Technology – A Foundational Skill Taught To SCA’s Youngest

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It used to be students learned to type in a high school elective on a typewriter to prepare for college or a vocation. Now, Summit students are introduced to typing in kindergarten. It’s part of the curriculum in the elementary technology special.

The technology special takes place in a computer-equipped classroom and is taught by Monique Keeley. Kindergarteners this week familiarized themselves with the keyboard by spelling short words that appeared on the screen. It’s an exercise that helps students “move from using the touchpad to a keyboard and builds fine motor skills through mouse manipulation,” explains Mrs. Keeley.

The technology class at the lower elementary level sets a foundation for academic work students will do as they progress through the grades. In time, students learn to utilize programs such as Google Docs and Google Slides.

Upper elementary level students are introduced to engineering principals using programs such as Tinkercad, a 3D design tool, and learn how to navigate the school’s Canvas learning management system, all in preparation for intermediate school.

Digital citizenship is taught at every level as well. Students learn technology is not separate from Jesus and their identity in Him should be evident online.

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