I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m taking a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do. All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular.
Today: Tech resources for the Homeschool Class
Besides the availability of any of the tech ed resources at Structured Learning, there are two kits designed especially for the home school:
This is exclusively for homeschoolers,–a technology curriculum for K-5. With thisHomeschool Survival Kit, you get all the tech ed resources you need to integrate technology into your child’s learning, lesson plans, inquiry, and curriculum requirements. Included (click links for more information):
Two years of the K-5 Technology Curriculum. This will be your curriculum map, showing you what tech to teach your children when they are ready for it. Blends skills into class studies for authentic learning. Click here for more information on each ebook. When you purchase, tell us which two books you’d like in the Comment portion of the PayPal Buy button (or email Zeke dot Rowe at StructureLearning dot net).
Note: These teacher textbooks can be replaced with two student workbooks. Click for more information on student workbooks. If you choose this option, tell us which two student workbooks you’d like in the Comment portion of the PayPal Buy button (or email Zeke dot Rowe at StructureLearning dot net).
K-8 digital citizenship curriculum map—what do you introduce when to teach students to navigate the complexities of the internet safely, securely, and effectively. Includes 3-8 projects per grade-level, accomplished in a few minutes a day or a full class period. If students are using the internet, they must know how to use it correctly, safely, and efficiently. This curriculum shows you what to teach at what age. Projects can be tied into other classroom projects–just add detail about digital citizenship.
2-volume collection of lesson plans (Volume I and Volume II) organized by subject, digital tool, and academic topic.
One-volume collation of the most common tech problems and issues your child–and you–face using technology for education. Be ready!
16 fun and festive holiday projects. Create gifts for family and friends while learning important tech skills. Use for any holiday. They’ll fill your year with pictures, calendars, wallpaper, cards, that kids will love making and want to give to family as gifts.
Over 64 webinars spread throughout the school year–32 per each of the two grade levels you select. Designed for the adult to help them teach important tech skills to children. The digital classroom provides an opportunity to ask questions of other members or the moderator any time s/he needs a little extra help with.
This Keyboarding Kit is only available to homeschoolers–to provide a solid keyboarding foundation for a student’s self-paced learning. With this Keyboarding Kit, you get 22 tech ed resources to help you integrate keyboarding into your teaching, lesson plans, inquiry, Standards, and curriculum requirements. Included:
One of these three ebooks (teacher manuals on keyboarding):
Two of these seven eworkbooks (to accomodate two age-groups of students):
Stream of 12 keyboarding videos (for students):
Collection of 8 pedagogic keyboarding articles (for teachers:
Who needs this
Anyone who wants to integrate technology into their homeschool curriculum and needs help doing that.
How do you use it
Visit either of the links and you’ll find more details on options and how to purchase.
The Ask a Tech Teacher crew
Stuff that goes nicely with this
Webinars, Companion Wikis (free)
Where do you get it
Pay via PayPal or school PO directly from Publisher
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, 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.