Cans for the P.L.A.N.

Silver level

Published on 11/6/2012

Learning objectives

  • Students understand the impact of individual and group decisions on a community and identify actions they can take to improve the community
  • The student solves problems by collecting, organizing, displaying, and interpreting sets of data.
  • Student uses appropriate computer based productivity tools and math to solve problems connected to real world experiences.
Created for

Ages 8 - 10

Subject

Citizenship

Environment

Mathematics (All)

Social Studies

Technology/ICT

Twenty-first century skills

21st Century Skills

Collaboration

Communication

Knowledge building & critical thinking

Global awareness & civic literacy

ICT for learning

Problem solving & innovation (creativity)

Student self-assessment

Required hardware

PC

Electronic white board

Instructional approach

Project based learning (PBL)

Direct instruction

Independent study

Learning activity details

Cans for the P.L.A.N. is a campaign designed by 3rd graders to make the world cleaner and help fund campus technology. Determined to raise money to purchase document cameras, clickers, and/or tablets, third grade students started the P.L.A.N. (Proceeds for Learning And New technology). The goal was to collect enough aluminum cans each semester to purchase a new piece of equipment for a classroom. Students divided into five teams for the campaign. Team Presentation created a Power Point and presented Cans for the P.L.A.N. to classrooms of students on our campus. Team Advertise and Team Logo used Microsoft Word and Paint to create flyers that were distributed around our school and community. Team Video wrote a commercial to explain and promote Cans for the P.L.A.N. Finally, Team Data developed an Excel spreadsheet to track can collection and money raised. This is an ongoing program, and we plan to make our first purchase this spring.

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