Second Grade Skills
Students review programs such as Paint.
Students learn the location of homerow keys as they continue working on keyboarding skills. DanceMat and Typing Club websites are 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 learn about safety as they use the internet in class. Grade 2 focus are; 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 also learn to give credit when using online creative work.
Students use Storybird to practice keyboarding and story writing. Students publish their stories privately online so classmates can read them. They also publish a paper copy to take home.
Computer coding skills are continued in second grade using the website code.org. Students begin a new course. This unit will emphasize peer collaboration to solve problems. Perseverance will be key as they work through their lessons.