What’s included in the 2nd Grade Lesson Plans II(software) bundle:
- A brief summary of each project, including suggested grade level and prior knowledge, time required, software required
- Higher-order thinking skills addressed
- Technology-specific skills taught
Four-sentence Story–Advanced–in KidPix (and PowerPoint)
Write and illustrate a story in KidPix with all the characteristics of good fiction. One per slide–character, setting, plot, ending.
Introduction to Google Earth
Introduce students to Google Earth, panning in and out, dragging with the mouse, changing the perspective of the earth’s surface, visiting the solar system. Use classroom investigation into national symbols (Statue of Liberty, Pentagon, White House, etc.) to spark their interest.
Keyboarding in the Classroom
Use keyboarding software (Type to Learn, All the Right Type) to practice three times a week. Follow up with a quarterly speed quiz.
Keeping a Timecard in Excel
Have students fill out a timecard template at home. Use the same template in Excel to learn about cells, spreadsheets and formulas. This inquiry-based project is a fun intro to a program to intimidates even adults.
Tessellations in Excel
Create amazing art using Excel, proof that math and art are two sides of the same coin.