How Technology Can Jump-Start the Inquiry-based Classroom:
35 Projects That Align with National Standards
What is in this book?
The question we get often from teachers—both new and seasoned—is: How do you teach technology skills while integrating it into classroom units AND keeping student interest? With the right resources, that’s easy. We’ve put thirty-five of them together in this book for you.
Each of the K-6 lessons in this book, How Technology Can Jumpstart the Inquiry-based Class: 35 Projects That Align with National Standards, includes practical strategies for integrating technology authentically into core classroom lessons. They are easily adapted to any number of subjects be they science, literature, history, math, reading, writing, critical thinking, or another. The focus is on easy-to-use online tools (with some exceptions) that are quick to teach, inquiry-driven, intuitive, and free. You introduce the tool, demonstrate the project, answer clarifying questions, and let students’ curiosity loose.
And each lesson is aligned with the Structured Learning K-6 technology curriculum. Now, you have options. Cool, isn’t it?
Who should buy this book?
- Any teacher who currently uses the SL K-6 technology curriculum.
- Any teacher looking for 5 lessons per grade level that work for a wide variety of core classroom units
What’s included in each lesson?
Each lesson includes the following:
- Skills Learned—This lists the primary skills learned through this lesson. These are technology skills and also skills best learned through the use of technology.
- Replacement for—If you’re using the Structured Learning technology curriculum, this box tells you which of the thirty-two yearly lessons for that particular grade level can be replaced by this one and still deliver the goals of the K-6 Scope and Sequence (listed in the front of each textbook)
- Collaborations—This lists which classroom subject(s) can be supported authentically with this lesson.
- Time Required—This provides an estimate of time you should set aside to complete the lesson. If noted as ‘repeat’, do this lesson several times to reinforce learning.
- NETS-S Standards—This highlights which ISTE standards are delivered with the lesson.
- Lesson Questions? Go To—This link connects to a blog where you can ask for help or clarification on any book sold by Structured Learning—including this one—from teachers using this book. No other textbook publisher offers this. Of course, you can always email Structured Learning’s in-house help at firstname.lastname@example.org. (There really is a Zeke Rowe).
- Overview—This is the lesson’s central idea.
- Objectives and Steps—This provides practical strategies for achieving the lesson’s essential goals with step-by-step guidelines for accomplishing that.
Why order now?
Everyone who orders by August 10th will receive a FREE copy of the popular ebook,19 Posters to Decorate Your Classroom (normally sold for $6.99)–delivered digitally
When will it be shipped?
Print books: Delivered within 7-9 days
Digital books: Delivered within 24 hours via email
What’s it cost?
You can purchase the entire book or grade-level bundles.
Each grade-level bundle (scroll down page to see) includes 5 lessons and is delivered only digitally. Please tell us in PayPal comment section which grade-level bundle you are ordering: $7.99
Print book (entire 35 lessons): $29.95
Digital book (entire 35 lessons): $20.95
Print/digital Combo $44.95 (save 10%)
Questions? Visit the publisher’s website for more details.
Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-sixth grade, creator of two technology training books for middle school and three ebooks on technology in education. She is the author of 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, a columnist for Examiner.com, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, Cisco guest blog, IMS tech expert, and a bi-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.
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, and the thriller, To Hunt a Sub. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for TeachHUB, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning. The sequel to To Hunt a Sub, Twenty-four Days, will be out this summer. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, CSG Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.