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Technology Standards for All Students--Bellingham School District

http://www.bham.wednet.edu

Students at all grade levels, K-12 will
  1. Understand basic technology operations and concepts.
  2. Demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of technology systems, including networked environments.

    Develop sufficient technical skills to successfully use, troubleshoot and maintain the technology and telecommunications tools in daily life, work situations, and learning environments.

    Discriminate among a variety of technologies and media to select appropriate technology for specific purposes.

  3. Use technology responsibly and ethically.
  4. Understand the ethical, cultural, environmental, and societal implications of technology and telecommunications.

    Practice responsible use of technology systems, information, and software.

  5. Use technology to communicate effectively and creatively.
  6. Use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences.

    Use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences.

    Create, produce, and present ideas in a variety of forms, including text, video, graphics, and conversation.

  7. Use technology for thinking, learning, and producing.
  8. Construct new meaning and knowledge by combining and synthesizing different types of information.

    Use computer modeling, image processing, simulations, and data manipulation to develop understanding.

    Use content specific software to enhance learning.

    Use a variety of tools for quality production.

  9. Use technology for research, problem solving, and decision-making.

Use technology to locate, evaluate, collect, and organize information from a variety of sources.

Review information analytically and transform it into useful knowledge to solve problems.

Work with group to collaboratively solve a problem and present results.

Grades K-2: Performance Indicators

1.  Understand basic technology operations and concepts.

  • Successfully operate computers, VCR's, printers, audiotapes, and other technologies.
  • Use appropriate terminology in describing technology.
  • Use multimedia resources (interactive books, software, encyclopedias) to support learning.
  • Develop skills in basic computer operations (keyboard functions, logon, logoff, mouse techniques.)

2.  Use technology responsibly and ethically.

  • Cooperate with others while using technology.
  • Care for technology equipment and use it safely.
  • Demonstrate positive and ethical social behavior when using technology (follow rules.)

3.  Use technology to communicate effectively and creatively.

  • Create documents using word processing and desktop publishing software.
  • Enhance documents with graphics, including clip art and original artwork, using paint, chart, and draw programs.
  • Make a presentation, using technology.
  • Share information with others using data networks and telecommunications (telephone, and email with class).

4.  Use technology for thinking, learning, and producing.

  • Use a variety of technology resources to support learning (lessons on public drives.)

5.  Use technology for research, problem solving, and decision-making.

  • Use technology to research a problem or decision to be made.
  • Use technology to locate, evaluate and collect information (electronic encyclopedias, library catalog, selected Internet sites, magazines)
  • Use key words as a search strategy.
  • Work with a team to find information, make decisions, and create a product.

 Grades 3-5: Performance Indicators

 

1.  Understand basic technology operations and concepts.

  • Apply strategies for identifying and solving routine hardware and software problems that occur during everyday use.
  • Select and use appropriate tools and technology resources to accomplish a variety of tasks
  • Demonstrate an understanding of concepts underlying hardware, software, and connectivity.
  • Develop keyboarding skills. Use home row fingering position with appropriate fingering stretches, keyboarding faster than handwriting (approximately 20 wpm.)
  • Navigate computer systems (organize documents into folders, move between different applications.)

2.  Use technology responsibly and ethically.

  • Cooperate with others while using technology. Demonstrate respect for privacy and work of others.
  • Care for technology equipment and use it safely.
  • Demonstrate positive and ethical social behavior when using technology (follow rules)
  • Understand basics of copyright law of ownership of information and copyright law.
  • Understand how technology is used daily in industry, business and education.

3. Use technology to communicate effectively and creatively.

  • Create written documents using writing process steps, word processing skills, and publishing programs.
  • Revise documents using word processing program features, including spell checking.
  • Enhance document with graphics, including clip art and original artwork, using paint and draw programs.
  • Use a spreadsheet to create tables, graphs and charts, and explain what each means.
  • Communicate ideas by creating and delivering a presentation.
  • Communicate with others using email. Develop good habits for managing email.
  1. Use technology for thinking, learning, and producing.
  • Use a variety of media and technology resources for directed and independent learning activities in the curriculum areas (lessons on public drives, online research projects.)
  • Use a database to sort and analyze information

 

  1. Use technology for research, problem solving, and decision-making.
  • Use technology to research a problem or decision to be made and work with a team to create a product.
  • Use technology to locate, evaluate, collect, and organize information (electronic encyclopedias, library catalog, selected Internet sites, magazines)
  • Use key words as a search strategy for locating information.

 

 

Grades 6-8: Performance Indicators

1. Understand basic technology operations and concepts.

  • Apply strategies for identifying and solving routine hardware and software problems that occur during everyday use.
  • Select and use appropriate tools and technology resources to accomplish a variety of tasks
  • Demonstrate an understanding of concepts underlying hardware, software, and connectivity.
  • Develop keyboarding skills to 20-25 wpm with 90% accuracy on timed test.
  • Demonstrate and use ergonomically appropriate posture and techniques to perform tasks.
  • Navigate computer systems (organize documents into folders on h:drive, move between different applications, use program help and navigation aids.)

 

2. Use technology responsibly and ethically.

  • Cooperate with others while using technology.
  • Care for technology equipment and use it safely.
  • Demonstrate legal and ethical behaviors when using information and technology, and discuss consequences of misuse.
  • Demonstrate understanding of intellectual property and copyright law by properly crediting work of self and others. Identify examples of copyright violations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current changes in information technologies and the effect those changes have on the workplace and society.
  • Identify technological skills needed for jobs.
  • Research the accuracy and relevance of information sources.

3.  Use technology to communicate effectively and creatively.

  • Create multi-page documents using writing process steps, word processing skills, and publishing programs.
  • Revise documents using word processing program features, including spell checking, thesaurus, and grammar checker. Use advanced editing and text formatting.
  • Enhance document with graphics, including clip art and original artwork, using paint and draw programs.
  • Use a spreadsheet to create tables, graphs and charts, and explain what each means.
  • Design, develop, publish, and present products (i.e. presentations, web pages, documents, videotapes) for a variety of audiences.
  • Communicate with others using email. Develop good habits for managing email.

 4.  Use technology for thinking, learning, and producing.

  • Use a variety of media and technology resources for directed, group, and independent learning activities to support learning.
  • Use content-specific tools, software, and simulations (environmental probes, graphing calculators, exploratory environments, Web tools, visual learning aids) to support thinking and learning.
  • Sort, organize, interpret and display information using spreadsheets and databases.

5.  Use technology for research, problem solving, and decision-making.

  • Collaborate with peers, experts, and others using telecommunications and collaborative tools to investigate problems, issues, and information, and to develop solutions.
  • Use technology to locate, evaluate, collect, and organize information (electronic encyclopedias, library catalog, selected Internet sites, magazines)
  • Use search strategies, including logical operators and keywords and sort records in a prepared database.

 

Grades 9-12: Performance Indicators

1. Understand basic technology operations and concepts.

  • Apply strategies for identifying and solving routine hardware and software problems that occur during everyday use.
  • Make informed choices among technology systems, resources, and services.
  • Identify capabilities and limitations of contemporary and emerging technology resources and assess the potential of these systems.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of concepts underlying hardware, software, and connectivity.
  • Develop keyboarding skills to 25-30 wpm, and demonstrate ergonomically appropriate posture and techniques to perform tasks.
  • Navigate computer systems (organize documents into folders on h:drive, move between different applications and various drives, use program help and navigation aids.)

2.  Use technology responsibly and ethically.

  • Cooperate with others while using technology.
  • Care for technology equipment and use it safely.
  • Demonstrate legal and ethical behaviors regarding the use of technology and information.
  • Demonstrate understanding of intellectual property and copyright law by properly crediting work of self and others.
  • Analyze advantages and disadvantages of widespread use and reliance on technology in the workplace and in society as a whole.
  • Identify technological skills needed for jobs.
  • Research the accuracy and relevance of information sources.

3.  Use technology to communicate effectively and creatively.

  • Create multi-page documents using word processing skills, writing process steps, and publishing programs.
  • Revise documents using word processing program features, including spell checking, thesaurus, and grammar checker. Use advanced editing and text formatting.
  • Enhance document with graphics, including clip art and original artwork, using paint and draw programs.
  • Use a spreadsheet to create tables, graphs and charts, and explain what each means.
  • Design, develop, publish, and present products (presentations, web pages, documents, videotapes) that demonstrate and communicate curriculum concepts to audiences inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Collaborate with peers, experts, and others to contribute to a content-related knowledge base by using technology to compile, synthesize, produce, and disseminate information, models, and other creative works.
  • Communicate with others using email. Develop good habits for managing email.
  • Efficiently use online information resources to meet needs for collaboration, research, publications, communications, and productivity.

4.  Use technology for thinking, learning, and producing.

  • Select and apply technology tools for research, information analysis, problem solving, and decision making in content learning.
  • Investigate and apply expert systems, intelligent agents, and simulations in classroom and real world situations.
  • Use content-specific tools, software, and simulations (environmental probes, graphing calculators, exploratory environments, Web tools, visual learning aids) to support thinking and learning.
  • Sort, organize, interpret and display information using spreadsheets and databases.
  • Evaluate technology-based options, including distance and distributed education for lifelong learning.

5.  Use technology for research, problem solving, and decision-making.

  • Collaborate with peers, experts, and others using telecommunications and collaborative tools to investigate problems and develop solutions.
  • Use technology to locate, evaluate and collect information (electronic encyclopedias, library catalog, selected Internet sites, magazines)
  • Use a variety of electronic sources to access resources and media and apply sophisticated search techniques to collate, interpret, and publish a research project.
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