Are you spending too much time planning technology skills lessons for your K-5 students?

Scroll down to learn more about this elementary technology curriculum.

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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

What you need in order to use these lesson plans:

  • Subscription includes an Auto Login URL for students. Simply share the URL with students and it logs them in automatically. Great for little ones! *Cookies must be enabled on your student devices for this to work.
  • Laptops or desktops are ideal (PC or Chromebooks).
  • There are YouTube and Vimeo videos to supplement the lessons. If you don’t have access to Vimeo or YouTube you can accomplish the same objective by doing a demonstration yourself.
  • Student instructional videos are embedded into the site via my Vimeo account. You may need to ask your school or district to whitelist Vimeo.
  • Access to either Google Apps or Microsoft Software programs for students.
  • Up to date web browser. All lessons have been tested in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari (desktop versions).

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!

CURRICULUM TOPICS INCLUDED

Kindergarten:

  • Mouse/ Trackpad Skills
  • Parts of a Computer
  • Navigating a Device for Learning
  • Keyboard Arrows
  • Keyboard Letters and Numbers
  • Math and ELA Digital Activities to practice the mouse and keyboard
  • Internet Safety

1st Grade:

  • Mouse/ Trackpad Skills
  • Parts of a Computer
  • Navigating a device
  • Keyboard
  • Internet Safety
  • Computer Skills
  • Word
  • Docs

2nd Grade:

  • Keyboarding
  • Computer Vocabulary
  • Internet Safety
  • Hour of Code
  • Creation Tools
  • PowerPoint
  • Google Slides
  • Word / Docs

3rd Grade:

  • Internet Safety
  • Word
  • Docs
  • PowerPoint
  • Google Slides
  • Excel
  • Google Sheets
  • Internet Search
  • Typing

4th Grade:

  • Online Research skills
  • PowerPoint
  • Google Slides
  • Coding
  • Computer Vocabulary
  • Word processing and Typing
  • Internet Safety
  • Google Sheets/ Excel

5th Grade:

  • Creation tools
  • Research skills and practice
  • Internet Safety Research Project
  • Word processing and Typing
  • Coding
  • PowerPoint
  • Google Slides
  • Spreadsheet Software

BONUS FILES INCLUDED IN THE YEARLY SUBSCRIPTION DOWNLOADS

  • 4 Sets of Backup plans (great for when technology/WiFi isn’t cooperating)
  • Computer Lab Management strategies
  • Paper username and password practice printable
  • Certificate of completion

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 (repeat to mastery. Includes academic content with learning games)
    • Can be used for mouse or trackpad
    • Hover, click, click and drag (drag and drop), double click, right click, scroll
  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 (reviews mouse/trackpad, keyboard, and website navigation)

  1. Spelling Words
  2. Sight Words
  3. Typing Sight Words

Math Practice (reviews mouse/trackpad, keyboard, and website navigation)

  1. Math Practice 1-6
    • Counting and cardinality
    • Counting to tell number of objects
    • Compare numbers
    • Operations and algebraic thinking
    • Base ten
    • Measurement

Internet Safety

  1. Internet Safety 1-5
    • Internet safety overview
    • Downloading
    • Screen time
    • Online friends
    • Unit overview

Read the blog post with FAQs for the Kindergarten technology curriculum.

Watch these video demos:

  1. Sequencing
  2. Mouse practice 1
  3. Mouse practice 2
  4. Keyboarding
  5. Compare numbers
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
    • Digital activities to go with Common Sense Media Curriculum
    • Private and personal information
    • Netsmartz Into the Cloud videos

Computers and Academics (mouse and keyboard practice with academic content)

  1. Math with Computers 1 and 2
  2. Addition Game
  3. Reading with Computers 1 and 2
  4. Make a Secret Message
  5. Make a Story

Word Processing

  1. MS Word OR Google Docs
    1. Typing in Word
    2. Changing the Fonts
    3. Adding Pictures
  2. Typing Practice
  3. Writing with Computers

Presentation Software

  1. PowerPoint 1-3 OR Google Slides 1-3
    1. Adding pictures
    2. Fonts and text
    3. Slide layouts

Research

  1.  Research Skills Lessons
    1. Research steps
    2. Keywords
    3. Taking notes
    4. Giving credit
  2. Group Research Project

Coding Unit

  1. First Grade Coding
  2. Conditionals Unit

Read the blog post with FAQs for the 1st grade technology curriculum.

Watch these video demos:

  1. Typing Practice
  2. Memory Match
  3. Math with Computers
  4. Research Skills
  5. Computer parts

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 OR Google Docs
    1. Layering text and graphics
    2. Spell Check
    3. Making lists

Presentation Software

  1. PowerPoint OR Google Slides
    1. Add slides and change layout
    2. Pictures and backgrounds
    3. Type text in a box

Hour of Code

  1. 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

BONUS Activities if you have time:

  • Color coded typing digital flash cards
  • Tech vocab word search
  • Digital breakouts
  • Drag and drop practice

Read the blog post with FAQs for the 2nd grade technology curriculum.

Watch these video demos:

  1. How Tos
  2. Typing Practice
  3. Google Docs
  4. Copy and Paste Practice
  5. Computer Vocab

3rd Grade Lessons

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

Rules and Procedures

  1. First Day in Technology rules and vocabulary review

Word Processing

  1. Word Processing 1-5
  2. Word Processing Test
  3. Word Processing Typing
  4.  Alternate word processing modules – 5 weeks
    • Fonts
    • Text
    • Lines
    • Spacing
    • Lists

Internet Safety

  1. Internet Safety 1-6
    • Online safety rules
    • Online communication
    • Passwords
    • Cyberbullying
    • Assessment

Typing

  1. Typing Olympics (4 Weeks)
  2.  Color coded typing 2 weeks

Presentation Software

  1. PowerPoint OR Google Slides
    • Changing the font
    • Inserting pictures
    • Fun with word art

Spreadsheet Software

  1. Excel Lessons OR Google Sheets
    • Fill in a Chart
    • Make a Bar Graph
    • Make your own Graph

Online Search

  1. Learn about Search Engines
  2. Internet Search 1 and 2

Coding

  1. Code an Avatar

BONUS if you have time:

  • Google Slides (or PowerPoint) Digital Stop Motion Animation Project
  • Digital breakouts
  • Technology vocabulary activities
  • Typing sight words

Read the blog post with FAQs for the 3rd grade technology curriculum.

Watch these video demos:

  1. Word processing
  2. Internet Safety
  3. Typing
  4. Google Sheets
  5. Coding

4th Grade Lessons

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

Rules and Procedures

  1. Lesson 1: Google log and Create a Rules poster

Technology Vocabulary

  1. Lesson 2: Google log and Vocabulary Review
  2. Geek Speak Intro: PowerPoint or Google Slides vocabulary template
  3. Technology Vocabulary Typing

Internet Safety

  1. Internet Safety Module 5 Weeks
    1. Security
    2. Privacy
    3. Search
    4. Multitasking (screen time)
    5. Cyberbullying
    6. Copyright

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. Google Slides OR PowerPoint
    1. Working with Tables
    2. Numbering Slides
    3. Inserting Videos

Spreadsheet Software

  1. Google Sheets or Excel
    1. Color and Highlight Boxes
    2. Formulas

Coding

  1. Scratch Lessons 1-8
  2. Make a Web Page

Word Processing and Typing

  1. Word processing modules 5 Weeks
    1. Adding hyperlinks
    2. Page layout
    3. Columns
    4. Headers
    5. Layers
  2. Color coded typing digital flash cards 2 weeks

BONUS Activities if you have time:

  1. Digital Breakouts
  2. Chrome Music Lab Rhythm Experiment
  3. STEM Challenges (great for back up plans any time of year)

Check out the blog post about the 4th grade technology curriculum

Watch some video demos of lessons:

  1. Internet Safety
  2. Adding Tables to Google Slides
  3. Color Coded Typing
  4. Technology Vocabulary Review

5th Grade Lessons

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

Rules and Procedures

  1. First Day in Tech Lesson 1: Computer Rules poster
  2. Procedures and First Project (technology problem solving)

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. Research and activity creation.
  2. Internet Safety Lessons: Online reputation and responsibilities

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
    • Design
    • Transitions and Animations
    • Spell check and Editing
    • Citing Sources

Word Processing and Typing

  1. Word Processing Modules 5 weeks
    • Shapes
    • Tables
    • Editing
    • Styles
    • Find
  2. Color Coded Typing Digital Flash Cards 2 weeks

BONUS Activities if you have time:

  1. Spreadsheet project (Candy Store)
  2. 3D Printing Module
  3. Digital Breakouts
  4. Extra technology vocabulary activities
  5. STEM Challenges (great for back up plans any time of year)

Check out the blog post about the 5th grade technology curriculum

Watch some video demos of lessons:

  1. Word Processing
  2. Make a Puzzle
  3. How to Read a Webpage
  4. Editing and Spell Check
  5. Bonus Spreadsheet project

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. 

There are 2 options for students to log in. They can use the Auto Login URL or they can type the username and password. See the details below for each option.

Option 1: Auto Login URL, which works like a single-sign-on link. Generate your Auto Login URL for Students from your My Account page. Cookies must be enabled in your browsers for the Auto Login URL to work.

YOU MAY

  • Share the auto login URL with students in a protected way such as Clever, Seesaw, Google Classroom, Schoology, or other learning management system, via email, or as a desktop shortcut.
  • Provide a substitute teacher with the auto login URL to facilitate your classes.

YOU MAY NOT

  • Put the auto login URL anywhere public, such as your school website, class website, social media, etc.
  • Share the auto login URL with others who are not licensed to use the curriculum with your students.
  • *If we notice an unusually large amount of traffic coming from your auto login link we will ask you to purchase an additional license.

Option 2: Students type in the username and password. The account you made when you put through your order is the same username and password that your students will use to access their lessons. *If you already had an account on the site then that account is now your class account. See “Can I change my username?” FAQ if needed.

*Choose “remember me” in the login box the first time so that the browser will remember the login credentials and your students don’t have to type them every time.

A note about option 2: If the school secretary or someone else purchased the subscription for you, you’ll receive 2 emails with information about your account and with the teacher downloads. Please find those emails and follow the instructions in them for access. The account connected to the subscription is the class account, not the one connected to the order.

The curriculum is housed on this website. Students log in to this website to access the lesson pages. The lesson plans are provided in Google Slides 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.

Yes! You have complete control over your subscription from your account. If you’re not sure if this will be a good fit for you then I recommend subscribing to the monthly billing option. You can cancel it before the next renewal if needed.

I have a feeling you’ll want to stay subscribed the whole time you teach technology. The subscriptions renew automatically so you never have to worry about losing access (unless something happens like your card is declined during the renewal attempt).

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.