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4th Grade

Below is an overview of materials covered for Technology in the Fourth Grade.


Review of log-in procedures & basics

  • Finding name & entering password

  • Basic interaction - using the mouse, keyboard, etc

  • Advanced Vocabulary - HTML, HTTP, Network, Server, Rich Text, Javascript

  • Basic troubleshooting- refreshing browsers, checking power, connections, force quit etc...


Word Processing- Microsoft Word, Pages, Google Docs

  • The basics - opening and quitting

  • File management & navigation - Save As + Open: saving a file properly (proper name, location, etc) and finding the file and opening it up on a different occasion.

  • Basic typing review - proper way to capitalize, using “Shift” for certain punctuation, 1 space between words, etc

  • Practice typing - copying a document

  • Formatting 1 - margins, when to use the return key, etc

  • Formatting 2 - Bold, Italic, Underline, etc

  • Formatting 3 - changing font size & style

  • Practice formatting - using typed document & changing font style, size, bold, etc


The Internet

  • The basics of Firefox/Chrome/Safari - the buttons, address bar, tools, etc

  • Searching using Google - what the results mean, pictures, etc

  • Downloading pictures - understanding copyright, proper naming, and saving procedures


Combining Powerpoint/Slides and the Internet

  • Inserting pictures found on the internet into a Powerpoint/Slides Presentation

  • Formatting the picture in Powerpoint/Slides (layout) - size, position, etc

  • Formatting slides - text, pictures, transitions

  • Adding Graphs/Spreadsheets within Google Docs


Google Apps

  • Student will be introduced to Google Apps and using Google Classroom to access lessons.

  • Logging in to Google Apps with unique URL, username, passwords, etc

  • Using Google Drive to upload & convert existing Word & PowerPoint files as well as creating new ones

  • Working with Google Drive files

    • creating, formatting, and adding pictures to Documents

    • sharing Documents

    • working collaborative with Documents

    • creating, formatting, adding pictures, and animating Presentations

    • ​creating forms, sheets, and graphs


Keyboarding Skills

  • Typing.com

  • Web Based Programs

  • Increased concentration on WPM and accuracy


Digital Citizenship

  • Promote responsibility and respect when using digital tools.

  • Common Sense Media curriculum for Grade 4.


Introduction to Programming


  • Learn the basic programming language through Code.org
  • Understand the terms: algorithm, loops, and conditionals.
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