Teacher Guide for a "Unit of Practice" Project

Making A Difference

By Mary Limbach
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"Why are some people considered heros?"
 Overview


 Invitation


 Standards and
Learning Objectives


 Tasks


 Interactions


 Situations


 Assessment


 Tools





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 Tools

Resources:
1) Internet sites
2) Inspiration

Tools:
1) Computers
2) Internet/Appleworks 6
3) LCD Projector
4) Templates (for practice and of
virtual notecards)

The first 3 weeks of this project is building the necessary computer skills to complete the research component. During the students regularly scheduled computer time, they learn to use the command key to copy, cut, & paste. In addition, they learn to go between two fields. These skills were introduced through modeling and having the students physically make the keyboard strikes in the air. All of the excercises were divided into modeling, class practice, and on your own. The students would have multiple experiences with both Appleworks 6 and the Internet before starting the actual research project. Much of the experiences will be independent in order to provide hands-on learning where all students are active in obtaining the technology skills.

Other resources such as the templates and Internet sites were introduced on an as needed basis.

  ToolTypeRequirementsFile
1.Practice Worksheetotherpractice.cwk
2.Practice Worksheetotherpractice.cwk
3.Copying Between FieldsHandoutHardware:
Mac

Software:
Appleworks
fields.cwk
4.Winter Clip ArtWeb SiteHardware:
Internet Access
5.Virtual NotecardsotherHardware:
Mac
Internet Access

Software:
Appleworks
virtualanimal.cwk
6.San Diego Zoo Research SiteWeb SiteHardware:
Internet Access
7.Hero HandoutHandoutHardware:
Mac
LCD Projection Device

Software:
Inspiration
8.Hero Note CardsotherHardware:
Mac

Software:
Appleworks
hero.cwk
9.What is a Hero? WebWork SampleHardware:
Mac

Software:
Inspiration
whatishero
10.Hero Power Point PresentationVideo PresentationHardware:
Mac
LCD Projection Device

Software:
Microsoft Office
heropresent
11.Hero Research SiteWeb SiteHardware:
Internet Access
12.Hero Virtual NotecardsotherHardware:
Mac

Software:
Appleworks
hero.cwk
13.Class Assessment FormotherHardware:
Mac

Software:
Appleworks
assess.cwk
14.Individual Assessment FormotherHardware:
Mac

Software:
Appleworks
studentassess.cwk
15.Power Writing OrganizerHandoutpowrwrtng.cwk