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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, proper finger placement, not speed. Speed will be acquired naturally over time in the future months and years of typing lessons. However, if you need a benchmark of Words Per Minute typed, then I use about 5 words per minute per grade level. That means second graders aim for typing about 10 words per minute on average.
  • File Distribution: Share assignment files using a cloud storage service, your school's learning management system, or a shared network drive on your school's internal network.
  • 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. Adjust 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 Qtr. 3

Main Topics Covered: Typing, Internet Research

9 Sessions = Typing with fingers on home row - no pecky typing

9 Sessions = Beginning Internet Research

Prerequisites: Internet access, Pencils for writing research answers.

Week 1 - Qtr. 3 - Second Grade


Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

Review Typing: Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing or your school's preferred typing program. Review the homerow and proper finger technique.

  • Assign Typing Practice
  • Assign 25-30 minutes or until done.

    Typing Stage 6 Typing Stage 7 Typing Stage 8 Typing Stage 9
  • Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Try to get a final score of 60 points or more.
  • Assign: Keyboard Climber. Type with both hands. FINISH level three.
  • Type Rocket Jr. Typing Stage 3
  • Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities after typing.

Week 1 - Qtr. 3 - Second Grade


Session 2:

Guided Internet Research | Enrichment

Aardvark Research

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.

Week 2 - Qtr. 3 - Second Grade


Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

Review Typing: Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing or your school's preferred typing program. Review the homerow and proper finger technique.

  • Assign Typing Practice
  • Assign 25-30 minutes or until done.

    Typing Stage 6 Typing Stage 7 Typing Stage 8 Typing Stage 9
  • Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Try to get a final score of 60 points or more.
  • Assign: Keyboard Climber. Type with both hands. FINISH level three.
  • Type Rocket Jr. Typing Stage 3
  • Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities after typing.

Week 2 - Qtr. 3 - Second Grade


Session 2:

Guided Internet Research | Enrichment

Blue Whale Research

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.

Week 3 - Qtr. 3 - Second Grade


Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

Review Typing: Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing or your school's preferred typing program. Review the homerow and proper finger technique.

  • Assign Typing Practice
  • Assign 25-30 minutes or until done.

    Typing Stage 6 Typing Stage 7 Typing Stage 8 Typing Stage 9
  • Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Try to get a final score of 60 points or more.
  • Assign: Keyboard Climber. Type with both hands. FINISH level three.
  • Type Rocket Jr. Typing Stage 3
  • Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities after typing.

Week 3 - Qtr. 3 - Second Grade


Session 2:

Guided Internet Research | Enrichment

Butterfly Research

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.

Week 4 - Qtr. 3 - Second Grade


Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

Review Typing: Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing or your school's preferred typing program. Review the homerow and proper finger technique.

  • Assign Typing Practice
  • Assign 25-30 minutes or until done.

    Typing Stage 6 Typing Stage 7 Typing Stage 8 Typing Stage 9
  • Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Try to get a final score of 60 points or more.
  • Assign: Keyboard Climber. Type with both hands. FINISH level three.
  • Type Rocket Jr. Typing Stage 3
  • Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities after typing.

Week 4 - Qtr. 3 - Second Grade


Session 2:

Guided Internet Research | Enrichment

Tiger Research

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.

Week 5 - Qtr. 3: Second Grade


Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

Review Typing: Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing or your school's preferred typing program. Review the homerow and proper finger technique.

  • Assign Typing Practice
  • Assign 25-30 minutes or until done.

    Typing Stage 6 Typing Stage 7 Typing Stage 8 Typing Stage 9
  • Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Try to get a final score of 60 points or more.
  • Assign: Keyboard Climber. Type with both hands. FINISH level three.
  • Type Rocket Jr. Typing Stage 3
  • Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities after typing.

Week 5 - Qtr. 3: Second Grade


Session 2:

Guided Internet Research | Enrichment

Shark Research

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.

Week 6 - Qtr. 3: Second Grade


Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

Review Typing: Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing or your school's preferred typing program. Review the homerow and proper finger technique.

  • Assign Typing Practice
  • Assign 25-30 minutes or until done.

    Typing Stage 6 Typing Stage 7 Typing Stage 8 Typing Stage 9
  • Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Try to get a final score of 60 points or more.
  • Assign: Keyboard Climber. Type with both hands. FINISH level three.
  • Type Rocket Jr. Typing Stage 3
  • Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities after typing.

Week 6 - Qtr. 3: Second Grade


Session 2:

Guided Internet Research | Enrichment

Chimpanzee Research

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.

Week 7 - Qtr. 3: Second Grade


Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

Review Typing: Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing or your school's preferred typing program. Review the homerow and proper finger technique.

  • Assign Typing Practice
  • Assign 25-30 minutes or until done.

    Typing Stage 6 Typing Stage 7 Typing Stage 8 Typing Stage 9
  • Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Try to get a final score of 60 points or more.
  • Assign: Keyboard Climber. Type with both hands. FINISH level three.
  • Type Rocket Jr. Typing Stage 3
  • Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities after typing.

Week 7 - Qtr. 3: Second Grade


Session 2:

Guided Internet Research | Enrichment

Panda Research

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.

Week 8 - Qtr. 3: Second Grade


Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

Review Typing: Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing or your school's preferred typing program. Review the homerow and proper finger technique.

  • Assign Typing Practice
  • Assign 25-30 minutes or until done.

    Typing Stage 6 Typing Stage 7 Typing Stage 8 Typing Stage 9
  • Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Try to get a final score of 60 points or more.
  • Assign: Keyboard Climber. Type with both hands. FINISH level three.
  • Type Rocket Jr. Typing Stage 3
  • Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities after typing.

Week 8 - Qtr. 3: Second Grade


Session 2:

Guided Internet Research | Enrichment

Dinosaur Research

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.

Week 9 - Qtr. 3: Second Grade


Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

Review Typing: Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing or your school's preferred typing program. Review the homerow and proper finger technique.

  • Assign Typing Practice
  • Assign 25-30 minutes or until done.

    Typing Stage 6 Typing Stage 7 Typing Stage 8 Typing Stage 9
  • Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Try to get a final score of 60 points or more.
  • Assign: Keyboard Climber. Type with both hands. FINISH level three.
  • Type Rocket Jr. Typing Stage 3
  • Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities after typing.

Week 9 - Qtr. 3: Second Grade


Session 2:

Guided Internet Research | Enrichment

Ray Research

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.