K - 2nd Computer Lab Activities


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Activity
Software
Skill/NETS/COS
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Grade Level
Writing stories,
internet
creative writing
writing, creativity, cards, stories
wonderfully designed site for younger kids to write imaginative stories
Kerpoof Studio
cateste
K-5
Computer Lab
Favorites
internet
language arts, social studies, math, science

The activities on this site are 15-30 minutes and easy to manage in the lab setting. There are 2 sections K-2 and 3-5. Great fillers for when students are done with other projects, easy for subs to use.

cateste
K-5
Word Activities for Second
word processing
Nets for Students 1a, 1b, 6a

These are a series of projects I complete with the second grade class over the course of the year. I'm sure these can be adapted to other word processors.

Ann Oro

Word Activities for First
word processing
Nets for Students 1a, 1b, 6a

These are a series of projects I complete with the first grade class over the course of the year. I'm sure these can be adapted to other word processors.

Ann Oro

We are Thankful
Kidspiration, VoiceThread

Thanksgiving
In the computer lab during the month of November, the students will create a picture of things they are thankful for in Kidspiration using a template. I will then upload the pictures, and the students will record their voices to create a VoiceThread that will shared on the We are Thankful wiki.
We are Thankful template
Amber Coggin
1
Fire Safety Poster
Microsoft Publisher
keyboarding, copy and paste text and pics

October is fire safety month. K-2 have visit from firetruck and have a puppet show on fire safety. Culminating activity for grade 2 is to create a 12x18 sized "fire safety tip" poster. Students use quick publications in Publisher. Format the poster, add heading, use clip art for picture and copy and paste a fire safety tip from this site http://pbskids.org/arthur/firesafety/index.html. Worked with partners. took one one hour class to complete with time to spare.

Maureen Schoenberger
2
Word Activities for Kindergarten
word processing
Nets for Students
1a, 1b, 6a

Easy introdution to using Word once students have learned some short vowel sound words

Ann Oro
K
KidPix Activities for Kindergarten
Kid Pix
Nets for Students
1a, 1b, 6a

These are a series of projects I complete with the Kindergarten class over the course of the year. I'm sure these can be adapted to other drawing software.

Ann Oro
K
KidPix Activities for First
Kid Pix
Nets for Students
1a, 1b, 6a

These are a series of projects I complete with the Kindergarten class over the course of the year. I'm sure these can be adapted to other drawing software.

Ann Oro
1
KidPix Activities for Second
Kid Pix
Nets for Students
1a, 1b, 6a

These are a series of projects I complete with the Kindergarten class over the course of the year. I'm sure these can be adapted to other drawing software.

Ann Oro
2
Web 2.0 intro to wiki
http://wsd2.pbwiki.com/
Internet, Pixie 2 or other software like Kid Pix, Tuxedo...
Please see file for many standards covered by this lesson
web 2.0 language arts learning
Students will learn how to use a wiki, comment on the teachertube video that their classmates have done and generally learn some web 2.0 skills. Please see this uploaded .doc for the entire lesson

Heidi Pence
2
KeySeeker

Integrates letter recognition and picture-letter connection for early learners



tracymurdach
K
Shape of Things Book
Simple Shapes
Sort Triangles
Shape Matching
SMARTbook Notebook
Use digital camera to take a photograph of an object shaped like a circle, square or triangle.
Use Smartboard pen to select a color then trace shape and write sentence "I see a ..."
Use pen to click and drag shape word to finish sentence.

I completed this as a project for Jen Wagner's Shape of Things project. I introduced the camera to small groups and let them try it out. Rest of the class worked at their own computers on shape sites.
I tried taking one class on a walk around the school to take pictures but with only 3 cameras and needing some assistance it was a little too noisy and chaotic so rest of the classes stayed in the room. They spent more time on the shape sites waiting their turn to take a picture of an object with a shape. I selected the best photos and uploaded them to the Smartboard Notebook. Then each class did sentences for 3-4 pictures. At first I was having one child trace a shape and write a sentence. But that was too much waiting for rest of the kids. So then one person traced the shape, another wrote I see a and a third dragged the word into place and added the period. That went much better.
external image
external image

BubbleShare: Share photos - Play some Online Games.


Nedra Isenberg
K
Christmas Counting Book
Kidspiration2 Photostory3
Copying a simple sentence. Clicking and dragging the correct number and type of objects.
Christmas
Day 1-Children brainstormed Christmas items. I wrote them on the interactive whiteboard-they helped by supplying beginning and ending sounds. Next they chose an item and a number1-18 (depending on number of children in the class). I wrote their name/number next to the word.
Day 2-Children opened Kidspiration2. I modeled how to insert a text box and change font, color and size. Children copied their sentence which was written on a strip of paper for them: I see 1 Santa. (Next year I will type the sentence using all caps. I forgot some children can not identify letters yet. )
Day 3-Modeled how to find Christmas library and insert correct number of pictures. Some children needed to finish writing.
I fixed capitalization/punctuation errors and told individual students how to print.
With one group I put their story on Photostory3. I added some music and had the children read their sentence. I put the finished story on my school webpage.
The finished books were bound into a book and given to the classroom teacher to add to the class library. (Next year I will begin earlier and make sure the cover pages are laminated for extra durability. )

Nedra Isenberg
K
Nat'l Geographic Filmmaker
Internet
Match sounds and animals to make a movie. Work on skills of click, drag and scroll.

Students have to click and drag animal clips, sound clips, a song and then if there's time they can write, save and add captions. In a 40 min. class I had two students who did everything. I just wish the site had sound clips to go with more of the animals but the kids did fine. At the end they save the movie. I had a paper ready for them with the web address on it and they wrote down their 9 digit retrieval code to take home.
I think if the kids did it again I might have them find 1 bird, reptile, mammal etc. They can add 6 pictures to the movie. The movie can also be emailed to you or home.

Nedra Isenberg
1
Adjectives Video& Sentence

2. Use developmentally appropriate keyboard techniques.

Students watched a video on adjectives. Then I showed them how to change font color and size in Word. I gave them an example sentence "I lost my little red ball under the big green fence."

mrscoggin
1
Sign the Declaration

23. Use a variety of media and technology resources for directed and independent learning activities across the curriculum.



mrscoggin
2
Rebus Rhymes
Word
24. Use appropriate techniques for producing and publishing documents.

Students typed either Little Boy Blue or Hey Diddle Diddle in Word. They replaced some of the words with clipart pictures of that word. Print.

mrscoggin
2
Silly Names
Word
24. Use appropriate techniques for producing and publishing documents.

Students type their names in Word. They change the font, size, and style of the letters to make their names silly. Print them and use as bookmarks.

mrscoggin
2
All About Me
Kidspiration
34. Apply content-specific tools, software, and simulations to sup, port learning and research.

Students completed an All About Me activity using a template. The students then printed their work.

mrscoggin
2
Planet Sort
Kidspiration
34. Apply content-specific tools, software, and simulations to support learning and research.

Students sorted planets by inner and outer.

mrscoggin
2
Kidspiration Seasons Activity
Kidspiration
6. Demonstrate appropriate use of hardware (input/output devices) and media.

I read "The Jacket I Wear in the Snow" to the students. Then, they completed a winter activity in Kidspiration. Students drag and dropped clothes to dress kids for all seasons.

mrscoggin
1
Whales/Dolphins
Internet

whales, dolphins, science
After watching the Dolphins video and taking the quiz on BrainPop, students explored the Cetacean Station website.

mrscoggin
2
Coins/Money
Internet
ALCOS #4, TCOS #35
coins, money
As a class, play the Discovering Coin Values from Toon University on the SMARTboard. Then, students can explore the following sites:
Cash Out Game, Counting Money, U.S. Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change

mrscoggin
2
Martin Luther King Webquest
Internet and worksheet

Martin Luther King
webquest
January
I use this as an introduction to webquest, so there is no project attached to it. This is more of an information gathering tool. The students complete the worksheet while completing the webquest.

Amanda Asbell
K-1

Holiday Numbers
Inspiration

Christmas
Inspiration
Counting
The students place the correct number of holiday pictures next the the number bubble. Each number gets a new picture.

Amanda Asbell
PK-K
All About Me
Inspiration

Self
Inspiration
Students complete the All About Me worksheet in class or at home. Each fact is typed in a new bubble connecting to the main web. The students then insert a picture of themselves in the middle of the web.

Amanda Asbell
2nd
Find me in Google Earth
Google Earth
geography, lats and longs, space
google earth, space,
Five projects for K-2 that use Google Earth and teach lots of skills that coordinate with classroom lessons
Google Earth projects
Jacqui Murray

Keyboard Fun
online keyboard programs
computer basics, keyboarding,
keyboarding, computer skills
Eleven keyboarding projects that include websites, how to make keyboarding fun, and more
Keyboarding projects
Jacqui