Lesson Launch - POWER ON TEXAS
By The Texas Education Agency in partnership with AMS Pictures
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Learn how to POWER ON your classroom. Lesson Launch is a spotlight presented on POWERONTEXAS.com that illustrates the current technology-based lesson plans that have been created and implemented by teachers at powered on schools around Texas. The videos offer a look into classrooms that embrace digital learning and these lesson plans serve as successful examples of how standard curriculum can be transformed into an interactive project that will engage today’s tech-savvy students. Visit www.powerontexas.com and download the associated lesson plans for each of the videos.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoForensics Science Lesson, 8th grade, Science||A lesson plan created by Ms. Jarvie Stroupe at Arp Junior High School, Arp ISD, the "CSI and the Scientific Method" eighth grade lesson plan teaches the six basic steps of the scientific method, set against the backdrop of popular crime scene investigation televisions shows. To find the lesson plan or more about how Arp ISD joined the digital learning revolution, go to http://POWERONTEXAS.com.||10/18/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoComprehension of Literary Text/Fiction using "Lady or the Tiger," Junior High, ELA||8th grade teacher Tiffany Ellis from Arp Junior High School, Arp ISD, provides this English language arts lesson plan. Ms. Ellis used project-based learning to engage her students and inspire creativity as they wrote and filmed their own short story resolutions, using 21st century technology.||10/18/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoUsing Fotobabble Application on iPod in Class, High School, Spanish||Using educational technology and social media tools and applications, Ms. Shelley Hugghin’s of White Oak ISD, was able to turn an ordinary test review into an interactive lesson that combined visual and auditory learning with a 21st century spin.||10/18/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoUsing Puppets and Movie Maker, 3rd Grade, Laboratory Safety Lessons||Third grade teacher, Lorena Barbosa of Mesita Elementary School in El Paso ISD, applies project-based learning and interactive technology in ways that help her students learn a second language, while also learning the safety tips for the science lab.||10/18/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoOil Spill Newscast Lesson, 4th Grade, Social Studies||In this video, observe Ms. Ruth Burrell using her knowledge of Project Based Learning, much of which was gleaned from Manor New Tech’s Think Forward Institute, and available technology to guide her students through this Social Studies project revolving around the Gulf Oil Spill.||10/18/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoUsing Twitter as a Lifeline on Spanish Tests, High School, Spanish||Ms. Shelly Hugghins of White Oak High School, White Oak ISD, provides another lesson for the POWER ON TEXAS Lesson Launch. Continuing to use the iPod in her class, Ms. Hugghins takes advantage of Twitter to assist in making her students more confident when taking quizzes.||10/18/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideo"The Odyssey" Stations Lesson Plan, High School, Freshman ELA||In the documentary Mrs. Kim Sharp teaches her freshman English Language Arts class about "The Odyssey." By using several technology tools the students are able to use hands-on techniques while collaborating with their peers, which naturally lets them take ownership of their own learning.||10/18/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoStudents Making Vocabulary Videos, 4th grade, Bi-lingual||In this lesson provided by Cathlin Shahriary at M.C. Lively Elementary in Irving ISD, Ms. Shahriary was able to use visual clues to help her bi-lingual students understand their assigned vocabulary word. In turn, those students were able to illustrate their assigned word to the remainder of the class by using a video camera and computer to edit and share their vocabulary video.||10/18/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoArp ISD’s Student Mentors Helping Teachers||Arp ISD realizes their teachers may not have all the answers when it comes to using technology. So when they noticed that students were giving teachers tips during class, the student mentor program was established. In exchange for a laptop during the year, student’s at Arp ISD are “hired” to help teachers make the most of the technology provided to them by the district, teaching students accountability and showing teachers that students can be a valuable resource.||10/18/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoDyKnow System||Klein ISD put the concern about student’s goofing off with technology to rest. By purchasing a software called “DyKnow,” teachers are able to monitor real-time students progress on the computer during class. Not only can the teacher help students stay on track, but students are more confident to ask for help.||10/18/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
Mrs. Yolanda Nelson Of Beaumont Tx
My son and I enjoyed the entire segment. He learned a lot to talk with his teachers when school begin. He is very excited.