Overview of Second Grade Computer Lab Curriculum

Each month has a theme in which all lessons for that month are based. The computer lab instructor also has options inside most lessons to lengthen or shorten the individual lessons where appropriate. You can complete as many lessons as possible within any given month; however, when the month is over, continue onto the next months lessons even if there are lessons from previous months that must be skipped.

As always, please feel welcome to go to http://months.wikispaces.com/August to find activities.

Second Grade is also a time where we are teaching the children about the computer as some children have never used a computer. Some of the basic skills introduced in Second Grade should be:
  • Basic Operations and Concepts
  • Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
  • Technology Productivity Tools
  • Technology Research Tools

The following experiences with technology and digital resources are examples of learning activities in which students might engage during PK–Grade 2 (ages 4–8):
1. Illustrate and communicate original ideas and stories using digital tools and media-rich resources.
2. Identify, research, and collect data on an environmental issue using digital resources and propose a developmentally appropriate solution.
3. Engage in learning activities with learners from multiple cultures through e-mail and other electronic means.
4. In a collaborative work group, use a variety of technologies to produce a digital presentation or product in a curriculum area.
5. Find and evaluate information related to a current or historical person or event using digital resources.
6. Use simulations and graphical organizers to explore and depict patterns of growth such as the life cycles of plants and animals.
7. Demonstrate the safe and cooperative use of technology.
8. Independently apply digital tools and resources to address a variety of tasks and problems.
9. Communicate about technology using developmentally appropriate and accurate terminology.
10. Demonstrate the ability to navigate in virtual environments such as electronic books, simulation software, and Web sites.
National Educational Technology Standards for Students
© 2007 ISTE.

August- Word Processing

September - Digital Citizenship

October- Word- Keyboarding Shortcuts

November- SmartNotebook/ Powerpoint

December- Publisher

January- Publisher

Feburary- Paint

March- Excel and Calculator

April- Introduction to Photostory


  • There are no lessons for the month of May. This is intentional so that the computer lab instructor can go back and present lessons that were skipped in previous months due to time constraints.

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