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ACTIVITIES FOR COMPUTER LABS AND APPLICATIONS:
http://hs.houstonisd.org/WaltripHS/departments/tech/activities/activities.htm
Numerous mini-lessons are included at this site to teach database, PowerPoint, desktop publishing, web page design,spreadsheets, writing business letters, graphics, and even CAD applications.
 
Computer Applications Lesson Plans
http://www.microsoft.com/Education/LessonPlans.mspx

...a series of lesson plans utilizing commonly available applications such as word processors, spreadsheets, presentation software, databases, and more

COMPUTER & BUSINESS CURRICULUM FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL:
http://www.crews.org/curriculum/ex/compsci/index.htm
This site is loaded with resources for teacher computer skills for grades six through eight and includes both student and teacher notes, as well as student handouts.
 
COMPUTER CAPERS:
http://www.buddyproject.org/capers/default.asp
Here is a huge resource for computer/technology activities that can easily be incorporated into either your computer lab time, or any of your current areas of study across the curriculum. Simply define your parameters with grade and topic, then submit for a wide variety of technology-based exercises.
 
COMPUTER CONNECTIONS:
http://www.kidsdomain.com/brain/computer/lesson.html
This site ought to do it... Find a wealth of worksheets and activities on hardware, bits, bytes, programs, operating systems, files, folders, and more.
 
COMPUTER LAB ACTIVITIES:
http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/1927.html
Introduce your students to word processing programs and multimedia tools using the suggestions for creative activities here.
 

 COMPUTER LAB ACTIVITIES:
 http://www.lessonplans.com.au/free_lessonplans.html
 Across almost all grade levels and subject areas, these lesson plans cover numerous topics for computer lab activities, including a Counting Lesson Plan, Advertising, ID Card, keypals, parts of speech, math, make a poster, and more. (There is one annoying pop-up on this page; give it a couple of minutes and it seems to disappear. The ideas are worth the visit.) (1-12)

 

COMPUTER LAB LESSON PLANS:
http://www.lessonplans.com.au/
Several lesson plans explore technology across different topics, including weather, graphing, art, and language arts.
 
COMPUTER RESOURCES RESPONSE:
"I am a computer lab teacher for Kindergarten through 8th grade, and many of my lesson ideas and resources have been inspired by the Classroom Flyer and it members. Here is my website with [computer lab] lesson ideas:
http://bcsberlin.k12.nj.us/CPUsite/Home/index.htm
Grace Sherry-Nasto
Computer Lab Teacher
 
IDEAS FOR COMPUTER TEACHERS:
http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/1927.html
Try building lesson plans around these suggestions, using the internet for research on the various topics (or build your own webquest with guided questions), Excel where appropriate, MS Word, and various other multimedia and publishing tools.
 

 computers & Internet lesson plan....It includes several activities and worksheets on computer hardware, software, and Internet. It even includes a presidential cyber scavenger hunt. This lesson was written for grades 9-12, and you can find it here:
Computer Technology Lesson
http://www.LessonPlansPage.com/CIHardwareSoftwareInternetWorksheetAndCenterActivities912.htm
 

COMPUTER TERMINOLOGY JEOPARDY GAME:
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/CIOComputerTermsJeopardyGameIdea610.htm
Teach computer terminology the fun way, with a rousing game of computer Jeopardy. Find instructions here.
 

 CREATE NAME & BUSINESS CARDS:
 http://www.lessonplans.com.au/lesson_plans/wordnamecard.htm
 Step-by-step instructions take students through the process of creating a name badge or card with MS Word. You can extend the exercise by having your older students use the exercise for a character business card, whereby they must develop and design a full, professional-looking business card for at least one of the characters in their novels. (4-12)

 

Critical Evaluation of Web Pages 
... critical evaluation of Web information is just one of the important information literacy skills that needs to be infused across the curriculum; check out my evaluation guides and lots of great work by others at this link
 
COMPUTER LESSONS IN 6TH, 7TH, & 8TH GRADES:
http://www.crews.org/curriculum/ex/compsci/6thgrade/index.html
http://www.crews.org/curriculum/ex/compsci/7thgrade/index.html
http://www.crews.org/curriculum/ex/compsci/8thgrade/index.html
Design web pages, create documents with desktop publishing, understand word processing or computer components, learn how to create a PowerPoint project, write a letter, create a brochure, and more.
 

Title: Cyber Saftey
 URL:
http://www.ctap4.org/cybersafety/
 Description: Cybersafety is the safe and responsible use of the Internet and all information and communication technology devices, including mobile phones, digital cameras, and webcams. California CTAP Region IV has compiled several resources including a classroom poster on Cybersafety funded by AT&T Education, a PowerPoint presentation to accompany the poster, and other workshop handouts.
 Grade Level: Early Childhood (K-2), Elementary, Middle School, High School
 Content Area: Community Interest (Connectivity), Community Interest
 (E-Mail), Health & Physical Education (Safety) [Dewey #613]
 Application type: Hotlists, Information Resources, Activities

 

EIGHTH GRADE COMPUTER ASSIGNMENTS:
http://www.crews.org/curriculum/ex/compsci/8thgrade/index.html
Several lessons are collected here for your computer lab classes, including a worksheet determining student skills and computer knowledge. Suitable for middle school classes, students will learn about business forms, create a brochure, and produce checks, gift certificates, memos, business cards, letter heads, and fax cover sheets. An additional lesson plan instructs students in proper form and formatting for writing business letters.
 
EVALUATING WEB SITES:
http://www.bcps.org/offices/lis/models/tips/eval.html
Teach your middle and high school students how to properly evaluate a web site. They will consider aspects of authority, bias or objectivity, currency of information, design and style, and navigation elements.
 

 EXCEL MODULES:
 http://www.internet4classrooms.com/on-line_excel.htm
 Teach high school students how to use all of the features with Excel, using these various online modules. From Basic Terminology, to Cell References, using menu items, formatting the toolbar, or using the Drawing Toolbar, the basics are all covered. Advanced topics include making custom lists, creating a scatter plot, or a concept map. Sample graphic organizers are included, along with spreadsheet activities in temperature conversion and calculating the price of pizza - per square inch! (9-12)

 

GETTING TO KNOW YOUR COMPUTER:
http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/gen_act/g_start/computer.html
This lesson plan contains printouts for both labeling a computer and for computer cutouts to help familiarize students with the parts of the computer.
 
USING CHART WIZARD IN EXCEL:
http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/947.html
Students will practice making both line graphs and pie charts using Excel and data collecting sites online for weather. (As always, please check all links immediately before use and before allowing student access.)
 
EXCEL TRAFFIC PROBLEM:
http://www.mste.uiuc.edu/courses/ci301fall98/edsel/excel_int.html
Distance, velocity, and length of cars all figure in this algebra problem for high school math, where students will use Excel to expedite and display answers. The solution page can be downloaded from the site.
 
6TH GRADE COMPUTER SKILLS:
http://www.crews.org/curriculum/ex/compsci/6thgrade/index.html
Find several computer lab exercises here for sixth grade, including word processing in writing a letter or developing a PowerPoint project, spreadsheet lessons, and internet resources for students.
 
15 WAYS TO USE KID PIX IN YOUR CLASSROOM:
http://www.wpsweb.com/mi/KidPixUnit.htm
Draw Along with a Song, have Fun with Shapes, Make a Big Book... Find some great ideas here to incorporate Kid Pix into your subject material.
 
101 ACTIVITIES USING KID PIX:
http://www.edzone.net/~mwestern/KidPix/kidpixacts.html
See how you can use all the Kid Pix tools in creative ways to enhance your own curriculum.
 

GOLDILOCKS WITH KID PIX:
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Computer_Science/EDT0012.html
http://www.riverdeep.net/portal/page?_pageid=353,143072,353_143073&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL
Early elementary students will use the popular creativity and technology tool Kid Pix to illustrate their own versions of the Cinderella fairy tale. Kid Pix is available at the 2nd link above.

 

IDEAS FOR COMPUTER TEACHERS:
http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/1927.html
Try building lesson plans around these suggestions, using the internet for research on the various topics (or build your own webquest with guided questions), Excel where appropriate, MS Word, and various other multimedia and publishing tools.
 
INTEGRATING KID PIX INTO THE CURRICULUM:
http://www.lttechno.com/links/kidpix.html#language%20arts
Try Multiplication Fun, Estimating Length, label the Parts of Plants, create a Treasure Hunt Map, try your Name in Different Fonts... There are a wealth of Kid Pix resources and lesson plans here to use across all subject areas.
 

wiredsafety.org
http://www.wiredsafety.org/educators.html
...this inclusive Internet safety sites offers specific information for teachers and librarians and articles on topics of interest such as blogs and diary Web sites, cell phone safety, and much more


 
KID PIX LEARNING ACTIVITIES:
http://www.mcps.k12.md.us/curriculum/littlekids/archive/kidpix_activities.htm
How can you use Kid Pix in the classroom? Even if you have already discovered wonderful ways to integrate this popular learning tool, chances are you will still find some great new ideas here. Story problems, phonemic awareness, creating interactive centers, guides to create slide-shows and texts... Find much here to expand your own programs.
 
KID PIX SELF-PORTRAITS:
http://www.mcps.k12.md.us/curriculum/littlekids/archive/lesson_myselfandothers.htm
Kindergarten students will design their own slideshow with portraits of themselves and others.
 
MANAGING A KID PIX CLASSROOM:
http://www.edzone.net/~mwestern/KidPix/manageKPS.html
Find fifty-one tips and tricks here for using the ever-popular Kid Pix in your elementary classroom.
 
Kidz Online: Tech Training
http://www.kidzonline.org/TechTraining/
...streaming video tutorials on common software programs and skills taught in schools
 

MICROSOFT WORD MODULES
 
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/on-line_word.htm
 Are you looking for some MS Word lesson plans to teach your students the correct commands and the potentials for this tool? From using menu items to creating a Word document, creating a sign to a newsletter, learning how to use keyboard shortcuts or inserting images, find numerous tutorials here to help you out. (7-12)

 

NETS*S Online Technology Assessment
http://www.iste.org/resources/asmt/msiste/
..."helps teachers measure student skills in using software applications and measure student progress toward meeting the National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS•S)"; you can set up a class online and obtain a list of your students' results

 
ONLINE MODULES:
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/on-line.htm
Not only Microsoft Office, but also here are online modules for several other programs and applications, along with a Tech Tip archive.
 
PLANNING A FAMILY COMPUTER NIGHT:
http://www.mcps.k12.md.us/curriculum/littlekids/archive/cfn_text.htm#activities
It may not be on your agenda for the rest of this school year, but summer is a great time to plan for a family computer night when school returns in the fall. Find several key elements to include here, with tips on activities and implementation, sample invitation letters, and feedback forms.
 
POWERPOINT TUTORIAL:
http://catalyst.washington.edu/how-to/powerpoint2000/create.html
Step-by-step, this online tutorial takes your students through the process of creating their own PowerPoint presentation. Once the basics are mastered, they can select further instructions on how to add slides, change attributes, etc.
 
PRIMARY COMPUTER CURRICULUM:
http://www.shelbycs.org/technology/scope_sequence.html
Find an overview of computer skills here for kindergarten through to middle school.
 
SAMPLE STANDARD COURSE OF STUDY:
http://www.ncpublicschools.org/curriculum/computerskills/scos/
Computer skills are covered year by year for sample courses of study, from kindergarten through twelfth grade.
 
SCHOOL SPREADSHEET SAFARI:
http://library.thinkquest.org/J0110054/
This Thinkquest site will take you and your students step-by-step through the process of using and creating spreadsheets. Puzzles and quizzes are also included.
 

SEARCHING FOR WEBSITES:
 
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/usingweb/g3-5.html
 http://www.eduplace.com/kids/usingweb/pdfs/g3-5.pdf
 Help your students to decide what comprises a good web site and a reliable resources in this interactive and online exercise for upper elementary students. Use the 2nd link above for a printable student worksheet to accompany the exercise. (4-6)

 

TIPS FOR THE ONE COMPUTER CLASSROOM:
http://www.ncrtec.org/tl/digi/onecomp/index.html
If you are still surviving with one computer--or even four or five-- in your elementary classroom, find some tips and management strategies to best utilize your technology center.
 
TRIUMPH OF THE NERDS, A HISTORY OF THE COMPUTER:
http://www.pbs.org/nerds/timeline/
http://www.pbs.org/nerds/game.html
You've got to love the title of this interactive site from PBS, exploring the history of the computer and electronics. Use the 2nd URL above to test your nerd quotient by guessing the computer.
 
TUTORIALS:
http://www.actden.com/
Online tutorials are available here for FrontPage, MS Office, PowerPoint, and more.
 
WEB RESEARCH GUIDE:
http://www.classzone.com/books/research_guide/page_build.cfm?
Here's an internet unit to help your secondary students become web savvy. They will first test their skills on internet use, then follow the tutorials for doing research on the web, learning how to properly cite sources and evaluate sites. An expert quiz tests progress, with a guide for recommended sites by subject area.
 
TABLE MAZES WITH WORD:
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Computer_Science/EDT0205.html
Students will become more familiar with creating tables when they create their own mazes with Word.
 
WHAT CAN I DO IN COMPUTER LAB?
http://www.computerlab.kids.new.net/what_to_do.htm
Find wonderful and numerous resources here to explore in your own computer lab, on a wide range of student ability and grade levels.
 

MS WORD & BINGO:
 
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/CITableThis-TablesInMSWord57.htm
 Students will learn how to create tables with MS Word in this lesson plan, by making their own BINGO cards and games. Step-by-step instructions guide students through the process.

 

WORD MODULE:
http://ltt.nbed.nb.ca/tve_bb_mod_msword_fac.asp
http://ltt.nbed.nb.ca/tve_bb_mod_msword_stu.asp
For the more advanced student, find a module here on designing a number of documents with MS Word. The 2nd link above provides eight days of student activities, along with instructions for the teacher.
 

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