New! TechnoEarth and Environmental Education Lessons

At TechnoKids, we’re excited to announce our latest technology project with engaging environmental lessons, TechnoEarth. This unique curriculum unit transforms students into environmental stewards. They use Google Sites to design an interactive infographic. It raises awareness about an important issue of their choosing. Middle and high school students will find the environmental project highly engaging.

About the TechnnoEarth Curriculum Unit

Involve students in a learning experience that can make a real-world difference. The activities in TechnoEarth form a connection between human activity and the natural world. Incorporate the lessons as part of a digital literacy class, environmental education, science or geography unit, or Earth Day event.

TechnoEarth includes:

  • Teacher guide with 20 lessons
  • Student workbook and worksheets
  • 5 reviews and 3 skill reviews
  • 6 extension activities
  • Research outline template
  • Example infographics
  • Environmental Fact Sheets
  • Stakeholder slide deck
  • Icons and infographics slide deck
  • Checklists
  • Infographic rubric
  • Google flashcards and tool summaries
  • Parent letter and certificate of achievement

Blend Digital Literacy Skills With Environmental Education Lessons

Transform a traditional research assignment into a meaningful public awareness campaign.
The environmental education lessons in TechnoEarth guide students through designing an interactive infographic about an important issue. The step-by-step instructions explain how to use Google applications to produce the publication:

  • Organize environmental research using a Google Docs planner template
  • Create a rotating slide deck of interesting facts and stakeholders using Google Slides
  • Emphasize a main point using a Google Sheets score card
  • Pinpoint worst offenders or stewards on a customized map using Google My Maps
  • Illustrate solutions by making original icons in Google Drawings
  • Construct the infographic by arranging interactive content in Google Sites

Students build digital literacy skills by working with multiple Google applications to create the parts of the interactive infographic. Concurrently, they demonstrate their knowledge of the environmental topic. In this way science, social science, language arts, and/or geography learning objectives are integrated with ICT.

TechnoEarth by TechnoKids
Integrate TechnoEarth into a geography, science, or digital literacy class.
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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.