Pacing Guide

Mr. Hansen’s Intro to Tech. Class

(Revised October 1,, 2013)

Unit #

Benchmark

HCPS: CTE 

CCSS

GLO

Focus Skill

Materials & Assessments

1

INTRO

7.8.2.2 & 7-8.2.3

ELA Lit. RST 6-8.3

I can establish personal goals for my education/career.

I can understand the basics of Mac OS

Follow precisely a multistep procedure when ...performing technical tasks.

Intro to Mac OS

Research methods

Goal Setting

2

GOOGLE

7-8.2.4

I can use the Google Image search feature.

I understand copyright protection.

I understand different image file types (JPG, GIF, etc.)

I can understand how to use GAFE (Google Apps. for Education)

Find pictures and animations to use with Google Presentation.

Begin using Google Drive, create Google Doc. journal shared with teacher & class

3

KEYNOTE

7-8.2.4

ELA Lit. RST 6-8.7

I can explain how to create a Google presentation.

I can create a presentation and include multimedia.  

Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).

Introductory Presentations

4

PIXLR

7-8.2.4

ELA Lit. RST 6-8.3

I can edit pictures and design graphics.

Follow precisely a multistep procedure when ...performing technical tasks.

Pixlr Graphic Design

5

INTERNET

SAFETY

7-8.1.2

ELA Lit. RST 6-8. 8

I can discuss the ethical and technical challenges of living in the Information Age.

Distinguish among facts, reasoned judgment based on research findings, and speculation in a text.

Internet Safety Definitions

Internet Safety Drawing

6*

IMOVIE

7-8.2.1

ELA Lit. RST 6-8.9

I can create a movie using iMovie.

I can understand and explain the consequences of certain behavior.  

I know how to protect my cyber-reputation and identity.

Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic

Internet Safety iMovie

7

INVENT-

IONS

7-8.1.1

ELA Lit. WHST 6-8.8

7-8.1.1

I can conduct research using the Internet and recognize credible sources.

I can research the invention process and describe how new ideas/products are created.

  • Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

I can suggest improvements to an existing product or technology.

Research an important invention and present it as a KeyNote

Inventions of the Future

8

SKETCHUP

ELA Lit. RST 6-8.3

I can use a drafting/design program and apply mathematical practice to plan structures.

Follow precisely a multistep procedure when ...performing technical tasks.

Architectural Design with SketchUp

9

7-8.1.1

GLOs 1-6

I can monitor and report on my progress toward achieving goals.

Quarter reflections

GLO reflection

SLCs

10

GOOGLE MAPS

ELA Lit. RST 6-8.3

I can create a map using the Google Map Engine and explain the importance and use of maps.  I can also examine different types of visual communication tools (for example- a map) and explain the advantages/challenges of each type.  

Follow precisely a multistep procedure when ...performing technical tasks.

Google Maps Unit

Bucket list map

Family history map

Peer review

11

SCRATCH

Math.Content.6.Ns.C.6

Math.Content.6.EE.B.8

ELA Lit. RST 6-8.3

I can explain how video games are programmed.

I can explain how video games incorporate math and how cartesian coordinates can be used to describe the relation of objects to one another.

Understand a rational number as a point on the number line.

Extend number line diagrams and coordinate axes familiar from previous grades to represent points on the line and in the plane with negative number coordinates.

Write an inequality of the form x > c or x < c to represent a constraint or condition in a real-world or mathematical problem.

Follow precisely a multistep procedure when ...performing technical tasks.

Scratch Video Game Design

12

MUSIC

VIDEO

ELA WHST 6-8.4

I can use framing techniques and different shot selection to create an advanced video.  

I can edit and produce a movie using iMovie.

Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization and style are appropriate to task, purpose and audience.

Music Video

13

GARAGE-

BAND

ELA Lit. RST 6-8.3

I can use GarageBand to record and remix songs and use audio filters to change how a song sounds.  

Follow precisely a multistep procedure when ...performing technical tasks.

Creating & editing music in GarageBand

14

ART PROJECT

I can navigate the Google Art Project website, become familiar with art history, famous artists and develop an appreciation for great works of art

Intro. to Art History through the Google Art Project

15

7-8.1.1

GLOs 1-6

I can monitor and report my progress toward achieving goals.

Review websites/blogs

SLCs

GLO reflection

End of Semester Reflection