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8th Grade Technology Curriculum

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$ 25.99 (Print)
$ 25.99 (Digital)
$199.00 (Room License)
$640.00 (School License)



8th Grade Technology is the 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 8th-grade 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:

  • academic applications for lessons
  • additional resources
  • assessment strategies
  • big idea
  • class exit tickets
  • class warmups
  • Common Core Standards
  • domain-specific vocabulary
  • emphasis on comprehension/problem-solving/critical thinking/preparing for career and college
  • essential question
  • examples
  • focus on transfer of knowledge and blended learning, collaboration and sharing
  • grading rubrics
  • homework
  • how to extend learning
  • ISTE Standards
  • materials required
  • options for adapting lessons to a class or lab
  • options for adapting lessons to PCs, iPads, Chromebooks, or Macs
  • problem-solving for lesson
  • skills required for lesson and learned during lesson
  • steps to accomplish goals
  • teacher preparation required
  • time required to complete

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

  • Community Outreach
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Digital Tools Used in the Classroom
  • Engineering and Design
  • Grading with Spreadsheets8th grade tech curriculum sample 1
  • Keyboarding
  • Programming with Alice
  • Problem Solving
  • Robotics
  • Search/Research
  • Service Learning and Tech
  • Sketch-up
  • Visual Learning
  • Web Communication Tools
  • Word Certification

Additionally, 8th Grade Technology 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
  • Programming
  • Search/research

Teachers can organize classes by the 14 units or more broadly by the 6 themes.

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

Details of 8th Grade Technology

  • Perfect bound/Digital: 225 pages
  • Publisher: Structured Learning (March 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-9893690-1-5
  • Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 9.7 x 0.9 inches
  • Purchase: PayPal, credit card (via PayPal), school Purchase Order
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (free shipping on combo)

Curious? Here’s a preview:

8th grade–6th ed–v6.3 preview

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Note to readers: Color shown in the sample image gallery is included in PDF version only, sold separately.

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Reviews (of SL tech ed books/ebooks)

I am a new 8th Grade technology teacher for my school district. I am comfortable with computers but I didn’t know how to translate that into lessons for my students. I searched around and finally (FINALLY!) found the Structured Learning textbooks! They are so easy to understand and make really good sense as you proceed through the book. The kids LOVE the projects (especially engineering and design where they do bridge building– check those out!), Learn Through Service, Programming (yes, programming!) and the Word Certification unit. There are so many projects you couldn’t get through them all in one year. They’re very contemporary and keep the kids engaged. Other teachers in my school struggle so much to keep their students involved but mine really love coming to class. This generation already does so much on computers that doing projects and learning on them is not even considered schoolwork!
These books are really great, definitely check them out!  –Amazon customer

Amazing curriculum!!! Thank you so much! –Teachers Pay Teachers Customer

This looks like something I can adapt to use with my exploring engineering class. –TPT Customer

This books provides lots of good ideas for computer teachers.  –Amazon customer

I have taught middle school technology courses for several years and try hard to keep adding new things to my courses. I purchased the 7th and 8th grade Tech Lessons and the K-6 Digital Citizenship books. I have found them very useful and well organized. They not only correlate to the ISTE Standards but also the Common Core. The information in these books have helped to complete the paperwork that schools require for lesson plans, curriculum maps improvement processes and more. This lessons are complete and interesting. They have helped me include lessons and topics that I had not thought of on my own. They are a great source for technology teachers.  –Amazon customer

This workbook is a great tool for helping your primary school student learn hands on skills for the computer. Typing exercises, key hardware terms and other activities are included and can be used pretty independently by the student.  Would definitely recommend! —TPT Customer

Lots of great sites and activities for 8th grade and beyond. I will use this in my Keyboarding classes (7th & 8th) as well as my Computer Applications class. –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 curriculums, 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 21stcentury 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.
Ask a Tech Teacher is an award-winning resource blog run by a group of technology teachers. It hasmore than 60,000 visitors a month in search of resources and advice, offers oodles of free lesson plans, pedagogical conversation, website reviews and more. Its free newsletters and website articles are read by thousands, including teachers, homeschoolers, and anyone serious about finding the best way to maneuver the minefields of technology in education.