MERSD Elementary School Sample Technology Lessons
Colored Text in Bold Italics is Lesson Name. Text in (parentheses) is application used.

Standard One: Students demonstrate proficiency in use of computer and applications. This is evident when students:

Kindergarten
Locate and draw Multiple Lines of Symmetry (Kidpix)
Identify and sort Fruits and Vegetables (Kidspiration)
1st Grade
Create a February Calendar with important dates (Kidpix)
Build and Explore community maps (Mapping 1 & 2) (Neighborhood Map Machine)
2nd Grade
Paint and write about a Chinese Junk (Kidpix/MS Word)
Create a group podcast on the continents (Around the Globe(Tool Factory Podcasting)
3rd Grade
Follow specifications to plan a house (Google SketchUp) (Google SketchUp)
Brainstorm Town Symbols import images, and write about their significance (Kidspiration)
Use a spreadsheet to record Yahtzee scores (Yahtzee Outcomes) (Excel)
4th Grade
Organize and display International Weather Data (Excel)
Develop beginning Keyboarding skills (Type2Learn)
5th Grade
Generate and define Technology Terms A-Z (Firefox/MS Word)
Create an animation of the Moon Phases (Kids Animation Maker)


Standard Two: Students demonstrate responsible use of technology and understanding the safety and ethics issues. This is evident when students:

Kindergarten
Learn Computer Lab Rules and Safety
1st Grade
Understand Beginning Internet Safety
Practice Laptop Rules and Safety
2nd Grade
Reinforce responsible use of computer lab (Rules and Safety II)
Login using a password (Earth Day I)
3rd Grade
Practice Login using a password (Earth Day II)
Choose a username and password for web-based MCAS review (Study Island) (Internet)
4th Grade
Save to the Server
5th Grade
Solve an Internet safety mystery (Carnegie Cadets) (Internet)
Cite sources in NoodleTools (Internet)

Standard Three: Students demonstrate the ability to use technology for research, problem solving and communication. This is evident when students:

Kindergarten
Identify parts of the Yellow Jacket Wasp/Praying Mantids (Kidpix)
1st Grade
Research using a journal in Acorn Pond (Sammy‚Äôs Science House)
Organize and graph forced-choice survey (Ice Cream Survey) (Graph Club)
2nd Grade
Organize and graph Lego Car measurements (Lego Engineering) (Graph Club)
Compare and contrast insect characteristics Caterpillar/Butterfly Venn Diagram (Kidspiration)
3rd Grade
Explore structure and function of Bridge(Internet/Microsoft Word)
Research characteristics of states (States Project) (Enchanted Learning)
4th Grade
Differentiate world climates (Spanish Weather) (Excel/Internet)
Research and create Powerpoint presentation for National Monuments (Internet/Powerpoint)
5th Grade
Collaborate and pool research on Pre-Columbian Civilizations into class presentation (Internet)
Analyze and present Animal Adaptations (Powerpoint/Noodletools/Internet)