Lesson Plan: BIG HISTORY CLASS Tackk
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Lesson Plan #8: "BIG HISTORY" Tackk's by @hescribner
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GOAL: This lesson will help students to produce creative web pages on Tackk.com with a BIG HISTORY Theme. This lesson includes adding Titles, Headings, Text, Images, and Keywords. Make sure the students create accounts on Tackk.com so the pages do not get deleted.

PREREQUISITES: Students should have created GMAIL/EMAIL accounts prior to creating Tackk.com accounts. Students should have E-Portfolios (Websites) created online prior to creating Tackk.com pages. Students should have a working knowledge of different file types (JPEG, PDF, GIF, PNG, Text Files). Students should know how to CUT/PASTE text. Students should know how to create hyperlinks on websites and within email or other documents. Students should be familiar with the Tackk.com console and how to create basic Tackk.com pages. Students should understand classroom, school and school district rules and regulations about online safety and security, and be aware of rules governing online content and appropriate use of equipment as outline by school policy.

CORE CURRICULUM LINKS

NETS 2011; PA State Standards CORE: Reading/Writing; PA 3.7.7&11 Sect.C
CSTA 2014 and Common Core ELA / Math

OBJECTIVES:

1. Students will successfully login and create a new web page on Tackk.com
2. Students will add Images, Text, Headlines, Keywords, and Active Hyperlinks
to Tackk.com Web Page
3. Students will use this project to keep an ongoing journal while completing the BIG HISTORY Course (Project) for class.  Students will use this page to blog about their interests, describe difficult sections, outline items for further research, and keep track of accomplishments and other items publicly.
4. Students will finalize the design and layouts of the Web Page and will post the
Tackk.com web link to the School Google+ Community Page for credit. The instructor should also be able to pull up the website on a Keyword (Tags) Search on Tackk.com.

SETUP/MATERIALS: Make sure that you have individual workstations with internet access.

Have students visit Big History NY Times Article and read about how the project started!

PROCESS:

Open a new Tab on your Web Browser (Firefox, Safari, Chrome, etc.)

Proceed to Tackk.com and Login to your account

Hit the CREATE Button to start a new Tackk.com Web Page Design

Create a Heading with a Title, Project Name, Class Name, and your email address.

Design Your Page using Google Images or Upload your own images from your community to use on your webpage. Make sure to add Headings, Titles, and at least two to three paragraphs about what you are most thankful for this year.

Add your KEYWORDS/TAGS to the page using the Settings Section of the Web Page so your page can be found by people interested in this project. Make sure you use at least two keywords (one for your class project, and one for your school), so people can define their search when looking for your awesome work! Finalize your design and once complete, use the FINISH Button to complete your project. Now POST your Tackk.com address to the class Google+ Page for credit.

ASSESSMENT:

1. Site Created in Tackk.com
2. Site includes: Images, Headings, Text, Active Links, Keywords
3. Layout is clean and neatly arranged
4. Grammar, Spelling, and Sentence Structure is correct
5. Site Link Emailed To Instructor
6. Site Can Be Found With Keyword Search
7. Overall Creativity
8. Safety, Security, and Appropriate Use Policy Observed

BONUS:

Have a parent, friend, relative, or someone you know create a similar site about a class or project they are interested in. Teach them to create a Tackk.com account and how to use it. (EXTRA CREDIT) Create an additional Keyword to search for these additional Web Pages!

NOTE: Search Tackkboard for #caatech, #bighistorycaa2014 and #xroadsatmeade for examples of pages already posted!

Lesson Submitted by hscribnercaa@gmail.com