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“This is a global fight to get the right people in the right place and we’re talking about people with PhDs in engineering, computer science, mathematics.” – Jerry Moran

DIGITAL LITERACY CATEGORIES

1. DEMONSTRATE PROFICIENCY IN THE USE OF COMPUTERS AND APPLICATIONS, AS WELL AS AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE CONCEPT UNDERLYING HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, AND CONNECTIVITY.  Click Here

2. DEMONSTRATE THE RESPONSIBLE USE OF TECHNOLOGY AND UNDERSTANDING OF ETHICS AND SAFETY ISSUES IN USING ELECTRONIC MEDIA AT HOME, IN SCHOOL AND IN SOCIETY.  Click Here
3. DEMONSTRATE THE ABILITY TO USE TECHNOLOGY FOR RESEARCH, CRITICAL THINKING, PROBLEM SOLVING, DECISION MAKING, COMMUNICATION, COLLABORATION, CREATIVITY,  AND INNOVATION.   Click Here

Trimester 1 – Student review – Touch Typing; Show Mastery of knowing the location of the home row keys, understand the movement of fingers on the keyboard, identify the location of letters on upper and lower rows of the keyboard, and shows correct body and hand positions. Typing is continued through work introduced both in class when typing computer key terms and definitions. Links to TYPING CLUB LESSONS are placed upon the Google Classroom Assignments so students can practice typing at home as extension lessons.

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Digital Citizenship (Internet Safety) – UNIT 1 Lesson 1: Students learn that they can go to exciting places online, but they need to follow certain rules to remain safe. By taking a virtual field trip, students experience the power of the Internet to take them to places they might not be able to visit in person. They learn that they should follow safety rules when they travel online, just as when traveling in the real world.

Intro Google Safe Search (Information Literacy) – UNIT 1 Lesson 2: Students search for pictures online by clicking on letters of the alphabet. They learn that directory sites with alphabetical listings offer one way to find things on the Internet. After observing a search as a class, students are assigned letters of the alphabet and perform their own searches on a children’s directory site. Using the Our Picture Dictionary Student Handout, students select and print out pictures to create their own picture dictionary for the classroom.

Intro Google Classroom (Privacy & Security) – UNIT 1 Lesson 3: Students learn that many websites ask for information that is private and discuss how to responsibly handle such requests. Students review what information is private and should not be shared without a trusted adult’s permission. They view an online form that asks for private information and understands that they should never share this kind of information online. Students then view sites that ask them to create usernames, and they learn rules for safeguarding their private information when they create usernames.

Intro Tech Terms (Computer Science – Hardware) –  Using prior knowledge of the above lessons students begin to study the parts of the computers and define each part by using Computer Lab Vocabulary Page of this website. Beginning with the exterior parts students learn to identify them and what they are used for.

Trimester 2 – Once students show mastery of all exterior parts of the computer they transition into learning how the information flows through them within the I/O Chart.

Computer Parts 101: Exterior Parts of the Computer

I/O -101: Flow of information from / to the exterior parts of the computer.

Trimester 3 – Once students show mastery of  the I/O Chart students transition to understanding the interior parts of the computer. Terms and definitions are reinforced through interactive flashcards hosted on Quizlet. Once students know each internal part of the computer we transition into the IPO Chart which demonstrates the flow of information from / to the parts within the computer.

Computer Parts 102: Internal Parts of the Computer

IPO – 102: Flow of information from / to the internal parts of the computer.

Intro to Binary (Computer Science – Programming)The binary number system plays a central role in how information of all kinds is stored on computers and how computers communicate with each other in a network. Understanding binary can lift a lot of the mystery from computers because at a fundamental level they’re really just machines for flipping binary digits on and off.

ISTE Standards Addressed: 

#3: Technology Operations and Concepts:  Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.

a.) Understand and use technology systems

b.) Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media

#5: Technology Operations and Concepts:  Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.

a.) Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology

b.) Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity

#6: Technology Operations and Concepts:  Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.

a.) Understand and use technology systems

CCSS ELA Standards Addressed:

W.2. Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

W.7. Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).

W.8. Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question

SL.1a -c. Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

a. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).

b. Build on others’ talk in conversations by linking their comments to the remarks of others

c. Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussion.

SL.6. Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification. (See grade 2 Language standards 1 and 3 for specific expectations.)

L.6. Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.

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