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Last updated 11/29/06
Exploratories - Technology
KINDERGARTEN
Grade Level Expectations for Technology

These are the core grade level expectations based on the McRel standards and benchmarks that should be taught during kindergarten and represent what a student will learn. They are written from the student point of view. Local sites may add additional grade level expectations to correspond with their curriculum. These grade level expectations are aligned with McRel standards. The number listed is in reference to McRel 3rd edition. Not all standards are addressed at every grade level which is appropriate considering a student’s development.

TECHNOLOGY -
References McRel with NETS (National Educational Technology Standards) alignment

1. Knows characteristics and computer hardware and operating systems (NETS 1)

(1.1) Knows how to power-up computer, monitor, and start a computer program
(1.2) Knows and is able to use the computer keyboard

2. Knows characteristics and computer software programs (NETS 2)

(2.1) Practices responsible use of technology systems and software
(2.2) Knows proper finger placement on home-key rows

3. Understands relationships among science, technology, society, and the individual (NETS 3, 4, 5, 6)

(3.1) Works cooperatively and collaboratively with peers, family members, and others when using technology in the classroom. 
(3.2) Demonstrates positive social and ethical behaviors when using technology.
GRADE ONE
Grade Level Expectations for Technology

These are the core grade level expectations based on the McRel standards and benchmarks that should be taught during first grade and represent what a student will learn. They are written from the student point of view. Local sites may add additional grade level expectations to correspond with their curriculum. These grade level expectations are aligned with McRel standards. The number listed is in reference to McRel 3rd edition. Not all standards are addressed at every grade level which is appropriate considering a student’s development.

TECHNOLOGY -
References McRel with NETS (National Educational Technology Standards) alignment

1. Knows characteristics and computer hardware and operating systems (NETS 1)

(1.1) Knows how to power-up computer, monitor, turn on printer, and start a computer program
(1.2) Knows and is able to use the computer keyboard
(1.3) Uses input devices (e.g., mouse, keyboard, remote control) and output devices (e.g., monitor, printer) to successfully operate computers, VCRs, audio tapes, and other technologies.

2. Knows characteristics and computer software programs (NETS 2)

(2.1) Practices responsible use of technology systems and software
(2.2) Knows proper finger placement on home-key rows
(2.3) Types on a computer keyboard using correct hand position and body position
(2.4) Uses menu options and commands

3. Understands relationships among science, technology, society, and the individual (NETS 3, 4, 5, 6)

(3.1) Works cooperatively and collaboratively with peers, family members, and others when using technology in the classroom. 
(3.2) Demonstrates positive social and ethical behaviors when using technology.

4. Understands the nature of technological design (NETS 3)

(4.1) Knows how to use simple graphics

5. Understands the nature and operation of systems (NETS 1)

(5.1) Creates and tests a simple linear system
GRADE TWO
Grade Level Expectations for Technology

These are the core grade level expectations based on the McRel standards and benchmarks that should be taught during second grade and represent what a student will learn. They are written from the student point of view. Local sites may add additional grade level expectations to correspond with their curriculum. These grade level expectations are aligned with McRel standards. The number listed is in reference to McRel 3rd edition. Not all standards are addressed at every grade level which is appropriate considering a student’s development.

TECHNOLOGY -
References McRel with NETS (National Educational Technology Standards) alignment

1. Knows characteristics and computer hardware and operating systems (NETS 1)

(1.1) Knows how to power-up computer, monitor, turn on printer, and start a computer program
(1.2) Knows and is able to use the computer keyboard
(1.3) Uses input devices (e.g., mouse, keyboard, remote control) and output devices (e.g., monitor, printer) to successfully operate computers, VCRs, audio tapes, CD Roms and other technologies.

2. Knows characteristics and computer software programs (NETS 2)

(2.1) Practices responsible use of technology systems and software
(2.2) Knows proper finger placement on home-key rows
(2.3) Types on a computer keyboard using correct hand position and body position
(2.4) Uses menu options and commands, e.g., printing

3. Understands relationships among science, technology, society, and the individual (NETS 3, 4, 5, 6)

(3.1) Works cooperatively and collaboratively with peers, family members, and others when using technology
(3.2) Demonstrates positive social and ethical behaviors when using technology.

4. Understands the nature of technological design (NETS 3)

(4.1) Knows how to use simple graphics

5. Understands the nature and operation of systems (NETS 1)

(5.1) Creates and tests a simple linear system and understands a process
GRADE THREE
Grade Level Expectations for Technology

These are the core grade level expectations based on the McRel standards and benchmarks that should be taught during third grade and represent what a student will learn. They are written from the student point of view. Local sites may add additional grade level expectations to correspond with their curriculum. These grade level expectations are aligned with McRel standards and the standards-based progress report. The number listed is in reference to McRel 3rd edition. Not all standards are addressed at every grade level which is appropriate considering a student’s development.

* = referenced in Progress Report

TECHNOLOGY -
References McRel with NETS (National Educational Technology Standards) alignment

1. Knows characteristics and computer hardware and operating systems (NETS 1)

(1.1) Knows and is able to properly use the more advanced features of the computer keyboard
(1.2) Uses proper fingering for all keys, beginning from home row, maintaining proper posture while using the keyboard
(1.3) Uses input devices (e.g., mouse, keyboard, remote control) and output devices (e.g., monitor, printer) to successfully operate computers, VCRs, audio tapes, CDs, and other technologies.
(1.4) Applies technology skills*

2. Knows the characteristics and uses of computer software programs (NETS 2)

(2.1) Practices responsible use of technology systems and software
(2.2) Uses a word processor to edit, copy, move, save and print text with some formatting, e.g., centering lines, using tabs, forming paragraphs
(2.3) Knows basic features of databases
(2.4) Uses menu options and commands

3. Understands relationships among science, technology, society, and the individual (NETS 3, 4, 5, 6)

(3.1) Works cooperatively and collaboratively with peers, family members, and others when using technology
(3.2) Effectively uses media resources to gather information*
(3.3) Demonstrates positive social and ethical behaviors when using technology, e.g., illegally copying software, software piracy, copyright laws*
(3.4) Knows areas in which technology has improved human lives, e.g., transportation, nutrition, health care, entertainment

4. Understands the nature of technological design (NETS 3)

(4.1) Knows how to use simple graphics
(4.2) Evaluates product and design and makes modifications

5. Understands the nature and operation of systems (NETS 1)

(5.1) Gathers information and communicate with others using telecommunications, with support from teachers, family members, or student partners.

6. Understands the nature and uses of different forms of technology (NETS 3, 6)

(6.1) Uses technology productivity tools to support personal productivity, remediate skill deficits, and facilitate learning throughout the curriculum. (NETS 3)
(6.2) Uses telecommunications efficiently and effectively to access remote information. (NETS 6)
GRADE FOUR
Grade Level Expectations for Technology

These are the core grade level expectations based on the McRel standards and benchmarks that should be taught during fourth grade and represent what a student will learn. They are written from the student point of view. Local sites may add additional grade level expectations to correspond with their curriculum. These grade level expectations are aligned with McRel standards and the standards-based progress report. The number listed is in reference to McRel 3rd edition. Not all standards are addressed at every grade level which is appropriate considering a student’s development.

* = referenced in Progress Report

TECHNOLOGY -
References McRel with NETS (National Educational Technology Standards) alignment

1. Knows characteristics and computer hardware and operating systems (NETS 1)

(1.1) Knows and is able to properly use the more advanced features of the computer keyboard
(1.2) Uses proper fingering for all keys, beginning from home row, maintaining proper posture while using the keyboard
(1.3) Use keyboards and other common input and output devices (including adaptive devices when necessary) efficiently and effectively
(1.4) Learns to use scanner
(1.5) Applies technology skills*

2. Knows the characteristics and uses of computer software programs (NETS 2)

(2.1) Practices responsible use of technology systems and software
(2.2) Uses a word processor to edit, copy, move, save and print text with some formatting, e.g., centering lines, using tabs, forming paragraphs
(2.3) Learns basic word processing skills in order to print a document containing a paragraph
(2.4) Knows basic and more advanced features of databases
(2.5) Uses menu options and commands
(2.6) Uses the keyboard to open and close application and retrieve, save, and print documents
(2.7) Contributes to a group/teacher made presentation program
(2.7.1) Defines the basic elements of a multimedia presentation
(2.7.2) Places text into a simple, static screen
(2.8) Uses grade appropriate software

3. Understands relationships among science, technology, society, and the individual (NETS 3, 4, 5, 6)

(3.1) Works cooperatively and collaboratively with peers, family members, and others when using technology
(3.2) Effectively uses media resources to gather information*
(3.3) Demonstrates positive social and ethical behaviors when using technology, e.g., illegally copying software, software piracy, copyright laws*
(3.4) Discuss basic issues related to responsible use of technology and information and describe personal consequences of inappropriate use
(3.5) Knows areas in which technology has improved human lives, e.g., transportation, nutrition, health care, entertainment
(3.6) Discuss common uses of technology in daily life and the advantages and disadvantages those uses provide

4. Understands the nature of technological design (NETS 3)

(4.1) Knows how to use graphics
(4.2) Evaluates product and design and makes modifications

5. Understands the nature and operation of systems (NETS 1)

(5.1) Gather information and communicate with others using telecommunications, with support from teachers, family members, or student partners.

6. Understands the nature and uses of different forms of technology (NETS 3, 6)

(6.1) Can define how technology is used today in medicine, transportation, banking, agriculture, architecture, etc.
(6.2) Uses technology productivity tools to support personal productivity, remediate skill deficits, and facilitate learning throughout the curriculum. (NETS 3)
(6.3) Uses telecommunications efficiently and effectively to access remote information. (NETS 6)
GRADE FIVE
Grade Level Expectations for Technology

These are the core grade level expectations based on the McRel standards and benchmarks that should be taught during fifth grade and represent what a student will learn. They are written from the student point of view. Local sites may add additional grade level expectations to correspond with their curriculum. These grade level expectations are aligned with McRel standards and the standards-based progress report. The number listed is in reference to McRel 3rd edition. Not all standards are addressed at every grade level which is appropriate considering a student’s development.

* = referenced in Progress Report

TECHNOLOGY -
References McRel with NETS (National Educational Technology Standards) alignment

1. Knows characteristics and computer hardware and operating systems (NETS 1)

(1.1) Knows and is able to properly use the more advanced features of the computer keyboard
(1.2) Uses proper fingering for all keys, beginning from home row, maintaining proper posture while using the keyboard
(1.3) Learns to use scanner
(1.4) Learns to uses digital camera
(1.5) Applies technology skills*

2. Knows the characteristics and uses of computer software programs (NETS 2)

(2.1) Practices responsible use of technology systems and software
(2.2) Uses a word processor to edit, copy, move, save and print text with some formatting, e.g., centering lines, using tabs, forming paragraphs
(2.3) Learns basic word processing skills in order to print a document containing a paragraph
(2.4) Knows basic and more advanced features of databases
(2.5) Uses menu options and commands
(2.6) Contributes to a group/teacher made presentation program
(2.6.1) Defines the basic elements of a multimedia presentation
(2.6.2) Places text into a simple, static screen
(2.7) Uses grade-appropriate software

3. Understands relationships among science, technology, society, and the individual (NETS 3, 4, 5, 6)

(3.1) Works cooperatively and collaboratively with peers, family members, and others when using technology
(3.2) Effectively uses media resources to gather information*
(3.3) Demonstrates positive social and ethical behaviors when using technology, e.g., illegally copying software, software piracy, copyright laws*
(3.4) Discusses basic issues related to responsible use of technology and information and describe personal consequences of inappropriate use
(3.5) Knows areas in which technology has improved human lives, e.g., transportation, nutrition, health care, entertainment
(3.6) Discuss common uses of technology in daily life and the advantages and disadvantages those uses provide
(3.7) Understands the history of computers and related careers

4. Understands the nature of technological design (NETS 3)

(4.1) Accesses, cuts, copies, and pastes text and clip art
(4.2) Evaluates product and design and makes modifications

5. Understands the nature and operation of systems (NETS 1)

(5.1) Gathers information and communicates with others using telecommunications, with support from teachers, family members, or student partners.

6. Understands the nature and uses of different forms of technology (NETS 3, 6)

(6.1) Defines how technology is used today in medicine, transportation, banking, agriculture, architecture, etc.
(6.2) Uses technology productivity tools to support personal productivity, remediate skill deficits, and facilitate learning throughout the curriculum. (NETS 3)
(6.3) Uses telecommunications efficiently and effectively to access remote information.  (NETS 6)
GRADE SIX
Grade Level Expectations for Technology

These are the core grade level expectations based on the McRel standards and benchmarks that should be taught during sixth grade and represent what a student will learn. They are written from the student point of view. Local sites may add additional grade level expectations to correspond with their curriculum. These grade level expectations are aligned with McRel standards. The number listed is in reference to McRel 3rd edition. Not all standards are addressed at every grade level which is appropriate considering a student’s development.

TECHNOLOGY -
References McRel with NETS (National Educational Technology Standards) alignment

1. Knows characteristics and computer hardware and operating systems (NETS 1)

(1.1) Applies technology skills
(1.2) Knows features and uses of current and emerging technology
(1.3) Knows limitations and tradeoffs of various types of hardware, e.g., laptops, ibooks, modems

2. Knows the characteristics and uses of computer software programs (NETS 2)

(2.1) Practices responsible use of technology systems and software
(2.2) Discusses how formats differ among software applications and hardware platforms
(2.3) Knows common features and uses of spreadsheet
(2.4) Knows common features and uses of desktop publishing
(2.5) Contributes to a group/teacher made presentation program
(2.5.1) Defines the basic elements of a multimedia presentation
(2.5.2) Places text into a simple, static screen
(2.6) Uses grade appropriate software

3. Understands relationships among science, technology, society, and the individual (NETS 3, 4, 5, 6)

(3.1) Knows that technology and science have a reciprocal relationship, technology drives science and vice versa
(3.2) Works cooperatively and collaboratively with peers, family members, and others when using technology
(3.3) Effectively uses media resources to gather information
(3.4) Demonstrates positive social and ethical behaviors when using technology, e.g., illegally copying software, software piracy, copyright laws
(3.5) Discusses basic issues related to responsible use of technology and information and describes personal consequences of inappropriate use
(3.6) Discusses common uses of technology in daily life and the advantages and disadvantages those uses provide
(3.7) Understands the history of computers and related careers

4. Understands the nature of technological design (NETS 3)

(4.1) Knows that the design process is a slow, methodical process of test and refinement
(4.2) Knows that invention is the process of creating a new system or object out of an idea while innovation is the process of modifying an existing system to improve it
(4.3) Evaluates product and design and makes modifications

5. Understands the nature and operation of systems (NETS 1)

(5.1) Gathers information and communicates with others using telecommunications, with support from teachers, family members, or student partners.

6. Understands the nature and uses of different forms of technology (NETS 3, 6)

(6.1) Uses technology productivity tools to support personal productivity, remediate skill deficits, and facilitate learning throughout the curriculum. (NETS 3)
(6.2) Uses telecommunications efficiently and effectively to access remote information, e.g. internet and other online resources (NETS 6)

GRADES SEVEN AND EIGHT
Grade Level Expectations for Technology

These are the core grade level expectations based on the McRel standards and benchmarks that should be taught during seventh and eighth grades and represent what a student will learn. They are written from the student point of view. Local sites may add additional grade level expectations to correspond with their curriculum. These grade level expectations are aligned with McRel standards. The number listed is in reference to McRel 3rd edition. Not all standards are addressed at every grade level which is appropriate considering a student’s development.

TECHNOLOGY - References McRel with NETS (National Educational Technology Standards) alignment

1. Knows characteristics and computer hardware and operating systems (NETS 1)

(1.1) Applies technology skills
(1.2) Knows features and uses of current and emerging technology
(1.3) Knows limitations and tradeoffs of various types of hardware, e.g., laptops, ibooks, modems
(1.4) Applies strategies for identifying and solving routine hardware and software problems that occur during everyday use (NETS 1)

2. Knows the characteristics and uses of computer software programs (NETS 2)

(2.1) Practices responsible use of technology systems and software
(2.2) Discusses how formats differ among software applications and hardware platforms
(2.3) Uses advanced features and utilities of word processors, e.g., clip art, grammar checker, thesaurus, outliner
(2.4) Knows common features and uses of spreadsheet and database
(2.5) Knows common features and uses of desktop publishing
(2.6) Contributes to a group/teacher-made presentation program
(2.6.1) Defines the basic elements of a multimedia presentation
(2.6.2) Knows common features of presentations

(2.6.3) Contributes to various group-made video presentations, e.g., web quest presentation
(2.6.4) Places text into a simple, static screen
(2.7) Uses grade appropriate software

3. Understands relationships among science, technology, society, and the individual (NETS 3, 4, 5, 6)

(3.1) Knows that technology and science have a reciprocal relationship, technology drives science and vice versa
(3.2) Works cooperatively and collaboratively with peers, family members, and others when using technology
(3.3) Effectively uses media resources to gather information
(3.4) Demonstrates positive social and ethical behaviors when using technology, e.g., illegally copying software, software piracy, copyright laws
(3.5) Discusses basic issues related to responsible use of technology and information and describes personal consequences of inappropriate use
(3.6) Discusses common uses of technology in daily life and the advantages and disadvantages those uses provide
(3.7) Understands the history of computers and related careers
(3.8) Demonstrates knowledge of current changes in information technologies and the affect those changes have on the workplace and society
(3.9) Researches and evaluates the accuracy, relevance, appropriateness, comprehensiveness, and bias of electronic sources concerning real world problems
(3.10) Uses content-specific tools, software, and simulations, e.g., environmental probes, graphing calculators, exploratory environments, web tools to support learning and research
(3.11) Designs, develops, publishes, and presents products using technology resources that demonstrate and communicate curriculum concepts to audiences inside and outside the classroom

4. Understands the nature of technological design (NETS 3)

(4.1) Knows that the design process is a slow, methodical process of test and refinement
(4.2) Knows that invention is the process of creating a new system or object out of an idea while innovation is the process of modifying an existing system to improve it
(4.3) Implements and evaluates product and design and makes modifications

5. Understands the nature and operation of systems (NETS 1)

(5.1) Gathers information and communicates with others using telecommunications, with support from teachers, family members, or student partners
(5.2) Demonstrates an understanding of concepts underlying hardware, software, and connectivity and of practical applications to learning and problem solving

6. Understands the nature and uses of different forms of technology (NETS 3, 6)

(6.1) Uses technology productivity/multimedia/peripheral tools to support personal productivity, group collaboration, remediate skill deficits, and facilitate learning throughout the curriculum (NETS 3)
(6.2) Uses telecommunications efficiently and effectively to access remote information, e.g. internet and other online resources (NETS 6)
Teacher

Mr. Hayek

Mr. Mike Hayek