Educational Technology - (Grades 3-5)
It is recommended that in addition to the standards and performance indicators, that keyboarding first be taught as a concentrated unit in third grade and reviewed in each succeeding grade to allow students to achieve a high degree of proficiency (See Appendix B). All students should have opportunities to demonstrate the following performances as a consequence of learning about other core content. Students will be assessed during the spring of their 5th grade year. The assessment will include a keyboarding skill test, a technology literacy self-assessment, and the inclusion of at least two pieces of student work in an electronic portfolio.
Numbers in parentheses following each performance indicator refer to the standards category to which the performance is linked.
The categories are: (See Preface for more detail)
Prior to completion of Grade 5, students will
Core Standards of the Course
Use technology tools (e.g., multimedia authoring, presentation, web tools, digital cameras, scanners) for individual and collaborative writing, communication, and publishing activities to create knowledge products for audiences inside and outside the classroom. (3, 4)
Use telecommunications efficiently and effectively to access remote information and communicate with others in support of direct and independent learning and for pursuit of personal interests. (4)
Use telecommunications and on-line resources (e.g., email, online discussions, web environments) to participate in collaborative problem-solving activities to develop solutions or products for audiences inside and outside the classroom. (4, 5)
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