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ESL Vocabulary-Computers and Technology
In this ESL computer and technology vocabulary activity, students choose the correct name for pictures of technology related items, fill in blanks in sentences, watch a video and "discuss with friends."
Computer Science Education Week
Equip students for the 21st century by exploring the fun of computer science.
Young scholars examine what they already know about computer recycling and cconsider how computer recycling is contributing to a global toxic waste problem by reading and discussing the article, ""Poor Nations are Littered With Old PC's, Report Says."
The Great Computer Debates
Students research controversial Internet technology issues concerning security, privacy, and intellectual property. They formulate and present various perspectives on these issues in a mock television panel discussion.
Technology at Work
Students complete a research project. In this technology lesson plan, students discuss the term technology and when technology began. Students work in groups to brainstorm a list of the top ten technological advances in history. Students research their technological advances and make a timeline.
Turn It Upside Down: Introduction to Computer-Aided Design
Students explore a computer-aided design program. Students chart out roller coaster design, computer graphics and architecture. Students focus on understanding the connections between mathematics, science, technology and innovation.
Adding Mixed Numbers - Unequal Denominators
Working with fractions that have unequal denominators is one of the most difficult concepts for young mathematicians to master. Here you will find a fine instructional activity that should help youngsters begin to get a grasp on this important mathematical calculation. Pupils use manipulatives while the teacher leads a demonstration. Then, everyone accesses an online computer game which will reinforce the learning. A very fine instructional activity that combines old-fashioned teaching practices with technology.
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.
Our Computers, Ourselves: Imagining the Digital Lives of Authors and Characters
The guiding question for this lesson is "Do computers and their contents shape who we are?" Open with a selection of Apple's commercials to introduce stereotypes and people's relationships with their computers. Then, read the attached article with your class and discuss the five questions provided. A list of activities and extensions are also provided. Get kids to think about what an author's personal computer might contain.
Technology Enhances KWL
To introduce learners to the ways people share information through the use of technology, the class makes podcasts. Each child chooses anything he is curious about regarding the Arctic or Antarctic regions. Learners then complete a KWL chart and record and post three podcasts, one for each umbrella of the KWL chart. The lesson focuses on technological competency and can be used with any subject or theme.
Security Issues, Ethics, and Emerging Technologies In Education
Students identify security risks which threaten home and school computers. They describe how computer viruses and malicious software programs work and how computer viruses can be prevented. Students describe schools can safeguard computers and networks.
Security Issues, Ethics, and Emerging Technologies in Education
Students explore and identify security risks which threaten home and school computers. They describe how computer viruses and software programs work and how computer users can prevent viruses.
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.
Grocery Store Technology
Third graders identify uses of technology in community & how it's changed the ways we work/play, respond to teacher-guided technology scenarios using familiar occupations such as cashier and teller, and regroup/round/estimate single & double digit numbers.
Technology Lesson Plan
Students integrate the use of technology into a grammatical writing lesson. They practice the six traits of writing while composing parts to various stories. They apply technology-enhanced instructional strategies to support the diverse needs of students. Students are graded based on a variety of variables, in order to meet the multiple intelligences of all students.
Parts of a Computer: A Beginning Computer Lesson
Students participate in an introduction to the computer and its parts. They examine correct positioning of their body and hands while working at the keyboard. They investigate the basic parts of a computer.
CD-ROManticism and Computer Classicism
Students assess the many benefits and drawbacks of reproducing works of art, such as sculpture and paintings, on CD-ROMs and on the Internet, as well as explore art history via these computer technologies.
Integrating Technology In Your Classroom
You can try these management tips and lessons to help you confidently integrate technology into your curriculum.
Technology-Lesson 3-Putting Technology to Work
Young scholars explain the use of different technologies based on their resolving power. Explain how technologies are used to solve scientific and health-related problems. Explain the concept of using right tool for the job and develop a multi step research plan in which hypotheses are formulated, data are gathered and interpreted and new questions are asked.
Technology-Lesson 2-Resolving Issues
Students define resolution. They explain the relationship between probe size and resolution and explain why information in three dimensions is necessary to describe the structure of an object. Research technology to the study of Cellular and Molecular Biology.