Technology

(I) Basic Operations & Concepts

  • (1) Demonstrate correct ergonomic use of technology (correct posture, position of hands and feet).
    Pre-K – 1: Limited, Grades 2 – 3: Introduction, Grades 4 – 8: Reinforce
  • (2) Log into network using username and password.
    Pre-K – K: Limited, Grades 1 – 2: Introduction, Grades 3 – 5: Reinforce, Grades 6 – 8: Proficient
  • (3) Use flash drive.
    Grade 3: Introduction, Grades 4 – 6: Reinforce, Grades 7 – 8: Proficient
  • (4) Use keyboard, mouse, and touchpad.
    Pre-K: Limited, Grades K – 1: Introduction, Grades 2 – 4: Reinforce, Grades 5 – 8: Proficient
  • (5) Use multimedia resources (interactive books, educational software, and elementary multimedia encyclopedias).
    Pre-K – 1: Introduction, Grades 2 – 5: Reinforce, Grades 6 – 8: Proficient
  • (6) Access information sources (online encyclopedias, pre-bookmarked Internet sites).
    Pre-K – 1: Introduction, Grades 2 – 5: Reinforce, Grades 6 – 8: Proficient

(II) Literacy

  • (1) Identify basic computer hardware (e.g., monitor, keyboard, mouse, desktop, and laptop), using grade-level appropriate terminology.
    Pre-K: Limited, Pre-K (4 yr) – 1: Introduction, Grades 2 – 4: Reinforce, Grades 5 – 8: Proficient
  • (2) Apply basic vocabulary related to the internal operations of the technology (toolbar, menu, window, folder, icon, hard drive…).
    Pre-K: Limited, Grades K – 1: Introduction, Grades 2 – 6: Reinforce, Grades 7 – 8: Proficient
  • (3) Use basic vocabulary related to systems (network, Internet, wireless, server…).
    Grade 3: Limited, Grade 4: Introduction, Grades 5 – 6: Reinforce, Grades 7 – 8: Proficient
  • (4) Distinguish between input, output, storage and processing hardware.
    Grade 2: Introduction, Grades 3 – 6: Reinforce, Grades 7 – 8: Proficient
  • (5) Retrieve and save information remotely (e.g., network servers, Internet, peripheral devices).
    Grade 3: Limited, Grade 4: Introduction, Grades 5 – 7: Reinforce, Grade 8: Proficient
  • (6) Use troubleshooting strategies to solve application problems, basic hardware problems and basic connectivity problems (e.g., online help strategies, documentation, and collaboration with others).
    Grade 2: Limited, Grade 3: Introduction, Grades 4 – 6: Reinforce, Grades 7 – 8: Proficient

(III) Ethics

  • (1) Comply with Portsmouth Catholic Chromebook Policy and Diocesan Internet and Acceptable Use Policies.
    Grades 1 – 8: Apply
  • (2) Demonstrate proper care and use of equipment.
    Pre-K – K: Introduction, Grades 1 – 2: Reinforce, Grades 3 – 6: Apply, Grades 7 – 8: Proficient
  • (3) Demonstrate respect for other students and work cooperatively while using technology.
    Pre-K – K: Introduction, Grades 1 – 2: Reinforce, Grades 3 – 5: Apply, Grades 6 – 8: Proficient
  • (4) Recognize ownership and respect work of others.
    Pre-K – K: Introduction, Grades 1 – 4: Reinforce, Grades 5 – 8: Apply
  • (5) Respect copyright laws.
    Grade 3: Introduction, Grades 4 – 8: Reinforce
  • (6) Use appropriate standardized online reference formats for citing electronic sources of information.
    Grade 3: Introduction, Grades 4 – 8: Reinforce
  • (7) Introduce and participate in online safety awareness.
    Grades K – 1: Introduction, Grades 2 – 8: Reinforce

(IV) Productivity Tools

  • (1) Transcribe written work into a document.
    Grades K – 2: Introduction, Grades 3 – 4: Reinforce, Grades 5 – 8: Proficient
  • (2) Retrieve, open and save file.
    K: Limited, Grades 1 – 2: Introduction, Grades 3 – 6: Reinforce, Grades 7 – 8: Proficient
  • (3) Edit and revise a document (cut and paste, tabs and margins, font size/style, delete and undo, spell check, click and drag).
    K: Limited, Grades 1 – 2: Introduction, Grades 3 – 6: Reinforce, Grades 7 – 8: Proficient
  • (4) Use drawing tools/graphics software.
    Pre-K – 1: Introduction, Grades 2 – 5: Reinforce, Grades 6 – 8: Proficient
  • (5) Create/insert columns/tables into a document.
    Grade 3: Limited, Grade 4: Introduction, Grades 5 – 8: Reinforce
  • (6) Access/insert images from a variety of sources (scanner, digital camera, Internet, flash drive, etc.) into desktop publishing projects.
    Grade 1: Limited, Grade 2: Introduction, Grades 3 – 6: Reinforce, Grades 7 – 8: Proficient
  • (7) Print hardcopy.
    Pre-K: Limited, Grades K – 1: Introduction, Grades 2 – 3: Reinforce, Grades 4 – 8: Proficient
  • (8) Design, produce and present a slideshow presentation.
    Grades 2 – 3: Introduction, Grades 4 – 6: Reinforce, Grades 7 – 8: Proficient
  • (9) Edit presentations (format text, insert images/graphics, add animation/transitions).
    Grade 2: Limited, Grade 3: Introduction, Grades 4 – 6: Reinforce, Grades 7 – 8: Proficient
  • (10) Access/insert images from a variety of sources (scanner, digital camera, Internet, flash drive, etc.) into multimedia presentations.
    Grade 2: Limited, Grade 3: Introduction, Grades 4 – 6: Reinforce, Grades 7 – 8: Proficient
  • (11) Create, insert short video. (May be introduced at earlier level).
    Grade 5: Introduction, Grade 6: Reinforce, Grades 7 – 8: Proficient
  • (12) Create/edit simple spreadsheets.
    Grade 3: Introduction, Grades 4 – 8: Reinforce
  • (13) Format spreadsheet (column width, row height, alignment, color).
    Grade 3: Introduction, Grades 4 – 6: Reinforce, Grades 7 – 8: Proficient
  • (14) Insert formula into a spreadsheet cell.
    Grade 3: Introduction, Grades 4 – 6: Reinforce, Grades 7 – 8: Proficient
  • (15) Create, modify, and interpret charts and graphs from spreadsheets.
    Grade 3: Introduction, Grades 4 – 6: Reinforce, Grades 7 – 8: Proficient

(V) Assessment Software

  • (1) Use reading software (Scholastic Reading Counts).
    Grades K – 1: Introduction, Grades 2 – 3: Apply, Grades 4 – 8: Apply

(VI) Collaboration

  • (1) Create, share and collaborate electronically within a document and use editing tools.
    Grades 1 – 2: Introduction, Grades 3 – 4: Reinforce, Grades 5 – 8: Proficient
  • (2) Plan, design, and present a collaborative academic product to classroom or community with support from teachers, family or student partners (document, slide show, online story, wiki, blog, video, etc.).
    Grades 1 – 2: Introduction, Grades 3 – 4: Reinforce, Grades 5 – 8: Proficient

(VII) Keyboarding

  • (1) Introduce computer keyboard layout.
    Pre-K – 1: Introduction, Grades 2 – 3: Reinforce, Grades 4 – 8: Proficient
  • (2) Identify alpha/numeric keys.
    Pre-K – 1: Limited, Grade 2 – 4: Reinforce, Grades 5 – 6: Apply, Grades 7 – 8: Proficient
  • (3) Demonstrate use of key functions (enter/return, space bar, arrow, backspace, caps lock, delete, shift, escape, number lock, tab, control, numerical keys).
    Pre-K: Limited, Grades K – 2: Introduction, Grades 3 – 5: Reinforce, Grades 6 – 8: Proficient
  • (4) Use proper keyboard techniques (posture, placement).
    Grade 2: Introduction, Grades 3 – 6: Reinforce, Grades 7 – 8: Proficient

(VIII) Skills

  • (1) Demonstrate ability to multi-task between two or more open programs.
    Grade 3: Introduction, Grades 4 – 5: Reinforce, Grades 6 – 8: Proficient

(IX) Research

  • (1) Recognizes electronic references as a source of information.
    Grade 1-2: Introduction, Grades 3 – 5: Reinforce, Grades 6 – 8: Proficient
  • (2) Use electronic reference materials (encyclopedia, thesaurus, dictionary, atlas, periodicals, and news sources).
    Grade 2: Introduction, Grades 3 – 4: Reinforce, Grades 5 – 8: Proficient
  • (3) Use online library card catalog or database.
    Grade 4: Introduction, Grade 5: Reinforce, Grades 6 – 8: Apply
  • (4) Use proper citation for online sources.
    Grade 4: Introduction, Grades 5 – 8: Reinforce
  • (5) Use Boolean search techniques.
    Grade 4: Introduction, Grades 5 – 8: Reinforce
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