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Pandas, Flamingos and Blogs
Students use the computer to discover animals. In this animal lesson plan, students look at online webcams to view animals and write in a daily blog discussing what the animals are doing. They use either Pixie or PowerPoint to create an animal report.
Daily Announcements Made Easy!
Use Newsmaker software to write a script experimenting with setting. Young scholars use a webcam to record information about this day in history. They will then self-evaluate their announcements. Adaptation: Other types of software can be used.
Oh! The Places I CAN See!
Students explore landmarks around the world. In this world geography and technology lesson, students view world landmarks using a webcam. Students take a virtual field trip during which they zoom in and manipulate three dimensional images in order to observe these famous landmarks.
Motivate your class with this instructional activity on clay animation. Learners use webcam software and stop-motion animation software to explore this process. They watch a how-to video to identify the steps used in making this animation, and create clay characters for use in their own videos.
Sending Smoke Signals by Webcam
Second graders write and perform their own Native American-style stories after reading several examples. They also perform the stories for another class via webcam.
Surgical Resident for a Day
Students simulate the job of surgical resident by using surgical instruments to complete a task inside of a black box using a webcam and flashlight. They complete the task and complete a worksheet.
Although originally designed for young film makers who wanted to enter their videos in a contest, the step-by-step instructions included here would serve as a guide for any video project. Classes with no access to video editing software could develop their proposals and create storyboards. Extensions and assessments are included.
A Model for Natural Selection- Spaghetti Worms
Does the early bird really get the worm? If so, which color of worm does it prefer? In an exciting and easy week-long field investigation, young field biologists set up a one square meter feeding area for birds. If you have a webcam, learners can observe from inside the classroom. Different colored spaghetti (prepared with food coloring) is cut into worm sizes and placed in the feeding area. Each day, your budding zoologists will make observations and record data; they will gain new insight into not only the eating habits of local fauna, but also develop a deeper understanding of natural selection.
Introduction to the Nature Journal
Students create nature journals. In this introduction to the nature journal lesson, students discover the uses of nature journals and begin their own. Students are challenged to use vivid, concise terms in their descriptive language. Activities include describing different birds and following the behavior of a species from a webcam.
Animal Behavior: An Introduction to Observation
Learners are introduced to animal observation. They observe the behavior of a zoo animal. Students create an ethogram based on the behaiors they observed. They log into the zoo's web cam. Learners choose, which webcam they are going to use. They watch their animal for five minutes. Students write down what they observe, after an additional five minutes learners create a simple ethogram specific to their animal.
ESL Holiday Lessonsï»¿: Pen Pal Day
In this language skills learning exercise, students read an article on Pen Pal Day. Students respond to 6 matching questions, 29 fill in the blank questions, 30 multiple choice questions, 12 word scramble questions, 30 short answer questions, 1 graphic organizer question, and 1 essay question regarding the content of the article.
Young scholars access a variety of Austria themed websites. They locate information about history, geography, climate, people and culture. They view a live webcam of different parts of Austria and read about famous personalities from Austria.
Students participate in various activities investigating the Mackinac Bridge. They explore various websites, read a history of the bridge, view live Webcams, take a Virtual Tour, and compare the Mackinac Bridge to other bridges in Michigan.
Using Digital Tools And E-Pals To Enhance Descriptive Writing
Students investigate the skill of writing a letter to another class with the use of the E-Pals E-mail program. They find the location of the other class on a map and then write the letter. The unit progresses to eventually conducting conversations on a live webcam.
Social Needs: Word Processing and Scanner Lesson Plan
Students discuss the concept of social needs. They research social events. Students create posters advertising social events. Using a WebCam, students exchange social event ideas. Students chart how social needs are fulfilled in the classroom.
Virtual Field Trips
Students access a variety of virtual field trip related resources on the Internet. They view videos, audio, panoramic views, and live Webcams regarding the White House, Pentagon, United Nations, rainforests, and various countries.
New! Telescoping Periscope
Ahoy, matey! Here is an engineering expedition that mini mariners are sure to be swept away by! After reading a brief description and history of periscopes, they work in crews to construct one. Use this activity to enhance a lesson on mirrors and reflection, as an enrichment when studying ocean navigation, or simply as intended: an engineering project.
Old Faithful Geyser
Such a creative way to teach and engage young mathematicians in learning about ratios! Mathematical calculations can be made, and a time frame can be calculated for the next eruption of Old Faithful (within 10 minutes) based on the duration of the previous eruption. There are many links to resources about Yellowstone, even one to a live feed to see Old Faithful erupt. Learners read information on FAQs. They then use this information to have a discussion on the mathematical data it contains. They will then do some mathematical calculations to determine unit rate based on the data given.
Homophobia: What is It? What Can We Do About It?
This two part lesson focuses on the sensitive issues of homophobia, discrimination, sexuality, and gender. Children in grades 5-8 discuss individual and institutional discrimination, personal rights, homosexuality, and bullying. This is a well-developed lesson that touches on an important topic, but may not fit the needs or be appropriate for all classrooms.
Shaking the Movers: Youth Rights and Media
Children have rights! Exploring those rights and using media to express those rights is the focus of this Media Awareness Network activity. Although some of the law links reflect the Canadian Articles of The Convention, the majority of the resources prove invaluable. Everything from how to create a visual essay to how to access project funding, from taking a position to positioning a camera shot. This activity belongs in your curriculum library.