Digital Divide

Ryan Bunker, H.S.

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CORE 21; UNIT PLANNING WORKSHEET

 

Name: Ryan Bunker/ rybunker@gmail.com

Use this to outline your unit. You can type directly on this sheet.

1. Unit topic: Interdisciplinary Project 2017-2018, Digital Divide

2. Duration of Unit: March 1, 2018 – May 1, 2018

3. Project or Problem:  Does Digital Divide affect students positively or negatively? Pros/ Cons?

Students will write individual research papers on digital divide in schools throughout the world with a thesis statement on the advantages or disadvantages. They will then take their papers into groups of 3-4 and collaborate to make a digital presentation including all of their statements and conclusions about digital divide in schools.

4. Standards: These will come either your own state standards or from the Common Core Standards. Include:

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5. Objectives: Students will evaluate, synthesize, analyse, apply knowledge, and demonstrate their comprehension and knowledge of Digital Divide throughout the world.

6.  Have students discuss what they will be doing and describe what they will be learning in this unit.

Students will write individual research papers on digital divide in schools throughout the world with a thesis statement on the advantages or disadvantages. They will then take their papers into groups of 3-4 and collaborate to make a digital presentation including all of their statements and conclusions about digital divide in schools.

7.  How will you assess your students?

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8. Design all assessments prior to beginning instruction—this is the heart of backward design.  

ISM Creativity and Innovation

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9. Design rubrics for your assessments for all of the concepts and standards you will be working on.  See Above

10. Clearly work out and share your unit’s essential questions.

Do students with access to ICT have an advantage over students that don’t have access to it?

Do Students who have access and know how to use ICT work better independently than those who don’t?

How does the digital divide affect children's sleep?

Students will have the option to form research questions of their own creation that will be approved by the teacher before research begins. 

11. If you are working on a problem or project based unit (both are known as PBL)

design out your entry activity.

March 1:                     Due (SS): Topic choice

March 5                      Due (SS): List of 10 facts which were discovered during and are        guiding your research with MLA citations

March 6:                     ELA in class Thesis writing workshop

March 9:                     Due (SS): Thesis (In-class discussion of theses)

March 10-12:              In class guided writing (ELA)

March 21:                   Due (ELA): Rough draft of research paper

March 23-25:              In class guided writing (ELA)

April 2:                       Due (ELA): Final draft of research paper

April 12:                     Due (SS): Final Product Proposal and Approval of 3rd discipline teacher. Write out what you plan to accomplish- your final product. Be sure to state what you will include in your presentation from the 3rd discipline. You must have the approval (signature) of the teacher who instructs you in this discipline. Turn this paper in to your SS teacher.

April 15:                     SS In class long term planning and time management strategies

April 20:                     Due (SS): Summary of strategy and progress- what steps will you follow to accomplish your final product? What progress have you made on those steps? Signature from 3rd discipline teacher that work was checked over by him/her. Third discipline teacher is satisfied with progress in his/her discipline.

April 26:                     Due (SS): Summary of progress. Signature from 3rd discipline teacher that work was checked over by him/her. Third discipline teacher is satisfied with progress in his/her discipline.

April 30:                     In SS: Presentation rehearsals

May 1:                        IDP Presentations - DAY ONE

12. If you are working on a PBL, clearly work out your statements of the problem to be solved. See Above

 13.  Plan your anticipated sequence of instruction for the unit.

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14.  What will you have to differentiate?

This assignment will be assigned to all grades 6-12, classes will be differentiated according to respective grade levels.

15.  What needs have to be addressed?

On task management, dependable wifi/ internet connections, quality of research.

16.  Anticipate potential problems.

16. Check the level of rigor.

17.  What instructional tools do you need?

Digital Devices, Smart Board, product examples.

 

18.   What vocabulary do you have to teach?

Students will be re-introduced to digital colloquial language.

19.   If you are working on a PBL students will have to make a final presentation. Plan your audience.

Students will be required to attend presentations when not presenting their own.