Course

Elementary Technology Grade 3

Pre-Requisites:
Credits: 1.0
Estimated Completion Time: 36 weeks


Description

The FLVS Elementary Technology Third Grade course enables students to develop basic skills in computer science through engaging and age-appropriate content. The course exposes students, within developmentally appropriate stages, to concepts such as problem solving, algorithms, security/privacy/copyright, computer programming basics, and keyboarding skills. Students learn block-based coding in offline environments that build upon skills developed in previous grades. 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. The upper grades will complete research focused on adaptive technology, social media and/or robotics. The research will require students to evaluate reliable and relevant websites, organize data, receive and implement feedback, and produce a digital artifact.

Major Topics and Concepts

  • Conditional statements
  • Keyboarding posture
  • Introduction to typing technique
  • Technology and health
  • Unplugging from technology
  • Cyberbullying
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Testing conditional statements
  • Known initial conditions
  • Block-based code
  • Loops and iterations
  • Positive choices and empowerment
  • Using technology to promote a cause
  • Pop up ads
  • Adaptive technologies
  • Typing letters T, R, Y, and U
  • Using technology to solve problems
  • Responsible use of technology
  • Creative thinking to address issues
  • Typing letters E and I
  • Creating conditional statements
  • Creating loops and iterations in code
  • Identifying bugs in code
  • Debugging to fix bugs in code
  • Typing letters Q, W, O, and P
  • Computer hardware, peripheral devices and their functions
  • Hardware versus software
  • Adaptive technology
  • Boolean searches and Boolean operators
  • Using resources to find information
  • Plagiarism and paraphrasing
  • Copyright and free resources
  • Identifying relevant resources
  • Using a graphic organizer to research information
  • Using Word Online to learn how to spell-check, share a document, change font style and color, and add images
  • Practicing the correct hand and finger placement to type short sentences
  • Creating a digital artifact to inform an audience about adaptive technology
  • Creating an outline and first draft of a digital artifact
  • How to give and receive constructive criticism and feedback
  • Collaboration and peer conferencing
  • Functions in code
  • Relating known initial condition in code to functions
  • Creating functions to shorten code and minimize mistakes
  • How to debug functions to make them work properly

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