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Second through eighth graders use the software "HyperStudio" to create a presentation of their choice on Native American lifestyles. One thing I like a lot about this lesson, is that the students are the ones who get to choose and produce their presentation. They aren't "told" what to do it on. Terrific instructions, links to Native American websites, and good ideas for how to extend the lesson are all present.
Career Exploration Using HyperStudio
Eighth graders conduct research on various careers that are of interest to them. They conduct Internet research on a selected career choice, and create a nine card stack using HyperStudio to describe their career's salary, required skills, and general employment information.
Creating a Hyperstudio Slide Show
Students create a HyperStudio slide show. In this technology lesson, students take the report on a hero that they had previously written. They use HyperStudio to create a multimedia slide show to present to their peers.
The 13 Colonies HyperStudio Presentation
Fifth graders research their colony, synthesize the data, and put their information in a HyperStudio Presentation. Finally, they need to do a self-evaluation of their work and work habits.
Tradition Through Technology: Native American Storytelling
This fabulous resource will help your class identify the parts of a story: subject, place, time, action, and moral. Class members will learn about storyboards and create their own about a Native American legend they researched online. This instructional activity uses a program called HyperStudio to create the final drafts of the storyboards; however, it could be easily adapted to be done without this program.
You Belong in the Zoo Project - Using HyperStudio
Students explore the diversity of living organisms. They research an animal found in the zoo and plans a 10-card HyperStudio project about his/her organism.
Advanced HyperStudio in the English Classroom
Young scholars create a HyperStudio presentation over the course of the author unit.
Hyperstudio Solar System Review: Technology, Study Skills
Students use Hyperstudio to review important points before taking a test at the end of a study unit on the solar system. This concept could easily be switched to many different topics.
Presentation of Research with HyperStudio
Students report information about a Michigan native animal in a Hyperstudio stack. They gain interest from the animals that they chose from lesson plan 1 by using the software.
Information Problem Solving
Students present information about an author of young adult literature using a HyperStudio stack.
Fourth graders complete a research project about the state of Michigan. They conduct Internet research, organize the information on index cards, and create a HyperStudio presentation.
Child Labor during the Industrial Revolution and Now
Fifth graders research topic of child labor by studying Industrial Revolution, read about child labor laws, and examine countries where child labor still exists today. They then choose single question to research from list, and create Hyperstudio presentation to be combined with those of classmates for one class presentation on child labor.
Solar System Search
Students research topics related to space and the planets using the Internet. They explore various websites, construct scale models of the solar system, and create a travel brochure using HyperStudio computer software.
Students study tessellations and the work of M.C. Escher. They discuss the terminology of architecture, the historical significance of architecture in different parts of the world, and create their own piece of architecture out of cardboard boxes. Students use the video camera to save snapshots of local architecture and create a HyperStudio stack depicting images and text.
People and Events of the West (1800s)
Students research topics relating to Western Expansion in the 1800s, and prepare HyperStudio presentations to share with classmates.
What Is the Attraction of the 1950s?
Fifth graders, using HyperStudio or PowerPoint, select the ten most important events that happened in the 1950s.
Students view a teacher created PowerPoint on the different types of volcanoes and complete a worksheet identifying the different types of volcanoes. They access the Internet to research a specific type of volcano. They create a storyboard presentation using Hyperstudio.
American Black Bear
Students analyze animal characteristics by creating an interactive presentation. For this black bear lesson, students identify the geographic location, characteristics and history of the American black bear by researching the web. Students create a slide-show presentation using HyperStudio software based on the black bear.
Wonderful World of Dinosaurs
Second graders obtain information about the characteristics of diet, locomotion, behavior, habitat, and anatomy of five dinosaurs by observing the Wonderful World of Dinosaurs HyperStudio presentation. They complete a student worksheet.
Weather is the Word-O
Kinder science can be fun and cross curricular. Young weather watchers visit several websites, read a series of weather-related books, conduct an experiment, and use HyperStudio to illustrate their favorite type of weather.