Pine Crest School

Technology Competency Continuum         Third Grade

Students Will…

1.  Use hardware and software to support learning and productivity

Quarter

Taught

Independently…

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4

Turn on the computer correctly

Shutdown the computer correctly

Use the mouse

Keyboarding training (Build speed and accuracy.)

Insert information into a template (Word, PowerPoint, etc.)

Type text into a word processing document

Use formatting features purposefully (text styles, colors, fonts and size)

Spell-check a document

Use left, center and right justification modes

Utilize basic paint, text and graphic tools

Print

Insert graphics into word-processed documents

Copy, cut, and paste text and graphics

Toggle between two or more applications

With Assistance....

Select, crop, move (wrap) and re-size image (format tab)

Copy and paste text and or graphics from one applications to another

Save an image from outside source to a folder

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

system

Quarter

Taught

Independently…

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3

4

Log in/off to a networked computer

Know basic parts of the computer by name

Recognize and use desktop/toolbar icons and menus

With Assistance…

Open files or applications correctly

Save files to a specified folder on the server correctly (and flashdrive)

Use “find file” features

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

Understand the  Review tab and word processing terminology (cut, copy, past tab graphics, etc)

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

Apply strategies for identifying and solving routine hardware and      software problems (i.e.: CTRL + ALT + DELETE, checking cable connections, etc.)

3.  Use electronic resources to communicate, collaborate & retrieve

information

Quarter

Taught

Independently…

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3

4

Use URLs, bookmarks, and/or links to access the Internet

Initiate a keyword search with an Internet Search Engine

Create Bookmarks on Browser

Access available electronic databases

With Assistance…

Use telecommunications to work with other individuals to complete a task

4.  Use technology to create and deliver presentations

Quarter Taught

With Assistance…

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2

3

4

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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4

Discuss copyright issues of electronic media

Understand and abide by the Pine Crest School Acceptable Use Policy

Student Assessment Scores

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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.