Technology Class

Turn their love of technology into skill building for future success!

Galaxy Kids Technology class empowers students with critical 21st century skills. They will learn core technical skills as well as how to make smart choices with technology and stay safe online.

This is designed to be a year long curriculum, but each month is a separate unit and can be chosen a-la-carte. Each month will cover a different technical skill and focus on a different Digital Citizenship* topic. We will cover online safety, digital etiquette, cyber bullying, appropriate use, protecting your online reputation, social networking, plagiarism, copyright and fair use, how to conduct effective searches, how to evaluate sites for accuracy and bias, computer and internet history, typing, and of course coding!

Students will learn to use Google Apps to create class deliverables including Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Forms. Coding units will introduce students to coding languages used to create websites including HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

*based on Common Sense Media’s award winning Digital Citizenship curriculum

Course Objectives

Technical Skills
  • Practice and improve keyboarding skills 
  • Create original projects using Google Apps to create class deliverables including Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Forms
  • Learn to code websites using HTML, CSS, and Javascript
Digital Citizenship Themes
  • Explain the rules of online safety and netiquette, cyber bullying, plagiarism, copyright and fair use
  • Discuss ways technology can be useful, how it can be misused, and the consequences of misuse
  • Learn how to manage and protect digital reputation
  • Learn to employ search terms to narrow down appropriate sites in research 
  • Assess the credibility of a website or information

Schedule

Session 1
Sept 13 - Oct 11
Word Processing
(Google Docs)
Digital Footprint
Internet Safety
Session 2
Oct 18 - Nov 15
Presentation
(Google Slides)
Power of Words &
Actions
Session 3
Nov 22 - Dec 20
Coding Websites I
(HTML/CSS/Javascript)
Creative Credit & Copyright
Session 4
Jan 10 - Feb 14
Spreadsheets (Google Sheets)
(Google Sheets)
News & Media Literacy
Session 5
Feb 28 - Mar 28
Forms/Quizzes
(Google Forms)
Cyberbullying &
Digital Drama
Session 6
Apr 4 - May 9
Coding Websites II
(HTML/CSS/Javascript)
Privacy & Security

Technology Unit

Digital Citizenship Topic

Registration

Class meets on Mondays for 1 hour at 4:30 pm (pacific time). There are 5 classes per session.

Early Bird Special (expires Aug 1st)

$125

$99

per session (5 classes)

Sign up for one session by August 1st and lock in early bird pricing for future sessions. 

Ideal for homeschoolers, distance learners, and those wishing to augment your schools’ technology curriculum. Recommended for grades 3rd-8th. Students may attend in-person or virtually.

Topics covered will include online safety, digital etiquette, cyber bullying, social networking, plagiarism, copyright and fair use, effective internet research, how to evaluate sites for accuracy and bias, computer and internet history, and coding.