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  • Welcome to Grade 7 ICT and Robotics

    We will be using Google Classroom as our digital learning platform for this course. Please make sure you enroll on this Course, by accepting your email invitation. 

    ICT and Robotics

    Course Description
    In the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Robotics course, students will explore robotics, mechanical systems, electronics, programming and their use to solve real-world problems. The class will also explore other topics of interest to the students, such as digital logic, modern robotics, and artificial intelligence. Students in this course will learn in a project-based environment inspired by real-world domains with personal, local and global impact.

    Standards for Learning
    Our students are at the center of everything we do. As educators, our foremost goal is to prepare them for their future. The ISTE Standards for Students describe the skills and knowledge they need to learn effectively and live productively in an increasingly global and digital society.

    ISTE Standards for Students (International Society for Technology in Education)

    Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.

    Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.

    Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.

    Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.

    Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.

    Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.


    1. “I Am...”
      A mini project where we will get to know each other and show off our tech skills!

    2. “We Beep”- think LOCAL
      We will explore and learn how to use technology in ways that will enhance our school.

    3. “We Change”- think GLOBAL
      We will explore and think innovatively to use technology in ways that will make the world a better place.

    Road to Success

    Everyone can be successful in this class! 

    To do that, it is important to do the following each day...

    1. Be prepared.
      Have all materials ready each day. These include a charged laptop as well as tools to write with.

    2. Have a positive attitude.
      Perseverance pays off, particularly when programming.

    3. Practice.
      Technology is a skill that is learned easiest in small steps.
      Tomorrow’s lesson often will depend on today’s lesson.

    4. Complete all assignments and pace yourself during each project.

    5. Ask for help.

    6. Be an active participant in each class.

    7. Keep to expectations for organization of files and folders.

    Note: As the course develops, students may be asked to download additional software. This will be recognized, open source software or freeware that will involve no cost to families. We will make every effort to contact parents with this information and provide links to the download through our course Moodle pages.


    We have chosen to focus on evaluating and assessing the skills students develop over time and students do not, therefore, complete criteria based assessments. Instead, students will have regular opportunities to demonstrate their skills throughout the course and will receive written, constructive feedback to support them in developing their level of proficiency.

    Assigned work will include homework, projects, investigations, tests and quizzes.

    If parents have any questions, or wish to schedule a conference then please contact your child’s teacher using the email addresses provided.

    Classes will teach and reinforce critical thinking skills and will expect students to take responsibility for their own learning.

    Semester report card grades will be based on the level of proficiency achieved by  the student and the effort demonstrated throughout the semester. Please see the proficiency scale outlined below.




    • Produces work of very limited quality.
    • Demonstrates an initial understanding of the material covered and the concepts taught.
    • Is in the initial stages of applying critical and creative thinking and problem solving.
    • Is beginning to apply technology to solve assigned classroom tasks with support.


    • Produces work of limited quality.
    • Demonstrates an emerging understanding of the material covered and the concepts taught.
    • Sometimes applies critical and creative thinking and problem-solving.
    • Applies technology to solve assigned classroom tasks with support.


    • Produces work of acceptable quality.
    • Demonstrates and communicates understanding of material covered and concepts taught.
    • Often demonstrates critical and creative thinking and problem solving, sometimes with sophistication.
    • Routinely applies technology to solve problems in unfamiliar situations  with some support.


    • Produces high-quality, occasionally innovative work.
    • Demonstrates and communicates advanced understanding of material covered and concepts taught.
    • Routinely demonstrates critical and creative thinking and problem solving, often with sophistication.
    • Independently applies technology to solve complex, real-world problems in unfamiliar situations.

    Materials to bring on a daily basis

    • A charged laptop

    • Writing utensils

    Missed Work/Assignments

    Missed work (including homework, tests, projects, etc.) due to excused absences must be made up promptly. 

    Speak to your teacher to agree an achievable timescale. If assignments were given while you were present at school, then these assignments are due the day you return. Check Moodle when you are absent to stay up to date with what is happening in class. If you have further questions or concerns, make every effort to contact your teacher as soon as possible.

    Students are expected to be on time for class. If you are late for class, you must arrive with a note from either a counselor, nurse or division administrative assistant in order to be admitted.

    Remember: It is your responsibility to know what your assignments are and when they are due. If assignments are not completed, then no credit will be given.

    Contact Information

    Rao Olayeye (ICT Robotics): 

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  • Cover Work: Friday, January 29

    Digital Distractions

    Students in G7 are often distracted from learning by pop ups, alerts and games on their computers.

    Working in small groups (listed below), appoint 1 person to be your facilitator. This person is responsible for creating a Google Doc and sharing it with the group. The title of the document should be 'Digital Distractions Group__' (fill in your group number). Everyone in the group should take a turn being the 'documenter' and summarizing your group's conversations.

      • Discuss this statement. How true is it? Can you give examples from your own experience to support your opinion? (Names can be changed to protect the guilty).
      • In what ways are digital tools a problem for some G7 students? Give examples and again, names can be changed to protect the guilty!
      • What recommendations would you give to someone who said they were being distracted by their computer or their cell phone? Are their any digital tools that could help them?
      • Consider our current G5 class. What is the most important thing they need to do/ consider in order to be successful, responsible computer users when they enter G6? Design a mini- lesson that you could lead with the G5 students. It may or may not involve using a computer or other digital device. Start with a big idea;

    what do you want the children to know? 

      Your lesson design should have:
      • A beginning, where students are welcomed, and the big idea of the lesson is shared
      • An activity- what would be the best way for students to begin to understand the big idea?
      • An ending- how will you get the students back together and how will you know they have all understood the big idea


    Group 1: Doruk, Alex F, Rodrigo

    Group 2: Joshua, CJ, Alex P

    Group 3: Chad, Aidan, George

    Group 4: Trevor, Madie, Hunter

    Group 5: Pablo, Spencer

    Group 6: Mukund, Nico, Daniel

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