Are you spending too much time planning technology lessons?

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Plus check out the free sample pages!

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This k5tech.net Elementary Technology Curriculum includes over 200 lessons and activities for grades K-5 that will save you so much time coming up with what to do in the computer lab.

This is ideal for a technology teacher, media specialist, tech facilitator, or grade level teachers with mandatory lab time. All of the setup work is done for you!

This is for you if:

  • By the end of the year you want students who can log in, navigate a website, access any programs, type efficiently, and use technology to learn.
  • You want students who are confident in using the technology required for standardized testing. 
  • You have limited time– in one 45 minute session per week, your students can develop technology literacy while completing engaging projects.
  • You need it to be nearly effortless for YOU and fun for your students.

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)

My name is Brittany Washburn and I’m an educator obsessed with ed tech. 

This curriculum was created over 3 school years when I had nothing for materials for my technology specials. I was spending my nights and weekends scouring Pinterest and Google for ideas because I knew my students deserved engaging lessons even if I had to do everything from scratch. 

I found myself exhausted and frustrated and just knew there had to be an easier way. That is when I discovered the magic of having my own class website and screencasting my instructions. I created a modified-flipped-classroom before I even knew that was a thing. Students were working at their own pace and they stopped asking me to repeat instructions. I felt like I had struck gold! 

I tested and perfected the activities with them and now I’ve made them available to you!

SPECIAL OFFER:

Click here and use the code TRYK5TECH1 at checkout to subscribe and get the first month for just $1 (regularly $15 per month)!

Watch this video for full walkthrough

Each lesson or project includes:

  • Lesson plan and rationale pages for the teacher (like the teacher manual but better).

Printable and editable lesson planning pages and rationale pages where I explain the how and why for each lesson or unit. 

  • Grade level binder covers
  • Unit separators
  • Rationale pages
  • Lesson plan pages

The lesson plan pages come in a PowerPoint file that will easily open in Google Slides if you upload it to your drive. It is fully editable in case you need to make modifications, or you can just print the whole file and hand write your notes. 

A web page with linked prompts, directions, and activities (like a workbook but digital).

There are several sample lessons you can look at to see how it all works:

As you can see, there is a combination of digital activities built right onto the pages and external links. 

Easy access for even your youngest students!

Everything is set up for you!

Directions, screencasts, early finisher activities, everything your students need to be successful with just an intro or demo from you!

Scope and Sequence for Each Grade Level

Click on the grade level tabs down the side to see the other grades. 

Click here and use the code TRYK5TECH1 at checkout to get the first 30 days for just $1!

You can click the Member Login button to see the Homepage. From there you can look at all of the lesson titles from the menu and see the sample pages. 

Kindergarten Lessons

These are the lesson titles you will find in this resource:

Rules and Procedures
1.How to’s
2.Parts of the Computer
3.How to use the Internet
Mouse Practice
1.Mouse Practice 1-11
2.Mouse and Spacebar 1-2
Keyboard Practice
1.Keyboard Introduction
2.Keyboard Arrows 1-4
3.Keyboarding 1-2
4.Sequencing, 2 lessons
ELA Practice
1.Spelling Words
2.Sight Words
3.Typing Sight Words
Math Practice
1.Math Practice 1-6
Internet Safety
1.Internet Safety 1-5

Coding

Hour of Code

technology curriculum lesson plans and activities for the computer lab

1st Grade Lessons

These are the lesson titles you will find in this resource:

Rules and Procedures

1.How to’s

2.Computer Parts 3 week unit (comes with printable worksheets)

3.How to use the Internet

4.Save to Favorites

Mouse and Keyboard Practice

1.Mouse Practice (repeat as many times as needed)

2.Keyboard Arrows (repeat until mastered)

3.Memory Match

4.Paint and Make

5.Alphabet Order

Internet Safety

1. Internet Safety 1-4 (comes with printable worksheets)

Computers and Academics

1.Math with Computers 1 and 2

2.Addition Game

3.Reading with Computers 1 and 2

Word Processing

1.MS Word 1-4

OR Google Docs

2.Typing Practice

3.Writing with Computers

Presentation Software

1.PowerPoint 1-3

OR Google Slides

2.Make a Secret Message

3.Make a Story

Coding

2.Coding Fundamentals

3.Conditionals Unit

Research

1.Research Skills

2.Research Project

2nd Grade Lessons

These are the lesson titles you will find in this resource:

Rules and Procedures
1.How to’s
2.Windows
3.Computer Skills
4.Technology Vocabulary 1-3
Typing
1.Typing Practice 1
2.Typing Stamina Building 2-6
3.Typing Lesson 7
Word Processing
1.Microsoft Word 1-3
2.Google Docs 1-3
Presentation Software
1.PowerPoint 1-3
2.Google Slides 1-3
Hour of Code
Hour of Code
Internet Safety
1.Internet safety 1-3
2.The Internet
Make A… Projects
1.Pixel Art
2.Make a Leaf Creature
3.Build a City
4.Friendly Letter
5.The Internet
6.Copy and Paste Practice
7.Make a Book Cover

3rd Grade Lessons

These are the lesson titles you will find in this resource:

Rules and Procedures

1.First Day in Technology

Word Processing

1.Word Processing 1-5

2.Word Processing Test

3.Word Processing Typing

4. Alternate word processing modules – 5 weeks

Internet Safety

1.Internet Safety 1-6

Typing

1.Typing Olympics (4 Weeks)

2. Color coded typing 2 weeks

Presentation Software

1.PowerPoint 1 and 2

2.Google Slides 1 and 2

Spreadsheet Software

1.Excel Lessons 1-3

2.Google Sheets Lessons 1-3

Online Search

1.Learn about Search Engines

2.Internet Search 1 and 2

Coding

Code an Avatar

4th Grade Lessons

These are the lesson titles you will find in this resource:

Rules and Procedures

1.Lesson 1

Technology Vocabulary

1.Lesson 2 Vocabulary Review

2.Geek Speak Intro

3.Technology Vocabulary Typing

Internet Safety

1.Internet Safety Module 5 Weeks

Online Research

1.How to Read a Webpage

2.All About Online Search

3.Search Engine Strategies

4.Google Search Tips

5.Judging Online Information

6.Evaluate a Web Page

7.Website Evaluation Activity

8.Putting Information Together

9.Avoiding Plagiarism

10.Copyright and Fair Use

Presentation Software

1.Intro to Publisher (research project)

2.PowerPoint Project (4 weeks)

3. Google Slides Lessons

Spreadsheet Software

1.Google Sheets

2.Microsoft Excel

Coding

1.Scratch Lessons 1-8

2.Make a Web Page

Word Processing and Typing

1.Word processing modules 5 Weeks

2.Color coded typing digital flash cards 2 week

5th Grade Lessons

These are the lesson titles you will find in this resource:
Rules and Procedures
1.First Day in Tech Lesson 1
2.Procedures and First Project Lesson 2
Online Search
1.Lesson 3: How to Read a Webpage
2.Lesson 4: Evaluate Websites Activity
3.Lesson 5: Google Search Tips
Vocabulary
1.Lesson 6: Geek Speak Project
2.Technology Vocabulary Typing
3.Vocabulary Test 1
Internet Safety
1.Internet Safety Project 6 Weeks
2.Internet Safety Lessons
Coding
1.Scratch Lessons 1-8
Make a … projects
1.Animation Project
2.Make a Wordle
3.Make a Comic
4.Make a Voice Recording
5.Make a Picture with Labels
6.Make a Puzzle
7.Make a Quiz
Presentation Software
1.PowerPoint Lessons
2. Google Slides Lessons

Word Processing and Typing

1.Word Processing Modules 5 weeks

2.Color Coded Typing Digital Flash Cards 2 weeks

Enough for the entire School Year

For grades K-5 (based on a 45 minute class once each week)

If you have longer classes or see your students more than once a week then I recommend getting these add ons:

Buying Options Available in Multiple Grade Levels

Purchase a K-5 Bundle or any individual grade levels you need. 

Frequently Asked Questions

With your purchase you get one class account that all students use to access the lesson pages. Think of this website like a textbook but digital. The username and password’s purpose is to give students access to the textbook. Then from there you (the teacher) still facilitate student progress by letting them know which lesson page to go to and you’ll still collect their finished assignments for assessment. 

The curriculum is housed on this website. Students log in to this website to access the lesson pages.The lesson plans are provided in PowerPoint for the teacher (and administrators) to guide you through the curriculum.

Visit it ahead of time at k5technologycurriculum.com/homepage to get an idea how it works. You can find several free pages on the Samples dropdown menu. If/when you purchase access, you will create a class username and password to access all of the grade level pages.

No student data is ever collected on this website. 

Both! Starting in 1st grade there are lessons to teach excel/sheets, word/docs, and PPT/slides. Your students will need access for either MS Office programs or Google accounts.

Some teacher will choose to use Google Classroom as a way to collect student assignments in order to grade them, but there isn’t a way to automatically assign one of my lessons in GC. 

While it is possible, I don’t recommend it. The whole first quarter of lessons for Kindergarten are on mouse skills and navigating a computer. Completing these lessons on an iPad wouldn’t accomplish the same set of standards. 

Individual grade levels can be purchased and if you decide you need more, it is easy to add additional grade levels at any time. The only way to subscribe month by month is to purchase the K-5 bundle. The individual grade levels are all 365 day subscriptions.

Let’s make sure this will be good fit for your students. Click here and use the code TRYK5TECH1 at checkout to get the first 30 days for just $1! After that it is $15 per month or you can switch to the yearly subscription to get 3 months free. 

One license per school building. This curriculum was made with a technology teacher in mind, but some schools have their classroom teachers implement the lessons. The whole school can share the class account. 

If you’re a tech teacher at multiple schools and have fewer than 30 total classes, you may use the license at more than one school building. 

If you have questions about licensing, please email me before purchasing. If we find that your IP address is using an unusually high amount of server resources we may ask you to purchase an additional license.

Where do I go if I have additional questions?

Email me directly at info@brittanywashburn.com if there is anything you need me to clarify.