kidsK-5 Computer Lab Links

 Click on the links below in the table to take you to the topic you are looking for.

  Adjectives and PowerPoint
  Apples and Excel
  Computer Bingo
  Computer Skills
  Microsoft Office
   * Excel
  New Year's Resolution
  ReadWriteThink Stapless Book
  Reading - Starfall
  Rhythm and Bones Webquest
  Scholastic Story Starters
  Search Engines
  Spelling   Student Trading Cards  Teacher Tips
  Thanksgiving   Valentine's Day Excel Lesson  Other Online Ideas

Lesson Links

Adjectives and PowerPoint
See Microsoft Office - PowerPoint for tips on using PowerPoint
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Apples and Excel
Missouri Apple Varieties - information on Missouri's apples
Apples - Language art and teacher resources with an apple theme
See Microsoft Office - Excel for tips on using Excel
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Computer Bingo
3x3 Bingo Template - Word document to print
5x5 Bingo Template - Word document to print

Other ideas:
Parts of a Computer -- Adult Literacy Lesson Plan - website takes awhile to bring up
PDF file - Pre-made BINGO cards
PPT file - Presentation to go with the BINGO cards
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Computer Skills (Mouse and Keyboard practice)
Bees and Honey -- learn mouse skills: touch; click; and click hold and drag.
Dance Mat Typing -- Learn how to type in a fun way - 4 different levels
Pre-K Mouse Skills Links - lots of links to practice mouse skills

For more options
Computer Literacy Skills - links for 6 K-6 Units each to learn computer skills
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Links - These pages have lots of Computer Lab Links for more ideas and sites
Integration Help for Computer Lab Teachers - there are lots of links to explore
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Microsoft Office
Learn Excel 2010 Essential Skills - lots links to tutorial videos
Excel Tutorials and Information - lots of links and helps
Using an Excel worksheet - basic terminology
Basic Excel Topics - links for various aspects of Excel
To Excel in the classroom is Elementary - site by an elementary computer lab teacher
Technology: Excel -- eThemes lesson plan ideas using Excel
How to Create a Basic Chart in Excel 2010 - video instructions
School Spreadsheet Safari -- see the links in the left-hand margin
How to Modify a Column Chart in Excel - You Tube video
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Basic Task in PowerPoint 2010  - Microsoft Office Website Tutorials
PowerPoint in the Classroom  - PowerPoint 2007
Add Clipart and Pictures to PowerPoint 2010 slides - complete instructions
Slide Transitions for PowerPoint 2010 slides -- complete instructions
Adding Animation to PowerPoint 2010 Presentations - complete instructions
PowerPoint for Beginners - How to Use PowerPoint - links to helps
Animation Painter - new feature
How to PowerPoint for Elementary - PP walk through
PowerPoint Alive and Well in Elementary School - one teacher's experience with PowerPoint
Teach Simple Math Lessons Using PowerPoint - several links for lesson ideas for the teacher to download and use
Elementary and Secondary School Lesson Plans - links to prepared PowerPoints for teachers to download and use during classroom instruction
How to Teach PowerPoint to Elementary Students - step by step instructions
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Money Bingo (ABCya) - Grades K-5 - practice counting money
Learning Coins (ABCya) - Grades 1-3 - learn about U.S. coins and dollar bill
Dolphin Feed (ABCya) - Grades 2-4 - compete against others all over the world
Counting Money (ABCya ) - Grades 3-5 - click and drag the correct coins/bills
Counting Money (MathNook) - Click coins/bills in drawer to match the answer
Enough Money (Sheppard) - figure out if you have enough money to buy the item
Compare Money Amounts (Sheppard) - which group has more money
Order Money $0.50<$1.00<$4.50 (Sheppard) - pop balloons from smallest to biggest
Matching Money (Sheppard) - match written amount with coins
Fruit Shoot Coins (Sheppard) - shoot the fruit with the correct amount (pennies-dimes)
Fruit Shoot Coins 2 (Sheppard) - shoot the fruit with the correct amount (pennies-quarters)
Coin Madness (Sheppard) - Adding coins - click on coins that add up to the number
Fruit Shoot Dollars & Cents (Sheppard) - shoot the fruit with the correct amount (pennies-dollars)
Matching Money (Sheppard) - match the quarter amount to the written value
Matching Dollars Dimes and Pennies (Sheppard) - match dollars, dimes, and pennies to written value
Bus Driver's Math (Sheppard) - calculate whether the money paid by the passengers is enough (upper grades)
Round Money Amounts (Sheppard) - round amounts to nearest dollar - plays like PacMan
Money Game links - lots of links for computer lab games
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New Year's Resolutions
Padlet/Wallwisher - students are able to add their New Year's Resolution to the Wall
Mrs. Blake's Example - here is the one I made for the New Year's Resolution lesson
Back to top - free image and photo editing software for PCs that run on Windows (free download)
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"I am Poem" Generator - students fill in the blanks and create a poem
Instant Poetry Forms - pick a type of poem from the list in the left margin (fill-in-the-blanks)
Write a Poem (ReadWriteThink) - links to great poem guides
Acrostic Poem (ReadWriteThink) -  uses the letters in a topic word to begin each line
Diamante Poem (ReadWriteThink) - diamond shape with adjectives and -ing words
Theme Poem (ReadWriteThink) - pick theme from five themes with various shapes
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ReadWriteThink Stapleless Book

    ReadWriteThinkStapleless Book - create an eight-page book to cut and fold
(My Shape Book example)
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Reading - Starfall
Starfall's Learn to Read with Phonics - great for reading practice activities and stories
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Rhythm and Bones Webquest
Rhythm and Bones Webquest - 2nd Grade Health/PE/Music Internet Search
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Scholastic Story Starters
Scholastic Story Starters online story - using online tools, write a story with their prompts
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Search Engines
KidRex - safe search for kids, by kids!
Google - The Classroom - activities to find ways to use Google in the classroom
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Spelling Practice Dolch Word List - Computer games to practice pre-set spelling lists K-5 (needs speakers or headphones)
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Student Trading Cards
Trading Cards Template - perfect for Two Truths and a Lie game - editable

Other Ideas for Student Trading Cards
How to Make Trading Cards with Word - instructions are for Windows XP
How to Make Your Own Trading Cards Using Microsoft - step by step instructions
Trading Card Icebreaker Template - Word doc to download, edit, and print
Twelve Ideas for Trading Cards - list of ideas for teachers to use
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Teacher Tips
15 Free Tools for Storing and Sharing Files - places to store and share files for classroom use
Student Selectors & Grouping Tools - websites to help select students and groups
Tech Skills for Teachers - lots of links to find information on using technology as a teacher
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Thanksgiving Story and Quiz - read the story and answer the questions (printable copy of questions)
Thanksgiving Placemat - create a Thanksgiving placemat to print off with your own creation
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Valentine's Day Excel Lesson Plan - Excel
Valentine's Day Excel Lesson Plan - create an Excel bar chart with candy tallies
Excel Lesson Plan - a Simple Bar Chart - video instructions for a bar chart

Excel Bar Chart Helps
Available Chart Types - list and explanations of the chart types in Excel
How to use the Chart Wizard in Excel - information on Excel charts
Using Charts In Excel - this is a great pdf file that explains charts
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Other online ideas
Highland Elementary School Computer Lab - lots of great ideas for computer lab
Research Paper Note Card Template -- click here for the template
Computer Lab Favorites - Scholastic has 50 one-stop learning activities - 15-30 minutes each - Grade K-2
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