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Third Grade Technology Lesson Plans

Third Graders continue developing technology skills through typing, writing, researching, creating presentations, animating, photo editing, and computer art.

A primary emphasis of the 3rd grade technology lessons is on expanding technology skillsets using a greater variety of applications and building in-depth computer skills in research and presentation projects.

 

 

Technology Programs Third Graders Use:

Kindergarten Tech Lessons Microsoft Word for writing sentences, short paragraphs and letters.
excel Microsoft Excel-for creating a variety of spreadsheets and charts.
Computer lab lessons for first graders Type to Learn - Typing practice with emphasis on using proper hand and finger placement on the keyboard. Develops typing accuracy and speed.
Kidpix in the computer lab Kid Pix - The classic and still the one of the best art programs for kids to explore and express their creative side.
PowerPoint lessons for first graders Microsoft PowerPoint - Presentation software for viewing and creating slideshows.
Kindergarten computer activities using the internet Internet Explorer - For research and image collection.
Computer Lab lessons for first graders Pivot Pivot Stick Figure Animator - A simple and fun animation program that children love.
computer lab lessons first grade media player Microsoft Media Player - For viewing and listening to video and audio files.
Comic life computer lab lesson 2nd grade Comic Life - Digital comic creation program.
Computer lab activities for second graders. Photostory Microsoft Photostory - Make multimedia slideshows
k-5 computer lab activities with paint.net Paint.NET - Photo editing / painting program.
Computer lab activities Money Unit third grade. Using the calculator Microsoft Calculator
Computer Lab activities. Jumpstart 3rd grade Jumpstart 3rd Grade -Educational learning games.

 

Timing and usage of the various programs is flexible and the order of the activities can be mixed to suit different needs and changing schedules.

 

 


Late August - Early September

Introduction - Rules of the Computer Lab

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. Review 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. Discuss lab activities and projects to be covered in third grade computer class.

1) Type to Learn - Touch Typing Practice

2) Writing - All About Me for iPads / All About Me for Word

3) Type to Learn - Touch Typing Practice

4 ) Opinion Writing - School or Vacation for iPads / School or Vacation for Word

 


 

September - October

Microsoft Excel - Making Spreadsheets and Charts. (4 -5) sessions

Computer lab lessons - Excel for kids

 

1) First basic Excel chart

2) Excel Chart formatting

3) M&M Excel Chart

4) Expense Budget

5) Comparison Price Shopping

 


 

November - January

City Wildlife Project (8) sessions. Goes to end of January.

Kindergarten computer activities using the internet Sessions 1- 2- 3 Research city wildlife animals. Finish one animal per session.

 

Kindergarten computer activities using the internet

Sessions 4-5-6 Collect images of animals. Two pictures of each animal per session.

 

PowerPoint lessons for first gradersSession 7 Make a title slide and save as .png file for photostory.

 

Computer lab activities for second graders. Photostory Sessions 8 - 9 Insert pictures into Photostory. Narrate each picture with mic. Save and create movie.

 


Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays letters (2 sessions) in Nov. and Dec.

Kindergarten Tech Lessons

Session 1 - Happy Thanksgiving
Session 2 Happy Holidays

 


 

February

Head Switch - Imagination Unit (1-2 sessions)

k-5 computer lab activities with paint.netStudents will cut and paste their head onto a different body.
Session 1
- Students take headshots of themselves, remove the background and place it on another body.

Session 2
- Finish up and insert picture into Microsoft Word, add title and description, save and print.

Microsoft Word Happy Valentine's Day Letters (1 session)

Kindergarten Tech Lessons

Happy Valentine's Day letters.

 


 

March

Money unit

Microsoft Calculator (2 sessions)

Computer lab activities Money Unit third grade. Using the calculator Use calculator to solve subtraction problems for making change from dollars.

 

Internet Explorer - Google (2 sessions)

Kindergarten computer activities using the internet

Use Google's built in calculator to solve math problems for making change from dollars.

Aternate exercise - Research facts about money.

 

 


April

Type to Learn (2 sessions)

Computer lab lessons for first gradersType to learn . Practice proper typing technique.

 

Microsoft Word (1 session)

Kindergarten Tech Lessons

Happy Spring Break letters.

 


 

May

Microsoft Word (3 sessions)

Kindergarten Tech Lessons Session 1 - Happy Mother's Day. Session 2 - Head Shoulders Knees Toes. Session 3 - Making lists

 

Type to Learn (1 session)

Computer lab lessons for first gradersType to Learn. Practice proper typing technique.

 

 


June

Type to Learn (2 sessions)

Computer lab lessons for first graders

Type to Learn. Practice proper typing technique.

 

Microsoft Word (2 sessions)

Kindergarten Tech Lessons Session 1 - Happy Father's Day. Session 2 - Letters to teachers.

 

 


 

3rd Grade Technology Lesson Plans

PowerPoint

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 )

 

Excel

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

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

 

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Lesson Plan Collection

 

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