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					                                               Gulfport School District
                                             Gulfport Central Middle School
                                                2009-2010 Lesson Plan
Teacher: Brandi Savant/Corey Lombard                                         Grade: 8th             Subject: ICT II
Day: Monday                                                                  Date: Sept. 13, 2010   Unit 2: Input Applications
                                                                      Lesson Plan
Competency 1: Perform basic keyboarding techniques                                    Time               Standards Checklist
(ongoing). CP1, CP2, CP3, CP4, CP5, CF2, CF3, KA1, KA2                                                        MicroPace,
Competency 2: Utilize speech recognition software                                                    rcu.blackboard.com, Dragon
(ongoing). CP1, CP2, CP3, CP4, CP5, CF1, CF2, CF3, KA1, KA2, KA3, DA4                                 Naturally Speaking (Speech
                                                                                                        Regognition Software)
Competency 3: Utilize handwriting recognition software
(ongoing). CP1, CP2, CP3, CP4, CP5, CF2, CF3, KA1, KA2, KA3, DA4
                                                                                                    WOW Qualities Content/Sub
Competency 4: Develop, implement, and communicate using
                                                                                                       a. Org of Knowledge b.
different input technologies. CP5, CF2, CF3, KA1, KA2, KA3, DA4
                                                                                                       Product Focus c. Clear
Objectives:                                                                                           Standard/Protection d.
                                                                                                      Affirmation/Affiliation e.
1a. Perform proper keyboarding techniques. 1b. Develop                                              Novelty/Variety f. Choice g.
speed and accuracy. 2a. Complete initial training. 2b. Create                                                  Authenticity
business documents by dictating voice commands and text.                                                       Components
2c. Format/edit text and navigate in documents utilizing                                                     a. Assessment
voice commands. 3a. Start and adjust the writing pad. 3b.                                                       b. Fluency
Input data and create documents with handwriting                                                           c. Comprehension
recognition tools. 3c. Utilize handwriting recognition tools to                                               d. Vocabulary
correct, edit, and format text. 4a. Use different input                                                     e. Oral Language
applications to develop, implement, and communicate                                                    f. Independent Reading
information to others.                                                                                       g. Word Attach
Bell Ringer:                                                                       7 min.                    h. Content Text
a. Log in to Computer                                                                                      i. Journal/Writing
b. Check Daily Agenda on blackboard                                                                           Skills Covered
c. Students will write in their electronic journal.                                                            Keyboarding
Anticipatory Set: How would you like to learn to write at the                                             Timed Writing Tests
speed of your thoughts?                                                            2 min.             Logging on to Blackboard
Modeling: Demonstrate proper headphone and microphone                                                   Navigating Blackboard
use.                                                                               2 min.            Introduction to MicroPace
Guided Practice:
a. Teacher will present Introduction to Dragon Naturally
Speaking Power Point and students will follow along with
guided examples.
b. We will log in to Dragon Naturally Speaking together                            10 min.
c. We will begin to train speech recognition software using
the training exercises in Dragon.
Independent Practice/Affiliation:
a. Continue training Dragon Naturally Speaking to recognize
your voice.                                                                        32 min.
Closure: Ask for questions and have students log off.                               2 min.
          Technology: Computer, Promethean Board Homework: None Interventions: Assist any student having difficulty
                                                Gulfport School District
                                             Gulfport Central Middle School
                                                2009-2010 Lesson Plan

Teacher: Brandi Savant/Corey Lombard                                         Grade: 8th             Subject: ICT II
Day: Tuesday                                                                 Date: Sept. 14, 2010   Unit 2: Input Applications
                                                                      Lesson Plan
Competency 1: Perform basic keyboarding techniques                                     Time              Standards Checklist
(ongoing). CP1, CP2, CP3, CP4, CP5, CF2, CF3, KA1, KA2                                                        MicroPace,
Competency 2: Utilize speech recognition software                                                    rcu.blackboard.com, Dragon
(ongoing). CP1, CP2, CP3, CP4, CP5, CF1, CF2, CF3, KA1, KA2, KA3, DA4                                 Naturally Speaking (Speech
                                                                                                        Regognition Software)
Competency 3: Utilize handwriting recognition software
(ongoing). CP1, CP2, CP3, CP4, CP5, CF2, CF3, KA1, KA2, KA3, DA4
                                                                                                    WOW Qualities Content/Sub
Competency 4: Develop, implement, and communicate using
                                                                                                       a. Org of Knowledge b.
different input technologies. CP5, CF2, CF3, KA1, KA2, KA3, DA4
                                                                                                       Product Focus c. Clear
Objectives:                                                                                           Standard/Protection d.
                                                                                                      Affirmation/Affiliation e.
1a. Perform proper keyboarding techniques. 1b. Develop                                              Novelty/Variety f. Choice g.
speed and accuracy. 2a. Complete initial training. 2b. Create                                                  Authenticity
business documents by dictating voice commands and text.                                                       Components
2c. Format/edit text and navigate in documents utilizing                                                     a. Assessment
voice commands. 3a. Start and adjust the writing pad. 3b.                                                       b. Fluency
Input data and create documents with handwriting                                                           c. Comprehension
recognition tools. 3c. Utilize handwriting recognition tools to                                               d. Vocabulary
correct, edit, and format text. 4a. Use different input                                                     e. Oral Language
applications to develop, implement, and communicate                                                    f. Independent Reading
information to others.                                                                                       g. Word Attach
Bell Ringer:                                                                        7 min.                   h. Content Text
a. Log in to Computer                                                                                      i. Journal/Writing
b. Check Daily Agenda on blackboard                                                                           Skills Covered
c. 5 min. timed writing on Micro Pace                                                                          Keyboarding
Anticipatory Set: How would you like to learn to write at the                                             Timed Writing Tests
speed of your thoughts?                                                             2 min.            Logging on to Blackboard
Modeling: Review technique and proper enuciantion when                                                  Navigating Blackboard
using speech recognition software.                                                  2 min.           Introduction to MicroPace
Guided Practice:
a. We will log on to Dragon Naturally Speaking and get
started on Lesson 1: Basic Dictation                                               10 min.
Independent Practice/Affiliation:                                                  32 min.
a. Continue working on the following lessons in Dragon
Naturally Speaking: Basic Dictation, Starting New Lines, Voice
Commands, Punctuation, Deleting Words, and adding spoken
forms.
Closure: Ask for questions and have students log off.                               2 min.
          Technology: Computer, Promethean Board Homework: None Interventions: Assist any student having difficulty
                                              Gulfport School District
                                            Gulfport Central Middle School
                                               2009-2010 Lesson Plan
Teacher: Brandi Savant/Corey Lombard                           Grade: 8th                 Subject: ICT II
Day: Wednesday                                                 Date: Sept. 15, 2010       Unit 2: Input Applications
                                                        Lesson Plan
Competency 1: Perform basic keyboarding techniques (ongoing).           Time                   Standards Checklist
CP1, CP2, CP3, CP4, CP5, CF2, CF3, KA1, KA2                                                         MicroPace,
Competency 2: Utilize speech recognition software (ongoing). CP1,                          rcu.blackboard.com, Dragon
CP2, CP3, CP4, CP5, CF1, CF2, CF3, KA1, KA2, KA3, DA4                                       Naturally Speaking (Speech
                                                                                              Regognition Software)
Competency 3: Utilize handwriting recognition software (ongoing).
CP1, CP2, CP3, CP4, CP5, CF2, CF3, KA1, KA2, KA3, DA4
Competency 4: Develop, implement, and communicate using                                    WOW Qualities Content/Sub
different input technologies. CP5, CF2, CF3, KA1, KA2, KA3, DA4                               a. Org of Knowledge b.
Objectives:                                                                                   Product Focus c. Clear
1a. Perform proper keyboarding techniques. 1b. Develop speed and                             Standard/Protection d.
accuracy. 2a. Complete initial training. 2b. Create business
                                                                                             Affirmation/Affiliation e.
documents by dictating voice commands and text. 2c. Format/edit
                                                                                           Novelty/Variety f. Choice g.
text and navigate in documents utilizing voice commands. 3a. Start
and adjust the writing pad. 3b. Input data and create documents                                       Authenticity
with handwriting recognition tools. 3c. Utilize handwriting                                           Components
recognition tools to correct, edit, and format text. 4a. Use different                              a. Assessment
input applications to develop, implement, and communicate                                              b. Fluency
information to others.                                                                            c. Comprehension
Bell Ringer:                                                             7 min.                      d. Vocabulary
a. Log in to Computer                                                                              e. Oral Language
b. Check Daily Agenda on blackboard                                                           f. Independent Reading
c. 5 min. timed writing on Micro Pace                                                               g. Word Attach
Anticipatory Set: How would you like to think, speak, and                                           h. Content Text
write at the same time?                                                  2 min.                   i. Journal/Writing
                                                                                                     Skills Covered
Modeling: Review proper formating for a business letter.                 2 min.                       Keyboarding
Guided Practice:                                                                                 Timed Writing Tests
a. We will log in to Dragon Naturally Speaking and set the                                   Logging on to Blackboard
document margins.                                                        10 min.               Navigating Blackboard
Independent Practice/Affiliation:                                                           Introduction to MicroPace
a. Students will use voice recognition software to type a
concerned letter to the Principal.                                       32 min.
b. Students will have neighbor check their letter for speeling,
grammar, and punctuation errors.

c. Students will save their letter to their student drive and
upload it to blackboard under file name, Letter to Principal
Closure: Ask for questions and have students log off.                    2 min.
         Technology: Computer, Promethean Board Homework: None Interventions: Assist any student having difficulty
                                              Gulfport School District
                                            Gulfport Central Middle School
                                               2009-2010 Lesson Plan
Teacher: Brandi Savant/Corey Lombard                           Grade: 8th                 Subject: ICT II
Day: Thursday                                                  Date: Sept. 16, 2010       Unit 2: Input Applications
                                                        Lesson Plan
Competency 1: Perform basic keyboarding techniques (ongoing).           Time                   Standards Checklist
CP1, CP2, CP3, CP4, CP5, CF2, CF3, KA1, KA2                                                         MicroPace,
Competency 2: Utilize speech recognition software (ongoing). CP1,                          rcu.blackboard.com, Dragon
CP2, CP3, CP4, CP5, CF1, CF2, CF3, KA1, KA2, KA3, DA4                                       Naturally Speaking (Speech
                                                                                              Regognition Software)
Competency 3: Utilize handwriting recognition software (ongoing).
CP1, CP2, CP3, CP4, CP5, CF2, CF3, KA1, KA2, KA3, DA4
Competency 4: Develop, implement, and communicate using                                    WOW Qualities Content/Sub
different input technologies. CP5, CF2, CF3, KA1, KA2, KA3, DA4                               a. Org of Knowledge b.
Objectives:                                                                                   Product Focus c. Clear
1a. Perform proper keyboarding techniques. 1b. Develop speed and                             Standard/Protection d.
accuracy. 2a. Complete initial training. 2b. Create business                                 Affirmation/Affiliation e.
documents by dictating voice commands and text. 2c. Format/edit                            Novelty/Variety f. Choice g.
text and navigate in documents utilizing voice commands. 3a. Start
                                                                                                      Authenticity
and adjust the writing pad. 3b. Input data and create documents
with handwriting recognition tools. 3c. Utilize handwriting
                                                                                                      Components
recognition tools to correct, edit, and format text. 4a. Use different                              a. Assessment
input applications to develop, implement, and communicate                                              b. Fluency
information to others.                                                                            c. Comprehension
Bell Ringer:                                                             7 min.                      d. Vocabulary
a. Log in to Computer                                                                              e. Oral Language
b. Check Daily Agenda on blackboard                                                           f. Independent Reading
c. 5 min. timed writing on Micro Pace                                                               g. Word Attach
Anticipatory Set: How can you use speech recognition                                                h. Content Text
software in the real world?                                              2 min.                   i. Journal/Writing
Modeling: Review technique and proper enuciantion when                                               Skills Covered
using speech recognition software.                                       2 min.                       Keyboarding
Guided Practice:                                                                                 Timed Writing Tests
a. We will begin the internet search together.                           10 min.             Logging on to Blackboard
                                                                                               Navigating Blackboard
Independent Practice/Affiliation:
                                                                                            Introduction to MicroPace
a. Students will use the internet to research specific careers
that use voice recognition software.                                     32 min.

b. Students will create a summary of at least 2 paragraphs.
c. Students will use voice recognition software to type their
summary. Students will include references.
d. Students will save summary as: Summary 1_Dragon in
their student drive and students will upload assignment via
blackboard.
Closure: Ask for questions and have students log off.                    2 min.
         Technology: Computer, Promethean Board Homework: None Interventions: Assist any student having difficulty
                                              Gulfport School District
                                            Gulfport Central Middle School
                                               2009-2010 Lesson Plan
Teacher: Brandi Savant/Corey Lombard                           Grade: 8th                 Subject: ICT II
Day: Friday                                                    Date: Sept. 17, 2010       Unit 2: Input Applications
                                                        Lesson Plan
Competency 1: Perform basic keyboarding techniques (ongoing).           Time                   Standards Checklist
CP1, CP2, CP3, CP4, CP5, CF2, CF3, KA1, KA2                                                         MicroPace,
Competency 2: Utilize speech recognition software (ongoing). CP1,                          rcu.blackboard.com, Dragon
CP2, CP3, CP4, CP5, CF1, CF2, CF3, KA1, KA2, KA3, DA4                                       Naturally Speaking (Speech
                                                                                              Regognition Software)
Competency 3: Utilize handwriting recognition software (ongoing).
CP1, CP2, CP3, CP4, CP5, CF2, CF3, KA1, KA2, KA3, DA4
Competency 4: Develop, implement, and communicate using                                    WOW Qualities Content/Sub
different input technologies. CP5, CF2, CF3, KA1, KA2, KA3, DA4                               a. Org of Knowledge b.
Objectives:                                                                                   Product Focus c. Clear
1a. Perform proper keyboarding techniques. 1b. Develop speed and                             Standard/Protection d.
accuracy. 2a. Complete initial training. 2b. Create business                                 Affirmation/Affiliation e.
documents by dictating voice commands and text. 2c. Format/edit                            Novelty/Variety f. Choice g.
text and navigate in documents utilizing voice commands. 3a. Start
                                                                                                      Authenticity
and adjust the writing pad. 3b. Input data and create documents
                                                                                                      Components
with handwriting recognition tools. 3c. Utilize handwriting
recognition tools to correct, edit, and format text. 4a. Use different                              a. Assessment
input applications to develop, implement, and communicate                                              b. Fluency
information to others.                                                                            c. Comprehension
Bell Ringer:                                                             7 min.                      d. Vocabulary
a. Log in to Computer                                                                              e. Oral Language
b. Check Daily Agenda on blackboard                                                           f. Independent Reading
c. 5 min. timed writing on Micro Pace                                                               g. Word Attach
Anticipatory Set: How can you use speech recognition                                                h. Content Text
software in the real world?                                              2 min.                   i. Journal/Writing
Modeling: Review technique and proper enuciantion when                                               Skills Covered
using speech recognition software.                                       2 min.                       Keyboarding
                                                                                                 Timed Writing Tests
Guided Practice:
b. We will begin the internet search together.                                               Logging on to Blackboard
                                                                         10 min.
                                                                                               Navigating Blackboard
Independent Practice/Affiliation:
                                                                                            Introduction to MicroPace
a. Students will use the internet to research specific careers
that use voice recognition software.                                     32 min.

b. Students will create a summary of at least 2 paragraphs.
c. Students will use voice recognition software to type their
summary. Students will include references.
d. Students will save summary as: Summary 1_Dragon in
their student drive and students will upload assignment via
blackboard.                                                              2 min.
         Technology: Computer, Promethean Board Homework: None Interventions: Assist any student having difficulty

				
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