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Curated OER

A Study of Plants

For Teachers 2nd
Using a variety of multi-media resources, your high schoolers become familiar with the parts of plant and create a story about plants using vocabulary learned during their research of plants. Completed stories are published using the...
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Lesson Plan
Texas Education Agency (TEA)

Business Document Formatting

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Pupils learn about the various types of business documents and discover how to enhance them using word processing tools. Next, they respond to hypothetical business scenarios by writing professional letters.
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Teach Engineering

Where Are the Plastics Near Me? (Mapping the Data)

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
The last activity in a nine-part series has teams create a Google Earth map using the data they collected during a field trip. Using the map, groups analyze the results and make adjustments to the map to reflect their analysis. A short...
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Teach Engineering

Get the Word Out at McDonald's!

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
To get the word out that the Great Pacific garbage patch (GPGP) contains millions of pounds of non-biodegrading plastics, individuals research the GPGP and write an article for a newsletter. Researchers present their facts in a way that...
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University of Detroit Mercy

Word Basics

For Teachers K - 12th
Are you using or considering using Microsoft Word for Mac 2011? If so, check out this tutorial that introduces some of the tasks and features that you can use in all your documents. Learn how to create a new document, navigate through a...
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Handout
Cincinnati Library

Computers for Beginner

For Students 2nd - 8th
The kids in your class are probably experts at navigating the computer, but do they know the difference between hardware and software? Teach computer skills to any level of computer user with a helpful reference sheet. It covers...
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Microsoft

Microsoft Computer Applications

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
From creating and editing workbooks in Microsoft Excel to designing presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint and documents in Microsoft Word, this is your one-stop, must-have resource for lessons on Microsoft Office (2010). 
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Activity
Curated OER

Elementary Keyboarding Activities

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Listen to the sound of children's fingers flying across their keyboards as they perform these fun typing lessons. From creating alphabet books and multimedia presentations to researching presidents and writing class newsletters, numerous...
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Curated OER

Beginning Google Drive

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Lead your class through creating and sharing documents with Google Drive with a step-by-step activity. The document illustrates each step with screenshots and includes clear and effective instructions that prompt active engagement....
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Creating Children's Books

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students collaborate to create a children's book. For this visual arts lesson, student study the components and procedures that go into making a children's book including the shape, size. layout, biographical information about the...
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Curated OER

Tell Us All: Tools for Integrating Math and Engineering

For Teachers 7th - 12th
What a scam! Middle and high schoolers pose as journalists exposing consumer fraud. In this lesson, they write an article for a magazine using data collected during previous investigations (prior lessons) to defend their findings that a...
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Curated OER

Alphabetizing

For Teachers 2nd
Typing is an essential skill in our day and age! Introduce your second graders to computer typing by teaching them the correct placement of the fingers on a keyboard. Then, they complete an assignment using the word processor.
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Curated OER

Water Cycle - A SiteMaker Presentation

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Have your young scientists explore a single element of the water cycle and write a report to explain findings. Your class can take their writing through all the steps of the writing process and publish it using a Web-based multimedia...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Macbeth News Broadcast

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is an authentic assessment task for Shakespeare's Macbeth. Young literature scholars prepare, perform, and record a news broadcast about the major events in the play. For example, groups may choose to report on the death of Lady...
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Curated OER

Technological Grand Conversations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Conduct a written literary discussion and diminish stress about public writing. Class members, already arranged into literature circles, compose and post responses to novels, signing with initials or class number. The process continues...
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Curated OER

MountainQuest!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Your scientists are employed by NASA! They have to evaluate five potential sites around the world and decide which location would serve the scientists best. There are comprehensive lesson plans for this electronic field trip, and your...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Technopoet - Poetry Lesson Plans

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Practice word processing while writing different types of poems. First, elementary and middle schoolers use Word templates to write poetry. They use rhyming and descriptive words as they work with clipart, text wrapping, and picture...
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Curated OER

Dino-Myte Spreadsheet

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Do your learners like dinosaurs and theme parks? An ambitious lesson invites learners to put together a plan for supplying dinosaurs for a new theme park. Pupils work together in groups to come up with their plan, which must include a...
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Curated OER

Our Dinopals with WordArt

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Elementary schoolers use the writing process steps to write a descriptive paragraph about a fictional dinosaur. Using a tech tool lesson, they create a graphic title for the paragraph. A nice blending of technology with "old-fashioned"...
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Curated OER

"Jack and Jill" Microsoft Word Picture ID Unit

For Teachers K - 1st
Using Microsoft Word and the blank "Jack and Jill" templates provided, class members find picture files of themselves and create a written photo ID document to be printed and lamented for the classroom. The lesson is divided into 4...
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Curated OER

Halloween Tales

For Teachers 3rd
At the beginning of this Halloween instructional activity, learners generate a list of spooky characters and words that they will use when creating their original stories. Teams of 3-4 members create the stories together. The...
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Curated OER

Student Dictionary

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders practice dictionary skills. They use a digital camera and insert pictures from a floppy disk into a document. They play a game in which they are handed an anonymous definition of each other and must find each other in class.
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Handout
Minnesota Literacy Council

Adult Computer and Employment Skills

For Students 2nd - 8th
Whether you are an experienced computer user or a newcomer to technology, a packet full of computer vocabulary, tips, and guided practice is sure to enhance your technological knowledge. Learners can hone their word processing skills and...
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Curated OER

Keyboard Spelling Practice

For Teachers 2nd
After teaching kids the hand placement generally used for typing, give them a short list of common words to practice with. They type tight, light, sight, night, bright, and fight as fast and accurate as possible.