The National
                                          Park Project

Karen Bosch - K - 8 Technology Instruction/Southfield ...
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
    ima...
Project Purposes
                   Researching topic
                   with Google Earth
                   and search e...
Prior Knowledge - Inspiration
Exploring - Google Earth
National
 Park
 Layer
Researching the Parks
    Students selected
    park to research
    Google Safe Search
    Discuss .gov, .org,
    .com, ...
Searching for Images
Safe unblocked
images
Copyright friendly
images sources
My National Park
Flickr group
Creative Common...
Media Kits
             Create files or CDs of
             images for students to
             use
             Discovery ...
Creating Online Content using Wikis

      Wikispaces - free, easy,
      no emails needed for
      student accounts, no ...
Example Wiki Page
Differentiated Instruction

                     6 different projects -
                     familiar programs
           ...
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...
Invitation to Participate
Fall 2009 - September and November
Upper Elementary/Middle School Classes to join
the project
Co...
GIVEAWAY TIME!!!
Questions?
        kbosch@southfieldchristian.org
                Resources at:
http://edcommunity.apple.com/ali/story.php?...
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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.

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The National Park Project

  1. 1. The National Park Project Karen Bosch - K - 8 Technology Instruction/Southfield Christian School Discovery Star Educator
  2. 2. Welcome to:
  3. 3. Resources posted at the Apple Learning Interchange: http://edcommunity.apple.com/ali/story.php?itemID=17857
  4. 4. Why National Parks? Inspired by my travels Interesting topic w/safe searching & copyright free images Upcoming PBS documentary
  5. 5. Project Purposes Researching topic with Google Earth and search engines Creating online content Collaborating Differentiated instructional projects
  6. 6. Prior Knowledge - Inspiration
  7. 7. Exploring - Google Earth National Park Layer
  8. 8. Researching the Parks Students selected park to research Google Safe Search Discuss .gov, .org, .com, Google ads Bookmarked sites used
  9. 9. Searching for Images Safe unblocked images Copyright friendly images sources My National Park Flickr group Creative Commons Search
  10. 10. Media Kits Create files or CDs of images for students to use Discovery Streaming images and videos Media Kit giveaway
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. Example Wiki Page
  13. 13. Differentiated Instruction 6 different projects - familiar programs Activity cards First person to finish a project was “expert” to help others.
  14. 14. National Park Drawings using Kidpix
  15. 15. Comic Book using Comic Life
  16. 16. Travel Poster using Print Shop
  17. 17. National Park Trading Cards http://bighugelabs.com/ flickr/deck.php
  18. 18. National Park Trading Cards
  19. 19. GarageBand National Park Commercials Click to Listen
  20. 20. Postcards made with Keynote
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23. GIVEAWAY TIME!!!
  24. 24. Questions? kbosch@southfieldchristian.org Resources at: http://edcommunity.apple.com/ali/story.php? itemID=17857

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