TECHNOLOGY PLAN

JuLY 1, 2004-June 30, 2007

Student Technology Competencies

By Grade Levels

These goals provide direction for basic technology proficiencies, but also account for the varying levels of difficulty and complexity expected at different grade levels. 

These proposed technology competencies should not be considered add-ons to an already full school day, but rather support for teachers and students to better accomplish goals as lifelong learners.

  GRADES K-2 TECHNOLOGY GOALS

Communications

Students will use technology to communicate effectively and creatively

1.  Students will communicate through applications software

  • Create documents in WiggleWorks and Student Writing Center using word processing skills
  • Create graphics

2.  Students will communicate visually, graphically, and artistically through    multimedia presentations

  • Produce a class slide show using KidPix
  • Use audio equipment

3. Use classroom telephones

4. Use school website to access school information  

Information Processing

Students will use technology to access, retrieve, evaluate and interpret visual and auditory information

1. Students will access and retrieve electronic information

  • Use electronic encyclopedias and indices
  • Use software

2. Students will use information as an integral part of learning  

3. Access age appropriate web pages for information retrieval and learning activities as an integral part of curriculum

Productivity

Students will use technology and its applications to maximize productivity and effectiveness

1. Students will use technology to enhance their productivity

  • Use technology to develop learning and process skills
  • Use software to support learning and to gain new concepts
  • Develop strategies for problem solving, critical and creative thinking

2. Students will develop basic technology skills

  • Select and use appropriate technology
  • Use correct starting and exiting procedures
  • Develop basic keyboarding skills
  • If appropriate, use software for computer assisted instruction
  • Transfer skills learned from one windows software program to others
  • Use basic technology vocabulary and knowledge
  • Care for technology equipment and use it safely
  • Use technology independently and cooperatively

Character Development

1. Students will use technology ethically

  • Students will begin to understand issues of privacy relating to technology.
  • Students will begin to understand issues of appropriate use.
  • Students will begin to understand issues of respecting others in their use of technology.

2. Students will use technology safely and responsibly

        Students will begin to understand safety issues regarding use of the hardware.

        Students will begin to understand safety issues regarding use of the Internet

        Students will understand and adhere to the districtís AUP

 

GRADES 3-5 TECHNOLOGY GOALS

  Communications

Students will use technology to communicate effectively and creatively

1.  Students will communicate through application software

  • Create written documents in WORD2000 using word processing skills in drafted writing as well writing on demand.
  • Use electronic spell checker/thesaurus
  • Use computer graphic programs
  • Use publishing software and insert pictures to produce layout

2.  Students will communicate visually, graphically, and artistically through multi-media

  • Produce a class slide show using KidPix

  • Produce audio presentations

3. Use school website to access school information

 Information Processing

Students will use technology to access, retrieve, evaluate and interpret visual and auditory information

1.  Students will access and retrieve electronic information

  • Use search strategies
  • Use electronic encyclopedias, almanacs, indices and catalogs
  • Use hand-held calculators
  • Use Spreadsheets to input, process and display information
  • Use local area network to locate information

2. Students will use information to support learning in all content areas  

Productivity

Students will use technology and its applications to maximize productivity and effectiveness

1. Students will use technology to enhance their productivity

        Use software to strengthen skill development

        If appropriate, use software for computer assisted instruction

        Develop strategies for problem solving and critical thinking

2. Students will develop basic technology skills

        Select and use technology appropriate to needs

        Use correct starting and exiting procedures

        Develop keyboarding skills at 15 to 20 wpm using touch typing

        Transfer skills learned from one windows software program to others

        Use an expanded technology vocabulary

        Use technology independently and cooperatively

Character Development

1. Students will use technology ethically

  • Students will understand issues of privacy relating to technology.
  • Students will adopt appropriate use as regular behavior
  • Students will respect others in their use of technology.
  • Follow copyright laws

2. Students will use technology safely and responsibly

        Students will begin to understand safety issues regarding use of the hardware.

        Students will begin to understand safety issues regarding use of the Internet

        Students will understand and adhere to the districtís AUP

    GRADES 6-8 TECHNOLOGY GOALS  

Communications

Students will use technology to communicate effectively and creatively

1. Students will communicate through applications software

        Use graphic programs

        Produce documents using WORD2000 incorporating both text and graphics and  in both drafted and writing on demand.

        Create spreadsheets in EXCEL and integrate them into reports

        Collect, manipulate and interpret data

        Use publishing software and scanners to produce page layouts

        Use electronic spell checkers, thesauruses and grammar checkers

2. Students will communicate visually, graphically, and artistically through multi-media and computer assisted design tools

        Use audio equipment

        Use PowerPoint for presentation purposes.

3. Students will communicate through networks and telecommunications

        Use network communication such as voice mail to access school information

        Use classroom telephone

        Use school website to access school information    

Information Processing

Students will use technology to access, retrieve, evaluate and interpret visual/auditory information

1. Students will access and retrieve electronic information

        Use search strategies to retrieve electronic information

        Use electronic encyclopedias, almanacs, indexes and catalogs to retrieve, and select pertinent information

        Use a variety of calculators including graphic calculators

        Use local area networks and wide area networks

2. Students will use information to support learning in all content areas  

Productivity

Students will use technology and its applications to maximize productivity and effectiveness

1. Students will use technology to enhance their understanding and development of basic skills

        Use technology to develop learning skills and basic skills

        If appropriate, use software for computer assisted instruction

        Use software to gain new concepts

        Develop strategies for problem solving, critical and creative thinking

2. Students will develop basic technology skills

        Select and use technology appropriate to needs

        Use correct starting and exiting procedures

        Develop keyboarding skills at 20-25 wpm with correct body posture and fingering position on all keys using touch typing

        Operate peripheral devices

        Care for technology hardware and use it safely

        Understand basic capabilities and limitations of technology's hardware and software

        Use technology independently and cooperatively  

 Character Development

1. Students will use technology ethically

  • Students will understand issues of privacy relating to technology.
  • Students will adopt appropriate use as regular behavior
  • Students will respect others in their use of technology.
  • Students will follow copyright laws

2. Students will use technology safely and responsibly

        Students will understand safety issues regarding use of the hardware.

        Students will understand safety issues regarding use of the Internet

        Students will understand and adhere to the districtís AUP.

  GRADES 9-12 TECHNOLOGY GOALS  

Communications

Students will use technology to communicate effectively and creatively

1. Students will communicate through application software

        Create a document at the keyboard using word processing skills in both drafted and extemporaneous writing.

2. Students will communicate visually, graphically, and artistically through multi-media and computer-assisted design tools

        Create effective multi-media presentations which link various media

3. Students will communicate through computer networks and telecommunications

        Use school website to access school information

Information Processing

Student will use technology to access, retrieve, interpret and evaluate visual and auditory information

1. Students will access and retrieve electronic information

        Use search strategies to locate electronic information (identify key words, narrows search by addition of terms, broadens search, uses truncation, uses wild cards)

        Use electronic encyclopedias, almanacs, indexes and catalogs

        Use networks for information (on-line databases, libraries, electronic bulletin boards)

        Use calculators and graphics calculators

        Use a variety of scientific probes and measurement devices

2. Students will use information to support learning in all content areas

Productivity

Students will use technology to maximize productivity and effectiveness

 1. Students will use technology to enhance their understanding of basic skills

        Use technology to develop learning and workplace skills

        If appropriate, use software for computer assisted instruction

        Use technology to develop process skills in all content areas

        Develop strategies for problem solving, critical and creative thinking

        Use applications programs to create high quality products

        Develop creativity and innovation through the use of technology

2. Students will develop basic technology skills

        Select and access technology appropriate to needs

        Use correct starting and exiting procedures

        Operate peripheral devices

        Use technology independently and cooperatively

 Character Development

1. Students will use technology ethically

  • Students will understand issues of privacy relating to technology.
  • Students will adopt appropriate use as regular behavior
  • Students will respect others in their use of technology.
  • Students will follow copyright laws

2. Students will use technology safely and responsibly

        Students will understand safety issues regarding use of the hardware.

        Students will understand safety issues regarding use of the Internet

        Students will understand and adhere to the districtís AUP.

 

 

 

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