Technology in Action
Integrating Technology

Title:  Human Body Systems

Developed by Ashley Canuteson

Content Area: Biology I

Grade Level:  9-10 

Materials/Resources (Including Software): Microsoft PowerPoint XP, Internet access, textbook, Human Body System Instruction Sheet, PowerPoint "How To"

Technology Focus:

 

Word Processing

 

Spreadsheet

 

Database

 

Web Page

X

Multimedia Presentation

 

Graphical Organizer

 X

Internet

 

Other 

Skills Included in Lesson

Timeline: Two 50 minute class periods

TEKS:
Subject Area - 112.43.10(A)
Technology Applications - N/A

Objectives:  
1.    The students will organize information regarding the components, functions and diseases related
       to their assigned body system.
2.    The students will design a multimedia presentation over one of the ten human body systems.

Procedures:
1.    Assign each student a body system.
2.    Pass out and explain the PowerPoint Presentation for Biology I instructions.
3.    Monitor students and assist as needed.

Assessment:
Complete PowerPoint presentation
Checklist Rubric
Teacher Observation

Modifications:  
Require fewer slides
Work in pair
Assign simpler system
Require less information on each slide

Extensions:
Have students present their presentations orally to the class
Have students group with other students to teach their system (shared group learning)
Switch presentations with a partner and self-check/teach

Additional Resources/Websites:
http://pics4learning.com

Midway Instructional Technology Specialists
12/21/07