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5th Grade Software Lessons for the Computer Lab


These Spiral Review software lessons for 5th grade teach presentation, word processing, and spreadsheet software over 3 sets 12 sessions.

5th grade students in the computer lab are so much fun. They are quite good with technology by now so we can do some more advanced projects. To make sure their skills stay fresh, we complete software lessons throughout the school year.

These Spiral Review software lessons for 5th grade teach presentation, word processing, and spreadsheet software over 3 sets 12 sessions. The skills build on each other throughout each unit so it is important to do the lessons in order. The units cover topics that are engaging and meaningful for students.
Weeks 1-12 include the topics of all about me, apples, and habitats.
These Spiral Review software lessons for 5th grade teach presentation, word processing, and spreadsheet software over 3 sets 12 sessions.

Weeks 13-24 include the topics of weather, classroom inventory, and technology careers.
These Spiral Review software lessons for 5th grade teach presentation, word processing, and spreadsheet software over 3 sets 12 sessions.

Weeks 25-36 include the topics of transportation, field trips, and digital citizenship.
These Spiral Review software lessons for 5th grade teach presentation, word processing, and spreadsheet software over 3 sets 12 sessions.

What is included in each set of software lessons:

3 Sets of 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 software lessons for 5th grade teach presentation, word processing, and spreadsheet software over 3 sets 12 sessions.

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 software lessons for 5th grade teach presentation, word processing, and spreadsheet software over 3 sets 12 sessions.

Student Templates Provided
•Templates will convert to any version of software programs, but are provided in Office 365
These Spiral Review software lessons for 5th grade teach presentation, word processing, and spreadsheet software over 3 sets 12 sessions.

Student Assessments:
•Formative assessment questions provided as editable Google Forms
These Spiral Review software lessons for 5th grade teach presentation, word processing, and spreadsheet software over 3 sets 12 sessions.

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.

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These Spiral Review software lessons for 5th grade teach presentation, word processing, and spreadsheet software over 3 sets 12 sessions.

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March Activities for the Computer Lab



March is a great time of year to plan holiday themed activities along with more serious academic content. Schools that don't have a break in March understand that it can feel like a really long stretch of weeks. Planning fun and engaging lessons can make the time go by much faster.
March is a great time of year to plan holiday themed activities along with more serious academic content. Schools that don't have a break in March understand that it can feel like a really long stretch of weeks. Planning fun and engaging lessons can make the time go by much faster.

How to use this blog post: find the grade level you're interested in and then read about the activities. Click on any images to go to the product description to learn more about it. You'll see some activities in multiple grade levels. This either means that differentiation is provided to make the lesson appropriate for multiple grade levels, or it includes multiple grade levels of activities for the tech lab.

Kindergarten Computer Lab Activities for March

With kindergarten I almost always have a themed set of activities that work on both tech skills and academic content from their classroom. This makes it a lot easier to work on mouse and keyboard skills without them getting burned out by doing repetitive tasks. TECHademics is my favorite way to do this!

Timely Tech for March includes a similar set of skills as TECHademics, but is in a different program (Google Slides). This gives students an opportunity to keep working on mouse skills while bringing in other great skills like navigating to a file and within a file. 
For a fun one-day activity for St. Patrick's Day, Digital Pixel Art is perfect. Kindergarten students can do level 1, which is all drag and drop skills. 

First Grade Computer Lab Activities for March

First graders in March are working on Timely Tech as the main activity. I have them complete the slides for base 10, hundreds chart puzzles, and short and long vowel sounds.  
The first way we celebrate St. Patrick's Day is with digital hundreds chart mystery pictures. First grade students love these and can do 2-3 of the designs in a 30 minute class period. 
This is a great time of year to bring in a science unit with coding robots. The Planets and Space task cards can be used with any moveable robot.
Check out these Amazon Recommendations to see my favorite robots for the classroom.  

Second Grade Computer Lab Activities for March

A fun activity for 2nd grade and up is spreadsheet mystery pictures. This set with a St. Patrick's Day theme is perfect to split between a few grade levels. Students really master the toolbar in Sheets or Excel. 
Another great option for March themed activities for 2nd grade is the March Timely Tech. Second grade can work on the slides for Decorate a clover, make new words, ABC order, and the typing prompts. 

Presentation projects are a great opportunity for students to practice their software skills. Depending on experience, 2nd grade students could do level 1 or 2. 

Third Grade Computer Lab Activities for March

The main activity for third grade is software lessons. These lessons can take anywhere from 10-45 minutes depending on the student, so it is always a good idea to have early finisher activities.

Spreadsheet mystery pictures make a great early finisher activity. Have students work on 2-3 of them over the course of the month. The St. Patrick's Day theme is perfect for March in the computer lab.

My other favorite option for 3rd grade is Digital Pixel Art. Level 3 is usually right for third grade students, but you have 4 levels of challenge so you can choose or let them pick.
March is a great time of year to plan holiday themed activities along with more serious academic content. Schools that don't have a break in March understand that it can feel like a really long stretch of weeks. Planning fun and engaging lessons can make the time go by much faster.

Fourth Grade Computer Lab Activities for March

Just like 3rd grade, 4th grade has software lessons as the main activity. The topic for all of the lessons is the Science of Color, which students love to learn about. It is a good idea to plan warm up and early finisher activities to go with these technology lessons. 
Typing makes a great warm up for upper elementary students. In just about 10 minutes a week, students can maintain their typing skills. 
Classroom teachers really appreciate when we practice content skills in the computer lab. Multiplication and Division Mystery Pictures with a March Theme make a great early finisher activity. 

Fifth Grade Computer Lab Activities for March

Starting with the main activity for the month, 5th graders are working on their software skills. 
Then they can work on Timely Tech with the slides for crossword puzzle, if/then/else coding, and code a GIF. These make great warm up or early finisher activities for the month. 
Binary Code Digital Flash Cards are the perfect way to work on typing and coding skills together. I use them throughout the school year with upper elementary students. There are 120 words included so it takes students a while to get through. 

There you have it, activities for grades k-5 for the month of March. Be sure to pin this blog post to get back to later!
March is a great time of year to plan holiday themed activities along with more serious academic content. Schools that don't have a break in March understand that it can feel like a really long stretch of weeks. Planning fun and engaging lessons can make the time go by much faster.

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