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55 TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS FOR THE DIGITAL CLASSROOM (V. 1): Everything you need to integrate computers into K-8 classes Volume I

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This newly-updated and expanded text (now, 219 pages) is 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.
This newly-updated and expanded text (now, 219 pages) is 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.

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55 TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS FOR THE DIGITAL CLASSROOM

Everything you need to integrate computers into K-8 classes Volume I
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Projects—by Subject
Subject #1: Art/Graphics
Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project #1: KidPix Basx #2: KidPix Basx II #3: I Can Make My Own Wallpaper #4: Divide and Conquer—Graphics #5: Photoshop Basx #6: Quick Fixes in Photoshop #7: Cropping in Photoshop #8: Cloning in Photoshop #9: Artistic Rendering in Photoshop #10: Drawing in Photoshop. #11: Photoshop Actions/History Brush #12: Creating Simple Shapes w/ Excel. #13: Art Online #14: Sponge Activities for Graphics Project Project Project Project Project Project Project #30: #31: #32: #33: #34: #35: #36: A Cover Page in Publisher A Title Page in Word. Color my Grammar (in MS Word) Grow Your Story Using Word What's a Dolch Word Sponge Activities for Vocab My First Report (in Word)

Subject #3: Geography
Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project #37: #38: #39: #40: #41: #42: #43: #44: #45: #46: #47: #48: Oregon Trail Introduction to Google Earth Google Earth Board. The Wonders of Google Earth Where is That? (Google Earth) Where Did I Come From? Color My World (with KidPix) What‘s ‗NWSE‘? (KidPix) Where Am I (using MS Word)? Landforms Table in Word Tour the World Sponge Activities for Geography

Subject #2: Composition/Communication
Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project #15: A Holiday Letter in Word #16: A Holiday Memory #17: A Holiday Story in Word. #18: Holiday Greetings in Word, KidPix #19: My Bookcover (in KidPix) #20: A Holiday Card—in KidPix #21: A Holiday Card in Publisher #22: A Holiday flier in Publisher #23: A Holiday Calendar in Publisher #24: A Holiday Newsletter in Publisher #25: Four-sentence story #26: Four-sentence Story—Advanced #27: Online Blogs #28: My Storybook—in Publisher #29 All About Me—in PowerPoint

Subject #4: History
Project Project Project Project Project Project #49: #50: #51: #52: #53: #54: California Missions Magazine American Revolution Magazine This Day in History Indigenous Cultures Magazine A Colonization Brochure Sponge Activities in History

Subject #5: Keyboarding
Project #55: Keyboarding in the Classroom

Projects—by Program
Google Earth
Project Project Project Project Project 38: 39: 40: 41: 42: Introduction to Google Earth Google Earth Board The Wonders of Google Earth Where is That? Where Did I come From?

Internet
Project Project Project Project Project Project 13: 14: 27: 35: 48: 54: Art Online Sponge Activities Online Blogs Sponge Activities Sponge Activities Sponge Activities for Graphics for Vocabulary for Geography in History

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Keyboarding
Project 55: Keyboarding I the Classroom

Project 53: A Colonization Brochure

MS Word
Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project 4: Divide and Conquer 15: A Holiday Letter in Word 16: A Holiday Memory in Word or KidPix 17: A Holiday Story in Word 18: Holiday Greetings in Word 19: My Bookcover (in KidPix) 30: A Cover Page in Publisher 31: A Title Page 32: Color My Grammar (in Word) 33: Grow Your Story with Word 36: My First Report (in Word) 45: Where Am I (with MS Word) 46: Landforms Table in Word

KidPix
Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project 1: KidPix Basx 2: KidPix Basx II 4: I Can Make My Own Wallpaper 16: A Holiday Memory 18: Holiday Greetings in Word, KidPix 19: My Bookcover (in KidPix) 20: A Holiday Card in KidPix 25: Four-sentence Story 26: Four-sentence Story—Advanced 34: What's a Dolch Word? 42: Where Did I Come From? 43: Color My World 44: What‘s ‗NWSE‘? \f C \l

MS Excel
Project 12: Creating Simple Shapes with Excel.

Oregon Trail
Project 37: Oregon Trail

Photoshop
Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project 3: I Can Make My Own Wallpaper 5: Photoshop Basx 6: Quick Fixes in Photoshop 7: Cropping in Photoshop 8: Cloning in Photoshop 9: Artistic Rendering in Photoshop 10: Drawing in Photoshop 11: Photoshop Actions/History Brush

MS PowerPoint
Project Project Project Project 25: 26: 29: 47: Four-sentence Story Four-sentence Story—Advanced All About Me—in PowerPoint Tour the World

MS Publisher
Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project 21: 22: 23: 24: 28: 30: 49: 50: 51: 52: A Holiday Card in Publisher A Holiday Flier in Publisher A Holiday Calendar in Publisher A Holiday Newsletter in Publisher My Storybook—in Publisher A Cover Page in Publisher California Missions Magazine American Revolution Magazine This Day in History Indigenous Cultures Magazine

Sponges
Project Project Project Project 14: 35: 48: 54: Sponge Sponge Sponge Sponge Activities—Art/Graphics Activities—Vocabulary Activities for Geography Activities in History

Windows
Project 3: I Can Make My Own Wallpaper

Projects—by Grade
Kindergarten-Second grade
Google Earth Project 38: Project 42: Internet Project 35: Project 48: Project 54: Introduction to Google Earth Where Did I Come From? Sponge Activities for Vocabulary Sponge Activities for Geography Sponge Activities in History Keyboarding Project 55: Keyboarding in the Classroom KidPix Project 2: KidPix Basx Project 2: KidPix Basx II Project 3: I Can Make My Own Wallpaper Project 13: Art Online Project 14: Sponge Activities for Drawing Project 20: A Holiday Card—in KidPix Project 25: Four-sentence Story

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Project 34: What's a Dolch Word Project 42: Where Did I Come From? MS Excel Project 12: Creating Simple Shapes with Excel

First-Second grade
Google Earth Project 38: Introduction to Google Earth Project 42: Where Did I Come From? (KidPix, Google Earth) Internet Project 13: Art Online Project 14: Sponge Activities for Drawing and Graphics Project 35: Sponge Activities for Vocabulary Project 48: Sponge Activities for Geography Project 54: Sponge Activities in History Keyboarding Project 55: Keyboarding in the Classroom KidPix Project 1: KidPix Basx Project 2: KidPix Basx II Project 3: I Can Make My Own Wallpaper Project 13: Art Online Project 14: Sponge Activities for Graphics Project 16: A Holiday Memory Project 19: My Bookcover (in KidPix) Project 20: A Holiday Card—in KidPix Project 25: Four-sentence Story in KidPix Project 34: What's a Dolch Word Project 35: Sponge Activities for Vocabulary Project 42: Where Did I Come From? MS Excel Project 12: Creating Simple Shapes with Excel Project 111: Sponge Activities in Technology

Project 16: A Holiday Memory Project 18: Holiday Greetings Project 19: My Bookcover Project 20: A Holiday Card—in KidPix Project 26: Four-sentence Story—II Project 32: Color My Grammar (in MS Word) Project 34: What's a Dolch Word Project 42: Where Did I Come From? Project 43: Color My World (with KidPix) Project 44: What‘s ‗NWSE‘? (in KidPix) MS Excel Project 12: Creating Simple Shapes —Excel. MS PowerPoint Project 26: Four-sentence Story—II MS Publisher Project 21: A Holiday Card in Publisher Project 22: A Holiday Flier in Publisher MS Word Project 15: A Holiday Letter in Word Project 16: A Holiday Memory Project 17: A Holiday Story in Word Project 18: Holiday Greetings Project 33: Grow Your Story using Word

Third-Sixth grade
Google Earth Project 38: Introduction to Google Earth Project 39: Google Earth Board Project 41: Where is That? (Google Earth) Internet Project 13: Art Online Project 14: Sponge Activities for Graphics Project 27: Online Blogs Project 35: Sponge Activities for Vocabulary Project 48: Sponge Activities for Geography Project 54: Sponge Activities in History Keyboarding Project 55: Keyboarding in the Classroom MS Excel Project 12: Creating Simple Shapes—Excel. MS PowerPoint Project 29: All About Me—in PowerPoint Project 47: Tour the World MS Publisher Project 21: A Holiday Card in Publisher Project 22: A Holiday Flier in Publisher Project 23: A Holiday Calendar in Publisher Project 28: My Storybook—in Publisher Project 30: A Cover Page in Publisher Project 31: A Title Page Project 52: Indigenous Cultures Magazine MS Word

Second-Fourth grade
Google Earth Project 38: Introduction to Google Earth Project 42: Where Did I Come From? Internet Project 13: Art Online Project 14: Sponge Activities for Drawing Project 35: Sponge Activities for Vocab Project 48: Sponge Activities for Geography Project 54: Sponge Activities in History Keyboarding Project 55: Keyboarding in the Classroom KidPix Project 1: KidPix Basx Project 2: KidPix Basx II Project 3: I Can Make My Own Wallpaper

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Project 15: A Holiday Letter in Word Project 16: A Holiday Memory Project 17: A Holiday Story in Word Project 18: Holiday Greetings in Word, KidPix Project 30: A Cover Page in Publisher Project 31: A Title Page in Word Project 32: Color My Grammar (in Word) Project 45: Where Am I (with MS Word) Project 46: Landforms Table in Word Project 109: Assessment in MS Word Project 37: Oregon Trail Technology Basx Project 27: Online Blogs

Fifth-Eighth grade
Google Earth Project 39: Google Earth Board Project 40: The Wonders of Google Earth Project 41: Where is That? (Google Earth) Internet Project 13: Art Online Project 14: Sponge Activities for Drawing Project 27: Online Blogs Project 35: Sponge Activities for Vocabulary Project 37: Class Blog Project 48: Sponge Activities for Geography Project 54: Sponge Activities in History Keyboarding Project 55: Keyboarding in the Classroom MS PowerPoint Project 47: Tour the World MS Publisher Project 21: A Holiday Card in Publisher Project 22: A Holiday Flier in Publisher Project 23: A Holiday Calendar in Publisher Project 24: A Holiday Newsletter in Publisher Project 28: My Storybook Project 30: A Cover Page in Publisher Project 31: A Title Page Project 50: American Revolution Magazine Project 53: A Colonization Brochure MS Word Project 4: Divide and Conquer—Graphics Project 15: A Holiday Letter I Word Project 17: A Holiday Story in Word Project 30: A Cover Page in Publisher Project 31: A Title Page in Word Project 32: Color My Grammar (in Word) Project 33: Grow Your Story Using Word Photoshop Project 3: I Can Make My Own Wallpaper Project 5: Photoshop Basx Project 6: Quick Fixes in Photoshop Project 7: Cropping in Photoshop Project 8: Cloning in Photoshop Project 9: Artistic Rendering in Photoshop Project 10: Drawing in Photoshop Project 11: Photoshop Actions and the History Brush Technology Basx Project 4: I Can Make My Own Wallpaper

Fourth-Seventh grade
Google Earth Project 39: Google Earth Board Project 41: Where is That? (Google Earth) Internet Project 13: Art Online Project 14: Sponge Activities for Graphics Project 35: Sponge Activities for Vocabulary Project 48: Sponge Activities for Geography Project 54: Sponge Activities in History Keyboarding Project 55: Keyboarding in the Classroom MS Excel Project 12: Creating Simple Shapes with Excel MS Publisher Project 22: A Holiday Flier in Publisher Project 23: A Holiday Calendar in Publisher Project 28: My Storybook—in Publisher Project 30: A Cover Page in Publisher Project 31: A Title Page in Word Project 49: California Missions Magazine Project 51: This Day in History/ in My Life MS Word Project 4: Divide and Conquer—Word Graphics Project 15: A Holiday Letter in Word Project 17: A Holiday Story in Word Project 31: A Title Page in Word Project 32: Color My Grammar (in Word) Project 33: Grow Your Story Using Word Project 47: Ecosystems Outline in Word Oregon Trail Project 37: Oregon Trail Technology Basx Project 3: I Can Make My Own Wallpaper

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National Education Technology Standards for Students Internet Sites for K-8 Websites Used in this Book Index

Appendices

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What Educators Need to Know to Use This Book
"It‘s not what the teacher does that‘s important. It‘s what the teacher gets the children to do.‖ Phil Schlecty said that, but it could have been any teacher. Effective education is active—a classroom culture where students lead in-depth exploration of authentic topics. Two elements make that happen: into the integration and of the technology learning exploration. The melding of technology and projects fills the holes left when books aren‘t available, providing equity in scholastic offerings. It allows students to take responsibility sleuth out for their to schooling—to answers

questions that arise in an everyday educational environment that are left behind by a static curriculum. It demands higher order thinking as it encourages individual accountability and performance-based empowers It engages active assessments. and It experiential interest and

incorporation of projects into lessons. Sounds straightforward. Technology plus projects equals positive learning strategies achieved when students use technology to research projects, analyze and synthesize their information, and present it to the best of their ability. It moves learning from a two-dimensional content setting. That's worth repeating: By incorporating computers, research, software, email, network-based 2.0 (any and systems, internet-based programs and Web technology-based resources area into a multidisciplinary

learning that is remembered years later. student motivates them to learn. It insists they dig deeper and provides the shovels and trowels to do it. What teacher wouldn‘t want that? Project-based learning involves students in making the connections between rigor and relevance, demanding accountability in the classroom. So are you sold? Are you wondering, ―Are there guidelines?‖ Read on.

practices) into the classroom, education moves beyond books and lectures in the

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Aligning to ISTE’s NETS•S
Only sixteen states align technology with classroom education standards. Most school districts come up with their own vision. Some weave technology into core subjects; some teach it as a stand-alone. Luckily, there is a set of standards recognized assessments worldwide of as authentic technology-education integration. Students, These created are by the ISTE National the Educational Technology Standards for International Society for Technology in

Education. (see appendix). This is the standard behind the tech-ed model in No Child Left Behind.

How to Use This Book
Projects with a included in this You are the leader. If you look at the national grade for using State technology Technology in the classroom (see inset, from Report 2008, Education Week), you'll realize you may stand alone in your district. But this book will guide "Leadership is the single most you. Each lesson has been tested over a period of years in K-8 classrooms, finetuned to insure an engaging learning experience that supports authentic questions and open collaboration within an integrated environment. important factor affecting the successful integration of technology. This is true at the state level and at the school level. Schools which have made the most progress are those with energetic and committed leaders." (from a study on technology integration). 55 Technology Projects for the Digital Classroom (Volumes I and II) ties each lesson into four areas: 1) higher-order thinking, 2) technology skills addressed, 3) subject area/learning addressed, 3) and NETS-S standards covered. See the complete list of book are designed for a PC Windows-based If you‘re environment.

using a different OS (Linux, Mac), you‘ll need to adapt the instructions.

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skills under ‗Skills Taught‘, and the project list on individual lesson pages. Each skill is covered several times by the time you complete all projects. Next, the one hundred eleven projects in the two volumes are categorized three ways: 1) by subject, 2) by program (software), and 3) by grade level:

PROJECTS BY CLASSROOM SUBJECT
This section makes it easy to select the right project for the subject. Each project includes:    A brief summary of the assignment Which grade level it is designed for Prior knowledge required, including projects in this series that should be completed prior to beginning this one             Time required Software required, as well as free alternatives and their download sites. Vocabulary required. Use these words in your teaching and require students to use them. By the time you finish 20-30 projects, students will speak geek. Higher-order thinking skills addressed Technology-specific skills taught Core subject supported NETS-S skills addressed Lesson Description—why it‘s taught and the pedagogy behind it Step-by-step lesson plan. What to teach when during the project, so students finish with the least frustration and greatest amount of excitement and discovery. Extensions—for deeper exploration Troubleshooting tips—from problems I and other technology teachers have experienced in the classroom and how we‘ve solved them Examples of projects, including reproducibles for classroom use (grading rubrics, sample projects, checklists, etc.)

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PROJECTS BY SOFTWARE
Each lesson is categorized by the software required to complete it. This allows teachers to focus on only the programs available to them. If there's a free version offered on the internet, that address is included. To complete all 111 projects, software required is: o o o o o o o o Adobe Photoshop (or the free GIMP) Celestia (free download) Email Google Earth (free download) Internet browser KidPix (or the free TuxPaint) MS Excel MS Word o o o o o o MS PowerPoint MS Publisher Oregon Trail (or free online version) Type to Learn (or free online keyboarding sites) TTL Jr. (or free alternatives) Windows

If you purchased a digital copy of this book, click the link to access the program. If you have a print copy, visit http://askatechteacher.com for instructions on purchasing a discounted digital book.

PROJECTS BY GRADE
Each project is categorized by suggested grade level. This determination is made by projects, skills and training that must predate the project, student intellectual maturity, and class time required to instruct students on necessary technical skills. Attention was paid to providing teachers with a selection that fulfills 'typical' state educational standards. For example, there are twenty-one project that correlate to composition, eleven to geography, ten to language arts, and so on.

APPENDIX
The Appendix includes:   NETS-S technology standards, from their webpage A comprehensive list of over 700 K-5 websites, organized by grade and subject. It also includes locations of the over 200 websites used in this book, organized by project. Refer to this often when you're collaborating with colleagues or addressing tech-specific needs.  A glossary of keyboard shortcuts useful to faculty and students

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There are two ways to use this book:  

Are You a Technology Professional or a Teacher?

As the lab professional, parallel to the core classroom teaching. As the teacher interested in integrating technology into your lessons

Either way, the computer lab becomes an extension of the classroom—same goals, same plans, same pedagogy.

YOU’RE A TEACHER INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY INTO YOUR CLASSROOM
You probably use a word processor to create student handouts, for a desktop monthly to track publishing and program a the will encourage students to ask authentic questions. You've seen examples of students using technology as part and parcel of the educational process. They're engaged. rather own Learning is student-centered which taken than learning, teacher–centered, because they‘ve

newsletter, email to chat with parents maybe spreadsheet grades. You might even use the Internet to find cutting-edge lesson ideas. You are what is considered the Web 1.0 teacher—comfortable with technology for your use, but struggling to integrate it into the classroom. But this year, you want to add an active learning component to your lessons that

means students take responsibility for their ownership. And—here's the scary part—the teacher runs the technology integration into the lesson with assistance from a computer expert.

YOU’RE IN CHARGE OF THE COMPUTER LAB OR YOU’RE THE INTEGRATION SPECIALIST
You help teachers find ways to integrate technology into their classroom lessons. You teach computer skills in support of classroom projects in the classroom or technology is a stand-alone class—a ‗pull out‘—much as Spanish and PE. Use the projects in this book parallel to classroom instruction. What you teach will serve students through high school and beyond, with an emphasis on core software (MS Office, Google Earth, keyboarding, internet, email).

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students have the skills to complete the project. In kindergarten, you have a year's worth of skills. In fifth grade, you

Typical 45-minute Lesson
As you face a room full of eager faces, remember that you are a guide, not an autocrat. Use the Socratic Method—don‘t take over the student‘s mouse and click for them or type in a web address when they need to learn that skill. Even if it takes longer, guide them to the answer so they aren't afraid of how they got there. If you‘ve been doing this since kindergarten, you know it works. In fact, by the end of kindergarten, you saw remarkable results. When talking with students, always use the correct vocabulary. That‘s why I‘ve included it on the lesson plan. Be sure to emphasize the vocabulary and expect students to understand it. Try the Vocabulary Board during one of the quarters/trimesters. Students love it and it highlights why they want to understand ‗Geek Speak‘.  Students enter the room. They know to start each class by checking the ‗To Do‘ list on the TV monitor, taking their seats and plugging their flash drive in. You're finishing up an email, but it doesn't matter. Students are responsible for starting the class.  They start with 10 minutes of typing practice, either using installed  software to work or on an online site or keyboarding words in

program. Some days, they are directed their www.spellingcity.com teacher direction. Next, Board, there #81 are three 39 presentation Google Earth Board, activities (Project another

activity they can succeed at without

Problem-solving

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 If we are starting a new project. I review it with them. Students know any websites on this page can be used by them during sponge time. practice keyboarding for the upcoming speed quiz or help a classmate struggling with a prickly skill. students are free to post vocabulary words they don‘t understand on the vocabulary board and problem-solving ideas on that board. They have access to installed software and the internet. Whoever is up for the day will teach the class and take questions from the audience. help where needed. answer questions. This takes 10-12 minutes. If it‘s the end of a trimester. This week it's exploring the world with Google Earth. they use the balance of the class to work towards its completion. I review which skills they accomplished during the last three months. If they are in the middle of one.  If it‘s the beginning of a month. take questions and we start.  ‗sponge activities‘ from a topic of their choice. Students who finish early may also access the class wiki (see inset for sample) to see what they might have missed in earlier classes. I monitor activities. I include a variety of topical websites on a class internet start page (see inset for sample). I review assigned homework and take questions. 15 | P a g e .  During their work.#104 Vocabulary Board) that rotate  Students current who project have take completed advantage the of throughout the year. Students have selected their topic and presentation date.

print Know how to solve common problems Know how to problem-solve with help files Understand tool bars in Word. spacebar. use of Task Manager Know how to drag-drop from one window to another Know how to log-on Know how to create a macro (for MLA heading) Understand mouse skills Understand right-click menus Know how to Open/Save/close a document.K-5 TECHNOLOGY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE Check each skill off with I/W/M/C under ‘1’ as student accomplishes it (Column 1 refers to the ISTE Standard addressed by the skill) ISTE I=Introduced W=Working on M=Mastered C=Connected to Classwork K 1 2 3 W W W W C C C C C C C 4 M M M M C C C C C C C 5 C C C C C C C C C C C I C C M I C I C C C C I M M M M M I Care and Use of the Computer Learn and practice safety on the Internet Keep your body to yourself—don't touch neighbor's kb Internet security—what it means. start button. save-to. icons. etc Know how to turn monitor on/off III 5 Know how to power computer on. space bar. save-as. shift etc I W M I C W C M C 16 | P a g e . etc. Backspace. Know how to use program you haven't been taught Know how to create wallpaper Understand differences/similarities between programs I W I M W I W C W C C I I I I I C M W M C M C C W W W W W I I I I W W W M I M M IV Typing and Word Processing KB Achieve age-appropriate speed and accuracy Know Alt. Understand the Ctr+Alt+Del. etc. why Use of network file folders to save personal work I I I I I I I I I I I W W I I W W W W W W W W W I W M M M M M M M II Computer Hardware Understand how parts of the computer connect Know the names of all computer hardware Know how to adjust volume 1 Know how to use the keyboard. Publisher. tab. mouse Know all parts of keyboard—Alt. Ctrl. F-row. enter. off Basic Computer Skills Know how to add file folders Know basic computer vocab—hardware and skills Understand Windows—desktop. etc Know how to use flash drives—USB port.

Know when to use cap key Know how to compose at keyboard Know correct spacing after words. i. Know how to use spell-check and grammar-check Know how to use word wrap Know how to insert pictures from clipart. file pic. backspace Know and use common keyboard shortcuts Know to put cursor in specific location.e. etc. video. document) Introduce Digital cameras Know how to draw in one program and insert into another Insert geometric shapes into KidPix I W I I I I W I I I I I I I W W W W W W W M M M M M M M C C C C C C C I W I M Publisher Know how to plan a publication Identify and understand parts of Publisher screen Know how to use tools.. for graphic Be able to use online keyboarding sites I W I I M W W M I C M M C W I C C C W W W W W W W I W I C C C C M W C C C M M M I M M M M W M W M M I C C C C C M C C C C C C W C C C C M C M I C C W I C W I I C I W I I I W W W M M M I I I I I I I I WP Understand Word basics Know how to move text within document Know how to use Ctrl+Enter to force a new page Know how to add a header/footer to a document Know how to format a document—fonts. Notepad V I W M I I I W W Designing (Photo. toolbars in Publisher Know how to add/edit text using the text box Know how to resize/move graphics Know how to use font schemes Know how to use color schemes 17 | P a g e . sentences. borders. internet Know how to insert tables Know how to insert text box Know how to create graphic organizers Know how to insert headers and footers Know how to create bullet lists and numbered lists Know how to outline Know print with print preview Know how to create and use an embedded link Understand Word pad. paragraphs Use correct keyboarding posture Know how to use exclamation and question mark Understand F row Follow grammar/spelling rules Know when to use delete.

tools. internet. magic wand Know how to reset screen to default Know how to use history to go back in time Understand the use of 'layers' in constructing a project Know how to use the healing brush tool Know how to use filters Know how to replace backgrounds in pictures Know how to use 'Actions' tool on tool bar Know how to use art history brush Know how to use the paint brush VI Presenting Introduce PowerPoint Understand layout. toolbars in Photoshop Know how to add/edit text using the text box Know how to insert pictures (from clip art. screen. a picture or text Know how to insert a Table of Contents Know how to insert footer Know how to make a Card Know how to make a flier Know how to make a cover page Know how to make a simple storybook Know how to make a newsletter I I I I I W W I I I W W W M M W W W 1 Know how to make a trifold brochure Know how to make a calendar M M M C C M M I M I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I Photoshop Know how to plan a project Identify and understand the parts of the Photoshop screen Know how to use tools. toolbars. clip-art Understand how to add backgrounds to one or all slides Know how to insert animated GIF's/short movies Know how to insert animation into slides Know how to add transitions between slides Know how to add custom animations to slides Practice presentation skills Know how to have slides automatically Know how to insert interactive hyperlinks Know how to add/rearrange slides I W I I I I I I I I I I I W W W W W W W W W W W M M M M M M M M M M M I M C C C C C C C C C C C W C 18 | P a g e . placesavers Know how to insert text. lasso tool. file folder) Know how to use artistic renderings Know how to use auto fixes Know how to clone in a pic and across pictures Know how to crop with marquee. edit. format Know how to insert pictures from file.Know how to add/delete a page.

Know how to add music and sounds to one slide or many Understand and practice presentation skills VII I W I I I I I I I I I I

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Spreadsheets
Understand the layout, screen, tools, toolbars Know how to sort data Know how to format data Know how to use basic formulas Know how to recolor tabs and rename tabs Know how to widen columns and rows Know how to enter data and make a quick graph Know how to label x and y axis on graphs Know how to format a chart Know how to add a hyperlink to spreadsheet Know how to use print preview Know how to add headers/footers

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Internet basics
Understand elements of an Internet address/URL Understand use of a start page Understand use of forward/back buttons, home, links Know how to use Bookmarks Understand difference between search and address bars Know how to use scroll bars Know how to save images and ethical considerations Know how to use the right click Know how to search and research on Google Know how to identify reliable sources on the internet Understand how to evaluate and identify reliable websites I I I I W I I W W W I M W W M M M W C M M C C C I I I I M C C C C C C W W W W C C C C C C C M M M M I I I W M C I I I I I W W W M M M C C C W C W W C C C M 1 C M M C C C

Web 2.0
Learn how to check grades online Understand Cloud computing (create a logo, avatar, etc.) Understand blogs and how to participate in them Understand an Internet start page and how to use it Understand internet Netiquette Understand class webpages, share info, upload files, etc. IX

Integrated — Multi-media
Know how to follow directions in the use of computers Understand digital camera Know how to mix words and pictures to communicate

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Know how to find a location on Google Earth Know how to add a location to Google Earth's 'Places' Understand the use of latitudes and longitudes Know how to play a tour Know how to create a tour Know how to use Google Earth Community Know how to use the ruler to measure distances

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Email
Know how to email homework to teachers Understand parts of an email—subject, to, cc, message Understand and use proper email etiquette Understand the use of cc in an email Know how to attach a document to an email I I I I I W W W W W M M M M M

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Skills Taught
The following are critical skills every child should be familiar with and are covered by lessons in this book. Summarized, they include higher-order thinking (adapted from Bloom‘s Taxonomy of Education Objectives), technology-specific (in text boxes), learning-specific, and NETS-S Standards (National Education Technology Standards for Students.

Collaboration Skills
 Interact, collaborate and publish with peers, experts or others employing a variety media  Foster skills important to leadership and group dynamics  Effectively Evoke collaborate, using and strong civic interpersonal skills  personal, social, responsibility   Employ interactive communication Produce relevant, high-quality products of digital environments and
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Communication skills
o Understand Effectively representations and employ non-linear nonlinguistic (i.e., graphic presentation of ideas o use

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Type for speed and accuracy Correct spacing after a period, question mark, exclamation point, and comma. Sit up straight, good posture Center body with elbows at sides Position feet for balance Keep hands on home row, curved over keys, wrists off of keyboard Keep typing project to side of keyboard Keep eyes on screen or printed copy Use touch typing, with a smooth rhythm Know keyboard shortcuts Stretch fingers Use correct fingers—usually the one closest to the letter Use right thumb for spacebar Use shift key and caps lock correctly Use right little finger for enter/return Use left shift to capitalize right hand letters, right shift for left hand letters. Use right little finger for backspace/delete key Use left little finger for tab key

Keyboarding

representations, pictures and pictographs, mental pictures, 3D models) o o Graphically represent problems and solutions Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats

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Write clear, concise letters Follow correct protocol for writing paragraphs Contribute to project teams to produce original works and/or solve problems
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Email
Importance of a correct address Understand body of email (message area) Paste information into body of email Use proper netiquette Use attachments Use ‗to‘, ‗cc‘, ‗subject line‘ Check ‗sent‘ file

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Create bullet lists to explain concepts Create outlines to organize ideas Exhibit cultural understanding and global awareness

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Desktop Publishing
Identify workspace parts Understand page layout—colors, shapes, mix of text and pictures Use templates Employ an eye for the three c‘s: color, communication and cohesiveness Add and delete pages Add and edit/align text Add a cover page, Table of Contents, sidebars, pull quotes Change document view. Insert, edit, delete frames Insert and/or change a picture Preview and print a document Save, close and reopen a document Select color and font schemes Use the Design gallery

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intelligence communication o Grammar and Spelling  Understand correct protocols for letter writing  Know how to type sentences/paragraphs with correct grammar and spelling  Use the grammar available with the and spelling tools word processing

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software to improve your work  Know how to spell and use technology vocabulary

Creativity and Innovation
  Employ creativity in problem solving Employ non-linear thinking

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Utilize graphic representation of ideas, problems, solutions Apply existing knowledge to new ideas, products and/or processes Create original works as a means of personal and/or group expression Identify trends and forecast possibilities Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues

Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making
o o Produce relevant, high-quality products Analyze a problem and identify solutions using logic o
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MS Excel
Use Excel to turn data into information Analyze data in a problemsolving context Merge-center cells Use formulas Create and format graphs Create and save workbooks Enter/sort/format data Insert hyperlinks Format cells, columns, rows Format chart area Format plot area Label a chart, axes, legend Use print-preview to adjust size and layout of document

Collect and analyze data to identify solutions o and/or make informed decisions Employ creativity in problem solving Don‘t shy away from curiosity, creativity, risk taking Show effective use of real-world tools Follow directions Use a guided discovery of solutions and learning Employ high productivity prioritizing, planning, and managing for best results Employ reasoning higher-order thinking and sound
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Know how to decode programs you haven‘t been taught Know how to select from various solutions Identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation Display inventive thinking, adaptability Display a bias for non-linear thinking Understand options for explaining concepts, reports, information (visually, etc) Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project Pursue inquiry-based and project-based learning
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Resize/crop a picture Draw geometric shapes Format a picture Draw freehand Move a picture Use transparencies and recoloring

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font colors Use toolbars Work with text boxes KidPix 24 | P a g e . social. and civic responsibility Understand and employ safe use of the internet Higher-order Thinking (adapted from Bloom’s Taxonomy and the Marzano Model for Thinking Skills) o Analyze: o o o o o See patterns Organize parts Recognize hidden meanings Identify components Use information Use Solve methods. and infer causes Predict consequences Understand information o o o o o o o o o o o o Apply: o o Add/edit text Develop eye-hand coordination Develop mouse skills Drag-and-drop Practice fine motor skills Select the right tool Understand ‗undo‘ Understand drawing on the computer Use fills Use fonts. using theories required in skills new or situations o knowledge o Comprehend: o o o o Interpret facts.o o Employ self-regulated learning Use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions Digital Citizenship o o Produce relevant. contrast Order. legal and responsible use of information and technology o o o o o o Learn about computers and ethics. high-quality products Advocate and practice safe. computers and society Demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning Exhibit digital citizenship Know how to cite work from the internet Display personal. font sizes. group. problems concepts. compare.

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Grasp meaning Translate knowledge into new context Assess the value of theories Make choices based on reasoned arguments
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MS Word
Edit, format, enter, wrap text Create original work at keyboard Use tools and toolbars Create numbered lists, bullet lists Find synonyms Grammar check Import graphics Insert borders Insert, format, resize graphics Insert headers and footers Use print-preview before printing Check page layout (margins, work area, heading-title-body-closing) Spell-check Use graphic organizers to explain concepts Use keyboard shortcuts Use right-click menus Change line spacing Create macros to automate work Use the cursor to add and edit Create a table, add/delete rows Insert watermarks

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Verify value of evidence Recognize subjectivity Compare ideas and discriminate between

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Internet
o o o o o o Know how to find and enter a website address Know how to use the browser‘s toolbar Know how to use hyperlinks to maneuver through a website Know how to use back-forward buttons, home button Know how to add to favorites and use favorites Know how to intelligently use the internet for research, how to credit sources, how to pick the most reliable sites, how to refine hits using limitors, extensions and qualified sources o o Know proper internet netiquette Know the parts of a web address

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Presentation skills
  Know how to prepare and make a class presentation Know who your audience is and how to keep the audience interested  Be sure your main point is clear and concise, you have good posture, make eye contact, speak with fluency and expression (no fillers, proper vocabulary, voice and pitch)
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MS PowerPoint
Add animation-custom animation Add hyperlinks Add music to a slide, the entire show Add pictures Add slide backgrounds Add transitions Add/delete slides Add/edit/align/format text Auto-advance slides Edit pictures, text boxes Graphically-represent ideas Navigate from slide-to-slide Understand slide layout (place savers) Understand visual learning Use backgrounds Use critical thinking skills Use print preview to print

Research and Information Fluency
o o o Plan strategies to guide inquiry Take surveys and communicate data Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media o Evaluate and select information sources

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Technology Operations and Concepts
o Create wallpaper using a drawing program or pictures from a file folder o o Understand and use technology systems Select and use applications effectively and productively o o Troubleshoot systems and applications Transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies o o Copy from-paste to Know correct use of equipment, computer etiquette
o o o o o o o o o Copy locations to another file under ‗My Places‘ Create a tour Find latitudes and longitudes Fly-to a location Mark locations Measure distances Save images to ‗My Places‘ Save locations under ‗My Places‘ to another location Use Google Earth Community

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use of mouse buttons Know parts of a computer and how they connect Understand right-click menus Know the difference between save and save-as Know how to save to network drive. menu bars Use Word Pad. double-click.o o o o o Drag-and-drop data/info between programs Close a program Be able to use print preview. Art brush Use paint brushes o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o 27 | P a g e . Notepad            Photoshop Understand ‗Actions‘ tool Understand ‗History‘ layer Add frames Add text Employ auto fixes Understand when to use which clone tool Employ different cropping tools for different uses Format pictures Use artistic renderings Use History. scroll. point. print and save Make wallpaper for desktop Use mouse skills: click-hold-drag-drop. external drive Understand technology vocabulary Know how to turn computer/monitor on and off Use a program you haven‘t been taught—how to intuit what to do Use flash drives and other external drives Use icons to open a program Use scroll bars to maneuver through a page Use Task Manager to shut down a program or the computer Use caps lock key Use shift key to capitalize a letter Use clock to find the date Use taskbar. toolbars. single-click.

spray can and wacky tool for now. 28 | P a g e .Projects—by Subject Subject #1: Art/Graphics Project #1: KidPix Basx I. but that‘s what makes this classic children‘s drawing program so robust. chalk. Troubleshooting Tips  I can‘t find the tool. crayon.‖ According to the world.  Select the pencil tool on the left side. Computer Activity  Have students open KidPix. multimedia. paint brush. hones mouse skills and introduces the use of tools and toolbars. 1-2 sessions (take your time) KidPix (or adapt for TuxPaint) tools. Are you on the pencil/paint brush on the left side? Which tool is selected at the bottom? What about the two selections in the middle of the lower toolbar. Try different colors on the palette. ease of use.  Repeat with the paint brush. Students learn about tools. Extensions   Students can spend the extra minutes at the end of class trying other tools of their choice—the paint bucket. (KidPix has many toolbars. stamps stickers— whatever catches their attention. graphic capability. as well as the shapes (filled and unfilled). Try all four associated tools (pencil. toolbars. toolbars Subject Area/ Learningspecific Creativity Innovation Standard: NETS-S 1. select.6. So many choices. drag-and-drop. it‘s the most popular drawing program for kids.  Skip the microphone. This lesson. toolbar. ―KidPix combines art tools. Discuss how drawing on the computer is different from paper. Ever. adapted from the KidPix program‘s manual. You want them comfortable and confident enough to scaffold KidPix into project-based learning. magic marker) at the bottom. menus—all tech basics Higher-order thinking skills Creating Comprehension Technologyspecific: Use of applications Mouse skills.c Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: K-3 None 30 minutes. 1. drag-drop. Lesson Description  According to the creator. spray can. color palette  Have students spend 2-4 30minute sessions becoming familiar with the KidPix pencil and paint brushes. Discuss the program. and powerful new teacher tools to inspire creativity and learning. tools.

how to hold the mouse. they perfect mouse skills— drag-and-drop. left click. Here are a few reminders that will help them develop good mouse habits as early as Kindergarten: MOUSE CONTROL Single Click: Select Double Click: Open Right Click: Choices—Drop-down menu 29 | P a g e .As students learn to draw in KidPix.

I know–doesn‘t make sense.com/creative.pbclibrary.org/en/songs/my-computer-mouse Bees and Honey http://www. They‘re happy to focus on the right hand and have no idea they need to go one level further.macmillanmh.cfm Mouse Program http://www. It does to them.mouseprogram.com/code/launchMA.html Video about using the mouse http://activities. Why wouldn‘t they? They‘ve barely learned what those terms mean. ME: ―The other right.htm Great games for drag and drop http://helpkidzlearn.Websites to Teach Kindergartners Mouse Skills Kindergartners get confused about right and left mouse buttons.tvokids.com/games/beesandhoney Single clicks to clean up the yard http://www.org/mousing/gopher.php?level=01&unit=01&lesson=03 Video about the mouse and the keyboard http://activities.com/Techknowledge/data/_shell/_global/files/_s wf/tk_mcmillon.headsprout. I found an easy way to clarify: ME: ―Right click with your mouse‖ STUDENT: Student promptly clicks with their left mouse.‖ Here are eight mouse websites to teach kindergartners and first graders how to use the mouse: Mouse Song http://learnenglishkids.macmillanmh.php?level=0K&unit=01&lesson=05 Mousing Around http://www.com/Techknowledge/data/_shell/_global/files/_s wf/tk_mcmillon.britishcouncil.com/ 30 | P a g e .

Subject #1: Art/Graphics
Project #2: KidPix Basx II. Use the KidPix coloring book—a familiar concept for every child, to learn more about tools, toolbars, mouse skills.
Higher-order thinking skills Creating Comprehension Technologyspecific: Use of applications Mouse skills, tools, toolbars Subject Area/ Learningspecific Creativity Innovation Standard: NETS-S 1.6; 1.c

Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary:

K-2 KidPix Basx I 30 minutes, 2 sessions KidPix (or adapt for TuxPaint) Palette, bucket, fill, background, tools, toolbar, scroll bucket #1 and a texture from the bottom toolbar (scroll through the pages of options). Click the mouse to pour between the lines of the design (see top drawing on next page). Change the texture for each segment of the coloring page.  2nd/3rd grade: Ignore the color palette. Switch between textures. (see bottom drawing on next page)  Have older students print without help. Save to student folder; save-as to flash drive.

Lesson Description,
 According to the creator, ―KidPix combines art tools, graphic capability with ease of use and powerful new teacher tools to inspire creativity and learning.‖ According to the world, it‘s the most popular drawing program for kids. Ever. This lesson simulates a coloring book, providing a great variety of fills with the paint can tool. Open KidPix. Select the background tool (looks like trees/grass) on the left side of screen. Go to the toolbar at the bottom and select the ‗Color Me‘ menu. Scroll through the choices at the bottom and drag-and-drop the one you like. Select the paint bucket on left. Notice the three buckets that appear at the bottom, next to the textures. Create three different pictures, one with each paint bucket. First: Select a color from the color palette, paint

Computer Activity

Extensions

Students cans spend the extra time at the end of class trying out other tools of their choice—the dog animations, the spray can, stamps stickers—whatever catches their attention.  I can‘t find the tool. (Be sure to select the left tool before the bottom tool.)  I don‘t like the fill I used (Click on the Oops Guy. Do it right away—he only goes back one step.)

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or . Right click on the desktop. (When you export or save. browse for ‗My Documents‘ and drill down to ‗My Pictures‘.  Troubleshooting Tips  33 | P a g e . understanding Technologyspecific: Drawing skills. but digital cameras allow you to select where you save to.tif.tif. Windows skills.   Extensions   Browse for the picture you saved in ‗My Pictures‘ and select. Gimp. Photoshop or other drawing program. or other drawing software) Vocabulary: wallpaper. drill down. Under ‗Position‘.bmp or any other graphic file.‖ KidPix is the original drawing software.gif. Photoshop: Use the skills learned in Projects 9 and 10 to draw a picture.tif. Say ‗OK‘ Use a favorite photo for wallpaper.jpg. . . pictures on the computer or their own drawings Higher-order thinking skills Creating. and it‘s quick and easy despite the outstanding result.  For more skilled learners. .jpg. Paint.jpg.bmp.Subject #1: Art/Graphics Project #3: I Can Make My Own Wallpaper Kids love to personalize the computer stations. easy enough for the youngest artist.)  Computer Activity  KidPix: Draw a picture   (see samples on next page). Project 5: Photoshop Basx.bmp. Show students how to browse to other locations for other pictures.) How do I get photos into ‗My Pictures? (It‘s probably the default ‗save‘ location.gif. wallpaper can also be made in Paint (free with Windows). Save as a . Windows Basics Time required: 20-30 minutes (for drawing and installing) Software required: KidPix (or Photoshop. 6 Grade level: Prior knowledge: 2-6 Project 1 and 2: KidPix Basx I/II. graphic capability with ease of use to inspire creativity and learning. ―KidPix combines art tools. This project appeals to a student‘s desire for the personal. right-click Lesson Description  According to the creator. Export (Don‘t ‗Save‘ because most programs can‘t read the file extension used for KidPix) to ‗My Pictures‘. . browse. I can‘t find ‗My Pictures‘. Select ‗Personalize—Desktop background‘. Save it to ‗My Pictures‘ as a . export. . KidPix basics Subject Area/ Learning-specific Art. . TuxPaint. . . select ‗fit to screen‘. creative thinking Standard: NETS-S 1. Older children will want to use Photoshop or Gimp. critical thinking. Show them how to create their own wallpaper using internet pictures.

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Insert a picture with multiple focal points (see samples below). etc.b Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 4-7 Intermediate-level Word skills 45 minutes MS Word crop. Resize with handles. change the fill and border. Crop each duplicate to show just one of the focal points (see next page) Try as many tools on the ribbon as you‘d like. The skills presented here are the most common for editing photos and pictures. backgrounds. grayscale. transparency.Subject #1: Art/Graphics Project #4: Divide and Conquer (Graphics in Word). background. resizing. Rotate picture creatively.  Click one image to    Computer Activity   Extensions  Troubleshooting Tips  35 | P a g e . Change the picture‘s wrap (Format Picture dialogue box) so text flows around the image (tight or square). rotating. Great for school projects and to introduce Photoshop Higher-order thinking skills Evaluating. assess knowledge. cropping) available in MS Word. For example. Change the ‗picture style‘ and Shape. background) Subject Area/ Learningspecific Creativity and Innovation (nonlinear thinking. fill. be sure they‘re royalty free. wrap. transparencies. If you use pictures from the internet. students will be prepared to learn the moreadvanced Photoshop editing skills. crop.b. borders. Select ‗Picture‘ from list) Lesson Description  Use a picture with several images to learn MS Word photo editing tools like cropping. Once mastered. say OK.  Click image once to display the ‗dot. When you‘re done. original works) Standard: NETS-S 1. fill. recall Technologyspecific: Graphics basics (resize. watermark. you can use the pictures on this page. I can‘t find the Picture Toolbar (Rightclick in the toolbar area of the screen.  Duplicate the image once for each focal point. resize. border activate ribbon toolbar. Open a blank document in MS Word. fills. Change the background to washout. 6. observe. Teach basic photo-editing skills (borders. If you purchased a digital version of this book. rotate.

Change the background fill 3. Crop each person 2. Rotate 6. in front of the little girl 8. behind 7. Place a border around each picture 4. Make dog‟s background transparent with the pen tool on the picture tool bar 36 | P a g e . Wrap words around. square. Copy the picture and turn copy into watermark 5.PICTURE MANIPULATION 1. Put a dog in the picture.

size. ‗How to save for other applications‘. 45 minutes. date created. This takes them to the Adobe CS website and exposes a vast database of tool Lesson Description     Adobe Photoshop is KidPix for grown ups—and the default photo enthusiasts. use tools and layers to alter the picture Higher-order thinking skills Applying information. Computer Activity  37 | P a g e . toggle top and bottom). engaged learners as each skill dynamically builds from prior knowledge. Have students view several of the ‗How To‘ wizards available. ‗How to print photos‘. history. and then walk around to be sure students understand. Open Photoshop.b. To avoid the frustration and confusion inherent in most Photoshop training. Then have them select the ‗Help‘ files. graphics. start with this project before attempting others. Make sure they try ‗How to paint and draw‘. choose a picture. and positive learning outcomes spark enthusiasm for more. default. how to‘s. 1-2 sessions Adobe Photoshop (or adapt for Gimp) photo editing. Students become active. creating knowledge Technologyspecific: photo editing. Briefly describe the right-hand tools (briefly because this book won‘t get into most of them). 2. pixels. Explain the screen layout and toolbars (sides. copyright and more.  Review the menu bar at the top with its choices. creativity and innovation Standard: NETS-S 2. Demonstrate each skill first.  Click the File Browser . using a smart board or a monitor.c Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 5-8 Project 4 (graphics in Word). toolbar. Go to Help. This project introduces a traditionallychallenging program in a classroomtested easy to understand set of steps and projects. It exposes folders and documents on the local computer.Subject #1: Art/Graphics Project #5: Photoshop Basx. Select a picture and notice how it displays all data—file name. Students review the basic tools. This lesson introduces the Photoshop layout. layers. workspace. Subject Area/ Learning-specific Communication skills. author.

 Have students click through several tools on the left tool bar and show them how the top toolbar changes. emails or a website.  Open student school picture. Use the history tool to toggle between the canvas before and after drawing on it by clicking between the original picture and the last action taken (at the bottom of the History list).) I can‘t draw on the picture I opened.tutsplus. Here are two: psd. Watch several.com/tutorials/tutor ials. Notce the size. Remind them this is where they can find answers independent of teacher assistance. Notice that the top layer covers all others  Show students how to save. Extensions   Search www. Show them how they can take the paint brush and color just one pixel if they are close enough. . that you‘re not trying to paint with the color white.jpg. so show students how to change the file type format to a . and that you‘ve selected the correct layer.tif or other for use in Word.com/articles/web/50-greatphotoshop-tutorials-for-cleverbeginners/ www.photoshopgurus. Show class how to zoom in and out (right-side toolbar).) 38 | P a g e .psd extension. as well as how to perform specific functions (such as ridding a photo of the red eye mentioned earlier). Explain pixels. This won‘t open in other programs. This is how experts remove ‗red eye‘ in photos.video. Publisher. The default is as a Photoshop file with a . depending upon the tool selected. Now draw on it. Name it.  Watch the layers tools. There is also an endless supply of websites that teach Photoshop for beginners. Have students open a new blank canvas. There are many.  Introduce the History toolbar (right side) as an undo feature (like Ctrl+Z in Word). What do I do? (Go to the menu bar. Encourage them to explore. engage their critical thinking and active learning skills.bmp.questions and answers.Youtube and www. Select ‗Window-workspace-default workspace.com for how-to videos on Photoshop. (Check that you‘ve selected the paint or pencil tool. You can only paint on the highlighted layer. the background color.google.html  Troubleshooting Tips  I closed some of the toolbars by accident. .

start there to avoid the frustration and confusion inherent in Photoshop training. there is no substitute. Can you see the difference? I don‘t see any difference. You‘ll see why the moment you open the program. o auto levels Lesson Description    Adobe Photoshop is the grown-up KidPix. Go to imageadjustments. For photographers and graphic artists. or select pictures they would like to use. Go to the ‗History‘ tab on the right. Subject Area/ Learning-specific Communication skills. Toggle between the original picture and the corrected picture. creating knowledge Technologyspecific: photo editing. 2.Subject #1: Art/Graphics Project #6: Quick Fixes in Photoshop. If you haven‘t taught Project 5. use the three auto corrections:  o auto contrast o auto color Computer Activity  Do them one at a time and notice the difference. list of templates or prompts to get you started.c Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 5-8 Project 5 (Photoshop Basx) 20 minutes Adobe Photoshop (or adapt for Gimp) image. Higher-order thinking skills Applying information. Photoshop users instinctively know what to do and don‘t want to waste time on clues. There‘s no friendly cursor. (You won‘t see a huge difference all the time. toggle. creativity and innovation Standard: NETS-S 2. Demonstrate first. and then walk around to be sure students can find each tool Have students open a picture from a file folder you‘ve set up of ‗Photoshop Pictures‘. Learn three quick and easy auto-correct tools to change photos from amateur to pro. history. Have kids bring their own pictures. auto. If you Google ‗Photoshop‘. you get 179 million enthusiastic hits.) Extensions   Troubleshooting Tips  39 | P a g e . Pre-test photos to find one that is most representative of these auto-fixes. Some are not as obvious when changed.b. They learn auto-correction.

Project 5 (Photoshop Basx) 45 minutes Photoshop crop. Subject Area/ Learningspecific Communication skills. End back where you started. Have students use pictures for a class project or one of themselves—or even one that collaborates with writing skills or language arts. This one works for any situation. Push delete to remove the background. Enlarge picture so the area you are working on fills the screen. Learn three ways to crop pictures in Photoshop—lasso. Demonstrate first. check the toolbar that Photoshop (remind students of MS Word‘s single method) #1: The crop tool on left toolbar is best for cutting out a square from a larger picture. and then walk around to be sure students can find each tool. Higher-order thinking skills Applying information.    Computer Activity  There are three ways to crop in #2: The lasso tool on the left toolbar. but it‘ll get the job done. This series of projects (#5-11) introduces students to a traditionallychallenging program in an easy to understand way. but only works when there is consistency of color in the background you want to delete. 2. creativity and innovation Standard: NETS-S 2. background. marquis. inverse Lesson Description  Adobe Photoshop is the grown-up KidPix. work as carefully as possible. scale. magic wand—and when to select each.   40 | P a g e . Select the magic wand from the left toolbar. It requires patience and time. and the default photo-editing program for anyone serious about graphics. Click to start lasso. dancing ants. transform. drag-drop. menu bar. Before beginning. toolbar. creating knowledge Technology-specific: Photoshop photo editing. This one is the easiest. magic wand. thus avoiding the frustration and confusion inherent in most Photoshop training.Subject #1: Art/Graphics Project #7: Cropping in Photoshop. icon. Select inverse to select the background (not the picture). #3: The magic wand tool . You should now have the residual image. copy-paste. Have students open a picture with a uniform background (like the iguana set against the sky on the next page) and cut a square around its head (see sample on next page).b. each project scaffolding to the next.c Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 5-8 Project 4 (Graphics in Word). lasso.

  Extensions my adjusted picture to its new background. Copy-paste or drag-drop picture into the new background.accompanies the magic wand. at the top. Have them select ‗addto‘. You are ready to save or copy to another picture. Now click where you want to delete. Show students how to select ‗add-to‘ or ‗delete from‘ selection. Regardless of the cropping method you selected. all I get is an empty shape (Did you select inverse first?)  I‘m trying to drag the picture but I get an error message (Check your layers. the Coliseum in the sample) without closing the first. Some work better than others.. Open a second picture of a     background (i.e. Continue selecting until all unnecessary background is removed. Do you have the correct layer highlighted?) Troubleshooting Tips  When I copy-paste or drag-drop Here are some backgrounds and completed Photoshop projects. Use edit-transform-scale to resize picture to suit the new background Add several of the pictures to the same background. That moves the dancing ants to your selection rather than the deleted background. If you purchased the digital version of this book. feel free to use these for your projects: 41 | P a g e . depending upon which icon they highlight. to create a herd  Try a different background. now select-inverse on the menu bar at the top.

This can be used to create a picture for a classroom unit of inquiry. etc. 2. (check your starting point. creativity and innovation Standard: NETS-S 2. Enlarge one bloom by cloning additional petals around the stamen Check out my Photoshop wiki. The clone tool duplicates a hard to crop-and-copy image (like the flowers below) or deletes part of a background—a sign or a post in a nature scene—you don‘t want there. and then walk around to be sure students can find each tool. Be sure to pay attention to shadows. Demonstrate first.e. creating knowledge Technologyspecific: photo editing. Subject Area/ Learning-specific Communication skills.Subject #1: Art/Graphics Project #8: Cloning in Photoshop. or from one picture to another (see next page—adding polar bears to the sea cave). select the Add clone tool flowers and create an anchor point   Extensions   Computer Activity  Troubleshooting Tips    It doesn‘t look right. click. Does it match the color and shade of the end point? Have you picked up any extras in the clone process?)  I‘m trying to drag the picture but I get an error message (Check your layers. anchor point. This series of projects (#5-11) introduces students to a challenging program in an easy to understand way.. obstructions. Now paint with the mouse where you want to clone it (see second picture below). See what my students are doing today. Lesson Description   Adobe Photoshop is the grown-up KidPix and default photo-editing program for serious graphics artists. the flowers). To duplicate part of a picture (in the case below. Click on a flower and paint over it with the green field until the flowers melt into the background. clone from one picture to another.b. or to teach about ethical issues (because cloning looks authentic) Higher-order thinking skills Applying information. flowers). Add or subtract features from a picture (i. on a flower with Ctrl+Click.c Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 5-8 Project 5 (Photoshop Basx) 45 minutes Adobe Photoshop clone. Ctrl+click. avoiding the frustration and confusion inherent in most Photoshop training. Do you have the correct layer Delete highlighted?) flowers 42 | P a g e . so the deletion appears seamless. To delete part of a picture (such as the flowers below). You can clone within a picture (as with the flowers). set the anchor point on the green field..

Select a background you’d like your image to move into.Start with a picture with an image you like. Polar bears cloned into sea cave Original picture Additional polar bears cloned 43 | P a g e . Clone the original image into its new location.

and sharpen a focal point. background.  #4: Use the transparency Lesson Description  Adobe Photoshop is the default photo-editing program for anyone serious about graphics. Let students be as creative as they want. Select one picture for the background (Pool Girl). laid out for the best chance of success Introduce each skill in the order directed in this book (#5-#11). Add another picture as a layer on top (Swimming Dog) and adjust its transparency so that the under layer shows through. rendering.  #5: Use the custom shape tool to add shapes to the picture (see crown and fence post on next pages). There are dozens of filters that add texture and overlays to pictures in Photoshop. Students learn the easiest skills. Discuss how each brings out a different emotion and/or meaning to the finished product.    Computer Activity  tool to adjust image visibility. 2 sessions Adobe Photoshop CS or higher foreground.  #2: blur and smudge tools on left tool bar to soften the background. transparency. Go to Filter—artistic and it brings up dozens of choices. They love working with their own image. This series of projects introduces Photoshop in an easy-to-understand way. 44 | P a g e . You will get less frustration and confusion from students. creating knowledge Technologyspecific: photo editing.  #3: Use Filter-render-clouds to create a cloudy background (the colors of your foreground and background tool). See next page for samples. Try some (it gives a preview of the result) and select a favorite.Subject #1: Art/Graphics Project #9: Artistic Rendering in Photoshop.c Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 5-8 Project 5 (Photoshop Basx) 45 minutes. creativity and innovation Standard: NETS-S 2. warp. Demonstrate and then walk around classroom to be sure students find each tool Adobe Photoshop has an impressive collection tools to add pizzazz to pics. Take snapshots of each rendering Higher-order thinking skills Applying information. Have students open their school picture for this project. See next page for samples. history brush. 2. It not only fixes flaws.b. Subject Area/ Learning-specific Communication skills. Sample on this page. it creates unique appearances that can be used to communicate sophisticated and/or complicated ideas. font  #1: Artistic Renderings—add flair to pictures.

Do you have the correct layer highlighted?) 45 | P a g e . You can adjust font.Extensions  Add text with the text tool . and warp. color. I can‘t get the right colors for the clouds (check your foreground and  Troubleshooting Tips  background tools. That‘s where Photoshop takes the colors) I‘m trying to drag the picture but I get an error message (Check your layers.

b. each time adding a layer or returning to the original blank canvas with the ‗History‘ tab. Higher-order thinking skills Applying information. Check the upper toolbar for selections. stack.  #4: Use drop down menu on top paint brush toolbar. Click and drag the mouse across the canvas to color the background. Extensions  Drag the layer you like best (gradient. Uncheck box for ‗Show only current tool‘. Photoshop‘s reputation as a photo editor ignores its many other tools that enable you to draw like a pro with a wide variety of brushes. graphic design Subject Area/ Learning-specific Communication skills. Demonstrate and then walk around to be sure students understand. canvas. gradient. and scintillating extras. Are you painting highlighted layer?) in the  46 | P a g e . Try the circular rainbow and ‗Starburst Color‘. #2: Add a new layer with layer tool. click on the eye by layers you don‘t want and they‘ll become invisible. Check selections at top . presets. This side of Photoshop is perfect for creative projects that tie in with different classroom lesson plans. Use presets or adjust your foreground and background to the colors you prefer. You will get less frustration and confusion from students. creating knowledge Technologyspecific: photo editing. Or. creativity and innovation Standard: NETS-S 1. Use paint brush   Computer Activity  and its options. paint bucket. It either  pattern your choice. pattern. Project 9 (Artistic Rendering) 45 minutes Photoshop layers. 4. Try the following skills. fills with the foreground color or of Lesson Description  This series of projects (#5-#11) introduces Photoshop in an easy-tounderstand way. Students learn the easiest skills organized for the best chance of success Introduce each skill as directed in this book. #3: Add a new layer. Troubleshooting Tips  I can‘t paint on the canvas (Check layers. Use paint bucket to fill. history. paint) to the top of the stack to make it visible. textures.b Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 5-8 Project 5 (Photoshop Basx). foreground.Subject #1: Art/Graphics Project #10: Drawing in Photoshop. #1: Click Gradient Tool on left toolbar.

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color by image quadrant. This lesson adds the ‗wow‘ factor to Photoshop learning. a grown-up KidPix but much more with a massive variety of paint brushes. It doesn‘t take much time to teach and its wow factor is off the charts with students. Demonstrate and then walk around to be sure students understand. These are simple features (i. Higher-order thinking skills Applying information. Push the ‗Go‘ button at bottom. The original giraffes reappear while the background retains a Fresco look. Aluminum‘ or ‗Quadrant Colors‘.e. sepia. creativity and innovation Standard: NETS-S 2. photo effects like snow) that add professionalism to a finished product. quadrant colors. This book introduces traditionally-challenging skills in an easy-to-understand way. layer. (Is the correct layer highlighted?) 48 | P a g e . Lesson Description  Photoshop is a robust coloring program. sprays. gradients.    Computer Activity  Photoshop Actions: These allow you to put a frame on a picture. Troubleshooting Tips  I‘m trying to paint the picture but nothing happens. Brushed Extensions  Change the History source position to one you‘ve artistically rendered. source. Select the History brush tool from the left toolbar and paint over the giraffes (by default it ‗paints back‘ to the original picture). select ‗Filter-ArtisticFresco‘ to change the appearance of the giraffes. That‘s why pros love it. To do this. overlay.c Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 5-8 Project 5 (Photoshop Basx) 45 minutes Adobe Photoshop History. 2. Select ‗Frames. overlay an artistic effect and erase back to the source picture (see giraffes in middle—the vegetation appears blurry while the giraffes are crisp and clear)..  Photoshop History Brush: This enables you to set one picture as the source (like an anchor point in cloning). colors. recolor an image sepia or black and white.Subject #1: Art/Graphics Project #11: Photoshop Actions and the History Brush. and more (see sample on this page). to do whatever your brain dreams up. Go to the ‗Actions‘ tab (next to ‗History). formative exercises that are as much about discovery as training. This is a good addition to a Photoshop unit. creating knowledge Technologyspecific: photo editing. graphic design Subject Area/ Learning-specific Communication skills. filter. quadrant.b. actions. frames.

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I don‘t like the fill I used (Ctrl+Z to undo. using a variety of colors and cells. critical thinking Standard: NETS-S 4. autoshape. change it to a rectangle. or select the cell and change the fill color to ‗no fill‘. Provide an overview  of Excel rows. Have students select a cell. Now have students create their own drawings. Use critical thinking skills to determine which cells and what colors to choose. This changes row width for entire spreadsheet. Recolor.)  How do I select multiple cells at once? (Ctrl+click on each additional cell) Troubleshooting Tips   51 | P a g e . evaluate. coordinates. and prepares them for graphs and data in upper grades. columns. Then. Click the line between row 1 and 2 and drag it down until it.d Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 2-7 Excel Basx 45 minutes Excel cells. scale. fill. paint bucket. rows. prepares students for tessellations. Older students: Set the cells as squares to simulate graph paper. It‘s easier in Excel than on blank paper because Excel‘s grid lines are like graph paper. As students get older.  Computer Activity  Open Excel. Lesson Description  This is simple for younger students. Click the fill tool . width. columns. cells. too. use Excel to introduce the concept of graphs.  Encourage students to resize the rows and columns as needed to make drawings more realistic. columns. Now click the line between column A and B to find pixel width (probably 64). paint bucket. etc. 4.Subject #1: Art/Graphics Project #12: Creating Simple Shapes with Excel Excel is a sure way to get students excited about math. This is done by selecting the entire worksheet (click the cell at the intersection of column A and row 1).b.  Color cells Extensions  Students can add autoshapes and freeform lines to enhance drawings. Higher-order thinking skills See patterns. is 64. grids. Subject Area/ Learningspecific Math. graph until they have created a square. understand Technologyspecific: Excel cells. grid. Show them how to change the color with the drop-down arrow. toolbars. Start with drawing simple pictures (because youngers love art). rows.

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They‘re geared for elementary learners. Explore the links. Higher-order thinking skills Comprehension—grasp meaning.moma. back arrow. search Lesson Description  This list of sites is culled from the many available.html www. internet address. You‘ll get a list of suggested hits.metmuseum.artsconnected.Subject #1: Art Project #13: Art Online.  just Ctrl+click on the links below and they‘ll take you to the site. click. Try the activities.  Cezanne‟s Astonishing Apples Minneapolis Museum of Art Destination Modern Art! Google Art Project Welcome to Artopia! Starfall—Art Gallery for Kids www. Ctrl+click the images.org/explore/dancers/index. unit.html www.org/www. type the website addresses below into your browser and push enter. hyperlinks. use the toolbar.com/n/level-b/art/load.a.org/destination/ www. Click on the one closest to the link here. interpret facts Technologyspecific: Broaden understanding of subjects.starfall.b Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: K-8 Project 99 (Internet Basx) 45 minutes Internet access. before lunch. browser. Or.metmuseum.) I don‘t like this webpage (use the back arrow to go back one page at a time) Troubleshooting Tips  Computer Activity  If you purchased this book digitally. (Type it into the search engine. Take one lesson to introduce students to the six art sites I‘ve listed (five to ten minutes on each) and then allow them to revisit when they have a few minutes at the end of a class project. with minimum ads and maximum entertainment to draw children into the beauty and learning that is art.com/ www. Read what‘s offered. Standard: NETS-S 2. or any other sponge time. The address doesn‘t work. Visit online resources from great world-wide museums. 3.org/artopia/watch.googleartproject.html www. select/use applications productively Subject Area/ Learning-specific Find and enter addresses.thirteen.org/explore/cezannes_apples/splash.htm?f 53 | P a g e . link. browser Online. Now take your time. If you purchased a print copy.   Add the site to your favorites.

Subject #1: Art/Graphics Project #14: Sponge Activities for Drawing and Graphics. Be sure the icons are on the desktop or pinned to the start menu so kindergarteners can find them.tuxpaint. 99 (internet Basx). screen. they can go into these drawing programs for a few minutes of authentic inquiry-based learning Once I‘ve shown students how to open and use these programs. pin. to work without assistance— remember how they did it the last time and do that again.org).org ). ctrl+click the blue links or images to go to the sites (free from www.tuxpaint. Lesson Description  Art is a good way to engage students in their own learning. or pursue a topic they‘re covering in class.b Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: K-8 Project 90 (Wallpaper).  Need animated GIF‘s for PowerPoint slideshows or emails? There are lots of those sites available—another good way to soak up 5-10 minutes at the end of class Troubleshooting Tips   I can‘t see the entire webpage (Use Ctrl+. Higher-order thinking skills Apply (use methods in new situations) Technologyspecific: Use technology to broaden understanding Subject Area/ Learning-specific Coordinate with classroom teacher on topics Standard: NETS-S 1.com . Give them a theme. Microsoft Paint (free with Windows) and KidPix are easy-to-use painting software. If you purchased this book digitally. 1 and 2 (KidPix Basx) 20 minutes Internet browser. When students complete the class activity. Have students try these drawing and graphics programs when they have a few minutes at the end of the lesson.b. during sponge time. They‘ll enjoy the break from the cerebral activities of math and science.NationalGeographic. visit Project 90 in Volume II). GIF. like www. they have excellent recall. Ctrl.to zoom out or Ctrl++ to zoom in  Where‘d the picture go I saved for wallpaper (check My Pictures on the Start menu) 54 | P a g e . zoom. Windows wallpaper. I encourage their critical thinking and problemsolving skills by asking them  Extensions Computer Activity  TuxPaint   Have a list of wallpaper sites. download. icon. Allow students to find pictures to use as wallpaper for their screen (for how to do this. TuxPaint (www. Not surprisingly. KidPix. 3. if they want to use the program. before lunch.

Thirty-two Ways to Use Spare Classroom Time I keep a list of themed websites that are easy-in easy-out for students. and the story writes itself Funny poetry to read and enjoy Jeff‘s Poetry for Kids Fill in the blank poetry Get Writing—write your own story Web version of Mad Libs    Research—chapters on subjects National Geographic for kids Nova video programs Science         Math       Math and Virtual Manipulatives Math website—popular. Organized by topics 55 | P a g e . these are called ―sponges‖. Hope you like them! Language Arts       Make your own Story—answer questions. I‘m always interested in learning from you). machines and surgery National Geographic Kids NOVA Videos—great topics Nova video programs Science Headlines—audio (grades 3+) Great site on yucky stuff Virtual tours Technology      Research     All-around research site Research for kids School Tube—learning videos organized by topics World Book Online Virtual tours Webcams around the World More Worldwide webcams for kids Nova video programs School Tube—learning videos from YouTube. Here are thirty-two more. You may have read my post with nineteen sites my students love visiting during sponge time (let me know if you liked them. They must be activities that can be accomplished enjoyably in less than ten minutes. have some to add. a standard Math—by Grade Level Math—game-oriented Mental Math Minute Math Videos on science topics Visit a Virtual Farm Virtual weather. In the parlance.

For older grades. Change font color . While typing. closing. Writing strategies include a thankyou. Discuss letter-writing protocols. footer. When completed. not Easter.) Add clip-art to body (not heading. font size 14-18. Continue with font size 14-18. pictures. network. is a rigorous exploration of authentic questions to engage students in active learning. font. flash drive. and wraps (grades 4-6). Make ‗turkey‘ orange or brown. add a space after periods and commas. border. greeting or closing). but be appropriate to the holiday (i.  Extensions  of five words to add emphasis. tab. What‘s the keyboard shortcut for date (Shift+alt+D) Computer Activity        Troubleshooting Tips  56 | P a g e . wish. add a text box. flash drive. Depending on grade level. dialogue box. WordArt title. Add a greeting (‗Dear **‘) on a separate line. date in Times New Roman. remind students to capitalize the first letter of a sentence and proper nouns. make an important word larger. teacher. Explain how clipart goes where cursor is blinking. border   Add holiday border through ‗Borders and Shading‘ dialogue box. ‗chiller‘ fits Halloween. watermark and/or autoshape. any font. For more experienced students. a watermark (grades 4-6). Check work against the rubric in this book to be sure students followed all directions. then format with fonts. clear red squiggly lines (spelling errors) by right-clicking on the word and selecting the correct spelling. use one lesson to write the letter and one to format. Indent each paragraph of body with the tab key. any font. Use this project to teach 2nd graders the layout of MS Word‘s opening screen. organizing information Technologyspecific: MS word: change fonts/ colors/sizes Tech: save to flash drive Subject Area/ Learning-specific Letter-writing Grammar/spelling Communication Standards: NETS-S 1. colors. or other holidayappropriate topic. Technology operations Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 2-6 Introduction to MS Word 45 minutes for grades 3-6. For example. like all project-based learning. 2-45 minute sessions for grade 2 MS Word greeting.Subject #2: Composition and Communication Project #15: A Holiday Letter in Word. Students write a letter paying attention to correct greeting. indent. memory. Be creative. body. Show students how by either clicking inside the word or highlighting it. font and size Lesson Description  This project. Add closing. Start with a heading (name. Use the font matteroffact for the word ‗ghost‘ . closing. Creativity and innovation 6. icon. For grade 2-3. Higher-order thinking skills Using knowledge student has learned. do both in one lesson.e. size 12). body. use good keyboarding skills.

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5 different fonts b. Text box with a quote or bullets* 7. A festive border 4. but not more a. Check Print Preview 11. 5 different colors d. teacher Several lines of story a. Footer 9. A WordArt title 5. Heading with name.Name_________________________ Teacher’s Name_________________ HOLIDAY STORY 3rd-6th GRADING RUBRIC 1. Autoshape with fill color* 10. Professional appearance *Italics indicate Extra Credit __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ 60 | P a g e . 5 different size fonts c. Spell-check e. Watermark 8. 2. date. Story fills page. Grammar check 3. 5 pictures—all the same size 6.

documents end up lost (in my school. It seems to work until they have to edit the document. If students complain they lose data as they type. the more students can do for themselves. Show-hide tool.6 MS Word Tricks Every Student Should Know The faster you teach students to be problem solvers. Here are 9 tricks that cover many common problems students will face using MS Word: 1. 4. Often. 3. Have students push the showhide button to see if they‘re using the double space tool. Teach it to kids early and use it often. show them where the icon is. students love to be independent. and then everything gets messed up. How to insert data The ‗insert‘ key is so confusing I‘m told it is being de-activated in the future. and they love showing off their problem solving skills. Even with small class sizes. almost in tears because s/he thought s/he‘d lost his/her document. students can help their neighbors. this is probably why. They find it cool to know keyboard shortcuts for getting stuff done. they will always ask. Then. My favorite is ‗enter enter‘ as a shortcut to double space. The good news is. students must drill down through five levels to get to their unique location). They love it and it saves a lot of time for you. Computers are a foreign language. Before that. Kids try to strong-arm Word into doing their will–often the wrong way. There are too many times to mention when I‘ve had a frantic student. Ctrl+Z–undo This will be their favorite. the more fun they‘ll have learning the intricacies of technology. 6. 2. and two seconds later. It will save miles of distress. Tables—they work so much better than columns and tabs. In my class. 61 | P a g e . 5. the more they‘ll learn. My students learn early to use ‗search’ on the start menu. How to insert the date It takes until Middle School for students to remember the date. How to find lost documents It takes a while for users to get accustomed to saving files on a network. I was the hero for a class period. Show them the Shift+Alt+D shortkey that inserts the current date into Word. Show them how to push the ‘insert’ key and all will be fixed. I retrieved it.

text box. MS Word to communicate with words. greeting. Allow them neighbors for assistance. Write a holiday memory letter. without teacher assistance.b. to ask Lesson Description  This project is a holiday greeting from the student to his/her family. I can‘t move the photo I added to KidPix. autoshape (fill the autoshape with color). remember. sticker—frames. KidPix wrap. Higher-order thinking skills Applying information. save-as to flash drive. Have student decide which program suits his/her needs. This is similar to #15 so student can recall those skills. 6. Otherwise. save to student folder. click inside a word and select font/size/color. closing. It can be a thank-you.) Trouble getting started:  I can‘t exit (Alt+F4)  I can‘t print (Ctrl+P. and the paint bucket fill (third bucket).Subject #2: Composition and Communication Project #16: A Holiday Memory in Word or KidPix. as much as possible. size. make sure it‘s placed and resized to your taste before clicking out of it. Times New Roman). #1/2: KidPix Basx #15: Holiday Letter in Word 45 minutes MS Word. and additional formatting. Is it art or words? When s/he‘s decided. color and size. any font look and color. open Word or KidPix      KidPix: Use ABC text tool to add a brief greeting. a memory. Decorate with a personal photo. font. KidPix: Change the font look. basic graphic skills Subject Area/ Learning-specific Letter writing Composition/creative writing Grammar/spelling Standard: NETS-S 2. use font size 36-48. with your picture. body—6-8 sentences. do you remember how to insert a border? Change fonts/color/sizes? Add pictures? Challenge students to   62 | P a g e . print MS Word: Add a watermark. text wrapped around it. footer. use the Oops Guy and start over. include all parts of a letter (greeting.b Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 1-5 Intro to Word. file-print)  Extensions Troubleshooting Tips  Computer Activity  MS Word: add name/teacher/date as a heading at top (font size 12. (When you Add-add graphic and insert the photo. creating Technologyspecific: Editing text. Add student name with animation tool (the dog)—alphabet To change font. Print without help. heading. color in Word. Student works independently. a wish. This is a quick way to format without highlighting a word. For everything beyond the heading. or any other holiday-appropriate topic. Student decides between Word or KidPix: Select KidPix to communicate with pictures. From Project 15. closing). This reinforces writing skills as well as technology. formatting documents.

A letter has:  A heading  A greeting  A body  A closing  Correct grammar and spelling  A border  Color pictures A    Memory Letter has: A heading A greeting A memory of a past holiday  A closing For younger grades:  A brief greeting  A closing  Child’s picture (from home or a school picture)  A KidPix frame around picture  Paint bucket fill (3rd bucket) 63 | P a g e .

Trouble finishing up:  I can‘t exit (Alt+F4)  I can‘t print (Ctrl+P. font size. Technology operations Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 2-7 Introduction to MS Word.. Project 16: A Holiday Memory in Word 25-45 minutes MS Word font. resolution. Double space between sections. setting. click inside word and select font/size/color. Clear red squiggly lines by correcting spelling  Story must fill one page. double space.  Color the text box and call-out. border. Older grades add to their Word skillset. date on three lines). Open MS Word. heading and greeting. relying on alreadyaccumulated knowledge.Subject #2: Composition and Communication Project #17: A Holiday Story in Word. color. heading. Extensions  Add text box. Print preview before printing. Review parts of a letter—greeting. font size 12. Creativity/ innovation 6. 3-8 sentences. Students work without teacher assistance as much as possible. crisis. greeting. any font. Lesson Description  A holiday story or letter with pictures. and a WordArt title (for story).e. Add heading to top (name. text box.   Computer Activity   Troubleshooting Tips     To change font. Times New Roman. Student can select font size 14-36. for balance of letter/story.  Challenge students to add: o art borders (see inset) o pictures (place cursor where image goes) o 5 fonts/color/sizes (see inset below)  Review before printing. varied fonts/colors/ sizes. plot. Second graders hone basics. call-out. i. cursor. closing Review parts of a story: character. This is a quick way without having to highlight the word. teacher. plot. body. but no more.  Have at least one paragraph. call-out. size. depending upon grade. setting. file-print) 64 | P a g e . A review of MS Word writing skills emphasizing knowledge student has collected and established learning outcomes Higher-order thinking skills Using knowledge student has learned Technologyspecific: MS word: change fonts/ colors/sizes Subject Area/ Learning-specific Letter-writing Grammar/spelling Standard: NETS-S 1. Resize pictures as needed.

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size. but this one comes with a choice. font. closing. KidPix . Have experienced students add more detail to their letter—memories. Save to student network folder. border. MS Word: Students include all parts of a letter (greeting. Print without help. or pictures in KidPix. several projects in each 45 minutes KidPix.Subject #2: Composition and Communication Project #18: Holiday Greetings in Word. export. body—6-8 sentences. Do you remember how to insert a border? Change fonts/color/sizes? Add pictures? Student works independently. Another holiday letter. info Problem-solving 4. don‘t be afraid to make mistakes. 6. Any amount of text and pictures is fine. MS Word offers a more in-depth exploration of dynamic topics with the addition of borders and watermarks (for those capable of these skills). Higher-order thinking skills Technologyspecific: Add/edit text Format doc (fonts. MS Word tools. Introduction to KidPix. tool bars skills Subject Area/ Learning-specific Composition Creative writing Grammar/spelling Art Standard: NETS-S Communication of ideas. Lesson Description  This student-centered summative exercise asks the participant to choose Word or KidPix as a medium to express their thoughts. greeting. by the way. any font look and color. explore. Act as their guide. color. color. KidPix removes the pressure of notquite-developed writing strategies and allows students to engage in nonverbal communication (which. This is a quick way to change a word without highlighting it. graphics. and then open Word or KidPix       Extensions   Computer Activity  KidPix: Students use only those tools s/he remembers. accounts for more than half of all communication). Words or pictures—which better facilitates active learning and addresses authentic questions? Both encourage multimedia communication skills with text. close). whatever tells parents better why s/he loves them (see example on next page) To change font. body. Student decides to share his/her thoughts with text in MS Word. font size 48. stories. save-as to flash drive.b Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 2-4 Introduction to Word.b. Have students decide which program suits his/her need. without teacher assistance as much as possible. Try some. Troubleshooting Tips  66 | P a g e . Correct spelling before printing. not keeper-of-all-knowledge. borders) Save to flash drive Mouse skills. just click inside the word and select font/size/color. highlight Take the entire 45 minute class. mentor.

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 Print without help. highlight the text and select a different font/color/size. or use a Kidpix template.b.  Critically evaluate the work. multimedia communication Subject Area/ Learning-specific Spelling. Is it large  Computer Activity  Open KidPix. without teacher assistance. 2 sessions KidPix bookcover. Extensions   Select the ABC Text tool. class discussions. ‗Once upon a time…‘ (or other name as directed by instructor). file-print) Troubleshooting Tips 68 | P a g e . ask them to engage their problemsolving and critical thinking skills before raising their hand.   I can‘t exit (Alt+F4) I can‘t print (Ctrl+P. Have them think back to the websites visited.  Student works independently. Select the enough? Does it show up against the background? To make changes. Click on their background and type. creative writing. font size 72. formatting. but the stimulating environment of art and graphics. background tool.Subject #2: Composition and Communication Project #19: My Bookcover (in KidPix) Draw a cover for a classroom project or unit of inquiry. save to student network folder. have student use the realistic paint brush or the pencil tool to draw a cover that represents their understanding of the title. reading about. Instead of using a preconstructed background. as much as possible. If they have problems. students must communicate their understanding of a topic they‘ve spent most likely several weeks discussing. Choose a font they like from the list. communication Standard: NETS-S 2. Encourage students to try as many templates as they‘d like before making a decision. text tool Lesson Description  This project collaborates with the classroom teacher to create a fairy tale/fable story cover to support discussion started in language arts. Be sure student name is on cover (font size 12). saveas to flash drive background tool and ‗Fantasy‘ category. understand information Technologyspecific: Text. category. 2: KidPix Basx I and II 15 minutes. KidPix basics. With one picture. Students take responsibility for sharing ideas not with words. font.  Select a background that fits their understanding of fairy tales/fables. 6. Have students mix text and pictures for an attractive design. font sizes. template. Higher-order thinking skills See patterns. Use this project to introduce KidPix fonts. font colors to grade 1. exploring.a Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 1-2 Project 1.

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stamps and stickers. not a giver-of-knowledge. network. For younger students. ask them to work more independently. Decide between paint  Extensions  If the student can‘t remember how to perform a skill. facilitate their learning process by asking questions to help recall. fill. tool. the shape of words. If they still can‘t remember. When drawing is complete. For younger students. Encourage creativity. This gives them ample time to try all of KidPix‘s fun tools. Mix words and pictures to create a holiday card using skills learned since the school year began. backgrounds).a Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: K-3 Project 1/2 (KidPix BasxI/II) 30 minutes. Troubleshooting Tips   70 | P a g e . capitalize. Add text. Act as a guide. students enhance it with the spray can (if you‘ve covered it in class). a symbol. whatever comes to mind. save Change font and font color for the sentence or their namke. As the year progresses. My shift key doesn‘t work (Is caps lock on?) I can‘t change the color of my words (Highlight what you‘ve typed and pick a color from the color palette)  brush and pencil tool. suggest they try what they do remember. If they pick pencil. Remind them when they used it last. Students can also add paint bucket backgrounds and fills to extend the lesson. toolbar. For older students. text. There is no right or wrong choice. palette. and to put a period at the end of the sentence. flash drive Lesson Description  KidPix Cards are created using a variety of mediums (paint brush. Higher-order thinking skills Creating knowledge (recall info) Technologyspecific: Format pictures. Display a list of words they‘re likely to use on the overhead or Smart Board. By the third or fourth card. caps lock. use two sessions: one for practice and one to redo and print. they should have a toolkit of problem-solving skills to turn to before engaging teacher-controlled learning.     Computer Activity  Open KidPix. If they pick paint. suggest they use at least 5 paint brushes. remind them to use the shift key to capitalize the first letter of a sentence and proper nouns. without teacher assistance as much as possible. Print without help. shift key. They may draw a picture. merge multiple intelligences Subject Area/ Learning-specific Grammar and spelling Standard: NETS-S 1. encourage them to use all tools on the bottom toolbar. 2 sessions for K-1 KidPix grammar.b. use caps lock. fills. 6.Subject #2:Composition and Communication Project #20: A Holiday Card—in KidPix. Remind them how important spelling is. the fill tool.

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depending upon the skill of the student Publisher layout. critical thinking Standard: NETS-S 2. the three c’s.  The template greeting card used in this project has a stock layout—colors and design elements arranged in an attractive layout—and a Hallmark-type greeting that can be rewritten to express the user‘s unique thoughts. See the four views along the left sidebar—those are the card‘s pages.Subject #2: Composition and Communication Project #21: A Holiday Card in Publisher. an authentic representation of how fun computers are. Create a holiday card using Publisher templates. DTP. magazines. Open Publisher. trifold Lesson Description  Publisher is one of many desktop publishing (DTP) software programs that facilitate creation of brochures. and a fulfilling start to a robust. Project 22 (A Holiday Flier) 20-30 minutes. push ‗create‘ at bottom of screen. covered in Project 22. fliers and more with easy-to-use.b. color and font options appear on the right side (called ‗schemes‘). color scheme. Let olders change as much as they wish. organizing parts Technologyspecific: Using and editing templates. The only easier skill is fliers. newsletters. verse. Greeting cards are simple to make. place-savers. trifold brochures and newsletters. 6. While its strength for the educator‘s classroom is magazines. Use this lesson to teach youngers about templates and olders about design and menus. task pane. sometimes challenging program. Computer Activity   72 | P a g e . easy-topersonalize templates. o Notice the similarity between the menu bar at the top (the one with the words) and the ribbon (with the icon pictures) to those already used in MS Word. Make it simple for youngers (don‘t edit text. font scheme. add only one picture). greeting cards are an engaging way for students to learn the program while they explore a real-world application. Subject Area/ Learning-specific Grammar and spelling. This project is very easy.  When it‘s selected.  Take a quick tour of the greeting card screen o Cover comes up first.b Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 2-6 Introduction to Publisher. Have student try different choices until they find one that fits their interpretation of the current holiday. Select ‗greeting cards— all holidays‘  Scroll through the available cards and select one with the desired layout. exciting for project-oriented students. template. Once they‘ve selected it. Higher-order thinking skills Analyzing. cards. thumbnail.

73 | P a g e .  Add a thumbnail picture on page four. Go to page two. Save to student folder. Resize to fit template page (before pushing page. Troubleshooting Tips Page 4 (back): Add creator‘s  Print preview has some of the pages name upside down. 3-6: Adjust as save-as to flash drive needed by replacing text and  Print. Have students fold it pictures. unchanged. (Does it look like the next page? When you fold the card. inside): 2nd grade: make no above the creator‘s name (see changes. these will work out). left inside): Add a Extensions holiday picture(s) from clipart (or  Change the greeting layout from the Google images). Page 2 (blank. side to side). themselves (top down.    Page 1 (cover): 2nd grade: Leave  Check grammar and spelling before the picture and greeting printing. ‗create‘) Page 3 (with a verse. 3-6: Click to edit the sample below) message. right.

easy-topersonalize templates.  Click the selection you like. thumbnail.b. It‘ll adjust as needed to fit the field. Create a holiday flier using Publisher. Choose a one-page template and adapt text and picture.b Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 2-6 Introduction to Publisher 15-30 minutes (depending upon skill level) Publisher template. an authentic representation of how fun computers are. Olders can adjust colors. Use this lesson to teach youngers about templates and olders about design and menus. While its strength for the educator‘s classroom is magazines. Once you‘re satisfied. Select ‗Quick Publications‘. with room for: o A picture o A text for a greeting o A sub-text for student name and information  These templates are also useful for report covers and title Computer Activity      Open Publisher. fliers and more with easy-to-use. the three c’s. exciting for project-oriented students. place-saver. o Menus and ribbon with tools at the top (like Word) Turn student‘s attention to flier in the middle of the screen. toolbar. cards. editing templates. 6. Subject Area/ Learning-specific Grammar and spelling. They‘re simple to make. design layout Standard: NETS-S 2. schemes pages. and a fulfilling introduction to a robust.Subject #2: Composition and Communication Project #22: A Holiday flier in Publisher. Don‘t worry about size. magazines. The templates used in this project come with a stock layout—colors and design elements arranged in an attractive layout. organizing parts Technologyspecific: Using templates. click ‗create' Take a quick tour of the main screen: o Flier in the center. Lesson Description  What is Publisher? It‘s one of the many desktop publishing (DTP) software programs for creating brochures. full-size image. o Pages on the left (only one in this case). etc.  ‗Heading‘: Click this word and add a holiday greeting. newsletters. trifold brochures and even newsletters. fonts.  ‗Sub-heading‘: Click and add a one or two-sentence greeting 74 | P a g e . fliers are a great way to learn the program. then select colors and fonts from the right column. sometimes challenging program. This project is very easy. Higher-order thinking skills Analyzing. Scroll through the options.

4th grade.  (including their name). This one‘s that simple. 5th grade: 75 | P a g e . The font‘s too big. It‘ll get smaller. I ran out of room (Keep typing. If that doesn‘t work. Click the thumbnail image once and again for the full-size image. Again.) Troubleshooting Tips Clockwise: 2nd grade. Check grammar and spelling before printing. resize the picture using the handles. (Be sure to use the full-size internet image—those free to the public—not the thumbnail. Picture: Delete the stock picture and add a holiday image from clipart or Google images. Save to student network folder and flash drive   Extensions There aren‘t any.) I found a picture on the internet and it doesn‘t work right on the template. 3rd grade. it adjusts to fit your message.

The templates used in this project come with a stock layout—colors and design elements arranged in an attractive layout. row. template. Select ‗One month per page‘. layout Subject Area/ Learning-specific Grammar and spelling Standard: NETS-S 2. fliers and more with easy-to-use. sometimes challenging program. calendars are a crowd pleaser. Open Publisher.Subject #2: Composition and Communication Project #23: A Holiday Calendar in Publisher. etc. Pick an appealing layout from center (pictures at the top or side. add text and pictures. thus a great formative exercise and dynamic approach to experiential learning. The 45 minutes suggested as time required is to allow students to engage in authentic. click ‗create‘. realtime discussions before filling in the blanks on the template. When that‘s done. students make an events calendar to track each other‘s lives over the holidays. Lesson Description  Publisher is a desktop publishing (DTP) software program used to create brochures.).   In this project. then select colors and fonts from the right column (as done with the flier and greeting cards). Students can pick their template. organizing parts Technologyspecific: Using templates. editing templates.b. cards. easyto-personalize templates. They‘re simple but exciting while fostering creativity and providing a fulfilling introduction to a robust. Pictures can be copy-pasted from an internet search. Some students won‘t want to share and that‘s fine. magazines. 6. Push button to ‗Set Calendar Dates‘. Higher-order thinking skills Analyzing. range. calendar size. Pick current month.b Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 4-7 Introduction to Publisher. newsletters. They will want plenty of time to share and discuss upcoming events. scheme. with room for: o One or more pictures o Daily and monthly events  Computer Activity     76 | P a g e . While its strength for educators is magazines and trifold brochures.  Make student contribution to the calendar‘s events list optional. the three c’s. Create a calendar of all students‘ holiday or summer activities. font. Select ‗Calendars‘. Project 21/22: Holiday Card/Flier 45 minutes Publisher cell. image. This is a popular project.

Take suggestions from students. meaning there‘s more text than fits in the allowed space. Encourage students to enter their own appointments in place of class ones if they prefer. Start with activities occurring at school—concerts. This is where events will go. push enter to start a new line. Point out the date cell. Students can adjust font size (10-12 is probably best) to suit how much they have to write. Info must fit in this cell. and add information.  Have students add their name to an empty cell in the last row (see sample in lower right cell). (see sample below on December 24th) I‘m typing and my text doesn‘t show (Is there an ‗A‘ or ‗…‘ under the cell? That‘s the overflow code. Now it‘s time to fill in appointments. so it must be brief.  Save to student network folder and back up to flash drive Extensions  Add images of events to the date‘s cell. awards assemblies. Resize to fit. Make the font size smaller or abbreviate your information. dances. Show students how to click after the correct date. etc.    Replace stock graphics with holiday pictures from clipart or Google images. Where are they going for the holidays? What birthdays are occurring? Whose grandparents are visiting? Only take one per date. Use clipart or Google images.) Troubleshooting Tips  77 | P a g e .

d. While its strength for educators is often seen as magazines and trifold brochures. Click ‗create‘. collaborative skills Standard: NETS-S 2. Have students collaborate on a newsletter for a classroom unit of inquiry or a theme (colonies. back-toschool. If this is their first newsletter. or to share summer plans. Select ‗Newsletters‘.. organizing parts Technologyspecific: Using templates. adjust ‗Font Schemes‘ and ‗Color Schemes‘. overflow. newsletters offer collaborative and active learning experiences for students unavailable with other projects. using all Publisher elements acquired from Projects 21-23. stock photos. 3. Click the template you like. Allow several class periods to complete Higher-order thinking skills Analyzing. while encouraging positive interdependence as well as individual accountability for the success of the project. editing templates. By       with two stories for a one page newsletter or five stories for two pages. Computer Activity  Students should come to class 78 | P a g e . California Missions) or other themes. using these stock place savers. students should be encouraged to keep it simple by limiting stories to the space allotted. layout Subject Area/ Learning-specific Grammar and spelling. Pick a template. easy-to-personalize templates. embedded. student-focused culture in the classroom. design elements— arranged in attractive layouts. place saver. students need only:  Insert stories and titles  Add relevant pictures  Complete the Table of Contents This is an advanced project. table of contents.Subject #2: Composition and Communication Project #24: A Holiday Newsletter in Publisher. the three c’s. From the right hand column. etc). It can be adapted to holidays. 23 (card. These should be an interdisciplinary collection gathered from many sources. master. Newsletters are best completed in groups to promote collaborative research and inquiry-based learning. as students The program includes a broad selection of templates with stock items—columns.d Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 5-8 Introduction to Publisher. link. animals. headings. and use the template‘s embedded formatting. template. design gallery. Pay attention to layout details.e. hyperbole. 22. flier. These can support classroom discussion on a topic (i. titles. Lesson Description  Publisher is one of many desktop publishing (DTP) programs used to create brochures. magazines. newsletters—and more—with easy-touse. They provide an engaging. 2 sessions (prep time outside of class) Publisher DTP. Project 21. calendar) 45 minutes. class events. Add text and pictures.

from home if they have Publisher). New Year‘s resolutions. Students can insert-picture or copypaste from the internet. You can break Extensions  that link with the ribbon tool and add an unlinked column. add info and save-as under their name. Publisher offers multiple choices in the Design Gallery:  sidebars and pull quotes to highlight important information (see inset)  interactive items such as reply forms. Pick something splashy and significant for your group that describes the newsletter‘s purpose. Each article will have text and one picture. Enlarge box to fill any white space. Resize the images to fill all white space. To fill this. Add a title for ‗Lead Story‘ by clicking in the words and editing for your title. vacations spots. Put story titles and page numbers into the rows provided.  You‘ll probably notice the story automatically flows into the next column. This box will attract readers‘ attention so make it splashy. As you type in. After all stories and pictures have been added. Adapt column lengths for longer or shorter stories by dragging handles at bottom or top of column.  Check grammar and spelling. etc. Don‘t try to do this yourself.     Delete unnecessary pages from left sidebar so you have only two or four (or whatever number you need). Replace the template‘s stock photos with pictures pertinent to your story using clipart or Google images. Fill this with whatever would be appealing to your audience— holiday gifts. Remind students to keep text within the allotted column space.  Find the text box entitled ‗Inside This Issue‘ (see inset). Enter articles one of three ways:  Each student adds their article into a saved copy of the group‘s newsletter (open it on their computer. Do the same with the ‗Secondary Story‘. This is because Publisher links related columns . objects are recolored to match the scheme. authentic. Add newsletter title. A full   page gives the impression of busy.  Find the text box entitled ‗Special Points of Interest‘ (see inset). (see inset) When inserted. These should be a few words to describe what‘s in the story and motivate the audience to read on. Be sure the 79 | P a g e . phone tear offs. If they exhaust their story notes. copy their columns and paste into master)  Each student adds their article into the master one at a time (during lunch. Then. the font size is adjusted to fit the length. before/after school. Delete extra rows. add pictures. Hyperbole is fine if it‘s accurate.  The group appoints a scribe (probably the fastest typist). students might still have white space remaining. active.

Troubleshooting Tips     I‘m typing but nothing shows (Is there an ‗A‘ under your column? That‘s the overflow warning—your column‘s too small. Make a newsletter to go along with a classroom unit (see example below) Email the newsletter to classmates rather than print. Resize the column or write less!) How do I delete a page? (Right-click tab and select ‗delete‘.) 80 | P a g e . The colors will be more vibrant and it won‘t get lost.entire column shows and there are no text overflows (an ‗A‘ at the bottom of the column).

 one to practice and one to perfect it. any color (see following pages). any font. comprehension. magic marker or crayon) so it shows up in the slideshow. Troubleshooting Tips  I goofed and the Oops guy couldn‘t undo it! (That‘s OK. toolbar Lesson Description  This is a favorite at my school.  #4: 1st Grade—Permit use of stamps on one picture. Use 5 colors. first grade writes a full sentence using the ABC text tool font size 48. Students can show these at Open House or a parent night using Windows slideshow function (some can do without assistance after a bit of practice) Higher-order thinking skills Creating. Each pictures uses a different KidPix skill as follows:  #1: (sample on next page is M is for Me) Use the thickest pencil tool (no chalk. clouds. 8 sessions (2 for each drawing) KidPix text. composition Standard: NETS-S 2. 4.a Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: K.) 81 | P a g e . Check work for grammar and spelling. grammar. slideshow. Students share a year‘s worth of tech learning and are always quite proud of their achievements. 1 Project 1/2 (KidPix Basx I/II) 30 minutes. organizing Technologyspecific: Adding/editing text.   bucket fill tool (#3) to add grass. using tools/toolbars Subject Area/ Learning-specific Story-telling. When students complete their four projects. etc. grammar. undo. PowerPoint. Extensions  Email the slideshow to parents. Start over. you as the teacher meld them into a slideshow for parents. That‘s why you practice one week and draw the next. You can assign topics (me.  #2: (sample on next page is My Family) Use the paint brush—five colors and a different brush for each family member. These skills have been practiced throughout the year so encourage students to work as independently as possible.  #3: (sample on next page is My House) Use the paint brush wacky tool building tools. Kindergarten writes a phrase for each picture using animation tool  letters .Subject #2: Composition and Communication Project #25: Four-sentence story in KidPix Draw four pictures on different themes. animation. spelling. using four different KidPix tools/approaches. Each slide will have a picture and a title. #4: Kindergarten (sample is My Neighborhood) Use the pencil tool to draw a street and the paint   Computer Activity  Allow two classes for each drawing. Turn student work into a celebration of their achievement using PowerPoint. Be sure to add fun music to the background like Peanuts and Take Me out to the Ballgame. streets.b. etc) or use topics being covered in classroom inquiry. my family.

The right column shows the drawings imported into a slideshow program. 82 | P a g e .Left column shows the KidPix drawings created by kindergartners.

The right column shows the drawings imported into a slideshow program. 83 | P a g e .Left column shows the KidPix drawings created by first graders.

 Check for grammar and spelling.Subject #2: Composition and Communication Project #26: Four-sentence Story—Advanced—in KidPix. students learn the PowerPoint basics (inserting pictures and text. This project is the first of three years of projects to teach students PowerPoint. PowerPoint. they‘re autonomous. By fifth grade. grammar. Illustrate with the pencil tool and five colors. autoadvance. transitions house. animation. any font/color. Project 1/2. composition Standard: NETS-S 2. skills that are reinforced in third and fourth grade. Technologyspecific: Adding/editing text. organizing comprehension. they can create a slideshow on their own. 4. Computer Activity  Start by showing students slideshows  completed last year by 2nd graders. Lesson Description    This is a favorite at my school as students share what they‘ve learned throughout the year with parents. introduce students to PowerPoint basics and guide them through turning their work into a slideshow with transitions. PowerPoint plot. inserting clipart. GIFs.b. movies (kids love the moving pictures). sound). That‘s why you practice one week and draw the next.  #4: How does student accomplish their wish? Illustrate with background tool. See next page for sample. setting. See next page for sample. auto-advance.  When finished.  #3: What does the student wish? Illustrate with paint brush tool. font size 36. unique backgrounds. Through this exercise.) Trouble getting started (Model your story after a fairy tale) Troubleshooting Tips   84 | P a g e . plot. Each sentence covers an important fiction trait—character. character. spelling.  Use the ABC text tool to write a four-sentence. Discuss these with students to assist their brief stories. By fifth grade. transition. as follows:  #1: Introduce themselves and provide one unique descriptor. animation. climax. clipart. Write and illustrate a story using the characteristics of fiction and put the story into a PowerPoint slideshow. transitions. This project reinforces classroom introduction to writing stories. paint brush and up to five stamps/stickers. animations. Start over.a Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 2-4 PowerPoint basics. setting. using tools/toolbars Subject Area/ Learning-specific Story-telling. climax/resolution. slideshow. Students present their slideshow to practice the unique skills of presentations using PowerPoint Higher-order thinking skills Creating. Illustrate with the paint brush wacky tool (building tools).  #2: Tell where they live and provide a unique descriptor of their Extensions  Write more than one sentence per picture I goofed and Oops guy couldn‘t undo it! (That‘s OK. Project 25 30 minutes for each drawing and story element KidPix.

85 | P a g e .Left column shows the KidPix drawings done by students. The right column shows drawings imported into PowerPoint.

The case for blogging in schools is clear.nickfinck. research. Time required: 10 minutes a week Software required: internet Vocabulary: blog. No IT glitches.c Grade level: Prior knowledge: 5-8 Project 99 (Internet Basx). but post resources and lesson plans for students. wiki. you and your class. and the entire Web 2.Subject #2: Composition and Communication Project #27: Online Blogs: Blogs are a revolutionary method to give all students an equal voice in conversations. blog roll. from Web Site: http://www. keyboarding Subject Area/ Learningspecific Spelling. No software to install or keep up to date. avatar. Show students how to interact on it. Blogs have spread like wild fire  through not just the virtual world but sticks-and-bricks schools. Web 2. Project 100 (Integrating Web 2. disagreements. With a blog. grammar. (2003) The Why and How of Blogging. critical thinking Standard: NETS-S 2. rss feed.com/presentations/wdw2 86 | P a g e . whatever comes to mind. virtual world. student schedule. generating. They bolster technology skills. Students who won‘t talk in class often participate in a blog. Nick. answer questions. you not only can host a discussion.a. but internet based. 32 million people— reading? Conventional wisdom declared reading had been replaced with sound bites and YouTube videos.0. What‘s going on? Let‘s start with what a bog is. posts. Just a web browser like Firefox or Internet Explorer. It‘s a web log—like a diary or journal. businesses. opinions.0 into the Classroom). add their ideas. Create a classroom blog to continue classroom discussions after class. Lesson Description  Studies show 32 million people read blogs daily. location of your wiki and more Higher-order thinking skills Creating. It encourages critical thinking with authentic questions in a collaborative learning environment that is non-  threatening and studentcentered.0 generation. A blogger posts a topic and instantly anyone can respond—in real time—with thoughts. composition. netiquette. integrating Technologyspecific Internet skills. attract a wider audience than traditional  Finck. 5. Include pictures.

Ask them to read each other‘s blogs and respond. Have them email you the blog‘s name. If you purchased a digital version of this book. research. make sure they select a meaningful name as it will often become part of their address. customizable. You may find that blog reading makes even the nonreaders enthusiastic about turning the virtual page. When (older) students set up their blog. It requires critical thinking of participants. all ideas aired. Try:  www. Have them create a first post with a few sentences about themselves. debating. What should you include as blog posts?  Use them for journaling. maybe have students discuss a book they‘re all reading.com/Links+to+Schoo l+Bloggers for lists of educators who have already taken the leap. have students read your blog. homework due. easy to enroll.org entries so students can view the progression of ideas. sharing. Respond to student comments! Nothing is worse than talking to a void. and more. Next.com  www. reading venues. Extensions  Did we mention blogs are usually   free? See Project 101 for more sites. have them do this from the road. If it‘s an overnighter. the blog roll. analysis.classblogmeister. Pick topics to get them started. the widgets. reflection. improve student writing skills by making writing fun and hip. reminders of quizzes. encourage them to select several of your entries and make comments.       Computer Activity  Get yourself signed up! Many blogs are free. You can do it.edublogs. and draw learners into self-guided discussions with each other. ctrl+click on the blue links to go directly to the websites. and more importantly. When students go on a field trip. or open forums  Post daily class activities with pictures and notes. gives ownership of content to students. One step at a time…) Troubleshooting Tips  Once you‘re up and running. It is also a failsafe method of insuring all students are heard. Make sure you have at least a month‘s worth of  87 | P a g e . websites and links of interest to students and parents  Still pondering? Try this website— supportblogging. How do I do this? (Take a deep breath. have them blog their thoughts. incorporate discovery into education. easier to use.

It‘s developed an entire neologistic vocabulary.0 tools are the most exciting thing to happen to education since public schools. confirm facts–just like when students write an essay or story So get over it parents. exciting headlines. they have to do it correctly–and they‘re willing to make this effort for a blog. thirst to share their thoughts. My blog didn‘t get read until I checked it for:        pithy content correct spelling and grammar Be knowledgeable. They sneak in volumes of lessons on good writing. same message). redundancies. If it‘s an opinion. Boy was I wrong. They buckle down and try to follow the unique rules inherent in blogs and wikis that. and are full of the five-second info kids love. It covers mundane. Check out One Cool Site by Timethief. There are so many bloggers out there. complete with spelling and new letters (i.0 tools are not going away. will draw readers. No readers. o Don‘t tear down the other guy‘s opinion as a way to promote their own. 88 | P a g e . pick something they have ideas about. You‘d think people would tire of posting to oblivion. which is a good thing. The effort is worth the reward. if followed. o Pick a topic they know about. want to get involved. Here‘s the interesting part to us teachers: If students want anyone to read what they write. How do they do that? o Watch grammar and spelling. Then scoot over to Problogger for more on the right way to write blogs (different ideas. I originally thought blogs (and social networks for that matter) were way too modern for rules.e. students must come across as intelligent on their topic and smart enough to discuss it in that one minute the reader gives them. That‘s right. ancient topics like grammar. She has post after post of suggestions for increasing the popularity of your blog. But they don‘t. No comments.How Blogs (and Wikis) Make Students Better Writers Wikis. They‘re studentcentered and pithy. second to appeal to my audience. These Web 2. which seems to be the joy of gaining a following (it sure isn‘t the money). As a teacher. blogs. Kids love them. There are rules to follow. appeal to my readers (a great lesson for students–make sure your voice fits your audience) interaction with readers via questions in the blog and answering comments when there were any the three paragraph structure (just like students learn in school): first to attract search engines with a scintillating synopsis. emoticons). They‘re drawn in. third to tie everything down to a conclusion (and maybe leave them wanting more) mistakes. pithiness of content.. They‘d give up and try something new. Look at texting. I had to verify point of view. This sort of mean-spiritedness turns people off. social networks and a whole lot more Web 2. flow by proof reading.

Subject #2: Composition and Communication
Project #28: My Storybook—in Publisher. Create a ten-sentence illustrated story using
characters, setting, plot, rising action, climax and resolution. Have one sentence per page with a picture to communicate the idea. Include a cover, ending page, and About the Author. Use this lesson to teach students how to use Publisher‘s design gallery and an authentic assessment/review of classroom inquiry into writing pedagogy.
Higher-order thinking skills Creating, organizing comprehension, Technologyspecific: Adding/editing text, using tools/toolbars Subject Area/ Learning-specific Story-telling, grammar, spelling, composition Standard: NETS-S 2.b, 4.a

Grade level: Prior knowledge:

3-7 Introduction to Publisher; Project 21, 22, 23 (card, flier, calendar); comfort level with keyboarding skills Time required: 45 minutes, six sessions Software required: Publisher Vocabulary: template, populate, font, rubric, grammar, TuxPaint

Lesson Description

Publisher is one of many desktop publishing (DTP) programs used to create brochures, magazines, storybooks—and more—with easy-touse, easy-to-personalize templates. While its strength for educators is often seen as magazines and trifold brochures, a storybook is an engaging project that allows students to focus on their personal strengths— art or words—with this interdisciplinary array of skills. A storybook allows both writers and artists to succeed, and each to find value in the other. If this is their first illustrated story, students should be encouraged to keep it simple. Make sentences clear, but descriptive. Make pictures themed to a character or action.

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with students. Explain the traits of fiction—character, plot, setting, climax/

resolution. Chat about these before students write their story. Have them review their ten sentences with you prior to beginning the project. Are there any grammar or spelling errors? Who is the main character? What is the plot? The setting? The climax and resolution? Open Publisher. Have them pick the Quick Publication layout. Adjust colors and fonts using Color and Font Schemes (as done in #22). Add the story title in place of ‗Heading‘. Add their name and teacher in place of ‗Subheading‘. Use KidPix, Paint, or TuxPaint to draw a picture that illustrates the story‘s theme (or the main character, or the plot). Export as a .jpg (with teacher assistance if needed). Insert it in place of the stock photo on the cover. Add eleven pages to the project. They‘ll populate in the left sidebar. If necessary, select the layout with a text box and an image.

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Add a border to each page from Insert-borders. Keep the border consistent on all pages. Add one sentence per page— centered, font size 48, any font, any color. (See sample below.) Add a picture that goes with the text at the top of each page. These can be drawn in KidPix, Paint, TuxPaint, or inserted from clip art or Google images. Skip the last page. We‘ll do this one differently (see sample). Resize the picture and text on pages 2-11 to fill the page. Don‘t leave any white space. Copy-paste the cover picture to the last page. Bring up the Picture Format dialogue box (right click or use keyboard right-click key) and change the image from ‗automatic‘ to ‗washout‘. Resize so it fills the page. Layer it behind using the ribbon‘s layer tool

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Add ‗The End‘ using WordArt. Check for grammar and spelling. Have students take responsibility for their learning by completing the rubric (see next page) to be sure they‘ve followed all instructions. Vary the layout of picture/text box to student taste. Record the story for younger children. Use the 10-sentence story (prior to creating the storybook) in conjunction with Project 32: Color My Grammar to work out grammar problems. Enter Scholastic‘s Kids Are Authors Too competition. Visit their webpage: www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/contes t/kaa_about.asp (If you purchased a digital version of this book, Ctrl+click the blue link. If not, copy-paste the link into your browser‘s address bar.) I can‘t find my story! (Did you back it up to your flash drive? Is it saved in ‗My Documents rather than the network folder?)

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organizing comprehension. completed 92 | P a g e . Add student name and teacher where it says. animated GIFs. a UC Davis study found that eighty-five percent of people fear public speaking. Technologyspecific: Adding/editing text. add titles per Table of Contents. Use this project to reinforce the PowerPoint basics learned in 2nd grade—adding slides/text/pictures. If you‘ve done this correctly. composition Standard: NETS-S 2. no matter the skills of the speaker. Have each student present their slideshow to practice the unique skills of presentations using PowerPoint Higher-order thinking skills Creating. Slide 2. animations. to get the slide layout shown in the inset). animation. spelling. What is this behemoth of the public speaking world? It‘s software with a bulleted interface that keeps the audience focused on what‘s important. Add the title. ‗About the Author‘. Backspace to delete the bullet list in the text placesaver. ‗Click to add subtitle‘. Have students use text area to discuss themselves. Open PowerPoint. grammar. 4. Include a table of contents for olders.b. Microsoft estimates that 30 million PowerPoint presentations are created a day. Accept all defaults for text. Today. Slide 10: Add title. place holders. This will motivate them. Project 26: Four-slide story 30 minutes. Add a sentence about the topic‘s favorite. It hasn‘t changed in fifteen years. In many schools. Slides 3-9. take time now to make text consistent across all titles and sentences. and auto-advance. Add title.       Computer Activity  Review PowerPoint‘s layout and tools  (Students should have Project #26). Talking in front of an audience is difficult and intimidating. If not. transitions. using tools/toolbars Subject Area/ Learning-specific Story-telling. color and size. clipart. challenge them and take the fear of the unknown out of this new project. 5 sessions PowerPoint slides. Lesson Description    In 1995. internet pictures. All About Me where it says ‗Click to add title‘.Subject #2: Composition and Communication Project #29: All About Me—in PowerPoint. Show students All About Me slideshows from last year‘s students. Add 9 slides with the new slide tool (click the icon. it is the new chalkboard. not the words. Have students create a slideshow to communicate using multiple forms of media. but when PowerPoint is used. the titles on all slides will be the same font. ‗Table of Contents‘ and bullet list of items per the list on next page. transitions. with colors and sounds that keep the audience entranced no matter how boring the presenter. the focal point becomes the slideshow instead of the speaker.a Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 3-4 Introduction to PowerPoint.

e. select ‗automatically after‘ to advance slide without pushing the spacebar or     mouse button. once you pick it. it changes all of them (Be sure to right-click and select ‗current slide‘). Check sample slide below to see the four points required on each slide. Add a picture from clip art or Google images to each slide. ‗Transitions‘. the ‗Favorite Sport‘ slide should not have a picture of ice cream). the teacher can collect a file folder of GIFs that deal with favorites and show students how to drill down to that network file. follow guidelines on Presentation rubric. Make sure it matches the slide‘s topic (i. This will add a background to each slide. it‘s on the slide. During the presentation. To see the movie move. add sounds.. Add transitions between slides with the menu item. add a unique background to each slide by right-clicking on the background and selecting ‗apply to selected slide‘. click Shift+F5 (this plays slideshow from current slide).     Click Design (menu item) and select a theme. You can customize it to your needs. Have students take responsibility for their learning by completing rubrics before scheduling presentations. Animate text by selecting the menu item. an animated GIF) to each slide. a custom track of music. it‘s on the slide. Extensions   Troubleshooting Tips  93 | P a g e . Add a movie (i. ‗Animation‘ and selecting the theme you like. Or. Once you select it. Or. These are found under Insert-movies.. Five seconds is usually long enough between slides. and interactive hyperlinks to the table of contents Visit my blog for an extensive list of animated GIFs to use with this project. Advanced students can customize backgrounds.e. As with transitions. Try a few before deciding. Need to tie into classroom inquiry? See the next pages for an example of a project that does that. While in the ‗transition‘ screen. Every time I change the background for one. Remember grammar and spelling.

1. 7. 8. add those you‟ve missed. 2. Title slide About the Author slide Table of Contents Each slide has title Each slide has sentence of favorite Each slide has picture Each slide has GIF Fonts consistent on all slides Pictures match topic on slide No spelling/grammar errors 5 animations 5 transitions Slides auto-advance ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ 94 | P a g e . Check off those that you‟ve included. turn in the rubric and I‟ll grade your project. 3. Parentheses indicates extra credit. 4. Then. When you‟re done. 11. 6. 10. 12. 9.POWERPOINT GRADING RUBRIC Name_____________________ Teacher__________________ Here‟s a list of skills required in your PowerPoint project. 5. 13.

slang.POWERPOINT PRESENTATION Name Teacher Date Face audience _______________________ _______________________ _______________________ Talk to audience Introduce yourself Introduce your topic Speak loudly and clearly No ‗umms‘. or stuttering Answer questions Slide show progresses smoothly Understood topic 95 | P a g e .

_ 3. Cover Table of Contents Why do people need government/What does do: Slide 4: Features of a democracy: 1. _ 2.Do your third graders need a PowerPoint slideshow tied into a classroom unit? Try this one: 3rd Grade PowerPoint Project: Government Your name:_______________________________________________________________ Your teacher:_____________________________________________________________ Slide 1: Slide 2: Slide 3: government 1. 3. _ 96 | P a g e . 2.

Slide 5: Features of a monarchy: 1. 4. 3. _ Slide 8: About the Author 1. 2. _ 3. _ 3. _ 2. _ Slide 6: Features of a dictatorship: 1. _ Slide 7: Three branches of US government: 1. _ 3. Your name and family names Where you live Your favorite book Your goal for life Anything else we should know about you 97 | P a g e . _ 2. _ 2. 5.

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Introduce yourself and topic d. Talk to audience c. Each slide has movie (GIF) 8. 5 animations 10. No ‗umms‘ or stuttering 14. (Custom animation) ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ 99 | P a g e . Then. Face audience b. Check off those that you‟ve included. 5 transitions 11. add those that you‟ve missed. Each slide has picture 7. Table of Contents 4. Speak loud enough e. Class presentation a. 5 sounds 12.POWERPOINT GRADING RUBRIC “Take Me To Your Leader” Third Grade Name_____________________ Teacher__________________ Here‟s a list of required skills in your PowerPoint project. Title slide 2. When you‟re done. (Custom background) 15. Each slide has bullets from storyboard 6. turn in the grading rubric and I‟ll grade your project. No spelling/grammar errors 9. About the Author slide 3. 1. Slides auto-advance 13. Each slide has title 5.

schemes Lesson Description  Publisher is desktop publishing (DTP) software for creating brochures. magazines—and more—with easy-to-use.b Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 3-7 Introduction to Publisher. 6. Use the Quick Publication template to make a fast cover page for a report. Check grammar and spelling. and a fulfilling introduction to a robust. Standard: NETS-S 2. Project 22: Holiday Flier 15 minutes MS Publisher template. font. It‘ll adjust as needed. design Higher-order thinking skills Applying. Organizing Technologyspecific: Use of templates. desktop publishing.a.b. (Did you use the thumbnail instead of the full-size image? Click the thumbnail image once and again for the full-size image. etc.  One page on left    template in middle of screen. They‘re simple to make. project. font size adjusts to fit.  Ribbon with tools at top.    The font is too big. Again. Creating. The cover page template has:  A stock picture. Don‘t worry about size. placeholders. Click ‗create‘. It resizes as you type. that supports a unit of inquiry in the classroom. easy-topersonalize templates. Cover pages are a great way to learn Publisher. grammar.) Troubleshooting Tips 100 | P a g e . screen. 5.  ‗Sub-heading‘: Click and add student name and teacher. grammar. desktop publishing. (Don‘t worry.)  I found a picture on the internet and it doesn‘t work right on the template. Subject Area/ Learning-specific Composition. Take a quick tour of the main screen:  Cover in the center.  Turn student attention to the Extensions Computer Activity  Open Publisher.. Scroll through the templates and select one. Pay attention to layout. spelling. spelling.Subject #2: Composition and Communication Project #30: A Cover Page in Publisher . Adjust color/font schemes as desired in right column. Save to network folder and flash drive  Adjust font and color separate from predesigned schemes  Be sure all internet pictures used are royalty-free. sometimes challenging program. to be replaced with a personalized one  A placesaver for report title  A second placesaver for student name Select ‗Quick Publications‘.  Picture: Delete the stock picture and add one from clipart or Google images that complements the topic. exciting for project-oriented students.  ‗Heading‘: Click this word and add the report title. Everything will fit.

copy. Go to Google images. watermark. Cover page: 20 minutes MS Word washout.Subject #2: Composition and Communication Project #31: A Title Page and Cover Page in Word. Have students include text and picture as well as a border Higher-order thinking skills Applying.  Paste the picture under text (see inset). Make sure students understand the differences  Computer Activity  Open MS Word. alignment. Creating. centered. spelling. desktop publishing. copy the picture and paste it onto the page (anywhere because we will be formatting it)  Right-click the picture to bring up the picture formatting dialogue box. Troubleshooting Tips   The picture covers my text (Did you change it to ‗watermark‘? Did you change ‗wrap‘ to ‗behind‘?) 101 | P a g e . teacher. Type the report name. Next. Subject Area/ Learningspecific Composition. select triplespace from the ribbon. format for a picture of your project. Times New Roman or Arial. This is more difficult than #30 (cover page using Publisher) so allow more time. but no art borders. You‘ll need the room at the bottom of the page for a picture. undo the vertical centering. Click ‗page layout‘. border. select ‗center‘ under ‗General Alignment‘ to center words vertically on page. Search   Extensions  Use a different picture for the washout. grammar. Go to full size image.b Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 3-7 Introduction to Word Title page: 10 minutes. double-space. Organizing Technologyspecific Use of templates. For Title Page. Create a title page and cover page using MS Word. and print. student name and date on separate lines (see top inset). Standard: NETS-S 2.b. For Cover Page. ‗paragraph‘ on ribbon. Go to ‗Layout‘ tab and change wrap to ‗behind‘. Use center alignment on the ribbon to center. Print and save Lesson Description  Create a cover page and a title page to support classroom inquiry into a topic. 6. vertically centered.  Now. any color or thickness. dialogue box. Go to ‗Picture‘ tab and change picture to ‘washout‘ (from automatic)  Resize image to fill page  Add a line border. Check grammar and spelling. Use font size    36.

Use font size 18. verb. conjunction. Use the font color palette to label parts of speech. have them add a legend with each color and what it stands for at the bottom Print. from fiction they‘re reading in class. comfort-level with keyboarding 30 minutes MS Word noun. Did it fall asleep?) Extensions   Computer Activity  Open MS Troubleshooting Tips   102 | P a g e . blue for subject.e.c.. what are the grey words on the next page? I can‘t get the highlighter to work (two ways: 1) double-click the word and select the color from the highlighter. 6. evaluating Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 3-8 Introduction to MS Word. understanding. Subject Area/ Learning-specific grammar Standard: NETS-S 4.  My document disappeared (check the taskbar. or a teacher hand-out. 2) select the highlighter color and then paint over the word. adjective. Higher-order thinking skills Technologyspecific: Tools and toolbars.Subject #2: Composition and Communication Project #32: Color my Grammar (in MS Word). Makes grammar fun. red for verb. adverb. For example. Word. i. or one of their choice. You can use sentences from a book they‘re reading in class.    Have students work in pairs and check each other‘s work. Have them mark parts of speech with the highlighter tool ( ) according to the legend on the next page. Traditional grammar classifies words into eight categories. prepositional phrase Lesson Description   This is a fun way for students to recognize parts of speech. pronoun. save-as to flash drive as a back-up Turn this around. Have students type a paragraph you‘ve selected. Pass out a sheet where you have highlighted words in colors and have students identify what part of speech they are. Students type several sentences in MS Word. save to student network folder. spelling words they‘re working on. When finished. or. You can use a paragraph from a textbook. You can use as many or as few as works for your grammar program.a Analyzing.

and purple for prepositional phrases. red for adjective. pink for pronoun. or spelling words you are working on. You can carefully use sentences from a book you are reading in class. Use the font color palette and clearly label parts of speech—yellow for noun. green for verb. blue for adverb.Type several sentences in MS Word. ______ = noun ______ = adjective ______ = pronoun _______ = verb _______ = adverb _______ = prepositional phrases 103 | P a g e .

no scenery. sensory input. i. Characterization: In the next paragraph. sensory details. What problem does the main character face? How does it threaten her/him? Can you see the concern/worry in the way s/he walks. but she‘d been gone for five years. character. setting details. characterization. edit. comfort-level with keyboarding 20 minutes MS Word doc. Higher-order thinking skills Understanding information. standing in that dank warehouse. Setting: In the next paragraph. Times New Roman). editing text. shivering lost dog?    Introduce story with a hook to grab the reader. Have students consider what would it be like if they were the main character. He smelled lilacs. hook. sensory. proof read. composition Standard: NETS-S 1.a. This is a formative exercise. tell me about the second through the eyes of the protagonist. or hear cows lowing in the distance? What‘s that chugging noise to the left? Is it dangerous? Now. no sensory input). Lesson Description    Show students how to enrich their writing by adding detail— characteristics. maybe one they wrote the prior year. Ask them why it sounds so amateurish. Read a rudimentary story to the class. How does s/he walk? What‘s s/he wearing? Does s/he appear nervous? Calm? Hurried? If you want to have two. What do his/her senses notice—what does s/he see/smell? Is there a taste to the air from a factory or a volcano nearby? Can s/he smell freshly-mown grass. use of tools and toolbars Subject Area/ Learning-specific Spelling. Leave a double space for the title.b Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 3-6 Introduction to MS Word.. description. crisis. designed to hone writing strategies through active learning and authentic assessments. resolution. grammar. setting elements.or second-grade version of a story (limited character development. Ask students to engage their critical thinking skills. like his mother‘s perfume. Students will come up with that at the end of the story. type-over. looking for a frightened. her/his posture. 2.e. movements? Is s/he carrying anything that would provide us with a clue? 104 | P a g e .  Computer Activity  Add your name at top of an MS Word   doc (font size 12. plot. word selection. scenery. tell me where s/he is. You‘ll probably get answers like detail. generating ideas Technologyspecific: Keyboarding. pithier words. determine why a story sounds amateurish and morph it to one sophisticated enough for the upper grades by adding descriptions. tell about the main character.Subject #2: Composition and Communication Project #33: Grow Your Story Using Word Provide a first. the plot.

More makes the story too passive. but I‘m typing over each word instead of inserting. think about the individual and describe him differently. Coyote was very tired and wanted to rest but he also needed to be safe. If you say he‘s running. He had… Its trunk was craggy and thick. Check for spelling errors (red squiggly lines) and grammar errors (green squiggly lines). he’d sure been stupid the last few days. He kindly asked the tree. In this story. and its arms spread wide over the grass as though welcoming Mr. or lanky-limbed youth. or Word art. (Push the ‗insert‘ key—to the right of the backspace) Extensions Troubleshooting Tips  His fur was mangy and falling out in spots. It might only take a few paragraphs. save-as to flash drive Before beginning. Mr. Surely. like boy or ran? If so. Skinny kid. Are there more interesting synonyms for any of the words chosen? Have any words been overused. Coyote. 105 | P a g e . close your eyes. but first. Pick Times New Roman or Ariel. there‘s nothing fancy about formatting. No clipart. Final step: Proof read. is he galloping like a horse. give the students a plain story (such as the one below) and have them collaboratively enhance it with character. setting and plot details. jogging. Print. You decide. And his bright white teeth had yellowed with the diet of grasses he ate. borders.   Spend the rest of the story reaching a crisis and then resolve it. Make sure you remain in one tense throughout—present or past—and one person (usually first or    third). “Mr. Allow only five ‗was‘ words. "Please open up so I can rest safely in your care". He had been walking for hours and hours through a beautiful valley when he came upon a large tree. save to student network folder. I‘m trying to edit. How had he gotten himself in such a fix? For a wily coyote. he had to rest his paws. maybe sprinting? Watch him in your mind (he‘s your character) and paint a word picture of what he‘s really like. or more. Coyote was getting very old and had to be more careful for his own safety. he could find a way out of this mess.

The most common words in the English language—called Dolch words. They‘re worth learning. the account for ten percent of all words in printed English. use words that are opposites. and popularized by Howard Gardner.. Have the older learners capitalize the first letter of the sentence and add a period at the end. Have students add stamps. and. and 2) there‘s a list of words that appear over and over in what children hear and see. "Just three words I. with stamps from KidPix toolbars. Use caps lock for younger with no emphasis on grammar. 4. Referred to as Multiple Intelligences. you just have to recognize them)— account for an amazing amount of words in children‘s literature. toolbar. stickers or the spray can to enhance the sentence‘s meaning with pictures. stamps. ―these words play an important part in holding together the general coherence of texts…‖ According to  Computer Activity  Collect grade-level   Dolch/highfrequency words (see list below). Have students open KidPix. colors. Lesson Description  This project covers two critical learning issues: 1) students learn in different ways. Put several together in a sentence. According to the National Literacy Strategy.b.e. verbs. Instead of creating a sentence. format pictures Subject Area/ Learning-specific Spelling. multimedia. Create a quasi-sentence. sight words. movement of their choice. Discuss how this is good grammar. multiple intelligences."  In a nutshell: The main reason for knowing Dolch words is you will see them again and again. i. etc. communication Standard: NETS-S 2. Multiple Intelligences are seven different ways to teach children and adults. multimedic communication. The ones we‘ll pay attention to in this lesson are text..Subject #2: Composition and Communication Project #34: What Does a Dolch Word Look Like? (in KidPix) Have students type three or four of their site/spelling words into KidPix. grammar. Higher-order thinking skills Analyzing Applying Technologyspecific: Formatting text. high-frequency words or sight words (because they aren‘t phonetic. filling in the missing nouns. color an pictures. Use the ABC text tool to write these words. high-frequency. up and   Extensions  106 | P a g e .c Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: K-2 Project 1 and 2 (KidPix Basx I and II) 30 minutes KidPix Dolch. Robert Hillerich.

eight. work. ate. could. seven. go. did. ride. shall. too. they. own. in. big. me. before. then. does. has. never. ask. he. my. there. small. pick. best. very. together. so. us. for.manythings. how. like. stop.com/phonics/grade_k_1/high_fre/hifreq1. am. out. but. at. walk. Troubleshooting Tips  Students can‘t relate the words to events (Help them by discussing what goes up and down. fly. who. red. said. wash. with. done. today. we. just. sleep. because. buy. down. their. would. or. do. some. found. you Kindergarten all. made. don't. see. went. giving. light. yellow. grow. know.sadlieroxford. funny. have. better. our. drink. one. Help them see the word as a symbolic representation of an action. was. up. What goes in and out? The two examples in this project. ran. cut.htm The 1200 most frequently-used words.)  List of Dolch words (High-frequency words are slightly different) Pre-K a. this. sit. try. of. as. green. look. read. both. sing. fast. again. only. him. came. where. tell. it. saw. white. find. is. first. four. away. Have them draw a picture of something going up and down (see inset). hold. under. eat. hurt. over. be. warm Sites for Dolch and High-Frequency Words High-frequency words. her. may. its. that. had. from.html http://www. yes First after. thank. got. five. take. blue.com/readquarium/highfreq. six. are.k12. his. into. fall. from #1 (the) to #1200 (recommend) http://school. upon. want. in and out. she. kind.elps. an. come.mi. those. been. if. which. three. round. now. clean. must. when Second always. by. with games to reinforce their use http://www. any. carry. please. many. laugh. start. full. I got from students. old. two. much. help. pull. ten. and. put.org/hmf/8993.us/donley/classrooms/berry/sitton_spelling_ac tivities/4thgrade_spelling/sitton_word_list. vowel sounds or endings. little. I. in and out. were. call. well. every. let. no.html 107 | P a g e . make. live. here. give. these. off. black. cold. around. draw. wish. keep.down. play. far. on. will. show. myself. think. say. your Third about. soon. use. to. get. Choose words with similar beginning sounds. new. open. not. run.gamequarium. brown. can. why. what. long. goes. write. pretty. once. good. right. hot. Incorporate discovery into this lesson by asking students what they think goes up and down. the.htm High-frequency word games and activities: High Frequency Words Hangman http://www. bring. gave. them. over and under. jump.

class word lists Standard: NETS-S 4.gamequarium.a Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: K-4 Project 99 (Internet Basx) 5-10 minutes Browser high-frequency.htm Play the popular game Hangman with high-frequency words http://www. links.mrcpl. I‘ll share five of them.manythings.sadlieroxford. just Ctrl+click on the blue links or images to go to the site   Computer Activity  Activities to reinforce the use of high-frequency words      http://www.html Extensions   Add the websites to favorites to be used more quickly I get a list of hits—not the site (Did you type the address into your browser‘s search bar rather than the address bar?) Troubleshooting Tips 108 | P a g e . 6.html Videos on reading.funbrain. Dolch.html Dolch Flash Games http://www. sign language (similar to YouTube. etc. Each website offers quick activities that take 5-10 minutes before lunch.d.Subject #2: Composition and Communication Project #35: Sponge Activities for Vocabulary Building." These sponges stem from the philosophy that there should be no wasted moments in her classroom. There are lots of great online vocabulary websites to help kids learn high-frequency and dolch words.com/phonics/grade_k_1/high_fre/hifreq1. learn the basics of internet Subject Area/ Learning-specific Reinforce spelling. comprehension. between activities. favorites.com/#mathreadingsafety Web-based Mad Libs www. but school-friendly) http://sqooltube. phonics.com/brain/ReadingBrain/ReadingBrain. If you purchased the digital version of this book.html More games with high-frequency words http://www.org/literacy/lessons/sight/index.com/readquarium/highfreq. Higher-order thinking skills Applying—use concepts in new situations Technologyspecific: Use technology to broaden subject matter competency. that make vocabulary fun. bookmarks Lesson Description  The term ―sponge‖ was originally coined by Madeline Hunter as an activity designed to produce learning during the time taken up by "administrivia.org/hmf/8993.

and the story writes itself Funny poetry to read and enjoy Jeff‘s Poetry for Kids Fill in the blank poetry Get Writing—write your own story Web version of Mad Libs    Research—chapters on subjects National Geographic for kids Nova video programs Science         Math       Math and Virtual Manipulatives Math website—popular. Here are thirty-two more. In the parlance. I‘m always interested in learning from you). these are called ―sponges‖. have some to add. Hope you like them! Language Arts       Make your own Story—answer questions. a standard Math—by Grade Level Math—game-oriented Mental Math Minute Math Videos on science topics Visit a Virtual Farm Virtual weather. They must be activities that can be accomplished enjoyably in less than ten minutes. Organized by topics 109 | P a g e .Thirty-two Ways to Use Spare Classroom Time I keep a list of themed websites that are easy-in easy-out for students. You may have read my post with nineteen sites my students love visiting during sponge time (let me know if you liked them. machines and surgery National Geographic Kids NOVA Videos—great topics Nova video programs Science Headlines—audio (grades 3+) Great site on yucky stuff Virtual tours Technology      Research     All-around research site Research for kids School Tube—learning videos organized by topics World Book Online Virtual tours Webcams around the World More Worldwide webcams for kids Nova video programs School Tube—learning videos from YouTube.

c Grade level: Prior knowledge: 2-3 Computer Basx.  Add a border to the cover. applying. ctrl. Put both together. etc. Show students how to add pictures from the internet and from the computer. 4 sessions Software required: KidPix. (Did you push # on the footer toolbar. MS Word. Nothing makes it as fun as adding pictures.b. Click the ‗images‘ tab. 3. export to network file folders. any font. border. internet browser Vocabulary: center. Save at least five images (full size) to each student‘s network file folder. Text should be font size 36. MS Word. Indent each paragraph. font. This project can also be done in conjunction with #88 Elementary Research      Computer Activity  Draw a picture in KidPix of search for pictures of their animal. Center the section title (if included). paginate. student name. Choose a line border. Open MS Word. margins.  My page numbers don‘t show in the footer. Add footer to the report with student name and page number.. bold. indent. Higher-order thinking skills Analyzing. one that activates their critical thinking and engages them in their own learning.Subject #2: Composition and Communication Project #36: My First Report (in Word) Students type a report on one of the class units of inquiry (i. fonts. teacher. culture. or did you use Shift+3?) Extensions  the animal they are writing their report about with the pencil or paint brush. page breaks. image. When finished. align-left Lesson Description  Nothing teaches MS Word like the pressure of a report. you‘ve got a collaborative learning experience for second/third graders. Center everything vertically and horizontally. Open Google. Left-align paragraph. centering. tab. Add a picture of animal between sections (see samples). footer. Use this lesson to introduce MS Word. Ctrl+enter to force a new page. and the KidPix picture they exported. animals) using MS Word. number sign. You should now be on Page 2. Have students Troubleshooting Tips 110 | P a g e . to complement the professional nature of the report. evaluating Technologyspecific: Use of software effectively and productively Subject Area/ Learningspecific History. Create a cover page (see sample on next page) with selected animal.e. Project 16 A Holiday Memory (Must use MS Word) or 17 A Holiday Story Time required: 45 minutes. language arts (reading and comprehension) Standard: NETS-S 3.

Samples of Report Pages: 111 | P a g e .

inspired by its reallife namesake and designed to teach the realities of life in a wagon train. so they‘ll have plenty of time to research. students must find food by hunting. landmark. Extensions Troubleshooting Tips   The game froze (This happens occasionally. Have students  start ‗New Game‘ rather than ‗Quick Start‘. fishing. Pay attention to the screen bottom where it discusses the health. language arts (reading and comprehension) Standard: NETS-S 3. Most answers are found at the top of the screen where it explains what‘s happening. no matter how wellmanaged a school‘s lab.000 Americans as they traveled via wagon train to the wilds of the far west. have them fill out the guide sheet (see below). evaluating Technologyspecific: Use of software effectively and productively Subject Area/ Learningspecific History. See suggestions for using Oregon Trail as a problem solving lesson.) 112 | P a g e . I include a worksheet of questions to answer as well as additional websites to extend their education Higher-order thinking skills Analyzing. culture. This force them to consider supplies needed vs. As they travel. use ‗Quick Start‘. cholera. Toggle between the game and the sheet so no paper is wasted. have them visit the suggested websites.b. Players assume the role of wagon train members. turn in the guide sheet. The game won‘t allow them to leave the initial town until a balance is achieved between these factors.c Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 3-5 Computer Basx 45 minutes.Subject #3: Geography Project #37: Oregon Trail.) It keeps crashing (OT doesn‘t play well with Win7.  Fill the questionnaire out on the computer. hardships. traveling from Independence. This simulation enables students to experience a migration made by over 3.  If students have to start their journey over. Because there weren‘t many towns along the Oregon Trail. scavenging and/or trading with others. applying. how much money they have and what will fit into a wagon. 2 sessions Oregon Trail supplies. but use ‗Quick Start‘. problem solve and apply simulation to classroom discussion on westward expansion. Show students how to read headings on each screen. 3. diseases. Missouri to the Willamette Valley in Oregon  Computer Activity  Open Oregon Trail. food supplies and morale of members. If a student can‘t find answers to questions. Just start over.  When finished. simulations Lesson Description    Oregon Trail is an educational computer game. The game takes only about 45 minutes.

__________________________________________________________ List two hardships you faced a. 8. How did you solve problems on the trail? a. __________________________________________________________ b. _________________________ Describe two landmarks you encountered a. _________________________ e. __________________________________________________________ b. __________________________________________________________ b. __________________________________________________________ 2. 7.OREGON TRAIL—Beginners Edition Your Name:_____________________________________________________________ Your teacher:____________________________________________________________ As you play “Oregon Trail”. __________________________________________________________ List two types of weather you encountered? a. _________________________ d. __________________________________________________________ List two mistakes made on the trail? a. a. _________________________ c. __________________________________________________________ List two diseases your wagon train got. Name two reasons settlers headed out on the Oregon Trail? a. __________________________________________________________ b. 9. __________________________________________________________ b. _________________________ b. __________________________________________________________ 5. a. __________________________________________________________ 3. fill in the answers to the questions: 1. __________________________________________________________ 113 | P a g e . a. Describe five supplies you bought for the trip. __________________________________________________________ b. 6. 10. __________________________________________________________ b. Describe a covered wagon __________________________________________________________ 4. Name two states the Oregon Trail crossed through. __________________________________________________________ b.

_____________________________ _________________________________ _________________________________ b. ________________________ i. 1. _____________________ c. _____________________ c. ___________ ____________ 8. _________________________ i. _____________________________ b. List 3 reasons why settlers headed out on the Oregon Trail: a. List 3 hardships settlers faced: a. _____________________________ 4. _____________________ ________________________ i. _____________________________ d. ___________ ____________ c. Describe a covered wagon: _____________________________________ _____________________________________ a. List 3 landmarks settlers passed on the trail and where they were: a. _____________________________ c. _____________________________ c. _____________________________ 9. _____________________________ b. _____________________________ 2. ___________ ____________ c. ___________________________ 6. List 3 types of weather settlers encountered and where it was ( a state or a biome): a. ___________ ____________ b. _____________________________ c. What are your conclusions about braving the Oregon Trail? 5. and 3 supplies it carried: b. ___________ ____________ b. _____________________________ b. 7. _____________________________ c. _____________________________ 3. What were 3 mistakes settlers made on the trail and how could they solve them: a.OREGON TRAIL—Advanced Edition Your Name:____________________ Your teacher:__________________ OREGON TRAIL Fill this guide out as you play the game. Name 3 states the Oregon Trail crossed through: a. ___________ ____________ 114 | P a g e . List 3 diseases settlers faced: a. _____________________________ b.

htm  Landmarks http://www. Oregon Trail.or. find them in the websites listed below: http://library.com/browse/collateral.html  What was the weather like  What diseases did they face  What hardships did they faced  Mistakes they made along the Trail http://library.edu/~trinmich/Sites.isu.or.us/greenway/leahy/ot/guidebook.org/CR0210182/hardships.com/trore.org/6400/  Why did settlers head out this way  What were the covered wagons like  Life along the Trail http://www.thinkquest.over-land.beavton.historyglobe.thinkquest.k12.k12.beavton.html  Map of the trail  Historic sites  Hardships  Why settlers headed out this way http://www.jsp?id=1019&type=Book&ty peId=3871 Westward to Home: Joshua's Oregon Trail Diary Links 115 | P a g e .us/greenway/leahy/ot/landmarks.scholastic.htm A map of the Oregon Trail http://www.com/ot/otmap1.html Many links for more information http://www2.If you can‘t find the answers to the questions on Page 1 in the game.htm  Why settlers headed out this way  What the wagons were like  Hardships  Diseases http://www.

They bring a Word doc up electronically and fill it out on the computer as they play the game. they learn how to get to the Task Manager with Ctr+Alt+Del. I was sorely disappointed to lose such a valuable simulation. Through this lesson. Here‘s what we learn:      When the program freezes. they learn that Alt+F4 will close down programs most of the time so they can restart If Alt+F4 doesn‘t work. they go to „applications‟. All of the ‗trail‘ series are wonderful–Amazon Trail. with an introduction that they aren‘t just learning about settlers.How to Teach Problem-solving With Oregon Trail and Win7 My students love Oregon Trail. All of us have had to do that. This two-week unit is a big hit with students. The only one that is networked is Oregon Trail. Wow. Then I had an epiphany as I watched students work through the stalls and freezes. They learn that once in the task manager. Now the kids know how Sometimes. We‘ve called the manufacturer. Here‘s the problem. the program collapses to the taskbar. students learn that it‘s part of life. It freezes. select the offending program and click „end task‟. but no luck. Yukon Trail. It fits nicely with a unit of inquiry in both 3rd and 4th grade. You reach the Blue River. and they accept them without the drama of throwing the computer away and starting over. I will probably continue with this program next year. What better way to teach problem solving than to teach it with real-life situations that students are motivated to solve. not wanting the confusion of CD‘s popping in and out of drives and getting scratched and broken. Students learn to use Alt+tab to cycle through open screens Sometimes. Inca Trail. They wanted to know how to fix the problems so they could continue with the game. Oregon Trail is hidden behind a black screen. Students learn to check the taskbar for open programs. that problems can be solved. Computers never go smoothly and progressing past these speed bumps is the most frustrating part of working with tech. blows up. so I limited myself to that one. Oregon Trail doesn‘t play well with Win 7. At first. 116 | P a g e . stalls. It‘s turned into a successful problem-solving lesson. I ask questions of students like What were problems faced by settlers along the trail (they caught diseases)? What natural landmarks did they cross (the Blue River). Oregon Trail makes it easy to catch the important concepts because it puts them right at the top of the screen–You die of malaria. I have 3rd graders fill out a questionnaire and I have 4th graders complete an expanded version digitally. click on the one they want and re-open Problem solving is an important part of technology.

research.google.earth. Subject Area/ Learning-specific Critical thinking. Watch how GE flies around the world and pans into the location. Higher-order thinking skills Technologyspecific: Adding graphic to KidPix. evaluating Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: K-4 None 30 minutes Google Earth (free download from www. Show how to select ‗3D buildings‘ on the toolbar (under layers) and watch the buildings pop up into three dimensions. I start by showing them how to pan in and out.  Click and drag the globe to move location  Give students a list culled from classroom lessons and wonders of the world—or their suggestions. Try ‗Street View‘ from the toolbar to see an eye-level view of the world (through the cameras) Try ‗Sky‘ to tour outer space Lesson Description  Google Earth is a virtual globe browser.  Click and drag the mouse scroll to change perspective. drag to move the globe. It is used by hundreds of millions of people. pan in and out. Next. use the built in tour or one I add. greeting. 4.a. information fluency Standard: NETS-S 3. Have plenty of helpers for the younger students. say ‗Eiffel Tower‘ and push enter. Google Earth is a hugely popular program with students as young as kindergarten   Computer Activity  Take a tour of Google Earth. drawing on thousands of satellite pictures to present our world. saving image in Google Earth. Discover the power of Google Earth. Type in their   117 | P a g e . Encourage students to investigate. It is a favorite of even my kindergartners. explore an interesting location. address and visit a bird‘s eye view of their house. change the perspective of the earth‘s surface. tour. Type in. I have fifth graders create a tour that the youngers then watch.b Analyzing. Allow time so students can stop and start. Explain mouse tools for GE:  Use mouse scroll to pan in.Subject #3: Geography Project #38: Introduction to Google Earth Google Earth can be used for many classroom activities.com ) demo. thousands of which contribute to its wiki tools for uploading data and info. show student how to use the  Extensions  ‗fly to‘ field to designate a location. 3D. bathymetry. Allow time to find the prescribed locations and explore the area. out  Use left click to stop panning.

or some combination of those. This is a favorite at my school. go to ‗Help—Google Earth Community‘ and find it there. Add additional Google Earth skills for advanced learners (i.. (Add the city. Use ‗flight simulator‘—a free tool that allows students to fly around the world in an F16 or bi-plane. country. grids.) 118 | P a g e . measurements.   Try ‗Google Ocean‘ to cruise the 3D bathymetry of our underwater world.e. Or. marking locations) Troubleshooting Tips  I type in a location and GE can‘t find it. state.

Use the ruler tool to find rough distances between points 119 | P a g e .Use the ruler tool to Flight Simulator—the jet or find rough distances bi-plane between points Use the daylight tool to watch dawn and dusk move across the globe.

doc. Lesson Description  Student has an opportunity to research an geographic location that interests them or follow up on a location discussed in class. Print) Troubleshooting Tips 120 | P a g e . Preparation time is limited to 45 minutes to force the student to focus research. evaluating which of the many facts would be the most interesting to their classmates. ruler. They write their topic and date onto the sheet provided (see following page). It‘s too big. but select among several. overlay (perspective. fly to. understand Technologyspecific: Graphics formatting. research and information fluency Standard: NETS-S 2. refine it to an appealing view Place the Wonders of the World on the Google Earth globe Have student find the distance from their Wonder of the World to their house using Google‘s ruler Follow up this project with #40 I can‘t fit the picture onto the guide sheet. Students select from a list of Wonders of the World (or locations that support a classroom unit). Higher-order thinking skills Analyze.google. Google Earth basics Subject Area/ Learningspecific Presentation skills. You as the teacher can pitch in answers when possible.Subject #3: Geography Project #39: Google Earth Board. and then share with his/her peer group one amazing fact about it. distance. (Save the image and insert it into a Word doc. They are encouraged to attempt to answer even the questions outside of the one fact researched. download. Students research it. Students research their location. Write the fact on the guide sheet Students find their location on Google Earth. Resize using the handles. 3. image. Check to be sure it fits the page by overlaying the page on the computer monitor. resize it to fit spot on the guide sheet. 3D view. browser Wonders of the World.c. etc. locate it using Google Earth and make a short presentation to the class. apply.b Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 3-7 Project 38 (Intro to Google Earth) 45 minutes to research. I was always amazed at the depth of interest students had once their curiosity was peaked.com ). evaluate information and select one fact that grabs their attention more than any other (see list collected from my students under Project 40)  Computer Activity  Students select a location and a date Extensions       for their presentation. Encourage students not to stop at the first fact they find.earth. print and paste it into that spot  Student present their research and take questions from the audience.). 10 minutes to present Google Earth (free download from www.

5th Week of Jan. 15th Week of Jan. 12th Week of Jan. 2nd Week of Feb.Pick a date and a location—so sign your name twice GOOGLE EARTH BOARD SIGN-UP Class A B C Week of Dec. 23rd Week of Mar. 9th Week of Feb. 19th Week of Jan 26th Week of Feb. 2nd 121 | P a g e .

Everest Mt. Helens Ngorongoro Crater Panama Canal San Andreas Fault Stonehenge Straits of Gibraltar Suez Canal Taj Mahal The Chunnel The Eiffel Tower The Red Sea The Ross Ice Shelf Tierra del Fuego Vatican City Victoria Falls 122 | P a g e Class #2 Class #3 Class #4 . Istanbul Hoover Dam Istanbul Leaning Tower of Pisa Mt.GOOGLE EARTH BOARD TOPICS Class #1 Ayers Rock Death Valley Egyptian Pyramids Great African Rift Great Barrier Reef Great Wall of China Hagia Sophia. St.

Did you have an interesting fact: d. Write the date of your class presentation here:___________________ 3. Save a picture of your location. Did you have a picture: c. Write your Google Earth Board location here:___________________ 2. Did you look the audience in the eye as you talked: 9. Did you avoid ‘umms’. Put the number of the one you are skipping here:__________ 123 | P a g e . Look up one interesting fact about this location and write it here: _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ 7. from Google Earth. to your flash drive and then transfer it to your school network folder (K-4 students) 5. Find your location on Google Earth 4. Did you speak loud enough for seat 19 to hear: e. Were you prepared on the correct date: b. turn this sheet in filled out 8. When you make your presentation. etc f.GOOGLE EARTH BOARD PROJECT Your name:_____________________________________________ Your Teacher___________________________________________ Estimated time: 45 minutes 1. Print it and paste it here: 6. You may skip a homework to offset research time at home. Grading will be based on: a.

you may go there without using the ‘fly to’ option. your parents. just add your own place marker (this might work better for ‘San Andreas Fault’ and the ‘Great African Rift’) 124 | P a g e . That is your best chance of finding it  Turn off markers for community notations (the check box that comes up under the ‘fly to’ locations) before saving the picture  Save picture as ‘file—save—save image’ and then select your flash drive   Turn 3D buildings on under ‘layers’ Be sure to pan in so we can clearly see your location or building  You can get the interesting fact from the encyclopedia. try the Google Earth Community for a link (for example. or something you learned in class  If you can’t find a location. use the Community for Ross Ice Shelf)  If you know the location.Notes:  Type the location name in as it is written on the Google Earth Board.

GOOGLE EARTH BOARD GRADING Name: Class: _______________________________________ _______________________________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ You were prepared with filled-out project sheet Your project sheet had a fact on it Your project sheet had a picture of your location You shared an interested fact with the class You spoke loudly enough for all to hear You seemed knowledgeable You had a calm. confident presence You didn‘t use vocal cues that showed nervousness You didn‘t use visual cues that showed nervousness You looked your audience in the eye as you talked Overall impression 125 | P a g e .

Use Google Earth Community if you can‘t ‗fly to‘ a location.earth. pin. have current students watch it.google. image display. apply.    Extensions   Click ‗Pin‘ tool on toolbar. In dialogue box. Notice how GE automatically zooms in on a location and then advances to the next. temporary places Lesson Description  Create an automated tour of the same locations researched and presented for the Google Earth Board (Project 39)  Computer Activity  Pass out a list you‘ve developed of all    facts collected from the Google Earth Board presentations (or get these from classroom teacher for locations they‘ve visited during class) Play the Google Earth sample tour that comes with the download called ‗Sightseeing‘. a book report or other Add a picture of the location using Add-Photo or Add-Image Overlay I can‘t get location to appear in my tour folder (Right click it wherever it shows up—probably ‗Temporary Places‘. tour order. 3 sessions Google Earth (free download from www. ‗my places‘. students will collect 5-10 locations for their tour. 3. add a fact about it and turn it into a tour Higher-order thinking skills Analyze. Here.b Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 5-8 Project 38 (Intro to Google Earth). Project 39 (Google Earth Board) 45 minutes. Before closing. add site. history research. tour. They add the locations to Google Earth. Use these tours to support geography units. Copy/ paste into your tour). press ‗Play Tour‘. Use the same look for all locations. Use ‗Fly To‘ field to find a location. personalize pin. Point out locations. Students create their own tour on Google Earth using locations selected by the classroom teacher or of interest to themselves. understand Technology-specific: Google Earth Select/use applications effectively and productively Subject Area/ Learningspecific Presentation skills. language arts. If there is a tour created by last year‘s students. Back up folder to flash drive When finished tour.c. add one to three amazing facts from list you passed out (see next page for sample). toolbar.com ) fly-to.Subject #3: Geography Project #40: The Wonders of Google Earth. research and information fluency Standard: NETS-S 2. right click. I can‘t find ‗Temporary Places‘ (Be sure the ‗Places‘ layer is expanded) My building isn‘t 3D (Check ‗3D Buildings‘ under ‗Layers‘?) Troubleshooting Tips     126 | P a g e .  Create a file folder called ‗My Tour‘ under ‗My Places‘.

whose main religion is Islam Took 177 years to build.000 people visited it during the World‘s Fair of 1889 Named by a 19th century British explorer named John Walter Gregory 3700 miles long. no lions. only about 40. 8:32 am. requires 50 tons of brown paint in 3 different shades More than 200. became a mosque and is now a museum First known as Byzantium and then Constantinople Third largest city in the world Use to be the capital of the East Roman Empire and the Ottoman Empire Located in Turkey. made out of 9441 tons of wrought iron Repainted every 7 years.500 tons Took 70 tons of dirt to stabilize the tower in 2008 It has 294 steps Island created when it separated from India 80-100 million years ago 4th largest island in the world Despite proximity to Africa. 47 bridges. zebras.WONDERS OF GOOGLE EARTH TOUR FACTS Collected from student reports—you‘ll collect your own list LOCATION IN TERESTING FACTS                                                 One of the oldest rocks on Earth. wildebeests The crater of an extinct volcano The area around the crater was occupied by early man 3 million years ago Ayers Rock Death Valley Egyptian Pyramids Eiffel Tower Great African Rift Great Wall of China Hagia Sophia Istanbul Leaning Tower of Pisa Madagascar Mt. Stretches 4. but only 660 have succeeded.000 years old Last erupted May 18. Everest Rises a few millimeters each year due to geologic forces An active volcano in the Cascade range in the state of Washington It is young for a volcano. hippos here Home to 5% of the world‘s plants and animals Started growing about 60 million years ago 4000 people have attempted to climb it. elephants. 1980.7 m tall on the other. completed in 1889 for the World Fair 324 meters tall. St. started 1173 55. destroyed 250 homes. Killed 57 people.7 million year old Lucy) Isn‘t a continuous wall. 142 people died attempting to climb Mt. Everest Mt. Helens Ngorongoro 127 | P a g e . rebuilt many times ‗Hagia Sophia‘ means the church of the old wisdom in Greek One of several great churches built by Constantine the Great in the 4 th Century Started as a patriarchal basilica. extending from Jordan to South Africa Site of the oldest human remains (3. giraffes.000 years ago by first emperor of China.86 m tall on one side and 56. weighs about 14. Perimeter is 5 miles Has a waterfall called Alice Springs Changes colors depending upon the time of day Record for highest temperature in the Western hemisphere—134 degrees Second hottest recorded temperature in the world Lowest spot in North America at 282 feet below sea level Pyramids are so large they can be seen from the Moon The oldest structures in existence They are oriented north-south There are around 110 Egyptian pyramids Building started in 1887.000 miles Guarded by 2-3 million soldiers Built 2. 185 miles of highway Haven for thousands of East African lions.

1869 Owned by an Egyptian company 5th of the Seven Wonders of the World Built by the Muslim Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Took 22 years to build Tierra del Fuego is Spanish for "Land of Fire" Archipelago along southern tip of South America. now under Russian control  Soviet Union (no longer a nation) operated labor camps here for millions of political refugees. James Clark Ross discovered it in 1841 Ice Shelves are permanent floating ice sheets attached to land.c.Crater Panama Canal Red Sea Ross Ice Shelf San Andreas Fault Siberia Stonehenge Straits of Gibraltar Suez Canal Taj Mahal Tierra del Fuego Victoria Falls               Manmade passage across Panama that connects Pacific and Atlantic Oceans Started by the French and finished by the Americans One of the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken Created from the movement of tectonic plates over 3 million years ago One of the most saline bodies of water in the world More than 1100 species of fish live here—10% of them found nowhere else about the size of France with 90% of the ice below water‘s surface twice the size of Delaware and largest ice shelf in Antarctica. land along the fault moves about 2 in.  Not actually a henge—based on construction  22 miles wide  Separates Spain from Morocco  Closed by geologic forces about 6 million years ago and reopened a million years later              Canal is 26 feet deep Opened in November. contiguous to Straits of Magellan Main island of the archipelago is also called Tierra del Fuego Twice the height of Niagara Falls Called the ―Smoke that Thunders‖ Largest curtain of water in the world 1 mile wide. a year. making ‗Siberia‘ synonymous with exile and punishment  Blocks weighed as much as 4 tons and moved as far as 240 miles  Built around 2500 b. 360 feet tall 128 | P a g e . from Salton Sea to San Francisco Renowned as the future ‗Big One‘—the earthquake that will tear California apart  Takes up 77% of Russia‘s land and only 30% of its population  The vast region covering almost all of northern Asia. about as fast as fingernails grow Extends 800 miles along the length of California. fed by glaciers It has disintegrated and reappeared many times glaciers.

SAMPLE TOUR „PIN‟ IN GOOGLE EARTH Pin Tool Custom Pin Fact that will show up on tour File folder created under ‘My Places’ 129 | P a g e .

the others gray.Subject #3: Geography Project #41: Where is that? (Google Earth) Locate the Earth‘s major latitudes and longitudes using Google Earth. have them locate it and determine its lat and long. organize parts. I can‘t see which country the latitudes cross (turn on the ‗Borders and Labels‘ layer.google. geology. Higher-order thinking skills See patterns. Explain what minutes. biomes. Zoom in or out to focus on the names. show students how to find several countries Extensions  Have students find the latitude and longitude for their home  Find the distance between their home and the locations identified around the world using Google Earth‘s ruler .  Have students work in teams to complete worksheet on next page.b Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 4-7 Google Earth tour/demo 45 minutes Google Earth (free download from www. Now. Computer Activity  Open Google Earth. seconds and degrees mean. 3. interpret facts Technologyspecific: Transfer current knowledge to new technologies.   There is no International Date Line (it‘s called the Antimeridian on some versions of Google Earth—it‘s the back side of the Prime Meridian). Explain what this means in terms of climate.earth. Locate cities. any country located along the equator will be hot year round. Notice that major lats and longs are yellow. Any country north of the arctic circle will be cold year round. explore the world Standard: NETS-S 2. pan. Lesson Description  Explore countries located on major latitudes and discuss what that means to climate. degrees-seconds-minutes. Zoom in to see how exacting lats and longs get. populate located along each major latitude by clicking-dragging the globe along the major lat and see which countries can be found that cross it. habitats. Discuss uses of lats and longs. Zoom in and notice how they populate as you pan in on a location.   Bring up latitude (lat) and longitude (long) lines by going to View-grid or Ctrl+L. etc. use to broaden understanding Subject Area/ Learning-specific Lats and longs.) Troubleshooting Tips 130 | P a g e . countries along the same latitude/longitude.d. Discuss how exact lats and longs are in finding a spot on earth.com ) lats and longs. For example.  If they are studying a particular spot in the world in class.

Tropic of Cancer__________________. Arctic Circle___________________.Name: __________________________________________ _________________________________________ Teacher: Latitude and Longitude Practice Find two countries that each major lat and long (latitude and longitude) listed below bisect: 1. __________________ 3. ___________________ 7. ___________________ 6. Antarctic Circle_________________. ____________________ 4. Equator ___________________. E80? _____________________________ What country is S85. Tropic of Capricorn________________. Prime meridian__________________. _______________________ 2. __________________ 5. International date line_____________. __________________ My house is at ___________latitude and _____________longitude What country is at N20. E10? _______________________________ 131 | P a g e .

Students learn about transferring data from one program to another as they proudly display their country of origin Higher-order thinking skills Analyze. font size 48. Extensions Computer Activity  Open Google Earth. Google Earth (free download from www. Save image into student‘s network folder. mouse basics 45 minutes.google. handles. 3. or save as a .) I can‘t resize my map (once you click out of the picture.  Drag and drop flag into position. graphic. Double-click to add it. save to their computer. any font. Start over and resize before clicking out) This is too much! (Break the project into two lessons—just save the KidPix project in student file folder. explore the world Standard: NETS-S 2. Resize with handles as needed.b Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 1-3 Project 1/2: KidPix Basx I/II. Go to stickers-flags.   Troubleshooting Tips      It‘s not finding my country (are you in ‗Directions‘ instead of ‗fly to‘?) I can‘t find my finished map (Did you export image as a .) 132 | P a g e .com) virtual. toolbar. any color. and have student find their country flag. Open KidPix.   Select ABC text tool.earth. drill down. might require 2 sessions KidPix. find patterns.  Have students add an interesting detail about their heritage to drawing  Have students who are natives of other countries share their picture. Interpret facts Technology-specific: Transfer knowledge to new technologies.d. Use the mouse scroll to zoom in or out until student has a perfect view of their country. Google Earth) Students find their country of origin on Google Earth. Project 38: Intro to GE. Notice that the flag‘s country name is displayed at the bottom of the tool bar. and drill down to the picture just saved from Google Earth.kpx? Few programs recognize the KidPix extension. broaden understanding in other areas Subject Area/ Learning-specific Lats and longs. Students use Google Earth to find their country of origin.  Type family name. satellite. Lesson Description  Google Earth is used by millions of people as young as kindergarten. Have student locate their country of origin via ‗fly to‘ .jpg. import it into KidPix and add the country flag.Subject #3: Geography Project #42: Where Did I Come From? (KidPix. you can no longer resize. thousands of which contribute via its wiki tools by uploading data and buildings (via Google Sketch-up). Add-add graphic. Use handles to adjust size. grab a screen shot. copy it into KidPix. drag and drop. add the flag and their family name.  Export picture to student folder and print with minimal assistance.

children learn mouse skills. to label continents. Literally thousands of projects have been designed with KidPix as their software. adding text. I poured blue into the ocean and it filled one of the continents. spelling. Students use the paint bucket to fill continents and oceans different colors. redraw the black line around the continent and try again. Have  Computer Activity  Open KidPix. text.com for other templates that can be completed in KidPix. even the equator. then label them as detailed as is age appropriate. size 10. beginning text. The example here is from www. and other geographic demarcations discussed in class. lats and longs. following directions Standard: NETS-S 2.b. rubric. keyboarding. text tool. Use ABC text tool. This one requires the world with no words or colors.    Use paint bucket to fill continents and oceans. flash drive Lesson Description  KidPix is the most popular drawing program ever for kids. Print without help. save-as to flash drive Have students label oceans.com) Double -click to insert into KidPix. students Add graphic by drilling down to file folder with KidPix templates. and more. any color. oceans. editing. With it.b Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 2-4 Project 1 and 2 (KidPix Basx I and II) 30 minutes. colors. save to student folder. Import a globe template into KidPix. per directions (see following pages)  Add national flags with stickers.enchantedlearning. might take 2 sessions KidPix template. graphic. tools and toolbars.Subject #3: Geography Project #43: Color My World (with KidPix). just Ctrl+click on the link above.enchantedlearning. If you have the digital version of this book. Make country of origin the largest.  Have students check rubric on the next pages to be sure all directions are done. Higher-order thinking skills Apply information already learned Technologyspecific: Use of templates. Go to www. formatting a document Subject Area/ Learning-specific Geography.) Extensions Troubleshooting Tips   133 | P a g e . (That means the line around the continent wasn‘t completed. Click the Oops guy. stickers. any font. 3.

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CONTINENT PROJECT ARTIC NORTH AMERICA ASIA EUROPE EQUATOR AFRICA AFRICA SOUTH POLE AUSTRALIA ANTARCTICA         Color Color Color Color Color Color Color Color Africa green Antarctica white Asia yellow Europe red Australia brown North America orange South America pink the oceans blue 135 | P a g e .

Oceans blue b.Map Project Grading Rubric Your name:__________________________________________ Teacher:____________________________________________ 1. Your name on project ___5 points 136 | P a g e . Continents per legend 2. ______________ ______________ Continents labeled a. In correct spot b. Readable c. Map colored as required___5 points a. Fonts/sizes correct ___5 points ______________ ______________ ______________ 3.

Lesson Description  This project uses KidPix to create a compass.e.) Discuss what students just did—placed a picture at the four main compass directions (see inset). maps and compass roses. or the letters (see inset). etc.. Label the four directions. not the curved one. west—of what? Now place a picture in the canvas‘ middle (the student. Intersect it with a horizontal line (see example). compass rose. the boy. Troubleshooting Tips  I can‘t remember what those directions are (refer to the compass you marked with ‗N‘. intersect. Use the animated tool (the dog)— alphabet to add directions.  Print without help. Directions can be marked by examples of a topic they are discussing. integrating knowledge Technologyspecific: Drawing tools. etc). and so on. animals.. Place a picture that coordinates with that direction by it. a pet. allowing students to discuss what picture fits the requirements. south. Where do the letters come from? What does it mean by north. save-as to flash drive  Do this project in pairs. multimedia Subject Area/ Learning-specific Directions on a compass. ‗W‘ and ‗E‘. Use a favorite program to teach directions.c. vertical. horizontal. Create a cross. 3. Higher-order thinking skills Applying information. farm animals. Following directions Standard: NETS-S 3. east.. Extensions 137 | P a g e . etc. Discuss ‗compass rose‘ as a class. food. etc.  Do a ‗compass walk‘ around the school to discover what at school is at each of the directions. Explain what the halfway point between the directions is—northeast.   Computer Activity  Students draw a    vertical line with the KidPix pencil line tool. i.  My line doesn‘t work (be sure you‘re on the straight line.Subject #3: Geography Project #44: What’s ‘NWSE’? (KidPix). a fruit (or …) to the northeast. Direct students to place a vegetable (or whatever the topic is) to the northwest of the central picture. ‗S‘. in this case. Place a sticker from the focus topic at all four directions (i.e. southwest. fruit. directions. save to student folder.d Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 2-3 Project 1 and 2 (KidPix Basx I and II) 30 minutes KidPix compass. Write them down for students and add to drawing.

Troubleshooting Tips   138 | P a g e . font size 24. Insert a SmartArt diagram from ‗Relationship‘ category (a Venn diagram).      Select ‗change colors‘ on ribbon and format to taste. diagrams.) The text won‘t fit in the space allowed in the diagram (Make font smaller or abbreviate. date. A group (set) is a subset of each target layer surrounding it.Subject #3: Geography Project #45: Where am I (using MS Word)? Use MS Word SmartArt to organize the Universe. the further inside the target. Technologyspecific: Insert graphics. The center of the target is the city where student lives. graphic organizer. right click on diagram and select ‗format shape‘. 2 sessions (if completing extension table) MS Word font. Save to folder. bold. Higher-order thinking skills Applying knowledge. format document Subject Area/ Learning-specific Geography. add a table at the bottom with the location and a fact about it. subsets. The target only starts with three layers. etc. Lesson Description  This project uses MS Word‘s graphic organizers to create a visual representation of where a student lives This is an intro to sets and subsets. sets. organizing. Therefore. For olders. This is a great way to show kids how they can organize their thoughts with pictures.) Extensions Computer Activity  Put a heading at page‘s top (name. Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. Start with the student‘s town in the center and build out. the more groups (sets) it is part of. Check spelling before printing. underlined. font size. Build categories out with county. menu bar. Show students how to color the diagram. organizers. save-as to flash drive Add a table underneath the graphic organizer with the same information (see Project 46: Landforms Table) I can‘t find the diagram toolbar (Select ‗SmartArt Tools at top of screen. creating.    teacher.b Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 2-5 Introduction to MS Word 30 minutes. on separate lines). spelling Standard: NETS-S 3. so add six more. Center the title. tables—lots of ways other than simple text. Drag circles until they are evenly nested within the outer circle. Be sure not to hide text. diagram. For more choices. state. Where Am I.

WHERE AM I? My Town My county My state My country My continent My My My My My My My My My city county state country continent hemisphere planet solar system galaxy Earth The Solar System The Milky Way 139 | P a g e .

use internet search (i. spelling Standard: NETS-S 3. Project 99 (Internet Basx).b. column. As students add landform types in column #1. Add a 3x5 table with the table tool . Let them pause to enjoy the grandeur of nature in these pictures. etc. science. but we‘ll add those later. Review the sites as a group so the class has the opportunity to discuss what makes a landform. have them propose examples of the landforms   Extensions   Troubleshooting Tips   140 | P a g e . identify components. When finished. insert. When they get to the last cell in the last row. Help only if needed. data added/deleted. centered and underlined. Landforms underneath—bold. They list the landform names. students use Microsoft Word to organize what they‘ve learned about landforms into a three-column table. cell.     Computer Activity  Have students put their standard     heading at the top of the page. For column #2 Examples. table. 4. enlarge font to 14) Add a fourth column with a fact. import pictures. Picture. row.c Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 3-5 Intro to Word. Google) to find pictures of the landforms. In a table. I ran out of rows (add another by tabbing from the last cell in the table) I can‘t print (Ctrl+P. Example. Copy-paste image to correct cell. Enter the document title. and attach a picture of each. This is a great lesson to coordinate with a classroom unit of inquiry as well as teach students how to make Word tables. and the theme highlighted with ease. You‘ll need more than five rows. copy-paste. search engine.e. organize Technologyspecific: Using tables: formatting/editing Adding pictures Subject Area/ Learning-specific Geography. discuss what they are. the table feature does this task quickly and effortlessly. Suggest they come up with one inside the US and one outside. examples. Do column #3. columns and rows of text can be aligned. bold the text. (Select only public pictures. push tab and it‘ll add another row. Pictures. Fortunately. In this geography lesson. at the end. Add column headings to the first row—Landform. and from the last cell in a row to the next row. (See following page) Format row #1 so the column headings stand out (shade the row. Higher-order thinking skills Analyze parts. resize learned in class or from experience. internet browser landform. file-print) Lesson Description  Aligning text in a Word document can be intimidating if you try to do it with tabs. Use the tab key to move from one cell to the next (tab moves right and shift+tab moves left). 45 minutes MS Word.Subject #3: Geography Project #46: Landforms Table in Word. tab key..) Check print preview before printing and resize images as needed to fit one page.

LANDFORMS Landform Forest Example Amazon Rainforest Redwood forest Picture Ocean Pacific Ocean Indian Ocean Sahara Desert Gobi Desert Nile River Mississippi River Lake Michigan Lake Victoria Mount Fuji Mount McKinley Savannah Great Plains Death Valley Nile Valley Antarctica Glaciers Alaska Glaciers Desert Rivers Lake Mountain Plain Valley Glaciers 141 | P a g e .

Show samples of  Wonders of the World slideshows created by previous students. pictures. Project 39 (Google Earth Board). Project 40 (Wonders of Google Earth) Time required: 45 minutes. color schemes. This project covers a critical issue for education: students learn in different ways. 4 sessions Software required: PowerPoint. schemes Lesson Description  PowerPoint is a versatile presentation tool that integrates text. He believes students learn seven different ways. Slide 2: add Table of Contents with titles as listed on the storyboard (on next pages). Explain how slides are listed on the left. right-click one design to place it on only one selected slide. the page layout. Left click to place the same background on all slides. Teach PowerPoint skills such as adding slides and text and pictures. color.google.earth. slides. From the Design tool ribbon. animation. auto-forward. and will continue using it beyond high school. task pane. transitions. animations. movement. current slide shows in the middle and the task pane on the right (if needed). 6. Select a background design using the design menu item. research and fluency Standard: NETS-S 2. Third graders may not be able to complete all skills. Open PowerPoint to a blank slideshow. grammar and spelling. Students can start PowerPoint as young as second grade. background. Google Earth (free download—www. Higher-order thinking skills Comprehension (interpret and understand) Technology-specific: PowerPoint Basics.com ) Vocabulary: multiple intelligences. These will be the titles placed at the top of each slide. Project 38 (Intro to Google Earth). Add eight slides with New Slide icon (not the drop down arrow) on the ribbon. the basics. Create the title slide with Wonders of the World as the heading and student name and teacher as subheading. PowerPoint uses four of the seven. you can also adapt the color scheme. adding music to multiple slides. only one of which is text. It‘s a favorite in the business world because of its ability to highlight important points. 142 | P a g e . transitions.Subject #3: Geography Project #47: Tour the World—with a PowerPoint Slideshow Use research done for Project #40 to create a slideshow of the Wonders of Google Earth.a Grade level: Prior knowledge: 3-7 Intro to PowerPoint. the term popularized by Howard Gardner. adding items Subject Area/ Learningspecific Presentation skills.      Computer Activity  Introduce  PowerPoint—its purpose.a. and sound into a tool that will grab an audience‘s attention. font schemes. personalized backgrounds. This is referred to as Multiple Intelligences.

Slide 7: List three locations you‘d like to visit. This can be paragraph form or bullet list (see inset). Go to Transition menu to add a transition between slides. Students will present slideshows to the class. From this same ribbon.e. Explain what this is. Have them practice so they allow the right amount of time for each slide. you can add a picture. Add custom motion paths to slides Add music that continues throughout slideshow (from a song of their choice). add an animated GIF (movie) and Google Earth picture about the location. modify the speed of the transition. Is it not what you expected? Think about the presentations and draw some conclusions.  Add custom backgrounds to several slides through the ‗format background‘ dialogue box (easiest way to find that is with a right click on the background).  Make presentation grading rubric available early so students know what they will be judged on. custom background and/or artistic effect to the picture. Don‘t print the sideshow. Select one for each slide. Be sure you have all required elements. I can‘t see the animated GIF move (Shift+F5 starts the slideshow from the slide you‘re working on. Press Shift+F5 to play the movie. This way. and three facts (from the list collected during the Google Earth Board— Project 39) about it (see inset). add a short sound (i. Try different transitions before choosing. fill out the grading rubric (see following pages). When completed. For each location slide. Consider what you heard in the presentations Slide 4-6: Each of these three slides includes a location. where it is. Select one for each slide. Pick the one you like. Try different    animations. Students love adding their school picture to About the Author‘ (see inset). Slide 8: Tell us what you learned about the world and geography. From here. and make slides automatically advance after eight seconds.) Extensions    Troubleshooting Tips  143 | P a g e . Add links to Table of Contents entries to take the user directly to that slide. applause). Adjust the seconds required on the slide transition screen depending upon need. Go to the Animation menu item. An Animation is how the slide‘s text comes onto the screen.        Slide 3: Tell us what makes a location amazing.  Presenters must stay in sync with the show. Slide 9: About the Author is the title. your slideshow will move forward automatically while you present. Play it on the class screen or Smartboard. Include a picture of each. Tell us something about yourself in the text box..

__________________(3rd amazing fact) Slide 5: Second of 3 locations (include Google Earth map): 1. _____________________________ Slide 4: First of 3 locations (include Google Earth map): 4. __________________(Where is it located) 5.PowerPoint: Wonders of Google Earth Your name:_______________________________________________________________ Your teacher:_____________________________________________________________ Slide 1: Slide 2: Slide 3: Cover Table of Contents What makes a location amazing: 4. __________________(2nd amazing fact) 7. 2. __________________(1st amazing fact) 144 | P a g e . __________________(Where is it located) __________________(1st amazing fact) __________________(2nd amazing fact) __________________(3rd amazing fact) Slide 6: Third of 3 locations (include Google Earth map): 1. __________________(1st amazing fact) 6. _____________________________ 5. 4. _____________________________ 6. __________________(Where is it located) 2. 3.

_____________________________ 3.: 1. etc. geography. _____________________________ 2. _____________________________ 2.3. __________________(3rd amazing fact) Slide 7: Three other locations you’d like to visit: 1. __________________(2nd amazing fact) 4. _____________________________ Slide 8: What you learned about the world. _____________________________ 3. _____________________________ Slide 9: About the Author  Who you live with________________  Your favorite books_______________  Your hobbies____________________  Your goals for this year____________  Your goals for the future___________ 145 | P a g e .

000 years ago by first emperor of China. rebuilt many times                       ‗Hagia Sophia‘ means the church of the old wisdom in Greek One of several great churches built by Constantine the Great in the 4 th Century Started as a basilica.WONDERS OF GOOGLE EARTH TOUR FACTS LOCATION IN TERESTING FACTS                   One of the oldest rocks on Earth. darkest at bottom More than 200. Helens  …isn‘t a continuous wall. only about 40. completed in 1889 for the World Fair 324 meters tall. Killed 57 people.500 tons Took 70 tons of dirt to stabilize the tower in May. St. zebras.000 people visited it during the World‘s Fair of 1889 Named by the 19th century British explorer John Walter Gregory 3700 miles long. 2008 It has 294 steps Island created when it separated from India 80-100 million years ago 4th largest island in the world Unlike its neighbor Africa.7 m tall on the other.7 million year old Lucy) Ayers Rock Death Valley Egyptian Pyramids Eiffel Tower Great African Rift Great Wall of China Hagia Sophia Istanbul Leaning Tower of Pisa Madagascar Mt. Stretches 4. 185 miles of highway 146 | P a g e . 142 people died attempting to climb Mt. 1980. 47 bridges. but only 660 have succeeded. extending from Jordan to South Africa Site of the oldest human remains (3. giraffes. became a mosque and is now a museum First known as Byzantium and then Constantinople. its main religion is Islam Took 177 years to build.000 miles  Guarded by 2-3 million soldiers  Built 2. started 1173 55. now third largest city in the world Use to be the capital of the East Roman Empire and the Ottoman Empire Located in Turkey. made out of 9441 tons of wrought iron Repainted every 7 years. Perimeter is 5 miles Has a waterfall called Alice Springs Changes colors depending upon the time of day Record for highest temperature in the Western hemisphere—134 degrees Second hottest recorded temperature in the world Lowest spot in North America at 282 feet below sea level Pyramid features are so large they can be seen from the Moon The oldest structures in existence They are oriented north-south There are around 110 Egyptian pyramids Built in 1887.86 m tall on one side and 56. requires 50 tons of brown paint in 3 shades. Everest Mt. 15 miles of railway. weighs about 14. for 9 hours. hippos here Home to 5% of the world‘s plants and animals Started growing about 60 million years ago 4000 people have attempted to climb it.000 years old Last erupted May 18. destroyed 250 homes. Everest Rises a few millimeters each year due to geologic forces An active volcano in the Cascade range in the state of Washington It is young for a volcano. there are no lions.

elephants. making ‗Siberia‘ synonymous with exile and punishment  Blocks weighed as much as 4 tons and were moved as far as 240 miles  Built around 2500 b.  The crater of an extinct volcano  The area around the crater was occupied by early man 3 million years ago  Manmade passage across Panama that connects the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans  Started by the French and finished by the Americans  One of the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken            Created from the movement of tectonic plates over 3 million years ago One of the most saline bodies of water in the world More than 1100 species of fish live here—10% of them found nowhere else About the size of France with 90% of the floating ice below the water‘s surface Twice the size of Delaware Largest ice shelf in Antarctica. sits about 50 meters high from the water James Clark Ross discovered it in 1841 Ice Shelves are permanent floating ice sheets attached to land. 360 feet tall 147 | P a g e . now under Russian control  Soviet Union (no longer a nation) operated labor camps here during the mid-1900‘s for millions of political refugees. from Salton Sea to San Francisco bay Renowned as future source of the ‗Big One‘—earthquake that will tear California apart  Occupies 77% of Russia‘s land and only 30% of its population  The vast region covering almost all of northern Asia. wildebeests.  Not actually a henge—based on construction  22 miles wide  separates Spain from Morocco  Strait of Gibraltar closed about 6 million years ago and reopened a million years later              Canal is 26 feet deep Opened in November 1869 Owned by an Egyptian company 5th of the 7 Wonders of the World Built by the Muslim Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Took 22 years to make Tierra del Fuego is Spanish for "Land of Fire" Archipelago west of South America. etc. fed by glaciers. extends to Strait of Magellan and Cape Horn Main island of the archipelago is also called Tierra del Fuego Twice the height of Niagara Falls Called the ―Smoke that Thunders‖ Makes the largest curtain of water in the world 1 mile wide.c. Land along the fault moves about 2 inches a year. as fast as fingernails grow Extends 800 miles down California.Ngorongoro Crater Panama Canal Red Sea Ross Ice Shelf San Andreas Fault Siberia Stonehenge Straits of Gibraltar Suez Canal Taj Mahal Tierra del Fuego Victoria Falls  A haven for thousands of East African wild animals—lions.

Then. No „umms‟.              Title slide Table of Contents The end slide Each slide has a background Each slide has title Each location slide has 3 facts and location Each slide has picture Each slide has GIF No spelling/grammar errors 5 animations 5 transitions Slides auto-advance at reasonable speed Class presentation i. Talk to audience ii. Turn in with your presentation.POWERPOINT GRADING RUBRIC Here‟s a list of skills required in your PowerPoint project. Speak loud enough iv. Introduce yourself and topic iii. Student understands locations vii. add those that you‟ve missed. slang or stuttering v. Check off those that you‟ve included. Slide show progresses smoothly vi. Student can answer questions    ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ Name_____________________ Teacher__________________ *Custom background Custom animation Custom music ________________ ________________ ________________ *Italics indicate extra credit items 148 | P a g e .

html Geography—find letters in man-made and natural structures around the world www.a Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 2-8 Project 99 (Internet Basx) 5-10 minutes internet browser. If you purchased the digital version of this book.quia. hits Lesson Description  What‘s a sponge activity? Originally used by Madeline Hunter." They stem from Hunter‘s teaching philosophy that there should be no wasted moments in her classroom. Introduce students to web-based geography activities that can be done in five or ten minutes between lessons. Higher-order thinking skills Applying—use concepts in new situations Technologyspecific: Use technology to broaden subject matter competency. Ctrl+click on the blue links or images in sidebar to access site. I include five in this lesson. in free time.com/Games/GeographyGames/Geospy Another Geography game—Geonet www. website. Let them lose on Google Earth. geography.nationalgeographic. favorites.prongo. Give students a list of world locations in the news. taking 5-10 minutes. Geography matching games http://www. 6. class word lists Standard: NETS-S 4.d. structure.eduplace. learn the basics of internet Subject Area/ Learning-specific Reinforce spelling. a "sponge" is an activity designed to produce learning during the times taken up by "administrivia.com/jg/29.com/geonet/ Add these websites to favorites to be used more quickly   Computer Activity       Extensions  Troubleshooting Tips  I get a list of hits—not the site (did you type the address into the search bar by accident.com Quick quizzes—how much do you know about geography? http://www. before lunch.com/quiz/ Geography game—Geospy kids. Google Earth administrivia.Subject #3: Geography Project #48: Sponge Activities for Geography. Each of these websites offers quick activities for students. Have them find the spots and read what people all over the world have uploaded about the location.geogreeting. rather than the address bar?) 149 | P a g e .

refers to an activity designed to produce learning during the time taken up by ―administrivia. by topic: Tech   Another Geography game—Geonet Desktop Wallpapers from National Geographic History       Vocabulary Building      Hangman Games with high-frequency words Videos on reading. phonics. these are called ―sponges‖. originally coined by Madeline Hunter.Nineteen More Ways to Use Spare Classroom Time I keep a list of themed websites that are easy-in easy-out for students. sign language (similar to YouTube. click on Sponge Activities–Part II Share any sponges you have that are popular on my blog. What do you do during free time with students? 150 | P a g e .‖ They stem from Hunter‘s teaching philosophy that there should be no wasted moments in her classroom. In the parlance. comprehension. Here‘s my list. but school-friendly) Web-based Mad Libs Dolch Flash Games Videos of historic events Kid‘s Website on the US Government and History History Happens: Stories on Video Newspaper front pages from around the world—interactive When they were Young: A Photographic History of Children Road to Revolution Game PowerPoint  Geography Jeopardy topics from Math to Science. Who  Geospy Wants to be a Millionaire For more of these sponge activities. They must be activities that can be accomplished enjoyably in less than ten minutes. Hollywood Squares. organized by topic and grade  Geogreeting  Jeopardy games on Math and  Quick quizzes—how much do you vocabulary know about geography?  Jeopardy. What exactly are sponge activities? The term.

5. bullets. and items from the design gallery. Add topics that fit your curriculum needs. All items except the border must stay inside of it to insure they are printed correctly) Add footer with student name and page #. 4 sessions Software required: Publisher. copyright. Open Publisher. 151 | P a g e .Subject #4: History Project #49: California Missions Magazine in Publisher. grammar Standard: NETS-S 1. works cited page. history. design gallery. pull quote. Use Quick Publications (as students have done for fliers and cover projects). this can cover any topic that collaborates with curriculum. Add the Mission name they will focus on. Project 52 (Indigenous Cultures Magazine) Time required: 45 minutes. Add eight more pages. Explain what the blue border means (this is a print border. a Works Cited page to credit each website visited for bullet points and pictures. banner heading.    Computer Activity  Show    students samples of magazines or prior year‘s projects. blue bar.a Grade level: Prior knowledge: 4-6 Project 22 or 30 (Publisher flier or cover page). geography. Higher-order thinking skills Applying info. sidebar. Include a cover. Page 2: Add Table of Contents (insert-Building Blocks-Page Parts-Table of Contents). spelling. remembering Technologyspecific: Citations from the internet Using Publisher Subject Area/ Learning-specific Cultures. entries font size 18. table of contents.c. border. quick publications. pages in prior Adjust color and font schemes to reflect student‘s vision of California Missions. Title should be font size 26. text boxes with researched data. a page for each topic covered in the Contents page. Create a California Mission (or any other classroom topic) magazine in MS Publisher. internet browser Vocabulary: citations. For grades 5-6. This authentic project also teaches students desktop publishing basics they can use throughout school.a. and a collage of pictures at the end. Add student name and teacher name below (as shown on inset). Show students how to use tab to move between cells. clipboard Lesson Description  Students make a California Missions magazine with a Table of Contents. banner heading. 3. auto shapes. pictures.

Bullet list each website visited (see inset). per table of contents. Layer ‗The End‘ in Wordart (see inset) over pictures. Click link if you purchased the digital copy of this textbook or copy-paste it into browser address bar to activate. Put a star where student‘s unique mission is located (insertshapes-stars and banners). Check the website list in the back of this book for more suggestions. Fourth grade: Modify MLA format. Page 3-7: Add sidebar to each page (insertbuilding blocks-page partssidebar) as a bullet list of five ‗fast facts‘ discussed in class about the page topic. Show students how to layer items.keyhole.) Troubleshooting Tips 152 | P a g e . Include:  Blue bar title in quotes  Website address  Copyright. Add a banner heading (explain what a ‗banner heading‘ is) with Wordart and copy-paste to pages 4-8.php? Number=558454 . Page 3-8: Add a border (insertborders).com/ubb/download. Show them how to use move tool to adjust position. Students should list these from memory.    Page 3: Add a map of California Missions. or go over them as a group. Resize border to avoid footer. Be sure footer shows above or below border. Explain how a copied item remains on the clipboard to be used wherever they want to paste it. My bullets disappeared.  Page 3-7: Add pictures to fill out page. Explain difference between ‗move tool‘ and ‗resize tool‘. (Use the bullet tool on the toolbar. Show students how to copy-paste border to pages 4-9. Extensions    Have all students follow MLA format for the ‗Works Cited‘ page.  Page 8: List your resources. Use the Websites at end of book for resources on other topics. Have students link each Table of Contents entry to its page and publish magazine as pdf and/or Google Doc. Page 3-7: Include a quote (using Publisher‘s ‗pull quote‘ item) on the page topic (see inset). edit text to match the page‘s topic. Tour California missions in Google Earth (bbs.  Page 9: Add a collage of themed pictures. Use the list of resources on the next page to find quotes about Missions. 1. Use paint bucket fill to make star stand out. Be sure Google Earth is installed. where available Grades 5-6: Use MLA citation guidelines.

html Sample for 4th Grade Works Cited page: “California Mission History” www.com/ Santa Barbara Mission www. Ctrl+click to activate the links.com/pictures/missions.missionsofcalifornia.org/3615/ CA Missions missions.ca.com/ CA Mission Life www.cuca.kidport.ca-missions.jspub.californiamis sions.us/lessons/missions/missions.k12.bgmm.radlhammer.org/missions/index.html CA Missions Online www.org/history.com/ CA Missions Foundation www.Websites on California Missions California Missions www.html CA Missions www.org/links.htm#MissionLife CA History-Missions www.thinkquest.shtml The Spanish Missions library. 153 | P a g e .com 1998 If you purchased a digital version of this book.htm Annotated links to California Missions http://www.com/4grdch03.californiamissions.thecaliforniamissions.html CA Missions www.com/RefLib/UsaHistory/Missions/MissionLife.sbmission.

Individual Pages 6 points___ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ 7. Table of Contents a. c. f. e. a. Picture of your mission d. i. b. No white space (filled with pictures) 3 points___ ______________ ______________ ______________ 9. ‘The End’ layered over pics c. from the era Pictures resized correctly Footer with your name. c. g. page numbers correct No white space Fonts/sizes correct Spelling correct Border Banner heading Bullet list and sidebar Correct grammar No slang Correct spelling 3-4 pictures. page 3 points___ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ 6. Title Page a. teacher in smaller font c. Overall Professional Look 3 points___ 154 | P a g e . b. Your name. d. ‘The End’ in WordArt b. All topics listed. h. ‘Blue bar’ title b. d. The End Page a.Publisher Mission Research Grading Rubric Your name:__________________________________________ Teacher:____________________________________________ 4. Works Cited Page a. Grammar and spelling 2 points___ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ 5. Web address c. Mission’s full name in large font b. Copyright date (if available) 3 points___ ______________ ______________ ______________ 8.

Research—by grade level www. safe spots to send your students for research: 1.com/ 14.com 7.nationalgeographic. Internet research sites for kids http://ivyjoy. Research—chapters on subjects http://www. Kids search engine for the internet kids.html 16.factmonster.infoplease. Thesaurus—a great one www. National Geographic for kids kids.com/yearbyyear. All-around research site libraryspot.com/com/L3?Area=LabelMaps 12. Math.nasa.worldalmanacforkids.google.html 10. General info research www. Science headlines—audio science.yahoo.com/ 4.com/ 13. Dictionary www. arcade edutainment www. Nova video programs www. World Book Online (subscription required) www. Research—history www.com/ 15.brainpop.html 6.com/ 9.com 8.Research Sites for Grades 3-8 Quick.com/yearbyyear. Organized by http://sqooltube.thesaurus.org/wgbh/nova/programs. Search the internet www.iknowthat. Research—for kids libraryspot. Research for kids www.html 5.com 2. School Tube—learning videos from YouTube.gov/headlines 18. Videos on so many topics www.com/kids topics 155 | P a g e .infoplease.com 19.dictionary.com/ 17.com 20.woopid. reading.funbrain.com/ 11.com/rayne/kidssearch.pbs.com 3. Edutainment site—requires subscription www.worldbookonline.

pictures. colors and an attractive layout. spelling Standard: NETS-S 3. Because of the project‘s detail. Similar to #49. auto shapes. This summative project reinforces classroom discussion on the American revolution while it teaches advanced skills in desktop publishing. 3. Higher-order thinking skills Integrate knowledge. you might want students to work in teams.b. understand Technologyspecific: Basic/Intermediate. Very impressive when completed. Add footer with student name and page #. This also includes a diagram for organizing ideas. Pick a decorative item from Building Blocks—Borders and Accents and layer it under the page title. Add 13 pages (insert-pages).        Computer Activity  Open Publisher. You might prefer doing this in a group—it‘s a fairly involved project. Add topics as shown on following pages or adapt to suit your needs. schemes. Page 3-10: Add a border (add to page 3 and copy-paste to pages 4-10 as was done in #49). Lesson Description  While creating a magazine in Publisher. Discuss the meaning of ‗footer‘ and why we use them. Title should be font size 26. copy-paste to pages 4-10 and edit text to reflect the unique page name).c Grade level: Prior knowledge: 5-8 Project 49 (California Missions Magazine. Each page is designed to cover a different technology skill set. entries font 18. grammar. Use Quick Publications (as students have done for fliers and cover pages in prior projects). but longer with more design elements. Page 2: Add Table of Contents (insert-building blocks—page parts— Table of Contents). student name and teacher (as shown in inset). It fosters curiosity about historic events while learning a multitude of Publisher skills to create a professional. sophiscated project suitable for middle school and high school. students communicate involved ideas with text. reinforcing learning in an authentic and cognitive manner. text boxes. Use 156 | P a g e . suggested: Project 52 (Indigenous Cultures Magazine) Time required: 4 weeks (research done outside of technology class) Software required: Publisher Vocabulary: Design Gallery. Add title. call outs. a timeline of events (which can also be used as a separate project). a table of data. Add a WordArt banner heading at top with page name (add to page 3.Subject #4: History Project #50: American Revolution Magazine in Publisher. use of creative content and Design Gallery Subject Area/ Learning-specific History. Adjust color and font schemes to reflect student‘s vision of the magazine.

complete all articles using Google Docs. position. then copy-paste information to the Publisher document. See samples following this project lesson.org/collection/battleli nes/index_good.eyewitnesstohistory. but the internet doesn‘t like Publisher files. 11-12: Discuss the British and American parts in the revolution.  Page 8: Use a table to discuss the name. Add more primary source documents. Everyone in the group has their own magazine. Use a autoshape line for the timeline. Great idea to share work online!) 157 | P a g e . What can we do? (Save as a pdf and upload. You‘ll find this easy to do in Publisher. As an alternative. See sample. Have students follow standard MLA format for the ‗Works Cited‘ page.  Page 9: Use a graphic organizer (create in MS Word using SmartArt and copy-paste) to discuss the Pros and Cons of the Revolution.com/wired/fil/pages/listd ocumentpa. Add a caption to each picture.com/index.  Page 10: Find a primary source document from this period.pacbell. Add one quote to each page using pull quotes. Format the table to make titles stand out. Or. Be sure to give credit to the source.  Page 6-7.  Page 3: Photo Journal. How do we merge them? (Create one master. Extensions   Troubleshooting Tips 1. pictures and decorative items. Add pictures below the timeline to highlight important events. Use text boxes (with decorative borders). Bring that one up on the computer as well as all the segments. Copypaste from a segment to the master.html Many more internet sources www. the effects of the Revolution and inventions resulting from the Revolution.com/ Battle Lines: Letters from America‘s Wars www. All white space should be filled. See example for detail. See sample. and call-outs above the timeline for 10-13 events. We want to share the magazine on the class blog. students can create a magazine about world revolutions or another topic you are discussing in your classroom.gilderlehrman.the same one for each page to add continuity to the magazine.kn.html    Page 13: Write ‗The End‘ in WordArt. filled text boxes for the dates.  Page 4-5: A Timeline of events. event and a quotation of famous British and American soldiers.html Eyewitness to History www. Some internet locations that carry these are: Archiving Early American www. Copypaste it into the magazine.) 2.earlyamerica.

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the viewer must be willing to take the 161 | P a g e . understand Technologyspecific: Basic/Intermediate. a cornerstone of their form is the multi-intelligence mix of text. By now. add text.s.a. 3.events-in-history-year-by-year. Higher-order thinking skills Integrate knowledge. scaffolding on previous Publisher knowledge. Students create a tri-fold brochure. pictures. show students how a trifold works. internet browser click.html http://www. grammar.com/yearbyye ar.thepeoplehistory. drag-and-drop. People look first at the cover—so this must be enticing and splashy. The back should incorporate color.   Computer Activity  Before starting. washout. solid design principles. send to back plunge and open the trifold. Lesson Description  Trifold brochures are used for a variety of educational reasons. color block. the student went to Disneyland when Dolly the Sheep was cloned. Their simple design and snapshot approach makes them easy to read and keep for reference. and colors. 4 sessions Publisher.trivia-library.b.c Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 4-6 3-4 projects in Publisher to develop knowledge of its capabilities 45 minutes. Curiosity is fostered and global citizenship is encouraged as students learn to use templates. Suggested websites are: http://www. watermark. The brochure should reflect creativity.com/u.com/ http://www. and an interdisciplinary array of skills as students develop a cognitive understanding of themselves as global citizens.infoplease. have students collect one event from each year of their life. Spend the first class collecting one event in world history for each year in students‘ life. Talk to parents and family members—what was a major event each year the student was alive. the three panels on page 2 must work together to tell the story.com/  Then.htm http://www.Subject #4: History Project #51: This Day in History/This Day in My Life. a time line (which can be taught as a separate project) and design elements. Once they‘ve done this. pictures and enough text to communicate the message. This is a popular project with students—who are always amazed at what happened around the world—and parents.brainyhistory. Plus. They then flip the brochure over. spelling Standard: NETS-S 3. to compare what was happening in their life when something else significant was happening around the world. For example. use of creative content and Design Gallery Subject Area/ Learning-specific History. order. brochure. pictures.

Any will do because we will delete everything on it. student copy their picture from Page one and paste it onto Page two.) Extensions     Troubleshooting Tips   162 | P a g e . Leave the other lines unedited. Have students layer their picture over the color block on Panel three. Print. font size 36. Right click picture. Be sure that events in matching years match up. Page 2: Insert a timeline (insertshapes-line) Use the shift key when you drag the line across the page to keep it straight. bold. change automatic to washout. centered. On the ‗picture‘ tab. Next.         Open Publisher. with the promise they will bring their own the following week. Size it so that three can fit to a panel. Repeat on page 2. and/or around Panel 1/ 3 on Page 1. I can‘t see my picture on Pg 2 (Some don‘t show up well on the monitors.shapes—basic shapes—rectangle). Click on brochures. Arrange so      that the tips of two meet on the timeline (see example). select order.) I forgot my list of historic events (Have students borrow from a different class. Color font. Delete. To tilt pictures. Page 1: Panel one—insert a text box that covers the bottom half of the panel. Now copy-paste nine above and nine below the line. When student finishes. Resize so they fit nicely. and look like a watermark. Add the nine life events below the line. Bring up ‗Format Picture‘ dialogue box (right click). Anywhere is fine. Click and drag a box around the contents of Page 1. Arrange three onto Panel two and one at top of Panel three. Change border around call-outs. add the date and event for all nine historic events that occurred during the student‘s life above the timeline. Starting at the left. Insert a call-out (insert-shapescallouts). Color the call-outs with the paint bucket fill. send to back. click green dot at top and drag image to preferred angle. Add a border around page two. Student picture should now be behind the timeline. Fill it with the paint bucket in a color of your choice. student name and teacher name (on separate lines). Add This Day in History. Copy-paste the color block onto the top of Panel three and two. but it will when printed. Add pictures of events on timeline page. save to student folder. have them complete the rubric (see next pages) checklist to make sure they have all required elements. This Day in My Life. Enlarge picture so it fills page. Search Google images for four pictures of historic events researched by students. because we are going to format it. Edit text to read. Close dialogue box. Copy the text box and paste into Panel three.  Add color block on top half of panel one (insert. Resize so it fills the full length of Panel two. save-as to flash drive.

Publisher Trifold Brochure Grading Rubric Your name:__________________________________________ Your homeroom teacher:_______________________________  Title Page (2 title pages) o o o o o Large font Your name and class in smaller font Picture/color block fills white space Border Grammar and spelling ___ 6 points___ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________  Collage o 3 pictures of world events o No white space (use color block) ___ 2 points___ ______________ ______________  Page Two o o o o o o o Watermark background Border around full page Timeline with18 callouts Events are significant and important Spell-check Grammar check Page filled __10 points____ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________  Overall Professional Look _____2 points_ How I grade myself:________________________________ Explain:_________________________________________ ________________________________________________ 163 | P a g e .

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Delete unused table rows. Page 3-5: Add a world map (resized to fit the space available at the page‘s bottom). banner title. and copy-paste to pages 4-5 as was done in #49). Start with the cover  page by using Quick Publications (as students have done for fliers and cover pages in prior projects). entries font 18. But I Was Here First. copypaste. geography. Discuss what the ‗print border‘ is and why. Add footer with student name and page #. WordArt. table of contents. border. but doesn‘t go outside of blue print border. add pictures on the cultures discussed in the magazine. spelling. map. Adjust color and font schemes to reflect student‘s vision of indigenous cultures. font. collage Lesson Description  Create a Publisher magazine that enables students to communicate involved ideas with text. The project includes a cover. five fast facts and pictures. Add topics as shown on following page or adapt to suit class needs. This is an easy project that always comes out nicely for learners. The book layout makes it easy to design a two-page spread (as when you open a magazine). Page 2: Add Table of Contents (insert-building blocks—page parts— Table of Contents). Page 3-5: Add a border (add to page 3. 3. Add the title. resize as needed. resize if needed. pictures. Resize so it fits the page. Project 99: Internet Basx 45 minutes MS Publisher schemes.a Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 3 Project 30: Cover Page in Publisher. Add a WordArt banner heading at top with page name (add to page 3. design gallery.  Add 5 pages.      Computer Activity  Open Publisher. Discuss the meaning of ‗footer‘ and why we use them. The project introduces design elements of desktop publishing.c. grammar Standard: NETS-S 1. Add a star (insert-shapesstars) to the map to show where the 165 | P a g e . Higher-order thinking skills Evaluating /remembering information Technologyspecific: Citations from the internet Using Publisher Subject Area/ Learningspecific Cultures. If there‘s room at the page bottom.jpg. Each page requires different critical thinking skills as it collaborates with classroom inquiry into the focus area. Students understand that writing strategies include more than text. colors. copy-paste to pages 4-5 and edit text to reflect the unique page name). table of contents. that active learning includes the visual multi-intelligences as much as the written. This project introduces the basics of magazine creation in Publisher while students engage in inquiry-based learning that incorporates discovery and fosters curiosity. border. history. student name and teacher name.Subject #4: History Project #52: Indigenous Cultures Magazine in Publisher. Title should be font size 26. .

not in-class research. Resize to fit (see sample). but adjust the position of the star. (When you‘re in the footer toolbar. Add a page with websites where students can go to research their topics. allow them to work with their neighbor. Add five fast facts about the topic.) Extensions   Troubleshooting Tips  166 | P a g e . not the page number. Fill the page so no white space shows. If you have a blog. Fill the star with the paint bucket. If they  are having difficulty. Page 3-5: Add two pictures to each page that incorporate discovery about the topic and communicate the student‘s ideas. Pages 3-5: Add a text box. My pages show a # in the footer.  culture being discussed is located. push the # sign from the ribbon. have students post their favorite websites. You probably used # over the 3. Discuss this with students. Overlay ‗The End‘ in WordArt. even develop two-three with them so they can see how to be inquirers and engage in their own learning. Copypaste the map also to pages 4 and 5. Page 6: Add a collage of pictures about all three cultures. These should come from classroom discussion.

page  The End Page o The End in Word Art o The End layered over pictures o Picture Collage _____2 points___ ______________ ______________ ______________ _____4 points___ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ _____4 points___ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ 4 points ______________ ______________ ______________ _____3 points___ _____3 points___  Overall Professional Look  Overall Grammar/spelling 167 | P a g e .‘But I Was Here First’ Grading Rubric Your name:__________________________________________ Teacher:____________________________________________  Title Page o Title in large font o Your name in smaller font o Picture related to topic  Table of Contents o Decorative border o All topics listed o Page numbers match magazine o Spell-check. grammar check o Extra rows deleted o No white space  Magazine Content Pages o Border on each page o WordArt title at top of page o Five fast facts o Map with star o Two pictures on topic o Footer with your name.

The rest of the cover is design elements (color blocks. consistency in the selection of fonts. Picture should be topicspecific. drag-and-drop. Their simple design and snapshot approach makes them easy to read. Title should be prominent. Click on brochures. fold and keep for reference. either a large font or Word Art.  Page 1: Panel two—This is the back flap—what viewers will see second. use of creative content and Design Gallery Subject Area/ Learning-specific History. This brochure should reflect creativity. sizes.b. 3. Add a map or a catchy picture (sample shows a watermark) and limited text. Once they‘ve done this.  Page 1: Panel one—Put the pithiest question here. Open Publisher. and colors. They then flip the brochure over. Page 1: Panel three—This is the cover and should have only three items on it: the title. understand Technologyspecific: Basic/Intermediate. but enough to draw the viewer in. solid design principles. pictures. layer. By now. etc. watermark. sepia.c Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 5 Project 51: This Day in My Life 45 minutes. internet browser click. brochure.. It encourages student interaction with material in the stimulating learning environment of technology and desktop publishing. People look first at the cover—so this must be enticing and splashy. overflow. This project integrates class research into a subject with tech presentation of thoughts and ideas.) Have students delete all other place savers and adapt the template to this layout (as shown in inset). send to back. colors. show students how a trifold works. decorative bars. a cornerstone of their form is the multi-intelligence mix of text. grammar. the viewer must be willing to take the plunge and open the trifold. washout. with at least one picture.    Computer Activity  Before starting. a true summative exercise that fosters curiosity and creativity. spelling Standard: NETS-S 3. Have students select one with a design and layout they like. pictures and enough text to communicate the message. a picture and student name/teacher (see inset). 4 sessions Publisher. The back should incorporate color. panel. Higher-order thinking skills Integrate knowledge. grayscale Lesson Description  Trifold brochures are used for a variety of educational reasons. 168 | P a g e . the three panels on page 2 must work together to tell the story. Create a trifold brochure in Publisher to support classroom inquiry into colonization or another unit. order.Subject #4: History Project #53: A Colonization Brochure in Publisher. Plus. color block.

but nothing‘s happening! (Do you see an ‗A‘ under the text box? This means the text box is too small for the inputted text.) Troubleshooting Tips  169 | P a g e . Mix in pictures. Pictures must fit the era. I‘m typing. Text of articles should match in font. Adjust them to sepia or grayscale if necessary. Delete all extraneous place savers and elements not necessary to student brochure. Design Gallery elements to spice up the information. Communicate your high expectations that they exhibit individual accountability for exploration into this subject. this avoids the problem. This is the meat of the brochure (see next page). Save to student network folder. Fold into a trifold design. If technology lab is only once a week. titles should match in font. When student has completed the project. size.     Page 2: Add the balance of the information on this topic to these three panels. font size. Throughout brochure. have them fill out the rubric (see next pages) checklist to make sure they have all required elements. color blocks. They should be larger and more prominent than other text on the page. and color. Resize it and all of your typing will reappear. Stable the top and bottom with white sides together. My text disappeared. And it reinforces learning by forcing them to remember and relate—essential Higher Order Thinking Skills. I forgot my notes. Think about what they learned in class and use that information. Place it behind the text on Page 1. save-as to flash drive Extensions   If this project comes after the classroom unit on the topic. Print brochure. panel 1 (see sample below). challenge students to answer the essential questions from memory. but consistent from one panel to the next. font color and line spacing. Create a watermark picture.

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attractive look. d. c. d. c. b. e. organized. Eye catching and clear All fonts match Picture and text fill white space Heading in larger font Grammar and spelling ___ 4 points___ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ 3. easy to understand.) How I grade myself:________________________________ Explain:_________________________________________ 171 | P a g e . Headings in larger font All fonts match No white spaces Pictures fit events discussed Spell-check Grammar check __ 9 points___ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ 4. etc. b. d. Overall Professional Look _____3 points_ (inside print lines. Eye catching and clear All fonts match Brochure title stands out Your name and class in smaller font White space filled Grammar and spelling ___ 4 points ___ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ 2. c. e. b. Back page a. Inside a.Publisher Trifold Brochure—Advanced Grading Rubric Your name:__________________________________________ Your homeroom teacher:_______________________________ 1. f. Title Page a. e. f.

loc.ushistory. Ctrl+click.newseum. Don‘t worry: You‘re going to have fun!) 172 | P a g e .com/media. (Did you type  the address into the search bar. class word lists Standard: NETS-S 4. Six edutainment websites to be visited in spare time in the classroom (as with all sponges).d. website address Lesson Description  What‘s a sponge activity? The term was originally coined and used by Madeline Hunter. click the images to reach the website   Computer Activity         Extensions Troubleshooting Tips  When I type the address.html Road to Revolution Game www. but I‘m on the page (take a deep breath. read some of the information on the page and it‘ll get you there. learn the basics of internet Subject Area/ Learning-specific Reinforce spelling.gov/exhibits/young/young-exhibit. I get a list of hits.com/ Newspaper front pages from around the world—interactive www.html Add the websites to favorites to be used more quickly If you purchased a digital copy of this text.org/todaysfrontpages/ When they were Young: A Photographic History of Children http://www.pbs.history. not the address bar?) I can‘t find the site you‘re talking about. address bar. taking 5-10 minutes. 6. Each deals with history and can be enjoyed with only a few minutes of time Higher-order thinking skills Applying—use concepts in new situations Technologyspecific: Use technology to broaden subject matter competency.Subject #4: History Project #54: Sponge Activities in History. If you purchased the digital version of this book.do Kid‘s Website on the US Government and History www.a Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: 2-8 Project 99: Internet Basx 5-10 minutes internet browser Sponge.org/ktca/liberty/road. just Ctrl+click on the blue links to take you to the site History—videos of historic events www. Each of these websites offers quick activities for students. A "sponge" is an activity designed to produce learning during the times taken up by "administrivia.gov/ History Happens: Stories on Video www.kids." These sponges stem from Hunter‘s teaching philosophy that there should be no wasted moments in her classroom.

to remind them which to use for which key. two-three times a week Type to Learn Jr.  TTL Jr. The goal is to get students to age-appropriate national standards for typing speed with just two-three times per week. good habits Standard: NETS-S 6.Subject #5: Keyboarding Project #55: Keyboarding in the Classroom. use a free online program like Typing Web. you‘ll be able to track progress   Extensions 173 | P a g e . each to its own side. move them up to Type to Learn. Keep eyes on the screen.com). Good posture.a. posture. When students graduate to Type to Learn. posture. The better they are at it. I put the same color dot on the children‘s hands. they should develop good habits: Hands curled over home row. 6.c Grade level: Prior knowledge: Time required: Software required: Vocabulary: K-8 Computer basics 15 minutes. When the student finishes the program. the easier is schoolwork and the less resistant they are to completing it. Make sure students log in to take advantage of this feature. (If your school doesn‘t have TTL. I include software (TTL4). Higher-order thinking skills Analyze (see patterns) Knowledge (master material) Technologyspecific: Understand and use technology systems Subject Area/ Learningspecific Speed and accuracy. Within 18 months. typing honors speed and accuracy. Type to Learn. 1—  beginning readers. either start over (if it‘s a new year) or graduate them to All the Right Type or another regulated keyboarding program (for variety) Lesson Description  Like all sports. keyboarding is arguably the most important. fifteen minutes each time. Remind them to pay attention to instructions and don‘t worry about speed—that‘ll come. is for K. with Project 56 and 57 provides a three-pronged attack against weak keyboarding skills. This lesson. by using the administrator account to set words per minute and accuracy goals. Students set up accounts and it tracks their progress). online keyboarding websites (Dancemat typing) and fun tests (TypingTest.. and gets better with practice.    Computer Activity  Type to Learn Jr. Students move forward at their own pace. Stretch for keys at the top and bottom. or All the Right Type home row. it‘s human nature to stop trying when we get bored. As soon as children put fingers to keyboard. Mix a variety of keyboarding tools so students get the most out of typing time in the classroom. divides keys by red for left hand and blue for right. Of all technology skills students learn. This lesson addresses keyboarding boredom. But.

20. 17. 3. 7. The variety will sharpen their skills. 14. 4. adjustable Keyboard—free online typing course Keyboarding Fingerjig—6 minute test Keyboarding for Kids Keyboarding practice Keyboarding resources listed Keyboarding—Dance Mat Typing Keyboarding—full online course Keyboarding—games Keyboarding—lessons Keyboarding—lessons and speed quiz Keyboarding—more lessons Keyboarding—must sign up. 8.  I can‘t get past this Lesson. Alphabet rain game Barracuda game Bubbles game Finger jig practice game Free typing tutor Keyboard challenge—grade level Keyboard practice—quick start Keyboard test—quick. 2. 22. 28. 13. 16. Have students use online typing programs once in a while. (You‘re promoted when you hit the mandated speed and accuracy level) Troubleshooting Tips Suggestions for online keyboarding instead of software: 1. 24. 19. 27. 18. 9. 31. 30. 26. 10. 11. 15. 5. 6. 23. but free Keyboarding—quick start Keyboarding—speed quiz Keyboard—practice with a game Krazy keyboarding for kids Online practice Online practice—quick start Online typing course Online typing lessons Online typing lessons — even more Online typing lessons — more Typing program—a graduated course 174 | P a g e . 25. 21. 12. 29.

Sounds simple. Play keyboard like a piano (or violin. not dog paws Use inside fingers for inside keys. Keep pointers anchored to f and j 7. 8. Hands stay anchored to the f and j keys Don’t use caps lock for capitals! Use shift. 3. I fashioned one from 175 | P a g e . cover stock. not your hands. You’d never use your pointer for all keys Fingers move. 5. Tuck elbows against the sides of your body. 2. or recorder). These are the most common fixes that help students excel at keyboarding: 1. tested on 400 students a year. This keeps hands in the right spot—home row Use your RIGHT thumb for the space bar. but this isn’t what usually happens with beginners. That leaves hands on home row Curl fingers over home row—they’re cat paws. 4. 9. That’ll remind students to stay on the correct side of keyboard 10. or guitar. outside fingers for outside keys Use the finger closest to the key you need.KEYBOARDING HINTS These came directly from the classroom. 6. Add a barrier between sides of the keyboards.

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PowerPoint 34: What Does a Dolch Word Look Like? 42: Where Did I Come From? 43: Color My World 44: What‘s ‗NWSE‘? MS Excel Project 12: Creating Simple Shapes with Excel Project 26: Four-sentence Story—Advanced—in KidPix. KidPix 19: My Bookcover (in KidPix) 20: A Holiday Card in KidPix 25: Four-sentence Story in KidPix 26: Four-sentence Story—Advanced—in KidPix. PowerPoint Project 29: All About Me—in PowerPoint Project 47: Tour the World—with a PowerPoint Slideshow Project 21: A Holiday Card 178 | P a g e MS PowerPoint MS Publisher .Projects—by Program Google Earth         Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project 38: 39: 40: 41: 42: 13: 14: 27: 35: 48: 54: Introduction to Google Earth Google Earth Board The Wonders of Google Earth Where is That? Where Did I Come From? Art Online Sponge Activities Online Blogs Sponge Activities Sponge Activities Sponge Activities Internet for Drawing and Graphics for Vocabulary Building for Geography in History                       Keyboarding KidPix Project 55: Keyboarding In the Classroom Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project 1: KidPix Basx 2: KidPix Basx II 3: I Can Make My Own Wallpaper (in KidPix or Photoshop) 16: A Holiday Memory in Word or KidPix 18: Holiday Greetings in Word.

                                   Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project 22: 23: 24: 28: 30: 49: 50: 51: 52: 53: A Holiday Flier A Holiday Calendar A Holiday Newsletter My Storybook A Cover Page California Missions Magazine American Revolution Magazine This Day in History/This Day in My Life Indigenous Cultures Magazine A Colonization Brochure MS Word 4: Divide and Conquer (Graphics in Word) 15: A Holiday Letter 16: A Holiday Memory in Word or KidPix 17: A Holiday Story 18: Holiday Greetings 31: A Title Page (is not a Cover Page) 32: Color My Grammar 33: Grow Your Story with Word 36: My First Report 45: Where Am I 46: Landforms Table Oregon Trail Photoshop Project 37: Oregon Trail Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project 3: I Can Make My Own Wallpaper (in KidPix or Photoshop) 5: Photoshop Basx 6: Quick Fixes in Photoshop 7: Cropping in Photoshop 8: Cloning in Photoshop 9: Artistic Rendering in Photoshop 10: Drawing in Photoshop 11: Photoshop Actions and the History Brush 14: 35: 48: 54: Sponge Sponge Sponge Sponge Activities Activities Activities Activities for Art/Graphics for Vocabulary Building for Geography in History Sponges Windows Project 3: I Can Make My Own Wallpaper (in KidPix or Photoshop) 179 | P a g e .

Projects—by Grade Kindergarten-Second grade Google Earth   Project 38: Introduction to Google Earth Project 42: Where Did I Come From? (KidPix. Google Earth) 180 | P a g e . PowerPoint 34: What Does a Dolch Word Look Like: (in KidPix) 42: Where Did I Come From? (KidPix. Google Earth) Internet    Project 35: Sponge Activities for Vocabulary Building Project 48: Sponge Activities for Geography Project 54: Sponge Activities in History Keyboarding  Project 55: Keyboarding in the Classroom KidPix          Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project 1: KidPix Basx 2: KidPix Basx II 3: I Can Make My Own Wallpaper (in KidPix or Photoshop) 13: Art Online 14: Sponge Activities for Drawing and Graphics 20: A Holiday Card—in KidPix 25: Four-sentence Story in KidPix. Google Earth) MS Excel  Project 12: Creating Simple Shapes with Excel First Grade-Second grade Google Earth   Project 38: Introduction to Google Earth Project 42: Where Did I Come From? (KidPix.

PowerPoint 34: What Does a Dolch Word Look Like? 35: Sponge Activities for Vocabulary Building 42: Where Did I Come From? (KidPix.Internet      Project Project Project Project Project 13: 14: 35: 48: 54: Art Online Sponge Activities Sponge Activities Sponge Activities Sponge Activities for Drawing and Graphics for Vocabulary Building for Geography in History Keyboarding  Project 55: Keyboarding in the Classroom KidPix             Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project 1: KidPix Basx 2: KidPix Basx II 3: I Can Make My Own Wallpaper (in KidPix or Photoshop) 13: Art Online 14: Sponge Activities for Drawing and Graphics 16: A Holiday Memory in Word or KidPix 19: My Bookcover 20: A Holiday Card 25: Four-sentence Story in KidPix. Google Earth) MS Excel  Project 12: Creating Simple Shapes with Excel Second Grade-Fourth grade Google Earth   Project 38: Introduction to Google Earth Project 42: Where Did I Come From? (KidPix. Google Earth) Internet      Project Project Project Project Project 13: 14: 35: 48: 54: Art Online Sponge Activities Sponge Activities Sponge Activities Sponge Activities for Drawing and Graphics for Vocabulary Building for Geography in History 181 | P a g e .

KidPix Grow Your Story Third Grade-Sixth grade Google Earth    Project 38: Introduction to Google Earth Project 39: Google Earth Board Project 41: Where is That? 182 | P a g e . KidPix 19: My Bookcover 20: A Holiday Card 26: Four-sentence Story—Advanced—in KidPix. PowerPoint MS Publisher   Project 21: A Holiday Card Project 22: A Holiday Flier MS Word      Project Project Project Project Project 15: 16: 17: 18: 33: A Holiday Letter A Holiday Memory in Word or KidPix A Holiday Story Holiday Greetings in Word. Google Earth) 43: Color My World 44: What‘s ‗NWSE‘? MS Excel  Project 12: Creating Simple Shapes with Excel MS PowerPoint  Project 26: Four-sentence Story—Advanced—in KidPix.Keyboarding  Project 55: Keyboarding in the Classroom KidPix             Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project 1: KidPix Basx 2: KidPix Basx II 3: I Can Make My Own Wallpaper (in KidPix or Photoshop) 16: A Holiday Memory in Word or KidPix 18: Holiday Greetings in Word. PowerPoint 34: What Does a Dolch Word Look Like? 42: Where Did I Come From? (KidPix.

Internet        Project Project Project Project Project Project 13: 14: 27: 35: 48: 54: Art Online Sponge Activities Online Blogs Sponge Activities Sponge Activities Sponge Activities for Drawing and Graphics for Vocabulary Building for Geography in History Keyboarding MS Excel  Project 55: Keyboarding in the Classroom Project 12: Creating Simple Shapes with Excel MS PowerPoint   Project 29: All About Me Project 47: Tour the World MS Publisher       Project Project Project Project Project Project 21: 22: 23: 28: 30: 52: A Holiday Card A Holiday Flier A Holiday Calendar My Storybook A Cover Page Indigenous Cultures Magazine MS Word  Project 15: A Holiday Letter Project  Project  Project  Project  Project  Project  Project  16: 17: 18: 31: 32: 45: 46: A Holiday Memory in Word or KidPix A Holiday Story Holiday Greetings in Word. KidPix A Title Page (is not a Cover Page) Color My Grammar Where Am I Landforms Table Oregon Trail  Project 37: Oregon Trail Technology Basx  Project 27: Online Blogs 183 | P a g e .

Fourth Grade-Seventh grade Google Earth   Project 39: Google Earth Board Project 41: Where is That? Internet      Project Project Project Project Project 13: 14: 35: 48: 54: Art Online Sponge Activities Sponge Activities Sponge Activities Sponge Activities for Drawing and Graphics for Vocabulary Building for Geography in History Keyboarding   Project 55: Keyboarding in the Classroom Project 12: Creating Simple Shapes with Excel MS Excel MS Publisher              Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project 22: 23: 28: 30: 49: 51: A Holiday Flier A Holiday Calendar My Storybook A Cover Page California Missions Magazine This Day in History/This Day in My Life MS Word 4: Divide and Conquer (Graphics in Word) 15: A Holiday Letter 17: A Holiday Story 31: A Title Page (is not a Cover Page) 32: Color My Grammar 33: Grow Your Story 47: Ecosystems Outline Oregon Trail  Project 37: Oregon Trail 184 | P a g e .

Technology Basx  Project 3: I Can Make My Own Wallpaper (in KidPix or Photoshop) Fifth Grade-Eighth grade Google Earth    Project 39: Google Earth Board Project 40: The Wonders of Google Earth Project 41: Where is That? Internet        Project Project Project Project Project Project Project 13: 14: 27: 35: 37: 48: 54: Art Online Sponge Activities Online Blogs Sponge Activities Class Blog Sponge Activities Sponge Activities for Drawing and Graphics for Vocabulary Building for Geography in History Keyboarding  Project 55: Keyboarding in the Classroom MS PowerPoint  Project 47: Tour the World MS Publisher         Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project 21: 22: 23: 24: 28: 30: 50: 53: A Holiday Card A Holiday Flier A Holiday Calendar A Holiday Newsletter My Storybook A Cover Page American Revolution Magazine A Colonization Brochure MS Word     Project Project Project Project 4: Divide and Conquer (Graphics in Word 15: A Holiday Letter 17: A Holiday Story 30: A Cover Page in Publisher 185 | P a g e .

   Project 31: A Title Page (is not a Cover Page) Project 32: Color My Grammar Project 33: Grow Your Story Photoshop         Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project 3: I Can Make My Own Wallpaper (in KidPix or Photoshop) 5: Photoshop Basx 6: Quick Fixes in Photoshop 7: Cropping in Photoshop 8: Cloning in Photoshop 9: Artistic Rendering in Photoshop 10: Drawing in Photoshop 11: Photoshop Actions and the History Brush Technology Basx  Project 3: I Can Make My Own Wallpaper 186 | P a g e .

Creativity and Innovation Students demonstrate creative thinking. and publish with peers. c. d. 5. Students: a. Students: a. products. and productivity. evaluate and select information sources/digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks. ISTE® is a registered trademark of the International Society for Technology in Education. and responsible use of information and technology. troubleshoot systems and applications. to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. and develop innovative products and processes using technology. 2. d. experts. Research and Information Fluency Students apply digital tools to gather. b. create original works as a means of personal or group expression. evaluate. b. identify trends and forecast possibilities. systems. identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation. c. and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. Students: a. advocate and practice safe. construct knowledge. and use information. 4. develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures. Digital Citizenship Students understand human. evaluate. interact. b. Students: a. b. 187 | P a g e . and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. c. Technology Operations and Concepts Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts. c. c. use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions. plan strategies to guide inquiry. transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies. b. collaborate. legal. solve problems. and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media. or processes. exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration. demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning. d. learning. use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues. 6. including at a distance. Students: a. manage projects. d. communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats. plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project. organize. c. or others employing a variety of digital environments and media. collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions. exhibit leadership for digital citizenship. cultural. Communication and Collaboration Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively. apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas. synthesize. d. process data and report results. understand and use technology systems. select and use applications effectively and productively. contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems. Critical Thinking. b. d. analyze.Appendices National Education Technology Standards 1. and Decision Making Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research. 3. © 2007 International Society for Technology in Education. locate. Problem Solving. and operations: a.

Aesop Fables 2. 29. Alphabet Doors 6. Picasso Head Museum of Modern Art My Online Neighborhood Puzzle Shapes and colors Stories—non-text The Learning Planet Time Virtual Farm Virtual Zoo Word games—k-2 Technology Clicky‟s Web(safe) World 2. Dinosaurs VI 21. Counting Money 12. Computer basics 4. Build a Neighborhood 10. 53. Clock Talk 14. 38. Dinosaurs III 18. Dr. 37. 43.Internet Sites for K-8 Visit Ask a Tech Teacher website for links and updates (http://askatechteacher. Alphabet Animals 5. Computer puzzle 6. 36. Drag and drop games—visual 8. 39. Ctrl+click to access links below. Dinosaurs IV 19. Computer safety 7. 51. 47. 41. KINDERGARTEN 1. Create Music 15. Dinosaurs V 20. Barnaby and Bellinda Bear 8. Dino Fossils then and now 23. Audio stories 7. Computer Basics II 1. 48. Edugames at Pauly‟s Playhouse 25. Aesop Fables—no ads 3. 40. 35. Learn to Read Make a Face Make a Monster Make a Scary Spud Make a Story Math for K Math/LA Videos by grade level Mr. Clocks 13. 50. Drag and drop puzzles 188 | P a g e . 32. Dinosaur VII 22. 5. Edugames—drag-and-drop puzzles 26. 33. 46. If you have a digital copy of this book. 30. 45. Fairy Tales and Fables 27. Seuss 24. Find a dog 28. problem-solving Games to teach problem-solving skills Geogreeting—find letters around the world Holiday Gingerbread house Interactive sites Kid‟s Videos Kindergarten Links—Science. 42. Dinosaurs 16. 44. 31. Dinosaurs II 17. 52. Color US Symbols 11. Game Goo—wacky games that teach Games to teach mouse skills.com ). 34. Clicky‟s Web(safe) World II 3. Bembo‟s Zoo 9. Alphabet—Kerpoof Letters 4. 49. etc.

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Plant life cycle 14. Molecularium 7. 20. Spanish resources 2. USA Puzzle 4. 3.Rocks and minerals 1. Moon—We Choose the Moon 8. 22. 23. Ology Sites 12. 6. How Rocks are Formed 3. USA Games 3. Plant games 13. US History Map Game 205 | P a g e . 4. Rock Scavenger Hunt 5. Forests 4. Science activities for the mind Science games Science Games II Science Games—Bitesize Science Stuff Solar System in 3D Stardate Online Virtual Field Trips Virtual tour (with pictures) of a zoo Virtual tours Virtual tour—undersea Virtual weather. 27. Electric Circuits Game 2. Great Science site 6. All About America 2. Rock Cycles 4. NASA For Kids 10. machines and surgery Wonderville Spanish 1. 26. Cyber Prospecting 2. NASA Kids Club 11. Satellite Fly-bys—by zip code 15. Rocks for Kids 6. 24. 5. Rocks Sacramento CA State Capital Museum Science 1. 18. NASA Kids Club Organize technology (drag and drop) Parts of the computer Videos on Computer Basics K-6 Who are your online friends? USA 1. 17. 19. 21. Geology 5. 25. Moon around 9. 9. 2. 8. Spanish Stories Technology 1. Computer basics Computer Basics II Computer parts Computer puzzle Find the Technology Internet Safety 7. Fantastic Contraption 3. 11. 10. 16.

more 10 Tech Alternatives to Book Reports Children‟s University Create a magazine cover Create free activities. 17. 24. 20. 10. 18.0)—all free Teach vocab. 11. diagrams in Flash! Creative Tools Crossword Puzzle Maker Easy Techie Stuff for the Classroom Easy-to-navigate collection Environmental footprint Glogster—posters Google Earth Lesson Plans I Google Earth Lesson Plans II Google Earth in Math Curriculum Hollywood Sq/Jeopardy Templates How to Videos for Web 2. 31. 4. etc. 2. 22. 7. 18. 29. 2. Online tools (Web 2. assessments. 8. 33. 4. 11. 7. 5. 6. Dolch Site Word Activities Grammar games Grammaropolis High-frequency words—hangman High-frequency words—practice Spelling practice—use with spelling words 7. 6. 19. charts. more Shelfari—share books with students Tools for studying writing Training videos Lots of poetry sites Turn pictures into Videos—Easily Turn short stories into books FIFTH GRADE 1. Edutainment games and stories Edutainment First Thanksgiving Geography game—Geospy Geography—Geonet game Google Earth—free download site Graphics—animated GIFs Graphics—more animated GIFs Graphics—even more animated GIFs History—videos of events 11. 28. 34. 13. 3. 17. prefixes/suffixes. 13. 12. 30.Word Study 1. 16. 10. Mapping ideas with tag clouds Online quizzes you create. 15. 15. 6. 3. Tons of them Make digital posters 19. 25. 8. Animations. 14. 3. 5. 26. 9. 16. 21. How stuff works Human body—body parts matching Human body—the brain Human Body—videos on how body parts work Inventors and inventions Keyboard practice—dance mat typing Keyboarding—typing test Mars Math attack—a standard favorite 206 | P a g e . Stories with Dolch Words Visuwords Vocabulary Fun Word Central—from Merriam Webster Word Videos A Christian site The Animated Bible For Teachers 1.0 K-8 school-related videos. 14. 5. 4. 35. 9. 23. 8. 9. 32. online grades Password creator Posters—8x10 at a time—simple Print Large Posters in 8x10 bits Print Posters One Page at a Time Publish the magazines Pupil Tube Puzzle maker—for study guides. 2. 12. 10. 27.

US History Map Game 19. Mt. History Home on the Internet 13. Math edutainment 22. National Gallery of Art—for kids 26. 3. Art—Make a monster Clay animations Metropolitan Museum of Art Minneapolis Institute of Arts 5. 8. 8. 34. States games 5. 33. Nova video programs 28. 35. 3. Pharaoh‟s Tomb Game 16. First Thanksgiving 2. 5. Jamestown Adventure Game 14. Colonial America Egyptian Madlibs Egyptian Pyramids Ellis Island Eternal Egypt Find George Washington‟s Portrait George Washington Greeks-Romans Growth of the USA History Central 11. Geography Games II 3. 7. 29. Geography Games 2. USA Puzzles 18. Math—quick math 25. Math drills 21. Volcano Adventure Global Issues Spent Minyanland History 1. History for Kids—facts. Mr. 32. Geography Games III 4. 4. games. 9. Science headlines—audio Search the internet Spelling—-games to learn class words Stories for all ages Stories for all ages — more The White House—for kids Typing program—a graduated course Edheads—Activate your mind Specific to Units Animals Animals Art 1. Math/LA Videos by grade level 24. quotes 12. 4. 10. White House 207 | P a g e . National Geographic 27. Math—build a bug game 23. 2. 2. 31. 30. 6.20. Underground Railroad 17. 7. 6. Vernon 15. World National Anthems Geography 1. Picassa Head Museum of Modern Art National Gallery of Art—for kids 50 Great Photoshop Tutorials Cultures 1.

Math Basics Plus 16. 27. hundreds 36. Keyboard test—quick. Math—by Grade Level—lots of stuff 17. Math—Wild on Math—simple to use 27. Ones. Pickit Adjectives Math 1. 16. Keyboarding—games 14. Keyboarding for Kids 9. Math links by skills 20. Minute math drills II 32. Keyboarding Fingerjig—6 minute test 8. Game-oriented math learning 11. 20. 24. Grammar Blast 5. Estimating 9. Math—by Grade Level 26. Math practice—requires subscription 22. 22. adjustable 6. Keyboarding—Dance Mat Typing 12. 19. Minute Math 30. Angles 5. Learn Multiplication facts—for fun 13. Flashcards only 10. Groundhog Day Keyboarding Practice 1. Keyboard challenge—grade level 4. Alien Addition 4. Keyboarding—full online course 13. Keyboarding—lessons and speed quiz Keyboarding—more lessons Keyboarding—must sign up. Analyzing. Arithmattack 6. Adjective-Noun Matching 2. Build a bug math game 7. Math practice—by skill and time 24. 25. Math Basics 15. Interactive Math Lessons Grades 2-6 12. Keyboarding—lessons 15. Mental Math Drills I 31. Multiplication Tables 34. tens. Keyboarding practice 10. Earth Day 2. Create a Wordle 4. A Plus Math 2. Pick a math category. Adding Decimals 3. 26. Keyboard practice—quick start 5. Mental Math 29. Math Playground 21. 17. Links by math topic—speed math 14. Math grids—car game 19. reading and writing literature 3. take a quiz 208 | P a g e . but free Keyboarding—quick start Keyboarding—speed quiz Keyboard—practice with a game Krazy keyboarding for kids Online practice Online practice—quick start Online typing course Online typing lessons Online typing lessons — even more Online typing lessons — more Typing program—a graduated course Language Arts 1. Measuring angles 28. 28. Math Practice Test 23. Grammar Practice 6. NumberNut Math Games 35. Free typing tutor 3. Keyboarding resources listed 11.Holidays 1. More Quick Math 33. 23. Count us in—variety of math practice 8. Keyboard—free online typing course 7. 21. Math edutainment 18. Finger jig practice game 2. 18. Math skills links 25.

44.com Edutainment site—requires subscription General info research Great Research sites Internet research sites for kids Kids search engine for the internet libraryspot. A Collection of Virtual Field Trips Breathing earth—the environment Dynamic Earth—interactive Earth Science Digital Library Electric Circuits Game Fantastic Contraption Forest Life Forests Geology Human Body Games Moon—We Choose the Moon Moon around Nature—explore it 14. 3. 13. Tessellations Word and logic problems Miscellaneous 1. Science Games II 24. 16. 43. Congress for Kids 3. All About America 2. 15. 11. 4. Thinking Skills—Riddles 4. 16. 13. 15. Quick Math—by level Quick Math Quick Math II Speed Math Test Your Math 42. 2. 2. Thinking Skills—Solve a Mystery 5. 8. 9.37. Science Games—Advanced 25. 11. 10. add music 8. 4. 19. Analyzing. 41.com Math. 14.com Virtual Library World Book Online Science 1. reading and writing literature Favorite Poem Project Fourth Grade Poems Funny Poetry Glossary of Poetry Terms Magnetic Haiku poetry Musical poem—you write poem. 38. 7. 39. Nova video programs Research for kids World Almanac for Kids School Tube—learning videos Science headlines—audio Thesaurus. 5. 9. arcade edutainment National Geographic for kids 10. 5. reading. Ocean Currents—video Ocean Videos Ocean Waves—video Ology Sites Periodic Table of Videos Planet in Action via Google Earth Plant games Satellite Fly-bys—by zip code Science games 23. Science Stuff 209 | P a g e . 13. 20. 10. 9. 12. 11. Dictionary. 6. 21. 8. Science Games—Bitesize 26. 5. 3. Timed math Timed Tests Times tables Virtual Manipulatives. 22. 45. 12. 2. 46. 7. 6. Parts of Speech Poetry Poetry forms Poetry with a Porpoise Robo Poem Shaped Poems—fun Shel Silverstein Research 1. 40. 18. 12. 3. 17. 17. 6. 7. 360o views from around the world Poetry 1. 4.

17. 9. assessments. more 10 Tech Alternatives to Book Reports Children‟s University Create a magazine cover Create free activities/diagrams in Flash! Creative Tools Easy Techie Stuff for the Classroom Easy-to-navigate collection Eleven Little-known Facts Environmental footprint Flashcards or Worksheets Google Earth Lesson Plans I Google Earth Lesson Plans II Google Earth in Math Curriculum 15. Spanish resources 2. 28. 2. Tons of them Make digital posters Mapping ideas with a tag globe Newspapers around the world Online quizzes you create. 27. 4. Spanish Stories Technology 1. Vocabulary Fun Word Central—from Merriam Webster Word Videos For Teachers 1. 3. 20. 5. 3. Water Cycle 33. 28. Volcano Adventure 32.27. State Capitols V Spanish 1. 9.0 Jeopardy Games in PowerPoint K-8 school-related videos. Animations. 19. 11. 14. 8. 23. 8. Dolch Site Word Activities High-frequency words—hangman Spelling practice—use with spelling words Stories with Dolch Words Visuwords 6. 5. 25. 4. 29. 16. 24. Smithsonian Museum Solar System in 3D Stardate Online Virtual tours 31. 30. 6. 26. 10. 2. 13. 10. 21. 3. 4. 7. charts. online grades Password creator Posters—8x10 at a time PowerPoint stuff Print Large Posters in 8x10 bits Print Posters One Page at a Time 210 | P a g e . 12. 11. 18. 9. 2. States capitols State capitols II State capitols III State Capitols IV 5. 5. Wonderville Social Studies 1. 7. 2. Internet Safety Organize technology (drag and drop) Parts of the computer Videos on Computer Basics K-6 Who are your online friends? Word Study 1. Glogster—posters Hollywood Sq/Jeopardy Templates How to Videos for Web 2. 8. 3. 6. 22. Computer basics Computer Basics II Computer parts Computer puzzle Crossword Puzzle Maker Find the Technology 7. 4.

So many Free online tools (Web 2. more 35. Publish the magazines 30. etc. Turn pictures into Videos—Easily 211 | P a g e . Puzzle maker—for study guides. Teaching vocab.29. Training videos 37. Tools for studying writing 36. prefixes/suffixes. Shelfari—share books with students 33.0) 34. Pupil Tube 31. 32.

but be careful www.starfall.photoshopgurus.thirteen.mrpicassohead.html Starfall—Art Gallery for Kids www.NationalGeographic.com Photoshop tutorials psd.google.org/explore/cezannes_apples/splash.com/create.com Subject #2: Composition and Communication Project #27: Online Blogs Links to school blogs 212 | P a g e .metmuseum.video.html Project #13: Art Online Cezanne‘s Astonishing Apples www.Youtube Search for videos on the internet www.metmuseum.org/artopia/watch.org/explore/dancers/index.tutsplus.html Welcome to Artopia! www.tuxpaint.html Destination Modern Art! www.artsconnected.html The Minneapolis Museum of Art www.Websites Used in this Book By Project Subject #1: Art/Graphics Project #5: Photoshop YouTube—lots of videos.org/www. Picasso Head www.com/n/level-b/art/load.org) National Geographics www.org/destination/ Mr.com/articles/web/50-great-photoshop-tutorials-for-clever-beginners/ More Photoshop tutorials www.moma.htm?f Project #14: Sponge Activities Free online drawing program www.com/tutorials/tutorials.

gamequarium.org. mistakes library.htm 1200 high frequency words http://school.html More games with high-frequency words http://www.thinkquest.funbrain.com/readquarium/highfreq.com/Links+to+School+Bloggers Class Blogmeister—free educational blogs www.org/hmf/8993.thinkquest.html Why settlers went. hardships.asp Project #34: What Does a Dolch High Frequency word activities http://www.org/6400/ Map of the trail.com/bookfairs/contest/kaa_about.com Free education blogs www.edu/~trinmich/Sites.gamequarium. http://sqooltube. sign language 213 | P a g e .supportblogging.elps.com/#mathreadingsafety Web-based Mad Libs www. sites along the way.isu. Project #28: My Storybook Scholastic Kids Are Authors Too competition www. hardships.sadlier-oxford.manythings.com/readquarium/highfreq. diseases.html Project #35: Sponge Activities Activities to reinforce the use of high-frequency words www.html School-friendly videos on reading.org/CR0210182/hardships. what were covered wagons like.us/donley/classrooms/berry/sitton_spelling High-frequency word games http://www. comprehension.manythings.org/literacy/lessons/sight/index.sadlier-oxford.classblogmeister.com/phonics/grade_k_1/high_fre/hifreq1.mrcpl.html Hangman with high-frequency words http://www.htm Play the popular word game Hangman with high-frequency words http://www.html Dolch Flash Games http://www.edublogs.html Project #37: Oregon Trail The weather.com/phonics/grade_k_1/high_fre/hifreq1.k12. why settlers went www. life on the Trail library.mi.com/brain/ReadingBrain/ReadingBrain.html phonics.scholastic.org/hmf/8993.

historyglobe.com/browse/collateral.Landmarks along the trail www.com/trore.com/RefLib/UsaHistory/Missions/MissionLife.com/quiz/ Geography game—Geospy kids.over-land.com Project #48: Sponge Activities Geography—find letters in man-made and natural structures worldwide www.htm Map of the Oregon Trail www.com/Games/GeographyGames/Geospy Another Geography game—Geonet www.com ) Project #43: Color My World (with KidPix Enchanted Learning—great add-ons www.geogreeting.com/geonet/ Subject #4: History Project #49: California Missions Magazine Google Earth Community tour of California Missions bbs.prongo.htm 214 | P a g e .com/calmissions.google.html Westward to Home: Joshua's Oregon Trail Diary www2.us/greenway/leahy/ot/landmarks.beavton.com/ CA Mission Life www.enchantedlearning.californiamissions.earth.htm More links to the Oregon Trail www.scholastic.com/ubb/download.jsp?id=1019&type=Book&typeId=3871 Subject #3: Geography Project #38: Introduction to Google Earth Free download site for Google Earth www.php?Number=558454 California Missions www.nationalgeographic.or.htm#MissionLife CA Missions www.com/ot/otmap1.eduplace.kidport.keyhole.com Quick quizzes—how much do you know about geography? www.gigglepotz.k12.

jspub.html Daily life of Mission San Juan Capistrano www.com/pdf/edu/MissionIndians.missionsjc.gilderlehrman.ca-missions.k12.html CA Missions www.ca.eyewitnesstohistory.html CA Missions www.CA History-Missions www.com/ Santa Barbara Mission www.com/ Project #51: This Day in History/This Day in My Life Year-by-year historic events 215 | P a g e .org/3615/ Mission Project www.com/pdf/edu/DailyLife.sbmission.thinkquest.bgmm.pacbell.pdf Indians of the California Missions www.californiamissions.html CA Missions www.htm Annotated links to California Missions http://www.us/newhall/cyberserra/cyberserra.newhall.html Archiving Early American www.com/wired/fil/pages/listdocumentpa.missionsofcalifornia.html Eyewitness to History www.org/missions/index.htm CA Missions missions.shtml The Spanish Missions library.org/history.cuca.missionsjc.com/4grdch03.com/menu.thecaliforniamissions.ca.org/links.kn.earlyamerica.org/collection/battlelines/index_good.html CA Missions Online www.k12.com/pictures/missions.pdf Project #50: American Revolution Magazine in Publisher Battle Lines: Letters from America‘s Wars www.com/ CA Missions Foundation www.us/lessons/missions/missions.com/index.radlhammer.html Many more internet sources www.

html Road to Revolution Game www.s.kids.do Kid‘s Website on the US Government and History www.pbs.com/ Project #54: Sponge Activities History—videos of historic events www.trivia-library.com/ Newspaper front pages from around the world—interactive www.thepeoplehistory.htm The People History www.gov/ History Happens: Stories on Video www.newseum.-events-in-history-year-by-year.com/ Trivia Library—yearly history www.gov/exhibits/young/young-exhibit.org/ktca/liberty/road.html More year-by-year historic events www.ushistory.history.infoplease.a.www.com/yearbyyear.html 216 | P a g e .brainyhistory.com/media.loc.com/u.org/todaysfrontpages/ When they were Young: A Photographic History of Children http://www.

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