Teacher-Facing Resources

Type:Application Exercise

Estimated Time:45 minutes

Grades:5-8

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: interfaces, language arts, program menus, research, ribbon, science, social science, speaking, toolbars, word processing


Objectives:

  • 21st Century Skills
  • Student demonstrates originality and inventiveness in work.
  • Student develops, implements, and communicates new ideas to others.
  • Student is open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives.
  • Student acts on creative ideas to make a tangible and useful contribution to the domain in which the innovation occurs.
  • Student exercises sound reasoning in understanding.
  • Student makes complex choices and decisions.
  • Student understands the interconnections among systems.
  • Student articulates thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively through speaking and writing.
  • NETS
  • Student demonstrates creative thinking, constructs knowledge, and develops innovative products and processes using technology. Student applies existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.
  • Student uses digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Student interacts, collaborates, and publishes with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
  • Student demonstrates a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations. Student understands and uses technology systems.

Subjects:

Adjusts Accordingly / Identify

Language Arts > Communication > Speaking Strategies / Presentations > Audience > Adjusts Accordingly / Identify

Awareness of / Adjust For

Language Arts > Writing > Purposeful Writing > Audience > Awareness of / Adjust For

Constructive Criticism

Language Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Peer Evaluation / Feedback > Constructive Criticism

Create Communication Products 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Digital Communications > Create Communication Products 

Create Presentations 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Digital Communications > Create Presentations 

Develop Products 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Develop Products 

Evaluation by Peer, Self or Teacher

Library Media > Information Literacy > Student Use - Digital Media > Student Projects/Presentations > Evaluation by Peer, Self or Teacher

Evaluation by Peer, Self or Teacher

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Student Projects/Presentations > Evaluation by Peer, Self or Teacher

Expository / Nonfiction / Informational

Language Arts > Writing > Genre > Expository / Nonfiction / Informational

Formal / Academic Contexts

Language Arts > Communication > Speaking Strategies / Presentations > Formal / Academic Contexts

Formatting and Preparation

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Student Projects/Presentations > Formatting and Preparation

Formatting and Preparation

Library Media > Information Literacy > Student Use - Digital Media > Student Projects/Presentations > Formatting and Preparation

From Nonfiction Material

Language Arts > Research > Collect Data / Note Taking > Gather Facts Information Highlighting > From Nonfiction Material

General / Varied Use

Language Arts > Communication > Multimedia Usage / Production > General / Varied Use

General Skills

Language Arts > Research > General Skills

Hardware / Software Applications

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Personal Use > Hardware / Software Applications

Innovations

Science > History / Technology / Social Perspectives > Innovations

Internet

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

Journaling Daily Writing Learning Logs

Language Arts > Writing > General > Journaling Daily Writing Learning Logs

Nonfiction

Language Arts > Writing > Topic Development > Elaborate / Develop Ideas / Content > Nonfiction

Oral

Science > Concepts and Processes > Scientific Communication > Oral

Plays / Skits / Acting / Role Playing

Language Arts > Communication > Speaking Strategies / Presentations > Performances > Plays / Skits / Acting / Role Playing

Posters / Props / People

Language Arts > Communication > Speaking Strategies / Presentations > Visual Aids > Posters / Props / People

Power Point /Video

Language Arts > Communication > Multimedia Usage / Production > Create End Product > Power Point /Video

Presentation Software 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Presentation Software 

Productivity Tools

Library Media > Information Technology > Software Applications > Productivity Tools

Purpose / Organization / Topic Development

Language Arts > Communication > Multimedia Usage / Production > Purpose / Organization / Topic Development

Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

Student Presentations

Library Media > Media Literacy > Student Presentations

Student Presentations

Technology Education > Media Literacy > Student Presentations

Student Presentations 

Technology Education > Media Production > Multimedia / Video Production > Student Presentations 

Student Project Planning and Tracking 

Technology Education > Media Production > Multimedia / Video Production > Student Project Planning and Tracking 

To Write A Speech

Language Arts > Communication > Speaking Strategies / Presentations > Research > To Write A Speech

Use Technology when Writing

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Writing > Use Technology when Writing

Uses a Variety of Resources

Language Arts > Research > Reference Materials > Uses a Variety of Resources
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EXCEEDS (4)MEETS (3)APPROACHES (2)DOES NOT MEET (1)
Directions and ParticipationThe 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 ComponentsThe 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 OriginalityThe 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 ApplicationThe 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.

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