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New! What is a Metaphor? - Examples, Definition & Types
Metaphors, the definition of, types of, and examples of, are the subject of a short video that models for viewers this grand poobah of literary terms. Colorful images and animations are used to illustrate the connections between seemingly dissimilar things. In addition, the narrator introduces the concept of equivalence to distinguish between metaphors and similes. Consider extending the lesson plan by asking class members to craft their own examples of metaphors, extended metaphors, and mixed metaphors. The video can stand alone or be used with the other seven in a series that examine literary devices.
A new form of standardized testing? Learners evaluate arguments for and against the use of computer-based standardized tests in schools. They express their views through discussion and explore the views of others through the creation and analysis of a survey.
Our Computers, Ourselves: Imagining the Digital Lives of Authors and Characters
The guiding question for this lesson plan is "Do computers and their contents shape who we are?" Open with a selection of Apple's commercials to introduce stereotypes and people's relationships with their computers. Then, read the attached article with your class and discuss the five questions provided. A list of activities and extensions are also provided. Get kids to think about what an author's personal computer might contain.
CD-ROManticism and Computer Classicism
Students assess the many benefits and drawbacks of reproducing works of art, such as sculpture and paintings, on CD-ROMs and on the Internet, as well as explore art history via these computer technologies.
Computer Versus Tutor
Help your young writers develop their persuasive writing techniques in this New York Times lesson. They investigate objections to computer education, and develop their own outline for a computer lesson that would normally be taught in a traditional classroom. They could also prepare an argument for live teaching as opposed to a computer lesson. Use this lesson to reinforce the importance of distinguishing one's own argument from opposing arguments.
Using a Computer to Write a Letter- Nouns- Vocabulary Skills
This nicely-done computer based letter writing worksheet has learners fill in each blank with a noun from the word bank. There are 20 sentences. They complete instructions for writing a letter using the computer, and use words such as operating system, document, spell checker, envelope, and monitor.
Science in History Part I: the Abacus To the Modern Computer
In this math information worksheet, students read one page factual accounts of the early math inventions of the abacus, the calculator and early computers. There are 40 questions to answer about the reading.
Does Cloud Type Affect Rainfall?
Student uses MY NASA DATA to obtain precipitation and cloud type data. They create graphs of data within MY NASA DATA. They compare different cloud types as well as precipitation types. They describe graphs of the precipitation and cloud type data.
Compute Quotients of Fractions in Real-World Problems
When dividing two fractions, it can be confusing to understand what it means. This video interprets the problem into a story to visualize what is dividing. It allows your learners to make sense of dividing one-half by three-fourths and why we get two-thirds. This video is fourth in a five-part series, use other videos in series for story models for other types of fractional division. The last video in the series connects models to fraction rules.
Parts of a Computer
Students identify parts of a computer. They categorize parts of a computer by function: input, output, process, and storage. They explain how the parts work together and simulate the process a computer uses to execute a command.
Human Computer Game
Students name the six main function areas inside a computer. They simulate the internal operations of a computer completing a function, and compare and contrast the difference between human and computer parts which store information.
Discovering Math: Computation
Middle schoolers add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers. They find the square and the cube of numbers. They create a game incorporating computation on rational numbers. Everyone works together to write and evaluate expressions. Note: the associate video is only available via purchase, but the other activities hold enough value to support the lesson without it.
Skill Seven: Type Well
Career explorers take online typing tests individually and then get competitive by forming small groups and combining their typing speeds. A self-evaluation is provided for learners so that they can set goals for increasing their speed.
Computer Music and How if Affects Music Today
Students analyze computer music. In this music history lesson, students access the Tennessee Electronic Library website and search computer music. Students write a short essay summarizing the information you found. Include what you learned about limiting your search results.
Organization Two: My Computer Folder
Students examine the ways in which computer folders and files help people organize and retrieve information. For this computer folder lesson, students are introduced to the computer as an important resource. Students discuss what a file and folder are and take turns making a file to put inside their folder. Students then review ways of how to retrieve information on the computer.
Using a Computer To Write a Letter- Verbs
In this writing on the computer worksheet, students study the steps to follow when writing a letter on the computer. Students read 20 sentences and fill in the proper verb from the word bank.
Types of Government
Students explore different types of government. In this government lesson plan, students discuss the role of government in modern society, identify different types of modern governments, and play a game based on the information gleaned from the lesson plan.
An Introduction To Quadrilaterals
Young geometers investigate and apply properties of quadrilaterals. After a review and discussion of key terms, learners use a computer applet to explore four-sided figures and classify them according to their attributes. The exploration can be done individually or in groups.
Water Pollution and Water Quality Assessment
Experiments are great ways to learn and explore new topics. Third graders discuss how some macroinvertebrates can live in polluted water, while others cannot. They head to the computer lab with guiding worksheets as they learn more about the affects of water pollution and adaptations in the macroinvertebrate population. The lesson plan concludes with a mock water testing experiment to understand how scientists know so much.
Poetry from prose: A different kind of "book report"
Why have your writers analyze the themes in literature in boring prose when you can have them practice their creativity and writing skills by producing an explication of a novel’s theme through verse? Start by explaining different types of poetry and poetic devices they can use, and discuss the most important parts of the novel that your readers can explore. They write, collaborate, revise, and submit their creation to the instructor. Modification can be made to have your middle schoolers create a visual representation of their theme or, instead of a written assessment, the class can present their findings through a poetry slam.