About okoye

Ruth Okoye is a Technology Resource Teacher for Portsmouth Public Schools

Get it W.R.I.T.E. Project Assignment

The objective of this technology immersion experience is to enable participants to begin thinking about and planning technology infused lessons for their students.  We will spend a significant portion of time over the next two days involved in lesson planning.  On Thursday afternoon each teacher will be expected to give a three minute presentation on a lesson that they have prepared for next year.

Project components will include:

  • A lesson plan that includes the production of a technology project as a portion of your instructional sequence – use form provided by the IT department appropriate for your grade level
  • An instruction sheet for students – don’t expect your students to figure out your expectations on their own.  Prepare any/all resources that they might need to complete their project.  Resources that you may need to create may include a RAFT sheet, a rubric, or writing prompts for your blog.  If you choose to create a webquest, please use the 1 page MS Word format provided on the San Deigo State Webquest page.
  • A sample product to show your students – since your students may not have ever done a project like yours, you’ll need to create a sample for students to refer to so that they have an idea of what they will be trying to create. 

Your lesson must make use of two of the applications that we have discussed:

  • MS Powerpoint
  • Audacity
  • Podcasts
  • Blogging
  • MS Publisher
  • MS Word
  • Movie Maker
  • PhotoStory
  • Inspiration
  • Story Boards
  • Video Cameras
  • Digital Cameras
  • Internet Search Strategies

Lesson Plan grades 6-8

Lesson Plan grades 3-5

Lesson Plan grades K-2

Technology SOL documents are here.

Assignment for Day 1

We couldn’t get approval to give you thirty points without adding an assignment each day.  The hours just didn’t work out.  So the assignment for today is:

  • Read the article “FOCUS – Five Rules for writing a Great Webquest” (section 1)
  • Read the article “When Students Create their own Webquests” (section1)
  • Answer the following questions:
    • What would it take for a webquest to fit in with an instructional sequence that you were creating?
    • Would students be able to pass an SOL based end of unit test if their instruction was delivered via webquest?
    • How would the level of student achievement be effected if teachers used webquests to deliver instruction?

If you are planning to use your blog for you class blog in September, you may answer here by leaving a comment.  If you are not planning to use your blog for your class in September –why aren’t you?