Lindop School District 92

Technology Standards and Performance Indicators: Grades 3 - 5


Technology Standard Category

National Educational Technology Standards (NETS)

Performance Indicators for 3-5 Technology-Literate Students



1. Basic operations and concepts


1a. Students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of technology systems.



1b. Students are proficient in the use of technology.


I.1.1 Identify the basic functions of computer hardware.

a. Keyboard and mouse provide information input.

b. Printer and monitor provide data output.

c. Hard and floppy disk provide storage.

d. CPU processes information.


I.1.2 Use keyboard and other common input and output devices effectively to power-up computer, printer, monitor, and adjust speakers.


I.1.3 Demonstrate the proper way to reboot and shutdown a computer.


I.1.4 Handle CDs, disks and other computer equipment with care.


I.1.5 Understand the relationship between the operating system, application software, hardware, and peripherals.


I.1.6 Identify uses of additional peripherals and use as appropriate with teacher assistance.


I.1.7 Use the operating system to navigate between the different drives to save and retrieve information.


I.1.8 Locate, open, save, and retrieve folders and documents from the student server.


I.1.9 Explain the difference between a networked and a stand-alone computer.



2. Social, ethical, and human issues

2a. Students understand the ethical, cultural, and societal issues related to technology.


2b. Students practice responsible use of technology systems, information, and software.


2c. Students develop positive attitudes toward technology uses that support lifelong learning, collaboration, personal pursuits, and productivity.


I.2.1 Recognize the uses of technology in the community and the how it has changed peoplesÕ lives.


I.2.2 Describe the effects on society of scientific and technological innovation.


I.2.3 Recognize both the benefits and costs of technology.


I.2.4 Identify the uses of technology in a variety of careers.


I.2.5 Understand use of copyright to protect technological inventions of individuals, groups, and companies.


I.2.6 Recognize the correct use of copyrighted materials in print and multimedia products.


I.2.7 Understand the concept of software piracy (e.g. illegally copying software) and that piracy is a violation of copyright laws.


I.2.8 Model ethical behavior (e.g. relating to security, privacy, passwords, personal information) according to the districtÕs Acceptable Use Policy.


I.2.9 Understand how to protect hardware and software from viruses and vandalism.





3. Technology productivity tools

3a. Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity.



3b. Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced models, prepare publications, and produce other creative works.

I.3.1 Locate and process necessary keyboard functions: letter and number keys, space bar, return, enter, backspace, shift, arrows, escape, delete, tab, page up , page down, number lock, caps lock, highlighting.


I.3.2 Use the commands and toolbars of word processing software to create, format, and edit a document: open, save, save as, print, cut, copy, and paste, format font and font size, bold, color, and alignment.


I.3.3 Utilize spell-check and thesaurus capabilities.


I.3.4 Create simple columns, tables, and borders.


I.3.5 Import graphics from other files.


I.3.6 Adjust page setup (e.g. portrait, landscape).


I.3.7 Utilize bullets and numbering.


I.3.8 Practice proper keyboarding techniques for upper and lower case letters.


I.3.9 Use proper hand position and posture with keyboarding skills to increase speed and accuracy. Students should type at 12-15 words per minute by the end of Grade 5.


I.3.10 Understand and apply the basic tools of an electronic database.

a. Recognize the uses of a simple database.

b.     Define the parts of a database.

c.     Develop a simple database and enter and edit information

as a class activity.

d. Search and sort information using one criterion.

e. Add and delete records in a database.

I.3.11 Participate in curriculum-based telecommunications projects as a class activity.


I.3.12 Evaluate information found via telecommunications for appropriateness, content, and usefulness.



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4. Technology communications tools

4a. Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences.


4b. Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences.


I.4.1 Identify the characteristics of spreadsheet software. Use spreadsheet terminology correctly (e.g. cell, row, column).


I.4.2 Create, edit, save, save as, open, close, and print simple spreadsheets.


I.4.3 Select and move between cells on a spreadsheet.


I.4.4 Add text and numbers to spreadsheet.


I.4.5 Create a simple survey, collect results on spreadsheet, and produce graph or table to display data.

I.4.6 Select the most appropriate graph to display data and state reason for choice.


I.4.7 Create a simple multimedia presentation using presentation software, using sound and animation, and citing sources of copyrighted materials.


I.4.8 Use painting and drawing tools to construct a poster, communicating information for a particular audience.




I.4.9 Create an information-rich multimedia presentation using web tools, clip art graphics, digital camera, and scanner to communicate information to various audiences.


I.4.10 Create a class/school newsletter using publishing capabilities of word processing or desk-top publishing software.


I.4.11 Use graphic organizer software to design a writing project or presentation.


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5. Technology research tools

5a. Students use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources.


5b. Students use technology tools to process data and report results.


5c. Students evaluate and select new information resources and technological innovations based on the appropriateness for specific tasks.


I.5.1 With teacher assistance, access Internet resources for classroom research and independent learning activities.


I.5.2 Search electronic encyclopedias using key words.


I.5.3 Use databases to search for information (e.g. on-line card catalog, magazine article databases).


I.5.4 Develop appropriate search strategies for locating information.


I.5.5 Search the Internet by using bookmarks and student-friendly search engines.


I.5.6 Identify and use appropriate search engines and key words to conduct web searches of related topics.


I.5.7 Evaluate information found for appropriateness, content, and usefulness.







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6. Technology problem-solving and decision-making tools

6a. Students use technology resources for solving problems and making informed decisions.


6b. Students employ technology in the development of strategies for solving problems in the real world.

I.6.1 Use telecommunications and online resources (e.g. e-mail, online discussions, Web environments) to participate in collaborative problem-solving activities for the purpose of developing solutions or products for audiences inside and outside the classroom.


I.6.2 Use technology resources (e.g. calculators, data collection probes, videos, educational software) for problem-solving, self-directed learning, and extended learning activities.


I.6.3 Given a real-life problem for class exploration, determine the appropriate applications, web tools, and Internet resources useful for seeking a solution.

I.6.4 Evaluate the accuracy, relevance, comprehensiveness, bias, and appropriate application of material found in electronic information sources.


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