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"Before and 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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Very in depth lesson

I loved the lesson because it was in depth and it includes quiz questions directly afterward.This will be a great opportunity to work with my MimioVote system.

  • Posted:
    Feb. 13, 2011
Posted by
Lisa Calhoun-Walker
Downloads: 26

Awesome lesson!

The kids really enjoyed this lesson! A few things we noticed were that some of the words go behind the boxes on the second slide (label the parts of the pyramid). Also, are the tortillas supposed to go behind the pantry for grains because they are refined grains and not whole? Otherwise this was truly fantastic! Thanks for your hard work!

  • Posted:
    Dec. 30, 2010
Posted by
Analiese Smith
Downloads: 62

Thank you!

Thank you for taking the time to let me know!! I am so glad you liked the lesson! I have fixed the items and have uploaded the lesson again! Happy New Year!

  • Posted:
    Dec. 30, 2010
Lindy George
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Lindy George
Downloads: 2067

Food Pyramid - I'm confused

On each of the question pages, it has a comment about "Use MimioView...." Was this supposed to say MimioVote instead of MimioView? If not, I don't understand what I'm supposed to do with the document camera. Can someone please explain?

  • Posted:
    Dec. 14, 2010
Posted by
Laura Hopkins
Downloads: 695

Thanks Laura

Thank you Laura! Funny how many times I looked at that and never saw it. You are correct...please use MimioVote! The lesson is fixed if you want to download again!

  • Posted:
    Dec. 15, 2010
Lindy George
Posted by
Lindy George
Downloads: 2067

Great so far, an error though

Love the whole lesson. So far we've gone over the first 10 'pages' and my students have been very engaged. We noticed an error on the 9th page - where the reveals are to show the benefits of eating fruits, it talks about dairy. I can fix the text for myself, but thought you'd like to be aware so that you could correct the file for future users. Thank you so much for providing such great resources!

  • Posted:
    Dec. 10, 2010
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