Course

Elementary Technology Grade 2

Pre-Requisites: N/A
Credits: 1.0
Estimated Completion Time: 36 weeks


Description

The FLVS Elementary Technology Second Grade course enables students to develop basic skills in computer science through engaging and age-appropriate content. The course exposes students to concepts such as problem solving, algorithms, and computer troubleshooting skills. Students will learn block based coding in an offline environment and practice using the web-based Hour of Code site. In addition to the computer skills, the Technology suite integrates standards from Social Studies, Health and Language Arts with topics in each grade about safety and health (online and offline), bullying/cyberbullying and being a responsible citizen/digital citizen. Students will be introduced to Microsoft Word Online, research skills, and constructive criticism to complete a final digital artifact project.

Major Topics and Concepts

  • Rules and laws in the community
  • Positive and negative consequences
  • How to take care of devices properly
  • Finding technology in the community and workplace
  • What a strong password is and how to create one
  • Online safety with websites and digital footprints
  • Learning about block-based coding and applying it to staying safe online
  • Describe how models can be used to solve issues
  • Identify problems and solutions
  • Use steps to solve real-life problems with and without technology
  • Collect and use data
  • Know what an algorithm is
  • Know what a simple task is
  • Recognize and follow steps to complete a simple task
  • Create and present an algorithm without technology
  • Recognize and perform simple tasks using steps
  • Define what a command is
  • Understand that a computer follows a program’s instructions
  • Create a simple program
  • Find, launch, and navigate a computer application
  • Identify input and output devices
  • Use specific and relevant keywords when searching for information online
  • Know how to search for information offline
  • Use loops and iterations in block-based code
  • Practice block-based coding using the game Run Marco from Hour Of Code
  • Understand how to use Word Online
  • Identifying different types of media (text, images, audio, video, digital, and non-digital)
  • The relationship between loops and iterations in block-based code

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