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Building Digital Literacy Legend
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Optional at this gradeIntroduce the conceptReinforce the conceptMaster the concept
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DIGITAL LITERACY CATEGORIESSKILLSK123456789101112
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BASIC COMPUTER OPERATIONSIdentify basic terms and usage for technology systems (e.g., keyboard, mouse, word processing software, spreadsheets, etc.)IRMMMMMMMMMMM
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Turn on a computer and loginIRMMMMMMMMMMM
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Use a pointing device, such as a mouse, to manipulate shapes and icons; click on URLs, radio buttons, and check boxes; and use scroll barsIRMMMMMMMMMMM
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Use desktop icons, windows, and menus to open applications and documentsIRMMMMMMMMMMM
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Understand how to manage files and save documentsOIRMMMMMMMMMM
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Explain and use age-appropriate online tools and resources (e.g., tutorials, assessments, and web browsers)IRMMMMMMMMMM
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Keyboarding
• Use proper posture and ergonomics
• Locate and use letter and number keys with correct left and right hand placement
• Locate and use correct finger for space bar, return key, and shift key
• Gain proficiency and speed in touch typing
• Demonstrate automatically in keyboarding skills by increasing accuracy and speed. (For students with disabilities, demonstrate alternate input techniques, as appropriate)
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Identify successful troubleshooting strategies for minor hardware and software issues or problems (e.g., frozen screen)IRMMMMMMMM
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Independently operate peripheral equipment (e.g., scanner, digital camera)OIRMMMMMMM
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Compress and expand large filesIRMMMMM
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Identify and use a variety of storage media and systems (e.g., optical disks, flash drives, networked storage, cloud services, etc.) and provide a rationale for using a certain medium for a specific purposeIRMMMMM
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Identify and assess the capabilities and limitations of emerging technologiesIRMMMMM
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WORD PROCESSINGUse a word processing application to write, edit, print, and save simple assignmentsOIRMMMMMMMMMM
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Use menus and toolbar functions (e.g., font, style, line spacing, and margins) to format, edit, and print a documentIRMMMMMMMMMM
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Highlight text and copy and paste textOIRMMMMMMMMM
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Copy and paste images within the document and from outside sourcesOIRMMMMMMMMM
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Insert and size a graphic in a documentOIRMMMMMMMMM
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Proofread and edit writing using appropriate resources (e.g., dictionary, spell checker, grammar checker, and thesaurus)IRMMMMMMMMM
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Demonstrate use of intermediate features in word processing applications (e.g., tabs, indents, headers and footers, endnotes, bulleted and numbered lists, and tables)IRMMMMMM
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Apply advanced formatting and page layout features when appropriate (e.g., columns, templates, and styles) to improve the appearance of documents and materialsIRMMMMM
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Use the comment function in Review for peer editing of documentsOIRMMMMMMMM
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Use the Track Changes feature in Review for peer editing of documentsOIRMMMMMMMM
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SPREADSHEET (TABLES, CHARTS, AND GRAPHS)Demonstrate an understanding of the spreadsheet as a tool to record, organize, graph, and analyze informationOIRMMMMMMMM
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Identify and explain terms and concepts related to spreadsheets (e.g., cell, column, row, values, labels, chart, graph, etc.)OIRMMMMMMMM
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Use the auto-fill feature in a spreadsheet applicationOIRMMMMMMMM
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Enter and edit data in spreadsheetsOIRMMMMMMMM
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Use mathematical symbols (i.e. +(add),
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^(exponents)); perform calculations using formulas
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Use spreadsheets and other applications to analyze data, make predictions, solve problems, draw conclusions, and propose solutionsIRMMMMMMMM
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Use spreadsheets to calculate, graph, organize, and present data in a variety of real-world settings and chose the most appropriate type to represent given dataIRMMMMM
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Use functions of a spreadsheet application (e.g. sort, filter, and find)IRMMMMM
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Use various number formats (e.g. scientific notations, percentages, exponents) as appropriateIRMMMMM
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Use advanced formatting features of a spreadsheet application (e.g. reposition columns and rows, add and name worksheets, color coding)IRMMMMM
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Differentiate between formulas with absolute and relative cell references (i.e., formulas that remain constant or change when copied from one cell to another)IRMMM
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Use multiple sheets within a workbook, and create links among worksheets to solve problemsOIRMMM
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Import and export data between spreadsheets and other applicationsOIRMMM
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MATHEMATICAL APPLICATIONSDraw two and three dimensional geometric shapes using a variety of technology toolsIRMMMMM
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Use and interpret scientific notations using a variety of technology applicationsIRMMM
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Explain and demonstrate how specialized technology tools can be used for problem solving, decision making, and creativity in all subject areas (e.g. simulation software, environmental probes, computer aided design, geographic information systems, dynamic geometric software, and graphing calculators)IRMMMM
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PRESENTATION AND MULTIMEDIA TOOLSCreate, edit, and format text on a slideIRMMMMMMMMM
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Create a series of slides and organize them to present research or convey an ideaIRMMMMMMMM
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Copy and paste or import graphics, resize them, and position them on a slideIRMMMMMMMM
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Use painting and drawing tools and applications to create and edit workIRMMMMMMMMM
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Watch online videos and use play, pause, rewind, and fast forward buttons while taking notesOIRMMMMMMMMMM
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Create presentations for a variety of audiences and purposes with the use of appropriate transitions and animations to add interestRMMMMMMMM
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Make strategic use of digital media to enhance understandingRMMMMMMM
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ACCEPTABLE USE, COPYRIGHT, PLAGIARISM, AND ONLINE SAFETYExplain and demonstrate compliance with classroom and school rules (Acceptable Use Policy) regarding responsible use of computers and networksIRMMMMMMMMMMM
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Explain responsible uses of technology and digital information and describe possible consequences of inappropriate useIRMMMMMMMMMMM
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Explain Fair Use guidelines for the use of copyrighted materials (e.g. text, images, audio, and video in student projects) and giving credit to media creatorsIRMMMMMMMM
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Identify and explain the strategies for the safe and efficient use of computers (e.g., password, virus protection software, spam filters, and pop-up blockers)IRMMMMMMMMMM
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Demonstrate safe email practices, recognition of the potential public exposure of email, and appropriate email etiquetteIRMMMMMMMM
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Identify cyber-bullying and describe strategies to deal with such a situationIRMMMMMMMMMMM
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Recognize and describe the potential risks and dangers associated with various forms of online communicationsIRMMMMMMMMMM
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Comply with the district’s Acceptable Use Policy related to ethical use, cyber- bullying, privacy, plagiarism, spam, viruses, hacking, and file sharingIRMMMMMMMMMMM
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Analyze and explain how media and technology can be used to distort, exaggerate, and misrepresent informationIRMMMMM
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Give examples of hardware and applications that enable people with disabilities to use technologyIRMMMMM
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Explain the possible risks associated with the use of networked digital environments (e.g. Internet, mobile phones, wireless, and LANs and WANs) and sharing personal informationIRMMMMMMMMMM
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RESEARCH AND INFORMATION GATHERINGUse age-appropriate technologies to locate, collect, and organize content from media collection activities for specific purposes, citing sourcesOIRRMMMMMMM
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Perform basic searches on databases (e.g. library, card catalog, encyclopedia) to locate informationOIRMMMMMMMM
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Evaluate teacher- or self- selected Internet resources in terms of their usefulness for researchIRMMMMMMMMM
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Use content specific technology tools (e.g., environmental probes, sensors, measuring devices, and simulations) to gather and analyze dataOIRMMMMMMMM
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Use Web 2.0 tools (e.g., online discussions, blogs, and wikis) to gather and share informationOIRMMMMMMM
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Identify probable types and locations of websites by examining their domain extensions (e.g. .edu, .com, .org, .gov,
.au)
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Use effective search strategies for locating and retrieving electronic information (e.g. using syntax and Boolean logic operators)RMMMMMM
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Use search engines and online directories and explain the differences among various search engines and how they rank resultsIRMMMMM
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Use appropriate academic language in online learning environments (e.g., post, thread, intranet, discussion forum, drop box, account, and password)IRMMMMM
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Explain how technology can support communication and collaboration, personal and professional productivity, and lifelong learningIRMMMMM
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Write correct in-text citations and reference lists for text and images gathered from electronic sourcesIRMMMMM
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Use web browsing to access information (e.g., enter a URL, access links, create bookmarks and favorites, print webpages)OIRMMMMMMMM
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Develop and/or use teacher-developed guidelines to evaluate the content, organization, design, use of citations, and presentation of technologically enhanced projectsIRMMMMM
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COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION IRMMMMMMM
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Use a variety of age-appropriate technologies (e.g., drawing program or presentation software) to communicate and exchange ideasIRMMMMMMMMMMM
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Create projects that use text and various forms of graphics and audioIRMMMMMMMMM
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Create projects that use text and various forms of graphics, audio, and videoOIRMMMMMMMM
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Use a variety of district approved Web 2.0 tools (e.g., e-mail discussion groups, blogs, etc.) to collaborate and communicate with peers, experts, and
other audiences using grade-appropriate academic language
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Use a variety of media to present information for specific purposes (e.g., reports, research papers, presentations, newsletters, Web sites, podcasts, and blogs), citing sources.RMMMMMM
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Demonstrate how the use of various techniques and effects (e.g. editing, music, color, and rhetorical devices) can be used to convey meaning in mediaIRMMMMM
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Plan and implement a collaborative project with students in other classrooms and schools using telecommunications tools (e.g.,
e-mail, discussion forums, groupware, interactive Web sites, and video conferencing)
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