Digital Literacy Class in Our Brand New Technology Room
In addition to Art, Spanish, Music, Science and PE, Providence is pleased to offer a new class to the Upper Elementary specials rotation. Digital Literacy, taught by Diane Spencer, focuses on learning proper typing technique, which is a necessary skill for everyone in today’s times. As students progress with typing, lessons will be given on Google Docs – documents, spreadsheets, presentation slides, etc. as well as how to manage files/folders on Google Drive. Students will have opportunities to further practice their skills by creating invitations, event flyers, and writing stories.
In addition to computer skills, the class will also give students practice with online research and how to scrutinize websites for reliability when citing sources. Of utmost importance, the class will discuss healthy habits with regard to use of technology as well as grace and courtesy conversations, specifically as they pertain to social media use and texting.
In keeping with the Montessori philosophy, students will progress at their own pace throughout the three years spent in Upper Elementary. This will give them plenty of time to sharpen their computer skills in preparation for middle school and high school.