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Second Grade Technology Lessons - Qtr. 3

Touch Typing and Research Skills Development

Second Grade Technology Lessons focus on typing skills development and word processing (Qtr.1), spreadsheets and coding (Qtr.2), research (Qtr.3) , and presentations (Qtr.4).

 

In the 3rd Qtr, Students advance their typing skills and develop beginning research skills. Students will research about a variety of animals and insects. Students will learn to locate important information on a webpage using page titles, headings, subheadings, bold text, links, and text search techniques such as Ctrl + F (Find).

 

 

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.

 

Second Grade Technology Lesson Schedule:


 

Third Quarter - January ~ March

Second Grade Computer Lessons - 2nd Qtr

QTR. 3 Main Topics Covered:

Typing, Internet Research

 

9 Sessions = Typing Practice
(review previous keys plus Q P, V M, N B, C and , )

 

9 Sessions = Beginning Internet Research

 

Prerequisites: Internet access, Pencils for writing research answers.

 

Note: To simplify searching for beginning searchers, it is good practice to point students to specific grade level appropriate websites. As students gain confidence and skills, they may be able to search more independently. Print the research activity sheets and allow students to use pencils to transcribe what they find on the screen to the paper.

 

 

Qtr. 3 - Week 1:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

Review Typing

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

 

Assign Typing Practice: Assign 25-30 minutes or until done. More Typing Practice Here:

 

Typing Stage 6 Typing Stage 7 Typing Stage 8 Typing Stage 9

 

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 two.

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities after typing.

 

 


Session 2:

Aardvark Research

Guided Internet Research | Enrichment

Students practice researching for information on the internet. Students can use the included website link on the downloaded sheet to find answers. The recommended website has grade level appropriate reading for 2nd - 3rd graders. Students should be encouraged to scan the page's headings and subheadings to help find information more efficiently.

 

Instructions: Download and print copies of the research sheet for students. Students use pencils to write their answers in complete sentences on the sheet.

 

Demonstrate: Discuss internet browsers and their usage. Demonstrate how to find information by using the webpage's HEADINGS to locate information. You might work out a few answers with the class as needed.

 

Research Sheet Download:

Aardvark Research

 

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on 2nd grade enrichment activities when finished.

 

 


Qtr. 3 - Week 2:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

Review Typing

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

 

Assign Typing Practice: Assign 25-30 minutes or until done. More Typing Practice Here:

 

Typing Stage 6 Typing Stage 7 Typing Stage 8 Typing Stage 9

 

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 two.

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities after typing.

 

 


Session 2:

Blue Whale Research

Guided Internet Research | Enrichment

Students practice researching for information on the internet. Students can use the included website link on the downloaded sheet to find answers. The recommended website has grade level appropriate reading for 2nd - 3rd graders. Students should be encouraged to scan the page's headings and subheadings to help find information more efficiently.

 

Instructions: Download and print copies of the research sheet for students. Students use pencils to write their answers in complete sentences on the sheet.

 

Demonstrate: Discuss internet browsers and their usage. Demonstrate how to find information by using the webpage's HEADINGS to locate information. You might work out a few answers with the class as needed.

 

Research Sheet Download:

Blue Whale Research Sheet

 

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on 2nd grade enrichment activities when finished.

 

 


Qtr. 3 - Week 3:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

Review Typing

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

 

Assign Typing Practice: Assign 25-30 minutes or until done. More Typing Practice Here:

 

Typing Stage 6 Typing Stage 7 Typing Stage 8 Typing Stage 9

 

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 two.

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities after typing.

 

 


Session 2:

Butterfly Research

Guided Internet Research | Enrichment

Students practice researching for information on the internet. Students can use the included website link on the downloaded sheet to find answers. The recommended website has grade level appropriate reading for 2nd - 3rd graders. Students should be encouraged to scan the page's headings and subheadings to help find information more efficiently.

 

Instructions: Download and print copies of the research sheet for students. Students use pencils to write their answers in complete sentences on the sheet.

 

Demonstrate: Discuss internet browsers and their usage. Demonstrate how to find information by using the webpage's HEADINGS to locate information. You might work out a few answers with the class as needed.

 

Research Sheet Download:

Butterfly Research

 

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on 2nd grade enrichment activities when finished.

 

 


Qtr. 3 - Week 4:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

Review Typing

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

 

Assign Typing Practice: Assign 25-30 minutes or until done. More Typing Practice Here:

 

Typing Stage 6 Typing Stage 7 Typing Stage 8 Typing Stage 9

 

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 two.

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities after typing.

 

 


Session 2:

Tiger Research

Guided Internet Research | Enrichment

Students practice researching for information on the internet. Students can use the included website link on the downloaded sheet to find answers. The recommended website has grade level appropriate reading for 2nd - 3rd graders. Students should be encouraged to scan the page's headings and subheadings to help find information more efficiently.

 

Instructions: Download and print copies of the research sheet for students. Students use pencils to write their answers in complete sentences on the sheet.

 

Demonstrate: Discuss internet browsers and their usage. Demonstrate how to find information by using the webpage's HEADINGS to locate information. You might work out a few answers with the class as needed.

 

Research Sheet Download:

Tiger Research Sheet

 

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on 2nd grade enrichment activities when finished.

 

 


Qtr. 3 - Week 5:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

Review Typing

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

 

Assign Typing Practice: Assign 25-30 minutes or until done. More Typing Practice Here:

 

Typing Stage 6 Typing Stage 7 Typing Stage 8 Typing Stage 9

 

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 two.

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities after typing.

 

 


Session 2:

Shark Research

Guided Internet Research | Enrichment

Students practice researching for information on the internet. Students can use the included website link on the downloaded sheet to find answers. The recommended website has grade level appropriate reading for 2nd - 3rd graders. Students should be encouraged to scan the page's headings and subheadings to help find information more efficiently.

 

Instructions: Download and print copies of the research sheet for students. Students use pencils to write their answers in complete sentences on the sheet.

 

Demonstrate: Discuss internet browsers and their usage. Demonstrate how to find information by using the webpage's HEADINGS to locate information. You might work out a few answers with the class as needed.

 

Research Sheet Download:

Shark Research Sheet

 

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on 2nd grade enrichment activities when finished.

 

 


Qtr. 3 - Week 6:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

Review Typing

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

 

Assign Typing Practice: Assign 25-30 minutes or until done. More Typing Practice Here:

 

Typing Stage 6 Typing Stage 7 Typing Stage 8 Typing Stage 9

 

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 two.

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities after typing.

 

 


Session 2:

Chimpanzee Research

Guided Internet Research | Enrichment

Students practice researching for information on the internet. Students can use the included website link on the downloaded sheet to find answers. The recommended website has grade level appropriate reading for 2nd - 3rd graders. Students should be encouraged to scan the page's headings and subheadings to help find information more efficiently.

 

Instructions: Download and print copies of the research sheet for students. Students use pencils to write their answers in complete sentences on the sheet.

 

Demonstrate: Discuss internet browsers and their usage. Demonstrate how to find information by using the webpage's HEADINGS to locate information. You might work out a few answers with the class as needed.

 

Research Sheet Download:

Chimpanzee Research Sheet

 

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on 2nd grade enrichment activities when finished.

 

 


Qtr. 3 - Week 7:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

Review Typing

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

 

Assign Typing Practice: Assign 25-30 minutes or until done. More Typing Practice Here:

 

Typing Stage 6 Typing Stage 7 Typing Stage 8 Typing Stage 9

 

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 two.

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities after typing.

 

 


Session 2:

Panda Research

Guided Internet Research | Enrichment

Students practice researching for information on the internet. Students can use the included website link on the downloaded sheet to find answers. The recommended website has grade level appropriate reading for 2nd - 3rd graders. Students should be encouraged to scan the page's headings and subheadings to help find information more efficiently.

 

Instructions: Download and print copies of the research sheet for students. Students use pencils to write their answers in complete sentences on the sheet.

 

Demonstrate: Discuss internet browsers and their usage. Demonstrate how to find information by using the webpage's HEADINGS to locate information. You might work out a few answers with the class as needed.

 

Research Sheet Download:

Panda Research Sheet

 

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on 2nd grade enrichment activities when finished.

 

 


Qtr. 3 - Week 8:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

Review Typing

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

 

Assign Typing Practice: Assign 25-30 minutes or until done. More Typing Practice Here:

 

Typing Stage 6 Typing Stage 7 Typing Stage 8 Typing Stage 9

 

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 two.

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities after typing.

 

 


Session 2:

Dinosaur Research

Guided Internet Research | Enrichment

Students practice researching for information on the internet. Students can use the included website link on the downloaded sheet to find answers. The recommended website has grade level appropriate reading for 2nd - 3rd graders. Students should be encouraged to scan the page's headings and subheadings to help find information more efficiently.

 

Instructions: Download and print copies of the research sheet for students. Students use pencils to write their answers in complete sentences on the sheet.

 

Demonstrate: Discuss internet browsers and their usage. Demonstrate how to find information by using the webpage's HEADINGS to locate information. You might work out a few answers with the class as needed.

 

Research Sheet Download:

Dinosaur Research Sheet

 

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on 2nd grade enrichment activities when finished.

 

 


Qtr. 3 - Week 9:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

Review Typing

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

 

Assign Typing Practice: Assign 25-30 minutes or until done. More Typing Practice Here:

 

Typing Stage 6 Typing Stage 7 Typing Stage 8 Typing Stage 9

 

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 two.

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities after typing.

 

 


Session 2:

Ray Research

Guided Internet Research | Enrichment

Students practice researching for information on the internet. Students can use the included website link on the downloaded sheet to find answers. The recommended website has grade level appropriate reading for 2nd - 3rd graders. Students should be encouraged to scan the page's headings and subheadings to help find information more efficiently.

 

Instructions: Download and print copies of the research sheet for students. Students use pencils to write their answers in complete sentences on the sheet.

 

Demonstrate: Discuss internet browsers and their usage. Demonstrate how to find information by using the webpage's HEADINGS to locate information. You might work out a few answers with the class as needed.

 

Research Sheet Download:

Ray Research Sheet

 

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on 2nd grade enrichment activities when finished.

 

 


 

 

Additional Second Grade Activities:

Engage and challenge your students with these supplemental 2nd grade activities.

 

 

iPad - Butterfly Lifecycle iPad - All About Me

 

1) iPad - All About Me Acrostic

2) iPad - All About me Balloon Stickies

3) iPad - All About Me Pic Collage

 

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Halloween

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Thanksgiving

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Valentine's Day

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Session 1 - Discuss kindess. Demo and practice how to use comic life. Explore and learn.

Session 2 - Fill out worksheet - Take pictures of students acting out kindness.

Session 3 - Continue with kindess pictures - take headshots - Begin building comic.

Session 4 - Build comics and print / save as pictures. Good for open house displays.

 

 

Research - Insects / Animals

Ant ResearchCommon Core Insect Research Graphic Organizer

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Ants | Honey Bees | Spiders | Great White Sharks | Tigers | Dolphins | Student's Choice

Red Fire Ant | Water Strider | Lady Bug | Monarch Butterfly | Horse Fly | Luna Moth | Walking Stick

 

 

Fossils Webquest

Kindergarten computer activities using the internetThis is a webquest for finding information on the internet about fossils.

 

 

 

Butterfly Lifecycle PowerPoint

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Butterfly Lifecycle Pictures | Butterfly Info and Pics | More Butterfly Info and Pics | More

 

iPad - Butterfly Lifecycle iPad Version - Butterfly Lifecycle Mini Poster

 

 

Frog Lifecycle PowerPoint

Frog LifecycleFrog Lifecycle PowerPoint - 1 Slide

Frog Lifecycle Pictures | Frog Lifecycle Info | Harcourt Frog Lifecycle Video

 

iPad Frog LifecycleiPad Version Frog Lifecycle Mini Poster

 

 

Microsoft PowerPoint - All About Dinosaurs (4 sessions)

PowerPoint lessons for first gradersStudents create a 4 slide PowerPoint about dinosaurs.


Session 1 - Lead the children as a group to build a basic 4 slide Power Point framework with titles on each slide and save.

Session 2 - Students research dinosaur facts using handouts with some assistance. Students save completed handouts with teacher / student names on them.

Session 3 - Students add the research info from the student handouts to their slides. Students collect and add images. Students and teacher review slide info for accuracy and spelling. Students save their work.

Session 4 - Students revise and edit as necessary and finish presentations.

 

Comic Life - Dinosaur Comic Presentation

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Hurricanes and Tornadoes

Kindness PowerPoint

Then and Now

What Plant Parts Do (Mac iWork Keynote)

 

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Word

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Cut and Paste Computer Parts

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Cut and Paste Numbers

Cut and Paste - Positional Words

Cut and Paste Weather Words

Living and Non Living Things - Copy and Paste Practice

Forces - Pushing and Pulling - Copy and Paste Practice

 

Writing and Clipart

Common Core Opinion Writing Graphic Organizer

Ant Diagram

Clouds and Rain

Fall Acrostic Poem

Friendship Poster

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Halloween Pumpkin Personification Poem Generator

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Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Mothers / Fathers Day

Happy Spring Break

Happy Thanksgiving Letter

I Have a Dream

Let's Create - Write an Ad - Famous Astronaut

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Let's Create - Write an Ad - Art Gallery

Let's Create - Write an Ad - Famous Author

Let's Create - Write an Ad - Famous Inventor

Let's Create - Write an Ad - Famous Singer

Let's Create - Write an Ad - Gymnastics Champion

Let's Create - Write an Ad - Famous Paleontologist

Making Bulleted and Numbered Lists

My Life - Time Line Template

Respiratory System Labeling in MS Word

Seasons of the Year

Skeleton Bones

Story About a Pumpkin

 

Graphics

Skeleton Labeling

Kindness Comic Strip

Butterfly Life Cycle Pictures for Projects

Frog Life Cycle Pictures for Projects

Anatomy - Labeling the Skeletal System ( Mac Version )

Dinosaurs Comic Life

Continents and Oceans Labeling

Water Cycle Illustration

 

 

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