Students in grades K-5 meet weekly with digital literacy teachers to develop the digital literacy skills as outlined in the 2016 Massachusetts Digital Literacy and Computer Science Curriculum Framework.
- Elementary Digital Literacy Blog: http://mpsdigitalbytes.blogspot.com/
- Tech For Teachers Website: bit.ly/MPSTech
- K-5 Family Guide to Digital Literacy: bit.ly/MPSDigLitGuide
Digital Literacy Overview
Essential Question: How can we be safe, respectful, and responsible digital leaders?
Early elementary school students are introduced to foundational concepts by integrating basic digital literacy skills with simple ideas about computational thinking. They learn that tools help people do things better, or more easily, or do some things that could otherwise not be done at all. Through the exploration of differences between humans, computing devices, and digital tools, students begin to understand if, when, and how they should use technology.
Digital Literacy Specialist Class Grades K-2
|Topic Focus||Learning Targets (By the end of Grade 2)||Standards|
Coding & Computational Thinking
Research & Creation
Digital Literacy Specialist Class Grades 3-5
Upper elementary students learn to differentiate tasks that are best done by computing systems or digital tools and those best done by humans. Students explore a variety of computing devices and digital tools and further develop their computational thinking problem solving skills. As students progress through grades 3–5, they begin to evaluate the uses and limitations of existing artifacts and modify parts of existing artifacts to develop something new. Students are able to describe and document their computational work in writing, using presentation tools and through demonstrations of their work.
|Topic Focus||Learning Targets (By the end of Grade 5)||Standards|
Goal Setting, Digital Citizenship
Digital Citizenship, Computing Systems