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Age 3 through 8th grade

Technology Education

The goal of Independence’s Technology Education program is to not only teach students the computer and technological skills that they will need to succeed in high school, college and beyond, but also to build on other skill areas through cross-curricular projects. Math, English, science, world language and geography are just a handful of the other subjects that are covered.

The curriculum features everything from proper keyboarding technique and word processing to digital citizenship and coding.

Digital Citizenship lessons explore several themes that spiral through the grades and in various classes, including internet safety; privacy and security; communication and relationships; cyberbullying; digital footprints and self-image; and credit and copywriting.

Beginning in first grade, students are also exposed to our new and fluid computer coding and programming curriculum, which strengthens problem-solving abilities and activates logic centers in the brain. Students become creators – and not just consumers – of technology.

Additional areas of focus include but are not limited to the following:

1st-4th grade
  • Touch typing skills
  • Basic computer and web navigation
  • Saving to and printing from a closed network
  • Using varied projects and techniques, students learn the “nuts & bolts” programs, such as the “Microsoft Big 3” of Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Digital and online communications
5th-8TH grade
  • Using varied projects and techniques, students learn the “nuts & bolts” programs, such as the “Microsoft Big 3” of Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Video creation and editing
  • Touch typing skills
  • The history and future of computer technology