Shea Eminhizer

Lesson Outline Accommodations

Evaluation Classroom Considerations

Interactive PowerPoint in my Classroom

Lesson Outline
Technology Objectives 1. Given the link on Symbaloo, students can watch the entire video with little to no assistance. 2. Given the link on Symbaloo, students can open the blog page and respond to specific questions after given instruction by the teacher. 3. After brief instruction, students can comment on at least one student's answer to a single question with little to no errors. Content Objectives 1. Given a map of the world, students can identify all seven continents with no errors. 2. Given a list of the continents, students can identify various aspects of culture for specific regions. 3. After being shown various geographical landmarks, students can successfully identify the location on the globe where they are located.

Lesson Outline
Day 1: Africa Engage- My students will go on BookFlix from the symbaloo. They will read/listen to A Story, A Story, and the non-fiction book Africa. They will write one “I learned” and one “I wonder.” They will keep their responses recorded on a template so they can post them in the blog at the end of the lesson. Explain- We will watch the video about African children and what they use as toys from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rp87dJKk2s&hd=1. We will discuss differences between their toys and the toys that my students have at home. Explore-I will provide a list of landmarks in Africa from the Sciencekids website. Students will select one landmark and read the description. They will then go on google.com and further research their selected landmark. As a class we will make a list of landmarks that would be fun to visit and why they are good tourist destinations. http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/pictures/structures.html Elaborate- Students will visit the National Geographic for kids website (http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/find/) They will click on the “Africa” tab and view the slide show. They will write down three things that they learned about their selected country. We will then discuss as a class what they learned about different African countries. Evaluate- Students will take out their “I learned” and “I wonder” sheets and visit the class blog. They will type their responses, and respond to another student’s post.

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Day 2: Asia Engage- I will read The Bravest Girl in China by Chin. Then, my students will go on BookFlix from the symbaloo and read the non-fiction book Asia. They will write one “I learned” and one “I wonder.” They will keep their responses recorded on a template so they can post them in the blog at the end of the lesson. Explain- We will watch the video about Japanese schools (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6nIbay9a3E&hd=1) I will ask them to tell me what is different about how a typical day runs in Japan and how a day runs in their own schools. I will ask them which they prefer. We will talk about cultural reasons for these differences. Explore-I will provide a list of landmarks in Asia from the Sciencekids website. Students will select one landmark and read the description. They will then go on google.com and further research their selected landmark. As a class we will make a list of landmarks that would be fun to visit and why they are good tourist destinations. http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/pictures/structures.html Elaborate- Students will visit the National Geographic for kids website (http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/find/) They will click on the “Asia” tab and view the slide show. They will write down three things that they learned about their selected country. We will then discuss as a class what they learned about different Asian countries. Evaluate-Students will take out their “I learned” and “I wonder” sheets and visit the class blog. They will type their responses, and respond to another student’s post.

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Day 3: Europe Engage I will read Angelo by David Macaulay. Then, my students will go on BookFlix from the symbaloo and read the non-fiction book Europe. They will write one “I learned” and one “I wonder.” They will keep their responses recorded on a template so they can post them in the blog at the end of the lesson. Explain- We will watch a video that lists the countries in Europe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOti8U_-BNM&hd=1) I will ask my students to list as many counties as they can on a blank sheet of paper. The winner will get a special treat! Explore-I will provide a list of landmarks in Europe from the Sciencekids website. Students will select one landmark and read the description. They will then go on google.com and further research their selected landmark. As a class we will make a list of landmarks that would be fun to visit and why they are good tourist destinations. http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/pictures/structures.html Elaborate- Students will visit the National Geographic for kids website (http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/find/) They will click on the “Europe” tab and view the slide show. They will write down three things that they learned about their selected country. We will then discuss as a class what they learned about different European countries. Evaluate- Students will take out their “I learned” and “I wonder” sheets and visit the class blog. They will type their responses, and respond to another student’s post.

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Day 4: Australia Engage- My students will go on BookFlix from the symbaloo. They will read/listen to Possom Magic, and the non-fiction book Australia. They will write one “I learned” and one “I wonder.” They will keep their responses recorded on a template so they can post them in the blog at the end of the lesson. Explain- We will watch the video about Australian Animals (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW7xea-PMv4&hd=1) and talk about what animals they were familiar with and which ones were new. Explore-Students will visit a website with facts about the Sydney Opera house (http://primaryfacts.com/1433/sydney-opera-house-facts/) they will then draw a picture and write down three of their favorite facts. Elaborate- Students will visit the National Geographic for kids website (http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/find/) They will click on the “Australia” tab and view the slide show. They will write down three things that they learned about either New Zealand or Australia. We will then discuss as a class what they learned about their selected countries. Evaluate- Students will take out their “I learned” and “I wonder” sheets and visit the class blog. They will type their responses, and respond to another student’s post.

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Day 5: North America Engage- I will read The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble. Then, my students will go on BookFlix from the symbaloo and read the non-fiction book Antarctica. They will write one “I learned” and one “I wonder.” They will keep their responses recorded on a template so they can post them in the blog at the end of the lesson. Explain- I will show the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-o57QOXxTg&hd=1 Which consists of several images and video clips all over the Caribbean. I will ask students to make observations about the people, buildings, culture, and weather in the region. ExploreI will provide a list of landmarks in North America from the Sciencekids website. Students will select one landmark and read the description. They will then go on google.com and further research their selected landmark. As a class we will make a list of landmarks that would be fun to visit and why they are good tourist destinations. http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/pictures/structures.html Elaborate Students will visit the National Geographic for kids website (http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/find/) They will click on the “North America” tab and view the slide show. They will write down three things that they learned about their selected country. We will then discuss as a class, what they learned about different North American countries. Evaluate Students will take out their “I learned” and “I wonder” sheets and visit the class blog. They will type their responses, and respond to another student’s post.

Lesson Outline
Day 6: South America Engage- I will read. Up and Down the Andes by Laurie Krebs Then, my students will go on BookFlix from the symbaloo and read the non-fiction book South America. They will write one “I learned” and one “I wonder.” They will keep their responses recorded on a template so they can post them in the blog at the end of the lesson. Explain- I will give them a background on Machu Picchu and the Incas. Then I will show the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S0Yk6KgHn8&hd=1 I will ask them what they know about the Incas from the city that they built. Explore- I will provide a list of landmarks in South America from the Sciencekids website. Students will select one landmark and read the description. They will then go on google.com and further research their selected landmark. As a class we will make a list of landmarks that would be fun to visit and why they are good tourist destinations. http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/pictures/structures.html Elaborate-Students will visit the National Geographic for kids website (http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/find/) They will click on the “South America” tab and view the slide show. They will write down three things that they learned about their selected country. We will then discuss as a class, what they learned about different South American countries. Evaluate-Students will take out their “I learned” and “I wonder” sheets and visit the class blog. They will type their responses, and respond to another student’s post.

Lesson Outline
Day 7: Antarctica Engage- My students will go on BookFlix from the symbaloo. They will read/listen to Antarctic Antics, and the non-fiction book Antarctica. They will write one “I learned” and one “I wonder.” They will keep their responses recorded on a template so they can post them in the blog at the end of the lesson. Explain- My students will watch the video about scientists who visit Antarctica and talk about what sorts of things we can learn from the continent. Explore- Students will visit the website http://www.discoveringantarctica.org.uk/2a_what.php and read about Antarctica. They will send me and another student an email with 5 sentences about what they learned about the continent. Elaborate-Students will visit Time for Kids (http://www.timeforkids.com/photosvideo/slideshow/antarctic-animals/21706) and read about animals in Antarctica. They will draw a picture of their favorite animal and write one sentence explaining why they chose the animal. Evaluate Students will take out their “I learned” and “I wonder” sheets and visit the class blog. They will type their responses, and respond to another student’s post.

Lesson Outline
Day 8: Synthesis As a class we will watch the video on the link below. Students will get into groups to answer the questions provided at the end of the video. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urr53arh--E&hd=1) As a class, we will visit the ipad application shown at the website: http://www.find-them-all.com/ipad-andiphone-free-game-for-kids/discover-animals-of-northamerica/ and match different species of animals to their continents.

Classroom Considerations
 My second grade students have twenty-five chromebooks

in their classroom. When they log on, the teacher’s Symbaloo pops up as their homepage. I will put any links they will need here. They also have ipads in the classroom that I will use for part of the lesson.  The students just set up a class blog which they are encouraged to use. They each have their own email address and part of my lesson was designed to help them learn how to use an email address appropriately.  The whole lesson will be completed in school, so children do not have to worry if they don’t have the necessary technology at home.

Accommodations
 There are several of my students who visit a resource

room for reading each morning. These students I would put in a small group in the back of the classroom. I would make myself available to them if they needed extra assistance. I would also allow them extra time to complete the tasks for this lesson.  For students that have trouble writing, I would lower the number of sentences they are asked to write. If this is still overwhelming for some students, I could ask them to draw a picture instead of writing their responses.

Evaluation
 I have included my evaluations at the end of each day.

I have asked my students to post on the blog each day and share what exciting things they have learned about the seven continents. After the lesson is complete I will give them fifteen to twenty minutes to explore the blog and look at what their classmates have written. I will also ask them to write a final response on the blog as an answer to the question: Which continent do you most wish to visit? Why? Which continent do you NEVER want to visit? Why?

Interactive PowerPoint in my Classroom
 I was surprised that I could create an interactive

slideshow on PowerPoint. I will use this in my classroom in the future. I could simply upload the PowerPoint and allow the kids to view and explore it on their own. This could be a powerful teaching tool. It would also be a fun way to communicate with my student’s parents.