Middle School Online Resource Center - 6th Grade

  • Click here for more middle school projects: 7th Grade Projects, 8th Grade Projects
  • Get all your students on this page.
  • Google Lesson Plans: Click on "World Leaders", "Cyber-bullying" or "Graphs Review" to use the online guide. Click other projects to request a Preview.
  • Keyboarding: Set up free Typing.com accounts. Students should start each class by keyboarding.  Ideally they will also use this program at home.
  • Cyber Safety: The Cyber Safety page provides access to Cyber Safety Pledges and age appropriate videos.  There are also come projects.
  • STEM: Use the STEM page, Scratch and TinkerCAD.
  • Curriculum Enrichment: Excellent sites for Math, Science, Social Studies and Language.
  • Seasonal Sites and Projects: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Black History, Presidents, Basketball, Spring, more
Tools Google Slides Google Docs Google Sheets Websites
Student Login Google slide icon World Leaders Google docs logoCyber-bullying  Google sheets logoGraphs Review Cyber Safety Page
No Login Required Google slide iconCoolest Places Google docs logoAbout Me Paragraphs  Google sheets logoClass Survey Coding & 3-D Design
Google Drive Google slide iconBlack Americans
Google docs logoThanks Acr Paragraph Google sheets logoBasketball Statistics Seasonal Sites & Projects

Google Classroom

Google slide iconFamily Vacation
Google docs logoAnimal 3-Fold Brochure Google sheets logoCalculator Curriculum Areas
My Simple Show Google slide iconPresenting Me Google docs logoPresident Bio Card Google sheets logoVacation Costs Google Search
Google Earth Tours Movies Students Click Here TinkerCAD Scratch

Once students are on the Online Resource Center page for their grade, they simply need to click on the name of the lesson to access the handout, projects template, sample, and links to the recommended websites. There are more technology integration lessons and projects available for each 6th grade than students will be able to complete in a school year.

6th Grade Technology Overview

Sixth grade students continue to practice proper keyboarding using the intermediate to advanced lessons in Typing.com. Students also take and track 3-minute typing tests each month. Students continue to use expand their skills in using the Google search engine by completing a set of specific searching challenges throughout the year. Students begin to work toward mastery of Word Processing as they use tables to set up a 3-column brochure. They also gain the experience of creating a word processed research assignment working as a team of 2 or 3. Student Presentation skills continue to place an emphasis on providing proper citation although students are required to provide phrases using their own words as opposed to any copied text. An emphasis is made on using a Slides Presentations as “note cards” as students are required to provide short presentations to the class. Students will be introduced to using Prezi to create a group research presentation. Students expand upon their spreadsheet skills as they learn to use more functions and solve more challenging problems. They continue to review the creation of charts and graphs. Students use Google Drawings to create NCAA Basketball pairings. Students continue to learn intermediate to advanced techniques in Computer Aided Design using TinkerCAD. Students create a curriculum-based resource with Google Sites and a complete presentation using Google Tour Builder. They will reinforce intermediate level programming with a more diverse set of programming languages.

Hour of code logoSixth grade students use specific math, language arts, social studies, science and STEM games during curriculum skills enrichment time. They will also learn simple programming and practice their coding skills during the Hour of Code which is a worldwide event held during the first week of December each year. In addition to the Hour of Code students learn a progression of coding and programming skills by accessing tutorials from our STEM Page. The STEM page provides links to programming tutorials for Beginners up to Advanced Level. There are also direct links to Scratch.

6th Grade Sample Lesson Overview

Preparation:

  1. Place stickers on the Enter Key and “left mouse” button
  2. Provide all your students easy access to this page
    • Place a shortcut on the desktops; change the icon to a yellow star (click here for help with this)
    • Add an assignment or question on Google Classroom with a link to this page (click here for help with this)
  3. Clearly post your expectations for behavior

Lesson Overview:

  1. Ensure that all students can use the mouse properly
  2. Guide students to opening this page
    • Some students have challenges with a “double click”. A method that always works with younger students is
      • Point and click on the yellow star (or other icon)
      • Press the Enter Key (which should be marked with a star)
  3. Ask students to click on “Typing.com” (use this program without logging in for 6th grade)
    • Review Proper Keyboarding Positions
    • Guide students in entering the J, F & Space section
    • Continue for 10 minutes or until a student has completed the section
  4. Ask students to open “Picture Descriptions”
    • Guide students in making a copy of the “view only” file.
      • This is the most difficult part of this lesson. Be sure to demonstrate erasing the “Copy of..,’ and replacing with their first name only. Students can expand the name of the project to firstname-Pics next class
    • Review the expectations on Slide 1
    • Ask students to go to Slide 2 (by clicking on the small slide to the left)
      • Erase the bug, then demonstrate the process for inserting and resizing an image
      • Demonstrate erasing the text
    • Ask students to go to Slide 3
      • Tell students they will be adding the names and school names next class (this can get a little tricky)
    • Ask students to go to Slide 4 (Dog slide)
      • Complete this slide as a class
    • Encourage students to work ahead, add 2-3 images on each slide, add 2-3 bullets on each slide
  5. Ask students to click on “Starfall”

We provide lesson plan overviews and detailed lesson plans for the entire year.