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  • I am not an artist! One of my most memorable first map experiences was being assigned in 4 th grade the task of drawing a map of the world, to scale, on a large piece of drawing paper. That was one long week! Mine didn’t look as good as everyone else’s. Looking back, I later realized some must have had more parent “help” than I did. My parents made me do the whole thing – their job was to keep making me go back to the table until I got it done! This project can go a long way towards being a great equalizer and toward helping students feel good about what they’ve learned and can present.

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  • Excel Interactive Maps (Who Thought Excel Was Only For Spreadsheets?) 10 Easy Steps to Powerful Presentations WARNING! CREATIVITY CAN BE ADDICTIVE! Presented by Sue Summerford, Educational Technology Coordinator, Lenawee Intermediate School District With Special Thanks to Martin Korth and his students at Sacred Heart School
  • Two Part Project – 10 Easy Steps . . .
    • Part I: Gathering Resources
    • Part II: The Project – Putting It All Together
  • Helpful Computer Skills to Teach First
    • Browse to locate files
    • Use of Drawing tools, Fill Color, Word Art
    • Insert Comments
    • Insert Hyperlinks
    • Insert text boxes
    • Insert/Manipulate Pictures/Clipart
    • Right Click to open action menu (cut, paste, edit, delete)
    • Clipboard
  • I. Gathering Resources 1. Determine Assessment/Purpose. 2. Create a place to store project documents. (Map, graphics, videos, research, citing sources) 3. Select background map
  • 1. Determine Assessment/Purpose
    • Purpose/Goal (technology, content, visual arts?)
    • WHAT is it you want them to know and be able to do?
    • HOW are you going to assess it?
    • Requirements
    • Rubric
    • Scaffolding – Templates, Shared Files, Student needs for success
    • Standards
  • Scaffolding
    • Template for researching
    • Depends on Goals (research strategies, content, use of application, teamwork)
    • Map/template with empty comment boxes for younger students
    Handouts
  • Rubric Resources
    • Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators – Assessment Rubrics – START HERE!
    • http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/assess.html
    • Teachnology Web Portal for Educators
    • www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/rubrics/
    • RubiStar
    • http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php
    • PBL - Project Based Learning Checklist
    • http://4teachers.org/projectbased/checklist.shtml
  • MyT4L – Free Resources from Tech4Learning: www.tech4learning.com/myt4l
  • Standards
    • English Language Arts – Inquiry & Research
    • CS11: All students will define and investigate important issues and problems using a variety of resources, including technology, to explore and create texts.
    • Mathematics – Patterns, Relationships and Functions
    • CS 1: Students recognize similarities and generalize patterns, use patterns to create models and make predictions, describe the nature of patterns and relationships, and construct representations of mathematical relationships. (Patterns)
    • Technology
    • Arts
    • World Languages
    Make Way for Ducklings Fibonacci Sequence Hatchet
  • Standards
    • Social Studies – Inquiry
    • CS 1: All students will acquire information from books, maps, newspapers, data sets and other sources, organize and present the information in maps, graphs, charts and timelines, interpret the meaning and significance of information, and use a variety of electronic technologies to assist in accessing and managing information. (Information Processing)
    • CS 2: All students will conduct investigations by formulating a clear statement of a question, gathering and organizing information from a variety of sources, analyzing and interpreting information, formulating and testing hypotheses, reporting results both orally and in writing, and making use of appropriate technology. (Conducting investigations)
    Africa
  • Standards
    • Social Studies – Historical Perspective
    • All students will evaluate key decisions made at critical turning points in history by assessing their implications and long-term consequences. (Judging Decisions from the Past)
    • Social Studies – Geographic Perspective
    • CS 1: All students will describe and explain the causes, consequences, and geographic context of major global issues and events. (Global Issues and events)
    • Social Studies – Civic Perspective
    • CS 5: All students will understand how the world is organized politically, the formation of American foreign policy and the roles the United States plays in the international arena. (American Government and World Affairs)
    UN Peacekeeping Map
  • Standards
    • Science – Construct New Scientific and Personal Knowledge
    • CS 1: All students will ask questions that help them learn about the world; design and conduct investigations using appropriate methodology and technology; learn from books and other sources of information; communicate their findings using appropriate technology; and reconstruct previously learned knowledge. (Constructing New Scientific Knowledge)
    • Science – Use Scientific Knowledge from the Life Sciences in Real-World Contexts
    • CS 1: All students will apply an understanding of cells to the functioning of multicellular organisms; and explain how cells grow, develop and reproduce. (Cells)
    • CS 2: All students will use classification systems to describe groups of living things; compare and contrast differences in the life cycles of living things; investigate and explain how living things obtain and use energy; and analyze how parts of living things are adapted to carry out specific functions. (Organization of Living Things)
    Plant Cell Interactive Map
  • 2. Create a place to store project documents
    • Student research
    • References cited (Word doc open/Easybib.com)
    • Map
    • Videostreaming downloads
    • Images for hyperlinks
    • Related web site links
    • Comments prewritten
    Right-click to create a new folder on the desktop Right click gray space on task bar and tile windows vertically to see map + Word doc. to insert edited comments
  • Citing Sources
    • easybib at http:// easybib.com
    • The Landmark Project’s “ Citation Machine” at http:// landmarkproject.com/citation_machine/cm.php
  • 3. Select Background Map
    • Save picture at 400 x 600 pixels
    • Map Resources:
    • Atlas – Xpeditions @national geographic.com
    • http:// www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/atlas /
    • About.com Geography
    • http:// geography.about.com/library/blank/blxindex.htm
    • LibrarySpot.com
    • http:// www.libraryspot.com/maps/outline.htm
    • 50states.com
    • http://www.50states.com/maps/
  • Graphics Resources
    • pics4learning.com from Tech4Learning
    • United Streaming – Learning Resources /”Image Library”– http://unitedstreaming.com
    • The Amazing Picture Machine - http://www.ncrtec.org/picture.htm
    • Google.com – click on Images tab
  • Streaming Video
    • United Learning – http://unitedstreaming.com (Contact your local REMC Director about the RSVP project)
    • PBS (Nature Database)
    • History Channel – video/audio http://www.historychannel.com/broadband/
    • Brainpop - http://www.brainpop.com/
    • (subscription)
    • Annenberg/CPB - www.learner.org (look for the Video on Demand icon)
  • II. Putting It All Together
    • Format background
    • Block/Paint around one map image
    • Insert comments
    • Copy & paste student revised comments
    • Insert graphics
    • Insert hyperlinks
    • Add labels in text boxes
  • 4. Format Background
    • Format>Sheet>Background to insert map.
    Adjust column width of all cells to 1 to 1.5 for easier placement of comments on map
    • Block Out /Paint Around One Map Image
    • Select all cells around one map
    • Black out surrounding cells with “multiple” maps by “painting” cells
    • Click on paint bucket/select color
    Credit: Kay Lehmann/Duveen Penner http://www.esu5.org/trainingmaterials/interactivepix.pdf
  • 6. Insert Comments
    • Label map with key places using info gathered in research
    • Click on cell
    • Insert>Comment
    • Paste or type in description (backspace or delete username first)
  • 7. Copy & Paste Student Revised Comments
    • Comment box can be formatted - Bold, Color, Resize comment box, etc.
    • Right click on red arrow to open comment menu
  • 8. Insert Graphics
    • Insert>Image
    • Insert>Symbol
    • Use Draw Toolbar
    • Rotate, color, resize, etc. to fit
    • Must have something to connect to hyperlink
  • 9. Insert Hyperlinks
    • Insert>Hyperlink to related sites
    • Copy & Paste URL or Browse
    • Type in “Screen Tool Tips” that will pop up on mouseovers
    • Copy shortcut to videostreaming site into hyperlink address
  • 10. Add Labels in Text Boxes
    • Title of Project
    • Student Name
    • Map Key – how to use
    • Insert>Text Box
    • Right click on outline of text box to edit color, size, etc.
    Africa Interactive Map by Joe Schmoe First Hour Social Studies
  • Originator of Excel Map Idea
    • Credit to: Kay Lehmann – contact info at: http://www.learningspace.org/users/k/index.html
    • http://www.esu5.org/trainingmaterials/interactivepix.pdf
    • http://www.infotoday.com/MMSchools/jan02/lehmann.htm
  • Handouts/Sample Maps
    • MACUL 2004 Handouts and sample maps located at: http://cemat.lisd.k12.mi.us/web/MACUL2004/handouts04.pdf
    • (Or go to: http:// cemat.lisd.k12.mi.us and click on the link to “ MACUL 2004 Handouts” )
    Egypt Interactive Map Michigan Interactive Map
  • Mr. Korth and his 5 th /6 th grade students
  • Adding a Screen Tip
  • It’s not about technology . . . it’s about learning.
  • Go forth and be creative!
    • Handouts at:
    • http:// cemat.lisd.k12.mi.us
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