Pacing Calendar

EasyTech Pacing Calendar Grade 2

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 90 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 1Working Online ReflectionIndependentApplication Exercise5
Online SafetyWeek 1Following Computer RulesIndependentApplication Exercise20
Online SafetyWeek 2Lab Rules SignIndependentApplication Exercise30
Online SafetyWeek 2Lab Rules Sign (Presentations)Whole Group
Online SafetyWeek 3Open CommunicationWhole GroupDiscussion30
Online SafetyWeek 3Open Communication ReflectionIndependentApplication Exercise5
Online SafetyWeek 3Netiquette and CyberbullyingWhole GroupDiscussion30
Online SafetyWeek 3Netiquette and Cyberbullying ReflectionIndependentApplication Exercise5
Hardware FundamentalsWeek 4Hardware Fundamentals: PrinterIndependentLesson9
Hardware FundamentalsWeek 4Hardware Fundamentals: ScannerIndependentLesson6
Hardware FundamentalsWeek 4Computer Fundamentals: Data StorageIndependentLesson7

Tips & Suggestions – These Lessons are spiraled from previous years to 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. Encourage students to be as creative and detailed as possible in creating their lab rules signs.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 2Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
Hardware FundamentalsWeek 1Data Storage MatchIndependentApplication Exercise30
Hardware FundamentalsWeek 1Computer Parts MemoryGuided PracticeApplication Exercise25
Hardware FundamentalsWeek 2Hardware Fundamentals: Network BasicsWhole GroupLesson12
Hardware FundamentalsWeek 2Hardware Fundamentals: Network BasicsIndependentLesson12
Software FundamentalsWeek 2Software Fundamentals: DesktopWhole GroupLesson12
Software FundamentalsWeek 2Software Fundamentals: DesktopIndependentLesson12
Software FundamentalsWeek 3Software Fundamentals: Windows and ControlsWhole GroupLesson12
Software FundamentalsWeek 3Software Fundamentals: Windows and ControlsIndependentLesson12
Software FundamentalsWeek 3Software Fundamentals: Toolbars and MenusWhole GroupLesson12
Software FundamentalsWeek 4Software Fundamentals: Toolbars and MenusIndependentLesson12
Software FundamentalsWeek 4Software Fundamentals: Software and File FormatsWhole GroupLesson12
Software FundamentalsWeek 4Software Fundamentals: Software and File FormatsIndependentLesson12
KeyboardingWeek 4Touch KeyboardingWhole GroupDiscussion30
KeyboardingWeek 4Touch Keyboarding ReflectionIndependentApplication Exercise5

Tips & Suggestions – Hardware and Software Fundamentals help students become much more familiar with how to navigate many software interfaces and online platforms. If you haven’t established “tech buddies” in your classroom, now is a good time. Have them assist students who have less than 90% mastery on any Lesson.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 3Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
KeyboardingWeek 1Keyboarding: Home RowWhole GroupLesson13
KeyboardingWeek 1Keyboarding: Home RowIndependentLesson13
KeyboardingWeek 1Keyboarding: Upper RowWhole GroupLesson14
KeyboardingWeek 1Keyboarding: Upper RowIndependentLesson14
KeyboardingWeek 2Keyboarding: Lower RowWhole GroupLesson13
KeyboardingWeek 2Keyboarding: Lower RowIndependentLesson13
KeyboardingWeek 2Keyboarding: Number RowWhole GroupLesson12
KeyboardingWeek 2Keyboarding: Number RowIndependentLesson12
KeyboardingWeek 3Keyboarding: Shift KeyWhole GroupLesson11
KeyboardingWeek 3Keyboarding: Shift KeyIndependentLesson11
KeyboardingWeek 4Keyboarding: Drill 1IndependentLesson12
KeyboardingWeek 4Keyboarding: Drill 1 (Challenge)IndependentLesson12

Tips & Suggestions – To enrich, extend, or differentiate during the Keyboarding unit, utilize interactive online 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.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 4Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
Word ProcessingWeek 1Word Processing: Basic Document CreationIndependentLesson12
Word ProcessingWeek 1Word Processing: Formatting TextIndependentLesson15
Word ProcessingWeek 1Word ProblemsIndependentApplication Exercise30
Word ProcessingWeek 2Word Problems (Presentations)Whole Group
Word ProcessingWeek 2Correcting WordsIndependentApplication Exercise20
Word ProcessingWeek 3Ride Across AmericaIndependentApplication Exercise30
Word ProcessingWeek 3Group StorySmall GroupsApplication Exercise30
Word ProcessingWeek 4Group Story (Presentations)Whole Group

Tips & Suggestions – Provide your students with opportunities to publish their classroom work and include copies in their student technology portfolios. Students can enhance their writing with digital or hand-drawn illustrations.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 5Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
Visual MappingWeek 1Visual Mapping: Groups and LabelsIndependentLesson12
Visual MappingWeek 1Visual Mapping: Attributes and LinkingIndependentLesson12
Visual MappingWeek 1Designing a Visual MapIndependentApplication Exercise30
Visual MappingWeek 2Reading Visual MapsIndependentApplication Exercise60
Visual MappingWeek 3Water CycleIndependentApplication Exercise30
Visual MappingWeek 3Visual Mapping: Idea WebsIndependentLesson12
Visual MappingWeek 3Visual Mapping: Formats and OutlinesIndependentLesson12
Internet UsageWeek 4Safe Site StrategiesWhole GroupDiscussion30
Internet UsageWeek 4Safe Site Strategies ReflectionIndependentApplication Exercise5
Internet UsageWeek 4Internet Usage: Online Information BasicsIndependentLesson15
Internet UsageWeek 4Internet Usage: Browsing and URLsIndependentLesson15

Tips & Suggestions – To assist with Visual Mapping, make sure you have proper software or online resources for your students. Provide opportunities for students to use their Visual Mapping skills during core classes. For example, create an idea web about the characters in a book or a topic in science. Internet Usage skills will provide students with a solid foundation for conducting research and using information found on the internet.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 6Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
Internet UsageWeek 1Internet Usage: Safe and Effective Online SearchesWhole GroupLesson15
Internet UsageWeek 1Internet Usage: Safe and Effective Online SearchesIndependentLesson15
Internet UsageWeek 1Internet Usage: Research, Resources, and EthicsWhole GroupLesson15
Internet UsageWeek 1Internet Usage: Research, Resources, and EthicsIndependentLesson15
Internet UsageWeek 2Share It Through Trading CardsIndependentApplication Exercise60
Internet UsageWeek 3Share It Through Trading Cards (Presentations)Whole Group
Computational ThinkingWeek 3Computational Thinking: DirectionsWhole GroupLesson15
Computational ThinkingWeek 3Computational Thinking: DirectionsIndependentLesson15
Computational ThinkingWeek 4A New Student in ClassGuided PracticeApplication Exercise20
Computational ThinkingWeek 4A New Student in Class (Presentations)Whole Group
Computational ThinkingWeek 4Patterns and Directions Unit QuizWhole GroupQuiz10

Tips & Suggestions – Talk with your students about how Computational Thinking might help them plan for and complete tasks every day. Discuss with students how their Internet Usage skills and Computational Thinking skills might work together. Remember to use your “tech buddies” to assist with students who have less than 90% mastery on any lesson.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 7Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
DatabasesWeek 1Finding InformationWhole GroupDiscussion30
DatabasesWeek 1Finding Information ReflectionIndependentApplication Exercise5
DatabasesWeek 1Databases: Classifying DataWhole GroupLesson8
DatabasesWeek 1Databases: Classifying DataIndependentLesson8
DatabasesWeek 2Databases: Data Classification JournalSmall GroupApplication Exercise30
DatabasesWeek 2Databases: Using Databases to Store and Organize DataIndependentLesson9
SpreadsheetsWeek 2Spreadsheets: PartsWhole GroupLesson9
SpreadsheetsWeek 2Spreadsheets: PartsIndependentLesson9
SpreadsheetsWeek 3Spreadsheets: Navigating Cells, Rows, and ColumnsWhole GroupLesson10
SpreadsheetsWeek 3Spreadsheets: Navigating Cells, Rows, and ColumnsIndependentLesson10
SpreadsheetsWeek 3Family SpreadsheetWhole GroupApplication Exercise30
SpreadsheetsWeek 4Family Spreadsheet (Continued)IndependentApplication Exercise
SpreadsheetsWeek 4Spreadsheets: Cell FormattingWhole GroupLesson12
SpreadsheetsWeek 4Spreadsheets: Cell FormattingIndependentLesson12

Tips & Suggestions – Have students practice creating spreadsheets and databases by entering data based on the content being studied in core curriculum classes, physical education classes, or other classes to show how the data is represented. Remember to add student created items to their portfolios.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 8Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
SpreadsheetsWeek 1Spreadsheets: Columns and RowsWhole GroupLesson10
SpreadsheetsWeek 1Spreadsheets: Columns and RowsIndependentLesson10
SpreadsheetsWeek 1Class Pets SpreadsheetGuided PracticeApplication Exercise35
SpreadsheetsWeek 2Class Pets Spreadsheet (Presentations)Whole Group
SpreadsheetsWeek 3Acts of KindnessGuided PracticeApplication Exercise60
Online SafetyWeek 4Online Safety: CyberbullyingIndependentLesson15
Online SafetyWeek 4Netiquette and Cyberbullying (Review)Whole GroupDiscussion30

Tips & Suggestions – Remind students that spreadsheets are a good way to keep track of information over time. Continue to use your “tech buddies” to assist with students who have less than 90% mastery on any lesson.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 9Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
Online SafetyWeek 1Safe Site Strategies (Review)Whole GroupDiscussion30
Online SafetyWeek 2Open Communication (Review)Whole GroupDiscussion30
Online SafetyWeek 3Summer Online Safety PosterSmall GroupApplication Exercise45
Online SafetyWeek 3Summer Online Safety Poster (Presentations)Whole GroupApplication Exercise
Online SafetyWeek 4Technology Showcase (Optional)Whole Group

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 found here. Provide students and parents with ideas for continuing to practice their Digital Literacy skills during the summer.