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Adapting or creating a lesson incorporating the use of technology has as more facets than your traditional style of lesson planning: if you "just do it" the quality of your work will suffer in breadth, depth, and effectiveness. Don't run out of time.

How well do you know the program & how much can you actually accomplish in the given time?

What is a StoryBoard?


1 Lesson Plan Title:

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2 Concept / Topic To Teach:    3 Standards Addressed: 4 General Goal(s):

     5 Specific Objectives: 

    6 Required Materials:   7 Anticipatory Set (Lead-In): 8 Step-By-Step Procedures:

    9  Plan For Independent Practice:

10 Closure (Reflect Anticipatory Set): 11 Assessment Based On Objectives:

12 Adaptations (For Students With Learning Disabilities):

13 Extensions (For Gifted Students):     14 Possible Connections To Other Subjects:


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Lesson Plan Title:

If writing this lesson plan for a website (The Lesson Plans Page) be especially sure to include a title that properly reflects your topic; of course, PowerPoint lessons can be collected and indexed in an electronic library for posting. Cute is not always professional.



Concept / Topic To Teach:

A more detailed version of the title.   



Standards Addressed:

Try to answer the question "Is this lesson better using the computer?"  See technology learning standards.  If you didn't use the state standards to help in developing your topic, refer to them now to see what specific standards your lesson plan can fulfill. Having your lesson plan correctly aligned with state standards helps to prove its worthiness and necessity. It also helps in assuring that your students are being taught what your state requires. If you are able to correlate your lesson plan with standards, record (cite) links to those standards in your lesson plan.



General Goal(s):

 The general objectives would be more like goals and include the overall goal of the lesson plan, i.e. to gain familiarity with adding two numbers together.



Specific Objectives:

Objectives should not be activities that will be used in the lesson plan. They should instead be the learning outcomes of those activities. As an example, if you wanted to teach your class how to add 2 + 3, your objective may be that "the students will know how to add 2 + 3" or more specifically "the students will demonstrate how to add 2 + 3."



Required Materials:

You would probably find out exactly what materials you are going to use later, but they should be shown early in your lesson plan. This way if someone else were going to use your lesson plan, they would know in advance what materials are required. Some computer based lessons require preprinted handouts etc....



Anticipatory Set (Lead-In):

You may also want to write an Anticipatory Set, which would be a way to lead into the lesson plan and develop the students' interest in learning what is about to be taught. A good example deals with a lesson on fractions. The teacher could start by asking the students how they would divide up a pizza to make sure each of their 5 friends got an equal amount of pizza, and tell them that they can do this if they know how to work with fractions.  Make it personal.



Step-By-Step Procedures:

Write the step-by-step procedures that will be performed to reach the objectives. These don't have to involve every little thing the teacher will say and do, but they should list the relevant actions the teacher needs to perform.



 Plan For Independent Practice:

Allow time for students to practice the skills they've learned



Closure (Reflect Anticipatory Set):

Reinforce and reflect upon the skills learned.



Assessment Based On Objectives:

The key in developing your assessment is to make sure that the assessment specifically measures whether the objectives were reached or not. Thus, there should be a direct correlation between the objectives and the assessments.  Also consider adding a self assessment of the computer based learning with the key idea: "Is this lesson better using the computer?"



Adaptations (For Students With Learning Disabilities):

Adaptations should also be made for students with learning disabilities and extensions for others what assistive technology might be required.  Consider the design elements: graphics, text, handouts, input and output devices.





Extensions (For Gifted Students):

Is the lesson adaptable for gifted students.   Consider the design elements:  graphics, text, handouts, input and output devices.



Possible Connections To Other Subjects:

It's also a good idea to include a "Connections" section, which shows how the lesson plan could be integrated with other subjects.  Putting a lot of work into this can develop complete thematic units that would integrate related topics into many different subjects. This repetition of topics in different subjects can be extremely helpful in ensuring retention of the material.




STORYBOARD steps 1-6

1. Use paper or a word processing program as you gather ideas:

2. Put slides or pages on separate index cards or paper.

3. Indicate linear or non linear organization.

4. Add text summary.

5. Indicate places for images/multimedia.

6. Identify audience and method of presentation use the "storyboard" for your presentation.

To complete your project:

7. Search the web and gather text and images (multimedia elements) for the audience and presentation style save them into one folder carefully naming each one!

8. After all of the text and images are added then play with color and not before!!!!!