Technology Projects for Library Media Specialists and Teachers, 1st Edition

  • Patricia Ross Conover
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  • ISBN-10: 1586833790
  • ISBN-13: 9781586833794
  • DDC: 371.334
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 200 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released November 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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These easy-to-use technology projects require very basic hardware and software, while engaging students in “Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning” and National Educational Technology Standards (NETS). Lessons include clear, concise instructions for technology projects created in Microsoft Word™, PowerPoint™, and Excel™ programs. Use this book to challenge your students to research and then exhibit what they have learned. They will have fun while they improve their technology skills and learn content.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Table of Figures.
About the Author.
Directions for Using This Book.
1: Think Outside the Box and Have Fun While Doing It!.
2: Bag Tags: Great for Displays!.
3: Banners: Create Colorful Bulletin Boards and Displays!.
4: Building Blocks: See What You and Your Students Can Construct!.
5: Candy Bar Wrappers: Everyone Loves a Good Candy Bar!.
6: Check It Out: Look No Further for a Way to recommend Books!.
7: Freeform Prose: Add the Visual Element to Student Writings!.
8: Idioms Anyone?: Have Fun with the Complexities of the English Language!.
9: Light the Lanterns: Clever, Creative, and a Great Hands-On Project!.
10: Magnet Memo: What an Eexcellent Advertisement for Refrigerators and Lockers!.
11: Mini Books: This Project Is a Guaranteed Hit with Students of All Ages!.
12: Posters: Excel Can Do More Than Create Spreadsheets!.
13: Shape Books: Students Publish Their Work within Any Selected Shape!.
14: “Souper” Report: Clever Book Report Idea!.
15: 3 × 3 Post-It® Notes: Learning How to Print These Notes Is Fun, Creative, and Useful!.
16: Trading Cards: Who Doesn't Enjoy Trading Cards?.
17: Tree Maps: Let a Picture of a Tree Represent the Season of the Year, Adding Descriptive Vocabulary to the Branches!.
18: T-shirts: Great Fun for Bulletin Board Displays and Contests!.
19: Publish and Present.
20: A Is for …: Dictionary Entries Even Webster Would Like!.
21: Acrostic Research: Experiment with a Different Type of Puzzle!.
22: Flash Cards: Every Teacher Uses Flash Cards!.
23: Go for the Goal: Join a Research and Writing Project with Sports Activities. It Is a Winning Combination!.
24: Haiku: This Is an Elegant and Artistic Project!.
25: Looping Paper Chains: Students of All Ages Enjoy This Hands-On Project!.
26: Mini Gift Bags: Put Business Envelopes to Good Use!.
27: Over the Top!: A Slightly Different Version of a Pop-Up Book!.
28: Shirt 'N Tie Books: Cut and Paste a Shirt and Tie, or Blouse and Bow!.
29: Stretch the Story: Tall Tales Will Never Be the Same!.
30: Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!: Few Things Please People More Than Receiving a Thank You Note!.
31: What's in the Window?: A New, Different, and Exciting Way to Write a Report!.
32: WordArt Graphics: This Is Amazing and Fun!.
33: WordArt Poetry: Wow!.
34: Writing Paper Templates: Letter Writing Is a Necessary Skill for Students to Master!.
35: Research and Show What You Know.
36: Animal Alphabet: Watch Creativity Blossom with This Project!.
37: Bookmarks: Can You Ever Have Enough Bookmarks?.
38: Business Cards: This Project Provides Practice for the future!.
39: Culture Cards: These Cards Demonstrate Researched Knowledge of Another Country and Its Culture!.
40: Explain This!: Just How Do Things Work?.
41: Flip Booklet: Create a Booklet That Is New, Different, and Exciting!.
42: Hats, Chapeaus, and Sombreros: Research Is Added to a Hat Shaped Document … Not as Exciting as a Sombrero or Chapeau, But a Hat None-the-Less!.
43: Hero History: Write the Story of a Favorite Hero!.
44: Nonfiction Conventions: Help Students Get a Visual Idea of the Many Nonfiction Conventions!.
45: Post Cards: This Fantastic Project Can Be Researched, Created, and Printed in One Class Session!.
46: Quilt It: Get Students Busy Designing a Quilt!.
47: Table Tents: Do You Need a Way to Display Information? This Is It!.
48: Totem Poles: Students Will Research the History of Totem Poles, Choose Five Symbols to Represent Their Families, and Create a Family Totem Pole!.
49: Tri-Fold Brochures: Create a Research-Based Brochure. This Project Uses Many Technology Tools and Skills!.
50: Venn Diagrams: Compare and Contrast Anything and Everything!.
51: Wanted Poster: Chronicle the Famous and the Infamous in History!.
52: When Did That Happen?: Timelines Are a Visual Representation of Information. Excel Makes Easy Work of a Timeline!.