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Fifth Grade Technology Lessons

Students learn to work with various types of images, graphics, and video. Students research and create presentations.

In the computer lab there is an additional requirement that each lesson be uploaded and presented visually on each student's lab website. All software used is either freeware or opensource.

 

 

Working With Images:

Most of these lessons can be done in two 45 minute sessions.

Lesson One: Name Blinkie

Create a fun and colorful blinking name animation with .gif files

Lesson Two: Labeling Photos

Label bones of the skeletal system / or Label the planets

Lesson Three: Magic Wand and Eraser

Using the magic wand and eraser to remove complex backgrounds

Lesson Four: Screen Capture - Make an Excel Tutorial

Use the screen capture tool to make a short tutorial on making a chart in Excel.

Lesson Five: Make a Website Header for Your Website

How to make a custom website header for your website or blog.

Lesson Six: Green Screen Weather Report

Become a weather reporter using the green screen and a weather forecast picture.

Lesson Seven: Build a Comic

Build a comic using backgrounds and character images and adding speech bubbles.

 

 


 

Working With Video:

Lesson Eight: Video Screen Capture Pt. 1

Create a 1 - 2 minute video tutorial with audio describing how to use some application by recording your computer screen. Example "how create a slide with images in powerpoint"

Lesson Nine: Video Screen Capture Pt. 2

Create another 1 -2 minute video tutorial with audio describing how use some application by recording your screen. Example "how to add sounds to a powerpoint presentation"

Lesson Ten: Windows Movie Maker

Create a complete video using the 2 screen capture tutorial videos you made. Trim unnecessary footage, add an opening title, a transition and some credits. Upload to a video sharing service.

 


 

5th Grade Assignments and Projects

 

PowerPoint Lesson Plans

Astronomy - Planet Research

Research and present information about a planet.

Animal Adaptations - PowerPoint / Keynote ( Life Science )

Research and present information about an animal's adaptations.

Animal Adaptations - Armadillo - PowerPoint / Keynote ( Life Science )

Research and present information about armadillo adaptations.

Animal Adaptations - Coyote - PowerPoint / Keynote ( Life Science )

Research and present information about coyote adaptations.

Animal Adaptations - Porcupine - PowerPoint / Keynote ( Life Science )

Research and present information about porcupine adaptations.

Animal Adaptations - Raccoons - PowerPoint / Keynote ( Life Science )

Research and present information about raccoon adaptations.

Animal Adaptations - Roadrunner - PowerPoint / Keynote ( Life Science )

Research and present information about roadrunner adaptations.

Animal Adaptations - Skunk - PowerPoint / Keynote ( Life Science )

Research and present information about roadrunner adaptations.

A New Nation PowerPoint

Research and present information about a person's contribution to the making a new nation.

California Chumash Indians PowerPoint

Research and present information about California Chumash Indians, their homes, food and clothing.

California Hupa Indians PowerPoint

Research and present information about California Hupa Indians, their homes, food and clothing.

California Miwok Indians PowerPoint

Research and present information about California Miwok Indians, their homes, food and clothing.

PowerPoint - Photo Story Astronomy Inventions

Cell Structures and Functions - PowerPoint

Hawaii - The Orchid Isle

Research and present information about Hawaii's geography, history, and economy.

Maui - The Valley Isle

Research and present information about Maui's geography, history and economy.

Oahu

Research and present information about Oahu's geography, history and economy.

Food Pyramid PowerPoint - Fruits ( Life Science )

Food Pyramid PowerPoint - Grains ( Life Science )

Food Pyramid PowerPoint - Vegetables ( Life Science )

Mammals - Herbivores, Carnivores, Omnivores ( Life Science )

Technology Leader - Apple Keynote Presentation

Research and present information about a major technology leader.

iPad - Martin Luther King Words of Freedom Collage

Create a collage about MLK on the iPad.

 

Internet Research Lesson Plans

Internet Mapquest Activity

Internet Martin Luther King Jr. Research

Internet President's Day Research

Create a Wanted Poster

Label the Thirteen Colonies

Excel Lesson Plans

Excel First Chart

Excel Bar Chart

M & M Chart

Excel Expense Budget

Excel Shopping Budget

Excel Lemonade Stand

Valentine's Day Excel Chart

Ordering Planetary Data - Excel ( Earth Science )

Excel Line Chart for Identifying Trends / Patterns

Excel for Sorting and Filtering Data

 

Word Lesson Plans

Autobiographical Poem Generator

Students use the generator to create their own autobiographical poem.

I am Poem Generator

Students use the generator to create a personalized I am Poem.

European Explorers - Hernando Cortes Poster Activity

Students create a poster about Hernando Cortez

Explorers Wanted Poster Template

Students create a persuasive "Explorers Wanted" poster.

Family Tree Template

Students create use the template to create a family tree.

Halloween Pumpkin Personification Poem Generator

Students use the generator to create a Halloween Poem

Time Line - New World Exploration

Students use the time line template to outline the exploration of the Americas.

Time Line - New World Exploration - England

Students use the time line template to outline England's exploration and settlement of the Americas.

Time Line - New World Exploration - Spain

Students use the time line template to outline Spain's exploration of the Americas.

Time Line - New World Exploration - France

Students use the time line template to outline France's exploration of the Americas.

Time Line Template

General purpose time line template

My Life - Time Line Template 10 Years

Students use the time line template to arrange their important life events in chronological order.

Happy Thanksgiving Letter

Happy Holidays

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Spring Break

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Father's Day

 

Typing Assignments

4-8 sessions

 

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Lesson Plan Collection

 

Related Content using iPads

Common Core Literature - Character Response

Common Core Opinion - Movie Review

Martin Luther King Puppet Show

iPad Technology Leader Presentation

iPad Symbols of Government