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Medicine's Future? There's an App for That
Imagine injecting tiny robots into your blood to help fight disease. According to Daniel Kraft, that's just one of many exciting new medical technologies coming our way in the not-so-distant future. The key to these amazing innovations is the exponential rate at which technologies are becoming faster, smaller, cheaper, and overall better.
18 mins 9th - 12th Math 8 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 19 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Paper Is Not Dead
Now that much of people's lives center around their electronic devices, paper is being used less often. However, sometimes you do need paper. Have your class brainstorm the uses of paper and of electronic devices and compare their ideas. Then, they can watch a very short film on this topic.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads 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 22 Views 31 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 75 Views 57 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Programming the "Rinse Robot"
Experienced chemistry technicians use then layer chromatography to discover how much of a free compound is left after each rinse cycle. Where this could obviously be used as a practice with chromatography technique, it can also be used in a technology course when examining drug development and medical technology.
9th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
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 Language Arts 26 Views 133 Downloads
New Review Classroom Learning Activity Rubric
Are you effectively integrating technology into your classroom activities? Based on the SAMR model, here is a rubric that will help you consider important standards by which you can measure your instructional practice, such as the variety of technological choices you are offering to your learners and the level of cooperative learning that is taking place.
K - 12th Classroom Support 18 Views 16 Downloads
Make the move toward incorporating more technology in your classroom and help to prepare your class for the professional world. Here is a resource that describes the Common Core standard while incorporating technology and English language arts.
9th - 10th Language Arts 8 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Enhancing Our Outdoor Classroom Studies through Technology
Combine science, math, and more using this resource. Learners use technology to share video and other information about their community with people throughout the state. They learn about the environment, identifying native plants, record what they see using photographs or video, and share with everyone using the Internet.
K - 5th Science 14 Views 102 Downloads
Conserving Energy through Grid Modernization
After learning about the technology of grid modernization, middle schoolers investigate its effectiveness in energy conservation. This is accomplished through a collaborative research assignment, resulting in a written summary and additional questions.
6th - 8th Science 7 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Vocabulary Comic Strips
Who says comic strips aren’t educational? Prove these naysayers wrong by asking your class members to create a comic strip for a selected vocabulary word. Using online technological tools that provide access to an array of options for expressions, your students will craft, save, and share their comic strips that include the definition, synonyms, antonyms, and satirical devices to make the word memorable.
9th - 12th Language Arts 67 Views 58 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Getting Informed and Informing
Help your young learners understand the importance of privacy when communicating about relationship issues and sexual health. Class members are broken into groups to research various technology-based communication channels that can be used to give or acquire information, and then discuss the consequences of public/private communications.
8th - 10th Health 37 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Designed
When Is It O.K. to Replace Human Limbs With Technology?
Today's blog topic is robotic limb replacement for amputees. Upper graders read the related article and argument, then compose a blog response that addresses the questions provided. This is a great way to get kids thinking about ethics, society, and technology.
7th - 12th Language Arts 26 Views 79 Downloads
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 66 Views 43 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
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 Language Arts 11 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Active Reading with American History
Explore connections within and between informational texts with this lesson about encyclopedia articles. Middle schoolers write encyclopedia articles focusing on topics in American history. They discuss how to determine credibility online, practice fact checking, assess their own ability to read actively and skeptically, and write memos that educate others on how to do so.
5th - 12th Language Arts 35 Views 380 Downloads