The following is a lesson plan I have created to demonstrate how I would incorporate technology into a lesson.
The lesson is one lesson within a Term Project:
Lesson Plan by Angela Harvey
Earth Hour: “The view from down here on Earth”
|Lesson TitleLesson Date and Time
|Lights, camera, blackout – Part 1Week 6 (Lesson 11 of 20)
Tuesday 4th March 2015
|Earth Hour Term project: Working in groups of 4 make a video promoting Earth Hour to the local community.Project Aims:
- Explore the contemporary issue of global warming and Earth Hour as a solution, what does Earth Hour aim to achieve for global warming? Examine Earth Hour’s prospect from a local level.
- Create a persuasive text to target the local community to encourage participation in Earth Hour.
||Year 7 English – Literacy
Expressing and developing ideas
- Analyse how point of view is generated in visual texts by means of choices, for example gaze, angle and social distance (ACELA1764)
- Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, selecting aspects of subject matter and particular language, visual, and audio features to convey information and ideas (ACELY1725)
Science – Science as a Human Endeavour
Use and influence of science
- Science and technology contribute to finding solutions to a range of contemporary issues; these solutions may impact on other areas of society and involve ethical considerations (ACSHE120)
Source: Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (2013)
|Previous lessons in term plan
||Wk1 (2 × 1hr lessons) – research and discussionWk2 (2 × 1hr lessons) – persuasive texts & methods to convey information and ideas
Wk3 (2 × 1hr lessons) – researching persuasive videos, experimenting with digital cameras &, collaborating ideas for project
W 4 (2 × 1hr lessons) – drafting project script & storyboards incorporating research & persuasive positioning
Wk 5 (2 × 1hr lessons) – finalizing script & storyboards
- Develop digital literacy using digital camera, camera equipment, editing and basic computer software
- Create a digital persuasive text within a collaborative group dynamic
- Time management & management of multiple roles within a group project
- Understanding of how point of view is generated in visual texts
- Digital camera literacy: operating, filming, downloading & saving
|Preparation:You will need
- 6 digital cameras & equipment
- Access to computer lab (at end of lesson)
| Students will need
- Completed storyboards & filming plans
||Introduction: 5 minutes
- Lesson outline & allocated times (link) on Interactive Whiteboard (IWB)
- Students divide into their filming groups; nominated member collects camera and equipment & conducts a check of camera equipment, battery, tripod, data card
- Nominated member collects group’s storyboards & filming plan
Lesson body: 30 minutes
- 3 groups will be supervised by teacher aide
- 3 groups will be supervised by teacher
- Groups have 30 minutes (with 10 minute interval warnings) to film storyboards within their designated areas (school grounds)
Back-up & pack-up: 20 minutes
- (10 minutes) Teacher aide 3 groups return to computer lab and download their group footage onto computer, saving back-up to USB
- Return to classroom to pack-up digital camera & discuss last session of filming, collaborate over editing their film and including music, special effects and voiceover – exchanging ideas in light of the footage filmed
- (10 minutes) Teacher 3 groups return to computer lab and do the same as groups above
Conclusion: 5 minutes
- Ask class how their filming sessions went
- Questions (IWB) to review: teamwork; efficiency; collaboration (accepting of ideas, putting ideas into action, offering encouragement, motivation);
- Discuss next (& final) filming session: have you got a clear plan of final filming session?
||Was the lesson a success? Discuss with supervising Teacher Aide:
- Were groups balancing filming with discussion & collaboration, or was the balance too far either way?
- Did the groups work cooperatively to achieve their filming plans, discuss new ideas, make group decisions to make necessary or creative changes?
- Were the groups developing their language in – giving instruction or direction; digital technology (camera & computer terminology); group interaction (active listening, reflecting others ideas, positive feedback, respectfully disagreeing, making and communicating decisions)?
|Lesson to follow:
- Part 2 filming lesson: complete filming all digital camera footage & store footage on computer ready for editing
|References:Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (2013). Retrieved from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/Year7
Attached is a copy of this lesson plan as a Word document
EDC101 – Assess 3 – Teaching_Episode_Template