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Metaphors, the definition of, types of, and examples of, are the subject of a short video that models for viewers this grand poobah of literary terms. Colorful images and animations are used to illustrate the connections between seemingly dissimilar things. In addition, the narrator introduces the concept of equivalence to distinguish between metaphors and similes. Consider extending the lesson by asking class members to craft their own examples of metaphors, extended metaphors, and mixed metaphors. The video can stand alone or be used with the other seven in a series that examine literary devices.
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.
Students analyze computer music. In this music history lesson, students access the Tennessee Electronic Library website and search computer music. Students write a short essay summarizing the information you found. Include what you learned about limiting your search results.
Learners 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.
Help your young writers develop their persuasive writing techniques in this New York Times instructional activity. They investigate objections to computer education, and develop their own outline for a computer instructional activity that would normally be taught in a traditional classroom. They could also prepare an argument for live teaching as opposed to a computer instructional activity. Use this instructional activity to reinforce the importance of distinguishing one's own argument from opposing arguments.
This nicely-done computer based letter writing worksheet has learners fill in each blank with a noun from the word bank. There are 20 sentences. They complete instructions for writing a letter using the computer, and use words such as operating system, document, spell checker, envelope, and monitor.
The guiding question for this lesson plan 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. 
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.
Students examine the ways in which computer folders and files help people organize and retrieve information. In this computer folder lesson, students are introduced to the computer as an important resource. Students discuss what a file and folder are and take turns making a file to put inside their folder. Students then review ways of how to retrieve information on the computer.
In this writing on the computer worksheet, students study the steps to follow when writing a letter on the computer. Students read 20 sentences and fill in the proper verb from the word bank.
Students explore different types of government. In this government instructional activity, students discuss the role of government in modern society, identify different types of modern governments, and play a game based on the information gleaned from the instructional activity.
Students identify parts of a computer. They categorize parts of a computer by function: input, output, process, and storage. They explain how the parts work together and simulate the process a computer uses to execute a command.
Students name the six main function areas inside a computer. They simulate the internal operations of a computer completing a function, and compare and contrast the difference between human and computer parts which store information.
Career explorers take online typing tests individually and then get competitive by forming small groups and combining their typing speeds. A self-evaluation is provided for learners so that they can set goals for increasing their speed.
In this English worksheet, students read "New Computer Art Mirrors Viewer's Mood," and then respond to 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
In this online computer test worksheet, students answer a total of twenty multiple choice questions about computer and their components. Page has multiple links to Facebook, resources and test answers.
Here is a set of cards explaining the meanings of a variety of different parts of a computer. While not exactly a lesson per se, these cards could be printed out and used quite easily in a formatted lesson. For this time of computers, it's important for learners to know this vocabulary. There are 24 cards all in all, and each one has a good photograph associated with it.
Middle schoolers add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers. They find the square and the cube of numbers. They create a game incorporating computation on rational numbers. Everyone works together to write and evaluate expressions. Note: the associate video is only available via purchase, but the other activities hold enough value to support the lesson plan without it. 
In this math information worksheet, learners read one page factual accounts of the early math inventions of the abacus, the calculator and early computers. There are 40 questions to answer about the reading.
Student uses MY NASA DATA to obtain precipitation and cloud type data. They create graphs of data within MY NASA DATA. They compare different cloud types as well as precipitation types. They describe graphs of the precipitation and cloud type data.