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Middle School , High School

Business Careers, Music, Technology Media

Software Programs

2Tone
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2007%20Projects/Biz-2Tone/2Tone/index.htm
Pupils are asked to design and present a data handling system for the management of a fictitious music company called '2tone'. The system should host customer information and be sufficiently robust to provide solutions to problems.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, Business Careers, English Language Arts, Health Phys Ed, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Journalism, Internet, Media Literacy, Visual Arts

A Day in the Life of...
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/solano/
This unit uses multi-disciplinary work to help students learn more about the professional world of sports medicine. Students conduct online research on sports medicine, contact professionals in the field, craft interview questions, engage in online discourse with these professionals, and create a brochure using information obtained from these interviews.

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Non Fiction, Reading Literacy, Writing, Geography Habitats, Internet, Media Literacy

A Digital Family Tree Trip Through Time
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_RennyFong.htm
Students will learn more about their own histories by creating family trees, using on-line tools such as bubbl.us, an on-line timeline maker, and Google Earth along with other applications like Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
Middle School

Fine Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Art History, Crafts,Drawing, Painting, Community Culture, Global History, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts

A Journey to Africa: Art and Artifacts
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/rdonovan/africa.htm
This project enables students to conduct Internet research on African culture by reading about and selecting a piece of art they find intriguing. They examine features and collect facts in order to create a PowerPoint presentation. The students bookmark appropriate websites so they can describe the piece they have chosen (its materials and features) as well as talk about its function, and then explain why they have chosen it.
High School

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Writing, Geometry, Internet, Software Programs

A New Slant on Math: The Leaning Tower of Pisa
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/fianni/pisa.htm
The Leaning Tower of Pisa will help a wide range of students that have different learning styles. It is quite amazing how much mathematics can be related to an old falling tower. Italian students, art students, and business students are going to fall in love with the idea of planning a trip, studying the history of the tower, and the fascinating physics that is involved in a falling, but not falling tower.
Elementary

Technology Media

Digital Media, Internet

A Peaceful Place is Powerful for the Mind
http://teachersnetwork.org/adaptors/farmer/index.htm
My goal was to enable my students to solve conflicts on their own. So often when problems arose in school, I found that my kids had few resources for fixing them peacefully. Therefore, most of my adaptations focused the unit to that goal. Instead of spending a lot of time on outreach, we worked on how we can make our classroom a peaceful place.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Non Fiction, Reading Literacy, Writing, Digital Media, Internet

A Perfect Pet? A Research Based Project for Early Childhood Students
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_NancyVido_PerfectPet.htm
Students are required to complete a research based written report about their pet and to record an audio file of that report. These recorded audio reports will be uploaded to Voice Thread along with a photograph of themselves holding their pet.
Elementary

Social Studies, Technology Media

American History, Geography Habitats, Software Programs

A Study of States
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/forsberg/states.htm
Creating a state report is a time-honored tradition in school, but this unit attempts to make it a fresh project by incorporating the Internet and presenation software, such as Microsoft Publisher and Inspiration.
High School

ESL, Science, Social Studies, Technology Media

Earth Science, Geography Habitats, Internet

A Trip to a Plate Boundary!
http://teachersnetwork.org/GrantWinners/Teachnet10_KevinJackson.htm
This unit is designed to help students learn the geologic features that exist at the different types of plate boundaries.
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Non Fiction, Writing, American History, Community Culture, Internet

A Trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/jvitulano/baseball.htm
This program is designed to teach high school students some of the rudimentary research skills needed to find information using the World Wide Web. The goal of the research is to garner information about the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The various writing skills include the following elements of the writing process: free-writing, drafting, sharing, editing, and publishing.
Elementary

Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History, Internet

A Virtual Tour of Brazil
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chornik/brazil.htm
This is a fifth grade social studies unit about life in Brazil. Working in cooperative learning groups, the students create a class virtual travel brochure.
Elementary , Middle School

Social Studies, Technology Media

Geography Habitats, Global History, Internet

A World of Maps
http://resources.teachnet.ie/dhorgan/2006
The World of Maps is an online resource for pupils hoping to develop and expand their knowledge of maps and mapping. In First Maps you will see some of the first maps drawn of Ireland and see how the map of Ireland has developed and become more accurate over the years. In Map Basics, you will learn about some of the basics of maps and mapping. The third section, Maps Today, gives an idea of what maps are used for and will also give you a chance to find your own street or town on an online map.
Middle School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Geometry, Internet, Visual Arts

A World of Symmetry
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/TeachNet/westchester/calotta.htm
This 2-3 week unit plan is designed to build upon the knowledge that students have of calculating the area and perimeter of quadrilaterals. The goals of this unit include: Identifying four basic forms of symmetry, recognizing symmetry in everyday objects and life forms, recognizing symmetrical patterns in cultural art, and creating symmetrical designs.
Elementary, Middle School

Technology Media

Ancient Civilizations, Digital Media, Visual Arts

ABC's of Ancient Civilizations
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/kelly/indexabc.htm
This project is designed for sixth graders who study Ancient Civilizations. They will research a topic from a given civilization, then use both digital camera pictures and computer drawn images to illustrate their concept.
High School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Writing, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts

About Me
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/landerson/aboutme.htm
About Me is a beginning HTML program for a wide range of students in both age and ability. It encourages students to develop their English and technology skills by having them write about themselves--their family, their home and neighborhood, their interests and hobbies, their education, and their future plans. The end product is first shared with classmates and can then put on a website that the students create. When the students see their work on the Internet, it increases their motivation to create a quality product.
High School

ESL, Social Studies, Technology Media

Ancient Civilizations, Global History, Digital Media

Absolute Ruler Photo Album
http://teachersnetwork.org/EnglishLanguageLearners/SocialStudies_Hesseltine_AbsoluteRuler.htm
Students create a photo album that represents the legacy of an absolute ruler. In their albums they include a map, four photographs, a written description of each photograph, and a biography of their ruler. Each picture includes different objects that symbolize the importance in the monarchs reign. Students also include a glossary of terms that they have learned throughout the project.
Middle School

Technology Media

Software Programs

Access Databases
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/ICT-Access_Database/AccessDB/index.htm
This project provides an introduction to using and designing databases at Key Stage 3, using MS Access in particular.
High School

Business Careers, Mathematics, Technology Media

Accounting, Software Programs

Accounting in a Nutshell
http://resources.teachnet.ie/aryan/
The idea is to complete a set of accounts for a fictional sporting goods company. This involves the completion of numerous business documents, from letters of enquiry right up to drawing of cheques. Students then have to use these source documents in the compilation of a set of accounts for Ken McGrath Sports Ltd.
High School

Technology Media

Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Adobe Studio 8
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/ICT-Adobe_Studio8/TeachNet%20Macromedia%20v3/index.html
This basic online training resource focuses on the use of the suite of products in Adobe Studio 8 (Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Flash) becoming more and more popular with students studying technology.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Writing, American History, Geography Habitats, Internet, Software Programs

Age of Exploration: A Class Timeline
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/martha/martha_explorers_04/sb_explorer_mm_cover.htm
Students select an explorer who explored North America. They use the Internet to research the explorer, use an online timeline generator to create their own explorer timeline, and then work in groups to make posters that are displayed on a classroom timeline.
Elementary, Middle School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Non Fiction, Writing, Community Culture, Software Programs

All About Me, a Research & Writing Unit
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/wright/allaboutme/sballabout.htm
With the power of the Internet, students are able to become detectives locating amazing information about their own ancestors. Students develop stronger writing skills through the writing process, use technology as a tool for research, writing and presenting, and develop a new appreciation for who they are, and where they come from.
High School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Writing, Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts

All About My School
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/landerson/myschool.htm
Students construct a website with several links to pages they create. The site weaves logo titles, photos, animation, and textured backgrounds created and edited in PhotoShop into pages created using Dreamweaver software. The project also includes a large amount of writing integrated into the artful web pages.
High School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Journalism, Non Fiction, Writing, Community Culture, Digital Media, Internet, Media Literacy, Software Programs

All the News Too Fit for Print
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/sscragg/news.htm
Students learn the basics of journalism: doing research, writing a headline and a lead, news judgment, interview skills, objectivity, and avoiding plagiarism. They complete activities to practice these skills, and then put the skills to use by producing their own publication.
Elementary , Middle School , High School

Science, Technology Media

Astronomy, Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs

Amateur Astonomy: From the Beginning
http://resources.teachnet.ie/torourke/2005/
This project instructs teachers and students on the use of a telescope and web cam to photograph the solar system.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Writing, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Internet

Amazing Asia
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_MaryKateBlakeman_AmazingAsia.htm
In this unit, students will learn how culture, geography, government and the people in various communities of Asia represent it as a whole. They will write in the first person and take on the role of someone in their chosen country.
Elementary

Fine Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

American History, Software Programs

American History Through Architectural Masterpieces
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/kupfer/kupfer.htm
The aim of this learning experience is for students to learn about American history and culture through the study of selected American architectural works of art. Technology is integrated with social studies, language arts, math and architecture.
Middle School , High School

Health Phys Ed, Science, Technology Media

Biology, Software Programs

An Introduction to Nutrients, a Recipe for Success
http://resources.teachnet.ie/gmcweeney
This project focuses students on healthy eating with a webquest to discover the key facts on nutrition.
Elementary

Social Studies, Technology Media

Ancient Civilizations, Global History, Digital Media, Video, Visual Arts

Ancient Greece for Primary Students
http://resources.teachnet.ie/stpats2004/ancientgreece
We decided to explore the methodology of jigsaw grouping, with a desire to achieve a cooperative groupwork outcome while exploring a topic that would be accessible and enjoyable to students. The idea of using documentary as the communication forum in our webquest came from an understanding of contemporary children's interest in media forms.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Writing, Numbers Statistics, Software Programs

And the Survey Says...
http://teachersnetwork.org/everywhere/profiles/fonseca.htm
And the Survey Says is a technology unit that introduces students to surveys. After visiting a website and answering some questions about surveys, students will utilize several application programs to create & type a survey sheet, survey 30 classmates, tally the results, graph the results using Excel, and create a presentation to present the survey results.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Animating Aesop's Fables
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_NancyCosta.htm
Using a variety of print and online resources, students will study the "fable" genre, with specific focus on Aesop's Fables. They will learn that a fable is a short story that teaches a lesson or moral. The second goal of this project is for students to develop technology skills in graphic programming which they will use to produce simple animations of their fables.
High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Algebra, Geometry, Software Programs

Applying Math Principles to Create Graphics
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/knorth/north.htm
In this program, students use a simple, free programming environment, DrScheme, which provides a library of programming commands that enable them to create graphics to make clip art for enhancing Web pages. The graphics have a unique look and are simple, clean, and have a very small file size for fast loading. These graphics use the basic drawing tools of a line, rectangle, and circle.
Middle School

Science, Science, Technology Media

Astronomy, Scientific Method, Email, Internet

Are We Alone?
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/nbattagliese/alone.htm
In "Are We Alone?" I addressed my students' curiosity about aliens. This program shows how teachers can turn student curiosity into a project with meaningful results.
High School

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

Reading Literacy

Are You Presentable?
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_MichaelDodes.htm
This unit focuses on developing the capacity for students to learn to present information in intriguing and precise ways using tools they already feel familiar with. Students will need to learn organizational, research, and presentation skills based around the analysis of a controversial topic. This unit teaches students not only to gather information and assemble it but how to be critical of the sources of information, gives purpose and an audience for that information, and then teaches them how to effectively deliver that information with no assumption made on student skills.
Elementary

Social Studies, Technology Media

Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Global History, Software Programs

Arrivederci Roma
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/linero.htm
Third graders go on exploration of ancient Rome on the web. Through their journey, they learn how the ancient government, religions and family have influenced our western ways of life.
High School

Fine Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Art History, American History, Ancient Civilizations, Global History, Internet

Art as Social Record
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/aszeto/art.htm
Artistic products are important primary sources in studying about the past. Why was this artwork created? What can this piece of artwork tell us about its society? Historians and other academics conduct extensive research to answer these questions. With the use of technology, students are provided with easy access to artworks from different parts of the world.
Elementary , Middle School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Visual Arts

Art WebQuest
http://resources.teachnet.ie/stpats2004/art52109267/
This project is an Art Webquest for 5th grade students. It covers many of the different art movements. Students learn by working together and exploring the weblinks provided.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Painting, Sculpture, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Visual Arts

Artful Installations: 3D Constructions
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/llangsner/installations.htm
In this project, through a fun and focused environment, students use problem-solving skills, communication, and a diversity of tasks to create a three-dimensional version of a two-dimensional painting. Through the Internet, they visit the art collection of famous museums, and at www.vangoghmuseum.nl they access information on van Gogh and view a multimedia presentation of his most important works.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Literature, Writing, American History, Internet, Software Programs

Arthur Meets the President
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/sardinas2.htm
Students get to join Arthur as he ventures out to meet the President of the United States while exploring and finding out interesting facts about our nation's capital Washington, D.C. This unit combines language arts and social studies as well as technology.
High School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Writing, Internet

Arthur Miller: All My Sons
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/bwu/millerprofile.htm
The purpose of this unit is to familiarize students with Arthur Miller, author of the play All My Sons, and to introduce them to the major elements used in drama. All My Sons provides students with a total online learning experience that takes full advantage of the Internet.
High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Crafts, Community Culture, Software Programs, Video, Visual Arts

Artists Act Against Homelessness
http://bostonteachnet.org/troxell_lamothe_syms/sigproj.htm
Homelessness in the big city. Do young people see it as a curse or a cause to be addressed? Three high school classes, in the fields of visual arts and instructional technology, vow to do something. Determined that their messages will be seen and heard, students produce and exhibit a web site, videos, and graphic arts confirming that artists can successfully act against homelessness.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Writing, Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Ask the Oracle (About China)
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/oracle.htm
This project draws upon your students' imaginations, and dares them to define their own learning experiences. They are immersed in a fantasy world, based on history, wandering upon an oracle bone in the Forbidden City in search of answers to their questions about China. Their virtual oracle bone becomes a metaphor for the World Wide Web, a powerful medium for finding information, inspiring creative writing, and learning about other cultures.
Middle School , High School

Business Careers, Technology Media

Digital Media

Assembing a PC
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/ICT-AssemblingPC/AssemblingPC/index.htm
A understanding of assembling computer hardware is covered in this unit. This is a photographic resource which has been used to support the technology curriculum.
High School

Science, Technology Media

Chemistry, Internet, Software Programs, Video

Atomic Structure
http://resources.teachnet.ie/pjackson/
This project provides resources such as movie clips and powerpoint presentations to help students gain deeper understanding of atomic structure.
High School

Foreign Language, Technology Media

Internet

Aufenthalt in Köln
http://resources.teachnet.ie/tflynn/german/
This site works on German Language skills online by covering these topics: making reservations; types of accommodation; making enquiries; transport; timetables; types of tickets; entrance fees/tickets; sights and attractions; and dialogues.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Literature, Reading Literacy, Email, Internet

Author of the Week
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/hansen/stacey_authors/sb_stacy_author_cover.htm
The purpose of this project is to get young children excited about reading by letting them take the same book (of their choice) home each night to focus on it for one whole week! The project exposes students to a large number of books by the same author, which provides an opportunity for an in-depth study and appreciation of each author
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Software Programs

Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/vazquez2.htm
The students participate in activities such as cause and effect, grammar (capitalization, punctuation marks, plural nouns, compound words, past and present verbs, contractions, quotation marks), compare and contrast, word processing and searching the Internet in conjunction with the book Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days by Stephen Manes.
High School

Foreign Language, Science, Technology Media

Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Internet

Bienvenidos a Barcelona
http://resources.teachnet.ie/barcelona/home.htm
Students work to plan a week's visit to Barcelona. They produce a printed itinerary in Spanish which will include some graphics and photos, giving background information on Barcelona, as well as proposals for day by day activities. Then they need to "sell" this package to their classmates and teacher through an oral presentation.
Middle School , High School

Technology Media

Internet, Software Programs

Bits and Bytes
http://resources.teachnet.ie/macalvey/2005/index.htm
This tutorial resource is designed to introduce students to basic concepts of technology. It includes links, PowerPoint presentations, and online quizzes for feedback.
Elementary , Middle School

Foreign Language, Technology Media

Internet, Software Programs

Bleu, Blanc, Rouge. . . French Resources for Teachers
http://resources.teachnet.ie/clane/
This site contains songs and rhymes, language games, art and seasonal ideas, tongue twisters, recipes and links to French stories online. There is also a page dedicated to French culture and facts on France.
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Non Fiction, Writing, Community Culture, Internet

Blogging with Students
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantwinners/GrantTeachnet_PaulAllison_BloggingWithStudents.htm
High school students produce a class blog after researching a major news story. Students produce various kinds of writing in this unit: free writing, note-taking, telling a first-person narrative, creating a public document, and the retelling of events through a visual medium
High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Music, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Software Programs

Blues Music
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/Music-The%20Blues/Cross-Curricular%20Music%20Project.ppt
This project will look at blues music and the diversity within it, considering factors such as instrumentation, style and emotional response, and the technological, social and political influences that have shaped the genre.
Middle School

Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Technology Media

Internet, Software Programs

Bon Appetit: Cooking Crepes in French Class
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/dstentella/crepes.htm
Make crepes! Yum!
Bon Appétit is a highly enjoyable interdisciplinary program that helps students achieve performance standards in Foreign Language, Art, Language Arts, Math, and Technology. The final product is a class PowerPoint presentation designed and produced by the students, who also make (and eat!) crepes.
High School

Foreign Language, Technology Media

Internet

Bon Appetit: Exploring the Brasseries of Paris
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chuck/brasserie.htm
The topic of food and restaurants is particularly appealing to students. Having previously been exposed to vocabulary and concepts on this theme, the students are prepared to visit authentic French restaurant sites on the Internet. The student task sheet assists students in comprehending the site and extracting vital information from each brasserie ad. The knowledge is synthesized and used to create a restaurant ad of their own, which is then published on their web site for others to view. This project was highly motivating for the students, particularly the culminating visit to a French brasserie in NYC!
High School

Business Careers, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Writing, Software Programs

Bright On Design - A School Business Gives Back
http://bostonteachnet.org/hinkle/sigproj.htm
Good businesses give back to the community. That's what these Graphic Arts students discover when they apply classroom knowledge to a graphic design business for the school community.
High School

ESL, Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Email, Internet, Software Programs

Bringing Cultures Together
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/cgersh/culture.htm
Students participating in this international project are exposed to many different components of technology: research, blog writing, e-pals, and PowerPoint presentations.
Elementary

Health Phys Ed, Technology Media

Software Programs

Brush Up on Your Teeth
http://resources.teachnet.ie/stpats2004/brushupteeth/
The main aim of this webquest is to give children a further knowledge of their teeth, how to keep them healthy and how to prevent tooth decay. The tasks set out for the children involve searching the web for particular information and the use of Mircosoft Word, Textease and Microsoft Publisher.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Science, Science, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Earth Science, Internet, Software Programs

Bubble and Boil, Rock, and Roll: Geoscience by Kids
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/jeff/jeff_2004/sb_jf_geoscience.htm
The big idea of this unit is to give students the opportunity to do the kind of research, decision making, and implementation that teachers do for all important learning. This unit focuses on earthquakes and volcanoes.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Health Phys Ed, Science, Science, Technology Media

Earth Science, Community Culture

Buddy, Are You Ready? Preparing for School Emergencies
http://bostonteachnet.org/shih_ho/shih_ho.htm
Now more than ever, safety tops the list of classroom concerns. How can students face threats of disaster and feel prepared to deal with emergencies? "Buddy, Are You Ready?" introduces upper elementary students to natural disasters by reading stories about volcanoes, earthquakes, floods and hurricanes.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Software Programs

Building an Electronic Walker
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/DT-Electronic%20Walker/electronic%20walker/index.htm
Students are involved in aligning mechanical components and designing electrical circuits in this systems and control project.
High School

Business Careers, Mathematics, Technology Media

Money, Software Programs

Business Spreadsheets
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/ICT-Business_Spreadsheets/index.htm
This unit provides a scheme of work for students studying GCSE ICT (UK) who often ask the importance of learning spreadsheets. Students imagine that they own a business which is seeking more efficient stock control mechanisms.
High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Buzzing with the Bees
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/landerson/bees.htm
This project is comprised of many step-by-step lessons in Flash animation with screen shots and clear directions. It enables students to be creative, solve problems, and enhance their technological development. They create a bee and other illustrations separately, then combine them and "tween" or animate their bee.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Literature, Arithmetic, Numbers Statistics, Internet

Can You Measure Up?
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/concepcion.htm
Can You Measure Up? is a unit that introduces children to the mathematical concept of measurement through the use of literature. Students use technology to visit websites where they can play interactive games, gather information to complete activity sheets, and complete online projects. One lesson using Inch By Inch by Leo Lionni, takes students to an interactive website where they can measure objects using inches.
Middle School , High School

Social Studies, Technology Media

Global History, Internet, Software Programs

Captain Myles Keogh
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jfarrell/2005a/
In this project you will have a choice of assignments, ranging from creating a timeline to downloading resources for creating your own project on Captain Myles Keogh, one of Ireland's greatest forgotten heroes.
Middle School

Fine Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Art History, Painting, Ancient Civilizations, Internet, Visual Arts

Cave Painting in the I.C.E. Age
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/cave.htm
Students explore early human cave paintings in order to create their own faux cave paintings. An Early Humans task sheet guides them through a variety of rich Web sites covering cave paintings in France, Spain, and India as well as artifacts and digs in the U.S.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Writing, American History, Community Culture, Digital Media, Internet, Media Literacy, Software Programs

Celebrating Black History Month
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/blum/blum.htm
Students learned how use PowerPoint by creating their own presentations celebrating Black History Month. Students also learned how to use the Internet to conduct research and how to properly cite web pages in bibliographic form.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Community Culture, Internet, Software Programs

Celebrating Traditions: Honoring Our Ancestors
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/jessica/jessica_rivera_traditions_04_05/sb_jessica_traditions.htm
In this unit the students use the Internet to learn about several cultures' traditions for remembering their dead ancestors. The students then use different technologies to investigate and make a report on one of these traditions.
Elementary

Mathematics, Technology Media

Money, Internet

Cha-Ching!
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/vazquez2.htm
Cha-Ching!! is a fascinating and practical unit on money. The students use "play money" as manipulatives, moving from coin identification to coin and bill combinations. The also learn how to make equivalent amounts of money with different combinations of coins and bills, compare different amounts of money, learn how to make change, add and subtract money amounts, and solve word problems about money.
Middle School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Digital Media, Visual Arts

Challenging Images
http://resources.teachnet.ie/sdoran/
This project investigates photography and art as media of expression for young people. As a special theme the work explores the areas of learning and physical disability, with the message that we are all challenged in some way.
Middle School , High School

Foreign Language, Technology Media

Internet, Software Programs

Chantons en français
http://resources.teachnet.ie/amhiggins/2005/index.htm
This is a set of 12 lessons aimed at students of French as a foreign language. Each unit is based on a French folk song and is presented in French.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History,Drawing, Literature, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet

Chasing Vermeer: A Da Vinci Code for Children
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/llangsner/vermeer.htm
Through the use of technology and the Internet, students visit art collections throughout the world. They study 17th century Dutch genre painting and Vermeer the artist, and compare his works with those of his contemporaries.
Middle School

Fine Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Art History, Graphic Arts, Painting, Community Culture, Digital Media, Visual Arts

China CultureQuest
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/china/china.htm
Go on a dig with your students, using both digital tools and Chinese brushwork to learn about the art and culture of China. Students brainstorm topics they would like to research for a China CultureQuest report, collage, and Web page. Using Internet resources, they learn about Chinese brush painting, calligraphy, and names.
Middle School , High School

Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

Algebra, Numbers Statistics, American History, Community Culture, Software Programs

Choose or Lose: the Electoral Process
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/asalcedo/election.htm
This program focuses on the election process, nationally and locally, and gives students the opportunity to talk with candidates in-person or via the Web. They gain insight into why people vote for a particular candidate, and learn the importance of statistics in the election process.
High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Geometry, Internet, Software Programs

Circle Theorems
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/Maths-Circle%20Theorems/circle-theorems/index.htm
This project contains SMART board notebook files covering all eight circle theorems, examples for teacher delivery, and Geometer’s Sketchpad files which are used to demonstrate theorems.
Elementary

English Language Arts, ESL, Social Studies, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, American History, Internet

City Of Immigrants: Immigration to New York City
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_ElizabethGreenwood.htm
Lessons in "City of Immigrants" introduce second and third grade ELLs to primary documents, teaching them how to analyze photographs and texts within their historical context. The unit integrates multimedia technology, including interactive websites, digitized oral histories online, and documentary film. As a culminating project, students interview family members to compile their own immigration histories.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Writing, Internet

Classroom Hydroponics
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_RosePacifico_ClassroomHydroponics.htm
Students will learn the correct procedures for hydroponics gardening in the classroom. They will investigate a variety of media and by learning the characteristics of organisms and life cycles.Students will then design their floating stryrofoam raft.
Elementary

Social Studies, Technology Media

Global History, Software Programs

Classroom Teacher
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/TeachnetDisseminator_AlisonGarfield.htm
Students learn to do research about a country and how and why its people have left it to come to America. Students produce a PowerPoint presentation with pictures, text, and even film clips and audio about the country they researched.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Painting, Writing, Internet, Visual Arts

Claude Monet
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/llangsner/monet.htm
In this program, students explore and appreciate the life and work of Impressionist artist Claude Monet. They gather information to write a biography on him and sketch an original landscape in his style.
Elementary , Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Painting, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet

Claude Monet and his Friends and Followers
http://resources.teachnet.ie/cwinters/
Come and meet Claude Monet and his friends and those who were inspired by his work. Activities, lesson plans, interactive tours, and more will increase knowledge of this period in art.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Science, Science, Technology Media

Sculpture, Non Fiction, Writing, Biology, Visual Arts

Claymation Critters
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/Tracee/claymation.htm
This project is an introduction to research skills and report writing. Students will select a wild animal to research and write about in a five paragraph report. Students will also create a clay animation of that animal to enhance their report.
High School

Fine Arts, ESL, Technology Media

Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Click! Writing Through Digital Photography
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/hruan/click.htm
Students take photographs or digital images, then scan and manipulate them by using graphic programs such as Adobe Photoshop. They write about their images using MS Word, PowerPoint, and Web design tools available on the computer.
High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Writing, Internet

College Research Skills: Evaluating Reliable Online Sources
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_SarahBessDworin_CollegeResearchSkillsEvaluatingReliableOnlineSources.htm
The project-driven unit of study in this proposal is designed for a senior seminar course in Public Art critique and creation. The course is designed to prepare high school seniors for the rigors of college discussion, research, and writing. Throughout the year, seniors study Public Art, meaning any artwork that is located in the public arena and is created to both reflect and shape public life. In addition to studying these works in a traditional art historical format, students also make their own artistic creations that they install in sites throughout the Bronx and New York City. The most exciting features of this project are: the emphasis on of student choice, the connection between writing about art and making art, and publicly sharing and publishing work online.
Elementary, Middle School

Technology Media

Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Visual Arts

Come See My Great State!
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/susanhughes/states/sb_states_sh.htm
"Come, See My Great State!" is a unit that allows students to imagine that they are a part of the state department of tourism and that they will be promoting their state for visitors. They become experts in the geographic, economic, and historical aspects of their state in order to provide persuasive information to attract a specific audience.
High School

ESL, Science, Technology Media

Internet, Software Programs

Community Bridges - Real and Virtual
http://bostonteachnet.org/thom/sigproj.htm
Bridges! From Brooklyn, to Madison, to the River Kwai, bridges connect shores and highways, and bring together people. Inspired by the nearby construction of the world's widest cable-stayed bridge, ESL students use the Internet to research and build models of various bridge structures.
Middle School , High School

Music, Technology Media

Internet

Composing with the Instrument Families
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/egolf
In this unit, students create a 15-second song that uses at least one sound sample from each of the four instrument families. This project uses the students' original and creative ideas to compose music that incorporates the learning of the instruments.
Middle School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Digital Media, Software Programs

Composition Compositions
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/composition.htm
Students use the Internet to explore the theory of composition in visual art. They explore the relevance of symmetry, asymmetry, and balance by viewing well-known works of art online and interacting with sites where art principles are animated.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet

Com-Post With Us?
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2005/duarte2.htm
The purpose of this unit is to promote recycling of waste in order to make students aware of environmental needs facing our world today. Through the use of technology, field trips, and hands-on activities, students will become proactive in an environmental issue.
Middle School , High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Algebra, Arithmetic, Software Programs

Conditional Formatting using Excel
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/Maths-Excel%20Formatting/excel-formatting/index.htm
The Excel files in this project allow students to practice numerical/algorithmic techniques and receive immediate feedback from the computer.
Elementary

Social Studies, Technology Media

Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History, Email, Software Programs

Connecting to China
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mpeluso/china.htm
Created for a third-grade class as part of a "Communities Around the World" theme, Connecting to China uses the Internet to research, explore, and bring life to concepts, places, and ideas in a way that a textbook cannot. This program helps students to realize that people all over the world share common interests while having their own unique cultures
Middle School , High School

Business Careers, Health Phys Ed, Science, Social Studies, Technology Media

Biology, Community Culture, Internet

Courage Connection 2 Kids 4 Kids
http://bostonteachnet.org/vasallo/vasallo.htm
Students help children cope with extended hospital stays when they give helpful hints and exchange stories of personal courage. Helped by high school mentors, students write and post their personal stories on their own Courage Connections web page and share information on careers in health care with the school community.
Elementary

Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Internet

Creating a Family Tree
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/stephensona2.htm
Students truly enjoy the prospect of learning about their family history by interviewing family members, creating documents using desktop publishing, developing an online family tree, and searching the Internet for data. Creating a Family Tree allows children to explore their ancestral background as well as teaches them the basics of genealogy.
High School

ESL, Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Software Programs

Creating a Pamphlet for/by ESL Students
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/btao/pamphlet.htm
Students design a pamphlet on common misunderstandings caused by cultural differences; produce a four-paragraph report of information; and display sensitivity, empathy, and respect for some of the cultural differences of fellow immigrant students.
High School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Writing, Internet

Creating a School Web Site
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/dpietraru/creating.htm
This program provides an overview of what educators and students need to know to create a school web site. Educational web pages have to be carefully planned and executed in order to have an effect on student achievement. Lessons and activities contained here focus on active student participation in creating dynamic, real, and exciting web pages. Every activity has a direct educational value.

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Writing, Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs

Creating an Online Graphic Story
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_BrentSackris.htm
Students spend several weeks reading and learning about the differences between the novel and graphic novel format. Building familiarity with graphic novels can entice some of the most reluctant readers without sacrificing a story that one can relate to and talk about. Graphic novel study helps to assuage the fear some struggling readers may have when they are asked to open up any novel for classroom lecture and discussion.
High School

Business Careers, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs

Creating Audio Content with Audacity
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/ICT-Audacity/audacity/index.htm
Over four lessons, this project aims to help students produce a radio advertisement using the free audio software "Audacity."
High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Digital Media, Internet

Creating Multimedia Reviews with Glogster
http://teachersnetwork.org/GrantWinners/Teachnet10_AnneKornfeld1.htm
Glogster originated as an online poster maker. Now, students will be able to use it to create online reviews of books and films that utilize multimedia to review content. Students will be able to employ their creativity and reach a broad audience.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Painting, Writing, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Creating 'Your Own Warhol' and Using Powerpoint to Display it!
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2009%20Projects/Art-Recreating_Warhol/recreating_warhol/index.htm
In this project,students create Warhol-esque imagery and set it within a PowerPoint presentation. Students used structured writing techniques and persuasive argument to compare the qualities of 'pop-art' images and the works of the 'Masters'.
Elementary

Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Internet, Software Programs

Culture, Climate and Current Events
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/bgoldstein/culture.htm
In this program, students choose a country and create a website about its culture, its geography and climate, and its current political and social events. They start by using Inspiration/Kidspiration software or a chalkboard to create a word splash to describe the word "culture". They do research via the Internet and by viewing printed information, encyclopedias, and video presentations.
Elementary

Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Internet, Media Literacy

Cyber Quests
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/P_Lit-Cyber_Quests/Cyber_Quests/index.htm
Through the use of prepared worksheets, primary students are encourages to visit websites to appraise the content and to find the information required to answer pre-set questions on popular topics.
Elementary

Technology Media

Internet

Cyberchase Web Treasure Hunt
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jrust/
Students have to work through each site collaborating with each other as they try to discover the answers to the various activities. Students also have to plot their voyage on a world map. This activity involves using latitude and longitude plotting.
High School

Science, Science, Technology Media

Biology, Software Programs

Darwin's Evolution
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/aanderson/darwin.htm
This unit has something for everybody. There is a video to get your students' attention entitled "Evolution's Voice." There are Internet sites to help teacher and student alike research information on Evolution, Modern Theories, and future prospects. An in-class lab to bring evolution into your classroom is also there.
Elementary

Mathematics, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Software Programs

Data Logging in Primary School
http://resources.teachnet.ie/ooleary
Data logging involves the use of sensors, attached to the computer, to gather information and represent it the form of a graph. Data Logging allows pupils to gather information such as temperature, sound levels, levels of sunlight, speed and heart rates.
Elementary

Mathematics, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Software Programs

Data! Data! Graph that Data!
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/TeachnetDisseminator_AnnetteLopez.htm
Students learn to formulate survey questions, make predictions, collect data, and use MS Excel to represent their data and report their findings. For their final project, the students print out their data, graph, survey questions, and predictions.
Middle School , High School

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Email, Internet, Software Programs

Database Work for Citizenship
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/ICT-Citizenship/school%20cultures/index.htm
This unit will enable students to communicate and discuss cultural differences with a partner school. All information will be entered in databases, the results graphed, and presentations made to the class.

English Language Arts, Health Phys Ed, Technology Media

Deconstructing Sexual Harrassment
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_PhillipSeymour.htm
Students will engage in an exploration of sexual harassment to discover both Supreme Court and Federal Law dictates, and their implications for a high school setting. From this knowledge they will create social awareness PSA posters to be posted on the Internet and displayed in the school.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Writing, Community Culture, Digital Media, Visual Arts

Deep Research
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/deepresearch.htm
Deep Research is a digital exploration of two worlds of conspicuous silence  the New York Public Library and the underwater world. viewer is engaged in an imaginary narrative that explores issues of urbanization, access to information, and environmental /quality of life concerns.
High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

Writing, Geometry, Community Culture, Internet

Design and Model Residential Community
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_YvonMilien.htm
In this Technical Science course, students will learn how to plan and design a detailed three-dimensional scale model of their own residential community. Students will come to understand the relationship between residential homes and the surrounding environment. This unit will help students understand that Mathematics, Geometry, Arts, Earth Science, and Social Studies are important tools for successful Architects and Engineers
High School

ESL, Technology Media

Internet, Software Programs

Designing a Travel Brochure
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/btao/travel.htm
This project is a follow-up activity to the story "China's Little Ambassador," by Betty Bao Lord. While reading this story about a girl who moved from China to New York, the students became more interested in the home countries of their classmates. They chose a home country (other than their own) and navigated the Internet for source information on the country. Students were highly motivated to conduct web-based research. They practiced note-taking skills and integrated the facts they learned to design a travel brochure for the selected country.
High School

Fine Arts, Business Careers, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Writing, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Desktop Publishing
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/ICT-DTP/desktop-publishing/index.htm
Students will proceed through the steps of identifying, analysing, designing, implementing and evaluating a document for publication.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Poetry Creative Writing, Reading Literacy, Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs

Diamonte Biography Poems
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/Tracee/sb_tracee_poem.htm
Students review the parts of speech and do biography research in order to write diamond-shaped poems about a famous person from history
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Poetry Creative Writing, Internet

Digital Poetry
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_ConstanceKelly.htm
Students will listen to, read and recite poetry. They will then create their own poetry using technology. They will create their own poems which they will post on Wikispaces. Finally, they will evaluate each others poetry on the same Wikispace.
Elementary

Technology Media

Digital Media, Video, Visual Arts

Digital Video Across the Curriculum
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2007%20Projects/ICT-DV_Cross-Curriculum/DigiVideo/index.html
KS3 (UK) students are using freely downloadable MS Photostory and MS Movie Maker for creating digital video projects across a range of subjects. Trevor hopes that this project will be of interest to ICT co-ordinators who want to encourage the use of Digital Video across the curriculum.
Elementary , Middle School , High School

Technology Media

Video

Digital Video for Teachers
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2007%20Projects/ICT-DV_%20for_Teachers/DVsite/index.html
This Digital Video course is an ideal starting point for any teacher wishing to facilitate class where students shoot and edit movies, plan time and collaborate in teams.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Crafts, Digital Media, Software Programs, Video

Digital Video in Design Technology
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/DT-DigitalVideo/index.htm
The aim of the project is to produce an instructional movie showing the production stages in making an enamelled broach.
High School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Digital Media, Internet

Digitizing Our 21st Century Identity
http://teachersnetwork.org/GrantWinners/Teachnet10_RosarioMiano.htm
The purpose of this project is to have students establish a "positive presence" online. It begins with the students gaining knowledge about themselves and then turning that knowledge into a digital story. This includes setting up a personal blog page and creating an introductory video on "who we are".
Elementary

ESL, Science, Technology Media

Software Programs

Discover the World of Machines
http://teachersnetwork.org/IMSL/machines/machines.htm
Children are given opportunities to explore various machines that we encounter in our every day lives. They work with the computer using various software programs to draw and build their own machine designs. They are also taught to use the digital camera to capture their activities and creations.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Writing, Internet, Software Programs

Don't Settle for a Byte. . . Get the Megabyte on Technology!
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2005/sampedro4.htm
Students will learn how to use the most popular software programs today, all part of the Microsoft Office Suite-- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and FrontPage.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Graphic Arts, Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Drawing Into the Imagination
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/drawing.htm
Sixth grade students are introduced to the work of artist Saul Steinberg by visiting online galleries of his work and looking at photo reproductions. They each choose an image that "draws them in" and imagine themselves jumping into a section of the image narrative.
High School

Technology Media

Digital Media, Software Programs

Dreamweaver & Flash Tutorial
http://resources.teachnet.ie/ggilligan/
Step-by-step tutorial to get started using Macromedia Dreamweaver and Flash software. Tutorials for versions 4 and MX are available. Each tutorial has screen shots and clear instructions which makes them easy to follow.
Elementary

Health Phys Ed, Technology Media

Internet, Software Programs

Drink more water!
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2004%20Projects/DT-Water%20Carrier/front%20page%20water%20bottle%20carrier%20project.htm
This project was designed in order to achieve two aims - to boost the amount of water drunk by the children in our primary school, and to design a system for storing drinking water in each class.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Driver's Education
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/driversed.htm
In this program, students work individually or in small groups to explore Web sites devoted to teen driving and safety. The students pre-plan an animation sequence on a storyboard to illustrate a driving safety tip. They use digital media to draw their plans and animate them.
Elementary , Middle School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Poetry Creative Writing, Writing, Digital Media

edIT--Building Reflection Through HyperMedia
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jthreadgold/edIT
This project is an example of how video and hypertext can be combined to develop collaborative writing for pupils. It shows how these technologies can be used to deepen pupil understanding of writing as a process and not just a product. The aim of the project is to provide inspiration for educators as to how digital technology can be used to develop constructivist learning.
Middle School

Technology Media

Ancient Civilizations, Internet

Egypt Studies Online: Net Notes to Artwork
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/jeff/sb_egypt_jf.htm
This unit builds student skills in 3 important areas while they learn and communicate specifically about Ancient Egypt: (1) Targeted use of subject specific resources, both text and web, (2) Taking online notes quickly and efficiently for later use in new ways, (3) Reflecting on and evaluating interactive learning websites.
Middle School

Science, Technology Media

Chemistry, Software Programs

Elements R Us
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnet/westchester/chem.htm
This Web Quest is designed to increase student ability in using the periodic table of elements. The students become interested in the subject matter while learning valuable information about many of the specific elements.
Middle School

Fine Arts, Music, Science, Technology Media

Performing Arts, American History, Community Culture, Internet, Video

Elvis Lives
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/nacionales/elvis.htm
Who is the "King of Rock & Roll" and why was he adored by millions of fans and still loved by so many some twenty five years after his death? This program is an introduction to a person many agree is the most widely known, loved, and recognized entertainer of all time--Elvis Presley. It was developed to enlighten the current generation of young people to the origins of rock and roll's first superstar.
Middle School

Science, Technology Media

Internet

Energy Conversions
http://resources.teachnet.ie/mamond/2005/
This site takes you through the definitions, units, forms, sources, needs and conversions of energy.
Elementary

Mathematics, Science, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Physics, Software Programs, Video

Energy Transfer: The Movie
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/dfenner/energytransfer.htm
Students created a spreadsheet and a corresponding chart to compare the the cooling of a hot glass of water to the warming of a cold glass. Students created a QuickTime movie that includes the students' observations of the experiment, their findings, and the scientific principle behind the lesson.
Middle School

Technology Media

Digital Media, Internet, Media Literacy, Software Programs, Video

Engaging Girls in ICT
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2004%20Projects/ICT-Engaging%20Girls%20in%20ICT/index.htm
This project serves as an introduction to film and digital editing and includes topics such as gender representation, advertising and the media. Although aimed at girls at an all girls school, the project would be equally suitable for mixed groups or all boys.
Middle School

Fine Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Drawing, Graphic Arts, Global History, Digital Media

Enter Through the Form: Explore Japan Treasure Hunt
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/japan.htm
Get your passport ready--your class is about to go on a virtual treasure hunt to Japan! They will search the World Wide Web to find information about Japan's belief and value systems, festivals, architecture, landscape design, geography, and culture.
Middle School , High School

English Language Arts, ESL, Technology Media

Journalism, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet

ESL News Press
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/cgersh/news.htm
The ESL News Press is a project where students develop and create a school newspaper. With the guidance of their teacher, they take on the roles of editors and news reporters, and are fully responsible for what topics/stories will be included in their newspaper.
Middle School , High School

Science, Technology Media

Biology, Software Programs

Eukaryotic Cells
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/Sci-AS%20Eukaryotic%20Cell/as-eukaryotic-cell/index.htm
This biology project focuses on the cellular structure of the eukaryotic cell. PowerPoint presentations and worksheets are included for teachers to download.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Foreign Language, Social Studies, Technology Media

Literature, Reading Literacy, Writing, Community Culture, Internet

Everybody Fiesta: A Unit on Hispanic Celebrations
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2005/sampedro5.htm
September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. This unit offers a piñata full of activities that will help teachers focus attention on the contributions of people of Hispanic heritage to the history of the United States.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Performing Arts, Sculpture, Writing, Internet, Visual Arts

Everything is Beautiful at the Ballet
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/huck/templates/figure.htm
Through the use of technology and the Internet, students visit art collections throughout the world to gain valuable information on the lives and works of many artists. This is a wonderful motivational tool for students to explore the Web on their own and it enables them to design their own contemporary figure sculptures, following the modern masters they have studied. Students were asked to follow their passion and express the movements found in dance or sports that they loved.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Photography, Writing, Digital Media

Examining Our Lives Through Another Lens
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/TeachnetDisseminator_JodieNewbery.htm
Students use photos to examine their own lives. They use the wide and tight capabilities of the camera lens to take a closer look at things they know well. They use their new knowledge to add details and enhanced descriptions, and use critical thinking skills to figure out clues and document their findings.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Writing, Money, Internet, Software Programs

Exhilarating European Escapades
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/neinstein/Escapades.htm
This project offers middle schoolers opportunities to collaborate with their peers, to use critical-thinking and research skills, to compare and contrast travel fees, and to explore the Internet. Furthermore, the students gain invaluable real-world mathematics experience. The culminating activity, a collaborative PowerPoint presentation, synthesizes learning from all aspects of the program.
High School

Music, Technology Media

Internet, Software Programs

Experimenting with Sound
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jhennessy/2005/index.htm
A high-tech approach to experimenting with vibrations, frequency, waves, speed, music and more.
Elementary , Middle School

Social Studies, Technology Media

Geography Habitats, Digital Media, Internet, Visual Arts

Explore or Compose a Digital Artifact Box
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jroberts/
This project is based on a program that comes from an actual exchange network run through the United States and Canada, whereby classrooms are partnered and send an actual box of clues to each other. The children then examine each of the artefacts received and research information about them which leads them to "solving" the mystery, or finding the location of the partner school.
High School

Business Careers, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Writing, Internet

Exploring Careers Online - The Job Hunt
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/ahorton/careers.htm
Students will use Internet resources to learn about how to apply for a job, how to key their application letter and resume, and tips on the interview process. They will also learn how to post their resume, cover letter, and employment application directly online, thus learning about the time-efficient changing nature of the workplace.
High School

Social Studies, Technology Media

Global History, Internet, Software Programs

Exploring the Renaissance and Reformation
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/jpettorino/webquest.htm
To what extent did the Northern Renaissance and Reformation affect Europe? To explore this topic, students are randomly divided into groups of three or four, with a group leader assigned by the teacher. They explore selected web site and prepare a PowerPoint presentation on their selected topic.
High School

Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Global History, Digital Media, Internet

Exploring World Religions through Social Networking
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_KimHengen.htm
As a class, students will explore several major world religions in depth using primarily internet resources. Then, they will participate in a social networking project where they become not only mere recepticals of information, but invested learners.
Elementary

Social Studies, Technology Media

American History, Community Culture, Global History, Email

Extending Hands of Friendship to Veterans & Japanese E-Pals
http://bostonteachnet.org/brown/brown.htm
This yearlong unit lets students connect through shared activities with younger students, visiting veterans, and Japanese e-pals. Writing biographies and creating dolls of notable Americans lead to an exchange about the effects of war. Honoring veterans and listening to their stories personalize American history.
High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Literature, Software Programs

Fairyland Art of A Midsummers Night's Dream
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/TeachnetDisseminator_JosephZwerling.htm
Students study the play by Shakespeare, then research art of the Fairyland characters, primarily in the collections of Emory University and the Tate Museum in London. Students then match paintings to the actual quotes in the play, with act, scene, and line numbers, and develop that into a narrated slide show in PowerPoint.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Painting, Writing, American History

Famous Faces
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/martha/famousfaces/sb_famous_mm.htm
Students learn about the United States revolutionary era, presidents of the United States, and famous artists and art movements while learning how to do research on the Internet and how to create word processing documents and multi media projects.
High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Photography, Internet, Visual Arts

Fashion Recycles (Expressing Global Environmental Awareness Through Fashion Design)
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_BelindaDavid_GrantFashion.htm
Students conduct guided internet research on the recycled product that they use to create their fashion designs. They discuss how their recycled material is generally reused and how they used it in designing their garments. Finished garments,inspired by global environmental awareness, reflect what students learned.
Elementary

Mathematics, Technology Media

Algebra, Geometry, Money, Numbers Statistics, Internet

FCAT: Fun Creative Activities that Teach Math
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/rduarte2.htm
FCAT -Fun Creative Activities that Teach- Math is a series of activities created by students for students in each of the mathematical strands. It is specifically designed to teach and reinforce skills in the areas of geometry, measurement, algebra, number sense, probability and statistics through the use of the Internet. It is based on interactive units that enhance students critical thinking skills.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Photography, Digital Media, Software Programs

Fireworks
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Art-Fireworks/Fireworks/index.htm
This project introduces students to Macromedia/Adobe Fireworks, a photo editing software program.

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Photography, Writing, Internet, Visual Arts

Five Frames: Digital Storytelling with Stills
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_AnneKornfeld.htm
Using comics and graphic novels as a basis, students create a story that hones their skills by working within the structure of 5 frames. Students employ visual thinking to explain an idea. Finally, the 5-frame story provides an opportunity for students to use basic technology to create stories and have the ability to share and interact with a broad audience.
Elementary

Health Phys Ed, Science, Technology Media

Biology, Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs

For Your Eyes Only
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/duarte2.htm
In this interdisciplinary project students will use a collaborative model to learn about the human eye through interactive websites, teaching models, hands-on activities, professional speakers, and both virtual and physical field trips.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Technology Media

Forensics 101
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/sedewitch/forensics.htm
This unit is an introduction to forensic science, and combines fun, hads-on activities with the application of skills from math, science, literacy, art, and technology. Students solve mysteries, learn about the work of forensic anthropologists, and the F.B.I. Students are already familiar with the many crime dramas and reality shows they see on television--these activities are fun for middle school students to explore in pairs and small groups.
Middle School

Science, Science, Technology Media

Biology, Earth Science, Internet, Software Programs

Forests Under the Sea
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/sperry/sb_kelp_sperry.htm
Forests Under the Sea is an interdisciplinary, technology-based unit designed to introduce middle to high school students to the hidden world of giant kelp forests. It encourages students to understand the biology of these underwater forest ecosystems through reading, drawing, observing, constructing models, and the use of technology.
Elementary

Science, Technology Media

Earth Science, Internet

Fossils!
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/bglasgold/fossils.htm
What child today is not enamored with dinosaurs! But how do we know anything at all about dinosaurs or other kinds of life that inhabited the Earth so long ago? The answer is in fossils. Fossils! engages the student in a study of how these fascinating surviving remnants from a past geologic age were formed, the different types of fossils, what they teach us about animals that once lived, and who some of the famous fossil hunters--or paleontologists--are and what they have found.
Middle School , High School

Foreign Language, Technology Media

Software Programs

French - The Imperfect Tense
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/MFL-Imperfect%20Tense/imperfect%20tense/index.htm
This project aims to help students understand the use of the imperfect tense in French while also encouraging the use of higher order thinking skills and creativity in the language classroom.
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

American History

From Ada to Grace to Sandy - Women have IT
http://bostonteachnet.org/bwm/mccullough/sigproj.htm
How can students in Computer Studies understand that throughout history, women have made significant contributions to the growth of Information Technology (IT)? In this unit they study Ada Lovelace, founder of scientific computing; Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, known as "First Lady of Software;" and Sandy Lerner, co-founder of Cisco Systems, Inc.
Elementary, Middle School

Technology Media

American History, Community Culture, Geography Habitats

From Iroquois to Inuit: A Native American Journey
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/martha/nativeamericans/sb_nativeam_mm.htm
In this unit, students select one of the five major Native American groups. They work in pairs and use the Internet to research the tribes of that group and their way of life. The participants produce a picture book project using Microsoft Word to present the information they obtained.
Middle School

Music, Technology Media

Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs

From Magpies to Messiaen: Birds in Music
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/etobias/tobias.htm
This is a program in which middle school students study the influence that birds have had in music and create their own original music based on imitations and actual electronic samples of birdsong. They learn how composers make use of the everyday material around them and they gain a unique perspective on music. They learn various compositional techniques as well as fundamental music concepts.

Technology Media

Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs

From Photoshop to Web Gallery
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_JustinWedes.htm
As part of a one semester course called Digital Expression, my students learned how to perform basic photo editing tasks on Photoshop. Their works are then displayed (with permission) on an online, comment-enabled web gallery.
High School

Science, Technology Media

Internet, Software Programs

Future Energy Resources
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/Sci-Future%20Energy/future_energy_resources.swf
This resource provides a starting point for independent research projects into renewable and future energy resources.
Elementary

Science, Science, Technology Media

Botany

Garden Business
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/jessica/garden/sbgarden.htm
Through the powerful integration of multiple curricular areas this unit helps students become more independent and responsible for their work and learning.
High School

Technology Media

Geography Habitats, Internet, Software Programs, Video

Geography Fieldwork - Applying Skills
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/Geog-Docklands%20Fieldwork/docklands%20fieldwork/index.htm
This project has been designed for students to work independently through the stages of a fieldtrip to the London Docklands.
High School

Science, Technology Media

Earth Science, Internet

Geologic and National Hazards WebQuest
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/dpatrick/patrick.htm
The goal of this program is to identify a geologically related hazard or catastrophe that has occurred in the past. Once identified, students will research the causes, impacts, responses, and resulting mitigation efforts that were involved in this event.
High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Geometry, Internet, Software Programs

Geometry on the Web
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/landerson/geometry.htm
Geometry on the Web is a conglomeration of instructive Internet sites on the basics of Geometry. Students can explore various sites that coincide with their classroom lessons. Students can peruse the sites as they corrrespond to the classroom topics.
High School

Business Careers, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Geometry, Internet, Software Programs

Geometry Shapes Playground Safety
http://bostonteachnet.org/yee/yee.htm
How safe are our neighborhood playgrounds? Using the latest statistics from the National Program for Playground Safety, students discover that most of the nation's playgrounds rate only a C. High schoolers observe and report on children at local playgrounds. They research the Internet for safety tips and checklists. Then, they share their word-processed pamphlets, flyers or computer slide shows with high school peers and children from a neighborhood day care center.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Painting, Writing, Internet, Visual Arts

Georgia O'Keefe: Wake Up and Smell the Roses
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/llangsner/okeefe.htm
Students create a watercolor painting in the style of Georgia O'Keeffe and respond critically to a variety of her works displayed on various Web sites.
High School

Business Careers, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Writing, Internet, Software Programs

Get a Life!
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/landerson/life.htm
Get A Life! is a program that is designed to help students begin preparation for life after high school. It starts with the students creating a web page in which they describe the life they wish to have in ten years. Then they begin research on potential careers. They take several assessment quizzes to find out what career would be suitable for them.
High School

Business Careers, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Writing, Internet, Software Programs

Get Organized with Google Applications
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_AnneKornfeld2.htm
Students will gain an understanding of the power of the Google Applications as organizational tools to better facilitate time management and student achievement while utilizing state of the art Web 2.0 tools. Students will learn to set up Google/G-mail accounts, personalize their homepage (iGoogle) and toolbar, and use applications to fulfill assignments, collaborate with others in online editing, and keep online calendar(s).
High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Getting Down with the Alphabet
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/smcmahon/alphabet.htm
Students in a photo club decided to develop an Alphabet Book. They were engaged in an activity that requires higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills. The students become more aware of their surroundings and were excited to be at school. They learned how to use digital cameras, scanners, printers, Abobe Photoshop, Apple iMovie, and AppleWorks.
High School

Technology Media

Digital Media, Software Programs

Gif Animation
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/landerson/animation.htm
In this program, students learn how to make GIF animations using Photoshop and Image Ready software. GIF stands for "Graphics Interchange Format," but the process is much easier than it initially sounds. The GIF format stores multiple frames of illustration that give the appearance of movement when the frames are displayed individually.
Elementary

Business Careers, Science, Technology Media

Physics, Scientific Method, Software Programs

Go Robo
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2007%20Projects/ICT-Go_Robo/Gorobo/index.html
Go-Robo is a programming language that enables students to develop control of a range of WowWee Robosapien robots.The software is suitable for KS2-3 (UK) students and makes for cross phase liaison. Girls in particular show high engagement with the robots.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

Non Fiction, Numbers Statistics, American History, Internet, Software Programs

Go Yankees!
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/sskea/yankees.htm
Go Yankees! is a unit of activities designed to inspire students to become part of an All- Star Team through an exploration of the New York Yankees. As students read biographies, discuss, write about, and present the lives of one of America's greatest baseball teams, they learn that life is about facing and overcoming hardships, meeting challenges, engaging in team spirit, and standing tall at home plate.
Elementary

Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Biology,Botany, American History, Internet, Software Programs

Goobers. Goobers? Goobers!
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2005/linero2.htm
This unit will provide students with a chance to investigate the peanut scientifically. They will observe, taste, smell, feel, and grow peanuts. African American History will also be explored.

English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Journalism, Writing, Earth Science, Internet

Google Docs, Jing & Peer Revisions
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_JenniferRygalski.htm
This unit can be used after students complete the first draft of any piece of writing. Students learn how to share documents using Google docs and the steps that are necessary for peer revision. Jing videos provide step by step instructions about specific editing steps to take before submitting the final draft of the paper.
Elementary

Mathematics, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Internet, Software Programs

Graph It to Picture It!
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/sampedro2.htm
In today's high-tech world, we are bombarded with data daily. How can we absorb so much information? One way is through visual organizers, such as graphs and tables. This unit will help you help your students to learn how to sort, arrange, label, display data, and formulate and solve problems in their own world.
High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Software Programs

Graphing and Analyzing Our School's Attendance
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/fianni/attendanceproject.htm
This project will serve two main instructional purposes. First, it will create a sense of community and will help students understand their school and the community around them. Second, it is a great way to introduce major concepts such as histograms, pie graphs, and many other statistical concepts that sometimes seem totally abstract.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Geography Habitats, Internet

Greetings from Snowdoria
http://resources.teachnet.ie/dhorgan/2005/
This is an account of life in Snowdoria, a fictional Alpine state. Using the format of an online book, pupils are asked to complete crossword puzzles, decipher mirror writing and even crack secret codes all based on their knowledge of life in Snowdoria
Middle School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Writing, Internet, Software Programs

Hands-on Digital Storytelling with Students
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_MatthewValia.htm
This four-part lesson teaches students about plot as a literary concept and shows them how to use it as a framework when they are creating a story of their own. They will write their own story, sketch illustrations, color them in Photoshop and put everything together into a digital story show.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Global History, Internet, Software Programs

Henry VIII and his six wives
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/P_History-Henry%20VIII/Henry%20viii/index.htm
In this project students find out about the Tudors through the story of Henry VIII's marriages.
Elementary , Middle School , High School

Social Studies, Technology Media

Internet, Software Programs

History with ICT (Information and Communication Technology)
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/History-Using%20ICT/using%20ict%20for%20history/index.htm
This project explores the use of ICT in the history classroom - spreadsheets, databases, use of the Internet, PowerPoint and Word resources.
High School

Mathematics, Special Ed, Technology Media

Money, Internet, Software Programs

Holiday Math: A Practical Approach
http://resources.teachnet.ie/lmclafferty/
This web-based assignment is of particular benefit to Deaf or Hard of Hearing students as it provides a method of communication not reliant on sound. Pricing a holiday online is an ideal application of Internet technology to help reduce feelings of isolation.
Elementary

Special Ed, Technology Media

Internet

Holiday Shopping with the Nonverbal Child
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/flammia/shopping.htm
Holiday shopping can be frustrating for parents of a nonverbal child. This program teaches the nonverbal child about winter holidays from various cultures, while encouraging their powers of expression.
High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Money, Internet, Software Programs

Home Sweet Home
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/alee/alee_files/homesweetfp.htm
The purpose of this program is to help students see the math involved in fulfilling one of the American Dreams: buying a house. The students use the Internet to find a home as well as the interest rates that banks charge to finance that home.
Elementary

Science, Technology Media

Biology, Software Programs

Honey, I Blew Up the Bee!
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/elinero.htm
Through this project, students learn to classify the honeybee, understand the importance of bees in pollination, why pollination is important for the food we eat, and all about beekeeping.
High School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Journalism, Non Fiction, Writing, Internet

Hotlinks for Student Journalists
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/pmaslow/hotlinks.htm
Students go to the hot links page on the web and then choose other student articles to read from all over the country. Depending on what type of article, commentary or feature/news, the students evaluate articles.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Geography Habitats, Internet, Software Programs

How geography influenced the development of the Western Hemisphere
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_ArgyrosDePietroKauffman.htm
Students spend several weeks studying the geography and physical features of the Western Hemisphere and exploring how the geography shaped the cultures and traditions of the people who lived there. They use maps, short informational texts, folk tales, the Internet, and other classroom resources to make inferences and develop critical thinking skills.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Photography, Geography Habitats, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Human and Physical Coast Geography
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Geog-Coastal_Geography/index.htm
This resource, aimed primarily at Key Stage 4 (UK), but useful for other key stages is delivered primarily through PowerPoint, and links to a variety of student activities and relevant websites, and also the teacher's own photographs and diagrams.
Elementary

Business Careers, Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Software Programs

I Know Who Takes Care of Me
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/cdelancy.htm
The overall plan for this thematic unit is that people in a community share the same commonalities. This program is a great way to establish a stronger school-community link as well as serving as an introduction to your school's Career Day.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Media Literacy

If you like it so much why don't you blog about it?
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_MichaelNappi.htm
This unit will engage students in the creation of book reports and book reviews. Students will build comprehension skills as they share their experience, understandings, and opinions of independent reading books. Students will post their reviews to a class blog. The blog posts will serve as way for their reviews to be shared with the world and will give a contextualized meaning to writing book reports and reviews.
High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Drawing, Graphic Arts, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Illustrated Children's Books
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/everywhere/profiles/wittfeld.htm
In this unit of study, students will research (online) the Caldecott Award as it relates to the visual arts; select and research a specific illustrator who has received a Caldecott Award and submit their findings using an online submission process; write and illustrate a book for a small child with a cultural connection; create decorated "paste papers" for use in creating book images in a collage process; and, manipulate created images using Adobe Photoshop software to develop pages.
Elementary

Mathematics, Technology Media

Money, Internet, Software Programs

I'm in the Money - Teaching Kids Practical Money Skills
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/linero.htm
This project teaches kids about how money is made, earned, spent, saved and shared. Students follow money from the time it is made in a US mint to the time it gets in their hands; after participating in activities from the unit, they are made aware of ways to make wise spending choices. They learn various ways to make a budget, utilize their math skills to keep a record of what they spend, and use technology to help them keep track of their money.
Elementary

Music, Technology Media

Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Image work. . . through sound!
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/ICT-Image%20Work/image-work/index.htm
The concept that color and musical harmony are linked has a long history, intriguing scientists such as Sir Isaac Newton. In this project, students explore images through sound!
Middle School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Painting, Software Programs

Impressionism
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/llangsner/impress.htm
To become acquainted with the period of Impressionism, students visit and research museum Web sites. They sketch ideas for an original landscape painting in the Impressionist style, exploring the various brushstrokes and color palettes used by the Impressionists.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Non Fiction, American History, Internet

In their Own Words: the Slave Narratives
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/powertolearn/bryant.htm
In this unit, students learn about slavery through the actual words of former slaves. Using the slave narratives from the Library of Congress, students learn the structure of, and how to negotiate, an LOC database. They learn to identify, use, and evaluate primary sources.
Elementary

Science, Science, Technology Media

Internet, Software Programs

Inside Out - An Exploration of Seven Human Body Systems
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/hamner/karen_hamner_body_sys/karen_body_sb_cover.htm
This unit involves both textual and Internet research on each of seven body systems. Students work in groups of four to answer specifically assigned questions on each system and ultimately produce a PowerPoint presentation of their findings.
High School

Mathematics, Science, Technology Media

Insulation
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Sci-Insulation/insulation/
This project looks at the effects of insulating a house with cavity wall materials, carpets and draught excluders, loft insulation and double glazing methods
Elementary , Middle School

Foreign Language, Technology Media

Digital Media, Software Programs

Interactive PowerPoint for French
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/MFL-Interactive%20Powerpoint/interactive-powerpoint/index.htm
This project reinforces language learning skills through the use of audio in PowerPoint presentations.
High School

Technology Media

Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs

Interactive Textbooks
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/powertolearn/bentz.htm
In this unit, each student works on a chosen topic related to technology and creates an educational interactive textbook with text, graphics, animation, buttons, review questions, assignments, and a quiz.
Middle School

Technology Media

Internet

Internet Search Skills 101
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/cposer/searching.htm
These lessons will enable students to compare different search engines and different search strategies. It will make them understand that using specific terms can narrow down your searching time and make you a more productive searcher.
Middle School

Special Ed, Technology Media

Software Programs

Interpersonal Communication for Deaf Students Using Technology
http://resources.teachnet.ie/mhickey/
It is expected that students who successfully complete this module will be able to: use technology to enhance their interpersonal communication skills; apply these skills in human interaction by exchanging information with another user using fax, e-mail and mobile phone; and understand the vocabulary, concepts, and language nesessary for this technology interaction.
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Journalism, Literature, Writing, Ancient Civilizations

Interpreting Shakespeare's Macbeth
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/pmaslow/macbeth.htm
This program's emphasis on Macbeth helps and motivates students to understand William Shakespeare's language. Using computers and the Internet lets students post their work to a wide audience that includes students in their class, school, and the world beyond.
High School

Fine Arts, Business Careers, Technology Media

Drawing, Media Literacy, Visual Arts

Introductory Skills for GCSE
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/DT-Skills_Course/index.htm
This is a course of six lessons, establishing a basic knowledge of equipment, media, product analysis, presentation, and drawing techniques for GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) Graphics Products and Product Design.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Drawing, Graphic Arts, Journalism, Non Fiction, Writing, Community Culture, Digital Media

Invisible Workers
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/workers.htm
Invisible Workers gives students insight into the under-appreciated people whose jobs affect our everyday lives. The students interview people who work in a variety of fields and learn about the requirements, opportunities, and unique characteristics of their jobs.
Elementary , Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Reading Literacy, Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs, Video

iRead, iWrite, iMovie 2
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/duarte.htm
With technology as its vehicle iRead, iWrite, iMovie2 is an interdisciplinary project where learners will work collaboratively using project-based learning. This project will enthusiastically embark learners on a journey into the realm of movie making while creating a love for reading and writing at the same time.
High School

Business Careers, Technology Media

Internet

Irish Government Acts
http://resources.teachnet.ie/apatton/index.htm
The aim of this project is to help students and teachers deal with the seven pieces of legislation required for the Leaving Certificate Business syllabus in Ireland.
Middle School

Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Global History, Software Programs

Irish Roots: Digging up the Past
http://resources.teachnet.ie/gwalsh/gwalshroots
In this Webquest project pupils look for information on the Web. The objective for pupils is to find out about their family or clan name, its origins and its history, and the family coat of arms. Guided by the teacher, and facilitated by technology, pupils locate information sources, select factual material and present their findings to an audience of their peers.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History, Internet

Isla, the Magical Journey
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/jessica/islaweb/sb_isla_jr.htm
The journey inspired by the book called "Isla" written by Arthur Dorros and illustrated by Elisa Kleven has no end. The magical journey in this unit begins with the reading of the story and finding out about life in a tropical island, Puerto Rico.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Software Programs

It's A Mystery To Me
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chornik/mystery.htm
Who doesn't enjoy reading and trying to solve mystery stories! In this WebQuest unit, students become both mystery readers and writers.
Elementary

Mathematics, Technology Media

Internet

It's About Time
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mpeluso/time.htm
It's About Time was created to be an online learning center for elementary students learning to tell time. After the students read a short tutorial, they are asked to complete one or more online activities. Students visit an online math dictionary to learn the value of a day, month, week, and year. They construct word problems based on a favorite month; practice writing out time using a.m. and p.m.; and use interactive games to reinforce time concepts and self-assess their progress.
Elementary, Middle School

Fine Arts, Science, Science, Technology Media

Physics, Scientific Method, Internet

It's Wheely Fun: Design and Make a Vehicle
http://resources.teachnet.ie/cohanluain/2005/index.htm
Get your class to design and make a vehicle and then to carry out investigations using their vehicle. This website has all the worksheets, activities and investigations you might need to undertake this enjoyable activity with your class.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Poetry Creative Writing, Reading Literacy, Internet, Software Programs

It's Written in the Stars!
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/bglasgold/stars.htm
This unit on astrology attempts to familiarize students of elementary age with the science of astrology. It will explain what astrology is, the mythology associated with each sign, the signs of the Zodiac, the character traits associated with each sign, and related vocabulary. The children will create narrative accounts about their character traits, illustrate the constellation of each sign of the Zodiac, and write and illustrate their own creative myths about an original "Zodiac Sign".
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Writing, Internet

Jigsaw Class - Accelerated Learning
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/CC-Jigsaw/jigsaw/index.htm
A "jigsaw class" is split into small groups. Each group researches a topic based on one of the nine intelligences and imparts their knowledge to the rest of the class by way of presentations and interactive resources.
Elementary

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Crafts, Internet

Kids as Collectors, Creating Mini-Museums
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/kristenburke/sb_kristen_treasures.htm
Creating a mini museum was inspired by the natural curiosity of eight and nine year olds who find anything in their natural world interesting and worthy of further investigation. Through the use of the Internet, students experience and have an understanding of the variety and uniqueness of museum collections.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Literature, Reading Literacy, Software Programs

Laura Numeroff Author Study
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chornik/authorstudy.htm
Students, in cooperative learning groups, read books written by Laura Numeroff and analyze the author's style with the use of a semantic web all while practicing word processing skills.
Elementary

Foreign Language, Technology Media

Digital Media, Visual Arts

Le Petit Dejeuner
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/P_Lang-Petit_Dejeuner/Petit_Dejeuner/index.htm
Most of these primary-level activities for learning the French language are designed to be used on an Interactive whiteboard, but can also be used on a stand-alone basis.
Elementary , Middle School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Email

Learn to Read, Read to Learn with Neighborhood Connections
http://bostonteachnet.org/williams/williams.htm
This project focuses on structured, sequential, multi-sensory reading remediation using rule-based reading software scaffolded by reading to younger children in the neighborhood elementary school. Creating a computer slide show and an Outstanding Readers calendar exposes students to new technology and allows them to reflect on their experience as older Reading Buddies.
High School

Social Studies, Technology Media

Global History, Digital Media, Video

Learning Global History Through Technology
http://teachersnetwork.org/CD_NotTeachingToTheTest/MichaelKlein_LearningGlobal.htm
Given choices, students decide what themes in Global History they would like to explore. In teams, they write scripts and later create videos incorporating appropriate graphics.
Middle School , High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet

Learning How We Learn
http://teachersnetwork.org/GrantWinners/Teachnet10_JoaquinLorenzo_KeriRodgers.htm
The goal of this project is to help students identify their own preferred learning and social interaction styles. Using the Paragon Learning Style Inventory (PLSI), students can begin to understand how they learn best, appreciate how others learn differently, and develop tools and strategies that will help them proactively problem-solve obstacles to their education.
Elementary

Mathematics, Science, Science, Technology Media

Geometry, Digital Media, Internet, Visual Arts

Learning Math Through Garden Design
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/jessica/jessica_2004/gardendesign/sb_jessica_garden_design.htm
The students are actually permitted to daydream a little for inspiration during this unit. Several math skills are reinforced through the use of technology, via Internet, such as: linear measurement, plane figures, polygons, quadrilaterals, perimeter, area, and ordered pair numbers (coordinate geometry).
Elementary

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, American History, Community Culture, Software Programs

Learning Partners: LPs for Life
http://bostonteachnet.org/lewis/lewis.htm
LPs for Life gives new meaning to long playing learning partners. It is a cross-aged tutoring and mentoring project where elementary students work with primary students on literacy and other subjects as suggested by curricula needs
Middle School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Software Programs

Learning to Learn
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/ICT-L2Lwebquest/index.htm
How do people know which learning style best suits them? This WebQuest explores mind mapping, learning styles and thinking hats.
High School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Writing, Software Programs

Leaving Certificate Poets
http://resources.teachnet.ie/mwallace/
High school students are led into an indepth study of classic poetry. Students uncover biographical information on poets as well as create a literary poster using Microsoft Publisher.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Technology Media

LEGO Robotics: Measuring Speed
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/reilly/
Through these lessons, students learn to build and program a LEGO robotic car in cooperative groups, and measure and graph its speed. Using their own natural curiosity, students will acquire a basic familiarity with principles of construction, motion, computer logic, sense, design, problem-solving, and teamwork skills, all while reinforcing mathematics, science and technology skills.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Poetry Creative Writing, Internet

Let's Explore Disney
http://resources.teachnet.ie/rward/letsexploredisney
This project uses the world of Disney as a theme in order to encourage pupils: - To access the Internet, to gather and collate relevant information - To do a cross-curricular study involving artwork, history, geography and creative writing - To build web pages based on both the information they have gathered and on their own creative work.
Elementary

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Crafts, Performing Arts, Sculpture, Video

Let's Meet the Artists
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/TeachnetDisseminator_BruceWilson.htm
students work cooperatively in pairs or small groups and learn about different art techniques as well as the different periods of art. They conduct research on a specific artist and write a script incorporating what they have learned. The students create puppets using celluclay and present a puppet show. They are actively involved in a movie project and learn about the many different jobs involved in making a film.
Elementary, Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Special Ed, Technology Media

Crafts, Writing, American History, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Let's Meet the Presidents
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/wilson/presidents.htm
This project incorporates Internet use, American history, and hand-made puppets, used to create student iMovies. First, children research the topic of an American president. They were encouraged to choose a president they had never heard of before, or one they wanted to learn more about.
Elementary , Middle School

Fine Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Crafts, Performing Arts, Sculpture, American History, Video

Let's Meet the Presidents
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/wilson/presidents.htm
This project incorporates Internet use, American history, and hand-made puppets, used to create student iMovies. Students were encouraged to choose a president they had never heard of before, or one they wanted to learn more about, wrote a report on that president, crafted a puppet, and performed skits for the entire school.
High School

ESL, Technology Media

Internet, Software Programs

Let's Plan a Trip
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chuck/trip.htm
Students will be able to navigate the Internet to find information relevant to their chosen destinations; answer directed questions in writing; apply research to a portfolio writing assignment, in the form of a journal, postcards, or travel brochure; and use Microsoft Word, MGI Photosuite, and/or PowerPoint to design a final project. Through this project, students will see the real-world application of Internet research.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Internet

Let's Play Scrabble
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chornik/scrabble.htm
In this WebQuest, students develop skills needed to research the history, rules, strategies, and masters of the time-honored game of Scrabble on the Web. As they play the game, they recognize word patterns, improve their spelling skills, and increase their vocabulary as they build words on the board. In addition, students reinforce basic addition skills as they total their word scores for each play and add them to their game scores.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, American History, Internet

Lewis and Clark Expedition
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2005/stephenson.htm
The students take a virtual cyber tour to learn about the Lewis and Clark Expedition funded by Congress in 1803. Since this is the two hundredth anniversary of the expedition, the book Lewis and Clark On The Trail Of Discovery was read in the classroom.
Elementary

Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Technology Media

Drawing, Video

Libros y Amigos: Publishing Bilingual Books
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/tjackson/libros.htm
Students publish bilingual books in hard copy and on the Web, using basic Spanish phrases and vocabulary that tie in with their class's current thematic unit. They write, illustrate, and publish using a variety of technology.
High School

Science, Technology Media

Earth Science, Internet, Video

Life and Death of a Star Videocasts
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/GrantWinners/Teachnet10_BrentSackris1.htm
Students spend several weeks learning about the life and death of a star. Students are then asked to make a model of this process, and then create a video podcast that will provide students with the opportunity to explain what they've learned in greater detail as well as incorporate digital diagrams and animations to help them explain this process.Students spend several weeks learning about the life and death of a star. Students are then asked to make a model of this process, and then create a video podcast that will provide students with the opportunity to explain what they've learned in greater detail as well as incorporate digital diagrams and animations to help them explain this process.
High School

Social Studies, Technology Media

American History, Internet

Lincoln's Legacy- Then and Now
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_ChristopherGill_LincolnsLegacy-ThenAndNow.htm
he Lincoln's Legacy- Then and Now project/unit will focus students on researching and studying specific events during Lincoln 's lifetime and how he was perceived by the public. I find that many students (and Americans) have a historically inaccurate view of the Presidency of Abraham Lincoln. This unit will attempt to bring out the misconceptions we all share about President Lincoln and his legacy. This project/unit will help students learn in great detail about some of the criticisms and endorsements that President Lincoln faced before, during and after his presidency.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Technology Media

Non Fiction, Writing, Internet

Lions and Tigers and Bears - Oh My!
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_JeffreyGross.htm
Students will develop both individual and collaborative research projects focusing on different animals. The students will research their chosen topic and then document their work by creating a detailed work of "non-fiction" art.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Software Programs

Literacy Lessons for Little Learners Make Sense
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/nflanagan/flanagan.htm
This program consists of a multi-sensory approach to learning the alphabet, letter sounds, and a sight word vocabulary using technology. The curriculum accommodates visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners by appealing to all five senses. Developmentally appropriate hands-on materials engage the children both physically and cognitively.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Poetry Creative Writing, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet

Little Scientists
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2005/garcia2.htm
This unit provides students the opportunity to investigate, explore and learn about science in fun and meaningful ways and then take this information to create technology rich projects.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History,Drawing, Sculpture, Writing, Email, Internet, Visual Arts

Looking at and Responding to Construction
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jroberts/2005/
This is a project that gives students a chance to tell us what they REALLY think about sculpture and buildings. They will respond in writing and various artistic forms.
Middle School

Health Phys Ed, Mathematics, Science, Technology Media

Money, Biology, Software Programs

Lunch Food? Mmm Mmm Good!
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/asalcedo/lunchmenu.htm
Students use the Internet to research recipes and utilize the USDA Food Guide Pyramid to investigate the importance of meeting these requirements and learn the consequences of an unbalanced diet. The students download recipes, create ethnic variations on the food pyramid, and use Excel to convert recipes and create a cost sheet for feeding different amounts of students.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Poetry Creative Writing, Reading Literacy, Writing, Digital Media

Making eBooks
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/jessica/garden/sbebooks_cover.htm
This project integrates electronic books that can be created with any presentation software. Students produce e-books using themselves to demonstrate their mastery of content standards, such as number sense or color recognition.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet

Man's Best Friend
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2005/mgomez4.htm
This unit is designed to teach elementary students the responsibilities of owning a pet while encouraging students to acquire a greater respect for the intrinsic value and worth of animals.
Elementary

Mathematics, Technology Media

Geometry, Money, Numbers Statistics, Software Programs

Marvelous Mathematics
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/stephenson.htm
These interactive lessons are designed to allow the students to expand their math skills by way of technology and hands-on activities. In the lesson named Colorful Fractions, the students not only learn how to make a table on the computer, but create fractions and equivalent fractions through the use of color. They are able to manipulate fractions in order to gain a greater understanding of the meaning of whole number that is broken into parts.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Internet, Media Literacy

Mastering Print Literacy through Film and Media Literacy
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_KeithChristiansen_MasteringPrintLiteracy.htm
When watching TV or movies, students often have an almost instant understanding of plot, character, setting, genre and all of the literary elements that don't effectively translate to their understanding of texts. The goal of this unit is to effectively bridge that gap of understanding while building students confidence in their own ideas and expand their vocabulary to discuss these items. The goal of this unit is to expand students' understanding of story elements and to build their confidence in their own knowledge of these elements through the use of film and television.
Middle School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Drawing, Graphic Arts, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Masterpieces Past and Present
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/hansen/stacy_art_%20teachnet/sb_stacy_art_cover.htm
This project integrates Art History and Studio Art and is designed for middle school students. The lessons include art history, and they teach the elements of art and fundamentals of design by using examples of historical masterpieces.
High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Algebra, Geometry, Internet, Software Programs

Math B Regents Review Wiki
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_AlexJacoby.htm
The goal of the project is to help students prepare for the New York state Math B regents exam. Working together, students create a comprehensive review wiki covering two year's of topics. This project enables students to teach each other, and gives the teacher a clear assessment of what topics students are still struggling with.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Arithmetic, Money, Internet

Math Matters
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_JeffreyGross_MathMatters.htm
Students explore mathematical concepts through hands-on activities and real life application. The students will use the internet to transfer, extend, and reinforce their day to day learning. Students meet core content strands within the New York State Math Standards.
Elementary

Mathematics, Technology Media

Money, Numbers Statistics, Internet, Software Programs

Math You Can Count On
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/garcia2.htm
You can count on learning fun when you use these lessons and activities to teach or reinforce math concepts from one-to-one correspondence to measurement. Students learn about shapes and create their own zoo animal out of shapes. Students also explore a timely collection of activities to help them race ahead to perfect time telling skills. You can bank on some money activities to teach or strengthen money skills.
High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Internet

Mean, Median and Mode
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/fianni/mean1.htm
This unit combines mathematics and technology to teach students how to find the mean, median, and mode for a set of data. This a great project to introduce statistics.
Elementary

Science, Technology Media

Earth Science, Scientific Method, Software Programs

Meteorology: How's the Weather?
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/bglasgold/bmglas.htm
The overall value of this unit, in addition to teaching children the creative field of meteorology, is to get them used to using the computer in their everyday world.
High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Software Programs

Microsoft Excel for Math Teachers
http://resources.teachnet.ie/pkavanagh/
This site was created to make the life of a math teacher a little easier. It shows teachers how to use Excel to assist in the teaching of mathematics, including tutorials for creating spreadsheets, graphs, histograms, and more.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Literature, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet

Miss Nelson is Missing, Miss Nelson is Back
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2005/vasquez.htm
Students explore the fascinating world of "Miss Nelson Is Missing" and "Miss Nelson Is Back" in this exciting unit. The students participate in activities such as cause and effect, grammar (punctuation marks), compare and contrast, sequencing, comparing characters/recalling details, word processing and searching the Internet.
Elementary

Science, Science, Technology Media

Astronomy, Earth Science, Visual Arts

Moon Madness
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/Tracee/moonmad/moon_madness.htm
Students create animations to demonstrate knowledge of how the phases of the earth's moon occur.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Health Phys Ed, Social Studies, Technology Media

Literature, Writing, Community Culture, Digital Media, Internet

Mother Goose Meets Project Wisdom Through Pod Casting
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_RosalieCooper_MotherGooseMeetsProjectWisdomThroughPodCasting.htm
Students learn how to form a pod cast through storyboarding by using a main theme. The main theme to this project is Project Wisdom/Character Education. Project Wisdom is part of the character education curriculum. The students put Mother Goose on trial for her abusive nursery rhymes to human and animal life. Each student examines a nursery rhyme of their choice, that is abusive. They must explain in the storyboard process why the nursery rhyme is abusive.
Elementary

Special Ed, Technology Media

Software Programs

Moving from Talking with Pictures to Speaking with Words and Sound
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/flammia/moving.htm
It often becomes obvious that a nonverbal student becomes frustrated when he/she wants to convey a message and the appropriate vocabulary is not available on his/her manual communication board. Words, on the other hand, can be strung together to form more complete sentences and complex thoughts, as well as enhance literacy skills. This project outlines how to move the student from pictures to words (or a combination of both) on manual communication boards to eventually an electronic voice output device. When the student is ready for a device that has voice output - a whole new world has opened up for them - they can now "speak" so others can hear them.
Middle School , High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Special Ed, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Community Culture, Email

MS Means Must Succeed: Changing Attitudes Toward the Disabled
http://bostonteachnet.org/sparrow/sparrow.htm
MS Means Must Succeed is a five-month program that provides students with an opportunity to become sensitive to the needs and abilities of physically disabled adults. The project teaches the philosophy that people can excel despite their circumstances by demonstrating how science and technology enable disabled people to live useful lives.
Elementary

Music, Technology Media

Internet

Music for Fun
http://resources.teachnet.ie/adonaghermcgowan/
This project is based on the music curriculum. The three main strands -- listening and responding, performing, and composing -- are each dealt with. While the site is aimed at children from third to sixth grade, many of the activities can easily be modified for all classes.
High School

Music, Technology Media

Software Programs

Music Remix
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/Music-Remixing/remixing/index.htm
Computer based music production, remixing and working with samples, can motivate those pupils who have limited or no instrumental and/or notation reading skills. It allows them to work with important compositional concepts such as structure, timbre, texture and arranging.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Music, Technology Media

Internet

Musical Journey Through Time
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/knorkin.htm
Students have the opportunity to learn about different types of music from Baroque to Gospel, composers from Beethoven to Run D.M.C, and styles from swing to hip hop. All learning styles are involved: the auditory learner hears the music, the visual learner views pictures of instruments and composers, the tactile learner creates listening tapes and/or CDs and the kinesthetic learner taps out rhythms of songs.
High School

ESL, Science, Technology Media

Chemistry, Media Literacy

My Chemical Spaces
http://teachersnetwork.org/EnglishLanguageLearners/Science_JacksonJaramillo_Chemical.htm
My Chemical Spaces focuses on the periodic table of the elements. After learning about the design of the table and general properties of different groups of elements, the students design a Myspace page for an assigned chemical element.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

Crafts, Reading Literacy, Arithmetic, Geometry, Numbers Statistics, American History, Community Culture, Internet

My Country 'Tis of Thee
http://bostonteachnet.org/quinn/quinn.htm
Who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance and The Star-Spangled Banner? What do these verses mean? Why do we observe Veterans Day and Flag Day? Youngsters use emerging language, math, and social studies skills to discover answers to these and other questions.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Writing, Community Culture, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts

My Neighborhood: A WebQuest
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chornik/neighborhood.htm
In this WebQuest, students assume the role of tour guide and they research and present information about their neighborhood. Their task is to inform people about the sights and places to visit in their community by writing stories and creating maps, using photographs that they take on a tour of their neighborhood as motivation.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science, Science, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Scientific Method, Internet

My Science Fair
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/hamner/karen_hamner_science_fair/sb_karen_science_cover.htm
Students will become proficient at Web-based research as it relates to the scientific method. They will use photography, graphing and charting software, and drawings to produce illustrations of the scientific method and its processes.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Non Fiction, Writing, Internet

Narrative Procedure Web Site
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/newbery
The aim of this project is for students to independently use the Internet, as well as identify the purpose and elements of a narrative procedure. After composing a how-to that is personally relevant, students choose a web page template, and publish their instructions. The class then shares their final pieces and are encouraged to use their web site as an instructional resource in the future.
Elementary

Technology Media

Digital Media, Internet, Media Literacy

Narrative Procedure Web Site
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/newbery/
This is a wonderful project to introduce students to the value of the Internet. The aim of this project is for students to independently use the Internet, as well as identify the purpose and elements of a narrative procedure. After composing a how-to that is personally relevant, students choose a web page template, and publish their instructions.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Literature, Writing, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Narrative Writing for Publication
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/ckelleher/narrative.htm
Using a diary or journal format, students create a fictional narrative based on either a real individual or a character they create. They investigate parts of a story such as conflict, plot, resolution, falling action, etc., and then create a Microsoft Publisher webpage containing that account.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Writing, American History, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Internet

Native American Cultures
http://wps.wiscasset-ps.wiscasset.k12.me.us/maine/info/lynn.htm
Students create a Native American Project showing at least five facts about that group's way of life. Students develop a web site with 3 pages, one for each topic of their research: food, clothing, shelter, tools and weapons, arts and crafts, and legends.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Writing, American History, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Internet

Native Americans of Rockland County, NY
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/jfuchs/native.htm
Students gain an understanding of Native American cultures through the use of both secondary and primary sources. This program is particularly valuable in teaching students the research process.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Earth Science, Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs

Naturally Disastrous!
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/asalcedo/disasters.htm
Naturally Disastrous is a WebQuest devoted to causes of natural disasters and how to survive one. Given that the world climate has changed due to recent disasters, this program addresses some student concerns about how these disasters happen, what to do if one occurs, and what preventive measures to take.
High School

Business Careers, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs

Networking - Techies as Teachers
http://bostonteachnet.org/yee/yee_2.htm
How does networking work? Bilingual students with backgrounds in computer technologies demystify how information travels via global networking. By developing and presenting mini-workshops, they enhance the computer knowledge of their lower school classmates.
High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Sculpture, Internet, Visual Arts

Non-Objective Constructed Sculpture
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/pwittfeld/wittfeld.htm
In this program, students work through a series of activities that teach them to look at design within other images and to build on the captured design as a format for a piece of artwork. Because students conduct their own research through a guided format, they stay focused on the desired topic and outcome, and they bring a variety of information and personal reflections to the classroom environment for sharing.
Elementary, Middle School

Technology Media

Community Culture, Geography Habitats

Not Another State Report Again!
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/Tracee/states/states.htm
This unit will address a new approach to learning about the fifty states that we all know and love. Instead of assigning the same old report, let your students use creative strategies and technology to demonstrate their knowledge about their state.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Photography, Non Fiction, Reading Literacy, Writing, Digital Media, Internet

NYC From A to Z
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_MichaelNappi_NYCFromAtoZ.htm
This unit will engage students in the creation of an ABC book about New York City. Students will build comprehension skills as they research, visit, photograph and document sites of interest and importance in NYC. The ABC book will give a contextualized purpose to field trips, show students the importance and historical significance of places in students communities and also serve as a motivation for students to read and write.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Science, Science, Technology Media

Writing, Botany, Scientific Method, Internet, Software Programs

Oaks N' Kids
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/squire/sue_squire_oaks/sb_oaks_ssq.htm
Students investigate the local oak community, use a variety of technological tools and develop an awareness of local environmental issues without leaving their school grounds. The study area, the school perimeter, is easily accessible and contains other interesting study specimens such as native plants and animals. In the computer lab students complete exercises, conduct oak research on the Internet, input data, create tables/graphs and complete PowerPoint activities.
Elementary

Foreign Language, Social Studies, Technology Media

Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs, Video

On a Maya-mian Quest
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/rduarte2.htm
Maya-mian Web quest is a simulation cooperative learning project specifically designed to increase an awareness of multiculturalism through the use of the Internet. The major focus of this project is to teach students in grades three, four or five about Mexican Culture using technology as its vehicle.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Literature, Reading Literacy, Writing, Software Programs

Once Upon a Time
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2005/garcia1.htm
Sharing stories and reading aloud to children is one of the most significant activities for building knowledge that is essential for achievement in reading. By means of this unit charming pigs, hens, goats, bears, mice, and others will attract your students into the magical world of reading and literature. Students will participate in engaging activities and will expand their vocabulary. Students will learn how oral sounds and print are associated.
Middle School , High School

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Special Ed, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Arithmetic, Digital Media, Internet

Online Cookbook
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantsWinners/GrantTeachnet_OnlineCookBook.htm
Students will cook a recipe, take pictures of each ingredient and step, and post it in the form of an online cookbook. Students will learn how to read a recipe, cook, measure ingredients and operate cooking machinery. Students will also learn how to operate a digital camera and upload pictures onto a Web site or blog. Finally, teachers should incorporate a mini-lesson on kitchen safety into this lesson.
Middle School , High School

Foreign Language, Technology Media

Internet

Online Resources for Teaching Italian
http://resources.teachnet.ie/gryder/
Here one will find reviews of web sites which provide a variety of engaging tasks to complement the teaching of Italian language and culture.
High School

Business Careers, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet

Open for Business: Get Ready for HS Internships
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/internship.htm
"Open For Business: Get Ready for HS Internships” gives the students the opportunity to discuss fears and expectations of the work world, and prepare themselves for internships.
Elementary

Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Our Little Town
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/psicuranza/community.htm
This unit consists of learning the various aspects of the students' community: the places, residents and workers, and various landmarks. With the use of different software programs such as SimTown, the students create a visual map of the community as a culminating activity.
High School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Performing Arts, Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Writing, Video

Out Loud: Preparing for a Poetry Read-Aloud
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/sscragg/poetry.htm
Out Loud enables students to use the Internet and technology--not to remain silent, but to enhance performance. This program prepares students for a public poetry-reading performance. Using available technology and the Internet as a main resource, students were able to increase their comfort level, search for materials, and seek specific advice on performance and poetry reading.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Photography, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Media Literacy, Software Programs

Pandas, Flamingos and Blogs
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_BruceWilson_PandasFlamingosAndBlogs.htm
This science unit gives children an opportunity to observe and record animal behavior using web 2.0 technology through the use of blogs and webcams. Students record observed behavior on a daily basis in a blog. They then conduct research on the animal that they are observing. Finally, they make a digital picture book ab out their animal.
High School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Journalism, Writing, Video

Parks for Peace
http://bostonteachnet.org/hoyt/hoyt.htm
What happens when a long awaited neighborhood park finally opens? For the student television crew at a high school, just yards away from a newly dedicated park and a famous nineteenth century historic site, it's time for: community education, mentoring younger park buddies, and remembering former student Louis D. Brown a victim of violent crime.
Elementary

Health Phys Ed, Mathematics, Science, Technology Media

Scientific Method, Internet

Pedestrian Safety
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/jwilliams/safety.htm
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, "Pedestrian injury is second only to cancer as the leading cause of death in children between five and nine years of age. A study in New Haven, Connecticut, however, reveals that many childhood pedestrian injuries can be prevented. The Science of Safety starts as a "simple" science unit on force and motion as a way to help students understand velocity and thus understand how to cross streets safely.
Elementary , Middle School

Fine Arts, Science, Technology Media

Drawing, Graphic Arts, Biology, Earth Science, Geography Habitats, Digital Media, Email, Internet

Penguins Marching into Your Classroom - Expires October 27th!
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/jpennycook/penguins.htm
Students will receive mail from Antarctica. Design a postcard about penguins and have it sent back from the bottom of the world.
High School

Science, Technology Media

Physics, Internet, Software Programs

Photoelectric Effect
http://resources.teachnet.ie/dkeenahan/2005/
This web site was designed as a resource for those who wish to learn about the photoelectric effect--history, theory, applications, and more.
High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Poetry Creative Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Photoshop Brush and Shape Tools
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/landerson/brush_shape.htm
This program is comprised of two step-by-step introductory Photoshop lessons with screen shots and clear descriptions of the correct tools to select. It enables students to be creative and includes manipulating and writing about shapes along with technological development.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Poetry Creative Writing, Internet, Software Programs

Photoshop Figurative Language!
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_MatthewValia2.htm
This four part unit teaches students about figurative language and allows them to focus closely on the text of poetry by engaging them in a detailed artistic endeavor in Adobe Photoshop.
High School

Science, Technology Media

Chemistry, Physics, Internet, Software Programs

Physics and Chemistry Combined Course
http://resources.teachnet.ie/pkavanagh/2005/
This online course will assist students studying both topics. It contains web sites, pdf files, and Word worksheets for download.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Drawing, Writing, Earth Science, Internet, Video, Visual Arts

Plants Talk Back!
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_MerylMeisler.htm
Middle School Earth Science students conduct hands on scientific study of plant life by growing Lima beans. In their digital art component, the students create animated movies with audio voice to their plant's needs, wants and desires.
Middle School , High School

Music, Social Studies, Technology Media

American History, Community Culture, Digital Media

Podcasting in the Classroom
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantwinners/GrantTeachnet_RianWilkinson_PostcastingInTheClassroom.htm
This project was designed to be a culminating activity for a 9th grade Music History unit covering popular music in America during the 1930s. Student podcasts are created through the use of images, sound bytes, written information, and multimedia.
Middle School

Technology Media

Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Postcards from Abroad
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/lvelez/postcards.htm
"Postcards from Abroad" empowers students to use their computers in a creative manner. First, students will learn how to search the World Wide Web efficiently, using Internet search engines and strategic commands. Then, they will learn how to edit digital photographs using HyperStudio software tools. Finally, they will create composites which will include a recognizable "background" from a faraway vacation site, and a personal photograph.
Elementary, Middle School, High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Visual Arts

PowerPoint for Art Work
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Art-Presentations/Presentations/index.htm
In this project, we look at the benefits of using PowerPoint to present art work, and for referencing good sources of supporting materials.
High School

Business Careers, Technology Media

Media Literacy, Software Programs

Practical Networking
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/ICT-Practical_Networking/Network/index.htm
Computer networking is a component of every GCSE (UK) and A level ICT course, but it is largely theoretical. By the use of photographs and illustrations, this site gives a practical introduction to using network components.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Health Phys Ed, Science, Technology Media

Internet, Media Literacy

Preparing for Disaster
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_MerylMeisler2.htm
Inspired by a true Miracle On The Hudson,students teach their peers how to prevent and cope with disasters. Students create short films, animations and PSAs (public service announcements) that may prepare other for disasters they could face in their lifetime.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Literature, Reading Literacy, Software Programs

Primary Math with Eric Carle Books
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/delancy2.htm
The primary goal of this thematic unit is to teach young children how math is used daily in real world situations. All activities are based on Eric Carle books, and centered around Howard Gardner's Eight Multiple Intelligences.
High School

Technology Media

Software Programs, Visual Arts

ProDesktop Plane
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/DT-ProDesktop%20Plane/prodesktop%20plane/index.htm
This project comprises a series of PowerPoint presentations which take the user through the steps needed to create a biplane in Prodesktop 2000i2.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Writing, Internet, Media Literacy, Video

Producing Commercials for Videotaping
http://www.teachnet.org/teachnetnyc/nacionales/commercials.htm
Students view, compare, and critique television commercials: What do they have in common? How are they different? What is the purpose of each commercial? The students learn about different types of commercials and the various writing styles used. They then work to produce an actual commercial for a product or service of their choice, including rehearsing for and videotaping the commercial.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Writing, Media Literacy, Video

Producing Public Service Announcements for Video
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/nacionales/psa.htm
"This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs. Get the picture?" Who could ever forget that commercial? Students are introduced to this and other Public Service Announcements ("PSA") on videotape in this program.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Non Fiction, Biology, Internet

Project RAID (Researching Animals In Danger)
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_RennyFong_ProjectRAID.htm
Students will use the internet to research about endangered species. Students will become experts on the selected animals and then report and present their findings to others through an informational flyer and a PowerPoint presentation.
Elementary

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Painting, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Pupils Looking and Responding Using Paint
http://resources.teachnet.ie/ooleary/2005/
This project explores how children can respond to a masterpiece using the Microsoft Paint program. Step-by-step instructions are provided to assist students in creating art.
High School

Science, Technology Media

Software Programs

Radioactivity
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Sci-Radioactivity/radioactivity/index.htm
Radioactivity is measured with a Geiger-Muller Tube [GM-Tube] - this is connected to a Ratemeter or Counter. The project utilises an Excel spreadsheet to model this arrangement and to test a number of hypotheses.
Elementary

Science, Technology Media

Earth Science, Software Programs

Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/ramosc.htm
This interdisciplinary unit introduces students to the water cycle and its individual steps in a meaningful way. The lesson will include hands-on activities, software exploration, spreadsheet design, use of the digital camera, use of the Internet, and the creation of a slide show.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Internet

Read With Mrs.G.
http://teachersnetwork.org/GrantWinners/Teachnet10_StacyGrossbard.htm
Mrs. G constructed a wiki,which could be linked to her school website. She added hyperlinks of herself reading stories aloud from Teacher Tube. It allows children to always have access to their teacher reading them stories, particularly if no one else is available to read to them.
Elementary

Fine Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Geometry, American History, Community Culture, Digital Media, Visual Arts

Rebuilding the World Trade Center Site: A 9/11 Tribute
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chornik/wtc.htm
Students develop the concept of what a memorial is, evaluate proposed designs for structures to be built at the World Trade Center site, use drawing and painting tools to design their own structures, learn writing and word processing skills to describe their designs, and develop the concept of area as they determine the number and size of the structures that can be accommodated at the WTC site.
High School

Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History, Internet

Recipes Around the World
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/sbeloff/beloff.htm
Pupils will learn about other cultures and share this information with the class using a multimedia presentation. Through this project, students learn how to do online research and how to create effective web pages--all while having fun!
Middle School , High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Money, Software Programs

Relational Databases
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/ICT-RelationalDB/RelationalDB/index.htm
This project provides instruction on creating a loan system using a relational database in MS Access. Students work through exemplar materials to address the Key Stage 4 curriculum for ICT (UK).
High School

Fine Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Geometry, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Repeat Patterns
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/Art-RepeatPattern/repeating%20patterns/Index.htm
In this project pupils will use a range of software applications to explore and create motifs that are then built up into repeating decorative patterns.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Non Fiction, Writing, American History, Community Culture, Internet, Software Programs

Researching African-Americans Who Made A Difference
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/nking/research.html
This program is designed to teach students research skills needed to create an essay about a famous African American. This project has been used to prepare students for "Black History Month" in February. It is a project that teaches techniques for proper Internet research, process of drafting and preparing for the final copy.
High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Drawing, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Software Programs

Researching Your Fashion Design Portfolio
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_BelindaDavid.htm
Students will learn how to incorporate researched details into original fashion design collections. Students will conduct online research on current fashion trends, a visual artist, the traditional cultural dress of a specific ethnic group and fabrics.This research will become the basis for a Fashion Design Portfolio.
Elementary

Social Studies, Special Ed, Technology Media

Internet

Responsibility: Caring for Classroom
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/clewis/pets.htm
It seems like all children want a pet! Having one can bring years of fun and provide a real learning experience for children. Responsibility gives kindergarten and first grade students an understanding of the commitment and responsibilities necessary for pet ownership by having a classroom "virtual" pet--an animal they research on the Internet, create, and chart the care and feeding of.

Social Studies, Technology Media

Ancient Civilizations, Global History, Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs

Roaming Rome
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_PamelaAuCoin.htm
Students identify the major artistic and architectural Roman achievements, and select those they would like to incorporate in their own tours of Rome. They design their tours, which feature their selected sites.
Elementary

Science, Technology Media

Astronomy, Physics, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Rocketry in Motion
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/bglasgold/rocketry.htm
This unit is a series of lessons centered around the invention of rocketry. Students use the computer as a tool for conducting research and creating a timeline of rocket history, reports on rocketry, and a slide show. Students also have the opportunity to do many hands-on experiments to see the principles of rocketry in action.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Earth Science, Digital Media

Running Water
http://teachersnetwork.org/GrantWinners/Teachnet10_MerylMeisler.htm
Students learn about conserving and protecting one of the greatest natural resources and necessities of life: water.
Middle School , High School

Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Global History, Internet

Sacred Places, Sacred Spaces
http://resources.teachnet.ie/fwilliams/2005/
Students will travel around the world learning about sacred places, times, and rituals within Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
High School

ESL, Science, Technology Media

Internet

Saving the Rainforests
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/irlinger/rainforests.htm
This unit on the rainforest touches upon almost all standards for English Language Arts. Students will be able to read and comprehend informational material. In response to the reading, they will be able to write a persuasive business letter. As a group they will be able to formulate possible solutions to the rainforest problem. Their business letter will demonstrate an understanding of the rules of the English language in written and oral work. Before e-mailing their letters they will revise their work to improve its clarity and effectiveness.
Elementary

Special Ed, Technology Media

Internet

Savoring Halloween with Graveyard Pizza
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/hanwit/halloween.htm
This unit is designed to help students learn about the community (including the grocery store), cooking, and Halloween. The recipe for this lesson is from the Internet and a pictorial shopping list and recipe and Halloween sheet were created on BoardMaker (graphics database containing Picture Communication Symbols).
High School

Fine Arts, Business Careers, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Scratch
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2007%20Projects/ICT-Scratch/Scratch/index.html
Scratch is a new programming language from MIT which teaches all the basics of computer programming using a straightforward graphical interface and which allows students to create their own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art.
Middle School , High School

English Language Arts, Music, Technology Media

Poetry Creative Writing, Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs

Setting Text to Music
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/TeachnetDisseminator_EvaEgolf.htm
Students create original music compositions and incorporate original text. Students research the conventions of writing poetry and learn about form in music from online resources. When they create the songs, they use contemporary software and multitrack recording techniques.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Literature, Geometry, Money, Internet

Shape Up!
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/concepcion2.htm
Shape Up! is a unit that introduces children to the mathematical concept of measurement through the use of literature. Students use technology to visit websites where they can play interactive games, gather information to complete activity sheets, and complete online projects. In one lesson using the book Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes by Stuart J. Murphy students learn about solid figures.
Elementary

Mathematics, Technology Media

Arithmetic, Money, Internet

Show Me the Money!
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/kdevus/devus.htm
Show Me The Money is comprised of seven lessons and is appropriate for intermediate-grade children. A pre-test is recommended. Lesson one has the children using "play money" as manipulatives, moving from coin identification to coin combinations totaling one dollar. Lessons two and three combine classroom work with Internet sites. Links are recommended for math crossword puzzles and interactive money games.
High School

English Language Arts, Health Phys Ed, Technology Media

Media Literacy, Video

Showcasing Teen Issues: It's About Respect
http://bostonteachnet.org/mortensen/mortensen.htm
How can teenagers respect each other and the community? When they use technology to produce public service announcements (PSA). Contributors to Showcasing Teen Issues divided respect into three categories: Body (smoking, drugs, AIDS, stress), Mind (culture- language, nationality, race), and Soul (beliefs- customs, religion, ethics).
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Writing, Global History, Internet, Media Literacy

Simulating World War I
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_PamelaAuCoin2.htm
In this unit,students begin discussing the causes of World War One: nationalism, competition for colonies, and the assassination of Franz Ferdinand. Each student is assigned a country to represent. These steps are simulated on their Ning pages, just as they would on their own facebook pages: students provide a description of their countries, the accomplishments and concerns of their nation-state, and their reactions to what is going on in the world. It is social networking, writ large.
Middle School

Health Phys Ed, Science, Technology Media

Biology, Software Programs

Skeletal and Muscular Disease WebQuest
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/TeachNet/westchester/mikesh.htm
Students are able to explore a disease that they may have heard of or that may have affected a family member, friend, or even themselves. This is a great activity that can be used in conjunction with any exploration of body systems or human body functioning and can be easily modified to differentiate instruction.
Middle School , High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Geometry, Software Programs

Sketching the Pythagorean Theorem
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/landerson/sketchpad.htm
This is an introductory lesson on how to use Geometer's Sketchpad for both teacher and student. There are plenty of screenshots and step-by-step instructions. First a square is created, then a script is made to remember the steps to create a square. Next a right triangle is drawn. Finally, the square script is used to attach a square to the sides of the right triangle. An investigation follows revealing how the area of sum of the square of the legs equals the area of the square of the hypotenuse.

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, American History, Internet

Slave Journals
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_ChristopherGill.htm
This unit will teach students some of the everyday struggles of slaves in the United States before the Civil War and creation of the 13th amendment. Using various online resources to find primary documents relating to slavery and the everyday lives of slaves, students will create a collection of journal entries about what their everyday lives would be like if they were slaves.
Middle School , High School

Social Studies, Technology Media

American History, Community Culture, Internet, Software Programs

Slavery in America During the Civil War
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/settenheim/civilwar.htm
This unit involves studying a person who was a slave in America at the time of the Civil War through the American Slave Narratives published online by the Library of Congress. Each student chooses a person, copies and pastes quotes into an Inspiration Web, and exports it to a web page.
Middle School, High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Internet, Software Programs, Video

So Tell Me About Your Trip...
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/asalcedo/trip.htm
Most children love to go on vacations, but few have a sense of the many factors involved in planning and taking a trip. This unit deals with topics relating to trip planning. Students research destinations and the factors involved in taking a trip and learn how averages play a part in making decisions.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Painting, Poetry Creative Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

So, So Surreal Self-Portraits
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/surreal/surreal.htm
Take your class on a virtual trip back in time to 1924 when a Dada manifesto sparked the Surrealist movement in Europe and the United States. Students learn about the history of Surrealism and visit online galleries of notable artists of the past and present, immersing themselves in the dream-like qualities of Surrealism and discussing its influence on contemporary art, design, and entertainment.
High School

Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Internet, Software Programs

Social Issues and Family Life WebQuest
http://resources.teachnet.ie/ktinnelly/2005/index.html
This WebQuest addresses relevant principles, terminology and concepts of family life in Ireland today.
Elementary

Music, Technology Media

Internet

Sounding Notes and Noting Sounds
http://resources.teachnet.ie/adonaghermcgowan/2005/
This project deals with music literacy in the context of the Irish primary school curriculum. Theory is linked to practical examples, and chime bars are used as a resource throughout.
High School

Foreign Language, Technology Media

Internet

Spanish Level 4
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/MFL-NVQ%20Spanish/nvq-spanish/index.htm
This project is used to assess a year 4 student's competence in the use of the Spanish language within a real or simulated work situation.
Middle School , High School

ESL, Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Visual Arts

Speak Truth to Power: Encouraging Activism in our Students
http://teachersnetwork.org/EnglishLanguageLearners/SocialStudies_Mann_SpeakTruth.htm
In this unit, students explore what it means to be an upstander or activist for social change. They learn about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and about remarkable individuals who are fighting to ensure these rights for citizens all over the world. They then create brochures on how to become an activist, incorporating their research on the human rights activists we studied.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Painting, Writing, Internet, Visual Arts

Spiraling Through the Guggenheim
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/llangsner/spiraling.htm
Students experience original works of art through an online tour of the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. They value and appreciate the unique architecture of the building as well as develop an understanding of its design and relationship to Central Park.
Elementary , Middle School

Social Studies, Technology Media

Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History, Software Programs

Splendid China
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/mgil.htm
Splendid China is a multicultural unit that explores the splendor and beauty of China. Through using new technologies, students will explore the country of the China as an introduction to the people, animals, and geography of this vast continent rich in history and tradition.
Middle School , High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Money, Numbers Statistics, Software Programs

Spreadsheets Using Microsoft Excel
http://resources.teachnet.ie/mhickey/2005/
This module has been designed for students with no formal or previous experience in the application of spreadsheets. The unit includes many assignments, worksheets, and quizzes.
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Journalism, American History, Digital Media, Visual Arts

Stamps of Approval for Women Journalists
http://bostonteachnet.org/bwm/mortensen/sigproj.htm
Paying tribute to several women writers with their own stamp designs and biographies, high schoolers investigate careers in journalism and interview local women writers. Come March and Women's History Month, their displays and shared documentaries win stamps of approval from the school community.
Middle School , High School

Technology Media

Software Programs

Starters and Plenaries in Excel
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/Sci-Excel%20Starters/excel-starters/project-links.htm
This project shows teachers how to use Excel templates to create starters, plenaries and review activities. These can be used across the curriculum.
High School

Social Studies, Technology Media

American History, Community Culture, Software Programs, Video

Stories of the Depression
http://wps.wiscasset-ps.wiscasset.k12.me.us/dygert/depressionproject/titlepagedepression.htm
This project uses personal interviews and primary sources to make learning and history real for students. The project was designed for students who may need to see the connection between history and their lives - past and present and who need a more hands-on approach to learning.
Middle School

Mathematics, Science, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Astronomy, Scientific Method, Software Programs

Student Experiment Flies on NASA Space Shuttle!
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/sherzog/herzog2.htm
NASA was encouraging schools to apply to send a student scientific experiment into space aboard a space shuttle. This is an exciting and motivating opportunity for middle school students to actually design and construct an experiment that will be launched into space.
High School

Technology Media

Media Literacy, Software Programs, Video, Visual Arts

Studying Horror Films
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Med-Horror_Films/index.htm
This project focuses on the study of Horror Films for Media Studies and is driven by a PowerPoint presentation with links to worksheets and activities in Publisher and Word.
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Special Ed, Technology Media

Non Fiction, Writing, Community Culture, Software Programs

Successful Deaf Leaders
http://bostonteachnet.org/chaffee/chaffee.htm
Students have the opportunity to learn about, meet, and pay tribute to local Deaf Leaders who exemplify the belief that deaf people can do anything except hear. Selecting leaders, they conduct videotaped interviews, transcribe tapes from American Sign Language to English, and use this information to write biographical sketches of each leader.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Literature, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet

Surfing the Net with Authors
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/pfau/petti_pfau_surfnet_04_05/sb_petti_surfnet_cover.htm
This is a unit involving three components: favorite authors, animal studies and early learning experiences with the computer/Internet. This unit engages primary students into experiencing a broader use of computers and the Internet while learning about identifiable authors and researching animal facts.
High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Swim with the Fishes: Creating Animated Aquariums
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/landerson/aquarium.htm
This is a Flash unit with lessons in creating a background scene, drawing fish, and animating them. It is a multi-lesson unit with step-by-step instructions. First, students create a scene for the fish to swim about in. Next, students create a fish using various software tools of their choice. Finally, students "tween," or animate, the fish across the screen.
Middle School , High School

Technology Media

Digital Media

System Sounds
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/DT-System_Sounds/SystemSounds/index.htm
A range of MP3 files are provided which can be downloaded into an MP3 player, and used when other forms of revision are not possible. The files will complement, rather than replace, more traditional revision techniques.
Elementary

Science, Social Studies, Technology Media

Scientific Method, Geography Habitats, Internet, Software Programs

Take a Walk on the Wild Side
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/cdelancy2.htm
The primary goals of this exciting thematic unit are to teach young children how to acquire scientific ways of thinking, how to better observe the world, and how to communicate. All of the activities listed in this unit are centered around the learning style of Bloom's Taxonomy.
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Non Fiction, Writing, Global History, Software Programs

Taking Action Against Indifference: Elie Wiesel's Night
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/pmaslow/night.htm
Background on Night is included for students as well as ways for students to take action themselves. Students make web pages that inform others about Nazi atrocities during the 30s and 40s in Europe.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Literature, Writing, Geometry, Internet

Tantalizing Tangrams
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chornik/tangram.htm
This is a third grade mathematics program in which students identify polygons and develop spatial and fractional relationships and geometric concepts by using the ancient Chinese puzzle of tangrams. Integrated into this unit is a language arts component in which students develop an appreciation of the folk tale by first identifying its elements and then writing their own tales.
Elementary, Middle School

Health Phys Ed, Technology Media

Community Culture, Media Literacy, Video, Visual Arts

Teaching Technology Using Television
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/knorkin2.htm
Teaching Technology using Television is a cutting edge unit that develops reading, writing, and technology skills. Students develop critical thinking skills as they analyze television shows to determine the amount of violence and profane language and how this violence and language affects children and their television viewing habits.
High School

Business Careers, Technology Media

Software Programs

TechAssist 1 - Networking for Student Service
http://bostonteachnet.org/slater/slater.htm
Combining technology with service, students come up with solutions for classroom technology problems. Students format computers, install operating systems, configure protocols, download software, diagnose and troubleshoot most common computer problems.
High School

Technology Media

Software Programs

TechAssist 2 - Cisco Kids Help Schools
http://bostonteachnet.org/mccullough/mccullough.htm
Students learn to design, build and maintain computer networks and prepare for the 21st century workplace with a thorough immersion in cabling, media, connections, electronics, routers, bridges, switches, and hub setup and management, network security and documentation.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, Business Careers, Mathematics, Technology Media

Drawing, Graphic Arts, Geometry, Visual Arts

Technical Drawing
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/DT-Technical_Drawing/index.htm
This project focuses on the development of technical drawing skills at Key Stage 3. With the use of suitable equipment and processes, this project encourages students to visualize and construct graphics and shapes.
High School

Health Phys Ed, Science, Technology Media

Internet, Software Programs, Video

Teen Sexuality and the Spread of STD
http://bostonteachnet.org/doremus/sigproj.htm
Supporting the work of the school nurse and the priorities of the School-Based Health Center, students in two Health Careers classes study the biology of reproduction and STD transmission; learn about the public health field and its methods; and develop and distribute student surveys to identify common behaviors and false information that lead to the spread of STDs.
Elementary , Middle School

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Arithmetic, Digital Media, Internet, Visual Arts

The ABC's of Math
http://teachersnetwork.org/impactii/profiles02_03/sedewitch.htm
The ABCs of Math is an interdisciplinary program that develops childrens skills in reading and writing, increases their understanding of basic math concepts, allows for creativity, encourages cooperation, and improves skills in applications of technology.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

American History, Internet

The Adventure Begins!
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jlynch/2005/index.htm
The project centres on the historical figure Annie Moore, and brings together resources on the worldwide web about this ordinary girl who was plucked from obscurity as she passed through Ellis Island.
High School

Social Studies, Technology Media

American History, Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs

The American Revolution
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jheffernan/2005/index.htm
This web site is a portal of resources that will enable a teacher to utilise various technology tools to teach students about the American Revolution.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Non Fiction, Writing, American History, Internet

The American Revolution: An Electronic Field Trip
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/tgould/gould.htm
In this program, students use the Internet to research events of the American Revolution, then write a letter to/from a fictitious person who could have been involved in that event. Prior to their Internet research, they learn the basic facts about major events of the revolution using textbooks and Internet sources.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Media Literacy

The Art of Argument & Persuasion
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/jeff/sbargue_index.htm
The lessons work to raise student understanding of the elements of media in use today; newspaper, television, and internet. They analyze how different elements are used to influence different audience groups, and use both these elements of advertising, and traditional writing strategies for persuasive communication.
High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Internet, Visual Arts

The Art of Designing a Logo
http://teachersnetwork.org/GrantWinners/Teachnet10_LisaFerranti.htm
In this WebQuest unit, the students learn that there are meanings behind every color and typeface, and when a graphic designer crafts a logo, that person is creating an identity for the client or business. As the project title implies, students will learn that it's all about choosing wisely. Then they will be able to effectively design a logo in Adobe Illustrator for their business.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Foreign Language, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Non Fiction, Poetry Creative Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

The Bleeding Edge
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/bleeding_edge.htm
The Bleeding Edge is an on-line zine that explores blood as a metaphor. Languages and visual iconography are forms of cultural expression.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Writing, Global History, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

The Buddha Chronicles
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/buddha.htm
Each student or team of students invents an imaginary character that has the ability to time travel to Japan. In preparation for meeting an enlightened being, students take their characters on several virtual tours. They visit modern and historical sites in 20th century Tokyo and then travel back several centuries to Tokyo during the Edo period.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Drawing, Graphic Arts, Painting, Poetry Creative Writing, Digital Media, Visual Arts

The Creative Process
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/creativeprocess.htm
Students are lead, step by step, through the creative process using a creative writing assignment as the vehicle. They focus on how to come up with an initial idea, how to refine and flesh out the idea, and how to express meaning. This same process is then applied to making a visual work of art using collage as the medium, or creating a Web-based project.
Elementary

Technology Media

Internet, Media Literacy, Software Programs

The Digital Classroom
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/klein/
This unit shows young students how to properly integrate the use of file management on web servers into the classroom, and how to maintain a digital portfolio. Students are able to carry out complex Internet functions, such as authoring directly onto an Internet domain.
Elementary

Technology Media

Media Literacy, Software Programs

The Digital Classroom
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/klein
This unit shows young students how to properly integrate the use of file management on web servers into the classroom, and how to maintain a digital portfolio. Students are able to carry out complex Internet functions, such as authoring directly onto an Internet domain.
High School

Mathematics, Science, Technology Media

Algebra, Physics, Internet, Software Programs

The Flaming Weasels
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/alee/flaming_weasels.htm
The project uses the concepts of algebra (formula) and physics (energy and resistance) to tackle a real-life problem (setting up a sound system). Students must be able to use the Internet to find the needed data.
Elementary

Fine Arts, ESL, Science, Technology Media

Drawing, Internet, Software Programs

The Four Seasons
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/TeachNet/westchester/blaufarb.htm
ESL students often come from parts of the world where the seasons are very different from those in New York. In this lesson, students learn to identify the four seasons of the year, describe the weather patterns and create a picture to represent each season, and identify at least one holiday that occurs in each season.
Elementary

Social Studies, Technology Media

American History, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Software Programs

The Great American Melting Pot
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/prestianni/meltingpot.htm
This project is used to teach students about immigration as it encourages them to learn about their family history. As a culminating activity, students will create a multimedia presentation, titled, "The Great American Melting Pot."
Elementary

English Language Arts, Health Phys Ed, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts

The Great Chocolate Adventure
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/ICT-VLE%20Course/VLE%20Course/coursebookfiles/index.htm
Students will gather information about the pros and cons of chocolate, then design their particular campaign leaflet.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

American History, Internet

The Great Debate
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/eberkowitz/debate.htm
Students research the Internet for necessary information to prove their stance on a specific topic and apply the information to the arguments that they face in the debate arena. They actually learn how to “listen” to an opposing point of view and verbally react in a well- thought-out, incremental fashion.
Elementary

Social Studies, Technology Media

Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Internet

The Inca People of South America
http://resources.teachnet.ie/cnídheaghaidh/2005/index.html
This is a WebQuest in which students assume the role of a tv production team to explore the Inca culture.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Crafts, Literature, Community Culture

The Keeping Quilt: Quilting Across the Curriculum
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/Tracee/quilts/room30/quilts/sb_tracee_quilts.htm
After students read The Keeping Quilt, they research their own family, create a family tree, and design their own quilt as a culminating project.
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, American History, Internet, Media Literacy

The Lessons of Emmett Till
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/lbuskey/emmetttill.htm
This WebQuest is designed to take students on a journey into the darkness that is race prejudice and the often-violent means in which it is manifested. Students investigate the murder of a 14-year-old Chicago boy visiting relatives in Mississippi in 1955. Emmett Till's lynching may be one of the most important moments in the history of the Civil Rights Movement.
Elementary

Mathematics, Technology Media

Money, Digital Media, Software Programs

The Louis Walsh Assignment
http://resources.teachnet.ie/stpats/2003/louis_walsh/index.html
THis is a WebQuest on managing a pop group on their tour of Ireland.
High School

English Language Arts, ESL, Foreign Language, Social Studies, Technology Media

Journalism, Writing, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Digital Media, Media Literacy

The Native Language and English Newspaper Project: Making a Difference in Our Communities
http://teachersnetwork.org/EnglishLanguageLearners/SocialStudies_BersonPirani_NativeLanguage.htm
In order to help their native language communities, students created bilingual newspapers replicating those from the Progressive Era, both in content and purpose. Furthermore, the newspaper was developed into an interdisciplinary project that includes articles from Chemistry, Art, Math, American Studies, and Government. Students produced an article from each class and then chose which articles to submit to the newspaper based upon community need.
Middle School , High School

Social Studies, Technology Media

Ancient Civilizations, Digital Media, Video

The Other Roman Empire
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/TeachnetDisseminator_JohnPettorino.htm
Students create a 5 - 10 minute news show about an emperor. This is recorded onto a DVD and shown to the class. Students can vary the program: talk show, investigative reporters in field, CNN-type or political talking heads.
Elementary , Middle School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Digital Media

The Podcasting Project
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/PowerToLearn_LisaParisiChristineSouthard.htm
This podcasting project unit is a culminating assignment for our five leveled reading groups. Each group is reading chapter books in the fantasy genre. As students finish, they use their notes from reading groups and Internet research to design a reading group web page amd an exciting podcast to showcase the book they have completed.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Poetry Creative Writing, Digital Media, Internet

The Poetry Channel
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_CatherineArgyrosMoumoutji.htm
Students immersed themselves in poetry then, looked at life through the lens of a poet. They were able to explore ideas, feelings, topics, and types of poetry. Most importantly, students created poetry which held significant meaning in their own lives.
High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Software Programs

The Probability Project
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/TeachNet/westchester/newman.htm
This project takes students through the different types of probability they will encounter in math, and utilizes PowerPoint presentations. Students learn to use experimental and theoretical probability to represent and solve problems involving uncertainty. Each type of problem gives them the definitions of terms, the formula to use, and a step-by-step tutorial with solution.
Middle School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Accounting, Money, Internet

The Real Way to Moolah Beach!
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/asalcedo/moolah.htm
Students and adults alike have difficulties managing money. This program doesn't pretend to take the place of a financial analyst, but it does provide key insight into the basics of managing your money. Students learn about checkbook accounts and the basics of accounting. They are given transactions and learn how to register those transactions accordingly. As a culminating assignment, students are given an imaginary initial balance of three thousand dollars. They first create a budget and then go online to acquire as many useful goods as their money will allow.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, American History, Internet, Software Programs

The Road to the White House
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chornik/whitehouse.htm
As they work in cooperative groups, students will find out who the presidential and vice presidential candidates are, what parties they represent, their biographies, and what issues they stand for. Students will then join the campaign trail and create a persuasive essay, political cartoon, campaign poster and campaign button to boost their candidate. Students will also take part in an online mock election and graph the class's election results.
Elementary

Social Studies, Technology Media

American History, Media Literacy

The School Roadshow
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/PowerToLearn_MikeFrerichs.htm
This lesson uses episodes from PBS Antiques Roadshow Website to stimulate student interest in primary sources. The purpose is to show students how experts use primary sources to gain an understanding of history. Students will learn methods for examining primary sources by watching experts on the PBS Antiques Roadshow Website.
High School

Social Studies, Technology Media

Internet

The Sociology of Power and Politics
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/Sociology-Politics/sociology-politics/index.htm
These pages are designed as a distance learning resource for students studying sociology. The format includes web pages, PowerPoint presentations, reinforcement cloze activities, and interactive factual recall tests.
Elementary

Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

Money, Numbers Statistics, Internet

The Stock Market Game
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chornik/Stock_Market_Criteria.htm
This unit provides five lessons for conducting a modified stock market game in your classroom. Students read and analyze investment reports, graphs, news articles, and company overviews on the Web for two different stocks. From the data, they synthesize the information and add to their list of criteria to be used in selecting stocks for investment.
High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Accounting, Money, Numbers Statistics, Software Programs

The Stock Market Project
http://teachersnetwork.org/impactII/profiles02_03/laury.htm
Using a hypothetical investment of $10,000 in the stock market, students allocate the investment to three publicly traded companies; record the closing price of all three stocks on a worksheet every day; prepare a Weekly Investment Summary showing how much their initial investment is worth that day, the gain/loss on each stock, and the net gain or loss; manually calculate percentage return on each stock and then plot the same using MS Excel; manually graph the daily closing price of each stock and then plot the same using MS Excel; research the companies selected and summarize their primary business and financial results; and prepare a final report that includes an Executive Summary (text summary of results and company background) and MS Excel attachments.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Non Fiction, Writing, Community Culture, Software Programs

The Story of My Life: Tapping into the Experiences of Senior Citizens
http://bostonteachnet.org/levy/levy.htm
Middle schoolers partner with senior citizens at a local rehabilitation center. Through casual talk and structured interviews, students tap into the wealth of their senior pals' experiences. They write descriptive essays and narratives based on conversations with relatives or their new senior partners.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs

The Super Sindy Game
http://resources.teachnet.ie/nsavage/
Stagecast Creator is an authoring tool which students can use to develop original "worlds" and simulations. Possibilities are endless but include interactive stories, games and simulations. The only constraint is the students' imagination.
Elementary, Middle School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Writing, American History, Software Programs

The Thirteen Colonies
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/martha/sb13colonies_cover.htm
Students learn about the colonial period, modern era states, how to do research on the Internet and how to create multimedia projects.
Middle School

Social Studies, Technology Media

Internet, Software Programs

The Time of Our Lives: Weaving the Generations
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/time.htm
Your students will have the time of their lives "talking 'bout" the generations. Each student interviews an elder person and a peer (or themselves), and imagines the future as they expound upon significant events and people that shape each generation. They develop technology skills and bridge the generation gap as they interview one another, their teachers, and the extended school family.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, American History, Geography Habitats

The Valley of Gardens, A History of the Santa Maria Valley
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/jessica/jessica_2004/Santa%20Maria/sb_jessica_santamaria.htm
The Valley of Gardens is an in-depth unit about the local history of The Santa Maria Valley in California. It can be used as a unifying yearlong theme. A mural that is ever changing and growing serves as a constant review of what has been learned about the local area, as well as a tool for learning new material about the subject.
Elementary

Science, Technology Media

Earth Science, Internet, Software Programs

The Water Cycle: A Repeating Pattern in Nature
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/bgoldstein/watercycle.htm
This project is an engaging way for students to learn about an important cycle in nature. Upon completion, they understand that some events in nature have a repeating pattern; and that water can be a solid, liquid, or gas and can go back and forth from one form to another.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Literature, Geography Habitats, Internet

The World is Wild About Harry Potter
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/TeachNet/westchester/frerichs.htm
Most students enjoy reading J. K. Rowlings' Harry Potter books. In this project, students will search for these books in the online catalogs of academic and public libraries throughout the world. They practice searching for information in a variety of OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) formats.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing,Botany, Internet, Software Programs

The World of Orchids
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/squire/sue_orchids2/sb_orchids_ssq.htm
Student investigate orchid care, propagation and orchid sales through Internet research and orchid industry contacts. Students will prepare a written report and an oral presentation to display findings.
Elementary

Social Studies, Technology Media

Geography Habitats, Internet

There's a Hurricane Out There
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chornik/hurricane.htm
What causes hurricanes to form? Why are there so many hurricanes in some years and far fewer in other years? Why are some areas in the world more likely to have a hurricane than others? These and other questions are explored via online research in this WebQuest.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

Poetry Creative Writing, Reading Literacy, Writing, Money, Numbers Statistics, American History, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Software Programs

Through the Looking Glass: Life in Colonial Times
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/gomez.htm
Students develop a sense of historical empathy, summarizing the various reasons for settlement in the New World. There are a variety of activities which helps students evaluate the development of civilizations and cultures, as well as understand the interrelationships of people, places and the environment.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Literature, Reading Literacy, Internet, Visual Arts

Through the Looking-Glass Chess
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/chess.htm
This program invites students to explore the metaphor of chess while reading Lewis Carroll’s classic Through The Looking-Glass, the sequel to Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland
High School

Music, Science, Technology Media

Physics, Internet, Software Programs

Timbre for Music and Physics Students
http://resources.teachnet.ie/amhiggins/
This project will encourage meaningful listening to the tone colour of instruments, and foster an awareness of different timbres in a musical context. Students will experiment with sound in a musical context through a composing task, then apply these ideas through project work and a performing task.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Internet, Software Programs

To Game or Not to Game?
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_RennyFong_ToGameOrNotToGame.htm
This unit encourages students to evaluate what they are playing. Students will evaluate online educational games and write about what the objective of the games are, what the educational value of the games are, and look at the positives and negatives of the games. By the end of the unit, students should look at online content with a more critical eye.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Drawing, Graphic Arts, Poetry Creative Writing, American History, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Totem Transformations
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/totem.htm
The unit is introduced in the Humanities class, as students learn about the origins of Totems in Native American folklore. In the computer lab, students read Totem stories and explore the meaning and symbolism behind the myths using various Web sites. Students write their own myth and poems describing how each of them found their own totem anima. While writing and editing their stories and poetry in Humanities, the students are using their time in art class learning how to draw representational self-portraits using guidelines and proportion.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Literature, Reading Literacy, Geography Habitats, Visual Arts

Touring the World with Tomie dePaola
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mpeluso/tour.htm
Touring The World With Tomie dePaola is an author study created for a third-grade class. Technology helps bring alive the geography and culture of the places the students read about.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Internet, Software Programs

Tourism in South America
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_MaryKateBlakeman_TourismSouthAmerica.htm
Students will learn how culture, geography, and the people in various communities of South America represent it as a whole. # They will learn about the geographical features (land, climate, waterways, vegetation, wildlife) and the cultural features (sports, arts, music, food, dress, language, iconic places to see). Students will learn how to collect notes to develop persuasive writing for their brochure.
Elementary

Business Careers, Mathematics, Special Ed, Technology Media

Toy Planet
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/stephenson2.htm
Toy Planet is a unit designed to teach children to operate a business. They design a store, supply it with merchandise (on paper) and create advertisements. They also manage the store's debits and credits by using a spreadsheet. They keep track of their products through a database and learn how promote a sale of their merchandise.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Literature, Writing, Internet, Visual Arts

Transforming Fairy Tales
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/jwilliams/fairytales.htm
This program gives students the opportunity to use the computer to write, draw, explore the Internet, and combine all of these elements. They learn that technology enables the creation of a project that combines genuine learning with fun. In one application, fourth graders write their own fairy tales, which can be based on familiar stories or their own ideas.
High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Writing, Geography Habitats, Software Programs

Travel By Design Brochure Creation
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_AllisonChase_TravelByDesignBrochure.htm
Students serve as representatives for a small travel agency entitled Travel By Design. They create and design a travel brochure for the country assigned. The brochure will provide prospective travelers with information that will entice them to visit that country.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Journalism, Writing, Community Culture, Internet, Software Programs

Travel Through Time with a Family Member and Me
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/huck/templates/travel.htm
This project enables students to create an electronic history book that can be burned on a CD, uploaded to the Web, or remain on a hard drive for other students to enjoy. Language arts, social studies, and technology skills are incorporated in order for students to work in "media literacy." The lessons include interviewing a family member, finding out about four significant events in that person's life, writing a narrative account, creating a timeline, and packaging it in a slide presentation.
High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Geometry, Software Programs

Triangle Exploration
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/landerson/triangle.htm
Triangle Exploration is an introductory lesson for both teacher and student on how to use The Geometer's Sketchpad software, a visualization environment that covers a broad range of the mathematics curriculum. The software is easy to get accustomed to, and this unit provides plenty of screenshots and step-by-step instructions. As the title to this project implies, the focus here is on triangles.
High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts,Photography, Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Tutorial: Creating a Collage
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/landerson/collage.htm
This tutorial shows students how to create an electronic photo collage. The students choose a subject matter that reflects their interests--it can pertain to school, the individual, family, or a specific event or events.
High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Tweens for Teens: A Beginner's Guide to Animation
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/hruan/tweens.htm
This unit introduces students to some basic tools to create animation for their web projects using Photoshop and Flash. It improves their artistic skills in design and makes their projects more attractive and exciting. Topics covered are: the use of layers in Photoshop; how layers are used in animation; how movies are made; and the special uses of Flash.

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Poetry Creative Writing, Digital Media

Typography and Pictures Send a Message
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/TeachNetGrant08_RosalieCooper.htm
Students create four pieces of poetry using typography and support them with four photographs. These photographs coincide with the poems and are altered in Photoshop to send a message to the reader.
Middle School

Science, Technology Media

Email, Internet

U.S. - Japan Internet Collaboration
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/sherzog/herzog.htm
The Japanese government-sponsored Fulbright Memorial Fund Teachers Program enables teachers to visit Japan and learn about its culture and educational system. Participants are then eligible to have their school join the Master Teacher Program, which matches U.S. and Japanese schools for a year-long collaboration. Collaborative projects are based on the theme of biodiversity and the study of the environment.
Elementary , Middle School

Social Studies, Technology Media

American History, Community Culture, Software Programs

U.S. Presidential History
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/hechavarriaj.htm
Students will journey through U.S. history exploring past and current presidents. The students will be able to understand the structure, functions, and purposes of government and how the principles and values of American democracy are reflected in American constitutional government.
High School

Foreign Language, Science, Technology Media

Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Internet, Software Programs

Un Samedi a Paris
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chuck/paris.htm
The aim of this learning experience is to provide a learner-centered, performance-based lesson in which students work cooperatively to plan a day of activities in Paris. Students conduct research on the Internet using authentic French materials, assemble information in a meaningful way via a dialogue, and present their project to the class orally.
High School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Literature, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet

Uncovering Personalities in Othello
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/dgoldman/othello.htm
This unit is designed to enable students to gain a unique understanding of the characters in William Shakespeare's play Othello. Through a variety of activities, students learn that the major characters are not what they seem or present themselves to be. Activities consist of online research as well as deconstructing poetry, all for the purpose of gaining a greater insight into the characters.
High School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Poetry Creative Writing, Reading Literacy, Internet, Media Literacy

Understanding the Basics of Poetry
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/dgoldman/poetry.htm
This is a unit designed to introduce students to the aspects of poetry they need to understand in order to successfully explicate a poem. The unit begins with a PowerPoint presentation that introduces poetic techniques and figurative language, rhyme and tone and theme. The types of poems explored are the ode, the villanelle, the sonnet and free verse.
Middle School , High School

English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Technology Media

Writing, Physics, Community Culture, Software Programs

Universal Studios' Roller Coasters
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/jvitulano/universal.htm
This program enables students to develop their English Language Arts skills and at the same time it offers an opportunity to teach across the curricula. Lessons are centered around the information on roller coasters on the Universal Studios website. The students will enjoy the entertainment elements as well as the graphics. The tasks include reading for information, graphing, drawing, writing, and editing.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Literature, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Software Programs, Video

Unlock Your Talent, Become a Movie Producer
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_IulianIrimina.htm
Grant: Students will spend several weeks creating a movie based on their favorite story/book scene. They will learn all aspects of creating a movie using a multitude of multimedia tools. Students will use pictures, sounds, text and a movie making software. This is a creative alternative to creating a book report or a literary essay based on a work of fiction.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Drawing, Poetry Creative Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Unseen Perspectives
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/perspectives.htm
In Unseen Perspectives, students see themselves and their surroundings from different perspectives and gain insight into how others might see them. In Humanities or English class, they discuss how and why they act differently at home versus school, with adults versus children, with friends versus acquaintances, etc., and talk about the unseen sides of themselves.
Middle School

Health Phys Ed, Mathematics, Technology Media

Software Programs, Visual Arts

Up in Smoke
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/astephenson.htm
This project enables students to search for information regarding the history, health hazards and prevention of smoking.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Email, Internet, Software Programs

Using Digital Tools and Epals to Improve Descriptive Language
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/sturgell/epalsproject/epals.htm
This unit will use digital imaging, collaboration and e-pals to teach and develop written language skills. Classroom e-pals will be the media used to introduce, develop and/or master simple paragraph and personal letter writing.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Crafts, Graphic Arts, Software Programs

Using ICT to Manipulate and Reconstruct Abstract Images
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2004%20Projects/Art-Abstract%20Images/abstract-images/index.htm
This project provides a context through which students understand abstraction and the purpose of manipulating images.
Elementary , Middle School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Digital Media, Software Programs

Using LOGO
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/ICT-Logo/Logo/index.htm
This project focuses on the creation of turtle graphics using the free version of the LOGO programming language. It is designed to teach students to learn to problem solve in a virtual environment through the medium of computer control and programming.
Elementary

Special Ed, Technology Media

Software Programs

Using Screenshots in the Curriculum
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/pakula/screenshts.htm
This is a computer lesson designed to be taught to teachers. The purpose of this lesson is to give teachers technology skills and tools which they can use to reinforce and enhance their lessons. Did you ever want to show someone on paper the steps that you used to create a document using a computer program? The easiest way is to take a computerized snapshot (aka screen shot) of a selected part of the image on the monitor depicting various stages, steps, or items revealed in the process.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing

Using Video to Build Language
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/jeff/videolesson/jeff.htm
Students can create vivid and meaningful short subjects on video that engage a wide range of their abilities- clarity of descriptive language, editing for clarity and impact, visual literacy development and musical talents as well
High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Media Literacy

Using your Calculator
http://resources.teachnet.ie/pkavanagh/2004/
I developed a website which teaches pupils how to use one particular calculator, the Casio fx – 83MS. (Although most of the site can be used with any particular calculator.) It contains details on how each button on the calculator functions and its relevance to a mathematics high school curriculum.
Middle School

Social Studies, Technology Media

Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History, Email, Internet, Video

US-Japan Internet Collaboration
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/sherzog/herzog.htm
The Fulbright Memorial Fund Teachers Program enables teachers to visit Japan and learn about its culture and educational system. Participants are then eligible to have their school join the Master Teacher Program, which matches U.S. and Japanese schools for a year-long collaboration. In-person teacher visits to the partner schools are followed by joint activities and Internet communications.
Elementary

ESL, Foreign Language, Science, Technology Media

Botany, Earth Science, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Vamos al jardin! Working Together in a Community Garden
http://bostonteachnet.org/vaisenstein/vaisenstein.htm
. Children learn about the natural world through their close observation of weather patterns and growth patterns in seeds they germinate and in animals they find. Children record their observations in bilingual science journals and learn how to illustrate them using Kid Pix.
High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Algebra, Geometry, Video

Video-Based Learning: Math Using Technology
http://teachersnetwork.org/CD_NotTeachingToTheTest/PaulPelech_VideoBasedLearning.htm
Students will follow a licensed Mathematics teacher through a series of problems. While producing the videos, students must become familiar with the math concepts being taught. This program takes practicing for the exams into a fresh new area of learning. Students are involved in the production of the videos so that they review the content during production.
Elementary

English Language Arts, ESL, Science, Technology Media

Writing, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Email, Software Programs, Video

Virtual Travel Through the USA
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/dfenner/travel.htm
The students wrote about their experiences living in Ridgewood, New York City. They e-mailed their writing to a Miami, Florida school and received return e-mail about life there. The students in both states also surveyed their own schoolmates on various topics. They exchanged the data and graphed the comparisons. The students did a great deal of writing and learned to create bar graphs and pie charts using a computer spreadsheet.
High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Photography, Media Literacy, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Visual Communication Through Photography
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/everywhere/profiles/langford.htm
This project allows students to explore themselves visually and to share their work globally. Photography becomes a powerful outlet for students allowing them to communicate important ideas in a way that is both fulfilling and fun.
Elementary

Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Music, Social Studies, Technology Media

Art History, Painting, Internet, Software Programs, Video

Viva Mexico
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/rduarte.htm
Viva Mexico is based on interactive units that build students research skills. The students have fun surfing the Internet while acquiring information for the different activities they participate in. Once students reach a particular website, it is up to them to gather the information to be used in the presentation. Students complete a series of four lessons with numerous activities in each lesson. Because the lessons are in different disciplines, particularly art and music, the learning process becomes enhanced, more enjoyable and long-lasting.
High School

ESL, Science, Technology Media

Chemistry, Digital Media, Internet

Vlogging in Chemistry
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_KevinJackson.htm
The Vlogging in Chemistry Unit focuses on the balancing of redox reactions in chemistry. The students will create a video blog entry that will explain the procedure to balance a reaction using oxidation and reduction half reactions.
Elementary

Mathematics, Science, Technology Media

Internet, Software Programs

Volatile Volcanoes
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/rduarte.htm
Volatile Volcanoes is a science/mathematics project specifically designed to teach about volcanoes. It is based on interactive units that build students research skills. The purpose of this project is to integrate science, mathematics, reading, writing, and technology using a collaborative model where groups of students are able to work, research and create a presentation. Here, students have fun with graphics, graphs and money, simultaneously learning with up-to-the-minute information.
High School

English Language Arts, Health Phys Ed, Technology Media

Software Programs

Wake Up Call to Fitness and Nutrition
http://bostonteachnet.org/lee-nieves/sigproj.htm
How can high school students help their peers and youngsters not only understand fitness and nutrition but also incorporate healthy practices into their daily lives?
High School

Science, Technology Media

Software Programs

Waves
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/Sci-Waves/waves/index.htm
This resource is intended for teachers requiring digital material for the science topic "waves". Small manageable sections are offered for both teacher and student
High School

English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Internet, Video

Weather Report: Lessons in New Media and Social Networking
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_JoshuaGottesmann.htm
This unit will teach the students how to identify the weather through various means including the newspaper, weather web sites and personal observation and be able to communicate this information using videotape and uploading it to a video sharing Web site.
Elementary , Middle School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Geography Habitats, Internet

Weather Reporter
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2004%20Projects/Geography-Weather/index.htm
The aim of this site is to provide a set of teaching resources for geography teachers, focusing on weather symbols, understanding warm and cold fronts, using satellite images, and becoming a weather forecaster.
Elementary , Middle School

English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Journalism, Poetry Creative Writing, Writing, Earth Science, Digital Media, Software Programs

Weather Watchers II
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/williamsj.htm
Weather Watchers is an interactive unit that investigates weather and climate. Students participate in up to the minute and accurate Internet weather reports, weather observations and experiments; with this data, they can predict weather phenomena and patterns.
High School

Music, Technology Media

Internet, Software Programs

West End Blues
http://www.ioe.ac.uk/TeachNetUK/nbluck/index.html
This unit is designed for anyone who is interested in finding out more about the Blues. Students will work cooperatively to complete tasks that require Internet research and the development of presentations.
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Journalism, Non Fiction, Writing, American History, Community Culture

What Do We Owe to Thoreau?
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/jvitulano/thoreau.htm
What Do We Owe To Thoreau? is designed as an electronic reading and writing guide to Henry David Thoreau's famous essay, "On Civil Disobedience."
Elementary

ESL, Technology Media

Community Culture, Software Programs

What Type of Home Do You Live In?
http://www.teachnet.org/teachnetnyc/mmcquade/homes.htm
The purpose of this lesson is to expose children to vocabulary and literature related to homes, and to develop pride in being able to draw and describe houses by hand and on the computer. Another goal is to develop mastery in usage of this vocabulary related to their every day experiences.
Middle School

Fine Arts, Science, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Chemistry, Scientific Method, Digital Media

What's (The) Matter?
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/PowerToLearn_MerylMeisler.htm
What's (The) Matter? challenges the students to become scientists and educators whose task it is to teach younger kids what "matter" is in an interesting and imaginative way.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Literature, Writing, Community Culture

What's the Connection?
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/linero2.htm
What do you call a culture when you cross Spanish and English? Spanglish. This unit is geared towards students who are children of immigrants born in the United States.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Technology Media

Literature, Non Fiction, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet

What's The Story? Library Lessons
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2005/mgomez2.htm
This unit is an integrated curriculum unit that focused on literature and information literacy skills. Students read a wide range of print and non-print material to build an understanding of texts, of themselves, and of the culture of the United States and the world. Various genres, classic and contemporary are used in the lessons.
High School

ESL, Technology Media

Software Programs

What's Your School IQ? Services That Support Students
http://bostonteachnet.org/stavrianidis/sigproj.htm
Everyone agrees that adjusting to a new school can be difficult. But what if the newcomers are bilingual immigrants? Recognizing the need for students to learn more about their school and its services, one class of Creole speaking high schoolers set out to learn exactly how much their peers know about their school.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Technology Media

Ancient Civilizations, Internet, Software Programs

When Dinosaurs Ruled the World
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/gil.htm
Students trace the geological history of dinosaurs, unearth the fossils that reveal their existence, and identify their characteristics in order to better understand the