Technology Objectives for Fifth Grade:
  • Students will learn word processing with proper keyboarding techniques
  • Students will learn to use basic and advanced search strategies
  • Students will learn how to evaluate internet resources
  • Students will use technology to gather, organize and present data and information
  • Students will implement a research process by collaborating effectively with other students
  • Students will learn to use multimedia tools for presentations
  • Students will understand issues related to safe, ethical and responsible use of information and technology resources
  • Students will learn about copyright, plagiarizing and netiquette when using internet resources
  • Students will learn how to cite resources
  • Students will understand internet safety precautions (personal information, passwords, cyber bullying, etc.)
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Lesson 1: Introduction to Tech Lab Rules/Regulations and Basic Parts of the Computer
Resources: Smartboard files Technology - Internet Safety - Acceptable Use & Technology - Parts of the Computer

Lesson 2: Resource: Smartboard file "Technology - 5th Grade Science Factoid"

These lessons will be used to teach students how to successfully and effectively do research on the Internet. These lessons are a result of collaboration with the 5th grade team to integrate technology into their Science Factoid Cube Project.
Part 1: Students will work in pairs to learn about how to conduct online research. Students will first learn the definition, purpose and function of a search engine and how to use a search engine to search by keywords or by Boolean search (in the form of a quesiton). Students will practice using examples of both.
Part 2: Students will learn how to read a Google Search page and identify sponsored links/ads, discuss URLs (their definition and function), as well as other features of a Google Search page. Then students will learn more effective ways to use Google to accomplish better search results. Online activities will provide practice.
Part 3: Students will learn to "Become an Internet Detective" by learning the 5 steps for evaluating the accuracy/reliability of website resources. Online activities will provide practice. Students will work with partners for these activities.
Time will be provided at the end of each lesson for students to apply learning/search resources for their individual projects.

Lesson 3: Students will practice using tools in Microsoft Paint. Students will create a water cycle illustration in Microsoft Paint using notes from their Science class on the subject. After creating the background illustration in Paint, students will learn how to create a 3-slide Powerpoint Presentation which includes a title slide, a slide with text explaining the concepts of the water cycle and a slide in which they will copy their water cycle Paint illustration and animate it with arrows to show the flow of water throughout the cycle. Click on link to see example.

Special Lesson 4 Stand Up to Bullies Week: Students will be taking a short online survey on bulllying, see link "Stand Up to Bullies Week". Then they will be watching a short video from Discovery Education called "Bully No More: Stopping the Abuse". Finally they will use the SmartBoard to complete an interactive game called "Bully Roundup" and "Beat the Bully" where they will attempt to answer questions about bullying and will move around the board based on their correct responses.

Special Lesson 5 for Inclusion Week: Students will learn how to navigate the Internet to reach the BrainPOP website. They will learn how to login and recognize the many features available with each movie offered on the BrainPOP website. We will view a BrainPOP movie about Helen Keller and discuss how she overcame the challenges in her life to become an activist for rights of women and people with disabilities. Students will then return to their computers to complete the movie activity to decode a quotation from Helen Keller written in Braille. Students will have to locate a website with the Braille alphabet to help them decode the quotation.

Lesson 6: Using Kerpoof "Make a Picture" Activity: Students will go to and follow the instructions below to learn how to use the features of the "Make a Picture" activity.

Special Thanksgiving Lesson 7: Students will complete a Thanksgiving Cyberhunt on the Scholastic website by going to different websites to learn about the history of our Thankgiving holiday. Then they will go to www.brainpop.comand login to watch the movie about Thanksgiving. Following the movie, they will take the 10 question online quiz and then explore the topics in the FYI section which include history of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, famous quotations about Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving myths and statistics. Click on the file below for complete instructions for these activities.

Lesson 8: Students will gather at the SMART Board to learn about MC Escher and hisart using the SMART Board about Escher and his work. We will discuss the idea of "perspective" as it applies to Escher's works. Next students will go to their computers to www.kerpoof.comand go to the "Make a Picture" activity. They will choose the scene that looks like an empty room with windows and stairs to create a scene that looks similar to Escher's "Relativity", making sure their picture looks correct from at least 3 perspectives. When students finish their pictures, they will go to Microsoft Word and type a paragraph explaining the Escher-like picture they have created. Animation of Escher's "Moebius Strip" Animation of Escher's "Relativity" Animation of "Anatomy of an Escher Lizard" Animation of Escher's lizard 4 minutes of large variety of Escher's work BBC video of Escher

Special Lesson 9 - integrated with P.E. The In-School Prevention of Obesity and Disease (ISPOD) initiative specifically addresses health disparities in NC counties. It is designed as a comprehensive school prevention program to improve physical activity and eating habits in order to reduce obesity and the number of overweight children in grades K-8 through the utilization of specialized curriculum training offered to Physical Educators. As a part of this program, students will follow the link below to complete the ISPOD survey.

ISPOD Survey
1. In drop down menu, choose Mecklenburg County (600).
2. Next select school from drop down list, choose Beverly Woods Elementary (600322).
3. Type in your last name.
4. Choose your grade level from the drop down list.
5. Complete the survey.

Lesson 10: Students will complete the following goal setting activity: Students will be setting technology goals for the 2nd half of the school year and also expressing technology topics they would be interested in learning about. Students will open a blank Word document and type at least 3 goals, list 3 things they will do to work toward those goals and list 3 or more things they would like to learn in technology. When finished they will save their document to look at later in the year and print a copy for the teacher.

Lesson 11: Students will begin a series of lessons to identify persuasive arguments found in advertisements. Next, students will write a persuasive essay about what they'd like to do over their next summer vacation. Finally, students will shorten their essay into an illustrated advertisement on Kerpoof and perform a peer review.

Early Finishers for Lesson 11:

Lesson 12: Students will be working on a project to create a fake Facebook page about a famous African- American. They will research a person of their choice who has made a significant contribution to history/society and include photos, quotes, and other information on their "Fakebook" page.


Lesson 13: Revolutionary War Webquest - students will choose a partner to work through the activities in this webquest which explore
major events, people and places of the American Revolutionary War. The Internet sites have been preselected to help locate a variety of reliable resources about the war. Students will record their answers to the webquest in a Word document which they will print and turn in upon completion of the entire webquest. Click on the link below to begin. (Note: there are problems with the links in questions 16 and 18, students will have to use other resources to answer these questions.)

Lesson 16: Olympic Scavenger Hunt - Students will go to BrainPOP and find the movie about the Olympics. They will click on the file below and follow the directions given on how to use the BrainPOP information to complete a scavenger hunt about the Olympic games.