Learner

The lesson is designed for a fourth grade science class and also incorporates geography and art to a lesser extent.

Students will need to previously know how to do research on the internet and be familiar with Glogster.com.

Standards

NETS-S-2007.1
Creativity and Innovation: Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. Students:
NETS-S-2007.1.b
create original works as a means of personal or group expression.
NETS-S-2007.2
Communication and Collaboration: Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students:
NETS-S-2007.2.a
interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
NETS-S-2007.2.b
communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
NETS-S-2007.2.d
contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.
NETS-S-2007.3
Research and Information Fluency: Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students:
NETS-S-2007.3.b
locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.
NETS-S-2007.3.c
evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.
NETS-S-2007.3.d
process data and report results.
PA.ENV.4.1.4.D.1
>--- Identify different kinds of wetlands.
PA.ENV.4.1.4.D.2
>--- Identify plants and animals found in wetlands.
PA.ENV.4.1.4.D.3
>--- Explain wetlands as habitats for plants and animals
Reflection on Standards
Students will:
- become familiar with the different animals that live in wetlands
- become familiar with the different plants found in wetlands
- become familiar in the world's largest wetland, the Pantanal

They will become knowledgeable in these areas by doing research and filling out a worksheet.

Students will:
- research how to protect the wetlands

After becoming familiar with these four areas, students will take the information they have just learned and put it into a Glog.

Resources

Computers with access to the internet (enough for each student in the class)
Worksheets made by the teacher
Teacher's account to Glogster.com/edu (students on same account)

Only one teacher is needed to implement this lesson. If you happen to have an aide, then they can be an extra eye to make sure the students are staying on task on the internet, but it is not necessary.

Evaluation

The lesson would be considered successful if the students are able to inform others about the different animals and plants that are found in wetlands. Also if they are able to describe the world's largest wetland, the Pantanal, and if they can give accurate ways to help protect the wetlands. Being creative is important as well, so they will be graded on the appearance, creativity, and the information that they have on their Glogs.

Since each student has a different topic to research and a worksheet to fill out on their topic, they will be graded on the quality and quantity of the information they found. It is also important that they can work in a group, so they will be graded on how well they collaborated and how evenly they distributed the information they presented.


 

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