Computers Elementary Activities

(45 ratings)

$39.95

Grades: 2, 3, 4, 5
Types: Educational Technology, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Software

Product Description

List of Activities included in this bundle…
 
1. Storybird Digital Writing Tool
2. ClassBadges Online Student Badges
3. Google Image Search
4. Kahoot Classroom Response System
5. Keyboarding
6. Kidblog Student Blogs
7. PicMonkey Photo Editing
8. Popplet Mind Maps
9. Powtoon Cartoon Presentations
10. Holiday Pictures Bundle using Shapes in Google Drive
11. Holiday Pictures Bundle using Shapes in Microsoft Word
12. MyStorybook Storytelling Tool
13. Study Tools – Flashcards
14. Factile Gameshow Style Game
15. AutoDraw New Google Drawing Tool Lesson and Activity
16. StoryboardThat – Storyboard Creator
17. Peergrade Peer Feedback Guide
18. Create a Lego Character using Shapes in Google Drawings
19. Trading Card Creator
20. Toontastic Cartoon Storytelling App
21. Stack The States Geography App
22. KidsSpell Spelling Games Website
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Total Pages: 630 pages
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Read below for full descriptions of each of these lessons/activities
 
Note: Website names have not been mentioned due to trademark guidelines. This bundle explores a variety of popular EdTech tools/websites for kids
 
#1. Storybird – Digital Writing Tool
 
• A new literacy tool for a new generation
• Inspire students to write and read better, and more often
• Beautiful art inspires students and jumpstarts their writing
• Students unlock the stories found within the art
• Easy to use features guide the creative process
 
“Your Words. Our Art. Amazing Stories. Simple tools help you build books in minutes. Let the art inspire and surprise you as you write.”
 
* This lesson includes screen shots and instructions to help teachers and students use the website
 
* It demonstrates how to set up student accounts and gives step-by-step instructions for creating picture books and poems
 
Note: You will receive this lesson in both PowerPoint and PDF formats
 
#2. ClassBadges Online Student Badges
 
• Free and easy online tool to award badges to students for all learning experiences and academic mastery
• Customized for individual classrooms or schools
• Easily aligned to academic goals or associated with existing school awards
 
This tutorial explains the features in this website so that teachers will be able to effectively use this free online tool in their classes.
 
#3. Google Image Search
 
Students will learn how to filter results by…
 
Size (Large, Medium or an Exact Size
Color (Full Color, Black and White, Transparent)
Type (Face, Photo, Clip Art, Line Drawing, Animated)
Time (Anytime, Past 24 hours, Past Week, Custom Range)
Usage Rights (Labeled for Reuse and Noncommercial Use)
 
This lesson includes screen shots and instructions to enable students to effectively find images using Google’s Search Tools for images.
 
#4. Kahoot Classroom Response System
 
• Game-based classroom response system
• Create and play quizzes, discussions and surveys using any device with a web browser
• Motivate participation through game-based learning and rewards in a social setting
 
This lesson includes screen shots and instructions for…
1. Setting-up a Free account
2. Creating quizzes, discussions and surveys
3. Searching and using Public Games
4. How to Play Kahoot with your class
 
Students love this tool! I know this from the feedback I receive from other teachers and from my own experience with using Kahoot. Students ask me “Can we please play Kahoot?” For every game there is always lots of laughter and students are very engaged.
 
There are many uses for it including…
• Getting to know students at the beginning of a school year/semester
• Assessing student/class understanding of a topic
• Reviewing a unit before a test
• Surveying a class
• Having fun for a few minutes at the end of the day
 
#5. Keyboarding Keyboard
 
• This activity includes two blank keyboard templates that students fill-in to learn about the Computer Keys and the Home Row
 
• An Answer Key is provided for students to use for reference to fill–in the keys if they are not near a computer
 
#6. Kidblog Student Blogs
 
• Designed for K-12 teachers who want to provide each student with an individual blog
• Students publish posts and participate in academic discussions within a secure classroom blogging community
• Teachers maintain complete control over student blogs
 
Applications
• Create classroom discussions
• Learn digital citizenship
• Practice writing skills
• Create an e-portfolio
• Reflect on learning
• Formatively assess writing
 
This lesson includes screen shots, instructions and tips for…
 
1. Setting up a Free Class
2. Changing Teacher Profiles (display name, titles, passwords etc.)
3. Creating Student Accounts (Individual and Bulk-Created)
4. Choosing a Blog Theme
5. Adding an Avatar
6. Experimenting with Settings
7. Creating a Post and Tags
8. Inserting YouTube Videos and Images
 
#7. PicMonkey Photo Editing
 
• Creative tools for photo editing and graphic design
• Free! No download; easy-to-use interface
• Gorgeous one-click effects and filters
• Add text, effects or overlays
 
This lesson includes screen shots, instruction bubbles and an activity to teach students how to use the photo editing options within PicMonkey.
 
#8. Popplet Mind Maps
 
• This is a tool to capture and organize your ideas
• Used as a mind-map, it helps students think and learn visually
• Students can capture facts, thoughts, and images and learn to create relationships between them
 
This lesson includes screen shots, step-by-step instructions and a video to show teachers and students how to get started with using this website. It also includes an activity along with several student exemplars.
 
#9. Powtoon Dynamic Presentation Website
• Animate your presentations!
• Create professional-looking animated explainer videos and animated presentations
• Simple to use interface
• Wide variety of animation tools right at your fingertips
• Dynamic characters, eye-popping images, and active text sequences
• Capture audience attention and imagination
 
This lesson includes screen shots, instructions and tips for creating animated presentations
 
#10. Holiday Pictures Bundle using Shapes in Google Drive
 
1. Christmas
 
• This activity includes screen shots and step-by-step instruction bubbles to show students how to make holiday pictures using Shapes in Google Drive Drawings
 
• Students can make a Snowman, Holiday Tree, Present, Santa or another Holiday / Christmas object of their choice
 
• This is a fun activity that allows students to learn more about Google Drive Drawings while creating an amusing holiday picture
 
• It also includes a simple marking scheme
 
TOPICS
 
• Finding the Shape Button
• Using a Variety of Shapes (Oval, Rectangle, Triangle etc.)
• Moving Shapes
• Coloring Shapes
• Outline Weight
• Moving Shapes Behind or in Front of Other Shapes
• Putting Shapes Together to Make a Picture
 
2. Thanksgiving
 
• This activity includes screen shots and step-by-step instruction bubbles to show students how to make Thanksgiving pictures using Shapes in Google Drive Drawings
 
• Students can make a Turkey, Pilgrim Hat, Pumpkin or another Thanksgiving object of their choice
 
• This is a fun activity that allows students to learn more about Google Drive Drawings while creating an amusing holiday picture
 
• It also includes a simple marking scheme
 
TOPICS
 
• Finding the Shape Button
• Using a Variety of Shapes (Oval, Rectangle, Triangle etc.)
• Moving Shapes
• Coloring Shapes
• Moving Shapes Behind or in Front of Other Shapes
• Putting Shapes Together to Make a Picture
 
3. St. Patrick’s Day
 
• This activity includes screen shots and step-by-step instruction bubbles to show students how to make a St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun and Four Leaf Clover using Shapes in Google Drive Drawings
 
• This is a fun activity that allows students to learn more about Google Drive Drawings while creating an amusing holiday picture
 
• It also includes a simple marking scheme
 
TOPICS
 
• Finding the Shape Button
• Using a Variety of Shapes (Oval, Rectangle, Triangle etc.)
• Moving / Rotating Shapes
• Coloring Shapes
• Copy/Paste Shapes
• Putting Shapes Together to Make a Picture
 
4. Easter
 
• This activity includes screen shots and step-by-step instruction bubbles to show students how to make Easter Bunny pictures using Shapes in Google Drive Drawings
 
• Students can make an Easter Bunny, Easter Egg or another holiday object of their choice
 
• This is a fun activity that allows students to learn more about Google Drive Drawings while creating an amusing holiday picture
 
• It also includes a simple marking scheme
 
TOPICS
 
• Finding the Shape Button
• Using a Variety of Shapes (Oval, Rectangle, Triangle etc.)
• Moving Shapes
• Coloring Shapes
• Moving Shapes Behind or in Front of Other Shapes
• Putting Shapes Together to Make a Picture
 
Note: You will receive these activities in both PowerPoint (editable) and PDF formats. For some activities you will also get a Printer Friendly version with 4 slides/page.
 
#5. Valentine’s Day
 
• This activity includes screen shots and step-by-step instruction bubbles to show students how to make a Valentine’s Day picture using Shapes in Google Drive Drawings
 
• This is a fun activity that allows students to learn more about Google Drive Drawings while creating an amusing Valentine’s Day picture. Students can make a Heart, Balloons and a Teddy Bear.
 
• It also includes a simple marking scheme
 
Topics/Skills Covered in this Activity
• Finding the Shape Button
• Using a Variety of Shapes
• Moving / Rotating Shapes
• Coloring Shapes
• Copy/Paste Shapes
• Putting Shapes Together to Make a Picture
 
#11. Holiday Pictures using Shapes in Microsoft Word
 
This Bundle contains 4 holiday activities using shapes to make pictures in Microsoft Word. (Similar to the projects for Google Drive)
 
1. Christmas
2. Thanksgiving
3. Easter
4. St. Patrick’s Day
 
#12. Digital Storytelling
 
Teach digital literacy and storytelling
 
This lesson includes screenshots and instruction bubbles to make it easy for teachers and students to quickly learn how to use this website. It also includes 2 activities for students to perform using the features on this website.
 
#13. Study Tools – Flash Cards
 
This website provides free study tools for teachers and students
• You can create your own study sets with the exact material you need to learn
• Search for sets on your topic that have already been created by teachers and students
• Users have created over 140 million sets covering everything from Spanish to US history
• Easily create classes to share material with students and track their progress
 
#14. Gameshow Style Game Website
• Quickly create an online quiz board game
• This step-by-step guide introduces teachers to this website and how to create their first game so they can enjoy playing it with their classes
 
TOPICS
1. Creating an account
2. Introduction
3. Creating Questions and Answers
4. Adding images
5. How to play
 
#15. Autodraw – Google Drawing Tool
 
Google recently launched this new drawing tool that pairs machine learning with drawings from artists to help students create images quickly. It is really simple to use and fun for all ages.
 
“Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence (AI) that provides computers with the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed. Machine learning focuses on the development of computer programs that can change when exposed to new data.” (http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/machine-learning)
 
“Fast Drawing For Everyone”
 
This step-by-step guide (lesson and activities) shows teachers and students how to use the AutoDraw drawing tools. It includes easy to follow screenshots and text bubbles as well as 2 activities.
 
#16. StoryboardThat Storyboard Creator
 
Features include….
 
• Extensive Image Library (Posable characters and Millions of Photos)
• Flexible Layouts (7 Layout Choices and up to 100 cells)
• Intuitive and Simple drag and drop interface
 
* Make Your Dream Movie!
* Over 4,000,000 Storyboards Created
 
This guide utilizes step-by-step instructions and screenshots to show teachers and students how to use this website
 
Note #1: The program contains many lesson plans and teacher guides. This guide will show you how to access those plans and guides.
 
Note #2: This is a paid program but it has a 14 day free trial. This guide shows you how to access the free trial. That should be plenty of time for your students to create several projects.
 
TOPICS
 
1. Create Free Trial Account
2. Student Log-in
3. My Dashboard
4. Lesson Plans and Teacher Guides
5. Scene Options (Edit, Rotate, Layers, Filters)
6. Characters
7. Textables
8. Shapes
9. Web & Technology
10. Science
11. Storyboard Layout
12. Add or Remove Cells
13. Move Cells/Advanced Tools
14. Undo, Redo and Save
 
#17. Peer Feedback Guide
 
• Learning by giving feedback
• This is a free online platform to facilitate peer feedback sessions with students
• Students get much more feedback than a single teacher could ever hope to deliver
• Get data driven insight into student performance
• Creates a much better learning experience for your students
• Students will use the feedback to improve their projects
18. Create a LEGO Character using Shapes in Google Drawings
 
#19. Trading Card Maker
 
Create a Trading Card for a book character, historical person, athlete, celebrity, entrepreneur, singer, musician or actor/actress.
• Creating trading cards for their favorite story characters will challenge students to think more deeply about what they read or even watch in movies or on television.
• By answering a series of questions, students zero in on what’s obvious and not so obvious about a character or person. Not only will they describe the character’s appearance and actions, but also probe for thoughts, feelings, and motivations.
• The cards also offer a chance for students to consider their own impressions: What is likeable or not likeable about a character and what personal connections might students make?
 
This guide uses step-by-step instructions and screenshots to show teachers and students how to use the website. It includes an activity and marking scheme.
 
#20. Cartoon Storytelling App Guide
 
3… 2… 1… ACTION! You can draw, animate, and narrate your own cartoons. It’s as easy as play. Just move your characters around onscreen, tell your story, and the app records your voice and animations and stores it on your device as a 3D video. It is a powerful and playful way to create interstellar adventures, breaking news broadcasts, video game designs, book reports or anything else you might imagine!
 
This is a free playful storytelling app that scaffolds the creative writing process and empowers kids to create their own animated cartoons.
 
#21. Stack The States Geography App Guide
 
This app makes learning about the 50 states fun! Watch the states actually come to life in this colorful and dynamic game!
 
As you learn state capitals, shapes, geographic locations, flags and more, you can actually touch, move and drop the animated states anywhere on the screen. Carefully build a stack of states that reaches the checkered line to win each level.
 
This guide utilizes step-by-step instructions and screenshots to show teachers and students how to play Stack The States.
 
You will need to download this paid app from play.google.com or from itunes.apple.com. It has been voted one of the best educational kids apps.
 
You earn a random state for every successfully completed level. All of your states appear on your own personalized map of the United States. Try to collect all 50! As you earn more states, you begin to unlock the four free bonus games: Map It, Pile Up, Puzzler and Capital Drop. Four games in one!
 
#22. Spelling Games Website
 
• This is the absolutely free and totally fun way to improve ability to learn and retain spelling words.
• Teachers and parents can load students’ spelling words, creating customized spelling practices, or you can use one of the over 350 preloaded spelling lists with over 6,600 words.
• These spelling games have been designed to improve spelling abilities in a fun way that students will love
• Lists begin with lesson # 1, which are age appropriate for a 6-7 year old, and progress through lesson # 412 which is age appropriate for 15-18+ years old.
• Early lessons are shorter and consist of a variety of basic starter words. As the student progresses, both the difficulty of words presented as well as the length or number of words in each spelling list increases.
 
 
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Additional information

Grades

2, 3, 4, 5

Types

Educational Technology, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Software

Reviews

Based on 45 reviews
  1. Fantastic resource. Thank you.

    Reivew by C Hogan

  2. very helpful resource.

    Reivew by Christina S.

  3. This is going to be very helpful as I go more digital next year!

    Reivew by Helen Jo Morse

  4. Super helpful!

    Reivew by Tiffany G.

  5. thank you!!!! this is great!! so helpful and time saving

    Reivew by Adriane S.