8th Grade Tech Curriculum


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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 (January 2024)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-942101-30-7
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  • License: Single user

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.

With your tech curriculum purchase, you receive FREE access to a wealth of online resources including hundreds of teacher materials that differentiate instruction, websites that extend learning, and free help from professionals using the curriculum. These are through the companion blogs.

Curious? Here’s a preview:

8th grade preview

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

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