Standards Identified with Projects

Standard 1: Demonstrate a sound understanding of basic operations and concepts of technology systems
Grade 4
Grade 5


1.1 Know how to use keyboards and other common input and output devices (including adaptive devices when necessary); access network resources (e.g., printers, fileservers); and use common peripherals (e.g., scanners, digital probes, digital cameras, video projectors).
3/7
7/8


1.2 Students recognize, discuss, and visually represent ways technology has changed life and work at school and in the home, community, business, industry, and government over the past three decades.
7/5
7


1.3 Identify and know how to use Menu options in application programs to develop text, graphic, spreadsheet, and Web documents; save, print, format, and add multimedia features; store, access, and manage files; and use dictionary, thesaurus, and spelling and grammar tools.
6/7/1
1/7/8/9


1.4 Know proper keyboarding position and technique to touch type using the correct hands for alphabetic, numeric, and special purpose keys (arrows, escape, backspace, delete, caps lock, and control); and know how to use these keys and the Edit Menu items to correct errors in a document.
6
9


1.5 Identify characteristics suggesting that the computer needs upgraded system or application software, virus detection software, or spam defense software to protect the information and functioning of the technology system.
N/A
N/A


1.6 Identify basic software commands used to manage and maintain computer files on a hard drive, diskette, or CD-ROM; manage and maintain their files on a network; and know how to exchange files with other students and the teacher via network file-sharing and e-mail attachments.
7/1
1/7/8


1.7 Identify correct terminology used to describe basic hardware, software, and networking functions, and to discuss the functions, processes, and/or procedures applied in common use of these technology resources.
4/5
4


Standard 2: Understand the social, ethical, and human issues related to technology




2.1 Identify issues related to how information and communication technology supports collaboration, personal productivity, lifelong learning, and assistance for students with disabilities.
5



2.2 Discuss basic issues related to responsible use of technology and information, identify scenarios describing acceptable and unacceptable computer use, and describe personal consequences of inappropriate use.
5
9


2.3 Identify software or technology-delivered access that is valuable to them, and describe how it improves their ability to communicate, be productive, or achieve personal goals.
5
9


Standard 3: Demonstrate use of technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity




3.1 Identify and apply common productivity software features such as menus and toolbars to plan, create, and edit word processing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.
1/6/7
1/7/9


3.2 Know procedures for importing and manipulating pictures, images, and charts in word processing documents and spreadsheets, presentations, and other creative works.
1/6/7
1/7/9


Standard 4: Demonstrate competence in the use of technology communications tools




4.1 Identify telecommunications tools (email, online discussions, Web environments) and online resources for collaborative projects with other students inside and outside the classroom who are studying similar curriculum-related content.
7/5
7/9


4.2 Identify a variety of media and formats to create and edit products (e.g., presentations, newsletters, Web pages, portable document format) that communicate syntheses of information and ideas from the curriculum to multiple audiences.
6/7
7/9


Standard 5: Demonstrate competence in the use of technology research tools




5.1 Describe steps for using common Web search engines and basic search functions of other technology resources to locate information, and guidelines for evaluating information from a variety of sources for its relevance to the curriculum.
6
9


5.2 Describe how to perform basic queries designed to process data and report results on assigned topics in the curriculum.
1
1


5.3 Identify, record, and organize information on assigned topics in the curriculum by selecting and using appropriate information and communication technology tools and resources (e.g., slide show, timeline software, database, conceptual mapping).
6
8


Standard 6: Demonstrate competence in the use of technology in problem-solving and decision-making




6.1 Know how to apply their knowledge of problem solving tools to select appropriate technology tools and resources to solve a specific problem or make a decision.
6
8


6.2 Know how to select and use information and communication technology tools and resources to collect, organize, and evaluate information relevant to a real world problem.
6
8/9



1 = Our Class
2 = Longitude and Latitude
3 = Keyboarding
4 = Hardware Lesson
5 = Technology in Society
6 = Asian Project
7 = E-Portfolio
8 = Inspiration
9 = Weather Unit