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21st Century Book Club 1 to 5
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Students will create their own Podcast book reports to get others excited about reading.
21st Century Research: Kindergarten through 8th Grade K to 8
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This unit plan is a scope and sequence for teaching research for students in grades K-8 and is based on the NETS-S. The unit is interdisciplinary -- could be used for math, science, language arts, social students, music, art (in whatever subject students do research) and uses technology throughout to build 21st century skills -- here is the link: http://sites.google.com/site/hazysummertech/
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.
3 Minutes of Fame 4 to 4
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Students will create info-mercials (commercials) using video cameras and digital cameras to advertise eco-friendly products by explaining how other products deplete environmental resources (such as plastic and paper products).
30 Ways In 30 days 5 to 6
Learners are challenged with the essential question, "How can I make a significant difference in the world in just 30 days?" To highlight their experience, the learners must keep a log book, create a documentary, and publish an original book.
55 Word Video Stories 7 to 12
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Using the literacy skills of the 21s Century stidents will create original 55-word short stories, or re-write well known stories in 55 words, and then turn them into short movies using video cameras. They will then publish their finished products on YouTube and the class blog, and have an opportunity to submit their original stories to the fifty-five fiction contest.
6 Word Digital Memoirs 6 to 12
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Taking inspiration of Hemingway's infamous 6 Word Story, “For sale: baby shoes, never worn,” students will write their own memoir using only 6 words. Then, students will use digital cameras to shoot 6 photos illustrating their memoir. Students finally combine these images and text to create a YouTube digital memoir or Blurb.com book.
9th Grade ELA Project-Based Learning 9 to 10
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This is a project-based learning unit that I taught with one of our 9th grade teachers. Students learned different persuasive techniques as they developed their own charitable organization to fight child abuse.
A 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 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 Day in the Life on Tech’s Campus 7 to 12
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Multimedia assignment to capture what is happening on campus from multiple perspectives with photos, stories, video and blogs
A Digital Walk Through Chatham 6 to 8
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Our project is a digital storytelling activity using MultiMedia Lab V and digital cameras. Students will photograph important landmarks in town, write descriptive articles, and share them with other students through the school newspaper and web site.
A Genre-riffic Thanksgiving 12 to 7
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Using different genres in literature, have sutdents explore and discuss the characters, take the characters out of the book and place them into a modern day Thanksgiving celebration. The characters from the books need to retain their personalities and traits. (Time to completion of activities: 3 weeks)
A 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 Moment in Time 5 to 5
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Students will research a year in United States history, and create a visual representation of what their life would have been like in the selected time period.
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words 5 to 6
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We currently have 7 display televisions on our campus. They run all day with a presentation created by me. The presentation includes quotes, vocabulary words, success stories... Last year was our first year for this project. All presentations were created by me. I would like to expand this to be student created. I would like to teach students how to created the presentations and have the televisions reflect student work rather than be teacher created.
A Picture of Dreams 11 to 12
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Students will merge photography; gel transfer pictures, writing, and their plan for their future to result in a multi dimensional visual art project that supports digital skills, education and career development, and the arts, poetry and English language.
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 tribute to Willis. 11 to 12
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A culmination of a semester's worth of prep which includes, the history of stop motion animation, clay character design and production, writing story concepts, creating storyboards and building dioramas. All leading to the production of a digitally animated stop motion film.
A Trip to the Mall... Washington D.C. 3 to 5
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This project incorporate our Nation's Capital into a board game that integrates curriculum not only across subjects, but grade levels.
A Utopian Revolution 9 to 12
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Students are introduced to the ideas of utopia and totalitarian states before reading George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four" by actively participating in the creation of a utopia and its fall into a totalitarian society. Students will document the rise and fall of their society and reflect upon the changes that allowed a dictator to take control.
A 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 Year to Remember K to 3
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As the New Year approached my class began to prepare calendars to present to our parents. Using the digital camera we created a personalized collage on the front of each calendar sharing activities the child had participated in. This calendar certainly was a "year to remember"!
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.
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