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
All About Me – Fill in Template
Pets – Add images to template
Pets – Presentation Project
Pets – Guided Research
All About Me – Fill in Blanks
Pets – Change Fonts
Pets Matching – Cut/Copy Paste
Pets – Bulleted List
Class Survey Chart and Graph
Pets Data Conditional Formatting
Pets Data – Formulas, AutoSum
Pets Data Types of Graphs
Weeks 13-24: Candy and how it’s made
Candy Shop Scene Builder
Candy Facts Presentation Project
Candy Facts Guided Research
The Best Candy Flyer
Candy Shape Text Formatting
Candy List – Change Fonts
Candy Matching – Cut/Copy Paste
Candy Line and Paragraph Spacing
Candy Data Chart and Graph
Candy Data Sort and Filter
Candy Data – Formulas, AutoSum
Candy Data Types of Graphs
Weeks 25-36: Trees
Tree Stop Motion Animation
Tree Scene Builder
Tree Presentation Projects
Tree Guided Research
Tree Shape Text Formatting
Trees Font Headers
Trees Facts – Editing Spelling
Trees Bulleted List
Tree Data Chart and Graph
Tree Data Sort and Filter
Tree Data – Formulas, AutoSum
Tree Data 3 Types of Graphs
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:
•I Can Statements
•Space for reflection
Editable Daily Messages:
•I Can Statements
•Space for you to add screenshots of your software program
Student Templates Provided
•Templates will convert to any version of software programs, but are provided in Office 365
•Formative assessment questions provided as editable Google Forms
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!
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.
Still have questions? Please ask them before purchasing.