Technology Benchmarks

 

K-4 Technology Benchmarks

  1. Basic Operations and Concepts
  2. Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
  3. Technology Productivity Tools
  4. Technology Communication Tools
  5. Technology Research Tools
  6. Technology Problem-solving and Decision Making

* All grades need to practice and extend competencies of previous grade levels.
* Numbers in parenthesis after the benchmark indicate coordinating standard(s).

Kindergarten

  1. Identify 6 parts-keyboard, monitor, CPU, disk drive, mouse & printer. (1)
  2. Turn on computer system (or power strip), learn to load and remove CD's, and learn to run a program from the Start Menu. (1)
  3. Run simple programs (basic instructions on screen- e.g. Reader Rabbit, Word Munchers, Living Books, WiggleWorks etc.) (1)
  4. Know proper procedures for exiting from a file or program and for shutting down the computer. (2)
  5. Work cooperatively and collaboratively with peers when using technology in the classroom. (2)
  6. Demonstrate responsible use of technology (wait for hourglass, close programs and pop ups…) (2)
  7. Communicate ideas using pictures and/or words (i.e. Paint, WiggleWorks, Kidspiration, KidPix etc.) (3, 4)
  8. Use developmentally appropriate books to support learning. (5)
  9. Solve computer problems using developmentally appropriate and accurate terminology (6)
  10. Use technology resources (i.e. puzzles, logical thinking programs) for problem solving. (6)

Grade 1

  1. Begin to use proper posture. (1)
  2. Identify memory devices (i.e. CD-Rom, H drive, C drive…) (1)
  3. Use shift, backspace, arrows, Enter key, letter keys, number keys, and punctuation keys. (1)
  4. Develop positive attitudes toward technology. (2)
  5. Begin to read and follow on screen directions (3)
  6. Type/Draw and Print simple stories (i.e. using WiggleWorks, MS Word, Paint, Kidspiration…) (4,6)
  7. Awareness of electronic resources (i.e. websites, encyclopedia, CD ROMs) (5)

Grade 2

  1. Begin to use proper keyboarding techniques (i.e. two hands on keyboard) (1)
  2. Use Word processing programs (3, 4)
  3. Type and print simple stories (i.e. using WiggleWorks, MS Word, Kidspiration…) (4, 6)
  4. Use of electronic resources (i.e. websites, encyclopedias, CD ROMs…) (5)

Grade 3

  1. Use proper keyboarding techniques (i.e. left-right hand placement, use home row keys…) (1)
  2. Demonstrate ability to name, save, retrieve, and print saved work. (2)
  3. Use formatting skills for word processing (i.e. bold, capital letters, indentations) (3, 4)
  4. Demonstrate ability to conduct searches using electronic catalogs (5)
  5. Understand concept and use of websites (5, 6)

Grade 4

  1. Evaluate websites for appropriate use. (2)
  2. Use word-processing and editing skills (i.e. spell checker, thesaurus, cut, copy, and paste,) (3, 4)
  3. Begin to use, cite, and evaluate electronic resources/references tools. (5)
  4. Exposure to emerging technologies including specialized input devices (i.e. microscopes, digital cameras, science probes, Palm handhelds…) (5, 6)

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5-6 Technology Benchmarks

  1. Basic Operations and Concepts
  2. Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
  3. Technology Productivity Tools
  4. Technology Communication Tools
  5. Technology Research Tools 6. Technology Problem-solving and Decision Making

* All grades need to practice and extend competencies of previous grade levels.
* Numbers in parenthesis after the benchmark indicate coordinating standard(s).

Grade 5

  1. Use keyboards and other common input/output devices efficiently and effectively. (1)
  2. Discuss common uses of technology in daily life (advantages and disadvantages). (1, 2)
  3. Discuss basic issues related to responsible use of technology and information and describe personal consequences of inappropriate use. (2)
  4. Extend the use of technology tools to support personal productivity, remediate skill deficits, and facilitate learning throughout the curriculum (ex. word processing, graphics, charts, tables, Cornerstone). (3)
  5. Determine which technology is useful and select the appropriate tool(s) and technology resources to address a variety of tasks and problems. (5, 6)
  6. Evaluate the accuracy, relevance, appropriateness, comprehensiveness, and bias of electronic information sources. (6)
  7. Use telecommunications to investigate curriculum related problems, issues, and information (ex. Internet, Virtual Field Trips). (4, 5)

Grade 6

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of concepts underlying hardware, software, and connectivity, and of practical applications to learning and problem solving. (1)
  2. Awareness of current changes in information technologies and the effect those changes have on society.
  3. Develop basic trouble-shooting skills. (1)
  4. Exhibit legal and ethical behaviors when using information and technology and discuss consequences of misuse. (2)
  5. Design, develop, publish and present products using technology resources that demonstrate and communicate concepts to audiences. (4, 5, 6)
  6. Research and evaluate the accuracy, relevance, appropriateness, comprehensiveness, and bias of electronic information sources. (2, 3, 5, 6)
  7. Select and use appropriate tools and technology resources to accomplish a variety of tasks and solve problems. (5, 6)
  8. Use telecommunications and online resources to participate in collaborative problem-solving activities for the purpose of developing solutions or products for audiences. (3, 4, 5)

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7-8 Technology Benchmarks

  1. Basic Operations and Concepts
  2. Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
  3. Technology Productivity Tools
  4. Technology Communication Tools
  5. Technology Research Tools 6. Technology Problem-solving and Decision Making

* All grades need to practice and extend competencies of previous grade levels.
* Numbers in parenthesis after the benchmark indicate coordinating standard(s).

GRADES 7 - 8

All students should have opportunities to demonstrate the following performances:

  1. Apply strategies for identifying and solving routine hardware and software problems that occur during everyday use. (1)
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of current changes in information technologies and the effect those changes have on the workplace and society. (2)
  3. Exhibit legal and ethical behaviors when using information and technology, and discuss consequences of misuse. (2)
  4. Use content-specific tools, software, and simulations to support learning and research. (3, 5)
  5. Apply productivity/multimedia/ telecommunications tools and peripherals to support personal productivity, group collaboration, and learning throughout the curriculum. (3, 6)
  6. Design, develop, publish, and present products using technology resources that demonstrate and communicate curriculum concepts. (4, 5, 6)
  7. Select and use appropriate technology resources to accomplish a variety of tasks and solve problems. (5, 6)
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of concepts underlying hardware and software and their practical applications to learning and problem solving. (1, 6)

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9-12 Technology Benchmarks

  1. Basic Operations and Concepts
  2. Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
  3. Technology Productivity Tools
  4. Technology Communication Tools
  5. Technology Research Tools 6. Technology Problem-solving and Decision Making

* All grades need to practice and extend competencies of previous grade levels.
* Numbers in parenthesis after the benchmark indicates coordinating standard(s).

Grades 9-12

  1. Make informed choices among technology systems, resources, and services to address personal, lifelong learning and workplace needs. (1, 2)
  2. Practice and advocate for legal and ethical behaviors among peers, family, and community regarding the use of technology and information. (2)
  3. Use technology tools and resources for managing, communicating, and presenting personal/professional information. (3, 4)
  4. Routinely and efficiently use online information resources to meet needs for collaboration, research, publications, communications, and productivity. (4, 5, 6)
  5. Select and apply technology tools for research, information analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making in content learning. (4, 5)
  6. Investigate and apply simulations in real-world situations. (4, 5, 6)

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NETS (National Education Technology Standards)

  1. Basic operations and concepts
    • Students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of technology systems.
    • Students are proficient in the use of technology.
  2. Social, ethical, and human issues
    • Students understand the ethical, cultural, and societal issues related to technology.
    • Students practice responsible use of technology systems, information, and software.
    • Students develop positive attitudes toward technology uses that support lifelong learning, collaboration, personal pursuits, and productivity.
  3. Technology productivity tools
    • Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity.
    • Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced models, prepare publications, and produce other creative works.
  4. Technology communications tools
    • Students use telecommunications 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.
  5. Technology research tools
    • 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 for specific tasks.
  6. Technology problem-solving and decision-making tools
    • 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.

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Dr. Thomas J. Douglas
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