ALEX Lesson Plan Resources

ALEX Lesson Plans  
Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (3), or Social Studies (3)
Title: Natural Disasters
Description: Each student becomes an expert on a natural disaster, investigating and discovering how they can prepare for it.  Students initially create traditional motivational posters using paper, pencils, markers, and crayons.  Then, students create an electronic version to motivate others to prepare for natural disasters.  Next, students create storyboards/scripts and digital stories on a natural disaster of their choosing to inform others of ways to prepare for natural disasters.  This lesson was created as part of a collaboration between Alabama Technology in Motion and ALEX.  


Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (3), or Social Studies (3)
Title: Oh, The Geographic Features We Can Explore!  Using QR Codes and Google Slides 
Description: In this lesson, students will work collaboratively to create a presentation showcasing the various geographic features around the world and use the appropriate academic vocabulary.  Students will present their group slide to the class.  Students will independently write a compare and contrast paragraph about two geographic features.  


Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (3), or English Language Arts (3)
Title: Fun With Idioms
Description: This lesson is designed to help students become comfortable with idioms.  Students will work closely with idioms to discover meanings and present them to the class.  Students will use technology to present the information.


Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (3), or English Language Arts (3)
Title: The Many People of Charlotte's Web 
Description: Students will work together in groups to discuss the different character traits their character displays. After developing many traits, students will collaborate to create a PowerPoint of at least 4 slides with sentences that describe the character displaying these traits throughout the book. After completing the PowerPoint presentations, students will head back to their groups and create a timeline of their character's events throughout the story. 


Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (3), or Social Studies (3)
Title: Master of Disaster (Elementary Grades)
Description: Students will research natural disasters and their impact on people.  They will work in teams to design a disaster preparedness guide to share with the community to reduce the impact of a natural disaster utilizing various creativity apps on the iPad.


Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (3), or English Language Arts (3)
Title: Writing Thank-You Notes
Description: This lesson teaches students to write thank-you note using the writing process. Students will draft, revise, edit, and publish their thank-you notes. They will use a computer to view examples of thank-you notes and insert graphics into their own published thank-you notes.