# Integration Plan-Megan Wiltrout

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This plan is meant to be a guide, to help you consider how to modify what you currently do in your classroom to include more 21st
century skills and technology tools. Use it as a guide as you plan your lessons using your district current lesson plan format.
*See the bottom of the form for “Things to Consider.”
This template was created as a MS Word form. To use it, click in the gray boxes to write.

Name of Lesson: "Photographic Journey Through Geometry" and "Grade 9 Newsroom"

Description of Lesson:
During the 4th nine weeks, my Algebra I class focuses on the integration of geometric concepts. They switch to a Geometry
book and work through the first few chapters. In the past, I have combined Chapters 2 and 3 to form a block of lessons on the types
and properties of angles and triangles, the properties of parallel lines and transversals, and the types and measures of regular
polygons. There is a lot of terminology included in this block and students often have difficulty remembering each of the
terms/concepts and how they can be applied in problem-solving. For this reason, I decided to focus my integration plan on this block
of lessons.
My lesson begins by using questioning/brainstorming techniques to activate my student's prior knowledge and get them thinking
about geometry in the real-world. Over a several day period, students will proceed through a variety of homework assignments and
practice handouts as they acclimate themselves with the material and become comfortable trying to use the concepts independently.
At the beginning of the lesson I will also hand-out the "Project Description and Checklist" to get students motivated to learn the
material.
In Phase I of the project, students will form groups of 3-4 students and select from several groupings of geometry terms (i.e.
corresponding angles, vertical angles, adjacent angles, etc.) They will be asked to find examples of these terms in nature,
architecture, etc. in or around the school or their home. They may also choose to find unique and interesting images using a
Creative Commons search online. After using the school's digital camera to take their photos, each group will upload the photos to
Picnik, a free online photo editing program. Each photo must be edited using the available tools to enhance its appearance and
identify what geometric term it represents. The edited photos will be printed and compiled to form a class reference book called
"Photographic Journey Through Geometry."
During Phase II of the project, students will remain with their group and begin formulating ideas about a news "story" that might
include one of the geometric concepts that we have been learning about. For example, there could be a special report that the city
council is planning a new gazebo and needs the specifications for various designs. Another idea could be that local law enforcement
officials caught a burglar who was choosing the houses to hit by forming equilateral triangles on various city blocks. The students will
need to work with one another to develop an idea, write a script, create/locate the necessary props and costumes for the newscast
and devise a plan for filming the video. As an entire class, the students will plan the platform or "Grade 9 Newsroom" initial

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broadcast in which MovieMaker will be demonstrated for editing purposes. After this is complete, the students will break into their
individual groups and film their news "story" to be compiled at the completion of the project into a single broadcast program.
Throughout the project I will meet with students and make suggestions, answer questions, and provide feedback. Before turning in
their final project, each group will be evaluated by another group and the students will have an opportunity to revise their work before
handing in their final submission. At the conclusion of the project, students will complete a self-evaluation and reflection of their work
on the project.

*Special Note: The Project Checklist and all associated rubrics can be found in my ePortfolio under "Authentic Assessment."

Skills/standards            Check                                                                                  Explain how specific

Alignment to PA                     N/A                                           PA Standards for Science and    N/A
Standards Aligned                                                                 Technology, and/or
System                                                                            Environment and Ecology

*2.3.8.C                                      PA Standards for Mathematics    *Depending on the news
*2.3.11.C                                                                     "story" created for the "Grade
*2.5.8.A                                                                      9 Newsroom," students may
need to calculate the values
of missing angles in triangles
or polygons.

*Again, depending on the
news "story" created,
students may need to use the
properties of parallel lines
and transversals to solve for
a missing angle value given
certain information.

*Regardless of the news
"story" created, all students
will need to use the problem-
solving process to identify the
problem, determine the

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information needed to solve
the problem, and explain the
mathematical terminology.
*1.6.8.B                                           PA Standards for Reading,         *Students will need to keep
*1.9.8.A                                           Writing, Listening, and           their audience in mind while
Speaking                          filming their video and use
clear, loud voices when
speaking and use
terminology appropriate to
the subject area (math-
geometry).

*Students will use various
technology tools (digital
cameras, Picnik, a video
camera, and MovieMaker to
support the completion of
their group project and
demonstrate an
understanding of the content.
N/A                                                PA Standards for History,         N/A
and/or Geography, Economics,
Civics and Government
st                                                                     st
Alignment to 21 Century         1. Digital Age Literacy-Visual Literacy            21 Century Skills                 1. Students will be using
Standards                       2. Inventive Thinking-Adaptability/Managing        http://www.metiri.com/features.   digital cameras to photograph
Complexity                                      html                              appearances of geometric
3. Effective Communication-Teaming and                                               concepts/terms in nature and
Collaboration                                                                     architecture. They will also
4. High Productivity-Prioritizing, Planning, and                                     be creating a video that uses
st
Managing for Results                                                              21 century media to convey
learning.

2. Students will need to
handle a variety of
assignments related to this
project simultaneously and

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will need to develop time and
resource management
strategies for dealing with the
time constraints of the class
period and the limited
number of digital and video
cameras available.

3. Students will be working in
teams throughout the
duration of the project and
will need to learn how to work
together to achieve a
common goal (successful
completion of phase I and II)
and how to listen to the ideas
and opinions of other to
improve the quality of their
work.

4. Students will have to
develop efficient work habits
to plan for each phase of the
project. A script will need to
props and costumes will have
to be created, all perform
Newsroom" video can occur.

1. Creativity and Innovation                 ISTE – NETS*S                    1. Students will use creative
2. Communication and Collaboration           http://www.iste.org/Content/Na   thinking to develop a news
3. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and   vigationMenu/NETS/ForStude       "story" that involves the use
Decision Making                           nts/NETS_for_Students.htm        of a geometric concept. The
4. Digital Citizenship                                                        final product will be an
5. Technology Operations and Concepts                                         original work to express the
ideas of the group.

2. Students will use Picnik

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and MovieMaker to contribute
to a team project that will
result in the final product of a
"picture" book and original
video portraying a newscast.

3. Students will use critical
thinking skills in order to plan
and organize their projects in
order to create a high quality
project.

4. Students will use
technology in a responsible
and effective manner. Any
online resources used (such
as photos found using the
Creative Commons site) will
be properly cited. Students
will maintain a positive
attitude towards the use of all
forms of digital media.

5. Students will refine and/or
develop their use of Picnik
and MovieMaker. They will
learn to use these tools
productively and apply their
current knowledge of photo
and video editing to these
available technologies.
Level of inquiry                N/A                                     Confirmation or verification     N/A

Photographic Journey Through Geometry   Structured inquiry (prescribed   Students must select from 3
procedure)                       groups of terms to find/take
photos of that are pre-
selected by the teacher.

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They are given the procedure
Picnik, as well as a rubric that
outlines the editing
requirements.
Grade 9 Newsroom                          Guided inquiry (student            While students are given the
designed/selected procedures)      task of creating a news
"story" for their group and
making a video for it, the
process is more guided by
the teacher than prescribed.
Students assign roles and
write their own script based
on a real-world scenario of
their choice. The teacher
offers suggestions and
process, however, the "big"
decisions are left up to the
students.
N/A                                       Open inquiry (questions are        N/A
student-formulated through
student-designed/selected
procedures)

Explain the Specific Skill
List Lesson Activity that Address Items
and How Students are
included in Column 1
Engaged

Effective use of quality        N/A                                       Databases--both general and        N/A
research tools                                                            subject-specific (including, but
not limited to, the Access PA
POWER Library, GaleNet, e-

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library)

Find/Take 5 photos of the geometric terms in   Websites (using a variety of    Students will be introduced to
the assigned group for the "Photographic       search tools--Google, Clusty,   the Creative Commons site
Journey Through Geometry" book                 netTREKKER, etc.)               and will perform an image
search if they are unable to
locate appropriate images in
school or at home for their
project. They will need to
determine if the Creative
to their image is suitable for
their use for the project.

Students may also need to
perform a Boolean search on
brainstorm ideas for the news
"story."
N/A                                            Books/print resources           N/A

N/A                                            e-books (netLibrary, Gale       N/A
Books, etc)

N/A                                            Streamed media (Discovery       N/A
Streaming, Safari Montage,
etc.)

N/A                                            Primary sources                 N/A

N/A                                            Blogs/wikis                     N/A

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N/A                                            Podcasts/webcasts                N/A

N/A                                            Other                            N/A

Types of Communication          Script-writing for news "story"                Narrative                        Students will work within
1. Personal Expression           their group to write a script
2. Myths/folk tales              that expresses their ideas
3. Short story                   of a news "story" that
4. Docu-Drama                    incorporates the geometric
concept of their choice.

N/A                                            Informative/ Expository          N/A
1. How-to directions
2. Biographies
3. Summary reports
4. Book reports

Creation of an entertaining/informative news   Persuasive                       Providing the audience with
Public Service                considered a public service.
2. Describe and Conclude         Students are being asked to
3. Analyze and Conclude          create and film a video to
4. Compare and Contrast          entertain or inform their
5. Cause and Effect              viewers about how a
6. Documentary                   geometric concept was used
in a potential real-world
scenario.
Students will be working in teams              Collaborative Environment        Throughout the project,
Peer-Evaluation Rubric                         Participatory—users contribute   students will be working as a
on-going content to author’s     team to create each
product                          component of the project.
They will share ideas with
one another and work
cooperatively to achieve the

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goals of the assignment.

Students will complete a
peer-evaluation rubric for the
work of another team.
Likewise, they will consider
the evaluation of another
team on their own work.
Potential for student                                                         Students…
engagement                      1. Understand/Analyze/Create                  Engage in higher order         1. Students will need to
2. Understand/Evaluate/Create                 thinking (New Bloom’s 2001)    understand the underlying
using technology               geometric concepts in order
 Remember                     to analyze their surroundings
 Understand                   and take photographic
 Apply                        examples of several
 Analyze                      geometric terms. They will
 Evaluate                     also need to create a
 Create                       cohesive edited image that
encompasses the meaning of
the term.

2. Students will also use their
understanding of the
geometric concepts to create
a realistic scenario in which
the concept might be used.
They will also be evaluating
their own work and the work
of others at various levels,
including their use of
technology to appropriately
demonstrate the use of that
concept.
Creation of authentic scenario in which the   Develop and demonstrate a      In order for students to
geometric concepts they have learned may      depth of knowledge and         create a news "story" that
be used                                       understanding of central and   relates to the geometric
significant concepts           concept of their choice,
they will need to have a
thorough knowledge of the

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subject area and
underlying definitions and
themes. When filming their
video, the students will
display the depth of their
knowledge.
Group collaboration and regular               Engage in substantive             Beyond the informal
meetings/discussions with the teacher         conversation and/or elaborated    discussions that will occur
writing that extends student      throughout the project, a
understanding of the subject      series of scheduled
meetings with the teacher
will occur in which
students will describe their
assistance and ideas, and
relate their plan of action
for continuing the project.
Any misconceptions that
discussed.
Creation of authentic scenario in which the   Connect subject matter to         Through the practice of
geometric concepts they have learned may      personal or public issues or      brainstorming and critical
be used                                       concerns they have faced or       thinking, students will
are likely to face in the world   determine a variety of ways
beyond the classroom              in which geometry applies
to the real-world and then
select the topic that best
suits the interests of the
group and the goals of the
project.
Respond to feedback from Peer-Evaluation      Have opportunities to revise      After reading through the
Rubric                                        thinking in a meaningful way      results of the peer evaluation
rubric, students will have the
opportunity to revise their
video before turning it in.

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N/A                   Participate in instruction        N/A
connected directly to students'
interests

Group collaboration   Ask questions and are             A central focus of the
encouraged to express             project is to include the
opinions                          ideas and opinions of all
group members in order to
produce a high quality and
creative project. Each
student will bring their own
ideas and prior knowledge
to the project so that it is
truly a team effort.
N/A                   Work with real data sets          N/A

N/A                   Engage in online simulations      N/A
and activities

N/A                   Engage with people from a         N/A
different culture

N/A                   Conduct online research using     N/A
a wide variety of appropriate
resources

N/A                   Collaborate and communicate       N/A
virtually

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N/A                     Engage in exercises that          N/A
require development of
arguments and defense of
explanations

Group collaboration     Engage in meaningful              When deciding what
Meetings with teacher   conversations, both student-to-   photos to take for their part
student and teacher-to-           of the "Photographic
student, that focus on core       Journey Through
concepts of curriculum            Geometry" book, each
team will need to discuss
the meaning of their
geometric terms and
decide what they are
looking for around the
school or around their
home. They will need to
discuss what would and
would not be considered
an example of each term
and select the image that
best represents it before
editing.

When discussing the
assignment with the
teacher, students will need
not their news "story" is an
authentic example of a real-
world problem and whether
or not it actually uses the
geometric concept that
they are trying to
demonstrate or exemplify.

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N/A                                       Engage in meaningful              N/A
discussions while utilizing
technology as the method for
communicating, collaborating,
analyzing, evaluating, and
creating

Creative use of a web           N/A                                                                         N/A
2.0 communication tool                                                    Presentation Sharing tools like
Slideshare or screencasting
N/A                                       Blogs                             N/A

N/A                                       Pod/vod/webcasts                  N/A

N/A                                       Wikis                             N/A

N/A                                       Drawing; animation                N/A

N/A                                       TIGed, Ning or other social       N/A
networking sites
N/A                                       ToonDo or other cartooning        N/A
tool
storytelling tools
N/A                                       Skype/ooVoo                       N/A

"Photographic Journey Through Geometry"   Flickr                            The students will actually be
book submissions                                                            using Picnik, which is similar
to Flickr, to edit their photos.
images, the students will use
the various tools under the
"Edit" and "Create" tabs to

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text to identify their geometric
term. After each group edits
and prints their photos, a
book will be created for each
student to use as a review
and reference guide.
N/A                      Social Bookmarking (e.g.,   N/A
del.icio.us, diigo)
N/A                      Other                       N/A

Differentiated Instruction      Group Decision-Making    Content                     Each group will choose from
a pre-defined set of geometry
terms to take photos of.
They will also decide the real-
world scenario that utilizes
the geometric concept of their
choice.
N/A                      Process                     N/A

Choice of news "story"   Product                     While all groups will be
required to submit a video
and edit it using MovieMaker,
they will have the option to
make their "story"
entertaining, humorous, or
informative. The final product
will be a result of their
strengths and preferences as
a group and the creation of
costumes and props for the
video is completely student-
driven.
N/A                      Student                     N/A

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Creation of authentic scenario in which the   Interests                The news "story" component
geometric concepts they have learned may                               of the project will really allow
be used                                                                students to explore their
creativity and examine their
interests. If a student might
consider a profession in
contracting, their group might
contractor that "botched" a
roofing job by building it at
the wrong angle. There is
really no limit to the topics
that they students could use
for their story because math
and geometry is such an
integral part of many
professions and has a variety
of real-world applications.
N/A                                           Learning styles          N/A

Instructional Strategies        N/A                                           High-level discussion    N/A

Integration of the "Photographic Journey      Problem/Project-Based
Through Geometry" book and "Grade 9           Learning
Newsroom" projects in the geometry unit
Analysis of real-world scenarios that would   Authentic Learning
use geometric concepts
N/A                                           Multi-modal              N/A

N/A                                           Peer teaching            N/A

N/A                                           Informal collaboration   N/A

Formation of groups                           Formal collaboration
Peer-Evaluation Rubric

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Brainstorming process prior to lesson and       Invoking prior knowledge
project introduction
N/A                                             Tiered activities                 N/A

Marzano’s Instructional          N/A                                             Identifying Similarities and      N/A
Strategies                                                                       Differences
N/A                                             Summarizing and Note-Taking       N/A

N/A                                             Reinforcing Effort and            N/A
Providing Recognition
N/A                                             Increasing Value in Homework      N/A
and Practice
Images taken and edited for "Photographic       Using Non-Linguistic
Journey Through Geometry" book                  Representation
Group collaboration                             Incorporating Cooperative
Learning Effectively
N/A                                             Setting Objectives and            N/A
Providing Feedback
N/A                                             Generating and Testing            N/A
Hypotheses
N/A                                             Utilizing Questions, Cues, and    N/A
Integrated use of free or       N/A                                             Google Docs (all, not just word   N/A
other software                                                                  processing)
applications

N/A                                             Audacity/Garage Band              N/A

Upload and edit video clips shot over several   iMovie/MovieMaker
class periods
N/A                                             PhotoStory/iPhoto                 N/A

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N/A                                          Excel/Numbers            N/A

N/A                                          MS Word/Pages            N/A

N/A                                          PowerPoint/Keynote       N/A

Upload and edit photos taken at school, at   Other                    Many aspects of Picnik are
home, or found on the Web                                             free to unregistered users.
The students will be
site and editing them (by
order to create an informative
and eye-catching image of
five geometric terms.

Form based on Standards Aligned System (SAS) Lesson Plan/Unit Planning Checklist, Pennsylvania Department of Education, draft
revised March 24, 2009.

*Things to Consider (in addition to other concepts and materials introduced in the course)
 Clear expectations for student work
o Task-specific rubric/scoring guide (if applicable)
o Quality of work
 Effective teacher communication
o Clarity of instructions
 Higher Order Thinking Skills
o Student Work
o Questioning
 21st Century Skills http://www.metiri.com/features.html
o Digital Literacy, Inventive Thinking, Effective Communication, High Productivity
 Instructional strategies used to reach all learners
o Multiple and varied
 Connections to:
Research-based Instructional Strategies*:
o Identifying Similarities and Differences
o Summarizing and Note Taking

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o   Reinforcing Effort and providing recognition
o   Homework and Practice
o   Non-linguistic Representations
o   Cooperative Learning
o   Setting Goals and Providing Feedback
o   Generating and Testing Hypotheses
o   Questions, Cues, and Advance Organizers

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