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Lesson Idea Name: Hippity Hop! Its Spring!

Content Area: Science
Grade Level(s): 1st
Content Standard Addressed: S1L1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the basic needs
of plants and animals.

Technology Standard Addressed: 4. Innovative Designer

Selected Technology Tool:

☒ Movie (list application): iMovie
☐ Audio (list application):
☐ Other: (list)
Bloom’s Taxonomy Level(s):
☐ Remembering ☐ Understanding ☒ Applying ☐ Analyzing ☐ Evaluating ☐ Creating

Levels of Technology Integration (LoTi Level):

☐ Level 1: Awareness ☐ Level 2: Exploration ☐ Level 3: Infusion ☒ Level 4: Integration
☐ Level 5: Expansion ☐ Level 6: Refinement

Universal Design for Learning (UDL):

This video is great for all of my students because they can rewatch the video as many times as they need to at
home so that they can come to school with an understanding of what we are going to be talking about. For
my students with learning disabilities, ESOL and ELL, they can watch this as many times as they want and they
can also watch it with their parents to have them explain some of it to them too.
Lesson idea implementation:
The students will first watch this introductory video on Spring at home and pay special attention to the part
about the plants and flowers. This video will be posted on the classroom blog so that the students can watch
it as many times as they need. There will also be a mini worksheet to do as a pre-test on their knowledge of
plants. This will be handed out in class and on the Blog in the case that a student misplaces it. The worksheet
will have the students focus on coming up with a list of things that they think that a plant might need (air,
water, light and nutrients). In class we will explore these plants needs further and also design a model to
identify the parts of a plant. This should take about a week to do so that we can make sure all students
understand all of the parts and the basics of what they do. We will also explore how plants are different from
people and animals.

The students will be assessed by asking them to take an individual quiz, labeling each of the parts of a plant
and describing the basic needs of plants compared to themselves (humans/animals). Once I see how the
students did and address the students that did not do as well, the students will make their own plants on a
piece of paper, with labels and they will be hung in the classroom.
Importance of technology:
Without using technology in this lesson the students would not get a good introduction to the concept and
may fall far behind and get completely lost. They need the use of technology and this introduction video to
begin the process of thinking of a new subject. Another type of technology that will be used is the internet to
do some research on plants and their needs!
Internet Safety and Student Privacy:
The students will only be working on my classroom Blog this entire time so they should not be on any other
websites. They will also be watching this at home so their parents can closely monitor them while on the
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computer. The students must always remind themselves of the internet safety guidelines before use and any
inappropriate behavior should be reported to me.

Reflective Practice:
This activity will be great for the students because they are getting an introduction to the lesson and will gain
a full understanding of plants and how they relate to people. In my lesson I have used the video as an
introduction and the rest, further extends the lesson.