Computer Literacy

Overview and Resources

Grades EC - 12 - Technology is a tool to enrich and enhance the curriculum; not an end unto itself. Our teachers use a variety of technology to support, engage and bring meaning to learning.

Elementary School - In addition to a number of other online resources, Google Apps for Education (GAFE) is currently available to all grade 2 -5 students. 

Middle School - A formal computer literacy curriculum exists for middle school students. During a six-week term for grade 6 and 7, students participate in a project based curriculum that focuses on specific skills and problem solving activities. Topics include:

  • Google Apps for Education (GAFE)
    • Docs, Spreadsheets, Slides, Draw, Forms, etc. 
  • Coding
  • STEM / Robotics
  • Animation
  • Digital Image Manipulation
  • Movie Creation

The High School technology curriculum is described in the York High School Course booklet. 

Units

6TH GRADE

  • Keyboarding
  • File management and storage
  • Word processing
  • Graphic organizers
  • Internet Safety

7TH GRADE

  • Keyboarding reinforcement
  • Spreadsheet basics and graphing
  • Internet research and ethical use
  • Multimedia
  • Internet Safety

8TH GRADE

  • Keyboarding reinforcement
  • Spreadsheet-formulas and functions
  • Multimedia
  • Databases
  • Internet Safety