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This is my first year as a Computer Teacher. I have been asked to incorporate my lessons into regular classroms and special subjects such as, music, art, and PE. If you have any suggestions please feel free to post any. Thank you!!
Here's some good lesson plans here:
First of all let me tell you this is not something you can do on your own. You do need the cooperation of the classroom teachers. One of the best things that we do at our school is when the children are studying a certain unit in their homeroom, for example, Jamestown and the early settlers, the art teacher does background work on the art of the period, including dress, housing etc. Then when they come into the computer lab they do a considerable amount of research using questions that have been formulated by the art teacher, homeroom teacher and myself. When the research is done and edited and added to and edited some more, it is then put into a PowerPoint Presentation. It is something that takes quite a while, but the kids love seeing how everything is connected.
For science, we just started a wiki at our school, and the science teacher posts questions on it for them to research and answer. We have just started so I'll let you know how it goes.
In PE our kids have joined FuelUpToPlay60, thru the NFL. They registered in the computer lab and can fill out the information of what they have done when they come into class, They will also be doing research for the health part of PE, from looking up rules to certain games, # of players on a team etc. to different kinds of food choices healthy vs.unhealthy.
I hope this has helped somewhat. this can be a great opportunity for everyone involved from the students to the teachers. Good luck!
Does your school do PLC? We just started it this year and it has improved collaboration ten-fold.
We are using Edmodo with our related arts teachers to help improve writing skills. The related arts teachers create a post for the students to complete and they have a month to complete the writing. I let the students work on Edmodo the last 15 minutes of class on these assignments. This way, related arts are integrating writing skills. I meet weekly with the team to discuss what students are doing in classes and we plan around the classes.
Thank you so much for taking the time to help me, I really appreciate it!!
Russ, our school is not doing PLC.
My website is all arranged according to subject matter. The easiest subjects to incorporate are math and writing. As Marie mentioned, check with the teachers about topics for science and social studies and base your technology lessons on those topics.
I am also a first year teacher in computers. I don't have to incorperated but my school has master teachers and required teacher coaching (we are a charter) and my master teacher wants me to do this with each grade level once during the year. Reading and writing are a HUGE focus with our students because that is where their scores are lower so I am working on writing with my 4-6 students. We are writing letters to our mayor about problems we see in our neighborhoods and persuading him to help us fix the problems. My little kids are making alphabet books so they can learn their letters. I am also working with the election with 8th grade since they are working on that in social studies!
I'd love to hear what you're doing with the alphabet books, Lauren. I'm trying to find more writing ideas for my K-1 kids. Thanks.
I'm just about to do persuasive travel brochures with my 6th graders. They are studying European countries and writing reports for their classroom teachers.
Soon we will be making Biography Power Points with the 5th graders about someone from American History. Last year I had each student make one page and we printed them off in a class book. This year each student will make a multi-slide presentation on their person.
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