Students should be prepared for class by knowing their Google username and password. Students should have a pair of headphones to focus and work quietly when doing independent work. I recommend a cheap pair of plastic/rubber earbuds that can fit in a pencil box or pocket but some students may prefer over the ear headphones. The majority of our class work is completed and accessed in the student's Technology Google Classroom where we will integrate discussion questions and activities.
I highly recommend students learn to touch type appropriately. If students devote 15 minutes a day for a month or two to learn it correctly, it will benefit them in the long run and make them feel much more comfortable on a computer. Two free and great resources include BBC Typing and Typing.com.
Topics of the 4th and 5th Grade Curriculum include:
* Digital Citizenship/Online Safety
* The Google Suite/Research Integration/Jobs of the Future
* Technology and Design Projects