Assign this journal to enable teachers to meet NETS-T 2008 standard 1b. Recycling in most communities is now mandatory. Teachers engage students in exploring this real-world issue that solves an authentic problem of waste management. This lesson requires that the teacher facilitate the development of a school recycling center with these goals: reduce waste, save money, and help keep valuable natural resources from landfills. To educate staff and younger students on the value of improving their community and the environment, students will conduct a waste survey and then create slide presentations that include research, digital photos, and a summary of the school recycling plan.
Application Exercises give students an opportunity to apply concepts they have learned in previous instruction. Work completed by a student will be graded through a variety of scoring options including participation 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 open-ended questions, correct/incorrect responses, a final product and/or self-assessment.
Estimated Time:100 minutes
Score Type:Mixed Graded
Available Language: English
Vocabulary: NETS-T, PD, PowerPoint, audit, conservation, digital camera, environment, presentation, recycle, research, survey, technology, waste management
|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.|