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Third Grade Computer Literacy and Usage — Computer Technology

Introduction

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1.0   Students will understand basic operations and concepts of technology.

 
Standard 1.0 — Students will understand basic operations and concepts of technology.
 
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 develop basic skills (alpha numeric and special characters) in using keyboard using the touch system .
 
Performance Indicator
By the end of the third grade the student is able to key at a rate of 10 gross words per minute using the proper touch-keying techniques.
 
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.
 

2.0   Students will understand the importance of social, ethical, and human issues associated with technology.

 
Standard 2.0 — Students will understand the importance of social, ethical, and human issues associated with technology.
 
Learning Expectation
Students will understand the ethical, cultural, and societal issues related to technology.
 
Students will practice responsible use of technology systems, information, and software.
 
Students will develop positive attitudes toward technology uses that support lifelong learning, collaboration, personal pursuits, and productivity.
 
Performance Indicator
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 discuss basic issues related to responsible use of technology and describe personal consequences of inappropriate use.
 

3.0   Students will use technology productivity tools.

 
Standard 3.0 — Students will use technology productivity tools.
 
Learning Expectation
Students will use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity.
 
Students will use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced models, prepare publications, and produce other creative works.
 
Performance Indicator
By the end of the fifth grade the student is able to use general purpose productivity tools and peripherals to support personal productivity, remediate skill deficits, and
 
By the end of the fifth grade the student is able to use technology tools (e.g., multimedia authoring, presentation, Web tools, digital cameras, scanners) for individual and
 

4.0   Students will use technology communications tools.

 
Standard 4.0 — Students will use technology communications tools.
 
Learning Expectation
Students will use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences.
 
Students will use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences.
 
Performance Indicator
By the end of the fifth grade the student is able to use technology tools (e.g., multimedia authoring, presentation, Web tools, digital cameras, scanners) for individual and
 
By the end of the fifth grade the student is able to use telecommunications efficiently to access remote information, communicate with others in support of direct and
 
By the end of the fifth grade the student is able to use telecommunications and online resources (e.g., e-mail, online discussions, Web environments) to participate in
 

5.0   Students will select and use appropriate technology research tools.

 
Standard 5.0 — Students will select and use appropriate technology research tools.
 
Learning Expectation
Students will use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources.
 
Students will use technology tools to process data and report results.
 
Students will evaluate and select new information resources and technological innovations based on the appropriateness for specific tasks.
 
Performance Indicator
By the end of the fifth grade the student is able to use a variety of technology resources for problem solving, self-directed learning, and extended learning activities.
 
By the end of the fifth grade the student is able to determine which technology is useful and select the appropriate tool(s) and technology resources to address a variety of
 

6.0   Students will utilize technology problem-solving and decision-making tools.

 
Standard 6.0 — Students will utilize technology problem-solving and decision-making tools.
 
Learning Expectation
Students will use technology resources for solving problems and making informed decisions.
 
Students will employ technology in the development of strategies for solving problems in the real world.
 
Performance Indicator
By the end of the fifth grade the student is able to use technology resources for problem solving, self-directed learning, and extended learning activities.
 
By the end of the fifth grade the student is able to determine which technology is useful and select the appropriate tool(s) and technology resources to address a variety of
 
By the end of the fifth grade the student is able to evaluate the accuracy, relevance, appropriateness, comprehensiveness, and bias of electronic information sources.
 
 
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