Teacher-Facing Resources

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: click and drag , clipart, diagram, file, focus, label, linking, mouse, symbol , text box, toolbar, visual mapping, workspace


Primary Objectives:

  • Student gains additional experience using the mouse to drag and drop.
  • Student identifies the basic components of visual mapping software.
  • Student understands the concept of focus and learns to identify it.
  • Student learns to change focus from object to object, and from object to workspace.
  • Student learns to add clipart objects to the workspace.
  • Student learns to use text to label clipart objects.
  • Student learns to use the link tool to link objects.
  • Student begins to understand visual mapping software as a way to group ideas.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Student organizes and groups information.
  • Student categorizes objects, such as by shape, color, and beginning letter.
  • Student recognizes shapes.
  • Student recognizes and writes rhyming words.
  • Student writes labels for pictures.
  • Student groups pictures that illustrate the concept of before and after.

Subjects:

Communication to Others 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Communication to Others 

Formatting and Preparation

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Student Projects/Presentations > Formatting and Preparation

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 > Reading / Literature > Comprehension / Analysis > Create End Product / Book Report > Nonfiction

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.

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