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Twitter-Powerful instant Professional Development! Middle School Computer Lessons

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.

If you are looking for middle school computer lessons or middle school computer ideas please take a look at www.middleschoolcomputerlessons.com. From there you can request some free sample lessons.

Computer Curriculum,Middle School Computer Lessons, High School Computer Lessons

Are you looking for a curriculum for your Computer or Technology class? MSCL Publishing has just what you are looking for. Curriculums designed for beginner or experienced teachers in mind. The lessons are complete with student and teacher instructions, worksheets and rubrics, everything you need to create a successful computer program in your school The lessons work with any version of Office or Google docs and are project based. To request a few free samples to see what it is all about visit. www.middleschoolcomputerlessons.com 

Computer Curriculum,Middle School Computer Lessons, High School Computer Lessons

Typing Class: Middle School Computer Lessons

Typing Class: Middle School Computer Lessons

Do you teach a keyboarding class? Today, typing on a keyboard is still a vital skill for students. With more high stakes tests (PARCC) being taken on computers, keyboarding is more important than ever. However, teaching just keyboarding is boring! You need to spice up your typing instruction with some interesting lessons that can relate to students lives and draw their interests. If you are just teaching a class that covers typing only, good luck. you are probably dealing with student behavior issues and kids looking at their fingers on the keys just to get through your class. I recommend that your class only types for 5-7 (10 at the most) minutes of typing each time you meet. Short and sweet at the end of the class. Brain research dictates that the beginning of a class is the most vital time for learning. More than likely you use this time for your keyboarding, really the last few minutes may be the best time for keyboarding.

If you are looking for classroom computer lessons that will interest your students, check out www.middleschoolcomputerlessons.com and check out the 2 free sample lessons from the “Complete Middle School Computer Curriculum”.

 

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Middle School Computer Lessons, Office tools in the classroom: What is the best choice?

Middle School Computer Lessons, Office tools in the classroom: What is the best choice?

Does your school use Office (probably the 2003 version) or Office 360, maybe Google Docs? What one is the best choice for the schools of today? More importantly, how will you adjust your instruction to whatever tools you have. The lessons at www.middleschoolcomputerlessons.com are presented in a way so that they can be used with any office or office type program PC, or Mac, Microsoft or Google.

Also, you will need to consider what devices will the students use. Do you have desktop pc’s? Netbooks? Tablets? or do they bring their own? Given the choice I feel that Google docs is the best option, it can easily be used on any device at school or at home. It makes collaboration easy and it is free.

If you are looking for middle school computer lessons or simple high school computer lessons visit www.middleschoolcomputerlessons.com and request 2 free sample lessons from the Complete Computer curriculum.

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Middle School Computer Curriculum; Middle School Computer Lessons

Middle School Computer Lessons Publishing http://www.middleschoolcomputerlessons.com

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.

To request some sample lessons to see that the “Complete Curriculum” is all about go to http://www.middleschoolcomputerlessons.com and go to “samples” 

Computer Lessons; What to teach in your Middle School Computer Class

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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New to teaching Computer Class? You are now the “Computer-guy”

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.

For more ideas or Middle School Computer Lessons check out www.middleschoolcomputerlessons.com . Click on samples to get 2 free sample lessons.

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