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Solomon Elementary School
“Success for Every Student”
To inspire and nurture the whole child - one global citizen at a time.
Welcome to Ms. Tateyama’s Coding Class in C-17! At Solomon Elementary School, we are excited to offer our students an opportunity to develop skills and knowledge needed in today’s technology driven world.
State of Hawaii has adopted the Computer Science Teacher Association (CSTA) standards for all grade levels. The standards can be viewed at the following URL: https://www.csteachers.org/page/standards. The five areas of focus are as follows:
Primarily, students will be working on lessons from Code.org which focuses on the basic concepts of programming. Supplemental lessons and programming of robots will also be done. Ozobots will be used in Kindergarten and Grade 1 (https://ozobot.com/) and Sphero SPRK+, a programmable robot, will be used in Grades 1 - 5. (https://www.sphero.com/)
Frequency of Classes
Classes will be held every two weeks. Kindergarteners and first graders will be 30-minute class sessions; and second thru fifth graders will be 45-minute class sessions. Occasionally students will have extra class sessions due to data team coverage.
Students must have the Technology Responsible User Form (TRUF) signed and on file for this “hands-on” class at Solomon Elementary School. As stated at the top of the TRUF:
“Each student and his or her parent(s)/guardian(s) (“parent” or “parents”) must review the Technology Responsible Use Guidelines for digital devices, network, and internet services owned or leased by the Hawaii State Department of Education for its students, known as “Technology Responsible Use Guidelines” or “TRUG”, and sign this “Technology Responsible Use Form” or “TRUF” for access to digital devices, internet and network services, including online educational services. STUDENTS who will be using Hawaii State Department of Education(HIDOE) owned or leased digital devices.”
In Solomon Elementary’s coding class, we will be using iMacs, iPads, robots, and other technology as part of the coursework. If students do not have a signed TRUF, other coursework will be assigned.
Looking forward to an exciting year!!