Computers Course

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I have been teaching this Computers course for over 14 years (2-4 classes each year). Each time I teach these lessons, I update and refine them with new videos, screen shots, instructions, student exemplars etc.

This bundle contains an entire Computers Course (Part 1 & Part 2)

BONUS: The resources in these Computer Course Bundles are in PDF format. After you have purchased, you can email me and request the PowerPoint (editable) versions of the Bundles.

PART 1: TOPICS

1. Course Outline & 10 Amazing Tech

2. Google Classroom

3. Google Drive

4. Microsoft Word

5. Microsoft Publisher

6. Microsoft Excel

7. Microsoft PowerPoint

8. Google Activity

9. SixthSense Technology

10. Introduction to Computers

11. Kahoot

12. Google Online Safety Roadshow

13. Factile Jeopardy Game

14. Google AutoDraw

15. Google Image Search

16. Google My Maps

17. Computer Repair Investigation

18. Prezi Presentation Tool

19. Glogster Online Posters

20. PicMonkey Photo Editing

21. Popplet Mind Maps

22. Future Tech

PART 2: TOPICS

1. Growing Up Online Video Investigation

2. Computer Crime

3. E-Waste

4. Tech News

5. Tech Jobs

6. Apple vs. Microsoft

7. Internet History

8. E-Commerce

9. Flipgrid Social Learning

10. MovieMaker Movie Studio

11. Comic Life - Create a Comic

12. Powtoon Animated Presentations

13. Canva Design Program

14. SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

15. Weebly Website Builder

16. Wix Website Builder

17. Google Sites

18. Animoto Video Program

19. WeVideo Video Editor

20. Bitmoji - Create a Personal Emoji

21. Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram Investigation

22. Piktochart – Create Infographics

23. Examining Infographics

24. StoryboardThat Digital Storytelling

25. Trading Card Generator

26. Storybird Digital Stories

27. EdTech Websites

28. Kidblog Student Blogs

29. Summative Activity

30. Exam

TOPIC DESCRIPTIONS FOR COMPUTERS COURSE PART 1…

1. COURSE INTRODUCTION

• Course Outline

• About Me Poster

• Future Tech Videos

• Kahoot

2. GOOGLE CLASSROOM

Google Classroom is your mission control for class. Create classes, distribute assignments, send feedback, and see everything in one place. Instant. Paperless. Easy. (google.com/edu/products)

For Teachers…

1. Create a class with just a few clicks

2. Add your students by sending them a class code or adding them directly

3. Create an assignment. You’ll be able to see who’s completed the assignment and who’s still working on it.

4. Archive and delete a class at the end of the semester or school year.

For Students…

1. Everything is in one place. Join the class in one click and then have all of the materials at your fingertips.

2. Start a conversation. Communicate privately with your teacher or ask questions to the whole class.

3. Submit assignments. Attach anything to your assignments (Google Docs, links or photos)

(google.com/edu/products)

• This is a step-by-step guide for teachers and students who are new to using Google Classroom.

• Screen shots and instruction bubbles are used to show how to get started and easily navigate within Classroom.

• The following topics are covered in this teacher and student guide…

1. Create a Class

2. Post to Classroom Stream

3. Stream Options (Create Question, Assignment or Announcement)

4. Share a Class Code

5. Invite Students (Select Students by Directory, Contacts or Groups)

6. Class Overview

7. Add Class Materials (Files, Drive Documents, YouTube Videos, Links)

8. Google Drive Classroom Folders (Moving Files to Classroom Folders)

9. Calendar

10. Student Settings

11. Google Classroom from the Student's Perspective (Printed Handout or Electronic Copy for Students)

GOOGLE CALENDAR

This guide utilizes screenshots and instruction bubbles to show teachers and students how to use Google Calendar. Use Google Calendar in conjunction with other Google Apps including Google Drive and Google Classroom.

3. GOOGLE DRIVE (Documents, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms)

Google Drive

• Create and share your work online and access your documents from anywhere.

• Manage documents, spreadsheets, presentations, surveys, and more all in one location.

• These Google programs are FREE.

• These lessons contains screen shots, activities, marking schemes, tips and instructions for using Documents, Slides, Sheets, Drawings and Forms within Google Drive.

* Documents is similar to Microsoft Word

* Slides is similar to Microsoft PowerPoint

* Sheets is similar to Microsoft Excel

* Drawings is similar to Microsoft Publisher

* Forms is a useful tool to help you plan events, send a survey or give students a quiz

UPDATE: Lessons for the new Google Add-ons and Updates have been added.

Google DOCS

• Create and share your work online and access your documents from anywhere

• This lesson contains screen shots, tips, activities and instructions for setting up a free account and creating/editing Documents using Google drive.

Google SLIDES

• This lesson and activity contains screen shots, tips and instructions for using Presentations within Google Drive. It also includes 2 activities students can do using Google Slides along with Marking Schemes.

Google SHEETS

• This lesson and activity contains screen shots, tips, activities and instructions for using Spreadsheets within Google Drive.

Google FORMS

• Google Forms is a useful tool to help you plan events, send a survey or give students a quiz

This lesson and activity contains screen shots, instructions, an activity and marking scheme to enable teachers and students to use Google Forms.

Google DRAWINGS

• Easily create, share, and edit drawings online

• Edit drawings online in real time with anyone you choose

• Insert text, shapes, arrows, scribbles, and images from your computer

• Insert drawings into other Google documents, spreadsheets, or presentations

This lesson and activity includes screen shots and instructions to enable teachers and students to use Google Drawings.

Files, Folders, Sharing and Collaborating

• When you create a Doc, Sheet, Slide, Drawing or Form, it is saved to your My Drive

• You can move these documents into Folders to help organize your files

• Folders help organize files so that they can quickly be retrieved at a later date

• Sharing work and Collaborating on group projects are two helpful features of Google Drive

TOPICS

Documents

• Copying

• Rename

• Grid View, Sort Options, Hide Details, Settings, Preview

Folders

• Creating Folders

• Moving Files to a Folder

• Location of Folders

• Changing Colors of Folders

• Viewing Files in a Folder

Sharing and Collaborating

• Viewing Files “Shared with Me”

• Adding Collaborators

• I have taught computers for over 14 years and I notice that many students do not know how to save documents to folders (even in Microsoft Office)

• Also, how you move/access files and folders in Google Drive is different than Microsoft Office

• Use this lesson to teach students about files, folders and sharing within Google Drive

Google Drive Updates and Add-ons…

1. QR Code Generator

2. Flippity Flashcards using Google Sheets

3. MindMeister Mind Maps

4. WeVideo Video Editing

5. Creating a Self-Grading Quiz using Google Forms

4. MICROSOFT WORD

• Bulleted and Numbered Lists

• Bold, italics, Underline

• Align and Center Text

• Inserting (Tables, Pictures, Shapes, SmartArt, Charts, Header, Page Numbers, WordArt, Textboxes, Video)

• Page Layout (Page Size, Margins, Orientation, Page Color)

• References (Table of Contents, Bibliography, Endnotes and Footnotes, Citation)

• Mailings (Labels)

• Review (Spelling and Grammar, Thesaurus)

• View (Zoom, Print and Web Layout)

WORD Activities (Instructions, Marking Scheme, Student Exemplars)

• Formatting a Document

• Setting Up a Page

• WordArt

• Creating Images using Shapes

• Using Picture Tools to Add and Move Images

• Creating a Resume

5. MICROSOFT PUBLISHER

• Font (Bold, Underline, italics, Color, Size, Style)

• Shapes (Insert, Re-order, Fill, Outline, Transparency)

• Pictures (Insert Online Pictures, Format Picture Style, Crop, Recolor, Brightness and Contrast)

• Text Box (Insert, Format)

• Borders and Accents

• Calendar and Page Parts

• Table (Rows, Columns, Color Scheme, Line Width and Color)

• Page Design (Background Color, Built-in Color Schemes, Margins, Page Orientation, Page Size)

• Mailings (Mail Merge)

• Review (Check Spelling, Thesaurus)

• View (Zoom into and out of Document)

PUBLISHER Activities

• Brochure

• Events Poster

• Business Cards

• Cereal Box

6. MICROSOFT EXCEL

• Excel Features and Entering Information

• Rows vs. Columns

• Creating Spreadsheets

• Types of Spreadsheets

EXCEL Activities

• Creating and Formatting Spreadsheets

• Calculating and Analyzing Data

7. MICROSOFT POWERPOINT

• Format Text (font color/style, underline, italics, bold, bulleted lists, align text)

• Changing Slide Layouts

• Creating New Slides

• Inserting Shapes, Text Boxes, Tables, WordArt, Pictures

• Arranging Shapes

• Constructing SmartArt and Charts

• Design (Slide Layout)

• Slide Backgrounds

• Transitions and Custom Animation

• Slide Show (Setting up the show)

• Review and Viewing the Presentation

POWERPOINT Activities (Fun Themes)

• Tech Gadget

• Snack Treat

• Tech Sharing

8. GOOGLE ACTIVITY

• Why is creativity very important to a company like Google?

• Who started Google and how did they do it?

• What is it like to be a Google Intern?

• How did Google win Advertiser of the Year?

• What are Adwords and Analytics?

This lesson contains links to articles, infographics and videos. It has been in development for 6 years and has been used, tested and updated with many classes.

9. SIXTHSENSE TECHNOLOGY - A computer that mounts to your body!

• The Thrilling Potential of SixthSense Technology

• This technology merges your Real World and your Digital World

• Make an iPad from a piece of paper

• Is this where computers are going in the future?

10. INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

• Functions of Computers (IPSO)

• Operating Systems

• RAM vs. ROM

• Ergonomics

11. KAHOOT

• Kahoot is a game-based classroom response system

• Create and play quizzes, discussions and surveys using any device with a web browser

• Motivate participation through game-based learning and rewards in a social setting

This lesson includes screen shots and instructions for…

1. Setting-up a Free account

2. Creating quizzes, discussions and surveys

3. Searching and using Public Kahoots

4. How to Play Kahoot with your class

Students love Kahoot! I know this from the feedback I receive from other teachers and from my own experience with using Kahoot. Students ask me “Can we please play Kahoot?” For every game there is always lots of laughter and students are very engaged.

There are many uses for Kahoot including…

• Getting to know students at the beginning of a school year/semester

• Assessing student/class understanding of a topic

• Reviewing a unit before a test

• Surveying a class

• Having fun for a few minutes at the end of the day

12. GOOGLE SAFETY ONLINE ROADSHOW

Google recently launched their Online Safety Roadshow on YouTube to help protect kids on the web.

This series contains 5 excellent videos with tips for staying safe online…

Tip 1: Think Before You Share

Tip 2: Protect Your Stuff

Tip 3: Know and Use Your Settings

Tip 4: Avoid Scams

Tip 5: Be Positive

This digital citizenship activity includes video links and questions so that students can be safer online . Each of these videos are short and engaging (between 1 and 2 minutes in length).

13. FACTILE JEOPARDY GAME

• Factile is similar to the popular gameshow Jeopardy!

• Quickly create an online quiz board game

• This step-by-step guide introduces teachers to Factile and how to create games so they can enjoy playing it with their classes

TOPICS

1. Creating an account

2. Introduction to Factile

3. Creating Questions and Answers

4. Adding images

5. How to play

14. GOOGLE AUTODRAW

Google recently launched this new drawing tool that pairs machine learning with drawings from artists to help students create images quickly. It is really simple to use and fun for all ages.

"Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence (AI) that provides computers with the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed. Machine learning focuses on the development of computer programs that can change when exposed to new data." (http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/machine-learning)

"Fast Drawing For Everyone"

This step-by-step guide (lesson and activities) shows teachers and students how to use the AutoDraw drawing tools. It includes easy to follow screenshots and text bubbles as well as 2 activities.

15. GOOGLE IMAGE SEARCH

Students will learn how to filter results by…

1. Size (Large, Medium or an Exact Size)

2. Color (Full Color, Black and White, Transparent)

3. Type (Face, Photo, Clip Art, Line Drawing, Animated)

4. Time (Anytime, Past 24 hours, Past Week, Custom Range)

5. Usage Rights (Labeled for Reuse and Noncommercial Use)

This lesson includes screen shots and instructions to enable students to effectively find images using Google’s Search Tools for images

16. GOOGLE MY MAPS

With My Maps, you can:

• Create a map

• Draw lines, shapes, or placemarks on the map

• Import data including addresses and place names

• Organize your map with layers to hide or show different kinds of content

• Style your content with different colors, placemark icons, and line widths

This lesson includes screen shots and instruction bubbles to show teachers and students how to use Google My Maps.

17. COMPUTER REPAIR INVESTIGATION

• The purpose of this investigation is to see if computer repair companies really know what they are doing and if they are charging the correct prices

• Many people are desperate to get their technology fixed and do not know much about their devices

• Marketplace TV rigged an apartment in Toronto, Canada with hidden cameras

• They created a small problem to a computer and called in 10 repair techies

• Only 30% of the techs were able to diagnose the problem

• In all of their testing, one techie performed poorly in every way – service, diagnosis, price and privacy

• They went to London Ontario to interview one of the founders of the company about this employee

• They interviewed 3 guys that used to work for computer repair companies

Marketplace TV found out…

• Tech Training is inconsistent (Here is a manual you are learning on your feet)

• Employees are encouraged to overcharge

• Techies sometimes copy private information

• Many computer owners don’t know much about their computers which makes it easy to scam people

This activity has a link to the 25 minute video, summary slides and questions.

18. PREZI Presentation Software

• Prezi is a presentation tool that helps students organize and share their ideas

• It offers Free cloud-based presentation software

• Present ideas on a virtual canvas using this storytelling tool

• Instead of slides and bullet points (PowerPoint), Prezi offers a zoomable canvas, which makes it fun to explore ideas

This lesson contains instructions, tips, screen shots, student exemplars, 2 activities and a marking scheme.

19. GLOGSTER Interactive Posters

• This lesson educates students and teachers on how to use the free software offered at Glogster.com

• Glogs are interactive posters loaded with text, graphics, music, and videos

• Glogster’s goal is to provide an outlet for unlimited creative expression online

• Instructions for using this poster program, screen shots with text bubbles, activities, student exemplars and a marking scheme are included in this lesson

20. PICMONKEY Photo Editing

• Creative tools for photo editing and graphic design

• Free! No download; easy-to-use interface

• Gorgeous one-click effects and filters

• Add text, effects or overlays

This lesson includes screen shots, instruction bubbles and an activity to teach students how to use the photo editing options within PicMonkey.

21. POPPLET Mind Map Tool

• Popplet is a tool to capture and organize your ideas

• Students use Popplet for learning

• Used as a mind-map, Popplet helps students think and learn visually

• Students can capture facts, thoughts, and images and learn to create relationships between them

This lesson includes screen shots, step-by-step instructions and a video to show teachers and students how to get started with using Popplet. It also includes an activity along with several student exemplars.

22. FUTURE TECH

Show these dynamic videos and have students respond to the questions contained in this resource! This is a BUNDLE of TeachwithTech's 3 Future Tech resources. These videos are suitable for most grade levels and are designed to spark curiosity and discussion. One thing I have found in my twelve years of teaching is that kids love seeing videos about new gadgets and technology related stuff.

FUTURE TECH #1 VIDEO TOPICS

1. Smart Contact Lenses

2. Electronic Ink Temporary Tattoos

3. Digital Sneakers

4. Vespa Robotic Orb

5. Future of Flirting

6. Hyperloop Tube

7. Scuba Dive Tankless

8. Doodling Robot

9. Water Animation

10. Facial Recognition Toilet Paper Dispenser

11. 3D Printed Home

12. No Snooze Alarm Clock

FUTURE TECH #2 VIDEO TOPICS

1. When a Robot Isn’t Just a Robot

2. Smacircle S1 Foldable Bike

3. Renault Float Hover Car

4. Electric Skateboard will Change your Commute Forever

5. Gadget can Charge any Phone Wirelessly

6. Wearable for Kids

7. Laser Keyboard Projector

8. Charging Bag

9. Smart Ring phone

10. Upgrade Your Bathroom With These Tech Products

11. Flying Robots Glide with Ease

12. Device Prints Video

FUTURE TECH #3 VIDEO TOPICS

1. New Google AI Can Have Real Life Conversations With Strangers

2. This Satellite Net Is Cleaning Up Space Junk

3. Inside the Technology That Helps Self-Driving Cars "See”

4. Revolutionary Orange Goo Used to Protect Football Players From Head Traumas

5. Robotic Farming of the Future

6. This Might Be the Cutest AI-powered Robot Ever

7. High-Tech Glove Lets You Control a Drone with Your Hand

8. Electricity-Conducting Paint Lets You Paint Switches On Walls

9. This Hydroponic Farm Is Run Entirely By Robots

10. Crazy-Cool Printer Could Change the Way We Print Human Tissue

11. This Smartwatch Might Be Samsung's Best Wearable Yet - Power Up

12. Robots Will Clean Up After You

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COMPUTERS COURSE PART 2

TOPICS

1. Growing Up Online Video Investigation

2. Computer Crime

3. E-Waste

4. Tech News

5. Tech Jobs

6. Apple vs. Microsoft

7. Internet History

8. E-Commerce

9. Flipgrid Social Learning

10. MovieMaker Movie Studio

11. Comic Life - Create a Comic

12. Powtoon Animated Presentations

13. Canva Design Program

14. SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

15. Weebly Website Builder

16. Wix Website Builder

17. Google Sites

18. Animoto Video Program

19. WeVideo Video Editor

20. Bitmoji - Create a Personal Emoji

21. Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram Investigation

22. Piktochart – Create Infographics

23. Examining Infographics

24. StoryboardThat Digital Storytelling

25. Trading Card Generator

26. Storybird Digital Stories

27. EdTech Websites

28. Kidblog Student Blogs

29. Summative Activity

30. Exam

DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS

1. Growing Up Online

Digital media and the World Wide Web have transformed modern culture

* Is technology moving faster than we can adapt to it?

* Is our 24/7 wired world causing us to lose as much as we've gained?

* How has technology changed the way we learn?

* How has technology changed the way we conduct war?

* How is the internet transforming childhood?

This lesson contains links to view 2 (60 minute +) videos along with a series of response questions for students to consider and answer during various segments of the videos.

2. Computer Crime

UPDATE: This resource has recently been redesigned to investigate current Computer Crime and Hacking topics and trends and includes new videos and online articles!

NEW TOPICS

1. 3 Types of Hackers

2. Computer Bug Bounties

3. Ransomware

4. How Hackers stole $45 Million in 2 Days

5. North Korea Sony Cyber Attack

6. Companies Storing Data About You

7. Governments Monitoring Citizens

8. Smart Phones Track Our Movement

9. Company ID Badges with Embedded Sensors

10. High Tech City - Songdo South Korea

11. Tor Onion Browser

12. Wayback Machine Internet Archive

13. Top Hacker Shows Us How It's Done

14. 8 Biggest Viruses of All Time

15. Mafiaboy - 15 Year Old Hacker

16. Computer Crime Definitions

Note: You will receive this lesson in both PowerPoint (editable) and PDF formats

BONUS: RISE OF THE HACKERS VIDEO QUESTIONS

• This lesson is based on the video Rise of the Hackers (Kate Dart and Zoe Heron, Nova 2015)

• It contains cutting edge, up-to-date information (2015) about computer viruses, hacking and encryption

• You can view this video online for free right now through several links, through Netflix or by purchasing it at Amazon.com

• It is great video for a computer, business or math class

• The video has 4 segments. Questions and summary information are included for each segment

TOPICS

1. Social Engineering Attacks

2. Stuxnet Virus

3. Encryption

4. Keeping Our Data Safe

3. E-Waste and Digital Dumping

lectronic waste or e-waste is broadly defined as anything that is being thrown away by consumers that contains a circuit board. The 1st law of the Digital Age is “Newer is Better”. Old TV’s, phones and computers become obsolete electronic garbage called e-waste. Digital Dumping is the practice of exporting outdated equipment to developing countries like China and India. Peasant farmers, working for just $8/day, with burned hands are breaking down America’s Computers.

This presentation includes a link to a video investigation that explores Digital Dumping.

Students will…

• Explore the common toxic components in digital devices and their effects on the body

• Examine more environmentally friendly ways of dealing with electronic waste

• Create an e-waste digital poster (Student Exemplars included)

4. Tech News (#1, #2, #3)

These activities have links to online articles and videos about technology news along with questions and summary information.

5. Tech Jobs

This lesson describes the following Tech Jobs...

1. Programmer

2. Systems Analyst

3. Web Developer

4. Network Administrator

5. Computer Technician

6. Graphic Designer

7. Database Administrator

8. Mobile Applications Developer

9. SEO Specialist

It also includes...

• Tips on applying for jobs

• The importance of networking

• Job search activities

• Careers test

• Online articles (reading and questions)

6. Apple vs. Microsoft

Steve Jobs

• Discovered the future of computing including the mouse and the first use of graphics on a computer

• Fired from Apple and returned years later to rebuild the company

• Bought Pixar and made Toy Story

Bill Gates

• Discovered computers at age 12 and launched Microsoft

• Changed the way people thought about computers

• Now working on giving away his money (27 Billion dollars to charities)

This Lesson includes links to several videos, website investigations, infographics and online articles along with questions for students to explore and discuss.

7. Internet History

Students will investigate the development of the Internet and the World Wide Web. This presentation includes summary slides of important historical dates as well as links to videos and online articles. Discussion questions and activities are included for student engagement and understanding.

TOPICS...

1. Internet and World Wide Web Definitions

2. ARPANET

3. TCP/IP and Tim Berners-Lee

4. World Wide Web Timeline

5. First Webpage (article)

6. Internet Archive (article and video)

7. History of the Internet (video)

8. What is the Internet…Really? (video)

9. Where Good Ideas Come From (video)

8. E-Commerce

e-commerce or electronic commerce is using the internet to exchange information and conduct business.

Topics and Activities...

1. Advantages of e-commerce

2. Comparison shopping

3. Reasons why customers are reluctant to shop on-line

4. Security Risks

5. Encryption

6. Electronic Data Interchange

7. Spamming

8. PayPal

9. e-tailers

10. Click and Mortar companies

11. Bricks and Clicks

12. E-commerce examples: e-Bay, kijiji and Etsy.com

13. Activity #1 Buying Stuff On-line

14. Activity #2 Find an e-commerce site

15. Activity #3 Comparison Shopping

16. Activity #4 Preparing to set-up and e-commerce business

9. Flipgrid Social Learning

FLIPGRID

• Where social learning happens

• Every student has a voice

• Students use Flipgrid on mobile devices or a desktop equipped with microphone and camera

• Download the free Flipgrid iOS (iPad or iPhone) or Android Flipgrid app

This guide provides easy to follow step-by-step instructions and screenshots to teach educators and students how to use Flipgrid.

TOPICS

1. Flipgrid Log-in

2. Teacher Dashboard

3. Sharing Flipgrid Codes

4. Student Dashboard

5. Posting a Video

6. Editing a Video

7. Sharing Feedback and Ratings

8. Spark Response to a Video

UPDATE: Flipgrid has been acquired by Microsoft and now all Flipgrid features are free for all users!

There are many uses for Flipgrid including…

• Getting to know students (students will introduce themselves with a 90 second video)

• Students get to know each other

• Students learn from one another

• Respond to questions

• Provide feedback about a lesson, activity or book

• Teach the class about a topic

• Spark new discussion topics by "sparking" a student video

• Demonstrate a skill such as singing a song or playing a musical instrument

• Homework assignments

10. MovieMaker Movie Creator

• This presentation will get you started with using Windows Movie Maker - Your very own movie studio.

• It provides step by step instructions for adding photos, videos, audio files etc.

• Quickly add photos and footage from your PC or camera into Movie Maker

• Enhance your movie with audio and a theme

• Movie Maker adds transitions and effects automatically so your movie looks polished and professional

• This lesson includes activities along screen shots and instruction bubbles to make it easy for teachers and students to use Windows Movie Maker

11. Comic Life Create Comics

• Turn your photos into a comic

• Fonts, templates, panels, balloons, captions and lettering art

• Add photo filter effects and lettering options

• Combine your words and pictures into a story

• Great for doing school projects, how to guides, lesson plans and book reports

This lesson includes screen shots and instructions for teaching students how to use Comic Life. It also includes 2 activities for students to perform using Comic Life and student exemplars.

12. Powtoon

• Animate your presentations!

• Create professional-looking animated explainer videos and animated presentations

• Simple to use interface

• Wide variety of animation tools right at your fingertips

• Dynamic characters, eye-popping images, and active text sequences

• Capture audience attention and imagination

This lesson includes screen shots, instructions and tips for creating animated presentations using Powtoon.com. It also includes a video activity for students to create using Powtoon.

13. Canva

• “The easiest design program in the world” - The Webbys

• “Canva enables anyone to become a designer” - PSFK

• This lesson includes easy to follow step-by-step instructions, screenshots and student exemplars to show students how to use Canva.

• It also includes 3 activities for students to complete using Canva including a Social Media Post, Facebook Post and Facebook Header.

14. Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

TOPICS...

• Quality Content

• Hiring an SEO Specialist

• Keywords

• Title Tags

• URLs

• Backlinks

• Social Media

This Search Engine Optimization lesson includes SEO information,review questions and online article activities.

15. Weebly Website Creator

• Weebly is a user friendly FREE website builder

• Choose from hundreds of modern themes

• Layout pages with ready-made building blocks

• Customize your design to find the right look

• Publish your site in a single click

• Use your own domain or a free Weebly address

• It’s surprisingly easy to make a high-quality site

This lesson contains instructions for…

• Setting Up Student Accounts

• Adding Text Titles and Graphics

• Uploading Video and Images

• Changing Themes

• Publishing and Viewing

16. Wix Website Creator

WIX.COM

• Web creation made simple

• No coding

• FREE, Drag-and-drop website development platform with HTML5 capabilities

This lesson includes screen shots, instructions, topic ideas, student exemplar and a rubric to enable students to create websites using wix.com

TOPICS...

• Edit this site

• Sign-up

• How the editor works

• Toolbar

• Preview/Publish/Save

• Help Center

• Pages (Adding a Page, Settings and SEO)

• Design (Fonts, Background, Colors)

• Add (Text, Titles, Images, Media, Shapes, Slideshows and Buttons)

• Website Topic Ideas

• Rubric

17. Google Sites Website Creator

• Google Sites is a free and easy way to create and share websites

• No technical programming skills are required

• Collaborate with others to create and refine sites, just like other Google Docs

• It’s surprisingly easy to make a high-quality website

18. Animoto Movie Creator

• The easiest way to make beautiful videos online

• Stunning video styles

• Add captions and titles to your photos and video clips

• Make FREE videos

This lesson includes screen shots and step-by-step instructions to help teachers and students create amazing online videos using Animoto.com.

TOPICS

1. Creating an Account

2. 50 Free Student Plus Accounts For Longer Videos

3. Inserting Images and Video

4. Changing Video Styles

5. Downloading and Inserting Songs

6. Previewing Video

7. Producing and Sharing

8. 2 Student Activities

9. Video Exemplars

19. WeVideo Video Editor

• WeVideo is the leading online video creation platform for video editing, collaboration, and sharing across any device.

• Drag and drop your videos, trim and choose from pre-made themes to set a unique style.

• Online video editor that makes it easy to capture, create, view and share your movies

• Add video, images, text and transitions with ease

This guide contains screenshots and instruction bubbles to teach students how to use WeVideo to make amazing videos. It gives some suggestions for video topics but the main purpose of this resource is to help teachers and students use WeVideo.

20. Bitmoji Create an Emoji

• This fun activity includes screen shots and instruction bubbles to help students and teachers create their own personal emoji using Bitstrips or Bitmoji! Emojis are small digital images of people.

Steps…

1. Edit facial features such as face shape, eyes, hair (color, length, style), skin color and nose

2. Add extra features such as hats, headphones and glasses

3. Finish your emoji by selecting from a variety of clothing options

4. Share images with classmates and teachers

21. Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram Investigation

• This resource contains information and videos about Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat

• Show the short video clips through the links on the slides

• Discuss the information students learned from the video or have students write/type the summary information on the slides

• Questions are included for students to analyze each company

The videos also describe how each company got started!

FACEBOOK/INSTAGRAM VS. SNAPCHAT

• Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat each provide a social experience on the web

• They are platforms that allow us to connect with our friends and family

• Each company looks for strategies to keep you on their platforms longer and so you will use them more often

• They even copy features used by their competitors

• Essentially, they compete over people’s time spent online

• For example, when people are using Snapchat, it means that they are potentially spending less of their time on Facebook or Instagram

MONTHLY ACTIVE USER STATISTICS

FACEBOOK - 2.13 BILLION

INSTAGRAM – 800 MILLION

SNAPCHAT – 301 MILLION

These companies compete for your time. Predict what will happen in 10 years with these companies. Some questions to consider…

• Will Facebook continue to dominate?

• Will another social network enter the market?

• Who will have more users Instagram or Snapchat?

22. Piktochart Infographics Creator

• An infographic is an image such as a chart or diagram used to represent information or data

• Most infographics are fun to read and provide valuable information

• Piktochart has an easy to use editor with drag and drop features that allows people to create infographics

23. Examining Infographics

* An infographic (information graphic) is a representation of information in a graphic format designed to make the data easily understandable at a glance.

* People use infographics to quickly communicate a message and to simplify large amounts of data.

Students will view, study and answer a series of questions on different infographics. Links to access these infographics are located at the bottom of each PowerPoint slide

24. StoryboardThat Digital Storytelling

StoryboardThat.com - Storyboard Creator

Features include….

• Extensive Image Library (Posable characters and Millions of Photos)

• Flexible Layouts (7 Layout Choices and up to 100 cells)

• Intuitive and Simple drag and drop interface

* Make Your Dream Movie!

* Over 4,000,000 Storyboards Created

This guide utilizes step-by-step instructions and screenshots to show teachers and students how to use StoryboardThat!

25. Trading Card Creator

Create a Trading Card for a book character, historical person, athlete, celebrity, entrepreneur, singer, musician or actor/actress.

• Creating trading cards for their favorite story characters will challenge students to think more deeply about what they read or even watch in movies or on television.

• By answering a series of questions, students zero in on what's obvious and not so obvious about a character or person. Not only will they describe the character's appearance and actions, but also probe for thoughts, feelings, and motivations.

26. Storybird Develop Digital Picture Books

Storybird.com

• A new literacy tool for a new generation

• Inspire students to write and read better, and more often

• Beautiful art inspires students and jumpstarts their writing

• Students unlock the stories found within the art

• Easy to use features guide the creative process

"Your Words. Our Art. Amazing Stories. Simple tools help you build books in minutes. Let the art inspire and surprise you as you write." (Storybird.com)

27. EdTech Websites

• This resource contains a collection of over 50 educational technology websites divided into categories

• An image, domain name and description of each website is included

• Over the past 12 years, my students have successfully utilized most of these amazing websites to enhance their learning

• Links to TeachwithTech lessons and activities that can be used with the websites are located at the bottom of each of the description slides

• Use this guide as a reference for finding the appropriate tech tool for the job and for introducing EdTech websites to your staff or students

28. Kidblog

• Designed for K-12 teachers who want to provide each student with an individual blog

• Students publish posts and participate in academic discussions within a secure classroom blogging community

• Teachers maintain complete control over student blogs

29. Summative Activity

This is an end of year/semester activity to evaluate your students ability to use information technology software (Microsoft Office or Google Drive).

Students will showcase their word processing, spreadsheet, desktop publishing, presentation software and website design skills.

Students will perform electronic research and examine current issues related to the impact of information and communication technology.

Specifically, students will complete the following requirements…

1. Research a technology device

2. Website comparison

3. Competitor Analysis

4. Security Software Comparison

5. Create a Presentation

6. Create a Flyer

* Marking Schemes are provided for each section

* Student Exemplars are included to help students understand how their completed projects should appear

* Curriculum Expectations covered for each section of this project are listed at the bottom of each of the PowerPoint slides

30. Exam

This Computers Exam consists of 3 parts

1. Microsoft Word Formatting Assignment

2. Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet and Graphs

3. Microsoft Publisher Poster

This exam is designed to last 1.5 hours and I have been using it for 3 years

This exam includes student exemplars and a marking sheet

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