Animal keynote report

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Content Area(s):  
Grade Level(s):  
Oregon Common Core State Standards: 
EL.04.RE.16
EL.04.RE.18
EL.04.RE.21
EL.04.RE.24
EL.04.WR.03
EL.04.WR.05
EL.04.WR.06
EL.04.WR.11
EL.04.WR.12
EL.04.WR.13
EL.04.WR.14
EL.04.WR.28
EL.04.WR.29
EL.04.WR.30
EL.04.WR.30
EL.04.WR.32
Lesson Plan Details
Duration: 
30 minutes 5 days
Objective: 

Students will use the interenet to research an animal and then create an exciting, engaging keynote report to present to the entire class.

Resources: 

laptops

google

keynote

itunes

Preparation: 

This report was assigned to my class towards the end of the year when they already had practice using the internet to do research, find pictures, and create a basic keynote.

Instruction: 

In this lesson, the teacher will review the steps on how to locate information from the internet, find pictures, and create a kenote which shares that information.

Assessment: 

I used a basic rubric to grade the keynote report. The keynote needed to include the following:

Title page

Table of contents

No more than 8 pictures of the animal

10 animal facts

Appearnace

Habitat

Behavior

Diet

Enemies

What they learned about the animal

Credits/ bibliography

Oregon Educational Technology Standards
Creativity and Innovation: 
1B. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression.
Communication and Collaboration: 
2A. Interact and collaborate with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
2B. Effectively communicate and publish to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
2D. Contribute to project teams. Produce original works or solve problems in a team setting.
Research and Information Fluency: 
3A. Plan strategies to guide inquiry.
3B. Locate, organize and use information ethically from a variety of sources and media.
3C. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making: 
4B. Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.
Digital Citizenship: 
5A. Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and digital technology.
5B. Model and practice a positive attitude toward using digital technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.
5C. Demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.
Technology Operations and Concepts: 
6A. Select, use, and troubleshoot tools efficiently.
6B. Transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies.
Career Related Learning Standards
Personal Management: 
CR1A. Identify tasks that need to be done and initiate action to complete the tasks.
CR2A. Plan, organize, and complete projects and assigned tasks on time, meeting agreed upon standards of quality.
CR3A. Take responsibility for decisions and actions and anticipate consequences of decisions and actions.
CR4A. Maintain regular attendance and be on time.
Communication: 
CR3A. Locate, process, and convey information using traditional and technological tools.
CR3B. Listen attentively and summarize key elements of verbal and non-verbal communication.
CR3C Give and receive feedback in a positive manner.
CR3D. Read technical/ instructional materials for information and apply to specific tasks.
CR3E. Write instructions, technical reports, and business communications clearly and accurately.
CR3F. Speak clearly, accurately and in a manner appropriate for the intended audience when giving oral instructions, technical reports and business communications.
Teamwork: 
CR4A. Identify different types of teams and roles within each type of team; describe why each role is important to effective teamwork.
CR4B. Demonstrate skills that improve team effectiveness (e.g., negotiation, compromise, consensus building, conflict management, shared decision making and goal-setting).
Employment Foundations: 
CR5B. Select, apply, and maintain tools and technologies appropriate for the workplace.
carolrobinson's picture

From a media specialist's standpoint (teacher librarian) I would encourage you to look closely at your science standards.  What science standard were you teaching?  Just having students learn animal facts is not the discovery approach used in the scientific world.  Use science to guide inquiry.  Try using essential questions. Such as what about your animal makes it unique from other animals?  What were the 8 most interesting things you learned about your animal or what about your animal was very unexpected?