Courses of Study: Technical Education

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