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Fifth Grade Technology Lesson Schedule:


Third Quarter - January ~ March

Symbaloo

QTR. 3 - Week 1:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

 

Review Typing:

Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing. Review proper finger technique.

 

Assign Typing Practice:

Assign 25-30 minutes or until done with Dance Mat Typing.

 

Simple, free countdown timer.

Start it and project on the big screen / whiteboard for kids to see.

(Download, unzip, and run it, no install required, Windows)

Download: snap-timer-freeware.zip

 

Snap Timer Freeware

 

Typing Stage 7 Typing Stage 8 Typing Stage 9  Typing Stage 10

 

Assign 3 Minutes of:  Typing Rocket Jr. Students type with both hands, try to get a final score of 60 points or more.

Assign:  Keyboard Climber 2. Students type with both hands. Finish level three.

 

More Typing Practice Here:

 

Assign Enrichment:  Students work on enrichment activities.

 

 


 

QTR. 3 - Week 1:

Session 2: Photo Editing - Cropping Pictures

Digital Photo Editing | Enrichment

Students will learn to use the cropping tool of a typical photo editing program.

Students will also practice managing and renaming the files with descriptive names as well as inserting them into the "Photo Editing Cropping" template.

 

Instructions:

1) Download photos to be cropped.

2) Choose 5 photos to edit.

3) Crop an area of (about 300px width X 225px height) for each picture.

4) Save each cropped image with a new name by adding the word "cropped" to the file name. Example: 2-kittens-cropped.jpg

5) Insert the 5 original images and the 5 edited pictures into the before and after photo editing template.

 

Download:  photo-editing-cropping-template.docx

 

Download: Paint.NET  - a free photo editor for Windows

 

Download: photo-editing-cropping-practice-pictures.zip

 

Finished Example and Blank Cropping Template:

Photo Editing Cropped Images Photo Editing - Cropping Practice Template

 

 

Assign Enrichment:  Students work on enrichment activities.

 

 


 

QTR. 3 - Week 2:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

 

Review Typing:

Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing. Review proper finger technique.

 

Assign Typing Practice:

Assign 25-30 minutes or until done with Dance Mat Typing.

 

Simple, free countdown timer.

Start it and project on the big screen / whiteboard for kids to see.

(Download, unzip, and run it, no install required, Windows)

Download: snap-timer-freeware.zip

 

Snap Timer Freeware

 

Typing Stage 7 Typing Stage 8 Typing Stage 9  Typing Stage 10

 

Assign 3 Minutes of:  Typing Rocket Jr. Students type with both hands, try to get a final score of 60 points or more.

Assign:  Keyboard Climber 2. Students type with both hands. Finish level three.

 

More Typing Practice Here:

 

Assign Enrichment:  Students work on enrichment activities.

 

 


 

QTR. 3 - Week 2:

Session 2: Photo Editing - Red Eye Fix

Digital Photo Editing | Enrichment

Students will learn to use the red eye correction tool of a typical photo editing program.

Students will also practice managing and renaming the files with descriptive names as well as inserting them into the "Photo Editing Red Eye Fix" template.

 

Instructions:

1) Download the photos to be corrected.

2) Choose 5 photos to edit.

3) As best possible, remove the red eye for each picture.

4) Save each corrected image with a new name by adding the words "redeye fixed" to the end of the file name. Example: 2-bunnies-redeye-fixed.jpg

5) Insert the 5 original images and the 5 edited pictures into the before and after photo editing template.

 

Download:  photo-editing-redeye-fix-template-.docx

 

Download: Paint.NET  - a free photo editor for Windows

 

Download: photo-editing-redeye-pics.zip

 

Finished Example and Blank Red EyeTemplate:

Redeye Fix Template Finished Example Red Eye Template Blank

 

 

Assign Enrichment:  Students work on enrichment activities.

 

 


 

QTR. 3 - Week 3:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

 

Review Typing:

Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing. Review proper finger technique.

 

Assign Typing Practice:

Assign 25-30 minutes or until done with Dance Mat Typing.

 

Simple, free countdown timer.

Start it and project on the big screen / whiteboard for kids to see.

(Download, unzip, and run it, no install required, Windows)

Download: snap-timer-freeware.zip

 

Snap Timer Freeware

 

Typing Stage 7 Typing Stage 8 Typing Stage 9  Typing Stage 10

 

Assign 3 Minutes of:  Typing Rocket Jr. Students type with both hands, try to get a final score of 60 points or more.

Assign:  Keyboard Climber 2. Students type with both hands. Finish level three.

 

More Typing Practice Here:

 

Assign Enrichment:  Students work on enrichment activities.

 

 


 

QTR. 3 - Week 3:

Session 2: Photo Editing - Brightness / Contrast

Digital Photo Editing | Enrichment

Students will learn to use the brightness / contrast adjustment tool of a typical photo editing program. Students will also practice managing and renaming the files with descriptive names as well as inserting them into the "Photo Editing Brightness" template.

 

Instructions:

1) Download the photos to be corrected.

2) Choose 5 photos to edit.

3) As best possible, adjust the brightness / contrast to improve each picture.

4) Save each corrected image with a new name by adding the words "brightness-adjusted" to the end of the file name. Example: clown-brightness-adjusted.jpg

5) Insert the 5 original images and the 5 edited pictures into the before and after photo editing template.

 

Download:  photo-editing-brighten-contrast-template-.docx

 

Download: Paint.NET  - a free photo editor for Windows

 

Download: photo-editing-brightness-contrast-practice-pics.zip

 

Finished Example and Photo Editing Brightness Template:

Photo Editing Brightness Practice - Done Photo Editing Brightness Template

 

 

Assign Enrichment:  Students work on enrichment activities.

 

 


 

QTR. 3 - Week 4:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

 

Review Typing:

Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing. Review proper finger technique.

 

Assign Typing Practice:

Assign 25-30 minutes or until done with Dance Mat Typing.

 

Simple, free countdown timer.

Start it and project on the big screen / whiteboard for kids to see.

(Download, unzip, and run it, no install required, Windows)

Download: snap-timer-freeware.zip

 

Snap Timer Freeware

 

Typing Stage 7 Typing Stage 8 Typing Stage 9  Typing Stage 10

 

Assign 3 Minutes of:  Typing Rocket Jr. Students type with both hands, try to get a final score of 60 points or more.

Assign:  Keyboard Climber 2. Students type with both hands. Finish level three.

 

More Typing Practice Here:

 

Assign Enrichment:  Students work on enrichment activities.

 

 


 

QTR. 3 - Week 4:

Session 2: Photo Editing - Moon Party

Digital Photo Editing | Enrichment

Students will remove backgrounds from various pictures and use the layers feature of the photo editor to add those pictures to a moonscape background. Students will also practice managing and renaming files.

 

Instructions:

1) Download the Moon Party pics.

2) Choose and open a moon scape background image in the photo editor.

3) Remove the backgrounds from 3 or more foreground images.

4) Add your changed foreground images to your background image.

5)  Add graphics and text to advertise your "Moon Party" details (who, what, when, where).

 

Download: 4-step-moon-party-tutorial-using-paint-dot-net.pdf

 

Download:  moon-party-pics.zip

 

Download: Paint.NET  - a free photo editor for Windows

 

Finished Example:

 

 

Assign Enrichment:  Students work on enrichment activities.

 

 


 

QTR. 3 - Week 5:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

 

Review Typing:

Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing. Review proper finger technique.

 

Assign Typing Practice:

Assign 25-30 minutes or until done with Dance Mat Typing.

 

Simple, free countdown timer.

Start it and project on the big screen / whiteboard for kids to see.

(Download, unzip, and run it, no install required, Windows)

Download: snap-timer-freeware.zip

 

Snap Timer Freeware

 

Typing Stage 7 Typing Stage 8 Typing Stage 9  Typing Stage 10

 

Assign 3 Minutes of:  Typing Rocket Jr. Students type with both hands, try to get a final score of 60 points or more.

Assign:  Keyboard Climber 2. Students type with both hands. Finish level three.

 

More Typing Practice Here:

 

Assign Enrichment:  Students work on enrichment activities.

 

 


 

QTR. 3 - Week 5:

Session 2: Photo Editing - Funny Photo Layers

Digital Photo Editing | Enrichment

Students change the backgrounds of several images to make funny photos.

Students use the magic wand and eraser tools to remove backgrounds of images.

Students replace their removed background with a different background picture by layering the erased "see-through" image on top of a new background picture.

Students will also practice managing and renaming the files with descriptive names as well as inserting them into the "Funny Photo Layers" template.

 

Instructions:

1) Download the Funny Photo Layers images.

2) Choose 5 photos to edit. Delete their backgrounds.

3) Give each photo a new funny or interesting background.

4) Save each new funny photo with a new descriptive names. Example: cat-blue-ray-background.png

5) Insert the 5 original images and the 5 edited pictures into the before and after photo editing template.

 

Download: funny-photo-layers-blank-template.docx

 

Download: funny-photo-layers-tutorial-1-page.pdf

 

Download:  funny-photo-layers-images.zip (40+ pics)

 

Download: Paint.NET  - a free photo editor for Windows

 

Finished Example and Blank Template:

Funny Photo Layers - Finished ExampleFunny Photo Layers Blank Template

 

Funny Photo Layers Tutorial and Funny Photos Pics:

Funny Photo Layers Tutorial Funny Photo Layers Pics

 

 

Assign Enrichment:  Students work on enrichment activities.

 

 


 

QTR. 3 - Week 6:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

 

Review Typing:

Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing. Review proper finger technique.

 

Assign Typing Practice:

Assign 25-30 minutes or until done with Dance Mat Typing.

 

Simple, free countdown timer.

Start it and project on the big screen / whiteboard for kids to see.

(Download, unzip, and run it, no install required, Windows)

Download: snap-timer-freeware.zip

 

Snap Timer Freeware

 

Typing Stage 7 Typing Stage 8 Typing Stage 9  Typing Stage 10

 

Assign 3 Minutes of:  Typing Rocket Jr. Students type with both hands, try to get a final score of 60 points or more.

Assign:  Keyboard Climber 2. Students type with both hands. Finish level three.

 

More Typing Practice Here:

 

Assign Enrichment:  Students work on enrichment activities.

 

 


 

QTR. 3 - Week 6:

Session 2: Digital Art - Cartoon a Face

Digital Photo Editing | Enrichment

Students will use the basic tools of a typical digital graphics program to create a cartoon face of themselves. The graphics program used here is Paint.NET. Students use a picture of themselves or they can use one of the included practice pictures to create their cartoon face.

 

Instructions:

1) Open a head shot picture of yourself in Paint.NET. Resize or crop as necessary.

2) Add a new layer on top of your original face picture.

3) Use the line tools to trace your face on the new layer.

4) Hide or remove the original face picture, showing only the tracing layer.

5)  Color the face tracing areas using the bucket fill tool. Add details as necessary.

6) Save your work, then insert the finished graphic into a word processor and print.

 

Download: How to Cartoon a Face Tutorial.pdf

 

Download: 3 cartoon-a-face-practice-pics.zip (girl, boy, baby).

 

Download: Paint.NET  - a free drawing program for Windows

 

Download: Simple Art Rubric for self assessment

 

3 Finished Examples and Step by Step Cartoon a Face Tutorial:

Cartoon a Face Examples Cartoon a Face Tutorial

Simple Art Rubric for Self Assessment

 

 

Assign Enrichment:  Students work on enrichment activities.

 

 


 

QTR. 3 - Week 7:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

 

Review Typing:

Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing. Review proper finger technique.

 

Assign Typing Practice:

Assign 25-30 minutes or until done with Dance Mat Typing.

 

Simple, free countdown timer.

Start it and project on the big screen / whiteboard for kids to see.

(Download, unzip and run it, no install required, Windows)

Download: snap-timer-freeware.zip

 

Snap Timer Freeware

 

Typing Stage 7 Typing Stage 8 Typing Stage 9  Typing Stage 10

 

Assign 3 Minutes of:  Typing Rocket Jr. Students type with both hands, try to get a final score of 60 points or more.

Assign:  Keyboard Climber 2. Students type with both hands. Finish level three.

 

More Typing Practice Here:

 

Assign Enrichment:  Students work on enrichment activities.

 

 


 

QTR. 3 - Week 7:

Session 2: Photo Editing - Wanted Poster

Digital Photo Editing | Enrichment

Students use the layers feature of a typical digital graphics program create their own "Wanted" poster. Students will also practice basic file management skills to open, modify, name, and save their work.

 

Instructions:

1) Open the headshot image in the photo editor.

2) Delete the image's background, then save the image as a .PNG file.

3) Open a blank "Wanted" poster background image.

4)  Add your headshot layer on top of the "Wanted" background image.

5) Add some text "Wanted, Reward" and other details.

6) Save your work, then insert the finished graphic into a word processor and print.

 

Download: Wanted-Poster-Tutorial.pdf

 

Download: 2-wanted-poster-backgrounds-800px.jpgs

 

Download: Paint.NET  - a free drawing program for Windows

 

Finished Example and Step by Step Wanted Poster Tutorial:

Wanted Poster Finished Example Wanted Poster Tutorial

 

Wanted Poster Background Examples:

Wanted Poster Background 1 Wanted Poster Background 2

 

 

Assign Enrichment:  Students work on enrichment activities.

 

 


 

QTR. 3 - Week 8:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

 

Review Typing:

Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing. Review proper finger technique.

 

Assign Typing Practice:

Assign 25-30 minutes or until done with Dance Mat Typing.

 

Simple, free countdown timer.

Start it and project on the big screen / whiteboard for kids to see.

(Download, unzip, and run it, no install required, Windows)

Download: snap-timer-freeware.zip

 

Snap Timer Freeware

 

Typing Stage 7 Typing Stage 8 Typing Stage 9  Typing Stage 10

 

Assign 3 Minutes of:  Typing Rocket Jr. Students type with both hands, try to get a final score of 60 points or more.

Assign:  Keyboard Climber 2. Students type with both hands. Finish level three.

 

More Typing Practice Here:

 

Assign Enrichment:  Students work on enrichment activities.

 

 


 

QTR. 3 - Week 8:

Session 2: Photo Editing - Andy Warhol Pop Art

Digital Photo Editing | Enrichment

Students use the layers feature of a typical digital graphics program create their own "Pop Art" poster. Students will also practice basic file management skills to open, modify, name, and save their work.

 

Instructions:

1) Open a new file and set the size to 800px x 800px.

2) Open your headshot picture as a layer (Import from file). Color your clothes and background with the bucket fill or paint brush.

3) Resize your colored picture to about 300px wide. Slide it to the top left  corner.

4) Make a copy of your newly colored image.

5)  Paste the copy into a new layer. Slide it to the top right. Change the Hue and Saturation.

6) Paste the copy into a new layer. Slide it to the bottom left. Change the Hue and Saturation.

7) Paste the copy into a new layer. Slide it to the bottom right. Change the Hue and Saturation.

8) Save your work, then insert the finished graphic into a word processor and print.

 

Download: warhol-pop-art-tutorial.pdf

 

Download: Paint.NET  - a free drawing program for Windows

 

Finished Example and Step by Step Pop Art Tutorial:

Andy Warhol Pop Art Example - Sarah Warhol Pop Art Tutorial

 

 

Assign Enrichment:  Students work on enrichment activities.

 

 


 

QTR. 3 - Week 9:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

 

Review Typing:

Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing. Review proper finger technique.

 

Assign Typing Practice:

Assign 25-30 minutes or until done with Dance Mat Typing.

 

Simple, free countdown timer.

Start it and project on the big screen / whiteboard for kids to see.

(Download, unzip, and run it, no install required, Windows)

Download: snap-timer-freeware.zip

 

Snap Timer Freeware

 

Typing Stage 7 Typing Stage 8 Typing Stage 9  Typing Stage 10

 

Assign 3 Minutes of:  Typing Rocket Jr. Students type with both hands, try to get a final score of 60 points or more.

Assign:  Keyboard Climber 2. Students type with both hands. Finish level three.

 

More Typing Practice Here:

 

Assign Enrichment:  Students work on enrichment activities.

 

 


 

QTR. 3 - Week 9:

Session 2: Digital Art - Pivot Stickfigure Animator

Digital Art | Enrichment

Students use a stick figure animator to create a "floating" stick figure.

 

Instructions:

 

Follow the online picture tutorial here:

 

Download: stick-figure-animation-I-can-float-tutorial.pdf

 

Download: Pivot Stick Figure Animator (Windows) V.3.1

No installation needed. Just download, unzip the file, then click pivot.exe to run it.

 

Download: Stykz Stick Figure Animator (Mac) V.1.0.2

 

 

Finished Example and Step by Step Tutorial:

I Can Float I Can Float Tutorial

 

 

Assign Enrichment:  Students work on enrichment activities.

 

 


 

 

Additional Activities:

Engage and challenge your students with these supplemental activities.

 

Would You Rather Questions with QR Codes for Kids32 Would Your Rather... Questions with QR Codes and Task Cards

A great back to school getting to know you activity. The questions are fun, silly, serious, and thought provoking. Students choose a task card and scan the code with QR code reader using an iPad or other device.

 

Kindergarten Tech LessonsMy Summer Vacation Narrative - Cell Phone Graphic Organizer

 

 

 

Halloween

Halloween Poem Generator

Halloween Pumpkin Personification Poem Generator

 

Alternate Activity: Halloween Acrostic

 

 

Thanksgiving

Kindergarten Tech LessonsHappy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays letters to family.

 

 

Holiday Poem GeneratorHoliday Poem Generator

 

 

Thanksgiving Poem GeneratorThanksgiving Turkey Personification Poem Generator

 

 

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Activities

MLK Poem GeneratorI have a Dream Poem Generator

Choose from a Collection of MLK Activities

 

 

Valentine's Day

Kindergarten Tech LessonsHappy Valentine's Day Letters

Students create a Valentines' day letter to their loved ones using fancy fonts. clipart and borders.

Poem GeneratorHoliday Poem Generator

 

 

 

Happy Spring Break

Kindergarten Tech LessonsType Happy Spring Break letters or create an acrostic. Utilize font sizes, styles, clipart, borders, printing. Should fill a single page, use good grammar and have correct spelling.

 

 

5th Grade Supply List

Interactive website for Ecoystems;  Build a Prairie.
Kids Games
Interactive;   The Food Chain game.
Food Chain site;   Chain Reaction.
Producers and Consumers 
Ed Heads; simple machines.
ReadWriteThink   
Decimals  
Interactive reading site about the  water cycle.
Explore Onomonpea
Ecosystems 
Glaciers  and how they move. 
Kathy Bumgardner great site resource for reading!
Rotational Symmetry
Walk the Plank asks lots of questions about the ecosystems; good review game!
Fox and Rabbit game simuation that helps with limiting factors.
Symbiosis 
Science; includes adaptations and magnets.
Fraction Track 

Native American game that involves data analysis.
Algebra; students use pictures to balance equations.
Fraction munchers game
Multiplication Patterns

Readaquarium; interactive games for main idea and inferencing.
Interactive Spring Scale
Guess my Rule with attribute shapes; great activity for analyzing shapes.


Interactive games for practicing multiplication facts:
http://www.multiplication.com/flashgames/FishShop.htmhttp://www.multiplication.com/
flashgames/CarWash.htm
  
http://www.multiplication.com/flashgames/pizzapizzazz.htm http://www.multiplication.com/flashgames/hootenanny/harvesthoot.htm   
http://www.multiplication.com/flashgames/AntsMarching.htm  
( http://www.multiplication.com/flashgames/quickflash/flash/index.html  
http://hoodamath.com/games/multiplication.php  (Multiplication Eaters)


Biomes of the Earth; great for a research project.
Maya Mystery; interactive adventures for students to learn about Mayan heiroglyphs and
temples and lifestyles.

IXL Summer Practice
http://www.ixl.com/math/grade-5

Common Core Standards:
Reading
Literature

http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/5/

Informational
http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/5/

Writing
http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/5/

Speaking/Listening
http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/5/

MathematicsOperations/Algebra
http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/5/OA/

Numbers in Base-Ten
http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/5/NBT/

Fractions
http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/5/NF/

Measurement/Data
http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/5/MD/

Geometry
http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/5/G/

NC Essential StandardsScience (pg. 7-8)
http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/docs/acre/standards/new-standards/science/3-5.pdf 

Social Studies (p.12-17)

 

 

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