Research and Information Fluency

This resource is a starting point to help you cover the Technology Application TEKS for 3rd -4th grade.

The 6 strands in the Technology Application TEKS: 

    1. Creativity and innovation,
    2. Communication and collaboration
    3. Research and information fluency
    4. Critical thinking
    5. Digital citizenship
    6. Technology operations and concepts

Link to TEKS

LISD Technology Plan Summary

The overarching goal of the Technology Plan is to ensure that students become future ready through authentic and engaging learning experiences based on the content area TEKS and the Technology Application TEKS.

The Technology Application TEKS for Grades K-5 require that:

    • Students communicate and collaborate both locally and globally to reinforce and promote learning.
    • Students obtain research and information fluency through the acquisition and evaluation of digital content.
    • Students develop critical-thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills by collecting, analyzing, and reporting digital information.
    • Students practice digital citizenship by behaving responsibly while using technology tools and resources. Through the study of technology operations and concepts, students learn technology related terms, concepts, and data input strategies. 
Note: Research techniques have been posted which are appropriate for grades 3-5. They are located under the Research and Information Tab in the Digital Citizenship Grade 4 and 5 Courses.  The Research and Information Tab has resources to assist your students with strategies for searching online,  evaluating the relevance validity of the information they find,  and to  abide by copyright law and the Fair Use Guidelines related to material obtained to create original products.

Technology Applications TEKS Related to Searching Online (Digital Literacy / Research and Information)

(1)  Creativity and innovation. The student uses creative thinking and innovative processes to construct knowledge and develop digital products. The student is expected to:

(A)  create original products using a variety of resources;

(3)  Research and information fluency. The student acquires and evaluates digital content. The student is expected to:
(A)  use various search strategies such as keyword(s); the Boolean identifiers andor, and not; and other strategies appropriate to specific search engines;
(B)  collect and organize information from a variety of formats, including text, audio, video, and graphics;
(C)  validate and evaluate the relevance and appropriateness of information; and

(D)  acquire information appropriate to specific tasks.