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Chrobak Ilt Share Fair


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This slide show explains the steps and activities used in a 4th grade Colorado history year long project.

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Chrobak Ilt Share Fair

  1. 1. Susan Chrobak Technology Teacher Swansea Elementary
  2. 2. Fourth Grade Colorado History A yearlong project done in collaboration with the fourth grade students and teachers.
  3. 3. Initial Meeting with 4th Grade Teachers <ul><li>Discuss overall unit </li></ul><ul><li>They showed me a packet they wanted the students to complete </li></ul><ul><li>We decided we needed to work with the kids on vocabulary and how to do research </li></ul><ul><li>The end result would be a powerpoint </li></ul>
  4. 4. Determining What’s Important <ul><li>Review 5 Ws to find the important pieces of an article </li></ul><ul><li>Create a graphic organizer on Kidspiration </li></ul>
  5. 6. What Is A Good Website? <ul><li>I found a couple different checklists to help the students understand the qualities of a good website. </li></ul><ul><li>Then, I created my own checklist </li></ul><ul><li>We began looking at several websites to see if they met the criteria for a quality website </li></ul>
  6. 8. What is a Search Engine? <ul><li>ILT lesson 5.8 is a worksheet that students fill out to learn about keywords and search engines. </li></ul><ul><li>I modified the worksheet to include Colorado History words. </li></ul><ul><li>We used google, ask, nettrecher and yahoo. </li></ul>
  7. 10. Beginning Research <ul><li>Students learned how to do 2 column notes. </li></ul><ul><li>ILT lesson 4.2- find two facts about Colorado history. </li></ul>
  8. 11. Vocabulary Project <ul><li>I met with the 4th grade teachers in the hallway and we agreed upon 10 words related to mining in Colorado </li></ul><ul><li>ILT lesson 5.3 was used to learn the new vocabulary words. (making a table in word, inserting images into the table) </li></ul><ul><li>This lesson took 4-5 class periods </li></ul>
  9. 12. Vocabulary Project con’t <ul><li>The classroom teachers helped me to conference with each student individually about their vocabulary project. </li></ul><ul><li>We explained to them how they got the scores they did based on the rubric </li></ul>
  10. 14. Vocabulary Rubric <ul><li>Uses Technology Effectively </li></ul><ul><li>4 Table created correctly </li></ul><ul><li> Columns labeled </li></ul><ul><li> Vocabulary words filled in correctly </li></ul><ul><li> Images placed in table correctly </li></ul><ul><li> Definitions completed </li></ul>
  11. 15. Rubric con’t <ul><li>Produces Quality Work </li></ul><ul><li>4 Assignment completed </li></ul><ul><li>Definitions correct </li></ul><ul><li>Images match words and definitions </li></ul><ul><li>Complete paper heading included </li></ul>
  12. 16. Rubric con’t <ul><li>Effort </li></ul><ul><li>4 Perfect attendance </li></ul><ul><li>No refocuses </li></ul><ul><li>Always on task </li></ul>
  13. 17. Bibliography 101 <ul><li>ILT lesson 4.3 was used to practice creating a bibliography with the internet websites </li></ul><ul><li>2 class times were used for this lesson </li></ul>
  14. 18. Learning Powerpoint <ul><li>The 4th graders also needed to complete an author study as part of their curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>We used the author study to practice research and review the powerpoint program they learned last year. </li></ul>
  15. 19. Final Steps <ul><li>Students will do 5 more vocabulary words pertaining to Colorado history </li></ul><ul><li>Students will create their powerpoint about Colorado history </li></ul><ul><li>I will upload their powerpoint into </li></ul>
  16. 20. Reflections <ul><li>This project may not have taken the entire year if students were learning about and doing some research in the library. </li></ul><ul><li>Unfortunately, our school does not have a librarian so collaboration of this sort is not possible. </li></ul>