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Computer Lab - Grade 2

2.1 Welcome to Grade 2 Computer Lab
Lab Etiquette Slide Show
- Review Parts of Computer
Review Log On Process
- Setup UltraKey Typing Program
- Review User Interface (Blue and Green Screens)
1 week

2.2 Typing & Word Processing (WP) Intro
- UltraKey, 15 mins.
- Introduce Appleworks WP
- Naming Files
- Uppercase/Lowercase/Styles
- Saving Text
1 week

2.3 2nd Grade Biography
- Formatting and Typing
- AppleWorks WP Practice
- Print
3-4 weeks

2.4 Text Formatting
- Open Biography
- AppleWorks WP Practice
- Change Fonts and Styles
- UltraKey, 10mins.
1 week

2.5 Seasonal Drawing
- Review KidPix Drawing Program
- Fall or Thanksgiving Picture
1-2 weeks

2.6 Seasonal Acrostic
- AppleWorks WP
- Write Poem (H is for Happiness)
- UltraKey, 10 mins.
2-3 weeks

2.7 Winter Picture
- Introduce AppleWorks Drawing Program
- Draw a Snowman
- Copy and Paste
1 week

2.8 Outlining a Book Report
- Introduce Kidspiration
- Week 1: Outline Green Eggs and Ham
- Weeks 2 and 3: Fill in Text and Print
3 weeks

2.9 Kenya Map
- Demo Map Drawing (Kidpix)
- Trace Kenya Map
- Add Labels
- Print
- Ultra Key, last class
4 weeks

2.10 Kenya Facts Puzzle
- AppleWorks WP 2 column format
- Matching Puzzle
3 weeks

2.11 Spring Picture
- KidPix Drawing Program
- UltraKey, 10 mins.
- (Allows class to finish Kenya)
1 week

2.12 Plant Slide Show
- Demo KidPix MultiMedia Slide Show
- 6 Pictures: Title, Spring, Fall, Summer, Winter, The End
- Add Sounds
- Add Transitions
4-5 weeks

2.13 Chapter Book 
- Appleworks WP
- Cover Sheet
- Multi-chapter book
- Author's Bio Page
4 weeks

2.14 Old School Day Picture
- Draw Favorite Old School Day Activity (Kidpix)
1 week

2.15 Map Drawing
- Introduce Neighborhood Map Machine
- Map of Acton in 1850
- Map of Acton in 2003 
(Note: This class is suitable at the end of year after Old School Day or the beginning of the year after the Walk Through Acton.) 2 weeks
Computer Skills - Grade 2

Second graders learn computer log-in and log-out procedures. They focus on building their skills in Microsoft Word and work towards becoming confident with Pixie. They use their skills in Neighborhood Map Machine to create a map of West Acton (tied to their field trip, "Walk around West Acton" at the beginning of the school year).