8th Grade

January 16, 2002

 

Basic Computer / Technology Use

ISTE Standard Addressed: 1. Basic Operations and Concepts

         Operates mouse, TV, and VCR (Basic Computer / Technology Use)

         Starts and shuts down computer, monitor, and printer (Basic Computer / Technology Use)

         Practices responsible use of technology (Basic Computer / Technology Use)

         Opens and quits an application (Basic Computer / Technology Use)

         Works with windows, icons, and menus (Basic Computer / Technology Use)

         Works independently or in pairs on computer (Basic Computer / Technology Use)

         Communicates about technology using developmentally appropriate and accurate terminology (Basic Computer / Technology Use)

         Discusses common uses of technology in daily life and the advantages and disadvantages those uses provide (Basic Computer / Technology Use)

         Works as part of a cooperative group with technology (Basic Computer / Technology Use)

         Uses keyboards and other common input and output devices efficiently and effectively (Basic Computer / Technology Use)

 

File and Resource Management

ISTE Standard Addressed: 1. Basic Operations and Concepts

         Creates and follow rules for computer use in classroom, library, lab and on Internet (File and Resource Management)

         Logs in to network (File and Resource Management)

         Saves and finds files and folders (File and Resource Management)

         Creates folders to store work and saves work in correct folder (File and Resource Management)

         Keeps documents separate from applications (File and Resource Management)

         Organizes folders for work in progress and final drafts in an organized system (File and Resource Management)

         Shares files over network and email (File and Resource Management)

 

Social and Ethical Use

ISTE Standard Addressed: 2. Social, Ethical, and Human Issues

         Understands and follows rules and procedures for technology use (Social and Ethical Use)

         Works cooperatively and collaboratively with others when using technology in classroom (Social and Ethical Use)

         Demonstrates positive social and ethical behaviors when using technology (Social and Ethical Use)

         Practices responsible use of technology systems and software (Social and Ethical Use)

         Discusses responsible use of technology and information and describes consequences of inappropriate use (Social and Ethical Use)

         Demonstrates knowledge of current changes in information technologies and the effect those changes have on the workplace and society (Social and Ethical Use)

 

Word Processing

ISTE Standards Addressed: 4. Technology Communication Tools; 5. Technology Research Tools; 6. Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools

         Describes pictures, stories, or ideas ( Word Processing)

         Inserts and edits text ( Word Processing)

         Learns keyboard placement ( Word Processing)

         Uses spell checker and thesaurus ( Word Processing)

 

Independent User (Cont.)

         Inserts a graphic and wraps text ( Word Processing)

         Formats a document ( Word Processing)

         Types 20 words per minute ( Word Processing)

         Formats paragraphs ( Word Processing)

         Creates bullet and number lists ( Word Processing)

         Creates newsletter ( Word Processing)

 

Graphics and Publishing

ISTE Standards Addressed: 4. Technology Communication Tools; 5. Technology Research Tools; 6. Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools

         Creates pictures (Graphics and Publishing)

         Inserts images into documents (Graphics and Publishing)

         Imports and modifies graphics (Graphics and Publishing)

         Rotates, duplicates, groups, aligns, and resizes objects (Graphics and Publishing)

         Creates card or mini-book (Graphics and Publishing)

         Uses draw and paint (Graphics and Publishing)

         Scans pictures and uses digital camera (Graphics and Publishing)

 

Presentation Tools

ISTE Standards Addressed: 3. Technology Productivity Tools; 4. Technology Communication Tools; 5. Technology Research Tools; 6. Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools

         Creates separate pictures to save to folder (Presentation Tools)

         Adds transitions and sounds to slide show (Presentation Tools)

         Saves slide show in folder with pictures and as stand-alone slide show (Presentation Tools)

         Develops outline for slide show (Presentation Tools)

         Applies designs, backgrounds, font styles, and colors for all slides (Presentation Tools)

         Plans and storyboards ideas for presentation (Inspiration and PowerPoint) (Presentation Tools)

         Imports animations, videos, and sound (Presentation Tools)

         Uses mind-mapping software to brainstorm and plan presentation (Presentation Tools)

         Determines target audience, goal, and purpose of presentation (Presentation Tools)

 

Spreadsheets

3. Technology Productivity Tools; 5. Technology Research Tools; 6. Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools

         Collects data and creates new spreadsheet (Spreadsheets)

         Explains what the data represents (Spreadsheets)

 

Databases

ISTE Standards Addressed: 3. Technology Productivity Tools; 5. Technology Research Tools; 6. Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools

         Defines terms such as records and fields (Databases)

         Enters text and data into appropriate fields (Databases)

         Creates a simple database with one layout (Databases)

         Formats text and numbers in fields (Databases)

         Sorts, matches, finds and replaces data (Databases)

         Creates a database with different layouts (Databases)

         Adds header and footer (Databases)

 

Internet Use

ISTE Standards Addressed: 2. Social, Ethical, and Human Issues; 3. Technology Productivity Tools; 4. Technology Communication Tools; 5. Technology Research Tools; 6. Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools

         Navigates by clicking on links on web pages (Internet Use)

         Uses sites the teacher points to (Internet Use)

         Launches a browser and uses the tool bar (Internet Use)

         Add bookmarks/favorites (Internet Use)

         Explains the parts of a URL (Internet Use)

         Types URLs correctly (Internet Use)

         Returns to site using history, back button, or bookmark/favorites (Internet Use)

         Uses keyword and natural language searches (Internet Use)

 

Web Authoring

ISTE Standards Addressed: 3. Technology Productivity Tools; 4. Technology Communication Tools; 5. Technology Research Tools; 6. Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools

         Contributes images and content to web page someone else is creating (Web Authoring)

         Uses template to place text and links (Web Authoring)

         Changes background and colors, imports images, inserts and modifies text (Web Authoring)


 

Integration and Projects

2. Social, Ethical, and Human Issues; 3. Technology Productivity Tools; 4. Technology Communication Tools; 5. Technology Research Tools; 6. Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools

         Uses teacher-created rubric for assessment of project (Integration and Projects)

         Uses technology resources for problem solving, communication, and illustration of thoughts, ideas, and stories (Integration and Projects)

         Works responsibly, independently, and as a part of group in developing project (Integration and Projects)

         Uses technology for individual and collaborative writing, communication, and publishing activities to create knowledge products for audiences inside and outside the classroom (Integration and Projects)

         Creates developmentally appropriate multimedia products with support form teachers, family members, or student partners (Integration and Projects)

         Determines when technology is useful and selects the appropriate tools and technology resources to address a variety of tasks and problems (Integration and Projects)

 


 

Basic Computer / Technology Use

ISTE Standard Addressed: 1. Basic Operations and Concepts

         Applies strategies for identifying and solving routine hardware and software problems. (Basic Computer / Technology Use)

         Makes informed decisions in choosing the most appropriate technology systems, resources, and services (Basic Computer / Technology Use)

 

File and Resource Management

ISTE Standard Addressed: 1. Basic Operations and Concepts

         Saves work in most formats and adds correct extensions to file names (File and Resource Management)

         Organizes, manages, and secures technology in classroom (File and Resource Management)

         Can be a technology mentor (not all students) (File and Resource Management)

         Collaborates online and shares work in electronic portfolio (File and Resource Management)

Social and Ethical Use

ISTE Standard Addressed: 2. Social, Ethical, and Human Issues

         Exhibits legal and ethical behaviors when using information and technology, and discusses consequences of misuse (Social and Ethical Use)

         Understands and follows proper use of copyrighted material and uses netiquette when using email (Social and Ethical Use)

         Cites resources properly (Social and Ethical Use)

         Identifies capabilities and limitations of emerging technology resources and assesses the potential of these systems and services to address personal, lifelong learning, and workplace needs (Social and Ethical Use)

         Access and use primary and secondary sources of information for an activity (Social and Ethical Use)

         Develop an essential and subsidiary questions about a topic (Social and Ethical Use)

 

Word Processing

ISTE Standards Addressed: 4. Technology Communication Tools; 5. Technology Research Tools; 6. Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools

         Uses word processor for first and final drafts ( Word Processing)

         Use ruler, margins, and tabs ( Word Processing)

         Uses outlining feature ( Word Processing)

         Inserts headers and footers ( Word Processing)

         Creates and formats tables ( Word Processing)

         Transfers and merges files into document ( Word Processing)

         Types 45-50 words per minute ( Word Processing)

         Inserts section, column, and page breaks ( Word Processing)

 

Graphics and Publishing

ISTE Standards Addressed: 4. Technology Communication Tools; 5. Technology Research Tools; 6. Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools

         Captures images from the Internet and follows copyright laws for use of images (Graphics and Publishing)

         Saves images in different formats (Graphics and Publishing)

         Works with text objects in draw mode (Graphics and Publishing)

         Creates a brochure or newsletter (Graphics and Publishing)

         Works with paint tools to modify photos and to create original art (Graphics and Publishing)

         Uses effective and professional design techniques (Graphics and Publishing)

 

Presentation Tools

ISTE Standards Addressed: 3. Technology Productivity Tools; 4. Technology Communication Tools; 5. Technology Research Tools; 6. Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools

         Connects computer to TV or projector for presentation (Presentation Tools)

         Creates custom animations (Presentation Tools)

         Applies good design principles (Presentation Tools)


 

Spreadsheets

3. Technology Productivity Tools; 5. Technology Research Tools; 6. Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools

         Creates a graph to compile data collections using a basic graphing program (Spreadsheets)

         Uses existing spreadsheet to sort and find data (Spreadsheets)

         Collects, inputs, analyzes, organizes and displays data graphically (Spreadsheets)

         Creates simple formulas and charts (Spreadsheets)

         Uses the appropriate chart for activity and data (Spreadsheets)

         Adds and formats appropriate labels and legends (Spreadsheets)

         Collects data to use in complex formulas in charts or graphs (Spreadsheets)

         Includes charts or graphs in presentations or publications (Spreadsheets)

         Formats and changes axis scale, chart area, data series or appearance of charts (Spreadsheets)

         Formats and prints spreadsheets to use as templates (Spreadsheets)

         Uses complex functions and formulas (Spreadsheets)

 

Databases

ISTE Standards Addressed: 3. Technology Productivity Tools; 5. Technology Research Tools; 6. Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools

         Generates a variety of reports using same database (Databases)

         Uses print preview and adjusts margins for printing (Databases)

         Merges data into another document (Databases)

         Imports and exports data from other applications (Databases)

         Participates in student project that creates a database that other students can use (Databases)

 

Internet Use

ISTE Standards Addressed: 2. Social, Ethical, and Human Issues; 3. Technology Productivity Tools; 4. Technology Communication Tools; 5. Technology Research Tools; 6. Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools

         Evaluates site and information for validity and accuracy (Internet Use)

         Explains difference between search engines, subject directories, and metasearch engines (Internet Use)

         Edits bookmarks/favorites and organizes them into folders (Internet Use)

         Copies and pastes text or images and cites sources correctly (Internet Use)

 

Web Authoring

ISTE Standards Addressed: 3. Technology Productivity Tools; 4. Technology Communication Tools; 5. Technology Research Tools; 6. Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools

         Creates page with text and/or links and saves as html document (Web Authoring)

         Evaluates sites for accuracy, relevance, appropriateness, comprehensiveness, and bias of information sources (Web Authoring)

         Creates a web page

         Storyboards, plans, and creates organized folders for images and websites (Web Authoring)

         Saves page, gives it a title, and makes sure images are in correct folder (Web Authoring)

         Creates anchors or targets to links on page and links to other pages, email, and sources (Web Authoring)

         Uses information literacy skills to find, use, evaluate, and cite appropriate sources (Web Authoring)

         Uses elements of good web design and navigation (Web Authoring)

         Creates and formats tables (Web Authoring)

         Understands elements of good web design (Web Authoring)

         Evaluates sites for accuracy, relevance, appropriateness, comprehensiveness, and bias of information sources concerning real-world problems (Web Authoring)

         Works collaboratively in group to develop web site that group manages themselves (Web Authoring)


 

Integration and Projects

2. Social, Ethical, and Human Issues; 3. Technology Productivity Tools; 4. Technology Communication Tools; 5. Technology Research Tools; 6. Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools

         Uses information literacy skills to research and evaluate the accuracy, relevance, appropriateness, comprehensiveness, and bias of information sources concerning real-world problems (Integration and Projects)

         Saves, finds, and retrieves work in different formats via email, network, and online sources for project work (Integration and Projects)

         Develops and uses student-created rubrics for assessment (Integration and Projects)

         Takes on specific role and manages different group activities and rotation strategies as part of project (Integration and Projects)

         Designs, develops, publishes, and presents real-world products using technology resources that demonstrate and communicate curriculum and concepts to audiences inside and outside the classroom (Integration and Projects)

         Develops essential and subsidiary questions as part of projects (Integration and Projects)

         Properly cites all information sources (Integration and Projects)

         Selects appropriate technology tools for research, information analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making in content learning as part of project-based learning (Integration and Projects)

 

 

 


Social and Ethical Use

ISTE Standard Addressed: 2. Social, Ethical, and Human Issues

         Makes informed choices among technology systems, resources, and services (Social and Ethical Use)

         Analyzes advantages and disadvantages of widespread use and reliance on technology in the workplace and in society as a whole (Social and Ethical Use)

         Demonstrates and advocates for legal and ethical behaviors among peers, family, and community regarding the use of technology and information (Social and Ethical Use)

 

Word Processing

ISTE Standards Addressed: 4. Technology Communication Tools; 5. Technology Research Tools; 6. Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools

         Uses advanced editing features and shortcuts ( Word Processing)

 

Presentation Tools

ISTE Standards Addressed: 3. Technology Productivity Tools; 4. Technology Communication Tools; 5. Technology Research Tools; 6. Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools

         Practices timing and provides feedback for peers (Presentation Tools)

 

Databases

ISTE Standards Addressed: 3. Technology Productivity Tools; 5. Technology Research Tools; 6. Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools

         Uses relational databases (Databases)

         Describes educational uses of databases (Databases)

         Creates new databases related to topic and manipulates a variety of data for project (Databases)

 

Integration and Projects

2. Social, Ethical, and Human Issues; 3. Technology Productivity Tools; 4. Technology Communication Tools; 5. Technology Research Tools; 6. Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools

         Compiles projects in electronic portfolio (Integration and Projects)

Word Processing

ISTE Standards Addressed: 4. Technology Communication Tools; 5. Technology Research Tools; 6. Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools

         Save as web page with links ( Word Processing)

         Use good design techniques ( Word Processing)

 

Presentation Tools

ISTE Standards Addressed: 3. Technology Productivity Tools; 4. Technology Communication Tools; 5. Technology Research Tools; 6. Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools

         Includes graphs, charts, sound, animation, in non-linear presentation (Presentation Tools)

 

Spreadsheets

3. Technology Productivity Tools; 5. Technology Research Tools; 6. Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools

         Uses relational formulas or links (Spreadsheets)

 

Web Authoring

ISTE Standards Addressed: 3. Technology Productivity Tools; 4. Technology Communication Tools; 5. Technology Research Tools; 6. Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools

         Views and modifies source (Web Authoring)

         Uses HTML, Java, Javascript, Flash, and/or Shockwave to create special effects on website (Web Authoring)

         Creates a web portfolio and participates in collaborative Web Project that compiles, synthesizes, produces, and disseminates information, models, and other creative work (Web Authoring)

         Creates and inserts animated gifs, movies, and sound (Web Authoring)