5th Grade Technology
This is a trimester long course that every fifth grader takes. It introduces them to digital citizenship, keyboarding and basic computer functions. It is a project based class where students explore databases, create presentations, and learn how to use several Google based products such as Google Docs, Slides, Maps, Earth, Forms and Calender. Students use Schoology for discussion threads, and turning in assignments.
6th Grade Technology
Intro to Technology is a quarter-long, project-based course that introduces students to a variety of programs that are available to them using their iPad. Participants complete projects that introduce them to functions in iMovie and Explain Everything. Students also work on learning digital creativity projects using photography and photo editing. Being introduced to these technology programs and projects in an exploratory, elective atmosphere provides students with many digital skills that make for a more seamless core content experience.
In addition to learning the uses and functions of these applications, students are working on learning positive digital citizenship skills as well as typing skills. In this discovery learning atmosphere, students collaborate and work to be able lead their peers in learning.