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Overview of project done with 6th graders that included online research, wiki creation, and a variety of technology projects. Presented at MACUL in March 2009.

Overview of project done with 6th graders that included online research, wiki creation, and a variety of technology projects. Presented at MACUL in March 2009.



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  • The National Park Project Karen Bosch - K - 8 Technology Instruction/Southfield Christian School Discovery Star Educator
  • Welcome to:
  • Resources posted at the Apple Learning Interchange: http://edcommunity.apple.com/ali/story.php?itemID=17857
  • Why National Parks? Inspired by my travels Interesting topic w/safe searching & copyright free images Upcoming PBS documentary
  • Project Purposes Researching topic with Google Earth and search engines Creating online content Collaborating Differentiated instructional projects
  • Prior Knowledge - Inspiration
  • Exploring - Google Earth National Park Layer
  • Researching the Parks Students selected park to research Google Safe Search Discuss .gov, .org, .com, Google ads Bookmarked sites used
  • Searching for Images Safe unblocked images Copyright friendly images sources My National Park Flickr group Creative Commons Search
  • Media Kits Create files or CDs of images for students to use Discovery Streaming images and videos Media Kit giveaway
  • Creating Online Content using Wikis Wikispaces - free, easy, no emails needed for student accounts, no ads Students learned to add content, text format, add images, cite sources via links Individual/Group Projects
  • Example Wiki Page
  • Differentiated Instruction 6 different projects - familiar programs Activity cards First person to finish a project was “expert” to help others.
  • National Park Drawings using Kidpix
  • Comic Book using Comic Life
  • Travel Poster using Print Shop
  • National Park Trading Cards http://bighugelabs.com/ flickr/deck.php
  • National Park Trading Cards
  • GarageBand National Park Commercials Click to Listen
  • Postcards made with Keynote
  • Using the Wiki Content Fifth graders used the completed wiki to learn about a National Park Wrote a paragraph and drew picture Easy for them to understand
  • Invitation to Participate Fall 2009 - September and November Upper Elementary/Middle School Classes to join the project Cover all the National Parks (and parks outside US) Collaborate with partner in another school Contact me via email if interested
  • Questions? kbosch@southfieldchristian.org Resources at: http://edcommunity.apple.com/ali/story.php? itemID=17857