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Tracking Armadillo's Journey
Students will use technology to track a character's journey.
- Students will use the World Book Atlas program on the laptop computers to track the characters journey from the story, The Armadillo from Amarillo in our Reading Basal.
- Students will recognize the distance in miles traveled throughout the story.
- Students will identify placement of cities on the map traveled.
- Students will record direction he traveled using the compass rose.
- Students will create a slideshow with the information titled Armadillos Adventure using KEYNOTE program.
- Students will choose one of the cities traveled and research facts about it on the Internet to incorporate in the slideshow.
- Students will present their slideshow to the class using the projector.
- Together we will look through the story, The Armadillo from Amarillo, and find the sequence of cities he visited in Texas on his journey.
- Using the Promethean Board, we will make a list of these places.
- Next, the students will use the World Book Atlas to track the miles that he traveled from Amarillo to each location.
- On a paper map of the state of Texas, they will highlight each city to view direction he traveled using the compass rose.
- After all the cities have been mapped, they will use the program KEYNOTE to create a slideshow of Armadillo’s journey.
- Once they have documented the mileage traveled, they will research each city for a few facts to include on slides.
- After all the cities have been mapped, they will use the program KEYNOTE to create a slideshow of Armadillos journey.
- Finally, we will share the presentations using the projector.
Sunshine State Standards
NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students
- Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity.
- Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced models, prepare publications, and produce other creative works.
- Students use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources.
- Students use technology tools to process data and report results.
- Students evaluate and select new information resources and technological innovations based on the appropriateness for specific tasks.
- Laptop computers
- Promethean Board
- Basal Reading Book
- Map of Texas
- Use World Book to track miles of a family vacation. Using KEYNOTE, create a slideshow of the adventure.
- Create a brochure of a researched city using the program PAGES.
- Make a spreadsheet in EXCEL using information of mileage.
- Create a bar graph with EXCEL information to view differences traveled.
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