2nd Grade Computer Science
1st Qtr. students continue developing Digital Citizenship understanding and typing skills using the home row keys. Students also improve their writing skills through word processing. Students write friendly letters, taking care to use appropriate capitalization, spelling, word spacing, and punctuation.
2nd Qtr. students continue to develop typing proficiency. Students also create spreadsheets with charts. Students will learn spreadsheet vocabulary such as rows, columns, cells, data, and values. Students will be introduced to coding and beginning programming concepts.
3rd Qtr. students advance their typing skills and develop beginning research skills. Students will research a variety of animals and insects. Students will learn to locate important information on a webpage using page titles, headings, subheadings, bold text, links, and text search techniques such as Ctrl + F (Find).
4th Qtr. Students advance their typing skills and develop introductory presentation skills. Students create several slide show presentations.. Students will use their research skills to find images and information. Students will combine their images and information to create slide show presentations. Students will also learn to create simple animations using a stick figure animation program.