Primary students discover the benefits of good nutrition and regular exercise while learning how to use Microsoft Publisher. Students develop desktop publishing skills as they create a series of publications using TechnoFit elementary health lesson plans.
TAKE THE BE FIT CHALLENGE: Invite students in Grades 1-3 to eat right, be fit, and live well. Plan a celebration that recognizes their accomplishment.
ELEMENTARY HEALTH LESSON PLANS: Integrate TechnoFit into any health or social studies unit related to nutrition, diet, exercise, or wellness. By creating a series of publications about health-related topics, students gain an understanding of a healthy lifestyle.
DIGITAL LITERACY SKILLS: Teach this project as part of a technology course. The activities target desktop publishing skills. Students gain expertise with creating publications such as membership cards, posters, invitations, and more using Microsoft Publisher. A customized Quick Access toolbar is used to simplify finding tools – making it ideal for young learners.
CURRICULUM RESOURCE FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS: TechnoFit has everything teachers need in one ready-to-use project: PDF teacher guide and student workbook, health videos, food cards, recipes, templates, sample files, assessment tools, and program flashcards.
Session 1: Join the TechnoFit Club
Create a membership card in Publisher to be a part of the TechnoFit Club.
Session 2: Eat Right!
Create a guide that sorts items into Food Groups to learn about healthy eating.
Session 3: Be Fit!
Illustrate how to stay active by producing a fitness poster.
Session 4: Be Fit Challenge Event Menu
Take the Be Fit Challenge and design a menu with healthy food choices.
Session 5: You are Invited
Invite TechnoFit Club members to the event with a custom side-fold card.
Session 6: Eat Right, Be Fit, Live Well!
Earn recognition in the Be Fit Challenge Event with a healthy choice award.
Optional Elementary Health Lesson Plans
- Word Search: Solve the puzzle.
- Be Fit Calendar: Track your fitness activities.
- Sunday Picnic: Answer questions about an event.
- Party Time: Make a birthday invitation.
- Recipes: Healthy recipes are included in the project.
Use TechnoFit 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 project for each location. Access everything you need from TechnoHub, and 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.
Computer-based Activities about Healthy Living
Primary students become members of the TechnoFit Club and take the "Be Fit Challenge". This challenge dares participants to eat right, be fit, and live well! To prepare for the task they learn about healthy eating and exercise. Afterwards they design a food guide and fitness poster. They then prepare for the upcoming Be Fit Challenge Event, which is a celebration that includes fun fitness activities and great tasting food. To plan for the event, students design a menu and send invitations. With the event fast approaching, certificates are created for each participant of the Be Fit Challenge to recognize their efforts to be healthy. These are then handed out at the event.
Create a variety of publications using MS Publisher
Describe the importance of food and exercise
Identify ways to promote a healthy lifestyle
Classify food into food groups
Select a publication type suitable to the task
Draw a text box, format text, size, font, and style
Search for and insert suitable clip art
Add WordArt to a publication
Position and resize objects for an effective layout
Display multiple pages in a publication