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Same or Different?NoneK
In this lesson, students will observe the physical attributes of a set of objects/characters and identify the object that is different from the others. This lesson can be conducted either whole-class or with a small group.

On, Over and In!GrammarK
In this lesson, the students will learn about prepositions. They will create sentences using prepositions and pictures to illustrate their sentences.

Show and TellWord ProcessingK-2
Students familiarize themselves with the basic functions of word processing: using the mouse and keyboard, clicking on the page, typing a word, adding a picture or pictures from the bank. With teacher direction, the student learns to select a picture from the bank and click to add it to their page. Students then type their own words, or string together letters to try to form words anywhere on the page. The teacher may then help the student by typing words and sentences dictated by the student to describe the picture.

Memory Game of Shapes and SolidsNoneK-4
Students will locate or take pictures of shapes and solids like spheres, rectangles and pyramids and use the images to create a Memory Game.

Today's WeatherEarth and Space ScienceK-8
Students research the weather forecast and use Tool Factory Workshop to create a picture or diagram of the day's or week's weather forecast for the school newspaper.

Learn Keyboarding!Word ProcessingK-12
Students learn to keyboard accurately and effectively, using Tool Factory Keyboarding Adventure, as well as the resources available on Worksheet Station.

Angles - Right, Acute, and ObtuseArt2-4
Students will be able to identify different kinds of lines and angles.

Locating Polygons in the EnvironmentArt2-4
Students will be able to identify different polygons in the surrounding environment.

Reading Directions - Reading to Perform a TaskResearching3-4
Students will be able to read to perform a task.

Decimals - Overview of Decimal FormationCounting3-5
Students will be able to identify what a decimal is, and how to formulate decimals.

State DatabaseGeography3-9
The class creates a database of the fifty states. Each student is responsible for 2-3 states. Fields in the database may include: date of founding, state flag, state bird, state flower, population, main industry, and colleges. Images can be collected from the internet.

Making a Path AnimationAnimation4-12
Animate a graphics by giving it a path around the screen. This can be used for a photo montage where pictures fly around the screen. It can also be used to give a character a motion path.

Make a Sprite Animation (Disney-Style)Animation4-12
Draw three frames of animation, assemble them into a sprite, and play your Disney-style cartoon.

ClassifiedsDatabase Building5-8
Students use Tool Factory Database to collect, compile, and organize information about items for sale, pets, and jobs. Photos, films, and recordings may be added along with text and numerical values. The information can then be formatted into a classifieds page using Tool Factory Word Processor.

Calendar of EventsWriting5-8
Students use Tool Factory Spreadsheet to create calendar of upcoming events in their school and town for the school newspaper. If possible, use digital photos to enhance the calendar.

School Sports Schedule and StatisticsDatabase Building5-12
The seasonal competition schedule of each sports team is gathered and entered into Tool Factory Database. Information includes: name of sport, date, location, competitor, competitor's statistics, home team statistics, photo of the teams or schools. High school students then practice exporting this data into a spreadsheet as comma separated values (.CSV format).

Interview DatabaseDatabase Building5-12
Reporters and editors of the school newspaper collect notes, photos, and recordings from interviews conducted for various articles and enter the data in Tool Factory Database.

ClassifiedsResearching5-12
Students build an interactive classifieds section with linked pages for their school newspaper. Integrate digital photographs if they are available.

Restaurant MenuFractions6-8
Students create a menu for a mock restaurant in Tool Factory Spreadsheet. The spreadsheet calculates subtotal, tax, gratuity, and total charge.

Adding External Documents to Your Student PortfolioResearching6-12
Students learn how to link Word Documents, Adobe Accrobat files, and Excel spreadsheets into their multimedia projects using Multimedia Lab V.

Publish Your Multimedia Presentation to CDResearching6-12
Students learn how to publish multimedia presentations to CD using Multimedia Lab V and view the project on other computers.

Posting your Multimedia Project on the Internet6-12
Students learn how to post multimedia projects they've created in Multimedia Lab V onto the Internet.

Building a Student Portfolio6-12
Students use Multimedia Lab V to assemble an electronic portfolio of their schoolwork, which can optionally be uploaded to the Internet.

A Jar of Dreams - by Yoshiko Uchida
Comparing CulturesResearching4-5
Students will be able to compare life in California in the eyes of Rinko Tsujimura, to life in Japan during the 1930ís. Then look at life today in both places.

Making TimelinesResearching4-5
Students will be able to use the book "A Jar of Dreams" by Yoshiko Uchida to discover change over time using a timeline.

Research and Fiction using 6 + 1 Traits of Writing
Lesson 1 - ResearchWriting3-5
This is a 7 part lesson using the 6 + 1 Traits of Writing

Objective for Lesson 1 (Research):
Students will be able to research three subjects and one place. The information will be included as content in a fictional story.


Lesson 7 - PresentationWriting3-5
This is a 7 part lesson using the 6 + 1 Traits of Writing

Before you get to this point, you must leave enough time for peer conferences and teacher conferences.

The objective for Lesson 7 (Presentation):
Students will be able to present their writings in a variety of ways.