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March 25, 2009 – There's a Monster in My E-Mail!

Subjects
• Computers

Grade
• 1-2
• 3-4
• 5-6
• 7-8

Objectives
1-2 Students will learn to use “Kids Pix”, by making a picture of their choice
3-4 The students will be learning how to explore a website, using links,
menu tabs, etc., while filling out a worksheet on “weather”.
5-6, 7-8 Students will participate in a collaborative e-mail project.
• Students will first draw a picture of a monster.
• Describe the monster they’ve drawn.
• E-mail their descriptions to other students (we will be using floppy disks or print out description)
• Read other students’ descriptions of the monsters they’ve drawn.
• Then draw a picture of a monster from a written description.

Materials Needed
• a worksheet called “Weather Bear”
• a worksheet called, “Weather and Natural Disasters”
• 8.5x11 piece of white paper
• color pencils or crayons

Lesson Plan
1-2 Students will be finishing learning how to find information on the web (weather), while filling out a worksheet called “Weather Bear”. Students will fill in the city and state and weather for that city and state, and then dress a bear with the correct clothes for the weather, using “weather.com”

Then students will be learning how to use Kid Pix. Students will be making two pictures titled “A day at the zoo.” and “Things I like to do.”

3-4 Students will be using the site called, “weatherwizkids.com”, to fill out the worksheet called, “Weather and Natural Disasters”.

Then students played weather games on the website.

5-6 Students will be finishing learning how to find information on the web (weather), while filling out a worksheet called “Weather Bear”. Students will fill in the city and state and weather for that city and state, and then dress a bear with the correct clothes for the weather, using “weather.com”

Then students will participate in a collaborative e-mail project in which they draw and describe pictures of monsters for other students to recreate.

Students will first draw a monster using color pencils or crayons, then will typing a description of their drawing.

Next students will hand-in their monster drawings.

Then email or put on a floppy their description of their monster to a fellow classmate across the room.

A fellow classmate will recreate the monster using the typed description.
Finally we will have a class critique to see how close the two monsters are.

The top three will be given candy prizes – the students will pick the winners.

7-8 Students will participate in a collaborative e-mail project in which they draw and describe pictures of monsters for other students to recreate.

Students will first draw a monster using color pencils or crayons, then will typing a description of their drawing.

Next students will hand-in their monster drawings.

Then email or put on a floppy their description of their monster to a fellow classmate across the room.

A fellow classmate will recreate the monster using the typed description.

Finally we will have a class critique to see how close the two monsters are. The top three will be given candy prizes – the students will pick the winners.

Assessment
Students perform each task for the teacher – as the teacher watches.

Example
Monster Name: Python-Man
Author: Branson
My monster has a blue body and head. The head of my monster has a small brown Afro for hair, a red clown nose, blue pointy ears and a long red snake tongue with yellow sharp teeth. The eyes on the monster have small black pupils, eyes with red vain and the left eye is bigger then the right eye. The arms on the monster are blue and long, the left arm is bigger then the right arm and it has five yellow claws on each hand. It has four yellow claws on each foot, the left leg is pointing to the left and the right leg is pointing straight at you. The monster has purple lines for muscles, so it looks like he is freezing. My monster is wearing a purple old ripped up rage on his waist.

Original
Recreation

 

March 27, 2009 – There's a Monster in My E-Mail!

Subjects
• Computers

Grade
• 1-2
• 3-4
• 5-6
• 7-8

Objectives
1-2 Students will be learning how to use Kid Pix. Students will be making two pictures titled “A day at the zoo.” and “Things I like to do.”
3-4, 5-6, and 7-8 Students will participate in a collaborative e-mail project.
• Students will first draw a picture of a monster.
• Describe the monster they’ve drawn.
• E-mail their descriptions to other students (we will be using floppy disks or print out description)
• Read other students’ descriptions of the monsters they’ve drawn.
• Then draw a picture of a monster from a written description.
Materials Needed
• 8.5x11 piece of white paper
• color pencils or crayons

Lesson Plan
1-2 Students will be learning how to use Kid Pix. Students will be making two pictures titled “A day at the zoo.” and “Things I like to do.”

3-4 Students will participate in a collaborative e-mail project in which they draw and describe pictures of monsters for other students to recreate.

Students will first draw a monster using color pencils or crayons, then will typing a description of their drawing.

Next students will hand-in their monster drawings.

Then email or put on a floppy their description of their monster to a fellow classmate across the room.

A fellow classmate will recreate the monster using the typed description.

Finally we will have a class critique to see how close the two monsters are.

The top three will be given candy prizes – the students will pick the winners.

5-6 and 7-8 Students will be finishing drawing a monster using color pencils or crayons, then will typing a description of their drawing.

Next students will hand-in their monster drawings.

Then email or put on a floppy their description of their monster to a fellow classmate across the room.

A fellow classmate will recreate the monster using the typed description.

Finally we will have a class critique to see how close the two monsters are.

The top three will be given candy prizes – the students will pick the winners

Assessment
Students perform each task for the teacher – as the teacher watches.

 

April 1, 2009 – There's a Monster in My E-Mail!

Subjects
• Computers

Grade
• 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8

Objectives
1-2 Students will be learning how to use Kid Pix. Students will be making two pictures titled “A day at the zoo.” and “Things I like to do.”
3-4, 5-6, and 7-8 Students will participate in a collaborative e-mail project.
• Students will first draw a picture of a monster.
• Describe the monster they’ve drawn.
• E-mail their descriptions to other students (we will be using floppy disks or print out description)
• Read other students’ descriptions of the monsters they’ve drawn.
• Then draw a picture of a monster from a written description.

Materials Needed
• 8.5x11 piece of white paper
• color pencils or crayons

Lesson Plan
1-2 Students will be learning how to use Kid Pix. Students will be making two pictures titled “A day at the zoo.” and “Things I like to do.”

3-4, 5-6, and 7-8 Students will be finishing drawing a monster using color pencils or crayons, then will be typing a description of their drawing.

Next students will hand-in their monster drawings.

A fellow classmate will recreate the monster using the typed description on Friday.

Assessment
Students perform each task for the teacher – as the teacher watches.

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April 3, 2009 – There's a Monster in My E-Mail!

Subjects
• Computers

Grade
• 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8

Objectives
1-2 Students will be learning how to use Kid Pix. Students will be making two pictures titled “A day at the zoo.” and “Things I like to do.”
3-4, 5-6, and 7-8 Students will participate in a collaborative e-mail project.
• Students will first draw a picture of a monster.
• Describe the monster they’ve drawn.
• E-mail their descriptions to other students (we will be using floppy disks or print out description)
• Read other students’ descriptions of the monsters they’ve drawn.
• Then draw a picture of a monster from a written description.

Materials Needed
• 8.5x11 piece of white paper
• color pencils or crayons

Lesson Plan
1-2 Students will be finishing and handing in their two pictures titled “A day at the zoo.” and “Things I like to do.”

3-4, 5-6, and 7-8 Students will be finishing drawing a monster using color pencils or crayons, then will be typing a description of their drawing.

Students will participate in a collaborative e-mail project. A fellow classmate will recreate the monster using the typed description.

Finally we will have a class critique to see how close the two monsters are.

The top three will be given candy prizes – the students will pick the winners.

Assessment
Students perform each task for the teacher – as the teacher watches.

 

April 15, 2009 – Slideshow / PowerPoint Presentation

Subjects
• Computers

Grade
• 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8

Objectives
1-2 Students will be learning how to use Kid Pix. Students will be making two slideshows titled “A day at the zoo.” and “Things I like to do.”
3-4 and 7-8 Students will be learning “How To Make A PowerPoint Presentation”. Students will be learning how to make a storyboard.

5-6 Students will be finishing recreate the monster using the typed description of their fellow classmate

Materials Needed
• Computers

Lesson Plan
1-2 Students will be finishing “A day at the zoo.” and “Things I like to do.” Then will start making more photos of each for a slideshow.

3-4 Students will be learning about PowerPoint. Students will be learning how to make a storyboard, and then will be making PowerPoint presentations.
Students will be interviewing a fellow student in class that they don’t know much about and will be writing a bio on that person.

Including:

1.) Baby photo / current photo (students will be taught how to download a photo to their computers)

2.) What they like to do, including sports they play, their hobbies, favorite foods, etc.
Plus what career they want to have in the future, like a Doctor.

3.) Then they will switch roles and the interviewer will become the interviewee.

5-6 Students will be finishing recreate the monster using the typed description of their fellow classmate

Then students will have a class critique to see how close the two monsters are.

The top three will be given candy prizes – the students will pick the winners.

7-8 Same as 3-4

Assessment
Students perform each task for the teacher – as the teacher watches.

 

April 17, 2009 – Slideshow / PowerPoint Presentation

Subjects
• Computers

Grade
• 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8

Objectives
1-2 Students will be learning how to use Kid Pix. Students will be making two slideshows titled “A day at the zoo.” and “Things I like to do.”
3-4, 5-6, and 7-8 Students will be interviewing a fellow student in class that they don’t know much about and will be writing a bio on that person, using a worksheet provided by teacher.

Materials Needed
• Computers

Lesson Plan
1-2 Students will be learning how to use Kid Pix. Students will be making two slideshows titled “A day at the zoo.” and “Things I like to do.” Students will be using there pictures they previously produced learning Kid Pix.

3-4, 5-6 & 7-8 Students will be interviewing a fellow student in class that they don’t know much about and will be writing a bio on that person, using a worksheet provided by teacher.

Assessment
Students perform each task for the teacher – as the teacher watches.

 

April 22, 2009 – Slideshow / PowerPoint Presentation

Subjects
• Computers

Grade
• 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8

Objectives
1-2 Students will be learning how to use Kid Pix. Students will be making two slideshows titled “A day at the zoo.” and “Things I like to do.”
3-4, 5-6, and 7-8 Students will be finishing interviewing a fellow student in class and filling out worksheet. Students will then have a lecture on “Story Boards”. Students will be using a storyboard to layout their fellow classmate’s PowerPoint presentation using the information gathered through their interview and worksheet they filled out on their fellow classmate.

Materials Needed
• Computers

Lesson Plan
1-2 Students will be learning how to use Kid Pix. Students will be making two slideshows titled “A day at the zoo.” and “Things I like to do.” Students will be using there pictures they previously produced learning Kid Pix.

3-4, 5-6 & 7-8 Students will be finishing interviewing a fellow student in class and filling out worksheet. Students will then have a lecture on “Story Boards”. Students will be using a storyboard to layout their fellow classmate’s PowerPoint presentation using the information gathered through their interview and worksheet they filled out on their fellow classmate.

Assessment
Students perform each task for the teacher – as the teacher watches.

 

April 24, 2009 – Slideshow / PowerPoint Presentation

Subjects
• Computers

Grade
• 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8

Objectives
1-2 Students will be learning how to use Kid Pix. Students will be making two slideshows titled “A day at the zoo.” and “Things I like to do.”
3-4, 5-6, and 7-8 Students will be having a critique on their storyboards. Then students will be having a Photography Lecture – “How to use and take photos”.

Materials Needed
• Computers

Lesson Plan
1-2 Students will be learning how to use Kid Pix. Students will be making two slideshows titled “A day at the zoo.” and “Things I like to do.” Students will be using there pictures they previously produced learning Kid Pix.

3-4, 5-6 & 7-8 Students will be having a critique on their storyboards. Then students will be having a Photography Lecture – “How to use and take photos”.

Assessment
Students perform each task for the teacher – as the teacher watches.

 

April 29, 2009 – Slideshow / PowerPoint Presentation

Subjects
• Computers

Grade
• 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8

Objectives
1-2 Students will be learning how to use Kid Pix. Students will be making two slideshows titled “A day at the zoo.” and “Things I like to do.”
3-4, 5-6 7-8 Students will be turning in their photographs for their PowerPoint presentations. Students will have a hands-on lecture on PowerPoint – “How to use PowerPoint. Students will then be practicing using PowerPoint.

Materials Needed
• Computers

Lesson Plan
1-2 Students will be learning how to use Kid Pix. Students will be making two slideshows titled “A day at the zoo.” and “Things I like to do.”

3-4, 5-6 7-8 Students will be turning in their photographs for their PowerPoint presentations. Students will have a hands-on lecture on PowerPoint – “How to use PowerPoint. Students will then be practicing using PowerPoint.

Assessment
Students perform each task for the teacher – as the teacher watches.

 

May 1, 2009 – Slideshow / PowerPoint Presentation

Subjects
• Computers

Grade
• 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8

Objectives
1-2 Students will be learning how to use Kid Pix. Students will be making two slideshows titled “A day at the zoo.” and “Things I like to do.”
3-4 and 5-6 Students will then be practicing using PowerPoint.
7-8 Students will be starting working on their PowerPoint Presentations of their fellow classmates using their “Storyboards” and “Worksheets”.

Materials Needed
• Computers

Lesson Plan
1-2 Students will be learning how to use Kid Pix. Students will be making two slideshows titled “A day at the zoo.” and “Things I like to do.” Students will be using there pictures they previously produced learning Kid Pix.

3-4 and 5-6 Students will then be practicing using PowerPoint.

7-8 Students will be starting working on their PowerPoint Presentations of their fellow classmates using their “Storyboards” and “Worksheets”.

Assessment
Students perform each task for the teacher – as the teacher watches.

 

May 4, 2009 – Slideshow / PowerPoint Presentation

Subjects
• Computers

Grade
• 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8

Objectives
1-2 Students will be learning how to use Kid Pix. Students will be making two slideshows titled “A day at the zoo.” and “Things I like to do.”
3-4 and 5-6 Students will be starting working on their PowerPoint Presentations of their fellow classmates using their “Storyboards” and “Worksheets”.
7-8 Students will be working on their PowerPoint Presentations of their fellow classmates using their “Storyboards” and “Worksheets”.

Materials Needed
• Computers

Lesson Plan
1-2 Students will be learning how to use Kid Pix. Students will be making two slideshows titled “A day at the zoo.” and “Things I like to do.” Students will be using there pictures they previously produced learning Kid Pix.

3-4 and 5-6 Students will be starting working on their PowerPoint Presentations of their fellow classmates using their “Storyboards” and “Worksheets”.

7-8 Students will be working on their PowerPoint Presentations of their fellow classmates using their “Storyboards” and “Worksheets”.

Assessment
Students perform each task for the teacher – as the teacher watches.

 

May 8, 2009 – Slideshow / PowerPoint Presentation

Subjects
• Computers

Grade
• 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8

Objectives
1-2 Students will be learning how to use Kid Pix. Students will be making two slideshows titled “A day at the zoo.” and “Things I like to do.”
3-4, 5-6, and 7-8 Students will be working on their PowerPoint Presentations of their fellow classmates using their “Storyboards” and “Worksheets”.

Materials Needed
• Computers

Lesson Plan
1-2 Students will be learning how to use Kid Pix. Students will be making two slideshows titled “A day at the zoo.” and “Things I like to do.” Students will be using there pictures they previously produced learning Kid Pix.

3-4, 5-6, and 7-8 Students will be working on their PowerPoint Presentations of their fellow classmates using their “Storyboards” and “Worksheets”.

Assessment
Students perform each task for the teacher – as the teacher watches.

 

May 13, 2009 – Slideshow / PowerPoint Presentation

Subjects
• Computers

Grade
• 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8

Objectives
1-2 Students will be learning how to use Kid Pix. Students will be making two slideshows titled “A day at the zoo.” and “Things I like to do.”
3-4, 5-6, and 7-8 Students will be working on their PowerPoint Presentations of their fellow classmates using their “Storyboards” and “Worksheets”.

Materials Needed
• Computers

Lesson Plan
1-2 Students will be learning how to use Kid Pix. Students will be making two slideshows titled “A day at the zoo.” and “Things I like to do.” Students will be using there pictures they previously produced learning Kid Pix.

3-4, 5-6, and 7-8 Students will be working on their PowerPoint Presentations of their fellow classmates using their “Storyboards” and “Worksheets”.

Assessment
Students perform each task for the teacher – as the teacher watches.

 

May 15, 2009 – Slideshow / PowerPoint Presentation

Subjects
• Computers

Grade
• 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8

Objectives
1-2 Students will be learning how to use Kid Pix. Students will be making two slideshows titled “A day at the zoo.” and “Things I like to do.”
3-4, 5-6, and 7-8 Students will be working on their PowerPoint Presentations of their fellow classmates using their “Storyboards” and “Worksheets”.

Materials Needed
• Computers

Lesson Plan
1-2 Students will be learning how to use Kid Pix. Students will be making two slideshows titled “A day at the zoo.” and “Things I like to do.” Students will be using there pictures they previously produced learning Kid Pix.

3-4, 5-6 Students will be working on their PowerPoint Presentations of their fellow classmates using their “Storyboards” and “Worksheets”.

7-8 No class

Assessment
Students perform each task for the teacher – as the teacher watches.

 

May 20, 2009 – Slideshow / PowerPoint Presentation

Subjects
• Computers

Grade
• 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8

Objectives
1-2 Students will be learning how to use Kid Pix. Students will be making two slideshows titled “A day at the zoo.” and “Things I like to do.”
3-4, 5-6, and 7-8 Students will be taught how to use Publish. The students will become “Graphic Artist”

Materials Needed
• Computers

Lesson Plan
1-2 Students will be learning how to use Kid Pix. Students will be making two slideshows titled “A day at the zoo.” and “Things I like to do.” Students will be using there pictures they previously produced learning Kid Pix.

3-4, 5-6, and 7-8 Students will be taught how to use Publisher.
Students will are working on their PowerPoint Presentations of their fellow classmates with finish.
The ones that are done will start new assignment. The students will become “Graphic Artist” and will be exploring artistic design by making (1) card, (1) flyer, and (1) sign. Still will create a folder on their desktop and name it, “their name – graphics”. Students will be printing their 3 Graphic Arts projects and saving them in their desktop folders.

Assessment
Students perform each task for the teacher – as the teacher watches.

 

May 22, 2009 – Slideshow / PowerPoint Presentation

Subjects
• Computers

Grade
• 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8

Objectives
1-2 Students will be learning how to use Kid Pix. Students will be making two slideshows titled “A day at the zoo.” and “Things I like to do.”
3-4, 5-6, and 7-8 The students will become “Graphic Artist”

Materials Needed
• Computers

Lesson Plan
1-2 Students will be learning how to use Kid Pix. Students will be making two slideshows titled “A day at the zoo.” and “Things I like to do.” Students will be using there pictures they previously produced learning Kid Pix.

3-4, 5-6, and 7-8 The students will become “Graphic Artist” and will be exploring artistic design by making (1) card, (1) flyer, and (1) sign. Still will create a folder on their desktop and name it, “their name – graphics”. Students will be printing their 3 Graphic Arts projects and saving them in their desktop folders.

Assessment
Students perform each task for the teacher – as the teacher watches.

 

May 27, 2009 – Slideshow / PowerPoint Presentation

Subjects
• Computers

Grade
• 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8

Objectives
1-2 Students will be learning how to use Kid Pix. Students will be making two slideshows titled “A day at the zoo.” and “Things I like to do.”
3-4, 5-6, and 7-8 The students will become “Graphic Artist”

Materials Needed
• Computers

Lesson Plan
1-2 Students will be learning how to use Kid Pix. Students will be making two slideshows titled “A day at the zoo.” and “Things I like to do.” Students will be using there pictures they previously produced learning Kid Pix.

3-4, 5-6, and 7-8 The students will become “Graphic Artist” and will be exploring artistic design by making (1) card, (1) flyer, and (1) sign. Still will create a folder on their desktop and name it, “their name – graphics”. Students will be printing their 3 Graphic Arts projects and saving them in their desktop folders.

Assessment
Students perform each task for the teacher – as the teacher watches.

 

June 1, 2009 – Slideshow / PowerPoint Presentation

Subjects
• Computers

Grade
• 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8

Objectives
1-2 Students will be showing their two slideshows titled “A day at the zoo.” and “Things I like to do” to their fellow classmates.
3-4 The Students will be showing their Point Slideshows to their fellow students.
5-6, and 7-8 The Students will be showing their Point Slideshows to their fellow students. Then students will be playing “Pictionary”.

Materials Needed
• Computers

Lesson Plan
1-2 Students will be showing their two slideshows titled “A day at the zoo.” and “Things I like to do” to their fellow classmates.

3-4 The Students will be showing their Point Slideshows to their fellow students.

5-6, and 7-8 The Students will be showing their Point Slideshows to their fellow students. Then students will be playing “Pictionary”.

Assessment
Students perform each task for the teacher – as the teacher watches.