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: 
5
 
Elements within this Standard
 
Learning Expectation
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 demonstrate proper keyboarding skills using the touch system of keying..
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 special characters) in using keyboard using the touch system
Performance Indicator
 
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 key at a rate of 20 gross words per minute using the proper touch-keying techniques on a 2 minute timed writing.
 
By the end of the fifth grade the student is able to key a simple letter with two paragraphs with no more than two mistakes.
 
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.
Sample Performance Task
 
Using any word processing or keyboard program the students will take a timed keying test to determine their gross words per minute.