Welcome to the ICS Elementary Computer Program!
The elementary computer program at ICS begins in the EC3 level and goes all the way up to Grade 5. ICS' program aligns with the National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS). ICS focuses on 6 standards in the elementary school:
- Creativity and Innovation
- Communication and Collaboration
- Research and Information Fluency
- Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making
- Digital Citizenship
- Technology Operations and Concepts
Students in ECE3 to grade 1 have a set schedule; they come to the lab once a week for a period of 30 minutes. Grades 2 to 5 have flexible scheduling. This allows teachers to better integrate IT with the different subjects taught in the classroom.
The elementary computer program also integrates with other subjects such as Music, French, Art, and PE. Integration allows students to better understand how the use of technology can be applied outside of the classroom.
Click here to see the Elementary IT Moodle page, with weekly updated information about student activities.