ALEX Learning Activity Resources

ALEX Learning Activities  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (5) 32 :
32 ) Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on Grade 5 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly. [SL.5.1]

a. Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion. [SL.5.1a]

b. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles. [SL.5.1b]

c. Pose and respond to specific questions by making comments that contribute to the discussion and elaborate on the remarks of others. [SL.5.1c]

d. Review the key ideas expressed and draw conclusions in light of information and knowledge gained from the discussions. [SL.5.1d]

[DLIT] (5) 34 :
28) Develop, test, and refine prototypes as part of a cyclical design process to solve a complex problem.

Examples: Design backpack for a specific user's needs; design a method to collect and transport water without the benefit of faucets; design boats that need to hold as much payload as possible before sinking; design models of chairs based on specific user needs.

[CE] (0-12) 22 :
22 ) Creativity

[CE] (0-12) 12 :
12 ) Compassion

[CE] (0-12) 6 :
6 ) Respect for others

[CG1] (0-12) 100 :
100 ) PS:B1.3 - identify alternative solutions to a problem

Subject: English Language Arts (5), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (5), Character Education (K - 12), Counseling and Guidance (K - 12)
Title: C.A.R.E. to Solve a Real-World Problem and Develop Empathy!

This experience was designed to support its title, the acronym C.A.R.E., which stands for Come together, Assess a need, Relate to a need, Empathize!


This interactive, Google Doc will guide students through the problem-solving process as they practice active listening and creativity during the interview (empathy) and design (iteration) stages of Design Thinking to solve a problem being experienced by a peer.


This experience will provide students with the opportunity to practice the use of the 4 C's (communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity), which are highly demanded, 21st Century skills in the career world.


The student(s) can use the interactive guide to document information gathered during a personal interview with a peer, analyze that information and generate a problem statement prior to listing ideas and designing a prototype as a potential solution. 


The active engagement in this experience will expose the student(s) to the Alabama Course of Study standards that focus on identifying alternative solutions to problems, designing prototypes, collaborative communication, showing compassion and respect for others, and expressing creativity.

This activity is a result of the ALEX Resource Development Summit.

   View Standards     Standard(s): [CE] (0-12) 3 :
3 ) Citizenship

[CE] (0-12) 4 :
4 ) Honesty

[CE] (0-12) 5 :
5 ) Fairness

[CE] (0-12) 6 :
6 ) Respect for others

[CE] (0-12) 7 :
7 ) Kindness

[CE] (0-12) 8 :
8 ) Cooperation

[CE] (0-12) 9 :
9 ) Self-respect

[CE] (0-12) 10 :
10 ) Self-control

[CE] (0-12) 11 :
11 ) Courtesy

[CE] (0-12) 12 :
12 ) Compassion

Subject: Character Education (K - 12)
Title: Stop Cyberbullying

Infinity Interactive Learning Lab provides a interactive training site for teaching them how to prevent cyber bullying to students. Students watch a video and apply the concepts they have learned.

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