My school is a special education middle school. They range from 6th to 9th grade. I teach technology. The curriculum can range from wood shop to computers. My students love to work with technology. They love their computers and Smartphones. My students enjoy listening to music and watching videos and are very creative!
It is important to show students how to work together in teams.
Students need to work toward a common goal. Problem-solving is a critical element of technology. Each student needs to contribute toward that goal.
Students will use duct tape in unconventional ways to make craft projects like wallets, purses, flowers, notebook covers, bracelets, and eyeglass cases. Working with duct tape will improve students manual dexterity and measuring skills. We will learn the best way to tear, cut and manipulate what can be a very difficult material to work with.
Technology focuses on teaching students problem-solving and thinking outside the box in ways they may not have thought of before.
Duct tape can be used in many ordinary ways, and extraordinary ways, especially in emergency situations.
Other projects include making duct tape rope and measuring its strength. We will also test duct tape's waterproof properties.
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