Instructional Technology Curriculum Summary, K-5
The instructional technology curriculum is aligned with the Massachusetts Digital Literacy and Computer Science Standards (DLCS), the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), and Common Core standards in relation to technology.
Students in Kindergarten through fifth grade have computer class once a week for a 45 minute period. The technology program includes a keyboarding component that is consistently reinforced from kindergarten through 5th grade. Computer basics and skills are practiced and applied through units, lessons, presentations and projects. These skills include word processing, presentations, spreadsheets, internet research, copyright, digital art, internet safety, digital citizenship, computer coding and online testing skills. Cohasset is a Google for Education school using G Suite.
Google tools such as Docs, Slides, Sheets, Drawing, Maps and Google Classroom are introduced throughout grades K-5. Students learn to touch-type and practice correct finger-key connections each week through a series of lessons in an online program called Keyboarding without Tears.