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Type:Lesson

Estimated Time:12 minutes

Grades:K-3

Score Type:Automatically Graded

Work completed by a student will be automatically graded and the grade will be sent to the Learning Management System (LMS) gradebook

Available Languages: English, Spanish


Vocabulary: attribute, background, clipart, diagram, effect, focus, font, linking, text box, text elements, toolbar, visual mapping, workspace


Primary Objectives:

  • Student learns to change the background color of the workspace.
  • Student learns to change the color of clipart objects.
  • Student learns to change text color.
  • Student learns to bold, italicize, and underline text.
  • Student learns to change arrow attributes.
  • Student gains additional experience using the link tool.
  • Student gains additional experience using text to label clipart objects.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Student organizes information.
  • Student recognizes and identifies colors.
  • Student recognizes and identifies natural objects.
  • Student recognizes and identifies symbols and pictures.
  • Student identifies and writes rhyming words.
  • Student recognizes basic story structure.

Subjects:

Graphic Applications (includes pictures, labels, diagrams, charts) 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Graphic Applications (includes pictures, labels, diagrams, charts) 

Graphic Organizers (Venn Diagrams,etc.) 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Graphic Organizers (Venn Diagrams,etc.) 

Input Devices: Mouse, Keyboard, Remote Control, etc 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Input Devices: Mouse, Keyboard, Remote Control, etc 

Listening / Pay Attention

Language Arts > Communication > Media Literacy / Viewing > Comprehension > Listening / Pay Attention

Listening to Nonfiction

Language Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Listening to Nonfiction

Look for and make use of structure

Mathematics > Process Standards > Common Core > Look for and make use of structure

Nonfiction

Language Arts > Writing > Visual Aids > Illustrations Drawings > Nonfiction

Problem Solving 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Problem Solving 

Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

Vocabulary Development

Language Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Vocabulary Development
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  • Instructional Notes:

    K-2nd grade implementation - If students have not previously been introduced to visual mapping software, complete this lesson in a whole group setting prior to students completing it in an independent setting.

1A-CS-01 Select and operate appropriate software to perform a variety of tasks, and recognize that users have different needs and preferences for the technology they use. (P1.1)
ELA-Literacy.L.1.6 Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using frequently occurring conjunctions to signal simple relationships (e.g., because).
ELA-Literacy.L.2.6 Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe (e.g., When other kids are happy that makes me happy).
ELA-Literacy.L.3.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., After dinner that night we went looking for them).
ELA-Literacy.L.K.6 Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts.
ELA-Literacy.SL.1.2 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
ELA-Literacy.SL.1.5 Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
ELA-Literacy.SL.2.2 Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
ELA-Literacy.SL.3.2 Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
ELA-Literacy.SL.K.2 Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.
ELA-Literacy.W.3.2a Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension.
Math.Practice.MP7 Look for and make use of structure.