New Biography Technology Project

biography technology project
TechnoBiography is an all-new technology project just released by TechnoKids. Elementary and middle school students select a remarkable person and write a biography. The activities, written for Google Docs and Office 365 Online, have students:

  • Analyze life events and artifacts
  • Summarize personal history using heading styles to organize facts
  • Create a graphic organizer of important contributions
  • Connect artifacts to additional information using links and a table

Write a Biography about a Remarkable Person

In the TechnoBiography technology project, students become biographers writing about a person’s life story using Google Docs or Office 365 Online. To start, they research a notable figure who has made a difference in the world. A brainstorming activity, guiding questions, and research organizer are provided to support learning.

Once familiar with events and achievements, students summarize a personal history using heading styles to organize events logically. Sample files provide inspiration. In addition, phrases are provided to help students join ideas when writing.

Detailed instructions help students to highlight contributions using a graphic organizer and showcase artifacts in a table with links. Sources of information are cited using a bibliography. Tips are included to assist students. Upon completion, the biography is shared with readers.

Integrate TechnoBiography into any Curriculum Unit

The activities in TechnoBiography integrate into curriculum and can be included into language arts, history, social studies, science, art, or computer studies. Students can celebrate a historical figure, acknowledge a hero, investigate scientific discoveries, or appreciate the arts while developing word processing skills.

  • conduct research using a variety of sources
  • collect artifacts and interpret their meaning
  • organize notes in a logical order
  • analyze life events to draw conclusions
  • explain the importance of a person
  • cite sources in a bibliography
  • use styles to layout document structure
  • highlight contributions in a graphic organizer
  • connect artifacts with links using a table
  • share biography and reflect on the person’s life
  • apply word processing skills to write a biography
biography technology project

Select a remarkable person. Learn how to research and write a biography. Share the biography as an Ebook.

TechnoHella

About TechnoHella

Hella Comat, Curriculum Writer - Hella Comat is a dedicated professional, who has taught in the education system for more than 30 years. As a pioneer of technology integration in Ontario public schools she was one of the first teachers to introduce the internet, video conferencing, web design, and multimedia learning activities to teachers and students in the Halton Board. To inspire teachers to use technology, she has led sessions for the Touch Technology program, ran workshops at education conferences, and sat on numerous advisory committees related to technology-issues. In recent years she taught the Computer in the Classroom course, at York University. Her lifelong commitment to teaching and learning was acknowledged when she was honored as the recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence in Science, Technology, and Mathematics. Hella's contribution to the blog includes entries about the importance of technology integration. Drawing from her in-depth knowledge of technology in the classroom Hella writes about teaching strategies and useful resources that can benefit your practice. In addition, she provides innovative lesson ideas that you can implement into your own curriculum.