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Performance Indicators for Grades K-4

Performance Indicators for Grades K-4



The following performance indicators should be used as guidelines in integrating technology into the content standards.

1. Technology Communication Tools
2. Technology Problem Solving and Decision-Making Tools
3. Technology Productivity Tools
4. Technology Research Tools
5. Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
6. Basic Operations and Concepts

1. Technology Communication Tools

Use a variety of developmentally appropriate resources and productivity tools (e.g., logical thinking programs, writing and graphic tools, digital cameras, graphing software) for communication, presentation, and illustration of thoughts, ideas, and stories (e.g., signs, posters, banners, charts, journals, newsletters, and multimedia presentation.) (1,3,4)

Use technology tools (e.g., publishing, multimedia tools, and word processing software) for individual and for simple collaborative writing, communication, and publishing activities for a variety of audiences. (1,3)

Gather information and communicate with others using telecommunications (e.g., email, video conference, internet) with support from teachers, family members, or peers. (1,4,5,6)


2. Technology Problem Solving and Decision-Making Tools

Use technology resources to assist in problem-solving, self-directed learning, and extended learning activities. (2,4 )

Evaluate electronic information for accuracy, relevance, appropriateness, comprehensiveness, and bias. (2,4,5)


3. Technology Productivity Tools

Use a variety of developmentally appropriate resources and productivity tools (e.g., logical thinking programs, writing and graphic tools, digital cameras, graphing software) for communication, presentation, and illustration of thoughts, ideas, and stories (e.g., signs, posters, banners, charts, journals, newsletters, and multimedia presentation.) (1,3,4)

Use technology tools (e.g., publishing, multimedia tools, and word processing software) for individual and for simple collaborative writing, communication, and publishing activities for a variety of audiences. (1,3)


4. Technology Research Tools

Evaluate electronic information for accuracy, relevance, appropriateness, comprehensiveness, and bias. (2,4,5)

Utilize search strategies employing keywords, phrases, and Boolean operators (and, or, not) to access and retrieve information. (4)

Gather information and communicate with others using telecommunications (e.g., email, video conference, internet) with support from teachers, family members, or peers. (1,4,5,6)

Use a variety of developmentally appropriate resources and productivity tools (e.g., logical thinking programs, writing and graphic tools, digital cameras, graphing software) for communication, presentation, and illustration of thoughts, ideas, and stories (e.g., signs, posters, banners, charts, journals, newsletters, and multimedia presentation.) (1,3,4)

Use technology tools (e.g., publishing, multimedia tools, and word processing software) for individual and for simple collaborative writing, communication, and publishing activities for a variety of audiences. (1,3)

Use a variety of developmentally appropriate resources and productivity tools (e.g., logical thinking programs, writing and graphic tools, digital cameras, graphing software) for communication, presentation, and illustration of thoughts, ideas, and stories (e.g., signs, posters, banners, charts, journals, newsletters, and multimedia presentation.) (1,3,4)

Use technology resources to assist in problem-solving, self-directed learning, and extended learning activities. (2,4 )


5. Social, Ethical, and Human Issues

Evaluate electronic information for accuracy, relevance, appropriateness, comprehensiveness, and bias. (2,4,5)

Gather information and communicate with others using telecommunications (e.g., email, video conference, internet) with support from teachers, family members, or peers. (1,4,5,6)

Identify, explain, and effectively use input, output and storage devices of computers and other technologies (e.g., keyboard, mouse, scanner, adaptive devices, monitor, printer floppy disk, hard drive). (5,6)
Discuss common uses of technology in daily life and the advantages and disadvantages those uses provide. (5,6)
Discuss basic issues related to responsible use of technology and information; and describe personal consequences of inappropriate use. (5)


6. Basic Operations and Concepts

Gather information and communicate with others using telecommunications (e.g., email, video conference, internet) with support from teachers, family members, or peers. (1,4,5,6)

Identify, explain, and effectively use input, output and storage devices of computers and other technologies (e.g., keyboard, mouse, scanner, adaptive devices, monitor, printer floppy disk, hard drive). (5,6)
Use accurate and developmentally appropriate terminology (e.g., cursor, software, hardware, pull down menu, window, disk drive, hard drive, CD-ROM, laser disc) when referring to technology. (6)

Discuss common uses of technology in daily life and the advantages and disadvantages those uses provide. (5,6)

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