Timely Tech – Monthly Themed Technology Activities

Timely Tech is designed to help your students build tech skills while incorporating monthly themed digital  activities.
When I teach my students with monthly themed activities that bring in the other subject areas, I find that they are more engaged and empowered to learn. Take a look at this video walk-through of the whole resource for November to see if it is something you think could help your students. 

How to use Timely Tech

Each month there are between 20-30 themed activities provided for your K-5 students. 
In the Google Slides file you will find activities for every grade level K-5. I didn’t split them up because I want to leave that decision up to you based on your student needs.
Here is an idea of how you might separate these activities by grade levels (this example comes from the November Themed set:
K/1: Alphabet click and drag, 10 frames, Patterns, Word families, Build the turkey, Match the Halves
2/3: Make new words, ABC order, Pixel Art, Gratitude list typing, Shapes Cornucopia, Thanksgiving Favorites
4/5: Decoding, Editing spelling errors, Search, Text vs. Email, Thankful ABCs, IF/THEN/ELSE, Coding, Timeline, Acrostic Poem

What I recommend:

-Make a copy of the original file for each grade level

-Take out the slides you don’t need
-Rename each file for the grade level you’ll use it with
-Send through Google Classroom or download and use as a PowerPoint file
Jennifer said: March is a long month and I wanted something fun that integrated tech skills for all grade levels.
Erin said: This resource perfectly ties together grade-level standards and technology skills – great for a computer lab or the regular classroom!

Erin added the tip: I divided up the slides I want the kids to complete, and then I left in some extra slides for early finishers. I just put a blank slide to separate what is required and what is option. (If slides 1-10 are required then slide 11 is blank, and the slides after that are optional.) It’s an easy visual for the kids to remember which ones are required. No matter how many times I told them or wrote it on the board, I still got the same question over and over.
Elizabeth said: My students were able to use google slides effectively while they typed, click and drag, and practiced content skills from their grade level.

ISTE Standards Addressed:

1d Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.
2b Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices
3a Students plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.
3b Students evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information, media, data or other resources.
5d Students understand how automation works and use algorithmic thinking to develop a sequence of steps to create and test automated solutions.
6c Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.

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