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Computer Lab - Grade 3

3.1 Welcome to Grade 3 Computer Lab
Lab Etiquette Slide Show
- Review Parts of Computer
Review Log On Process
- Introduce Passwords
- Setup UltraKey Typing Program
- Review User Interface (Blue and Green Screens)
1 week

3.2 Paragraph Formatting and Editing
- Introduce Appleworks WP Invisibles
- James and the Giant Peach template
- UltraKey, 10mins.
1 week

3.3 Letter Writing: Replace with 
Nature Walk Newsletter
- AppleWorks WP Practice
- Note: teachers request not to repeat 
- Next year: Nature Walk newsletter 3 weeks

3.4 Spell Checking Introduction
- Appleworks Templates
- Spell Checking
- UltraKey, 10mins.
1 week

3.5 Integrate Text and Graphics
- Silverstein Poem
- Integrate text and Graphics
- Print in Color
- Appleworks WP
- UltraKey, 10 mins.
2-3 weeks

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

3.7 Letter Writing: Replace with 
Keyboarding Skill Check
- AppleWorks WP
- Teachers request not to repeat
- Next year: Test Keyboarding Skills
- Test speed, accuracy 2 weeks

3.8 Outlining with Lists
- Bulleted Lists
- AppleWorks WP
1 week

3.9 Outlining with Maps
- Book Report
- Harry Potter, or Book of Choice
- Inspiration
2 weeks

3.10 Mill Worker Letter
- Integrated with trip to Lowell Mills
- Historic Fiction
- Parts of a Letter
- Creative Letter Writing
- Appleworks WP 3-4 weeks

3.11 Personal Newsletter
- UltraKey, to get back
- Ex. Ritter's Record
- Personal Biographical
- AppleWorks WP 3-4 weeks

3.12 Computer Puzzle
- Puzzlemaker
- Computer-related Terms
- Internet Explorer 1 week

3.13 WebQuest
- Classroom-related Biography to a Famous Massachusetts Person
- APS Curriculum>>Special Projects>>MA Biography WebQuest
- Week 1: Research
- Week 2 and 3: Writing Letter
- Appleworks WP and Internet Explorer
3 weeks

3.14 Owl Research Project
- Weeks 1-2: Research
- Weeks 3-5: Writing
- Include Cover Page and Bibliography
- Internet Explorer and Appleworks WP
5 weeks
Computer Skills - Grade 3

Third graders learn to log in to a file server to save all their files. They learn to use Microsoft Word extensively for curriculum-related assignments. They are also introduced to the concept of internet and internet safety so they can learn curriculum-related research.