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TVMS Library: Green Project

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The Green Project

Finding articles using Google News

  1. Go to http://www.google.com
  2. Enter your keywords and hit "search".
  3. At the top of the page, click the "News" tab to show only results from local and national news sources.

Books in the Library

Big Idea

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Your goal is to make the world a greener place.  You will make your school or community greener by using the information that you learned about natural resources, renewable resources, non-renewable resources, recycling, and conservation.

Things you may want to consider;

  1. All of the things read and discussed in class
  2. Any new things that you learn in your research for this project
  3. Energy uses – types and how to cut back
  4. The 3 R’s
  5. Changing transportation styles to reduce pollution
  6. Use of water, food waste, and conservation
  7. Other topics – teacher approval

 

WHAT MUST BE TURNED IN?

  1. A visual for the class to see.  Choose one of the following:
    1. Google slide show
    2. Screencastify
    3. Video

 

RUBRIC for class visual: Individual

4- Has a minimum of 10 ideas that are clear and easy to recognize. Meets the requirements of a 3 plus additional ideas.

3- Has a minimum of 7-9 ideas that are clear and easy to recognize. No major errors or omissions of facts, pictures on each slide that pertain to the topic, short summaries for us to gain knowledge, proper conventions.

2- Has 5-6 ideas that are clear and easy to recognize. Minor errors and omissions, missing some pictures, summaries lack detail, errors in conventions.

1- Has 4 or less ideas that are clear and easy to recognize. Major errors and omissions, missing most pictures, summaries are poorly written, errors in conventions.

I- Incomplete

 

RUBRIC for class visual: With a partner

4- Has a minimum of 13 ideas that are clear and easy to recognize. Meets the requirements of a 3 plus additional ideas.

3- Has a minimum of 9-10 ideas that are clear and easy to recognize. No major errors or omissions of facts, pictures on each slide that pertain to the topic, short summaries for us to gain knowledge, proper conventions.

2- Has 6-8 ideas that are clear and easy to recognize. Minor errors and omissions, missing some pictures, summaries lack detail, errors in conventions.

1- Has 5 or less ideas that are clear and easy to recognize. Major errors and omissions, missing most pictures, summaries are poorly written, errors in conventions.

I- Incomplete

Green Project Notes Sample

How does one organize information from various sources?

...with good notes, of course!

Project Inspiration

Search the Library Catalog!


Tips for Using Destiny Quest for research:

  • Log In to access websites
  • Use the "Narrow Your Search" box to sort by reading level, topic, etc.

Websites

Google Tools

Google Slides:

Slide presentation tool (like PowerPoint).

Google Classroom: 

Virtual classroom for assignments,

communication, and resources.

Google Drive:

Cloud storage for files.


 

Tips for Better Presentations

How do task, purpose, and audience influence how speakers craft and deliver a message?

...by following these guidelines!

1) Don't put too much text on one slide
2) Don't read off your slides
3) Make eye contact
4) Speak loudly, clearly, and expressively
5) Show enthusiasm for your topic
6) PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!

 

For an example of how NOT to do a presentation, click here:  The Worst Presentation Ever

Help!

HELP!!  Click here for usernames & passwords for these resources.  (You'll need to access the document through your tvsd.info account)