Pine Crest School  Technology Benchmark Continuum         Fifth Grade

Students Will…

1.  Use hardware and software to support learning and productivity

Quarter Taught

Independently…

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Continue to develop keyboarding skills

Create and insert tables

Insert Header and Footers

Use bullets and numbering

Print to different locations

With Assistance…

Enter and manipulate data in spreadsheets

Produce graphs and/or charts based on spreadsheet data

Copy and paste text and/or graphics from one application to another

Use peripheral devices such as digital cameras , camcorders and scanners

2.  Apply vocabulary and strategies for using technology in a networked system

Quarter Taught

Independently…

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Use the laptop accessory (calculators and paint)

Know basic network terminology (server, account, login terms, etc)

Recognize and use desktop/toolbar icons and menus

Recognize basic file name extensions (.ppt, .doc, .xls, .pub, .jpeg, etc.)

Perform editing and word processing functions (cut, copy, paste, tab, insert graphics, etc.)

Open files or applications correctly

Save files correctly to a specified folder on the server

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Create folders for saving and organizing work in user/home folders

Use keyboard short cuts (Ctrl+V)

With Assistance…

Use “find file” features

Use help tools (examples: menus, balloons, assistants)

Apply strategies for identifying and solving routine hardware and software problems (examples: C TRL + ALT + DELETE, checking cable connections, etc.)

3.  Use electronic resources to communicate, collaborate & retrieve

information

Quarter Taught

Independently…

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Use collaborative tools to work with other individuals to complete a task

Access, copy and/or print digital media (graphics, text, movies, sounds, etc.)

from electronic and/or online services

Access available electronic databases

With Assistance…

Use appropriate search strategies to locate information on the Internet and in

electronic media

Evaluate and critique the quality and credibility of electronic information

4.  Use technology to create and deliver presentations

Quarter Taught

With Assistance…

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Create one or more curriculum-related multimedia projects

Present one or more curriculum-related multimedia projects

Print, post, or publish completed work (Examples of published pieces include a slide show with voice, printed documented/drawing for class book or bulletin board, and/or posted work on the Internet.)

5.  Demonstrate ethical behavior

Quarter Taught

With Assistance…

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Understand and abide by copyright issues of electronic media

Identify and cite Internet and electronic references in a bibliography

Understand and abide by the Pine Crest School Acceptable Use Policy

Apply the concept and understand the consequences of plagiarism and copyright infringement

Identify the characteristics of digital citizenship.

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Below Basic

Basic

Proficient

Advanced

Demonstrates less than half

the benchmarks as defined.

Demonstrates all assisted

and at least half the independent benchmarks.

Demonstrates all

benchmarks as defined.

Demonstrates independently

the majority of benchmarks designed to be accomplished with assistance.