will be used in word problems and comparing amounts throughout school and in the real world. First graders will have a combination of addition and subtraction with subtraction word problems. Students will discuss these concepts, learn and practice a new strategy and then use the strategy that works best for them in their independent and partner tasks. Upon completion of tasks some students will interview each other to discuss which strategy they used and why and how they used it. Others will create an avatar cartoon video or a song to share their strategy for solving subtraction problems.
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.
SKYPE PALS Project Share NC 4 to 12
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Students studying Spanish as a foreign language collaborate to create digital presentations depicting everyday life and culture in North Carolina. Students establish friendships and exchange cultural and language information with students in Latin America via SKYPE and video sharing websites. Students create a SYPE PALS documentary which will be shared with the community at a special celebration in which students, parents, and the community come together to meet one another, to watch and discuss the documentary and to experience typical food and music from the Latin American country.
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.
Smartphone Q & A Discussions, Polling and Quizzes 6 to 8
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Using Smartphones, students will use the Edmodo application to have discussions with fellow students in their group and the teacher. There will be polling and quizzes in order to review topics learned in the classroom.
Social "art"ivism - Computers in art to breed creativity and critical thinking 6 to 8
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Students will create websites that house their digital portfolios. Students will also use platforms in order to collaborate with other students, community members, and local and world wide artists.
Spring Break in Spain 9 to 12
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Level 2 Spanish students take a virtual trip to Spain for Spring Break. With this activity, students get an idea, from their seat in the classroom, what Spain is really like and all that would be involved in planning/taking a trip.
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.
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.
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 Solutions- Saving Our Surroundings 4 to 8
Students will investigate plants, animals and their habitats creating several products to educate and share their fellow classmates. During the process of research, students will also develop ideas to help solve the problem of endangered habitats, animals and plants.
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.
Summary Reviews Via Podcasting K to 12
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After each Science chapter, students will create a Podcast to show their understanding of the content they have learned. They will use the Podcast to share with others, to verify that their findings were similar.
Symbiosis 4 to 4
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Students will learn about symbiotic relationships between organisms living in a particular ecosystem. The learning will be capped by a student created presentation that shows the different symbiotic relationships, while providing real world examples.
Target the Question! Daily Math Problem Solving (Smartboard) 1 to 5
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Students utilize Smartboard software daily to experience, plan, strategize, communicate & evaluate applied math problem solving. Through integrated technology, students develop flexible & efficient math problem solving skills and make connections to their everyday world.
Teaching Digital Citizenship through Stories of Immigration and Diversity K to 2
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This is Cross-Curricular Unit that addresses the Social Studies Big Ideas of diversity, and our personal connections to immigration in our community. These lessons plan to increase awareness and understanding about our diverse, ethnic and racial backgrounds from specific underrepresented minorities (who speak Nepali, Khmer, Chinese, and Spanish), through innovative uses of technology. Using Smartboards, interactive language-learning websites (in various languages), and developing cyber pen-pals between like-minded schools in our neighborhood and abroad, we will acquire more sensitivity to cultural and linguistic diversity in our community, and become better-equipped global citizens for the 21st century.
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.
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 Across the Curriculum K to 5
Students will be using digital cameras in Math, Language Arts, and Science. They will be producing symmetry pictures, a scrapbook, and learn how a camera and an eye are similar.
Technology made easy: Scholastic News Magazines P-K to 6
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This lesson will help your young readers develop the essential literacy and critical thinking skills they need to become successful students.
Thanks for Your Service P-K to 12
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Students need to learn to be thankful for what they have. What better way than to honor those who have fought for their freedom.
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 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: A Multi-Genre Occupational Research Project 7 to 12
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This lesson will provide students with the authority of the "naked eye" to give way towards finding their own truth, place, and ability to communicate efficiently in a global community.
The Geometry Amazing Race for High School Students 8 to 12
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Students groups will be able to use digital cameras to site evidence of geometry work completed at different country location stations or tasks given by teachers. Students groups will apply properties of polygons, determine distances, points of concurrence, and justify answers. Integrated subjects of trigonometry and algebra will be visited.
The Hall of Physicist 8 to 12
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Students will create biographical posters of famous physicist through the ages.
The Original Photograph 8 to 8
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Using the medium of photography, students learn how to make ordinary subject matter "extraordinary" through the use of various photographic techniques, manual camera operations and iPhoto editing tools.
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.
Thomas Eakins: Scenes from Everyday Life 7 to 8
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This lesson will introduce Thomas Eakins as a photographer and painter. The students will apply Eakins' method of integrating photos into paintings
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.”
Tiger EV Technology to Improve Sustainability and Petroleum Dependency 6 to 12
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The Tiger EV project involves research, design, and construction of an all-electric vehicle. This three-wheeled vehicle is powered advanced battery and electric motor technology. Electrathon America registered EV cars compete all across the country with the goal of traveling the farthest distance in a given time, with a limited energy source. Our goals for this project are to: Increase students' and publics' awareness of the future of alternative energy transportation. Advancing the implementation of green technology in educational curriculums across the country using hands-on learning in the fields of electronics, aerodynamics, and materials usage, in a real life application.
Time Capsule Essay (A Letter to Future Students) 2 to 4
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Dozier Elementary's Time Capsule Project Link shows all information @http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/dozier/eye/09_10/TimeCapsule09_10/projects.htm
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.
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.
Total Physical Response Storytelling 5 to 12
Students will take pictures and make books to tell a story in a foreign language.
Tour of African History 3 to 11
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Students will explore African history by taking a gallery walk through an interactive museum, exploring Africa's geography and taking a virtual field trip.
Traveling Abroad to Dine! 3 to 4
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Students incorporate the communication skills they have learned in Spanish class during the restaurant unit to produce a mini-drama. They show their advancement in the second language in an authentic setting.
Trees For Trout! 4 to 4
Classroom project that incorporates forestry and fish to investigate the lifecycle of trout and the effects of forest practices on them.
TV and Clickers to Increase Student Learning 9 to 12
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Using a classroom response system to check for understanding in real time throughout a class period and then adjust teaching as needed.
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 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.
Using Performance Assessments in the Technology Classroom 7 to 8
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Students will use Flip video cameras to take video of various technology activities that are to be evaluated. The performance based assessment is a way for students to explain themselves and what they learned.
Using Rhetoric in Speeches 8 to 12
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Students will analyze "I have a Dream," "Old Major's Speech," and "Imagine" for the three rhetorical devices (ethos, logos, and pathos). They will then create podcasts in which they give their own speech for the world using the three rhetorical devices
Video Buddies K to 8
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Hamden elementary students and Beijing elementary students will correspond with each other through technology which includes use of the Flip Video Camera. Students will use the video camera to introduce family members, pets, and record important events such as birthdays and holiday celebrations.
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 Museum of Musical Instruments 4 to 8
Students create and build their own musical instruments based on existing characteristics of the four families of the symphony orchestra. They will take photographs of their completed instruments, record the sounds and post them to an existing web site which showcases student work. They will also create their own web page which will be attached to the teacher web site.
Vocabulary Building Through Visualization Of Word Meanings To Create Digital Art 7 to 8
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Vocabulary enhancement came to the forefront with acquired skills of manipulating photographs ... utilizing various tools and filters within the software … and this cognitive and creative process placed the students in a new environment of hands-on with photo software and the requirement of researching the "real" meanings of words, then translating these "realities" into "creative" ones through visualization.
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.
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 Conservation 6 to 6
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The students will collect data on water usage, graph the information, and compare/contrast the results.
We Have a Dream 2 to 4
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Students write their own "I Have a Dream" speech based on how they think they can make their world a better place.
We're going on an Animal Safari! 1 to 3
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Students will be creating podcasts on animals from Africa. Students will share research about an animal and their adventure on Safari.
Weather Watchers 2 to 5
Students will observe weather collecting data from hand made and scientific instruments and the internet weather resources. They will correspond with weather professionals and devise their own weather forecasting video using their knowledge and vocabulary.
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.
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 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 The Giver Society is Missing 6 to 12
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Student will create a slideshow about The Giver by Lois Lowry. They will show why some of the rules in that community are actually not beneficial and are quite harmful.
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.
Where in the USA? K to 5
The ultimate virtual Amazing Race is about to begin! Using the high-resolution aerial and satellite imagery of GoogleEarth and Microsoft Virtual Earth, and the Internet searching power of Google, students will research, write, read for detail, summarize information, and deposit their knowledge in a multi-media project. Where In the U.S.A. is a rigorous, academic interdisciplinary competition developed to intrigue students to use clues to navigate their home country.
Where We Live 2 to 2
American students will communicate with Jamaican students and a Peace Corp volunteer in Albert Town, Jamaica. Both groups of students will communicate via internet and construct a book about their communities using camera equipment and technology.
Who Are QR? 3 to 7
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Use your tablet to create a QR "Who Is" activity that allows self checking.
Who is Robert M. Glass? - Black History Month P-K to P-K
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Robert Glass was an African American who was a member of the Tuskegee 332nd Fighter Group. He received several distinguished service medals. How many of our students would recognize his name? In this lesson, students learn about the contributions of other African Americans to our military service.
Why salt the roads? 10 to 12
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This lesson focuses on why states like Illinois must salt the roads during the winter. We will focus not only on the why but which type of salt is most efficient and safe for the environment.
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.
Wiki Comment: The News and You 5 to 8
Writing Prompt Option for Students Create a wiki with a page for this student writing prompt. The activity is a a page for writing clear and cohesive comments that connect students to the news. The goal is for students to write concisely about their connection to the news in the world, sharing and commenting on each others' ideas.
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.
Women and the Right to Vote 7 to 8
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Change can not happen unless someone chooses to take a stand and have a voice that will not be silenced. Women fought for change and were not willing to be put on the shelf. Both men and women need to be able to speak up for things they believe will make changes in the world today.
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.
Yes We Can! Students with Autism & Downs-Syndrome on the Drums! K to 12
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Students with profound special needs, such as autism, Downs-syndrome, CP, & medically fragile conditions, will participate in a variety of exciting experiential activities, including adaptive percussion & drumming, Karaoke type music, and using American Sign Language to express themselves to music. Project will be documented via video and digital pictures and shown to the school body in a music video format.
“Through the Eyes of a Child- Student Photography” Elementary Level – Visual Arts 2 to 5
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Students will experience the beauty of literacy through the use of photography. Teacher guided photography instruction will focus on the subject areas of reading and writing skills to help students become better readers.
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