• Tech and Library Grade 4

    NHPS Technology Benchmark Continuum                                                                               FourthGrade

    *Bold items are those new to this grade level or those moved from “With assistance” to “Independently” at this level.

     

    Students Will…

    1. General Communication

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    • Send and respond to email messages

     

     

    • Participate in online learning groups

     

     

    • Understand ethical issues related to electronic communication

     

     

    • Understand how to protect personal identification on the Internet

     

     

    1. Gathering Information/Research

     

     

     

     

     

    • Bookmark favorite sites

     

     

    • Open approved websites and search for information within nonlinear presentations

     

     

    • Download selected information

     

     

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      • Draw information from both text (print) and non-text (photos, sound effects, animation, illustrations, variation in font and color) elements

     

     

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      • Locate and validate information on the Internet (from approved sites)

     

     

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      • Use technology tools for research and problem solving across curriculum areas

     

     

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      • Understand the importance of multiple sites and sources for research

     

     

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      • Recognize that information is framed by the source’s point of view and use this information to detect bias on websites

     

     

    1. Publishing

     

     

     

     

     

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      • Scan materials, such as photos, to incorporate into reports and nonlinear presentations

     

     

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      • Select appropriate forms of graphics to represent particular types of data (for example, bar of line graphics

     

     

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      • Use digital photos or illustrations from the Internet

     

     

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      • Rapidly and efficiently use keyboarding while working with word processing programs

     

     

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      • Compose drafts using the keyboard

     

     

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      • Use a variety of technology tools (dictionary, thesaurus, grammar checker, calculator, spell checker) to maximize the accuracy of technology-produced products

     

     

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      • Use knowledge of print and non-print media to create persuasive productions

     

     

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      • Use spreadsheet software to organize data and create charts, graphs, and tables

     

     

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      • Cite and credit material download from interactive media

     

     

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      • Create nonlinear presentations (web pages) that convey information

     

     

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      • Create slides (for example, PowerPoint) to accompany a report

     

     

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      • Understand the connection between presentation (text and non-text elements) on a website and its intended audience