Let's Go To Disneyland!

Gold level

Published on 6/20/2012

Learning objectives

  • to research, plan, and set goals to achieve their dreams.
  • to practice rights, roles, and responsibilities while working in effective groups.
Created for

Age 7 and below

Subject

Digital/Media Literacy

Geography

Language arts and literacy

Mathematics (All)

Physical Education

Social Studies

Technology/ICT

Twenty-first century skills

21st Century Skills

Collaboration

Knowledge building & critical thinking

ICT for learning

Problem solving & innovation (creativity)

Featured tools
Bing™ Maps
Kinect
Microsoft Offi...
Microsoft OneD...
Microsoft OneNote

Bing Travel

Photostory 3

Xbox 360

Required hardware

PC

Kinect

Xbox

Instructional approach

Project based learning (PBL)

Learning activity details

First and second graders researched, planned, and traveled to Disneyland, using an Xbox 360 Kinect. The project was organized on a OneNote Web document in SkyDrive in a series of student-determined tasks to be completed by collaborative teams. Tasks included locating Disneyland on a map, deciding when and how to travel, where to stay, what to take, calculating the cost, and how long they would need to save for the trip. Learning addressed educational standards including math, literacy, geography, collaboration, research, and personal financial literacy, as well as ISTE standards in critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making, research, and information fluency. Following the research and planning, students used the Kinect game Disneyland Adventures to take the virtual trip, giving the children a chance to explore the theme park using their bodies to navigate. Students kept a journal of their imaginative experience and created brochures and post cards to send to family and friends.

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