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Lesson Plans–Problem Solving Bundle

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Lesson Plans–Problem Solving–What’s included in the bundle:

    • Summary of each project, including suggested grade and prior knowledge, time required, software required
    • Higher-order thinking skills addressed
    • Technology-specific skills taught
Five projects include:

We are all Problem-solvers
A tech teacher can’t teach students ‘a software program’. S/he must teach how to evaluate knowledge and apply it to new situations. S/he must teach students to be Problem Solvers.
 
Clarify with Excel
Collect data from student quizzes. Analyze it in Excel. Excel’s killer app is data analysis–figuring out answers to problems.
 
Two heads study better than one–Excel
Review with a partner for a summative Excel quiz (see Learn Excel bundle) with a partner. Remembering Excel is challenging. Partnering makes is fun. Fun makes it easier.
 
Problem Solving Board
The faster students remember the most-common tech problems, the more they’ll learn. This list accounts for 50% of the problems that stop productivity in the lab.
 
Sponge Activities using webcams, virtual tours and videos
Use all five senses to problem solve. That includes ears, eyes, and the virtual sense of feel, smell and taste.
 
Curious? Here’s a sample:

Details


  • Digital delivery
  • Page count:  20-25 pages
  • Language: English
  • Multiple Bundles? Click here
 
 

Reviews of SL tech ed books/ebooks


I’m a fifth grade teacher and bought this book to find projects that would integrate technology into my classroom curriculum. What a find. There are projects that cover math, geography, history, science, writing, word study–everything I needed. Most of them can be completed in less than an hour and are fun for the students so they don’t mind doing them. Along the way, students are learning valuable technology skills they’ll take with them to sixth grade. It’s also saved me a lot of time not having to develop grading rubrics or samples myself. Overall, a great idea for any elementary school teacher. –Amazon customer


I bought this as a gift for the homeschooler at the recommendation of a fifth grade tech teacher I know. What an amazing find it turned out to be! The lessons are organized by topic, software, grade level, with information on skills taught, standards addressed, as well as step-by-step instructions with reproducibles and rubrics. The projects are unique and got my homeschool friend through an entire year with her four children. Most important, her kids loved them–never got bored. I’d highly recommend it to anyone looking for an all-in-one book for k-8 technology. –Amazon customer


This is the first book you’ll want to purchase if you’re new to tech ed. It has projects in history, science, literature and more. Each lesson includes examples, grading rubrics, ISTE guidelines, enrichments and trouble shooting. I’m the tech coordinator for my school. I leave the book out for the teachers to look through when they need a project. The author has done an excellent job of hitting all the high points. The book is even better than I expected because it includes links to an active blog where readers can ask questions and interact with other teachers using the material. It’s clear the author has a lot of experience in this area. –Amazon customer


I love the changes in this book. I bought the original volume, and now the update. This 2011 version provides more samples, more links, more extras (like wall charts and advice on teaching different skills like keyboarding) that will be great for my classroom next year. This volume has a lot more projects for middle school age students than Volume I, which is what I needed. I’d recommend this to any tech lab teacher or even classroom teachers looking to expand their tech ed connections. –Amazon customer


About the Author

Structured Learning IT Team is the premier provider of technology instruction books and ebooks to education professionals. Technology and keyboarding curricula, how-to books, tips and tricks, a one-of-a-kind blog-based helpline—all the tools required to fulfill the tech needs of the 21st century classroom. All materials are classroom-tested, teacher-approved with easy-to-understand directions supported by online materials, websites, blogs, and wikis. Whether you are a new teacher wanting to do it right or a veteran educator looking for updated materials, Structured Learning and its team of technology teachers is there to assist you

Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor of a K-8 technology curriculumK-8 keyboard curriculumK-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum, and creator of technology training books for how to integrate technology in education. She is webmaster for six blogs, CSG Master Teacher, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing TeachersCisco guest blogger, a columnist for Examiner.com, featured blogger for Technology in EducationIMS tech expert, and a monthly contributor to TeachHUB. Currently, she’s editing a techno-thriller that should be out to publishers next summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.