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2 When Our Grandparents Were Children Project Overview Teacher Planning Work Samples & Reflections Teaching Resources Assessment & Standards Classroom Teacher Guide Preservice Teacher Guide Staff Developer Guide Office Training Resources Learning Areas Levels Objectives Software Description Writing, reading, communications 8 to 9 year-olds Students write letters to grandparents. They compare and contrast their own childhood experiences with those of their grandparents. Students create and deliver a multimedia presentation which includes this information, a simple family tree created with PowerPoint, and audio and photo files. Students locate where their grandparents lived as children on a map. Microsoft Word and PowerPoint Third graders read a story about a man reflecting on his childhood. Then they write to their grandparents, asking what life was like when they were eight or nine years old. They create a presentation and an electronic family tree with the knowledge they gain. My students feel a great sense of accomplishment upon finishing this project. They are moved when they see the impact of their presentations on grandparents and parents … - Patricia Fitzgerald Documents AuthorPatricia Fitzgerald, Cascade Elementary School, East Wenatchee, Washington

3 When Our Grandparents Were Children Project Overview Teacher Planning Work Samples & Reflections Teaching Resources Assessment & Standards Classroom Teacher Guide Preservice Teacher Guide Staff Developer Guide Office Training Resources Teacher Planning and Management Click the documents below to help you understand the context of this exemplary learning project: Background & Planning: A picture of the origin and objectives of the learning project, including the manner in which the project was planned and managed. Classroom Images: Images of the classroom to give you a better feeling for how the project was implemented. Documents

4 When Our Grandparents Were Children Project Overview Teacher Planning Work Samples & Reflections Teaching Resources Assessment & Standards Classroom Teacher Guide Preservice Teacher Guide Staff Developer Guide Office Training Resources Work Samples, Teacher and Student Reflection Click the documents below to see work samples and reflections from the teachers and students: Student Work Samples: Examples of student work generated through participation in this learning project. Teacher Reflection: Thoughts and reflective comments from the teachers involved, including advice for future implementations. Student Perspective: Comments on how the students perceived the learning that occurred. Documents Student Presentation Student Map & Family Tree

5 When Our Grandparents Were Children Project Overview Teacher Planning Work Samples & Reflections Teaching Resources Assessment & Standards Classroom Teacher Guide Preservice Teacher Guide Staff Developer Guide Office Training Resources Teaching Resources Click the documents below to view the teaching resources used in the teaching of this learning project: Student Project Overview: An overview of required tasks. Family Tree Instructions: Step-by-step instructions for using a PowerPoint slide template to create a family tree. Class Server Resources: Download teaching resources in Microsoft Class Server format. Documents

6 When Our Grandparents Were Children Project Overview Teacher Planning Work Samples & Reflections Teaching Resources Assessment & Standards Classroom Teacher Guide Preservice Teacher Guide Staff Developer Guide Office Training Resources Assessment and Standards Click the documents below to see the assessment rubrics and standards covered in this learning project: Assessment Rubrics: Examples of assessment rubrics provided to students showing how the project was assessed. Mapping the Standards: Mapping this projects learning objectives against curriculum standards. National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS): Performance indicators for technology-literate students. Documents

7 When Our Grandparents Were Children Project Overview Teacher Planning Work Samples & Reflections Teaching Resources Assessment & Standards Classroom Teacher Guide Preservice Teacher Guide Staff Developer Guide Office Training Resources Classroom Teacher Guide Click the documents below to learn from this project and create your own classroom project: The Starting Point: Questions to keep in mind when reviewing this project. Using the Tour Model: Questions to consider before you begin to create a technology-integrated project based on this Virtual Classroom Tour. Authentic Assessment: Understanding that assessment needs to move into the realm of authenticity helps to make learning more meaningful for students. Implementing a Project: Some questions to consider at the implementation stage of a learning project. Record Your Thoughts: A document in which you can record your comments and reflections as you create your own learning project. Documents

8 When Our Grandparents Were Children Project Overview Teacher Planning Work Samples & Reflections Teaching Resources Assessment & Standards Classroom Teacher Guide Preservice Teacher Guide Staff Developer Guide Office Training Resources Pre-service Teacher Guide Click the documents below to learn from this project and create your own classroom project: The Starting Point: Questions to keep in mind when reviewing this project. Using the Tour Model: Questions to consider before you begin to create a technology-integrated project based on this Virtual Classroom Tour. Authentic Assessment: Understanding that assessment needs to move into the realm of authenticity helps to make learning more meaningful for students. Implementing a Project: Some questions to consider at the implementation stage of a learning project. Record Your Thoughts: A document in which you can record your comments and reflections as you create your own learning project. Documents

9 When Our Grandparents Were Children Project Overview Teacher Planning Work Samples & Reflections Teaching Resources Assessment & Standards Classroom Teacher Guide Preservice Teacher Guide Staff Developer Guide Office Training Resources Staff Developer Guide Click the documents below to learn from this project and create your own classroom project: The Starting Point: Questions to keep in mind when reviewing this project with your faculty. Using the Tour Model: Questions to pose as you assist others in creating a technology-integrated project based on this Virtual Classroom Tour. Authentic Assessment: Keys to promoting the understanding that assessment needs to move into the realm of authenticity in order to make learning more meaningful for students. Implementing a Project: Some questions to pose at the implementation stage of a learning project. Documents

10 When Our Grandparents Were Children Project Overview Teacher Planning Work Samples & Reflections Teaching Resources Assessment & Standards Classroom Teacher Guide Preservice Teacher Guide Staff Developer Guide Office Training Resources Microsoft Office Training Resources Click the links below to access training resources on Microsoft Office and other software: Microsoft Educator Network – The Microsoft Educator Network provides you with the latest classroom resources, professional development tools, and communities of practice and expertise. Tutorials - Learn to create rich learning experiences using Microsoft products and technologies. Productivity in the Classroom – Lesson Plans with great ideas for integrating technology into teaching and learning Office Tips for Teachers –Ready-to-use ideas that integrate Office applications into subject areas such as math, science, and language arts.

11 When Our Grandparents Were Children Project Overview Teacher Planning Work Samples & Reflections Teaching Resources Assessment & Standards Classroom Teacher Guide Preservice Teacher Guide Staff Developer Guide Office Training Resources Learning Areas Levels Objectives Software Description Writing, reading, communications 8 to 9 year-olds Students write letters to grandparents. They compare and contrast their own childhood experiences with those of their grandparents. Students create and deliver a multimedia presentation which includes this information, a simple family tree created with PowerPoint, and audio and photo files. Students locate where their grandparents lived as children on a map. Microsoft Word and PowerPoint Third graders read a story about a man reflecting on his childhood. Then they write to their grandparents, asking what life was like when they were eight or nine years old. They create a presentation and an electronic family tree with the knowledge they gain. My students feel a great sense of accomplishment upon finishing this project. They are moved to see the impact of their presentations on grandparents and parents … - Patricia Fitzgerald Documents AuthorPatricia Fitzgerald, Cascade Elementary School, East Wenatchee, Washington To use this tour: Read the overview information on this page. Click the Teacher Planning link to learn about the project. The documents contain background and planning information, and classroom images. Click the Work Samples & Reflections link to see examples of student work, as well as teacher and student reflection on the project. Click the Teaching Resources link to see the classroom resources used by the teachers. Click the Assessment & Standards link to see the how this project maps against standards. Click the Guides links to access guidance on using this tour to build your own learning project. Click to close

12 My Grandmother lived in Spokane

13 My Family Tree Linda Mitchell Grandma Yvonne Schleger My Mom Shannon Myself Riley My Brother Scott Mitchell My Uncle Trent My Cousin Paige My Cousin Patricia Doyle My Aunt Return to Virtual Classroom Tour

14 Grandparent Letter We are doing a project about grandparents. We are asking what it was like when they were 8 or 9. We are finding out what it was like back then. We are doing a project about grandparents. We are asking what it was like when they were 8 or 9. We are finding out what it was like back then.

15 Where We Live My Grandma lived in Alderwood Manor which is over near Everett. My Grandma lived in Alderwood Manor which is over near Everett. I live in East Wenatchee and it is a lot of fun. I live in East Wenatchee and it is a lot of fun.

16 Where We Live My Grandma lived on a farm with chickens and a cow and one of her chores was to milk the cow. My Grandma lived on a farm with chickens and a cow and one of her chores was to milk the cow. I do not live on a farm but I do have a cat and one of my chores is to feed the cat. I do not live on a farm but I do have a cat and one of my chores is to feed the cat.

17 Favorite Food My Grandma had a garden and grew a lot of food including potatoes, which was her favorite thing to eat. My Grandma had a garden and grew a lot of food including potatoes, which was her favorite thing to eat. I have a garden and we grow carrots and that is my favorite food. I have a garden and we grow carrots and that is my favorite food.

18 Favorite Book My Grandmas favorite book was Heidi and she still likes it. She still loves to read it. My Grandmas favorite book was Heidi and she still likes it. She still loves to read it. My favorite book is Felicity Saves The Day and I really like that book. I love to read it too. My favorite book is Felicity Saves The Day and I really like that book. I love to read it too.

19 Friends My grandma had a lot of friends. One was Evelyn. My grandma had a lot of friends. One was Evelyn. I have a lot of friends too. My best friend is Tanner. I have a lot of friends too. My best friend is Tanner.

20 Teachers Her third grade teacher was Mrs. Trotter. She read a chapter of a book every day. Her third grade teacher was Mrs. Trotter. She read a chapter of a book every day. My third grade teacher is Mrs. Fitzgerald. I play on the computer. It is fun. My third grade teacher is Mrs. Fitzgerald. I play on the computer. It is fun. Return to VCT


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