3rd Grade Software Lessons for the Computer Lab

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These Spiral Review technology lessons for 3rd grade teach presentation, word processing, and spreadsheet software over 12 sessions. These will make a great addition to your technology curriculum for the computer lab. The skills build on each other throughout this unit so it is important to do the lessons in order. Each set of 12 weeks are all on the same topic, so students can take a deep dive into the content and the tech skills.
3rd grade students are really ready to dive into learning software in the computer lab. By practicing each software type multiple times we can keep the skills fresh so that students can use technology to show what they know in the classroom. 
 
These Spiral Review technology lessons for 3rd grade teach presentation, word processing, and spreadsheet software over 12 sessions. These will make a great addition to your technology curriculum for the computer lab. The skills build on each other throughout this unit so it is important to do the lessons in order. Each set of 12 weeks are all on the same topic, so students can take a deep dive into the content and the tech skills.

Weeks 1-12: Pets

PRESENTATION
Week 1
All About Me – Fill in Template
Week 2
Pets – Add images to template
Week 3
Pets – Presentation Project
Week 4
Pets – Guided Research
WORD PROCESSING
Week 5
All About Me – Fill in Blanks
Week 6
Pets – Change Fonts
Week 7
Pets Matching – Cut/Copy Paste
Week 8
Pets – Bulleted List
SPREADSHEETS
Week 9
Class Survey Chart and Graph
Week 10
Pets Data Conditional Formatting
Week 11
Pets Data – Formulas, AutoSum
Week 12
Pets Data Types of Graphs
3rd Grade Software Lessons for the Computer Lab


Weeks 13-24: Candy and how it’s made

PRESENTATION
Week 13
Candy Shop Scene Builder
Week 14
Candy Facts Presentation Project
Week 15
Candy Facts Guided Research
Week 16
The Best Candy Flyer
WORD PROCESSING
Week 17
Candy Shape Text Formatting
Week 18
Candy List – Change Fonts
Week 19
Candy Matching – Cut/Copy Paste
Week 20
Candy Line and Paragraph Spacing
SPREADSHEETS
Week 21
Candy Data Chart and Graph
Week 22
Candy Data Sort and Filter
Week 23
Candy Data – Formulas, AutoSum
Week 24
Candy Data Types of Graphs
3rd Grade Software Lessons for the Computer Lab
 

Weeks 25-36: Trees

PRESENTATION
Week 25
Tree Stop Motion Animation
Week 26
Tree Scene Builder
Week 27
Tree Presentation Projects
Week 28
Tree Guided Research
WORD PROCESSING
Week 29
Tree Shape Text Formatting
Week 30
Trees Font Headers
Week 31
Trees Facts – Editing Spelling
Week 32
Trees Bulleted List
SPREADSHEETS
Week 33
Tree Data Chart and Graph
Week 34
Tree Data Sort and Filter
Week 35
Tree Data – Formulas, AutoSum
Week 36
Tree Data 3 Types of Graphs
3rd Grade Software Lessons for the Computer Lab
 

What is included:

4 weeks of lessons for each type of software
  • Word / Docs / Pages
  • PowerPoint / Slides / Keynote
  • Excel / Sheets / Numbers
Customizable for whatever software version you have

Editable Lesson Plans:

•Mini lesson
•Vocabulary
•Materials
•I Can Statements
•Lesson components
•Assessments
•Space for reflection
3rd Grade Software Lessons for the Computer Lab

Editable Daily Messages:

•Lesson Title
•Vocabulary
•Materials
•I Can Statements
•Lesson Question
•Space for you to add screenshots of your software program
3rd Grade Software Lessons for the Computer Lab

Student Templates Provided

•Templates will convert to any version of software programs, but are provided in Office 365
3rd Grade Software Lessons for the Computer Lab

Student Assessments:

•Formative assessment questions provided as editable Google Forms
3rd Grade Software Lessons for the Computer Lab

TEACHING TIPS

1. These lessons are the main activity for a class. I recommend planning a warm up activity (like 10 minutes of typing) and early finisher activities (here are sites you can use). You’re likely going to have some students complete the lesson in 5-10 minutes and others that will still be working when you say time is up.
2. In the lesson plans you’ll see me talk about screencasts you could make. If you’ve never made them before, check out this blog post to learn more about it. Screencasts are a game changer!
3. You may upload the student templates to a learning management system or password protected page of your own website. As long as the files aren’t available publicly on the web then you’re following the terms of use. If you need ideas for how to share files with students, read this blog post.
4. The assessments are optional but will be helpful if technology is a graded subject. If you’re new to teaching technology and curious about grading these skills, read this blog post.

WHO NEEDS THESE TECHNOLOGY LESSONS?

These software lessons are perfect for technology teachers, classroom teachers, media specialists, STEM teachers, or homeschool parents who want their students to know how to use technology to create content. By mastering these software programs, students will feel comfortable doing anything you ask them to do with it.

HOW ARE THESE DIFFERENT FROM YOUR TECHNOLOGY CURRICULUM?

The k5tech.net curriculum has warm ups and early finisher activities plus it is all housed on my website. These software lessons are just the main activity and assessments and I’m providing you with all of the files to put into your learning management system. The content in these software lessons does not overlap with the k5tech.net curriculum at all so you can use both.
 
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