The connected nature of this project gave students the opportunity to have learning opportunities reflected in a number of students, however in the design of this project we choose to focus on those that were the most essential. The learning goals were correlated with national, state and local standards. The complete description of each standard can be found by visiting the weblink for each area.


ISTE NETS For Students

1.b, 1.d, 2a, 2d, 3a, 3d, 4a, 5b,

ISTE NETS for Students


AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner

1.1.1, 1.1.6, 1.1.9, 1.3.4, 1.4.2, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.3.1, 2.4.3, 3.1.3, 3.1.4, 3.1.5, 3.2.2, 3.4.1, 4.1.8, 4.2.1

AASL Standards


Wisconsin Information and Technology Literacy Standards 

A4.3-Use a computer and productivity software to organize and create information

A4.4-Use a computer and communications software to access and transmit information

A4.5-Use media and technology to present information

B4.4-Evaluate and select information from a variety of print, non-print and electronic formats

B4.7-Communicate the results of research and inquiry in an appropriate format

 Wisconsin ITL standards


WI Model Academic Standards


Language Arts


A4.3 Read and discuss literary and nonliterary texts in order to understand the human experience

A4.4 Read to acquire information


B.4.1 Create or produce writing to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes

Oral Language

C.4.1 Orally communicate information, opinions and ideas effectively to different audiences for a variety of purposes



Mathematical Processes

A.4.3 Connect mathematical learning with other subjects, personal experiences, current events and personal interests

Statistics and Probability

E.4.1 Work with data in the context of real world situations



Nature of Science

A.4.1 use encyclopedias, source books, texts, computers, teachers, parents, other adults, journals, popular press and various other sources to help answer science related questions and plan investigations.

Science Inquiry

C.4.3Select multiple sources of information to help answer questions selected for classroom investigations.

 Wisconsin Model Academic Standards


Monona Grove School District Standards

Oral Language 2.1.9 Use resources and report information in own words orally and in writing.

Oral Language 2.2.1 Generate topics through prewriting activities (ed. Brainstorming, webbing, mapping, drawing, K-W-L charts, group discussion, scaffolds, journals and other resources)

Reading 2.4.2 Discuss ideas related to text before, during , and after reading.

Reading 2.8 Respond to narrative and expository text in a variety of forms (eg. Oral

presentations, discussion, writing/journal entries, drawing, drama, music and projects)

 Research and Inquiry F.4.1

Conduct research and inquiry on self-selected or assigned topics, issues or problems and use an appropriate form to communicate their findings