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Computer Cards

Often in classrooms computers are used exclusively during free time and for publishing. In order to get more use from your computers in a variety of subject areas, make a card file catalog of computer activities. For example, using Oregon Trail, write assignments on the cards telling students to pick specific choices before starting the trek (food, wagons, etc). You may have them compare two different scenarios that they work through using the program and write a brief summary or graph the results. You can do this for most educational programs. This is also a good way to include computers in your center activity.

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Author Study
Current Events
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Class Thesaurus
Portfolios
DEAR Time
Homework Check-off Sheet
Writing Prompts
Homework Problems
Word of the Day
Geography Fun
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KWL Chart
Musical Names
Monthly Calendars
Writing Process
Lesson Evaluation
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Coffee Can Phonics
Kid Calendar
Word Labels
Art Exhibit
Weekly Graphs
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Student Word Problems
Teacher Simulation
Word Wall
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Three Wise People
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Map the World
Work Board
Homework Station
Snack Time Math
Jukebox
Pocket Charts
Word and Logic Problem Box
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