Free 7th Grade Computing Careers Lesson Plan

Topic: The importance of computing careers

Objectives & Outcomes

  • Students will understand the importance of computing careers and the types of jobs available in the field.


  • Computers with internet access
  • Handout explaining the different types of computing careers


  • Ask students to share what they know about computing careers.
  • Write their answers on the board and discuss as a class.

Direct Instruction

  • Introduce the topic of computing careers and the importance of these careers in today's world.
  • Discuss the different types of computing careers and the skills and abilities needed for each.
  • Show examples of job advertisements for various computing careers and discuss the required skills and qualifications listed in the advertisements.

Guided Practice

  • Divide the students into small groups and give each group a job advertisement.
  • Have the students read the advertisement and identify the skills and qualifications required for the job.
  • Ask the students to discuss whether they have the required skills and abilities and how they might develop or improve upon any areas where they are lacking.

Independent Practice

  • Give each student a sheet of paper and a pen.
  • Ask the students to brainstorm a list of skills and abilities that are required for a career in computing.
  • Ask the students to write down their list and share it with the rest of the class.
  • As a class, go through the lists and identify any common themes or ideas.
  • Use this information to create a poster or presentation on the requirements for a computing career.


  • Review the main points of the lesson, specifically the different types of computing careers and the required skills and abilities.
  • Ask the students to share one thing they learned about computing careers today.
  • Encourage the students to explore more about the different types of computing careers and find ones that interest them.


  • Observe the students during the group work activity and provide feedback on their ability to work collaboratively and research information about a specific computing career.
  • Evaluate the students' projects on their ability to present and explain the different aspects of a computing career.

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