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Reduce reuse recycle j. song

  1. 1. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!<br />Technology Integration Plan<br />Joy Song<br />
  2. 2. I would like for students to understand the concepts and benefits of the 3 R’s- Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling- in helping our environment.<br />The Internet is a valuable resource that engages our 21st century students. It provides access to a plethora of materials and provides motivation for students to be active in their own learning.<br />Phase I: Relative Advantage<br />
  3. 3. The objective is to provide students (third grade level) with an interactive experience that focuses on helping them become environmentally conscious citizens.<br />Students will:<br />Use online sources to gather information through reading, videos, and interactive sites<br />Complete a webquest that helps them make informed decisions about recycling<br />Put their learning into action<br />Keep a journal to record observations and thoughts <br />Students will be assessed based on general observations and a rubric for their webquest project. The journals kept throughout these lessons will be examined.<br />Phase II: Objectives and Assessment<br />
  4. 4. The instructional method is a constructivist – project based type of learning.<br />These lessons include activities that will build students’ knowledge of reducing, reusing, and recycling, while also using hands-on activities to make the concepts more concrete.<br />Students will use both books and the Internet (should be monitored) to research the subject, which must be guided. They will take notes/keep a journal about their understanding.<br />Students will need to know how to go through a webquest, in which they must be guided through.<br />Phase III: Integration Strategies<br />
  5. 5. Useful websites for students:<br />http://earth911.com/<br />http://curiosity.discovery.com/topic/green-living<br />http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/recycle.htm<br />http://www.astc.org/exhibitions/rotten/rthome.htm<br />http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/saving_energy/RECYCLINGFactsGamesCrafts02.PDF<br />http://www.tappi.org/paperu/welcome.htm<br />http://www.wastefreelunches.org/<br />http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/games/actiongames/recycle-roundup/<br />http://resources.kaboose.com/games/michael-recycle.html<br />
  6. 6. Students will complete a webquest that will allow them to think critically and to put their knowledge into use by taking an active part in their community.<br />Students will work in groups of four and take “sides” of the paper or plastic question and research and present their arguments to their group members.<br />Students will then create posters of the pros and cons of using paper or plastic bags and display them in local grocery stores and get feedback.<br />Students will also be encouraged to find other ways to promote recycling in their school and at home.<br />Activity 1: Paper or Plastic?<br />
  7. 7. Use videos to pique their interest and to show why the 3 R’s are an important part of protecting our earth:<br />Recyling 101<br />Green videos (Click “Green” under list of choices)<br />“NG Kids” Sets a World Record<br />COTTON. FROM BLUE TO GREEN.®<br />Show students how recycling works<br />What happens when something gets recycled? (Aluminum)<br />Take notes and discuss thoughts<br />Have students put recycling into action and recycle their own paper!<br />Activity 2: Let’s Recycle!<br />
  8. 8. Students will be asked to find an item in their home and to find a way to use that item in some other way than its original use.<br />Environmental ninja!<br />Students will write in their journals about other ideas they have about reusing materials and what they have observed other people do to reuse items.<br />Activity 3: Hmmm…What else can I do with this?<br />
  9. 9. Introduce students to the idea of waste-free lunches!<br />Conduct study on how much [lunch] garbage the classroom makes in one week.<br />Using Microsoft Excel to keep records, have students throw all their lunch trash into garbage bags to be weighed at the end of each day.<br />Then for another week, have students bring in waste-free lunches, and record the garbage accumulated from that.<br />Compare how much trash has been reduced and discuss why that is important. <br />If able, create posters and a presentation to teach the idea to the whole school and possibly start a waste-free lunch program!<br />Activity 4: Waste-free Lunches!<br />
  10. 10. Students will need the following:<br />Computers with Internet access and printer<br />Make sure a list of appropriate websites are provided to the students and guide/monitor their use<br />Projector<br />Microsoft Office software<br />Online Activity Sheets with Internet sites<br />Journals<br />Materials for Activities<br />This will take about three weeks to complete.<br />Phase IV: Instructional Environment<br />
  11. 11. The integration strategies will be evaluated by how well the students work together on their webquest and how they are able to independently use the Internet sites to research information.<br />While technology plays an important role in students’ instruction, it is important to include other ways for them to experience and take part in learning, such as hands-on activities and/or field trips (perhaps to a recycling plant). <br />Phase V: Evaluate Integration Strategies<br />

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