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Lesson Title: Itchy, Itchy Chicken Pox
Grade Level: KDG
Content Area: Math
Standards Connections: W.K.6, SL.K.2, SL.K.5, MP5
SAMR Level: Augmentation
Technology tools used: digital photo camera, media tool for digital photo book/presentation (ibook author, ebook, PowerPoint, Showme, etc.), printer for downloaded printable version.
Start the project by reading Itchy, Itchy Chicken Pox by Grace MacCarone. Educators can read the book and count for several days, each day discussing how the chicken pox can represent 7 chicken pox (7 red dots, 4 dots plus 3 dots, etc.). Next, take a digital picture of each student’s face in the classroom. Let the students know that a book will be created of them with chicken pox. Did the boy in the book look happy? Educators can use a favorite ebook creator or presentation tool. On each page upload a student’s picture and type the phrase, “Look at me! I have ______ chickenpox!” Make sure the tool chosen allows student to write/draw chickenpox on their face. Each student will take a turn at writing /drawing the number of chickenpox on their face. Any student that can extend the activity and write the number in another form other than numeral should be encouraged to do so, even another language. If the media chosen also include audio recording have the students voice record the students counting their chickenpox.
Lesson Title: Movie Trailer book review
Grade Level: multiple depending on requirements
Content Area: literacy
Standards Connections: W.W.6, SL.-.5, SL.-.2, RI.-.7, SEL
SAMR Level: Modification
Technology tools used: video production, video templates, animation production, website or wiki for an authentic audience.
Prior to beginning, educators should explore movie trailer examples with students and discuss what makes a good movie trailer: one that captures the interest of the audience, does not reveal the ending, has music that reflects the mood of the movie, and so on. Have the students work in groups discussing what made the example trailers interesting. Provide the groups with a list, either on a projector or tablet, about important elements and how they can be included in a movie trailer: