Fifth Grade Computers and Technology - 12 weeks


Students will:
  • increase their Words Per Minute scores in Keyboarding.
  • create and modify documents and slideshow presentations with Microsoft Office 2003: Word and PowerPoint.
  • become familiar with common toolbar controls and formatting concepts in Microsoft Office
  • Name, identify, and understand how parts of the computer work together to run software, other hardware devices, and store data.
  • create a movie using Photostory3
    • create images in Paint
    • import images
    • recording a narration
    • import sound or music
  • be introduced to free software such as Google Sketchup, Google Earth, Scratch, and Celestia.
  • organize their files and folders in Microsoft XP
  • use Moodle to download and upload files, and access links
  • take photos with a digital camera and download them to hard drive
  • edit photos with editing software
  • Participate in online forums discussions

Week One
  • Introduction to class
  • Introduction to Moodle
  • Classroom Rules and expectation and Parent Letter
  • Intro to Keyboarding - setup account
  • Intro to Keyboarding - Lesson One walk through
    • Proper Keyboarding Technique
    • reasons for learning to keyboard correctly

Week Two
  • Keyboarding (15 min. daily)
  • Computer Hardware - Introduction to devices
    • Pass around parts of computer
    • Magic School Bus Video - Inside the computer
    • "How things Work" (2 min video)
  • Introduction to PowerPoint
    • Toolbars
      • Menu
      • Formatting
      • Standard
    • Creating new slide
      • Slide Layout
      • Text Boxes
    • Inserting Pictures
      • From File
      • from clip art

Week Three
  • Hardware PowerPoints
    • Set Up Show
    • Slide Transitions
    • custom animations
  • Input Output devices
  • Microsoft Word
    • Revisit Toolbars
    • Creating textboxes
    • Ordering Graphics
    • Word Art

Week Four
  • Saving Data
    • Bits and Bytes
    • CDs
    • Hard Drives
  • File Extensions
  • Types of Programs

Week Five
  • Digital Story Telling
    • Create Script in Word Processor
      • Using bullets
      • bold
      • indent
  • Forum Discussion
    • Respond to forum question
    • reply to others in a forum

Week Six
  • Create Story Board
  • Create images using Microsoft Paint from StoryBoard

Week Seven
  • Import Images into PhotoStory3
  • Edit Images
    • Crop
    • Rotate
  • Set up Show
  • Record Narration