NETS Performance Indicators in Action! Designed for Grades 3-5 by Beth Piper
5 . Identify and investigate a global issue to research and generate possible solutions using digital tools and resources. (3,4) <ul><li>Students will engage in class discussion about climate change, and the concept of a “carbon footprint.” </li></ul><ul><li>Students will break into small groups for internet research on global warming. Each group will come up with two specific ways a person can reduce their carbon footprint. One of their solutions must involve recycling, and the other must be something they and/or their parents can do on a daily or weekly basis. </li></ul><ul><li>Student groups will present their findings to the class. </li></ul>
9. Debate the effect of existing and emerging technologies on individuals, society, and the global community.(6,5) <ul><li>Using the knowledge gained from student research, we will engage on a class discussion about why it is important for everyone to strive to reduce their carbon footprint. </li></ul><ul><li>We will watch and discuss a short youtube video on the effects of climate change. </li></ul>
4. Select and apply digital tools to collect, organize and analyze data to evaluate theories or test hypotheses. (3,4) <ul><li>As a class, we will launch an experiment to see how much we can reduce our carbon footprint by recycling. </li></ul><ul><li>We will implement a class-wide recycling program, where students will bring in recyclable materials to be collected at the end of each week for one month. </li></ul><ul><li>Using digital tools, the class will work collaboratively to chart materials collected and money earned. </li></ul><ul><li>The teacher will collect and deposit recycled materials each week. Any money earned will be put in a “class recycling fund” to be donated to an environmentally friendly charity at the end of the experiment. </li></ul><ul><li>At the end of the month, we will convert the pounds of recycled material to CO 2 , using digital resources, and see how much CO 2 our class kept out of the atmosphere. </li></ul>
1. Produce a media rich digital story about a significant local event based on first person interviews. (1, 2, 3, 4) <ul><li>Post-experiment, the class will break into groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Using imovie, each group will create a portion of a short video, incorporating their research on carbon footprints from the beginning of the experiment. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will interview each other about their experiences with the experiment, and explain what our class has learned about how recycling affects the environment. </li></ul><ul><li>The teacher will help edit the video, which will be viewed by the students. </li></ul>
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