Pacing Calendar

EasyTech Pacing Calendar Grade 5

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 technology showcase.

Note about Keyboarding: remember to provide students with time each week to improve their technique, accuracy, and speed through Adaptive Keyboarding after they have completed the Keyboarding Lessons and Guided Practices.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 1Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
Online SafetyWeek 1Acceptable Use PoliciesWhole GroupDiscussion30
Online SafetyWeek 1Acceptable Use Policies ReflectionIndependentApplication Exercise5
Online SafetyWeek 1Computer Rules SkitSmall GroupApplication Exercise60
Online SafetyWeek 2Computer Rules Skit (Presentations)Whole Group
Online SafetyWeek 2Texting Safety DiscussionWhole GroupDiscussion30
Online SafetyWeek 2Texting Safety Discussion ReflectionIndependentApplication Exercise5
Online SafetyWeek 3Think Before You TextSmall GroupApplication Exercise45
Online SafetyWeek 3Online Safety: Communicating Online and CyberbullyingIndependentLesson15
Online SafetyWeek 4How Would You Feel?Small GroupApplication Exercise45
Online SafetyWeek 4Safety Through Open CommunicationWhole GroupDiscussion30
Online SafetyWeek 4Safety Through Communication ReflectionIndependentApplication Exercise5

Tips & Suggestions – The curriculum for Month 1 is spiraled from previous years to help set a firm foundation for safe, appropriate, responsible, and effective technology use throughout the year. After students complete ‘Computer Rules Skit,’ share projects with the whole class.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 2Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
KeyboardingWeek 1Adaptive Keyboarding: The Great Keyboarding AdventureIndependentAdaptive Keyboarding45
Hardware and Software FundamentalsWeek 1Computer Basics Unit QuizIndependentQuiz15
Hardware and Software FundamentalsWeek 2Devices and CompatibilityWhole GroupDiscussion30
Hardware and Software FundamentalsWeek 2Devices and Compatibility ReflectionIndependentApplication Exercise5
Hardware and Software FundamentalsWeek 2Computer CompatibilityIndependentApplication Exercise10
Hardware and Software FundamentalsWeek 2Computer Navigation Unit QuizIndependentQuiz15
Internet UsageWeek 2Inappropriate Content DiscussionWhole GroupDiscussion30
Internet UsageWeek 2Inappropriate Content Discussion ReflectionIndependentApplication Exercise5
Internet UsageWeek 3Internet Usage: Browsing on the InternetIndependentLesson15
Internet UsageWeek 3Internet Usage: URLs and WebsitesIndependentLesson15
Internet UsageWeek 3Internet Usage: Web SearchesIndependentLesson15
Internet UsageWeek 4Internet Usage: Validity and SourcingIndependentLesson20
Internet UsageWeek 4Home Sweet HomeSmall GroupApplication Exercise90

Tips & Suggestions – Consider creating a group or a class just for Keyboarding and when students finish their work with class time remaining, have them practice their Keyboarding skills using their Adaptive Keyboarding assignments. Having students type spelling or vocabulary words allows your students to apply their Keyboarding skills in core subject areas.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 3Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
Internet Usage and Online CommunicationWeek 1Examining ContentIndependentApplication Exercise90
Internet Usage and Online CommunicationWeek 2Online Communication: Using Digital Collaboration ToolsIndependentLesson15
Internet Usage and Online CommunicationWeek 2Web Browsing Unit QuizIndependentQuiz15
Word ProcessingWeek 2Word Processing: Creating and Organizing ContentIndependentLesson11
Word ProcessingWeek 3Word Processing: Revising and FormattingIndependentLesson10
Word ProcessingWeek 3Formatting a PoemIndependentApplication Exercise20
Word ProcessingWeek 3Word Processing: Editing and Proofreading Your WorkIndependentLesson15
Word ProcessingWeek 4Word Processing: Proofreading and Correcting - Level 2IndependentGame12
Word ProcessingWeek 4Advanced Report WritingIndependentApplication Exercise
KeyboardingAllAdaptive Keyboarding: The Great Keyboarding AdventureIndependentAdaptive Keyboarding

Tips & Suggestions – Provide students with opportunities to publish their classroom writing in documents along with digital art that illustrates their writing. When students finish their work with class time remaining, have them practice their Keyboarding skills using their Adaptive Keyboarding assignments.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 4Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
Word ProcessingWeek 1Formatting BiographiesIndependentApplication Exercise45
Word ProcessingWeek 1Word Processing: Page LayoutIndependentLesson10
Word ProcessingWeek1Word Processing: Introduction to Desktop PublishingIndependentLesson12
Word ProcessingWeek 2Create a Set of InstructionsSmall GroupsApplication Exercise90
Word ProcessingWeek 3Computer Rules SignIndependentApplication Exercise45
Word ProcessingWeek 3Word Processing Intermediate Grades Unit QuizIndependentQuiz15
MultimediaWeek 4Audience and MediaWhole GroupDiscussion30
MultimediaWeek 4Audience and Media ReflectionIndependentApplication Exercise5
MultimediaWeek 4Creating a PortfolioIndependentApplication Exercise45
KeyboardingAllAdaptive Keyboarding: The Great Keyboarding AdventureIndependentAdaptive Keyboarding

Tips & Suggestions – Creating a portfolio will provide students with a way to collect their work in one digital location. When students finish their work with class time remaining, have them practice their Keyboarding skills using their Adaptive Keyboarding assignments.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 5Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
Computational ThinkingWeek 1Computational Thinking: ModelingIndependentLesson15
Computational ThinkingWeek 1Algorithms and Modeling Unit QuizIndependentQuiz10
Computational ThinkingWeek 2Bedroom BlueprintIndependentApplication Exercise90
Computational ThinkingWeek 2Bedroom Blueprint (Presentations)Whole Group
CodingWeek 3I Have a Plan: Challenges 11 - 15IndependentApplication Exercise45
CodingWeek 3Turtle Lake: Challenges 16 - 20IndependentApplication Exercise45
SpreadsheetsWeek 4Spreadsheet Basics Unit QuizIndependentQuiz15
SpreadsheetsWeek 4Spreadsheets: Using Formulas to Add and SubtractIndependentLesson13
SpreadsheetsWeek 4Bake Sale SpreadsheetIndependentApplication Exercise30
KeyboardingAllAdaptive Keyboarding: The Great Keyboarding AdventureIndependentAdaptive Keyboarding

Tips & Suggestions – If your students are new to Computational Thinking, utilize the Lessons and Quiz for Patterns and Directions and the Lesson on algorithms to begin the unit. When students finish their work with class time remaining, encourage them to open skill mode in the EasyCode map and complete unlocked challenges.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 6Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
SpreadsheetsWeek 1Spreadsheets: Using Formulas to Multiply and DivideIndependentLesson12
SpreadsheetsWeek 1Grocery Store SpreadsheetIndependentApplication Exercise30
SpreadsheetsWeek 1Spreadsheets: Copying Formulas and FunctionsIndependentLesson10
SpreadsheetsWeek 2Camping Supplies SpreadsheetIndependentApplication Exercise30
SpreadsheetsWeek 2Walk-a-thon SpreadsheetIndependentApplication Exercise30
SpreadsheetsWeek 3Formulas in Spreadsheets Unit QuizIndependentQuiz15
SpreadsheetsWeek 3Get Involved! Exploring Endangered Species DataIndependentApplication Exercise35
PresentationsWeek 4Presentations: Audience and OrganizationIndependentLesson12
PresentationsWeek 4Presentations: Composing SlidesIndependentLesson10
PresentationsWeek 4Presentations: Enhancing SlidesIndependentLesson8
PresentationsWeek 4Presentations: Evaluating and PresentingIndependentLesson9
KeyboardingAllAdaptive Keyboarding: The Great Keyboarding AdventureIndependentAdaptive Keyboarding

Tips & Suggestions – Have students practice entering data to create spreadsheets, build charts, and produce graphs based on the content being studied in core curriculum classes, physical education classes, or other classes to show how the data is represented.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 7Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
PresentationsWeek 1Natural Resources PresentationIndependentApplication Exercise60
PresentationsWeek 2Jazz Instruments PresentationSmall GroupApplication Exercise60
PresentationsWeek 3Jazz Instruments Presentation (Presentations)Whole Group
PresentationsWeek 3Presentation Basics QuizIndependentQuiz15
Online CommunicationWeek 4Netiquette DiscussionWhole GroupDiscussion15
Online CommunicationWeek 4Netiquette Discussion ReflectionIndependentApplication Exercise5
Online CommunicationWeek 4Online Communications: Sending Email MessagesIndependentLesson12
Online CommunicationWeek 4Online Communications: Responding to Email MessagesIndependentLesson8
Online CommunicationWeek 4Email Basics Unit QuizIndependentQuiz15
KeyboardingAllAdaptive Keyboarding: The Great Keyboarding AdventureIndependentAdaptive Keyboarding

Tips & Suggestions – When students finish their work with class time remaining, encourage them to begin adding completed projects to their portfolios.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 8Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
Online CommunicationWeek 1Identity Theft BasicsWhole GroupDiscussion15
Online CommunicationWeek 1Identity Theft Basics ReflectionIndependentApplication Exercise5
Online CommunicationWeek 1Online Communications: Communicating with Instant MessagingIndependentLesson15
Online CommunicationWeek 2What is Thy Message?Small GroupApplication Exercise90
Online CommunicationWeek 3Online Communications: Reading and Writing BlogsIndependentLesson18
Online CommunicationWeek 3Online Communication: Communicating with PodcastsIndependentLesson15
Online CommunicationWeek 3Online Status Message BasicsWhole GroupDiscussion30
Online CommunicationWeek 3Online Status Message Basics ReflectionIndependentApplication Exercise5
Online CommunicationWeek 4Online Communication: Sharing on a Community SiteIndependentLesson15
Online CommunicationWeek 4Communicating Online Unit QuizIndependentQuiz10
Online CommunicationWeek 4Texting Safety Discussion (Review)Whole GroupDiscussion30
KeyboardingAllAdaptive Keyboarding: The Great Keyboarding AdventureIndependentAdaptive Keyboarding

Tips & Suggestions – It is important to remind students that they need to be careful when online – whether at home or at school. When students finish their work with class time remaining, encourage them to utilize Adaptive Keyboarding to improve their accuracy and speed.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 9Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
Online SafetyWeek 1Safety Through Open Communication (Review)Whole GroupDiscussion30
Online SafetyWeek 1Safekeeping Personal InformationWhole GroupDiscussion30
Online SafetyWeek 1Safekeeping Personal Information ReflectionIndependentApplication Exercise5
Online SafetyWeek 2Summer Online Safety PSASmall GroupApplication Exercise120
Online SafetyWeek 3Summer Online Safety PSA (Presentations)Whole Group
Online SafetyWeek 4Update Student PortfoliosIndependent
Online SafetyWeek 4Technology Showcase (Optional)
KeyboardingAllAdaptive Keyboarding: The Great Keyboarding AdventureIndependentAdaptive Keyboarding

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.