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Lesson Plan

NAME: Rachele Catalano

Type of Lesson: Graphics and Mobile Devices in Education

Lesson Plan Title: QR Codes to Reveal a Secret Song (America, the Beautiful)

Discipline and Topic: This is a combination lesson of both utilizing mobile devices with modern
technology and learning the English language. Students will scan QR Codes to receive messages
and directions to successfully complete the designed Scavenger Hunt. Students will read, write,
listen, and speak in English.
Target Population: This lesson will be presented to 16 ESL (ENL) adult students in NRS (National
Reporting System) Educational Functioning Level Medium to High Intermediate
ESL with the long range goal of entering college or work force.
Day One: Lesson Grouping will be as four groups of four students each (a Team)
Day Two: Lesson Grouping will be as Teams from day prior, then as Individual
Curriculum Links:
What comes prior to this lesson is discussion of adjectives to describe the sunset: spectacular or
wonderful. This gives them more adjectives to then utilize to compliment someone. This lesson
comes after showing them how to download the QR Code Reader onto their cell phones. There will
also be discussion as to who has seen these codes, as well as where they have been seen.

After this lesson, the lesson to follow will involve Students placed in new Teams. In the air of
patriotism, Students will utilize QR Codes and copy True and False statements about George
Washington and Abraham Lincoln in anticipation of Presidents Day. Students will then need to
research on the internet in the Computer Lab which statements are true and which are false.

Objectives:
Students will be able to stay with the team, contribute to the team effort, and will document his/her
participation.
Students will be able to write about the Hunt with clear ideas that reveal an understanding of how to
use the technology.
Student will be able to compliment someone who works behind the scenes to help them.
Student will be able to learn a specific compliment in English.
Student will be able to identify a patriotic American song, and then sing chorally or talk along with it.

ISTE Student Standards

1. Empowered Learner Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing,


achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning
sciences. Students:
b. build networks and customize their learning environments in ways that support the
learning process.

2. Knowledge Constructor Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to
construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for
themselves and others. Students:

d. build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing


ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.

Materials and Timing:


Day One - Lesson should last 45 minutes

Students will need:


Mobile device with QR Code reader installed
1 Clip board for each Team with color of top page corresponding to Team color
Colored paper of yellow, pink, blue, and green
Prepared messages encoded as QR Codes printed on specific colored paper corresponding to
each team color
Personnel around the school building available to be pleasantly interrupted by students giving
compliments and asking questions.
Classroom access to technology that projects an internet video on a large screen for all to see,
along with speakers (preferably speakers in addition to the ones built-in to the computer).

Day Two Lesson should last 45 minutes

Students will need:


Notebooks and pens or pencils

Scope and Sequence:


Day One
Explain to Students what a scavenger hunt is (a game where students need to go to different places
to find different things or information). Show Rubric Objectives 1 through 4 to Students and explain
but not 5 yet because it will give the answer to one question asked at the end of Day One. Students
begin in the classroom with the initial scan to give them direction where to go next. Students follow
the leads and go through course of Scavenger Hunt.

At the end of the Hunt, they will be directed back to the classroom. Students will be directed to write
their Special Words on the board for all to see. As a total class, they must then determine the order
of each group of Special Words so that when put together, they make sense. Should last 10 minutes.
If students reach road blocks, give clues to look at rhyming words, punctuation marks, and capital
letters. After guessing proper order, students copy all words in notebook in the correct order.
Students also copy name of the writer Katharine Lee Bates, along with the year 1913 when it was
written. Teacher and Students read words chorally.

Then teacher asks about what the Special Words mean. Students share in discussion with their
group for 5 minutes.

Each team takes turns reporting to class the ideas they discussed.
Draw attention to the ies endings of the words skies and majesties do they rhyme? Review the
pronunciations. They do NOT rhyme despite the same spellings.

What are spacious skies?


What does amber mean?
What does plain mean? Review the geography of the country (plains in the mid-west, Rocky
mountains)
What does From sea to shining sea mean? Review USAs surrounding oceans, as well as
directional (E,W,N&S)
What do thee and thy mean?

What are these words? A poem? A song? What does Patriotic mean? (expressing devotion to and
strong support for ones country) Why is it a patriotic song? (It describes ones love for their home
country)

Show Rubric Objective 5 to Students and explain.


Show class America the Beautiful at https://youtu.be/aY_HhKzZ7M4. This recording is only the first
stanza, represented in this lesson, so the song has only a time of 1:16. Its a YouTube video posted
by David Hudspeth published on January 27, 2015. Watch twice or three times and ask students to
chorally sing or talk along with the video.

Day Two
Students return to their groups from the day prior. Again view the song from yesterday to refresh their
memories. Then they will discuss what they did yesterday in class regarding the QR Code Scavenger
Hunt and how the technology on the mobile device helped them learn a patriotic song. Students
need to include how the technology works. In other words, what had to be done to successfully
complete the Scavenger Hunt? They will be encouraged to take notes individually. They should also
discuss the person to whom they gave the compliment, and what they said to her. After 10 minutes of
discussion, students then return to their individual seats and write about what they just discussed.
Teacher walks around the room to help as needed. When done, students then read their work to the
class.

Teacher then distributes page entitled QR Code Scavenger Hunt - Day 2. Students complete
individually, and pages are collected when done.

At the end of day twos lesson, students will anonymously write their opinion about the lesson, and
any problems encountered during the Hunt. Was the lesson good, bad, or ugly? How can it be
changed to be understood easier or made clearer?

Supplemental Materials:
Pages of QR Codes entitled QR Codes Team Yellow (before taping pages in place, cut off tops of
pages with information of where to place each code)
Pages of QR Codes entitled QR Codes Team Pink
Pages of QR Codes entitled QR Codes Team Blue
Pages of QR Codes entitled QR Codes Team Green
Two sided top page (Upon which to write Special Words)
Page entitled QR Codes to Reveal a Secret Song - Rubric for Students
Page entitled QR Code Scavenger Hunt - Day 2
Evaluation of Students:

Objectives 1 point 2 points 3 points


Student will be
able to (SWBAT):
1) stay with the Student did not stay Student stayed with Student stayed with the
team, contribute with the team nor the team but did not team, contributed to the
to the team effort, contribute to team contribute to the team effort, and will
and will document effort team effort document his/her
his/her participation
participation
2) write about Student did not write Student wrote about Student wrote about the
the Hunt with clear about the Hunt with the Hunt but without Hunt with clear ideas, and
ideas that reveal clear ideas clarity of reveals an understanding
an understanding understanding how to of how to use the
of how to use the use the technology technology
technology
3)compliment Student compliments Student compliments Student compliments
someone in the someone in the someone in the someone in the school who
school who works school who works school who works works behind the scenes
behind the behind the scenes to behind the scenes to help them, remembers
scenes to help help them, but does to help them, her name, and spells it
them not remember her remembers her correctly
name name, but does not
spell her name
correctly
4)learn a Student does not Student learns a Student learns a specific
specific learn a specific specific compliment compliment in English, and
compliment in compliment in English in English, but does spells it correctly
English not spell it correctly
5) identify a Student will not be Student will be able Student will be able to
patriotic American able to identify a to identify a patriotic identify a patriotic American
song and sing patriotic American American song, but song and sing chorally or
chorally or talk song not sing chorally or talk along with it
along with it talk along with it

Calculate total points for each Student.


Evaluation of the Lesson:

One way to determine whether or not the lesson was successful is if all teams return in a reasonable
amount of time (15 to 20 minutes) without getting hung up anywhere or on any part of the Scavenger
Hunt.

Another way to judge the lesson is to listen to their explanations when they individually share-out
about the Scavenger Hunt and the role the technology played.

Lastly, if the class scored lower than 80% receiving 15 points each on the rubric, then I would need to
analyze what areas need to be better designed or assessed, as well as take into consideration their
anonymous opinions about the lesson.

With a class score of at least 80%, this should successfully prepare students for the next lesson that
involves reading different QR Codes providing information. Students are to then take this information
and research whether it is true or false.
YELLOW 1) In classroom
YELLOW 2) By Kitchen door on third floor

QR Code #1
YELLOW 3) By Kitchen door on third floor

QR Code #2
YELLOW 4) On side of Marys file cabinet by copier

QR Code #3
YELLOW 5) In classroom

QR Code #4
PINK 1) In classroom
PINK 2) Outside classroom door

QR Code #1
PINK 3) Outside classroom door

QR Code #2
PINK 4) On refrigerator by Angelas desk

QR Code #3
PINK 5) In classroom

QR Code #4
BLUE 1) In classroom
BLUE 2) On candy machine

QR Code #1
BLUE 3) On candy machine

QR Code #2
BLUE 4) On side of Kaydas desk

QR Code #3
BLUE 5) In classroom

QR Code #4
GREEN 1) In classroom
GREEN 2) By Computer Lab Room #210

QR Code #1
GREEN 3) By Computer Lab Room #210

QR Code #2
GREEN 4) On Mickies file cabinet

QR Code #3
GREEN 5) In classroom

QR Code #4
Team Name: ___________________________

Special words:

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Turn page over


What did each member contribute to the scavenger hunt for your team? (who wrote the words, who
used the mobile device, who found the locations, who spoke the compliment? etc.)

Name:
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Name:

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Name:

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Name:

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QR Codes to Reveal a Secret Song
Rubric for Students

Objectives 1 point 2 points 3 points


Student will be
able to (SWBAT):
1) stay with the Student did not stay Student stayed with Student stayed with the
team, contribute with the team nor the team but did not team, contributed to the
to the team effort, contribute to team contribute to the team effort, and will
and will document effort team effort document his/her
his/her participation
participation
2) write about Student did not write Student wrote about Student wrote about the
the Hunt with clear about the Hunt with the Hunt but without Hunt with clear ideas, and
ideas that reveal clear ideas clarity of reveals an understanding
an understanding understanding how to of how to use the
of how to use the use the technology technology
technology
3)compliment Student compliments Student compliments Student compliments
someone in the someone in the someone in the someone in the school who
school who works school who works school who works works behind the scenes
behind the behind the scenes to behind the scenes to help them, remembers
scenes to help help them, but does to help them, her name, and spells it
them not remember her remembers her correctly
name name, but does not
spell her name
correctly
4)learn a Student does not Student learns a Student learns a specific
specific learn a specific specific compliment compliment in English, and
compliment in compliment in English in English, but does spells it correctly
English not spell it correctly
5) identify a Student will not be Student will be able Student will be able to
patriotic American able to identify a to identify a patriotic identify a patriotic American
song and sing patriotic American American song, but song and sing chorally or
chorally or talk song not sing chorally or talk along with it
along with it talk along with it
QR Code Scavenger Hunt
Day 2

Your name (NOT the Team name):

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What was the name of the person to whom you gave the compliment?

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What did you say to her?

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