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The Many Faces of Heroes In Our World
Computer Chitchat, by Mrs. Nasto

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Introduction to Task:
Working with a partner or individually will select a hero from “My Hero” site to research and share with the class. Students will select a hero from a different category to share with the class to broaden our appreciation of the many different types of heroes in our world.

Project:
 Students will read and research information, and then create a  PowerPoint presentation on their hero to share with the class. The presentation will consist of approximately four or more slides with the following information:

  1. Slide One: Heroes Name or Creative Title, Picture,  Student's Names

  2. Slide Two: (Gather Information) (Explain use Bullets)
    What did this person do to be recognized as a hero?

    How did this hero make a difference in our world?

  3. Slide Three: What Makes a Person a Hero? Your Opinion

  4. Slide Four: Graphic Slide all Pictures, Images, and Clipart with Creative Title Option record your own voice state "Why you selected this hero".

  5. Slide Five: Resources: Cite Resources Identify Internet Resources Used
    (Page Title.  URL. Date.)

  6. Slide Six: Optional Add More Slides; Life time (born – death, if available) Additional Information, records, fun facts  etc.

Activity One: Students select a hero to research and review PowerPoint Design Elements.

PowerPoint Design Elements:

  • Select Theme or Background color (Apply to All)

  •  Follow the  6 by 6 Rule: Not more than 6 lines down or 6 words across per slide

  • Graphics and Sounds Match Theme

  • Use Bullets  with Phrases, Words, or Sentences

  • Add Transition and Sound

Add Color or a Design to Presentation Slides:
*Format
on Menu: Theme or Background Color

Activity Two: Explore Information Literacy Basics:

Cite Resources
Bookmark and Cite  resources Respect Copyrights

Plagiarism 

Evaluating Resources

Computer Technology Vocabulary

During one workshop session, students will review and discuss Student Guide on Plagiarism 
During one workshop session, students will review and discuss the site called “T is for Thinking, A Guide to Critical Thinking About What you see on the Web

Activity Three: Search Engines
Search Engines the teacher will demonstrate how to use the “Kid’s Search Tools” site, Infopeople Best Search Tools, and other search engines. Using the search tools, students will practice searching the Internet for information independently while having the opportunity to crosscheck references. Students will be reminded be selective and critically think about Internet resources before using them.
Activity Four:
Checklist to Present
Sharing and presenting to the class along with peer evaluation.

NJCCCS: 8.1, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 , 6.2

 

Updated: 02/06/2009
Web Resources:
MyHero

Student Guide on Plagiarism 

T is for Thinking, A Guide to Critical Thinking About What you see on the Web

Evaluation Rubric

Sample Work

Cite Resources

Copyrights

Search Engines

Graphic Resources

Free Sound Sites

Checklist

NJCCCS: 8.1, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 , 6.2

Contact Mrs. Nasto:
Berlin Community School

215 South Franklin Ave
Berlin, NJ 08009

Email: 
nastog@bcsberlin.k12.nj.us

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Updated 02/06/2009

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