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"Before & After" The Food Pyramid

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Thank you for submitting your lesson The Food Pyramid for an interactive makeover!! The lesson already had a great start with the content you included and the My Pyramid website as a content rich resource. We love how you used MimioVote to check for understanding as a follow-up to the learning activities. We took your lesson and content and embedded activities for each food group as learning practice. We also added a summarizing practice activity at the end of the introduction of the food groups prior to introducing the concept of balanced meals. We used your idea for a game and found a great resource on the web and then slightly modified your activity for building a balanced meal. We conclude the lesson as you did using the questions you developed with MimioVote. We worked to create activities that were engaging for the students by taking advantage of a variety of Mimio tools! We have combined suggestions from the Mimio community with Mimio quality instructional strategies that make an interactive lesson great. The result is a quality lesson that utilizes Mimio interactivity and engages students in active learning. Here are some of the ideas that we applied:

  • Focus is on student-interactivity, not teacher interactivity
  • The “After” lesson has learning objectives that are student focused, observable, and measureable.
  • You will find a learning objective on each page of the lesson where students interact.
  • Additional pages were added to build students knowledge and allow for practice.
  • The instruction is sequenced from easy to difficult
  • Students will be fully engaged as they participate and work with you through the learning process.
  • The animations are purposeful allowing the student to check their answers for correctness and provide immediate feedback.

Thank you to all the MimioConnect members who offered their great ideas. You will find many of those ideas embedded in this “After” Lesson!

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Lindy George Posted by: Lindy George Mimio Master Mimio Moderators Mimio Site Manager Mimio Certified Trainer

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Just like to say that the after resource is one of the best examples I have seen. Thank you. Just a thought, research says that for children with reading difficulties white is the worst background to use. Perhaps adding a coloured background could help.

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    Dec. 7, 2010
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Lainey Mills
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Thank you for posting your lesson to the MMLB Group!! You have great content already in this lesson as well as wonderful follow up activities at the end! I love how you have used the Mimio Vote to check for comprehension. I am going to add to your lesson and focus on a little different organization by embedding activities after each food group to allow students to practice what they have been introduced to for that food group with an interactive review. I may also move some of the questions from the end of the lesson and use them with in the lesson to build understanding.

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    Nov. 20, 2010
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