Second Grade Technology Lessons
Second grade technology lessons to learn to use Excel, PowerPoint, Word, to research on the Internet, use digital cameras and more.
These Second Grade technololgy lessons teach students to use Excel to develop multiple spreadsheets and charts, to use PowerPoint in a mini-project to create dinosaur presentations, and to use Internet Explorer for research. Students will use digital cameras in a multimedia mini-project to create digital comics and continue increasing their computer skills through typing, writing, researching, animating and computer art.
Technology Programs Second Graders Use:
Second Grade Technology Lesson Schedule:
Late September - Early October
Introduction + Rules of the Computer Lab + Server Logon (1 session)
Introduction to the computer lab teacher, discuss what we will do in the lab. Talk about rules of the computer lab, Following the same rules as in the regular classroom. Discuss and practice how to logon to the computer lab server. Briefly review the names of the main computer parts such as monitor, keyboard, mouse, CPU, server.
Microsoft Excel - Making Spreadsheets and Charts. (4 -5) sessions
5) Excel Review
November - December
Comic Life Digital Comics - Kindness (4 sessions)
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 save as pictures on server. To be used for Open House display.
Microsoft Word (2 - 3 sessions)
January - Early March
Type to Learn (4-5 sessions)
Type to Learn - Review 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 1-5.
Microsoft Word - Happy Valentine's Day
Students create a Valentines' day letter to their loved ones using fancy fonts. clipart and borders.
March - April
Research - Fossils Webquest (1 session)
This is a webquest for finding information on the internet about fossils.
Microsoft PowerPoint - All About Dinosaurs (4 sessions)
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 research info from the student handouts to slides. Students and teacher review slide info for accuracy and spelling. Students save their work.
Session 4 - Add motions and sounds as time permits. Save.
Alternate Lessons - Dinosaur Research (4 sessions)
Students research facts about dinosaurs. This alternate lesson plan will substitute for the PowerPoint lesson plan according to the classroom teacher's preference.
Microsoft Word - Happy Spring Break (1 Session)
Type Happy Spring Break letters. Utilize font sizes, styles, clipart, borders, printing. Should fill a single page, use good grammar and have correct spelling.
Microsoft Word (3 sessions)
Session 1 - Copy and Paste exercise
Session 2 - Cut and Paste exercise.
Session 3 Happy Mother's Day.
Type to Learn (2) sessions
Type to Learn - Review typing with both hands and proper finger placement.
Microsoft Word (3 sessions)
Session 1 - Head Shoulders Knees Toes
Session 2 - Happy Father's Day
Session 3 - Write thank you letters to teachers.
Alternate = 1 session - Microsoft PhotoStory "Why Can't We Be Friends"
image and music slideshow.
Students learn to create a multimedia slideshow using pictures of schoolmates and adding music.
2nd GradeTechnology Assignments and Projects
These are computer lesson plans you can use to integrate technology into a variety of classroom curriculum subjects and to develop additional technology skills in presentations, word processing and graphics.
Cut and Paste, Copy and Paste
Copy and Paste Nemo
Cut and Paste Squidward
Copy and Paste Time - Hours
Copy and Paste Time - Half Hours
Copy and Paste Time - Quarter Hours
Writing and Clipart
Martin Luther King Jr.