Preconventional

Ages 3-5

Emerging

Ages 4-6

Developing

Ages 5-7

Beginning

Ages 6-8

  • Begins to explore a variety of digital media
  • Begins to express ideas through the creation of collaborative digital products
  • Begins to work cooperatively with adults when using technology in the classroom
  • Begins to explore uses of technology
  • Follows rules for technology use
  • Begins to use the mouse and touch screen

  • Explores a variety of digital media with guidance
  • Expresses ideas through the creation of collaborative digital products with guidance
  • Works cooperatively with adults when using technology in the classroom with guidance
  • Explores uses of technology with guidance
  • Demonstrates rules for technology use
  • Uses the mouse and touch screen with guidance
  • Types name with keyboard
  • Begins to perform basic operations (on, off, log in, access websites, etc.)
  • Begins to learn about special keys (return/enter, space bar, shift, delete/backspace)

  • Explores a variety of digital media
  • Begins to express ideas through the individual creation of  digital products
  • Begins to work collaboratively with others when using technology in the classroom
  • Begins to explore basic programs
  • Discusses  correct and responsible use and care of technology
  • Recognizes, identifies and uses the mouse
  • Types words and simple sentences
  • Performs basic operations and commands with guidance (on, off, log in, access websites, etc)
  • Begins to identify and use special keys (return/enter, space bar, shift, delete/backspace)
  • Begins to use appropriate technology-related vocabulary
  • Begins to explore basic programming  concepts  
  • Begins to learn online safety guidelines
  • Begins to engage in learning activities that connect with students outside the classroom  through electronic means
  • Explores and uses a variety of digital media
  • Expresses ideas through the individual creation of digital products with guidance
  • Works collaboratively with others when using technology in the classroom with guidance
  • Begins to use basic programs with guidance
  • Understands correct and responsible use and care of technology
  • Begins to use two hands to type
  • Performs basic operations (on, off, log in, access websites, etc.)
  • Begins to perform basic file operations (open, save, etc.)
  • Identifies and uses special keys with guidance (return/enter, space bar, shift, delete/backspace)
  • Uses appropriate technology-related vocabulary with guidance
  • Uses basic programming concepts with guidance
  • Follows online safety guidelines with guidance
  • Engages in learning activities that connect with students outside the classroom  through electronic means with guidance
  • Begins to use search engines

Expanding

Ages 7-9

Bridging

Ages 8-10

Fluent

Ages 9-11

Proficient

Ages 10-12

  • Expresses learning through the creation of digital products that begin  to incorporate additional media
  • Begins to use basic programs with greater precision
  • Understands and applies correct and responsible use and care of technology
  • Uses two hands and special keys when typing with greater precision
  • Performs file and program operations with guidance
  • Begins to express understanding of and uses appropriate technology-related vocabulary
  • Uses basic programming concepts with greater precision
  • Begins to expand knowledge of online safety and positive digital citizenship
  • Begins to use worldwide connections to enhance learning  (class websites, wikis, blogs, or other social media tools)
  • Begins to use strategies for effective web searches
  • Begins to identify appropriate websites
  • Begins to cite sources and understand why citations are necessary

  • Expresses learning through the creation of digital products that  incorporate additional media with guidance
  • Uses more advanced features within programs with guidance
  • Types at least 10 WPM
  • Begins to perform more advanced file and program operations
  • Uses and understands appropriate technology-related vocabulary
  • Explores more advanced programming concepts with guidance
  • Develops knowledge and understanding of online safety and positive digital citizenship
  • Uses worldwide connections to enhance learning with guidance (class websites, wikis, blogs, or other social media tools)
  • Uses strategies for effective web searches with guidance
  • Identifies appropriate websites with guidance
  • Begins to evaluate websites for validity and reliability
  • Develops greater understanding of citing of sources with guidance
  • Expresses learning through the creation of digital products incorporating a variety of media with guidance
  • Uses more advanced features within programs independently
  • Types at least 15 WPM
  • Performs advanced file and program operations with guidance
  • Begins to use advanced technology-related vocabulary
  • Uses advanced programming concepts
  • Demonstrates positive social and ethical behaviors when using technology with guidance
  • Begins to use worldwide connections to extend learning (class websites, wikis, blogs, or other social media tools)
  • Effectively conducts web searches
  • Evaluates websites for validity and reliability with guidance
  • Understand the importance of multiple sites and sources for research with guidance
  • Cites sources and understands copyright with greater precision

  • Expresses learning through the creation of digital products incorporating a variety of media
  • Uses advanced features within programs with greater precision
  • Types at least 20 WPM
  • Performs advanced file and program operations
  • Uses advanced technology-related vocabulary
  • Uses advanced programming concepts with greater precision
  • Demonstrates positive social and ethical behaviors when using technology
  • Uses worldwide connections to extend learning with guidance (class websites, wikis, blogs, or other social media tools)
  • Begins to look for bias in websites
  • Begins to demonstrate knowledge of strategies used by media to entertain and influence people
  • Conducts web searches and identifies valid & reliable websites with greater precision
  • Cites sources and follows copyright guidelines

Creativity and Innovation        Communication and Collaboration        Research and Information Fluency

Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making                Digital Citizenship        Technology Operations and Concepts