Fifth Grade Concepts and Projects

Concepts and Projects

Word Processing Software Skills

  • Create simple one to two page documents based on classroom curriculum with proper spacing, clipart, and proper spelling
  • Reinforce the difference between File Save and File Save As
  • Reinforce the ability to insert, position, and remove tabs
  • Learn to select an appropriate number of fonts for a project

Spreadsheet Software Skills

  • Reinforce spreadsheet concepts
  • Learn to format a block of cells
  • Learn to write a formula using =, +, -, *,
    * Learn to change values and use information from recalculated formulas

Presentation Software Skills

  • Learn to use basic slide transitions
  • Create an image presentation about the student using Pics4Learning images
  • Learn to proportionally resize images
  • Utilize speaker notes to prepare what will be said during a presentation
  • Learn the value of using images that communicate the spirit of the speaker notes

Keyboard Skills

  • Practice keyboard skills using a word processor
  • Learn to use touch-typing through the Typing Web site

Common Sense Media and Digital Passport Curriculum

  • Learn to be why it is important to avoid multitasking – (review) Twalkers (DP)
  • Give credit to the work of others – How to Cite a Site (for books)
  • Have secure passwords to protect information online – Strong Passwords
  • Keeping private information off the Internet - Talking Safely Online and Privacy Rules (Digital Passport Share Jumper can be reviewed)
  • “With great power comes great responsibility” - Super Digital Citizen (Digital Passport E-volve can be reviewed)
  • Compare similarities and differences of online and in-person issues - What's Cyberbullying (Digital Passport E-volve can be reviewed)


  • Projects vary from year to year and include work on the interactive whiteboard related to fifth grade curriculum, collaboration within the school, and collaboration outside the school as project are available. Examples:

Critical Thinking

  • Analyze website links to choose the best information for a project
  • Analyze presentation content to select the best image to represent the images used
  • Analyze steps required to complete a computer program

Media Literacy Skills

  • Create with music audio file
  • Learn the difference between audio files and podcasts

Programming Skills

  • Blockly via
  • Learn to use Scratch to create a program to a chase between sprites
  • Paint stages and sprites
  • Move sprites by programming the arrow keys
  • Create a button to perform an action with a broadcast command
  • Perform an action based on the receive command
  • Play a sound with the sprite clicked command

Skill Assessment Tools

  • Participate in the Accelerated Reading program to practice reading comprehension skills
  • Participate in the Math Facts in a Flash program to practice speed and accuracy in solving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems
  • Participate in the Accelerated Math program to practice math problem solving skills

Internet Awareness

  • Use Edmodo to turn in classwork and communicate with teacher and classmates
  • Use the Google and Sweet Search web site to learn how to search for information related to classroom curriculum projects
  • Locate information in a web page by completing questionnaires
  • Locate images online for use in word processing and presentation tasks
  • Evaluate the accuracy of electronic information
  • Use Diigo to bookmark web pages for use at home and school
  • Use Wolfram Alpha to search a computational knowledge database
  • Use Google Docs to create documents for use at home and school