Elementary

Elementary Technology Grade 2

0.5 Credits
8 weeks
Open

The elementary Introductory to Technology courses will enable students to develop basic skills in computer science through engaging and age-appropriate content. The courses will expose students, within developmentally appropriate stages, to concepts such as problem solving and algorithms, security/privacy/copyright, computer programming basics and keyboarding skills. Students will learn block based coding in offline environments in kindergarten through 2nd grade and will build upon those skills in online coding environments in grades 2–5. 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.

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

Competencies

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.

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.