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The Common Core and ISTE Standards offer guidelines for acquiring the skills and knowledge our students need in the digital age. But what do they look like in the classroom? The Project ReimaginED library of resources provides practical and clear ideas that you can use in your classroom today, categorized by subject or grade level.
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Home on the Reef
Christina Troxell and Melissa Follin 
Grade level(s): 4th
Students will conduct research and examine data to determine the best place to expand oyster castles in their local watershed. They will synthesize their findings into an essay in which they clearly present their information and justifications for selecting the particular location. Students will create 3D models of their castles in Tinkercad and proposals will be presented to a local conservation group and other interested community members.
Subject(s): Other (science, ELA)

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Rise of the Frankenstuffies: The Industrial Revolution
Petra Willemse and Bryan Hughes
Grade level(s): 9-10th
How do industry innovations drive change? That is the question that drives this inquiry unit that uses the Industrial Revolution, the novel Leviathan by Scott Westerfield, and electricity and/or biological concepts to develop an answer.
Subject(s): Other (science, history, ELA)

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The Kindergarten Store Project
Randi Lembke
Grade level(s): K
The Kindergarten Store Project is a project based learning experience addressing ISTE and Common Core standards in the areas of technology, language arts, and math. There are also social studies and art inclusions creating a real-world and creative experience.
Subject(s): ELA and Math

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English Language Arts (ELA)

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UDL, Common Core, ISTE Standards, and Apps that Support Literacy
Tracey Antista
Grade level(s): K-5th
This resource contains Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guideline and the CCSS, ISTE Standards, and Apps that provide support. The resource also gives a brief description about each app and how it connects to UDL.
Subject(s): ELA/Literacy/general

Global Synergy and the 4 "C's
Cheri Hudson & Jessica Esposito
Grade level(s): 2nd; 6th
This project will encompass Project Based Learning on a local to global scale with the end result being global synergy through collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication. Second grade students will collaborate with 6th grade students to complete research and compose letters to various destinations around the world.  Students will work together to create blogs to showcase what they are learning and will also use Twitter as a communication tool during the process to make connections to their learning. 
Subject(s): ELA/Social Studies/Geography

Digital Discussions on Current Events
Heidi Weber
Grade level(s): 3-4th
Understanding our world is a critical skill. Opportunities to teach students to evaluate and assess information in text while discussing with others are important. This lesson allows teachers to guide and facilitate student discussion as they learn to evaluate claims in text.
Subject(s): ELA

Communication and Collaboration Through an Interactive Digital Mash-up
Susan Pendergast, Gretchen Giffen, and Hollie Gabriel
Grade level(s): 4th
Imagine a student created newsletter with a podcast, movie, video tutorials, events and photos all rolled into one. Sounds complicated? You’d be surprised how easily your students can create one! Using Pages for Mac, students can combine these components into a monthly communicator (Digital News Mashup) to interact with peers, parents, administration and communities.
Subject(s): ELA

Digital Citizenship withTagxedo
Danielle Weis
Grade level(s): 6th
6th-grade students will be using prior knowledge from our lesson on Digital citizenship and internet safety to create a Tagxedo word cloud. Tagxedo allows students to utilize digital citizenship words into a illustrative, creative resource that introduces a fun way to incorporate prior knowledge into a visual representation of art. Students will type the digital words they’ve thought of into the free Tagxedo program, select a theme and picture that reflects positive and negative digital citizenship words.
Subject(s): ELA

Informative Paragraphs Infographic
Jenny Grant Rankin, PhD
Grade level(s): 7th
For this project, students use free infographic software (e.g., Canva) to write an informative paper’s introduction paragraph while illustrating its hook, thesis statement, and one fact or topic that will be included in each of the paper’s body paragraphs. This exercise allows students to integrate key writing elements while doing prewriting as a preliminary step to writing informative papers. It also allows students to use formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia to aid their comprehension (as stipulated by Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.2.A) of informative paper elements (particularly the introduction paragraph’s elements), and to plan their synthesis of these elements in their upcoming paper; students develop their papers’ topics with relevant facts, concrete details, and other information and examples (as stipulated by Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.2.B), and the lesson also aligns with ISTE Standards for Students (1, 3, and 6) and for Teachers (2).
Subject(s): ELA

Figurative Language and Prezi
Audra Beberman
Grade level(s): 7th
This project uses presentation software to have students effectively research and present the advent, history, and usage in popular terms and in multimedia, one segment of Figurative Language to their classmates and possibly to other students in other grades.  In the examples presented, Prezi is the software used, but Prezi may be substituted for a more traditional Powerpoint, Keynote or Google Slides.
Subject(s): ELA

Evaluating Information Resources Project
Samuel Northern
Grade Level(s): 8th
This activity teaches students how to use evaluation criteria to select quality
online resources. By assessing and reporting on both good and bad website
examples, students learn valuable critical thinking and Digital Citzenship
Subject(s): ELA

Storytelling, Discussion, and Analysis: Twitter As a Classroom Tool for Middle School Students
Michele L. Haiken, Ed.D.
Grade level(s): 8th
As a microblogging tool, Twitter has the potential to empower students as readers, writers, and global citizens. Twitter book chats allow students to apply their reading skills tech savviness to connect, collaborate, and share understanding and knowledge of a text.
Subject(s): ELA

Walking in Their Shoes: A Study of To Kill A Mockingbird
Karen Larsen
Grade Level(s): 8th
To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is a legendary work about events that
take place in a small town in the south seen through the eyes of a 10 year
old girl. The story addresses multiple themes (good versus evil, family
bonds, existence of prejudice), all centered around the discussion of
preserving human dignity. This unit plan not only addresses the richness of
the literature, literary devices such as figurative language and perspective,
but looks at U.S. history of that time, and the story’s implication in life today.
Students will work collaboratively and use technology throughout the unit.
Subject(s): ELA

A Modern Julius Caesar
Beth Crawford
Grade level(s): 10th (advanced so could be 10- 12)
In this six week unit, students will grasp how the Shakespeare play Julius Caesar relates to the modern world, by first studying the play itself and then by creating a modern version of the play. These modern versions were published by Touchcast, an international video app company, and publicized as an exemplary lesson on their EduCast Lesson Plan portion of the Touchcast site.
Subject(s): ELA

Social Studies/History

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Augmented Reality Wall Map
Melissa Powers
Grade level(s): 4th
Students will select a topic related to current content from social studies class. For example, students learning about continents or countries will select one to research. When studying Native Americans, students will research specific civilizations or tribes. When students are learning about exploration, they can research explorers and colonies. Using print and digital resources, students will work in pairs to research their topic and create an informational video for the wall map. Groups must write a 1­3 paragraph voiceover script and collect images for the video. Students will also design a map symbol for their topic, which will serve as the augmented reality trigger image. After creating their product, students will attach their product to the map using Aurasma.
Subject(s): Social Studies/ELA

Quest for the Best: A Web Quest on ancient Mesopotamian Civilizations
Danielle Powell
Grade level(s): 6th
Using a variety of digital tools and sites, all organized through a Zunal web quest format, students will work collaboratively as a team to create a persuasive presentation on why their chosen civilization was the best and most influential in ancient Mesopotamia.
Subject(s): History/ELA

Emulating Architecture through Virtual Environments
Mary Howard
Grade level(s): 6th
This unit features inquiry based, research involving the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. Students study the architectural elements included in Frank Lloyd Wright’s work through the use of a Google Tour. As they research and learn critical vocabulary, they are asked to embrace several of the architectural design elements and incorporate those elements into their own architectural work in a virtual world.
Subject(s): ELA/Social Studies

Challenge Based Learning: Sustainability and Economy in Washington State
Melissa Munson-Merritt
Grade level(s): 7th
As the culminating unit for Washington State History, students will explorecurrent economic and environmental challenges within Washington State. In doing so, they will participate in a challenge based learning (CBL) experience that takes them through a gamut of research, problem solving, and presentation activities.
Subject(s): History/ELA

Are the Bedouins Invisible Citizens: A Contemporary Issues Project
Susan Sabella and Kristin Hayes-Leight
Grade level(s): 9-12th
This digital literacy learning experience will require high school students to analyze, evaluate, integrate, and create digital media. 
Specifically, students will explore four forms of curated digital media and then design a digital message, individually or in a group, to share their position in response to an inquiry question.
Subject(s): Other (history, social studies)


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Collaborate 21 Amazing Animals:  A Collaborative Habitat Project
Sarah Kastner, Jana Gudmundsen, Rochalle Kovarik, and Brenda Nilson
Grade level(s): 2nd
Our website includes how students researched, wrote, and collaborated to make inferences and think critically about how animals interact and adapt within habitats.
Subject(s): Other (biology, ELA)

A Tale of Electricity
Jamie Chenault 
Grade level(s): 4th
The students will investigate current and static electricity through the means of solving real-world challenges presented to them by engineering solutions. They will then report their findings through the means of the creation of a nonfiction text.
Subject(s): Other (science)

Project Nightlight: Creating Interactive Art and Technology Projects
David Held
Grade level(s): 7th
Project Nightlight is a unit in which students design, build and program a 3D printed computer programmable night light. The purpose of this project is to engage students in an authentic and meaningful project with a well-defined and functional outcome. The learning goals for students include understanding the basics of good design and gaining a basic understanding of electronics and computer programming and putting them to practical use. Students need not have any previous experience in 3D modeling or programming.
Subject(s): Other (science, programming, art/design)

Go Local, Share Global: Inspiring Kids with History or Science
Louise Maine
Grade level(s): 9-12th
What items of interest in your area can you share with the rest of the world? This authentic project includes research, photography (with geotagging), and the creation of a map to showcase the results. The map is shared with the community using an embeddable QR code.
Subject(s): Other (biology, history)

Other Subjects

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ISTE by Grade
Jill Sutherland, Diane Edgar, Dave Golen, Jeneen Hill, and Denise Miller
Grade level(s): K-12
ISTE by Grade is a Google Sheet that crosswalks ISTE Student Standards, Common Core State Standards, Wyoming State Standards, ISTE Profiles, District Technologies, Facilitator Ideas and Teacher Ideas.  We use this Sheet to deliver professional development at schools, add school-specific technologies, then work with teacher teams to plan and implement technology integration.
Subject(s): Other (curriculum mapping)

Cramming for College
Trish Cloud & Jennifer Brinn
Grade level(s): 5th
This project is an eye opener for all our students. College is a vague big place, this project helps bring into focus what is needed to get into college and what kind of choices need to be made. The project challenges, as it is very self paced and requires grit for the student stay on task and self-monitor progress. 
Subject(s): tech/media, homeroom

Discovering the French Regions; More than Just Boundaries!
Tina Laramie and Laura Rouse
Grade level(s): 9-12th
Discovering the French Regions; More Than Just Boundaries! is a collaboration between the French teacher, Laura Rouse and the Library Media Specialist, Tina Laramie. Students learn about the regions in France while researching and evaluating websites.  Moodle is used to house the content and ultimately they create a video advertisement.
Subject(s): Other (French)

Investing for Your Future
Pam Kantack and Barbi Biorn
Grade level(s): 11-12th 
This unit focuses on the importance of investing and basic investment principles, and incorporates digital resources through the use of an online simulation and other relevant digital tools. It instill in students a knowledge of an important skills they need to know to be financially fit for their future while aligning to both CCSS and ISTE Standards.
Subject(s): Other (Econ/Finance)