Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 2001

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Luetta Monson

Second Committee Member

Nancy E. Jurenka

Third Committee Member

Timothy W. Young


The purpose of this project was to create a curriculum guide that served to integrate a seventh grade classroom with computer technology to enhance the existing block curriculum and facilitate student learning. This project takes place at Forks Middle School in Forks, Washington. Attention was placed on providing strategies for managing technology in the classroom. In order to incorporate technology into the classroom curriculum, the guide included the development of original technology based lessons and a modification of existing classroom assignments. Infusing technology into a standard curriculum required several adaptations. Those included using a scaffolding lesson planner to target essential academic learning requirements, creating project specific templates to control student production and task orientation, and the development of rubrics to assess individual and group progress. It is intended that this curriculum guide will serve as a reference tool for other teachers who are considering using technology in their classrooms.