Standards Addressed in Fourth Grade
Inquiry, Research, and Problem Solving:
The student will learn a continuous cycle of questioning, gathering, synthesizing, evaluating, and using information individually and collaboratively to create new knowledge and apply it to real world situations.
- Understand the various ways that information is organized and be able to find a wide range of information sources needed to respond to defined questions and needs.
- Understand and use Dewey Decimal System to locate non-fiction materials.
- Use Boolean Operatives to perform searches with multiple keywords.
- Understand how to access and use the library's online databases.
Read, view, listen and communicate in any format for a variety of purposes.
- Use tools for locating print and electronic materials appropriate for their needs.
- Comprehend information gathered from a variety of diverse sources, using different skills required by specific methods of delivery and formats.
Technology Use and Concepts:
Explore multiple technologies, evaluate their suitability for the desired educational or personal task, and apply the tools needed.
- Understand and use technology equipment.
- Perform basic operations of computer and network use.
- Transfer knowledge and adapt strategies from one technology to another.
Ethical Participation in a Global Society:
The student will participate productively in the global learning community and demonstrate safe, ethical, legal and responsible behavior in the use of information and technology
- Understand and follow acceptable use policies and laws regulating use of information.
- Use facilities and equipment respectfully and independently.
- Avoid plagiarism and respect concepts of intellectual property.
*Source: Minnesota Department of Education K-12 Academic Standards: Information and Technology Standards ~ MEMO 2009