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Progress Grant Susan Di Federico Language Arts Robinson High School 2007
February 12 Period 4 used the laptops to explore biography for a nonfiction writer Katha Pollett. Following the reading of the selection, students found examples of advertisements featuring feminine and masculine.
February 13 Period 4 researched West Indies culture in order to write a modeling. (15 min.) Students then typed a final copy of their writing to publish in a class anthology.
Art on the Internet English students were exposed to Revolutionary art featuring Patrick Henry via the wireless Internet and projector. Background information was easily located and shared.
Setting up equipment Students assisted Mr. Maximo in the setting up of the wireless printing within the classroom. They set the default printer, added the printer, and printed a draft to ensure proper printing outcomes.
“The Female Body” Groups researched to analyze sections of a nonfiction reading and then present using Internet sites.
English Honors’ Persuasive Letters Students are writing persuasive letters using logic and emotional arguments to ask parent’s permission. The final typed letters were produced in class using the laptops and wireless printer.
Introduction of Grant Project Inspiration InterviewSurvey Palm PilotDigital Camera Video Camera
Palm Beaming of Surveys Students returned with 10 survey answers. Each pair beamed the individual survey to his or her partner for sharing. Partners brainstormed on their best research idea.
St. Pete Times Guest Speaker Special Editions on weather were discussed with students. Hurricane 2007 publications will arrive soon.
Note Cards via the Internet Students search the Internet for information on Hurricane Preparedness topics. Wireless printer saves time, and students are confident they can finish 15 note cards in two class periods.
Video Camera Primary Research Research teams conduct primary research by interviewing local citizens about what worries them most about hurricanes. Results were used to determine research topics.
Students purchase storage devices In order to work on the project at home, many groups purchased storage devices and downloaded the 30- day free trial of Inspiration 8.0. This technology permitted additional work to be done at home.
Vocabulary Online Review The Vocabulary Workshop used in all English Classes has review activities on- line. Students utilized this resource using the laptops and wireless Internet in the classroom.
Using EXCEL to evaluate projects Students utilize Microsoft Excel to tabulate evaluation results to share with peers. Each group entered, tallied, printed and distributed individual results to establish a group average.
Clay Animation Novel Project Media Specialist, Paula Marczynski, instructed period 4 on using Claymation to present novel knowledge. Students created storyboards and clay figures, devised backdrops, shot the scenes, and imported into Frames software.
Clay Animation Download and Presentation Students took still shots and reordered, sized, and inserted backgrounds to complete videos. Each group presented a finished project to the class and visitors from child care and the art department.
Cartoon Analysis for AP Exam Students search for social cartoons to analyze prior to the AP exam. A cartoon was located and shared after individual notations were made.