I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take 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: Lesson Plans
There are lots of different bundles of lesson plans–by theme, by software, by topic, by standard. Let me review a few with you:
- bundles of 5 lesson plans–These are great when you want to cover a software program, a tool, a grade, or a standard. Pick the one that fits your need. They’re affordable, focused, and often completed in just a few class sessions
- bundles of bundles, so that’s 15 for about $20 (less if you use a discount coupon)–This lets you get a discount when you stock up. Buy three bundles of five lessons–to cover a wide-range of needs.
- 30 Common Core-aligned lessons–5 per grade level, K-5
- 110 lesson plans–integrate tech into different grades, subjects, by difficulty level–These cover everything and are discounted this month. Check them out. They could be exactly what you need.
- singles–for as low as $1.99 each. Genius Hour, Google Apps, Khan Academy, etc
- Holiday projects–16 lesson plans that theme to holidays (varied) and keep students in the spirit while learning new tools
Who needs this
These are for the teacher who knows what they want to teach, but need ideas on how to integrate tech into their ideas. They are well-suited to classroom teachers as well as tech specialists.
How do you use it
Pick the bundle that serves your purpose. They’re affordable so you return often to this list, when a lesson plan needs a technology infusion.
Stuff that goes nicely with this
Coaching or mentoring–to help you blend technology authentically and rigorously. Don’t be afraid you ask too much of students; be more afraid you won’t challenge them.
Where do you get it
Available as a single or multi-user license from the publisher
Pay via PayPal or school PO
Some items also available on TPT
Here are some screenshots of the lesson plans:
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.