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1 Kindergarten K.1 Students will understand BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS. (a) Students will learn how to log onto a computer with their username and password (b) Students will become proficient in using the mouse appropriately, including when to use single click, double click, left click, and right click. (c) Students will discover the process of typing with both hands. K.2 Students will understand basic SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS for KIDPIX. (a) Students will work with all tools in the KidPix program. (b) Students will learn how to open and close a program properly. (c) Students will learn how to save files to the network drive. (d) Students will learn how to print documents to the appropriate printer. K.3 Students will understand basic SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS for MS WORD. (a) Students will work on basic word processing skills such as typing and entering information. (b) Students will learn how to open and close a program properly. (c) Students will learn how to save files to the network drive. (d) Students will learn how to print documents to the appropriate printer. K.4 Students will understand basic COMPUTER SCIENCE. (a) Students will know the basic parts of the computer. K.5 Students will understand BASIC INTERNET SKILLS. (a) Students will be able to open and exit a program properly. (b) Students will be able to navigate through basic websites. (c) Students will know basic search techniques. K.6 Students will understand basic INTERNET SAFETY and DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP. (c) Students will understand when it is appropriate to post or send photos or personal information online.

2 1 st Grade 1.1 Students will understand BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS. (a) Students will be proficient at logging onto a computer with their username and password (b) Students will be introduced to home row keys. (c) Students will demonstrate proper typing posture. 1.2 Students will understand basic SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS for KIDPIX. (a) Students will work with all tools in the KidPix program. (b) Students will learn how to open and close a program properly. (c) Students will learn how to save files to the network drive. (d) Students will learn how to print documents to the appropriate printer. (e) Students will create slides shows of 3-5 slides. 1.3 Students will understand basic SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS for MS WORD. (a) Students will do basic word processing, including: change font typeface, size, and color, and insert pictures and changing layout. (b) Students will learn how to open existing documents and name documents appropriately. (c) Students will learn how to save files to the network drive. 1.4 Students will understand basic SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS for MS EXCEL. (a) Students will understand basic vocabulary. (b) Students will learn how to change fonts, size, color, and add pictures and change layout. (c) Students will learn how to add pie, line, and bar charts and change colors. 1.5 Students will understand basic COMPUTER SCIENCE. (a) Students will know the basic parts of the computer. 1.6 Students will understand BASIC INTERNET SKILLS. (a) Students will be able to open and exit a program properly. 1.7 Students will understand basic INTERNET SAFETY and DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP. (c) Students will understand when it is appropriate to post or send photos or personal information online.

3 2 nd Grade 2.1 Students will understand BASIC KEYBOARDING SKILLS. (a) Students will learn proper alphabet reaches. (b) Students will type at 5-10 wpm with 90% accuracy. 2.2 Students will understand basic SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS for MS WORD. (a) Students will continue working with images, changing layouts, and changing font properties. (b) Students will learn about aligning text horizontally and vertically. (c) Students will understand line spacing. 2.3 Students will understand basic SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS for MS EXCEL. (a) Students will understand basic vocabulary. (b) Students will continue working on changing font properties, layouts, and adding images. (c) Students will continue working with adding charts. (d) Students will be introduced to using formulas within Excel. 2.4 Students will understand basic SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS for PRESENTATION SOFTWARE. (a) Students will be able to create basic slides. (b) Students will be able to add layouts, backgrounds, and transitions. (c) Students will be able to create short slideshow presentations. 2.5 Students will understand basic COMPUTER SCIENCE. (a) Students will know the basic parts of the computer. 2.6 Students will understand BASIC INTERNET SKILLS. (a) Students will be able to open and exit a program properly. 2.7 Students will understand basic INTERNET SAFETY and DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP. (c) Students will understand when it is appropriate to post or send photos or personal information online. 2.8 Students will understand basic CODING and ANIMATION. (a) Students will become familiar with basic coding techniques through programs like Scratch and Google. (b) Students will learn the basics of stop-motion animation.

4 3 rd Grade 3.1 Students will understand BASIC KEYBOARDING SKILLS. (a) Students will learn punctuation and number keys. (b) Students will type at wpm with 90% accuracy. 3.2 Students will understand basic SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS for MS WORD. (a) Students will create basic reports. (b) Students will use spellchecker and thesaurus tools and understand the toolbar icons. (c) Students will insert and format text and textboxes. (d) Students will know how to insert graphics watermarks, draft text, etc. 3.3 Students will understand basic SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS for MS EXCEL. (a) Students will create basic spreadsheets. (b) Students will add charts. (c) Students will use basic functions. 3.4 Students will understand basic SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS for PRESENTATION SOFTWARE. (a) Students will be able to create basic slides. (b) Students will be able to add layouts, backgrounds, and transitions. (c) Students will be able to create slideshow presentations. 3.5 Students will understand basic COMPUTER SCIENCE. (a) Students will know the basic parts of the computer. 3.6 Students will understand BASIC INTERNET SKILLS. (a) Students will be able to open and exit a program properly. 3.7 Students will understand basic INTERNET SAFETY and DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP. (c) Students will understand when it is appropriate to post or send photos or personal information online. 3.8 Students will understand basic CODING and ANIMATION. (a) Students will become familiar with basic coding techniques through programs like Scratch and Google. (b) Students will learn the basics of stop-motion animation.

5 4 th Grade 4.1 Students will understand BASIC KEYBOARDING SKILLS. (a) Students will type at wpm with 90% accuracy. 4.2 Students will understand basic SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS for MS WORD. (a) Students will learn how to cut/copy/and paste text and find and replace. (b) Students will understand how to use bullets and numbering and create an outline. (c) Students will insert and format text and textboxes. 4.3 Students will understand basic SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS for MS EXCEL. (a) Students will create spreadsheets. (b) Students will insert functions. (c) Students will sort data. 4.4 Students will understand basic SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS for DESKTOP PUBLISHING. (a) Students will be able to add, format, group, and arrange objects. 4.5 Students will understand basic COMPUTER SCIENCE. (a) Students will know the basic parts of the computer, inside and out. (d) Students will learn binary numbers. (e) Students will be able to take apart and reassemble a computer. 4.6 Students will understand BASIC INTERNET SKILLS. (a) Students will be able to use the internet as a research tool, properly citing sources. 4.7 Students will understand basic INTERNET SAFETY and DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP. (c) Students will understand appropriate safety for social networking and posting/sending personal information. (g) Students will understand digital ethics and researching. 4.8 Students will understand basic CODING and ANIMATION. (a) Students will become familiar with basic coding techniques through programs like Scratch and Google. (b) Students will learn the basics of stop-motion animation.

6 5 th Grade 5.1 Students will understand BASIC KEYBOARDING SKILLS. (a) Students will type at wpm with 90% accuracy. 5.2 Students will understand basic SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS for MS WORD. (a) Students will learn how to use tabs and leaders and special characters. (b) Students will learn how to insert tables. 5.3 Students will understand basic SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS for MS EXCEL. (a) Students will learn how to use conditional formatting. (b) Students will insert functions. (c) Students will sort data. 5.4 Students will understand basic SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS for DESKTOP PUBLISHING and PRESENTATIONS. (a) Students will be able to add, format, group, and arrange objects. (b) Students will know how to add objects, hyperlinks, animation, and transitions. (c) Students will reinforce presentation skills and present information to an audience. 5.5 Students will understand basic COMPUTER SCIENCE. (a) Students will know the basic parts of the computer, inside and out. (d) Students will learn binary numbers. (e) Students will be able to take apart and reassemble a computer. 5.6 Students will understand BASIC INTERNET SKILLS. (a) Students will be able to use the internet as a research tool, properly citing sources. 5.7 Students will understand basic INTERNET SAFETY and DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP. (c) Students will understand appropriate safety for social networking and posting/sending personal information. (g) Students will understand digital ethics and researching. 5.8 Students will understand basic CODING, WEB DESIGN, and ANIMATION. (a) Students will become familiar with basic coding techniques through programs like Scratch and Google. (b) Students will be introduced to basic web design concepts and build a webpage. (c) Students will learn the basics of stop-motion animation.

7 6 th 8 th Grade MS.1 Students will demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology (CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION). (a) Students will apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes. (b) Students will create original works as a means of personal or group expression. (c) Students will use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues. (d) Students will identify trends and forecast possibilities. Skills: Plan message considering audience for meaningful purpose, creating story board/plan/script (Multimedia); Choose software appropriate to the task and use it effectively to convey message; Design or find graphics and edit them purposefully; Record/edit audio; Include multimedia: take and edit photos and video. Potential Assessment Topics: Word Processing Software, Presentation Software (creating slideshow presentations), Desktop Publishing Software (adding, formatting, grouping, and arranging objects), Web Design Concepts, Web Tools (ex. Picasa, Google SketchUp), Genius Hour Projects, Stop-Motion Animation, Coding/Programming. MS.2 Students will use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others (COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION). (a) Students will interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts or others employing a variety of digital environments and media. (b) Students will communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats. (c) Students will develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures. (d) Students will contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems. Skills: Know how to use Web 2.0 tools to discuss, share, and engage with course content; Collaborate from local to global communities between classrooms, between locations; Develop cultural understandings and an enlarged view of the world through work with others online; Consult experts (knowing how/when); Share work, use peer review/feedback to improve final product. Potential Assessment Topics: Word Processing (track changes, peer review), Presentation software (performing to an audience), Web Design, Google Classroom (Drive, Gmail), Stop-Motion Animation, Coding/Programming, Genius Hour Projects. MS.3 Students will apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information (RESEARCH AND INFORMATION FLUENCY). (a) Students will plan strategies to guide inquiry. (b) Students will locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media. (c) Students will evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks. (d) Students will process data and report results. Skills: Plan strategies to guide inquiry, creating essential questions/narrowing topic; Navigate a browser; Know how to evaluate websites for currency, relevance, validity and cross-reference multiple sources; Know how to evaluate

8 websites for accuracy and bias; Use systems for bookmarking/saving sites for personal and group use; Know how to use appropriate search terms and strategies to find information on a research topic. Potential Assessment Tools: Using the internet as a research tool, citing sources properly (avoiding plagiarism), completing internet scavenger hunts, Genius Hour Projects. MS.4 Students will use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources (CRITICAL THINKING, PROBLEM-SOLVING, AND DECISION-MAKING). (a) Students will identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation. (b) Students will plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project. (c) Students will collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions. (d) Students will use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions. Skills: Look for solutions to authentic problems. Plan and manage problem solving process to develop solutions or complete a project; Gather real world information; Use spreadsheet program to record, display and graph data and perform calculations; Analyze results (use trends to predict future development); Communicate data in an effective and engaging way to a larger audience. Potential Assessment Topics: Spreadsheet software (using functions, linking worksheets, inserting comments, data validation), Presentation software (creating slideshows, performing to an audience), Database software (creating tables and forms, utilizing and manipulating data in queries, creating reports to display data), Completing internet scavenger hunts, Stop-Motion Animation, Coding/Programming, Genius Hour Projects. MS.5 Students will demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations (TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS AND CONCEPTS). (a) Students will understand and use technology systems (b) Students will select and use applications effectively and productively. (c) Students will troubleshoot systems and applications. (d) Students will transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies Skills: Log into a computer using a one-word single sign-on; Log into web-based tool accounts; Log into a computer using your own personal account; Name and save file as; Open and close files and programs; Locate files and navigate files independently; Organize files; Save and convert file types; Know computer parts and vocabulary; Know how to copy/paste and format text in a variety of programs; Know basic keyboard shortcuts; Use basic menus within a variety of applications. Potential Assessment Topics: Word Processing (indents, page/column breaks, headers and footers, footnotes and endnotes, creating works cited and table of contents pages, macros, mail merge), Spreadsheet software (inserting functions, linking worksheets, data validation), Presentation software (creating slideshows), Database software (creating tables and forms, utilizing and manipulating data in queries, creating reports to display data), Desktop Publishing software (adding, formatting, grouping, and arranging objects), Coding/Programming, Computer Science (parts of the computers, hardware/software, input/output, four functions, binary and hexadecimal numbering). MS.6 Students will demonstrate advancing keyboard skills (KEYBOARDING). (a) Students will be able to type at WPM with 90% accuracy by the end of 6 th grade. (b) Students will be able to type at WPM with 95% accuracy by the end of 7 th grade. (c) Students will be able to type at WPM with 90% accuracy by the end of 8 th grade. Skills: Find keys on the keyboard to construct sentences, type name, and complete word activities; Know how to make capital letters; Type with two hands.

9 Potential Assessment Topics: typing speed and accuracy. MS.7 Students will understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior (DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP). (a) Students will practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology equipment. (b) Students will respect the views, information, and opinions of others. (c) Students will demonstrate understanding of well-being in a digital technology world, awareness of digital footprint, and knowledge of what you should and shouldn t share online. (d) Students will support their own learning. Skills: Practice good netiquette and know how to leave a useful comment for a peer; Cite sources and understand and follow copyright rules and guidelines; Know what kinds of information you should/shouldn t share online; Know how to handle cyberbullies; Know how to configure privacy settings and manage digital identity; Demonstrate personal responsibility for life-long learning; Apply appropriate video conferencing, chat, , and skype etiquette to access information for classwork. Potential Assessment Topics: Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship (personal information, passwords, screen names, accepting/meeting people online, password tips, trust a trusted adult, cyberbullying, posting/sending info onlinephotos, downloading/virus protection, social networking, researching-digital ethics). ***Standards and skills based on the following:

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