End of Year survey part 2

So the second question I asked students on my survey was:  What are some things you learned in IT this year that you used in class or at home?  I really wanted to know what had stuck with them and if they recalled more than just what we had learned recently had anything from first semester stuck.  I was thrilled to find that some things did in fact stay with them.

First grade answers –

  • making letters (1)
  • keyboard (1)
  • Clicky (2)
  • online safety (15)
  • ocean animals (22)
  • netiquette (1)
  • abcya (2)
  • room recess (2)
  • where stuff is on the computer (1)
  • suessville (1)
  • get better at typing (2)
  • Hector (1)
  • never go on the computer without an adult’s permission
  • tab button on keyboard (1)
  • saving on MS Word (2)
  • which key to type with which hand (1)
  • learning username and password (1)
  • make another blank sheet to make a book (insert page break) (1)
  • ctrl + s + save (1)
  • programming/code.org (1)
  • how to use the computer (2)
  • don’t respond to a stranger online
  • crayons and computer
  • computer (3)
  • Dr. Seuss
  • Typing
  • Ctrl+z = undo
  • keyboard

Second Grade answers –

  • mouse, keyboard, computer (2)
  • keyboard (2)
  • insect facts (12)
  • MS Word (2)
  • computers (6)
  • Keys (2)
  • Google Chrome/Drive (13)
  • how to type better (2)
  • how to make symbols
  • tools
  • ctrl + z = undo (4)
  • Dance Mat typing (3)
  • to write
  • how to type all the keys (5)
  • not to use Internet Explorer
  • delete messages from people you don’t know
  • how to use computer
  • tagxedo (5)
  • how to use fingers on keys
  • ctrl + a = select all
  • ctrl + c = copy
  • ctrl + v = paste
  • ctrl + enter = page break (2)
  • online safety (4)
  • how to use home keys (2)
  • care for headphones (2)
  • how to turn on computer
  • new websites

Ok I have to say I absolutely love that some of my second graders have picked up and use routinely now the Control key shortcuts they learned in my class.  Even better the district just this year started using Google Drive, my second graders not only learned to use Drive and Google Docs when given a project to complete on their own well over half of them chose to create new documents in Google Docs rather than MS Word so it was automatically in their Drive.  This was proof once again to me of the sponge-like quality of young brains.  All the more reason to start teaching computer programming languages to elementary students.

Fourth grade answers –

  • Google Chrome/Drive (6)
  • how to type (4)
  • cookies, computer viruses, protect my computer (usa-sos.org stuff) (3)
  • power point
  • typing without looking at my fingers
  • letters on the keys

Yep, my fourth graders picked up some good skills too.

Fifth grade answers –

  • typing without looking at keys (3)
  • ctrl shortcuts
  • writing by hand is easier than typing (well I did have at least one student who really really did not like touch typing and made his views clearly known)
  • binary (2)
  • how to type correctly (3)
  • typing club
  • typing faster (2)
  • code (3)

Looks like what my fifth grade really picked up was typing skills, probably a good thing consider they’re headed to middle school and will be expected to type more papers and projects.

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