Twitter-Powerful instant Professional Development! Middle School Computer Lessons
A while back, I actually deleted my Twitter account. I felt it was just taking too much time away from me. Well, I did a 180! Twitter is so powerful in sharpening your skill set it will make any teacher who wants to grow better! I just tell myself that I can only look at it a few minutes at a time. There are so many good ideas being shared in Twitter, my philosophy is to get in, get a couple of great ideas and get out. It is easy to get hooked in and just keep reading and sharing.
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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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