Second Grade Skills
Students will review 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 apply keyboarding throughout the year as they type at the computer.
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.
Students will use Storybird to practice keyboarding and story writing. We will publish our stories privately online so classmates can read them. We will also publish a paper copy to take home.
Computer coding skills will be continued in second grade using the website code.org. Students will begin a new course. This unit will emphasize peer collaboration to solve problems. Perseverance will be key as they work through their lessons.