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Educational Technology Standards & Expectations

BASIC OPERATIONS AND CONCEPTS

By the end of Grade 2, each student will:

  1. Understand that people use many types of technologies in their daily lives (e.g., computers, cameras, audio/video players, phones, televisions).
  2. Identify common uses of technology found in daily life.
  3. Recognize, name, and label the major hardware components in a computer system (e.g., computer, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and printer).
  4. Identify the functions of major hardware components in a computer system.
  5. Discuss the basic care of computer hardware and various media types (e.g., diskettes, CDs, DVDs, videotapes).
  6. Use various age-appropriate technologies for gathering information (e.g., dictionaries, encyclopedias, audio/video players, phones, web resources).
  7. Use a variety of age-appropriate technologies for sharing information (e.g., drawing a picture, writing a story).
  8.  Recognize the functions of basic file menu commands (e.g., new, open, close, save, print).
  9. Proofread and edit their writing using appropriate resources including dictionaries and a class developed checklist both individually and as a group.

SOCIAL, ETHICAL, AND HUMAN ISSUES

By the end of Grade 2, each student will:

 Identify common uses of information and communication technologies.Discuss advantages and disadvantages of using technology.

 

  1. Recognize that using a password helps protect the privacy of information.
  2. Discuss scenarios describing acceptable and unacceptable uses of age-appropriate technology (e.g., computers, phones, 911, internet, email) at home or at school.
  3. Discuss the consequences of irresponsible uses of technology resources at home or at school.
  4. Understand that technology is a tool to help complete a task.
  5. Understand that technology is a source of information, learning, and entertainment.
  6.  Identify places in the community where one can access technology.

TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS

By the end of Grade 2, each student will:

  1. Know how to use a variety of productivity software (e.g., word processors, drawing tools, presentation software) to convey ideas and illustrate concepts.
  2. Be able to recognize the best type of productivity software to use for certain age-appropriate tasks (e.g., word processing, drawing, web browsing).
  3. Be aware of how to work with others when using technology tools (e.g., word processors, drawing tools, presentation software) to convey ideas or illustrate simple concepts relating to a specified project.

TECHNOLOGY COMMUNICATIONS TOOLS

 

By the end of Grade 2, each student will

  1. Identify procedures for safely using basic telecommunication tools (e.g., e-mail, phones) with assistance from teachers, parents, or student partners.
  2. Know how to use age-appropriate media (e.g., presentation software, newsletters, word processors) to communicate ideas to classmates, families, and others.
  3. Know how to select media formats (e.g., text, graphics, photos, video), with assistance from teachers, parents, or student partners to communicate and share ideas with classmates, families, and others.

 

TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH TOO

By the end of Grade 2, each student will:

  1. Know how to recognize the Web browser and associate it with accessing resources on the Internet.
  2. Use a variety of technology resources (e.g., CD-ROMs, DVDs, search engines, websites) to locate or collect information relating to a specific curricular topic with assistance from teachers, parents, or student partners.
  3. Interpret simple information from existing age-appropriate electronic databases (e.g., dictionaries, encyclopedias, spreadsheets) with assistance from teachers, parents, or student partners.
  4. Provide a rationale for choosing one type of technology over another for completing a specific task.

TECHNOLOGY PROBLEM-SOLVING AND DECISION-MAKING TOOLS

By the end of Grade 2, each student will:

  1. Discuss how to use technology resources (e.g., dictionaries, encyclopedias, search engines, websites) to solve age-appropriate problems.
  2. Identify ways that technology has been used to address real-world problems (personal or community).

 

 

 

Educational Technology Standards & Expectations

BASIC OPERATIONS AND CONCEPTS

By the end of Grade 5, each student will:

  1. Discuss ways technology has changed life at school and at home.
  2. Discuss ways technology has changed business and government over the years.
  3. Recognize and discuss the need for security applications (e.g., virus detection, spam defense, pop- up blockers, firewalls) to help protect information and to keep the system functioning properly.
  4. Know how to use basic input/output devices and other peripherals (e.g., scanners, digital cameras, video projectors).
  5. Know proper keyboarding positions and touch-typing techniques.
  6. Manage and maintain files on a hard drive or the network.
  7. Demonstrate proper care in the use of hardware, software, peripherals, and storage media.
  8. Know how to exchange files with other students using technology (e.g., e-mail attachments, network file sharing, diskettes, flash drives).
  9. Identify which types of software can be used most effectively for different types of data, for different information needs, or for conveying results to different audiences.
  10. Identify search strategies for locating needed information on the Internet.
  11. Proofread and edit writing using appropriate resources (e.g., dictionary, spell check, grammar check, grammar references, writing references) and grade-level appropriate checklists, both individually and in groups.

SOCIAL, ETHICAL, AND HUMAN ISSUES

By the end of Grade 5, each student will:

  1. Identify cultural and societal issues relating to technology.
  2. Discuss how information and communication technology supports collaboration, productivity, and lifelong learning.
  3. Discuss how various assertive technologies can benefit individuals with disabilities.
  4. Discuss the accuracy, relevance, appropriateness, and bias of electronic information sources.
  5. Discuss scenarios describing acceptable and unacceptable uses of technology (e.g., computers, digital cameras, cell-phones, PDA's, wireless connectivity) and describe consequences of inappropriate use.
  6. Discuss basic issues regarding appropriate and inappropriate uses of technology (e.g., copyright, privacy, file sharing, spam, viruses, plagiarism) and related laws.
  7. Use age-appropriate citing of sources for electronic reports.
  8. Identify appropriate kinds of information that should be shared in public chat rooms.
  9. Identify safety precautions that should be taken while on-line.
  10. Explore various technology resources that could assist in pursuing personal goals.
  11. Identify technology resources and describe how those resources improve the ability to communicate, increase productivity, or help achieve personal goals.

TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS

By the end of Grade 5, each student will:

  1. Know how to use menu options in applications to print, format, add multimedia features; open, save, and manage files; and use various grammar tools (e.g., dictionary, thesaurus, spell-checker).
  2. Know how to insert various objects (e.g., photos, graphics, sound, video) into word processing documents, presentations, or web documents.
  3. Use a variety of technology tools and applications to promote creativity.
  4. Understand that existing (and future) technologies are the result of human creativity.
  5. Collaborate with classmates using a variety of technology tools to plan, organize, and create a group project.

TECHNOLOGY COMMUNICATIONS TOOLS

By the end of Grade 5, each student will:

  1. Use basic telecommunication tools (e.g., e-mail, WebQuests, IM, blogs, chat rooms, web conferencing) for collaborative projects with other students.
  2. Use a variety of media and formats to create and edit products (e.g., presentations, newsletters, brochures, web pages) that communicate information and ideas to various audiences.
  3. Identify how different forms of media and formats may be used to share similar information, depending on the intended audience (e.g., presentations for classmates, newsletters for parents).

TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH TOOLS

By the end of Grade 5 each student will:

  1. Use Web search engines and built-in search functions of other various resources to locate information.
  2. Describe basic guidelines for determining the validity of information accessed from various sources (e.g., web site, dictionary, on-line newspaper, CD-ROM).
  3. Know how to independently use existing databases (e.g., library catalogs, electronic dictionaries, encyclopedias) to locate, sort, and interpret information on an assigned topic.
  4. Perform simple queries on existing databases and report results on an assigned topic.
  5. Identify appropriate technology tools and resources by evaluating the accuracy, appropriateness, and bias of the resource.
  6. Compare and contrast the functions and capabilities of the word processor, database, and spreadsheet for gathering data, processing data, performing calculations, and reporting results

TECHNOLOGY PROBLEM-SOLVING AND DECISION-MAKING TOOLS

By the end of Grade 5, each student will:

  1. Use technology resources to access information that can assist in making informed decisions about everyday matters (e.g., which movie to see, which product to purchase).
  2. Use information and communication technology tools (e.g., calculators, probes, videos, DVDs, educational software) to collect, organize, and evaluate information to assist with solving real-life problems (personal or community).