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ALEX Lesson Plans  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [CE] (0-12) 2 :
2 ) Patriotism

[CE] (0-12) 3 :
3 ) Citizenship

[CE] (0-12) 1 :
1 ) Courage

[CG1] (0-12) 33 :
33 ) A:C1.5 - understand that school success is the preparation to make the transition from student to community member

[ELA2015] (2) 27 :
27 ) Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations). [W.2.7]

[ELA2015] (2) 29 :
29 ) Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about Grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups. [SL.2.1]

a. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion). [SL.2.1a]

b. Build on others' talk in conversations by linking their comments to the remarks of others. [SL.2.1b]

c. Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussion. [SL.2.1c]

[ELA2015] (2) 30 :
30 ) Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media. [SL.2.2]

[ELA2015] (2) 31 :
31 ) Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue. [SL.2.3]

[SS2010] LWT2 (2) 2 :
2 ) Identify national historical figures and celebrations that exemplify fundamental democratic values, including equality, justice, and responsibility for the common good.

•  Recognizing our country's founding fathers, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, John Adams, John Hancock, and James Madison
•  Recognizing historical female figures, including Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, Harriet Tubman, and Harriet Beecher Stowe
•  Describing the significance of national holidays, including the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.; Presidents' Day; Memorial Day; the Fourth of July; Veterans Day; and Thanksgiving Day
•  Describing the history of American symbols and monuments
Examples: Liberty Bell, Statue of Liberty, bald eagle, United States flag, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial

[DLIT] (2) 5 :
R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions.

[DLIT] (2) 6 :
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

[DLIT] (2) 18 :
12) Conduct basic keyword searches to gather information.

[DLIT] (2) 19 :
13) Create a research-based product using online digital tools.

Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or Counseling and Guidance (K - 12), or Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2), or English Language Arts (2), or Social Studies (2)
Title: What Makes a Leader?
Description:

In this lesson, students will learn about various leadership qualities and historical American leaders. Each student will research an American leader of their choice and create a presentation about their life and impact on our country using the iPad app Educreations. Students will then participate in a class discussion about their thoughts on the researched leaders and how they can show leadership in their everyday lives. 




   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (2) 19 :
13) Create a research-based product using online digital tools.

[DLIT] (2) 18 :
12) Conduct basic keyword searches to gather information.

[DLIT] (2) 5 :
R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions.

[ELA2015] (2) 19 :
19 ) By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the Grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. [RI.2.10]

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2), or English Language Arts (2)
Title: Introduction to PowerPoint
Description:

Second grade students will view a teacher-made digital slideshow. The teacher will then walk the students through the process of opening PowerPoint or other presentation software, picking a slide format and adding text.




ALEX Learning Activities  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (0) 5 :
R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions.

[DLIT] (0) 14 :
8) Present information from a variety of digital resources.

[DLIT] (0) 15 :
9) Create a research-based product collaboratively using online digital tools, given specific guidance.

Examples: Find simple facts about a specific topic, create a slide that contains facts located in trade books or other sources as a group or with a partner.

[DLIT] (1) 5 :
R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions.

[DLIT] (1) 15 :
9) Use a variety of digital tools collaboratively to connect with other learners.

Examples: Video calling, blogs, collaborative documents.

[DLIT] (2) 5 :
R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions.

[DLIT] (2) 18 :
12) Conduct basic keyword searches to gather information.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (K - 2)
Title: How do you Lino?
Description:

This website is a digital cork board where students can share their ideas through virtual sticky notes and pictures. This website can be used to get ideas flowing at the beginning of the lesson. The teacher can present a topic and the kids can write notes/questions/comments and post pictures relating to the topic of what they think it is. This can also be used for students who are working on a group project together. They are able to put there ideas out on the cork board so they can collaborate and make decisions.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] LWT2 (2) 6 :
6 ) Identify states, continents, oceans, and the equator using maps, globes, and technology.

•  Identifying map elements, including title, legend, compass rose, and scale
•  Identifying the intermediate directions of northeast, southeast, northwest, and southwest
•  Recognizing technological resources such as a virtual globe, satellite images, and radar
•  Locating points on a grid
[DLIT] (2) 5 :
R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions.

[DLIT] (2) 6 :
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

[DLIT] (2) 11 :
5) Cite media and/or owners of digital content at an age-appropriate level.

Example: Basic website citation.

[DLIT] (2) 15 :
9) Use a variety of digital tools to connect with other learners.

Examples: Online conferences, blogs, collaborative documents.

[DLIT] (2) 18 :
12) Conduct basic keyword searches to gather information.

[DLIT] (2) 19 :
13) Create a research-based product using online digital tools.

Subject: Social Studies (2), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2)
Title: Where in the World?
Description:

Smore is a service for creating webpages, brochures, and online flyers. There are many design and content options. Students can add elements like images, videos, sounds, events, and locations to their pages by simply dragging them and dropping them on the page.

Students will be assigned different countries and make brochures about them using Smore. They will be required to have images of their assigned countries’ national flags, historical figures, and leaders. They will also be required to have national anthem background music and a short informative video about their countries. Their brochures will share what continent the country is on, what major oceans surround it, and what native language is spoken.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] LWT2 (2) 2 :
2 ) Identify national historical figures and celebrations that exemplify fundamental democratic values, including equality, justice, and responsibility for the common good.

•  Recognizing our country's founding fathers, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, John Adams, John Hancock, and James Madison
•  Recognizing historical female figures, including Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, Harriet Tubman, and Harriet Beecher Stowe
•  Describing the significance of national holidays, including the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.; Presidents' Day; Memorial Day; the Fourth of July; Veterans Day; and Thanksgiving Day
•  Describing the history of American symbols and monuments
Examples: Liberty Bell, Statue of Liberty, bald eagle, United States flag, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial

[DLIT] (2) 5 :
R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions.

[DLIT] (2) 6 :
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

[DLIT] (2) 11 :
5) Cite media and/or owners of digital content at an age-appropriate level.

Example: Basic website citation.

[DLIT] (2) 18 :
12) Conduct basic keyword searches to gather information.

[DLIT] (2) 19 :
13) Create a research-based product using online digital tools.

Subject: Social Studies (2), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2)
Title: What is the significance?
Description:

Animoto is a digital tool that allows students to take videos and pictures and mesh them together to create an overall video. There are multiple tools available to help students enhance their video.




ALEX Learning Activities: 3

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ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (2) 18 :
12) Conduct basic keyword searches to gather information.

[DLIT] (3) 22 :
16) Conduct basic keyword searches to produce valid, appropriate results, and evaluate results for accuracy, relevance, and appropriateness.

Examples: Use search techniques, check for credibility and validity.

[DLIT] (4) 21 :
15) Conduct complex keyword searches to produce valid, appropriate results and evaluate results for accuracy, relevance, and appropriateness.

Examples: Search techniques, check for credibility and validity.

[DLIT] (5) 25 :
19) Conduct advanced keyword searches to produce valid, appropriate results and evaluate results for accuracy, relevance, and appropriateness.

Examples: Search techniques, check for credibility and validity.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2 - 5)
Title: RUFF RUFFMAN: Ask Ruff Ruffman: Poodle Edition
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ruff14-pd-poodleqa/ask-ruff-poodle-edition/
Description:

Hear advice on how to use search engines responsibly from the much-loved character Ruff Ruffman, in this animated video from RUFF RUFFMAN: HUMBLE MEDIA GENIUS. With his uniquely comical style, Ruff helps guide students in responsibly navigating this twenty-first-century skill. This resource is part of the RUFF RUFFMAN: HUMBLE MEDIA GENIUS Collection. This video can be played during or to introduce a lesson on basic keyword searches to gather information.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (2) 18 :
12) Conduct basic keyword searches to gather information.

[DLIT] (3) 22 :
16) Conduct basic keyword searches to produce valid, appropriate results, and evaluate results for accuracy, relevance, and appropriateness.

Examples: Use search techniques, check for credibility and validity.

[DLIT] (4) 21 :
15) Conduct complex keyword searches to produce valid, appropriate results and evaluate results for accuracy, relevance, and appropriateness.

Examples: Search techniques, check for credibility and validity.

[DLIT] (5) 25 :
19) Conduct advanced keyword searches to produce valid, appropriate results and evaluate results for accuracy, relevance, and appropriateness.

Examples: Search techniques, check for credibility and validity.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2 - 5)
Title: RUFF RUFFMAN: Ask Ruff Ruffman: Squeaky Toy Edition
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ruff14-pd-squeakqa/ask-ruff-squeaky-toy-edition/
Description:

Focusing on searching safely on the internet, the much-loved character Ruff Ruffman addresses some of the questions kids have about technology and media use, in this animated video from RUFF RUFFMAN: HUMBLE MEDIA GENIUS. With his uniquely comical style, Ruff helps guide students in responsibly navigating this twenty-first-century skill. This resource is part of the RUFF RUFFMAN: HUMBLE MEDIA GENIUS Collection. This video can be played when introducing a lesson on basic keyword searches to gather information.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (1) 18 :
12) Identify keywords in a search and discuss how they may be used to gather information.

[DLIT] (2) 18 :
12) Conduct basic keyword searches to gather information.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (1 - 2)
Title: Using Keywords
URL: https://www.commonsense.org/education/lesson/using-keywords-k-2
Description:

Students understand that keyword searching is an effective way to locate information on the Internet. They learn how to select keywords to produce the best search results. First, students learn to identify their research goals and choose the best keywords to achieve those goals. Then they apply their knowledge by using their keywords in a search. Students examine their search results and observe how a good choice of keywords can get them the information they want.

Throughout the lesson, students will be able to ...

• understand the function of keywords and keyword searches.

• learn a step-by-step procedure for selecting suitable keywords.

• apply their chosen keywords to find the information they are looking for on the Internet.

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ALEX Classroom Resources: 3

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