ELEMENTARY TECHNOLOGY CLASS WITH iPADS AND APPLE COMPUTERS
Device basics. All students should be able to do the following tasks on a school device:
1. turn power on and off
2. adjust volume up/down and mute
3. select an appropriate WiFi network
4. log in to a school e-mail account
5. plug in headphones
6. open Web browser to access the Internet
7. take and edit picture/video
8. app smashing
9. add bookmark websites
10. add shortcut to the home screen
11. take a screenshot
12. create presentations
13. word process
14. share and collaborate materials
Digital citizenship: The minimum age requirement for many social media sites is 13 years old. Therefore, students need to understand the importance of digital citizenship issues regarding social media, bullying, online etiquette, safety and communication skills.
Troubleshooting. Students should know how to refresh a Web page, what to look for if they can't login to something, and what to do when a device won't respond.
Keyboarding (Typing). Elementary students should be typing at least 20 words per minute at the end of fifth grade. That is the minimum speed when typing becomes faster than writing.
How to do a proper Internet search. Students should learn how to best use Google for their educational benefit. Students should know how to use age-appropriate search engines for research projects.
Citing. Students should know how to give credit where credit is due.
Put together and deliver multimedia presentations. To complete various projects through their elementary school years. Students should have a variety of presentation tools that they feel comfortable with when asked to present information.These tools include but not limited to: Google Docs, Google Slides, Keynote, and Pages.