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1. Basic Operations and Productivity Tools


G6-8: 1:11 Identify and use the basic features of a computer operating system to access information on the size and format of a file and to create folders on a local hard drive.

G6-8: 1.13 Select a printer and print a document with the appropriate page setup and orientation.

G6-8: 1.15 Demonstrate keyboarding techniques that result in accuracy, speed, and general efficiency in computer operation. (For students with disabilities, demonstrate alternate input techniques (e.g., word prediction software, specialized keyboards, and mouse alternatives.)

G6-8: 1.16 Identify and use a variety of information storage media (i.e., CDs, DVDs, flash drives, school servers, and online storage spaces), and provide a rationale for using a certain medium for a specific purpose.

1.2 Word Processing/Desktop Publishing


G6-8: 1.21 Demonstrate use of intermediate features in word processing applications (e.g., tabs, indents, line spacing, headers and footers, end notes, bullet and numbering, tables, symbols/special characters).

1.4 Spreadsheet


G6-8: 1.41 Create an original spreadsheet, entering simple formulas.

G6-8: 1.42 Produce simple charts and graphs from a spreadsheet.

G6-8: 1.43 Describe the structure and function of a spreadsheet, using correct terminology (i.e., cells, rows, columns, and formulas).

G6-8: 1.44 Distinguish among different types of charts and graphs (e.g., bar graphs, circle graphs, line graphs), and choose the most appropriate chart/graph to represent given data.

1.5 Internet, Networking, and Online Communication


G6-8: 1.51 Identify and use correct terminology to explain common terms associated with the Internet (e.g. browser, search engine, URL, hyperlink, site map).

G6-8: 1.52 Add and organize bookmarks/favorites on a web site for future reference.

G6-8: 1.53 Identify probable types and locations of web sites by examining their domain names (e.g., .edu, .com, .org, .gov, .au).

1.6 Multimedia and Software Applications


G6-8: 1.61 Use a variety of technology tools (e.g., dictionary, thesaurus, grammar-checker, calculator) to maximize the accuracy of technology-produced products.
Teach and reinforce with all students that they need to select the View/Toolbars and make sure the Merriam Webster toolbar is visible.

G6-8: 1.62 Demonstrate knowledge by creating a multimedia presentation utilizing appropriate media (e.g. audio, video, animations, etc.).

2. Ethics, Society, and Safety


2.1 Ethics


G6-8: 2.11 Explain and demonstrate ethical and legal behavior in copying files, applications, and media.

G6-8: 2.12 Explain how media and technology can be misused to distort or exaggerate information.

G6-8: 2.13 Explain how Copyright Law protects the ownership of intellectual property, and explain consequences of violating the law.

G6-8: 2.14 Explain issues of privacy, security, copyright, plagiarism, spam, viruses, file sharing, passwords, and personal information.

G6-8: 2.15 Explain fair use guidelines for using copyrighted materials (e.g. images, music, video, text) in school projects, as well as consequences of misuse.

G6-8: 2.16 Evaluate information from various online resources for accuracy, bias, appropriateness, and comprehensiveness.

2.2 Society


G6-8: 2.21 Identify and discuss the technology proficiencies needed in the workplace and how students can prepare themselves to meet these demands.

G6-8: 2.22 Identify and describe the effect technological changes have had on business, transportation, communications, industry, and agriculture in a global society.

G6-8: 2.23 Explain how technology can support communication and collaboration, personal and professional productivity, and lifelong learning.

G6-8: 2.24 Demonstrate the use of technology to identify and explore various occupations or careers.

G6-8: 2.25 Explain and demonstrate the use of technology to support communication (e.g., with peers, family, school personnel) and compare it with other ways of communicating.

G6-8: 2.26 Explain various ways that consumers use technology (e.g., creating budgets, making purchases, conducting financial transactions, and accessing product information).

2.3 Health and Safety


G6-8: 2.31 Explain why computers, networks, and information must be protected from viruses, intrusion and vandalism.

G6-8: 2.32 Demonstrate knowledge of responsible, safe, and ethical use of networked digital information (i.e., Internet, mobile phones, wireless, LANs).

G6-8: 2.33 Demonstrate knowledge of the potential risks and dangers associated with online communications. Provide examples of safe and unsafe practices for sharing personal information via e-mail and the Internet.

G6-8: 2.34 Demonstrate an understanding of terms/concepts associated with the safe, effective, and efficient use of telecommunications/Internet (i.e., password, firewalls, spam, security, Acceptable Use Policy).

3. Research, Problem-Solving, and Communications


3.1 Research


G6-8: 3.11 Collect, organize, and analyze digital information from a variety of sources (e.g. survey data, data gathered online, data from science experiments).

G6-8: 3.12 Use content-specific technology tools (e.g., environmental probes, sensors, measuring devices, simulations) to enhance understanding of curriculum content.

3.2 Problem Solving


G6-8: 3.23 Develop guidelines to evaluate the content, organization, design, use of citations, and presentation of technologically enhanced projects.

3.3 Communication


G6-8: 3.31 Demonstrate knowledge of the advantages of using a specific technology (e.g., word processing, desktop publishing, presentation software) to develop and communicate information to a variety of audiences.

G6-8: 3.33 Use a variety of telecommunication tools (e.g., e-mail, discussion groups, web pages, blogs, web conferences) synchronously and/or asynchronously to collaborate and communicate with peers, experts, and other audiences (at district’s discretion).

G6-8: 3.34 Plan, design, and develop a multimedia product using information (e.g., text, graphics, charts) to present research findings in the most effective way, citing sources.