Lesson Plan

Computer History Timeline with Google Slides

Students will be able to use Google Slides in order to complete a computer history timeline project.
Bryan D.
Classroom teacher
La Sierra University
Riverside, CA
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9
Objectives

INTRODUCTION

Title

Computer Timeline

 

www.computerhistory.org/timeline

Summary

Using Google Slides, create a presentation on the history of computers. Choose ONE decade (1940s-2010s) and use all events from each year in the chosen decade to create a slide show presentation. 

Objectives

 

The students will use multiple technology resources to complete this project. The students will use:

 

www.computerhistory.org/timeline to gather their information: Choose ONE decade (1940s-2010s) and use all events from each year in the chosen decade to create a slide show presentation. (making sure to source site)

 

• Transfer that information to a Google Slides presentation:

Make a title page to mark the beginning of each year, then make individual slides breaking down the event(s) in a given year (some years may have multiple events).

• Submit their work to the Google Classroom page: Log into Google Classroom, click on the class page, click on assignment, turn in Google Slides file.

 

• Present a computer timeline decade before the class: Student will be called up to present before the class.

 

ISTE technology Standards for students (2016)

[http://www.iste.org/standards/standards/for-students-2016]

Content Standards

[only add here if not using CCSS Math, CCSS ELA, or NGSS – all of which can be chosen automatically in the next section]

Standards

Students will exercise these Standards:

 

• Empowered Learner

• Digital Citizenship

• Knowledge Constructor

• Innovative Designer

• Creative Communicator

Subject(s)

Computer Technology

Grade Level(s)

9th Grade

 

 

Step 1:  ENGAGE

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Common Sense Education tech tool

Google Slides

Off-site tech tool

 

Non-tech activity

 

Teacher instructions

Teacher will share a story/illustration about the current use of technology in the classroom/home and compare it to the use of technology in the past. How did we get to the level of digital technology today? Teacher will look to create a sense of appreciation for technology today.

 

 

Student instructions (optional)

Students will open Google Slides and follow along as teacher instructs.

 

 

Step 2:  EXPLORE

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Common Sense Education tech tool

www.computerhistory.org/timeline

Off-site tech tool

 

Non-tech activity

 

Teacher instructions

Teacher will show the website to the students on the overhead projector. Teacher will then send the students on a small scavenger hunt to find a list of key pieces of computer history, which they will send to me via Google Classroom.

Student instructions (optional)

Students will open the website and follow along as teacher instructs.

 

 

Step 3:  EXPLAIN

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Common Sense Education tech tool

Google Slides

Off-site tech tool

 

Non-tech activity

Presentation

Teacher instructions

Teachers introduces new scientific terms and explanations at appropriate times during the discussion. The terms will be Computer Key Terms that was introduces earlier in the year. Students will incorporate 5 Key Terms into their presentation.

Student instructions (optional)

Students are allowed time to ask questions and receive feedback from teacher.

 

 

Step 4: ELABORATE

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Common Sense Education tech tool

Google Slides

Off-site tech tool

 

Non-tech activity

Presentation

Teacher instructions

Teacher will choose a year from the students presentation to be presented. Teacher will share how to present in class in order to be effective in regards to grabbing the audiences attention: Stand up straight, speak loud and clear enough for the back row to hear, do not stand in front of projection, and maybe teacher’s personal thoughts.

Student instructions (optional)

 

 

 

Step 5:  EVALUATE

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Common Sense Education tech tool

 

Off-site tech tool

 

 

Non-tech activity

Teacher will grade according to:

• Title page clearly displayed

• Title of years/event clearly displaed

• The appropriate amount of slides according to the computer history timeline website

• Sources display on the bottom of each slide

 

 

Asks open-ended questions, such as "Why do you think...? "What evidence do you have?" "What do you know about x?" "How would you explain x?" drawing, investigating, creating, assessing, or other.

Teacher instructions

Teacher will listen to and grade the presentation using a checklist of lesson criteria.

 

Student instructions (optional)

Students will present and receive feedback at the end of presentation.

 
 
Subjects
Arts
Grades 9
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Student Notes

1 Increase Knowledge

Using Google Slides, create a presentation on the history of computers. Choose ONE decade (1940s-2010s) and use all events from each year in the chosen decade to create a slide show presentation. 

Student Instructions

The students will use multiple technology resources to complete this project. The students will use:

www.computerhistory.org/timeline to gather their information: Choose ONE decade (1940s-2010s) and use all events from each year in the chosen decade to create a slide show presentation. (making sure to source site)

• Transfer that information to a Google Slides presentation:

Make a title page to mark the beginning of each year, then make individual slides breaking down the event(s) in a given year (some years may have multiple events).

• Submit their work to the Google Classroom page: Log into Google Classroom, click on the class page, click on assignment, turn in Google Slides file.

• Present a computer timeline decade before the class: Student will be called up to present before the class.