Basic Operations and Concepts

1. Students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature
and operation of technology systems. Students are proficient in the use of technology.

K-3 Objectives

K-3 Performance Indicators

* Use input devices for computers such as the mouse, keyboard, and microphone and various information storage devices such as disk drives. *Floppy disk and CD-ROM parts, insert, eject, Know how to handle and load properly
*Mouse, What is it? Point, click, drag
*Keyboard parts and features, finger positions, space bar, tab, shift, delete
*Use a variety of media and technology resources for directed and independent learning activities and the creation of products. *Kid Pix, Claris 4.0, Claris for Kids, Easybook, Jumpstart, CD-ROM Interactive Stories, Kid Keys, Sim Town, Widget Workshop, and Hyperstudio software are used
*Internet and school web page also utilized
*Communicate appropriate terminology for technology tools and concepts. *Computer parts, Identify icons, can print
*Cut, copy, paste, highlight text, format text, Change document orientation, fonts, size
*Demonstrate proper care, procedures for hardware and software devices. *Respect for computers
*Following computer rules

4-6 Objectives

4-6 Performance Indicators

*Use keyboard commands, menu commands, toolbars, and other navigational tools in the operation of software that extends beyond minimal functions (e.g., advanced word processing skills, more complex graphics manipulation, automated macro functions, etc.) *Can complete all of k-3 performance indicators plus *Start, restart, shutdown computer, keyboard shortcuts, open/close windows
*Open program, access/ select tools
*Save files, retrieve flies,
*Use Spell check, thesaurus
*Use spreadsheet and create charts, word wrap
*Identify and understand the differences between non-networked and networked computers. *Use of Chooser, AppleShare, Server, and internet


Social, Ethical and Human Issues

2. Students understand the ethical, cultural, and societal issues related to technology. Students practice responsible use of technology systems, information, and software.

K-3 Objectives

K-3 Performance Indicator

*Work as a contributing member of a team (which can include peers and others) when using technology in the classroom. *Class participation
*Finished product
*Describe and personally demonstrate positive social and ethical behaviors when using technology or as a means of communication or creating a product or service. *Signed and understand Acceptable user policy
*Respect Copyright laws,
*Cite their sites
*Give reasons for exercising appropriate caution when using the Internet. *Evaluates electronic information
*Describe and demonstrate the ability to practice responsible use of technology systems and software. *Using Computer do's / don'ts

4-6 Objectives

4-6 Performance Indicator

*Identify and take a position on basic issues related to responsible use of technology and information, and describe personal consequences of inappropriate use. *Signed and understand, and can explain Acceptable user policy, Evaluates electronic information, Respect Copyright laws, Cite their sites
*Give examples of common uses of technology in daily life and the advantages and disadvantages of those uses. *Uses or understands uses of E-mail, Internet, computers, digital cameras, scanners, VCR, TV,
*Can explain the capabilities and limitations of the different technological media and how they influence the communication of messages.  


Technology as a Tool for Productivity

3. Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity.Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced models,
preparing publications, and producing other creative works.

K-3 Objectives

K-3 Performance Indicators

*Create appropriate multimedia products and presentations appropriate to own developmental level. *Create Kid Pix Slide Shows *Use Paint, draw and graphics and graphic tools: eraser, pencil, paint bucket, spray can, shapes
*Completed Projects
*Know features and uses of current and emerging technology. *Knows iMacs, Alpha Smarts,etc.
*Use similar technology resources (e.g., puzzles, logical thinking programs, writing tools, digital cameras, drawing tools) for problem solving, communication, and illustration of thoughts, ideas, and stories. *Use of digital cameras, Software-Claris 4.0, Claris for Kids, Easybook, and Kid Pix, and the internet
*Completed products

4-6 Objectives

4-6 Performance Indicators

*Use general purpose productivity tools (word processor, spreadsheet, and database) and peripherals to support personal productivity, and to facilitate learning throughout the curriculum and to remediate skill deficits. *Use of software-Claris 4.0, Student Writing center, HyperStudio, and Easybook, Use reflexed in Science fair products
*Use of Scanners, Digital cameras, projector, TV,
*Completed products
*Use technology tools (e.g., multimedia authoring, presentation, web tools, digital cameras, scanners) for individual and collaborative writing, communication, and publishing activities to create knowledge products for
audiences inside and outside the classroom environments, web tools) to support learning and research.
*Completed products include video clips, graphics or sound clips
*Appropriate use of equipment
*Apply productivity/ multimedia tools and peripherals to support personal and group productivity and collaboration and learning throughout the curriculum. *Completed products include video clips, graphics or sound clips and reflex group participation in different subject areas


Technology as a Tool for Communications

4. Students use technology to communicate, to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences. Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences.

K-3 Objectives

K-3 Performance Indicators

*Access, process, organize, and communicate information using the appropriate technology communication tools to gather information and to communicate with others (e.g., using e-mail, the Internet, video, telephone,
word-processor or paper-and pencil to create a class poster on a selected theme).
*Access internet, Retrieve and evaluate information, cite their sites and complete product: Ex:Research reports, bookmarks, Time lines, news papers,
*Participate is creating a group video, adding dialogue, storyboards
*Describe various technology tools and their functions in communications *Understand and use electronic bookmarks, browsers, URL, web sites, and Boolean word search

4-6 Objectives

4-6 Performance Indicators

*Use telecommunications efficiently and effectively to access remote information and communicate with others in support of directed and independent learning and for pursuit of personal interests. *Complete online projects with students from other schools *Create 30 second videos in groups that include storyboards, dialogue, editing, music and transitions
*Explain the advantages and disadvantages in the use of various technologies to deliver information for a target audience (e.g.,compare communication through video over mass media, e-mail over the Internet, CD-ROM, or person-to-person)  

Technology as a Tool for Research

5. Students use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources. Students use technology tools to process data and report results. Students evaluate and select new information resources and technological innovations based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.

K-3 Objectives

K-3 Performance Indicators

*Identify and use print and electronic sources of databases in the collection, organization, and display of data *Create a project including bibliography from information collected from electronic sources
*Process information retrieved electronically (e.g., retrieving some statistical information over the Internet and turning the information into a chart or graph). *Use electronic resources to create a graph

4-6 Objectives

4-6 Performance Indicators

*Determine appropriate technology tools for accessing information and resources. *Access, save, and retrieve information without help to complete a project
*Develop media literacy by identifying the source of information and the point of view presented for analysis of any bias (e.g.,distinguishes whether material retrieved over the Internet is factor opinion and whether the source is primary or secondary). *Cite their sites
*Skim articles for major ideas, Capture information and transfer notes


Technology as a Tool for Problem-Solving and Decision-Making

6. Students use technology resources for solving problems and making informed decisions. Students employ technology in the development of strategies for solving problems in the real world.

K-3 Objectives

K-3 Performance Indicators

*Describe and explain a simple information system that has input, process, output and feedback. *Complete Widget Workshop simulated projects

4-6 Objectives

4-6 Performance Indicators

*Give examples of how technology can be used in everyday life to solve problems and influence decisions we make.  
*Describe how technology affects our world, our society, and ourselves.  
*Construct technological information systems which use input, process, output and feedback. *Build robots in groups and explain process
*Complete Widget Workshop simulated projects