Welcome to Technology at P.S. 102
Students have been busy learning about the parts of the computer. We even got the chance to take a look inside the "brain of the computer" also known as the CPU! We learned about how to take care of our devices properly. Most recently, we started to become acquainted with the mouse. We learned how to use the left side of the mouse to click on an object. Our next few lessons will be about dragging and dropping objects.
Picture of the Month
Students learned about why we use computers and all about the different types of computers. We've also been learning about how computers work by focusing on inputs and outputs! We'll soon begin working on making our own computers by using what we'll learn about inputs, outputs, processing, and storage.
Grade 2 students learned that a computer is a type of machine. It doesn't have a brain like us, and it can't think or have ideas, but it can follow stored instructions and do lots of useful things. There are computers everywhere. At the doctor's, in the supermarket, even in cars. We also reviewed inputs and outputs. We've also been perfecting our mouse skills. Soon we will begin looking at algorithms and coding!
Students have been learning about the importance of keeping their passwords safe and how to create strong passwords. We've recently started learning how to use keywords to help us with our research skills.
Online tools are empowering for kids, and they also come with big responsibilities. But do kids always know what to do when they encounter cyberbullying? Students learned appropriate ways to take action and resolve conflicts, from being upstanders to helping others in need. Students have recently been learning about using keywords to assist with their research skills.
Students started the year with a challenge to use Adobe Express to visualize and share their creative identity. Recently students have been learning to "Be Internet Awesome" by learning how to avoid scams and what they can do if they are concerned that they have been scammed.
Grade 4 Super Digital Citizen Cartoons
Brady (Class 3-301)
by Abbie (Class 4-423)
Grade 5 Spotlight: Adobe Creative Challenge
The links below correspond with the material that is currently being taught in the specific grade. However, feel free to browse all of these resources as useful information is found under each heading.
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About Mr. Silverman
In September 2023, I entered my twentieth year of teaching at P.S. 102. I have been teaching technology for the past six years. Before that I taught fourth grade for six years and fifth grade for eight years. Besides for teaching, you can find me helping teachers, students, and families with their technology as I serve as our school's SPOC (School Point of Contact for Technology). I also serve as the co-chair for P.S. 102's School Leadership Team.
I received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from SUNY Cortland, and two master's degrees from the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University- one in School Counseling and the other in School Administration.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and watching the Mets win at Citi Field!