Introduction to Technology in the Ninth Grade
Electronic Learning Fundamentals (ELF)
Designed to support the Upper School’s BYOD Program and to foster skill development in using digital tools to learn, collaborate, and communicate, E-Learning Fundamentals is a ninth-grade, year-long, credit/no-credit course delivered through Canvas, an online Learning Management Systems (LMS). The course begins with a summer orientation workshop during which students are introduced to the learning modules and assignments required as well as core tenets of digital citizenship, email conventions, and online management practices. Students complete at least one assignment during each six-day cycle that supports projects and curricula from their core academic classes and school activities. Units of study (modules) include Google Suite tools (Drive, Documents, Sheets Forms, Slides, Keep, and Sites), an array of interactive online applications, social media literacy, introduction to computer science computational thinking, visual design elements, and effective multimedia presentations from concept through delivery. The year culminates with the completion of an electronic portfolio that showcases each student’s achievements.