Pacing Calendar

EasyTech Pacing Calendar Grade 6

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 in the learning process and can be used at the end of the year for a class slideshow or a 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 1Online Safety: Digital CitizenshipIndependentLesson15
Online SafetyWeek 1Texting Safety DiscussionWhole GroupDiscussion30
Online SafetyWeek 1Texting Safety Discussion ReflectionIndependentApplication Exercise5
Online SafetyWeek 1Online Safety: Dealing with CyberbullyingIndependentLesson15
Online SafetyWeek 2Cyberbullying Case Study: Beyond The VictimSmall GroupApplication Exercise90
Online SafetyWeek 3Cyberbullying Case Study: Beyond The Victim (Presentations)Whole Group
Online SafetyWeek 3Digital Citizenship QuizIndependentQuiz15
Online SafetyWeek 3Healthy ComputingWhole GroupDiscussion30
Online SafetyWeek 3Healthy Computing ReflectionIndependentApplication Exercise5
KeyboardingWeek 4Adaptive Keyboarding: Urban Keyboarding ExplorerWhole GroupAdaptive Keyboarding90

Tips & Suggestions – These lessons help set a firm foundation for safe, appropriate, responsible, and effective technology use throughout the year. After students complete the ‘Cyberbullying Case Study,’ have the groups share their presentation with the class to reinforce their learning.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 2Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
Hardware and Software FundamentalsWeek 1Hardware Fundamentals: Basic ComponentsIndependentLesson25
Hardware and Software FundamentalsWeek 1Software Fundamentals: Using Program Menus and ToolbarsIndependentLesson25
Hardware and Software FundamentalsWeek 2Creating Program MenusIndependentApplication Exercise45
Hardware and Software FundamentalsWeek 2Software Fundamentals: Software, Buttons, and ControlsIndependentLesson25
Hardware and Software FundamentalsWeek 3Software Fundamentals: Navigating Ribbon InterfacesIndependentLesson15
Hardware and Software FundamentalsWeek 3It's a Good LifeIndependentApplication Exercise45
Hardware and Software FundamentalsWeek 3Input, Output, and FilesWhole GroupDiscussion30
Hardware and Software FundamentalsWeek 3Input, Output, and Files ReflectionIndependentApplication Exercise5
Hardware and Software FundamentalsWeek 4Hardware and Software Fundamentals: NetworkingIndependentLesson25
Hardware and Software FundamentalsWeek 4Hardware Fundamentals: Mobile Devices are Technology To GoIndependentLesson15
Hardware and Software FundamentalsWeek 4Hardware and Software Fundamentals: Computing in the CloudIndependentLesson15
Hardware and Software FundamentalsWeek 4Computer Fundamentals Unit QuizIndependentQuiz25
KeyboardingAllAdaptive Keyboarding: Urban Keyboarding ExplorerIndependentAdaptive Keyboarding

Tips & Suggestions – When students finish their work with class time remaining, have them practice their Keyboarding skills using their Adaptive Keyboarding assignments. It is recommended that you create a Keyboarding group within the class to provide students with easy-to-access curriculum that will help guide them in Keyboarding instruction.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 3Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
Word ProcessingWeek 1Word Processing: Overview of Basic SkillsIndependentLesson15
Word ProcessingWeek 1Word Processing: Creating Professional DocumentsIndependentLesson15
Word ProcessingWeek 1Put Word Processing to Work for You!IndependentApplication Exercise45
Word ProcessingWeek 2Word Processing: Flyer Print DesignIndependentLesson15
Word ProcessingWeek 2NewsletterSmall GroupApplication Exercise45
Word ProcessingWeek 2Word Processing: Visual DesignIndependentLesson15
Word ProcessingWeek 3Word Processing: Formatting Essays Using MLAIndependentLesson15
Word ProcessingWeek 3Avoiding PlagiarismIndependentApplication Exercise60
Word ProcessingWeek 4Create a Set of InstructionsIndependentApplication Exercise90
KeyboardingAllAdaptive Keyboarding: Urban Keyboarding ExplorerIndependentAdaptive Keyboarding

Tips & Suggestions – Provide students with opportunities to publish their classroom writing in documents along with digital or hand-drawn 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)
Computational ThinkingWeek 1Computational Thinking: Algorithmic Problem SolvingIndependentLesson15
Computational ThinkingWeek 1Exploring the World Through a DisabilityBlended LearningApplication Exercise60
CodingWeek 2Building Your First ProgramBlended LearningCodesters90
CodingWeek 3Codesters in SpaceBlended LearningCodesters90
SpreadsheetsWeek 4Spreadsheets: Parts and NavigationIndependentLesson15
SpreadsheetsWeek 4Spreadsheets: Basic FormattingIndependentLesson15
SpreadsheetsWeek 4Basketball Budget SpreadsheetIndependentApplication Exercise45
SpreadsheetsWeek 4Spreadsheets: Analyzing DataIndependentLesson15
KeyboardingAllAdaptive Keyboarding: Urban Keyboarding ExplorerIndependentAdaptive Keyboarding

Tips & Suggestions – If you are new to Computational Thinking or Coding, complete the Lessons alongside your students. Facilitate a discussion about other areas of their life where computational thinking can be applied.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 5Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
SpreadsheetsWeek 1Endangered Mammals Bar GraphIndependentApplication Exercise90
SpreadsheetsWeek 2Sell Me On ItSmall GroupApplication Exercise80
SpreadsheetsWeek 3Spreadsheets: FormulasIndependentLesson15
SpreadsheetsWeek 3Spreadsheets: FunctionsIndependentLesson15
SpreadsheetsWeek 3School Supplies SpreadsheetIndependentApplication Exercise45
SpreadsheetsWeek 4Spreadsheets: Sharing and FilteringIndependentLesson15
SpreadsheetsWeek 4It's Just BusinessIndependentApplication Exercise45
SpreadsheetsWeek 4Spreadsheets: Trends and ForecastsIndependentLesson15
KeyboardingAllAdaptive Keyboarding: Urban Keyboarding ExplorerIndependentAdaptive Keyboarding

Tips & Suggestions – Have students practice entering data by creating spreadsheets 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 6Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
DatabasesWeek 1Databases: Creating and Maintaining a DatabaseIndependentLesson25
DatabasesWeek 1Databases Unit QuizIndependentQuiz15
DatabasesWeek 2History DatabaseWhole GroupApplication Exercise90
DatabasesWeek 3Movie DatabaseIndependentApplication Exercise45
DatabasesWeek 3Rock DatabaseIndependentApplication Exercise45
Internet Usage and Online CommunicationWeek 4Internet Usage: Browsing on the InternetIndependentLesson15
Internet Usage and Online CommunicationWeek 4Internet Usage: URLs and WebsitesIndependentLesson15
Internet Usage and Online CommunicationWeek 4Internet Usage: Web SearchesIndependentLesson15
Internet Usage and Online CommunicationWeek 4Internet Usage: Validity and SourcingIndependentLesson20
Internet Usage and Online CommunicationWeek 4Web Browsing Unit QuizIndependentQuiz15
KeyboardingAllAdaptive Keyboarding: Urban Keyboarding ExplorerIndependentAdaptive Keyboarding

Tips & Suggestions – This is the perfect time of the year to put together mini-projects in core subject areas which end in digital publications that highlight each student’s entire year of learning.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 7Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
Internet Usage and Online CommunicationWeek 1Validating InformationIndependentApplication Exercise120
Internet Usage and Online CommunicationWeek 2Validating Information (Continued)IndependentApplication Exercise
Internet Usage and Online CommunicationWeek 2Online EthicsWhole GroupDiscussion30
Internet Usage and Online CommunicationWeek 2Online Ethics ReflectionIndependentApplication Exercise5
Internet Usage and Online CommunicationWeek 3Internet Usage: Ethical Use of Digital ResourcesIndependentLesson15
Internet Usage and Online CommunicationWeek 3Internet Usage: Navigating the World Wide WebIndependentLesson15
Internet Usage and Online CommunicationWeek 4Internet? Web? Potato, Potato. Let's Call the Whole Thing OffIndependentApplication Exercise60
Internet Usage and Online CommunicationWeek 4Online Communications: Online Personal CommunicationIndependentLesson15
KeyboardingAllAdaptive Keyboarding: Urban Keyboarding ExplorerIndependentAdaptive Keyboarding

Tips & Suggestions – Facilitate a discussion with students about the various ways that they communicate online and how it has impacted their in-person communication.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 8Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
Internet Usage and Online CommunicationWeek 1A Personal Approach to Effective Online CommunicationSmall GroupApplication Exercise90
Internet Usage and Online CommunicationWeek 2Internet Usage: Effective Search StrategiesIndependentLesson15
Internet Usage and Online CommunicationWeek 2Let's Take a TripIndependentApplication Exercise60
PresentationsWeek 3Presentations: Basic Slide Show ElementsIndependentLesson15
PresentationsWeek 3Presentations: Consistency and Visual DesignIndependentLesson15
PresentationsWeek 3Consistency and Good Visual Design in PresentationsSmall GroupApplication Exercise60
PresentationsWeek 4Consistency and Good Visual Design in Presentations (Presentations)Whole Group
KeyboardingAllAdaptive Keyboarding: Urban Keyboarding ExplorerIndependentAdaptive Keyboarding

Tips & Suggestions – Remind students that presentations are more than just what is engaging on the screen. Help students understand that a successful presentation includes their attitude, body language, and voice tones. Facilitate a discussion about how to make a presentation engaging through voice to help students prepare for the ‘Consistency and Good Visual Design’ presentation.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 9Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
MultimediaWeek 1Multimedia: Creating and Enhancing Images and GraphicsIndependentLesson15
MultimediaWeek 1Creating a MapIndependentApplication Exercise60
MultimediaWeek 1Multimedia: Designing Documents with Desktop PublishingIndependentLesson15
MultimediaWeek 2Image Quality and File SizeIndependentApplication Exercise90
Online SafetyWeek 3Summer Online Safety BrochureIndependentApplication Exercise90
Online SafetyWeek 4Summer Online Safety Brochure (Presentations)Whole Group
Online SafetyWeek 4Technology Showcase (Optional)
KeyboardingAllAdaptive Keyboarding: Urban Keyboarding ExplorerIndependentAdaptive 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.