Elementary Computer Science Kindergarten
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The Computer Science Grade Kindergarten course will enable students to develop basic skills in computer science through engaging and age-appropriate content. The course will expose students to concepts such as problem solving, algorithms, and basic computer skills. In addition, students will learn about being good digital citizens.
Follow the link below for the Department of Education description for this course:
- Communication and sharing information and technologies that assist with these
- The concept of the internet
- The history of computers and other inventions
- Parts of a computer such as the keyboard, mouse, speakers, microphone, and headphones
- Taking proper care of devices and safety considerations
- How technology allows us to complete tasks easier and faster
- How to create and revise digital artifacts
- How computers are used in workplaces to help perform work
- Keywords and how to use them in a search engine
- The parts of an email: greeting, body, and closing
- Understand what private information is and how to keep that information safe
- Determine safe and unsafe communications and activities online
- Understand that bullying can take place offline and online
- Recognize the importance of balancing time between on-screen and off-screen activities
- Understand what it means to be a good citizen online and offline
- Find problems and determine the steps to the best solution
- Explain what a simple task is
- Explain the importance of steps being detailed and in order
- Identify and create a simple algorithm without technology
- Define “computer program”
- Explain what it means when a program is running
- Understand the job of a computer programmer
Students will need the following materials: printer, cell phone or scanner, notebook, pencils, erasers, scissors, crayons, glue, and printer paper.
Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, the course guides students to reflect on their learning and evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, oral assessments, and discussions. Core courses will use the state-approved grading scale and Special Area courses will use an S or U grading scale.
Courses subject to availability.