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SBAC Tech Skills: Grades 1 - 2

In first and second grades, there are several technology skills that can be taught to better prepare students for the Smarter Balanced (CCSS) testing that begins in grade three.

These skills include:

  • Mouse Practice
  • Keyboarding
  • Navigation
  • Drag & Drop

Each CCSS Tech Skills lesson should be 20 minutes in length (K-2). You can check the student's understanding and mastery of this skill by asking three guiding questions provided in each lesson. The following activities target these technology skills, and whenever possible align with the ELA and/or Math CCSS.

Download: Checking for Understanding


Mouse Practice

Download: Mouse Practice Lesson

Source Description CCSS
Magical Capitals                      
Magical Capitals allows students to practice their understanding of capitalization and mouse skills. ELA (W.1.6, W.2.6)
Color, Draw & Paint Color, Draw & Paint gives students the opportunity drawing lines, circles and navigating buttons with their mouse. FUN
Balloon Pop Subtraction Balloon Pop Subtraction allows students the opportunity to practice subtraction while they practice their mouse skills.                               
ELA (RF.K.3)                        
Make a Pumpkin Make a Pumpkin gives students the opportunity to use "Drag and Drop Skills" to create a Jack-o-Lantern from a pumpkin. FUN











Download: Keyboarding Lesson

Source                         Description CCSS
Monkey Paws Students will type keys using left and right hands.

ELA (W.1.6, W.2.6)    

Keyboarding Zoo                  
Students will practice finding the keys on the keyboard. ELA (W.1.6, W.2.6)
Keyboarding Climber Students will navigate the website to begin and type keys that appear.                             ELA (W.1.6, W2.6)
Jump Keys Students will help the little ball get to the top of the world by correctly typing uppercase and lowercase letters and numbers. ELA (W.1.6, W2.6)



Download: Navigation Lesson

Source Description CCSS                          
Number Chart Game                       
In the Number Chart Game, students will place numbers in the appropriate location on the number chart while choosing between levels and finding hot spots.                                      
Math (1.NBT.A.1, 2.NBT.A1)
Dinosaurs Read Aloud Dinosaurs Read Aloud is a read aloud that allows students to practice navigation, while listening to a reading passage. Use hot spots (pause, arrow) and volume sliders. Math
Math Word Problems                
In Math Word Problems, students will practice their 'drag and drop' skills by choosing which numbers are greater or less than by traveling through the journey.
Math (1.OA.A2, 2.OA.A.1)









Drag & Drop

Download: Drag & Drop Lesson

Source Description CCSS                     
Base Ten Fun In Base Ten Fun, students will practice their 'drag & drop' skills by constructing numbers using base ten blocks. Math (1.NBT.B.2)
Spelling Practice with Dolce Sight Words Practice spelling site words by dragging and dropping letters to spell the word. ELA (RF.K.2)
Math Journey In Math Journey, students will practice their 'drag & drop' skills by choosing which numbers are greater or less than by traveling through the journey.

Math (1.NBT.B.3, 2.NBT.A.4)