ERIC Number: ED383934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Agriculture Education SimFarm(TM). Technology Learning Activity. Teacher Edition.
Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.
This Technology Learning Activity (TLA) for agriculture education in grades 6-10 is designed to help students learn the basic terminology of a farm system while they experience the responsibility of keeping a profitable farm in operation through use of the interactive SimFarm software. Introductory materials provide an overview of technology education and information on using the two parts of the TLA: the instructor's guide and the student guide. The instructor's section provides the following: an overview of technology education, a list of high priority academic student skills specific to the TLA, a summary of activities and supplies needed for students to complete the TLA, a resource list, an instructional sequence (daily lesson plans with suggested daily assignments; equipment, tools, and supplies needed for each student; and facility requirements or modifications), a supplies and materials worksheet, pretest and posttest, written exam answer sheets, and evaluation summary for the TLA. The student's section provides daily activities for each of the 8 days. Within the daily activity pages are these components common to all TLAs: summary of activities, pretest instructions, list of assignments to turn in, goal, glossary, list of priority academic students skills reinforced by this TLA, list of objectives, related Technology Student Association competitive event(s), and academic and workplace applications. (YLB)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Behavioral Objectives, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Farm Accounts, Farm Management, Farmers, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Pretests Posttests, Secondary Education, State Curriculum Guides, Student Evaluation, Teaching Guides, Technology Education, Tests
Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center, Oklahoma Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, 1500 West Seventh Avenue, Stillwater, OK 74074 (teacher edition, order no. TLA-TE-1123: $16; student edition, TLA-TE-3123: $13).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.