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Lesson Plans (16) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (4) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Informational Materials (1) Textual information containing useful facts or information.
Interactives/Games (1) A learning object that requires a user's involvement. Learning Activities (3) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
and/or acquire a skill.  Examples include, but are not limited to, online tutorials, experiments, 
demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Teacher Tools (2) An extensive set of online resource tools teachers can use to enhance student learning or increase teacher productivity often useful across grade levels and/or subject areas (Aligned to professional learning standards instead of content standards).
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Subject: Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: The Role of the President
Description: During this lesson, students have the opportunity to explore the role of the president by navigating the Internet and other resources. Students will learn about the president's family, advisors, and others who help him to accomplish his role as president.


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Subject: Science (1), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Have You Seen My Mother?
Description: This lesson will introduce the sense of smell. It will show how an animal, such as a bat, finds its baby by using the sense of smell. Students will have the opportunity to view information on the Internet to learn more about bats. They will also participate in a hands-on activity to experience how a mother bats locates her baby.


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Subject: English Language Arts (1), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: What Is The Main Idea?
Description: During this lesson students begin to identify the main idea of a story they read or hear. Students use graphic organizers to discover the main idea of The Carrot Seed, by Ruth Krauss, and Marsupial Sue, by John Lithgow.


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Subject: Science (2), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Flutter By, Butterfly!
Description: This technology-based lesson will teach students the basic characteristics of different types of butterflies. It should be presented after a unit about the life cycle and habitat of butterflies. Students will use approved Internet sites to locate illustrations and facts about various species of butterflies. Students will work together and with teacher assistance to create a slideshow presentation that combines all of the species of butterflies the students locate.


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Subject: Science (K - 1), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: What Will I Wear to School Today?
Description: Hot, cold, windy, or snowing, students need to know how to dress appropriately. In this lesson, students will learn how weather affects what they wear to school each day. Students will practice choosing the appropriate clothing by using computer software that allows students to dress different people.


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Subject: English Language Arts (1), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: My Computer Alphabet Book
Description: During this lesson, students will use the computer to make an alphabet book using word processing software. Students will demonstrate their ability to list pictures with the same beginning sound as the letters of the alphabet and learn how to insert clip art and type words in a document.


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Subject: Mathematics (1 - 2), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: My Favorite Time of Day
Description: This is a hands-on mathematics lesson for telling time to the hour. Students will use individual clocks with partners for guided practice. The assessment will be a writing/drawing activity incorporating the use of a computer for word processing purposes.


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Subject: Arts Education (K - 2), or English Language Arts (1), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Class Portrait: An Anthology In Words and Pictures
Description: Students will use a digital camera and word processor to produce an illustrated anthology of original poetry.


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Subject: English Language Arts (2), or Science (2), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Luscious Layers of Life...A Walk Through the Rainforest
Description: This lesson provides students with an opportunity to learn about the animals and plant life that live in the various layers of the tropical rainforest. Students will view a slideshow with many different facts and pictures of the rainforest. They will also research animals and plants of the rainforest by searching Internet sites. Students will also share what they learn through an typed report.


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Subject: Social Studies (K - 2), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Fifty States Project
Description: Students will follow simple research steps in the school media center and on the Internet to complete a poster on an assigned state by identifying the state's symbols and agricultural products.


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Subject: Arts Education (K), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Red Plus Blue Makes Something New!
Description: Primary and secondary colors are important concepts for young children to master. This lesson explores this concept using a variety of technology.


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Subject: Mathematics (K - 3), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Hundred Blocks Board
Description: In this lesson students will practice adding, subtracting, and multiplying without regrouping using a hundred blocks board. Students will be given opportunities to identify and discuss different patterns that they discover and relate number patterns to visual patterns.


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Subject: English Language Arts (1), or Mathematics (K - 1), or Science (1), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Leo Lionni’s Little Blue and Little Yellow
Description: Students will use Leo Lionni’s literature and his website to learn about the author, mix primary colors, summarize and rewrite a story, and use graphing skills to determine the classes’ favorite color.


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Subject: Science (K - 1), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Three Awesome Bears
Description: The lesson will be implemented during a study of bears. Books, class discussions, and the Internet will be used to learn about bears and their characteristics. Black, brown, and polar bears will be categorized according to their food and their habitat. As a culminating activity the students will use "Kidspiration" software to match bears with their habitat and food.


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Subject: English Language Arts (2 - 3), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Welcome to our Classroom
Description: Students will create a classroom resource book for substitutes to help them feel more comfortable and familiar with faces and procedures in our classroom and school.


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Title: Dear Junie B...Advice for First Grade
Digital Tool: Letter Generator
Digital Tool Description: The Letter Generator Tool guides students through the process of creating a friendly or business style letter that looks professional and is formatted correctly. 


ALEX Podcasts


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"What Hath God Wrought": A Brief History of Recorded Sound
Overview:
This podcast can be used by either technology teachers or Civics teachers.  Technology teachers can use it to teach the use and possibilities of the new technologies.  The civics teacher can use it to open up discussion on laws and regulations involving those same technologies; as well as the history of recorded music up to today.  The podcast uses hip, cutting edge references to the internet and its associated uses, so kids will "get" it, but it also contains information that parents can use to help them understand their child's use of the internet.


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How to Create a Chart in Microsoft Excel
Overview:
This podcast shows how to create and edit a chart (graph) using Microsoft Excel 2010. 


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I've Recorded My Video Onto My Flip Or Digital Camcorder, Now What?
Overview:
This podcast walks you through uploading your video to iMovie from a flip video or digital camcorder.


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Facebook for Parents
Overview:
The purpose of this podcast is to demonstrate the various security settings available in Facebook, provide suggestions for parents, and point out both potential dangers and possible benefits of using any social network.


Web Resources


Lesson Plans


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Lesson: What do the parts do?
http://www.kidsandco...
This page can guide a lesson on the basic parts of the computer and teach the concepts of "input" and "output".

Podcasts


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Learning to Use Prezi
http://prezi.com/nd0...
This Prezi demonstrates to users how to use Prezi web 2.0 tool with Youtube videos and forms.

Informational Materials


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Dropbox Tutorials
https://sites.google...
These tutorials are designed to demonstrate the ease and use of setting up Dropbox as well as how to: use the public folder, share and upload files with co-workers, family members and\or friends. With Dropbox, you can sync your files on all your computers including your ipad and iphone. To sign up for a free account, visit www.dropbox.com to set up for a free account.

Interactives/Games


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Find the Technology- Computer Vocabulary
http://www.abcya.com...
This interactive activity helps students to learn computer vocabulary. Kids look through the messy room and click on the computer and technology-related items to match the word bank.

Learning Activities


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Web Search for Kids by Librarians
http://www.kidsclick...
This site is a cataloged subject area search engine for kids.

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Dropbox Tutorials
https://sites.google...
These tutorials are designed to demonstrate the ease and use of setting up Dropbox as well as how to: use the public folder, share and upload files with co-workers, family members and\or friends. With Dropbox, you can sync your files on all your computers including your ipad and iphone. To sign up for a free account, visit www.dropbox.com to set up for a free account.

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Learning to Use Prezi
http://prezi.com/nd0...
This Prezi demonstrates to users how to use Prezi web 2.0 tool with Youtube videos and forms.

Teacher Tools


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TRIP for Teachers: WebQuests
http://trip.schoolin...
Provides links to WebQuests adapted for Alabama Course of Study content standards by Mobile County teachers.

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Duck Duck Go
https://duckduckgo.c...
DuckDuckGo is a kid friendly search engine. Simple and easy to use for younger students. *Search anonymously (truly anonymous search) utilizing multiple search engines simultaneously (not just one) to see a more authentic representation of search results from across the internet.

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