Next week, Silver Oak students will be learning many ways to safely navigate the techie world we live in, and will participate in the Hour of Code program.
Teachers have prepared grade by grade lessons for our Silver Oak students. Kindergarten students will focus on a "Saftety in My Neighborhood" lesson learning how to go places safely online. First graders will "Pause and Think Online" learning how to be safe, responsible and respectful online. Second graders will learn good digital citizenship. Third graders will discuss why people alter their digital photos and videos. Fourth graders will learn what rights and responsibilities they have as creators of online information. Fifth graders will concentrate on Cyberbullying and what they can do to stop it. Sixth graders will examine what the benefits and risks are of presenting themselves in different ways online.
Learning these skills along with having an open dialogue about any problems encountered are the first steps in keeping our children safe online. To learn more about what you as a parent can do, see this Family Resources Toolkit published by Common Sense Media.
The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries and takes place during the Computer Science Education Week happening this year December 9-15, 2019. Silver Oak students will be participating in coding projects throughout the week learning various programming languages and techniques.
Visit the Hour of Code website for more information.