Grade 4 Technology

  • Recommended Grade Level: 4
  • Course Price: $375.00

Course Overview:

The Elementary Introduction to Technology courses will enable students to develop basic skills in computer science through engaging and age-appropriate content. The courses will expose students, within developmentally appropriate stages, to concepts such as problem solving and algorithms, security/privacy/copyright, computer programming basics and keyboarding skills. Students will learn block-based coding in offline environments in kindergarten through 2nd grade and will build upon those skills in online coding environments in grades 2–5. In addition to the computer skills, the Technology suite integrates standards from Health and Language Arts with topics in each grade about safety and health (online and offline), bullying/cyberbullying, and being a responsible citizen/digital citizen. The upper grades will complete research focused on adaptive technology, social media and/or robotics. The research will require students to evaluate reliable and relevant websites, organize data, receive and implement feedback, and produce a digital artifact.

Required Materials:

Student-Supplied Resources: 

  • Printer 
  • Disk space on your computer as well as external device to back up your files (flash drive, external hard drive, CD–Rom, etc.) 
  • Cell phone to take photo of student's work or scanner to scan student's work 
  • Interactive Notebook (three-ring binder) 
  • Pencils 
  • Erasers 
  • Scissors 
  • Crayons and colored pencils 
  • Glue 
  • Tape 
  • Ruler 
  • Printer paper 
  • Multi-colored paper 

Search Engines 

  • Kidz Search 
  • Safe Search 
  • Kiddle Students will need to create an account. There is no cost associated with creating this account and using the Office Online applications. Students will use different Office Online applications to complete assignments within the course. 

  • Word Online 

Hour of Code 

  • Hour Of Code 
  • Run Marco 
  • Kodables 

Free Downloads: 

  • Java 
  • Windows Media Player 
  • Apple iTunes


Module 1: Digital Footprints 

  • 01.00 Digital Footprints Module One Pretest
  • 01.01 Computers and Me
  • 01.02 Staying Safe Online
  • 01.03 Bloom with Elodie
  • 01.04 Digital Footprints Module One Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 01.05 Digital Footprints Module One Assessment

Module 2: Cyber Safety 

  • 02.00 Cyber Safety Module Two Pretest
  • 02.01 Code Your Own Program
  • 02.02 Operating Systems
  • 02.03 Staying Organized
  • 02.04 Pro at Proactive
  • 02.05 Coding with Scratch
  • 02.06 The Search for Truth Online
  • 02.07 Cyber Safety Module Two Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 02.08 Cyber Safety Module Two Assessment

Module 3: Citation Nation 

  • 03.00 Citation Nation Module Three Pretest
  • 03.01 Who owns it?
  • 03.02 Research Expert
  • 03.03 Tips and Tricks
  • 03.04 Coding with Sparky
  • 03.05 Proofing and Formatting
  • 03.06 Citation Nation Module Three Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 03.07 Citation Nation Module Three Assessment

Module 4: Media Mix Up 

  • 04.00 Media Mix Up Module Four Pretest
  • 04.01 Get Into Code Mode
  • 04.02 Spice It Up
  • 04.03 Revising My Work
  • 04.04 Let's Organize
  • 04.05 Media Mix Up Module Four Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 04.06 Media Mix Up Module Four Assessment

Awards, Approvals, and Accreditation

  • inc-1500
  • Cognia Advanced
  • International Association for K-12 Online Learning
  • National col-2dot4legiate Athletic Association
  • Northwest Accreditation Commission Board
  • Washington OSPI
  • University of California