The IT Department of Üsküdar SEV Middle school aims to raise digitally literate students who can effectively use IT tools, and use correct and reliable sources to make researches, follow recent trends and technologies to develop their problem-solving skills.  In line with these aims, our students as digitally literates, will be able to prepare their homework, use the correct sources by giving appropriate references, visit web sites from reliable sources and master the basic computer and coding skills. 

 

As a unit of SEV family, to up skill students in technology to keep pace with today’s changing and developing world is in the forefront. Students starting from the preschool are introduced to the computer science and reach to a level of mastering the coding, digital citizenship, internet safety and ethics, search techniques web 2.0, basic design (2D-3D) and MAKER tools by the time they graduate.   Students   as from grade 4,   use online (Google Suite) tools to develop collaborative projects and present them to their friends

 

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP

Digital citizenship lessons are being taught at all grade levels in the first term of every school year. National and International sources (Kesf@ Project, CommonSenseMedia, etc.) are used to provide digital citizenship and internet safety skills. Students are informed and provided activities on the following subjects appropriate to their age levels

·         Digital Confidentiality and Safety

  • Self-expression and Digital Identity
  • Become part of Internet Culture
  • Plagiarism and Respect for Others Studies  
  • Cyberbullying

 

 

CODING STUDIES

 

Students as from the preschool, are introduced to coding activities to improve algorithmic, problem solving and critical thinking skills.  Some of our coding activities are as follows:

·         Cubetto

  • Code.org
  • Tynker
  • Scratch Jr
  • All Can Code 
  • Scratch
  • BB8-Parrot-Sphero Coding
  • Mbot Coding
  • Vex Coding

 

 

MAKER STUDIES

The Maker Movement is a cultural trend that has gained momentum in the last years.  Along with this movement, students at young ages, develop the understanding of “do-it- yourself” and express ideas and opinions in a sophisticated manner.  Through maker studies included into our curriculum, we aim to bring students to a level of developing multilateral thinking and problem solving skills, for adapting to today’s changing and developing world.