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Fourth Grade Technology Lessons

These technology lessons will teach students how to work with various types of images, graphics, and video.

There are also technology projects and assignments designed to compliment and integrate into the 4th grade curriculum. In my computer lab there is an additional requirement that each completed technology lesson be uploaded and presented visually on each student's personal website. All software used is either freeware or opensource.

 

 

Working With Image Software:

Most of these lessons can be done in (1-2) 45 minute sessions.

Lesson One: Basic Photo Editing

Students will use an image editor to crop, lighten, darken, sharpen, resize and remove red eye from several photos.

Lesson Two: Labeling Images

Students will label and draw connections on a simple electrical circuit diagram.

Lesson Three: Speech Bubbles

Students learn to add speech bubbles to images by creating their own knock knock joke comic.

Lesson Four: Green Screen

Use the green screen / chroma key technique to put yourself in a completely different picture.

Lesson Five: Magic Wand

Use the magic wand to remove backgrounds without a green screen.

Lesson Six: Switch Heads

Switch your head onto another body.

Lesson Seven: Website Header

Make a custom website header for your website / blog.

Lesson Eight: Use Screen Capture to Make a Tutorial

Create a 3 step tutorial on how to use Microsoft clipart using screen captures.

Lesson Nine: Andy Warhol Pop Art

Create a Pop Art image of yourself in style of Andy Warhol

 


Gif Animations:

Lesson Ten: Animated GIFs

Create a simple animated gif.

Lesson Eleven: Animated Stick Figure Floatie

Creating smoother moving stick figure animations.

 


Video and Audio

Lesson Twelve: Creating Video Tutorials.

Createa a video tutorial using a free video screen capture program

Lesson Thirteen: Basic Video Editing

Add titles and credits to the screen tutorial above using Windows Movie Maker.

Lesson Fourteen: Editing Audio


 

4th Grade Assignments and Projects

PowerPoint

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.

California Chumash Indians

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

California Hupa Indians

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.

California Missions PowerPoint

Research and present past and current information about one of California' s Missions.

Ecosystems PowerPoint

Research and present information about the forest, desert and water ecosystems.

Foodchain PowerPoint

Research and present information about food chain producers, consumers, and decomposers.

Food Pyramid - Fruits

Research and present information about the food pyramid and fruits.

Food Pyramid - Grains

Research and present information about the food pyramid and grains.

Food Pyramid - Vegetables

Research and present information about the food pyramid and vegetables.

Food Web Energy Pyramid

Students create their own energy pyramid

Inventors - PowerPoint (Physical Science)

Research and present information about an inventor and their inventions.

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.

Hot and Dry Desert Ecosystem

Research and present information about the hot and dry desert ecosystem, plants and animals.

Desert Ecosystem PowerPoint

Research and present information about desert ecosystems, desert plants and desert animals.

Taiga Forest Ecosystem PowerPoint

Research and present information about Taiga forest ecosystems, plants and animals.

Temperate Forest Ecosystem PowerPoint

Research and present information about Temperate forest ecosystems, plants and animals.

Tropical Rainforest Ecosystem PowerPoint

Research and present information about the Tropical Rainforest ecosystem, plants and animals.

Rocks and Minerals PowerPoint

Research and present information about rocks and minerals.

Igneous Rocks PowerPoint

Research and present information about igneous rocks.

Minerals PowerPoint

Research and present information about minerals.

Metamorphic Rocks PowerPoint

Research and present information about metamorphic rocks.

Sedimentary Rocks PowerPoint

Research and present information about sedimentary rocks.

Mammals - Herbivores, Carnivores, Omnivores PowerPoint

Research and present information about the diet of each mammal type.

PowerPoint Parts of Plant

Research and present information about plant parts such as seeds, leaves, fruits, flowers, roots and stems.

Tri-Fold Brochure Template

Template for creating a tri-fold brochure

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 MKL on the iPad

 

Excel

Excel First Chart

Create a simple chart

Excel Bar Chart

Create a bar chart

Excel Expense Budget

Create a simple expense budget with a chart.

Excel Shopping Budget

Create a simple shopping budget with formulas and a chart.

Excel Lemonade Stand Expense Budget

Create a 6 month expense budget with formulas and chart.

Excel Line Chart for Identifying Trends / Patterns

Create a line chart showing annual temperature patterns for a major world city.

Excel for Sorting and Filtering Data

Sort and filter planetary data such as number of moons, rotation periods.

 

Internet Research

Internet Mapquest Activity

Learn to use Mapquest to find directions and travel time between two points.

Internet Martin Luther King Jr. Research

Students research facts about Martin Luther King's Jr.' s life, legacy, death, most famous speech.

Internet President's Day Research

Research facts about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

Internet Weather Inventions Research

Research information about the anemometer, barometer, rain gauge, thermometer.

 

Graphics

Create a Wanted Poster

Create a "Wanted" poster with your face on it.

 

Word

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.

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 Template

General purpose time line template

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 Cesar Chavez

Students use the time line template to outline major events in the life of Cesar Chavez.

My Life - Time Line Template 10 Years

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

California Regions Brochure

Create a brochure about one of the California Regions.

We the People - Illustrating the Preamble

Illustrate and interpret the phrases of the preamble

 

Resources

California Regions Resources

Regional Map and research information about California's four regions.

Google Earth California Missions

Record a virtual tour flyby presentation of 4 California Missions with Google Earth.

 

 

Letter Writing Assignments

Happy Thanksgiving

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

 

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Common Core Literature - Character Response

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