2 PURPOSE Over a period of several weeks To become expert in one or more aspects of a topic.Use of: books, magazines, the newspaper, television, and the internet to garner information.Use the computer as an educational tool to plan and present a multimedia presentation at the conclusion of the project.
3 Subject IntegrationAddresses performance standards in several subject areas: math, science, language arts, etc.,Depends on subject and topic under considerationA variety of problem solving and reading experiencesThe concept of research
5 Planning Questions to consider: What kind of project will it be? Can cooperative learning experiences be used with this project?How long will this project take?How many computers will I need?What planning will I have to do with my students?
6 What will it be?The project must be relevant to your classroom environment and curriculumAppropriate for your classAdapted to suit the needs and interests of your studentsMeet specific content objectivesFirst Time –start small
7 Cooperative Learning A good tool to use Students learn to work together to achieve set goalsNo more than 4/ 5 studentsGuided by the teacher
8 Time Frame 6 – 9 weeks Variables to Consider: Number of computers availableIndividual skills and reading levels of studentsOnce you begin, it is important to set a time frame and stick with it to the extent possible
9 Computers One computer, Several computers A computer lab, Laptop computersArrange to accommodate group work, establish rules and procedures for using computers and internet.Set up scheduleDemonstrate each program or activity on the computer to the whole class.Preinstall any software student will need.Have ready activities as substitutes if technology doesn’t work.
10 The Big Finale Group presentation Students demonstrate how they have synthesized new information as well as express their creativityStudents will present and share their achievements with other classes, parents, etc.,PowerPoint Presentation, use of Microsoft publisher, etc
11 Assessment CriteriaOrganization / Planning: planned presentation in a way that makes sense and support main idea.Research: complete and accurate facts to support main ideaVisual: appropriate drawing/ illustrations to support main ideaMechanics: correct spelling, punctuation, and capitalizationDelivery: presented information clearly, loudly, and with enthusiasm