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ARE YOU SPENDING
TOO MUCH TIME PLANNING
TECHNOLOGY LESSONS?

The 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.

It is ideal for a technology teacher, media specialist, tech facilitator, or grade level teachers who want tech savvy students. Nearly all of the work is done for you!

Keep reading on this page to learn about everything that is included. There is even a full walkthrough video below!

This curriculum 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.

Watch the Video

(all of the same info is presented in the text on this page if you’re not the video watching type)

Read the Scope and Sequence

Plus check out the free sample pages, read the FAQ’s, and read the testimonials!

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Subscribe to an individual grade level or save with the bundle!

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

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

Scope and Sequence for Each Grade Level

Kindergarten Lessons

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

Rules and Procedures

  1. How to’s
  2. Parts of the Computer
  3. How to use the Internet

Mouse or Trackpad Practice

  1. Mouse Practice 1-11 (mix of academic skills used to practice the mouse or trackpad)
  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

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 OR Google Docs 1-4
2.Typing Practice
3.Writing with Computers
Presentation Software
1. PowerPoint 1-3 OR Google Slides 1-3
2. Make a Secret Message
3. Make a Story

Research

1.Research Skills

2.Research Project

Coding

1.First Grade Intro to Coding

2.Conditionals Unit

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)

2.Color Coded Typing 1

3.Color Coded Typing2
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 Lessons OR 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 Unit (MS Word OR Google Docs)

2. Color Coded Typing 3

3. Color Coded Typing 4

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

Word Processing and Typing

1.Word Processing Unit (MS Word OR Google Docs)

2. Color Coded Typing 5

3. Color Coded Typing 6

technology curriculum lesson plans and activities for the computer lab

Common Questions

Question: How does student access work?

Answer: 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. 

Question: 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 Samples 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.

You can pick and choose which lessons to do with your students. If you have access to Google Apps but not to MS Office, just skip the MS Office lessons and vice versa. 

Question: Can I attach the lessons to Google Classroom?

Answer: No, these lessons do not integrate with Google Classroom in that way. 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 assign one of my lessons in GC. 

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: My Kindergarten students only have iPads. Can they do the lessons from an iPad?

Answer: 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 any of the same standards. 

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. Scroll down to see the purchase options.

Question: How many Licenses do I need to purchase?

Answer: Although most of my resources for sale are meant for one classroom use only, this one has licensing options for school use:

1-5 Users: Purchase one license – Users defined below
6-10 Users: Purchase ONE additional license
11-15 Users: Purchase TWO additional licenses
16-20 Users: Purchase THREE additional licenses

In these instances, “users” means how many “classes of students” these will be used with. If you’re a computer lab teacher and you have four 5th grade classes (for example), the 1-5 users license is perfect for you. If your school has seven 5th grade classes and you’re all going to use these lessons, purchase one license and one additional license.

Examples: If you purchase the bundle you may use the class account with up to 30 classes of students. If you purchase an individual grade level then you may use the account with up to 5 classes of that grade level. 

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?

Answer: Email me directly at [email protected] if there is anything you need me to clarify.

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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

Enough for the Entire School Year

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

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