The FLVS Elementary Technology First Grade course will enable 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 basics skills. Students will learn block based coding in an offline environment.
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.
Major Topics and Concepts
Use the problem-solving steps to solve problems with and without technology
Make healthy choices in regards to food, body, health, safety, and technology
Identify the digital citizen rules
Rule #1: I listen to my head. I think before I speak or act.
Rule #2: I listen to my heart. I use kind words and respect others.
Rule #3: I listen to my feet. I stand up against bullying.
Rule #4: I listen to my gut. I make sure that I am safe and responsible.
Recognize when bullying or cyberbullying is happening and what to do about it
Create a digital artifact utilizing different types of multimedia
Determine how to communicate effectively with and without technology safely
Understand how rules and laws, online and offline, keep us safe in the community, school, environment, and at home
Recognize the consequences for following and not following rules and laws
Solve problems using the problem-solving steps and problem-solving wheel with and without technology
Identify and perform simple tasks and understand the importance of steps
Understand that computers only follow a programs set of instructions
Define and create an algorithm without technology
Understand how a computer follows instructions
Recognize and define what a command is in a computer program
Learn how to create specific directions for a computer to complete a task
Determine how to create a simple computer program
Understand how to follow steps and complete a simple task
Recognize iteration and how it relates to loops
Determine what a bug is and how to fix it
Solve problems using the Problem-Solving Steps Infographic
Collect, organize, and sort data to develop a solution to a problem