Because Common Core promotes the importance of all students studying the arts, we have highlighted places where ELA instruction could be enhanced by connecting a genre or particular text, or a theme of a unit, to works of art, music, or film. We suggest, for example, that students study self-portraiture when they are encountering memoirs. Students might compare a novel, story, or play to its film or musical rendition. Where a particular period of literature or the literature of a particular region or country is addressed, works of art from that period or country may also be examined. In each case, connections are made to the standards in the CCSS themselves.ELA teachers who choose to use this material may do so on their own, by team teaching with an art or music teacher, or perhaps by sharing the material with the art or music teacher, who could reinforce what students are learning during the ELA block in their classroom. The inclusion of these works in our ELA Maps is not intended to substitute for or infringe in any way upon instruction students should receive in separate arts and music classes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cPbKUF2zbyw
Lesson plan appropriate for guided practice and experiementation, developed from a National Science Foundation grant where students will set up a basic circuit and observe the results of different measurements when resistance and voltage are either kept constant or varied respectively.
This workshop engages students who have completed the Creating Java Programs with Greenfoot and Programming the Finch robot in Greenfoot to program an interface to a small robot designed to inspire and delight students learning computer science using Java
This workshop engages students who understand basic programming concepts to create 2D Games in Java. Students will learn detailed object-oriented programming terminology and concepts while creating 2D games in a fun environment.