Teacher-Facing Resources

Type:Application Exercise

Estimated Time:35 minutes

Grades:6-8

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: Global Change, Google Docs, Internet, Podcasts, Problem/Solution, Research, Science, Technology, Wikis, Writing


Objectives:

  • Students research and share information about environmental issues.
  • Students provide peer feedback.
  • Students work together to plan and create informative podcasts to share online.

Subjects:

Adjusts Accordingly / Identify

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

Air

Science > Earth Science > Environment > Pollution > Air

Audience Definition 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Digital Communications > Audience Definition 

Audio

Language Arts > Communication > Multimedia Usage / Production > Audio

Broadcasting

Language Arts > Communication > Multimedia Usage / Production > Broadcasting

Create Presentations 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Digital Communications > Create Presentations 

Distance Learning 

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

Environmental

Science > History / Technology / Social Perspectives > Impact > Environmental

Environmental Issues - Conservation

Social Studies > Geography > Human Interaction With the Environment > Environmental Issues - Conservation

Environmental Issues - Global Warming

Social Studies > Geography > Human Interaction With the Environment > Environmental Issues - Global Warming

Environmental Issues - Sustainability

Social Studies > Geography > Human Interaction With the Environment > Environmental Issues - Sustainability

Evaluation by Peer, Self or Teacher

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

Evaluation by Peer, Self or Teacher

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

Expository / Nonfiction / Informational

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

Formal / Academic Contexts / Explanatory

Language Arts > Writing > Vocabulary > Word Choice > Formal / Academic Contexts / Explanatory

Formal / Academic Contexts

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

From Nonfiction Material

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

General Skills

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

Group Work / Discussions

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

Internet Search Engines

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

Land

Science > Earth Science > Environment > Pollution > Land

Nonfiction

Language Arts > Reading / Literature > Comprehension / Analysis > Word Study > Nonfiction

Personality / Style

Language Arts > Communication > Speaking Strategies / Presentations > Voice Mood Tone > Personality / Style

Podcasts

Language Arts > Communication > Media Literacy / Viewing > Radio > Podcasts

Problem Solving 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Problem Solving 

Purpose

Language Arts > Communication > Speaking Strategies / Presentations > Purpose

Reference and Research 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research 

Research

Library Media > Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Research

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 

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

Those Requiring Footnotes / Citations / Documentation

Language Arts > Research > Reports / Projects > Those Requiring Footnotes / Citations / Documentation

Use Technology when Writing

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

Volume / Tone

Language Arts > Communication > Speaking Strategies / Presentations > Vocalization Pace > Volume / Tone

Water

Science > Earth Science > Environment > Pollution > Water

Web Searches 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Web Searches 

Websites / Blogs / Email / Internet

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Personal Use > Websites / Blogs / Email / Internet
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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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