And the Survey Says is
a technology unit that introduces students to surveys.
After visiting a website and answering some questions
about surveys, students will utilize several application
programs to create & type a survey sheet, survey
30 classmates, tally the results, graph the results using
Excel, and create a presentation to present the survey
will: use technologies to input, retrieve, organize,
manipulate, evaluate, and communicate information; apply
appropriate technologies to critical thinking, creative
expression, and decision-making skills.
English Language Arts--Students will: read and comprehend general
and technical material; demonstrate the ability to write clear and
grammatically correct sentences, paragraphs, and compositions; communicate
skillfully and effectively through printed, visual, auditory, and
technological media in the home, school, community, and workplace.
Mathematics--Students will: collect and explore data through
observation, measurement, surveys, sampling techniques, and stimulations;
organize data using tables, charts, graphs, spreadsheets, and databases;
read data from tables, charts, or graphs, and explain the source
of the data and what the data represents.
Students are given individual grades
on each of the five lessons that make up this project: (1) creating
a survey/designing questions; (2) survey sheet; (3) tally sheet;
(4) graphs; (5) presentation.
interdisciplinary project incorporates technology, English language
arts, and mathematics into a "fun" project for students.
Students get to successfully use the computer as a research tool,
a publishing tool, and a communication device via the Internet. This
unit builds skills as well; students will learn how to use several
application programs that will be useful in all academic subjects.
This unit also builds classroom community.
Students will be required to interact positively with their peers when
giving the surveys and also when presenting the results. This unit
can also be easily modified for a classroom that does not have computers.
Teacher: Gwendolyn Fonseca
About the teacher:
Gwendolyn Fonseca is a teacher at Charles R. Drew Middle School in