About TechnoResearch: Publish a Fun Fact Card
Assignment 1 Study the Fun Fact Card Collection: Assess research skills. Study fact cards to gain an understanding of the research project.
Assignment 2 Broaden then Narrow your Topic: Use Research tool and/or Wikipedia to gain ideas. Build a word list. Ask questions to narrow focus.
Assignment 3 Organize Ideas and Create an Outline: Organize ideas. Create an outline with headings in Google Docs or Word Online.
Assignment 4 Find Facts using an Online Encyclopedia: Use an online encyclopedia to gather facts. Track the source of information.
Assignment 5 Research a Topic using Google Search: Research a topic using Google Search. Apply strategies to find trustworthy information quickly.
Assignment 6 Create a Glossary of Terms: Make a glossary using the Define tool in Google Docs or online dictionaries.
Assignment 7 Transform the Outline into a Fact Card: Paraphrase facts by rewriting them using simple sentences that are easy to read and understand.
Assignment 8 Format the Text to Make it Easy to Read: Format font, create a bulleted list, adjust line spacing, and indent lines to lay out text on the page.
Assignment 9 Adjust Page Layout and Arrange Images: Adjust the orientation, margins, and/or page color. Add images and format the appearance.
Assignment 10: Fact Card Checklist: Complete checklist, then have a peer review the fact card. Make revisions based on assessment.
Assignment 11 Create a Fun Fact Card Collection: Print the fact card or email/copy a link. Share collection with others.
Assignment 12 Research Self-Reflection: Reflect upon learning. Make connections to how skills can be applied to future situations.
Extension Activities: Save Time! Skim and Scan, Cite Sources of Information, Explore Google Search, Use Primary and Secondary Sources, Arrange Fact Card using a Table
About TechnoCandy: Develop a Solution to Boost Candy Sales
Assignment 1 Spreadsheets and You: Recognize the practical application of spreadsheets. Set a goal for learning.
Assignment 2 Explore Spreadsheets: Explore Google Sheets or Excel Online to learn spreadsheet terminology and acquire basic skills.
Assignment 3 Understand the Problem: Develop an understanding of the problem. Make a plan to collect information.
Assignment 4 Conduct a Survey: Conduct a survey about color preferences.
Assignment 5 Record Survey Results in a Spreadsheet: Organize survey results in a spreadsheet. Format the data to make it easy to read.
Assignment 6 Calculate Survey Data: Calculate data using the Sum function.
Assignment 7 Graph the Survey Results: Graph survey data. Interpret the results.
Assignment 8 Research the Candy: Investigate candy packaging. Record predictions and actual amounts of colored candies.
Assignment 9 Record Research Results: Organize research results in a new sheet. Calculate totals using the Sum function.
Assignment 10 Make a Comparison Chart: Sort data. Create a comparison graph. Analyze research findings.
Assignment 11 Report Solution to the Problem: Recommend a solution to the problem based on the evidence. Use graphs to support reasoning.
Assignment 12 Submit the Report: Complete a checklist. Submit report.
Extension Activities: Play Spreadsheet Bingo, Have Fun with Cell References, Chart Activities, Explore Pie and Line Graphs, Draw Packaging, Make a Survey
About TechnoToon: Create a Digital Story
TechnoToon Digital Story
Assignment 1 Digital Storytelling, Cartoons, & Comic Strips: Learn about digital storytelling, cartoons, and comic strips. Complete storyboard panels.
Assignment 2 View Sample Digital Stories: View sample digital stories as a source of inspiration. Answer questions about their content.
Assignment 3 Organize Story Ideas for the Digital Story: Use a planning sheet to draft story ideas. Organize events into panels.
Assignment 4 Make the Title Slide: Make a title slide. Format text and text boxes. Apply a colored slide background.
Assignment 5 Set the Scene: Set the scene. Create the first slide. Include a text box, character, and callout.
Assignment 6 Create the Action Scenes: Create the remaining scenes. Include a starburst to emphasize an action.
Assignment 7 Add Transitions and Animations: Add transitions to divide scenes. Animate objects to set the timing of events and enhance story.
Assignment 8 Digital Story Checklist: Complete a digital story checklist. Make revisions.
Assignment 9 Publish your Digital Story: Publish a digital story. If using Google Slides, set the slides to play automatically and share link with others.
Extension Activities: Generate a Story Idea, Picture Editing Workshop, Use Images from the Internet, Animation Workshop, Peer Edit the Digital Story, Print a Comic Strip or Comic Book, Screencast to Make a Video