My rating: 5 of 5 stars
As advertised, it has a year’s-worth of age-appropriate computer training in MS Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel, Google Earth, keyboarding, vocabulary, and computer problem solving. Everything meets and exceeds ISTE, NCLB standards. It provides a time table for the introduction of new skills, that build on each other. Students learn hundreds of computer skills while exploring math, science, literature, writing protocols, grammar, spelling, problem-solving, critical thinking. (See the publisher’s website at structuredlearning.net for free downloads and more details.)
I found it easy to use, straightforward, nonthreatening. I like the entire series.
Other reviews of books that prepare you for the new school year:
- Technology for Fifth Grade–Projects, etc.
- Technology for First Grade–Projects, classroom integration, etc.
- 55 Tech Projects for the Digital Classroom (grades K-8)
–Reprinted with permission Ask a Tech Teacher