Creating Lessons Using Transformative Technology - Platteville Public Schools

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What is that deer doing?

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In this activity students look at images of white-tailed deer behavior and use their observations to write a research question. They describe the types of observations they will make and the data they will record to turn a question into a hypothesis. This activity was developed as a part of the Creating Lessons Using Transformative Technology - Platteville Public Schools OER grant.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Ann Kroncke

Civil Rights Cases that Transformed our Society

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Students will gain an understanding of civil rights Supreme Court cases that helped to transform the move away from the oppression of minority groups and move towards equality for all. This project was developed as a part of the Creating Lessons Using Transformative Technology - Platteville Public Schools OER grant.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment Item, Case Study, Diagram/Illustration, Interim/Summative Assessment, Lesson

Author: Carrie Post

(Emily) Posting in the Digital World

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Students are living in a digital world, where etiquette is not clearly defined or followed. Using Emily Post as inspiration, students will develop and teach each other the best practices for behaving in the digital world. This lesson was developed as a part of the Creating Lessons Using Transformative Technology - Platteville Public Schools OER grant.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Learning Task

Author: Page Leahy

Google Expedition - Ecosystems

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Google Expeditions is an excellent app for giving students a virtual reality experience, allowing students to visit and experience new places and locations. This activity takes students on a virtual field trip through six different ecosystems. This resource was developed as a part of the Creating Lessons Using Transformative Technology - Platteville Public Schools OER Grant.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Learning Task, Lesson

Author: Denise Huser

Basics of Polynomials

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This resource is an introduction to polynomial vocabulary and naming of polynomials. It includes an interactive presentation using Pear Deck and a note taking sheet for students. This resource was developed as a part of the Creating Lessons Using Transformative Technology - Platteville Public Schools OER grant.

Material Type: Learning Task, Lesson Plan

Author: Amy Dye

World Language Identity Day

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This assessment involves students using technology to create videos that represent their own interests, sharing these videos on an online platform, and react to other students’ videos. It may be adapted to use in any level and to any world language. This assessment focuses on all three modes of communication and empowers students to become members of the target language's social media community. This lesson was developed as a part of the Creating Lessons Using Transformative Technology - Platteville Public Schools OER grant and was inspired by George Couros’s “Identity Day”, as described in his book “The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity”.

Material Type: Alternate Assessment, Assessment, Interactive, Interim/Summative Assessment, Reading, Rubric/Scoring Guide, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Jennifer McLean

The Iditarod-Google Tour Builder

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The Iditarod is a dog sled race across Alaska commemorating the Iditarod trail and the sled dog tradition of Alaska. Tour Builder will give students a way to record all the checkpoints that the Iditarod race has taken their musher and it can be a useful tool for students to write about Iditarod topics. Incorporating the race into your classroom during your non-fictional informational text unit can build engagement and motivation with the students. The resource was developed as a part of the Creating Lessons Using Transformative Technology - Platteville Public Schools OER Grant.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Learning Task

Author: Traci Weigel