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Computer Technology Teaching Resources
Excellent Blog: Ideas for Teaching Computer Technology to Kids covers lots of ground and is well worth following.
Trumbull County Educational Service Center has a great list of Computer Teacher Resources that includes links for curriculum for all grades
Tools for All Disciplines
Finding Royalty Free Photographs
Don't overlook Flickr as a great source of photographs, many of which can be used under the Creative Commons license. Use advanced search to specify that parameter. There are also great activities for those photos at Big Huge Labs, such as creating trading cards, movie posters, book covers, motivational posters and much more.
Internet safety and copyright laws are important lessons for today's students.
How do you search? Here's some lesson plans sponsored by Google (2009) that look very useful.
What can you do with Google search? Check out this blog post for a good overview. If you have never used the Wheel, or the Search squared tool, this is a good start to learning how to take advantage of these search tools.
Google is working on stuff all the time and some of them get added to Google Labs. Some applications graduate, but some don't. For example, Google Pages was replaced by Google Sites, which did graduate. I'm glad I find Weebly .to fill that gap for me.
Web 2.0 tools are transforming the Internet. Basic publishing tools being used in teaching and learning include wikis, blogs and web sites like this one.
Don't look now, but Web 3.0 is already here - well, not everywhere, but it is here. It's all about tagging information so we know what context it belongs to. For information seekers it will be much easier to distinguish results between, say, bird eagles, football eagles, golf eagles, etc.
If you don't know what RSS is or how to use it, take some time to find out. Search and follow blogs of other teachers. Join a professional social network.
How has technology evolved in the recent past? Computerization, digitization, integration and miniaturization are all happening. What's next? What's going on in other fields? Discover The Binars, how listening to music has changed, how computers communicate, take the quiz and more with this interactive Flash unit.
Systems Framework & Computer Systems
Online unit with individual lessons and student activities that introduces 5-12 students to concepts of Input, Process, Storage. Output and Feedback. This continues to study the basic components of a computer system. Click here for an overview and to start the lessons.
Computer Software Applications
If you don't have access to MS Office, try the free Open Office. These are both rich applications that are downloaded onto your computer for use. Expect more options from Google, too, and an online application from Microsoft. If you're having difficulty using any software program, check the company's website. Many have excellent tutorials online. You can also find plenty of help searching the net and video services. Microsoft also has many additional templates you can download to use with its software.
See the MATH section for Excel lessons.
Computer Programming Concepts