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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Spaced Out!

Yesterday, I shared with you my End of Year Student "Uniqueness" Ceremony.  This is just one way that I end the year with my students.  Another way that we share in each others multiple intelligences, is by doing a project-based learning unit at the end of the year.  This project has a two-fold target; first, to get the students actively involved for the last couple of weeks on a thematic unit that focuses on many areas such as, reading, writing, research, synthesizing, analyzing, applying, math, science, and social studies. This way they can "show what you know".  The second part is having the students present their projects, and then we get to giggle and enjoy each others presentations. The unit I created this year was called, "Spaced Out" and it focused on the solar system and its components.  Below is an example of the unit and its rubric which you can grab for free from my Google Docs, and also there is an example of one of the technology components.  The students created an "Interplanetary Law Enforcement Team", and then created a Voki to share the rules with the Solar System.  They are very cute and the students enjoyed working on them tremendously.  This is just another way to make your last couple of weeks, enjoyable, meaningful for both you and the students, and educational!

Space, thematic unit, end of year activities, reading, writing, technology, Globicate, Heidi Befort


Here are some examples of the students projects, flags, Voki's, and maps. As you can see there is a variety of examples and ways the students chose to present their projects.  That's the fun of doing a unit like this at the end of the year!

Solar System, student work, thematic units, Globicate, Heidi Befort

Solar System, student work, thematic units, Globicate, Heidi Befort

Solar System, student work, thematic units, Globicate, Heidi Befort

Solar System, student work, thematic units, Globicate, Heidi Befort

Solar System, student work, thematic units, Globicate, Heidi Befort

Solar System, student work, thematic units, Globicate, Heidi Befort

Solar System, student work, thematic units, Globicate, Heidi Befort

Solar System, student work, thematic units, Globicate, Heidi Befort

Solar System, student work, thematic units, Globicate, Heidi Befort

Solar System, student work, thematic units, Globicate, Heidi Befort

Solar System, student work, thematic units, Globicate, Heidi Befort

Solar System, student work, thematic units, Globicate, Heidi Befort





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