Curriculum/Lesson Plans Computer Lesson Plans This site has resources to integrate technology into teaching and learning environments the components are: 42eXplore is a weekly project section that contains a thematic topic with selected web resources, ideas and activities, vocabulary, lesson plans, webQuests, and student produced materials. Watch each week for a new topic. The themes range across curriculum areas and age levels.Literature Ladders , NatureScapes , The Teacher Tap, Activate E-Journal and Geocoaching - this site is a must explore site!! Education World is designed to help educators integrate the Internet into the classroom. It contains a wide range of resources for teachers including lesson plans created by teachers and articles written by professionals in the field. This link takes you to 13 Back to School activities for those first few days of school. Grade Level: Elementary, Middle, High School This site has 20 iPad Apps for Play-Based Learning. Each game has a short paragaph explaining what it is about. It was recommended by an educator in Cary, School Express: an incredible site!!!! A must for all teachers - there are thematic units, tools such as quiz makers, certificate makers, tons of free software to download and soooo much more!!!active Examples of student work in 3-5th grades Teachervision's theme library Miss Maggie's Earth Adventures: Here is a neat site for elementary teachers. Here are some of its features. Takes little time for teacher preparation or explanation. Could be used as a center activity. Is easily handed to children who finish other work early. Could serve as extra credit. Could be a ready made homework assignment. This educational site integrates the curriculum in many areas. There are videos to view, science activites to try, and math activities to name a few. The lessons change each week. There are lesson plans for teachers who teach lower elementary and upper elementary. Check it out - it's great!!active The Module Maker: This tutorial guides teachers step-by-step through creating an online research and learning module for their studentsactive This site has wonderful virtual field trips. The trips are really fabulous lessons with all of the objectives, standards, etc included. You have a choice of viewing each section with or without frames. Definitely check this out!active Mr. S's 5th grade class - this site has posted their class projects, each month the teacher writes two math problems for students to solve, and recommended web links Mountain Book City Schools Technology Integration links - this is divided into grade levels and subject matter - K-6th grades - a must see site!!! Technology as an Agent of Change in Teacher Practice Technology and Young Children Website - The mission of the NAEYC Technology Caucus is to lead discussions, share research and information and demonstrate best practices regarding technology so it can be used to benefit children aged birth through eight years The Knowledge Loom is a place for educators worldwide to do the following: * Review research that identifies best practices related to various themes. *View stories about the practices in real schools/districts. *Learn to replicate the success of these practices in your own organization. *Add your own stories, knowledge, questions to the collections. *Participate in online events and discussions. *Discover supporting organizations and resources. *More importantly, using the Knowledge Loom makes you part of an active online teaching and learning community. Creating Online Student Portfolios:Consider a novel method of collecting--and showcasing--student work this year, with online student portfolios. Students, teachers, parents, and friends can all view the portfolios online. See exemplary samples at this site, find directions for scanning, including graphics, sound, and more. active /Desktop Publishing Lesson Plans for K-12: ...a few lesson plans that take advantage of desktop publishing tools in the classroom - creative uses for buisness cards, brochures, and resumes. Quick Topic lets you set up a single topic discussion forum on the web in 20 seconds. It's the easiest-to-use forum there is (perfect for children), and doesn't require any special software -- just a web browser and an Internet connection.Teachers can easily create, monitor, and administer their forums. It's already widely used in education from the elementary through the college "SiteMaker" project sponsored by the Beacon Learning Center allows students to create online, multimedia reports  on a variety of themes and topics.  The format is very easy for students to use.  Graphics and sounds are provided in a very large assortment of topics. Definitely worth checking out!!!active  The Beacon Learning site: There are sections here for Educators, Parents and Students. The Educators' section contains the following sections: Lesson Plans, Interactive Student Web Lessons, Web Site Review Library, Instructional Websites, Software Evaluation Library, Mentor Journal Educator, Accomplished Practices, Tips for Integrating Technology into the Curriculum, Connections and Software Training Manuals. The Fourth R Home Page - computer education for children and adults N.E.A. Teaching, Learning, & Technology

Middle School/High School Curriculum: Computer Components:  This site is for The Journey Inside.  This site has lots of information on different parts of the computer. From this main page, you can link to a section just about computers. Tutorialspoint - The largest collection of tchnical and academic tutorials in the form of well structured text and HD videos which provides you simply easy learning. If you want to learn coding, this is the place for you. This was recommended by a person from Mill Valley, Computer Science and Business Curiculum for middle School: This site is loaded with resources for teacher computer skills for grades six through eight, and includes both student and teacher notes, and student handouts. Creating Online Student Portfolios: Consider a novel method of collecting--and showcasing--student work this year, with online student portfolios.Students, teachers, parents, and friends can all view the portfolios online. See exemplary samples at this site, find directions for scanning, including graphics, sound, and 7th Grade Newspaper Project; Students learn both word processing and reporting skills as they develop and create their own class newspaper. 8th Grade Computer and Business Curriculum: Several activities are geared toward both developing computer skills and exploring business applications. Topics include designing and sending a memo, creating a business web site, addressing and printing envelopes, and more. Using interactive experiments, videos and multimedia, The Journey InsideWeb course helps middle school teachers and students discover how computers and the Internet work. The Journey Inside features a broad range of interactive activities, background material and lesson plan ideas to help teachers and students in fifth to ninth grade learn how computers and the Internet Sample internet lessons for Middle and High school students Evaluating the Use of Technology in Schools: This government publication is available online in its entirety, and may help in the planning stages of your own computer and technology curriculum. CyberSmart is a free, standards-aligned curriculum for teachers to introduce safe, responsible and effective computer and internet use in the classroom. The lessons and activities provide links to web sites as well as offline activities that complement the sites. Each lesson is tied to National Educational Technology Standards. Grades Lesson Plans: More than 30 individual lesson plans comprise this site on integrating technology across all subjects. Choose from such topics as simple and compound sentences, parts of speech, weather, math, etc. Creating an Illustrated Dictionary: Students will learn word processing skills, as well as become familiar with paint programs and Flash Educational applications: To make learning more active and to integrate technology resources at the same time, try these quizzes and activities with your high school students. Most are scientific in nature, though many Flash guides and tutorials are also included. active

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