Eighth Grade Technology Mastery
Reflect on this first year with a technology curriculum map and share your students progress in the skills. This will help guide the technology integration specialists as we consider where emphasis will need to be placed in the 2017-2018 school year and beyond as well as considering how to eventually adjust the curriculum maps.

Please note you can check the box "All students have mastered this skill" if 70% of the students in the grade level have mastered the skill. This takes into consideration the developmental status of all students in a given class.
Technology Operations and Concepts
Word Processing: Create a bibliography/works cited. *
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Word Processing: Insert a hyperlink to related research. *
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Word Processing: Set, change, and remove tabs. *
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Programming/Coding: Experiment with various computer languages including HTML. *
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Spreadsheets: Format a cell to allow word wrap. *
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Spreadsheets: Cut, copy, and paste relative and absolute formulas. *
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Spreadsheets: Filter data. *
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Spreadsheets: Apply chart formatting for the x- and y-axis. *
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Spreadsheets: Apply chart number formatting. *
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Email Communications: Define CC and BCC fields within an email. *
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Email Communications: Demonstrate how to CC and BCC to another email receiver. *
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Email Communications: Setup email settings. *
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Email Communications: Create an email signature. *
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Email Communications: Transfer emails between folders. *
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Digital Tools: Create a document (e.g., newsletter, report, personalized learning plan, business letter or flyer) using one or more digital applications to be critiqued for usability. *
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Digital Tools: Use a simulation that provides an environment to explore a real world problem or theory. *
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Please share your thoughts and/or questions about this skill including the hardware, software, or websites that assisted your students in practice and mastery.
Creativity and Innovation
Word Processing: Synthesize information about a local or global issue or event (e.g., tele-collaborative project, blog, school web page). *
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Please share your thoughts and/or questions about this skill including the hardware, software, or websites that assisted your students in practice and mastery.
Communication and Collaboration
Spreadsheets: Demonstrate how charts can communicate and miscommunicate information when used to show visual results of surveys. *
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Technology-assisted Communication and Collaboration: Distinguish between creation and consumption of content. *
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Technology-assisted Communication and Collaboration: Create, rather than consume, content. *
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Technology-assisted Communication and Collaboration: Utilize digital resources for active social engagement (e.g., being socially responsible or social justice issues). *
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Technology-assisted Communication and Collaboration: Work in pairs or groups and have shared responsibility and make substantive decisions together to complete a project utilizing technology. *
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Technology-assisted Communication and Collaboration: Investigate ways to collaborate with students outside your school and in other countries. *
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Technology-assisted Communication and Collaboration: List positive attitudes towards technology usage that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity. *
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Technology-assisted Communication and Collaboration: Collaborate to develop and publish work that provides perspectives on a global problem for discussions with learners from other countries. *
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Guided Internet Use: Explain the consequences of content in a digital footprint and how it can be established to their advantage. *
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Guided Internet Use: Integrate proper citations into research papers and projects. *
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Please share your thoughts and/or questions about this skill including the hardware, software, or websites that assisted your students in practice and mastery.
Digital Citizenship
Internet Safety/Digital Citizenship: Research copyright infringement and how to avoid it. *
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Internet Safety/Digital Citizenship: Explain the decision making process for choosing to download (or not download) materials from the Internet. *
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Internet Research: Discuss instances of electronic theft and the consequences to individuals and society. *
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Guided Internet Use: Understand and model appropriate online behavior related to cyber safety, cyber bullying, cyber security, and cyber ethics including appropriate use of social media. *
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Guided Internet Use: Understand appropriate uses for social media and the negative consequences of misuse. *
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Please share your thoughts and/or questions about this skill including the hardware, software, or websites that assisted your students in practice and mastery.
Research and Information Fluency
Guided Internet Use: Identify and use search databases. *
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Guided Internet Use: Use and develop website evaluation rubrics. *
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Guided Internet Use: Analyze the resource citations in online materials for proper use. *
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Word Processing: Explain the purpose of a bibliography. *
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Please share your thoughts and/or questions about this skill including the hardware, software, or websites that assisted your students in practice and mastery.
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
Programming: Design and pilot a digital learning game to demonstrate knowledge and skills related to one or more content areas or a real world situation. *
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Programming: Make predictions using programming logic and software. *
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Digital Tools: Use digital tools to explore a local issue, to collect and analyze data, identify a solution, and make an informed decision. *
Required
Please share your thoughts and/or questions about this skill including the hardware, software, or websites that assisted your students in practice and mastery.
Your name *
Your role in the school (e.g., computer teacher, fifth grade teacher, technology integration specialists, etc). *
Your school's name *
Town in which school is located *
County in which school is located *
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