Topic outline

  • General

  • Class 1 and 2

    Welcome to Technology Literacy

    Students will listen to an overview of the Technology Literacy semester, receive their computer/seating assignments, and log on to the school network (wpsnet).
    Students will use Internet Explorer, the Middle School Homepage(s), Students tab, and other resources available to them and their parents (including the Grade 6 Tech Literacy Curriculum & Technology Blog).

    Today we will:

    • Introductions
    • Review Rules & Expectations – PowerPoint presentation
    • Log on to school network (wpsnet)
    • Open Internet Explorer, look at the middle school homepages and links
    • Open Microsoft Word to become more familiar with Microsoft Word 7
  • Class 2

    Acceptable Use and E-Mail

    Students will review and discuss the school rules and the Acceptable User Agreement for responsible use of computers and networks, using the Web 2.0 tool
    Students will log onto school email accounts and send a practice e-mail to their teacher.

    Today we will:

    • Receive seating assignment
    • Answer class hook question using
    • Log on to school Google accounts, send practice e-mails(if passed)
    • Review Digital Acceptable Use Agreement DTAUA 
    • Class 3

      Google Drive and Typing Skills

      Students will organize their files on the Google Drive by creating new folders and editing/deleting.
      Students will log onto (Typing Choice), take the keyboarding assessment, and begin practicing at appropriate keyboarding level.
      Students will create a Microsoft Word document for their passwords, and save their TTL4 password (and all passwords) in this document.
      Today we will:

      • Assess our keyboarding skills in the hook activity.
      • Organize Google Drive create new folders (ES, MS / GRADE 6, 7, 8 / Tech Lit).
      • Log on to Type to Learn 4 (TTL4) and complete pre-test.
      • Create “Passwords” document in Microsoft Word, save to Tech Lit folder, save TTL4 username and password.
      • E-mail your teacher what lesson you are in on TTL 4.


      • Classes 4 and 5

        Word Printing E-Mail Wordle

        Students will use menus in Microsoft Word to edit, format, and print a document.
        Students will write and edit a document using spell-checker and grammar resources in Microsoft Word.
        Students will select a printer, use print preview, and print with proper page set up and organization.
        Students will copy and paste text and images within a document.
        Email final project to your teacher.
        Complete Wordle Assignment

        Today we will:

      • Class 6


        Students will create a proper citations for copyrighted material (e.g. text, images, website) found on the Internet.

        Today we will:

        • TTL4 ten minutes
        • Log on to Noodle Tools, create a username and password, and add both to your passwords doucument on your Google Drive
      • Classes 7 and 8

        Google Apps

        Students will use online tools (Google Apps for Education) to gather and share information collaboratively with other students.

        Today we will:

        • TTL4 ten minutes
        • Introduction to Google Apps,  log in and change password
        • Store password in passwords docs on Google Drive
        • Complete the  _All About Me Scavenger Hunt Google Doc
        • Rename the document & complete the activity
        • Share Google Doc with the whole class & teacher 
      • Classes 9,10 and 11

        PhotoStory 3

        Students will create a project that uses text, graphics, audio, and video with proper citations to communicate ideas using PhotoStory 3.
        Students will write a Haiku poem and research pictures on the Internet to compliment the poem.

        Today we will:

        • TTL4 ten minutes
        • Review: Rules of Haiku
        • Show exemplars of digital haiku poems create by last class
        • Copy Google Doc instructions Project Instructions rename the document, and complete the assignment
        • When finished, save the movie to your H:Drive and copy to shared folder. 


      • Classes 12, 13 and 14

        Cyberbullying & Internet Safety

        Students will define cyberbulling and describe strategies to deal with such a situation, including how to annonoymously report incidents to school officials.
        Students will describe potential risks and dangers associated with various forms of online communication.
        Students will recognize the public exposure of e-mail and appropriate e-mail etiquette
        Students will use painting and drawing applications to create and edit work.

        Today we will:
        TTL4 ten minutes
        Discuss Cyberbullying & Internet Safety with school resource officer
        Show Cyber Bullying exemplar posters
        Watch Ryan Halligan Video & Netsmartz Videos Click here
        Sketch out cyber bullying poster on paper
        Demonstrate basics of Microsoft Paint
        Create posters in Microsoft Paint and save in Grade 6 Folder

      • Topic 9

        • Topic 10