Technology - 3

The Computer Science Grade 3 course will enable students to develop basic skills in computer science through engaging and age-appropriate content. The course will expose students to concepts such as problem solving, algorithms, and basic computer skills. Students will learn block-based coding in an offline environment. In addition, students will learn about using technology responsibly, applying typing techniques, being good digital citizens, recognizing cyberbullying, and communicating effectively and safely with technology.

Major Topics and Concepts

  • Conditional statements
  • Keyboarding posture
  • Typing technique
  • Technology and health
  • Unplugging from technology
  • Cyberbullying
  • Digital citizenship
  • Testing conditional statements
  • Known initial conditions
  • Block-based code
  • Loops and iterations
  • Positive choices and empowerment
  • Using technology to promote a cause
  • Pop-up ads
  • Adaptive technologies
  • Using technology to solve problems
  • Responsible use of technology
  • Creative thinking to address issues
  • Creating conditional statements
  • Creating loops and iterations in code
  • Identifying bugs in code
  • Debugging (fixing bugs in code)
  • Computer hardware
  • Tasks completed with technology
  • Human versus computer efficiency
  • Input and output devices
  • Computer hardware and software
  • Troubleshooting hardware and software
  • Debugging block-based code
  • Offline and online resources
  • Using an online database for research
  • Reliable websites
  • Plagiarism and citing information
  • Academic integrity
  • Copyright protection symbol, copyright, and free resources

Grade Level

  Grade 3

Duration

  Annual

Requirements

Students will need the following materials: printer, cell phone or scanner, notebook, pencils, erasers, scissors, crayons, glue, and printer paper.

Prerequisites

  None

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