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Second Grade Technology Lessons - Qtr. 1

Touch Typing and Word Processing 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 1st quarter, students continue developing typing skills using the home row keys. Students also improve their writing skills through word processing. Students write friendly letters taking care to use appropriate capitalization, spelling, word spacing, and punctuation.

 

 

 

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:


 

First Quarter - August ~ October

Second Grade Computer Lesson Plans Qtr. 1

 

QTR. 1 Main Topics Covered:

Typing, Word Processing (friendly letters)

 

9 Sessions = Typing Practice
(review homerow keys plus G H -E I- R U )

 

9 Sessions = Word Processing (friendly letters)

 

Prerequisites: Internet access, Word Processor
(MS Word or Friendly Letter Creator)

 

 

 

 

Qtr. 1 - Week 1:

Session 1:

Introductions | Lab Rules |Typing | Enrichment

 

Do Introductions - Introduction to the computer lab teacher, discuss what we will do in the lab. Spend time getting to know the students.

 

Review Computer Lab Rules - Discuss the rules of the computer lab.

Computer Lab Rules in Pictures

 

Review of Typing Stage 1: Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing stage one, level one ( ASDF,JKL; and G, H ). Review the homerow and proper finger technique.

 

Download: proper-keyboard-finger-placement-on-the-keyboard.pdf

Proper Keyboard Finger Placement

 

 

Assign Typing Practice Stage 1 - 3 :

Assign 25-30 minutes or until done.

 

Typing Level One Typing Level Two Typing Level Three

 

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

 

Assign: Keyboard Climber 2. Type with both hands. Finish level two.

 

Typing Rocket Keyboard Climber

 

More Typing Practice Here:

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities after typing.

 


Qtr. 1 - Week 1:

Session 2:

Word Processing - "All About Me" | Enrichment

All About Me

 

All About Me: Make the "All About Me" (Windows) (Mac / iPad) (iPad) file available to the students. Demo how to write in the editable text boxes.

 

Assign: "All About Me" writing. Students will save / print their finished work.

 

Alternative Ideas for "All About Me" 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

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities when finished.

 


Qtr. 1 - Week 2:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

Review homerow position and proper finger technique.

 

Assign Typing Practice Stage 1 - 3 :

Assign 25-30 minutes or until done.

 

Typing Level One Typing Level Two Typing Level Three

 

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

 

Assign: Keyboard Climber 2. Type with both hands. Finish level two.

 

Typing Rocket Keyboard Climber

 

More Typing Practice Here:

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities after typing.

 


Qtr. 1 - Week 2:

Session 2:

Word Processing - Friendly Letter | Enrichment

Demo the Friendly Letter:

Make the "Friendly Letter" graphic organizer available to students. Demo how to use the friendly letter graphic organizer, or use The Friendly Letter Creator. If you have access to BrainPop Jr., show this "How To" friendly letter video.

 

Option 1 - Assign Friendly Letter Writing:

Write a friendly letter to your teacher. Tell about something that happened during summer vacation. Write 65-95 words or more about your summer. Save your work.

 

Option 2 - Punctuation Practice - Word Processing

Practice writing sentences with punctuation. Students use proper capitalization, spelling, word spacing, and punctuation. Students may change font size, color, and style. Students may add images / clipart if possible. Need more basic word processing? Here.

 

Friendly Letter Graphic Organizer Punctuation Practice - Word Processing

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities when finished.

 


Qtr. 1 - Week 3:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

Review homerow position and proper finger technique.

 

Assign Typing Practice Stage 1 - 3 :

Assign 25-30 minutes or until done.

 

Typing Level One Typing Level Two Typing Level Three

 

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

 

Assign: Keyboard Climber 2. Type with both hands. Finish level two.

 

Typing Rocket Keyboard Climber

 

More Typing Practice Here:

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities after typing.

 


Qtr. 1 - Week 3:

Session 2:

Word Processing - Friendly Letter | Enrichment

Friendly Letter:

Make the "Friendly Letter" graphic organizer available to students. Demo how to use the friendly letter graphic organizer, or The Friendly Letter Creator. If you have access to BrainPop Jr., show this "How To" friendly letter video.

 

 

Option 1 - Assign Friendly Letter Writing:

Write a friendly letter to your mom. Tell her about a movie you would like to see soon. Tell her what the movie is about. Ask her if she would like to watch the movie with you. Use correct capitalization, word spacing, spelling, and punctuation. Write 65-95 words or more. Save your work.

 

Option 2 - Punctuation Practice - Word Processing

Practice writing sentences with punctuation. Students use proper capitalization, spelling, word spacing, and punctuation. Students may change font size, color, and style. Students may add images / clipart if possible. Need more basic word processing? Here.

 

Friendly Letter Graphic Organizer Punctuation Practice - Go to School

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities when finished.

 


Qtr. 1 - Week 4:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

Review homerow position and proper finger technique.

 

Assign Typing Practice Stage 1 - 3 :

Assign 25-30 minutes or until done.

 

Typing Level One Typing Level Two Typing Level Three

 

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

 

Assign: Keyboard Climber 2. Type with both hands. Finish level two.

 

Typing Rocket Keyboard Climber

 

More Typing Practice Here:

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities after typing.

 


Qtr. 1 - Week 4:

Session 2:

Word Processing - Friendly Letter | Enrichment

Friendly Letter:

Make the "Friendly Letter" graphic organizer available to students. Demo how to use the friendly letter graphic organizer, or The Friendly Letter Creator. If you have access to BrainPop Jr., show this "How To" friendly letter video.

 

Option 1 - Assign Friendly Letter Writing:

Write a friendly letter to a student in class. Tell about something that happened today during lunch, recess, or P.E. Use correct capitalization, word spacing, spelling, and punctuation. Write 65-95 words or more. Save your work.

 

Option 2 - Punctuation Practice - Word Processing

Practice writing sentences with punctuation. Students use proper capitalization, spelling, word spacing, and punctuation. Students may change font size, color, and style. Students may add images / clipart if possible. Need more basic word processing? Here.

 

Friendly Letter Graphic Organizer Punctuation Practice - What do Plants Need?

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities when finished.

 


Qtr. 1 - Week 5:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

Review homerow position and proper finger technique.

 

Assign Typing Practice Stage 1 - 3 :

Assign 25-30 minutes or until done.

 

Typing Level One Typing Level Two Typing Level Three

 

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

 

Assign: Keyboard Climber 2. Type with both hands. Finish level two.

 

Typing Rocket Keyboard Climber

 

More Typing Practice Here:

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities after typing.

 


Qtr. 1 - Week 5:

Session 2:

Word Processing - Friendly Letter | Enrichment

Friendly Letter:

Make the "Friendly Letter" graphic organizer available to students. Demo how to use the friendly letter graphic organizer, or The Friendly Letter Creator. If you have access to BrainPop Jr., show this "How To" friendly letter video.

 

Option 1- Assign Friendly Letter Writing:

Write a friendly letter to your grandma. Tell her you are going to Disneyland soon. Tell her that before you go, you want to ask her three things. Use correct capitalization, word spacing, spelling, and punctuation. Write 65-95 words or more. Save your work.

 

Option 2 - Punctuation Practice - Word Processing

Practice writing sentences with punctuation. Students use proper capitalization, spelling, word spacing, and punctuation. Students may change font size, color, and style. Students may add images / clipart if possible. Need more basic word processing? Here.

 

Friendly Letter Graphic Organizer Punctuation Practice - Cat Fish

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities when finished.

 


Qtr. 1 - Week 6:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

Review homerow position and proper finger technique.

 

Assign Typing Practice Stage 1 - 3 :

Assign 25-30 minutes or until done.

 

Typing Level One Typing Level Two Typing Level Three

 

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

 

Assign: Keyboard Climber 2. Type with both hands. Finish level two.

 

Typing Rocket Keyboard Climber

 

More Typing Practice Here:

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities after typing.

 


Qtr. 1 - Week 6:

Session 2:

Word Processing - Friendly Letter | Enrichment

Friendly Letter:

Make the "Friendly Letter" graphic organizer available to students. Demo how to use the friendly letter graphic organizer, or The Friendly Letter Creator. If you have access to BrainPop Jr., show this "How To" friendly letter video.

 

Option 1- Assign Friendly Letter Writing:

Write a friendly letter to a friend. Tell about a birthday party you are having at your house soon. Tell your friend they are invited. Tell them to find out if they could come to the party. Tell them to please write back. Use correct capitalization, word spacing, spelling, and punctuation. Write 65-95 words or more. Save your work.

 

Option 2 - Punctuation Practice - Word Processing

Practice writing sentences with punctuation. Students use proper capitalization, spelling, word spacing, and punctuation. Students may change font size, color, and style. Students may add images / clipart if possible. Need more basic word processing? Here.

 

Friendly Letter Graphic Organizer Punctuation Practice - What Animals Live in Trees

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities when finished.

 


Qtr. 1 - Week 7:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

Review homerow position and proper finger technique.

 

Typing Practice Do ANY THREE:

Do any three of these typing levels.

 

Typing Level One Typing Level Two Typing Level Three Typing Level Four

 

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

 

Assign: Keyboard Climber 2. Type with both hands. Finish level two.

 

Typing Rocket Keyboard Climber

 

More Typing Practice Here:

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities after typing.

 


Qtr. 1 - Week 7:

Session 2:

Word Processing - Friendly Letter | Enrichment

Friendly Letter:

Make the "Friendly Letter" graphic organizer available to students. Demo how to use the friendly letter graphic organizer, or The Friendly Letter Creator. If you have access to BrainPop Jr., show this "How To" friendly letter video.

 

Option 1 - Assign Friendly Letter Writing:

Write a friendly letter to your parents. Thank them for something they have done for you recently. Explain what made it so special for you. Write 65-95 words or more. Save your work.

 

Option 2 - Punctuation Practice - Word Processing

Practice writing sentences with punctuation. Students use proper capitalization, spelling, word spacing, and punctuation. Students may change font size, color, and style. Students may add images / clipart if possible. Need more basic word processing? Here.

 

Friendly Letter Graphic Organizer Punctuation Practice - Adopted Pets

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities when finished.

 


Qtr. 1 - Week 8:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

Review homerow position and proper finger technique.

 

Typing Practice Do ANY THREE:

Do any three of these typing levels.

 

Typing Level One Typing Level Two Typing Level Three Typing Level Four

 

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

 

Assign: Keyboard Climber 2. Type with both hands. Finish level two.

 

Typing Rocket Keyboard Climber

 

More Typing Practice Here:

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities after typing.

 


Qtr. 1 - Week 8:

Session 2:

Word Processing - Friendly Letter | Enrichment

Friendly Letter:

Make the "Friendly Letter" graphic organizer available to students. Demo how to use the friendly letter graphic organizer, or The Friendly Letter Creator. If you have access to BrainPop Jr., show this "How To" friendly letter video.

 

Option 1- Assign Friendly Letter Writing:

Write a friendly letter to a friend. Invite them to a play date at your house. Tell them what kinds of fun food you will have. Tell them what time the play date begins. Write 65-95 words or more. Save your work.

 

Option 2 - Punctuation Practice - Word Processing

Practice writing sentences with punctuation. Students use proper capitalization, spelling, word spacing, and punctuation. Students may change font size, color, and style. Students may add images / clipart if possible. Need more basic word processing? Here.

 

Friendly Letter Graphic Organizer Punctuation Practice - Baby Birds

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities after typing.

 


Qtr. 1 - Week 9:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

Review homerow position and proper finger technique.

 

Typing Practice Do ANY THREE:

Do any three of these typing levels.

 

Typing Level One Typing Level Two Typing Level Three Typing Level Four

 

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

 

Assign: Keyboard Climber 2. Type with both hands. Finish level two.

 

Typing Rocket Keyboard Climber

 

More Typing Practice Here:

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities after typing.

 


Qtr. 1 - Week 9:

Session 2:

Word Processing - Friendly Letter | Enrichment

Friendly Letter:

Make the "Friendly Letter" graphic organizer available to students. Demo how to use the friendly letter graphic organizer, or The Friendly Letter Creator. If you have access to BrainPop Jr., show this "How To" friendly letter video.

 

Option 1 - Assign Friendly Letter Writing:

Write a friendly letter to your teacher. Tell about the best thing you learned in class. Tell why you like it. Tell about the second best thing you learned in class and why you like that too. Write 65-95 words or more. Save your work.

 

Option 2 - Punctuation Practice - Word Processing

Practice writing sentences with punctuation. Students use proper capitalization, spelling, word spacing, and punctuation. Students may change font size, color, and style. Students may add images / clipart if possible. Need more basic word processing? Here.

 

Friendly Letter Graphic Organizer Punctuation Practice

 

Assign Enrichment: Students work on 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

 

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

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Martin Luther King Jr. Activities

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Valentine's Day

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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.

 


Comic Life Digital Comics - Kindness

computer lab activities using comic life Comic Life - Students create a comic strip illustrating 5 acts of kindness.


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

Common Core Animal Research Graphic Organizer

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

 

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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

Comic life computer lab lesson 2nd gradeStudents create a dinosaur facts comic strip using a comic strip creator program. This can be an alternative to the PowerPoint assignment.

 

 

Dinosaur Research

Kindergarten computer activities using the internet Students research facts about dinosaurs. This alternate lesson can supplement or substitute for the presentations.

 

 


 

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Community Heroes - PowerPoint

All About Dinosaurs - PowerPoint

Fossils PowerPoint

How do People use Land?

Hurricanes and Tornadoes

Kindness PowerPoint

Then and Now

What Plant Parts Do (Mac iWork Keynote)

 

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Friendship Poster

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Happy Spring Break

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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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