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Ch 1: Technology Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

This chapter will provide you with useful resources to help you teach your students about different aspects of technology. In turn you'll be able to use this course to develop your own technology lesson plans and teach about technology more effectively.

Technology Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

Written for educators just like you, this chapter will give you the resources you need to teach technology efficiently and effectively. We'll simplify your lesson planning process by providing short lessons that you can use in your instruction, and examples of lesson plans you can use.

In this chapter you'll be given the tools to teach about:

  • PowerPoint basics
  • Internet safety
  • Social media and online communities

How It Helps

  • Learning objectives: The provided lesson plans present basic learning objectives to help guide your lessons.
  • Class discussion: These lessons give prompts to help encourage classroom discussions about different aspects of Internet safety.
  • Helpful activities: Students will be presented with different activities to help them become more familiar with PowerPoint, social media, and more.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning technology lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific technology topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your technology class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related technology lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important technology concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant technology-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

31 Lessons in Chapter 1: Technology Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
History of Computers Lesson Plan

1. History of Computers Lesson Plan

What was the first computer and when was it created? This lesson plan uses a video lesson to outline the history of computers. A group timeline activity reinforces comprehension.

History of Computers: Timeline & Evolution

2. History of Computers: Timeline & Evolution

Modern computing has a rich history. Learn about the earliest computing devices developed by humans, the first electronic computers and the development of modern computer components, such as microprocessors and the graphical user interface, in this video lesson.

Computer Parts & Hardware Lesson Plan

3. Computer Parts & Hardware Lesson Plan

This lesson introduces students to the parts of a computer. Students will create their own 3D model of a computer and identify its parts and their functions. Additionally, they will produce group skits about how the parts of the computer work together.

Computer System Components: Computer Parts & Functions

4. Computer System Components: Computer Parts & Functions

Are you ready to buy a computer? Let's take a trip through the components of a computer for some advice. We'll learn about the motherboard, memory, storage, connectivity and peripherals.

Computer Parts Lesson Plan for Elementary School

5. Computer Parts Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Looking for a way to teach your elementary school students about the parts of a computer? With this lesson plan, students will completea hands-on learning activity and a worksheet after reading a text lesson and completing a quiz.

Computer Parts Lesson for Kids

6. Computer Parts Lesson for Kids

Computers are a part of our everyday lives, and we couldn't live without them. In this lesson, learn about different parts of a computer and how each part functions.

Computer Hardware Lesson Plan

7. Computer Hardware Lesson Plan

Students will explore internal and external computer hardware in this lesson and have fun playing an identification game. They will watch a video, participate in discussion questions, complete an activity, and take a quiz.

Information Literacy: Lesson for Kids

8. Information Literacy: Lesson for Kids

Have you ever had to do a report or look up information on a specific topic? In this lesson, you will learn how to find information that you need for reports or to solve problems. You will also learn how to use the information that you find.

Computers Lesson Plan for Elementary School

9. Computers Lesson Plan for Elementary School

This lesson focuses on the key internal hardware of computers, including the CPU, motherboard, and hard drive. Students will engage in a hands-on learning activity and complete a worksheet to reinforce the concepts taught.

Technology Essential Questions

10. Technology Essential Questions

Technology is a vital part of modern life. When it comes to learning about technology, it can be useful to focus on a series of essential questions. Check out these possible candidates for technology essential questions.

Technology Projects for Elementary Students

11. Technology Projects for Elementary Students

As teachers, we are often encouraged to incorporate more technology into our curricula. Yet, it can be confusing to know where to start. This lesson gives you some great ideas for technology projects to do with elementary students.

Technology Projects for Middle School

12. Technology Projects for Middle School

Technology is an unavoidable part of life these days. That's why it's important for middle school students to learn all about it. To help them with that, try involving them in one of these technology projects.

Technology Projects for High School Students

13. Technology Projects for High School Students

Technology is a central part of life these days. Help students better understand the importance of technology and how to use it appropriately with these high school project ideas.

Computer Virus Lesson Plan

14. Computer Virus Lesson Plan

As the world relies more heavily on technology each day, it is important to explore the various dangers present in the digital world. This lesson plan will explore several types of computer viruses and the impact they can have on the digital and real world. Included are several interactive activities to engage all styles of learners.

HTML Lesson Plan

15. HTML Lesson Plan

This lesson plan defines and provides a brief history of HTML and introduces basic syntax for writing HTML. Several interactive activities allow students to explore basic coding and apply the concepts presented in the lesson.

Machine Code & High-Level Language Lesson Plan

16. Machine Code & High-Level Language Lesson Plan

Introduce your students to machine code and high-level language with this lesson plan. Students will watch a video lesson on the topic, discuss content, apply to real-world, and take a quiz.

Searching the Internet Lesson Plan

17. Searching the Internet Lesson Plan

We have learned to rely very heavily on finding information on the internet. Your students will enjoy learning effective ways to search the internet as they read a lesson and practice searches.

Digital Media Lesson Plan

18. Digital Media Lesson Plan

Teachers, this lesson plan explores digital media and the three main types. Students will read about digital media, participate in discussion questions, create a digital media product and take a quiz.

Strategies for Digital Media Analysis

19. Strategies for Digital Media Analysis

In this lesson we review various strategies for digital media analysis. These include content analysis and frame analysis of camera angles, voiceovers, and music in various forms of digital media.

Computer Animation Lesson Plan

20. Computer Animation Lesson Plan

Computer animation dominates many aspects of our lives and has a rich history. This lesson will not only define computer animation, but also examine the history of animation, and the many different types of animation.

3D Animation Lesson Plan

21. 3D Animation Lesson Plan

What is three-dimensional animation and how is it made? Answer these and other questions about the art with this lesson plan that includes an informational text, activities, and a quiz.

Information Systems Lesson Plan

22. Information Systems Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, students will be exposed to and learn more about information systems. After discussing an informational text, students will apply their knowledge to researching a real corporation's information systems.

Data Management Lesson Plan

23. Data Management Lesson Plan

Most students in today's time know about smart device data storage, but do they know how organizations manage large amounts of data? This lesson plan explores data management from a business perspective and includes reading material, questions, an activity and quiz.

Nanotechnology Lesson Plan

24. Nanotechnology Lesson Plan

What is nanotechnology and how does it impact our daily lives? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to outline the parameters of nanotechnology. An activity allows students to show mastery with a creative spin.

Nanotechnology Lesson Plan for Elementary School

25. Nanotechnology Lesson Plan for Elementary School

This lesson plan explores the futuristic outlook of nanotechnology. Students will have fun as they learn about the technology. They will read a lesson, participate in discussion questions, complete an activity and take a quiz.

Technology Lesson Plan

26. Technology Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students will learn about how technology have increased efficiency in many areas of life and business. Students will watch a video, answer discussion prompts, take a quiz and complete an activity.

Computer Technology Lesson Plan

27. Computer Technology Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students will learn about information systems and their importance in organizational management. Students will watch a video, answer discussion prompts, take a quiz and complete an activity.

Email Etiquette Lesson Plan

28. Email Etiquette Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, students gain a solid foundation in email etiquette through video instruction, class discussion and an active game reinforcing the concepts learned in the video. They may also continue learning with an extension activity.

Top 30 High School STEM Programs

29. Top 30 High School STEM Programs

Study.com ranked the following STEM high schools using a system that places different weights on important aspects like student/teacher ratios, AP test participation and scores in STEM subjects, and a special STEM innovation score. The innovation score evaluates the uniqueness, thoroughness, and cutting-edge nature of each school's curricular and extra-curricular STEM offerings.

Top 50 Blended Learning High Schools

30. Top 50 Blended Learning High Schools

Study.com ranked high schools in the United States with blended learning programs using a proprietary formula that places different weights on important aspects like student/teacher ratios, accessibility, and blended learning implementation, among other factors.

Creating a Website Lesson Plan

31. Creating a Website Lesson Plan

Your students will begin to learn the basics of website navigation design as they read and discuss a text lesson, interact as a class to identify patterns and tools, and work in groups to further identify patterns and tools.

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