Class Information

Technology Exploratory

First Grade Skills

Students will learn computer basics such as how to power their own computers on and how to login to the computer. They will learn to shutdown the computer with their mouse. Mouse control will be practiced in first grade.

Students will learn the basics of keyboarding. Our focus as first graders will be using two hands with open fingers. Thumbs will rest on and be used for the space bar. A keyboard like the one below will come home for practicing.

Students will learn how to make upper case letters and the importance of having passwords just right. They will explore the Paint program and its toolbar features. Students will be introduced to WordPad and learn that there are common toolbar features.

Basic computer coding skills will be introduced to first graders. Peer collaboration and problem solving will be key features in this unit.

Websites that practice reading and math skills will be used as part of class.


Second Grade Skills

Students will review various programs such as Paint.

They will learn the location of homerow keys as they continue working on keyboarding skills. DanceMat and Typing Club websites will be used to practice this new skill, focusing on accuracy and building speed. Students will also apply keyboarding as they type thoughts in WordPad.

Second graders will learn about safety as they use the internet in class. Grade 2 focus will be; to ask permission to use the internet, never talk to people they don't know and stick to sites that are appropriate for them. They will become aware of how to tell if a site is appropriate for them. Students will also learn to give credit when using online creative work.

Computer coding skills will be continued in second grade. This unit will emphasize peer collaboration to solve problems. Perseverance will be key as they work through their lessons.


Third Grade Skills

Students will review keyboarding with Typing Club, DanceMat and WordPad through out the year. The focus will be accuracy using homerow keys and building speed.

Students will learn about Internet safety. Grade 3 focus will be; understanding some sites advertise products and try to get you to buy their things, being responsible and caring online, understanding a safe digital footprint, and giving credit for intellectual and creative property.



Fourth Grade Skills

Students will review keyboarding with Typing Club, DanceMat and WordPad through out the year. The focus will be accuracy using homerow keys and speed.

Students will review Internet safety and sign an Acceptable Use Policy along with parents. Students will be learning about safely using the internet and how to navigate as we complete a project.

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Griswold Student AUP





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4th graders are working on morning video announcements at GES!

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http://devos.griswold.k12.ct.us/show-videos?g=1f42...

Select "Channel Map" then "GES".

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