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5 Great FREE Programs for Students

When I started as a tech teacher, I pushed my administration for lots of software. I wanted a different one for each theme–human body, space, math. Now, they’re all on the internet–for FREE–which means we can use our tech budget for iPads, microphones, splitters… Wait–we have no budget. Good thing I’m addicted to FREE. Continue reading

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Monday Freebies #25: Intro to PowerPoint–with KidPix Pictures

This year more than any before, classroom budgets have been cut making it more difficult than ever to equip the education of our children with quality teaching materials. I understand that. I teach K-8. Because of that, I’ve decided to give the lesson plans my publisher sells in the Technology Toolkit (110 Lesson Plans that I use … Continue reading

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#42: Where Did I Come From?

Students find their country of origin on Google Earth and grab a screen shot of it. Save to their computer. Import it into KidPix and add the country flag and student name. Students learn about importing data from one program to another with this project. –from 55 Technology Projects for the Digital Classroom. Preview available … Continue reading

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3 Programs to Teach Architecture in First Grade

Three projects over six weeks and your students will learn about blueprints, room layout, dimensions. Plus, they’ll understand how to think about a three-dimensional object and then spatially lay it out on paper. This is challenging, but fun for first graders. Spend two weeks on each projects. Incorporate a discussion of spaces, neighborhoods, communities one … Continue reading

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FREE Lesson Plans for K-8 Technology

free lesson plans that integrate technology into science, math, language arts, spelling, writing and more Continue reading

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Where Would You Like to Go Today?

K-8 projects organized by software–MS Office, Google Earth, Photoshop, keyboarding, Web 2.0 and more Continue reading

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#16: A Holiday Memory in Word or KidPix

Use this not only to create a gift for parents, but to practice writing skills, grammar, MS Word’s spell check. I have student compose the memory one week and we format it the next. For beginning writers, use KidPix and its text tools. Continue reading

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5 Great FREE Programs for Kids

When I started as a tech teacher, I pushed my administration for lots of software. I wanted a different one for each theme–human body, space, math. Now, they’re all on the internet–for FREE–which means we can use our tech budget for doc scanners, Dragon Speak… Wait–we have no budget. Good thing I’m addicted to FREE. Continue reading

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Using an Internet Start Page

This is a great idea for kids. Use one of these free start pages to put everything important there for your child that’s internet-based. Mine includes oft-used websites, blog sites, a To Do list, search tools, email, a calendar of events, pictures of interest, rss feeds of interest, weather, news, a graffiti wall and more. … Continue reading