Pacing Calendar

EasyTech Pacing Calendar Grade 3

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.

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 2Netiquette DiscussionWhole GroupDiscussion15
Online SafetyWeek 2Netiquette Discussion ReflectionIndependentApplication Exercise5
Online SafetyWeek 2Online Safety: CyberbullyingIndependentLesson15
Online SafetyWeek 2Safety Through Open CommunicationWhole GroupDiscussion30
Online SafetyWeek 2Safety Through Open Communication ReflectionIndependentApplication Exercise5
Online SafetyWeek 3Inappropriate Content DiscussionWhole GroupDiscussion30
Online SafetyWeek 3Inappropriate Content Discussion ReflectionIndependentApplication Exercise5
Online SafetyWeek 3How Would You Feel?IndependentApplication Exercise45
Online SafetyWeek 4How Would You Feel? (Presentations)Whole Group
Online SafetyWeek 4Texting Safety DiscussionWhole GroupDiscussion30
Online SafetyWeek 4Texting Safety Discussion ReflectionIndependentApplication Exercise5

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. After students complete the ‘How Would You Feel?’ Application Exercise, share projects with the whole class.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 2Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
KeyboardingWeek 1Keyboarding: Home RowWhole GroupLesson13
KeyboardingWeek 1Keyboarding: Home RowIndependentLesson13
KeyboardingWeek 1Home Row Practice (6 items)IndependentGuided Practice
KeyboardingWeek 2Keyboarding: Upper RowIndependentLesson14
KeyboardingWeek 2Upper Row Practice (7 items)IndependentGuided Practice
KeyboardingWeek 2Keyboarding: Lower RowIndependentLesson13
KeyboardingWeek 2Keyboarding: Shift KeyIndependentLesson11
KeyboardingWeek 2Lower Row Practice (4 items)IndependentGuided Practice
KeyboardingWeek 3Keyboarding: Number RowIndependentLesson12
KeyboardingWeek 3Adaptive Keyboarding: The Great Keyboarding AdventureWhole GroupAdaptive Keyboarding45
KeyboardingWeek 4Adaptive Keyboarding: The Great Keyboarding AdventureIndependentAdaptive Keyboarding

Tips & Suggestions – Consider creating a group or a class just for Keyboarding. After students complete their daily classwork, have them practice Keyboarding and provide opportunities to practice these skills using fun and meaningful tasks. 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)
Hardware FundamentalsWeek 1Hardware Fundamentals: Network BasicsIndependentLesson12
Hardware FundamentalsWeek 1Devices and CompatibilityWhole GroupDiscussion30
Hardware FundamentalsWeek 1Devices and Compatibility ReflectionIndependentApplication Exercise5
Hardware FundamentalsWeek 1Hardware Fundamentals: Mobile DevicesIndependentLesson15
Hardware FundamentalsWeek 2Identifying Computer DevicesSmall GroupApplication Exercise45
Hardware FundamentalsWeek 2Computer Basics Unit QuizIndependentQuiz15
Software FundamentalsWeek 2Software Fundamentals: DesktopIndependentLesson12
Software FundamentalsWeek 2Software Fundamentals: Windows and ControlsIndependentLesson12
Software FundamentalsWeek 3Software Fundamentals: Toolbars and MenusIndependentLesson12
Software FundamentalsWeek 3Software Fundamentals: Software and File FormatsIndependentLesson12
Software FundamentalsWeek 3Computer Navigation Unit QuizIndependentQuiz15
MultimediaWeek 3Audience and MediaWhole GroupDiscussion30
MultimediaWeek 3Audience and Media ReflectionIndependentApplication Exercise5
Computer FundamentalsWeek 4Good Citizenship Digital VideoSmall GroupApplication Exercise120
KeyboardingAllAdaptive Keyboarding: The Great Keyboarding AdventureIndependentAdaptive Keyboarding

Tips & Suggestions – As students become more familiar with how to navigate many software interfaces and online platforms, implement “tech buddies” in your classroom to help struggling students when concepts are not 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 4Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
Computer FundamentalsWeek 1Good Citizenship Digital Video (Continued)Small GroupApplication Exercise
Computer FundamentalsWeek 1Good Citizenship Digital Video (Presentations)Whole Group
MultimediaWeek 2Creating a PortfolioIndependentApplication Exercise45
Internet UsageWeek 2Internet Usage: Online Information BasicsIndependentLesson15
Internet UsageWeek 2Internet Usage: Browsing and URLsIndependentLesson15
Internet UsageWeek 3Internet Usage: Safe and Effective Online SearchesIndependentLesson15
Internet UsageWeek 3Internet Usage: Research, Resources, and EthicsIndependentLesson15
Internet UsageWeek 3Cut it Out! Save the EnvironmentIndependentApplication Exercise35
Computational ThinkingWeek 4Patterns and Directions Unit QuizWhole GroupQuiz10
Computational ThinkingWeek 4Computational Thinking: AlgorithmsIndependentLesson15
Computational ThinkingWeek 4Mystery AnimalsIndependentApplication Exercise30
Computational ThinkingWeek 4Mystery Animals (Presentations)Whole Group
KeyboardingAllAdaptive Keyboarding: The Great Keyboarding AdventureIndependentAdaptive Keyboarding

Tips & Suggestions – If your students are new to Computational Thinking, you can review the ‘Patterns and Directions’ curriculum to begin Month 4. This curriculum can be found in the Learning.com Computational Thinking and Coding unit.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 5Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
Coding BasicsWeek 1Let's Get Started: Challenges 0 - 5Guided PracticeApplication Exercise45
Coding BasicsWeek 1Turn Around: Challenges 6 - 10Guided PracticeApplication Exercise45
Word ProcessingWeek 2Word ProblemsIndependentApplication Exercise30
Word ProcessingWeek 2Grammar SafariIndependentApplication Exercise20
Word ProcessingWeek 2Hyphenating WordsIndependentApplication Exercise30
Word ProcessingWeek 3Ride Across AmericaIndependentApplication Exercise30
Word ProcessingWeek 3Word Processing Primary Grades Unit QuizIndependentQuiz15
Word ProcessingWeek 3Word Processing: Creating and Organizing ContentIndependentLesson11
Word ProcessingWeek 3Word Processing: Revising and FormattingIndependentLesson10
Word ProcessingWeek 3Formatting a PoemIndependentApplication Exercise20
Word ProcessingWeek 4Correcting WordsIndependentApplication Exercise20
Visual MappingWeek 4Visual Mapping: Idea WebsIndependentLesson12
Visual MappingWeek 4Visual Mapping: Formats and OutlinesIndependentLesson12
Visual MappingWeek 4Water CycleIndependentApplication Exercise30
Visual MappingWeek 4Visual Mapping Unit QuizIndependentQuiz15
KeyboardingAllAdaptive Keyboarding: The Great Keyboarding AdventureIndependentAdaptive Keyboarding

Tips & Suggestions – Provide your students with opportunities to publish their classroom writing in Word Processing documents and place copies in their technology portfolios. Encourage students to illustrate their writing with digital art or hand-drawn art. Provide time for students to use their new Visual Mapping skills in core subject areas.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 6Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
SpreadsheetsWeek 1Spreadsheets: PartsIndependentLesson9
SpreadsheetsWeek 1Spreadsheets: Navigating Cells, Rows, and ColumnsIndependentLesson10
SpreadsheetsWeek 1Spreadsheets: Cell FormattingIndependentLesson12
SpreadsheetsWeek 1Family SpreadsheetIndependentApplication Exercise30
SpreadsheetsWeek 2Acts of KindnessIndependentApplication Exercise60
SpreadsheetsWeek 3Spreadsheets: Columns and RowsIndependentLesson10
SpreadsheetsWeek 3Class Pets SpreadsheetIndependentApplication Exercise35
SpreadsheetsWeek 3Making a ScheduleIndependentApplication Exercise20
SpreadsheetsWeek 4Book Report ProgressIndependentApplication Exercise45
SpreadsheetsWeek 4Spreadsheet Basics Unit QuizIndependentQuiz15
KeyboardingAllAdaptive Keyboarding: The Great Keyboarding AdventureIndependentAdaptive Keyboarding

Tips & Suggestions – Have students practice entering data to create spreadsheets based on the content being studied in core curriculum classes, physical education classes, or other classes to show how data is represented. This is the perfect time of the year to put together mini-projects which end in digital publications that highlight students’ entire year of learning.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 7Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
SpreadsheetsWeek 1Spreadsheets: Pie ChartsIndependentLesson10
SpreadsheetsWeek 1Traveling to SchoolGuided PracticeApplication Exercise45
SpreadsheetsWeek 2Spreadsheets: Bar ChartsIndependentLesson11
SpreadsheetsWeek 2Ethnic Foods SurveyIndependentApplication Exercise45
SpreadsheetsWeek 3Spreadsheets: Line ChartsIndependentLesson8
SpreadsheetsWeek 3Weekly Reading GraphIndependentApplication Exercise30
SpreadsheetsWeek 4Classroom MeasurementsIndependentApplication Exercise60
SpreadsheetsWeek 4Graphing in Spreadsheets Unit QuizIndependentQuiz15
KeyboardingAllAdaptive Keyboarding: The Great Keyboarding AdventureIndependentAdaptive Keyboarding

Tips & Suggestions – Continue to offer students the opportunity to practice their skills by entering data in spreadsheets to build charts and produce graphs based on a variety of topics.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 8Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
Online SafetyWeek 1Netiquette and Cyberbullying (Review)Whole GroupDiscussion30
Online SafetyWeek 1Texting Safety Discussion (Review)Whole GroupDiscussion30
Online SafetyWeek 2Safe Site Strategies (Review)Whole GroupDiscussion30
Online SafetyWeek 3Safety Through Open Communication (Review)Whole GroupDiscussion30
Online SafetyWeek 4Safekeeping Personal InformationSmall GroupDiscussion30
Online SafetyWeek 4Safekeeping Personal Information ReflectionIndependentApplication Exercise5
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.

Digital Literacy ConceptMonth 9Curriculum TitleImplementation ModelTypeTime (in minutes)
Online SafetyWeek 1Summer Online Safety BrochureIndependentApplication Exercise90
Online SafetyWeek 2Summer Online Safety Brochure (Presentations)Whole Group
Online SafetyWeek 3Update Student PortfoliosIndependent
Online SafetyWeek 4Technology Showcase (Optional)Whole Group
KeyboardingAllAdaptive Keyboarding: The Great Keyboarding AdventureIndependentAdaptive Keyboarding

Tips & Suggestions – The student portfolio is a great way to share the digital products that students have created all year. Have students place copies of their work in the digital portfolio that they created. Host an in-person or virtual technology showcase to share student work.