"What's Going on in APEX?
Technology, Past, Present, and Future
In this project, students research past and present technology. They conduct short research projects on multiple forms of technology and compare and contrast them. Once they have finished researching, students design their own technology that can be used in the future. Finally, they write an opinion piece on why their technology would be beneficial for the future!
There are web links, a video, a reflection, and a rubric included in this lesson.
This project is designed to have a structure compatible with implementing PBL in the classroom. NextLesson projects include certain key components that facilitate an authentic PBL experience
Khan Academy- Through August and September, Students will use Khan Academy to complete a unit on Decimals.
The unit will end with a variety of NextLesson.org tasks.
Students will begin a Guided Research Project on Slavery in North America.
In this project, students learn about many aspects of the history of slavery in North America. They conduct Internet research about slavery from provided sources using directed research questions. They then work in groups to synthesize their information and develop a stand-alone digital presentation with visuals and multimedia. They also have to correctly reference and cite their sources.
Included with this project are videos, web links, interactive questions and prompts, guidance documents, example presentations, a reflection, and a project rubric.
This project is designed to have a structure compatible with implementing PBL in the classroom. NextLesson projects include certain key components that facilitate an authentic PBL experience.
Khan Academy- Through August and September, Students will use Khan Academy to complete a Ratios Unit.
The unit will end with a variety of NextLesson.org tasks
1) Person Puzzle- Activity
2) Gigantic Ratios- Activity
DEPTH & COMPLEXITY ICONS
Dr. Sandra Kaplan from USC created icons to represent elements that generate a deeper, more complex thought process. Students involved in the learning process, whether it is reading text, watching a video, analyzing art, or listening to a presentation, can apply elements of depth and complexity as they begin to assimilate new information, make connections, and dig deeper into content.
The Depth and Complexity icons are used as a visual aid to strengthen thinking skills and cognitive operations.