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  Autobiography and Biography 
 
 
 
Lesson Summary: The Autobiography and Biography teachlet explains the difference between an autobiography and biography. Students learn the types, the tools used to write them, and discusses memoirs as a modern way to write autobiographies.
 
  Making Inferences 
 
 
 
Lesson Summary: The Making Inferences Teachlet explains what it means to make inference in reading in order to better understand the text. Students learn how to look for clues in order to solve the meaning of a text.
 
  Reading Informational Material 
 
 
 
Lesson Summary: The Informational Text teachlet gives examples of informational texts, provides methods to interpret and understand the texts, and discusses the difference between fact and opinion. Students learn how to determine a credible source.
 
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  Adverbs 
 
 
 
Lesson Summary: The Adverbs Teachlet defines adverbs and adverb phrases, gives examples of how to use adverbs, and shows students examples of paragraphs in which adverbs are used well or are used incorrectly.
 
  Common and Proper Nouns 
 
 
 
Lesson Summary: The Common and Proper Nouns Teachlet examines the differences between common and proper nouns and gives examples of these nouns in lists of words and in sentences.
 
  How to Avoid Plagiarism 
 
 
 
Lesson Summary: The Avoiding Plagiarism teachlet defines plagiarism and gives different examples of plagiarism. The lesson tests student's knowledge on types of plagiarism and explains how to properly credit sources to avoid plagiarism.
 
  Pronouns and Antecedents 
 
 
 
Lesson Summary: The Pronouns and Antecedents teachlet explains the difference between common and proper nouns, gives the definition of a pronoun, and then discusses how pronouns must agree with their antecedents in both gender and tense.
 
  The Research Paper: Getting Started 
 
 
 
Lesson Summary: The Research Paper: Getting Started Teachlet discusses how to get organized to write a research paper by using a calendar, narrowing the focus of the chosen topic, using primary and secondary sources, and by utilizing source cards and giving proper credit.
 
  The Writing Process 
 
 
 
Lesson Summary: The teachlet on The Five Stages of Writing guides students through the steps of prewriting, drafting, revising, editing and publishing. Students learn what is involved in each phase of the writing process and what tools can be used to improve their writing.
 
  Writing and Autobiographical Sketch 
 
 
 
Lesson Summary: This teachlet defines an autobiography and gives tools to write a sketch. Tense, writing an attention-grabbing opening, using descriptive words and writing a meaningful conclusion are all discussed.
 
  Reading - Word Analysis
  Decoding Words 
Activity Resources Beginning Language Learner Version Advanced Language Learner Version
 Beginner
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
PowerPoint
 
Lesson Summary: This lesson teaches students how to define words using context clues. The lesson will give students practice in using six different types of context clues. Students will review common suffixes and prefixes to help them decode the root words.

Technology Summary: Students will copy word diagrams from the lesson and create an animated Microsoft PowerPoint presentation.
 
  Reading - Vocabulary Development
  Correct Word Usage 
Activity Resources Beginning Language Learner Version
 Beginner
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
Microsoft Word
 
Lesson Summary: Students learn how to use homonyms correctly. They will identify common homonyms and write sentences using the correct homonyms.

Technology Summary: Students will use Microsoft Word to write sentences with homonyms. Students will learn that the Spelling and Grammar Tool does not always find and correct misused homonyms.
 
  Identify Common and Proper Nouns 
 Beginner
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Lesson Summary: Students learn how to identify common and proper nouns. Students will do a word processing exercise using and identifying both types of nouns.

Technology Summary: Students will copy and paste text from the lesson into Microsoft Word. They will change common nouns to proper nouns, and they will change proper nouns into common nouns.
 
  Use Context Clues 
 Beginner
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Lesson Summary: This lesson teaches students how to define words by using context clues. Different types of context clues are discussed. Students define words and write sentences with examples of context clues.

Technology Summary: Students will create a Microsoft Word document and write sentences to show different types of context clues. They will underline the word and highlight the context clue that helps define the word.
 
  Compound Subjects and Predicates 
 Beginner
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Yahoo Mail
 
Lesson Summary: This lesson teaches how to recognize compound subjects and predicates. Students play games to practice choosing the compound subjects and predicates in sentences. Students write sentences that contain compound subjects and predicates.

Technology Summary: Students use email to send their teacher the answer to several problems related to compound subjects and predicates. If students do not have an email account, they are shown how to create one using Yahoo Mail.
 
  Reading - Reading Comprehension
  Conclusions and Inferences 
 Beginner
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Lesson Summary: This lesson teaches students how to make inferences and draw conclusions in reading fiction. Students practice these analytical tools while reading Edgar Allen Poe

Technology Summary: Students use Microsoft Word to answer several questions related to Part 1 of the poem 'The Tell-Tale Heart.' Students also learn several formatting techniques during this activity.
 
  Read and Comprehend Information From Sources 
 Beginner
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Lesson Summary: Students will learn how to research various types of print and online sources. They will research information on earthquakes.

Technology Summary: Students gather information from Internet links provided in the lesson. Students use this information to create a document that answers questions about earthquakes. Students use online maps, almanacs, dictionaries, libraries, and a thesaurus.
 
  Read Textual, Functional, and Recreational Materials 
 Beginner
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
Microsoft Word
 
Lesson Summary: In this lesson the students review the differences between textual, functional, and recreational material. The lesson will briefly define each type of material and students will see several examples of each. They will play interactive games to reinforce the lesson objective.

Technology Summary: The students will use Microsoft Word to list three examples of each type of reading material. They will print and save their document.
 
  Use Print and Electronic Resources 
 Beginner
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Lesson Summary: This lesson teaches students how to search print and electronic sources to locate books and articles. Students will locate resources on the Revolutionary War.

Technology Summary: Students will use Microsoft Word to answer the questions given to them in the activity. They are given questions that require either an encyclopedia, library catalog, e-text, or the Internet to find the answers.
 
  Reading - Literary Response
  Describe Setting, Plot, and Theme 
 Beginner
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Lesson Summary: This lesson teaches students how to identify the setting, plot, and theme in literature. Students will practice identifying these elements in various reading selections. Students will apply their knowledge by writing short selections that use setting, plot, and theme.

Technology Summary: Students will use Microsoft Word to describe the setting, plot, and theme of two poems. Students will build a newsletter-style document that includes pictures and a border.
 
  Read and Write Poetry 
 Beginner
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
Web Browser
 
Lesson Summary: Students will learn how to read, understand, and enjoy poetry. This lesson uses the theme of alienation from song lyrics, poems, and a Shakespeare play to discuss and learn about poetry. Rhyme and meter are discussed. Students are asked to write a poem about alienation.

Technology Summary: Students will find the lyrics to their favorite song by doing a Web search. They will copy and paste the lyrics into a Microsoft Word document and answer questions about the lyrics. Students will write a poem on the topic of alienation.
 
  Writing - Writing Conventions
  Edit Writing 
 Beginner
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Lesson Summary: Students will review how to edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar. Students will read and listen to passages from George Orwell

Technology Summary: Students will copy and paste ten sentences from the lesson into a Microsoft Word document. They will identify and correct capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar errors.
 
  Revise Writing for Point of View 
 Beginner
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Lesson Summary: Students will learn how to proofread for point of view. They will rewrite selections that incorrectly use point of view.

Technology Summary: Students will use Microsoft Word to rewrite a fairy tale from different points of view. Students choose one of three stories and revise the story in first person, third person, and third person limited omniscient point of views.
 
  Writing - Writing Strategies
  Descriptive Writing 
 Beginner
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Lesson Summary: This lesson teaches students how to organize and write a descriptive essay. Students will choose a topic describing a great leader.

Technology Summary: Students will use Microsoft Excel to define 18 words provided in this activity. Students create two columns in their spreadsheets, one for the word and another for the definition of the word. Students follow instructions for formatting the document to the correct font type, size, and style.
 
  Narrative Writing 
 Beginner
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Lesson Summary: Students learn how to organize and write a narrative essay. Students will choose a topic on patriotism in America.

Technology Summary: Students write a narrative essay using Microsoft Word. Several ideas of topics are presented. Specific instructions are also given for how the final document should look.
 
  Organize Ideas for Writing 
 Beginner
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Lesson Summary: Students learn how to organize ideas for writing. They learn how to use graphic organizers and outlines for different types of writing.

Technology Summary: Students will use the Outline View in Microsoft Word to create an outline for an expository essay. They will also use the Drawing Toolbar to create a graphic organizer.
 
  Persuasive Writing 
 Beginner
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Lesson Summary: This lesson teaches students how to organize and write a persuasive essay. Students choose a topic on citizenship that they must argue for or against.

Technology Summary: Students will use Microsoft Word to create a persuasive essay. They are given two choices of topics to write about and are instructed to write each essay with a main point, supporting statements, details, and a closing statement.
 
  Write a Business Letter 
 Beginner
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Lesson Summary: Students are introduced to the purposes of business letters. The lesson teaches students the different styles and parts of a business letter. Students compose and format a business letter as part of the lesson.

Technology Summary: Student use Microsoft Word to write a business letter. The activity covers creating a letter with the Letter Wizard in Microsoft Word, editing, proofreading, and addressing an envelope using the Envelope and Labels Tool.
 
  Write an Expository Essay 
 Beginner
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Lesson Summary: Students learn how to research, organize, and write an expository essay. Topics are related to great American inventions.

Technology Summary: Students start by doing research on an inventor of their choice. Students take notes on sources that will be used to write an expository essay. Students write an expository essay and format their documents based on the instructions provided.
 
  Math - Number Sense
  Convert Decimals to Fractions 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Lesson Summary: In this lesson students learn to convert decimals to fractions and fractions to decimals. Students are shown examples of converting decimals to fractions and practice this skill with a quiz game. Students are also shown how to convert fractions to decimals and demonstrate understanding by answering quiz questions.

Technology Summary: Students use Microsoft Word to create a table of three columns and eight rows. They are given the ingredients for chocolate chip cookies and the amounts of each ingredient in decimals. Students must convert the decimals to fractions to complete the activity.
 
  Interest Word Problems 
 Beginner
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Excel
 
Lesson Summary: In this lesson students learn about simple and compound interest. They learn the definition of principal, interest rate, time, and interest. Students will learn the formulas for finding simple and compound interest.

Technology Summary: Students will copy and paste several interest problems to a new Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Students will solve simple and compound interest problems.
 
  Math - Measurement and Geometry
  Area, Perimeter, and Volume 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Excel
 
Lesson Summary: In this lesson students will learn how to find the area of a rectangle, square, and parallelogram. They will learn to find the perimeter of a rectangle and triangle. They will also learn to find the volume of a rectangular prism.

Technology Summary: Students use Microsoft Excel to create the floor plan of a bedroom. They draw pieces of furniture and include them in the room. They create formulas for solving the area and perimeter of the room.
 
  Math - Statistics, Data Analysis, Probability
  Graphs 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
Microsoft Excel
 
Lesson Summary: This lesson will teach students to use information in line, bar, circle, and picture graphs to make comparisons and predictions.

Technology Summary: This lesson uses Microsoft Excel and the Internet in the technology portion of the lesson. Students are directed to the USA Today weather almanac where the get information to be used in creating a graph.
 
  Math - Mathematical Reasoning
  Three-Step Problems 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Lesson Summary: In this lesson students review the steps in solving word problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Students go through examples of three-step problems and then demonstrate what they have learned by answering quiz questions.

Technology Summary: Students use Microsoft Word to create three word problems using a combination of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. They use information from Web sites such as infoplease.com to create the problems. Students exchange their word problems with a classmate and solve the problems.
 
  Percent Word Problems 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Excel
 
Lesson Summary: This lesson will teach students how to solve word problems dealing with percent. Students are taken through the steps to solving a word problem and then have the opportunity to practice what they have learned. Students also create their own word problems using percents.

Technology Summary: The student will use Microsoft Excel to create and solve four word problems involving sales tax. The student will be directed to Target.com to find four items for this exercise. The student will then be directed to a Web site to look up the sales tax rate for the local area. Using the four items and the local sales tax rate, the student will compute the amount of tax for each item.
 
  Practical Math Problems 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Excel
 
Lesson Summary: Math is a part of everyday life. Students will learn to solve practical math problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Students will create a graph using information from a math problem. They will create their own math problems to demonstrate what they have learned in the lesson.

Technology Summary: Students will copy and paste four practical math problems into a new Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. First they will solve the problems manually and then they will check their answers with Microsoft Excel.
 
  Technology - Word Processing
  Preparing a Cover Letter 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: A resume should always be accompanied by a cover letter. Cover letters tell your reader why you are contacting them. They are your first opportunity to make a good impression on the person who may be hiring you. You are explaining why you are sending your resume. It introduces your resume and attracts an employer
 
  Preparing a Resume 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: The purpose of this lesson is to teach students how to write a resume. In order to apply for most jobs you will need a resume. A resume is a one or two page summary of your work history, education and other skills and information. The purpose of a resume is to win an interview for the job you want. Your potential employer should say,
 
  Writing a Research Report 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: Students learn to gather information from traditional and electronic sources, track, sort, and organize the sources in an Excel spreadsheet, and format the resulting bibliography in Word using MLA style.
 
  Applying for a Job 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson students learn how to complete a job application, demonstrate the skills necessary for a successful job interview, demonstrate the appropriate dress/attire for a job interview, and understand the appropriate procedures for changing jobs.
 
  Brainstorming 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson students will learn how to conduct a brainstorming session to find solutions to a problem. Students will learn the importance of a well-crafted question, the process for inspiring the flow of information and ideas, and how to arrive at a useful outcome. Students review the overall process first. Then students break into groups and go through a brainstorming session.
 
  Microsoft Word - Level 1 
Activity Resources Advanced Language Learner Version
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: Students are introduced to the Microsoft Word application. Students learn the names of common items found within the application and how to move around within the application. Students learn concepts such as maximize, minimize, open, and close. Students are shown how to open the application, type in text, save a file, and close the application.
 
  Microsoft Word - Level 2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: This lesson teaches students how to navigate through a Microsoft Word document by using the scrolling features and how to move blocks of text around in a document. It also teaches students how create file folders and how to save files in different folders.
 
  Microsoft Word - Level 3 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: Student learns how to open an existing Microsoft Word document, edit text, and apply styles to text.
 
  Microsoft Word - Level 4 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: Students learn several ways to insert pictures into a Microsoft Word document including inserting pictures from the Web and the Microsoft ClipArt collection. Students also learn how to adjust the size of a picture and how to wrap text around a picture in a Word document.
 
  Microsoft Word - Level 5 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson students learn how to adjust page margins, insert page breaks and set paragraph alignment, indentation and spacing. Students also create and add information to headers and footers.
 
  Microsoft Word - Level 6 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: Microsoft Word contains several features for automatically formatting text as you type. In this lesson Students will learn how to use several of these features including numbered and bulleted lists, adding borders to a document and how to use the Format Painter.
 
  Microsoft Word - Level 7 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson students learn several methods for editing and proofing a word processing document. Students will also see how Word
 
  Microsoft Word - Level 8 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson students learn how to insert pictures from files and the Word Clipart Gallery into a Word document. Students also learn how to edit and format pictures after they are inserted into a document. Different methods for wrapping text around pictures are also discussed as well as how to use the Autoshapes feature in Word.
 
  Microsoft Word - Level 9 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson students learn how to create a document containing columns. Students learn how to change column widths and how to insert information from the Internet into their document. Students also create a brochure and format different sections of the brochure. In addition, students evaluate the differences between Newsgroups, Bulletin Boards, Instant Messaging and Blogs.
 
  Microsoft Word - Level_10 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson students will learn techniques for building and formatting tables. Tables provide an organized way to group and present information.
 
  Microsoft Word for the Mac - Level 1 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: Students are introduced to the Microsoft Word application on an Apple Mac. Students learn the names of common items found within the application and how to move around within the application. Students learn concepts such as maximize, minimize, open, and close. Students are shown how to open the application, type in text, save a file, and close the application.
 
  Microsoft Word for the Mac - Level 2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: This lesson teaches students how to navigate through a Microsoft Word document by using the scrolling features and how to move blocks of text around in a document. It also teaches students how create file folders and how to save files in different folders.
 
  Microsoft Word for the Mac - Level 3 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: Student learns how to open an existing Microsoft Word document, edit text, and apply styles to text.
 
  Technology - Spreadsheet
  Buying a New Computer System 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
Microsoft Excel
 
Technology Summary: The students will learn about the major components in a personal computer system and what to consider when purchasing a new computer. The students will review different ways to purchase a computer and questions to ask in doing so. The students will visit several Web sites of computer sellers, compare prices, and then use Microsoft Excel to help them compare the features and prices of at least two different computer systems. The students will learn how to create and use a formula in a spreadsheet to simplify calculations.
 
  Microsoft Excel - Level 1 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Excel
 
Technology Summary: Students are introduced to the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet application. Students learn how to move around in Excel. They learn the concept of cells, columns, rows, spreadsheets, and workbooks. They learn how to insert a formula and copy the formula to another cell.
 
  Microsoft Excel - Level 2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Excel
 
Technology Summary: This lesson teaches students fundamental principles of Microsoft Excel. Students learn to enter data, create formulas, and create a chart.
 
  Microsoft Excel - Level 3 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Excel
 
Technology Summary: Microsoft Excel can be used for a variety of purposes. In this lesson students will learn how to format information in a spreadsheet and how to perform a basic mathematical calculation.
 
  Microsoft Excel - Level 4 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Excel
 
Technology Summary: Microsoft Excel can be used for a variety of purposes. In this lesson students will learn how to move information around in a spreadsheet, add data to a spreadsheet and how to insert and delete rows and columns. At the end of the activity students will print their work.
 
  Microsoft Excel - Level 5 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Excel
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson students will learn how to add graphical features to an Excel spreadsheet. Students will also learn how to use several different Excel formulas.
 
  Technology - Presentation
  Making a Presentation 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
PowerPoint
 
Technology Summary: This lesson takes a student through the process of creating a presentation. The student learns the difference between persuasive, informative, and entertaining presentations. Students are shown how to gather and organize information from several Web resources and how to effectively deliver a presentation to their audience.
 
  Microsoft PowerPoint - Level 1 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
PowerPoint
 
Technology Summary: Students are introduced to the Microsoft PowerPoint presentation application. Students learn how to open PowerPoint and how to move around within PowerPoint. Students learn about the different windows and commonly used PowerPoint terms. Students build slides to create a three page presentation.
 
  Microsoft PowerPoint - Level 2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
PowerPoint
 
Technology Summary: This lesson teaches students how to use the Design Template feature of Microsoft PowerPoint to quickly create presentation slides including a background. Students will visit up to four zoo Web sites and record four facts about their favorite zoo animal. The student will use the facts to create a four slide PowerPoint presentation on zoo animals.
 
  Microsoft PowerPoint - Level 3 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
PowerPoint
 
Technology Summary: This lesson will demonstrate how to use Microsoft PowerPoint to modify an existing presentation. Students will learn to search for an existing presentation based on slide contents. Additionally students will learn to add headers and footers to existing slides and preview a color slide presentation for printing on a black and white printer. Students create a four slide presentation.
 
  Microsoft PowerPoint - Level 4 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
PowerPoint
 
Technology Summary: This lesson will demonstrate how to use Microsoft PowerPoint to create a presentation. It also demonstrates how to import an outline from Microsoft Word into a presentation.
 
  Microsoft PowerPoint - Level 5 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
PowerPoint
 
Technology Summary: An interesting presentation includes both text and graphics. In this lesson students will learn how to draw different types of objects and how to edit and change objects in a PowerPoint presentation.
 
  Microsoft PowerPoint - Level 6 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
PowerPoint
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson students will learn how to insert tables, charts and images into a PowerPoint presentation. Students will also learn how to modify and scale objects in PowerPoint.
 
  Microsoft PowerPoint - Level 7 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
PowerPoint
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson students will learn how to animate text and graphics in a PowerPoint presentation. Students will also learn how to insert notes, sound and hyperlinks into a presentation.
 
  Technology - Computer Skills
  Keyboarding Levels 1 to 15 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Keyboarding
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson students demonstrate their ability to use the alphanumeric keys to display symbols.
 
  Keyboarding Levels 16 to 30 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Keyboarding
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson students learn techniques for using the numeric keypad and demonstrate the ability to calculate speed and accuracy on the computer keyboard.
 
  Using Computers - Part 1 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
 
Technology Summary: Students will begin to learn the fundamentals of computer systems. Students will learn how to view information about a computer such as the type of operating system and the amount of memory. Students will also learn principles related to the desktop and the My Computer icon.
 
  Using Computers - Part 2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
 
Technology Summary: Students will learn how to use Microsoft Windows. They will concentrate on the desktop, desktop icons, and windows.
 
  Using Computers - Part 3 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
 
Technology Summary: This lesson demonstrates basic features of Microsoft Windows including file and folder management. Students will create folders and subfolders and copy files into the newly created folders.
 
  Technology - Technical Knowledge
  Avoiding Computer Trouble - Virus Protection 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
 
Technology Summary: This lesson will teach students how to avoid computer viruses and other harmful computer programs. This lesson also covers the importance of backing up computer information.
 
  Computer Protocols 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
 
Technology Summary: This lesson teaches students the basics of computer protocols. It discusses why communication protocols are necessary for two or more computers to communicate across a network.
 
  Computer Types 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
PowerPoint
 
Technology Summary: There are many different types of computers, some large some small. Each computer has its own purpose and usage. This lesson discusses several types of computers that are commonly found at home, in a school or within a business. It covers computer types such as personal computers, laptops, desktops, workstations, midrange computers, mainframes and handheld devices.
 
  Connecting to a Network 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
 
Technology Summary: This lesson will list what is necessary for a computer to attach to a network. It will also provide an overview of the most common methods of connecting computers together.
 
  Copyright 
 Beginner
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
 
Lesson Summary: Students will learn about basic copyright concepts. They will learn three ways to identify copyrights. Students will learn how to request permission to use copyrighted materials in a school project.

Technology Summary: Students will visit three Web sites to look for the copyright statement. They will see an example of an email requesting permission to use copyrighted material for a school project.
 
  History of Computers 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
 
Technology Summary: This lesson will discuss the developments in computer technology that have led us to the current state of computers.
 
  Job Skills 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
PowerPoint
 
Technology Summary: This lesson will teach students why a positive attitude is necessary for success in the workplace. Students will compare grooming and dress standards in different workplace environments.
 
  Networks and the Internet 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
 
Technology Summary: This lesson will demonstrate basic concepts about networks, the Internet, and the World Wide Web.
 
  Sources of Employment 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: This lesson will teach you to identify sources of employment. You will also learn how to identify employment benefits and understand labor laws.
 
  The History of the Telephone System 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
 
Technology Summary: This lesson will discuss the developments in telecommunications that have led us to the current state of telecommunications and the Internet. Students learn the major developments of the telephone network and how the network is used to transfer computer information.
 
  Technology - Internet
  Acceptable Use Policy 
 Advanced
 
 
Technology Summary: You will explain the importance of an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) and brainstorm a list of guidelines that could be used in a school's AUP.
 
  Advanced Internet Searching 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
 
Technology Summary: This lesson introduces students to advanced Web searching techniques. The lesson teaches the differences between Web directories, portals, and search engines. Additionally this lesson demonstrates how to narrow a search using the + and - operators as well as Boolean connectors.
 
  Blogs 
 Advanced
 
 
Technology Summary: You will learn about the security risks associated with online journaling and Web logs. You will identify specific risky behaviors associated with online journaling. You will be introduced to positive techniques for blogging online.
 
  Copyright 
 Advanced
 
 
Technology Summary: You will develop knowledge of copyright and fair-use laws, and the responsibility that accompanies them.
 
  Cyber Bullying 
 Advanced
 
 
Technology Summary: You will use netiquette and develop resources to cope with online bullying.
 
  Cyber Community 
 Advanced
 
 
Technology Summary: You will develop a comprehensive understanding of the concept of community and its application to the Internet.
 
  Cyber Security 
 Advanced
 
 
Technology Summary: You will become more familiar with online communication and the consequences of uneducated interaction on the Internet such as virus downloading and cyber bullying.
 
  Literacy Review 
 Advanced
 
 
Technology Summary: You will review and reinforce the security concepts associated with interaction in the cyber community. Then using these concepts, you will practice basic story writing skills.
 
  Personal Safety 
 Advanced
 
 
Technology Summary: You will comprehend that anyone met exclusively online is a stranger and you will recognize how to respond appropriately to Internet strangers. You will identify online issues and dangers associated with providing personal information online.
 
  Play It SAFE Online 
 Advanced
 
 
Technology Summary: You will learn how easily personal and identifying information can be given to strangers online. You will also learn about the importance of keeping personal information safe from strangers on the Internet.
 
  Predator Identification 
 Advanced
 
 
Technology Summary: You will be able to identify the characteristics of tactics used by an online predator and make wise choices while interacting online.
 
  Sending and Receiving Email 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson the student learns how electronic mail works. Email is compared to the operation of a post office. Students learn many of the acronyms used when writing emails.
 
  Setting Browser Features 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
 
Technology Summary: To get the most out of the Internet and the World Wide Web, it is helpful to have a basic understanding of how to use a Web browser and the most commonly used features of a Web browser. This lesson teaches the student commonly used browser features and how they work.
 
  Technology - Web Programming
  Front Page - Level 1 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Front Page
 
Technology Summary: This lesson goes over the most important elements of the FrontPage user interface. We also review how to download Web pages from the Internet and view them in FrontPage. Students evaluate Web sites as part of the student activity. Students also learn how to use a Wizard to create a Web page.
 
  Front Page - Level 2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Front Page
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson students build on what they learned in the FrontPage Level 1 lesson. Students are shown how to go to Web sites and find copyright-free graphics and how to download and insert graphics into their Web pages. Students are also shown how to use the FrontPage clip art gallery and how to access clipart from the Microsoft Web site. Students are shown how to edit the graphics once they are inserted into their Web pages.
 
  HTML - Adding Graphics to a Web Page 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
HTML
Microsoft Notepad
Text Editor
 
Technology Summary: After the student has had a brief overview of HTML and the structure of HTML code, the lesson teaches them how to build a simple Web page. The next step is to be able to add graphics to a Web page. This lesson demonstrates the basics of adding graphics to a Web page. Students are introduced to gif files, jpg files, graphics, background colors, image tags, and image attributes.
 
  HTML - Adding Hyperlinks to Web Pages 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
HTML
Microsoft Notepad
Text Editor
 
Technology Summary: This lesson teaches the concept of links to other Web pages, or hyperlinks. Hyperlinks are the primary ingredient of hypertext systems like the World Wide Web. Students will learn how to create a format hyperlinks using HTML. This lesson teaches the student how to add hyperlinks and relative hyperlinks to Web pages.
 
  HTML - Basic Programming 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
HTML
 
Technology Summary: The HyperText Markup Language (HTML) is the language used to create documents on the Web. In this lesson we will cover the basic concepts of HTML and describe each part of an HTML document.
 
  HTML - Building Web Page Tables 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
HTML
Microsoft Notepad
Text Editor
 
Technology Summary: This lesson introduces students to the concept of tables within a Web page. A table is part of a document where information is arranged in rows and columns. For Web pages, tables provide an orderly arrangement of data. The student will learn how to create, format, and align data in a Web table.
 
  HTML - Creating a Simple Web Page 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
HTML
Microsoft Notepad
Text Editor
 
Technology Summary: This lesson covers the basics of creating a Web page. Students will use Microsoft Notepad (or a similar text editor) to create a Web page from scratch. They will experiment with different HTML settings and features. Students are introduced to plain text, heading levels, breaks, line breaks, ordered lists, unordered lists, and commenting code
 
  HTML - Formatting Web Page Text 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
HTML
Microsoft Notepad
Text Editor
 
Technology Summary: Controlling the type of font, size, and color of text makes your Web pages more attractive and easier to read. In this lesson the student is taught to describe and demonstrate how to format Web page text and list different aspects of text styles.
 
  HTML - Web Page Frames 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
HTML
 
Technology Summary: Frames provide the capability of dividing the browser display area into two or more separate sections (frames). Each frame can display a different Web page. Frames provide great flexibility in designing Web pages. At the end of this lesson the student should be able to describe the purpose of a frame and to create a frame in a Web document.
 
  Introduction to Web Programming - Level 1 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
PowerPoint
Web Browser
 
Technology Summary: Dynamic Web sites are built for providing information that constantly changes. You can do this using various technologies, but all dynamic sites separate content from presentation to some degree. This lesson covers the basic aspects of creating dynamic Web sites.
 
  Introduction to Web Programming - Level 2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
 
Technology Summary: Whenever you want a computer to do something, you run a program. Your favorite Web sites get their interactive features from programs written especially for that purpose. Depending on the task it will perform, a program can run on a Web client (browser) or Web server. Some tasks, such as handling input on a form, require both a client-side program and a server-side program working together. This lesson briefly introduces the programming languages used to enhance the Web experience.
 
  Loops and Arrays With JavaScript 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
Notepad
 
Technology Summary: In the first lesson about JavaScript students learned how to do basic coding as well as branching. In this lesson students will learn about loops and arrays.
 
  Program Control with Javascript 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
Notepad
 
Technology Summary: In the Web Programming with JavaScript lesson students learned the basics of JavaScript and how to create some simple code using functions and variables. To do more than that students need to learn the basics of program control. In this lesson you will learn how to write JavaScript that responds to changing conditions such as user inputs or changes based on values stored in variables.
 
  Structured Web Content 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: As Web sites become more dynamic they rely heavily on flexible page designs that can handle appearance and content separately. This lesson introduces the main concepts behind structured content, and explains why structured formats, such as XML and XHTML, give you the flexibility to deliver content to different types of monitors.
 
  Web Programming With JavaScript 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
Notepad
 
Technology Summary: JavaScript is a scripting language that can be easily added to a Web page. JavaScript increases the capabilities of an HTML page. A browser reads the script and then responds based on the instructions in the script. This lesson assumes you have a basic understanding of HTML coding.
 
  Web Programming With My SQL - Level 1 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
Notepad
 
Technology Summary: One of the primary purposes for learning a scripting language like PHP is because of the interaction with databases it can offer. In this lesson students learn how to use PHP and the MySQL database to store information on the Web. Because PHP and MySQL are distributed free of charge, they are the most widely implemented technologies for database driven Web sites.
 
  Web Programming With My SQL - Level 2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
Notepad
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson students learn how to insert useful information into a database. Students learn how to open and connect to a database as well as how to manually insert information into a database.
 
  Web Programming With My SQL - Level 3 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
Notepad
 
Technology Summary: In the previous programming with MySQL lessons, students created a database and manually put information into the database. In this lesson students learn how to create an input page for a database, and how to display the contents of a database.
 
  Web Programming With My SQL - Level 4 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
Notepad
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson, students learn how to select a single piece of data in a database. Students also learn how to stop errors from being displayed when information is output.
 
  Web Programming With My SQL - Level 5 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
Notepad
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson on MySQL, students learn how to update information in a database and how to delete records from a database.
 
  Web Programming with PHP - Level 1 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
Notepad
 
Technology Summary: PHP stands for Personal Home Page and is a server-side scripting language. This means that the script is run on a Web server, not on the user's browser like JavaScript. One of the benefits to this approach is that browser compatibility is no longer an issue since the code is executed on the server instead of the client
 
  Web Programming with PHP - Level 2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
 
Technology Summary: In the first lesson on PHP students looked at some of the advantages of PHP as a scripting language. Students also demonstrated how to test your server for PHP. In this lesson students will go through the basics of displaying information in a browser and how to use variables to store information.
 
  Web Programming with PHP - Level 3 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
Notepad
 
Technology Summary: In the previous lessons on PHP students learned how to output text and use variables in PHP. You also learned and how to use IF statements to compare variables and make decisions. In this lesson students will learn several important aspects of PHP including loops, arrays and emailing.
 
  Web Programming with PHP - Level 4 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
Notepad
 
Technology Summary: In the previous PHP lesson students learned about loops and arrays and how to use PHP to send e-mail messages using a script. In this lesson we will continue this discussion and demonstrate how to use PHP and forms together to make useful PHP scripts.
 
  Web Site Design - Level 1 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
PowerPoint
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson students learn how the basics of Web page layouts. By understanding and applying these concepts you will be able to create professional, visually attractive Web sites. Students are shown how to make their pages more interesting by understanding balance, contrast, unity and proportion.
 
  Web Site Design - Level 2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Publisher
 
Technology Summary: The study of text and typefaces used in graphic design is called typography. It is important to understand the different types of text and how text impacts the design of a Web site. This lesson covers a variety of things to consider when using text on a Web site. It also provides a number of tips to make sure the text used on a Web site is appropriate for the type of business.
 
  Web Site Design - Level 3 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: The use of color is very important when it comes to Web design. Used correctly, color can create interest, harmony and the right mood. Used poorly, color can detract from the design, fight with other colors on the page and making reading the page difficult. This lesson covers the basics of color and how to appropriately use color in print documents and Web sites.
 
  XHTML 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
 
Technology Summary: XHTML stands for Extensible HyperText Markup Language. This lesson covers what XHTML is and how it is different than HTML. It also covers some of the basic rules for using XHTML.
 
  Technology - Business Development
  Attitude and Behavior in the Workplace 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson students will learn about the importance of a positive attitude in the workplace. Students will also learn about ethical behavior, personal integrity and the importance of good work habits.
 
  Building a Small Network 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
 
Technology Summary: This lesson shows a student how to connect several computers together to form a network. Students are shown how to use computers effectively in a small business environment. Students learn how to share files, folders, and drives on a small network.
 
  Connecting Computers to the Internet 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
 
Technology Summary: This lesson provides an overview of the most common ways that you can connect to the Internet. The student will learn about several different technologies used to connect a home, business, or school to the Internet. Technologies covered include dial-up access, cable modems, DSL, T1, and satellites.
 
  Finding Employment 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
Web Browser
 
Technology Summary: This lesson will teach students how to find sources of employment. Students will create a list of employment benefits and learn to identify child labor laws.
 
  Getting the Right Job 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
PowerPoint
Web Browser
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson students will learn about dress and grooming in the workplace, evaluate job applications, and appropriate procedures for changing jobs. Students will also research sources of employment, and discuss benefits and child labor laws.
 
  Has Technology Changed the World? 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
PowerPoint
 
Technology Summary: This lesson teaches students how technology has changed our lives both positively and negatively. Students are then directed to an online help wanted site (preferably their local newspaper) to find five computer-related employment opportunities. Students will create a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation with slides describing the opportunities. Students will copy and paste information from the online job site into the PowerPoint slides to create a presentation.
 
  Interviewing for a Job 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson students will learn skills necessary for interviewing for a job, understanding employer expectations, how to complete a job application, the appropriate procedures for changing jobs, and how to prepare a letter of resignation.
 
  Preparing for a Complex Work Environment 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson, we will explore the complexities of a working environment. Students will compare appropriate grooming and attire, learn to classify the characteristics of a positive attitude in the workplace, list strategies for communicating in multi-cultural settings, and discuss technology as it relates to possible employment.
 
  Preparing to Work 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
PowerPoint
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson, we will explore the complexities of a working environment. Students will compare appropriate grooming and attire, learn to classify the characteristics of a positive attitude in the workplace, list strategies for communicating in multi-cultural settings, and discuss technology as it relates to possible employment.
 
  Starting a Computer Based Business 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: Students analyze businesses in the marketplace they have chosen. They are taught how to do effective research to determine market size and potential.
 
  Student Organizations 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Lesson Summary: In this lesson students learn about career student organizations. They learn about the goals and objectives of student organizations and opportunities available to students through participation in related student organization conferences and other activities. They also learn how participation in career and technology education organizations can promote lifelong responsibility for community service and professional development.

Technology Summary: Students go to the South Carolina Career and Technology Organization site and choose an organization to learn about. Students create a Word processing document that details their findings about the organization.
 
  The Legal Structure of a Business 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
 
Technology Summary: This lesson will discuss the different types of businesses and the advantages and disadvantages of each type. Nonprofit organizations are covered as well as partnerships, sole proprietorships, and corporations.
 
  Types of Online Businesses 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: This lesson teaches students about the different types of business structures and how companies are organized. It discusses which business type is best for different types of businesses. Students write a business proposal using a word processor and ask for feedback from friends and family members using email.
 
  Using Email to Get Feedback - Part 1 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: The purpose of this lesson is to teach students how to use email to get feedback from friends and potential users of their Web site. Students create a mail group of fellow students, family members and friends. Students are taught how to use email effectively and what things to avoid when sending emails.
 
  Using Email to Get Feedback - Part 2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: The purpose of this lesson is to teach students how to use email to get feedback from friends and potential users of their Web site. Students create a mail group of fellow students, family members, and friends. Students are taught how to use email effectively and what things to avoid when sending emails.
 
  Workplace Safety 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Web browser
 
Lesson Summary: This lesson teaches how to develop good work attitudes that affect safety on the job. Students also learn the major causes of work-related accidents in offices and demonstrate knowledge of an emergency plan.

Technology Summary: In the first part of the student activity, students go to the OSHA Web site and review correct positioning at a computer workstation. In the second part of the activity, students learn about an emergency evacuation plans and are directed to one at the OSHA Web site.
 
  Writing a Business Plan 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: This lesson teaches the student how to write a business plan. Students use Microsoft Word and create heading titles and enter business plan content. Students also learn how to automatically create a table of contents.
 
  Technology - DataBase
  Databases - Level 1 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
Microsoft Access
 
Technology Summary: Students learn some of the fundamental principles of databases. The principles covered include database tables, rows, columns, records, fields, data types, and database redundancy.
 
  Databases - Level 2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
Microsoft Access
 
Technology Summary: Students will learn about Microsoft Access database software. We will see how tables, fields, keys, and data types are used in a relational database. Students will open, change, and update a Microsoft Access database.
 
  Databases - Level 3 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
Microsoft Access
 
Technology Summary: Students open a database and are shown how to create and run a database query. Students use a sample database to learn the basic principles of selecting fields in a database and running queries.
 
  Databases - Level 4 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Access
 
Technology Summary: This lesson will teach students how to do multitable database queries. Students start Microsoft Access, open multiple database tables, create queries using two database tables, and run multitable queries.
 
  Databases - Level 5 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Access
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson we will discuss the process for creating a new database. Students will come up with a database idea, organize their information, and create a multitable database. Once the database is created students will create a form and a report. They will also run the report.
 
  Technology - Audio Visual
  Web Graphics and Multimedia - Level 1 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Excel
 
Technology Summary: Graphics and multimedia are the visual components of Web sites. Users expect a rich visual experience from a Web site, similar to that of television. Unfortunately, a lot of users connect to the Internet over slow connections that not adequate to carry large graphic files. Graphic design for Web sites requires compromises between quality and efficiency. This lessons looks at the trade-offs encountered when developing Web sites with multimedia content.
 
  Web Graphics and Multimedia - Level 2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Front Page
Web Browser
 
Technology Summary: The term
 
  Technology -
  Publisher - Level 1 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Publisher
 
Technology Summary: This lesson will introduce you to some of the basic features of Microsoft Publisher. You will create a two page publication using a Wizard. We will format the publication and save it as a Web page.
 
  Publisher - Level 2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Publisher
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson we will build a newsletter and learn about adding text and graphics to a publication.
 
  40 Question Mac-based Technology Assessment 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Technology Assessment
 
Technology Summary: This assessment covers a subset of the ISTE NETS standards. Students demonstrate their understanding of the use technology resources for solving problems and making informed decisions.
 
  40 Question PC-based Technology Assessment 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Technology Assessment
 
Technology Summary: This assessment covers New Jersey state technology standard 8.1A and 8.1B. Students demonstrate their understanding of the use technology resources for solving problems and making informed decisions.
 
  EdTech Assessment 
 Advanced
 
 
Technology Summary: This is a self-assessment for Educational Technology teachers.
 
  Technology Assessment Part 1 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Technology Assessment
 
Technology Summary: This assessment covers Standards 1 and 5 of the ISTE NETS 2007 standards. Students are assessed on creative thinking, construct knowledge, and developing innovative products and processes using technology. They are also assessed on human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.
 
  Technology Assessment Part 2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Technology Assessment
 
Technology Summary: This assessment covers Standards 2 and 3 of the ISTE NETS standards. Students are assessed on their understanding of productivity tools and the responsible use of technology systems.
 
  Technology Assessment Part 3 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Technology Assessment
 
Technology Summary: This assessment covers Standard 4 of the ISTE NETS 2007 standards. Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.
 
  Technology Assessment Part 4 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Technology Assessment
 
Technology Summary: This assessment covers Standard 6 of the ISTE NETS 2007 standards. Students demonstrate their understanding of the use technology resources for solving problems and making informed decisions.
 
  - Word Processing
  Preparing a Cover Letter - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: A resume should always be accompanied by a cover letter. Cover letters tell your reader why you are contacting them. They are your first opportunity to make a good impression on the person who may be hiring you. You are explaining why you are sending your resume. It introduces your resume and attracts an employer
 
  Preparing a Resume - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: The purpose of this lesson is to teach students how to write a resume. In order to apply for most jobs you will need a resume. A resume is a one or two page summary of your work history, education and other skills and information. The purpose of a resume is to win an interview for the job you want. Your potential employer should say,
 
  Writing a Research Report - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: Students learn to gather information from traditional and electronic sources, track, sort, and organize the sources in an Excel spreadsheet, and format the resulting bibliography in Word using MLA style.
 
  - Word Processing
  Applying for a Job - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson students learn how to complete a job application, demonstrate the skills necessary for a successful job interview, demonstrate the appropriate dress/attire for a job interview, and understand the appropriate procedures for changing jobs.
 
  Microsoft Word - Level 1 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: Students are introduced to the Microsoft Word application. Students learn the names of common items found within the application and how to move around within the application. Students learn concepts such as maximize, minimize, open, and close. Students are shown how to open the application, type in text, save a file, and close the application.
 
  Microsoft Word - Level 2 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: This lesson teaches students how to navigate through a Microsoft Word document by using the scrolling features and how to move blocks of text around in a document. It also teaches students how create file folders and how to save files in different folders.
 
  Microsoft Word - Level 3 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: Student learns how to open an existing Microsoft Word document, edit text, and apply styles to text.
 
  Microsoft Word - Level 4 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: Students learn several ways to insert pictures into a Microsoft Word document including inserting pictures from the Web and the Microsoft ClipArt collection. Students also learn how to adjust the size of a picture and how to wrap text around a picture in a Word document.
 
  Microsoft Word - Level 5 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson students learn how to adjust page margins, insert page breaks and set paragraph alignment, indentation and spacing. Students also create and add information to headers and footers.
 
  Microsoft Word - Level 6 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: Microsoft Word contains several features for automatically formatting text as you type. In this lesson Students will learn how to use several of these features including numbered and bulleted lists, adding borders to a document and how to use the Format Painter.
 
  Microsoft Word - Level 7 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson students learn several methods for editing and proofing a word processing document. Students will also see how Word
 
  Microsoft Word - Level 8 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson students learn how to insert pictures from files and the Word Clipart Gallery into a Word document. Students also learn how to edit and format pictures after they are inserted into a document. Different methods for wrapping text around pictures are also discussed as well as how to use the Autoshapes feature in Word.
 
  Microsoft Word - Level 9 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson students learn how to create a document containing columns. Students learn how to change column widths and how to insert information from the Internet into their document. Students also create a brochure and format different sections of the brochure. In addition, students evaluate the differences between Newsgroups, Bulletin Boards, Instant Messaging and Blogs.
 
  Microsoft Word - Level_10 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson students will learn techniques for building and formatting tables. Tables provide an organized way to group and present information.
 
  Microsoft Excel - Level 1 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Excel
 
Technology Summary: Students are introduced to the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet application. Students learn how to move around in Excel. They learn the concept of cells, columns, rows, spreadsheets, and workbooks. They learn how to insert a formula and copy the formula to another cell.
 
  Microsoft Excel - Level 2 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Excel
 
Technology Summary: This lesson teaches students fundamental principles of Microsoft Excel. Students learn to enter data, create formulas, and create a chart.
 
  Microsoft Excel - Level 3 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Excel
 
Technology Summary: Microsoft Excel can be used for a variety of purposes. In this lesson students will learn how to format information in a spreadsheet and how to perform a basic mathematical calculation.
 
  Microsoft Excel - Level 4 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Excel
 
Technology Summary: Microsoft Excel can be used for a variety of purposes. In this lesson students will learn how to move information around in a spreadsheet, add data to a spreadsheet and how to insert and delete rows and columns. At the end of the activity students will print their work.
 
  Microsoft Excel - Level 5 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Excel
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson students will learn how to add graphical features tAo an Excel spreadsheet. Students will also learn how to use several different Excel formulas.
 
  Making a Presentation - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
PowerPoint
 
Technology Summary: This lesson takes a student through the process of creating a presentation. The student learns the difference between persuasive, informative, and entertaining presentations. Students are shown how to gather and organize information from several Web resources and how to effectively deliver a presentation to their audience.
 
  Microsoft PowerPoint - Level 1 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
PowerPoint
 
Technology Summary: Students are introduced to the Microsoft PowerPoint presentation application. Students learn how to open PowerPoint and how to move around within PowerPoint. Students learn about the different windows and commonly used PowerPoint terms. Students build slides to create a three page presentation.
 
  Microsoft PowerPoint - Level 2 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
PowerPoint
 
Technology Summary: This lesson teaches students how to use the Design Template feature of Microsoft PowerPoint to quickly create presentation slides including a background. Students will visit up to four zoo Web sites and record four facts about their favorite zoo animal. The student will use the facts to create a four slide PowerPoint presentation on zoo animals.
 
  Microsoft PowerPoint - Level 3 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
PowerPoint
 
Technology Summary: This lesson will demonstrate how to use Microsoft PowerPoint to modify an existing presentation. Students will learn to search for an existing presentation based on slide contents. Additionally students will learn to add headers and footers to existing slides and preview a color slide presentation for printing on a black and white printer. Students create a four slide presentation.
 
  Microsoft PowerPoint - Level 4 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
PowerPoint
 
Technology Summary: This lesson will demonstrate how to use Microsoft PowerPoint to create a presentation. It also demonstrates how to import an outline from Microsoft Word into a presentation.
 
  Microsoft PowerPoint - Level 5 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
PowerPoint
 
Technology Summary: An interesting presentation includes both text and graphics. In this lesson students will learn how to draw different types of objects and how to edit and change objects in a PowerPoint presentation.
 
  Microsoft PowerPoint - Level 6 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
PowerPoint
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson students will learn how to insert tables, charts and images into a PowerPoint presentation. Students will also learn how to modify and scale objects in PowerPoint.
 
  Microsoft PowerPoint - Level 7 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
PowerPoint
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson students will learn how to animate text and graphics in a PowerPoint presentation. Students will also learn how to insert notes, sound and hyperlinks into a presentation.
 
  Keyboarding Levels 1 to 15 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Keyboarding
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson students demonstrate their ability to use the alphanumeric keys to display symbols.
 
  Keyboarding Levels 16 to 30 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Keyboarding
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson students learn techniques for using the numeric keypad and demonstrate the ability to calculate speed and accuracy on the computer keyboard.
 
  Using Computers - Part 1 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
 
Technology Summary: Students will begin to learn the fundamentals of computer systems. Students will learn how to view information about a computer such as the type of operating system and the amount of memory. Students will also learn principles related to the desktop and the My Computer icon.
 
  Using Computers - Part 2 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
 
Technology Summary: Students will learn how to use Microsoft Windows. They will concentrate on the desktop, desktop icons, and windows.
 
  Using Computers - Part 3 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
 
Technology Summary: This lesson demonstrates basic features of Microsoft Windows including file and folder management. Students will create folders and subfolders and copy files into the newly created folders.
 
  Avoiding Computer Trouble - Virus Protection - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
 
Technology Summary: This lesson will teach students how to avoid computer viruses and other harmful computer programs. This lesson also covers the importance of backing up computer information.
 
  Computer Protocols - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
 
Technology Summary: This lesson teaches students the basics of computer protocols. It discusses why communication protocols are necessary for two or more computers to communicate across a network.
 
  Computer Types - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
PowerPoint
 
Technology Summary: There are many different types of computers, some large some small. Each computer has its own purpose and usage. This lesson discusses several types of computers that are commonly found at home, in a school or within a business. It covers computer types such as personal computers, laptops, desktops, workstations, midrange computers, mainframes and handheld devices.
 
  Connecting to a Network - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
 
Technology Summary: This lesson will list what is necessary for a computer to attach to a network. It will also provide an overview of the most common methods of connecting computers together.
 
  History of Computers - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
 
Technology Summary: This lesson will discuss the developments in computer technology that have led us to the current state of computers.
 
  Job Skills - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
PowerPoint
 
Technology Summary: This lesson will teach students why a positive attitude is necessary for success in the workplace. Students will compare grooming and dress standards in different workplace environments.
 
  Networks and the Internet - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
 
Technology Summary: This lesson will demonstrate basic concepts about networks, the Internet, and the World Wide Web.
 
  Sources of Employment - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: This lesson will teach you to identify sources of employment. You will also learn how to identify employment benefits and understand labor laws.
 
  The History of the Telephone System - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
 
Technology Summary: This lesson will discuss the developments in telecommunications that have led us to the current state of telecommunications and the Internet. Students learn the major developments of the telephone network and how the network is used to transfer computer information.
 
  Advanced Internet Searching - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
 
Technology Summary: This lesson introduces students to advanced Web searching techniques. The lesson teaches the differences between Web directories, portals, and search engines. Additionally this lesson demonstrates how to narrow a search using the + and - operators as well as Boolean connectors.
 
  Sending and Receiving Email - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson the student learns how electronic mail works. Email is compared to the operation of a post office. Students learn many of the acronyms used when writing emails.
 
  Setting Browser Features - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
 
Technology Summary: To get the most out of the Internet and the World Wide Web, it is helpful to have a basic understanding of how to use a Web browser and the most commonly used features of a Web browser. This lesson teaches the student commonly used browser features and how they work.
 
  Brainstorming - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson students will learn how to conduct a brainstorming session to find solutions to a problem. Students will learn the importance of a well-crafted question, the process for inspiring the flow of information and ideas, and how to arrive at a useful outcome. Students review the overall process first. Then students break into groups and go through a brainstorming session.
 
  Front Page - Level 1 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Front Page
 
Technology Summary: This lesson goes over the most important elements of the FrontPage user interface. We also review how to download Web pages from the Internet and view them in FrontPage. Students evaluate Web sites as part of the student activity. Students also learn how to use a Wizard to create a Web page.
 
  Front Page - Level 2 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Front Page
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson students build on what they learned in the FrontPage Level 1 lesson. Students are shown how to go to Web sites and find copyright-free graphics and how to download and insert graphics into their Web pages. Students are also shown how to use the FrontPage clip art gallery and how to access clipart from the Microsoft Web site. Students are shown how to edit the graphics once they are inserted into their Web pages.
 
  HTML - Adding Graphics to a Web Page - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
HTML
Microsoft Notepad
Text Editor
 
Technology Summary: After the student has had a brief overview of HTML and the structure of HTML code, the lesson teaches them how to build a simple Web page. The next step is to be able to add graphics to a Web page. This lesson demonstrates the basics of adding graphics to a Web page. Students are introduced to gif files, jpg files, graphics, background colors, image tags, and image attributes.
 
  HTML - Adding Hyperlinks to Web Pages - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
HTML
Microsoft Notepad
Text Editor
 
Technology Summary: This lesson teaches the concept of links to other Web pages, or hyperlinks. Hyperlinks are the primary ingredient of hypertext systems like the World Wide Web. Students will learn how to create a format hyperlinks using HTML. This lesson teaches the student how to add hyperlinks and relative hyperlinks to Web pages.
 
  HTML - Basic Programming - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
HTML
 
Technology Summary: The HyperText Markup Language (HTML) is the language used to create documents on the Web. In this lesson we will cover the basic concepts of HTML and describe each part of an HTML document.
 
  HTML - Building Web Page Tables - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
HTML
Microsoft Notepad
Text Editor
 
Technology Summary: This lesson introduces students to the concept of tables within a Web page. A table is part of a document where information is arranged in rows and columns. For Web pages, tables provide an orderly arrangement of data. The student will learn how to create, format, and align data in a Web table.
 
  HTML - Creating a Simple Web Page - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
HTML
Microsoft Notepad
Text Editor
 
Technology Summary: This lesson covers the basics of creating a Web page. Students will use Microsoft Notepad (or a similar text editor) to create a Web page from scratch. They will experiment with different HTML settings and features. Students are introduced to plain text, heading levels, breaks, line breaks, ordered lists, unordered lists, and commenting code
 
  HTML - Formatting Web Page Text - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
HTML
Microsoft Notepad
Text Editor
 
Technology Summary: Controlling the type of font, size, and color of text makes your Web pages more attractive and easier to read. In this lesson the student is taught to describe and demonstrate how to format Web page text and list different aspects of text styles.
 
  HTML - Web Page Frames - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
HTML
 
Technology Summary: Frames provide the capability of dividing the browser display area into two or more separate sections (frames). Each frame can display a different Web page. Frames provide great flexibility in designing Web pages. At the end of this lesson the student should be able to describe the purpose of a frame and to create a frame in a Web document.
 
  Loops and Arrays With JavaScript - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
Notepad
 
Technology Summary: In the first lesson about JavaScript students learned how to do basic coding as well as branching. In this lesson students will learn about loops and arrays.
 
  Program Control with Javascript - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
Notepad
 
Technology Summary: In the Web Programming with JavaScript lesson students learned the basics of JavaScript and how to create some simple code using functions and variables. To do more than that students need to learn the basics of program control. In this lesson you will learn how to write JavaScript that responds to changing conditions such as user inputs or changes based on values stored in variables.
 
  Structured Web Content - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: As Web sites become more dynamic they rely heavily on flexible page designs that can handle appearance and content separately. This lesson introduces the main concepts behind structured content, and explains why structured formats, such as XML and XHTML, give you the flexibility to deliver content to different types of monitors.
 
  Web Programming With My SQL - Level 1 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
Notepad
 
Technology Summary: One of the primary purposes for learning a scripting language like PHP is because of the interaction with databases it can offer. In this lesson students learn how to use PHP and the MySQL database to store information on the Web. Because PHP and MySQL are distributed free of charge, they are the most widely implemented technologies for database driven Web sites.
 
  Web Programming With My SQL - Level 2 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
Notepad
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson students learn how to insert useful information into a database. Students learn how to open and connect to a database as well as how to manually insert information into a database.
 
  Web Programming With My SQL - Level 3 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
Notepad
 
Technology Summary: In the previous programming with MySQL lessons, students created a database and manually put information into the database. In this lesson students learn how to create an input page for a database, and how to display the contents of a database.
 
  Web Programming With My SQL - Level 4 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
Notepad
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson, students learn how to select a single piece of data in a database. Students also learn how to stop errors from being displayed when information is output.
 
  Web Programming With My SQL - Level 5 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
Notepad
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson on MySQL, students learn how to update information in a database and how to delete records from a database.
 
  Web Programming with PHP - Level 1 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
Notepad
 
Technology Summary: PHP stands for Personal Home Page and is a server-side scripting language. This means that the script is run on a Web server, not on the user's browser like JavaScript. One of the benefits to this approach is that browser compatibility is no longer an issue since the code is executed on the server instead of the client
 
  Web Programming with PHP - Level 2 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
 
Technology Summary: In the first lesson on PHP students looked at some of the advantages of PHP as a scripting language. Students also demonstrated how to test your server for PHP. In this lesson students will go through the basics of displaying information in a browser and how to use variables to store information.
 
  Web Programming with PHP - Level 3 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
Notepad
 
Technology Summary: In the previous lessons on PHP students learned how to output text and use variables in PHP. You also learned and how to use IF statements to compare variables and make decisions. In this lesson students will learn several important aspects of PHP including loops, arrays and emailing.
 
  Web Programming with PHP - Level 4 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
Notepad
 
Technology Summary: In the previous PHP lesson students learned about loops and arrays and how to use PHP to send e-mail messages using a script. In this lesson we will continue this discussion and demonstrate how to use PHP and forms together to make useful PHP scripts.
 
  Web Site Design - Level 1 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
PowerPoint
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson students learn how the basics of Web page layouts. By understanding and applying these concepts you will be able to create professional, visually attractive Web sites. Students are shown how to make their pages more interesting by understanding balance, contrast, unity and proportion.
 
  Web Site Design - Level 2 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Publisher
 
Technology Summary: The study of text and typefaces used in graphic design is called typography. It is important to understand the different types of text and how text impacts the design of a Web site. This lesson covers a variety of things to consider when using text on a Web site. It also provides a number of tips to make sure the text used on a Web site is appropriate for the type of business.
 
  Web Site Design - Level 3 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: The use of color is very important when it comes to Web design. Used correctly, color can create interest, harmony and the right mood. Used poorly, color can detract from the design, fight with other colors on the page and making reading the page difficult. This lesson covers the basics of color and how to appropriately use color in print documents and Web sites.
 
  XHTML - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
 
Technology Summary: XHTML stands for Extensible HyperText Markup Language. This lesson covers what XHTML is and how it is different than HTML. It also covers some of the basic rules for using XHTML.
 
  Attitude and Behavior in the Workplace - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson students will learn about the importance of a positive attitude in the workplace. Students will also learn about ethical behavior, personal integrity and the importance of good work habits.
 
  Building a Small Network - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
 
Technology Summary: This lesson shows a student how to connect several computers together to form a network. Students are shown how to use computers effectively in a small business environment. Students learn how to share files, folders, and drives on a small network.
 
  Connecting Computers to the Internet - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
 
Technology Summary: This lesson provides an overview of the most common ways that you can connect to the Internet. The student will learn about several different technologies used to connect a home, business, or school to the Internet. Technologies covered include dial-up access, cable modems, DSL, T1, and satellites.
 
  Finding Employment - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
Web Browser
 
Technology Summary: This lesson will teach students how to find sources of employment. Students will create a list of employment benefits and learn to identify child labor laws.
 
  Getting the Right Job - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
PowerPoint
Web Browser
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson students will learn about dress and grooming in the workplace, evaluate job applications, and appropriate procedures for changing jobs. Students will also research sources of employment, and discuss benefits and child labor laws.
 
  Has Technology Changed the World? - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
PowerPoint
 
Technology Summary: This lesson teaches students how technology has changed our lives both positively and negatively. Students are then directed to an online help wanted site (preferably their local newspaper) to find five computer-related employment opportunities. Students will create a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation with slides describing the opportunities. Students will copy and paste information from the online job site into the PowerPoint slides to create a presentation.
 
  Interviewing for a Job - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson students will learn skills necessary for interviewing for a job, understanding employer expectations, how to complete a job application, the appropriate procedures for changing jobs, and how to prepare a letter of resignation.
 
  Preparing for a Complex Work Environment - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson, we will explore the complexities of a working environment. Students will compare appropriate grooming and attire, learn to classify the characteristics of a positive attitude in the workplace, list strategies for communicating in multi-cultural settings, and discuss technology as it relates to possible employment.
 
  Preparing to Work - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
PowerPoint
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson, we will explore the complexities of a working environment. Students will compare appropriate grooming and attire, learn to classify the characteristics of a positive attitude in the workplace, list strategies for communicating in multi-cultural settings, and discuss technology as it relates to possible employment.
 
  Starting a Computer Based Business - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: Students analyze businesses in the marketplace they have chosen. They are taught how to do effective research to determine market size and potential.
 
  Student Organizations - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Lesson Summary: In this lesson students learn about career student organizations. They learn about the goals and objectives of student organizations and opportunities available to students through participation in related student organization conferences and other activities. They also learn how participation in career and technology education organizations can promote lifelong responsibility for community service and professional development.

Technology Summary: Students go to the South Carolina Career and Technology Organization site and choose an organization to learn about. Students create a Word processing document that details their findings about the organization.
 
  The Legal Structure of a Business - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
 
Technology Summary: This lesson will discuss the different types of businesses and the advantages and disadvantages of each type. Nonprofit organizations are covered as well as partnerships, sole proprietorships, and corporations.
 
  Types of Online Businesses - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: This lesson teaches students about the different types of business structures and how companies are organized. It discusses which business type is best for different types of businesses. Students write a business proposal using a word processor and ask for feedback from friends and family members using email.
 
  Using Email to Get Feedback - Part 1 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: The purpose of this lesson is to teach students how to use email to get feedback from friends and potential users of their Web site. Students create a mail group of fellow students, family members and friends. Students are taught how to use email effectively and what things to avoid when sending emails.
 
  Using Email to Get Feedback - Part 2 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: The purpose of this lesson is to teach students how to use email to get feedback from friends and potential users of their Web site. Students create a mail group of fellow students, family members, and friends. Students are taught how to use email effectively and what things to avoid when sending emails.
 
  Workplace Safety - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Web browser
 
Lesson Summary: This lesson teaches how to develop good work attitudes that affect safety on the job. Students also learn the major causes of work-related accidents in offices and demonstrate knowledge of an emergency plan.

Technology Summary: In the first part of the student activity, students go to the OSHA Web site and review correct positioning at a computer workstation. In the second part of the activity, students learn about an emergency evacuation plans and are directed to one at the OSHA Web site.
 
  Writing a Business Plan - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Word
 
Technology Summary: This lesson teaches the student how to write a business plan. Students use Microsoft Word and create heading titles and enter business plan content. Students also learn how to automatically create a table of contents.
 
  Databases - Level 1 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
Microsoft Access
 
Technology Summary: Students learn some of the fundamental principles of databases. The principles covered include database tables, rows, columns, records, fields, data types, and database redundancy.
 
  Databases - Level 2 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
Microsoft Access
 
Technology Summary: Students will learn about Microsoft Access database software. We will see how tables, fields, keys, and data types are used in a relational database. Students will open, change, and update a Microsoft Access database.
 
  Databases - Level 3 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
Microsoft Access
 
Technology Summary: Students open a database and are shown how to create and run a database query. Students use a sample database to learn the basic principles of selecting fields in a database and running queries.
 
  Databases - Level 4 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Access
 
Technology Summary: This lesson will teach students how to do multitable database queries. Students start Microsoft Access, open multiple database tables, create queries using two database tables, and run multitable queries.
 
  Databases - Level 5 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Access
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson we will discuss the process for creating a new database. Students will come up with a database idea, organize their information, and create a multitable database. Once the database is created students will create a form and a report. They will also run the report.
 
  Web Graphics and Multimedia - Level 1 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Excel
 
Technology Summary: Graphics and multimedia are the visual components of Web sites. Users expect a rich visual experience from a Web site, similar to that of television. Unfortunately, a lot of users connect to the Internet over slow connections that not adequate to carry large graphic files. Graphic design for Web sites requires compromises between quality and efficiency. This lessons looks at the trade-offs encountered when developing Web sites with multimedia content.
 
  Web Graphics and Multimedia - Level 2 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Front Page
Web Browser
 
Technology Summary: The term
 
  Web Graphics and Multimedia - Level 3 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Web Browser
 
Technology Summary: The term
 
  Publisher - Level 1 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Publisher
 
Technology Summary: This lesson will introduce you to some of the basic features of Microsoft Publisher. You will create a two page publication using a Wizard. We will format the publication and save it as a Web page.
 
  Publisher - Level 2 - v2 
 Advanced
 
Lesson Tools:
Kto8 Activities
Microsoft Publisher
 
Technology Summary: In this lesson we will build a newsletter and learn about adding text and graphics to a publication.