8th Grade Technology Curriculum: 32 Lessons

8th Grade Technology Curriculum: 32 Lessons
8th Grade Technology Curriculum: 32 Lessons
8th Grade Technology Curriculum: 32 Lessons
8th Grade Technology Curriculum: 32 Lessons
8th Grade Technology Curriculum: 32 Lessons
8th Grade Technology Curriculum: 32 Lessons
8th Grade Technology Curriculum: 32 Lessons
8th Grade Technology Curriculum: 32 Lessons
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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 225-page 32-week technology curriculum (6th edition of the 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 and 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 and exits
* how to extend learning
* additional resources
* homework (where relevant)
* examples
* 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:

* Coding/Programming
* Differentiated Learning
* Digital Citizenship
* Digital Tools
* Engineering and Design
* Internet Search/Research
* Keyboarding
* Learn Through Service
* Programming with Alice
* Problem Solving
* Robotics
* Search/Research
* SketchUp
* 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:

* Basics
* Collaborate/Publish/Present
* Digital citizenship
* Logical thinking
* Problem-solving
* Programming
* Search/Research

Want this book free? Purchase the student workbooks for this grade level. The bundle includes the teacher manual. Questions? zeke.rowe@structuredlearning.net

If you purchased the fifth edition of the 8th GradeTechnology Curriculum, this book is a comprehensive change rather than minor updates so will require a new purchase. Why should you invest your limited money in an 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

Please note: If you already own the 6th edition of the Structured Learning 8th Grade Technology Curriculum, you don't need to purchase this one.

One more note: Because of the expansive changes included in new editions to this series, you will not receive the new editions for free.
Total Pages
225 pages
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1 Year
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