Academic Standard

Students will understand basic operations and concepts of technology.
Initiative: 
Tennessee State Standards
Set: 
Computer Technology
Type: 
Standard
Code: 
1.0
Grade range: 
4
 
Elements within this Standard
 
Learning Expectation
1.1 
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the nature and operation of technology systems.
1.2 
Students will exhibit a proficiency in the use of technology.
1.3 
Students will continue development of and master basic skills (alpha numeric and special characters) for using the touch. NOTE: The first 6 to 8 weeks of class will
Accomplishment
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the nature and operation of technology systems.
Students will exhibit a proficiency in the use of technology.
Students will develop basic skills (alpha numeric and symbol characters) in using keyboard using the touch system
Performance Indicator
 
By the end of the fourth grade the student is able to master the correct touch-keying techniques for the alphanumeric keyboard
 
By the end of the fourth grade the student is able to key at a rate of 15 gross words per minute (GWAM) using the proper touchkeying techniques in a one minute timed writing.
 
By the end of the fifth grade the student is able to use keyboards and other common input and output devices (including adaptive devices when necessary) efficiently and
 
By the end of the fifth grade the student is able to discuss common uses of technology in daily life and the advantages and disadvantages those uses provide.
 
By the end of the fifth grade the student is able to demonstrate the proper use of computer and keyboarding terminology
Sample Performance Task
 
Using any word processing or keyboard program the students will take a timed typing test to determine their gross words per minute.
 
Use a technique check sheet to evaluate proper techniques at the keyboard.
 
Perform drills on sentences and paragraph from straight copy.