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The Path of Least Resistance

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Your class won't be able to resist this lesson on the path of least resistance, or rather, on conductors and insulators. Using two types of modeling dough, one that conducts and one that insulates, young electrical engineers construct...
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Initiatives and Teamwork

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
After your next group project or collaborative assignment, have your learners reflect on what it was like to work with others. They will answer questions on what parts of the process they did and did not enjoy, whether or not they were...
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Think Before You Speak Poster

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
"Think before you speak." Make this direction more meaningful for your young learners by using think as a guide for respectful speech. This is a great poster to reference during class discussions, conflict resolutions, or whenever anyone...
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Food Insecurity

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Food insecurity, whether as a result of food scarcity or a lack of nutritious food, is a growing and serious problem in the world today. After discussing the concept of food insecurity, learners listen to an NPR radio broadcast on the...
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A Creator’s Responsibilities

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Want to keep your learners from plagiarizing? Here is one way to tackle the topic and relate it not only to plagiarizing text, but also to pirating music and video productions. Class members discuss the topic, watch a video about...
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The Reality of Digital Drama

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Why is drama queen a title but not drama king? Explore peer drama with your class, covering both reality television and real-life Internet interactions. Pupils discuss drama as a general term before watching two videos while taking...
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Scams and Schemes

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Identify theft is a real problem that many people will face in their lives. Help your learners protect themselves from identity theft with the activities described here. Pupils explore the strategies employed by identity thieves and try...
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Gender Stereotypes Online

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Activate thinking about gender preconceptions, both offline and online. Class members participate in a couple of introductory activities to help them understand gender stereotypes before creating avatars that represent these stereotypes....
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Strategic Searching

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Are your pupils effective online searchers? Improve their skills with the ideas presented here. After completing a KWL chart about strategic searching, class members pick up a five-step strategy for searching online. For practice, pupils...
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Selecting the Tap: Water Safety

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Examine water as a scarce natural resource instead of taking it for granted. Middle schoolers identify the traits of potable water, and research local water sources to determine if they are impaired or not.
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The Lightning Thief: Problematic Situation Strategy

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
In the novel, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, Percy is faced with a major decision. After reading, chapter 19, discuss the decision-making process Percy took, what he decided to do, and what your...
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This Is A Good Activity To Do Following A Unit On Short Stories

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
To review for a short story unit exam, class members engage in a talk show activity where individuals adopt the persona of characters from the unit's stories, sit for an interview, and answer questions posed by the class. Ask actors to...
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Oral Presentation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Practice public speaking in this oral presentation lesson. Middle schoolers list the characteristics of a powerful speaker. They watch a video of two speakers, compare them and discuss the qualities of a good speech. Afterwards, they...
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Cyberbullying: Be Upstanding

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Peers discuss cyberbullying and how they can defend their friends that may be bullied online and offline. They discover the value in showing empathy for those who have been cyberbullied. Class members then generate multiple solutions for...
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Forms And Norms

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
There are so many modern ways to communicate, and each form of communication requires a different style. Learners role play in pairs of how communication is most effective when texting, talking, emailing, and communicating online....
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Identifying High-Quality Sites

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Use a Huffington Post article focused on false pictures of Hurricane Sandy to launch a discussion about the reliability of online information. Groups compare and contrast how print and broadcast media regulate data gathering with the...
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Sticky Sites

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
In this internet lesson, students look at sites that are attractive to them and discuss why like to be on these "sticky sites." Students analyze sample sites and find the “Three C’s” that contribute to their stickiness: content,...
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Which Me Should I Be?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Adopting a different identity online can affect the way one is perceived by others. An online presentation lesson plan prompts learners to reflect on the benefits and risks of presenting their identities in different ways online, and to...
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Rework, Reuse, Remix

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Students discover how to judge whether something is protected by the "Fair Use" law by using the Four Points of Fair Use handout embedded in the plan. In this interesting and engaging lesson, students apply the four points of fair use to...
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Crawling the Web

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Choosing a search engine can often be a quick decision when you want the answer to a question quickly. Demonstrate the myriad of ways learners can find the information they need on the Internet with an interactive technology lesson....
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Privacy and Digital Footprints: Top Secret

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Students research child safety by participating in an on-line tutorial activity. In this digital privacy lesson, students read a role-playing scenario regarding two students who make bad decisions about their on-line safety. Students...
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Digital Life 101

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Play the video "Digital Life 101" to launch a discusion of the responsible use of social media and online relationships. Related activities ask learners to craft a personal simile describing their media life, and handouts provide a media...
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With Power Comes Responsibility

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Pupils identify characteristics and responsibilities they have in order to be good digital citizens. In this online lesson plan, students discuss what it means to have respect for others online.
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My Media

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
"What are your personal media habits, and how much time do you spend with different forms of media?" are the guiding questions for an examination of middle schoolers' media use. Learners use the provided worksheets to create a personal...