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What do you want to be when you grow up? That's a big question that could have a lot of different answers. Eleventh and twelfth graders use the Internet to explore various career options based on their personal strengths and interests. They use their findings to create an informational presentation which they will share with the class.
Study the dances of many cultures with this technology-based history unit. After reviewing technology tools in-depth, class members gather information online and make a presentation of the steps of their chosen dance, including slides on the origination and evolution of the dance. This activity could be modified to include group work to cut down on presentation time. The list of online resources is not included, but you can find your own depending on what you want for the presentations.
Elementary learners will create a multimedia research presentation. They are assigned different topics to research. Next, they explore different types of multimedia software. After investigating their options, learners choose software that they feel best suits their needs. A presentation is prepared and presented to the class. Essential questions and recommendations are included.
Pupils research extreme weather conditions using a variety of online tools from Scholastic's Weather Watch. They compare and contrast findings and give an oral presentation of their research. The links to all mentioned online resources are included, as well as accompanying worksheets and rubrics.
Search a variety of sources to create a multimedia or book project about Japan. Learners use the independent investigation method to plan and conduct research about Japan. They use the information they discover to create a computer book or a multimedia project for an oral presentation. Multiple resources and reproducible materials are included.
Study the impact and possible outcomes of the Exxon-Mobil merger in your language arts, social studies, or economics class. Secondary learners evaluate a series of graphs, write a paragraph interpreting the data, and engage in class discussion of mergers after reading a New York Times article. Excellent material for working with informational texts.
Creating a concept map not only helps learners organize their information, but it's fun, too! Although this resource is designed as a guide to use along with Inspiration® software, you may find the visuals useful on their own. Using the pre-made diagram, explore fantastic research tools with your class including symbols, text, images, hyperlinks, outlining, and even a multimedia presentation manager. An example gives kids a great model of this process.
Young scientists investigate the scientific concepts and principles that help make common toys such as hula hoops, yo-yos, slinkies, and silly putty work. As a class, they read "Backyard Rocket Science, Served Wet" to get a look behind the scenes of inventions. They then develop exhibits to display in a "Science of Toys" museum.