Item Number: JNR-JOURNAL
JOURNAL WRITING WITH A DIFFERENCE: Spark student interest with digital journals. Build writing skills and promote reflective thinking as students describe and illustrate their experiences. Make an imaginative, eye-catching booklet to share.
INSPIRING WORD PROCESSING LESSONS: Teach word processing using Google Docs or Microsoft Word to beginners with relevant, personally meaningful activities. Use the many story starter ideas provided or integrate journal activities with other curriculum areas. Write from the perspective of a character in a book, a historical figure, or noteworthy scientist. Samples include a pioneer diary and a field trip review.
COMPLETE RESOURCE PACKAGE FOR BUSY EDUCATORS: Teacher Guide in PDF format includes curriculum planning, customizable assessment tools (student checklists, quiz, skill summary, marking sheet), program tool flashcards, parent letter, certificate, and sample journals to spark creativity. Student Workbook may be printed or used digitally in paperless classrooms.
EMPOWER YOUNG LEARNERS: Use cutting-edge technology curriculum to develop powerful foundational skills needed to make students future-ready. The writing, communication, planning, and self-management skills achieved in this project are valuable personal attributes. TechnoKids projects teach vital critical thinking and solution seeking skills for life.
RICH STANDARDS-ALIGNED CURRICULUM: TechnoKids correlation documents list the Common Core State Standards and International Society for Technology in Education Standards for each project. Identify, teach, and track the technology outcomes achieved.
Technology Integration: Language Arts
Technology Skill: Word Processing
Program: Microsoft Office, Word, Google, Google Docs, Office Online, Word Online
Assignment 1: Journal Writing
Read about journaling. Examine journals to ignite writing ideas.
Assignment 2: Be a Detective
Investigate the program window. Identify the function of common word processing tools.
Assignment 3: Create a Front Cover - Step 1
Begin a title page for the journal. Apply text formatting techniques to attract interest.
Assignment 4: Create a Front Cover - Step 2
Illustrate the journal title page. Explore simple picture formatting techniques.
Assignment 5: Yesterday Journal Entry
Write a journal entry about a recent event. Decorate using clip art and adjust the text wrapping.
Assignment 6: Things I Like Journal Entry
Write a journal entry about three favorite things using a bulleted list. Set the line spacing.
Assignment 7: Make a Wish Journal Entry
Write a journal entry listing three wishes using a numbered list. Apply a border to pictures.
Assignment 8: Complete the Journal
Proofread the journal using a checklist. Revise the spelling, content, and design of entries.
Assignment 9: Share the Journal
Prepare the journal for publication. Insert page numbers and then print the journal as a booklet.
Assignment 10: Print the Journal
Invite readers to respond to the journal by recording their reaction to a favorite entry.
Journaling Activities and Writing Ideas
- About the Keyboard: Introduce the function and location of keys.
- Journal Writing Ideas: Journal starter ideas inspire new entries.
Use TechnoJournal with unlimited users at your site. A site is a physical location such as classroom, school, learning center, daycare, library, or home. If you teach at multiple sites, you will need to purchase one set for each location. Individual projects are downloadable. Order 5 or more projects or a set and receive a USB drive. Transfer the files to all devices at your site. View the PDF teacher guides and workbooks digitally or print as many as you need. Files CANNOT be posted in public domain.