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Ocean Stop Motion
This unit is designed to get kindergarten students to collaborate to create a short stop motion film about ocean animals and their habitats.

This fourth grade science unit is a project-based science learning experience where students grow bush beans in the classroom window, document wild plants in the schoolyard using a digital camera, write observations of plant growth and plant identification for indoor and outdoor plants for class blog, create an online field guide for the wild plants on class blog, read legends connected to agricultural traditions, write creative stories about plants on class blog, create posters about plant growth and plants using Glogster, create dances based on observed plant growth, and do a reflection journal on class blog.
http://newlits.wikispaces.com/4th+Grade+Science+Unit


Exploring Our Towns Cultural Heritage - 2nd Grade
This unit uses blogs, interviews with town members, and Google maps to introduce students to different new literacies. The purpose is to compile a set of interviews that show ways in which the town has stayed the same, or how it has changed over the past 100 years; and possible reasons for why these changes have occurred. - Kari Kontoleon

Community Activism and Service-Learning - 4th Grade
This unit uses service learning and digital technology to to engage students in community activism.


Using Flickr and Podcasting to Create Digital Stories
This unit provides ways in which teachers can utilize digital technologies, such as Flickr and podcasting, in the classroom for students with disabilities. Students will use these various forms of media to create a digital story.

Digital Storytelling as a powerful learning tool

This unit provides a way to implement digital storytelling in the classroom to improve student's reading and writing abilities.

Jennifer D'Alessio


Digital Storytelling with Photo Story - Christy Greco
Ninth-grade World History students will use Photo Story to create a video that represents a specific historical perspective or point of view.


Creating a Photo Presentation using Google Maps - Jessica & Christin
A curriculum unit for grade nine students to explore, research, and create a presentation about world landmarks. Programs used include Google Maps and photo capturing software with narration.

Fanfiction Unit for For a Grade 4 Classroom - by Nicole Tufano and Donna Brunquell
Bringing together collaborative writing and participatory culture in a Grade 4 classroom.

Wikis, Blogs, and Digital Stories Green Automobiles of the Future by Cari Koblitz
A culminating unit for an AP Chemistry class that may be modified to fit other grade levels and subject matter. In this unit, students investigate the development of the automobile, energy and fuel sources, automobile exterior and interior features, and foreign vehicles in order to create their own "green" automobile of the future. Students will use a class wiki and blog to post and organize data during the research process and the final assessment will entail the creation of a video advertisement (digital story).

Fanfiction and Mythology Unit
This unit is designed for eighth grade students. After reading a variety of myths and studying the characters, they will create an online poster using Glogster and write fan fiction about a figure from mythology. The fanfiction will be alternate reality, where students insert their mythological character into source material from popular culture (i.e. movie, anime series, tv show). Students will post their writing on the class wiki so that other students can comment, offering suggestions.

Building A Greenhouse
This unit is intended for a high school Geometry class. It combines the interdisciplinary studies of math, science, engineering, and the use of technology to have the students construct a model greenhouse and come up with a presentation about what they have made and the research they have done.

Exploring Dystopias
This unit is designed for 10th grade English students. Through this unit, students create Wikispaces to explore the meaning of a dystopia and examples of dystopian societies in film and literature. Students work collaboratively with their peers to conduct research, locate credible sources, and cite their findings. Students explore Scoop It in order to locate current articles that discuss reasons why dystopias have become a popular art form in society today.