TechnoEnvironment

Middle school activities to raise environmental awareness. Students pick an issue to research, then use Publisher to create a series of documents to inform others: a postcard, poster, and pamphlet to explain harmful effects and proposed solutions.

Flexibility is the Key to Success in the Computer Lab

Okay, so things didn’t go as planned! The schedule looked perfect on paper…but then reality struck, so changes had to be made to the schedule. This is not a bad thing, it is a good thing. When teaching it is essential to modify your plans to best suit student needs. As long as your students …

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The Struggle to Have Students be Their Personal Best

Wow! What a challenging class. Today the students were VERY loud and lacked focus. Throughout the class period, it was a constant challenge to get high-quality work. Today, the class completed their Help Wanted environmental posters as part of the technology project, TechnoEnvironment. They had already done a direct instruction lesson on the poster elements …

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Direct Instruction and Computer Education

There are many different instructional methods you can use in the computer lab. The approach you use depends on the topic of the lesson, learning objectives, time, or personal preference. In today’s lesson for TechnoEnvironment I decided to use direct instruction to teach the steps for making a poster. What Is Direct Instruction? Direct instruction …

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Establish an Authentic Audience for Technology Projects

Create a meaningful learning experience. Do not have your students create technology projects only for you. Instead, establish an authentic audience. An authentic audience is a real group of people that will view the work, such as other students, parents, community members, experts, or e-pals. As you may be aware, the Grade 8 students are …

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