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Graph Mole
Sulan Dun of Redmond, Washington, creator of this and other learning games found at FunBasedLearning.com, shares this engaging game that teaches students about, and provides practice in, plotting points on a coordinate plane. (Grades 3-8)

Space Travel Brochure
Karen Hoskins, who teaches at Barksdale Elementary School in Clarksville, Tennessee, submitted this week's lesson in which students create brochures that promote travel to other planets. (Grades 3-12)

"The Eyes Have It" Bulletin Board
VaReane Heese, who teaches at Springfield (Nebraska) Elementary School, submitted this week's lesson, which uses a unique bulletin board to challenge students' observation skills. (Grades K-5)

Our Dinopals With WordArt
Marci McGowan, who teaches at H. W. Mountz Elementary School in Spring Lake, New Jersey, submitted this lesson in which students listen to a Jane Yolen story then create a dinopal of their own. Included: Easy tech integration activity for first graders. (Grades K-3)

Survey Says...
Veronica Davis, who teaches as Hector P. Garcia Elementary School in Temple, Texas, submitted this lesson in which student create and conduct surveys and report the results in graph and letter form. (Grades 3-8)

My Alphabetical Autobiography
Leah Bivins, who teaches at Colfax Elementary School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, submitted this week's lesson, which challenges students to create A to Z autobiographies. (Grades K-12)

Character in a Bag
Miranda Babin, who teaches at Southdown Elementary School in Houma, Louisiana, created this lesson in which pairs of students use clues from a paper bag to cooperatively develop a mystery character and produce a PowerPoint about the character. (Grades 3-12)

Take a Roller Coaster Ride
VaReane Heese, who teaches at Springfield Elementary School in Omaha, Nebraska, submitted this lesson in which students design a roller coaster. They will learn about different types of coasters as they design their own and test it for success. (Grades 3-12)

The ABC Project
Beverly Thomas, who teaches at the Alief Hastings Ninth Grade Center in Houston, Texas, submitted this week's lesson, in which older students create ABC books for younger students. (Grades 3-12)

Happy 100th Birthday, Airplane!
Gail Hennessey, who teaches at Harpursville (New York) Central School, submitted this week's lesson, which offers a handful of ideas for celebrating the Wright brothers' historic flight. (Grades 3-8)

Digital Scavenger Hunt
VaReane Heese, who teaches at Springfield (Nebraska) Elementary School, submitted this week's lesson, in which teams of students take photos of a variety of scavenger hunt items -- for example, something that changes shape, something that flashes. (Grades 3-8)

Iditarod: The 1925 Serum Run from Anchorage to Nome
Patrick Nolden, a biology teacher at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska, submitted this lesson in which students learn about the history of the Iditarod. (Grades 6-12)

Abraham Lincoln: An Internet Buddy Activity
Peggy Chauncey Cramer, who teaches at Hamilton Elementary School in Kentwood, Michigan, submitted this weeks Internet buddy lesson in which younger and older students team up to learn about Abraham Lincoln. (Grades K-8)

Mystery Lessons
Submitted by VaReane Hesse, Springfield (Nebraska) Elementary School
Students assume the identity of private investigators as they read, solve, and write mysteries.
(Grades 3-5, 6-8)

Survival Experts
Submitted by VaReane Heese
Students create brochures to educate others about safety during a natural disaster.
(Grades K-2, 3-5)

Biographical Poems
Submitted by Monique Arnold
Students learn about themselves by researching others. They also learn that they are not all that much different from the people they research!
(Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Creating and Presenting Haiku With Kid Pix
Submitted by Denise Stumpf
Students learn about the history and characteristics of haiku and use Kid Pix to present original haiku. (Grades 3-5)

Biome Discovery Expedition
Submitted by VaReane Heese
Students learn about and create biomes or habitats. (Grades 3-5, 6-8)

Opinion Articles
Submitted by Lisa Nash
Students research newspaper topics and write opinion articles in newspaper-style format! (Grades 6-8)

Computers at Work
Submitted by Esther Jimenez
Students gain an understanding of the importance of technology in business and learn about the training and education required for technology positions. (Grades 9-12)

Investigating World Cultures
Submitted by David Anderson
Students work in groups to write research reports and create visuals about countries, put on a culture fair, and use PowerPoint to present their information. (Grades 6-8)

What's Black and White and Read Later?
Submitted by Denise Dejonghe
Students learn what makes "lasting news" as they work in groups to create a newspaper about the year in which they were born (1986, 1987, or 1988). (Grades 6-8)

My First PowerPoint Presentation
Submitted by Jean Napier-Faeih
Students integrate technology, language arts, and art to create a PowerPoint presentation. (Grades K-2, 3-5)

Using DHTML and JavaScript to Animate a Snowman
Submitted by Ken Borthwick
Learning a new language, whether its programming, scripting, or markup, can be a very difficult task.Students need to have a project to work on that is a great motivator.This fun and rewarding project gives students practice in using DHTML and JavaScript to animate a snowman. (Grades 9-12, Advanced)

Baseball Fact or Fiction
Submitted by Cheryl Sexstella-Wright
Students learn about the history of baseball while incorporating computer skills, reading skills, and writing abilities. (Grades 3-5, 6-8)

What's All the Fuss About Harry Potter?
Submitted by Brenda McPherson-Fry
Students discuss what makes the Harry Potter books popular and/or controversial, create a questionnaire to learn why Harry Potter fans find the books fascinating, practice online writing skills by sending e-mail messages to friends who are Harry Potter fans, and write a screenplay based on a selected chapter of a Harry Potter book. (Grades 6-8)

A Digital Quilt
Submitted by Lisa Nash
In this activity, which correlates with the book The Patchwork Quilt, by Valerie Flourney, students use digital technology to create squares for a class quilt. (Grades 3-5)

TechKnow Genius!
Submitted by Jennifer Wagner
Students use PowerPoint to create a game based on the TV show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

My Hero -- A Class Mural
Submitted by Linda Scudder
Students discuss heroism and make a collaborative black-and-white mural of a hero. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

King Tutankhamun: Was It Murder?
Submitted by Madeleine Decker
This WebQuest is designed to engage students in Internet research while learning about the history of ancient Egypt. Students will read, take notes, and answer questions about a linked site. They share this information with their cooperative group and develop an essay or modify to create a PowerPoint about the results of their investigation. (Grades 3-5, 6-8)

Balancing Equations Can Be Fun!
Submitted by Sulan Dun
Students use Chembalancer, an online game, to practice balancing equations. (Grades 9-12)

Make a Great Web Page!
Submitted by Thomas R. Brown
Students and teachers learn how to make a Web page. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

It's a Puzzle!
Submitted by Heidi Slavin
Students put together puzzles created from pictures of items related to current courses of study. (Grades 6-8)

Ecosystems Online
Submitted by Dr. Pelham Mead
In this multi-media lesson, students create a Web site about ecosystems. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Web Trails: An Online Adventure
Submitted by Kelly Ickes
Students research Iowa's parks and trails, plan a day trip to one of the places they learn about, and write a fiction story based on the information they find. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Apple Adjectives
Submitted by Monique W. Healy
Working in cooperative groups, students will use the Dole internet site to 1) identify and alphabetize apples, 2) make a table, 3) read a table, and 4) construct a bar graph and/or a pie chart. (Grades 3-5)

Mapping the Mockingbird
Submitted by Albert Baggetta
This lesson offers a focused approach to studying setting, using To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. (Grades 9-12)

Primary Keyboarding Skills
Submitted by Terri Majors
Introduce the younger student to the "home row" position of the keyboard with a "special phrase". (Grades K-2)

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