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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (7 - 8), or Career Cluster Electives (7 - 8), or English Language Arts (7), or Literacy Standards (6-12) (6 - 8)
Title: Sweet History: Prezi Presentation Creation
Description: This is a great lesson for incorporating informational texts and technology into the classroom. Students will create a Pezi presentation to discover the history of candy. Students investigate informational texts to find its ingredient and slogan history. Students will need access to a computer lab and Internet access.  This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.


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Title: Cables and ports everywhere! Can you match them up?
Digital Tool: GCF Learn Free
Digital Tool Description: This interactive allows students to virtually match cables and ports in desktops, laptops, and all-in-ones!  Students will apply their understanding of the use and purpose of various computer hardware.


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Title: Engaging students with technology without student devices!
Digital Tool: Plickers
Digital Tool Description: Plickers is an assessment tool that enables teachers to ask questions and survey classes in real time through the use of one device and visual code cards.  This student response system (SRS) provides immediate feedback through cards with an image similar to a QR code printed on them.  The teacher asks a multiple choice question and students answer by holding the card with their answer choice facing upward.  The teacher scans the room quickly and all answers are recorded by the teacher's device.  This SRS keeps students actively engaged and enables teachers to have immediate feedback for assessment and lesson pacing.  Reports and questions can be stored and saved.


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Title: Computer Hardware - inside the case
Digital Tool: Click-N-Learn (What is inside of the Computer?)
Digital Tool Description: Students can click on pieces of hardware inside the computer and learn more about them. The website allows you to pick a level (novice, junior, master).


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Introduction to Technology
Overview:
This podcast was created to introduce students to the types of technology they will be using.  Students are introduced to response systems, types of software, websites, digital cameras, video cameras,  document cameras and Mac computers.  This podcast was also created for parents to demonstrate the different types of technology that their students use each day in their classes.


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Computer Basics
http://www.gcflearnf...
Are you new to using computers? Do you wonder what people mean when they say the Cloud, Windows, Blackberry, Lion, etc.? Perhaps you would just like to know more about how computers work? When it comes to learning today's technology, Computer Basics has all the basic concepts covered. This resource contains video lessons and interactives to teach the basics of computers.

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Computer Basics
http://www.gcflearnf...
Are you new to using computers? Do you wonder what people mean when they say the Cloud, Windows, Blackberry, Lion, etc.? Perhaps you would just like to know more about how computers work? When it comes to learning today's technology, Computer Basics has all the basic concepts covered. This resource contains video lessons and interactives to teach the basics of computers.

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Connect the Cables Game
http://www.gcflearnf...
Students will be able to practice plugging in cables to the ports on the back of a computer. This allows students to practice without using an actual computer.

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Computer Basics
http://www.gcflearnf...
Are you new to using computers? Do you wonder what people mean when they say the Cloud, Windows, Blackberry, Lion, etc.? Perhaps you would just like to know more about how computers work? When it comes to learning today's technology, Computer Basics has all the basic concepts covered. This resource contains video lessons and interactives to teach the basics of computers.

ALEX Learning Assets


Alabama Virtual Library
Alabama Virtual Library

Hosted by Alabama Supercomputer Authority
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
The Malone Family Foundation
The Malone Family Foundation
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