Great problem solving activities for grades 6 to 9.
This thoughtful and practical teaching tool uses the problem-solving approaches integral to the design process in order to integrate technology education into all subject areas. Activities provided launch students into their exploration of technology in the context of various subject topics. Partnerships between technology educators and other subject teachers are encouraged so that outcomes central to all curriculum needs are met. The open-end nature of the activities, along with the abundant group-work opportunities, makes them ideal for use with students of varying abilities and experience.
Major features include:
Activities integrating technology with other subject areas, including: Art, Family Studies, Geography, History, Language Arts, Mathematics & Science, and Social Studies
Proven strategies for infusing technology in all subject area
How to use the problem-solving approach integral to the design process
Over 40 teacher-tested activities for Grades 6-9
Safety quiz, safety contract, useful resources and Teacher Support Materials
Teacher Support Section
What is Design?
Overview of the SPICE Model
Integration of the SPICE Model
Preparing Your Students
Student Activities Section
Unit 1: Activities to Integrate Technology, Language Arts, Family Studies, Art
Unit 2: Activities to Integrate Technology, Mathematics and Science
Unit 3: Activities to Integrate Technology, Self and Society, History, Language Arts, and Art
Unit 4: Activities to Integrate Technology, Self and Society, Geography, and Social Studies
Teacher Support Materials
Answers to Safety Quiz