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First Grade Technology Lessons

Students learn to type, write letters, paint, animate, and more.

First Grade technology lessons emphasize a strong focus on typing and word processing throughout the year.

First graders will also expand their skills with an introduction to PowerPoint, explore their creativity with a paint program, graduate to a touch typing program, use the media player and web browser, and learn to use Pivot stick figure animation program.

First Graders will also use the iPad to explore a variety of learning apps.

 

 

 

 

First Grade Technology Lesson Schedule:


August - Early September
Typing Review / Practice

Introduction -
Rules of the Computer Lab,
Computer Parts Names (1 session)

Introduction to the computer lab teacher, discuss what we will do in the lab. Talk about rules of the computer lab,  talk about how to sit in the chairs, raising hand to go to the bathroom, taking a buddy with you to the bathroom, washing hands before returning from bathroom.

Discuss keeping hands to oneself, no running in the lab, keeping fingers out of mouth and nose. Following the same rules as in the regular classroom .

Briefly review the names of the main computer parts such as monitor, keyboard, mouse, CPU.

Typing Programs

Computer lab lessons for first graders Type to Learn - Introduce login and interface. Discuss proper finger placement on the home position. Demonstrate warm up exercise and first lesson. Discuss typing accuracy measurements and progress bar. Utilize projector and document camera if possible to project keyboard and proper finger placement while typing. Walk around class during typing session to reinforce two hand typing and finger placement. Work towards completion of lessons 1 and 2.

 

Keyboard ZooABCya Typing - Keyboard Zoo - Review student to the program and demonstrate how to type the letters. This is a short program using only the uppercase alphabet. Use this for short days / sessions and have something else planned for when they are finished.

 

Dance Mat TypingDance Mat Typing - Review online typing program for kids by the BBC. Four levels of practice. Not as thorough as Type to Learn Jr, but more comprehensive than ABCYa Keyboard Zoo.

 

Keyboard Climber - Students use typing skill to make a monkey jump and climb.

 


September - October - Word Processing and Typing

Microsoft Word - (8 - 12 sessions) Guided Writing

Kindergarten Tech LessonsReview the program and it's usage for word processing. Review how to open and close the program. Demonstrate backspace, enter, shift undo keys. Write a few sentences using spelling / sight words, change font size, font style and add shapes. Students learn to print and save documents.

First Grade Writing ExercisesFirst Grade Guided Writing Exercises (6-12) sessions. Students work to gain proficiency and speed using a word processer to write and illustrate with sentences, shapes and clipart. Students will practice with narrative, informative, and opinion writing styles. These are "guided" writing exercises that students will copy either exactly or very closely. Generally, this avoids students struggling with ideas or spelling problems. Mix and match or adjust the assignments as needed.

 

Typing - (4 - 6 sessions)

Computer lab lessons for first graders Type to Learn -Review proper finger placement on the home position. Utilize projector and document camera if possible to project keyboard and proper finger placement while typing. Walk around class during typing session to reinforce two hand typing and finger placement. Work towards completion of lessons 2 - 4.

 

Jumpstart First Grade - Use of this program is ongoing and review is given as needed.

Computer Lab lesson jumpstart first grade Introduce Jumpstart First Grade. Demonstrate how to open the program, how to enter the students' name, usage of backspace to fix mistakes, and basics of game play. Also demonstrate how to exit the game.

 


November - December - Word Processing and Typing

Microsoft Word - ( 4 - 12 sessions) Story Sequencing

Kindergarten Tech LessonsStudents Practice word processing and story sequencing with a series of Beginning, Middle, End, and First, Then, Next, Finally, writing assignments.

1 session - Write Happy Holiday letter utilizing font size and style changes. Add shapes / clip art and page border. Print and save.

 

Typing - (4 - 6 sessions)

Computer lab lessons for first graders Type to Learn -Review proper finger placement on the home position. Utilize projector and document camera if possible to project keyboard and proper finger placement while typing. Walk around class during typing session to reinforce two hand typing and finger placement.

 


January - February - Word Processing and Typing

Microsoft Word - (6 - 12 sessions) Sentence Stretchers and Friendly Letters

Kindergarten Tech LessonsStudents practice word processing with a series of sentence stretchers and friendly letter writing activities. Students use a sentence stretcher graphic organizer to guide them to extend basic sentences into longer more desciptive sentences. Students also use a friendly letter graphic organizer to practice writing friendly letters with heading, greeting, body, closing, and signature sections.

Happy Valentine's Day letter.- (1 session) Students create a Happy Valentines Day Letter and utilize font size, font style, shapes / clip art, page borders. Size to fit and fill a single page. Print and save.

 

Typing - (4 - 6 sessions)

Computer lab lessons for first graders Type to Learn -Review proper finger placement on the home position. Utilize projector and document camera if possible to project keyboard and proper finger placement while typing. Walk around class during typing session to reinforce two hand typing and finger placement.

 


March - April - Word Processing

Microsoft Word (4 - 12 sessions) - Cut / Copy / Paste Practice

Kindergarten Tech Lessons

Students practice copying and pasting as well as cutting and pasting images and text. Topics include: 1) Classifying Animals, 2) Living and Non Living Things 3) Push and Pull 4) Lady Bug Math 5) Fractions 6) Time-Hours 7) Time- Half Hours 8) Time-Quarter Hours 9) Animal Vocabulary 10) Computer Parts 11) Positional Words 12) Assorted 13) Weather Words
14) Numbers 15) Opposites

 

Strawberry Microsoft Word - Eat Healthy with these Three Fruits! - Students copy and paste three healthy fruits images from the internet and briefly explain what they like about each fruit.

 

Veggies Rabbits EatMicrosoft Word - Veggies Rabbits Eat - Students copy and paste 3 -5 images of veggies that rabbits eat and write one sentence about each choice.

 

Spring Break Thumb1 Session- Happy Spring Break letter. Utilize font size, font style formatting to fit entire page, add clip art, page borders. Print and save.

 

 


May - Diagramming - Animation - Graphics

Microsoft Word (2 - 4 sessions) - Diagramming / Labeling

Kindergarten Tech Lessons Students diagram clipart images such as a monkey, bee, ant, and skeleton bones.

 

Happy Mother's Day Letters (1 session)

 

Pivot Animations (2 - 4 sessions)

Computer Lab lessons for first graders Pivot Session 1 - Introduce program interface. Demonstrate basic animation movements using the basic stick figure. How to add a copy of a figure and color it. Create simple animations.

Session 2 - Review interface. Demonstrate buttons for changing stick size, flipping, Slowing down action for more realism.

Session 3 - How to add extra figures; girl, skateboards, ramps, vehicles, etc. How to save files.

Kid Pix Graphics (2 - 4 sessions)

Kidpix in the computer lab KidPix - Students draw a picture of themselves and label their five senses

 

Ed Emberley Drawing BooksEd Emberly - Drawing using simple shapes - use the Ed Emberley books with a paint or drawing program (Kidpix) to demonstrate how to draw fun and wacky things. Use your document camera to project the book pages on your big screen to guide students.


June - Word Processing - Powerpoint

Free time (1-2) sessions

Kindergarten computer activities using the internetPlay lab learning games or programs, internet learning games, etc.

 

Microsoft Word (1-2) sessions

Kindergarten Tech Lessons Session 1- Write thank you letters to their teachers. Utilize font size, font style formatting to fit entire page, add clip art, page borders. Print and save. Give to teacher.

Session 2 - Happy Father's Day Letter. Utilize font size, font style formatting to fit entire page, add clip art, page borders. Print and save.

 

PowerPoint (1-2 sessions)

PowerPoint lessons for first graders Frog Lifecycle - Create a single slide showing the life cycle of a frog. Eggs > tadpole > tadpole with legs > froglet > adult frog. Print out for coloring. Save work and continue on session 2 as necessary. Students can use these frog lifecycle pictures.

Butterfly Lifecycle - Students create a single PowerPoint slide showing the lifecycle of a butterfly.


 

Technology Programs First Graders Use:

Kindergarten Tech Lessons Microsoft Word for writing words, sentences, short paragraphs and letters.
Computer lab lessons for first graders Type to Learn - Typing practice with emphasis on using proper hand and finger placement on the keyboard. Develops typing accuracy and speed.
Kidpix in the computer lab Kid Pix - The classic and still the one of the best computer art programs for kids to explore and express their creative side.
PowerPoint lessons for first graders Microsoft Power point - Presentation software for viewing and creating sideshows.
Kindergarten computer activities using the internet Internet Explorer - To use fun learning sites like ABCya and Star fall.
Computer Lab lessons for first graders Pivot Pivot Stick Figure Animator - A simple and fun animation program that children love.
computer lab lessons first grade media player Microsoft Media Player - For viewing and listening to video and audio files.
jumpstart first grade for the computer lab Jumpstart 1st Grade -Teaches: reading, math, spelling, phonics, time, grammar, money.

 


First Grade Technology Assignments

Word Processing Practice

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First Grade Writing Mastery Series

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Writing Lesson #1 - What Can Birds Do?

Writing Lesson #2 - How Do Cats Grow?

Writing Lesson #3 - I like Cats for 2 Reasons.

Writing Lesson #4 - I like Dogs for 3 Reasons.

Writing Lesson #5 - Party Invitation

Writing Lesson #6 - I like School for 4 Reasons.

Writing Lesson #7 - The Kite.

Writing Lesson # 8 - Itsy Bitsy Spider.

Writing Lesson #9 - Fox and the Grapes.

 

Additional Writing Practice

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Clouds and Rain - Writing and Clipart Practice

My Vacation

Happy Thanksgiving Letter

Happy Holidays Greeting

Happy Valentine's Day Letter

Happy Spring Break Letter

Happy Mother's Day Letter

I Have a Dream

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Keep Trying - Way of the Ant -

Matthew and Tilly - Punctuation Practice -

Narrative Writing - My Friend

Seasons of the Year (clipart)

 

Cut and Paste, Copy and Paste Practice

Copy and Paste - Animals

Copy and Paste - Living Things

Copy and Paste - Lady Bug Math

Copy and Paste -Push and Pull

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Cut and Paste - Animal Vocabulary

Cut and Paste Practice

Cut and Paste - Weather Words

Copy and Paste Time - Hours

Cut and Paste - Positional Words

 

PowerPoint

Weather Slide (Earth Science)

Habitats Slide (Life Science)

Frog Life Cycle - (More pictures) (Life Science)

Butterfly Life Cycle (More Pictures) (Life Science)

 

Graphics

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Labeling Parts of Plants ( Windows )

Labeling Parts of Plants ( Mac )

Water Cycle Illustration

 

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