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8th Grade Technology is the ninth in a series designed to teach technology by integrating it into classroom inquiry. The choice of hundreds of school districts, private schools and homeschoolers around the world, this nine-volume suite is theMore8th Grade Technology is the ninth in a series designed to teach technology by integrating it into classroom inquiry. The choice of hundreds of school districts, private schools and homeschoolers around the world, this nine-volume suite is the all-in-one solution to running an effective, efficient, and fun technology program for kindergarten-eighth grade (each grade level textbook sold separately) whether you’re the lab specialist, IT coordinator, or classroom teacher.Textbook includes:Grade 6-8 wide-ranging Scope and SequenceGrade 6-8 technology curriculum map32 weeks of lessons, taught using the ‘flipped classroom’ approachmonthly homeworkarticles that address tech pedagogyposters ready to print and hang on your wallsEach lesson is aligned with both Common Core State Standards and National Educational Technology Standards and includes:Common Core StandardsISTE Standardsessential questionbig ideamaterials requireddomain-specific vocabularyproblem solving for lessontime required to completeteacher preparation requiredsteps to accomplish goalsassessment strategiestroubleshootinghow to extend learningadditional resourcesexamplesgrading rubricsemphasis on comprehension/problem-solving/critical thinking/preparing students for career and collegefocus on transfer of knowledge and blended learning, collaboration and sharingLearning is organized into units that are easily adapted to the shorter class periods of Middle School. They include:Community OutreachDigital CitizenshipDigital ToolsEngineering and DesignGrading with SpreadsheetsKeyboardingProgrammingProblem SolvingRoboticsSearch/ResearchSketch-upVisual LearningWeb Communication ToolsWord CertificationAdditionally, 8th Grade Technology Units are collected under Themes. Teachers can adopt several themes per grading period or break them up throughout the year. Themes include:BasicsCollaborate/Publish/PresentDigital citizenshipLogical thinkingProgrammingSearch/researchTeachers can organize classes by the 14 units or more broadly by the 6 themes.