Computer Assignments For Elementary

Digging up Dictionaries

                                                       Digging up the dictionary Learning outcome: The student will learn to use the hard copy of a dictionary as well as the online version of a dictionary. Students will have one partner assigned to them. This activity will be performed in …

Subjects:

Computers & Internet, Language Arts  

Grades:

PreK, K, 1  

Digital Camera

Title – Digital Camera By – Lesley Fentiman Primary Subject – Computers / Internet Grade Level – K-2 Digital Camera   This lesson is for young children and the use of the digital camera. Equipment needed: Blank three and a half inch …

Subject:

Computers & Internet  

Grades:

K, 1, 2  

Here students learn ASDFG: “Animals in the Snow Dig for Food like Grass”

  Title – A Fun, Alternative Way to Teach Children Keyboarding, Lesson 1 By – Georgina Farmer Primary Subject – Computers / Internet Grade Level – K-3 This lesson plan floor game teaches very young children the keyboard without using mindless repetition. …

Subject:

Computers & Internet  

Grades:

K, 1, 2, 3  

This is a Photo Story 3 tutorial for any grade level

Title – Using Photo Story 3 By – Esteban Trevino Primary Subject – Computers / Internet Grade Level – K-5 Concept / Topic To Teach: Using Photo Story 3 Texas Essential Knowledge Standards Addressed: §126.25. C 1A §126.25. C 2A General Goal(s): …

Subject:

Computers & Internet  

Grades:

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  

This is an early childhood computer art idea using the Paint program

  Title – Art Works By – Jennifer Fikes Primary Subject – Computers / Internet Secondary Subjects – Art Grade Level – K-2 The students would sit at their assigned computers. After making sure all students are seated, I would then explain …

Subjects:

Art, Computers & Internet  

Grades:

K, 1, 2  

These PK-12 lesson plan ideas on emotions, expressions, and reactions yield altruistic activity in various subject areas and grades

Title – Academic and Altruistic Lessons for all Subject/Grade Levels By – Teacherplanner Primary Subject – Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Computers & Internet Secondary Subjects –  Grade Level – PreK-5 with modifications Notes: Here is a list of PK-12 lesson plan ideas …

Subjects:

Computers & Internet, Language Arts, Math, P.E. & Health, Science, Social Studies  

Grades:

PreK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  

Here students learn QWERTY and ZXCVB with more quirky association words

  Title – A Fun, Alternative Way to Teach Children Keyboarding, Lesson 2 By – Georgina Farmer Primary Subject – Computers / Internet Grade Level – K-3 This lesson plan floor game teaches very young children the keyboard without using mindless repetition …

Subject:

Computers & Internet  

Grades:

K, 1, 2, 3  

This is a lesson idea about computers and their users

  Title – Computers and their Users By – Jeannette Primary Subject – Computers / Internet Grade Level – PreK-K Write a letter to the parents telling them you will be teaching about the different types of computers, from old to new. …

Subject:

Computers & Internet  

Grades:

PreK, K  

With the aid of Kidspiration, children sort natural and man-made objects here

Title – Natural vs. Man-Made objects By – Chelsey Aldrich Primary Subject – Science Secondary Subjects – Computers / Internet Grade Level – K-2 Content: There will be a congregation of various images (or simple words) of objects arranged in a central …

Subjects:

Computers & Internet, Science  

Grades:

K, 1, 2  

This is a “Safe Surfing on the Web” song

  Title – Safe Surfing on the Web By – Patricia Walker Primary Subject – Computers / Internet Grade Level – Kindergarten Safe Surfing ( Sang to the tune of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” ) We wish you safe surfing, …

Subject:

Computers & Internet  

Grade:

K  

This lesson uses the software “KidPix” to teach Geometric Shapes

Title – Kid-Pix Puzzles By – Elissa Wynn Subject – Math, Computers & Internet Grade Level – K-2 (Setting) Computer Lab (Objective) Students will: *create geometric shapes *label geometric shapes *move and place geometric shapes (Preparation) Create enough floppy disks (or files …

Subjects:

Computers & Internet, Math  

Grades:

K, 1, 2  

A Memory Skills lesson to teach Right vs Left

Title – RIGHT AND LEFT (Memory Skill Instruction) By – Betsy B. Lee, Ed. S. Subject – Computers & Internet Grade Level – K-2 LESSON PLAN: RIGHT AND LEFT (Memory Skill Instruction) Materials: Enough scissors for right-handed children to have left-handed scissors …

Subject:

Computers & Internet  

Grades:

K, 1, 2  

Here we graph the weather with help from the weather channel website

  Title – Graphing Changes in Weather By – Nancy Zeigler Primary Subject – Science Secondary Subjects – Computers / Internet Grade Level – K-2 Concept – Earth Science Percept – Weather SC State Standards: Earth Science: Changes in weather daily. (III.B.1) …

Subjects:

Computers & Internet, Science  

Grades:

K, 1, 2  

Here’s a lesson for Valentine’s Day called Love Bugs, used to discuss Bugs

Title – Love Bug By – Amy Subject – Math, Science, Computers & Internet Grade Level – Kindergarten Children will use their math skills to count the correct amount of ingredients needed. Children will follow directions. Children will explore different kinds of …

Subjects:

Computers & Internet, Math, Science  

Grade:

K  

Kindergartners practice alphabetic principles here by writing group stories with Kidspiration

Title – Alphabetic Principles Practice By – Nicole Oliver Primary Subject – Language Arts Secondary Subjects – Computers & Internet Grade Level – K Topic/Unit: Alphabet Content: The contents that will be covered in this class are the alphabetic principles. Children will …

Subjects:

Computers & Internet, Language Arts  

Grade:

K  

This lesson uses the MS Paint program to teach counting

Title – Counting By – Barbara Quinn Subject – Math Grade Level – K-1 Using your paint program on your computer have students to draw 4 circles, 3 rectangles, 6 squares. Fill in with different colors. Ask how many red circles do …

Subjects:

Computers & Internet, Math  

Grades:

K, 1  

It’s “Peanut Butter Jelly Rhythm Time” up in here…

Title – It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time! By – Rebecca Wszalek Primary Subject – Music Secondary Subjects – Computers / Internet Grade Level – PreK-2  I. Objectives: A. Students will play instruments and sing. B. Students will explore different rhythms and rhythm …

Subjects:

Computers & Internet, Music  

Grades:

PreK, K, 1, 2  

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If your classroom is far from a 1:1 environment (more like 1:32), it can be hard to find great technology projects that really work. Here are some simple tech tools students can use to create awesome projects. Students can work together in cooperative learning groups or independently depending on your access to technology in your school district. Bonus: They’re all free!

1. Inkle

Inkleis a fun digital storytelling tool for students. Rather than having students use Microsoft Word, change things up by having them create a digital book. Students will love adding images to make their story come to life!

Cooperative learning idea:
Students can collaborate and create a Choose Your Own Adventure story! Each child adds a paragraph to the story and at least two options for readers to choose from. They insert images by adding the link to an image they like online. This Web 2.0 tool is free and the children’s work can be saved and shared.

2. Story Bird

With Story Bird, kids can choose images and invent their very own unique story to go along with the pictures. Students must use their inference skills to depict an image. What is the character feeling? Where does the story take place (setting)? What’s the plot? It’s up to kids to decide after they carefully examine every detail of their image. There is no right or wrong answer.

Cooperative learning idea: Have students share a computer and agree on an image. Then they go off and depict the image as they see it. The students can then compare and contrast their results.

3. Bubblr

Students can create free comic strips on Bubblr using flickr creative common images. They simply search under “tag” and they’re offered a wide array of photos to choose from that all meet fair-use standards! This Web 2.0 tool is great for the classroom because it’s simple to navigate and easy for young children to publish their own unique story. What child doesn’t like comics?!

Cooperative learning idea: Students can collaborate and create a science comic strip, such as: the life cycle of a butterfly or frog, the journey of a raindrop or the transformation of matter.

4. Build Your Wild Self

New York Zoos and Aquarium / Wildlife Conservation Society has an interactive game called Build Your Wild Self! Students choose different body parts and limbs for their creature. Then, they choose a habitat. When they’re all finished, the site describes each attribute they chose. For example, orb spider eyes: “You have six eyes, but you can’t see very well. You use your keen sense of touch to track down prey.” 

Cooperative learning idea: Have students work together to build a “wild self” and write a paragraph describing what their animal would eat, their animal’s habitat, exceptional characteristics and talents, as well as their unique adaptations. You could also group students into teams to create a habitat that would be suitable for all of their animals!


5. Blabberize

Blabberizeis a free tool that makes photos come to life! Students upload a photo, create a mouth and record whatever they would like their image to say!

Cooperative learning idea: Students can take turns talking. This tool can be used to give a history or science report. Students could describe an animal’s adaptations by making the animal they researched talk!

6. Little Bird Tales

Students can create digital books, add or draw photos and insert their very own voice with Little Bird Tales! You could have each student create a page to create a class book. Click here for an example.

Cooperative learning idea: Older students can work in teams and create a digital book for a presentation. This is a great project for students who don’t enjoy giving oral presentations.

7. What if? Genie

If students aren’t feeling inspired, have them ask the story genie! The genie randomly generates a “what if?” question for kids. The “what if?” questions are crazy and imaginative, ones kids would have a blast writing about! Hit the genie square to generate a question.

Cooperative learning idea: Students can share a computer, generate a “What if?” question, then go off and write! Then they can compare and contrast their results.

8. Free Rice

Have students make a difference by practicing their math, chemistry, anatomy, geography, foreign language, vocabulary, grammar, humanities and even for the SAT. “For each answer they get right, 10 grains of rice is donated  through the World Food Programme to help end hunger.”

Cooperative learning idea: Students can go on Free Rice and calculate how much rice they donated as a group and create a graph to show their weekly results. This can be an ongoing project throughout the year. Groups can compare and contrast their results.


9. Animoto

A free Animoto account lets students create 30-second videos, which can be challenging!

Cooperative learning idea: Have students explain something in 30 seconds through music and images. Above is an example of a water cycle video.

10.  Boggle

How many letters can you chain together to form a word? Point value: 3 or 4 letters = 1 point, 5 = 2 points, 6 = 3 points, 7 = 5 points, 8 or more = 11 points. Goal: Try to form as many words as you can before time runs out! Visit Teacher Led for a free letter generator!

Cooperative learning idea: Have students work in teams to create words. Then as a math project, they can create fractions (words created / how many times they rolled the dice) or graphs (compare/contrast the number of words created).

Erin Bittman is a designer turned teacher. Check out her blog E Is for Explore! You can also find E Is for Explore! on Facebook and Pinterest.

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