ISTE Sample Internet Projects

Grades 3-5

 

Mathematics

Million Dollar Project – Students spend $1 million based on a theme, such as creating a theme world, taking a trip or doing something to better society.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS

MATH: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10

NETS PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1, 4, 6, 7, 10

 

What's My Structure?-  Students use mathematical language to describe a 3-D structure created with one-inch cubes.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS

MATH: 3, 6, 8, 10

NETS PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

 

English/Language Arts

 Wall of Fame – Students read and do research in the biography genre to look for common characteristics and traits that make famous people great.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS

ELA: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12

NETS PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10

 

You Were There! – After evaluating, synthesizing and analyzing the information in documents and sites about the American Revolution, students write articles for a classroom newspaper, write a multimedia eulogy for a Boston Massacre victim, and develop and produce a group video

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS

ELA: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12

NETS PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10

 

Foreign Languages

Les Voyageurs - The Explorers-  Students use French to learn about the voyageurs, reinforce their knowledge of the geography of North America and mapping, and use a variety of technological and media sources to collect, analyze and communicate information.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS

FL: 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 4.2, 5.1

NETS PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

 

Science

Who's Who in Fingerprinting?– Students will focus on science as inquiry by researching, gathering and analyzing information, using a variety of technological and information resources and collaborating with classroom and global peers.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS

SS: K-4, 5-8, SCI A1, C1, F5

NETS PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1, 5, 7, 8, 9

 

World Wide Weather – Students begin to understand that weather is different all over the world.  Students begin to explore the causes of weather patterns, noting how weather in one location helps predict weather in related areas.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS

SCI: K-4 SCI B5, C3, C4, C8, D3, G1 5-8 SCI C4, G1

NETS PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

 

Social Studies

Navigating by Landmarks – Students examine and apply the relationship between concrete landmarks, abstract written directions, and graphic representations on maps, and then develop their own landmark map for classroom use.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS

SSS: III, IV, VII

NETS PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

 

You Want to Sell Me What?  The Many Forms of Advertising – Students discover the ways in which the attributes of various media contribute to the effectiveness of advertising for a particular audience.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS

Social Studies Standards: I, II, III, IV, VI, VII

NETS PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Grades 6 – 8

 

Mathematics  

 Getting It Right!

Investigate Pythagorean Theorem through measurement and pattern construction, recording on spreadsheets, generating visual proofs, and investigating other relationships.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS

MATH: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

NETS PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

 

 Design Your Own Bedroom

 Students design floor plan ,within size and price specifications, including furniture placement, using drawing, CAD, or home design software, as well as materials.  Using the Web, products and values are researched and entered on spreadsheet, keeping total of expenditures.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS

MATH: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

NETS PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

 

Science

 Bird Rap-A Web Guide to Local Birds

Create a Web page field guide to birds in your community.  Students research through Internet Web sites, field guides, video clips, CD-ROM’s, and scanned print resources.

 ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS

5-8 SCI A1, C1, C3, C4, C5, F2

NETS PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

  

Earth Movement in Real Time

Grouped  students access USGS earthquake Web site, record recent activity, plot longitude and latitude of regionally selected earthquakes on physiographic map, available on  Internet.  Answers and discussion are presented in multimedia format.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS

SS: 5-8 SCI A1, A2, D1, D3, E2

NETS PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

 


English/Language Arts

Birthstone Project With A Multimedia Twist=

Interdisciplinary project, between English, Earth Science, and Technology, requiring students to, research online, write, and develop electronic presentation, on their birthstones and the mineral industry.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS

ELA 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12

NETS PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10

 

Creating a Heroic Character

Collaborative teams of students research the Internet for heroic men and women form various times and cultures, looking for a variety of heroic traits. Information is organized and presented in numerous ways after the written portion is completed, including video interviews, web pages, scanned and digitally created images, to name a few.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS

ELA 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12

NETS PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10

  

Social Studies

Into the Next Millennium=

Students should be familiar with Hyper History online, and choose either people, places or events to research through the millennium. Students track from evolution to the present the topic of choice, synthesize and record, predict change into the next millennium,  and follow up with presentation incorporating various forms of technology.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS

SSS: II, III

NETS PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

5, 6, 8, 10

 

Walk In My Shoes=

Students create a multimedia diary representing the points of view of Palestinians, Jews and Britons felt about Israel during the time of the formation of the Israeli state.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS

I, II, III, IX, X

NETS PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

5, 6, 7, 8

  

Foreign Language

 Keypals

Students make electronic connections with students in different countries and exchange information to explore various languages and cultures.  The yearlong exchange establishes opportunities for working on common interest projects and while gaining an international experience and perspective.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS

FL: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 5.1

NETS PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10