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Click Apply Click REGISTER NOW Fill out Regis tration Form Kindergarten Brittany Washburn Thank you for downloading! Are you a new technology teacher? Youre going to love your new teaching assignment if you are. Been around a while? These lesson plans and activities will save you so much time and renew your love for all things teaching tech. If you havent yet, start with the video in your folder. That will be a great introduction to how these lesson plans and rationale pages work. In these lessons, I link to dozens of websites. If a website stops working (permanently) please let me know and I will replace it
with an alternative. I recognize that I am not giving you an editable website option and that youre paying for a few short pages, but the time I spent putting the lesson together on my class website is the major value here. I hope it saves you time and effort and that your students enjoy it!- Brittany This download gives ONLY you and your students permission to use the website linked in the lesson plans. Please also be sure that you are only using these lessons with the number of classes for which you purchased licenses. If your colleague wants to use these lessons, you can help him/her out by purchasing discounted licenses. Do purchase another license, click on the My Purchases tab on your TpT account, find this resource, and then click on Buy Additional Licenses. Brittany Washburn. Download of this resource gives the user the right to reproduce the pages for the licensed user(s). Your purchase entitles you to the license(s) to use this resource. Brittany Washburn is the only owner of this content. Copying any part of this document and placing it on the internet in any form is strictly forbidden and is a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA). If you have found this
5th Grade resource posted online, please contact me at Brittany Washburn [email protected] Thank you for your cooperation. Setup You may or may not choose to print these lesson plans. If your administrator requires paper plans, then you can customize the lesson plan pages to be what you need and print them out. Option 1: 3 ring binder. I did my best to save a little extra room on both sides of every page so you can put in 3 hole punches. If you have a double sided printer then it works really nicely to have the rationale page on one side and the lesson plan for the next lesson on the other side. That way when you have the binder open youre looking at one lesson at a time. Option 2: Binding. If you have a binding machine you will LOVE using it for these lesson plans. It makes it so easy to carry around. If you have a double sided printer
then it is less than 40 pieces of paper. Kindergarten Brittany Washburn Setup Honestly, you wont really even need to plan anymore with this resource. Just double check that you understand the lesson (so that you can provide tech support to students) and customize the lesson plan for yourself. Done! It took me years of teaching in the computer lab to put these lessons together and I am so happy to be able to share them with other teachers. Within my scope and sequence, I saved a little wiggle room for extenuating circumstances in your schedule. Snow days, field trips, and state testing get us off schedule all the time. Ive never been able to complete a full 40 weeks with any grade level. FAQ: Q: Some of the websites ask for a username and password but my school doesnt have an account. How
do I use them? A: You might have to skip some of the activities if you dont have a school account. Just let students know to disregard that part. Q: How can I get my students onto the website quickly? A: Options- 1. Have the page linked to your school website (or whatever website is the home page when your students open the browser). 2. Make a desktop shortcut on each computer that goes directly to k5technologycurriculum.com. 3. Use a software like Lanschool to push the link out to your students. 4. Bookmark the URL on the browser. *Choose a super easy username and password when you register. Kindergarten Brittany Washburn Contents: Scope and Sequence These are the lesson titles you will find in this resource: Rules and Procedures 1. First Day in Tech Lesson 1
2. Procedures and First Project Lesson 2 Online Search 3. Lesson 3: How to Read a Webpage 4. Lesson 4: Evaluate Websites Activity 5. Lesson 5: Google Search Tips Vocabulary 6. Lesson 6: Geek Speak Project 7. Technology Vocabulary Typing 8. Vocabulary Test 1 Internet Safety 9. Internet Safety Project 6 Weeks 10.Internet Safety Lessons Coding 11.Scratch Lessons 1-8 12.Screen Free Week Make a projects 13.Animation Project 14.Make a Wordle 15.Make a Comic 16.Make a Voice Recording 17.Make a Picture with Labels 18.Make a Puzzle
19.Make a Quiz Presentation Software 1. PowerPoint Lessons 2. Google Slides Lessons 5th Grade Brittany Washburn Unit Projects For: 5th Grade Brittany Washburn First Day in Tech Lesson 1 Rationale: The first day in the tech lab will be full of procedures, getting the login right, finding their way to the website, etc. so the lesson itself should be review and should be short and sweet. This is what the web page will look like when students get there. On our computers we have Microsoft word so that
is what I have my students use, but if you have another program (like google docs) this assignment can be completed using any word processing program. For 5th graders this should be review. At the end of the lesson there is a link for what to do if they finish early. I call these sponges because Im asking them to do a quick activity and learn something (absorb it like a sponge). If you have an early finishers activity you would prefer just direct them to that when 5th Grade they are finished. Brittany Washburn Strand: Empowered Learner Standard: 1.d. Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use, and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.
I Can Statements: I can log into my account on a networked device I can use word processing software to create a poster I can follow classroom procedures Lesson Title: First Day in Tech Lesson 1 Lesson Brainstorming: First day. Intro to my procedures. How to enter the room, how to log in, voice level expectations, how the computers should look when it is time to pick up, etc. Resources Needed: My own list of their logins in case they are new or dont remember from last year. Copies of: No copies, well maybe login cards Proof of learning is the finished computer lab rules poster. 5th Grade
Procedures and First Project Lesson 2 Rationale: The second time your 5th graders are working in the computer lab, be sure to establish an entrance procedure. I like to start with about 10 minutes of keyboarding at the beginning of every session. This makes the transition so smooth and within a few months they are pretty efficient typers. I put a timer up on my SmartBoard, but you could use anything you have to mark the time. The main activity for this lesson is a paired project. My advice is to pair them up yourself, but if youre feeling adventurous then let them choose. Also be prepared that if you want them to present their findings youre going to need class time to do that. The purpose of the Padlet at the bottom is so that they can see each others questions and solutions. This also gives them a place to come back to in the future when they need an answer to one of the problems. This lesson doesnt have an answer key because many of the questions are open ended. At this point the purpose is more to perform a search than to get a right or wrong answer. If youre using my Technology Teacher Binder,
mark the date for your students who have mastered the skill. Your teacher role during this lesson is to observe their abilities. 5th Grade Brittany Washburn Strand: Knowledge Constructor Standard: 3.a. plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits. I Can Statements: I can find information using a search engine I can collaborate with a partner to solve a problem Lesson Title: Procedures and First Project Lesson 2 Lesson Brainstorming: Entrance procedure. Timer for keyboarding. Introduce research project and put students into pairs. Voice level expectations. Decide where to put their answers to the questions. Decide how to collect
anecdotal data. Resources Needed: My own list of their logins in case they are new or dont remember from last year. Still working on this Copies of: No copies Anecdotal data collection 5th Grade Unit Projects For: 5th Grade Brittany Washburn Lesson 3: How to Read a Webpage Rationale: Have your students keyboard for the first 10 minutes of class. Then, introduce the lesson for today. They are going to be using a website that has learning modules for the
next few weeks. This first introductory lesson is all about the parts of a web page. The vocabulary should be a review from last year. If you havent started yet, the terms that your students are coming across in these lessons should go on a word wall somewhere in your classroom. The word wall can be digital, but research shows that word walls work best when they are at least partially student created and always visible. The learning module for this lesson is called How to Read a Webpage. and has basic information about what websites look like and how to navigate them. At the end there is a Try This! activity. If youre doing paper journals or notebooks, have students answer the questions there. If youre fully paperless, you can have students enter the answers on your class website, in your learning management system, or with a partner in class. If they finish early, have them go to the Sponge Activities for the remainder of your time. 5th Grade Brittany Washburn
Strand: Knowledge Constructor Standard: 3.d. build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions. I Can Statements: I can build my knowledge by asking questions and seeking answers Lesson Title: Lesson 3: How to Read a Webpage Lesson Brainstorming: Entrance procedure. Timer for keyboarding. Introduce how to navigate to website and through it. Decide how I want students to answer the Try This! questions. Resources Needed: My own list of their logins in case they are new or dont remember from last year. Still working on this Copies of: No copies Anecdotal data collection
5th Grade Lesson 4: Evaluate a Website Rationale: Have your students keyboard for the first 10 minutes of class. Then, introduce the lesson for today. There are 8 websites to evaluate and a worksheet that goes along with it. Assign students one of the 8 websites to use to answer the worksheet questions. The websites are linked but I chose to show the whole URL instead of the site title so that they can see the .com, .org, etc. and start to build an understanding of the differences. It is up to you whether this is a small group or individual activity. Ive done it both ways and prefer that they fill in the worksheet independently. It is fun to have them group up after they evaluated their website to see if the other people with the same website came to the same conclusion, so if you have time at the end it is a great way to wrap up. This lesson is fabulous for an administrator observation, by the way. At the end you can either collect the worksheets, or if
youre doing notebooks have them fold it in half and glue or tape to a page. This is a great sheet to be able to look back at when they do their first research project. 5th Grade Brittany Washburn 5th Grade Strand: Knowledge Constructor Standard: 3.b. evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information, media, data or other resources I Can Statements: I can evaluate whether or not I want to trust the information I find on a website when doing research I can find the author of an article on a web page Lesson Title: Lesson 4: Evaluate a Website Lesson Brainstorming: Entrance procedure. Timer for
keyboarding. Assign websites 1-8. Hand out worksheets. Resources Needed: My own list of their logins in case they are new or dont remember from last year. Still working on this Copies of: Evaluate a Website Activity Worksheet. One per student or one per small group. Worksheet completion, coming to the correct conclusion 5th Grade Lesson 5: Search Better Rationale: Searching is such a critical skill by middle school, so this lesson is a great introduction to becoming better searchers. The lesson brings them to a learning module and has guiding questions in a Microsoft word document for them to complete. If youre a google classroom, feel free to upload the document to share with your class.
The questions really are right-there questions, but may take students a little practice to understand where and how to find the answers. Some students may not finish this during one class period. Answers: 1. The purpose of the video is to show some commonly used search features on Google. 2. To exclude words in a search, put a hyphen in front of the words you dont want included. 3. The first three search results are usually advertisements and may not lead to the answer we are searching for. 4. The three questions to ask myself are: When I run this search, what do I expect to appear?, When I find this answer, what do I expect it to look like? And When I click this link, what do I expect I will see? 5th Grade Brittany Washburn
Strand: Empowered Learner Standard: 1. c. use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways. I Can Statements: I can find right-there answers within a learning module I can search efficiently and find what I am looking for Lesson Title: Lesson 5: Search Better Lesson Brainstorming: Word wall cards for search strategies, or poster. Hook the lesson by asking students if they have ever gone to the 2nd page of google when they search. Resources Needed: Microsoft Word or other word processing program to fill in the answers on the digital worksheet. Or print and hand out the worksheet. Copies of: if printing the worksheet then make copies Worksheet completion, saving the worksheet correctly
5th Grade Unit Projects For: 5th Grade Brittany Washburn Lesson 6: Geek Speak Project Rationale: This lesson idea came from Kathy Schrock. If you havent found her online yet, shes an awesome technology resource. She does this unit called Geek Speak where her students learn technology vocabulary. This lesson is my spin on it, but I borrowed her cute title. The lesson is both a vocabulary lesson and a chance to practice creating a one page document with text, images, and other features. You will want to think through how to assign the terms. I chose to have them use their classroom number. If you have more than 30 students then you will have to add a few.
I provided an example for the term handle for the students to see. They can be as creative as they want as long as they follow the directions. If your school does rubrics then you could certainly add one. At the end of the lesson there is a spreadsheet to download for filling in the terms. In my class I had students take 1 minute to share their final poster. In my lab I have the Lanschool Software so I just put their screen on everyone elses screen to save time. You could have them all upload theirs to a padlet and have a digital gallery walk to learn the terms and put them in their own words. Im really just brainstorming now because there are so many ways to do this part 5th Grade Brittany Washburn Strand: Empowered Learner Standard: 1. c. use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
I Can Statements: I can search online to find a definition I can use a presentation tool to show what I know Lesson Title: Lesson 6: Geek Speak Project Lesson Brainstorming: Assign students their words and talk through the example page. Make a rubric if necessary. Resources Needed: Microsoft Word, publisher, or powerpoint. Any program that incorporates both text and graphics would be fine here. Copies of: none Definition page and presentation 5th Grade Unit Projects For: 5th Grade Brittany Washburn
Internet Safety Project (6 weeks) Rationale: Your students have spent years learning about digital citizenship and internet safety, plus it is time for a real research and collaborative project. By now your procedures should be set for independent and partner work, so start thinking about group work expectations and how to set a space for them to work collaboratively. The plan for this project is that there will be 8 groups taking one of the 8 different topics each. They will research and master the content and then create lessons as though they are going to teach them to younger students. I chose 2nd grade because they can read by then and are more likely able to complete a worksheet or game. If you can pair up with some classes at your school, this would be an amazing learning experience for all. If not, then have your class present to each other. Decide how many learning activities you will require from each group. Ideas include videos, worksheets, vocabulary, games, movie, activities, posters, practice, quiz, puzzles, certificates, or something else that you can approve.
About half way down the lesson page is a template and two rubrics. Check these out to see if you want to use them or create something different for your classes. The recommended websites are there for students, but a google search is a great place to go for information now that they are getting better at searching. Think through and talk to them about where to save their work each week because this is a long project. Ask them to think about what they will do to finish the project if they run out of class time. Plan ahead. 5th Grade Brittany Washburn Strand: Digital Citizen Standard: 2.c. demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property I Can Statements: I can search online to find information I can use digital tools to show what I know
I can work collaboratively in a group Lesson Title: Internet Safety Project 6 Weeks Lesson Brainstorming: Group project that will last about 6 weeks, including presentation time. Think about how to assign the 8 groups. Rubrics. Resources Needed: Links on the lesson page. Copies of: If youre doing paper rubrics then copy them. Content mastery through lesson content and presentation 5th Grade Internet Safety Lessons Rationale: The internet safety project was for review and because your students needed to research something. These internet safety topics are really important for them to learn at this age.
The button near the top of the page brings the students to a video clip from common sense media. After they watch the video, they are answering some questions. The questions are designed to get them thinking about how to act when they are online. At my school by 5th grade the students are starting to make some bad decisions and this lesson is a good reminder of the rules. At the bottom there is another button to a video if they have time. It is technically the teacher video on the topic, but I really like the way it was done and chose to share with students. 5th Grade Brittany Washburn Strand: Digital Citizen Standard: 2.b. engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices. I Can Statements:
I can explain the rules of netiquette I can use technology independently and with peers responsibly and make safe choices Lesson Title: Internet Safety Lesson Lesson Brainstorming: Video and questions about internet safety. Have a class discussion about how there are similarities and differences in school reputation versus online reputation. Resources Needed: Links on the lesson page. Copies of: Answers to the discussion questions 5th Grade Unit Projects For: 5th Grade Brittany Washburn
Scratch Lessons 9-17 Rationale: Your students are going to LOVE this unit. Coding is becoming so common for intermediate students to learn. This unit makes it easy for students to progress through the Scratch program independently. The most important part about this unit is that they only download the lesson file the first time. After that they should access the workbook from their saved files to keep working on it. They have to answer questions in the workbook so they dont want to start over with the blank one every time. The first day that I introduce scratch I have them all download the workbook and then I walk them through what the symbols on the pages mean. Point where the most important info is, etc. Then I let them get to it and basically just wander around for 8 weeks while they work through the projects. It might be your favorite part of the year, too. I had some students ask me if they could make an account. I decided that they could not make an account at
school, but if they made an account at home with their parents, they could use the account during our class time. I didnt want to deal with permission slips. I provided a rationale at the bottom of the lesson page for students to show their parents if their parents were curious about what Scratch is. 5th Grade Brittany Washburn Strand: Computational Thinker Standard: 5.a. formulate problem definitions suited for technology assisted methods such as data analysis, abstract models and algorithmic thinking in exploring and finding solutions. I Can Statements: I can create an algorithm for a simple pattern I can write a problem for the computer to solve Lesson Title: Scratch Lessons 9-17
Lesson Brainstorming: The download of the workbook takes a few minutes. Play a review game or something to keep them entertained while they are waiting. Better yet, keyboarding! Look through the workbook to familiarize yourself with the symbols so you can point them out to your students. Resources Needed: Links on the lesson page. Websites: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/?tip_bar=getStarte d Copies of: Answers to the workbook questions 5th Grade Unit Projects For: 5th Grade Brittany Washburn
Screen Free Week Rationale: *This one can be found under the bonus tab Try to time this lesson to be a few weeks before the official screen free week so students can decide whether or not to participate (at home). The lesson is simple enough. Students explore the website and then answer some opinion questions. You could do a lot with the information gleaned from this lesson. You could have a class debate, you could have them write a persuasive essay, you could have them make a poster. Regardless of whether or not you do an extension activity, please do share the lesson reflections with the rest of the school and your students parents. 5th Grade Brittany Washburn Strand: Creative Communicator Standard: 6.d. publish or present content that
customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences. I Can Statements: I can consider other points of view with an open mind I can form an opinion about a complex concept Lesson Title: Screen Free Week Lesson Brainstorming: Consider creating a school-wide campaign for screen free week. Let Resources Needed: Links on the lesson page. Copies of: Answers to the workbook questions 5th Grade Animation Project- 2 Weeks Rationale: The Go Animate tool on ABCYa! Is so much fun and teaches great tech skills. I still use it to make animated
GIFs to send to people (usually a cute get well soon or great job). This lesson is a 2 week project. The first week will really be spent taking the tutorial and playing around with the tool. Students will create an outdoor scene with any and all of the features provided. They will also save it as an animated gif. I recommend saving as the small version because the other options take a while to download. The second week they have creative freedom. You could integrate something they are learning in class for their custom animation. You will want to play around with the tool yourself because there are bound to be questions. Once they figure out how to duplicate the background successfully they will really be able to take off with it, but some will take a few tries to get the hang of it. 5th Grade Brittany Washburn Strand: Creative Communicator
Standard: 6.b. create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations. I Can Statements: I can create an original work using a digital tool I can share my original work using a digital tool Lesson Title: Animation Project- 2 Weeks Lesson Brainstorming: Practice creating and saving an animated gif. Choose a topic for week 2 if you dont want students creating their own topic. Resources Needed: Links on the lesson page. Copies of: Create and save a .gif file 5th Grade Make a lessons Rationale: All of the Make a lessons fit into the same lesson
rationale. Students should be using what they have learned this year to MAKE digital products. By the end of these lessons students should have an impressive portfolio of skills and products. Some will be printable and would make a great end of year bulletin board. Each week take the time to play with the tool(s) that students will be required to use. This will ensure that you can answer the questions they have while working. These lessons are designed to be trial and error. At the end of every class either do an exit ticket or have a discussion about the features and shortcuts students discovered that class period. I use a padlet as my way of collecting assignments so that students can see each others work. I love for them to comment @ each other to give feedback when there is time. You can use another method of having them turn it in- whatever works for your school. I gave a prompt (in red text) for each assignment. Decide if these work for you or if you want to use something different and let your students know. 5th Grade
Brittany Washburn Strand: Innovative Designer Standard: 4.d. exhibit a tolerance for ambiguity, perseverance and the capacity to work with open-ended problems. I Can Statements: I can stick with a problem until it is solved I can use the materials around me to help me solve a problem I can create an original work using a digital tool I can share my original work using a digital tool Lesson Title: Make a lessons Lesson Brainstorming: Play with tools to learn their features. Use prompts or change them and let students know. Resources Needed: Links on the lesson page. Copies of:
Original work using digital tool 5th Grade Unit Projects For: 5th Grade Brittany Washburn Presentation Software 4 Part Unit Rationale: This is a 4 part unit on PowerPoint and/or Google Slides and the page is set up differently than the other units. All 4 of the assignments are on the same page and you scroll down to get to the next assignment. By the end of the 4 projects, your students will be PowerPoint or Google Slides pros! PowerPoint Lessons: 1. Adding Narration 2. Spell Check and Editing
3. Design 4. Transitions and Animations Google Slides Lessons: 5. Design 6. Transitions and Animations 7. Spell Check and Editing 8. Citing Sources For each lesson there is a video of directions for the students to show them the tasks to complete. 5th Grade Brittany Washburn Strand: Innovative Designer Standard: 4.d. exhibit a tolerance for ambiguity, perseverance and the capacity to work with open-ended problems. I Can Statements: I can stay with a task until it is completed I can come to the same conclusion using different
methods and materials Lesson Title: PowerPoint and/or Google Slides 4 Week Unit Lesson Brainstorming: Preview each weeks assignment. Alter if necessary. Resources Needed: Links on the lesson page. Copies of: Each week there is an expected outcome product that can be proof of learning 5th Grade Unit Projects For: 5th Grade Brittany Washburn
Extras Rationale: Throughout the school year when I find fun, educational content to share I will add it to the Holidays or Bonus tabs of the site. There wont be lesson plans to go with these, but if you follow me on Facebook or are part of my Technology Teacher Tribe Facebook Group, that is where I announce that I have added something to the sites. Consider these extras mostly early-finisher ideas instead of full lessons. Brittany Washburn
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