1st Grade Technology Lessons and Activities

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1st grade technology lesson plans and activities for the entire school year that will make a great supplement to your technology curriculum. These lesson plans and activities will save you so much time coming up with what to do during your computer lab time. Ideal for a technology teacher or a 1st grade teacher with mandatory lab time. All of the work is done for you!
Did you know that Kindergarten isn’t required in every state? I found this out the hard way my first year of teaching in North Carolina when 1st graders came into the tech lab with no school or desktop computer experience. I had planned to do a quick review of the Kindergarten stuff and then jump into more challenging projects, but my students slowed me way down.Instead, we had to spend time building skills (even the kindergarten students still needed practice) and learning all about the computer. You’ll see in the scope and sequence below that the first unit teaches students about the parts of the computer, the internet, and how to save websites to favorites. By mid-year my first graders are always ready for more!

So, I created these 1st Grade Technology Lessons and Activities for the entire school year that will make a great supplement to your technology curriculum. These lesson plans and activities will save you so much time coming up with what to do during your computer lab time. They are ideal for a technology teacher or a first grade teacher with mandatory lab time. All of the work is done for you!

Would you like to try my K-5 Technology Curriculum for 30 days to see if it is a good fit for your students? Click here and use the code TRYK5TECH1 at checkout to get the first 30 days for just $1!

1st grade technology lesson plans and activities for the entire school year that will make a great supplement to your technology curriculum. These lesson plans and activities will save you so much time coming up with what to do during your computer lab time. Ideal for a technology teacher or a 1st grade teacher with mandatory lab time. All of the work is done for you!
What you need in order to use these lesson plans:
  • Students will need to log in with the class account username and password every time. You can make the credentials very easy. *New for 2021 and beyond, this now comes with an Auto Login URL that logs students in with one click.
  • Laptops are ideal (PC or Chromebooks) because not all of the activities will load correctly from a tablet. I do not recommend buying this if you only have tablets.
  • The file for the editable lesson plans and rationale pages is in PowerPoint. You can upload it into your Google Drive to open it in Slides if needed. Everything will transfer.
  • There are a handful of YouTube videos to supplement the lessons. If you don’t have access to YouTube you can accomplish the same objective by doing a demonstration yourself.
Each lesson or project includes:
-a rationale page
1st grade technology lesson plans and activities for the entire school year that will make a great supplement to your technology curriculum. These lesson plans and activities will save you so much time coming up with what to do during your computer lab time. Ideal for a technology teacher or a 1st grade teacher with mandatory lab time. All of the work is done for you!
-an editable lesson planning page
1st grade technology lesson plans and activities for the entire school year that will make a great supplement to your technology curriculum. These lesson plans and activities will save you so much time coming up with what to do during your computer lab time. Ideal for a technology teacher or a 1st grade teacher with mandatory lab time. All of the work is done for you!
-a web page with linked prompts, directions, and activities
1st grade technology lesson plans and activities for the entire school year that will make a great supplement to your technology curriculum. These lesson plans and activities will save you so much time coming up with what to do during your computer lab time. Ideal for a technology teacher or a 1st grade teacher with mandatory lab time. All of the work is done for you!
-Unit cover pages for a binder if you want to print out these plans
1st grade technology lesson plans and activities for the entire school year that will make a great supplement to your technology curriculum. These lesson plans and activities will save you so much time coming up with what to do during your computer lab time. Ideal for a technology teacher or a 1st grade teacher with mandatory lab time. All of the work is done for you!
Enough to last you the entire school year!

1st Grade Technology Lessons Scope and Sequence

These are the lesson titles you will find in this resource:

Rules and Procedures

  1. How to’s
  2. Computer Parts 3 week unit (comes with printable worksheets)
  3. How to use the Internet
  4. Save to Favorites

Mouse and Keyboard Practice

  1. Mouse Practice (repeat as many times as needed)
  2. Keyboard Arrows (repeat until mastered)
  3. Memory Match
  4. Paint and Make
  5. Alphabet Order

Internet Safety

  1. Internet Safety 1-4

Computers and Academics (mouse and keyboard practice with academic content)

  1. Math with Computers 1 and 2
  2. Addition Game
  3. Reading with Computers 1 and 2

Word Processing

  1. MS Word 1-4
  2. OR Google Docs 1-4
  3. Typing Practice
  4. Writing with Computers

Presentation Software

  1. PowerPoint 1-3
  2. OR Google Slides 1-3
  3. Make a Secret Message
  4. Make a Story

Research

  1.  Research Skills Lessons
  2. Group Research Project

Coding Unit

  1. First Grade Coding
  2. Conditionals Unit

Frequently Asked Questions:

Question: How does student access work?

Answer: With your purchase you get one class account that all students use to access the lesson pages. Think of this website like a textbook but digital. The username and password’s purpose is to give students access to the textbook. Then from there you (the teacher) still facilitate student progress by letting them know which lesson page to go to and you’ll still collect their finished assignments for assessment.

Question: What platform will the students be using? Are they done in google drive? Like an interactive notebook?

 Answer: All of the digital content is housed on my website. The lesson plans and rationale pages are for the teacher (and administrators, right?) as PowerPoint files, and the website is set up to just click and go for the students to complete the activities. Think of the PPT files like the teacher manual and the website like the student workbook (but digital). Visit it ahead of time at k5technologycurriculum.com to get an idea how it works. You can find several free pages on the Samples dropdown menu. If/when you purchase access, you will create a class username and password to access the grade level pages included for your purchase.

Question: Do these include Google Apps or MS Office?

Answer: Both! Starting in 1st grade there are lessons to teach excel/sheets, word/docs, and PPT/slides.

You can pick and choose which lessons to do with your students. If you have access to Google Apps but not to MS Office, just skip the MS Office lessons and vice versa.

Question: Can I attach the lessons to Google Classroom?

Answer: Some teacher will choose to use Google Classroom as a way to collect student assignments in order to grade them, but there isn’t a way to automatically assign one of my lessons in GC.

Question: Do I have to buy all of the grade levels or can I just buy the one(s) I need?

Answer: Individual grade levels can be purchased and if you decide you need more, it is easy to add additional grade levels at any time.

Ready to subscribe to the 1st grade curriculum for this school year? Click here to check out. 

This 1st grade set of lessons is also part of a larger bundle of K-5 technology lessons. I made a Frequently Asked Questions blog post about it, which you might find very informative.


I also offer a free technology teacher email course. It is 5 parts and walks you though how I do my planning and collect data.

1st grade technology lesson plans and activities for the entire school year that will make a great supplement to your technology curriculum. These lesson plans and activities will save you so much time coming up with what to do during your computer lab time. Ideal for a technology teacher or a 1st grade teacher with mandatory lab time. All of the work is done for you!
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Hi, I'm Brittany. I'm an educator obsessed with technology and passionate about teaching students 21st century skills. I'm so glad you came to visit my website.

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