Characteristic of Learning: Authentic

Level of Technology Infusion Into the Curriculum: Adoption

Lesson Title: Digital Water Conservation Posters

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Grade Level: 4

Classroom Configuration

This lesson can be conducted in any of the following configurations:

Whole group activity, with small groups using mobile laptops simultaneously

Small group, using classroom computers or mobile laptops as rotating stations

One to one, using classroom computers or mobile laptops as rotating stations

One to one, in a computer lab setting

One to one, with individual student laptops

 

Arizona Common Core State Standards: ELA

Production and Distribution of Writing

4.W.4

Produce clear and coherent writing in which development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

4.W.6

With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in a single setting.

Arizona Educational Technology Standards (2009)

  • Strand 1: Creativity and Innovation
    • Concept 4: Original Works
      • PO 1 Use digital creativity tools to create original works.
  • Strand 6: Technology Operations and Concepts
    • Concept 2: Application select and use applications effectively and productively
      • PO 2. Compose a document that applies intermediate formatting.

Objectives

  • The students will explain water conservation using digital tools to create a poster that illustrates how to save water.

Procedure

  1. Teacher will provide instruction on water conservation.
    1. Discuss importance of saving water
    2. Watch: The Importance of Water – Segment 9: Conserving Water (1:04)
      or Save Water Save Life
  2. Teacher and students will discuss and generate a list of how they can save water
    1. Can refer Ideas for Water Conservation by kids for ideas http://www.watereducation.utah.gov/conservation/KidsKorner.asp
    2. or Water Conservation for kids http://www.watereducation.utah.gov/conservation/default.asp
  3. Students will use a digital illustration tool, designated by the teacher, to create a poster about water conservation.
    1. Digital Illustration tools can be, but are not limited KidPix, Pixie, Paint, Tux Paint, One Motion, and Pages.

Materials

schooltube.com/video/170191b98f2db1b378e2/Save%20Water%20Save%20Life

Assessment

  • Teacher will give ongoing feedback to students and evaluate the completed posters.
  • Teacher and students will create rubric together using rubistar.4teachers.org/

Technology Integration Matrix

Active

Collaborative

Constructive

Authentic

Goal Directed