This term we are focusing on 2 different skills using computers.
The first skill is typing. At this age it is of great benefit to students to be able to know the location of keys on the keyboard and to start to develop fluency with their typing so they are able to share their ideas quickly in a typed format.
We are using the tutorials at typing.com to help us practise these skills.
Our second skill is that of computational thinking and learning the basics of coding. THis allows our students to understand that they can be in control of technology and understand how it operates, rather than simply use it for menial tasks. We are working through a series of courses on coding at the fabulous code.org website.