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: help tool, menu, open, print, save, toolbar


Primary Objectives:

  • Student learns to open programs on a computer.
  • Student learns to navigate through program menus in a program.
  • Student learns to use the toolbar for common program tasks.
  • Student learns to create, print, and save documents in a program.
  • Student learns to use help documentation and functions to learn how to perform a task in a program.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Student recognizes that elements such as hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon are associated with chemistry.
  • Student recognizes the periodic table.
  • Student resolves a problem by researching an answer located in a Help tool.
  • Student creates a title page to introduce information.

Subjects:

Adjusts Accordingly / Identify

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

Desktop Symbols 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Desktop Symbols 

Diagrams of

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Hardware Components and Identification > Diagrams of

Distance Learning 

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

Hardware

Science > History / Technology / Social Perspectives > Computer Science > Hardware

Hardware / Software Applications

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

Identification 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Identification 

Input Devices: Mouse, Keyboard, Remote Control, etc 

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

Internet

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

Job Specific application / resumes

Language Arts > Writing > Applications > Job Specific application / resumes

Keyboard Use / Input, Output Devices / Proficiency of use

Science > History / Technology / Social Perspectives > Computer Science > Computer skills > Keyboard Use / Input, Output Devices / Proficiency of use

On-line Help 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > On-line Help 

Operating Systems 

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

Productivity Tools

Library Media > Information Technology > Software Applications > Productivity Tools

Productivity Tools 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Productivity Tools 

Troubleshooting 

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

Use Technology when Writing

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Writing > Use Technology when Writing
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  • Once students understand how to use program menus in general, they can easily transfer their knowledge to most other programs, regardless of whether they have ever used the program before.

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