Curriculum Integration 2006 Work Groups



Michigan Educational Technology Standards and Expectations (Grades K-8)

Grades K-2  
Grades 3-5  
Grades 6-8  
Grades 9-12  
METS Checklist Grades K-8 for Teachers  
METS Checklist Grades 9-12 for Teachers  

Michigan Curriculum Framework documents by Content Areas


ELA - Curriculum Framework

Math - Curriculum Framework  
Science - Curriculum Framework  
Social Studies Standards - Curriculum Framework  
GLCE documents  
MDE K-8 Grade Level Content Expectations - Main Web Page  
ELA GLCE (K-8) - ELA High School Expectations  
Math GLCE (K-8)  


Daily agendas: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4

PowerPoint presentation - Day 1 - Ron Faulds, Barb Fardell  

Lesson Plan Template

Lesson Plan Template - Explanation sheet  
Unit Plan Template (ATA)  
METS Connection with GLCE and Curriculum Framework Worksheet  

Technology Enhanced Lesson Plans from 2005 Workshop ****  
Michigan LearnPort - You will have to create an account. - RedZee is a family oriented search engine that restricts pornographic results.  
RefDesk - Reference Desk "The single best source for facts" - Teacher professional development programming for K-12 teachers FREE through our satellite channel and Video On Demand.  
Activities Exchange - Texas Instruments - Thousands of technology based activities from all disciplines - all
linked to MCF and GLCEs.
Landrum Middle School, Texas  
Northern Michigan University - Audio Visual Home Page  
Project REAL Lesson Plans **  
----- Newton's Laws of Motion - Example plan  
Project SCoPE - Sample Curriculum and Plans for Education - Lesson Plans by Content Area and Grade. Original at MDE site.  
Project SCoPE - Continued updates by Oakland Schools.  
MiCLIMB On-line - Clarifying Language in Michigan Benchmarks  
ISTE - National Educational Technology Standards for Students ( NETS-S )  
Teacher's Technology Handbook - A Resource to Support Effective Technology Integration - Freedom To Learn Project will be utilizing this reference.  
Citation Maker - Template to create citations for elementary and secondary users by Oregon School Library Information System (OSLIS)  


Education portals  
COATT - Consortium for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching with Technology. COATT is a partnership among Michigan universities, colleges, schools, and educational professional organizations aimed at making our state first in the nation when it comes to training preservice and practicing teachers to use technology as an effective teaching tool  
Research Tools - Michigan Electronic Library (MEL). Millions of magazine articles, newspapers, electronic books, and practice tests purchased by the Library of Michigan for Michigan residents. METS connection: Basic Operations and Concepts and Technology Research Tools. Beth Baker, Wayne RESA  

Assistive technology links  
Michigan Assistive Technology Resource  
Project ASSIST - Differentiating Instruction through Technology  
Resource Document - Various links to Assistive Technology Resources  
Books on CD and booksoncd : Two different links to a variety of books that are available on CD  
Accessible Calculators  
Digital Resources for Books  
Assistive Technology Consideration Resource Guide  
Mastering Microsoft Word  
Using Microsoft Word Features to Improve Student Writing  
Interactive Online Math Activities for Elementary Students, Parents and Families  
Resources for Low Tech Literacy Accommodations  
Supports Lists: Tools and Strategies to Support Access to Standards-Based Learning for Diverse Learners  
How to create Talking Books in Powerpoint  
Emerging Reading and Writing Strategies Using Technology  
Universal Design for Learning  
Utilizing Assistive Technology in Making Assessment Accommodations  
Volcano Unit - Instructional Modifications - Example on how plans can be modified to accommodate the needs of all students.  
Web Resources: Tips and Support for Struggling Readers and Writers  
Written Language: When To Consider Technology  
Exceptional Student Education (Orange County Florida) - Assistive Technology Resources  

Teacher tools  
eMentoring Literature Review - created by Phyllis Bartosiewicz - Galesburg-Augusta Middle School. e-Mentors enable teachers to take charge of their professional development by supporting them in the use of an online collaborative workspace and curriculum development tools.  
Teacher's - Multimedia digital library for the classroom that provides learning experiences in ways no textbook can. - Save and share web pages with others  

Rubistar for teachers a tool to help the teacher who wants to use rubrics but does not have the time to develop them from scratch.  
Rubistar Information -  
Oral Presentation Rubric  
Evaluating Student Presentations  
Evaluation rubric for a PowerPoint presentation  
Evaluating Student Projects - Evaluating and Assessing section.  

Instructional Web links  
Nobel - Nobel Prize web site: Click on the subject, then "Educational"  
Educational Resources for Education - The U.S. Geological Survey provides scientific information intended to help educate the public about natural resources, natural hazards, geospatial data, and issues that affect our quality of life. This website provides links to selected online resources to support education (K-12) and college inquiry and research. No copyrights - resources for curriculum development.  

Technology project links  

Lesson Plans - ELA (**Note: all plans on this site are currently in unedited, draft form)  
Paint Me a Story - Kindergarten  
Alphabet Soup - Grades K-1  
Alphabet Arcade - Grades K-1  
Phonetic Elements - K-3  
Author/Illustrator: Eric Carle - Grade 1  
Descriptive Writing - Grades 1-2  
Author/Illustrator: Eric Carle - Grade 2  
Folktales and Fables - Grade 2  
Playground: If you build it, they will come! - ELA, Social Studies, Science, Technology - Grade 3  
Cinderella Comparison - ELA, Social Studies, Science, Technology - Grades 2 & 3  
How did technology begin? - ELA / Technology - Grade 3  
Technology- Friend or Enemy? - ELA / Technology - Grade 3  
Acrostic Poems - Grade 3  
Sequence Power - ELA and Technology - Grade 3  
What's in a Name - Evaluating URLs: Adapted from - Grades 3-5  
Electronic Poetry Portfolio - Writing / Poetry - Grades 3-5  
Character Bookmark - Grades 4-6  
Take a Stand - Debate - Position Writing - ELA, Social Studies, MEAP Prep  
Compare/Contrast Essays Enhancing Readability using Transitions - Grades 6 - 8  
PowerPoint Digital Story Telling - Grades 5-8  
Hatchet: Wildlife of Canada Brochure - ELA, Science - Grade 6  
Homophone Happenings - Grade 6 - 8  
"Darling Diamantes" - Grade 6  
Awesome Acrostics - Grade 6  
Indian Legend Storybook - Grade 7  
Let's Know Poe! - Grade 9  
Profile of an Author - Grades 9-12  
Author Profiles on the Net - Grades 9-12  
AD-vocate for Consumer Comprehension: Adapted from the BCISD Language Arts Curriculum. Grade 11
Portrait of a Student as a Writer - Grades 9-12  
Learning by Technicality - Grades 9-12  
Protecting Yourself on the Net - Grades 9-12  
Characters Alive: A Multimedia Character Memoir - Grades 9-12  
Media literacy through storyboards - Grades 9-12  
Do you believe what you're hearing? - Grades 9-12  
The English slanguage - Grades 9-12  
Evaluating Websites - Grades 9-12  
Presenting a Literary Scenario - Grades 9-12  
Honoring and Protecting Intellectual Property Rights - Grades 9-12  
Authentic Audience: Podcasting in the Language Arts Classroom - Grades 9-12  
Interview with Book Character - Grades 9-12  
Interview with an Author - Grades 9-12  
Grammar Review - Grades 9-12  
Poetry and the Web - Grades 9-12  
Point, Click Your Mouse, and Learn - Grades 9-12  
Lesson Plans - Math (**Note: all plans on this site are currently in unedited, draft form)  
Number Recognition - Kindergarten  
Which Would You Want to Carry? - K-1  
Graphing: Adapted from Craig Dunham, Liberty County Schools and the Georgia Department of Education ( : K-1  
Number Scavenger Hunt - K-1  
What time is it? - K-1  
What's the temperature? - Grade 2  
Addition of Whole Numbers - Grade 2  
Adding and Subtracting Three Digit Numbers - Grades 2 and 3  
What Shape is This? - Grades 2 and 3  
Counting Money Using Pennies, Nickels, Dimes and Quarters - Grades 2 and 3  

Place Value: Adapted from Dale Vonkohr, ( - Grades 2 and 3

Dolch Words - Grade 3  
Monitoring Math with a Statistical Spreadsheet: Adapted from Aaron D. Vande Wege - Grade 4  
Competing Coasters: Adapted from NCTM, Illuminations/Marco Polo - Grade 4  
Explore Graphs and Factors: Adapted from:
Tesselations - Grade 4  
Understanding Fractions - Grade 4  
Solid Geometry for Elementary Students - Grade 4  
"What Place Are You?" Place Value - Grade 4  
Geometry Gallery of Imaginary Animals: Adapted from: Amy Erickson, TEAMS Distance Learning
Pythagorean Theorem taken from: Pythagorean Theorem taken from: - Grades 4-8
Monster Measurement - Grades 4 -5  
Fast Food Fun - Grade 5  
Area Formulas: . Adapted from - Grades 5 - 8  
Fraction Facts: Adapted from: - Grade 6  
Currency Exchange: Adapted from: - Grade 6
Real vs. Digital Dice: Probability - Grade 6  
Geometer's Sketchpad: Angles Formed by Parallel Lines and a Transversal: Adapted - Grade 6  
Using Geometer's Sketchpad to Investigate Transformations: Adapted from:
Graphing Ordered Pairs on a Coordinate Plan (Graph Mole): Adapted from: - Grade 6
Up, Up, and Away: Adapted from:
Integers in the Real World - Math / Social Studies - Grade 7  
The Many Branches of Measurement - Math / Science - 6 - 9  
TI 83 Plus Tutorial - Graphing Calculator - Grades 6-12  
Integer Addition and Subtraction: Adapted from: Elinor H. Crecelius,  
The Seven Dwarfs Giveaway: Adapted from Joshua Mize: - Grade 8  
The Game of SKUNK: Adapted from:
Statistics and Shopping: Adapted from: - Grade 8
Stressed Out: Slope as the Rate of Change: Adapted from: - Grade 7
Linear Equations - Adapted from: - Grade 7  
Exploring Integers - Grade 7  
Michigan Statistics Poster Competition - Grades 7-12  
Surface Area and Volume Creation and PowerPoint: Adapted from - Grade 8
The History and Use of Sampling Methods: Adapted from - Grade 8  
Space Blocks - Grade 8  
Fun and Sun Rent-A-Car - Grade 8  
How popular is your favorite site? (Data collection, graphing, predicting) Adapted from: Cheryl Harrigan,

How Does Your Money Grow? - Compound Interest Unit - Grade 9  
How are numbers used on the Internet? - Probablility / Statistics Grade 9  
Solving Equations in One or Two Variables - Algebra - Grade 9  
Math Vocabulary - Creating lyrics to songs using Math Terms - Grades 6-12  
Domain and Range of a Function - Grades 9-12  
Definitions in Geometry - Geometry 9-12  
Podcasting Math - Grades 9-12  
Discovering Quadrilateral Properties - Grades 9-12  
Analyzing Michigan Census Data - Grades 9-12  
Quadratics in Real Life - Grades 9-12  
Functions - Concept Mapping Properties and Relationships - Grades 9-12  
Measuring Angles in Quadrilaterals (TI Activity) - Geometry - Grades 9-12  
Exponential Models and Logarithmic Scales (TI Activity) - Grades 9-12  
Angle Bisectors and Medians of Quadrilaterals (TI Activity) - Grades 9-12  
Writing about Mathematics for a Popular Audience - Grades 9-12  

Exponential Growth and Decay - Advanced Algebra - Grades 10-12

Exponential function, Seismograph, and the Richter Scale - Math 10-12  
The Bouncing Ball: Adapted from Dr. Charles VonderEmbse - Grade 11  
Statistical Study of the Letters of the Alphabet or How to Win on "The Wheel of Fortune" - Grades 9-12  
Lesson Plans - Science (**Note: all plans on this site are currently in unedited, draft form)  
Getting the Bugs Out - K-3 - UNIT  
Our Rockin' Earth - K-3 - UNIT  
Plants, Plants, Everywhere are Plants! - K-3 - UNIT  
Waves and Energy, Light and Sound - K-3 - UNIT (Science and Technology)  
What's the Matter with Matter? - K-3  
Insect Hotlist - K-3  
Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky - K-3  
Which substances will mix evenly with water? - Grades 4-6  
Levitating Magnets - Science / Magnetism - Grade 4  
Biomes - Grades 4-5  
Rocks - Grades 5-8  
Simple Machines - Grade 5  
Simple Machines (other files) - Attached Documents, Unit Test, Slide Show  
Compound or Not a Compound . . . That is the Question! - Grades 5 -6  
Where'd That Come From (Water Shed): Adapted from SeaGrant MI - Project Flow - Grades 5 & 6  
Mom's eyes and Dad's feet - Grades 5 & 6  
Water Cycle Animation - Grades 5 & 6  
Middle School Hydrosphere Unit - Four Lessons - Grades 5-7  
Mass, Volume, and Density - Grades 5-7  
What's the Matter? (States of Matter) - Grade 6  
Getting to Know Our Solar System - Grade 6  
Measuring Wave Characteristics (Students Teaching Students!) - Grade 6  
How the Surface of the Earth Changes Concept Map - Upper Elementary  
"Classy"-fication - Lesson 1 of 5: Grades 7-8  
Multiplicity- Single celled versus Multi-celled: Lesson 2 of 5: Grades 7-8  
Flowers or no flowers, that is the question? - Plant classification: Lesson 3 of 5: Grades 7-8  
Animal Soup- Animal Classification - Lesson 4 of 5: Grades 7-8  
By George, I think I've got it - Lesson 5 of 5: Grades 7-8  
Visualizing the Atom & Energy (Mac only) - Grade 8  
Planetary Motion - Grade 8  
A Study of Planets in the Solar System - Grade 9  
Ice Ages / Glaciers - Grade 9  
H-R Diagram - Astronomy - Grade 9  
Introduction to Volcanoes and Their Connections to Plate Tectonics - Grade 12  
Big Bang / Nucleosynthesis - Physical Science - Grade 9  
Quarks/Construction of the Subatomic Particles/Atomic Structure - Physical Science, Chemistry, Astronomy - Grades 9-12  
Waves/Wave Characteristics - Physical Science - Grade 9  
Traveling through Time - Physical Science - Grade 9  
What is your School's Ecological Footprint - Environmental Science / Energy Resources - Grade 9  
Quail anatomy and dissection manual - Biology - Grades 9-12  
Dominate and recessive trait for feather color of Coturnix quail - Grades 9-12  
Anatomy Web - Grades 9-12  
NonMendellian Genetics using Cat Coat Color - Grades 9-12  
Endocrine System Webquest - Grades 9-12  
Gas Behavior and Gas Laws Webquest - Grades 9-12  
Using Bottle Biology to Understand Ecology - Grades 9-12  
Brain Webquest - Grades 9-12  
Heart Webquest - Grades 9-12  
Harmful Algal Blooms Webquest - Grades 9-12  
Acceleration of Gravity - Grades 9-12  
Magnetosphere - Grades 9-12  
The Mystery Anatomy Game - Grades 9-12  
Chances Are - Genetics - Mendel's experiments of genetic probability - Grades 9-12  
Mock Crime Scene-Recording, Collection, Analysis & Conclusions - Grades 11-12  
Mock Crime Scene FORMS: Evidence Collection Log: Evidence Tag: Scene Log: Final Report  
Environmental Problem Solving - Grades 9-12  
Lesson Plans - Social Studies (**Note: all plans on this site are currently in unedited, draft form)  
Our Kindergarten Day - Sequencing Cards  
Our Kindergarten Community  
Core Democratic Values - Kindergarten  
Our Diverse Families - Grade 1 ALSO ELA Grade 1  
Why Rules Are Important - Grade 1  
Traveling with Buster - Grade 1  
Mapping Our Classroom - Grades 1-2  
Technology Wants and Needs - Grade 2  
A Day in the Life-Comparing the Past and the Present with PowerPoint Template  
Urban, Suburban and Rural Communities - Grade 2  
Where did it come from? Where will it go? - Grade 2  
Learning About the Web! - Grade 3  
Branches of Government - Grade 3  
Fact or Fact Bender? - Grade 3  
Surf Swell - Grade 3 (Safe Computer Use)  
US Region Machine - Grade 3  
Discovering Michigan Cities - Grades 3-4 - Blank Michigan City PowerPoint and Formatted Example, Coopersville PPT  
John Brown - Grades 3-5  
The Five Themes of ___________ - Geography - Grades 3-5  
Northeast Region of the United States - Grades 4 or 5 - Northeastern Region PowerPoint Jeopardy game  
Virtual Tour of United States Regions - Grade 5  
Seven Week Unit: Introducing Canada - Grade 6  
Careers in Canada and the Pacific Realm - Grades 6 or 7  
Ancient Egyptian Reporter - Grades 6-8  
Entrepreneurship - Grades 6-8  
Immigration in the 1800's - Grades 6-8  
Inventions - Past and Present - Grades 6-8  
Lewis and Clark Scrapbook - Grades 6-8  
Lewis and Clark Web Quest - Grades 6-8  
Passport to Africa Data Comparison Project - Grades 6-8  
Career Trends - Grades 6-8  
Supreme Court Decisions - Grade 8  
Pacific Rim - Middle School  
Where in the World - Photo Questioning - Geography - Grades 9-12  
Changes in Demand - Grades 9-12  
Changes in Supply - Grades 9-12  
Current Events - Web based current event sources - Grades 9-12  
Photo Project - World History - Grades 10-12  
Levels of Government: Who's Regulating My Behavior? - 9-12 Government  
Changing the Constitution: Do Amendments Strengthen or Weaken Fundamental Principles? - 9-12 Government / History  
Conflict Resolution - "ZIPPED" file containing all necessary worksheets and documents. - 9-12  
Unit Plans - Interdisciplinary - (**Note: all plans on this site are currently in unedited, draft form)  
Digital Story Telling - 9-12 All Subjects  
Purchasing Goods Using U.S. Currency - Social Studies and Math - Grade 1
Alexander, Who's Not Going to Move: Adapted from ArtsEdge - ELA, Social Studies, Art - Grade 3  
My Michigan History (With Three Different Endings) - Social Studies / ELA - Grades 3 / 4 - My MI Story Three Endings  
In Search of Stellaluna's Family - Adapted from - Science, ELA, Technology - Grades 2-3  
Poetry Booklet Unit - ELA - Grade 5  
Write an Original Mad Lib! - ELA - Grade 5  
Evaluating Internet Content: Secondary  
Desktop Publishing - Create a visually appealing newsletter - Art - Grades 9-12  
Lesson Plans - Technology (**Note: all plans on this site are currently in unedited, draft form)  
Assistive and Adaptive Technology - Grades 6-8  
Website Credibility - Researching your Sources - Middle and High School  

These materials were originally produced in whole or in part with funds from the U.S. Department of Education under grant number 302A000012-05. The content does not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the Department of Education nor does mention or visual representation of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the federal government.




2006 PARTICIPANTS - Special thanks and gratitude to these individuals for sharing their expertise with other educators throughout the state. Roster of participants - Excel spreadsheet

METS Question Example - email suggestions to Tim Davis ( ) - THANK YOU!  


MDE Contact Information

Michigan Department of Education
Office of Grants Coordination and School Support

PO Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: (517) 373-1806

Please submit suggestions for additional resources to: Ron Faulds:, or Barbara Fardell: