Students will be coming to computer class for 5 days in a row, and then they will go to another special class. Special classes include PE, STEM/art, computer class, and library for some classes.
Special Class Schedule
PE -STEM/art- Computers - Library
Students in 2nd through 5th grade will be working on Type to Learn 4. Each student works at their own pace, completing lessons on Type to Learn 4 which is designed to improve typing speed and accuracy. Type to Learn 4 is very beneficial in improving student efficiency on the computer. For more about Type to Learn 4 go to http://ttl4.sunburst.com/. Students in kindergarten, first, and second grade will be doing the learning activities on www.starfall.com/ and http://www.lexiacore5.com/. Students in 3rd through 5th grades will be learning to use webmail, word online, and powerpoint during the school year.
During the school year students in 4th and 5th grades will be working on EVERFI https://platform.everfi.net/ . EverFi - Financial Literacy™ is a new-media learning platform that uses the latest technology – video, animations, 3-D gaming, avatars, and social networking – to bring complex financial concepts to life for today’s digital generation.
Students in 4th and 5th grades will be working on two courses on EVERFI. One is called Ignition and the other one is called Vault. Students in 3rd grade will work on the Vault course.
The Ignition Course: Digital Citizenship
The Ignition – Digital Literacy & Responsibility™ course consists of seven learning modules, each with pre- and post-assessments, as well as a capstone interactive game, called My Digital Life. Each learning module lasts approximately 30-45 minutes each, for a cumulative course time of 4 to 5 hours.
The outline below shows the concepts covered in each part of the Ignition course:
Module 1 – Choosing a Computer
• Choose software and hardware based on specific needs
• Advantages/disadvantages of open-source software & cloud computing
Module 2 – Wireless Communications
• Different types of phone features, applications & capabilities
• Cellular network transmission, coverage, & service
• Dangers of using phones while driving
• How shared media can go viral
Module 3 – The Viral World
• Consequences of computer viruses & how to protect against them
• How to recognize, protect and resolve identity theft
• How to set up secure online profiles
• Digital addiction & technology overuse
Module 4 – Internet Resources and Credibility
• Primary vs. secondary research
• How to verify source credibility
• Identifying & avoiding plagiarism; how to cite sources
• Using school technology responsibly
Module 5 – Creating Multimedia Products
• How/when to use certain multimedia programs
• How to create and share media
• How to avoid piracy, copyright infringement & intellectual property violation
Module 6 – Digital Relationships and Respect
• Understand the signs and consequences of cyberbullying
• Strategies for helping & preventing cyberbullying
Module 7 – The Future of Technology and You
• How technology is used in different careers
• Explore career and academic paths
My Digital Life
• Apply digital literacy knowledge and skills in real-life gaming scenario. The goal is to organize and promote a concert.
The Vault Course: Understanding Money
The outline below shows the concepts covered in each part of the Vault course:
Each lesson will take approximately 30 minutes of class time.
Vault Lesson Plan 1: Responsible Money Choices
Vault Lesson Plan 2: Income and Careers
Vault Lesson Plan 3: Making Plans with Money
Vault Lesson Plan 4: Credit and Borrowing
Vault Lesson Plan 5: Insurance and Safety
Vault Lesson Plan 6: Saving and Investing
Students in kindergarten and 1st grade will be working on sharpening their reading, language, math, and computer skills by doing the learning activities on www.starfall.com/. Students in kindergarten will also be working on Lexia Reading Core5 in the computer lab. They must log on to Lexia with a personalized user name and password. Lexia Reading Core5 provides explicit, systematic, personalized learning in the six areas of reading instruction, and delivers norm-referenced performance data and analysis without interrupting the flow of instruction to administer a test. Designed specifically to meet the Common Core and the most rigorous state standards, this research-proven, technology-based approach accelerates reading skills development, predicts students’ year-end performance and provides teachers data-driven action plans to help differentiate instruction.
Lexia Reading covers the six areas of reading for students of all abilities in grades pre-K–5. These areas include phonological awareness, phonics, structural analysis, automaticity/fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
Lexia Reading Core5 provides students immediate corrective feedback, multiple levels of scaffolding, and explicit instruction both online and through direct instruction with the teacher.
Students work independently to develop reading skills in a structured, sequential manner with a focus on:
• Foundational skills to develop automaticity and fluency
• Listening and reading comprehension with complex text
• Academic and domain-specific vocabulary to improve comprehension
Each student follows a personalized learning path, with adaptive placement and pacing in activities designed specifically for the Common Core and the most rigorous state standards.
Teachers are provided data-driven action plans - unique to each student - that are simple to interpret and drive differentiated instruction.
Students can get on Lexia Reading Core 5 at home by clicking this link or typing it in their web browser http://www.lexiacore5.com/.