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  • 1. Birds of New York Las aves de Nueva York New York'taki kuslar An Interdisciplinary Lesson Using Digital Photography Created by Seema Sumod, Ayse Demir and Philip Morris
  • 2. Lesson: Birds of New York
    • Grade level: 7-9
    • Subject areas: Languages Other Than English (LOTE), English and Art
    • Topic addressed: Birds of New York
    • Internet tools used: Wikispaces, Bubbleshare, VoiceThread, Tikatok.com and Mosaickr
    • Hardware used: Digital Cameras, Computers, Headphones
  • 3. Description of the project
    • Objectives
    • Students will be able to research about common birds found in New York by taking photographs of these birds.
    • Students will be able to apply their knowledge about the birds by creating a visual, oral and written presentation in a foreign language.
    • Students will be able to produce products of self expression in English like poems, stories, etc.
    • Students will be able to utilize their photographs to create art work like mosaic images.
    • Students will be able to use digital photographs and other technological tools to create the assigned tasks.
  • 4. Description of the project
    • Task
      • Take photos during the field trip and/or on their own.
      • Display photos of the same bird using bubbleshare. Collaborative activity.
      • Use voicethread to create a visual, oral and written presentation in foreign language.
      • Use tikatok.com to create a books of poems and/or stories.
      • Use mosiackr in a collaborative group to create artwork using the photographs.
  • 5. Description of the project
    • Procedure
      • Fieldtrip: Students will go on a field trip to Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge. There they will take photographs of birds. These photographs will be displayed in the wiki using the tool Bubbleshare.
      • Students may also submit photographs taken on their own. This will avoid repetition and increase the chances of having a bigger variety of birds.
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  • 6. Description of the project
    • Procedure continued…
      • Languages Other Than English (LOTE)
      • After researching the name and information of the bird they photographed, each student will create a voicethread. They will upload one photograph each in their voicethread, they will record an oral description of the bird in the target language, which will include the following:
          • The name of the bird
          • A physical description and the difference between the male and female.
          • What do they think about the bird.
          • For the oral description, they will use adjectives.
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  • 7. Description of the project
    • Procedure continued…
      • Languages Other Than English (LOTE) continued…
      • After the oral task, the students will type a written description in the same voicethread in the target language about the bird. This description will be more detailed and will include the following information:
        • Where do these bird live?
        • What does the bird eat?
        • Who builds the nest and who finds food?
        • Does the bird migrate?
    • In the detailed description, the students will use nouns, verbs and adjectives. They will compose simple sentences.
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  • 8. Description of the project
    • Procedure continued…
      • English
      • Students will create their own Tikatok book for this lesson. Students will take and upload their own digital photos of NY birds. They will create their own story / poems for their photographs. This lesson will reinforce the basic parts of speech (verbs, nouns and adjectives) This lesson can be used by students who are LOTE / ESL students. This lesson has the potential to be used in a myriad of ways.
      • Students will also show their work to the class and orally present their works. Students can order and print out their books to share with friends and family.
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  • 9. Description of the project
    • Procedure continued…
      • Art
      • In their art class, the students will work collaboratively to create artwork using their photographs and the tool Mosaickr. They will create mosaic images.
      • The teacher will also have a photo contest. Students will be asked to vote and choose the best photograph.
  • 10. Description of the project
    • Resources
      • Wikispaces - http://www.wikispaces.com/
      • Bubbleshare - http://www.bubbleshare.com
      • Tikatok.com - http://www.tikatok.com/
      • Voicethread - http://voicethread.com/
      • Mosaickr - http://www.mosaickr.com/
      • Tekiela, Stan (2005) Birds of New York, Field Guide. Cambridge, MN: Adventure Publications, Inc.
      • Amazon Website: http://www.amazon.com/Birds-York-Field-Guide-Second/dp/1591931088
      • Word Reference – Online Language Dictionaries http://www.wordreference.com/
      • Avibase – The World Bird Database - http://www.bsc-eoc.org/avibase/avibase
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  • 11. Description of the project
    • Resources continued…
      • Birds - NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.
      • Website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/271.html
      • All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology –
      • Website: http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/
      • Spanish Names for Kinds of North American Birds.
      • Website: http://www.zipcon.net/~swhite/docs/language/Spanish/bird_names.html
      • MAGUS: Multilingual Animal Glossary of Unveiled Synonyms.
      • Website: http://www.informatika.bf.uni-lj.si/magus.html
      • Bird Encyclopedia - Website: http://www.lisashea.com/birding/encyc/
      • Scientific Bird Names Explained - Website: http://www.xs4all.nl/~sbpoley/scinames.htm
      • List of areas in Long Island where students can go bird watching and take pictures.
      • Website: http://www.discoverlongisland.com/sub_cats.cfm?ID=27#2
  • 12. Description of the project
    • Evaluation
      • Foreign Language Rubrics
      • http://www.quia.com/files/quia/users/ssumod/LOTERubric.pdf
      • English Rubric
        • http://www.scribd.com/doc/25654/Presentation-Rubric-TLE?ga_from_send_to_friend=1
      • Art Rubric
      • http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/Files/Rubric.htm
  • 13. NYS Curriculum Standards for Languages Other Than English (LOTE)
    • Standard 1 Communication Skills
      • Students will be able to use a language other than English for communication.
        • Students will communicate using the target language in both written and oral forms .
  • 14. NYS Curriculum Standards for English Language Arts
    • Standard 1
    • Students will read, write, listen, and speak for information and understanding.
    • As listeners and readers, students will collect data, facts, and ideas, discover relationships, concepts, and generalizations; and use knowledge generated from oral, written, and electronically produced texts. As speakers and writers, they will use oral and written language to acquire, interpret, apply, and transmit information.
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  • 15. NYS Curriculum Standards for English Language Arts
    • Standard 2
    • Students will read, write, listen, and speak for literary response and expression.
    • Students will read and listen to oral, written and electronically produced texts and performances, relate texts and performances to their own lives, and develop an understanding of the diverse social, historical, and cultural dimensions the texts and performances represent. As speakers and writers, students will use oral and written language for self-expression and artistic creation.
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  • 16. NYS Curriculum Standards for English Language Arts
    • Standard 3
    • Students will read, write, listen, and speak for critical analysis and evaluation.
    • As listeners and readers, students will analyze experiences, ideas, information, and issues presented by others using a variety of established criteria. As speakers and writers, they will present, in oral and written language and from a variety of perspectives, their opinions and judgments on experiences, ideas, information and issues.
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  • 17. NYS Curriculum Standards for English Language Arts
    • Standard 4
    • Students will read, write, listen, and speak for social interaction.
    • Students will use oral and written language for effective social communication with a wide variety of people. As readers and listeners, they will use the social communications of others to enrich their understanding of people and their views.
  • 18. NYS Curriculum Standards for the Arts
    • Standard 1
    • Creating, Performing, and Participating in The Arts
    • Make works of art that explore different kinds of subject matter, topics, themes, and metaphors. Students will understand and use sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive images to communicate their own ideas in works of art. Students will use a variety of art materials, processes, mediums, and techniques, and use appropriate technologies for creating and exhibiting visual art works.
  • 19. ISTE Technology Standards
    • Creativity and Innovation:
    • Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. Students:
    • apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.
    • create original works as a means of personal or group expression.
    • use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues.
    • identify trends and forecast possibilities.
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  • 20. ISTE Technology Standards
    • Communication and Collaboration:
    • Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students:
    • interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
    • communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
    • develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures.
    • contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.
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  • 21. ISTE Technology Standards
    • Research and Information Fluency:
    • Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students:
    • plan strategies to guide inquiry.
    • locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.
    • evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.
    • process data and report results.
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  • 22. ISTE Technology Standards
    • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making:
    • Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. Students:
    • identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation.
    • plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.
    • collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions.
    • use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions.
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  • 23. ISTE Technology Standards
    • Digital Citizenship:
    • Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. Students:
    • advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.
    • exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.
    • demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.
    • exhibit leadership for digital citizenship.
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  • 24. ISTE Technology Standards
    • Technology Operations and Concepts:
    • Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations. Students:
    • understand and use technology systems.
    • select and use applications effectively and productively.
    • troubleshoot systems and applications.
    • transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies.
  • 25. Technologies used
    • Teacher
      • Wikispaces
    • Students
      • Wikispaces
      • Bubbleshare
      • VoiceThread
      • Tikatok.com
      • Mosaickr
  • 26. Teacher Preparation
    • Fieldtrip :
      • Teachers should make the necessary arrangements for the fieldtrip.
    • Wiki:
      • The teachers of all the disciplines must create the wiki collaboratively in wikispaces.com where all the assignments and directions will be mentioned. Links to all the resources should also be included along with the directions.
      • Separate pages should be created for students to display their voicethreads, tikatok.com books and mosiackr artwork. These presentations will be embedded in separate pages.
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  • 27. Teacher Preparation
    • Computer Lab:
      • The computer lab should be booked in advance so that the students can complete all the assignments.
    • Resources:
      • Teachers should explore all the websites and web-based tools in advance. Teachers should post links to tutorials or the Help/FAQs page of the various web-based tools in the wiki.
  • 29. Bubbleshare
  • 30. Voicethread Examples in Spanish and Turkish To view the demo click on the following link: http://voicethread.com/share/170682/ Oral section
  • 31. Voicethread
    • Examples in Spanish and Turkish
    • To view the demo click on the following link:
    • http://voicethread.com/share/170682/
    Written portion
  • 32. Tikatok.com Book
    • To view the Tikatok.com book click on the following link:
    • http://www.tikatok.com/book/viewShared/title/birds-eye-view-tales-from-new-york-birds-001/code/ddeab404aa620ecf4648d8b93b26678d
  • 33. Tikatok.com Book
  • 34. Mosaickr
  • 35. Photo Album
    • Northern Cardinal (eng.)
    • cardenal norteño (spn.)
    • Kuzey Amerikan kardinal kuşu (turk.)
    • Blue Jay (eng.)
    • arrendajo azul (spn.)
    • tepeli kestane kargası / alakarga (turk.)
    English (eng.) Spanish (spn.) Turkish (turk.) 1 of 5
  • 36. Photo Album
    • Canada Goose (eng.)
    • ganso canadiense (spn.)
    • kanada kazi (turk.)
    • Mallard (eng.)
    • ánade azulón/ ánade real (spn.)
    • yaban ördeği (turk.)
    English (eng.) Spanish (spn.) Turkish (turk.) 2 of 5
  • 37. Photo Album
    • Great Black-backed Gull (eng.)
    • gavión atlántico (spn.)
    • martı (turk.)
    • American Robin (eng.)
    • mirlo primavera (spn.)
    • kızılgerdan (turk.)
    English (eng.) Spanish (spn.) Turkish (turk.) 3 of 5
  • 38. Photo Album
    • Blackbird (eng.)
    • totí (spn.)
    • karatavuk (turk.)
    • Swan (eng.)
    • cisne (spn.)
    • kuğu (turk.)
    English (eng.) Spanish (spn.) Turkish (turk.) 4 of 5
  • 39. Photo Album
    • Sparrow (eng.)
    • gorrión (spn.)
    • serçe (turk.)
    • Chickadee (eng.)
    • carbonero (spn.)
    • baştankara (turk.)
    5 of 5 English (eng.) Spanish (spn.) Turkish (turk.)
  • 40.