Web Site Technology Integration Scope and Sequence (TISS)
By Steve Gandy This scope and sequence project was designed to give veteran and novice teachers alike a skeleton plan that they can use to shape their students' technology use during the school year in our computer labs. It covers Kindergarten through fifth grade. While comprehensive in nature it is not a step-by-step guide. It can be amended or adjusted as the need arises. The lessons comprise some important portions of each grade level's curriculum and some excellent ways to integrate the use of our technology resources into that curriculum. In addition, naturally, the technology skills for each grade level are addressed.
The scope and sequence project is organized in the form of a journey. "A Year's Journey Through a Landscape Rich with Curriculum and Technology Integration." Besides the actual scope and sequence of the actual lessons, you will find that they have been annotated with sections called "Pre-Trip Planning" and "Post Trip Reflections". These sections, like the guides and conversations we might have on a real journey, are meant to help the teacher gain a full understanding of why these particular lessons were chosen and how they fit into the whole. Read them carefully and you might find that you don't need the specific lessons at all because others will occur to you. The actual details of the lessons are not nearly as important as the curriculum addressed and the technology skills used.