This lesson plan gives students a chance to learn about a country of their choice by accessing two databases to pull information from: Culturegrams and World Book Online. They are given a list of topics that need to be included in their project (which also serves as their assessment). They will be using Adobe Express to create a video highlighting their country, giving space for the topics they've researched.For cover image:Photo by Vlada Karpovich: https://www.pexels.com/photo/person-opening-a-map-on-the-floor-7368277/photo resource Lesson plan idea:https://www.uen.org/lessonplan/view/42845
This Genius Hour project will focus on student’s in special education and their IEP transition goals related to their career interests. Students will select one career of interest to them and conduct research, interview people in the field, job shadow, etc. to develop a presentation on their findings.
Students will create a Public Service Announcement film.Image: "Hyrum Dam", by Melissa Jensen. Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International.
This is a 5 day unit about validating sources on the internet and social media. It is taught so that students understand and respect the obligations of using social media wisely before sharing and the importance of giving credit to creators through citing sources. It is a blended unit with a final project to be done in Apple's Keynote where students will show what they have learned in a slide show to other students in the class. They will be able to practice what they learn in class and become better at research, validating sources, and spotting fake news. Image citation - “Say Thanks to Pxhere - Free Images & Free Stock Photos - Pxhere.” Pxhere.com, https://pxhere.com/en/photo/1361501.
*This lesson plan is adaptable for various projects involving technology. This is a general lesson plan used for our Tech Fun Fridays. Students who are caught up in all core classes and not missing any assignemnts are given time to do their own research on a topic that they are interested in. They must conduct research, create a presentation to compile their research, cite sources, create a project (3D printing, animation, etc.), carry about that project including taking and editing photos of their final project to include at the end of their presentation and then practice their public speaking by presenting to the class. (This covers many core standards depending on what grade you teach. Please reference the standards you are working with to determine which ones fit this lesson.)