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3rd Grade Journals/Word Processing

PA standards
  • NETS.1.6-8: Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
  • NETS.2.6-8: Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
  • NETS.6.6-8: Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems and operations.

Objectives -
  1. Locate and use letters, numbers, and special keys (e.g., arrow keys, space bar, insert Enter/Return, Backspace, Delete) on the keyboard.
  2. Use proper keyboarding techniques to improve accuracy and general efficiency in computer operations.
  3. Use correct finger placement for home row keys
  4. Compose sentences, short paragraphs, and stories.
  5. Students will demonstrate the ability to use a word processing application on a computer. (pages)
  6. Be able to accomplish everyday tasks associated with creating, formatting and finishing small sized word processing documents/assignments ready for distribution.

Warm up –Each class I will introduce a skill listed in the vocab section and demonstrate how to use it in Pages.

  • blank document, return (when to use it), tab, shift key, color, font, size,

Tech lab #4 Word Processing & Tech Lab #3

Evidence of best practice – students will be able to refer to the video and helpful tips on my wiki at anytime they get stuck, peer instruction

Your Name - Room Number - The Date -
Today you are to choose ONE journal topic you have not written about in computer class before. Below the topics (they are NOT links). Open PAGES from your dock and write about one of these topics.

  1. * A trip on a monorail
  2. * Water balloons!
  3. * A bicycle I’d like to have
  4. * Helping out around the house
  5. * My favorite baby-sitter
  6. * Swimming at the pool or lake
  7. * Unusual fruits and vegetables
  8. * Things to do in the snow
  9. * Dancing to music
  10. * A day in the desert
  11. * Something I wish would happen
  12. * What if there were no electricity?
  13. * Some things I like about the museum
  14. * My favorite board game
  15. * If I could fly
  16. * What makes me special
  17. * A walk in the woods
  18. * Who is beautiful?
  19. * Putting on a play
  20. * Our classroom pet
  21. * A dark hallway
  22. * Donuts for dinner
  23. * My dream
  24. * A great treehouse