Teacher-Facing Resources

Type:Application Exercise

Estimated Time:180 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: Collaboration, Descriptive Writing, Global Navigation Satellite Systems, Language Arts, Mapping Programs, Mapping Skills, Persuasive Writing, Technical Writing, Word Processor


Primary Objectives:

  • Student represents text information in different ways.
  • Student interprets and uses graphic sources of information, such as maps.
  • Student uses available technology to support aspects of creating and publishing texts.
  • Student frames questions to direct research.
  • Student presents information using available technology.
  • Student interprets important events and ideas gathered from maps.
  • Student evaluates how media forms influence and inform.
  • Student produces visual images, messages, and meanings that communicate with other.
  • Student demonstrates a sound understanding of the nature and operation of mapping technology.
  • Students are proficient in the use of mapping technology.
  • Student develops positive attitudes toward using mapping technology to support lifelong learning, collaboration, personal pursuits, and productivity.
  • Student uses mapping technology to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Student exercises sound reasoning in understanding and making complex choices,
  • Student understands the interconnections among systems.
  • Student demonstrates the ability to frame, analyze, and solve problems.
  • Student understands, manages, and creates multimedia communication.
  • Student analyzes, accesses, integrates, evaluates, and creates information.
  • Student demonstrates personal responsibility and productivity.
  • Student transfers learning from one domain to another.
  • Student increases global awareness.

Subjects:

Atlas / Maps / Globes

Language Arts > Research > Reference Materials > Atlas / Maps / Globes

Awareness of / Adjust For

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

Bold Italicized Headings Layout

Language Arts > Writing > Visual Aids Expository > Bold Italicized Headings Layout

Communication to Others

Library Media > Information Technology > Student Use > Communication to Others

Communication to Others 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Communication to Others 

Create Communication Products 

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

Desktop Publishing 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Desktop Publishing 

Directional Vocabulary

Social Studies > Geography > Map and Geographical Skills > Geographical Concepts > Directional Vocabulary

Formatting and Preparation

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

Formatting and Preparation

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

Functional

Language Arts > Writing > Products / Formats > Technical > Functional

General Skills

Language Arts > Research > General Skills

General Skills

Library Media > Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Student Projects/Presentations > General Skills

Group Projects

Language Arts > Research > Group Projects

Group Work / Discussions

Language Arts > Writing > Shared Collaborative Writing > Group Work / Discussions

Integration into Curriculum 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Integration into Curriculum 

Internet

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

Internet Search Engines

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

Latitude and Longitude

Social Studies > Geography > Map and Geographical Skills > Geographical Concepts > Latitude and Longitude

Making Maps

Social Studies > Geography > Map and Geographical Skills > Maps > Making Maps

Maps and Driving Directions 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Maps and Driving Directions 

Meaning Definition Analysis

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

Nonfiction

Language Arts > Writing > Visual Aids > Graphic Organizers / Webs / Clustering > Nonfiction

Peer Evaluation / Feedback

Language Arts > Writing > Peer Evaluation / Feedback

Persuasive Language

Language Arts > Writing > Vocabulary > Word Choice > Persuasive Language

Photos / Photography / Analyze Photographs

Language Arts > Research > Photos / Photography / Analyze Photographs

Problem Solving 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Problem Solving 

Student Collaboration 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Student Collaboration 

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 Technical Writing and Documentation Production 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Student Technical Writing and Documentation Production 

Use Technology when Writing

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