Students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of

    technology systems:

    Independently uses operating system procedures:  Turn on, log on, program operations, log off, and/or shut down.
    Identify the basic features of a computer and explain how to use them effectively.

    Use technology terms in daily practice. 

    Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and

    promote creativity:

    Continues to increase productivity in keyboarding by participating in opportunities

    for reinforcement.

    Continues to utilize software that builds upon critical thinking skills which supports

    curricular concepts.

    Create a document with text using a word processing program.

    Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas


    Create graphic organizers using microsoft office or other programs.
    Utilize software that builds upon critical thinking skills which supports curriculam concepts.
    Students use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of


    Uses on-line encyclopedia as part of research process.

    Model legal and ethical behaviors when using both print and non-print information by citing resources.

    Applies components of a website in order to evaluate the source.

    Selects websites that reflect quality components to meet research need.

    Students use technology appropriately:

    Explain the need for each individual, as a member of the global community, to practice cyber safety, cyber security, and cyber ethics
    when using existing and emerging technologies.