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The “Complete Curriculum” offers 35 computer lessons that includes a teacher book, a student book, rubrics and worksheets for each lesson. This is sold as a site licence that gives the teacher the flexibility to pick and choose the lessons that they use in their class. This curriculum is designed to give a computer class a good base to start from with lessons that cover MS Office or any office-like program.
In most computer classes a portion of the class covers keyboarding. I feel that this still a vital skill for today. About 7-10 min per class is the right amount of time to dedicate to typing. Tux Typing is a great “free” program to use in computer class. With Tux Typing and the “Complete Curriculum” your class could be set for the year.
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Most times there is not a lot of direction as to what to teach in a Middle School Computer class. Today, technology is more vital than ever in education and the adults are often not as familiar as the kids. The students are known as “Digital Natives” meaning that they grew up with the technology. This is an odd situation that the students often know more than the teacher. Embrace it! Through class discussions, your class can become a great opportunity for learning. Not all students use technology the same way, explore this through class discussions and see where it takes you. Isn’t that what learning is all about anyway? Imagine a world without high-steaks testing. One where students and teachers are free to explore learning in its purest form. The joy of learning is the biggest incentive for any human not achieving some sort of grade. Grades are essentially meaningless anyway. Make your class about the learning and not about the grade.
Something to think about. However if you are looking for a place to start with your class that will give them the basic tools to function in our digital world. You may be looking for a computer curriculum that covers the basics while also gives the opportunity to expand to accommodate individual students check out http://www.middleschoolcomputerlessons.com . A complete computer class curriculum is offered, also 2 free sample lessons can be sent to you by request.
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Lets say you have taught for a while and this year you are stepping into the role of computer teacher. Now that you have this new position, your fellow teachers are going to think that you have all the answers. When a computer breaks in their classroom, you may be the first person that they reach out to. I found that honesty is the best policy. If you don’t have the answer, tell them that. But if you can be of assistance do what you know, but also know when you are out of your league and where to send them for more help.
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Are you new to teaching technology and looking to start off with a good base of lessons? Teaching technology can be a daunting task for the first time, even for an experienced teacher. Middle School Computer Lessons Publishing has lesson plans that cover word processing (Word), Spreadsheets (Excel), Presentations (Powerpoint) and many other subjects like robotics, Skype and internet basics. They offer a complete curriculum that contains over 70 hours of lessons. Perfect for a teacher who is stepping into the “Computer Teacher” role for the first time.
The student book contains all 35 lessons and is available on Amazon.com or through www.middleschoolcomputerlessons.com. The complete curriculum site license has the teacher book, the student book, rubrics and worksheets for each lesson. Purchasing either gives you the rights to make as many copies for your class as you need.
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Are you looking for ideas for your first week of Computer Class? Do you want your class to get in a nice groove where the students are engaged and working together and also independently in a quiet classroom? If you request sample lessons to firstname.lastname@example.org you will be sent three lessons that will get your class rolling in the right direction. If you like what you see Middle School Computer Lessons Publishing (MSCL Publishing) as a “Complete Curriculum” available that covers a wide variety of computer skills and contains over 70 hours of classroom activities that were born in real classrooms across the country. Middleschoolcomputerlessons.com has lessons that can easily be used within the new common core standards and beyond. These classroom tested activities can serve as the backbone in any computer class grades 5-9.
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