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Topic: Digital Citizenship>>>BASK in your Digital World. Be BRAVE, Be ALERT, Be SMART, Be KIND
4th Grade will focus on Digital Citizenship and touch on staying safe online and the difference between personal and private information. Students then learn how they can keep information safe online. Students are taught to find an adult and show them anything they may experience on the internet that makes them feel uncomfortable. In addition, students are introduced to email writing etiquette and the Google Educational Apps Suite.
5th Grade will focus on Digital Citizenship and review staying safe online. The main focus is social media, the "digital footprint," and cyber-bullying. Students are taught to be an up-stander and that their digital footprint follows them around. Students will also think critically about their relationship they have with technology (both the positive and negative aspects of it).
4th Grade will focus on computer shortcuts and how a computer actually works. Then students will be introduced to Google Sheets. They will learn how to use the platform to make a class poll and learn important Google Sheets terminology. They will also learn how the program can find patterns and compute math equations.
5th Grade will focus on Google Sheets and climate change. We discuss how to interpret data and information on the internet carefully utilizing sources from NASA about climate change. We learn about the powers of the internet as a research tool. We build an advanced graph on climate change utilizing data from the Rutger's Climate Website. Then, we program our own artificial intelligence on Code.org.
4th Grade will focus on block coding with a wonderful program called Tynker. Students will build greeting cards, solve problem solving puzzles, create comics, and start to understand how angles and patterns can create amazing art in a digital world.
5th Grade-Students work to complete Tynker coding curriculum at their own pace in a workshop and collaborative atmosphere. To learn more about the course most students access, please visit the Tynker Website.