June 9, 2013

It’s Here–7th Grade Technology Curriculum!

7th grade cover--frontThe National Board of Governors Common Core Standards expect technology to facilitate learning through collaboration, publishing, and transfer of knowledge. Educators want students to use technology to work together, share the products of their effort, and employ the skills learned in other parts of their lives.

Finally, a 7th grade (8th grade I hear is due in August) tech curriculum that addresses those needs. Published by Structured Learning, it includes:

  • 32 units, each aligned with Common Core and ISTE
  • Grades 6-8 Scope and Sequence (aligned with Common Core and ISTE)
  • Step-by-step weekly lesson units
  • Articles that address tech pedagogy
  • Each lesson reflects Common Core emphasis on comprehension, problem-solving, critical thinking, preparing students for career and college
  • Students are expected to understand the process, not replicate a skill
  • Focus is on transfer of knowledge and blended learning
  • Collaboration and sharing is often required
  • Online support is offered FREE through a help blog

Each lesson includes:

  • Common Core Standards
  • ISTE Standards
  • essential question
  • big idea
  • materials required
  • vocabulary used
  • problem solving for lesson
  • time required to complete
  • teacher preparation required
  • steps to accomplish goals
  • assessment strategies
  • troubleshooting
  • how to extend learning
  • additional resources
  • examples, grading rubrics

Units include:

  • Digital Citizenship
  • Digital Tools
  • Excel Assessment
  • Gamification of Ed.
  • Google Earth
  • Graphics
  • Keyboarding
  • Logical thinking
  • Pre-Programming
  • Problem Solving
  • Robotics
  • Search/Research
  • Visual Learning
  • Web Comm. Tools
  • Word Assessment

Sound good? Here’s where to purchase:

Publisher’s website

Teachers Pay Teachers

Site Licenses–if you want these Common Core lessons available in all classrooms, across all platforms (iPads, desktops, laptops, more) for one low price