EducationCity has six modules, including Technology. This module helps you introduce essential technology skills to your kindergarten-5th grade students. By joining computing twins, Chip and Meg, on their latest EducationCity adventure, students will learn not only how to use technology, but also how to use it safely and responsibly.

Technology includes a variety of resources such as interactive activities, like labeling parts of a computer, everyday algorithms, and learning how to search the internet properly. You will also find teacher guides, student ThinkIts, and a very cool coding tool—Code Crunch, to help improve you and your students’ knowledge of computing.

Technology is organized into three sections:

Digital Literacy

  • Knowing about one’s Internet privacy
  • Explore different uses of technology
  • Understand how computer networks work

Information Technology

  • Search and evaluate online content
  • Create and organize digital content
  • Use different software programs

Computer Science

  • Learn the basics of coding
  • Create and debug programs
  • Understand how programs work

Technology plays a huge part in the lives of our students, and now more than ever, it is important to teach students not to be risky as they navigate through their digital environment. By using the Technology module and all its engaging, interactive content, you can help your students become responsible, competent, and confident users of technology at any grade level.

To learn more about this component, reach out to CTN for a personalized demonstration of the activities, lesson ideas, and other tools available in the Computing module of EducationCity.

 

Submitted by Angela Russell, Instructional Media Specialist