4th Grade Technology Lessons and Activities

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Recently updated on November 15th, 2022 at 10:32 am

4th 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 4th grade teacher with mandatory lab time. All of the work is done for you!
 
4th graders are a breath of fresh air! In my lab we spend most of the year learning some solid online research skills. We also do units for Internet Safety and Coding, which my students always enjoy. Just so they don’t lose their skills, we also practice presentation and spreadsheet software along the way. Every year I partner with the 4th grade teachers to plan a research project for after our unit on online research. We have even teamed up with the media specialist in the past. This has to be my favorite part of the year because there is such a purpose to our time together and the final product is something they can be really proud of. Ok, enough of my sappiness 🙂
 
So, I created these 4th 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 fourth grade teacher with mandatory lab time. All of the work is done for you!

 

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4th 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 4th grade teacher with mandatory lab time. All of the work is done for you!
 
What you need in order to use these lesson plans:
– Laptops are ideal (PC or Chromebooks) because the software lesson instructions are based on the desktop version of the programs. 
– Access to either MS Office or Google Apps products. There are units on each of the software programs for MS Office and Google Apps. 
Each lesson or project includes:
-a rationale page
 
4th 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 4th grade teacher with mandatory lab time. All of the work is done for you!
 
-an editable lesson planning page
4th 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 4th grade teacher with mandatory lab time. All of the work is done for you!
-a web page with linked prompts, directions, and activities
4th 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 4th 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
4th 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 4th grade teacher with mandatory lab time. All of the work is done for you!

4th Grade Technology Lessons Scope and Sequence

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

Rules and Procedures

  1. Lesson 1: Google log and Create a Rules poster

Technology Vocabulary

  1. Lesson 2: Google log and Vocabulary Review
  2. Geek Speak Intro: PowerPoint or Google Slides vocabulary template
  3. Technology Vocabulary Typing

Internet Safety

  1. Internet Safety Module 5 Weeks
    1. Security
    2. Privacy
    3. Search
    4. Multitasking (screen time)
    5. Cyberbullying
    6. Copyright

Online Research

  1. How to Read a Webpage
  2. All About Online Search
  3. Search Engine Strategies
  4. Google Search Tips
  5. Judging Online Information
  6. Evaluate a Web Page
  7. Website Evaluation Activity
  8. Putting Information Together
  9. Avoiding Plagiarism
  10. .Copyright and Fair Use

Presentation Software

  1. Intro to Publisher (research project)
  2. Google Slides OR PowerPoint
    1. Working with Tables
    2. Numbering Slides
    3. Inserting Videos

Spreadsheet Software

  1. Google Sheets or Excel
    1. Color and Highlight Boxes
    2. Formulas

Coding

  1. Scratch Lessons 1-8
  2. Make a Web Page

Word Processing and Typing

  1. Word processing modules 5 Weeks
    1. Adding hyperlinks
    2. Page layout
    3. Columns
    4. Headers
    5. Layers
  2. Color coded typing digital flash cards 2 weeks

BONUS Activities if you have time:

  1. Digital Breakouts
  2. Chrome Music Lab Rhythm Experiment
  3. STEM Challenges (great for back up plans any time of year)

FAQs

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! 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.

Check out some video clips of lessons:








Ready to subscribe to the 4th grade curriculum for this school year? Click here to check out. 


This 4th 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.

4th 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 4th 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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