The choice of hundreds of school districts, private schools and homeschoolers around the world, this seven-volume suite is the all-in-one solution to running an effective, efficient, and fun technology program for kindergarten-sixth grade(each grade level textbook sold separately) whether you are the lab specialist, IT coordinator, or classroom teacher. Each volume includes step-by-step directions for a year's worth of projects, samples, grading rubrics, reproducibles, wall posters, teaching ideas from a working technology lab. Aligned with ISTE national technology standards, the curriculum follows a tested timeline of which skill to introduce when, starting with mouse skills, keyboarding, computer basics, and internet/Web 2.0 tools in Kindergarten-First; MS Word, Publisher, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Earth, internet research, email and Photoshop in Second-Fifth. Each activity is integrated with classroom units in history, science, math, literature, reading, writing, critical thinking and more.
Extras include wall posters to explain tech concepts, accepted keyboarding standards, and discussion on integrating Web 2.0 tools into the classroom curriculum and the Appendix of hundreds of online websites to support classroom subjects (accessed through internet or embedded links). Whether you are an experienced tech teacher or new to the job, youÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ll appreciate the ability to get help from active technology teachers who are using the program through our online blogs and wikis.