Ninth graders, after several demonstrations as well as working in groups, create a four-fold greeting card with Coral Draw after examining three thumbnail sketches and a rough layout.
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Smart Buildings and the Internet of Things
Is your building a smart building? Pupils learn what makes a building smart and about the internet of things. After viewing several videos on the topic, they conduct an activity collecting data from sensors and brainstorm ways to improve...
6th - 9th Technology & Engineering
Tablets of Stone—Network Communication Protocols
Show your learners that the game of Telephone isn't the only way messages get mixed up. Pairs transform into the sender and receiver of a message sent in packets. At least one pupil is the messenger who either delivers, delays, or fails...
4th - 12th Technology & Engineering
Cracking the Code
Some interesting reading on the history of barcodes opens this technology activity. Readers find out how engineers contribute, and then they gather into groups to discuss possible improvements to our current UPC barcode system. Know that...
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Designed
Technology and Inventions Project
Technology—what exactly is it? Find out with a project designed to inspire the inner inventor in us all. The activity begins with a captivating podcast and a search of multiple websites that display different inventions and technology,...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: Communication, What's Valued, and the Written Word
Upper graders compare their cell phones to a lacquer box from the Japanese Edo Period. They consider how each is a form of communication and how the very nature of each object communicates social norms, ideology, and beliefs. A really...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Technology and the Distribution of Music
What does technology have to do with music? Everything! Music has been enhanced and circulated because of technological advancements through the ages. Kids explore this concept as they learn about changes in musical instruments and music...
9th Visual & Performing Arts