The Computer Science Grade 1 course will enable students to develop basic skills in computer science through engaging and age-appropriate content. The course will expose students to concepts such as problem solving, algorithms, and basic computer skills. In addition, students will learn about being good digital citizens, recognizing cyberbullying, and communicating effectively and safely with technology.
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I can explain that a computer follows instructions. I can create directions for a task. I can describe a loop. I can explain the effects of computer bugs on code.
I can explain the use of technology to make communication easier. I can explain the need for laws. I can describe sharing information online. I can create algorithm steps.
I can explain rules that keep me safe. I can describe decision-making in technology using a set of steps. I can explain staying safe online. I can explain proper responses to cyberbullying. I can identify the characteristics of a digital super citizen.
I can identify problems solved with technology. I can categorize collected data. I can create a multimedia presentation.
To achieve success, students are expected to submit work in each course weekly. Students can learn at their own pace; however, “any pace” still means that students must make progress in the course every week. To measure learning, students complete self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, projects, discussion-based assessments, and discussions. Students and families are expected to maintain regular contact with teachers because, when teachers, students, and parents work together, students are successful.
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