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Technology Education, Grade 6 - 8, 2009

1.) Appraise technology systems to determine software and hardware compatibility.

2.) Publish digital products that communicate curriculum concepts.

Examples: Web pages, videos, podcasts, multimedia presentations

3.) Explain how network systems are connected and used.

Examples: file sharing, collaborating, wireless networking

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
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

6.) Select specific digital tools for completing curriculum-related tasks.

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

7.) Demonstrate correct keyboarding techniques.

8.) Identify safe uses of social networking and electronic communication.

•  Recognizing dangers of online predators
•  Protecting personal information online
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
10.) Describe advances in technology and effects of each on the workplace and society.

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

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

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

13.) Use digital tools to formulate solutions to authentic problems.

Examples: electronic graphing tools, probes, spreadsheets

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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