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TECHNOLOGY
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KEY LEARNINGS: TECHNOLOGY

 

KINDERGARTEN 

• Demonstrate proper use and care of computers 
• Begin learning basic keyboarding 
• Use computers to express ideas with drawing and word processing software  
• Begin learning correct use of computer terms 
• Learn about technology related occupations 
• Practice courtesy and sharing of computer time 
  

FIRST AND SECOND GRADE 

• Demonstrate proper use and care of computers 
• Begin learning basic keyboarding and computer terms 
• Use computers to express ideas with drawing and word processing software 
• Learn about the role of technology in business and the home 
• Learn about technology related occupations 
• Practice courtesy and sharing of computer time 
 

THIRD AND FOURTH GRADE 

• Demonstrate proper use and care of computers and other audio-visual equipment 
• Practice using the keyboard 
• Become familiar with proper computer terms 
• Use computers to express ideas with drawing, multi-media and word processing software 
• Learn file management 
• Learn about technology related occupations and use in everyday life 
• Use appropriate input/output devices 
• Begin troubleshooting for basic malfunctions 
• Become aware of copyright issues 
• Practice courtesy and respecting of computer time 
 

FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADE 

• Demonstrate proper use and care of computers and input/output devices  
• Learn to troubleshoot basic malfunctions 
• Practice keyboarding, using correct hand position and posture 
• Use word processing, editing and file management skills 
• Begin using presentation software 
• Use a variety of electronic resources to enhance and access information 
• Know proper technology terms 
• Understand consumer issues regarding technology in every aspect of our lives 
• Investigate technology-related occupations 
• Use courtesy while sharing computer time 
• Become aware of legal issues when using software 
• Identify computer abuse including use of Internet 
 

SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADE 

• Integrate advanced word processing skills into daily assignments 
• Continue to advance in keyboarding skills 
• Troubleshoot basic malfunctions 
• Know proper technology terms 
• Understand the equipment to access, process, retrieve and communicate information 
• Incorporate database and spreadsheet components into presentations 
• Integrate advanced use of electronic resources into class assignments and presentations 
• Investigate technology-related occupations 
• Demonstrate a responsible, ethical use of technology 
• Understand the legal issues for using/accessing software, music, etc.