ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Technology Education (6 - 12)
Title: Social Media Responsibility
Description: Students will watch a local news report on Social Media Responsibility. They will work in groups and conduct research about the topic. They will come up with tips for teens, then create a presentation using the Haiku Deck web app that can be shared with other teens and the community.
Subject: Credit Recovery Science (9 - 12), or Science (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: A Trip along the Alimentary Canal
Description: Students will prepare a digital presentation on the digestive organs, accessory structures, processes, digestive chemicals, and nutrients. This is a part of the unit on digestion and metabolism, and is performed at the beginning of the unit with additional content afterwards, especially on metabolism, nutrition, and digestive disorders. It involves use of technology to research, create, and display a presentation. It may be done individually or in small groups.
Subject: Languages Other Than English (Foreign Languages) (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Pen Pal Mania!
Description: In this lesson, students will use the target language to correspond with a native speaker. This is an excellent activity for students in second semester of second year or higher.
ALEX Learning Activities
Title: Literary Scrapbooking
Digital Tool: Picstitch
Digital Tool Description: Picstitch allows you to create digital collages from your photos along with text and special effects.
Title: Social Media for the Classroom
Digital Tool: Schoology.com
Digital Tool Description: Schoology is a free app that looks a lot like the social networking sites students use at home. Teachers can use the app to upload tests, quizzes, assignments, notes, links to videos and web pages, and to facilitate student discussions. Schoology is a great way to give students a link to the classroom from anywhere.
Title: Social Media Responsibility
Digital Tool: #Virtue: A Special Report on Social Media Responsibility
Digital Tool Description:
This Taking Action Special Report done by a local news station focuses on the importance of teaching students social media responsibility.
This informative video includes accounts from local students and candid stories from teens about how social media affects their lives.
This video will be used to introduce students to the potential pitfalls of the unsafe uses of social media.
Digital Tool: ReadWriteThink Tool
Digital Tool Description: ReadWriteThink profile is an interactive profile for students to learn how to create a safe online profile.
Facebook and Teens
Facebook and Teens is a podcast that informs you on how you as a teenager should watch what you say and do on Facebook.
Cyberbullying - The Domino Effect
This podcast addresses the issue of cyberbullying. It highligthts a few important statistics about the prevalence of cyberbullying, while providing a real world example of how cyberbullying begins and is spread using social media. Students reenact a scenario where a video of young man spreads on Facebook. He is harassed via text messages and online messaging. His reaction to the incident causes him to perform a task that leads to an injury.
Let's take a trip to the World Wide Web to learn about our digital footprint.
This podcast teaches students, teachers, and parents about 1) social networking, 2) how our information is stored online, 3) how to keep a good online reputation, 4) the dangers of social networks, and 5) how to keep our identity safe.
"What Hath God Wrought": A Brief History of Recorded Sound
This podcast can be used by either technology teachers or Civics teachers. Technology teachers can use it to teach the use and possibilities of the new technologies. The civics teacher can use it to open up discussion on laws and regulations involving those same technologies; as well as the history of recorded music up to today. The podcast uses hip, cutting edge references to the internet and its associated uses, so kids will "get" it, but it also contains information that parents can use to help them understand their child's use of the internet.
Facebook for Parents
The purpose of this podcast is to demonstrate the various security settings available in Facebook, provide suggestions for parents, and point out both potential dangers and possible benefits of using any social network.