My Technology Lab Classroom
All things that I would love to add to my computer lab soon as well as current research related to technology education.
12 projects with monthly themed data for students to practice creating spreadsheets in Google Sheets or Excel. There are 2 optional rubrics included too if you want to make this an assessment tool. 1. Navigating to a blank Spreadsheet 2. Creating a chart 3. Adding/Typing the data 4. Highlighting data 5. Creating 5 types of graphs 6.Editing graph information 7.Copy/Paste graph to own Sheet in Workbook
Google Sheets and Excel Spreadsheet Projects 12 Months
Computer Science Week just might be my favorite time of year in the computer lab. It certainly helps December go more smoothly because students are very engaged by the Hour of Code activities we complete. We all know there are a ton of great free resources out there for Hour of Code (and we are so grateful for them!). Sometimes all of that choice can feel a bit overwhelming. This year I decided to put together a kit that will hopefully bring everything together for us.
You can have an adorable and stylish classroom while still maintaining a highly academic environment! This set of Technology Themed Decor Keyboard Shortcuts is colorful and creative so you can decorate your computer lab, media center, or classroom while holding your students accountable for using the keyboard shortcuts they learn.
On each printable worksheet there are 3 keyboards for a total of 60 fill in the keyboards activities. There are 3 different keyboard layouts (PC, Chromebook, and Mac) so that students are exposed to different keyboard types. Great for exit ticket, sub activity, early finisher option, low-tech day, and the list goes on!
Have you been wanting to create a Google Site for your technology classes but you are procrastinating because you know it is so tedious? Then this is for you! This product includes a website template for grades K-5 computer lab classes made in Google Sites. You'll make a copy of the website template and then be able to make it yours by adding your lesson content to the pre-built pages.
Whenever I have to say something to more than one class more than about 5 times, I know it is time for an anchor chart. This collection of anchor charts should help you to create your own. If you do, I’d love to see pictures of them! Tag me on social media if you post any tech anchor charts.
Use the code TRYK5TECH1 to get the first month's subscription for just $1! Regularly $15 per month, which includes grades K-5 technology lessons for the whole school year. Over 200 lessons and activities for grades K-5 for your technology curriculum. These lesson plans and activities will save you so much time coming up with what to do during your computer lab time. Ideal for a technology teacher or grade level teachers with mandatory lab time. All of the work is done for you!
Skills Addressed: Computer Basics and procedures Mouse/Trackpad skills Keyboarding (Typing skills) Digital Citizenship & Internet Safety Online Research Skills Creativity with Tech Tools Software Programs (Both Google Apps and Microsoft Office) Coding (Computer Science)
Here is a unique opportunity to learn how I organize my technology lab classroom. In the 5 part email course you will learn how I: -Map my curriculum for the year. -Plan every part of a lesson from standard to assessment to reflection. -Collect data on student progress. -Have my 3rd-5th grade students record their own data and reflections. -Pull apart the standards into smaller teaching segments.
Without even knowing it, we are teaching coding concepts in the classroom every day. You know that saying “All I really need to know I learned in Kindergarten”? Well, it definitely applies here. Most people who haven’t done it before think that it requires some special program or software to get started. I’m here to tell you it can be done without using computers. In fact, I guarantee you’re teaching coding concepts already!
Amanda Says "I gave each student a copy of this resource with a label that included their log in information. Students used colored pencils to locate the keys that they would need to type their user name and password and familiarize themselves with the keyboard. Excellent resource!"