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1 The Virtual Colony Project Project Overview Teacher Planning Work Samples & Reflections Teaching Resources, 1 of 2 Teaching Resources, 2 of 2 Assessment & Standards Classroom Teacher Guide Pre-service Teacher Guide Staff Developer Guide Office Training Resources Learning Areas Levels Objectives Software Description Social Studies: Geography, Civics, and History 11- to 14-year-olds Analyze how the environment and environmental changes affect people. Understand individual rights and their accompanying responsibilities. Analyze the historical development of events, people, places, and patterns of life in the U.S., world, and Washington State history. Microsoft Office (Microsoft Excel) The aim of this project was to have the students experience what it was like to explore a completely unfamiliar land, found a colony, and develop strategies to make their colony successful. Documents Author Eric Miller, Eckstein Middle School, Seattle, WA

2 The Virtual Colony Project Project Overview Teacher Planning Work Samples & Reflections Teaching Resources, 1 of 2 Teaching Resources, 2 of 2 Assessment & Standards Classroom Teacher Guide Pre-service 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

3 The Virtual Colony Project Project Overview Teacher Planning Work Samples & Reflections Teaching Resources, 1 of 2 Teaching Resources, 2 of 2 Assessment & Standards Classroom Teacher Guide Pre-service 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 author, including advice for future implementations. Student Perspective: Comments on how the students perceived the learning that occurred. Documents

4 The Virtual Colony Project Project Overview Teacher Planning Work Samples & Reflections Teaching Resources, 1 of 2 Teaching Resources, 2 of 2 Assessment & Standards Classroom Teacher Guide Pre-service Teacher Guide Staff Developer Guide Office Training Resources Teaching Resources, 1 of 2 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. Student Procedures and Handouts: Procedures for the three Phases of the project and accompanying student worksheets. Documents

5 The Virtual Colony Project Project Overview Teacher Planning Work Samples & Reflections Teaching Resources, 1 of 2 Teaching Resources, 2 of 2 Assessment & Standards Classroom Teacher Guide Pre-service Teacher Guide Staff Developer Guide Office Training Resources Teaching Resources, 2 of 2 Click the documents below to view more teaching resources used in the teaching of this learning project: Student Handouts: Spreadsheets used in the project. Class Server Resources: Download teaching resources in Class Server format. Documents

6 The Virtual Colony Project Project Overview Teacher Planning Work Samples & Reflections Teaching Resources, 1 of 2 Teaching Resources, 2 of 2 Assessment & Standards Classroom Teacher Guide Pre-service 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 project’s learning objectives against curriculum standards. National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS): Performance indicators for technology-literate students. Documents

7 The Virtual Colony Project Project Overview Teacher Planning Work Samples & Reflections Teaching Resources, 1 of 2 Teaching Resources, 2 of 2 Assessment & Standards Classroom Teacher Guide Pre-service 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 The Virtual Colony Project Project Overview Teacher Planning Work Samples & Reflections Teaching Resources, 1 of 2 Teaching Resources, 2 of 2 Assessment & Standards Classroom Teacher Guide Pre-service 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 The Virtual Colony Project Project Overview Teacher Planning Work Samples & Reflections Teaching Resources, 1 of 2 Teaching Resources, 2 of 2 Assessment & Standards Classroom Teacher Guide Pre-service 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 The Virtual Colony Project Project Overview Teacher Planning Work Samples & Reflections Teaching Resources, 1 of 2 Teaching Resources, 2 of 2 Assessment & Standards Classroom Teacher Guide Pre-service 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 The Virtual Colony Project Project Overview Teacher Planning Work Samples & Reflections Teaching Resources, 1 of 2 Teaching Resources, 2 of 2 Assessment & Standards Classroom Teacher Guide Pre-service Teacher Guide Staff Developer Guide Office Training Resources Learning Areas Levels Objectives Software Description Social Studies: Geography, Civics, and History 11- to 14-year-olds Analyze how the environment and environmental changes affect people. Understand individual rights and their accompanying responsibilities. Analyze the historical development of events, people, places, and patterns of life in the U.S., world, and Washington State history. Microsoft Office (Microsoft Excel) The aim of this project was to have the students experience what it was like to explore a completely unfamiliar land, found a colony, and develop strategies to make their colony successful. Documents Author Eric Miller, Eckstein Middle School, Seattle, WA To use this tour: 1.Read the overview information on this page. 2.Click the Teacher Planning link to learn about the project. The documents contain background planning and information. 3.Click the Work Samples & Reflections link to see examples of student work, as well as teacher and student reflection. 4.Click the Teaching Resources link to see the classroom resources used by the teachers. 5.Click the Assessment & Standards link to see the how this project maps against standards. 6.Click one of the Guide links to access guidance on using this tour to build your own learning project. Click to close


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