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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?

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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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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.

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April Activities for the Computer Lab and Distance Learning

April Activities for the Computer Lab and Distance Learning



Normally these monthly blog posts are a round up of the activities that can be used for the month in the computer lab. Since schools are closed right now, we have to pivot a bit. Luckily, almost everything that makes a great computer lab lesson also makes a great distance learning activity! Check out these recommended digital resources for April.
Normally these monthly blog posts are a round up of the activities that can be used for the month in the computer lab. Since schools are closed right now, we have to pivot a bit. Luckily, almost everything that makes a great computer lab lesson also makes a great distance learning activity! Check out these recommended digital resources for April. 

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 Technology Activities for April

TECHademics is so great because it works on any device and in any browser. The spring set for Kindergarten goes through lots of great skills from sight words to counting to sequencing. 

Next up is digital pixel art. Kindergarten can use level 1, which makes it a simple drag and drop activity. If using with iPads or other tablets, I recommend using a stylus to make the pieces easier to move. You can do this activity on any device that has Google Slides or PowerPoint. 
I know that not everyone can do Easter activities with students in school, so just skip these if they don't apply to you. There are plenty of Spring themed activities here instead. Anyway, the Digital Hundreds Charts are so much fun for students. Somehow they forget they are practicing their numbers when they are filling in the cells digitally. 

First Grade Technology Activities for April

The only first grade TECHademics set I did is for Spring. There just wasn't a ton of interest in it so I didn't continue. The activities are perfect for distance learning though because they work on any device and in any browser. Even a smartphone. Check out the product description for the whole list of included skills. 
Also great for first grade in April is Timely Tech. These activities work in Google Slides or PowerPoint on any device. First grade practices Nouns and verbs 4 different ways, base ten counting, and comparing measurements.
First grade students might really enjoy this digital glyph activity for Easter. In it they get to design an Easter egg and then add pieces to a scene and color them all in digitally. 

Second Grade Technology Activities for April

A great warm up activity for the month of April for 2nd grade is Spreadsheet Mystery Pictures. These Easter themed digital mystery pictures help students begin to understand how to navigate spreadsheet software and think about grids. 
The main activity for April can be the Make A... projects from the k5tech.net curriculum. Students love being creative and I love that they learn so many different programs so quickly. 
Early finishers can work on a Digital Glyph for Spring. The options in this one are so cute and colorful!
If there is time left, these Earth Day themed interactive slides are great for April. 

Third Grade Technology Activities for April

Timely Tech makes a great choice for the month for Third Grade as well. Students can work on the sight words mystery picture, April typing prompts, shapes kite, making new words, and sort by syllables. 
If your students are able to print anything out at home, the Text Formatting activities are great to keep their typing and direction following skills sharp. The Holidays set has an Easter Egg design for April. 
Students can also practice their drag and drop skills with these digital mystery pictures. There are 10 pieces of the puzzle to move into place for each design. This works in Google Slides or PowerPoint on any device. 

Fourth Grade Technology Activities for April

A great warm up activity for 4th graders for the month of April is the Spring Coding set. There are multiple skills to practice and the activities work on any device that has Google Slides. 
The Timely Tech activities for 4th grade include Decoding, make a chart, search, chatting online safely, and crossword puzzle typing. This makes a great main tech activity to fill multiple sessions. 
4th grade students can also stay busy with the coding activities from the k5tech.net curriculum. There are multiple scratch tutorials to work through if students have access to a laptop or desktop computer. 
Earth Day review for your intermediate students. 10 paperless interactive activities. Use with a tablet, laptop, computer, anything that can access Google Slides.

Fifth Grade Technology Activities for April

Help students keep their multi-digit multiplication and long division skills sharp with these digital mystery pictures for April. Their classroom teachers will thank you. 
These Earth Day Digital Pixel Art sets actually have 4 levels of challenge so they can be used with ANY grade level of students. The level 4 requires students to copy and paste or duplicate every piece and move it into place. That makes for great keyboard shortcut practice, even for middle or high schoolers. 
The April text formatting design is an umbrella. Students can practice their typing skills to keep them fresh for all of their other digital assignments. 

There you have it. Activities for grades k-5 for April that can be used in the computer lab or at home during distance learning. Pin this blog post to get back to later:
Normally these monthly blog posts are a round up of the activities that can be used for the month in the computer lab. Since schools are closed right now, we have to pivot a bit. Luckily, almost everything that makes a great computer lab lesson also makes a great distance learning activity! Check out these recommended digital resources for April.

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