Touro University, Gibbs Technology Integration Unit Launch PageType only in the gray areasTeacher Name: Mike BassProject Name: QR Codes for Social StudiesProject Subject(s): Native Americans of the Pacific NorthwestGrade Level(s): 5thGoals & Objectives: Fifth graders will use QR codes to go on an information hunt for how geography and climate influenced the way the Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest lived and adjusted to the natural environment, including locations of villages, the distinct structures that they built, and how they obtained food, clothing, tools, and utensilsEmerging Trend: QR CodeEssential Question: How did geography and climate influence the influenced the way the Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest lived and adjusted to the natural environment, including locations of villages, the distinct structures that they built, and how they obtained food, clothing, tools, and utensilsScaffolding Questions: What defines a culture and what activities are parts of a culture? Why do different people from different parts of the world dress differently? Does everyone in the world eat the same food? If not why do they eat different types of food. Where do they get their food? What types of tools do people use around the world for everyday activities? How do different cultures decorate their homes and why do you think they decorate them in a particular manner? Why are homes in a part of the world different than in other parts of the world?Approximate Length of Unit (days, weeks)10 daysUnit Summary and Sequence of Events – give daily details:Students will be using smart phones and QR codes to search for information about thePacific Northwest Native Americans.Day 1: The class will begin by discussing the scaffolding questions listed above. Wewill have a conversation about each different question revealing how people all over theworld are different. We will also discuss why our homes, food, or clothes are different.The areas we live in and what is available for resources sculpt who we are and what isprovided for in our culture. After our discussion, we will then discuss and learn what a QR code is. What it lookslike, how it is used and how it is made. I will provide several different examples of acode and model for the students how to take a picture of one with a smartphone. Once the students have a clear understanding of a QR code and resources and how theyshape a culture, we will go over the assignment. First, they will be placed into teams offour. Each student on the team will have a job and jobs will change daily. Job A: will be
Touro University, Gibbsthe recorder, this student will record all information gain during their information huntonto their assignment sheet. Job B: This student will be the phone handler, they will bethe only one for the day able to hold, transport or use the phone. Job C: This student willbe the advisor, they will advise the recorder on what to write from a particular site,careful to use their own words. Job D: This student will be the guide; they will decidewhere to look for the code and which code they will go to. The assignment sheet will be reviewed at this time (see attached). Students will berequired to find information about the Pacific Northwest Native Americans by means of asmartphone and QR codes. They will be required to find information about: the culture,the resources in the area, the homes they lived in, where they lived and why, what foodthey ate and where it came from. Once the information is gathered, they will be requiredto create a power point presentation and present it to the class.Day 2-4: students will use smartphones to take pictures of the QR codes to gatherinformation about the Pacific Northwest Native Americans. They will be recording theinformation and trade jobs daily.Day 5-9: Students will be creating power point presentations in the computer labDay 10: Student presentationsAccommodations for Differentiated InstructionLearning Challenged Learning challenged students will be required to only report onStudent: one aspect of the report. For example, they may be interested in the housing of the Native American, so they will research and write on this aspect only. They will be directed to sites with more photos and paired with students willing to help with the particular student.Gifted Student: Gifted students will be required to create a PowerPoint presentation on Native Americans. They will need to download photos from the internet and present their findings to the class as well.ELD Student: ELD students will be required to present their project with limited sentences. They will be directed to sites with lower level English with more photos. They a smaller requirement on the writing portion of the rubric.IDENTIFY STANDARDS – Select two or three standards from eachcategory and copy/paste them into this documentSpecific CA Content Standards:5.1 Students describe the major pre-Columbian settlements, including the cliffdwellers and pueblo people of the desert Southwest, the American Indians ofthe Pacific Northwest, the nomadic nations of the Great Plains, and the woodlandPeoples east of the Mississippi River.
Touro University, Gibbs1. Describe how geography and climate influenced the way various nations lived andadjusted to the natural environment, including locations of villages, the distinct structuresThat they built, and how they obtained food, clothing, tools, and utensils.2. Describe their varied customs and folklore traditions.Specific ISTE Tech Standards for Teachers:Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and AssessmentsTeachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessmentincorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in contextand to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in the NETS•S. Teachers:A. design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools andresources to promote student learning and creativity.B. develop technology-enriched learning environments that enable all students to pursuetheir individual curiosities and become active participants in setting their own educationalgoals, managing their own learning, and assessing their own progress.C. customizes and personalizes learning activities to address students diverse learningstyles, working strategies, and abilities using digital tools and resources.D. provide students with multiple and varied formative and summative assessmentsaligned with content and technology standards and use resulting data to inform learningand teaching.Specific ISTE Tech Standards for Students:Research and Information FluencyStudents apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students:A.plan strategies to guide inquiry.Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from avariety of sources and media.Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness tospecific tasks.process data and report results
Touro University, GibbsFormative Assessment Plans (Checking for Understanding)As the students are taking pictures of the QR codes, I will be checking in with each teamto make sure they understand how to accomplish the task. I will also be working withgroups in 10-15 minute increments to ensure they are working well together as well ascoping information that is important information for the assignment. As I go group togroup, I will focus on recorders working together with their group to put the informationin their own words to avoid plagiarism. By the second day, I would assume the groupswill be working well together and on the correct road. At that point, I can work withgroups that might be struggling in their data gathering or with the students that arelearning impaired or ELD students.Summative Assessment (Paste rubric or create with table tools) HyperStudio/Powerpoint Appearance and Content : Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest Teacher Name: Mr. Bass Student Name: ________________________________________ CATEGORY 4 3 2 1 Spelling and Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation Grammar has no has 1-2 has 1-2 has more than misspellings or misspellings, grammatical 2 grammatical grammatical but no errors but no and/or errors. grammatical misspellings. spelling errors. errors. Cooperation Group Group Group Group often is delegates delegates delegates not effective tasks and tasks and tasks and in delegating shares shares shares tasks and/or responsibility responsibility responsibility sharing effectively all effectively effectively responsibility. of the time. most of the some of the time. time.
Touro University, Gibbs Effectiveness Project Project Project is Project is includes all includes most missing more lacking several material material than two key key elements needed to gain needed to gain elements. It and has a comfortable a comfortable would make inaccuracies understanding understanding an incomplete that make it a of the topic. It of the material study guide. poor study is a highly but is lacking guide. effective study one or two key guide. elements. It is an adequate study guide. Sequencing of Information is Most Some There is no Information organized in a information is information is clear plan for clear, logical organized in a logically the way. It is easy clear, logical sequenced. An organization to anticipate way. One card occasional of the type of or item of card or item of information. material that information information might be on seems out of seems out of the next card. place. place. Content - All content Most of the The content is Content is Accuracy throughout content is generally typically the accurate but accurate, but confusing or presentation is there is one one piece of contains more accurate. piece of information is than one There are no information clearly flawed factual error. factual errors. that might be or inaccurate. inaccurate. Originality Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation is shows shows some shows an a rehash of considerable originality and attempt at other originality and inventiveness. originality and peoples inventiveness. The content inventiveness ideas and/or The content and ideas are on 1-2 cards. graphics and and ideas are presented in shows very presented in a an interesting little attempt unique and way. at original interesting thought. way.REFERENCES – List websites, books, magazines, and other resourcesused to collect content information for this unitYou may link to Delicious or online portal
Touro University, Gibbs Pacific Northwest Native American AssignmentObjective: During this assignment, you will work with a team of 4 students to researchand obtain valuable information to gain an understanding of: 1. different food 2. geography 3. housing 4. Culture of the Pacific Northwest Native Americans and what made them unique due to their location and surroundings.During this assignment, you will be using a smartphone to research your assignment.Loaded on the smartphone will be description software that will take you to different websites to gather the research you will need. Your team will need to use each other to findthe hidden clues in the room and use this software to take you to the web sites to gatherinformation.During your assignment, each member of your team will have a role to play. These roleswill change daily.Recorder: you are responsible for writing down important information into yournotebook. This information is to written in your own words. I would encourage yourteammates to help you with the rephrasing of the sentences.Equipment operator: You are in the sole person in charge of the phone for the time youare finding research. No other person may be able to hold or touch the phone except theequipment operator for the day.Guide: your responsibilities are to guide your team to the hidden clues around the room.The direction you take is your sole responsibility.Advisor: Your role is to advise the team when needed. This can take happen during thewriting portion, the guide portion or at any time your team feels necessary for help.After gathering all the information you need for the report, your team will create a powerpoint presentation and present it to the class. A rubric is provided so you know what isexpected and how you will be graded.