Technology Integration in Coweta County Middle Schools

(It’s as Easy as 1, 2, 3, ….and 4)

 

1)    Coweta Connections Pages

 

  http://www.cowetaschools.net/connect/

 

Coweta County Schools Curriculum Connection Pages are meant to be used as an extension of what is going on in the classroom
and to give students and teachers an opportunity to review, reinforce, practice, research, extend, and apply curriculum based skills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6th Grade Geometry

Strand: Geometry & Spatial Sense; Measurement

 

     

          Title: 2D and 3D shapes II
      
Annotation:  This resource displays a variety of shapes for students to test their knowledge of classifying shapes by looking
   at their given properties. Students can take a simple test after working through these activities.
(Entered 8/13/2002 9:07:26 PM)
URL:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/maths/shape_and_space/shape2_intro.shtml

 


 

 

7th Grade  Problem Solving

Strand: Problem Solving


 

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Topic: Problem Solving Strategies, Reasoning, Estimation Strategies, Mental Computation

Standard: Solves problems, reasons, and estimates throughout mathematics.

- Selects and uses problem-solving strategies such as reading the problem, drawing a picture or diagram, using trial and error, making a table or chart, looking for patterns, making a simpler problem and then generalizing, working backwards, etc.

Title:  Antique Button Collection
Annotation:  Wonderful problem solving skills are to be used with this word problem if you are to find the true answer! (Entered 7/12/2000 3:28:36 PM)
URL:  http://people.clarityconnect.com/webpages/terri/problem9.html

 

 

8th Grade- Grammar and usage

Strand: Grammar and Usage

 

 

Title:  A Second Quiz on Who
Annotation:  Interactive, on-line quiz on the forms of the pronoun "who," which allows students to give a response, see the correct answer, then read a description of the process they should have taken to determine the correct answer. (Entered 7/11/1999)
URL:  http://ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/quizzes/who2_quiz.htm

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Standard: Recognizes the functions of the eight parts of speech.

 

 

2) Intranet Links

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lutz (6th)

Electricity and Magnetism http://ippex.pppl.gov/interactive/electricity/intro.html

Topic: Energy and Its Transformation: Electricity

Standard: Lists the characteristics of electricity.
20.1 Describes how static and current electricity differ.

 

 

Reyes, J.  (SED Teacher)

Simple Machines http://www.edheads.org/activities/simple-machines/index.htm

Topic: Motion, Forces, and Energy

Standard: Explains how machines make work easier.
12.1 Describes six types of simple machines.
12.2 Recognizes the simple machines that make up a compound machine.

 

Patterson ( Music)

Mozart Quest http://www.spa3.k12.sc.us/WebQuests/mozart/Mozartquest.html

Topic: Historical and Cultural Context

Standard: Identifies composers, performers, small ensembles, and large performing groups representing a variety of styles of music.

 

Tim Wilde (ETSS)

It has been a journey. 

I knew the first time I stepped into a lab with 30 students, each with a piece of paper in their hands with links a mile long all filled with ~  / - _ \ , that there had to be a better way.

I've had nothing but good responses from teacher's who have used it.

The only complaint I've had is "Why didn't you show us this sooner"!    :)”

 

Paula Baker (6th)

One way I used my links - I placed links to various sites on South American Animals. QCC objectives centered around teaching the research process. The social studies teacher and I worked together on this unit. In her class the students studied South America. I taught them the research process, and the students went to the computer lab (many did additional research from home). The students were able to choose from a number of links to begin to gather information for the project. They wrote a research paper for Language Arts, and created a kite that showcased the learned information for Social Studies.

 

The links were helpful because I was able to preview the sites and made sure that the information was 1. appropriate, and 2. informative, and 3. understandable.

 

From a parent conversation - the links were appreciated because the parents felt comfortable with their children doing research because they knew the links had been previewed. Many students went beyond the requirements because of the excitement that comes with technology.”

 

Jan Reyes (Science)

“Most often, I use Flexible Links to organize web sites that I want students to use in the Computer Lab.  Having the links already set up makes it much easier for the students to get to the correct sites.  I have also listed sites for students to use in the classroom if they have extra time.  I also use PowerPoint quite often to introduce new topics and facilitate note taking for my students.”

 

Minerals

Students were given a handout (Mineral Mania) and the assignment was to use the web sites listed on my flexible links to find the answers on the handout.

 

QCCs addressed

Topic: Geology 

Standard:  Identifies minerals by physical properties such as hardness, shape, color, lustre, streak, cleavage, and fracture.
7.1 Uses standard mineral identification tests to identify minerals and their characteristics from unnamed samples.

 

 

Simple Machines

This site was used in the classroom with the students working in groups.  The assignment was to find all the simple machines pictured on the site and identify which type of simple machine each was.  The students absolutely loved this site!  It really helped them recognize that simple machines are everywhere.

 

QCCs addressed

Topic: Motion, Forces, and Energy

Standard: Explains how machines make work easier.
12.1 Describes six types of simple machines.
12.2 Recognizes the simple machines that make up a compound machine.

 

 

Flight

These sites were used during our discussion of flight as an example of Bernoulli’s principle.  Students were given a handout with questions about how things fly which could be answered by investigating the web site.  The paper airplane simulator was available to students who finished their assignment early.  This site allowed students to see how changes in different factors affect the flight of the airplane.

 

QCCs addressed

Topic: Motion, Forces, and Energy

Standard: Describes how particles of a fluid exert pressure.
11.1 States Archimedes' principle.
11.2 States Bernoulli's principle and describes a way Bernoulli's principle is applied.

 

Denise Marsh (Art)
“I have a lesson plan outline that I utilize for my art history unit.  Students are introduced to a variety of artists and draw an artist at random to research.  They use books in my room and we spend time in the computer lab researching via the Internet their artist.  Our second visit to the lab is to allow time to type the papers.  It usually takes 3 trips to the lab to complete their research and typing.  Many students have commented that they enjoyed learning about their artist.  I encourage students to bring in their own floppy so they can copy their paper and complete it at home or in the media center if they need more time. “

The Qcc’s are as follows:

    7th  FAVA  7.19, 7.21

   8th  FAVA  8.20

 

3) Network Software- (ETSS)

 

4) Proficiencies

 

TIP - http://www.cowetaschools.org/tip.cfm