Technology Curriculum Overview

A Peek into the Technology Curriculum…

Kindergarten thru 2nd

             Lab Rules

             Internet Safety

             Technology Theory

             Computer Parts & Peripheral Devices (Input or Output)

             How to Manage your Device Time

             Correct Computer Posture

             Intro to the Windows, Logging On/Off

How to Hold & Use the Mouse

Internet:  How it Works & The Basics      

What is a Search Engine?

Internet, How to choose a trusted website…Fact, Fiction, or Opinion

Intro to Keyboard Key Placement & Keyboard Operations

Keyboard Key Hand Posture

Intro to Keyboarding with Alpha Munchies

Keyboarding Beginners with Kidztype

Kid Pix: Draw Tool, Paint Tool, Fill Tool, Mix Tool, Stamp Tool, Save, Print & Much More

Kid Pix (K-2) Units

Techno PC Computer Fundamental Unit

Vocab

3rd Grade

             We review many of the topics listed above and build on them.

             Word Processor Unit (Whole second semester), Typing.com

Why we Cite our sources. What is plagiarism? And copyright?

Intro to MS Office

Intro to Word

Techno Book Maker Unit, Skills Include:

               Identify letter, number, function, and control keys

 Sequence the order of events in a story

 Size and position clip art objects to produce a scene

 Find clip art using keywords

 Click and drag to select text in a document

 Format text to enhance the message

 Write a story and illustrate each story page

 Edit a storybook to make the text eye-catching

 Proofread and print a storybook

 Read a story

4th Grade

             We review many of the topics listed above and build on them.

Intro to Citing Sources, How do we do it? Avoid Plagiarism & Copyright issues.    

Intro to MS Publisher

Graphic Design Basics: Layout, Choosing Text, & Headlines

Intro to MS PowerPoint

Techno Animal Unit, Create Multimedia Report, Skills Include:

             Sort animals into classifications

Investigate how humans can protect animals

Raise awareness with a multimedia report

Gather internet based resources

Paint a picture of an animal in its habitat

Organize text, images, and clip art on slides

Create a professional look using a theme

Apply transition effects between slides

Proofread and edit using spell check

Set timings to make show play automatically

Intro to Scratch Coding, Skills Include:

                Intro to computational thinking & theory

                Understanding of Code as a new age language

                Understanding of sequence, loops, parallelism, events, conditionals, operators, & data

                Working on different layers with in one project

                Trouble shooting glitches

5th Grade

                We review many of the topics listed above and build on them.

                Intro to Google Apps

                File organization is important & What the different formats are

                Intro to Sketch.io

                Doddle for Google Contest

  Online Databases

               Techno Presenter Unit, Skills Include:

                           Develop public speaking skills

 Understand copyright and plagiarism

 Formulate a question and investigate findings

 Research using informational text

 Present information to an audience using a slide show as a visual aid

Communicate facts using a bulleted list

 Build a table to sort facts into categories

 Enhance slides and emphasize a point with images, shapes, or word art

 Document information sources

 Add speaker notes to slides to add extra details

                Intro to Digital Photography Unit

                Intro to Google Sheets, What is a spreadsheet?

                Review Scratch Coding

 

6th Grade

                We review many of the topics listed above and build on them.

                Intro to Google Apps

   Intro to Google Classroom

                Techno Research Unit with Google Docs & Slides, Skills Include:

Identify audience and presentation format

                Formulate a plan to guide research

Gather information using research strategies

Assess the quality of information

Classify facts using an outline

Define terminology in a glossary

Cite the source using a proper format

Paraphrase facts to avoid plagiarism

Share information with an audience

Apply word processing skills to create a fact card

                Editorial Presentation in PPT or Google Slides, Nature’s Classroom

                Photo Manipulation

                Make a GIF

                Intro to Shooting Video & Editing

                Creative Writing, Write a book with Story Bird, PPT or Google Slides        

 

7th Grade

                We review many of the topics listed above and build on them.

                Intro to Google Apps

   Intro to Google Classroom

                How to manage/organize a research paper

                Techno Commercial, Media Literacy Unit, Skills Include:

Analyze persuasion and production techniques

Define use of camera angles, movements, and shots

Work cooperatively in a production team

Plan and organize ideas using a storyboard

Adjust camera settings to capture video

Isolate a frame and split a clip into two parts

Delete frames, add transitions, and apply effects

Select an animation for text overlay

Record a voice-over or import background music

Produce a commercial directed to a target audience

Create a multi-media presentation embedded with student created photos & videos

Write a Novella with Story Bird, PPT or Google Slides

 

8th Grade

                We review many of the topics listed above and build on them.

                Intro to Google Apps

   Intro to Google Classroom

                How to manage/organize a research paper review

                Make your own website with Google Sites

                Techno Be a Blogger Unit, Skills Include:

Identify the topic, purpose, and audience for a blog

Plan and organize writing ideas for a blog post

Use first person narrative style in posts

Express an insight, advice, or opinion in posts

Write a post with a title, sections, tags, pictures

Revise posts to improve content and layout

 Format posts effectively for easy reading

 Exchange ideas using commenting etiquette

 Be respectful of others and maintain privacy

 Set blog properties and upload a profile picture

Post your blogs to your website

                Techno Budget Unit, Financial Literacy & Spreadsheet, Skills Include:       

Develop financial literacy

Determine a budget and create a spending plan

Problem solve to make decisions

Justify financial choices in a report

Understand credit and debt

Organize data in a spreadsheet using multiple sheets

Graph data in a pie, column/bar, or comparison chart

Format cells to make data easy to read

Calculate taxes, totals, and overspending using formulas

Sort and filter data, use if-then formulas

                Write your first Resume

                How find a Summer Job

                Multimedia, My Preferred Profession Project