Teacher-Facing Resources

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:

Adjusts Accordingly / Identify

Language Arts > Communication > Speaking Strategies / Presentations > Audience > Adjusts Accordingly / Identify

Create Presentations 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Digital Communications > Create Presentations 

Distance Learning 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Distance Learning 

Hardware / Software Applications

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

Identification 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Identification 

Internet

Science > Concepts and Processes > Tools / Instruments > Software Tools > Internet

Productivity Tools

Library Media > Information Technology > Software Applications > Productivity Tools

Productivity Tools 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Productivity Tools 

Respond

Language Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Respond

Software Selection 

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

Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

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

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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