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Elementary (K-5) Tech News

Updated 7/30/2019

 

Hello and Welcome to the Elementary Technology page! 

Elementary Technology Overview

The Elementary Technology Curriculum aligns with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards and supports student development of skills as they relate to technology. To learn more about the ISTE Standards for Students, please visit https://www.iste.org/standards/for-students. Throughout the school year, students will engage in a variety of technology-based learning activities that help foster the development of these much-needed technology skills. These activities include (but not limited to) exploring the Microsoft applications and collaboration tools (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, OneDrive, OneNote), developing digital citizenship and keyboarding skills, and creating short animated videos and coding projects. Students will participate in cross-curricular projects throughout the year, deepening their understanding of how to apply their technology skills in a variety of ways.

Students are encouraged to continue to develop their technology skills independently outside of technology class. A series of weblinks to online resources has been created for each grade level, to help develop these skills. Please visit https://mb.aak8.org/apps/pages/mb_techlinks_all to access these weblinks.

 

Elementary Technology – Rotation 1 Curriculum

Grade K – Kindergartners will focus on developing web navigation and mouse skills. We will be introduced to the basics of touch keyboarding and begin developing our keyboarding skills. Throughout the school year, we will continually work on letter recognition and identifying where these letters are on the keyboard. We will discuss the main parts of the computer (like monitor, keyboard, mouse) and how they work together to make a computer work.

Grade 1 – First Graders will be evaluated on our knowledge and understanding of technology by completing a Technology Literacy Pre-Assessment. This will allow for identifying levels of technology knowledge and skill, and areas where growth is still needed. We will also be introduced to touch keyboarding, discuss keyboarding expectations, and complete a keyboarding pre-test. Throughout the year, we will continue to develop keyboarding skills through various keyboarding warm-up activities, class games, and keyboarding competitions.

Grade 2 – Second Graders will be evaluated on our knowledge and understanding of technology by completing a Technology Literacy Pre-Assessment. This will allow for identifying levels of technology knowledge and skill, and areas where growth is still needed. We will also be introduced to touch keyboarding, discuss keyboarding expectations, and complete a keyboarding pre-test. Throughout the year, we will continue to develop keyboarding skills through various keyboarding warm-up activities, class games, and keyboarding competitions.

Grade 3 – Third Graders will be evaluated on our knowledge and understanding of technology by completing a Technology Literacy Pre-Assessment. This will allow for identifying levels of technology knowledge and skill, and areas where growth is still needed. We will also be introduced to touch keyboarding, discuss keyboarding expectations, and complete a keyboarding pre-test. Throughout the year, we will continue to develop keyboarding skills through various keyboarding warm-up activities, class games, and keyboarding competitions.

Grade 4 – Fourth Graders will be evaluated on our knowledge and understanding of technology by completing a Technology Literacy Pre-Assessment. This will allow for identifying levels of technology knowledge and skill, and areas where growth is still needed. We will also be introduced to touch keyboarding, discuss keyboarding expectations, and complete a keyboarding pre-test. Throughout the year, we will continue to develop keyboarding skills through various keyboarding warm-up activities, class games, and keyboarding competitions.

Grade 5 – Fifth Graders will be evaluated on our knowledge and understanding of technology by completing a Technology Literacy Pre-Assessment. This will allow for identifying levels of technology knowledge and skill, and areas where growth is still needed. We will also be introduced to touch keyboarding, discuss keyboarding expectations, and complete a keyboarding pre-test. Throughout the year, we will continue to develop keyboarding skills through various keyboarding warm-up activities, class games, and keyboarding competitions.

We can work on our keyboarding skills outside of class by either

  1. Logging into  Learning.com  and working through the Adaptive Keyboarding: The Great Keyboarding Adventure. To learn more about Learning.com and their keyboarding program, please visit https://www.learning.com/solutions/digital-literacy/keyboarding.
  2. Visiting one of the keyboarding practice websites linked into our school’s weblinks page. Please visit https://mb.aak8.org/apps/pages/mb_techlinks_all to access these weblinks.