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Monday Freebies #36: My First Report

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 in my classroom to integrate technology into core units of inquiry while insuring a fun, age-appropriate, developmentally-appropriate experience for students) for FREE. To be sure you don’t miss any of these:

…and start each week off with a fully-adaptable K-8 lesson that includes step-by-step directions as well as relevant ISTE national standards, tie-ins, extensions, troubleshooting and more. Eventually, you’ll get the entire Technology Toolkit book. If you can’t wait, you can purchase the curriculum here.

I love giving my material away for free. Thankfully, I have a publisher who supports that. If everyone did, we would reach true equity in international education.

My First Report

Students type a report for their class on one of their units of inquiry (i.e., animals) using MS Word. Use this lesson to introduce MS Word, margins, page breaks, centering, fonts. Show students how to add pictures from the internet (using copy-paste), from the computer (using insert). Takes a few classes, depending upon how long the report is:

–from 55 Technology Projects for the Digital Classroom. Preview available on Amazon.com and Scribd.com

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Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-sixth grade and creator of two technology training books for middle school. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman.  She is webmaster for five blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.comEditorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing TeachersIMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything. Currently, she’s editing a thriller for her agent that should be out to publishers this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.

3 thoughts on “Monday Freebies #36: My First Report

  1. I was in my early 20s when I started using word processing, internet and email. I remember thinking email was just pure magic, although I didn’t quite “get” the internet. One of the perils of being an avid reader and library-user growing up – couldn’t figure out why anyone wouldn’t just read a book, hehe! I would have greatly benefited from your series back then!

  2. The first year I tried this with 2nd graders, it didn’t go so well. Then, I prepped them throughout the year, with mini-reports to get used to Word formatting, inserting images, etc. One year, it popped and has ever since. Kids are amazing.

    I still find the internet mysterious. I’d love to see what flies invisibly around us.

  3. Pingback: Monday Freebies #36: My First Report « Ask a Tech Teacher | librarian | Scoop.it

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