Technology Standards

01     Use basic technology-related terms to identify the components of a       
           computer system.

            • Screen  
            • Keyboard
            • Mouse (drag, click)
            • Printer
            • CD
            • Internet
            • Dock
            • Icon
02     Show appropriate care and use of technology.       
            • Demonstrate appropriate use of computers.
            • Demonstrate appropriate computer etiquette.
03     Use grade appropriate software with assistance.   
            • Open and close a software application.
            • Open, view and print documents.

  01     Use basic technology-related terms.  
            • Internet                                    • Desktop
            • Save                                        • Icon
            • Hard drive                               • Cursor
            • File / Document                      • Parts of the computer (i.e., monitor, keyboard, muse, printer, CD)
            • Folder                                      • Shift
            • Arrow                                       • Tab
            • Enter                                        • Delete
            • Return                                      • Command
02     Know the location of the keys on the keyboard.
            • Letter keys
            • Number keys  
            • Special keys (arrow keys, enter key, return key, spacebar, shift key, tab key, delete, command)
            • Punctuation keys  
03     Use the computer responsibly to create developmentally appropriate
           multimedia projects.
            • Demonstrate proper user of technology and the Internet.
            • Demonstrate proper computer etiquette.
            • Create and save a new document.
            • Open, view, save and print a document.


01     Operate a computer system using input and output devices.
            • Demonstrate how to send information to the computer using the keyboard.
            • Demonstrate how to operate a mouse to give commands to the computer. 
            • Demonstrate how to use a printer to get a copy of your work. 
            • Know the location and function of the keys on the keyboard:  special keys, letter keys, number keys,
               and punctuation keys. 
02     Show understanding of appropriate and responsible use of technology.
            • Work cooperatively with others when using technology in the classroom.
            • Collaborate with others using technology in the classroom.
            • Practice safe and ethical use of online resources
            • Obey copyright laws. 
03     Use technology resources for communication and illustration of thoughts, ideas, and stories.
            • Launch, interact with, and exit a software program.
            • Create, save, open, view, and print a document.
            • Select font style and size.
            • Insert clip art or a picture in a document.
            • Use writing or drawing tools. 


01     Use technology resources for solving problems and communicating  
           with others.

            • Locate information from appropriate sources (i.e., electronic reference materials, internet resources, etc.).
            • Use technology resources to communicate thoughts, ideas, and stories.
02     Describe and practice positive social and ethical behaviors when using   

            • Apply copyright rules to materials created for personal or school use with  technology.  
            • Demonstrate knowledge of privacy issues related to technology.
            • Practice appropriate care and use of equipment, resources, and facilities.
03     Use technology resources to gather, process and report information.
            • Demonstrate proper use of teacher-selected websites and online databases.
            • Demonstrate proper use of appropriate resources on CD-ROM.
            • Demonstrate proper use of graphic organizers and word processing software for writing reports.


01      Show understanding of the touch-typing method.  
            • Demonstrate knowledge and use of the keys that make up the home row.
            • Demonstrate and use the correct finger placement for all letter keys.
            • Demonstrate and use correct posture and placement of hands on keys.  
02      Use a variety of media formats to locate and communicate information
          or ideas effectively.

            • Use a writing program to write, edit, and print original paragraphs.  
            • Use a spreadsheet program to create a basic graph.
            • Demonstrate how to complete a basic Internet search.
            • Utilize and understand appropriate storage devices.
            • Use technology resources for self-directed learning and extended learning activities.
03      Describe and practice positive social and ethical behaviors when using technology.   
            • Follow OPS behavior guidelines for computers and networks.
            • Identify appropriate use of technology for self-directed learning and extended-learning activities.
            • Give reasons for exercising appropriate caution when using the Internet.



01      Demonstrate an understanding of the touch-typing method, emphasizing accuracy and technique.
            • Demonstrate word processing using touch typing method (correct keyboarding techniques).
            • Type 10-15 words per minute on a 1 - minute timing while demonstrating proper technique.
02      Use technology resources both individually and collaboratively to create a multimedia presentation for a
            specific audience purpose.

            • Create an electronic presentation that contains text and graphics.
            • Correctly cite sources.
            • Use an existing database to locate information.
            • Create a spreadsheet and graph to depict information gathered.
            • Use peripheral technology tools such as scanners and cameras.
03      Demonstrate positive social and ethical behavior when using technology.
            • Discuss basic issues related to responsible use of technology.
            • Describe personal consequences of inappropriate use.
            • Demonstrate understanding of advantages and disadvantages of technology in daily life.  



01      Increase speed and accuracy when using the touch-typing method.
            • Keyboard straight copy paragraphs for one minute with a minimum of 15 words per minute and no more then
            6 errors.  
            • Develop input technology skills for acceptable speed and accurate levels that    adhere to principles of
            repetitive strain avoidance.
            • Use appropriate ergonomic techniques.
02      Determine when technology is useful and select the appropriate tool(s) and resources to address a
            variety of tasks and problems.

            • Demonstrate use of technology tools for individual and collaborative writing.   
            • Create a spreadsheet to display and compare pieces of information.
            • Create a database to organize, sort, and display information.
            • Use electronic tools to access remote information and collaborate with others to solve problems, research
            and share information.
            • Independently create a multimedia presentation aligned with curriculum standards.
03      Demonstrate positive social and ethical behavior when using technology.  
            • Evaluate the accuracy, relevance and appropriateness of electronic  information sources.
            • Identify ways in which concepts of personal property apply to technology.
            • Discuss common uses of technology in daily life and the advantages and disadvantages those provide.