Pacing Calendar

EasyTech Pacing Calendar Grade 7

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)
KeyboardingWeek 1Adaptive Keyboarding: Urban Keyboarding ExplorerWhole GroupAdaptive Keyboarding45
Online SafetyWeek 1Healthy ComputingWhole GroupDiscussion30
Online SafetyWeek 1Healthy Computing ReflectionIndependentApplication Exercise5
Online SafetyWeek 2Texting Safety DiscussionWhole GroupDiscussion30
Online SafetyWeek 2Texting Safety Discussion ReflectionIndependentApplication Exercise5
Online SafetyWeek 2Think Before You TextIndependentApplication Exercise45
Online SafetyWeek 3Online Safety: Digital CitizenshipIndependentLesson15
Online SafetyWeek 3Be Cyber Safe!Small GoupApplication Exercise45
Online SafetyWeek 4What's Private?IndependentApplication Exercise90
KeyboardingAllAdaptive Keyboarding: Urban Keyboarding ExplorerIndependentAdaptive Keyboarding

Tips & Suggestions – These lessons are spiraled from previous years to help set a firm foundation for safe, appropriate, and effective technology use throughout the year. Begin the month with a whole group introduction to Adaptive Keyboarding.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 2Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
Online SafetyWeek 1Safekeeping Personal Information DiscussionWhole GroupDiscussion30
Online SafetyWeek 1Safekeeping Personal Information Discussion ReflectionIndependentApplication Exercise5
Online SafetyWeek 1Online Status Message Basics DiscussionWhole GroupDiscussion30
Online SafetyWeek 1Online Status Message Basics Discussion ReflectionIndependentApplication Exercise5
Online SafetyWeek 1Online Safety: Dealing with CyberbullyingIndependentLesson15
Online SafetyWeek 2Take Two: Recognize and Report CyberbullyingWhole GroupApplication Exercise135
Online SafetyWeek 3Take Two: Recognize and Report Cyberbullying (Continued)Whole GroupApplication Exercise
Hardware and Software FundamentalsWeek 4Software Fundamentals: Navigating Ribbon InterfacesIndependentLesson12
Hardware and Software FundamentalsWeek 4Share and TellSmall GroupApplication Exercise45
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 an easy-to-access area that will help guide them in Keyboarding instruction.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 3Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
Hardware and Software FundamentalsWeek 1Hardware Fundamentals: Mobile Devices are Technology To GoIndependentLesson15
Hardware and Software FundamentalsWeek 1Software Fundamentals: Using Program Menus and ToolbarsIndependentLesson25
Hardware and Software FundamentalsWeek 1Software Fundamentals: Software, Buttons, and ControlsIndependentLesson25
Internet Usage and Online CommunicationWeek 1Online Communication: Using Personal Learning NetworksIndependentLesson15
Internet Usage and Online CommunicationWeek 2Online Communications: Communicating with Instant MessagingIndependentLesson15
Internet Usage and Online CommunicationWeek 2Online Communications: Reading and Writing BlogsIndependentLesson18
Internet Usage and Online CommunicationWeek 2Online Communications: Navigation and MappingIndependentLesson15
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 3Online Communications: Online Personal CommunicationIndependentLesson15
Internet Usage and Online CommunicationWeek 3Internet Usage: Effective Search StrategiesIndependentLesson15
Internet Usage and Online CommunicationWeek 4Become an Internet Sleuth: Strategies to Guide InquiryIndependentApplication Exercise35
Internet Usage and Online CommunicationWeek 4Online Communication: Sharing Safely OnlineIndependentLesson15
KeyboardingAllAdaptive Keyboarding: Urban Keyboarding ExplorerIndependentAdaptive Keyboarding

Tips & Suggestions – Remind students about the importance of using the internet wisely. Discuss with students why it matters if we use someone else’s work without giving them credit. Ask how they would feel if they put a lot of hard work into something and then someone else used it without permission. How can this impact someone who creates digital work for a living?

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 4Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
Internet Usage and Online CommunicationWeek 1Person of InterestIndependentApplication Exercise75
Internet Usage and Online CommunicationWeek 1Online Communication: Sharing and Collaborating OnlineIndependentLesson15
Internet Usage and Online CommunicationWeek 2Online Collaboration: Easier Than Offline Collaboration?Small GroupApplication Exercise180
Internet Usage and Online CommunicationWeek 3Online Collaboration: Easier Than Offline Collaboration? (Continued)Small GroupApplication Exercise
Word ProcessingWeek 4Word Processing: Overview of Basic SkillsIndependentLesson15
Word ProcessingWeek 4Word Processing: Creating Professional DocumentsIndependentLesson15
Word ProcessingWeek 4Word Processing: Flyer Print DesignIndependentLesson15
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 Keyboarding skills using their Adaptive Keyboarding assignments.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 5Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
Word ProcessingWeek 1Word Up! Word Processing 101IndependentApplication Exercise90
Word ProcessingWeek 2Word Processing: Visual DesignIndependentLesson15
Word ProcessingWeek 2Word Processing: Formatting Essays Using MLAIndependentLesson15
Word ProcessingWeek 2Following DirectionsSmall GroupApplication Exercise60
Word ProcessingWeek 3Following Directions (Presentations)Whole Group
Word ProcessingWeek 3Word Processing Middle Grades Unit QuizIndependentQuiz15
Computational ThinkingWeek 4Computational Thinking: Algorithmic Problem SolvingIndependentLesson15
Computational ThinkingWeek 4Algorithmic GovernmentBlended LearningApplication Exercise90
KeyboardingAllAdaptive Keyboarding: Urban Keyboarding ExplorerIndependentAdaptive Keyboarding

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

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 6Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
Computational ThinkingWeek 1Computational Thinking: Models and SimulationsIndependentLesson15
Computational ThinkingWeek 1Time Is MoneyIndependentApplication Exercise90
Computational ThinkingWeek 2Computational Thinking: Implement and TestIndependentLesson15
Computational ThinkingWeek 2Just DanceIndependentApplication Exercise60
CodingWeek 3Building Your First ProgramBlended LearningCodesters90
CodingWeek 4Codesters in SpaceBlended LearningCodesters90
KeyboardingAllAdaptive Keyboarding: Urban Keyboarding ExplorerIndependentAdaptive Keyboarding

Tips & Suggestions – Facilitate a discussion about other areas of life where computational thinking and coding skills can be applied. When students finish their work with class time remaining, have them practice Keyboarding skills using their Adaptive Keyboarding assignments.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 7Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
CodingWeek 1Shapes and DrawingsBlended LearningCodesters90
CodingWeek 2Chat with Your SpriteBlended LearningCodesters90
CodingWeek 3Recycling LoopBlended LearningCodesters90
SpreadsheetsWeek 4Spreadsheets: Analyzing DataIndependentLesson15
SpreadsheetsWeek 4Number Cube ProbabilityIndependentApplication Exercise60
KeyboardingAllAdaptive Keyboarding: Urban Keyboarding ExplorerIndependentAdaptive Keyboarding

Tips & Suggestions – Have students practice entering data by creating spreadsheets based the on content being studied in core curriculum classes, physical education classes, or other classes. When students finish their work with class time remaining, encourage them to utilize Adaptive Keyboarding to improve their accuracy and words per minute.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 8Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
SpreadsheetsWeek 1Spreadsheets: FormulasIndependentLesson15
SpreadsheetsWeek 1Creating a BudgetIndependentApplication Exercise45
PresentationsWeek 2Presentations: Basic Slide Show ElementsIndependentLesson15
PresentationsWeek 2Presentations: Consistency and Visual DesignIndependentLesson15
PresentationsWeek 2Presentations: Motion DesignIndependentLesson15
PresentationsWeek 3Saving the Environment Within My CommunityIndependentApplication Exercise90
MultimediaWeek 4Multimedia: Creating and Enhancing Images and GraphicsIndependentLesson15
MultimediaWeek 4Metaphors and ImagesIndependentApplication Exercise45
MultimediaWeek 4Multimedia: Designing Documents with Desktop PublishingIndependentLesson15
KeyboardingAllAdaptive Keyboarding: Urban Keyboarding ExplorerIndependentAdaptive Keyboarding

Tips & Suggestions – Encourage students to place all of their projects in their digital portfolio. Remind students that a digital portfolio is also a multimedia product.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 9Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
MultimediaWeek 1H2O, We Need You So!Small GroupApplication Exercise75
Online SafetyWeek 2Online Safety: Digital CitizenshipWhole GroupLesson15
Online SafetyWeek 2Online Status Message Basics DiscussionWhole GroupDiscussion30
Online SafetyWeek 2Online Safety: Dealing With CyberbullyingWhole GroupLesson15
Online SafetyWeek 2Understanding Identity Theft DiscussionWhole GroupDiscussion15
Online SafetyWeek 2Understanding Identity Theft Discussion ReflectionIndependentApplication Exercise5
Online SafetyWeek 3Safekeeping Personal Information Discussion (Review)Whole GroupDiscussion30
Online SafetyWeek 3Summer Online Safety PresentationSmall GroupApplication Exercise90
Online SafetyWeek 4Summer Online Safety Presentation (Continued)Small GroupApplication Exercise
Online SafetyWeek 4Summer Online Safety Presentation (Presentations)Whole GroupApplication Exercise
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.