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Technology Education, Grade K - 2, 2009

1.) Identify basic parts of various technology systems.

•  Naming input and output devices
Examples: input—keyboard, stylus

- output—printer

2.) Identify applications and operations of various technology systems.

Examples: applications—word processing, multimedia presentation software

- operations—opening, closing, and saving files

•  Using accurate terminology related to technology
Example: "press," not "hit," keys

•  Using input devices to enter letters, numbers, and symbols
•  Using special functions of input devices
Example: keyboard shortcuts

•  Labeling storage media
•  Removing storage media safely
3.) Demonstrate correct posture and finger placement while using a technology system.

4.) Identify safe use of technology systems and applications.

Examples: protecting personal information online, avoiding inappropriate sites, exiting inappropriate sites

5.) Practice responsible use of technology systems and applications.

Example: maintaining proper settings

•  Demonstrating care of digital equipment and media
Examples: washing hands before use, cleaning work area before and after use

•  Distinguishing between ethical and unethical use of others' work
Examples: avoiding plagiarism, avoiding manipulation of others' work without permission

6.) Identify uses of technology systems in daily living.

7.) Use digital tools to access and retrieve information.

Examples: online libraries, multimedia dictionaries, search engines, directories

•  Evaluating accuracy of digital content
Example: determining fact versus opinion

8.) Use digital environments to exchange ideas with individuals or groups.

Examples: other states, other countries

•  Producing digital works collaboratively
Examples: developing shared writing projects, creating language experience stories

9.) Identify digital tools used for problem solving.

Examples: spell check, digital graphic organizers, electronic drawing programs, simulation software

10.) Design original works using digital tools.

Examples: tools—digital drawing tools, music software, word processing software, digital cameras


Technology Education, Grade 3 - 5, 2009

1.) Use input and output devices of technology systems.

Examples: input—recording devices, keyboards, touchscreens

- output—printers

•  Demonstrating ergonomics relative to technology systems
•  Demonstrating correct keyboarding techniques
•  Demonstrating safe removal of storage media
2.) Use various technology applications, including word processing and multimedia software.

•  Using navigational features commonly found in technology applications
•  Identifying digital file types
3.) Identify common hardware and software problems.

•  Determining basic troubleshooting strategies to correct hardware and software problems
4.) Identify various operating systems of technology devices.

5.) Practice safe use of technology systems and applications.

Examples: protecting personal information online, avoiding inappropriate sites, exiting inappropriate sites

6.) Describe social and ethical behaviors related to technology use.

Examples: social—developing positive attitudes for using technology collaboratively

- ethical—citing sources of text and digital content, avoiding plagiarism, avoiding manipulation of others' work without permission

•  Describing the global nature of the Internet
•  Following local acceptable-use policies regarding technology
•  Identifying intrusive applications, including worms, viruses, spyware, and pop-up advertisements
7.) Explain the influence of technology on society.

Examples: multiple digital communities, medical and agricultural advancements

8.) Collect information from a variety of digital sources.

Examples: online libraries, multimedia dictionaries

•  Using technology tools to organize information
•  Demonstrating efficient Internet search strategies
Example: keyword search

•  Evaluating electronic resources for reliability based on publication date, bias, accuracy, and source credibility
9.) Use technology tools to organize, interpret, and display data.

Examples: spreadsheets, databases, electronic graphing tools

10.) Use digital environments to collaborate and communicate.

Examples: publishing online journals, sharing presentations, contributing to online discussions, communicating with experts

•  Producing digital works collaboratively
Examples: developing shared writing projects and group multimedia projects

11.) Use digital tools to analyze authentic problems.

Examples: electronic graphing tools, concept-mapping software

12.) Create a product using digital tools.

Examples: products—digital story, podcast, digital artwork


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


Technology Education, Grade 9 - 12, Computer Applications, 2009

1.) Explain data encryption procedures.

2.) Diagnose hardware and software problems.

Examples: viruses, error messages

•  Applying strategies to correct malfunctioning hardware and software
•  Performing routine hardware maintenance
•  Describing the importance of antivirus and security software
3.) Demonstrate advanced technology skills, including compressing, converting, importing, exporting, and backing up files.

•  Transferring data among applications
•  Demonstrating digital file transfer
Examples: attaching, uploading, downloading

4.) Utilize advanced features of word processing software, including outlining, tracking changes, hyperlinking, and mail merging.

5.) Utilize advanced features of spreadsheet software, including creating charts and graphs, sorting and filtering data, creating formulas, and applying functions.

6.) Utilize advanced features of multimedia software, including image, video, and audio editing.

7.) Utilize advanced features of database software, including merging data, sorting, filtering, querying, and creating reports.

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

•  Recognizing dangers of online predators
•  Protecting personal information online
Example: recognizing risk of identity theft

9.) Practice ethical and legal use of technology systems and digital content.

•  Explaining consequences of illegal and unethical use of technology systems and digital content
Examples: cyberbullying, plagiarism

•  Interpreting copyright laws and policies with regard to ownership and use of digital content
•  Citing sources of digital content using a style manual
Examples: Modern Language Association (MLA), American Psychological Association (APA)

10.) Analyze capabilities and limitations of current and emerging technologies.

•  Assessing effects of technology on culture, economics, politics, and the environment
•  Comparing capabilities of various technologies to address personal, social, lifelong learning, and career needs
11.) Critique digital content for validity, accuracy, bias, currency, and relevance.

12.) Use digital tools to publish curriculum-related content.

Examples: Web page authoring software, coding software, wikis, blogs, podcasts

13.) Demonstrate collaborative skills using curriculum-related content in digital environments.

Examples: completing assignments online; interacting with experts and peers in a structured, online learning environment

14.) Use digital tools to defend solutions to authentic problems.

Example: disaggregating data electronically

15.) Forecast technology innovations based on trends.

16.) Create a product that integrates information from multiple software applications.

Example: pasting spreadsheet-generated charts into a presentation

17.) Create an interactive digital product using programming logic.

Examples: products—digital games, interactive learning tools

- programming logic—"if-then" statements, authoring software

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