SBAC Tech Skills: Grade 5

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In fifth grade, there are several technology skills that can be taught to better prepare students for the Smarter Balanced (CCSS). 

These skills include:

  • Mouse Practice 
  • Keyboarding
  • Navigation
  • Drag & Drop

Each SBAC Tech Skills lesson should be 30 minutes in length (20 minutes for skills, 10 minutes for keyboarding in grade 3-6). 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. 


Checking for Understanding 

SBAC Tech Skills Checklist 

Mouse Practice

Download: Mouse Practice Lesson 

SkillActivities and DescriptionCCSS      
Mouse Practice           
Students can practice multiple mouse skills, including scrolling, using drop down menus, radio buttons, and           
accessing links, using the Mousercise exercises, and if necessary visit the Mousing Around tutorial.

Highlight Text Using Highlighting Text students will wear headphone, listen to the directions and practice highlighting text. 

Students will visit Grade 5 Proofreading Makes Perfect to practice correcting grammar, spelling usage,
and punctuation. Students will need to practice highlighting text, and 
placing cursor in specific locations in the text.     
 Mouse Clicking   Students will practice their speed and accuracy of using the mouse by playing various math games found in 
FunBrain: Math Arcade. Students should identify their grade level prior to playing game. 




Download: Keyboarding Lesson

SkillActivities and DescriptionCCSS
KeyboardingStudents will use Keyboard Invasion to practice typing skills, choose your level.                                            ELA
KeyboardingStudents will use Sky Chase to practice typing skills. ELA
Number Pad Practice          Using Number Pad Practice students will focus on using the number key pad and will practice using the 
number pad for speed and accuracy

Students will play Math Quiz to improve their multiplication fluency while practicing using the number
key pad.          



Download: Navigation Lesson

SkillActivities and DescriptionCCSS
Understanding Symbols      Using Tagxedo,students will practice interpreting how to navigate an activity by creating content-
specific word clouds. 
(RL. 5.2,5.4)) 
Writing into FieldsUsing Make Beliefs Comix, students will practice typing into fields by creating original comics using a 
variety of editing and selection tools.  
Navigating VideosIn Study Jams, students can watch videos and play supplemental games on a variety of topics tied to 
CCSS Math standards. Play a video, use navigation tools, and learn! 
Multiple Navigation Skills Using Making an Animation students will use a variety of navigation skills including copying, selection tools,    



Drag & Drop 

Download: Drag & Drop Lesson 

SkillActivities and DescriptionCCSS         
Drag and Drop                    Using Thinking Blocks, students will model and solve word problems while practicing their navigation and drag 
and drop skills. 








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