Spreadsheet Magic

June 28, 2010

see http://mathcats.com/spreadsheets/

spreadsheets to download, use spreadsheets for more than math.

and http://center.uoregon.edu/ISTE/2010/program/search_results_details.php?sessionid=50096017&selection_id=59375465&rownumber=21&max=30&gopage=15

see http://center.uoregon.edu/conferences/ISTE/2010/handout_uploads/KEY_48684102/Talley_ISTE2010.pdf and http://center.uoregon.edu/ISTE/2010/program/search_results_details.php?sessionid=48684102&selection_id=59375465&rownumber=2&max=2&gopage=

start voicethread as powerpoint, upload, then kids go on and comment.

record teacher voice and or video giving directions of prompts for students and what they should do per slide, how and what to comment on…  also put up pictures or docs and tell kids to post up their questions.

put up ‘passage’ and have kids post reading strategy type comment on that text.

kids make voicethread on content

using trakstar to do treasure hunt research, package as voicethread.

see http://center.uoregon.edu/ISTE/2010/program/search_results_details.php?sessionid=49940583&selection_id=59375465&rownumber=2&max=49&gopage=

*** and http://www.melodiebrewer.com/ISTE%202010.html ***

and http://www.melodiebrewer.com

lots of great ideas for kindergarten tech integration

LearnNC has put out another collection of lesson plans that will work well for Global Scholars. These lessons can be found here: http://blogs.learnnc.org/blog/2009/01/21/new-world-cultures-lesson-plans-incorporating-multimedia/

There are 4 lessons on this page, 3 of which fit elementary curriculum very well:

  • Comparing pottery traditions from around the world
  • “Motor Car and Galimoto” An intercultural lesson in pragmatism, creativity, and perseverance, in which students read about a young boy in Malawi, Africa, and his quest to gather wire in order to make a toy car
  • Studying ecosystems in the mountains in Nepal

LearnNC has an ever growing collection of  lesson plans that incorporate rich multimedia from around the world. Right now they have 19 lessons with more on the way. You will find the lessons here: http://www.learnnc.org/search?project_ID=20&ed_type=lesson+plan,teacher%27s+guide.

The lessons all make use of LearnNCs rich collection of multimedia from around the world which can be found here: http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/4162.

On Location: A Comparative Study of Countries in Africa and Asia by Linda Patterson

Set up Problem based learning: Where in Africa and Asia should we film the action adventure movie?

title = survival
groups will make presentation of their opinion of the best location for the script
elements of project include:
database sort and filter of african countries
write letter of interest to locations
persuasive essay