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Digital Science Experiments
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.
Decimal Place Value
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.
Writing with Digital Microscopes
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!
Students explore new medical technologies to exhibit in an Amazing Medical Machines technology fair. They research different types of advanced medical technologies; then create posters to summarize findings and present at a mock medical symposium.
Springfield Digital Storytelling Project #6: Grapes Commercial
Here is a fabulous activity 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.
Bringing Citizenship to the Digital Natives in Your Classroom
Tools, tips, and how-to's for supporting students in becoming responsible, literate citizens of the digital world.
Professional-like Multimedia Slide Show
Learners 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.
A Multimedia Self Portrait
Ninth graders create a presentation about themselves. In this multimedia lesson, 9th graders will use various forms of multimedia to create and present information about themselves to the class.
Sym, Sym, Symmetry
Students discover the concept of lines of symmetry. They view a video and participate in hands-on activities. They create a Word document of photographs they have taken of symmetrical objects.
Historical Witness: Social Messaging
Students complete activities to study the propaganda elements from various war times. In this war propaganda lesson plan, students compare and contrast works of art from various viewpoints about war from varying social periods. Students write captions to describe works of war art, analyze an ancient Greek gravestone for its historical context, and manipulate a photograph of a recent war to create a different social message that the original.
Second graders identify a historical figure, his or her societal contributions and basic biography using a Kidspiration graphic organizer and library resources. They use the Internet to conduct an historical treasure hunt in groups.
Rules of Conduct: Media Violence, Dating and Teenage Behavior
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.
Explore the lives of American Indians and early settlers in the state of Ohio. Young native Ohioans (or members of another state) research primary and secondary multimedia sources that detail the history between American Indians and Ohio settlers. Then they produce a talk show where they role-play the history between the two groups. As a cumulative activity, they make a timeline of significant events from that time period.
Career Bytes Interview
Students conduct career-based interviews. In this career education lesson, students research careers and interview career professionals to produce a video that features ins and outs of the career.
Jump and Jivin'
Students examine what is needed to maintain a healthy cardiovascular endurance. They practice jumping rope and other skills. They combine the movements into a rountine and determine their target heart rates.
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.
Season It Up!
Students examine the relationship between the Earth and the Sun to create seasons. They discover what causes the seaons through hands-on activities. They model how the tilt of the Earth's axis affects the sun's rays.
Past and Present Communities
Learners compare their present community to what it was like at some point in the past. In this instructional activity on local history, students use the Internet to research what their community was like at a given point in the past and compare it to what their community is like now. In small groups, the learners create a PowerPoint presentation showing what they have learned.
Calculating Elapsed Time
Students calculate elapsed time in a series of activities. In this calculating time lesson plan, students view a Cyberchase video that demonstrates how to calculate elapsed time. Activities include counting, subtracting and regrouping in base 60. Assessments and worksheets are provided for practice and progress monitoring.
Rework, Reuse, Remix
Young scholars discover how to judge whether something is protected by the "Fair Use" law by using the Four Points of Fair Use handout embedded in the plan. In this interesting and engaging lesson plan, students apply the four points of fair use to two case studies, a remixed video and a mash-up song, to judge whether or not they fall under fair use. Young scholars then create an original work under the guideline s of Fair Use.