Technology

 

Mrs. Brianna Hall

 

Technology Curriculum:

 

*More assignments are done throughout the year.  This is just an idea of what the students learn per grade.

*All students will also get to work on Holiday themed lessons throughout the year.

*Each grade will do a Digital Citizens week. The students learn by grade what is appropriate and what isn’t when using computers and internet.

*Google classroom is a tool where students learn Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets. These programs are similar to Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Google Classroom allows students to not have to worry about saving their work, it’s a touch easier, and it allows students to “Turn In” assignments directly to my account so I can view it. Students will also learn Microsoft programs as that is what is used still in the workplace.

*Below is the link that is set up on all the computers in the lab. This is a website that I created to create quick links for all the students to click to get them to their assignments for the day. This is also the design students will use when they build their own websites in the upper grades.

https://sites.google.com/sjgschool.org/mrshallscomputerlab/home

 

Kindergarten:

1st Semester: Will learn how to properly care for a computer. Unplugging/ plugging headphones, How to turn screen on and off. How to log on to computer using lab pin. Open Firefox and using Mrs. Hall’s website to follow the links to assignment for the day. Will start with ABC Mouse Learning Path. Students will follow the learning path that teaches students letters, numbers, coloring skills, facts, all while learning mouse control and other basic various controls for a computer.

2nd Semester: Students will start a website called, Epic. This is a website that allows students to listen to a story being read to them. We then do worksheets together that incorporate the story. Students will continue to work on ABC Mouse Learning Path one day a week.

 

1st Grade:

1st Semester: Students will continue learning various controls on the computer. How to log on/off. How to open Firefox, follow Mrs. Hall’s links on the website, volume control for their headphones. Students will play a game called Teach Your Monster to Read. Learning to read is key in first grade and this is a game that students will love. Students follow a path and complete lessons over letters, blending, and segmenting words. With 3 levels this game will take students all first semester and then some. First graders will also continue with Epic; reading books and completing worksheets over book.

2nd Semester: Students will be introduced to typing.  Students will learn where each key is on the keyboard. They will learn homerow and finger placement. Students will begin typing on a website called TypingClub. This website shows students videos about how to type properly and lessons following. Students will also learn how to use their Google Classroom accounts, logging on/off, basic using Docs and Slides. Students will continue to play Teach Your Monster to Read, read on Epic, and type the rest of the semester.

 

2nd Grade:

1st Semester: Students will learn more computer tools; how to navigate the Start menu, viewing time and date, opening various programs. Students will learn more about using Google Docs by learning how to copy and paste pictures, change font style, color, etc. Google Slides will be explored more, by copying and pasting, adding slides, and creating a basic presentation. Students will continue on TypingClub learning more detailed lessons. Epic will still be incorporated.

2nd Semester: Students will learn more tools on Google Slides by learning about Pixel Cubes. This is a copy and paste lesson where students copy and paste various blocks to make a picture. This allows them to grasp the concept of copying and pasting and maneuvering Google Slides. Students will learn how to properly head and type a paper on Google Docs. Students will also be introduced into Microsoft programs like Word and PowerPoint. Google Docs and Slides is an easier version of Microsoft Programs and that is why we start with those first.

 

3rd Grade:

1st Semester: Students will continue learning how to type properly. They will continue using TypingClub. Students will be making more in depth Slide Shows using Google Slides. By Christmas students will start to learn what computer coding is. They will learn definitions of basic coding terms and start a website called, Code.org. Students will explore the world of coding by completing various lessons assigned.

2nd Semester: Students will start a new typing website called typing.com. This a website focused more on lessons and typing out sentences. They will take a typing test once a month to understand their WPM (Words Per Minute) and fill in a blank keyboard once a month to learn better where their keys are located. Students in third grade will be introduced to our coding robots, Ozobots. These robots follow a line code carefully drawn out by students. Students will get to work in groups after mastering the Ozobots to build a parade to show to other students throughout school.

 

4th Grade:

1st Semester: Students will continue learning how to type on typing.com. Students will take a monthly typing test and our monthly keyboard challenge of filling in the keys.  Students will explore more on Google Docs and Slides. Students will also explore on Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.  Students will be doing Coding in December completing various lessons on code.org.

2nd Semester:

Students will continue typing.com and typing tests. Students will learn more about the basics of a computer and different functions and tasks it can do. Students will learn with the coding robots, Ozobots. Students will write a story on Storyjumper.com. Students will build a slideshow over a research topic of their choice. Students will learn how to correctly site website sources.

 

5th Grade:

1st Semester: Students will continue learning how to type on typing.com. Students will take monthly typing tests and our monthly keyboard challenge of filling in the keys. Students will continue to use Google Docs and Slides. Students will also continue to use Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Students will code in December completing various lessons on code.org.

2nd Semester: Students will continue typing.com. Students will learn about Stop Animation using Google Slides. Will build a project using Animation that will take quite some time and will also complete an animation challenge. Students will continue to learn different task that they can perform on the computer.

 

6th Grade:

1st Semester: Students will continue typing through typing.com. Students will continue to learn other various activities and other various task on computers. Students will continue using Google Docs, Slides and start exploring Google Sheets. Students will continue to use Microsoft programs such as Word, PowerPoint, and start learning Excel. Students will also do coding in December.

2nd Semester: Students will continue with typing.com. Students will start a Stop Animation project on Google Slides. Students will also be assigned a research project that will need to be typed up and then using that information to make a Slide show. Students will also research information on computer technology. Students will design a trip to a location and figure in costs using Excel while staying within a budget. Will design a slide show to explain in detail their findings.

 

7th Grade:

1st Semester: Students will continue typing through typing.com.  Students will continue to learn other various and tasks on computers. Students will continue using Google Docs, Slides, and continue working on Google Sheets. Students will also continue using Microsoft Office programs. Students will learn with Father about the stained glass windows and church and type up a paper.  Students will also build a website that has links to their favorite sites, etc. Students will also do computer coding in December.

2nd Semester: Students will continue typing.com. Students will do a research project on YouTube and be able to site internet sources. Students will put together a dream house with costs and budget using Excel. Students will work on other various assignments; researching technology as a whole, creating magazine covers, cards, excel spreadsheets, slides/powerpoints, and Stop Animation.

 

8th Grade:

1st Semester: Students will continue typing.com. Students will continue to learn other various and tasks on computers. Students will continue using Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets. Students will also continue using Microsoft Office programs. 8th grade students will work on a Graduation Portfolio throughout the year.

2nd Semester: Students will continue on typing.com. Students will take apart old computers and learn how computers work. Students will work on other various assignments; researching technology as a whole, creating magazine covers, cards, excel spreadsheets, slides/powerpoints, and Stop Animation.