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Type:Lesson

Estimated Time:25 minutes

Grades:5-8

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: browser, buttons, controls, database, dialog box, presentation software, slideshow, software, spreadsheet, word processing


Primary Objectives:

  • Student learns various software types and what they are used for - namely word processing, spreadsheet, database, slide show/presentation software, email, and browser.
  • Student learns to identify primary software by function and use.
  • Student learns to select type of software by appropriateness to task, effectiveness, and efficiency.
  • Student learns to use dialog boxes and common buttons and controls.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Student learns vocabulary across the curriculum.
  • Student uses decision-making skills to select appropriate software programs for particular tasks.
  • Student reviews components of a cover page for a book, including title, author name, and picture.

Subjects:

Browser Compatability Testing and Assurance 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Browser Compatability Testing and Assurance 

Critical Thinking and Decision Making Process 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Critical Thinking and Decision Making Process 

Database Applications 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Database Applications 

Email 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Email 

English Language Arts 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Connects to Other Disciplines > English Language Arts 

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

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

Hardware / Software Applications

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Personal Use > Hardware / Software Applications

Identification 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Identification 

Operating Systems 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Operating Systems 

Presentation Software 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Presentation Software 

Productivity Tools

Library Media > Information Technology > Software Applications > Productivity Tools

Productivity Tools 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Productivity Tools 

Software Selection 

Technology Education > Media Production > Multimedia / Video Production > Software Selection 

Spreadsheets

Library Media > Information Technology > Software Applications > Spreadsheets

Spreadsheets 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Spreadsheets 

Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

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

Tools and/ Equipment

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Evaluation/ Selection > Tools and/ Equipment

Web Page Navigation / Use of Browser 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Web Page Navigation / Use of Browser 

Websites / Blogs / Email / Internet

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Personal Use > Websites / Blogs / Email / Internet
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S.2.b Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.
S.7.a Students use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning.
1B-CS-02 Model how computer hardware and software work together as a system to accomplish tasks. (P4.4)
2-CS-02 Design projects that combine hardware and software components to collect and exchange data. (P5.1)
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