2nd Grade Technology Lessons and Activities
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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 iPads.
– 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:
2nd Grade Technology Lessons Scope and Sequence
Rules and Procedures
- How to’s
- Computer Skills
- Technology Vocabulary 1-3
- Typing Practice 1
- Typing Stamina Building 2-6
- Typing Lesson 7
- Microsoft Word OR Google Docs
- Layering text and graphics
- Spell Check
- Making lists
- PowerPoint OR Google Slides
- Add slides and change layout
- Pictures and backgrounds
- Type text in a box
Hour of Code
- Hour of Code
- Internet safety 1-3
- The Internet
Make A… Projects
- Pixel Art
- Make a Leaf Creature
- Build a City
- Friendly Letter
- The Internet
- Copy and Paste Practice
- Make a Book Cover
BONUS Activities if you have time:
- Color coded typing digital flash cards
- Tech vocab word search
- Digital breakouts
- Drag and drop practice
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 teachers will choose to use Google Classroom as a way to collect student assignments in order to grade them, but students will still need to go to the website to complete the lesson.
Question: Do I need to buy anything additional software for my students to use this curriculum?
Answer: No! Everything you need is included. There are optional outside subscriptions for some activities. If you want to use the lessons for digital passport from common sense media (4th grade) then you will need to make a free teacher account. There are optional “early finisher” activities like Moby Max and discovery education that could be used if you have an account but there are tons of other options if you don’t.
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. Scroll down to see the purchase options.
Ready to subscribe to the 2nd grade curriculum for this school year? Click here to check out.
Watch these video demos:
This 2nd 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.