Matt Hettwer 11/23/11 ED 421 iPod & iPad Lesson Plan Grade Level Middle School/High School Content Area Geography Title of Lesson Global Issues Exploration Learning Goal In this lesson the students will learn about current issues going on around the world as well as expand their knowledge of where on the globe different countries are. Technology Standards 1. 2. 3. 4. Creativity and Innovation Communication and Collaboration Research and Information Fluency Technology Operations and Concepts Mobile Apps Integrated The apps that the students will use for this lesson plan include: 1.New York Times (iPod or iPad) 2. Google Earth (iPad preferred) 3. Notepad (iPad) Resources/Materials The instructor will use the same apps listed above to demonstrate how this lesson should be carried out. Part 1: Students will pair up into groups of 2 for this assignment. Each student will grab an iPod and one iPad for each group. (2-3 minutes) Part 2: Each student will search the New York times app on their iPods to find a global issues in the news that is based out of another country besides the United States that interests them. (10-12 minutes) Unit Outline Part 3: After they decide as a group which current event to cover they will get out the iPad with the Google Earth app and find exactly where the event or news is happening on a globe. (10-12 minutes) Part 4: The students will use the Notepad app on the iPad and write up the following assignment: 1. Headline of the article and short summary (2-3 paragraphs) 2. What continent, country, state, province is the news happening in. 3. What are the surrounding countries, states, provinces 4. What did you learn in this lesson that you did not know before you came to class.