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Fourth Grade April 2013

 

 

April 8-22,2013

 

 

TECH TEACHER 

TECH STUDENT


 

 

Learning Goal:

Historical figure research project

 

This week: summarize
TSW  PRACTICE home row keys
TSW   USE

Search Engine to find information about topic

Boolean Operators:+Bio/+image/definition:/translate:

TSW USE Word to collect information on figure 
TSW  SUMMARIZE Use the bio-cube to summarize your information
TSW   CREATE 
PowerPoint on research of historical figure

 

 

Unit Goal:

TSW research a historical figure who has impacted the world

TSW use one search engine and one content website to gather information.

TSW present with PowerPoint and Blabberize/Voki and Glogster

        

2. NETS Objective:

external image findit.jpg  Research and Information Fluency 

external image makeit.jpg

 

 

Creativity & Innovation

Voki/Blabberize/Glogster

external image useit.jpg

 

Technology Operations:

Keyboarding

Review Powerpoint 

 

 

 

Learning Sequence

      1. Identify an historical figure (composer, inventor, president, artist, painter, explorer, etc.) 

2. Research their life 

a. Where is this historical figure from? 

b. What did they do to impact our world?

c. What are 5-7 interesting facts about this person?

(You may use a famous audio clip of music, speech, painting, invention, etc)

d. You can use the following websites (livebinder) to select an historical figure.

 

Historical Figures 

Historical Figures

 

e. You can use a livebinder to have students select an historical figure. LiveBinders are an organizational notebook/binder that you can place all of your project's websites  online.


3. Present historical figures to class 

a. Use PowerPoint (One slide per question) or Glogster login: (after they do PowerPoint) to present

b. Create a Voki character or Blabberize character to share interesting facts about historical figures. You may embed this into your PowerPoint or Glog or present as a stand-alone. See the examples below....

 

 



 

 

The students will do the following:

  

1. Keyboarding  (Save and continue if you have 90% accuracy+)

 

Teacher

Username

and Computer #

Password

Taylor

mvesgarcia#__ (mvesgarcia7)

wolves

Coca/Hahn

coca#__ (coca7)

wolves

Smith

mves#___ (mves7)

wolves

 

 

1.

Historical Figures Livebinder


Identify an historical figure using the live binder and links below. You must be able to answer "How did this person impact the world?" before you begin your research! Historical Figures Livebinder

2

Historical Figures Research Questions


Download the  

  Historical Figures Research FormSave to the desktop.

3

Historical Figure Research PowerPoint 


Download the Historical Figure Research PowerPoint Template. Save to the desktop.

4

PowerPoint


Create a PowerPoint using your research findings.


5

SafeSearch


Research the life of the historical figure using a search engine: SafeSearch to find  appropriate websites to locate your information.

6

BIOCUBE!


SUMMARIZE BY USING THE BIOCUBE!  

7

Voki or Blabberize


Create a Voki or Blabberize and use your PowerPoint as your script. (Garageband can

also be used.)

8

Glogster login

Embed your PowerPoint and your Voki/Blabberize into your Glogster po

9 iMovie

If time allows, create an iMovie with your information.

10. BibMe 

Don't forget to cite your References(sources)

books, websites.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Core Standards

7. Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually

and quantitatively, as well as in words.

2. Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually,

quantitatively, and orally.

5. Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and

enhance understanding of presentations.

Assessment:

• Students and teacher can use a class-created rubric to evaluate quality of research presentations. 

Voki/Blabberize Excel Rubric.

http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php?screen=ShowRubric&rubric_id=2200712

• Students and teacher can create a flashcard quiz from the students’ research. http://quizlet.com/_5ilf

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 1-5,2013

 

 

TECH TEACHER 

TECH STUDENT


 

 

Learning Goal:

Historical figure research project

 

This week: summarize
TSW  PRACTICE home row keys
TSW   USE

Search Engine to find information about topic

Boolean Operators:+Bio/+image/definition:/translate:

TSW USE Word to collect information on figure 
TSW  SUMMARIZE Use the bio-cube to summarize your information
TSW   CREATE 
PowerPoint on research of historical figure

 

 

Unit Goal:

TSW research a historical figure who has impacted the world

TSW use one search engine and one content website to gather information.

TSW present with PowerPoint and Blabberize/Voki and Glogster

        

2. NETS Objective:

external image findit.jpg  Research and Information Fluency 

external image makeit.jpg

 

 

Creativity & Innovation

Voki/Blabberize/Glogster

external image useit.jpg

 

Technology Operations:

Keyboarding

Review Powerpoint 

 

 

 

Learning Sequence

      1. Identify an historical figure (composer, inventor, president, artist, painter, explorer, etc.) 

2. Research their life 

a. Where is this historical figure from? 

b. What did they do to impact our world?

c. What are 5-7 interesting facts about this person?

(You may use a famous audio clip of music, speech, painting, invention, etc)

d. You can use the following websites (livebinder) to select an historical figure.

 

Historical Figures 

Historical Figures

 

e. You can use a livebinder to have students select an historical figure. LiveBinders are an organizational notebook/binder that you can place all of your project's websites  online.


3. Present historical figures to class 

a. Use PowerPoint (One slide per question) or Glogster login: (after they do PowerPoint) to present

b. Create a Voki character or Blabberize character to share interesting facts about historical figures. You may embed this into your PowerPoint or Glog or present as a stand-alone. See the examples below....

 

 



 

 

The students will do the following:

  

1. Keyboarding  (Save and continue if you have 90% accuracy+)

 

Teacher

Username

and Computer #

Password

Taylor

mvesgarcia#__ (mvesgarcia7)

wolves

Coca/Hahn

coca#__ (coca7)

wolves

Smith

mves#___ (mves7)

wolves

 

2.

Identify an historical figure using the live binder and links below. You must be able to answer "How did this person impact the world?" before you begin your research! Historical Figures Livebinder

 

Historical Figures

 

3Download the  

  Historical Figures Research FormSave to the desktop.Download the Historical Figure Research PowerPoint Template.

 

4Research the life of the historical figure using a search engine: SafeSearch to find  appropriate websites to locate your information.

 

5.SUMMARIZE BY USING THE BIOCUBE!  

 

 

6. You are to do your research project in this order:

 

1. Word Research Form: Download Word Research form to answer all research questions.

 

 

2. BIOCUBE  summarize your info using the biocube.

 

 

3. PowerPoint: Create a PowerPoint using your research findings.

 

 

4.  Voki or BlabberizeCreate a Voki or Blabberize and use your PowerPoint as your script. 

 

 

5Glogster login: Embed your PowerPoint and your Voki/Blabberize into your Glogster poster. 

 

6. If time allows, create an iMovie with your information

Common Core Standards

7. Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually

and quantitatively, as well as in words.

2. Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually,

quantitatively, and orally.

5. Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and

enhance understanding of presentations.

Assessment:

• Students and teacher can use a class-created rubric to evaluate quality of research presentations. 

Voki/Blabberize Excel Rubric.

http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php?screen=ShowRubric&rubric_id=2200712

• Students and teacher can create a flashcard quiz from the students’ research. http://quizlet.com/_5ilf

 

 

 

 

 

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