What we’re learning this year
In fifth grade, students become junior experts on resources like productivity apps (Word/Docs, PowerPoint/Slides, Excel/Sheets) as well as other apps that inspire creativity like Soundtrap and Canva. They also reinforce their typing skills throughout the year during various projects. Students also take a closer look at how to be responsible online and how to approach the online world from a Catholic perspective.
Fifth graders also learn more programming concepts through code.org. Code.org teaches coding basics using MIT’s Scratch, which takes long lines of programming code and turns them into colorful blocks students can move around on the screen. Through an age-tailored program on code.org, our fifth grade students continue to develop their programming skills, helping them prepare for higher level computer courses and develop problem solving skills.
What we’re learning this week
In Technology, we’ve moved on to our Google Docs unit. This, we reviewed features of Google Docs we learned last year and added in some new ones. We’ll continue the unit by writing an essay about Advent, including some text alterations (bold, italics, specific font/font size requirements, etc.)