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4th Grade Digital ELA Activities

4th Grade Digital ELA Activities


If you're sick of cleaning up after doing interactive notebook pages (paper scraps, glue sticks, missing pieces, etc.) then you are going to love these DIGITAL ELA reading and language activities for your 4th grade students.
If you're sick of cleaning up after doing interactive notebook pages (paper scraps, glue sticks, missing pieces, etc.) then you are going to love these DIGITAL ELA reading and language activities for your 4th grade students.

What is a Digital Resource Library?

In my Google Drive I have folders with the language and reading activities. I'm calling it a digital resource library because all of the resources are digital, and they are arranged for you to be able to quickly choose which topic you want to look at and use. 
If you're sick of cleaning up after doing interactive notebook pages (paper scraps, glue sticks, missing pieces, etc.) then you are going to love these DIGITAL ELA reading and language activities for your 4th grade students.

All you have to do is make a copy of each file in the folder (there's a google extension that makes this really easy) and then they are yours to use with your students.

Are they Common Core Aligned?

Yes, I used the common core standards as a guide when creating these activities and graphic organizers. There is an alignment guide in each folder. That being said, there are no CCSS indicators in the actual google slides files, so if you don't use the CCSS you can still use these activities. 

Along with this topic, they also don't have 4th grade anywhere on them except in the file title. If you rename it you can use it as differentiation for any grade level student(s). 
If you're sick of cleaning up after doing interactive notebook pages (paper scraps, glue sticks, missing pieces, etc.) then you are going to love these DIGITAL ELA reading and language activities for your 4th grade students.

Do I have to have Google Classroom to use this?

No! The folders are on my Google Drive, but the actual activities are in Google Slides, which can easily be downloaded as a PowerPoint file and it doesn't lose any functionality. All you have to take care of is a way to share the files with your students. Sure, Google Classroom makes it a bit easier to share a file, but there are plenty of other ways. You can even upload them to a password protected page on your class website, or into a learning management system like Schoology or Sharepoint in order for your students to access the files. If you have any questions about this, please ask. 

So these are like Interactive Notebooks, but Digital?

Yes, exactly! The Language activities have click and drag, typing, and related online games. The Reading activities are graphic organizers that can be used with ANY text. The best part is that each file has an anchor chart so you could even assign these as homework and the parents would be able to help based on the anchor charts! 
If you're sick of cleaning up after doing interactive notebook pages (paper scraps, glue sticks, missing pieces, etc.) then you are going to love these DIGITAL ELA reading and language activities for your 4th grade students.

If you're sick of cleaning up after doing interactive notebook pages (paper scraps, glue sticks, missing pieces, etc.) then you are going to love these DIGITAL ELA reading and language activities for your 4th grade students.

If you're sick of cleaning up after doing interactive notebook pages (paper scraps, glue sticks, missing pieces, etc.) then you are going to love these DIGITAL ELA reading and language activities for your 4th grade students.

So, do you think your students would like to complete their ELA work digitally?

Pin this post to get back to later:
If you're sick of cleaning up after doing interactive notebook pages (paper scraps, glue sticks, missing pieces, etc.) then you are going to love these DIGITAL ELA reading and language activities for your 4th grade students.


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Brittany Washburn
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1st Grade Software Lessons for the Computer Lab

1st Grade Software Lessons for the Computer Lab


1st grade students can do more on devices than we expect. With lessons and activities that follow a consistent setup and process, first graders can do just about anything in the software programs.   These Spiral Review technology lessons that teach presentation, word processing, and spreadsheet software for 1st grade over 12 sessions. These will make a great addition to your technology curriculum for the computer lab.
1st grade students can do more on devices than we expect. With lessons and activities that follow a consistent setup and process, first graders can do just about anything in the software programs. 
These Spiral Review technology lessons that teach presentation, word processing, and spreadsheet software for 1st grade over 12 sessions. These will make a great addition to your technology curriculum for the computer lab. The skills build on each other throughout this unit so it is important to do the lessons in order. Each set of 12 weeks are all on the same topic, so students can take a deep dive into the content and the tech skills.

Weeks 1-12: Farm Animals

Week 1
PRESENTATION
Farm Animals Drag and Drop
Week 2
PRESENTATION
Farm Animals Font Size
Week 3
PRESENTATION
Farm Animals Type Labels
Week 4
PRESENTATION
Farm Animals Patterns
Week 5
WORD PROCESSING
Farm Animals Type Names
Week 6
WORD PROCESSING
Farm Animals Sorting
Week 7
WORD PROCESSING
Farm Animals Fix the Text
Week 8
WORD PROCESSING
Farm Animals Font Colors
Week 9
SPREADSHEETS
Farm Animals Data Chart
Week 10
SPREADSHEETS
Farm Animals Data Line Graph
Week 11
SPREADSHEETS
Farm Animals Data Bar Graph
Week 12
SPREADSHEETS
Farm Animals Data Pie Graph
1st grade students can do more on devices than we expect. With lessons and activities that follow a consistent setup and process, first graders can do just about anything in the software programs.   These Spiral Review technology lessons that teach presentation, word processing, and spreadsheet software for 1st grade over 12 sessions. These will make a great addition to your technology curriculum for the computer lab.

Weeks 13-24: Bugs

Week 13
PRESENTATION
Bugs Drag and Drop
Week 14
PRESENTATION
Bugs Type Labels
Week 15
PRESENTATION
Bugs Copy and Paste
Week 16
PRESENTATION
Bugs Design the Presentation
Week 17
WORD PROCESSING
Bugs Type Names
Week 18
WORD PROCESSING
Bugs Sorting
Week 19
WORD PROCESSING
Bugs Fix the Text
Week 20
WORD PROCESSING
Bugs Font and Colors
Week 21
SPREADSHEETS
Bugs Data Chart
Week 22
SPREADSHEETS
Bugs Data Scatter Graph
Week 23
SPREADSHEETS
Bugs Data Column Graph
Week 24
SPREADSHEETS
Bugs Data Line Graph
1st grade students can do more on devices than we expect. With lessons and activities that follow a consistent setup and process, first graders can do just about anything in the software programs.   These Spiral Review technology lessons that teach presentation, word processing, and spreadsheet software for 1st grade over 12 sessions. These will make a great addition to your technology curriculum for the computer lab.

Weeks 25-36: Keyboards and Typing

Week 25
PRESENTATION
Keyboard Drag and Drop
Week 26
PRESENTATION
Keyboard Type Letters
Week 27
PRESENTATION
Keyboard Change Fonts
Week 28
PRESENTATION
Keyboard Phonics Drag and Drop
Week 29
WORD PROCESSING
Keyboard Type Sight Words
Week 30
WORD PROCESSING
Keyboard Change Fonts
Week 31
WORD PROCESSING
Keyboard Fix the Text
Week 32
WORD PROCESSING
Keyboard Keys Sorting Drag and Drop
Week 33
SPREADSHEETS
Keyboard Data Chart
Week 34
SPREADSHEETS
Keyboard Data Line Graph
Week 35
SPREADSHEETS
Keyboard Data Column Graph
Week 36
SPREADSHEETS
Keyboard Data Choice Graph
1st grade students can do more on devices than we expect. With lessons and activities that follow a consistent setup and process, first graders can do just about anything in the software programs.   These Spiral Review technology lessons that teach presentation, word processing, and spreadsheet software for 1st grade over 12 sessions. These will make a great addition to your technology curriculum for the computer lab.
What is included:
4 weeks of lessons for each type of software
  • Word / Docs / Pages
  • PowerPoint / Slides / Keynote
  • Excel / Sheets / Numbers
Customizable for whatever software version you have
Editable Lesson Plans:
•Mini lesson
•Vocabulary
•Materials
•I Can Statements
•Lesson components
•Exit Ticket Questions
•Space for reflection
1st grade students can do more on devices than we expect. With lessons and activities that follow a consistent setup and process, first graders can do just about anything in the software programs.   These Spiral Review technology lessons that teach presentation, word processing, and spreadsheet software for 1st grade over 12 sessions. These will make a great addition to your technology curriculum for the computer lab.
Editable Daily Messages:
•Lesson Title
•Vocabulary
•Materials
•I Can Statements
•Lesson Question
•Space for you to add screenshots of your software program
1st grade students can do more on devices than we expect. With lessons and activities that follow a consistent setup and process, first graders can do just about anything in the software programs.   These Spiral Review technology lessons that teach presentation, word processing, and spreadsheet software for 1st grade over 12 sessions. These will make a great addition to your technology curriculum for the computer lab.
Student Templates Provided
•Templates will convert to any version of software programs, but are provided in Office 365
1st grade students can do more on devices than we expect. With lessons and activities that follow a consistent setup and process, first graders can do just about anything in the software programs.   These Spiral Review technology lessons that teach presentation, word processing, and spreadsheet software for 1st grade over 12 sessions. These will make a great addition to your technology curriculum for the computer lab.
Student Exit Ticket:
•Formative assessment questions provided as an editable Google Form to use with every lesson
1st grade students can do more on devices than we expect. With lessons and activities that follow a consistent setup and process, first graders can do just about anything in the software programs.   These Spiral Review technology lessons that teach presentation, word processing, and spreadsheet software for 1st grade over 12 sessions. These will make a great addition to your technology curriculum for the computer lab.

TEACHING TIPS

1. These lessons are the main activity for a class. I recommend planning a warm up activity (like 10 minutes of typing) and early finisher activities (here are sites you can use). You’re likely going to have some students complete the lesson in 5-10 minutes and others that will still be working when you say time is up.
2. In the lesson plans you’ll see me talk about screencasts you could make. If you’ve never made them before, check out this blog post to learn more about it. Screencasts are a game changer!
3. You may upload the student templates to a learning management system or password protected page of your own website. As long as the files aren’t available publicly on the web then you’re following the terms of use. If you need ideas for how to share files with students, read this blog post.
4. The assessment can be thought of as exit tickets and is optional. It will be helpful if technology is a graded subject and should be used to inform your instruction.
If you’re new to teaching technology and curious about grading these skills, read this blog post.

WHO NEEDS THESE TECHNOLOGY LESSONS?

These software lessons are perfect for technology teachers, classroom teachers, media specialists, STEM teachers, or homeschool parents who want their students to know how to use technology to create content. By mastering these software programs, students will feel comfortable doing anything you ask them to do with it.

HOW ARE THESE DIFFERENT FROM YOUR TECHNOLOGY CURRICULUM?

The k5tech.net curriculum has warm ups and early finisher activities plus it is all housed on my website. These software lessons are just the main activity and assessments and I'm providing you with all of the files to put into your learning management system. The content in these software lessons does not overlap with the k5tech.net curriculum at all so you can use both.

Still have questions? Please ask them before purchasing.

Buy 1st Grade Software Lessons on TpT

Buy 1st Grade Software Lessons on K5tech.net

1st grade students can do more on devices than we expect. With lessons and activities that follow a consistent setup and process, first graders can do just about anything in the software programs.   These Spiral Review technology lessons that teach presentation, word processing, and spreadsheet software for 1st grade over 12 sessions. These will make a great addition to your technology curriculum for the computer lab.

Read more »
Brittany Washburn
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5th Grade Digital ELA Activities

5th Grade Digital ELA Activities


If you're sick of cleaning up after doing interactive notebook pages (paper scraps, glue sticks, missing pieces, etc.) then you are going to love these DIGITAL ELA reading and language activities for your 5th grade students.
If you're sick of cleaning up after doing interactive notebook pages (paper scraps, glue sticks, missing pieces, etc.) then you are going to love these DIGITAL ELA reading and language activities for your 5th grade students.

What is a Digital Resource Library?

In my Google Drive I have folders with the language and reading activities. I'm calling it a digital resource library because all of the resources are digital, and they are arranged for you to be able to quickly choose which topic you want to look at and use. 
If you're sick of cleaning up after doing interactive notebook pages (paper scraps, glue sticks, missing pieces, etc.) then you are going to love these DIGITAL ELA reading and language activities for your 5th grade students.
All you have to do is make a copy of each file in the folder (there's a google extension that makes this really easy) and then they are yours to use with your students.

Are they Common Core Aligned?

Yes, I used the common core standards as a guide when creating these activities and graphic organizers. There is an alignment guide in each folder. That being said, there are no CCSS indicators in the actual google slides files, so if you don't use the CCSS you can still use these activities. 

Along with this topic, they also don't have 5th grade anywhere on them except in the file title. If you rename it you can use it as differentiation for any grade level student(s). 
If you're sick of cleaning up after doing interactive notebook pages (paper scraps, glue sticks, missing pieces, etc.) then you are going to love these DIGITAL ELA reading and language activities for your 5th grade students.

Do I have to have Google Classroom to use this?

No! The folders are on my Google Drive, but the actual activities are in Google Slides, which can easily be downloaded as a PowerPoint file and it doesn't lose any functionality. All you have to take care of is a way to share the files with your students. Sure, Google Classroom makes it a bit easier to share a file, but there are plenty of other ways. You can even upload them to a password protected page on your class website, or into a learning management system like Schoology or Sharepoint in order for your students to access the files. If you have any questions about this, please ask. 

So these are like Interactive Notebooks, but Digital?

Yes, exactly! The Language activities have click and drag, typing, and related online games. The Reading activities are graphic organizers that can be used with ANY text. The best part is that each file has an anchor chart so you could even assign these as homework and the parents would be able to help based on the anchor charts! 
If you're sick of cleaning up after doing interactive notebook pages (paper scraps, glue sticks, missing pieces, etc.) then you are going to love these DIGITAL ELA reading and language activities for your 5th grade students.

If you're sick of cleaning up after doing interactive notebook pages (paper scraps, glue sticks, missing pieces, etc.) then you are going to love these DIGITAL ELA reading and language activities for your 5th grade students.

If you're sick of cleaning up after doing interactive notebook pages (paper scraps, glue sticks, missing pieces, etc.) then you are going to love these DIGITAL ELA reading and language activities for your 5th grade students.

So, do you think your students would like to complete their ELA work digitally?

Pin this post to get back to later:
If you're sick of cleaning up after doing interactive notebook pages (paper scraps, glue sticks, missing pieces, etc.) then you are going to love these DIGITAL ELA reading and language activities for your 5th grade students.

Read more »
Brittany Washburn
0 Comments
Best 20 Tips from Teachers for Teaching from Home

Best 20 Tips from Teachers for Teaching from Home



I have been blown away by the advice being shared by teachers who are already figuring out how to do distance learning. A lot of the same advice is given over and over so I've compiled it into one concise list.
I have been blown away by the advice being shared by teachers who are already figuring out how to do distance learning. A lot of the same advice is given over and over so I've compiled it into one concise list. 

20 Tips for Teachers Teaching from Home for the First Time

  1. Keep it simple and consistent. 
  2. Be engaging and interactive. 
  3. Set office hours and stick to them. Close your laptop after hours.
  4. Create a routine.
  5. When recording videos, sit with the wall behind you.
  6. Teach in small chunks. Spread a lesson over days.
  7. Make a guide for the entire week on one page or in one place.
  8. Be patient. Accept the learning curve. 
  9. Document everything.
  10. Call you homeroom students once a week.
  11. Make time for yourself to disconnect and unplug.
  12. Teach procedures first before you get into new content.
  13. Lots of coffee. Pace yourself.
  14. Good humor is essential.
  15. Don't expect perfection. Expect mistakes. 
  16. Cut way back on the pace of learning.
  17. Be flexible.
  18. Keep things in perspective. 
  19. Don't compare yourself with other teachers. 
  20. Utilize tools that are free right now. 
BONUS TIP
Take your work email OFF your phone.

What would you add to the list? What advice do you have for teachers new to teaching virtually? If you are one of those teachers, what questions do you have?

Looking for guidance and distance learning strategies? Check out this blog post for Tips

Want to connect with like-minded teachers? Join the Technology Teacher Tribe on Facebook. 
I have been blown away by the advice being shared by teachers who are already figuring out how to do distance learning. A lot of the same advice is given over and over so I've compiled it into one concise list.


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Brittany Washburn
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2nd Grade Software Lessons for the Computer Lab

2nd Grade Software Lessons for the Computer Lab


These Spiral Review technology lessons for 2nd grade teach presentation, word processing, and spreadsheet software over 12 sessions. These will make a great addition to your technology curriculum for the computer lab.
2nd grade has secretly always been my favorite group in the computer lab. They are starting to become independent on the computer, but are still totally sweet. They are so excited to try new activities, and that makes me excited to teach them. By practicing each software type multiple times we can keep the skills fresh so that students can use technology to show what they know in the classroom. 

These Spiral Review technology lessons for 2nd grade teach presentation, word processing, and spreadsheet software over 12 sessions. These will make a great addition to your technology curriculum for the computer lab. The skills build on each other throughout this unit so it is important to do the lessons in order. Each set of 12 weeks are all on the same topic, so students can take a deep dive into the content and the tech skills.

Weeks 1-12: Kites

Week 1
PRESENTATION
Kites – Type your Answer Template
Week 2
PRESENTATION
Kites – Drag and Drop Matching
Week 3
PRESENTATION
Kites – Presentation Project
Week 4
PRESENTATION
Kites – Digital Hundreds Chart Mystery Picture
Week 5
WORD PROCESSING
Kites – Type in Text Box
Week 6
WORD PROCESSING
Kites – Copy and Paste
Week 7
WORD PROCESSING
Kites – Change Fonts
Week 8
WORD PROCESSING
Kites – Insert Pictures
Week 9
SPREADSHEETS
Class Survey Chart and Graph
Week 10
SPREADSHEETS
Kite Data Line Graph
Week 11
SPREADSHEETS
Kite Data Bar Graph
Week 12
SPREADSHEETS
Kites – Digital Spreadsheets Mystery Picture
These Spiral Review technology lessons for 2nd grade teach presentation, word processing, and spreadsheet software over 12 sessions. These will make a great addition to your technology curriculum for the computer lab.

Weeks 13-24: Breakfast Foods Around the World

Week 13
PRESENTATION
Build a Plate of Breakfast Foods
Week 14
PRESENTATION
Breakfast Hundreds Chart Mystery Picture
Week 15
PRESENTATION
Breakfast – Presentation Project
Week 16
PRESENTATION
Fill in a Template about Breakfast Foods
Week 17
WORD PROCESSING
Breakfast Foods Change Fonts
Week 18
WORD PROCESSING
Breakfast Foods – Copy and Paste
Week 19
WORD PROCESSING
Breakfast Foods List
Week 20
WORD PROCESSING
Breakfast Foods Insert Clip Art
Week 21
SPREADSHEETS
Class Survey Chart and Graph
Week 22
SPREADSHEETS
Breakfast Data Bar Graph
Week 23
SPREADSHEETS
Breakfast Data Pie Graph
Week 24
SPREADSHEETS
Breakfast – Digital Spreadsheets Mystery Picture
These Spiral Review technology lessons for 2nd grade teach presentation, word processing, and spreadsheet software over 12 sessions. These will make a great addition to your technology curriculum for the computer lab.

Weeks 25-36: Dental Health

Week 25
PRESENTATION
Teeth Facts Presentation Project
Week 26
PRESENTATION
Teeth Labeling Drag and Drop and Typing
Week 27
PRESENTATION
Tooth Brushing Rules Copy and Paste
Week 28
PRESENTATION
Tooth Brushing Rules Presentation Template
Week 29
WORD PROCESSING
Tooth Text Formatting
Week 30
WORD PROCESSING
Teeth Facts - Typing
Week 31
WORD PROCESSING
Teeth Facts Copy and Paste
Week 32
WORD PROCESSING
Tooth Brushing Rules Poster
Week 33
SPREADSHEETS
Class Survey Chart and Graph
Week 34
SPREADSHEETS
Teeth Data Line Graph
Week 35
SPREADSHEETS
Teeth Data Choice Graph
Week 36
SPREADSHEETS
Teeth Data AutoSum
These Spiral Review technology lessons for 2nd grade teach presentation, word processing, and spreadsheet software over 12 sessions. These will make a great addition to your technology curriculum for the computer lab.

What is included:

4 weeks of lessons for each type of software
  • Word / Docs / Pages
  • PowerPoint / Slides / Keynote
  • Excel / Sheets / Numbers
Customizable for whatever software version you have

Editable Lesson Plans:

•Mini lesson
•Vocabulary
•Materials
•I Can Statements
•Lesson components
•Assessments
•Space for reflection
These Spiral Review technology lessons for 2nd grade teach presentation, word processing, and spreadsheet software over 12 sessions. These will make a great addition to your technology curriculum for the computer lab.

Editable Daily Messages:

•Lesson Title
•Vocabulary
•Materials
•I Can Statements
•Lesson Question
•Space for you to add screenshots of your software program
These Spiral Review technology lessons for 2nd grade teach presentation, word processing, and spreadsheet software over 12 sessions. These will make a great addition to your technology curriculum for the computer lab.

Student Templates Provided

•Templates will convert to any version of software programs, but are provided in Office 365
These Spiral Review technology lessons for 2nd grade teach presentation, word processing, and spreadsheet software over 12 sessions. These will make a great addition to your technology curriculum for the computer lab.

Student Assessments:

•Formative assessment questions provided as editable Google Forms
These Spiral Review technology lessons for 2nd grade teach presentation, word processing, and spreadsheet software over 12 sessions. These will make a great addition to your technology curriculum for the computer lab.

TEACHING TIPS

1. These lessons are the main activity for a class. I recommend planning a warm up activity (like 10 minutes of typing) and early finisher activities (here are sites you can use). You’re likely going to have some students complete the lesson in 5-10 minutes and others that will still be working when you say time is up.
2. In the lesson plans you’ll see me talk about screencasts you could make. If you’ve never made them before, check out this blog post to learn more about it. Screencasts are a game changer!
3. You may upload the student templates to a learning management system or password protected page of your own website. As long as the files aren’t available publicly on the web then you’re following the terms of use. If you need ideas for how to share files with students, read this blog post.
4. The assessments are optional but will be helpful if technology is a graded subject. If you’re new to teaching technology and curious about grading these skills, read this blog post.

WHO NEEDS THESE TECHNOLOGY LESSONS?

These software lessons are perfect for technology teachers, classroom teachers, media specialists, STEM teachers, or homeschool parents who want their students to know how to use technology to create content. By mastering these software programs, students will feel comfortable doing anything you ask them to do with it.

HOW ARE THESE DIFFERENT FROM YOUR TECHNOLOGY CURRICULUM?

The k5tech.net curriculum has warm ups and early finisher activities plus it is all housed on my website. These software lessons are just the main activity and assessments and I'm providing you with all of the files to put into your learning management system. The content in these software lessons does not overlap with the k5tech.net curriculum at all so you can use both.
Still have questions? Please ask them before purchasing.

Buy 2nd Grade Software Lessons on TpT

Buy 2nd Grade Software Lessons on K5tech.net

These Spiral Review technology lessons for 2nd grade teach presentation, word processing, and spreadsheet software over 12 sessions. These will make a great addition to your technology curriculum for the computer lab.

Read more »
Brittany Washburn
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