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Third Grade Tech

SISD Standards

(The standards below are essentially the same as the grade 4 standards…SISD believes that this set of standards is comprehensive of what a 3rd and 4th grade student should know depending on their individual developmental stage)

The student demonstrates understanding of the following vocabulary:


Cells - The place where information is held in a spreadsheet. A cell is the  "box" where a column and a row intersect in a spreadsheet.

Columns - The vertical spaces in a spreadsheet.

Copy - Selected text is placed on the internal clipboard; however, the original item still remains on the screen.

Copyright - The legal protection against copying and the specific rights allowing copying given to original works, which may be in printed or photographically or electronically stored words, music, visual arts, and performing arts.  The purpose of copyright is not just to protect the rights, but also to establish the rules under which copies or portions may be made to make a work more widely available.

Cut - The selected text or image is removed from the screen and placed on the internal clipboard.

Download - To transfer a file from another computer to your computer by means of a modem and telephone line (or cable) or network connection.

Entry Bar - This is the place where information is typed into a spreadsheet.

Graphic Tool - The tool used to insert a graphic into a file.  On a tool bar an arrow often represents the graphic tool.

Menu - The choices and commands that are displayed on the screen and can be selected by a user.

Network - Connection system that lets your computer communicate with another computer, printer, hard disk, etc.

Password - A word only you know that you type into the computer to connect to a server, Internet accounts, web sites etc.

Paste - Choosing this menu item places an item from the internal clipboard onto a document.

Printer - The device that takes the text and images sent from the computer and transfers them to paper.

Rows - The horizontal spaces in a spreadsheet.

User Name - The name you use to log on to a computer or the network, usually one you choose or one assigned to you by your service provider.

Server - A computer that provides storage over a network, file saving, email, FTP, etc. Web sites are also access through a “web server”.

Spreadsheet - A software application for number-related information processing.

Text Tool - The tool used to insert text into a file.  On a tool bar, an “A” often represents the text tool.

Troubleshoot - Or “troubleshooting” means to isolate the source of a problem and fix it.  In the case of computer systems, the term troubleshoot is usually used when the problem is suspected to be hardware related.  If the problem is known to be in software the term debug is more commonly used.

Upload - To transfer a file from your computer to another computer by means of a modem and telephone line (or cable) or network connection.


The student demonstrates an understanding of technology by:


3.1 Typing 10 WPM with fingers in the correct position on the home row and sits using proper posture


3.2 Understanding the basic function of the hard drive


3.3 Utilizing copy, cut, paste functions


3.4 Understanding and utilizing the basic command keys


3.5 Identifying basic parts of a spreadsheet


3.6 Entering basic data and creating charts/graphs in spreadsheets


3.7 Understanding grade 3 vocabulary


3.8 Determining which software application to use for a desired outcome


3.9 Manipulating text and graphics for special effects


3.10 Utilizing menus as a method of answering questions, troubleshooting and exploring the limits of the software


3.11 Understanding the basic concepts of networking


3.13 Understanding the concepts and components of the world wide web and can perform basic searches


3.14 Creating basic multimedia presentations


3.15 Understanding the concepts of copyright laws


3.16 Knowing what to do when an inappropriate sites comes up during an Internet search


3.17 Understanding that there are differences between responsible and irresponsible uses of technology


3.18 Reviewing acceptable usage policy and sign the agreement


3.19 Practicing proper care of hardware, software, CDs and other technology equipment


3.20 Explaining how technologies are used in daily life


Nick Higson,
Sep 26, 2011, 2:58 PM