Basic Operations and Concepts
C/T 3-5.1 Demonstrate an operational knowledge of various technologies.
A. Use various types of technology devices to perform learning tasks.
• Use a keyboard, mouse, touchscreen, touchpad, and other input devices to interact with a computer.
• Demonstrate the ability to perform a wide variety of basic tasks using technology, including saving, editing, printing, viewing, and graphing.
B. Communicate about technology with appropriate terminology.
• Use basic technology vocabulary in daily practice.
C/T 3-5.2 Identify and use available technologies to complete specific tasks.
A. Identify the specific uses for various types of technology and digital resources.
• Identify the differences among local, network, and Internet resources and tools.
• Create, edit, and format a document with text and graphics.
• Create and present a multimedia presentation.
• Create and populate a spreadsheet with data.
• Capture and edit a digital image.
• Demonstrate the ability to choose appropriate resources when completing assignments in various content areas.
B. Use content-specific tools, software, and simulations to complete projects.
• Use tools in various content areas as directed by the teacher.
Social and Ethical Issues
C/T 3-5.3 Make responsible decisions—grounded in knowledge of digital safety and security best practices—that pertain to various digital communication tools and methods.
A. Demonstrate knowledge of basic practices related to online safety.
• Use best practices for online safety as defined by the division’s online safety program.
• Demonstrate an understanding of the division’s acceptable use policy and consequences for inappropriate use.
B. Discuss and model responsible behaviors when using information and technology.
• Identify reasons for taking security precautions when using any technology, especially those related to the Internet.
• Demonstrate responsible behavior, such as using strong passwords and avoiding high-risk activities.
• Identify inappropriate or threatening interpersonal situations involving electronic devices and develop strategies to react to them safely.
• Behave appropriately in virtual groups and be proactive in preventing bullying behavior in an environment that provides anonymity to bullies.
C/T 3-5.4 Exhibit personal responsibility for appropriate, legal, and ethical conduct.
A. Understand the need for laws and regulations regarding technology use.
• Model appropriate, legal, and ethical behavior in all technology use and technology-supported environments.
B. Understand the basic principles of the ownership of ideas.
• Demonstrate a basic understanding of “fair use.”
C/T 3-5.5 Demonstrate digital citizenship by actively participating in positive activities for personal and community well-being.
A. Communicate respect for people when participating in group online learning activities.
• Identify ways in which online communications are different from face-to-face communications
• Demonstrate online etiquette when communicating with others.
B. Explore the potential of the Internet as a means of personal learning and the respectful exchange of ideas and products.
• Participate in the creation of digital projects that involve communicating with others.
Technology Research Tools
C/T 3-5.6 Plan and apply strategies for gathering information, using a variety of tools and sources, and reflect on alternate strategies that might lead to greater successes in future projects.
A. Collect information from a variety of sources.
• Conduct research using various types of text- and media-based information.
B. Apply best practices for searching digital resources.
• Apply effective search strategies that will yield targeted information.
• Identify basic indicators that a digital source is likely to be reliable.
C/T 3-5.7 Draw conclusions from research and relate these findings to real-world situations.
A. Use research to support written and oral presentations.
• Apply research derived from digital resources to original work.
• Demonstrate how to cite digital resources when developing nonfiction reports and presentations.
B. Apply knowledge when conducting research to develop accurate and balanced reports.
• Use best practice guidelines for evaluating research results.
Thinking Skills, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
C/T 3-5.8 Practice reasoning skills when gathering and evaluating data.
A. Determine when technology tools are appropriate to solve a problem and make a decision.
• Identify technology resources and tools that can help with decision making.
B. Demonstrate organization and persistence when completing personal and group assignments, activities, and projects.
• Use various productivity tools that help with planning, time management, project goal setting, etc.
C/T 3-5.9 Use models and simulations to understand complex systems and processes.
A. Understand the use of simulations in learning.
• Enhance understanding of concepts and skills by explaining how a simulation differs from and is similar to real life.
B. Use simulations to understand complex concepts.
• Enhance understanding of concepts and skills by using simulations.
Technology Communication Tools
C/T 3-5.10 Communicate effectively with others (e.g., peers, teachers, experts) in collaborative learning situations.
A. Use technology tools for individual and collaborative writing, communication, and publishing activities.
• Produce documents and presentations that demonstrate the ability to edit, reformat, and integrate various tools and media.
B. Participate in communications among different cultures.
• Understand the need to place communication in the context of culture.
C. Assume different roles (e.g., leader/follower, orator/listener) on teams in various situations.
• Recognize that different people on a team bring different technical skills, and understand how that can influence team responsibilities.
• Demonstrate the ability to share technology tools as needed.
C/T 3-5.11 Apply knowledge and skills to generate innovative ideas, products, processes, and solutions.
A. Organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view, use, and assess.
• Understand the various ways in which digital products can be shared.
B. Use technology tools to share original work.
• Use presentation tools to organize and present stories, poems, songs, and other original work.