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Book Review: Third Grade Technology–32 Lessons

Third Grade Technology: 32 Lessons Every Third Grader Can Accomplish on a ComputerWith the school year about to start, I thought I’d review a series of tech books that might help you in your classroom. This one’s for third grade:

Third Grade Technology: 32 Lessons Every Third Grader Can Accomplish on a Computer

by Structured Learning

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. (more…)

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Book Review: 55 Tech Projects for the Digital Classroom

55 Technology Projects for the Digital Classroom: Everything you need to integrate computers into K-8 classesWith the school year back, I want to share some of the tech books I use in my classroom. I think you’ll enjoy them also. This one is an all-in-one for grades K-8. It includes a mixture of lessons that cover different skills, different subjects. Hope you like it!

55 Technology Projects for the Digital Classroom: Everything you need to integrate computers into K-8 classes

by Jacqui Murray

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The all-in-one K-8 toolkit for the lab specialist, classroom teacher and homeschooler, with a years-worth of simple-to-follow projects. Integrate technology into language arts, geography, history, problem solving, research skills, and science lesson plans and units of inquiry using teacher resources that meet NETS-S national guidelines and many state standards. The fifty-five projects are categorized by subject, program (software), and skill (grade) level. (more…)

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Spotlight on this Blog’s Author

I’m proud to announce I’ve been selected as a Spotlight Author by Trish Silver for my tech ed efforts in elementary education. She did a wonderful piece on me and one of the books I edited for Structured Learning. I thought I’d post it for you to read and enjoy. Thanks, Trish, for this helping me spread the good word on integrating technology into the K-8 classroom: (more…)

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God is Back: How the Global Revival of Faith is Changing the World.

Here’s a book I think you’d enjoy. I discovered it through a fellow blogger, Yankee Sailor. It’s a testament to the strength America derives from our concept of religious freedom. That’s a freedom we take for granted, but few other nations in the world share that attitude:

The Soft Power Of Religious Freedom

Posted by Yankee Sailor in Foreign Policy, Religion on 22Jun09.

Foreign Policy notes two British scholars find soft power in an unexpected place: (more…)

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Book Review: Integrate Technology Into First Grade

First Grade Technology: 32 Lessons Every First Grader Can Accomplish on a ComputerFirst Grade Technology: 32 Lessons Every First Grader Can Accomplish on a Computer

by Structured Learning

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As advertised, it has a year’s-worth of age-appropriate computer training in KidPix, PowerPoint, Google Earth, beginning keyboarding, computer parts, vocabulary with step-by-step lesson plans, examples of completed work, vocabulary builders. Everything meets and exceeds ISTE, NCLB standards. Students learn hundreds of computer skills while exploring math, science, literature, problem-solving, critical thinking. (See the publisher’s website at structuredlearning.net for free downloads and more details.) (more…)

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