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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 English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Name Parts of a Computer and Terms for Interface Elements
Familiarize your young learners with the parts of a computer and some basic key terms relating to technology. As the teacher demonstrates using an LCD projector, class members practice moving a mouse, opening the Internet, typing in a web address, and using an online interactive game.
K - 2nd 21st Century Skills
Language Focus and Vocabulary Unit Three: Present Perfect
Give your learners the tools and vocabulary to talk about the Internet and related technology. There are six exercises on this sheet that focus on the present perfect and technology-related vocabulary. English language learners fill in blanks, put together sentences, and conjugate verbs.
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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 CCSS: Designed
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 CCSS: Adaptable
Cracking the Code
Some interesting reading on the history of barcodes opens this technology lesson. 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 would be above the heads of most third graders.
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering 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 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
Using Data from Sensors
Beginning with a discussion about using technology to collect data, this resource includes a video about the next Mars rover as an example. Young scientists are taught that filtering is necessary before collected data can be analyzed. Links to phone apps that can collect data and online recording software are included so that older learners can practice filtering recorded data.
6th - 12th Science
Electric Car: American Industry and Innovation
Explore the concept of electrical cars through technology and language arts activities. Learners will research advancements in car building and watch "Electric Car: American Industry and Innovation." They will then create marketing campaigns to sell the cars.
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Vocabulary Unit Three: Nouns and Verbs of the Internet
Practice a whole list of Internet-related vocabulary! There are four exercises on this page, which would work out well for starters during the week. Pupils use the vocabulary in the word bank as they match words to definitions and fill in blanks.
7th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review EdTech Tuesdays: Training Technology Coaches with AJ Phillips
With technology moving out of computer labs and into classrooms, schools must find ways to support this change. AJ Phillips, an instructional technology supervisor, discusses her work transitioning computer lab teachers into technology coaches whose job is to support classroom teachers with integrating technology into their instruction.
3 mins Pre-K - Higher Ed Classroom Support
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
Animal Research: A Multimedia Approach
Explore the animal kingdom from the safety your classroom. Intended to build on previous learning about ecosystems, this lesson involves students working in pairs to research their favorite animal and present their findings to the class. Though this resource includes only a very general procedural outline, it does provide key steps and considerations needed to support learners' success.
3rd - 6th Science CCSS: Designed