The Spring 2006 contest is completed! Congratulations
to five lucky winners who will each receive $3,550
of prizes. Click
here to see the applications from the runner-up finalists!
Here are the grant applications of our five winning teachers:
Score: 4.94 out of 5.00
13845 jackson Rd.
Zachary, LA 70791
Central High School
LESSON TITLE: A STAR IS BORN !
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
Cooking is my passion. My fondest childhood memories are centered
around my grandmothers kitchen. My desire for my students is to
develop a similar passion for family, food, and tradition. I have
the privilege of teaching high school students to appreciate great
food and learn the tools and techniques needed to serve family
and friends enjoyable meals. I will have one hundred students
taking and introductory course in Foods and Nutrition. I designed
this project to spark the interest of these students. Vocabulary
lists and worksheets will be traded in for hands on, student-centered
The students will work in teams of four or five people. Each
team member will gather recipes from written text, internet sites
and family recipes. Using TOOL FACTORY WORD PROCESSOR the students
will type all recipes in a standard format agreed upon by the
class. Each class will have one hundred or more recipes to categorize
according to food type. TOOL FACTORY DATABASE will help students
quickly search and sort through large numbers of recipes. Students
will identify all preparation terms and cooking terms in their
recipes. Each team will enter a list of terms and definitions
into a DATABASE. The teams will merge their lists to form one
glossary. Glossary words will be divided among the teams. Each
team will demonstrate the terms by using correct tools and techniques.
Each step will be photographed using DIGITAL CAMERAS for clear
and accurate instructions. The images will be added to the glossary
The project will come together as an interactive cookbook when
the students use MULTIMEDEA LAB V to create the ultimate class
presentation. A table of contents will be created with links to
each recipe. The preparation and cooking terms in each recipe
will be linked to the demonstration of the term in the glossary.
Printable shopping lists will be created for each recipe.
The final and most exciting part of the project will involve
each team creating, directing, filming, and acting in its own
cooking show. Each team will choose one of its recipes to prepare.
Using the video function of the DIGITAL CAMERA, clips of the show,
as well as pictures of the finished dish, will be recorded. These
clips and images will be added to the corresponding recipe page
of the cookbook.
Teams will complete their final revisions and the cookbook will
be burned onto DVDs. Each participating student will receive one
copy of the cookbook. The interactive cookbook will be offered
for sale to parents, teachers, and students. TOOL FACTORY SPREEDSHEET
will be used to manage the financial data needed. The funds raised
will enable the project to be continued each year.
A STAR IS BORN ! promotes discovery learning and student responsibility
in the learning process. This program will expose students to
creative thinking, problem solving, organizational skills, and
teamwork. It is important for high school students to be able
to transfer knowledge and skills acquired in core classes to work
3 Olympus AA battery chargers $125.00
3 512 MB xD cards $275.00
100 Blank DVDs $100.00
"I would love to see this at our school! (if we only
had a kitchen)"
"Look out, Rachel Ray! Creative, educational, and very
"finger on the pulse"."
"BINGO!! This one has it all! I do beleive the judges
need to be invited for a final tasting."
"Excellent project and use of cameras and software. I'd
love to get a copy of the finished DVD!"
Score: 4.83 out of 5.00
265 Main Street
Unadilla, NY 13849
Unadilla Elementary School
LESSON TITLE: Wanted - Dead or Alive!
GRADE LEVEL: K-3
Students will hear and read a variety of trickster tales from
Africa. They will identify the characteristics of tricksters.
From their research, students will create a clay model of a trickster
character. Students will use OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAS to create
a mug shot of each character. Students will use TOOL FACTORY WORKSHOP
to import their digital camera pictures. Then, students will create
a life-size chart using TOOL FACTORY software. Students will use
WORD PROCESSING software to create the text of the chart. This
chart will be designed as a wanted poster, and will include:
a description of the suspect
charges against the suspect
amount of the reward
contact person and/or telephone number to call should the
trickster be sighted
a photograph taken by the student of the suspect created
out of clay (This clay character will be animated in the second
part of this project.)
Students will photograph and animate the trickster characters
story by taking a series of step-by-step photos showing the tricksters
criminal activities. Students will be taught how to manipulate
photos using WHOLE CLASS FRESCO to create special effects. The
CLAYMATION software in the MULTIMEDIA LAB V will be used to record
the crime. These mini-movies and the charts will be featured on
a web site created with TOOL FACTORY HOME PAGE so parents, grandparents,
and community members can access student work from home via the
Students will develop learning games for all of our primary students
based on these trickster tales. Each of the third grade classes
will be assigned a k-2 grade level and asked to design a game
based upon their tales. Students will use cameras to take pictures
of tricksters to develop a matching game using MULTIMEDIA LAB
V for our kindergarten students. Another third grade class will
use cameras to create a game for 1st graders. This game will focus
on discovering the main idea of a tricksters tale. Finally,
students in our 2nd grade classes will be challenged by a sequencing
game developed from photos taken with cameras by our last class
of third graders. Students will be using DIGITAL CAMARAS, TOOL
FACTORY WORKSHOP WORD PROCESSING and PAINT PROGRAMS and the MULTIMEDIA
LAB V to produce these games.
-Students will be provided with a student packet of materials
which includes an overview of the project, objectives, step by
step directions, worksheets, and rubrics.
-Students will read, listen to, and view a variety of trickster
-Using a Venn diagram, students will compare and contrast various
African trickster tales.
-After being exposed to a variety of tales, students will choose
one character from a trickster tale and create a Wanted
Chart based on a story.
-Using the writing process, students will create the text for
-The computer specialist and classroom teacher will teach students
how to use the word processing computer software.
-The art teacher will work with students to create clay models
of their trickster characters.
-Students will learn how to use the digital cameras through demonstration
-The art teacher will do lessons on background, lighting, framing
the subject, and animating the subject.
-Students will take individual photos of the trickster for their
-In groups, students will also take a series of photos to be used
in the animation for the multimedia presentation to be posted
on the web site.
-The music teacher will work with students helping them effectively
use sound with the animation.
-Students will learn how to import photos, animation, sound, and
music into the multimedia presentation.
-Students will be taught by the computer specialist how to use
Tool Factory Workshop, Multimedia Lab V, Whole Class Fresco, and
Tool Factory Homepage to complete each step of the project.
-Students will share their knowledge of African Trickster tales
by creating educational games to be used with primary classes.
- Students and teacher will evaluate each project based on rubrics.
Students will gain skills in reading, writing, and listening
throughout the project.
Students will learn how to use a digital camera.
Students will learn how to create animation using digital
Students will gain experience using a variety of software
programs which will enhance communication skills necessary for
success in our technological world.
Students will gain experience utilizing technological instructions
Students will learn how to share information and showcase
their work by adding to our schools web site.
Students will work together as a team to create educational
games using technology
A student packet was designed for this project. These worksheets
will help focus and organize students so they can work independently.
A rubric is also included so student and teacher can evaluate
completed projects. Samples of some of these forms can be found
under the photo section of this application.
This project is based on the following New York State Standards
English Language Arts Standards 1, 2, 3, and 4
The Arts Standards 1 and 2
Social Studies Standard 2
Library Standard 1, 2, 3, and 9
A complete listing of N.Y.S. Learning Standards can be found
AASL Information Literacy Standards
Van Aken Clay Toon clay $52.00
Clay Tools $21.10
Photolight stand with light $51.00
Bogen 718B Digi Tripod $94.95
XD Picture Card Reader Writer/ Micro Drive $19.95
Global Gov Ed
Color printer HP PSC2355 $155.00
2 Black Cartridges C8765 WN $31.30
2 Tri-color Inkjet Cartridges C9368WN $47.00
2 Photo Inkjet Cartridges C9369WN $38.20
Paper and photographic paper $20.00
*Teachers will cover the cost of anything not covered by the
*Materials for games will be donated by the art department
"What a fun project for the students!"
"Very appropriate for this age group - they will have
lots of fun and learn a lot in the process."
"Great, age-appropriate project. Well-organized implementation
steps and motivational for students. Fun!"
Score: 4.64 out of 5.00
5955 Cranston Rd.
Morehead, KY 40351
Tilden Hogge Elementary School
LESSON TITLE: The Flat Stanley Project
GRADE LEVEL: K-5
Project Description: Third grade students will use digital camera
photos and ToolFactory software to complete several activities
and one final culminating project in a multi-disciplinary unit
around the book series Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown. The premise
of the first book is that a little boy Stanley has a bulletin
board fall on him in his bedroom and it makes him flat. He proceeds
to have many adventures and discovers some nice advantages to
being flat. The main advantage and adventure of the book is being
sent by mail to visit his friend. By the end of the story he is
tired of being flat and different. He wants to be whole again.
His brother comes up with the idea of pumping him up with a tire
pump. The other books in the series are Stanley and the Magic
Lamp (where he finds a lamp and meets a genie), Stanley in Space
(where he visits space), Invisible Stanley (where he is made invisible),
Stanley Flat again (where he becomes flat once more).
Students would read the series of Flat Stanley books. They would
then make their own two versions of a Flat Stanley with Tool Factory
Painter. The Stanleys would be printed, cut out and laminated
for durability. One of the Stanleys would be used in class activities,
the other Stanley would be used in a data collection activity
by mailing him to another destination. (The Stanleys that are
mailed will be sent through both e-mail and postal mail.) Using
Tool Factory Word Processor, they would compose a letter explaining
how they became flat to send to someone in another state (or possibly
even to another country) with a questionnaire that asks for information
on the destination area. It also asks that the place where Stanley
visits return him and the letter with pictures (either actual
or on disc) of the area (any historical/famous sites, special
things to do in the area and preferably pictures of Stanley with
or in these sites.) The purpose of mailing Stanley is to learn
information about an area that the students would otherwise be
unable to visit and learn about. This involves the language, culture,
weather, population, geographical information and any historic
or special sites to see. In the past we have received Stanleys
from Canada, England, Japan and Iraq as well as famous people
such as the Govenor and President. (Yes! We were impressed!) The
pictures, real-life visits and information are much more meaningful
than just a lesson on the area would be. Tool Factory Data Base
and Tool Factory Spreadsheet would be used to create a class display
of where each students Stanley was mailed, including the
distance from our town to this location, and the cardinal direction
of this location if travelling from our town to visit. This Spreadsheet
would also be used to collect and display data when the Stanleys
are mailed back to us. (Such as weather, climate, animals that
inhabit the area, special sites, population, etc.) Other uses
for the Data Base and Spreadsheets are included in the activities
listed below. Where appropriate, all aspects of the Tool Factory
Software will be utilized.
The activities listed below are some of the lessons/objectives
incorporated in this unit. Once this unit takes off, we always
come up with additional things to do. This is a very exciting
unit and is always unique and reflective upon the enthusiasm of
the students involved. Pictures will be taken for each activity
- Language Arts- vocabulary and spelling words from story will
be introduced and reviewed throughout unit. The story includes
words with prefixes, suffixes, compound words, common and proper
nouns, synonyms, homonyms, antonyms, phonics, word families, all
parts of speech, similes and metaphors, etc.
- Language Arts- set up pre-reading activities such as setting
a purpose for reading, predicting plot, etc.
- Language Arts- identify story elements, setting, characters,
plot, main events, story sequence, fact and opinion, fiction and
- Language Arts- identify authors purpose, point of view
and all parts of speech as found in the story.
- Language Arts- answer comprehension questions for each chapter.
- Language Arts- take on-line chapter quizzes and a final test
after reading the story.
- Art- take pictures as Stanley from different perspectives. Display
pictures and have students guess where the Stanley was based on
what the view is.
- Art- make a clay design of a Stanley. Math- measure weight,
height and width. Flatten the shape and do all the measurements
again. Record and compare results in Spreadsheet and Word Processor.
- Art- design clothing to fit Stanley using cloth, felt or fabric
- Art- make a (flat) pressed flower in clear contact paper.
- Math- measure & photograph themselves. Then create a flat
version of themselves on paper (by laying down and tracing with
a partner) and take a picture of it. Insert both pictures in the
Word Processor program to compare and contrast the two in a Venn
- Math- Go outside and trace themselves again using sidewalk chalk.
Measure their perimeter with inch links. Cover the tracing with
cubes to find the area. Compare the area and perimeter to the
Stanleys they made in Tool Factory Paint.
- Math- estimate, measure and record how many Stanleys would cover
the length of the hall, width of door, length of classroom, playground,
etc. Display pictures with measurement results in the hall for
other students to view.
- Math- calculate elapsed time. To determine the elapsed time
for Stanley to complete an activity the students would need a
reference point of time. They would have to do the activity themselves,
record their start and stop time and then make an accurate adjustment
on the time it would take a much smaller Stanley to complete the
task (walking their dog, climbing the slide, running around the
track, etc.) They would photograph their Stanley in a starting
position. Then they would photograph him again at the end of the
activity. Write and record elapsed time of the activity. Use Spreadsheet
to compare the elapsed times it took the students to do the activities
and compare that to the time it took their Stanley.
- Math- studying flips, slides and turns- take Stanley outside
and take pictures of him in the various positions. Explain why
he would need to do each of the position changes as he navigates
through the playground.
- Math- have students navigate their Stanley using angle degree
turns. Take a picture of their Stanley in a starting position.
Then move him to each of these basic degree turns (right, 90,
180 and 360). Take a picture of Stanley for each turn
to insert in a Word Processor display with the labels for each
- Math- symmetry- fold Stanley in half. Use symmetry mirrors to
create the other side of Flat Stanley. Unfold and compare their
drawing to the actual Stanley.
- Math- on the day that Stanleys are mailed, have a going away
flat pizza party. (Theyll have to do math to estimate how
many pizzas to order for their class first). Take pictures of
all the pizzas when they arrive. Put the children in groups to
share each of the pizzas. Discuss how many slices there are and
use division to figure out how many slices each child will get.
Dividing the pizzas could result in even or odd and some groups
may have division with remainders. Take a picture after removing
each childs slices and have them name the fraction of the
pizza they get as well as the fraction of the pizza that is left.
Take pictures of the pizzas at the following intervals as these
are the basic fractions that 3rd graders are expected to learn
(1/2, 1/3, ¼). Then figure out the equivalents for these
fractions and take pictures of the equivalent fractions also.
Insert the pictures into a Word Processed display of the pizza
- Math- more work with the pizzas: have the students find the
angles in their slices (acute, right and obtuse) and take pictures
of each angle. Insert pictures into a Word Processed display of
- Writing- Take pictures of their Flat Stanleys doing various
activities during the school day. Write a daily journal in Word
Processor of Stanleys school adventures. Take pictures of Stanley
in the various activities to create a story in Word Processor
of Stanleys adventure.
- Writing- write another ending for the story including a different
way for Stanley to become whole again.
- Writing- think of another thing that could happen to Stanley
(being shrunk, rubber, etc.) and write a paragraph of his adventures.
(Include what the advantages and disadvantages would be)
- Social Studies- create a flat city using white roll paper. Decide
on all necessary elements of a city and how to determine locations
for buildings, homes, businesses, etc. Use a google map as a model.
- Social Studies- use the internet to research information on
all of the places that Stanley has been mailed. Cover any gaps
from the information received and check for accuracy on populations,
climate, famous sites, etc.
- Science- get a class pet for Flat Stanley. Take pictures of
it (a mealworm and butterfly) in its various stages of its
lifecycle. Insert pictures into Tool Factory Word Processor to
write a lifecycle photo story of Stanleys pet. Write why these
would be good pet choices for Stanley (based on their habitat
- Science- grow a flat garden. Using a clear slip cover, place
soil and seeds in and use a projector to view the growth each
day. Use Data Base and Spreadsheet to collect and analyze the
results. Discuss how a flat garden would have different properties
than a real one. (root growth, etc.)
- Science- experiment with force and motion using their Stanleys.
Put them on an object which rolls (toy car) and measure the distance
that they roll from different heights.
- Science- go outside and measure wind direction. Design a kite
for their Stanley to fly on. Record their results in Data Base.
- Science- take a nature walk and look for all the objects in
nature that are also flat. Create a Spreadsheet of the list as
- Science- Have a Stanley paper airplane race. Measure and record
distance traveled and time.
- Health- research healthy foods that are also flat. Reading labels,
decide on the healthiest flat foods from the list. Enjoy a flat
snack celebration including all food groups.
The students would take digital pictures of their entire project
activities to create a photo story project at the end of the unit.
Any pictures returned with the mailed Stanleys will be inserted
into the Tool Factory Photo Story. This photo story project would
be burned to a CD/DVD for each student to have.
Ink cartridges for printer $250
Memory cards $100
Pizzas & flat snacks $50
Pets (Mealworms and Butterflies) $25
Sidewalk chalk $10
Postage for mailing, envelopes, etc. $15__
"Fantastic! This is really well thought out."
"These books are great - this project does them justice!"
"Lots of differnt ideas - will be lots of fun for students
to learn vaious concepts - and not feel like they are learning!"
"This is a great project! I have taken Flat Stanley on
one of my vacations and sent him back to my now daughter-in-law's
Score: 4.53 out of 5.00
126 South High School Avenue
Ravenwood, MO 64479
Northeast Nodaway R-V High School
LESSON TITLE: Technology as a Tool of Science
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
Stream Teams learn to monitor water quality and to tackle stream
problems at the local level. The local Stream Team is composed
of high school and post high school students who monitor three
sites on two streams. The data is reported to the state. Students
make a visual stream survey, and collect chemical, macro-invertebrate
and stream discharge data.
Digital cameras will be used in photo point monitoring which
is a quick, effective method for documenting change in vegetation
and soil through repeat photography. Each stream sampling site
will be photographed each time from the same point. The Tool Factory
Database will be used to develop a database of the pictures for
each sampling site. The visual stream survey requires students
to determine the percentage of various types of vegetation on
the flood plain, riparian area and stream bank. A transparent
grid will be placed over the digital picture to aid in the determination
of the percentage of each type of vegetation.
Video clips of each type of water quality test (air temperature,
water temperature, dissolved oxygen, nitrate, turbidity, pH, conductivity)
will be made by the students to train other students and Stream
Team members in the proper methods of water quality testing to
obtain valid data.
Digital cameras will be used to photograph and/or video each
type of macro-invertebrate at each sampling site. The invertebrates
could them be released as the digital documentation will provide
enough information to allow for identification. The pictures and
clips will be organized in the Tool Factory Database. The Tool
Factory Spreadsheet will be used to record the number and type
of macro-invertebrates at each sampling site.
One of the units of this class is a study of water quality. The
video clips created by the Stream Team students of the various
water quality tests will be used to instruct the students in the
proper methods of water quality testing to obtain valid data.
The students will view the clips and then use them to critique
each other during the actual hands-on practice. Upon successful
completion, the students will select a site near school and conduct
water quality monitoring tests.
The Tool Factory Word Processor will be used as part of a writing
assignment. Each student will select one of the sites monitored
by the Stream Team. They will analyze the state submitted Stream
Team data, scanned pictures and the Tool Factory Database of pictures
and data to write a description of the site. They will construct
an illustrated story of how their site has changed over the last
ten years and predict how it might change in the future due to
one of several scenarios (conversion of row crop to pasture, new
home, campground development, etc.).
This class will also study recycling as a unit. They will develop
a variety of different compost columns using 2-liter bottles.
The digital cameras will be used to record the construction of
the columns and changes in the various materials at regular intervals
over time. The pictures can be cataloged in the Tool Factory Database.
A final report will be made using Tool Factory Word Processor.
The Tool Factory Spreadsheet will be used to keep a record of
the type and weight of all materials added to the compost column.
A new assignment to the class this year will be the development
of a paper recycling program. Contact has been made with a company
that will pay for paper. Upon
approval of the Board of Education, our school will begin a paper
recycling program that will be managed by this class. The class
will determine the various positions needed in the program. They
will develop the criteria for the job and using the Tool Factory
Word Processsor, will write a job description for each job. The
class will use the Tool Factory Word Processor to develop flyers,
brochures and other materials, encouraging community participation.
The Tool Factory Spreadsheet will be used to keep a record of
the dates of collection, the amount of paper collected and the
amount of money received. Mid-quarter and quarterly reports will
be required and shared with the community.
The money received from the recycling of the paper will be used
to purchase various materials for the school (technology will
be the main focus). This same group of students will be responsible
for developing the criteria regarding the distribution of the
money. They will use the Tool Factory Word Processor to develop
materials, which will promote the program and forms for teachers
to use to request funds.
We are fortunate to have a local university that has received
numerous awards for their alternative energy program. A university
study found that it would be economically sound to pelletize paper.
The energy generated from the pellets provides the BTU values
needed to heat and cool the campus. The class will take a field
trip to the campus to view the alternative energy program. The
digital camera will be used to make video clips of the various
processes of the program from paper to BTU. These can be used
in class to review and re-teach any part of the program or to
help students who were absent to understand the lesson.
The laboratory activities in biology are set up such that each
group of students studies one aspect of our topic. If we were
studying enzymes, each group would study the effect of one of
the following on enzymes: temperature, pH, type of substrate,
amount of substrate, and amount of enzyme. One person from each
group then presents the experiment to the rest of the class. Visuals
are a must. Video clips of specific parts of the experiment will
be recorded. Students will use the Tool Factory Spreadsheet to
record the data of the experiment and the Tool Factory Word Processor
to make an illustrated presentation of the experiment. The presentations
will be available to students that were absent.
The students will develop an element profile during a study of
the periodic table. They will use the Tool Factory Word Processor
to create an illustrated report on an element. The report will
include name origin, discovery, symbol, physical properties, chemical
properties, number of isotopes, uses and how it is produced. The
Digital Camera can be used to take pictures of where the element
might be found in real life (Americum-smoke detector). The Tool
Factory Database will be used to record the data for each element.
Each year our school participates in Science Olympiad. There
are 23 events. Each year
some of the events require identification of specimens: trees,
insects, rocks, fossils etc. The Digital Camera will be used to
take pictures of objects. The Tool Factory Database will be used
to create a database of the various pictures to assist students
as they study for the event.
History of Science
I have always had an interest in science, its history, and travel.
In the last few years, I have had the pleasure of taking a History
of Science Tour each year. The tour guides select a country and
then arrange to visit many places of scientific interest as well
as others of interest to anyone. The Deutsches Museum,-Munich,
Chemistry Museum-Gottingen, Germany Pharmacy Museum, Alchemy Museum
and the Boerhaave Museum,-Leiden are a few of the examples. I
take many rolls of film and scan the pictures so that I can have
them available for incorporation into my lessons. I will take
a Digital Camera to take pictures both of scientific and cultural
interest, which can be loaded directly into the computer. This
will save an enormous amount of time. The science pictures will
be used in my lessons. I have arranged to share any of the pictures
with the business teacher. She has a project that has each student
researching a different country. The students could use the Tool
Factory Word Processor to develop this report.
Item Amount Cost Total Cost
Camera Cases 3 $15.00 $45.00
Memory Cards 512 3 $30.00 $90.00
CD-R Pkg 50 1 $15.00 $15.00
Olympus SP-500 - Sports and Wildlife Camera
1 $349.00 $349.00
Grand Total $499.00
"I love the periodic table idea. Take elements out of
obscurity and into real-life. Photograpic sampling is a terrific,
environmentally-friendly collection method."
"Great use of equipment and software."
Score: 4.39 out of 5.00
540 East Route 57
Port Murray, NJ 07865
Warren Project TEACH/TEC
LESSON TITLE: The Mini-Me People Iditarod
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
I work at Warren Project TEACH/TEC (Teen Education and Child
Health/Transitional Education Center). We are an Alternative High
School for Parenting and Pregnant Teenagers and Students at Risk.
As a class/school project every year, we do lessons on the Iditarod
Sled Dog Race. To keep the assignments interesting, we brainstorm
new ideas for the upcoming race in order to expand upon our last
We are planning to design and build our own sleds to race this
year. The students will hand draw or use TOOL FACTORY to make
a design for their sled and compile a list of supplies they will
need in order to accomplish their task. They will be asked to
be creative and to make their design thinking of items already
available to them at school. We also have a co-worker whose husband
works at a lumber yard and he will be providing us with supplies.
We will use the digital cameras to take pictures throughout the
sled building process. Once these are taken, we will then incorporate
them into a presentation that can be presented using MULTIMEDIA
LAB V and possibly even TOOL FACTORY PAINTER to show the step
by step progress of our project.
Following the format of the actual race, we will also have Checkpoints.
We would map out a race route and type the directions to each
Checkpoint on the Trail. The math class will measure the route
and distance between Checkpoints using a rolling tape measure
provided by our Maintenance Personnel. Checkpoint signs will be
printed using TOOL FACTORY WORKSHOP. These pictures will be photographs
we may have actually taken using our digital cameras or pictures
from the Internet or Clipart.
You may be wondering and ask, How is this P.E.?" When
discussing the idea for this possible lesson with my students
thats exactly what they asked, How is this P.E.?
I said, You tell me. They came back with, We're
pulling the sleds??!!
At each Checkpoint, the students will change position on the sled
so that they all have a chance to steer and help pull the sled.
This is where each Team must have their Log Book signed, stating
that they had raced on through. This information would be documented
using the Log Books designed with TOOL FACTORY SPREADSHEET. We
will invite our friends and neighbors from the National Guard
to be Checkers at our Checkpoints. Well also set up our
backyard (weather permitting) with tents as if we were on the
Trail. Our Cook will prepare lunch outdoors cooking Alaskan Salmon
on the grill and dehydrated camping meals.
The race will be timed as each team runs to see who has the fastest
time. There will be three teams that will run, one at a time.
During the race, they will use Mushing Terminology: MUSH/HIKE(Go),
GEE(right), HAW(left), WHOA(stop).They will ALL be WINNERS. Its
not about winning; its about the participation and having
fun while learning in the process.
Using TOOL FACTORY WORKSHOP, we will make banners designating
the Start and Finish of our race along with designing greeting
cards and typing letters to thank everyone who has contributed
in any way in order to help make this project a success. MUSH
ON!! :) Our Race will take place in March after the actual Iditarod
Race is completed.
($500.00-Supplies needed in order to complete our project.)
3 Color Ink Cartridges ($30.00 each) $90.00, 2 Black Ink Cartridges
($25.00 each) $50.00, 1 box of 9 X 12 Laminating Sheets $25.00,
1 box of Sheet Protectors $8.00, 1 XD Picture Card Reader/Writer-Micro
Drive $20.00, 3 128 MB XD Cards ($26.00 each) $78.00, Olympus
P-11 Digital Photo Printer $150.00, 2 Olympus P-11 Printer pack
($39.00 each) $78.00
"This is hilarious! I want to be part of the team. Kudos
to the writer for showing enthusiasm and creativity in the prose.
My only gripe was I wanted to see more use of cameras."
"I love this project, I wish that I could have had this
opportunity as a student!"
applications of the 12 runner-up finalists.