Name of Lesson Florida Wildlife URL of Lesson http://bit.ly/Iq4PrY Sunshine State Standards Addressed SC.3.L.15.1: Classify animals into major groups (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, arthropods, vertebrates and invertebrates, those having live births and those which lay eggs) according to their physical characteristics and behaviors. SC.3.L.17.1: Describe how animals and plants respond to changing seasons. Net-S Standards Addressed 1. Creativity and Innovation 2. Communication and Collaboration 3. Research and Information Fluency 5. Digital Citizenship 6. Technology Operations and Concepts Analyze Learners 3rd Grade 18 Students (6 groups of 3) 11 boys, 7 girls 6 Hispanic, 2 Asian, 5 Caucasian, 5 African American 4 ESOL Students Previous Knowledge: Information on mammals, amphibians, birds, vertebrates and invertebrates and characteristics of each. How to use internet for research, create a presentation on Photostory and save, create and label files on computer. State Objectives Given an animal, the student shall be able to describe its habitat, with 100% accuracy. Given an animal, the student shall be able to determine its diet, using at least three out of the major characteristics. Student shall be able to design a one minute Photostory with at least 2 pictures per each of the four animals per group. Given internet resources, the student shall be able to research and distinguish between credible and non-credible sources for their project, maximum of one non-credible source. Select instructional methods, media Materials: and material 6 Computers with Internet connection Microsoft software; Photostory Activity Sheet List of Animals in Florida Utilize media and material Materials: Have the computers with ready access to the class wiki for research options and working microphones. Create and label a file for each of the 6 groups, where their projects can be saved. The activity sheet has space for each of the groups to fill in information about each of the four animals’ diet and habitat. The list of animals should be easily seen by all groups and to prevent doubling have each team write their number next to the animals they choose. Require learner participation Day 1- In the beginning, explain to the students how technology will be used in this lesson. -Students will be researching the diet and habitats of animals in Florida. Brainstorm with the students about their current knowledge of animals and their diet and habitat. Divide the students into 6 groups of 3 and have them choose 4 animals to research. Use the information provided on the class wiki and students’ own choices to research animals. Day 2- Have each group create a 1 minute Photostory, with at least 2 pictures of each of the 4 animals. Students must narrate each of the 4 pages with information about each animal in the Photostory. Once the students have finished their project, they will save it in the appropriate file. The students will share their Photostory with the class. Evaluate and Revise Points Possible for Project- 75 points Completion of research-20 Correct research-15 Completion of Photostory-20 All components of Photostory present- 4 animals, 2 pictures, and narration or text Students have correctly distinguished what diet each animal eats-20 Students have correctly described and named habitats for each animal. Students used credible websites or resources for research. If students have not completed the tasks or unable to give correct answers then they may be required to complete additional handouts for homework in order to facilitate understanding. Additional time with the teacher may be warranted, if the student or teacher feels it is necessary, and then it will occur. Revise lesson based on students’ activity and feedback.
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