Word Processing Curriculum for K-8

Develop students’ proficiency using word processing programs and tools for online document creation, design, editing, collaboration, and problem-solving.

Word Processing Skills for the Empowered Technology User

Word Processing Basics

Create, edit, and publish documents that demonstrate effective formatting, such as font, color, orientation, alignment, margins, spacing, for specific audiences.

Visual Design

Strategize visual design to emphasize key information and improve readability with formatting features such as columns, headers and footers, tables, templates, and styles, as well as the use of images and other graphic elements.

Editing & Review

Proofread and edit writing using available resources, including spell check, grammar, and autocorrect, and understand the limitations of these tools.

Empowered Learning

Use a word processor as a tool to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote communication and collaboration.

Tech-Enhanced Problem Solving

Leverage a word processor as a part of the problem-solving process to construct technology-enhanced models, prepare publications, and produce other creative works.

Screenshot of the Learning.com word processing instructional solution.

Curriculum Elements

Delivered through Learning.com’s award-winning platform, the curriculum features interactive digital lessons, scaffolded projects, and dynamic progress monitoring.

Lessons

Individualized digital videos with an interactive and gamified interface

Application Exercises

Hands-on and collaborative learning opportunities with unplugged modifications

Discussions

Guided conversations to help students practice communication and articulate their understanding of the content

Skills Checks

Pre and post grade-level tests designed to capture student growth

Quizzes

Formative check-ins to inform instructional decisions

"We knew that our state is moving to online testing in grades 3-12. We did not want our students struggling with how to open a tab, how to highlight text, or how to keyboard. We had to get 21st-century skills delivered to our students as soon as possible. This curriculum helps level the playing field for all our students."

Cristen Marceau, Instructional Technology Specialist
Chandler Unified School District
Chandler, AZ

 

For Education Leaders, the ‘Digital’ in Digital Transformation

  • Scaffolded curriculum developed by experts meaningfully grows students’ skills and paints a sound instructional journey

  • Aligned to state and national standards, including ISTE, CSTA, and the Common Core, the content meets prescriptive requirements

  • Foundational technology skills empower students to succeed in computer-based testing environments

  • Implementation support ensures the curriculum is strategically rolled out and future proofed to achieve the digital vision

  • District and school-wide reporting enables leaders to measure the program’s efficacy and optimize their work

For Educators, the ‘Tech’ in Tech Integration

  • Rooted in learning science, the curriculum leverages tech capabilities to redefine learning
  • Student-led and adaptive content personalizes instruction to make it meaningful and relevant
  • Gamified lessons with immediate feedback engage students and invest them in their growth and skill acquisition
  • Diverse content types easily integrate into core subject areas to make technology foundational to the student experience
  • Student and class-level reporting measures efficacy, reveals opportunities for improvement, and allows for teacher reflection

Break down barriers to future readiness for your students.

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