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CSI Podcasts P-K to P-K
(4.7 stars, 3 ratings)
Students will create a reference library of podcasts to help them solve crime scenes and later review for tests.
Cyber Safety 3 to 5
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
In this lesson, students discuss the dangers, as well as, the positive side of having internet and real life friends.
Debating with Technology 3 to 12
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
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.
Defining the Difference Between Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells--An alternative to direct instruction. 7 to 12
(5.0 stars, 2 ratings)
This inquiry based lesson plan helps students define the difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells using microscopes (one equiped with a camera), a smart board and a powerpoint/pictures of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells (slides).
Desert Tortoise Adaptations 4 to 8
(5.0 stars, 2 ratings)
Students will observe how a desert tortoise is adapted to its surroundings. They will take notes and then photograph the environment and tortoise to design a powerpoint.
Digital Dissections 11 to 12
Second year biology students participate in a vertebrate comparative anatomy dissection lab. During the dissections, students photograph the dissections and then develop a PowerPoint presentation in which they illustrate the dissections. PowerPoint presentations are used by first year biology teachers during lectures.
Digital Leaf Collections 7 to 7
(4.0 stars, 1 ratings)
Students collect leaves in the traditional manner and then, using digital cameras and slideshow software, they create a digital collection complete with hyper-linked dichotomous key.
Digital Science through Pod Casting 7 to 8
Middle school students will perform various science experiments that will be recorded and converted to Pod Casts. These pod casts will be utilized by elementary teacher to teach various science concepts in grades 1-6.
Digitally Concerned Citizens 5 to 5
(5.0 stars, 2 ratings)
Students need to learn relevant technology skills to succeed in the modern workforce. This lesson allows students to master skills with an inquiry based investigation on how humans contribute to changes in ecosystems. With a better understanding of issues facing our planet, students increase their ability to voice their concerns and facilitate change.
Dissection Scramble 7 to 12
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
Use digital cameras to take pictures of a dissection in progress and download to laptops. Then have the students create a game using the pictures in order to have the other students label structures on the pictures.
DNA Replication Animation 7 to 12
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
Students use modeling clay and stop-motion animation to illustrate the replication of DNA.
Drones in the Classroom 4 to 4
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
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 5 to 12
(5.0 stars, 2 ratings)
The Earth Day lesson plan has students write, record and edit an Earth Day movie. The concepts of Renew, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle are incorportated into the video.
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.
eLeaders Technology (Students of the 21st Century) Program 4 to 12
(5.0 stars, 2 ratings)
With the new PILOT program of eLeaders, students are accepted that have an interest in technology, and volunteer their time, to troubleshoot technology, teach lessons to peers and teachers, and offer in-service presentations on staff Professional Development Days. Additionally, they assist with and participate in a (rotating) class of 60 students (changing every 2-4 weeks so all South Middle School population may participate) that create the SMS Video Productions (completely created by student body), our newly founded news source.
Endanged Animal Power Point 6 to 12
(4.5 stars, 2 ratings)
Create a Power Point Presentation About an Endangered Animals
Endangered Animals Podcast 3 to 5
(5.0 stars, 2 ratings)
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.
Energy Agents in Action K to 5
(5.0 stars, 2 ratings)
Students will learn through video how to conserve energy and protect their environment.
Engineering Design of Thermal Home with Renewable Energy Source for specific Biomes of the world 6 to 8
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
Students will work together in families to discover one of Earth’s biomes. As a family, the students will focus their research on the climate, typical flora and fauna, and typical weather cycles of their biome. The family will then use their knowledge of thermal energy combined with their research data on their biome to design, construct and present their home design and reasoning to the class in a creative manner. Students will then do further research into weather patterns, statistical data of precipitation, temperature, hours of sunshine, etc and viable renewable energy possibilities so that families can then add to their homes a unique means to use the natural resources in their biome as a renewal resources to generate energy for their home.
Enhancing Our Outdoor Classroom Studies through Technology K to 5
(5.0 stars, 2 ratings)
Students will make and collect scientific observations in our outdoor classroom. In addition to traditional observations, video recordings and digital photographic records will be collected as well.
Environmental Explorers 3 to 5
(5.0 stars, 2 ratings)
This project based learning challenges students to use higher level thinking along with technology to problem solve the challenge presented. The students must research, plan, design using a 3D/4D virtual program (and also create a model of their habitat), and then finally write an action plan for a new ecosystem in South Africa.
Everyday Recycling P-K to K
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
This lesson will teach students how to identify recyclable materials and integrate the practice of recycling into their own homes. The students will also learn words associated with recycling and create a take home project modeling Planet Earth.
Expert Board Games 2 to 12
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
Students will choose an "expert" area for themselves and create a classroom game. They will then be responsible for utilizing different sources of technology to advertise their game to other students.
Exploring Climate Change Using the Eyes In the Sky 8 to 12
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
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
Fantastic Feathers P-K to P-K
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
Inquiry student pairs will use a combination of technology and hands-on techniques, to learn about the form and function of bird's feather.
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