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1. Creativity and Innovation
2. Communication and Collaboration
3. Research and Information Fluency
4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
5. Digital Citizenship
6. Technology Operations and Concepts
Integrated NETS-S for Grade 4 (Presentation at ISTE 2010)
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6. Technology Operations and Concepts
Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.
(Please list resources directly below the corresponding objective using a bulleted list.)
a. understand the use of technology systems.
Smiling Faces Him/Her-edity
- Troy Rall and his 7th graders studied genetic traits and heredity by exploring Punnet squares, dominant and recessive traits, pheonotypes and genotypes. Students used Microsoft Word to create specific faces, based on their work and also conducted a survey of the entire seventh grade to determine frequency in their school and extending that discussion into regions of the world. You can find
Troy's lesson plan, teaching materials, student samples and rubrics by clicking here.
You can find a
video that he created about his lesson plan by clicking here.
videos are easy to understand explanations of several concepts, including many technologies such as
--oh my!! (Tip: Use the orange "Browse Videos" button to search for more Common Craft videos.)
Empower students in the classroom to technology experts so that if you must have a substitute teacher in the classroom, these students can help facilitate the day.
Kansas Student Technology Leadership
conference has some great student samples of "how to" products (PowerPoints, videos) that were designed for teachers. This conference is sponsered by
Wichita USD has sponsored
Student Technology Leadership
(STL) groups where interested student technology group can be assembled to enhance leadership skills and create "how to" videos for the staff and peers.
Woodland Elementary - STL
Draw a visual representation of the difference between using applications accessible on a local computer as compared to accessing applications using cloud technologies.
b. select and use applications effectively and productively.
On the Prowl for Good Nutrition
- 3rd graders in Jennifer Randall's and Lynne Gubichuk's 3rd grade classrooms took it upon themselves to convince members of their community to make better food choices at fast food restaurants. Students researched the nutritional facts of food options at their choice of restaurant and then worked in groups to author persuasive multimedia products such as glogs, cartoons, podcasts, and TV commercials.
were all used by the teachers and students in this robust and powerful lesson! Click the following links of interest to learn more!
Student Sample from Go Animate
lesson plan, wiki, more student samples and teacher materials.
video from the teachers
is also very informative!
- Students in Katie Pound's and Jason Townsend's fourth grade classes selected specific standards that they wanted to teach and then designed and created their own lessons for their concepts, which were then posted on the district website to help other students prepare for standardized exams. You can
find their lesson plan and rubric here
walks you through each step of their lesson and
here is a direct link to their finished tutorials
(several of their products are in SMART Notebook).
Career Research: Dream Big
- 5th grade students in Christy Dragonas' class were asked to "dream" and determine what their future career choice could be, based on their interests and strengths. Students were then able to interview someone in their field using their ipods, and eventually create a multi-media presentation that would persuade their peers that this was a great career choice.
You can find Christy's lesson plan and introductory powerpoint by clicking here.
You can also
view a video of Christy teaching her students about the project, introducing ipods and their project blog by clicking here.
Take Me Out to the Ballgame!
- Students in Wichita picked the proper technology applications that they wanted to use to demonstrate their learning about women in Baseball. You can find their
lesson plan, assessment rubric and support materials
by clicking here.
Determine the best method to communicate a written paragraph so that classmates can understand the information in a visual diagram. Students may choose to use mind mapping software, digital camera and photo editing software, or a digital video camera and video editing software.
c. troubleshoot systems and applications.
- Teresa Smithhisler's 5th graders used
and blogs to share their local weather journals and explore various weather concepts with one another.
Click here to view her lesson plan, rubric and students samples
. Click here to
view a video of her
to her students using her Smartboard and several classroom management techniques, such as "shark your computers" and other Glogster tips for new users.
Quilting a Technology Bridge
- Nancy Laudemann, White City 4th Grade teacher, used
The Quiltmaker's Gift
by Jeff Brumbeau to develop cross-curricular activities centered around quilting. Students have the opportunity to see how technology has moved quilting to a new level -- from hand stitching to high-tech quilting using a computerized sewing machine. Students also explore quilt design, history, and the special meanings that quilts can have. Reading, math, writing, and social studies activities comprise the components of this lesson.
Learn how to use a new technology tool or software application through independent study and teach classmates how to use it effectively.
d. transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies.
Celebrating Kansas' 150th Birthday: A Virtual Museum
- 3rd-6th graders in Jill Pfannenstiel's, Jennifer Bowman's, Kim Droge's, and Dennis Eickhoff's classes developed virtual museums to tell the history of Kansas. Resources such as
were used to gather pictures, information and data for the museums, which were constructed using Microsoft PowerPoint. Students presented their virtual museum to the Riley County Historical Museum.
See the lesson plan and rubric here.
Take a look at the
teaching video here
- Students in Healy and Triplains TRCs worked with data from the 2010 Olympics to determine measures of central tendency by simulating various games and sharing their findings via
Gaggle emails and blogging
. Click here to view the
Triplains lesson plan
Healy lesson plan
. You can also see the videos that each school created by clicking one of the following links:
Learn how to use a web authoring system, like Google Sites, and apply the procedural knowledge to create a project using Wordpress, Blogger, or Wikispaces.
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