The new Technology Literacy Standards that have been selected to align grade 6 Instructional Technology classes are listed here. The task is to align the these standards with existing and new lessons and to come up with the same standards for grade 6 in the two schools by the end of first quarter.



Kennedy
G6-8: 1:1 Use features of a computer operating system (e.g., determine available space on local storage devices and remote storage resources, access the size and format of files, identify the version of an application).

Kennedy and McDevitt
G6-8: 1.2 Identify successful troubleshooting strategies for minor hardware and software issues/problems (e.g., “frozen screen”).


McDevitt
G6-8: 1.3 Independently operate peripheral equipment (e.g., scanner, digital camera, camcorder), if available.

Kennedy and McDevitt
G6-8: 1.4 Identify and use a variety of storage media (e.g., CDs, DVDs, flash drives, school servers, and online storage spaces), and provide a rationale for using a certain medium for a specific purpose.


Kennedy
G6-8: 1.5 Demonstrate keyboarding skills between 25-30 wpm with fewer than 5 errors. (For students with disabilities, demonstrate alternate input techniques as appropriate.)

Kennedy and McDevitt
G6-8: 1.6 Demonstrate use of intermediate features in word processing applications (e.g., tabs, indents, headers and footers, end notes, bullet and numbering, tables).


Kennedy and McDevitt
G6-8: 1.12 Describe the use of spreadsheets to calculate, graph, organize, and present data in a variety of real-world settings.


Kennedy
G6-8: 1.13 Create an original spreadsheet, using formulas.

Kennedy
G6-8: 1.15 Produce simple charts and graphs from a spreadsheet.

G6-8: 1.16 Distinguish among different types of charts and graphs, and choose the most appropriate type to represent given data.

Kennedy
G6-8: 1.17 Apply advanced formatting features to customize tables, charts, and graphs.

Kennedy and McDevitt
G6-8: 1.18 Use Web browsing to access information (e.g., enter a URL, access links, create bookmarks/favorites, print Web pages).


McDevitt
G6-8: 1.19 Identify probable types and locations of Web sites by examining their domain names, and explain that misleading domain names are sometimes created in order to deceive people (e.g., .edu, .com, .org, .gov, .au).

Kennedy
G6-8: 1.20 Explain and correctly use terms related to networks (e.g., LANs, WANs, servers, and routers) and Internet connectivity (e.g., DSL, T1, T3).

McDevitt
G6-8: 1.21 Explain and correctly use terms related to online learning (e.g., IP address, post, thread, Intranet, discussion forum, drop box, account, password).

McDevitt
G6-8: 1.22 Explain that some Web sites require the use of plug-ins and specific browser versions to access content.

Kennedy and McDevitt
G6-8: 1.23 Use e-mail functions and features (e.g., replying, forwarding, attachments, subject lines, signature, and address book.)


McDevitt
G6-8: 1.24 Create a multimedia presentation using various media as appropriate (e.g., audio, video, animations, etc.).

Kennedy and McDevitt
G6-8: 1.25 Use a variety of technology tools (e.g., dictionary, thesaurus, grammar-checker, calculator) to maximize the accuracy of work.


Kennedy and McDevitt
G6-8: 2.1 Explain ethical issues related to privacy, plagiarism, spam, viruses, hacking, and file sharing.


Kennedy and McDevitt
G6-8: 2.2 Explain how copyright law protects the ownership of intellectual property, and explain possible consequences of violating the law.


McDevitt
G6-8: 2.3 Explain fair use guidelines for using copyrighted materials (e.g., images, music, video, text) in school projects.

Kennedy and McDevitt
G6-8: 2.4 Describe appropriate and responsible use of communication tools (e.g., chats, instant messaging, blogs, and wikis).


Kennedy and McDevitt
G6-8: 2.5 Identify and discuss the technology proficiencies needed in the workplace, as well as ways to prepare to meet these demands.


Kennedy
G6-8: 2.6 Identify and describe the effect technological changes have had on society.

Kennedy
G6-8: 2.7 Explain how technology can support communication and collaboration, personal and professional productivity, and lifelong learning.

McDevitt
G6-8: 2.8 Analyze and explain how media and technology can be used to distort, exaggerate, and misrepresent information.

Kennedy and McDevitt
G6-8: 2.10 Explain the potential risks associated with the use of networked digital information (e.g., Internet, mobile phones, wireless, LANs).


McDevitt
G6-8: 2.11 Provide examples of safe and unsafe practices for sharing personal information via e-mail and the Internet.

Kennedy and McDevitt
G6-8: 2.12 Explain why computers, networks, and information need to be protected from viruses, intrusion, and vandalism.


McDevitt
G6-8: 2.13 Explain terms associated with the safe, effective, and efficient use of telecommunications/Internet (e.g., password, firewalls, spam, security, Acceptable Use Policy).

McDevitt
G6-8: 2.14 Describe how cyber bullying can be blocked.

McDevitt
G6-8: 3.1 Explain and demonstrate effective searching and browsing strategies when working on projects.

Kennedy
G6-8: 3.5 Use and modify databases and spreadsheets to analyze data and propose solutions.

McDevitt
G6-8: 3.6 Develop and use guidelines to evaluate the content, organization, design, use of citations, and presentation of technologically enhanced projects.

McDevitt
G6-8: 3.7 Plan, design, and develop a multimedia product to present research findings and creative ideas effectively, citing sources.

McDevitt
G6-8: 3.7 Plan, design, and develop a multimedia product to present research findings and creative ideas effectively, citing sources.

McDevitt
G6-8: 3.9 Use a variety of telecommunication tools (e.g., e-mail, discussion groups, Web pages, blogs, Web conferences) to collaborate and communicate with peers, experts, and other audiences (at district’s discretion).