Review Creation

Review Creation

Course(s)/Subject(s): Eighth grade science

Grade Level(s): 8

Key Words: Multimedia, SOL review, Technology

Developer(s) Name: Judy Reed

School: Cooper Middle School

Attached Files:
Approximate Time Frame:Total:seven days (one day for lay-out, one day for instruction, four days in the computer lab, one day for student rotation through stations) although time could be reduced if necessary

Materials/Equipment Needed:Inspiration software, ClarisWorks slide show, SOL notebook concept and review sheets, SOL review book "Concepts in ..." Glencoe Life Science and Physical Science CD-ROMs (Optional:Grolier's and Eyewitness Encyclopedia of Science)

Description of Lesson (includes context):Student created SOL topic review multimedia slide show


  1. What is the objective of this lesson? To review the SOL topics and to practice
    using technology by creating a multimedia presentation using imported graphics, scanned
    and drawn image, text and a video camera image

FCPS POS Standards: All of Standard 1 and Standard 3

FCPS POS Benchmarks:8.3.1, 8.3.2, 8.3.3

VA POS Indicators:8.3.1-1,8.3.1-2, 8.3.2-3, 8.3.2-4, 8.3.2-7, 8.3.3-2, 8.3.3-4

SOL(s) (including Computer/Technology):CT 8.1, CT 8.4, all SOLs are covered for both Life and Physical Science as well as for sixth grade science



  1. What will we examine as evidence of students' knowledge and/or skill?


Each pair of students will produce a 6 frame slide show on an SOL topic assigned which includes a text and images (see student directions for specific requirements). Students will create a five question multiple choice quiz on their key SOL concepts

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including an answer key.


Students will use a variety of technology including scanner and video camera. Students willintegrate the use of a variety of software including word processing, drawing and CD-Rom into their final slide show.
Students will view each others side shows and take a quiz on the key concepts.


Students will complete the Student Self-Evaluation Checklist on their slide show


  1. What exactly will the students and teacher do during the lesson?

Directions to students for proceeding with the lesson:
1. See attached files (SOLdir&rubric.cwk)

Directions to teacher/administrator using the lesson?
1. Reserve computer lab.
2. Be sure Inspiration software is installed on all computers.
3. Students are paired, assigned an SOL topic (see attached:SOLtopics.cwk) and the
project is explained by the teacher .
4. Students will review materials and create a layout of their slide show.
5. The teacher will have one lesson on using key technology (scanner, digital camera,
importing images, drawing tools, and slide show basics). Written directions will be
available for students while in the computer lab.
6. Upon completion of their slide show students will complete a self-evaluation checklist
to determine if all project requirements were met.
7. Students will rotate though at least five other student side shows and take the quizzes
for each.
8. Optional:Students may rate the slide show after taking the quiz. (1-5, 5=best)


  1. What options in presentation(s) and/or response(s) are suggested in order to provide the opportunity for all students to demonstrate achievement of the benchmark(s) and indicator(s)?

Students will be working in pairs allowing for strong students to be paired with weaker students.
Students will have flexibility in their final product allowing for a variety of levels of sophistication.
Students can do the minimum as described in the grading rubric or take off with it. Students have control over their grade (via rubric) and will self-assess. Students can review the slide shows at their own speeds before taking the topic quiz.

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