Mrs. T's Technology Corner

Science Spotlight Workshops
For the past few years, I have enjoyed sharing my love of technology with fellow educators in Central Illinois. Take a few moments to browse the handouts and resources for my workshops to discover ways to enrich your classroom with technology.

2016 ISTA Science Spotlight: Science A to Z - Our Favorite Lessons - During this presentation, my teaching buddy, Cheryl McDaniel, and I share our favorite lessons for astronomy, biology, chemistry, physics, and more!

2016 K-8 Update Science Spotlight: Transforming Technology - During this presentation, I shared my favorite teacher tools, resources for finding new ideas/activities, and great sites to challenge your students.

Mrs. T's Site Spotlights

I currently utilize their website in my 1:1 science classroom.  They offer easy-to-use tools to edit videos, add voice notes, and quiz questions.  I have edited many videos to use in place of traditional notes to review topics, introduce concepts, and extend classroom activities.  Check out my worksheet for genetics using two EDPuzzle videos:  Heredity Basics and Punnett Squares.

Tech Skills Curriculum

The files listed below were used when I taught a technology skills class for 5th and 6th grade students.  Links are available on the Tech Skills page of the Kid Zone.  I will be adding more lessons this summer as I get time!  

Computer Basics Lessons
Click-N-Learn (Answer key provided)
Tech Terms Lesson -
Presentation and student worksheet

Keyboarding Lessons
Keyboarding Worksheet (Color coded - key provided)
Keyboarding 101 Presentation

Microsoft Office Tutorials
Word 2007 -
Lesson 1, Lesson 2, Lesson 3, Lesson 4, and Tips & Tricks (Assessment project available)
PowerPoint 2007 -
Lesson 1, Lesson 2, Lesson 3, (Basic assessment project available - also try Road Trip (project rubric and sample project)
Excel Basics 2007 -


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The Science Spot was developed in March 1999 by Tracy (Trimpe) Tomm
8th Grade Science Teacher @ Havana Junior High, Havana, IL

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