Elementary Technology Grade 2

0.5 Credits
8 weeks
Child typing on laptop keyboard

Elementary technology courses at VLACS help students learn important computer science skills in a fun and engaging way. These courses are designed for students of different ages and cover topics like problem-solving, computer programming, and typing skills. In the early grades, students learn coding using block-based methods offline, and then they move on to online coding activities as they get older. The curriculum also includes topics from Social Studies, Health, and Language Arts, such as online safety, addressing bullying, and being responsible digital citizens.

Please view the Elementary Parents Guide for Grades K-2 with guidance on helping your student transition to online learning and thrive at VLACS.

Major Topics and Concepts

Tech Smart: Module 01

  • 01.00 Tech Smart Module One Pretest
  • 01.01 Missing Rules
  • 01.02 Technology Helps
  • 01.03 A Coding Safari
  • 01.04 Computer Nation
  • 01.05 The Codi Desert
  • 01.06 Tech Smart Module One Review And Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 01.07 Tech Smart Module One Assessment

Digital Dilemmas: Module 02

  • 02.00 Digital Dilemmas Module Two Pretest
  • 02.01 Is Your Computer Frozen?
  • 02.02 Safari Adventure
  • 02.03 Getting Loopy
  • 02.04 Digital Dilemmas Module Two Review And Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 02.05 Digital Dilemmas Module Two Assessment

Keys To Success: Module 03

  • 03.00 Keys To Success Module Three Pretest
  • 03.01 Rock It, Rocket
  • 03.02 Under The Big Tent
  • 03.03 The Key To Keywords And Searches
  • 03.04 How do you search?
  • 03.05 The Winter Kingdom
  • 03.06 Keys To Success Module Three Review And Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 03.07 Keys To Success Module Three Assessment

Project Pathway: Module 04

  • 04.00 Project Pathway Module Four Pretest
  • 04.01 Project Pathway
  • 04.02 Dive Into The World Of Media
  • 04.03 Run With Marco
  • 04.04 Data, Data, Everywhere
  • 04.05 Put It All Together
  • 04.06 Project Pathway Module Four Review And Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 04.07 Project Pathway Module Four Assessment

Course Materials

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.

Required Materials – Please view the list of materials before registering.


Coding in Computers

I can identify steps to solve real-life problems. I can explain the importance of the correct steps in an algorithm. I can explain how loops and iterations are related. I can create a block-based code.

Digital Artifacts

I can identify a research topic. I can describe research on my topic. I can interpret collected data. I can create a multimedia digital artifact.

Finding Information Using a Computer

I can describe computer application navigation. I can describe the use of input and output devices. I can explain computer program commands. I can identify keywords to find information. I can select information from different places.

Safe Use of Computers

I can explain the safe care of devices. I can identify technology used in daily life. I can describe safe online communication. I can explain digital footprints.