Students will be shown Padlet as a tool to collect notes. Padlet will allow them to use images, websites, and text to take notes on their research. Class Teacher or Librarian will explain the research expectations for this project.
Students will look at websites to find examples of what makes an effective website for transmitting information to an audience. Review Mentor Texts: G4 Sharing the Planet Sites. Class teacher will have made a Mentor text to share with the students.
There will be a class padlet where the students can record their noticings about the mentor texts.
Research Gathering - to be directed and lead by teacher (Integrationist does not need to be in attendance)
Individual Student Padlets
Google Sites Intro - Students will be shown the basics of how to set up their pages. They will be once again reminded of the minimum requirements of a Food Web, Call to Action, Adaptations, and Human Impact. This lesson will show them how to add basic text and images to their page, from the notes that they have taken. Class teacher will be reminding students of writing expectations.
Visual monitoring of students while they work.
Plan their site: Once they have seen what is possible with Google Sites they will draft a plan for their website. This can be led by the class teacher if necessary. Students can decide to do their plan on paper or using other tools
Storyboard like drawing of the pages of their websites
They will continue to build their website with their class teacher. The Integrationist will tech support these lessons as needed with the class teacher driving the content of the work.
Students will begin Lesson 2 with publishing their website and learning about the different settings that they can use. Then they will add their website link to the main Sharing the Planet Site so that the class teacher and integrationist can monitor progress on the websites.
Peer Editing of their websites, this can be led by the class teacher with or without the integrationist.
Peer Feedback Forms
Wrapping up and finalizing the website, including linking their padlet as their sources page. This will be lead by the integrationist to make sure that the website naming structures are correct.
Final published website