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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: 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.

S.1.c Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
S.1.d Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.
S.4.b Students select and use digital tools to plan and manage a design process that considers design constraints and calculated risks.
1B-CS-02 Model how computer hardware and software work together as a system to accomplish tasks. (P4.4)
1B-CS-03 Determine potential solutions to solve simple hardware and software problems using common troubleshooting strategies. (P6.2)
2-CS-02 Design projects that combine hardware and software components to collect and exchange data. (P5.1)
2-CS-03 Systematically identify and fix problems with computing devices and their components. (P6.2)
ELA-Literacy.W.5.6 With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting.
ELA-Literacy.W.6.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting.
ELA-Literacy.W.7.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources.
ELA-Literacy.W.8.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas clearly and efficiently.