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Overview

  • The purpose of this lesson is for students to learn about dinosaurs and build a thinking process within students by discussing and completing an assignment. 
    A scientist from the American Museum of Natural History in Chicago will take a video showing and describing different dinosaurs while streaming the video to Qik. 

Objective

  • After watching a video showing and describing and different dinosaurs and streaming it to Qik, students will be able to demonstrate the characteristics of their favorite dinosaur by coloring and portraying a picture of their favorite dinosaur according to the worksheet.

Material

  • Textbooks
  • Markers
  • Colored Pencils

Procedure

  • The teacher will use the textbook to teach the students about different kinds of dinosaurs. 
  • Following the textbook lesson, the students will be able to view a video of dinosaurs in the American Museum of Natural History in Chicago with the use of Qik. 
  • The scientist will talk about and show different dinosaurs and share with the students the different characteristics they have.  This will allow for a better understanding of dinosaurs. 
  • Since Chicago would be a long planned, expensive field trip for the school, the teacher will utilize the technology of Qik to teach the students a lesson about dinosaurs. 
  • With the application of Qik, a scientist from the museum will make a video explaining and showing different dinosaurs.  He will then stream the video to the internet for the students to view and discuss. 
  • In order to discuss the dinosaurs with the scientist, the"live chat" feature that Qik offers will be utilized to allow the students to ask questions.  
  • The students should learn the names of a few different dinosaurs and be able to recognize the different characteristics of each while viewing the video and asking questions.
  • Once the video showing and discussion of dinosaurs is complete the students will be given a worksheet to test what they have learned.  On this worksheet will be colorless pictures of dinosaurs.  There is a list at the bottom of the worksheet with names of dinosaurs pertaining to the pictures.  Students will color the dinosaur and match the dinosaur name with the correct dinosaur.

Evaluation

  • Students will be graded according to a rubric.

    ____/5:    The student participated in discussion at least twice. _

     ____/10:  The student colored the dinosaurs neatly and matched five out of seven correct names of the dinosaurs.

    Total: ____/15





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Overview

  • The purpose of this lesson to help students become aware and respectful of other cultures.

Objective

  •  After viewing students' presentations on Qik of different cultures, students will comment and be able to use their new knowledge of culture and apply it to a multiple choice quiz.

Material

  • Smart phone provided by the school
  • Creative clothing for the assigned culture

Procedure

  • Students are introduced to different cultures throughout the world, involving different aspects that make up certain cultures.  These cultures are Chinese, African, Australian, and Indonesian.
  •  The students are divided into these culture groups.
  •  Two smart phones that are compatible with Qik will be handed out to two students per day for eight school days.  The students with the phone will be given to their parents with instructions on how to use Qik.
  • The student is to dress up in clothing usually worn by the assigned culture given to them.  They must give a few brief facts about their assigned culture, such as traditions, religion, and a fun fact.
  •  The parent will help stream the video live onto the Qik website with an account made for the class.
  •  Each day, for 8 school days, students' videos will be viewed by the class on the Qik website.  Students will make comments on the video pertaining to their thoughts on the culture.  The comments section is a feature on the Qik website where anyone may leave comments on Qik videos.  
  • Once every student has completed this and their videos have been viewed and commented on, students will be given a multiple choice quiz.

Evaluation

  • Students will be graded by their comments on what they thought about the students' videos and also be graded on a multiple choice quiz pertaining to the different aspects of cultures that were presented.  Use this rubric.

             ____/5 : Nice, thoughtful reflections in comments_ 


             ____/20 :  Student dressed appropriately for their assigned culture.  The Student gave accurate facts about religion, traditions, and a fun fact.  Students successfully streamed live video to Qik.

             Total : ____/25

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Title

Hispanic Culture:  Artist Maria Elena Walsh Gallery viewing

Grade

11th and 12th

Subject

Spanish

Objectives

Students will learn to understand native speakers through viewing aHispanic video about a Hispanic artist, Maria Elena Walsh, and listening to comments made by the one who is filming.

Standards Standard

Applies to ISTE standard 2 C and 2 D which state
 Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessment incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and  develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in the NETS•S. Teachers
     

c.

customize and personalize learning activities to address students' diverse learning styles, working strategies, and abilities using digital tools and resources.

d.

provide students with multiple and varied formative and summative assessments aligned with content and technology standards and use resulting data to inform learning and teaching.

 

standards 3A and 3D

Evaluation

Use this rubric to grade students on this short activity: 
 __/2 points  -Students can identify the artist 
 __/2 points  -Students are able to identify what types of artwork were presented.
 __/2 points  -Students contribute at least one piece of unique information.
 __/4 points  -Students must be able to communicate in Spanish what they have learned to the teacher. 
 __/10 Points

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Overview

  • The purpose of this lesson is to educate students on how to look for specific signs of evolution while observing animals.

Objective

  • After the students have been introduced to evolution, lectured on what to look for in signs of evolution, and complete their field work, students will be able to write a paper relating back to their findings during field work and demonstrate how they knew evolution had occurred.

Evaluation

  • Students will write a paper about their findings and relate it back to class lectures. The papers will be graded according to this rubric:


     ___/15 : Report of what tasks each partner did within the field work._


     _____/25 : A description of the features that gave the sign of evolution.  Explain how they evolved and relate back to class lectures._


     _____/25 : A clear, concise reflection on their findings and observations of the animals in their field work._


    _____/15 : No grammatical mistakes.  Paper organization is concrete._


    _Total : _____/80

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