Elementary Computer Science Grade 1
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The Computer Science Grade 1 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, recognizing cyberbullying, and communicating effectively and safely with technology.
Follow the link below for the Department of Education description for this course:
- Use the problem-solving steps to solve problems with and without technology
- Make healthy choices about food, body, health, safety, and technology
- Identify the digital citizen rules
- Recognize when bullying or cyberbullying is happening and what to do about it
- Create a digital artifact using different types of multimedia
- Determine how to communicate effectively and safely with and without technology
- Understand how rules and laws, online and offline, keep us safe in the community, school, environment, and at home
- Recognize the consequences for following and for not following rules and laws
- Identify and perform simple tasks and understand the importance of steps
- Understand that computers only follow a program’s set of instructions
- Define and create an algorithm without technology
- Understand how a computer follows instructions
- Recognize and define what a command is in a computer program
- Learn how to create specific directions for a computer to complete a task
- Determine how to create a simple computer program
- Understand how to follow steps and complete a simple task
- Recognize iteration and how it relates to loops
- Determine what a bug is and how to fix it
- Collect, organize, and sort data to develop a solution to a problem
- Create a presentation by using multimedia
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.