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  • 1. Points to Ponder Adapted from SMART Content Creation Seminar s
  • 2. Why a Title Page? Have you ever used a lesson created by someone else? Was the title page helpful? Why? C
  • 3. Eukaryote Organelle Functions 1) Students will be able to identify and explain the functions of eukaryote cells. Lesson objectives Teachers' notes
  • 4. Subject: Topic: Grade(s): Prior knowledge: Cross-curricular link(s): Biology Living Things 10 Advanced knowledge of cells none Lesson notes: Not all organelles are included. Add or remove parts to meet your students' needs. Internet resources are included for students to practice identifying the parts and their functions. The movie clip linked to this lesson lasts 12 minutes and outlines the organelles and their functions. Handouts are included in the attachment. Teachers' notes Lesson objectives
  • 5. Lesson Activity Toolkit 2.0. Creating a Title Page Using The Lesson Activity Toolkit C 1 Select the Gallery and select the 2.0
  • 6. Development Resources 2 Creating a Title Page Using The Lesson Activity Toolkit Select Pages and select Title Pages .
  • 7. 3 Creating a Title Page Using The Lesson Activity Toolkit Select the beside Notebook Files and Pages and select a title page (note linked option).
  • 8. Page Design S
  • 9.
    • Why the French Revolution was important
    • It brought the People to the forefront of politics
    • set the model for later revolutions
    • changed the political map of Europe forever
    • II . The Causes of the French Revolution
    • Intellectual
    • Social
    • Political
    • Intellectual Causes
    • T he Enlightenment: scientific and philosophical thought had been generalized in the 18th Century.
    • There was now a much larger intellectual class with the political ideas that the E n l i g h t e n m e n t had spread around Europe.
    • What was later called Liberalism was popular.
    • Liberty - Human Rights/Natural Rights
    • The sovereignty of the people
    • Equality - meant equal rights for all under the Law
    • L iberals also wanted freedom from a state-controlled economy. Property was seen as sacred. These were middle class property owners by and large.
    • As sessment of Intellectual Causes
    • Intellectual causes are difficult to quantify in terms of their effects, but they are nonetheless important in effecting actions and ideologies of participants.
    • After Montesquieu, a republic as regarded as at least theoretically noble and possible.
    • Rousseau had an effect during the long but, as we shall see, most of the unrolling of the Revolution came in response to events; actual actions were often intensely pragmatic.
    • C ahiers des doleances [Notebooks of Grievences] of 1788.
    How would you rate these notes? Why?
  • 10. Font Considerations Grade Appropriate Easy to See Consistency Elementary - consider the (a) - Comic Sans MS / Century Gothic Font size - 36 suggested / no smaller then 24 Use one font through out your lesson. More then one can make it difficult to read .
  • 11. Charging by ______________ occurs when two substances are rubbed together. These two substances are initially ______________. However, after being rubbed, one object becomes _________________ while the other becomes _________________. Charging by ______________ occurs when two substances are rubbed together. These two substances are initially ______________. However, after being rubbed, one object becomes _________________ while the other becomes _________________. More Effective
  • 12. Instructional Design Color considerations Bright colors can be distracting. Bright colors can be very hard on the eyes. Off-white and pastel colors allow you to bring in brighter colors to highlight key content. If glare is an issue in your classroom an off-white color may be better.
  • 13. Ostrich Fish Bear Crocodile Frog Image Name Mammal Reptile Bird Amphibian Fish
  • 14. Ostrich Fish Bear Crocodile Frog Image Name Mammal Reptile Bird Amphibian Fish
  • 15. Color considerations Colors seem to shake against each other Colors clash and are hard to read. (5-8% men R/G color blind) Do not mix! Do not mix! Some combinations just lack contrast Do not mix!
  • 16. Color considerations Complementary Very Clear! Very Clear! Very Clear! Very Clear! primary colors
  • 17. Instructional Design Color considerations The color of your typing or writing needs to contrast against any color that is behind it. Some work better then others... The color of your typing or writing needs to contrast against any color that is behind it. Some work better then others... The color of your typing or writing needs to contrast against any color that is behind it. Some work better then others...
  • 18. Remember... Maybe try... S
  • 19. Why the French Revolution was Important · It brought the People to the forefront of politics ·Set the model for later revolutions ·Changed the political map of Europe forever Causes of the French Revolution · Intellectual · Social · Political When selected the objects faded out to reveal items listed above. Select to reveal Select to reveal Select to reveal
  • 20. Copyright Considerations S
  • 21. Incorporating Existing Resources: C opyright Compliance Scanning and inserting documents that are not public domain (select here for more explicit directions) Use Public Domain sites to obtain images, sound, etc from. Use any image from Essentials for Educators Use any tools from the Lesson Activity Toolkit Downloading videos off the Internet and inserting them into your Notebook file Using an image from Google Images Link to Web sites and videos on the Internet
  • 22. http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/ http://www.pdphoto.org/ http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Graphics.shtml http://media.nih.gov/imagebank/dlcat.aspx?cat=20 http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/index.html stock.xchng - the leading free stock photography site http://www.creativecommons.org Incorporating Existing Resources: P ublic Domain Resources
  • 23. Copyright compliance My School District has the rights to a variety of publisher material. Can I use that material in my lesson activity? Yes - but.... Notebook lesson activities that contain any publisher material CAN NOT be uploaded to SMART's website. They CAN however, be uploaded to a shared network to share with other educators in your district. Incorporating Existing Resources: C lassroom Copyright
  • 24. Adding Interactivity C
  • 25. I nteractive Possibilities Insert links to online resources that will enhance your curriculum by allowing students to interact with the topic. Utilize flash games & tools from the Lesson Activity Toolkit Incorporate pages into your lessons that allow students to manipulate images and/or text.
  • 26. Points of Consideration .. Think about ways to make your lessons user friendly. A ssume that people will know how you intended the lesson to work. Do... Don't... Use as many pages as needed to create your content T ry to fit too much onto one page Do... Don't... Use images from the internet to enrich your lesson. F orget to give credit Do... Don't... Be sure to include answers to any activities where appropriate. D on't forget to include instructions on how to complete any activities. Do... Don't... Include multimedia such as flash, sounds and images. P ut so much multimedia in the file that it become hugely bloated in size. Do... Don't... Spell check your file. L ock any object (including text) unless it is essential for the activity to function. Do... Don't... Try to make your content appeal to multiple learning styles and abilities. S pend huge amounts of time on this where it isn't applicable/relevant. Do... Don't...
  • 27. Sharing & Finding SMART Lessons SMART's Notebook Lesson Activity Upload Website SMART Lesson Upload Website Smarttech.com Places to find Lessons & Resources Search Engine for SMART lessons Harvey's Homepage - elementary math TeqSmart Educator Resource Center
  • 28. The end...or just the beginning?
  • 29. Discuss the following questions with your "number group" at the tables in the library .
    • Did you have any "aha" moments during this presentation?
    • What are some things that you already do well in your lesson creation? What do you want to work on?

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