The all-in-one K-8 toolkit for the lab specialist, classroom teacher and
homeschooler, with a years-worth of simple-to-follow projects.
Integrate technology into language arts, geography, history, problem
solving, research skills, and science lesson plans and units of inquiry
using teacher resources that meet NETS-S national guidelines and many
state standards. The fifty-five projects are categorized by subject,
program (software), and skill (grade) level. Each project includes
standards met in three areas (higher-order thinking,
technology-specific, and NETS-S), software required, time involved,
suggested experience level, subject area supported, tech jargon,
step-by-step lessons, extensions for deeper exploration, troubleshooting
tips and project examples including reproducibles. Tech programs used
are KidPix, all MS productivity software, Google Earth, typing software
and online sites, email, Web 2.0 tools (blogs, wikis, internet start
pages, social bookmarking and photo storage), Photoshop and Celestia.
Also included is an Appendix of over 200 age-appropriate child-friendly
websites. Skills taught include collaboration, communication, critical
thinking, problem solving, decision making, creativity, digital
citizenship, information fluency, presentation, and technology concepts.
In short, it's everything you'd need to successfully integrate
technology into the twenty-first century classroom. See the publisher's
website at structuredlearning.net for free downloads and more details.