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3rd Grade Computer Lessons


Computer Lab Rules in Pictures



Review of Typing Stage 1: Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing stage one, level one ( ASDF,JKL; and G, H ). Review the homerow and proper finger technique.


Download: proper-keyboard-finger-placement-on-the-keyboard.pdf

Proper Keyboard Finger Placement



Assign Typing Practice Stage 1 - 3 :

Assign 25-30 minutes or until done.


Typing Level One Typing Level Two Typing Level Three



1) Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Type with both hands, try to get a final score of 60 points or more.

2) Assign: Keyboard Climber 2. Type with both hands. Finish level two.


Typing Rocket Keyboard Climber


More Typing Practice Here:


Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities when finished.


Write your own "If I Were President Poem" by filling in the text boxes.

When you are finished, click the button at the bottom of the form to generate your poem. Copy and paste the results into a word processing program. Format it with the size and font style of your choice. Add clipart or pictures. Add your name and save / print.


If I Were President

I would help
I would make
I would start
I would give
I would stop
I would listen
I would think
I would reduce
I would increase
I would be









If I Were President


I would help all of the homeless people

I would make the wars go away

I would start finding ways to end hunger

I would give every boy and girl a college education

I would stop people from polluting the ocean

I would listen to children

I would think about how to make the world a better place

I would reduce all the trash going to the garbage

I would increase jobs for everyone

I would be the best president


Word Processing - "My Vacation" | Enrichment

Students use a graphic organizer to write about their vacation.



My Vacation : Make the "My Vacation" templates available to the students. Demonstrate how to write in the editable text box. Download the "My Vacation Instructions."


Assign: "My Vacation" writing. Students write 100+ words about their vacation. Students will save / print their finished work.


Download: My Vacation - Instructions




Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities when finished.





Qtr. 1 - Week 2:

Session 2:

Spreadsheet with Chart | Enrichment

Students create a spreadsheet and chart about their classmates' favorite ice cream.


Demo: Favorite Ice Cream Flavor

1) Demonstrate how to enter the title, text, and numbers into the spreadsheet.

2) Demo how to create a chart with the data entered.

3) See a 25 second First Chart video tutorial here.


Assign: Favorite Ice Cream Flavor

Use the tally sheet to survey the class on their favorite ice cream flavors. Students use the data collected to create their own spreadsheet and chart.

What is Your Favorte Ice Cream Flavor Tally Sheet What is Your Favorite Ice Cream Flavor Spreadsheet and Chart



Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities when finished.