EasyTech

Easily Integrate Digital Literacy into
Everyday Instruction

EasyTech helps students develop the technology skills needed for college and the workforce while they study core subjects. A complete digital literacy curriculum, EasyTech features self-paced lessons and games to practice skills, activities to reinforce concepts, and quizzes to check for understanding.

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Practice PARCC and Smarter Balanced Skills in the Classroom

One of the best ways to prepare students for online assessments is to integrate technology into core instruction. With EasyTech, teachers don’t have to stop or change what they plan to teach in order to integrate technology into their classroom routine.

Features & Benefits

  • Lessons reflect current representations of technology and software, including a ribbon interface
  • Grade-appropriate, guided instruction with immediate feedback
  • Detailed instruction for core technology skills: mouse basics, keyboarding, and word processing
  • PARCC and Smarter Balanced prep sequence
  • Aligned with ISTE Standards for Students
  • Complete online safety instruction that exceeds E-Rate requirements
  • Available in English and Spanish
  • Content is web-delivered with no downloads or installs required

EasyTech is Tablet-Ready

The Learning.com app provides students with access to EasyTech lessons on iPad® and Android® tablet devices. The app helps teachers leverage EasyTech in a BYOD or 1:1 setting. Find the app on the Apple Store, Google Play, and Amazon.

"Using EasyTech has boosted students’ confidence about what they can do on the computer. And the confidence spreads. Students can use technology, and because of that they carry confidence into other areas."

Paul Larson

Technology Coordinator, Cortez Elementary

Exceeds E-Rate Requirements for Internet Safety

Meet all your E-Rate requirements for online safety teaching and reporting for grades K-12, and support your teachers, parents and students to learn critical skills in Internet safety. Avoid using ineffective, fear-based Internet safety curriculum and resources, ensure that your curriculum is based on research and grade appropriate from K to 12.

  • Provide teachers with effective curriculum on challenging online safety topics, including detailed lesson plans and guides.
  • Understand how well students grasp content through reports and student tracking.
  • Approach critical topics with positive, research-based lessons, discussions, activities and journaling, developed in collaboration with Dr. Patricia Agatston, co-author of Cyber Bullying: Bullying in the Digital Age.
  • Support parents and the school-to-home connection with parent guides in both English and Spanish.

Sample Screens

  • Interactive Lesson on Instant Messaging
  • Interactive lesson on creating strong passwords
  • Interactive lesson on privacy settings
  • Journal activities
  • EasyTech reports show E-Rate is met
  • Reports demonstrate E-Rate Compliance

In-Depth Online Safety Curriculum includes

  • Cyberbullying
  • Proper online behavior
  • Keeping personal info safe
  • Safe texting
  • Inappropriate content
  • Avoiding online scams
  • File-sharing
  • and more

Prescriptive, Effective Touch Typing Games, Lessons, and Tutorials

Make keyboarding instruction fun, and entice elementary and middle school students to build their skills. This Web-delivered curriculum combines EasyTech interactive lessons with flexible, adaptive practices that quickly bring students to touch-typing mastery.

  • Curriculum for grades K-1, 2-5 and for grades 6-12
  • Includes class and curriculum management tools on the Learning.com Platform
  • Interactive, self-paced Lessons and Practices
  • Library of skill-builder exercises and longer story-form challenges
  • Reports on progress, and areas to practice
  • Web-delivered, so no downloads or installations
  • Automatically recommends practices when students log in
  • First time logging in
  • Typing practice
  • Practice results
  • Library of typing exercises
  • Interactive keyboarding lessons
  • Welcoming back the student

Prescriptive Techniques

Teachers don't have to know best practices to build students' typing skills. Our design combines proven classic techniques in touch typing instruction with advanced prescriptive technology. It adapts to students' progress and automatically builds custom practices and exercises that focus students' learning and progression.

Designed for Flexibility

Teachers may combine EasyTech with their own hands-on instruction, or use in class or computer lab settings with varied student pacing – whatever works best for them.

Coming Soon to EasyTech

The following updates will be ready for the 2014-15 school year:

PARCC and Smarter Balanced Technology Pre-tests

The current EasyTech sequence for PARCC and Smarter Balanced will feature technology skills pre-tests. These pre-tests check for the digital literacy skills required on these assessments and prescribe EasyTech lessons based on individual student results.

Exciting New Lessons

More than 10 new lessons will be added to EasyTech, including:

  • Three new middle school online safety lessons
  • One new elementary school tablet lesson
  • One new middle school tablet lesson
  • One new middle school cloud computing lesson
  • Five new middle school word processing lessons

EasyTech Scope and Sequence: Designed with Students in Mind

From the first formal introduction of technology in Kindergarten, to the advanced concepts and online safety instruction in eighth grade, EasyTech grows with your students. The rigor, instructional objectives, and vocabulary progress with each grade level to ensure the curriculum stays engaging and relevant throughout the years.

Scope & Sequence for Grades K-2

Kindergarten is often the first formal introduction students will have to technology applications. Students in first grade will have varying degrees of comfort with technology applications. Students in second grade are ready to begin using technology as an integrated tool. During these grades, EasyTech includes:

  • Mouse Basics
  • Computer Basics
  • Introduction to Keyboards
  • Mouse Basics - Select, Drag, and Double-click
  • Computer Basics - Processor and I/O Devices
  • Introduction to Keyboards - Shift and Symbols

Scope & Sequence for Grades 3-5

Students in grade 3-4 are familiar with the basics of computer technology and are ready to begin using more programs while adding more applications to their knowledge base. Students in fifth grade are capable of learning more advanced applications and concepts. During these grades, EasyTech includes:

  • Word Processing
  • Web Browsing Basics
  • Spreadsheet Basics
  • Multimedia and Database
  • Basic HTML
  • Word Processing - Proofreading and Editing
  • Web Browsing Basics - Keyword Searches
  • Spreadsheet Basics - Tables and Data
  • Multimedia and Databases - 	Audio/Video
  • Basic HTML - Tag Basics

Scope & Sequence for Grades 6-8

Students in grades 6-8 have the ability to understand a variety of technology concepts. Middle school presents a progression of increasingly advanced skills and concepts with accommodations for differing levels of background knowledge. During these grades, EasyTech includes:

  • Online Safety
  • Ethical Use of Digital Resources
  • Cyberbullying
  • Online Safety
  • Ethical Use of Digital Resources
  • Cyberbullying

Interactive self-paced technology lessons for Kindergarten, First, and Second grades

At the foundation of each EasyTech unit are Lessons — interactive, self-paced tutorials with guided practice and immediate feedback that teach students critical technology skills in the context of core curriculum and real world challenges.

EasyTech Activities are core curriculum lesson plans, complete with lesson details, student worksheets, models of completed projects and a flexible rubric tool.

ABCDE Keyboarding Lesson and Activity

The Introduction to Keyboards unit helps Kindergarten and 1st grade students recognize letters and sounds as well as locate letters on a keyboard.

In the Beginning Sounds journal, students identify the initial sounds they hear in high-frequency words by coloring letters on a paper keyboard. View journal screenshot »

Shapes and Fills Lesson and Activity

The Beginning Graphics unit teaches students to use graphics software to draw shapes and pictures using a variety of colors and tools.

Drawing a Vehicle journal, students use cut-out shapes and then a graphics program to create a vehicle. View journal screenshot »

Interactive self-paced technology lessons for Third, Fourth, and Fifth grades

At the foundation of each EasyTech unit are Lessons — interactive, self-paced tutorials with guided practice and immediate feedback that teach students critical technology skills in the context of core curriculum and real world challenges.

EasyTech Activities are core curriculum lesson plans, complete with lesson details, student worksheets, models of completed projects and a flexible rubric tool.

Pie Charts Lesson and Activity

The Graphing in Spreadsheets unit teaches students how to make and interpret pie charts, bar graphs, and line graphs.

Coin Toss Probability journal, students flip coins and use spreadsheets to record how many times they land on heads or tails. View journal screenshot »

Sourcing & Ethics Lesson and Activity

The Web Browsing Basics unit teaches students how to find information on the Internet and identify ethical issues involved in using information.

My State Research journal, students participate in electronic communities by visiting their state websites and finding information. View journal screenshot »

Interactive self-paced technology lessons for Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth grades

At the foundation of each EasyTech unit are Lessons — interactive, self-paced tutorials with guided practice and immediate feedback that teach students critical technology skills in the context of core curriculum and real world challenges.

EasyTech Activities are core curriculum lesson plans, complete with lesson details, student worksheets, models of completed projects and a flexible rubric tool.

Spelling & Grammar Tools Lesson and Activity

The Word Processing Software unit teaches students how to use the tools and commands required to create a variety of documents.

Newsletter journal, students work in small groups to create and format newsletters. View journal screenshot »

Lines, Lists, & Structure Lesson and Activity

The Presentation Software unit teaches students how to create slideshows that effectively communicate ideas and information.

Career Exploration journal, students choose a possible career and create a presentation that explores the characteristics of that career. View journal screenshot »

Blog Lesson and Activity

The Communicating Online unit teaches students how to develop their communication and collaboration skills while learning the technology behind today's online communication tools.

So Sayeth the Blog journal, students create and respond to blogs as they read and write about literature. View journal screenshot »

Interactive self-paced Spanish technology curriculum for Grades K-8

EasyTech’s curriculum is fully adapted for K-8 Spanish-speaking students. EasyTech Spanish provides Spanish-adapted lessons and interactive journals to help Spanish-speaking students know when and how to use technology to solve core curriculum and real world problems.

Sample EasyTech Lessons in Spanish

EasyTech Lessons are interactive, self-paced tutorials with guided practice and immediate feedback that teach students critical technology skills in the context of core curriculum and real world challenges.

Introducción al Teclado ABCDE

Diseño Gráfico - Formas & Relleno

Representación Gráfica en Hojas de Cálculo - Gráfico Circula

Fundamentos para Navegar la Web - Las Fuentes y la Ética

Sample EasyTech Journals in Spanish

EasyTech Journal activities are core curriculum lesson plans, complete with lesson details, student worksheets, models of completed projects and a flexible rubric tool.

Beginning Sounds Students identify the initial sounds they hear in high-frequency words by coloring letters on a paper keyboard. View journal screenshot »

Drawing a Vehicle Students use cut-out shapes and then a graphics program to create a vehicle. View journal screenshot »

Coin Toss Probability Students flip coins and use spreadsheets to record how many times they land on heads or tails. View journal screenshot »

My State Research Students participate in electronic communities by visiting their state websites and finding information. View journal screenshot »

2011 CODiE Finalist from SIIA

2010 Technology & Learning Award of Excellence

ISTE Seal of Alignment

2010 CODiE Finalist from SIIA

2005 Media & Methods Portfolio Winner

2004 Eddie Award winner – 9th annual education software review

2003 Finalist, Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award

2002-2003 BESSIE Awards – Best Educational Software Awards, CompuED Gazette, California

2002 CODiE Winner from SIIA

2002 Technology & Learning Award of Excellence Winner

Power Up EasyTech

21st Century Skills Assessment now prescribes EasyTech lessons and activities to help teachers quickly individualize learning and accelerate student progress. Use 21st Century Skills Assessment to identify student needs and prescribe effective lessons from EasyTech. Identify knowledge gaps, save time addressing them and give students exactly what they need to learn.

Take the Guesswork Out of Teaching 21st Century Skills

More than ever, students need higher-order thinking and technology skills. EasyTech is the leading curriculum for giving students these critical skills. EasyTech engages students with a self-paced, interactive curriculum that teaches students critical technology skills in the context of core curriculum and real world challenges.

Our 21st Century Skills Assessment provides valid data on students' skills in creativity, innovation, information fluency, critical thinking, decision making and digital citizenship.

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