Teacher Technology Projects
Using a Word Processor (Creating a Position
Students will explore a health issue, such as tattooing,
body piercing or tanning, and enter information into a word
processor file that presents the health risks and consequences.
Students will then use health knowledge to create a position
Using a Database (Career Opportunities
Students will create a database listing some health careers
ranging from entry-level through professional. Students will
investigate preparation for each career (from Careers Online),
educational requirements, salary expectations, and so on.
Students will be instructed to retain copy of database to
be revised throughout course of study as BLS stats and/or
range of career possibilities change.
Using a Spreadsheet (Create a Physical
Activity Fitness Log)
Students will gather and record data into a spreadsheet file
on several sports that he/she enjoys doing or might like to
begin. Data might include cost of equipment/gear (if any),
climatic considerations, topographical considerations, time
required. Students will then evaluate which sport would best
serve his/her particular lifestyle.
Developing Graphs from a Spreadsheet
(Time Management Graph)
Students will develop a database file that analyzes time
allotments for a typical day. By converting this data into
a pie graph, student will determine 1) areas in which he/she
is devoting to much or too little time; 2) better ways of
allocating hours if graph shows imbalance; 3) ways of reducing
stress, a factor in time management.
Using Presentation Software (Advocate
for Positive Health Behaviors)
Groups investigate CDC risk factors and questions at a health
organization on one of several topics, including avoiding
tobacco, alcohol, drugs, or violence prevention. Groups convert
findings into persuasive slide shows to be presented to other
classes in school or community groups. Then students design
short questionnaire to be completed by viewers to assess effectiveness
Sending and Receiving E-mails (Promoting
Students develop an awareness of a health issue in their
own community and use e-mail to contact local officials to
trigger public action to promote improving the health of their
Building a Web Site (Promoting a Health
Student groups plan, design, and set up Web site with a health
message for others to learn from. Students use free web-building
tools with point-click functions, not HTML programming.