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Technology Education (2009)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
All Resources: 2
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 1
1.) Appraise technology systems to determine software and hardware compatibility.

Technology Education (2009)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
All Resources: 141
Learning Assets: 3
Lesson Plans: 114
Podcasts: 6
Web Resources: 18
2.) Publish digital products that communicate curriculum concepts.

Examples: Web pages, videos, podcasts, multimedia presentations

Technology Education (2009)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
All Resources: 4
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Podcasts: 1
Web Resources: 2
3.) Explain how network systems are connected and used.

Examples: file sharing, collaborating, wireless networking

Technology Education (2009)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
All Resources: 7
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 4
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 3
4.) Determine basic troubleshooting strategies to correct common hardware and software problems.

Examples: checking connections, restarting equipment, creating a backup copy of digital data

•  Describing the importance of antivirus and security software
Technology Education (2009)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
All Resources: 185
Learning Assets: 2
Lesson Plans: 173
Podcasts: 4
Web Resources: 6
5.) Use basic features of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software.

Examples: word processing—reports, letters, brochures

- spreadsheets—discovering patterns, tracking spending, creating budgets

- databases—contact list of addresses and telephone numbers

- presentation software—slideshow

Technology Education (2009)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
All Resources: 109
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 101
Podcasts: 4
Web Resources: 4
6.) Select specific digital tools for completing curriculum-related tasks.

Examples: spreadsheet for budgets, word processing software for essays, probes for data collection

Technology Education (2009)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
All Resources: 20
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 13
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 7
7.) Demonstrate correct keyboarding techniques.

Technology Education (2009)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
All Resources: 34
Learning Assets: 3
Lesson Plans: 11
Podcasts: 5
Web Resources: 15
8.) Identify safe uses of social networking and electronic communication.

•  Recognizing dangers of online predators
•  Protecting personal information online
Technology Education (2009)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
All Resources: 138
Learning Assets: 1
Lesson Plans: 114
Podcasts: 7
Web Resources: 16
9.) Practice responsible and legal use of technology systems and digital content.

Examples: avoiding plagiarism; complying with acceptable-use policies, copyright laws, and fair use standards; recognizing secure Web sites

•  Identifying examples of computer crime and related penalties
Examples: computer crime—phishing, spoofing, virus and worm dissemination, cyberbullying

- penalties—fines, incarceration

•  Citing sources of digital content
Technology Education (2009)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
All Resources: 17
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 12
Podcasts: 2
Web Resources: 3
10.) Describe advances in technology and effects of each on the workplace and society.

Examples: agriculture, manufacturing, medicine, warfare, transportation, communication, education

Technology Education (2009)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
All Resources: 160
Learning Assets: 2
Lesson Plans: 134
Podcasts: 7
Web Resources: 17
11.) Use digital tools and strategies to locate, collect, organize, evaluate, and synthesize information.

Examples: locating—Boolean searches, graphic organizers, spreadsheets, databases

- collecting—probeware, graphing calculators

- organizing—graphic organizers, spreadsheets

- evaluating—reviewing publication dates, determining credibility

- synthesizing—word processing software, concept-mapping software

Technology Education (2009)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
All Resources: 69
Learning Assets: 2
Lesson Plans: 40
Podcasts: 14
Web Resources: 13
12.) Use digital tools to communicate and collaborate at all levels from interpersonal to global.

Examples: instant messages, e-mail, blogs, wikis, collaborative authoring tools, online learning communities

•  Demonstrating digital file transfer
Examples: attaching, uploading, downloading

Technology Education (2009)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
All Resources: 25
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 21
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 4
13.) Use digital tools to formulate solutions to authentic problems.

Examples: electronic graphing tools, probes, spreadsheets

Technology Education (2009)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
All Resources: 65
Learning Assets: 3
Lesson Plans: 33
Podcasts: 11
Web Resources: 18
14.) Use digital tools to generate new ideas, products, or processes.

Examples: ideas—predictions, trends

- products—animation, video

- processes—models, simulations

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