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8th Grade Technology: 32-Lesson Comprehensive Curriculum

Product Description
Ninth in a series designed to teach technology by integrating it into classroom inquiry. The choice of hundreds of school districts, private schools and homeschoolers around the world, this nine-volume suite is the all-in-one solution to running an effective, efficient, and fun technology program for kindergarten-eighth grade (each grade level textbook sold separately) whether you're the lab specialist, IT coordinator, or classroom teacher.

The 32-week technology curriculum is designed with the unique needs of middle school technology IT classes in mind. Textbook includes:

229 images
21 assessments
19 articles
Grade 6-8 wide-ranging Scope and Sequence
Grade 6-8 technology curriculum map
32 weeks of lessons, taught using the 'flipped classroom' approach
monthly homework (3rd-8th only)
posters ready to print and hang on your walls

Each lesson is aligned with both Common Core State Standards and National Educational Technology Standards and includes:

Common Core Standards
ISTE Standards
essential question
big idea
materials required
domain-specific vocabulary
problem solving for lesson
time required to complete
teacher preparation required
steps to accomplish goals
assessment strategies
class warmups
class exit tickets
how to extend learning
additional resources
homework (where relevant)
grading rubrics
emphasis on comprehension/problem-solving/critical thinking/preparing students for career and college
focus on transfer of knowledge and blended learning, collaboration and sharing

Learning is organized into units that are easily adapted to the shorter class periods of Middle School. They include:

Differentiated Learning
Digital Citizenship
Digital Tools
Engineering and Design
Internet Search/Research
Learn Through Service
Programming with Alice
Problem Solving
Spreadsheets: Gradebooks and Budgets
Visual Learning
Web Communication Tools
MS Word Certification

Additionally, Units are collected under Themes. Teachers can adopt several themes per grading period or break them up throughout the year. Themes include:

Digital citizenship
Logical thinking

What's different from the 6th edition--why should you upgrade? Consider these changes:

aligned with computers, iPads, Chromebooks
perfect for both classroom and tech teachers
calls out higher order thinking skills
lists new and scaffolded skills in each lesson
shows academic applications for projects
perfect for project- and skills-based learning
highlights collaboration
warm-up and exit tickets for each lesson
includes a comprehensive list of assessments
lots more images and how-to’s
includes curriculum map—by year and month
includes Hour of Code lesson for each grade
Total Pages
225 pages
Answer Key
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