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Computer/ Technology Skills

Computer Skills Objectives K-8

Kindergarten

  • Parts of the computer and how to operate
  • Keyboard familiarity
  • Grouping and sequencing
  • Respect for the work of others
  • Responsible care of resources
  • Exploring multimedia
  • Observing online resources

Grade 1

  • Respecting computer work of others
  • Using technology at home and school
  • Gathering, organizing, and displaying data
  • Using word processing
  • Exploring multimedia
  • Responsible care of resources
  • Observing online resources

Grade 2

  • Using technology in the community
  • Respecting the computer work of others
  • Observing online resource
  • Using electronic database to locate information
  • Responsible care of resources
  • Building word processing skills
  • Collecting, sorting, and displaying data
  • Exploring multimedia tools
  • Using drawing tools

Grade 3

  • Awareness of Copyright Law
  • Responsible and safe use of resources
  • Exploring information technologies
  • Building word processing techniques
  • Using multimedia tools
  • Exploring spreadsheets

Grade 4

  • Using databases
  • Using spreadsheets
  • Responsible and safe use of online resources
  • Locating information on the Internet
  • Evaluating information found through telecommunications
  • Developing word processing documents
  • Exploring e-mail
  • Identifying ways technology has changed North Carolina

Grade 5

  • Using search strategies
  • Responsible and safe use of online resources
  • Awareness of Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines
  • Exploring the need for protection against viruses and vandalism
  • Participating in curriculum-based telecommunication projects
  • Developing word processing document using proper keyboarding techniques
  • Developing multimedia presentation citing sources
  • Developing a product using a database
  • Evaluating resources and information for accuracy and usefulness
  • Selecting and using a variety of technology tools

Grade 6

  • Responsible and safe use of online resources
  • Using Copyright and Fair Use guidelines
  • Refining application skills
  • Using formulas in a spreadsheet
  • Using search strategy two or more criteria in a database
  • Increasing productivity and accuracy in keyboarding
  • Using word processing, spreadsheet, database, and multimedia for assignments in all subject areas
  • Locating and retrieving information using telecommunications
  • Evaluating resources and information for accuracy and usefulness
  • Selecting and using a variety of technology tools

Grade 7

  • Responsible and safe use of online resources
  • Using Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines
  • Refining application skills
  • Using formulas in a spreadsheet
  • Using search strategy with two or more criteria in a database
  • Increasing productivity and accuracy in keyboarding
  • Using word processing, spreadsheet, database, and multimedia for assignments in all subject areas
  • Locating and retrieving information using telecommunications
  • Evaluating resources and information for accuracy and usefulness
  • Selecting and using a variety of technology tools

Grade 8

  • Responsible and safe use of online resources
  • Using Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines
  • Using spreadsheets and databases relevant to classroom assignments
  • Choosing charts/tables or graphs to best represent data
  • Conducting online research and evaluating the information found
  • Using word processing/desktop publishing for classroom assignments/projects
  • Selecting and using a variety of technological tools to develop projects in content areas

Computer Skills Objectives 9-12

Objectives for ALL content areas:

  • Practice Safe, responsible, and ethical behavior in using technology resources and information.
  • Identify issues surrounding complex technology environments
  • Practice and refine knowledge and skills in keyboarding/word processing/desktop publishing, spreadsheets, databases, multimedia, and telecommunications in preparing classroom assignments and projects.
  • Select and use appropriate technology tools to efficiently collect, analyze, and display data.

Arts Education (Dance, Music, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts)

  • Select and use appropriate technology tools to efficiently collect, analyze, and display data.
  • Select and use appropriate technologies as a means of artistic expression.
  • Use electronic resources for research.
  • Use technological tools for class assignments, projects, and presentations.
  • Adhere to Fair Use and Multimedia Copyright Guidelines, citing sources of copyrighted materials in papers, projects, and multimedia presentations.

English

  • Use word processing and/or desktop publishing for a variety of writing assignments/projects.
  • Use electronic resources for research.
  • Select and use technological tools for class assignments, projects, and presentations.
  • Adhere to Fair Use and Multimedia Copyright Guidelines, citing sources of copyrighted materials in papers, projects, and multimedia presentations.

Foreign Languages

  • Select and use appropriate technologies to communicate in other languages with other cultures.
  • Select and use technological tools for class assignments, projects, and presentations.
  • Adhere to Fair Use and Multimedia Copyright Guidelines, citing sources of copyrighted materials in papers, projects, and multimedia presentations.

Health/Physical Education

  • Select and use appropriate technology tools to efficiently collect, analyze, and display data.
  • Use technology for experiments and/or research.
  • Use electronic resources for research.
  • Select and use technological tools for class assignments, projects, and presentations.
  • Adhere to Fair Use and Multimedia Copyright Guidelines, citing sources of copyrighted materials in papers, projects, and multimedia presentations.

Mathematics

  • Select and use appropriate technology tools to efficiently collect, analyze, and display data.
  • Use spreadsheets to solve problems and display data.
  • Use a calculator, scientific calculator, or graphing calculator for problem-solving.
  • Select and use technological tools for class assignments, projects, and presentations.
  • Adhere to Fair Use and Multimedia Copyright Guidelines, citing sources of copyrighted materials in papers, projects, and multimedia presentations.

Science

  • Use scientific instruments to perform experiments.
  • Use appropriate technology tools to efficiently collect, analyze, and display data.
  • Use electronic resources for research.
  • Use spreadsheets and/or databases to collect, record, analyze, and present data.
  • Select and use technology tools for class presentations.
  • Adhere to Fair Use and Multimedia Copyright Guidelines, citing sources of copyrighted materials in papers, projects, and multimedia presentations.

Social Studies

  • Select and use appropriate technology tools to efficiently collect, analyze, and display data.
  • Use databases to collect, record, analyze, and display data.
  • Use electronic resources for research.
  • Select and use technological tools for class assignments, projects, and presentations.
  • Adhere to Fair Use and Multimedia Copyright Guidelines, citing sources of copyrighted materials in papers, projects, and multimedia presentations.

Career - Technical Education (Agricultural Education, Business and Marketing, Industrial Technology and Human Services, Biotechnology, Health Care, and Career Development)

  • Select and use appropriate technologies to prepare for the workplace.
  • Use electronic resources for research.
  • Select and use technological tools for class assignments, projects, and presentations.
  • Adhere to Fair Use and Multimedia Copyright Guidelines, citing sources of copyrighted materials in papers, projects, and multimedia presentations.