8th Grade Tech Curriculum Print



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


  • Perfect bound/Digital: 217 pages
  • Publisher: Structured Learning (December 2023)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-9893690-1-5
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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 Spreadsheets
  • 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.

Curious? Here’s a preview

8th grade preview

Note to readers: Color shown is in PDF version only, sold separately.

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