Reading 5: Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text relate to one another and the whole.
Reading 7: Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
Writing 2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization and analysis of content.
Writing 4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization and style are appropriate to the task, purpose and audience.
Writing 6: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
Here is a Google Presentation I've created with pictures and hyperlinks for my students. This presentation is an introduction to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Here students will learn about the history of William Shakespeare's life, dramatic elements of his writing and characteristics of a play. After this presentation, they will watch Shakespeare in the Classroom. After these two introductory assignments, students get into groups and begin research a topic of their choice related to Shakespeare, The Globe Theatre, Elizabethan England, etc.
Following their group research, students create their own Google Presentation or a Prezi and teach the class about their topic. Here are the directions and rubric to the project.
This project falls into the SAMR model as best practice because it is students centered learning. Students have the opportunity to pick a topic and research questions of choice. They are deciding what aspects of Shakespeare's life and times they would like to become "experts on" and share their knowledge with their classmates. It also falls into the best practice model because students are researching and learning different multimedia platforms to learn about the topic.