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Emily Ellerbusch Lesson Plan

Author

Connecting Knowledge to Technology


Emily Ellerbusch

Grade
Level

Fifth Grade (5th)

Integrated
disciplines
Content
Standards

Technology and Writing


a. Communicate information and ideas effectively to
multiple audiences using a variety of media and
formats
b. Exhibit leadership for digital citizenship
c. Transfer current knowledge to learning of new
technologies

Writing
Standards

a. Write with a clear focus, coherent organization,


sufficient elaboration, and detail
b. Apply standard English conventions to effectively
communicate with written language
c. Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks. (CCSS:
SL.5.6)

NETS-S

a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas,


products, or processes
b. Communicate information and ideas effectively to
multiple audiences using a variety of media and
formats
c. Evaluate and select information sources and digital
tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks
d. Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or
complete a project
e. Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use
of information and technology
f. Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that
supports collaboration, learning, and productivity

Emily Ellerbusch Lesson Plan

g. Demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong


learning
h. Exhibit leadership for digital citizenship
i. Understand and use technology systems
j. Select and use applications effectively and
productively
k. Transfer current knowledge to learning of new
technologies
l. Troubleshoot systems and applications
Objectives
:
Assessme
nt:

Students will be able to practice their technological skills by


creatively making a comic strip about their favorite subject
and why.
Teacher will assess students knowledge by using a rubric.

Materials:

Computer/iPad with Bitstrips app

Anticipato
ry Set:

I will present my own comic strip about history and explain


why it is my favorite subject. I will then show them the app
and help them explore the app. By showing them the
unlimited possibilities they could do, it will engage them and
encourage them to think outside the box.
By combining their favorite subject, their creativity, and the
modern use of technological apps. This lesson is not
supposed to be strict, but rather highlight the positivity
aspects of connecting apps (outside life) to school. They will
use the app to explain why their favorite subject is their
favorite. It is combining multiple interests of the modern
learner.
Students:
Teacher:
Students will create their
Teacher will present the app
own avatar and connect with and explain the lesson.
their peers.
While students are creating
Students will create 5 slides
avatar, teacher will be mobile
with text (speech bubbles)
around classroom to observe
explaining their favorite
what they are doing, and
subject and why it is their
ensuring they are all staying
favorite.
on task.

Technolog
y
Integratio
n

Procedure
s and
Learning
Activities

Emily Ellerbusch Lesson Plan


It is required that they use 3
different backgrounds in
their images.
Students will print out comic
strip and turn it in to be
graded.

Differentia
tion

Closure
Reference
s:

Teacher will also observe


while they are writing their
comic strip.
Teacher will grade their comic
strips according to a rubric.
(Must have 5 slides, text on
every slide, 3 different
backgrounds, grammar,
creative, and answers the
prompt)

For students that are higher achieving, I will have them


complete a total of 8 pictures/slides with more details. I will
also encourage them to help their peers that might be
struggling. For students that have special needs, I will modify
the lesson so they only have to complete 3 slides. The rest of
the expectations will remain the same. I will try to pair high
achieving students with students who are struggling as well.
I will each have them write 4 sentences reflecting on what
they have learned from the activity and explain how they can
use it in the future.
Bitstrips app