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High schoolers work with pre-loaded images as well as with a digital camera to manipulate digital images. At the end of the lesson, they analyze and write about their work using complete sentences, correct grammar, and spelling. For a final project, a page with four manipulated photo's from same originals is created.
Students listens to an iPod and a voice recorder, in which the teacher provides the experiment instructions. They listen to the directions first, then they observe and record their experiments steps and results using a digital camera and an iPod. Pupils then use the images and audio combined to make an iMovie project or on an iPod photo to share with others.
With a set of 15 chips and a number line, learners predict what sums may occur with the rolling of two dice. When their sum comes up, they remove one of the chips from their number line with the objective of being the first to remove them all. This game introduces probability concepts. A mentioned video is unavailable, but the game itself is a beneficial and engaging activity for your middle school mathematicians.
Having a good number sense is key to understanding place value. This video clearly explains the place values that comprise a decimal number. It is a very straight forward presentation and would be appropriate for grades 3, 4, or 5. Sal uses multiple colors and expanded notation to describe the value of each number.
This clever lesson utilizes Chris Van Allsburg's, Two Bad Ants in an engaging way. After talking about the unique perspective of the illustrations presented in the book, learners must create a short fictional narrative from the perspective of two ants that are loose in the classroom. Some terrific worksheets and a video are embedded in this well-designed, five-day lesson. Wonderful!
Here is a fabulous lesson that should have your class very excited! They utilize the GRAPES formula in order to produce a commercial like ones we see on TV. Working in pairs, they must come up with a script, take video, provide music, and be persuasive in trying to "sell" their products. Many excellent worksheets that guide them through the entire process are embedded in this fine plan.
Students chose a topic from the current curriculum to develop a PowerPoint presentation about. They present the PowerPoint in a professional manner which includes the way they are dressed and the way they interact with the audience. Each presentation is created using the designated format.
Students discuss the role of media in their lives and making decisions. In groups, they define violence and identify how it is represented in the type of entertainment they are accustomed to viewing. They compare and contrast behaviors from three points in history to today to end the lesson.
Eighth graders brainstorm the differences between positive and negative numbers. They create a Venn diagram comparing numbers on an elevator to numbers used in a checkbook. Students watch a video from United Streaming to compare subtracting integers to elevators. They take notes during the film.