Lesson Plan

  • Part 2: Turning Point Introduction

    Lesson Objectives:

     

    1. Students will use the camera tool on the iPad to successfully take two pictures of their textbook, and create an album to put them in and accurately name the album with their own name.

    2. Students will learn how to successfully access the online version of their textbook using the iPad.

    3. Students will be able to accurately define a turning point.

    4. Students will be able to list 3 out of 5 essential conditions used to determine if an event or innovation is a turning point:

    Preparation: Teacher page should be prepared with agenda for the day along with link to the online textbook.

    Instructional Activities and Strategies:

     

    Teaching Activity Type

    Digital Application

    Engage in Technology:Students will be asked to use the camera tool to take two photos of two pictures in the appropriate chapter of their text book.  They will be directed to open the photo app, create an album with their name, and put the photos in it.

     

     

    Practice

    iPad

    Apps include:

    Camera tool

    Photos/Camera Roll

    Modeling:

    ITC will model the use of the link on the iPad desktop to the teacher page. Students will then be shown how to access the online textbook using the link on the teacher page and the appropriate password. ITC will also demonstrate how to open the online textbook, review how to take a screen shot, and demonstrate how to open the textbook in Goodreader.

     

    Observe

    iPad

    Apps include:

    Safari

    iBooks

    Guided Practice and Exploration:

    Students will:

    -        access the online textbook

    -        take a screenshot of the first page

    -        open the book in Goodreader

    -        rename the file

    -        preview the textbook

     

    Carry out procedures

    iPad

    Apps include:

    Safari

    Goodreader

     

    Independent Practice and Elaboration (optional):

    Students will access the online textbook in Safari or iBooks and find the same images that they took pictures of in the paper text. They will save a screen shot of the same photos into the photo album that they created earlier.

     

    Practice Procedures

    iPad

    Apps include:

    Safari

    iBooks

    Camera tool

    Photos/Camera Roll

    Assessment/Evaluation:

    Teachers will walk around the room to check each photo album for success.

     

     

     Present or Demonstrate

    iPad

    Apps include:

    Safari

    iBooks

    Camera tool

    Photos/Camera Roll

    Engage:

    Discussion change vs turning points- task: collectively create a rough definition of TP

    Students:

    In YOUR Evernote Notebook, create a Note called YOURName- Turning Point Definition

    In your own words, write down what you think a turning point is.  Include examples if possible. (Bonus- Use a Bullet list to list your examples!)

     

    Group Discussion

    Display teacher iPad or use ActivInspire

    Apps include:

    Evernote

    Guided Practice and Exploration:

    View images of the first phone, a rotary phone, a touch tone phone and an iPhone via google images

    Discuss whether each invention is a turning point or merely a change.

    [Optional: Create an Inspiration diagram comparing and contrasting before and after the telephone or smart phone was invented]

    Direct students to link on teacher page which will take them to the National History Day definition of Turning Point and have them copy and paste the definition into their Evernonte notebook.

    Direct students to read definition and then paraphrase aloud.

    view images, answer questions:

     

    Did the innovation:

    change life, affect people, spread worldwide and was it significant

    Graphic Organizer Software or App

    Teacher/Write Clicks web site

    Independent Practice and Elaboration:

    Small group activity- determine if the events/innovations are Turning Points or merely change.

    Consider if a TP can have direct/indirect consequences?

    compare/contrast pair/trio-quick research one of the topics below & shareout discussion about:

    1.     Mt. Vesuvius/Eyjafjallajökull

    2.     the ball point pen/the printing press

    3.     the Erie Canal/Black Rock Canal

    4.     Jackie Robinson/Michael Phelps

    group discussion, consider evidence,

    compare/contrast

    determine if specific innovations or events are Turning Points

     

    Mt. Vesuvius

    Eyjafjallajökull

    the ball point pen

    Printing press

    The Erie Canal

    The Black Rock Canal

    Jackie Robinson

    Michael Phelps

    Assessment/Evaluation:

    return to student definition- refine and combine to create a class definition.

    Students will add final definition to their Evernote Notebook in boldface.

    Teacher can check all notebooks for student success.

    Revising and Publishing

     

    Resources, Materials and Technology Needed:

    iPad

    Apps include:

    Evernote

    Graphic Organizer App like iBrainstorm

    And/or

    Laptop with ActivInspire

    Inspiration

    Teacher Web page with links prepared.