Content Area Content Standard Benchmarks
BASIC OPERATIONS AND CONCEPTS
Students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of technology systems. Students are proficient in the use of technology.
- Use keyboard commands, menu commands, toolbars, and other navigational tools in the operation of software that extends beyond minimal functions.
TECHNOLOGY AS A TOOL FOR PRODUCTIVITY
Students use technology to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity. Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced models, preparing publications, and producing other creative works.
- Use general purpose productivity tools an peripherals to support personal productivity, and to facilitate learning throughout the curriculum and to remediate skill deficits.
- Use technology tools for individual and collaborative writing, communication, and publishing activities to create knowledge products for audiences inside and outside the classroom.
TECHNOLOGY AS A TOOL FOR COMMUNICATIONS
Students use technology to communicate, collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences. Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences.
- Use telecommunications efficiently and effectively to access remote information and communicate with others in support of directed and independent learning.
TECHNOLOGY AS A TOOL FOR RESEARCH
Students use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources. Students use technology tools to process data and report results.
- Determine appropriate technology tools for accessing information and resources.
- Develop media literacy by identifying the source of information and the point of view presented for analysis of any bias.
Read a range of literary and informative texts for a variety of purposes.
- Read to research a topic.
- Read information and instruction to perform tasks and solve problems.
Use strategies within the reading processes to construct meaning.
- Infer ideas from text.
- Integrate important information gathered from a long passage or text to interpret meaning.
Write using various forms to communicate for a variety of purposes and audiences.
- Write using forms appropriate to purpose and topic.
- Write to communicate information, express opinions, and influence others.
Use writing processes and strategies appropriately and as needed to construct meaning and communicate effectively.
- Include information from people and texts in writing.
- Revise and edit writing as needed.
- Publish--in a variety of ways--selected finished products.
CONVENTIONS AND SKILLS
Apply knowledge and understanding of the conventions of language and research when writing.
- Apply knowledge of spelling, punctuation, and grammar to write text(s) and correct errors.
- Cite sources used in gathering information.
Use rhetorical devices to craft writing appropriate to audience and purpose.
- Conveys meaning, provides information, makes a point, fulfills a purpose.
- Has a form or structure where the parts add up to a coherent whole.
ORAL COMMUNICATION RANGE
Communicate orally using various forms--interpersonal group, and public--for a variety of purposes and situations.
- Participate in groups to exchange ideas, explore issues, solve a problem or complete a project.
RHETORIC-Adapt messages appropriate to audience, purpose and situation.
- Support ideas with research information as well as personal experiences and knowledge
CHANGE, CONTINUITY, CAUSALITY-Students employ chronologically to understand change and/or effect in history.
- Place people and events in chronological order to explain causal relationships between and among people and events.
- Identify change and continuity in historical eras
HISTORICAL EMPATHY-Students learn to judge the past on its own terms and use that knowledge to understand present day issues, problems, and decision making.
- Explain how rules and values of a society determine the behavior and attitudes of its members
GLOBAL COOPERATION, CONFLICT, AND INTERDEPENDENCE-Students understand similarities and differences across cultural perspectives and evaluate ways individuals, groups, societies, nations and organizations change and interact.
- Identify and evaluate how a community or region's collective behaviors, decisions, actions, or inaction impact and interrelate with the behaviors and decisions of others.
Students exhibit visual understanding in their evaluation and use of visual themes, symbols and metaphors.
- Know and use a variety of sources for developing and conveying ideas, images, themes, symbols and events in the creation of art.
- Apply materials, techniques, and processes in various ways to evoke different responses.