Course

Elementary Technology Grade 4

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


Description

The FLVS Elementary Technology Fourth Grade course enables students to develop basic skills in computer science through engaging and age-appropriate content. The courses will expose 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

  • Adaptive technologies
  • The impact technology has on people’s lives
  • Digital footprint
  • Utilizing technology to communicate
  • Proper netiquette
  • Internet safety
  • Cyberbullying
  • Digital citizenship
  • Correct hand and finger placement to type the number keys 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0
  • Creating code in Scratch
  • Understanding coding concepts such as functions, events, and parallelism
  • Identifying a bug in code and debugging the code
  • Computer organization and personalization
  • Operating systems
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Cyber safety
  • Boolean logic
  • Website reliability
  • Correct hand and finger placement to type the symbol keys
  • Practicing keyboarding accuracy
  • Plagiarism, Free resources, public domain, and Creative Commons
  • Academic Integrity
  • Fair use and free use
  • Works cited page and using citations
  • Word Online
  • Paraphrasing
  • Creating an outline for research
  • Formatting and proofing tools
  • Adding videos and images in Microsoft Word Online
  • Functions, events, and initial conditions
  • Media and multimedia
  • Pride and ownership in work
  • Publishing
  • Collaboration, Feedback, Constructive criticism, Peer conferencing
  • Scratch Coding

 

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