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Spanish Wordsearches: Computers
Integrate computer and technology vocabulary into your Spanish class with these twelve crossword puzzles. Easy, medium, and hard crossword puzzles are provided. Consider providing these to your learners after engaging them with this vocabulary.
6th - 8th Languages 11 Views 44 Downloads
Arduino Blink Challenge
Emerging engineers read about how Arduino software and how it can be used. Then they follow a nine-step tutorial to connect an Arduino board to a computer and put it to work! The objective is to code a program that will cause an LED to consistently turn on for five seconds, then turn off for two.
9th - 12th Science 6 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Cracking the Code
Some interesting reading on the history of barcodes opens this technology lesson plan. Readers find out how engineers contribute, and then they gather into groups to discuss possible improvements to our current UPC barcode system. Know that though the publisher lists national education standards met as early as third grade, this lesson plan would be above the heads of most third graders.
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering 75 Views 57 Downloads CCSS: Designed
A new form of standardized testing? Learners evaluate arguments for and against the use of computer-based standardized tests in schools. They express their views through discussion and explore the views of others through the creation and analysis of a survey.
6th - 12th 21st Century Skills 27 Views 115 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Bits & Binary
Youngsters love to write on their hands, and in this fabulous activity they are actually asked to. Using numbers written on the tips of their fingers, they will learn how the binary number system works. This hands-on activity is a memorable way to teach about modern computing technology, plus it includes links to videos and a worksheet.
5th - 9th Technology & Engineering 14 Views 75 Downloads
Students Help Teachers Learn Technology
Your class can discover the use of technology in education. They create presentations of PDA's and GPS devices to educate their teachers on the latest technological advances. They then demonstrate the devices for teachers and parents.
10th - 12th 21st Century Skills 4 Views 51 Downloads
Haptography: Digitizing our Sense of Touch
We have cameras to record what we see, but how can we record what we touch? Katherine Kuchenbecker, a mechanical engineering professor at the University of Pennsylvania, is working to answer exactly that question. Using sensitive instruments that measure acceleration, speed, and force, she can digitally recreate the texture of objects.
8 mins 9th - 12th Technology & Engineering 6 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Vocabulary Unit Three: Internet and Technology
How well can your pupils describe the Internet and other technology? Help your English language learners master Internet-related vocabulary with four quick exercises that would work well as daily starters or daily homework assignments. Word banks are available to help individuals as they fill in blanks, pair images with words, and choose the appropriate words in given sentences.
7th - 11th Language Arts 17 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Fun with Sorting
While designed for computer science, the activity here could be used in any lesson involving communication or problem solving. In a game similar to Mastermind, one group member is the controller and is able to see the numbers on a series of objects.
3rd - 12th Math 35 Views 28 Downloads
Are Your Computers Wasting Energy?
After reading about the amount of energy that is used to power a personal computer, learners take a look at their own computer use and therefore, their energy consumption. They do this through a series of questions and computations on the worksheet.
6th - 8th Science 7 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Have your physical scientists try some engineering origami by examining how the folding of materials can have practical and beneficial applications. Teams use their convoluted cortexes to collaborate on constructing a solar panel that is 30 x 90 cm in size, but that will fit into a standard foil dispensing box.
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering 64 Views 42 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Hurricanes and Hot Towers with TRMM
Take cover because a wild presentation on hurricanes is about to make landfall in your classroom! An outstanding PowerPoint presentation is the centerpiece of this lesson. Not only does it provide information and photographs, but several links to Internet animations and video clips that demonstrate how satellite technology is helping to predict where these destructive storms will strike.
6th - 8th Math 5 Views 4 Downloads
Using Computers for Communication
With a vocabulary list and a Venn Diagram students will discuss the reasons communication is so important. They will identify the characteristics of written and verbal communication then write about their feelings. Note: This lesson requires a computer for each child, it may be most useful as a computer lab activity.
1st 21st Century Skills 5 Views 3 Downloads
Give Binary a Try!
Learners apply binary code in software applications for computer engineers. In this binary code lesson, students read about binary code and its applications to computer engineers. They download software and read an online binary clock. Advanced learners may build a binary clock from a kit.
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering 47 Views 74 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Hand Biometrics Technology
Electronic engineering hopefuls get hands-on with hand geometry and the technology of biometrics. After taking the appropriate measurement on their hands, they configure their personal hand geometry codes and compare them to classmates. A discussion ensues about whether or not using biometrics is an accurate way to provide identification in situations where security is important.
3rd - 12th Math 22 Views 31 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Entrepreneurship: Computer Made Easy
Learners explore computer skills in the current job market by completing worksheet activities. In this modern technology lesson, students identify the importance of being technology savvy when it comes to running a business or embarking upon a career.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 63 Views 89 Downloads
What's Inside My Computer?
Pupils draw a picture of what they think a computer looks like inside. They learn the function of each part of a computer, the definitions of unfamiliar computer terms, and complete a worksheet of definitions of computer parts.
3rd - 12th 21st Century Skills 37 Views 180 Downloads
What is a Computer Crime?
An important lesson on cybercrimes is here for you. In it, young computer users learn about how people commit crimes on computers by hacking into accounts, and stealing personal information from people. Some excellent discussion questions and activities are embedded in this plan, which should be taught to all children at some point.
2nd - 8th 21st Century Skills 17 Views 58 Downloads