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Animal Slide Shows!
Fourth graders create an animal slide show. In this classification lesson students research one particular animal. The students rely upon computer skills to produce a slide show on the animal that they researched.
Poetic Math Greeting Cards
Fourth graders work in groups; collect data in a survey; depict in tables, charts, or graphs the results of the survey; and make predictions. They use creative writing skills and computer skills to generate a greeting card of their own.
An Animal Report
Third graders create reports in the fashion of small books. They write brief descriptions for a variety of topics and answering a variety of questions. They create a picture book for their individual animals. They utilize basic computer skills such as word processing and typing.
Teaching in the Swithched On Classroom
Students engage in activities to help them develop computer skills and other various problem solving methods. They also work collaboratively, and apply technology in an ethical way.
Students practice their writing and spelling skills by dictating an assignment in WordPerfect. Lesson can be adapted is several ways to address different learning levels as well as varying levels of computer skills. Once dictation is completed, they compare to a printed handout of the dictation for any error correction.
My How You've Changed
Seventh graders explore what stories visual images tell and how they are communicated. In this computer skills lesson students experience the history of seven technological systems as they work with historical photographs.
Basic Computer Skills
First graders identify and use basic computer terms. They practice basic processes, keyboarding and word processing. Students use tools in Kid Pix, creating a page with colors, numbers and shapes.
Basic Computer Skills for Students with Emotional/Behavior Disorders
Create journal entries and basic internet searches to show that they know basic computer skills. Children diagnosed with emotional or behavioral disorders demonstrate computer skills such as typing and following directions.
Computer Skills in Daily Activities
First graders use computers to improve their skills in alphabetizing. They also learn cut and past skills.
Computer Skills for the Classroom and Beyond
Students discover the concept of telecomputing. They identify the ways it promotes a global community. They exchange e-mails with students in other countries. They also examine the difference between public and private information.
Students research computer information and use it to find the mean of things. In this computer skills lesson plan students are given activities in which they calculate and use a spreadsheet to enter data on the mean of their assignment.
It's All About Them!
Eighth graders create a class database in preparation for the North Carolina Test of Computer Skills using information about their classmates.
My How You've Changed
Seventh graders explore a target question as they apply computer skills to develop, publish and present information utilizing creative visual effects and elements of art such as color, line, space, shape, value. Each student acquires two different digital images.
Learning Computer Skills
Students discuss their computer skills. They compare where they learned them, if boys learn them more easily, if they plan to become computer professionals, and differences in how boys and girls go about solving computer questions.
Le Tour de France
Students explore French geography, history and culture. They imagine that they are a tour company that is trying to promote the trip to prospective customers. In addition, they make travel arrangements in French, practice computer skills, and present information orally and in writing.
Esperanza Rising - Anticipation Guide
Learn about Mexican culture while simultaneously strengthening reading, writing and computer skills. In order to get the most out of Esperanza Rising, pupils should have prior knowledge of Mexican culture. Therefore, there are links to a website included, and an anticipation guide designed to prepare your class. Once these are complete, your class will be ready for a thorough novel study!
Spring Time Trees/Flowers
Plan ahead! Integrate science and language arts! Schedule your reading of C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch, and The Wardrobe to coincide with the arrival of spring. As pupils read Chapter 11 of the Lewis classic, they are assigned one of the trees or flowers mentioned, as well as vegetation found on the school grounds, to research. Using the provided templates they draw a picture of their plant, record important facts, and record observations as the plant changes with the seasons. The richly detailed series of lessons would work in any climate zone.
Prepare your seniors for the world of work with a series of resume-building exercises. Job seekers gather and organize information about education, honors, personal achievements, computer skills, and work experience. After examining sample resumes, pupils fill out the provided template. Also included are lists of power words, words that describe personality qualities, skills and abilities, and a resume checklist.
Servers for the Underserved
Students reflect on the multiple uses for household computers and consider the importance of internet access for home computer use. They examine measures undertaken to provide low-income communities with Internet access and basic computer skills by reading and discussing articles. They brainstorm basic and practical information, instructions, and tips new users might need to perform various tasks on the computer.
Scholars of all ages can use the various tools of technology to construct and illustrate a story. Utilizing this resource, learners work with a partner to brainstorm and draft a story based on personal experience. They use computer skills that combine text, images, and voice recording to create a final draft of their story.