EdTech Expectations at Year 7 (Digital Citizen/Literacy (use…
EdTech Expectations at Year 7
Email checking, etiquette and syncing with phone email apps
Sharing of resources through Google drive
Confidence using Google Drive and Firefly to access documents, upload files and organise them.
Confidence in using Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Forms, Google Sheets including how to share (and change privacy settings), comment and access them (an issue I've found is not being logged into Shrewsbury Gmail accounts but personal ones, then not understanding why they have been denied access to something)
Confidence in creating and editing GSuite content (docs, slides, sheets etc) and organising a folder system.
Google Drive literacy
Graph sketching software and spreadsheet software
Understanding of what spreadsheets and databases are (identify uses for each)
Management of logins and passwords to websites (password document on drive??)
Ability to find software that will get over simple problems (i.e. using puffin browser to run websites which require flash)
Find high quality websites aimed at their age group (in science they can easily come across very technical language which will baffle them)
Have some concept of fact-checking or verifying sources that pupils find online by thinking about who has written the information, or what other sources say about the same thing.
I think the key thing that I see that hinders pupils as they start in the Senior School is a lack of basic ICT skills. We're happy to teach subject-specific ed-tech, but it sometimes feels that basic word-processing skills are lacking at the expense of more more complex or 'flashy' skills.
Confidently Search Youtube/google images for Scientific information and then build up "notes"
use dictionary/grammar sites to complement their English rather than just red/green lines in text.
Perhaps some sort of online passport can follow them as the students never seem to have the same skills as each other.
Ability to save and organise folder structures to both local and cloud drives
The ability to research using a variety of methods beyond 'Googling'.
How to change keyboards to foreign languages and add accents
use devices as sensors - light, sound, acceleration, compass, motion logging type activities.
use firefly properly load up text, jpegs, video, pictures to a page
Understanding of computational thinking including and problem solving
Ability to design and create basic computer programs using block based coding.
Remembering the CAD skills that they have been shown in Year 5 & 6.
Confidence in using a range of presentation apps/software