Kindergarten

In kindergarten, 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
  • Navigation
  • Drag & Drop

Each SBAC 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 the 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 Understanding Checklist

SBAC Tech Skills Checklist

Mouse Practice

Download: Mouse Practice Lesson

Source Description CCSS
Starfall Pattern Maze Starfall Pattern Maze allows students to practice using the mouse while they practice identifying shapes. Math
(K.G.A.2)
Birthday Candle Counting Birthday Candle Counting gives students the opportunity to practice using the mouse while they practice one-to-one
counting.
Math
(K.CC.B.4)
Alphabet Bingo &
Sight Word Bingo
Alphabet Bingo & Sight Word Bingo allows students to practice using the mouse while practicing letter-sound
recognition and capitalization.
ELA
(RF.K.3)

Navigation

Download: Navigation Lesson

Source Description CCSS
Starfall Starfall is a kid-friendly navigation site that allows students to practice letter-sound recognition. Starfall will begin
to allow students to observe patterns in navigation.
ELA
(RF.K.3)
Word Machine Word Machine allows students to practice their short vowel sounds while learning how to look for 'Hot Spots'
when navigating websites.
ELA
(RF.K.2)
Marvin Makes Music Marvin Makes Music is a read aloud that allows students to practice navigation, while listening to reading. ELA
(SL.K.2)

Drag & Drop

Download: Drag & Drop Lesson

Source Description CCSS
Starfall 2D & 3D
Shapes
Starfall 2D & 3D Shapes will allow students to identify 2D & 3D shapes while they practice how to 'drag and drop'. Math
(K.G.A.2)
Zac and the Hat Zac and the Hat allows students to practice short vowel sounds while they practice how to 'drag and drop.' ELA
(RF.K.2)
Make a Face, Make
a Pizza
, Create a Car, & Make a
Snowman
Students have fun while practicing dragging and dropping by creating characters, cars and more! FUN