Technology Operations and Concepts
- Identify basic parts of various technology systems.
- Identify applications and operations of various technology systems.
Examples: applications—word processing, multimedia presentation software
operations—opening, closing, and saving files
- Using accurate terminology related to technology
Example: “press,” not “hit,” keys
- Using input devices to enter letters, numbers, and symbols
- Using special functions of input devices
Example: keyboard shortcuts
- Labeling storage media
- Removing storage media safely
- Demonstrate correct posture and finger placement while using a technology system.
- Identify safe use of technology systems and applications.
Examples: protecting personal information online, avoiding inappropriate sites, exiting inappropriate sites
- Practice responsible use of technology systems and applications.
Example: maintaining proper settings
- Demonstrating care of digital equipment and media
Examples: washing hands before use, cleaning work area before and after use
- Distinguishing between ethical and unethical uses of others’ work
Examples: avoiding plagiarism, avoiding manipulation of others’ work without
- Identify uses of technology systems in daily living.
Research and Information Fluency
- Use digital tools to access and retrieve information.
Examples: online libraries, multimedia dictionaries, search engines, directories
- Use digital environments to exchange ideas with individuals or groups.
Examples: other states, other countries
- Producing digital works collaboratively
Examples: developing shared writing projects, creating language experience stories
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
- Identify digital tools used for problem solving.
Examples: spell check, digital graphic organizers, electronic drawing programs, simulation software
Creativity and Innovation
- Design original works using digital tools.
Examples: tools—digital drawing tools, music software, word processing software, digital cameras