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Poetry Slam For a Cause! K to 5
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Problem Based Learning, Driving Question: How can we as poets and poet critics, create and design a Poetry Slam to make other students and parents more aware of (a topic or cause of student choice/interest.) Students will research a few local problems or topics of interest and decide on one of interest to their group. Then, they will find poems and write poems to bring to life for a Poetry Slam and the slam will be recorded in imovie!
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.
Public Service Announcements for Our School 6 to 8
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Students will work in co-op groups to brainstorm, plan, write scripts, keyboard scripts and then use digital video camera to film public service announcements. They will edit on the computer and we will show on morning announcements and connect to website.
Read With Me 3 to 12
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Students from a Elementary School has a peer reading buddy (a high school student) to reading and discuss age appropriate materials and lessons using technology Skype, Thinglink, Email.
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.
Recycling PSA 9 to 12
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Students apply the 3 types of persuasive appeals to make a public service announcement about recycling.
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.
Science Claymation - Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg? 3 to 6
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Students in 3rd - 6th could use the Tool Factory Movie Maker, Stop Motion Pro Software to make Claymation videos about science topics such as life cycles, natural cycles, phyics, and space phenomena. These lesson plans are integrated cross-curricula and incorporate multiple 21st Century skills.
ScreenPlay Writing 9 to 12
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This a two-week unit that includes screenplay writing and video editing
Short Film Project: Architecture In My Community 11 to 12
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Students will create short videos featuring the unique architecture in Sacramento, CA. They will work in teams to write, film, and publish short films that will persuade people to visit buildings here in our own community.
Showcase Your Talent K to 5
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The Students will submit a talent for approval. Students will sign up for a time to use a FLIP Video Camera, to record themselves performing said talent.
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.
Student Voice/Service Learning 1 to 4
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Giving students ownership, a voice, & group decision making in service learning.
Students Are the Best Teachers 4 to 12
Students will take an active role in the teaching and learning process by creating digital presentations that review basic concepts that are the foundations for all courses. These may include focused mini lessons on such areas as vocabulary, grammar, figures of speech, math problems and concepts, historical events, scientific elements, or technology operations.
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.
Technology for the Likes of Shakespeare and Poe 7 to 12
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Digital Storytelling, a wonderful way to incorporate technology and other disciplines into the Language Arts classroom, despite endorsement from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), is not a priority for most schools. I believe that to incorporate digital storytelling, you must have the technology necessary to enable the teacher to adjust her pedagogy and see her role as story coach instead of technology teacher, allowing digital storytelling to enable students to represent their voices in a manner rarely addressed by state and district curriculum while practicing the digital literacy skills that will be important to their 21st century futures while supporting whole language literacy practices. .
Technology-Assisted "7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" 9 to 10
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This unit teaches teens the underlying principles that are essential to achieving their goals and personal success. The activities, described in detail below, support an understanding of each of the 7 Habits along with any important terms and the application of those habits into the daily lives of the students through the implementation of “baby steps” that will be monitored twice a week by the students’ personal mentor and supplemented with a wide range of technological hardware and applications.
The "FLIP IT" Experience 9 to 12
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This lesson uses technology, multimedia, business, and journalism skills in a real-life application to produce a high school yearbook. Journalism is a class that captures memories for historical reference. It requires many academic and social skills in collaboration for the preservation of intangible treasures.
The "Important" Podcast 1 to 3
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Students will create a theme-based podcast to recap and detail what they have learned for that period. The podcasts will be used for younger students and for parents.
The Bird's Word Video Podcast K to 12
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Students collaborate in small groups to write a script which explains, demonstrates, and gives examples of a specific part of a large topic (for example, one part of the water cycle). Each group films themselves using Flip Video Cameras and then the parts are assembled into one video which explains the large topic.
The 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.
Transition Social Stories for Students with Autism 6 to 8
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Students have a difficult time transitioning from elementary school to middle school. This lesson will help the students learn the expectations and will help them later transition into the "real world"
Traveling Memories P-K to 4
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Students will check out a digital camera or camcorder to take with them on field trips or other places they go outside of school. They will return the device, download their pictures at school and create a digital story of their experience.
Trout Fishing in the Connoquenessing Watershed 7 to 8
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This project involves allowing our students the capabilities to produce a trout fishing travel brochure for use by our local tourism board.
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