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 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.


Checking for Understanding

SBAC Tech Skills Checklist

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
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


Download: Keyboarding Lesson

Source Description CCSS
Monkey Paws Students will type keys using left and right hands. ELA
Keyboarding Zoo Students will practice finding the keys on the keyboard. ELA
Keyboard Climber Students will navigate the website to begin and type keys that appear. ELA


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.
Dinosaurs Read Aloud Dinosaurs Read Aloud is a read aloud that allows students to practice navigation, while listening to reading. Use
hot spots (pause, arrow) and volume sliders.
Study Jams In Study Jams, students can watch videos and play supplemental games on as variety of topics tied to
CCSS Math standards. Play a video, use navigation tools, and learn!
Math Word Problems In Math Word Problems, have students choose a grade level, and practice typing in a constructed response box. Math

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
Spelling Practice with
Dolce Sight Words
Practice spelling site words by dragging and dropping letters to spell the word. ELA
Math Journey In Math Journey, students will practice their 'drag and drop' skills by choosing which numbers are greater or
less than by traveling through the journey.