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Lesson)Idea)Name:'''The'Parts'of'a'Plant'
Content)Area:''Science'
Grade)Level(s):'''1st'grade)
Content)Standard)Addressed:''''
S1L1.'Students'will'investigate'the'characteristics'and'basic'needs'of'plants'and'animals.''
''''''c.'Identify'the'parts'of'a'plant—root,'stem,'leaf,'and'flower.'
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Technology)Standard)Addressed:'''Knowledge'Constructor''
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Selected)Technology)Tool:''''
))Movie'(list'application):'iMovie'App''''
''Audio'(list'application):''Audacity''
''Other:'(list)'
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URL(s))to)support)the)lesson)(if)applicable):''')
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Bloom’s)Taxonomy)Level(s):''''
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'Remembering'''''' 'Understanding'''''' 'Applying''''''' 'Analyzing'''''''' 'Evaluating''''''' 'Creating'


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Levels)of)Technology)Integration)(LoTi)Level):''
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''Level'1:'Awareness'''''''' ''Level'2:'Exploration''''' ''Level'3:'Infusion'''''' ''Level'4:'Integration'


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''Level'5:'Expansion''''''''' ''Level'6:'Refinement''''''
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Universal)Design)for)Learning)(UDL):)The'iMovie'app'reaches'to'and'supports'all'types'of'learners,'including'
auditory,'visual'and'kinesthetic'learners.'If'I'post'the'movie'on'a'classroom'blog,'students'would'be'given'the'
opportunity'to'go'back'and'reXwatch'the'video'as'many'times'as'needed'in'order'to'fully'know'and'
understand'the'concept'being'taught.'This'would'also'support'ELL'students.'In'order'to'support'deaf'or'hard'
of'hearing'students,'a'transcript'for'the'movie'could'be'created,'so'that'those'students'would'be'able'to'read'
the'content,'rather'than'watching'and'hearing'the'content.''The'Audacity'software'would'mostly'only'support'
auditory'learners.')
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Lesson)idea)implementation:!
Students'will'research'different'types'of'plants'and'create'a'presentation'on'their'chosen'plant.'The'topic'will'
be'introduced'with'the'video'I'created'(see'video'link/button'posted'on'my'portfolio'above'this'lesson'plan),'
titled'“Parts'of'a'Plant”.'This'will'introduce'students'to'the'standard'and'lesson'content,'and'will'familiarize'
them'with'the'parts'of'a'plant,'and'how'each'part'of'a'plant'is'used'to'meet'the'basic'needs'of'that'plant.'I'
will'then'introduce'my'students'to'their'assigned'project.'
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I'will'give'my'students'an'assignment'over'the'weekend'to'go'out'in'their'yard,'or'visit'a'local'park'with'their'
parents'and'choose'a'plant'that'they'see,'or'choose'a'plant'that'they'find'on'the'internet'that'they'would'like'
to'research'and'present'to'the'class.'After'they'have'chosen'a'plant,'I'will'give'my'students'the'whole'next'
week'to'finish'their'projects.'I'will'require'that'they'research'their'plant,'especially'its'basic'needs'and'
different'parts.'They'will'need'to'find'various'pictures'to'include'in'their'video,'and'can'even'include'an'
outside'video'to'better'help'describe'their'plant,'if'necessary.'They'will'create'a'video'using'the'iMovie'app'
using'different'pictures,'videos,'or'any'other'resources'they'would'like'to'include'in'the'video'to'better'
present'their'plant.'They'will'then'use'the'Audacity'software'to'record'narration'to'add'their'video,'or'as'a'
way'for'the'students'to'talk'and'describe'their'new'findings'of'their'plant'that'they'found'through'their'

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research.'They'will'edit'their'video'to'include'their'narration'so'that'the'narration'plays'along'with'their'video.'
After'the'students'have'finished'their'projects,'the'students'will'present'their'videos'to'the'whole'class'so'
that'everyone'is'given'the'opportunity'to'learn'about'different'plants.'I'will'provide'feedback'to'my'students'
with'a'rubric'that'I'will'give'back'to'them'once'the'assignment'has'been'completed'and'everyone'has'
presented.''
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Importance)of)technology:)These'multimedia'tools'would'be'critical'for'this'project,'because'the'project'
would'not'be'able'to'be'completed'without'these'tools.'The'only'other'type'of'technology'that'is'to'be'used'
in'this'project,'besides'audio'and'video,'would'just'be'any'kind'of'computer'that'students'can'conduct'
research'on,'in'order'to'find'their'information'to'use'in'the'video'they'are'required'to'create,'so'each'of'these'
types'of'technology'are'important'in'order'to'complete'this'project.''
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Inspiration)(optional):'
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Internet)Safety)and)Student)Privacy:)A'possible'internet'safety'issue'that'teachers'should'consider'when'
assigning'this'project'is'the'use'of'internet.'Students'may'accidentally'make'an'inappropriate'web'search'
when'trying'to'research'information'for'their'project.'In'order'to'prevent'this'issue,'I'could'make'sure'that'
students'are'given'time'in'class'to'complete'this'project,'so'that'only'school'computers'are'able'to'be'used'
from'this'project.'Since'many'school’s'computers'are'locked'down'and'blocked'against'inappropriate'
searches'and'websites,'this'issue'could'be'easily'handled'as'long'as'the'students'are'kept'within'the'
classroom'to'complete'their'research.''
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Reflective)Practice:)These'activities'could'create'an'impact'on'student'learning'because'while'students'are'
learning'things'through'the'research'of'the'plants'they'chose,'they'are'also'learning'how'to'create'a'video'
using'the'iMovie'app'and'how'to'record'audio'using'the'Audacity'software.'The'students'are'able'to'learn'
different'things'because'of'all'the'different'activities'required'to'complete'this'activity.'To'further'extend'this'
lesson,'the'students'could'work'in'groups'to'research'and'create'a'video'on'an'international'plant,'one'that'
they'have'never'heard'of'or'seen'before'and'compare'it'to'a'familiar'American'plant.''
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