Grades 3-5

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.