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Second Grade Technology Lessons - Qtr. 4

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 4th Qtr, Students advance their typing skills and develop introductory presentation skills. Students create several slide show presentations. Students will use their research skills to find images and information. Students will combine their images and information to create slide show presentations. Students will also learn to create simple animations using a stick figure animation program.

Recommendations:

  • Typing Lessons: Focus on typing accuracy, proper finger placment, 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. 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:

Fourth Quarter - March / April ~ May / June

Second Grade Computer Lessons Qtr. 4

Main Topics Covered: Typing, Presentations, Animation

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

7 Sessions = Presentations

2 Sessions = Stick Figure Animation

Prerequisites: Internet access, slide presentation program, Pivot or Stykz animation programs

Week 1 - Qtr. 4 - 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 9 Typing Stage 10 Typing Stage 11 Typing Stage 12
  • Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Try to get a final score of 60 points or more.
  • Assign: Keyboard Climber 2. 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. 4 - Second Grade


Session 2:

Slide Presentation | Enrichment

Demonstrate how to use your chosen slide presentation software (PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Slides, etc.) Show students how to create the slide, add the title, copy and paste pictures, add textboxes, and add arrows. Demo how to print / save the slide.

Week 2 - Qtr. 4 - 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 9 Typing Stage 10 Typing Stage 11 Typing Stage 12
  • Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Try to get a final score of 60 points or more.
  • Assign: Keyboard Climber 2. 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. 4 - Second Grade


Session 2:

Slide Presentation | Enrichment

Demonstrate how to use your chosen slide presentation software (PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Slides, etc.) Show students how to create the slide, add the title, copy and paste pictures, add textboxes, and add arrows. Demo how to print / save the slide.

Week 3 - Qtr. 4 - 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 9 Typing Stage 10 Typing Stage 11 Typing Stage 12
  • Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Try to get a final score of 60 points or more.
  • Assign: Keyboard Climber 2. 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. 4 - Second Grade


Session 2:

Slide Presentation | Enrichment

Demonstrate how to use your chosen slide presentation software (PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Slides, etc.) Show students how to create the slide, add the title, copy and paste pictures, add textboxes, and add arrows. Demo how to print / save the slide.

  • Finish: Frog Lifecycle Presentation
  • Students finish working on their one slide frog lifecycle presentation as necessary. Frog lifecycle pictures:

    Frog Lifecycle
  • New Mini-Project: Lifecycle of an Insect (3 Slides in 3 Sessions?)
  • This the FIRST of THREE sessions scheduled for this mini project.

    Students create a 3 slide presentation about an insect's lifecycle.

    Get Started:

    1) Students choose an insect for their presentation.

    2) Students use the 3 slide instruction sheet to guide their work.

    3) Important!: Review how to properly name and save files.

    Download thse two sheets and make them available to the students:

    Insect Research Ideas Insect Lifecycle Slide Presentation
  • Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities when finished.

Week 4 - Qtr. 4 - 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 9 Typing Stage 10 Typing Stage 11 Typing Stage 12
  • Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Try to get a final score of 60 points or more.
  • Assign: Keyboard Climber 2. 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. 4 - Second Grade


Session 2:

Slide Presentation | Enrichment

Demonstrate how to use your chosen slide presentation software (PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Slides, etc.) Show students how to create the slide, add the title, copy and paste pictures, add textboxes, and add arrows. Demo how to print / save the slide.

  • New Mini-Project: Lifecycle of an Insect (3 Slides in 3 Sessions?)
  • This the SECOND of THREE sessions scheduled for this mini project.

    Students create a 3 slide presentation about an insect's lifecycle.

    Get Started:

    1) Students choose an insect for their presentation.

    2) Students use the 3 slide instruction sheet to guide their work.

    3) Important!: Review how to properly name and save files.

    Download these two sheets and make them available to the students:

    Insect Research Ideas Insect Lifecycle Slide Presentation
  • Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities when finished.

Week 5 - Qtr. 4: 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 9 Typing Stage 10 Typing Stage 11 Typing Stage 12
  • Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Try to get a final score of 60 points or more.
  • Assign: Keyboard Climber 2. 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. 4: Second Grade


Session 2:

Slide Presentation | Enrichment

Demonstrate how to use your chosen slide presentation software (PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Slides, etc.) Show students how to create the slide, add the title, copy and paste pictures, add textboxes, and add arrows. Demo how to print / save the slide.

  • New Mini-Project: Lifecycle of an Insect (3 Slides in 3 Sessions?)
  • This the THIRD of THREE sessions scheduled for this mini project.

    Students create a 3 slide presentation about an insect's lifecycle.

    Get Started:

    1) Students choose an insect for their presentation.

    2) Students use the 3 slide instruction sheet to guide their work.

    3) Important!: Review how to properly name and save files.

    Download these two sheets and make them available to the students:

    Insect Research Ideas Insect Lifecycle Slide Presentation
  • Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities when finished.

Week 6 - Qtr. 4: 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 9 Typing Stage 10 Typing Stage 11 Typing Stage 12
  • Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Try to get a final score of 60 points or more.
  • Assign: Keyboard Climber 2. 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. 4: Second Grade


Session 2:

Slide Presentation | Enrichment

Demonstrate how to use your chosen slide presentation software (PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Slides, etc.) Show students how to create the slide, add the title, copy and paste pictures, add textboxes, and add arrows. Demo how to print / save the slide.

  • New Assignment: What are Fossils (2-3 Sessions?)
  • This the FIRST of THREE sessions for this assignment.

    Students create a 3 slide presentation about fossils.

    What is a Fossil?
  • Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities when finished.

Week 7 - Qtr. 4: 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 9 Typing Stage 10 Typing Stage 11 Typing Stage 12
  • Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Try to get a final score of 60 points or more.
  • Assign: Keyboard Climber 2. 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. 4: Second Grade


Session 2:

Slide Presentation | Enrichment

Demonstrate how to use your chosen slide presentation software (PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Slides, etc.) Show students how to create the slide, add the title, copy and paste pictures, add textboxes, and add arrows. Demo how to print / save the slide.

  • New Assignment: What are Fossils (2-3 Sessions?)
  • This the SECOND of THREE sessions for this assignment.

    Students create a 3 slide presentation about fossils.

    What is a Fossil?
  • Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities when finished.

Week 8 - Qtr. 4: 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 9 Typing Stage 10 Typing Stage 11 Typing Stage 12
  • Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Try to get a final score of 60 points or more.
  • Assign: Keyboard Climber 2. 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. 4: Second Grade


Session 2:

Slide Presentation | Enrichment

Demonstrate how to use your chosen slide presentation software (PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Slides, etc.) Show students how to create the slide, add the title, copy and paste pictures, add textboxes, and add arrows. Demo how to print / save the slide.

  • New Assignment: What are Fossils (2-3 Sessions?)
  • This the THIRD and Last of THREE sessions for this assignment.

    Students create a 3 slide presentation about fossils.

    What is a Fossil?
  • New Assignment: Stick Figure Animations
  • Demo: Stick figure animation program - Pivot Stick Figure Animator (Windows) or Stykz for (Mac).

    Demonstrate how to use your chosen stick figure program to make basic animations.

    Assign: Stick figure animations - Head Roll, Play Ball, Play Catch, and Skater Jump

    Stick Figure Animations
  • Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities when finished.

Week 9 - Qtr. 4: 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 9 Typing Stage 10 Typing Stage 11 Typing Stage 12
  • Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Try to get a final score of 60 points or more.
  • Assign: Keyboard Climber 2. 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. 4: Second Grade


Session 2:

Stick Figure Animations | Enrichment

Demo: Stick figure animation program - Pivot Stick Figure Animator (Windows) or Stykz for (Mac).

Demonstrate how to use your chosen stick figure program to make basic animations.