Computers/Technology

Creating an After-School Program Yearbook in Photoshop (Miriam Sanchez 06-07)

Member Name: Miriam Sanchez

Service Site: Pico Union SAY Yes @ 1st E.V. Free Church

Location: Los Angeles

Project Description:

In this presentation, Miriam Sanchez shows how she instructed the students at the Pico Union SAY Yes program in the process of creating a yearbook in Photoshop. She also presents some excellent examples of finished work.

Technology-Based Spanish Curriculum (Shanica Charles 05-06)

Member Name: Shanica Charles

Service Site: Greenwood Shalom After-School Program @ Greenwood United Methodist Church

Project Description:

For her 2005-06 replicable project, Shanica Charles developed a curriculum for teaching basic Spanish to elementary and middle-school students using primarily Web-based resources. This presentation describes her methodology and lists the main sites which she found helpful.

Sudan Project (John Manyiel 05-06)

Member Name: John Manyiel

Project Description:

This presentation describes how John Manyiel organized distribution of computer hardware and software to computer centers within the Sudan, in an effort to improve levels of education within the country.

The Basic Computer Handbook (Ed Smith 05-06)

Member Name: Ed Smith

Project Description:

For his 2005-06 replicable project, Ed Smith revised a computer course handbook he had created. The handbook provides an introduction to MS Word, Excel, WordPad, Notepad, and Paint, as well as email, the Internet & general tuning up of the computer. This presentation describes the principles that guided him during the revision process.

Poetry Mini-Lesson (Shanica Charles 04-05)

Member Name: Shanica Charles

Service Site: Greenwood Shalom After-School Program @ Greenwood United Methodist Church

Location: Dorchester, MA

Lesson Description:

This lesson plan from Shanica Charles' 2004-05 replicable project illustrates how to use computers and the Internet in a lesson on poetry. It is adaptable to both early primary and late primary/middle school students.

Improving Literacy Skills in the Early Primary Grades (Jennifer Hicks 04-05)

Member Name: Jennifer Hicks

Service Site: Central City Community Outreach

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Project Description:

PREParations Multimedia Computer Club Curriculum (Ali McCracken 05-06)

Use Photoshop, ACIDMusic, FrontPage, Publisher, and Flash to introduce youth to multimedia production.

Member Name: Ali McCracken

Service Site: PREP Computer Center

Location: Dorchester, MA

Project Focus:

This 90+ page curriculum is an excellent resource for anyone wishing to teach pre-teens and younger teens about multimedia production on the computer, using well-known programs such as Adobe Photoshop, ACIDMusic, Microsoft FrontPage, Microsoft Publisher, and Flash.

TechMission Computer Curriculum Digital Divide Training Manual

In this section, you will find instructor's guides, course syllabi, lesson plans, and exercises for the computer classes developed by TechMission. These materials may also be downloaded.

K-1st Classroom Project: Space and Curriculum for Technology, Visual Arts, Story, Academics and Play (Justin Little 06-07)

Member Name: Justin Little

Service Site: Central City Community Outreach

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Project Focus:

Over the course of his service year at Central City’s S.A.Y. Yes! Program, Justin Little developed 5 different activity centers for the K-1st classroom.

In this presentation, he describes the philosophy and curriculum of each: (1) the technology center, (2) the visual arts center, (3) the story center, (4) the homework tutoring center, and (5) the play center. 

Technology Development in Small Community Organizations (Aaron Fisher 06-07)

Member Name: Aaron Fisher

Service Site: Central City Community Outreach

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Project Focus:

In this project, Aaron Fisher outlines several areas of service which can be significantly enhanced by adding a technology component to the program's offerings.

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