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Teacher-Facing Resources

Type:Application Exercise

Estimated Time:35 minutes

Grades:5-6

Score Type:Mixed Graded

Work completed by a student will be graded through a variety of scoring options including participation, student self-assessment and teacher assessment via rubric to provide flexibility with the type of grade sent to the Learning Management System (LMS) gradebook. Student work may include opened-ended questions, correct/incorrect responses, a final product and/or a self-assessment

Available Language: English


Vocabulary: Categorization, Geology, Internet Use, Language Arts, Research, Rock Types, Search Engine, Searching


Objectives:

  • Student plans search terms.
  • Student uses an online search engine.
  • Student gathers and organizes information.
  • Student learns about different types of rocks, including igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks.

Subjects:

Accuracy of Information 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology and Society > Accuracy of Information 

Appropriate Use of Information 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Appropriate Use of Information 

Copyright

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Intellectual Property > Copyright

Distance Learning 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Distance Learning 

Evaluation for Specific Use 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Evaluation for Specific Use 

General Skills

Language Arts > Research > General Skills

General Skills

Library Media > Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Search Strategies > General Skills

How Where to Locate Information

Language Arts > Research > Search Strategies > How Where to Locate Information

Igneous

Science > Earth Science > Geology > Rock Identification > Igneous

Information Accuracy 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Information Accuracy 

Intellectual Property Rights (specific to technology) 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology and Society > Intellectual Property Rights (specific to technology) 

Internet

Library Media > Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Reference Tools > Internet

Internet

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Reference Tools > Internet

Internet

Science > Concepts and Processes > Tools / Instruments > Software Tools > Internet

Internet Search Engines

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Research > Internet Search Engines

Keyword

Library Media > Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Search Strategies > Keyword

Keyword

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Search Strategies > Keyword

Meaning Definition Analysis

Language Arts > Vocabulary > Grammar / Language Structure > Meaning Definition Analysis

Metamorphic

Science > Earth Science > Geology > Rock Identification > Metamorphic

Online collaboration 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Online collaboration 

Rocks / Rock Types and Characteristics

Science > Earth Science > Geology > Rock Cycle > Rocks / Rock Types and Characteristics

Search Engines 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Search Engines 

Search Strategies 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Search Strategies 

Sedimentary

Science > Earth Science > Geology > Rock Identification > Sedimentary

Uses a Variety of Resources

Language Arts > Research > Reference Materials > Uses a Variety of Resources

Valid / Reliable

Science > Concepts and Processes > Research > Resources > Valid / Reliable

Web Page Navigation / Use of Browser 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Web Page Navigation / Use of Browser 

Web Searches 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Web Searches 

Web Sites

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Source Evaluation > Web Sites
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EXCEEDS (4)MEETS (3)APPROACHES (2)DOES NOT MEET (1)
Directions and Participation The student followed all directions and went above and beyond in answering all questions in the assignment.The student followed all directions and answered all questions in the assignment.The student followed most directions and answered most questions in the assignment.The student did not follow directions or answer the questions in the assignment.
Required Final Product Components The final product includes additional elements to enhance the assignment beyond the required components.The final product includes all components required by the assignment.The final product includes most of the components required by the assignment.The final product does not demonstrate the components required by the assignment.
Organization and Originality The final product is exceptionally well designed, includes additional elements, contains no spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes and reveals student’s creative insights into the assignment.The final product is neat, includes all components required by the assignment, contains minimal spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes and includes some creative elements.The final product is adequate but lacks neatness and creativity, contains some spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes and is missing required components.The final product is not neat or creative, is missing required components and contains many spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes.
Digital Literacy Skills Application The final product clearly demonstrates an accurate and deep level of understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates an accurate and appropriate level of understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates some understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates little to no understanding of the concept.
S.2.c Students demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.
S.3.a Students plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.
S.3.b Students evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information, media, data or other resources.
S.3.c Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.
S.7.a Students use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning.
S.7.b Students use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.
1B-AP-14 Observe intellectual property rights and give appropriate attribution when creating or remixing programs. (P7.3)
2-IC-22 Collaborate with many contributors through strategies such as crowdsourcing or surveys when creating a computational artifact. (P2.4, P5.2)
2-IC-23 Describe tradeoffs between allowing information to be public and keeping information private and secure. (P7.2)
ELA-Literacy.L.6.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
ELA-Literacy.RI.5.7 Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.
ELA-Literacy.W.5.7 Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
ELA-Literacy.W.5.8 Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.
ELA-Literacy.W.6.7 Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
ELA-Literacy.W.6.8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.
ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.8 Distinguish among facts, reasoned judgment based on research findings, and speculation in a text.
ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas clearly and efficiently.
ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.9 Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis reflection, and research.
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