Hello and welcome! My name is Karen R. White and I teach Digital Innovations at Lincoln Intermediate. I see almost every single student in Lincoln, once a week for almost an hour, as one of their elective classes. Seeing them outside the classroom, whether it be in the hallways, cafeteria or elsewhere is a bonus for me!
In my classroom, there are three main topics I teach for the students, all revolving around the digital world. I teach keyboarding, digital literacy and digital citizenship. During keyboarding, I try to focus the students on using home row so they can type without looking at their fingers. Accuracy and correct hand/finger position is more important than speed. For digital literacy, the students learn the basics of how to operate different computer programs, from word documents all the way to learning how to code. In digital citizenship, my goal is to teach the students to be safe and kind online. They live in a world that becomes more digital every day, so it is very important they can be a good citizen online, just like we want them to be in real life.
My goal for my classroom is that my students learn the skills they need to operate their computer and computer programs, so whether they are in the classroom or not, they can focus on their assignments and goals rather than trying to figure out how to work their computer.