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Weekly Tech Lab Lesson Plans


My goal with this is to free you up to take care of the other important things in your tech teacher life. Don't let your lesson plans stress you out!
The question comes up in the Technology Teacher Tribe Facebook Group again and again. "What are you teaching to {insert grade level here} right now?"

So, I put together weekly plans for the tech lab for grades K-5. These plans include everything you need so that the planning is done for you.

  • I Can Statements
  • Warm Ups
  • Main Activity
  • Early Finisher Activities
  • Back Up Plans
My goal with this is to free you up to take care of the other important things in your tech teacher life. Don't let your lesson plans stress you out!
Here is week 1. All of the resources I am using are linked (to get the clickable PDF version of quarters 1 and 2, register for my free resource library and then find the PDFs in the TRY section). 

In addition to not having to figure out which activities to complete each week, these lesson plans also give you an overview of how I weave in other great activities along with my elementary technology curriculum.

These plans are designed for a 45 minute session once a week. About 85% of students complete the main activity in this amount of time. I always remind them that if they finish a lesson early they can go back and finish up previous lessons. 

My goal with this is to free you up to take care of the other important things in your tech teacher life. Don't let your lesson plans stress you out!
As you can imagine, each year ends up a bit different due to calendars and school schedules. With these plans so well mapped out I'm able to simply move activities between weeks as needed. If the teachers at my school want to team up for a few weeks on a collaborative project, I just slip it into my plans and move other things around.

The I Can Statements are just one that works for that lesson for the week. I usually display a few for each grade level so that students can see the big picture of what they are learning. I wrote a blog post about Tech I Can Statements here if you'd like to take a look.

The Warm Up activities are a mix of Tech Themed Read Aloud Books (amazon affiliate links), demos of the lesson, whole group interactive whiteboard games, review of a previous concept, and typing practice for the older students.

The Main Activities come from my resources, including many weeks of my elementary technology curriculum.

The Early Finishers activities are great learning game websites, reading through the classroom library picture books, some offline printable tech activities, and finishing work from previous weeks.

The Back Up plans are an offline option for when the tech doesn't cooperate. I suggest many tech board games, robots, and printable activities that are great to have on hand for situations like this. The back up plan doesn't cover the same standards as that week's lesson always so if you need to use one, make sure to move around your planned lessons to fit that standard in another time. 


My goal with this is to free you up to take care of the other important things in your tech teacher life. Don't let your lesson plans stress you out!
Having it all visualized really helps me and makes my weekends so much more relaxing. 

My goal with this is to free you up to take care of the other important things in your tech teacher life. Don't let your lesson plans stress you out!
You might have noticed that I didn't link to any standards. I want this to be as flexible for you as possible so you can match up the skills with your own state's technology standards. The I can statements will help you see which of your standards fit, though there are always multiple standards being worked in in every lesson.

How the Clickable Tech Lab Lesson Plans work

When you download the clickable PDF versions, all of the images link to where you can purchase the resource, whether through my site or on Amazon (for the books and the tech toys).
My goal with this is to free you up to take care of the other important things in your tech teacher life. Don't let your lesson plans stress you out!
There are only 2 PDFs available so far. Quarters 1 and 2, or the first 20 weeks. I plan to finish quarters 3 and 4 by the end of the calendar year so that you can plan ahead. 

Use these weekly plans to get ideas of what to work on with your students. This is certainly not the only way to teach these units and we always have to be flexible with our schedules because things come up. 

My goal with this is to free you up to take care of the other important things in your tech teacher life. Don't let your lesson plans stress you out!

I hope this helps to get you started. Click here to register for the free resource library and download the PDF versions.

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