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This 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.

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

This is for you if:

  • You want students who can log in, 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 effortless for YOU and fun for your students.

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!

Watch this video for a full walkthrough

Each lesson or project includes:

  • Lesson plan and rationale pages for the teacher (like the teacher manual but better)
  • A web page with linked prompts, directions, and activities (like a workbook but digital)

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 VERY little teacher prep!

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. 

Scope and Sequence for Each Grade Level

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

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

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.How to use the Internet
4.Save to Favorites
Mouse and Keyboard Practice
1.Mouse Practice
2.Keyboard Arrows
3.Memory Match
4.Paint and Make
5.Alphabet Order
Internet Safety
1. Internet Safety 1-4
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
2.Typing Practice
3.Writing with Computers
Presentation Software
1.PowerPoint 1-3
2.Make a Secret Message
3.Make a Story

technology curriculum lesson plans and activities for the computer lab

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

technology curriculum lesson plans and activities for the computer lab

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
Internet Safety
1.Internet Safety 1-6
Typing
1.Typing Olympics (4 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

technology curriculum lesson plans and activities for the computer lab

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)
Spreadsheet Software
1.Google Sheets
2.Microsoft Excel
Coding
1.Scratch Lessons 1-8
2.Make a Web Page

technology curriculum lesson plans and activities for the computer lab

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
2.Screen Free Week
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

technology curriculum lesson plans and activities for the computer lab

Enough for the School Year

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

What you can expect

  • Engaging Activities
  • Website Set up for You
  • Rationale Pages
  • Editable Lesson Plans
  • Answer Keys
  • Click and Go
  • Easy Access for Students
  • Class Account
  • Addresses the ISTE Standards for Students 2016
Make it yours today!
No More Planning!

Common Questions

Question: Is this a one time purchase or a subscription?
Answer: There is an initial fee for the lesson plans and rationale pages and then a recurring monthly or yearly (your choice) subscription fee. If I update the lesson plans and rationale pages you will get those updates at no additional charge. The site subscription covers all future site updates for as long as your subscription is valid. 
 
Question: Love this idea! What platform will the students be using? Are they done in google drive? Like an interactive notebook?
 
Answer: All of the digital content is housed on this website. The lesson plans and rationale pages are for the teacher (and administrators, right?) as PowerPoint files, and the website is set up to just click and go for the students to complete the activities. Think of the PPT files like the teacher manual and the website like the student workbook (but digital).

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

 
Question: Do these include Google Apps or MS Office?
 
Answer: Both! Starting in 1st grade there are lessons to teach excel/sheets, word/docs, and PPT/slides.
 
Question: Do I need to buy anything additional software for my students to use this curriculum?
 
Answer: No! Everything you need is included. There are optional outside subscriptions for some activities. If you want to use the lessons for digital passport from common sense media (4th grade) then you will need to make a free teacher account. There are optional “early finisher” activities like Moby Max and discovery education that could be used if you have an account but there are tons of other options if you don’t. 
 
Question: Do I have to buy all of the grade levels or can I just buy the one(s) I need?
Answer: Individual grade levels can be purchased and if you decide you need more, it is easy to add additional grade levels at any time. 
 
Question: How long will I have access to the digital content?
Answer: Each grade level has a yearly site subscription fee, or you can pay monthly if you have the whole K-5 Bundle. If you cancel your subscription early you’ll have access until the end of that billing cycle. Click here to see the subscription options.
 
Where do I go if I have additional questions?
Answer: Email me directly at info@brittanywashburn.com if there is anything you need me to clarify.

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