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Fourth Grade Technology Lessons - Qtr. 2

Touch Typing, Coding, Word Processing

Fourth Grade Technology Lessons focus on typing skills development and expense spreadsheets with charts (Qtr.1), coding and logic games (Qtr.2), research (Qtr.3), and presentations (Qtr.4).

 

In the 2nd Qtr, students continue to develop two hand homerow typing proficiency. Students learn fundamental programming concepts and coding logic. Students also review basic word processing skills by writing holiday related poems.

 

 

Coding Connections to Common Core Mathematical Practices:

 

a) Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

b) Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

c) Use appropriate tools strategically.

d) Attend to precision.

e) Look for and make use of structure.

f) Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

 

 

 

 

Recommendations:

 

Typing Lessons: Focus on typing accuracy and correct finger placement, not speed. Speed will be acquired naturally over time in the future months and years of typing lessons.

 

File Distribution: Share assignment files using Dropbox, Google Drive, Box.com, Microsoft OneDrive or a shared network drive on your school network server.

 

Enrichment: Use the enrichment activities to support regular classroom curricula. Good for early finishers, late arrivals, supplementation, differentiation.

 

Time Management: These weekly lessons are programmed for 2 weekly sessions of 45 minutes each. Adust the activity selections according to your own needs.

 

Internet Search: Make sure your students' computer browsers are set to safe search. If your school is using content filtering on the network, (and they should be!) then safe search may be taken care of automatically. In any case, the academic topics we are researching are unlikely to produce inappropriate results. Provide appropriate supervision.

 

Fourth Grade Technology Lesson Schedule:


 

Second Quarter - October ~ December

Third Grade Lesson Plans Qtr. 2

QTR. 2 Main Topics Covered:

Typing, Coding, Word Processing

 

9 Sessions = Typing Practice

 

9 Sessions = Coding

 

2 Sessions = Word Processing

 

Prerequisites: Internet access, Spreadsheet program. Microsoft Word or compatible word processor.

 

 


 

Qtr. 2 - Week 1:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

 

Review Typing - Stage 4:

Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing. Review proper finger technique.

 

Assign Typing Practice:

Assign 25-30 minutes or until done with Dance Mat Typing.

 

Typing Stage 4 Typing Stage 5 Typing Stage 6 Typing Stage 7

 

Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Students type with both hands, try to get a final score of 60 points or more.

Assign: Keyboard Climber 2. Students type with both hands. Finish level three.

 

Typing Rocket Keyboard Climber

 

More Typing Practice Here:

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities.

 

 


 

Qtr. 2 - Week 1:

Session 2:

Coding | Enrichment

1) In Advance: Teachers - Sign up to Code.org (Free)

 

2) In Advance: Teachers - Go to the teacher dashboard and create a 4th Grade Section in Hour of Code (beginner coding activities) and add your students' names.

While you are there, go ahead and also create a 4th grade section for Course 3. Example

 

3) In Advance: Teachers - Generate your students' usernames and passwords lists

for your class sections Hour of Code and Course 3. Example.

Print these out for the students to use.

 

4) In Advance: Teachers - provide students with access to the URL of the class section (find it on the student username and password list) you are assigning.

 

Demo how to solve a few of the Hour of Code programming puzzles.

Hour of Code - Computer Science Basics

 

Assign Coding: Students go to the Hour of Code class section URL and login with the credentials from the usernames and passwords list you generated earlier. Students work at their own pace.

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities.

 

 


 

Qtr. 2 - Week 2:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

 

Review Typing - Stage 4:

Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing. Review proper finger technique.

 

Assign Typing Practice:

Assign 25-30 minutes or until done with Dance Mat Typing.

 

Typing Stage 4 Typing Stage 5 Typing Stage 6 Typing Stage 7

 

Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Students type with both hands, try to get a final score of 60 points or more.

Assign: Keyboard Climber 2. Students type with both hands. Finish level three.

 

Typing Rocket Keyboard Climber

 

More Typing Practice Here:

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities.

 

 


 

Qtr. 2 - Week 2:

Session 2:

Coding | Enrichment

 

First:

Finish Hour of Code computer science basics course.

Students sign in with their username and password given to them in week 1.

Students continue working to complete all puzzles in the course.

 

Hour of Code - Computer Science Basics

 

 

Next:

Students sign in and begin Course 3

1) Teachers - Have your students' usernames and passwords list available for this class section (Course 3). Example

 

2) Teachers - Provide students with access to the URL of the class section (find it on the student username and password list) you are assigning (Course 3).

 

Code.org Course 3

 

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities.

 

 


 

Qtr. 2 - Week 3:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

 

Review Typing - Stage 4:

Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing. Review proper finger technique.

 

Assign Typing Practice:

Assign 25-30 minutes or until done with Dance Mat Typing.

 

Typing Stage 4 Typing Stage 5 Typing Stage 6 Typing Stage 7

 

Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Students type with both hands, try to get a final score of 60 points or more.

Assign: Keyboard Climber 2. Students type with both hands. Finish level three.

 

Typing Rocket Keyboard Climber

 

More Typing Practice Here:

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities.

 

 


 

Qtr. 2 - Week 3:

Session 2:

Coding | Enrichment

 

Students continue Code.org - Course 3

1) Teachers - Have your students' usernames and passwords list available for this class section (Course 3). Example

2) Teachers - Provide students with access to the URL of this class section (find it on the student username and password list) you are assigning (Course 3).

 

Code.org - Course 3

 

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities.

 

 


 

Qtr. 2 - Week 4:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

 

Review Typing - Stage 4:

Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing. Review proper finger technique.

 

Assign Typing Practice:

Assign 25-30 minutes or until done with Dance Mat Typing.

 

Typing Stage 4 Typing Stage 5 Typing Stage 6 Typing Stage 7

 

Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Students type with both hands, try to get a final score of 60 points or more.

Assign: Keyboard Climber 2. Students type with both hands. Finish level three.

 

Typing Rocket Keyboard Climber

 

More Typing Practice Here:

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities.

 

 


 

Qtr. 2 - Week 4:

Session 2:

Coding | Enrichment

 

Students continue Code.org - Course 3

1) Teachers - Have your students' usernames and passwords list available for this class section (Course 3). Example

2) Teachers - Provide students with access to the URL of this class section (find it on the student username and password list) you are assigning (Course 3).

 

Code.org - Course 3

 

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities.

 

 


 

Qtr. 2 - Week 5:

Session 1:

Word Processing | Typing | Enrichment

 

First:

Students create a Thanksgiving Poem.

 

Thanksgiving Poem Generator

 

 

Next:

Review Typing - Stage 4:

Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing. Review proper finger technique.

 

Assign Typing Practice:

Assign 25-30 minutes or until done with Dance Mat Typing.

 

Typing Stage 4 Typing Stage 5 Typing Stage 6 Typing Stage 7

 

Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Students type with both hands, try to get a final score of 60 points or more.

Assign: Keyboard Climber 2. Students type with both hands. Finish level three.

 

Typing Rocket Keyboard Climber

 

More Typing Practice Here:

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities.

 

 


 

Qtr. 2 - Week 5:

Session 2:

Coding | Enrichment

 

Students continue Code.org - Course 3

1) Teachers - Have your students' usernames and passwords list available for this class section (Course 3). Example

2) Teachers - Provide students with access to the URL of this class section (find it on the student username and password list) you are assigning (Course 3).

 

Code.org - Course 3

 

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities.

 

 


 

Qtr. 2 - Week 6:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

 

Review Typing - Stage 4:

Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing. Review proper finger technique.

 

Assign Typing Practice:

Assign 25-30 minutes or until done with Dance Mat Typing.

 

Typing Stage 4 Typing Stage 5 Typing Stage 6 Typing Stage 7

 

Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Students type with both hands, try to get a final score of 60 points or more.

Assign: Keyboard Climber 2. Students type with both hands. Finish level three.

 

Typing Rocket Keyboard Climber

 

More Typing Practice Here:

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities.

 

 


 

Qtr. 2 - Week 6:

Session 2:

Coding | Enrichment

 

Students continue Code.org - Course 3

1) Teachers - Have your students' usernames and passwords list available for this class section (Course 3). Example

2) Teachers - Provide students with access to the URL of this class section (find it on the student username and password list) you are assigning (Course 3).

 

Code.org - Course 3

 

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities.

 

 


 

Qtr. 2 - Week 7:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

 

Review Typing - Stage 4:

Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing. Review proper finger technique.

 

Assign Typing Practice:

Assign 25-30 minutes or until done with Dance Mat Typing.

 

Typing Stage 4 Typing Stage 5 Typing Stage 6 Typing Stage 7

 

Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Students type with both hands, try to get a final score of 60 points or more.

Assign: Keyboard Climber 2. Students type with both hands. Finish level three.

 

Typing Rocket Keyboard Climber

 

More Typing Practice Here:

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities.

 

 


 

Qtr. 2 - Week 7:

Session 2:

Coding | Enrichment

 

Students continue Code.org - Course 3

1) Teachers - Have your students' usernames and passwords list available for this class section (Course 3). Example

2) Teachers - Provide students with access to the URL of this class section (find it on the student username and password list) you are assigning (Course 3).

 

Code.org - Course 3

 

 

Assign Enrichment: Lightbot Coding Puzzles

 

Lightbot Coding

 

 


 

Qtr. 2 - Week 8:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

 

First:

Students create a hoilday poem.

 

Holiday Poem Generator

 

 

Next:

Review Typing - Stage 4:

Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing. Review proper finger technique.

 

Assign Typing Practice:

Assign 25-30 minutes or until done with Dance Mat Typing.

 

Typing Stage 4 Typing Stage 5 Typing Stage 6 Typing Stage 7

 

Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Students type with both hands, try to get a final score of 60 points or more.

Assign: Keyboard Climber 2. Students type with both hands. Finish level three.

 

Typing Rocket Keyboard Climber

 

More Typing Practice Here:

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities.

 

 


 

Qtr. 2 - Week 8:

Session 2:

Coding | Enrichment

 

Students continue Code.org - Course 3

1) Teachers - Have your students' usernames and passwords list available for this class section (Course 3). Example

2) Teachers - Provide students with access to the URL of this class section (find it on the student username and password list) you are assigning (Course 3).

 

Code.org - Course 3

 

 

Assign Enrichment: Lightbot Coding Puzzles

 

Lightbot Coding

 

 


 

Qtr. 2 - Week 9:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

 

Review Typing - Stage 4:

Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing. Review proper finger technique.

 

Assign Typing Practice:

Assign 25-30 minutes or until done with Dance Mat Typing.

 

Typing Stage 4 Typing Stage 5 Typing Stage 6 Typing Stage 7

 

Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Students type with both hands, try to get a final score of 60 points or more.

Assign: Keyboard Climber 2. Students type with both hands. Finish level three.

 

Typing Rocket Keyboard Climber

 

More Typing Practice Here:

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities.

 

 


 

Qtr. 2 - Week 9:

Session 2:

Coding | Enrichment

 

Students continue Code.org - Course 3

1) Teachers - Have your students' usernames and passwords list available for this class section (Course 3). Example

2) Teachers - Provide students with access to the URL of this class section (find it on the student username and password list) you are assigning (Course 3).

 

Code.org - Course 3

 

 

Assign Enrichment: Lightbot Coding Puzzles

 

Lightbot Coding

 


 

 

Additional Fourth Grade Activities:

Engage and challenge your students with these supplemental activities.

 

Would You Rather Questions with QR Codes for Kids32 Would Your Rather... Questions with QR Codes and Task Cards

A great back to school getting to know you activity. The questions are fun, silly, serious, and thought provoking. Students choose a task card and scan the code with QR code reader using an iPad or other device.

 

Kindergarten Tech LessonsMy Summer Vacation Narrative - Cell Phone Graphic Organizer

 

 

 

Halloween

Halloween Poem Generator

Halloween Pumpkin Personification Poem Generator

 

Alternate Activity: Halloween Acrostic

 

 

Thanksgiving

Kindergarten Tech LessonsHappy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays letters to family.

 

 

Holiday Poem Generator Holiday Poem Generator

 

 

Thanksgiving Poem GeneratorThanksgiving Turkey Personification Poem Generator

 

 

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Activities

MLK Poem GeneratorI have a Dream Poem Generator

Choose from a Collection of MLK Activities

 

 

Valentine's Day

Kindergarten Tech LessonsHappy Valentine's Day Letters

Students create a Valentines' day letter to their loved ones using fancy fonts. clipart and borders.

Poem GeneratorHoliday Poem Generator

 

 

Happy Spring Break

Kindergarten Tech Lessons Type Happy Spring Break letters or create an acrostic. Utilize font sizes, styles, clipart, borders, printing. Should fill a single page, use good grammar and have correct spelling.

 


 

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Then & Now
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Amazing Animals
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Kwakiutl Indians
PowerPoint
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Earth Science

Hurricanes and Tornadoes - PowerPoint / Keynote ( Earth Science )

Solar System Inner and Outer Planets - PowerPoint / Keynote ( Earth Science )

Tornadoes - PowerPoint / Keynote ( Earth Science )

 

History Social Science

California Chumash Indians ( History - Social Science )

California Hupa Indians ( History - Social Science )

California Miwok Indians PowerPoint ( History - Social Science )

Native Americans - Cheyenne ( History - Social Science )

Native Americans - Kwakiutl ( History - Social Science )

Native Americans - Navajo ( History - Social Science )

Needs and Wants - PowerPoint ( History - Social Science )

iPad - Martin Luther King Words of Freedom Collage

 

Life Science

Amphibians, Fish and Reptiles - Keynote / PowerPoint ( Life Science )

Animal Adaptations - PowerPoint / Keynote ( Life Science )

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

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

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

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

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

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

Animal Homes - PowerPoint / Keynote ( Life Science )

Animal Homes - African Termites PowerPoint / Keynote ( Life Science )

Animal Homes - Beavers PowerPoint / Keynote ( Life Science )

Animal Homes - Birds PowerPoint / Keynote ( Life Science )

Animal Homes - Honeybees - PowerPoint / Keynote ( Life Science )

Animal Homes - Prairie Dogs - PowerPoint / Keynote ( Life Science )

Animal Homes - Spiders - PowerPoint / Keynote ( Life Science )

City Wildlife - PowerPoint ( Life Science )

Ecosystems - PowerPoint / Keynote ( Life Science )

Extinct, Endangered, Threatened - PowerPoint / Keynote ( Life Science )

Facts about Seeds - Keynote / PowerPoint ( Life Science )

Food Pyramid - Fruits ( Life Science )

Food Pyramid - Grains ( Life Science )

Food Pyramid - Vegetables ( Life Science )

Life Cycle of a Frog - PowerPoint / Keynote ( Life Science )

Mammals and Birds - Keynote / PowerPoint ( Life Science )

Mammals - Herbivores, Carnivores, Omnivores ( Life Science )

Photosynthesis - Keynote / PowerPoint ( Life Science )

Those Amazing Animals - PowerPoint ( Life Science )

Whales - PowerPoint / Keynote ( Life Science )

What Plant Parts Do - Keynote / PowerPoint ( Life Science )

 

 

Physical Science

Energy - PowerPoint / Keynote ( Physical Science )

Inventors - PowerPoint (Physical Science)

Solids, Liquids, Gases - PowerPoint / Keynote ( Physical Science )

 

Spreadsheets

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 )

 

Word Processing

Cut and Paste, Copy and Paste

Animal Classification Copy and Paste

Animal Vocabulary Cut and Paste

Cut and Paste Computer Parts

Copy and Paste - Fractions

Copy and Paste Nemo

Copy and Paste Time - Hours

Copy and Paste Time - Half Hours

Copy and Paste Time - Quarter Hours

Cut and Paste Squidward

Cut and Paste Numbers

Cut and Paste Weather Words

Living and Non Living Things - Copy and Paste Practice

Forces - Pushing and Pulling - Copy and Paste Practice

My Life - Time Line Template 10 Years

 

Writing, Clipart and Images

Facts about Money

Fall Acrostic Poem

Friendship Poster

Halloween Pumpkin Personification Poem Generator

Happy Holidays

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Spring Break Letter

Happy Spring Break Acrostic

Happy Thanksgiving Letter

Happy Mother's Day Letter

Happy Mother's Day Acrostic

Money - Using the Calculator

 

Graphics

Put Your Head on Another Body

Put Your Face on Money

Create a Wanted Poster

Labeling the Parts of a Plant ( Life Science )

Lunar Eclipse illustration ( Earth Science )

 

Research

Facts about Money

Weather Inventions and Forecast

 

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