Pacing Calendar

EasyTech Pacing Calendar Grade 1

This Pacing Calendar provides a suggested order of assignments and timing for utilizing the EasyTech curriculum in your classroom. For planning purposes, each week contains approximately 30 minutes of curriculum delivered through whole group, independent, or guided practice implementation models.

Prior to beginning the school year, it is recommended that you create student technology portfolios (digital or print) to provide students with a way to share their learning. The portfolio may include EasyTech certificates, reports, and Application Exercise entries and work products. Pictures are a great way to show your students the learning process and can be used at the end of the year for a class slideshow or a technology showcase.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 1Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
Online SafetyWeek 1Working OnlineWhole GroupDiscussion30
Online SafetyWeek 2Working Online ReflectionWhole GroupApplication Exercise5
Online SafetyWeek 2Lab Rules SignGuided PracticeApplication Exercise30
Online SafetyWeek 3Following Computer RulesGuided PracticeApplication Exercise20
Online SafetyWeek 4Safe Site StrategiesWhole GroupDiscussion30
Online SafetyWeek 4Safe Site Strategies ReflectionWhole GroupApplication Exercise5

Tips & Suggestions – These Lessons help set a firm foundation for safe, appropriate, responsible, and effective technology use throughout the year. Take this opportunity to differentiate or extend using the lesson plans or as you see is needed for your students. During this initial unit, make time to model and practice logging in and out.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 2Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
Online SafetyWeek 1Open CommunicationWhole GroupDiscussion30
Online SafetyWeek2Open Communication ReflectionWhole GroupApplication Exercise5
Computer FundamentalsWeek 2Computer Fundamentals: Mouse, Select, Drag, and Double-clickWhole GroupLesson8
Computer FundamentalsWeek 3Computer Fundamentals: Mouse, Select, Drag, and Double-clickIndependentLesson8
Computer FundamentalsWeek 3Computer Fundamentals: Processors, Input and Output DevicesWhole GroupLesson9
Computer FundamentalsWeek 3Computer Fundamentals: Processors, Input and Output DevicesIndependentLesson9
Computer FundamentalsWeek 4Computer Fundamentals: Data StorageIndependentLesson7
Computer FundamentalsWeek 4Computer Fundamentals: Data StorageIndependentLesson7

Tips & Suggestions – Using interactive Lessons as whole group activities will allow you to model efficient use and understanding of the Learning.com online classroom as well as reinforce students’ knowledge of computer parts and how they’re used. This is a good time to implement “tech buddies” in your classroom to help struggling students when concepts aren’t mastered. Try to use the “talk, not touch” or “point, not press” approaches with your buddies so the learner retains control of his/her equipment.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 3Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
Computer FundamentalsWeek 1Data Storage Bingo UnpluggedGuided PracticeActivity45
Computer FundamentalsWeek 2Computer Fundamentals: Symbols of TechnologyIndependentLesson12
Hardware FundamentalsWeek 3Hardware Fundamentals: PrinterIndependentLesson9
Hardware FundamentalsWeek 2Hardware Fundamentals: ScannerIndependentLesson6
Hardware FundamentalsWeek 3Computer Parts Memory UnpluggedGuided PracticeActivity45
KeyboardingWeek 4Keyboarding: Locate and Type Letters A, B, C, D, and EWhole GroupLesson7
KeyboardingWeek 4Keyboarding: Locate and Type Letters A, B, C, D, and EIndependentLesson7
KeyboardingWeek 4Keyboarding: Locate and Type Letters F, G, H, I, and JWhole GroupLesson7
KeyboardingWeek 4Keyboarding: Locate and Type Letters F, G, H, I, and JIndependentLesson7

Tips & Suggestions – Continue to make time to model and practice logging in/out during each class period. Have struggling students pair up with their tech buddies to review/revisit any Lessons with a score of less than 90%.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 4Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
KeyboardingWeek 1Keyboarding: Locate and Type Letters K, L, M, N, and OWhole GroupLesson6
KeyboardingWeek 1Keyboarding: Locate and Type Letters K, L, M, N, and OIndependentLesson6
KeyboardingWeek 1Keyboarding: Locate and Type Letters P, Q, R, S, and TWhole GroupLesson6
KeyboardingWeek 1Keyboarding: Locate and Type Letters P, Q, R, S, and TIndependentLesson6
KeyboardingWeek 2Keyboarding: Locate and Type Letters U, V, W, X, Y, and ZWhole GroupLesson10
KeyboardingWeek 2Keyboarding: Locate and Type Letters U, V, W, X, Y, and ZIndependentLesson10
KeyboardingWeek 3Beginning SoundsGuided PracticeApplication Exercise20
KeyboardingWeek 3Keyboarding: Locate and Type NumbersIndependentLesson10
KeyboardingWeek 4Typing NumbersGuided PracticeApplication Exercise30

Tips & Suggestions – To enrich, extend, or differentiate during this unit, utilize interactive online Keyboarding games to keep students engaged in practice. Another option is to have your students apply their progressing skills by typing spelling words at a computer workstation. Integrating math and new technology skills can be a fun way to get students creating story problems. Remember to use “tech buddies” for assistance during lessons and classroom practice.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 5Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
KeyboardingWeek 1Keyboarding: Cursor, Spacebar, Backspace, Enter, and WordsIndependentLesson9
KeyboardingWeek 1Keyboarding: Shift Key for Capitals and SymbolsIndependentLesson10
KeyboardingWeek 2Animal StoryGuided PracticeApplication Exercise10
Word ProcessingWeek 3Word Processing: Basic Document CreationIndependentLesson12
Word ProcessingWeek 3Word Processing: Formatting TextIndependentLesson15
Word ProcessingWeek 4Group StoryGuided PracticeApplication Exercise30

Tips & Suggestions – As young learners emerge into writers, provide them with opportunities to publish their classroom writing using Word Processing software then illustrate with digital or hand-drawn art. Remember to use “tech buddies” for assistance during Lessons and classroom practice.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 6Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
Computational ThinkingWeek 1Computational Thinking: PatternsWhole GroupLesson15
Computational ThinkingWeek 1Computational Thinking: PatternsIndependentLesson15
Computational ThinkingWeek 2Spirit Day T-shirtsGuided PracticeApplication Exercise20
Computational ThinkingWeek 3Computational Thinking: DirectionsWhole GroupLesson15
Computational ThinkingWeek 3Computational Thinking: DirectionsIndependentLesson15
Computational ThinkingWeek 4A New Student in ClassGuided PracticeApplication Exercise20
Computational ThinkingWeek 4Patterns and Directions Unit QuizWhole GroupQuiz10

Tips & Suggestions – For Computational Thinking, remind students that patterns and directions are something that they use in school every day. To reinforce their learning, have students point out the patterns they see and directions they follow throughout their day.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 7Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
MultimediaWeek 1Basic DesignWhole GroupDiscussion30
MultimediaWeek 1Basic Design ReflectionWhole GroupApplication Exercise5
MultimediaWeek 2Multimedia: Drawing Lines and Shapes to Tell a StoryIndependentLesson9
MultimediaWeek 2Portrait of MyselfGuided PracticeApplication Exercise30
MultimediaWeek 3Multimedia: Drawing and Filling Shapes Using Graphics ToolsIndependentLesson12
MultimediaWeek 3Personal FlagGuided PracticeApplication Exercise60
MultimediaWeek 4Personal Flag (Continued)Guided PracticeApplication Exercise

Tips & Suggestions – Extend student practice with digital drawing and painting by encouraging students to create artwork for an “Art Gallery Show” where you share their digital drawings in class with a slideshow. Remember to print or save your students’ work and include it in their tech portfolios. This is also the perfect time of year to design mini-projects which end in digital publication to demonstrate your students’ application of their Digital Literacy skills.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 8Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
Visual MappingWeek 1Visual Mapping: Groups and LabelsIndependentLesson12
Visual MappingWeek 1Sorting SetsGuided PracticeApplication Exercise20
Visual MappingWeek 2Visual Mapping: Attributes and LinkingIndependentLesson12
Visual MappingWeek 2Designing a Visual MapGuided PracticeApplication Exercise30
Visual MappingWeek 3I Belong to Many GroupsGuided PracticeApplication Exercise30
DatabasesWeek 4Finding InformationWhole GroupDiscussion30
DatabasesWeek 4Finding Information ReflectionIndependentApplication Exercise5
DatabasesWeek 4Databases: Classifying DataIndependentLesson8

Tips & Suggestions – To assist with Visual Mapping, make sure you have proper software or online mapping resources that your students have quick and easy access to. To extend the learning, provide in-class opportunities for students to using their visual mapping skills.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 9Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
DatabasesWeek 1Databases: Data Classification JournalGuided PracticeApplication Exercise30
Online SafetyWeek 2Safe Site Strategies (Review)Whole GroupDiscussion30
Online SafetyWeek 3Netiquette and CyberbullyingWhole GroupDiscussion30
Online SafetyWeek 3Netiquette and Cyberbullying ReflectionIndependentApplication Exercise5
Online SafetyWeek 4Summer Online Safety PosterSmall GroupApplication Exercise45
Technology Showcase (Optional)

Tips & Suggestions – Online Safety is important to revisit at the end of the year to remind students that they need to be smart when online whether at home or at school. Provide parents with resources to help them keep their students safe online. See the Parent Online Safety Guide here. Provide students and parents with ideas for continuing to practice their Digital Literacy skills during the summer.