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Free Lesson Plans–Visit My TeachersPayTeachers Store

tech edLooking for something to spice up your classroom? Here are a variety of projects you can download for free. Just visit my TeacherPayTeachers store, click download, and they’re yours. If you enjoy them, please add a few stars to the recommendation list:

A Colonization Brochure in Publisher

A Publisher trifold on American colonies (or any
other topic you’re covering in your classroom). Includes step-by-step directions, standards addressed, time required, prior knowledge expected, vocabulary used, higher-order thinking skills addressed, samples, reproducibles, grading rubrics, and more.

His Words in Our Words

Students interpret the words of Dr Martin Luther King in their own words in a visual organizer. Great project that gets students thinking about impact of words on history. Common Core aligned

How Did it Happen?

Students research events leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King’s impact on American history and share them with an Event Chain organized visually, including pictures and thought bubbles. Aligned with Common Core.

5 Projects to Integrate Technology into First Grade Using Software

What’s included in the First Grade software bundle:

* Five step-by-step lessons, including reproducibles, grading rubrics, sample projects, extensions for advanced students and troubleshooting tips
* A brief summary of each project, including suggested grade level and prior knowledge, time required, software required, and other projects that should be completed prior to this one
* Higher-order thinking skills addressed
* Technology-specific skills taught (including National Education Technology Standards addressed.

Projects include: Creating Simple Shapes with Excel, Intro to Google Earth, Where Did I come From? (using Google Earth and KidPix), Graph a Class Survey in Excel, Beginning Graphs in Excel

5 Projects to Integrate Technology into Geography

What’s included in the Geography bundle:

* Five step-by-step lessons, including reproducibles, grading rubrics, sample projects, extensions for advanced students and troubleshooting tips
* A brief summary of each project, including suggested grade level and prior knowledge, time required, software required, and other projects that should be completed prior to this one
* Higher-order thinking skills addressed
* Technology-specific skills taught (including National Education Technology Standards addressed. Go to Structuredlearning.net for more information.

Five lessons include: Oregon Trail lesson plan, Introduction to Google Earth, Learn Geography with the Google Earth Board, Landforms Table in Word, and Tour the World with a PowerPoint Slideshow

4th Grade–Space Science–Common Core Aligned

Create a timeline of key details to support the main ideas of a space science topic–in this case, the International Space Station. Using an online tool (Nanoogo), bubble events, drag-and-drop to their right location, annotate the most important, add images to communicate better. Includes Common Core alignment, ISTE alignment, vocabulary and source citations


Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor of a K-8 technology curriculumK-8 keyboard curriculumK-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum, and creator of technology training books for how to integrate technology in education. She is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teacherspresentation reviewer for CSTA, Cisco guest blogger, a monthly contributor to TeachHUB, columnist for Examiner.com, featured blogger for Technology in Education, and IMS tech expert. Currently, she’s editing a techno-thriller that should be out to publishers next summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.

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