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8.1 Educational Technology All students will use digital tools to access, manage, evaluate, and synthesize information in order to solve problems individually and collaboratively and to create and communicate knowledge.
A. Technology Operations and Concepts
Preschool By the end of Grade 2 By the end of Grade 4 By the end of Grade 8 By the end of Grade 12
Content: The use of technology and digital tools requires knowledge and appropriate use of operations and related applications.

8.1.P.A.1 Use the mouse to negotiate a simple menu on the screen (e.g., to print a picture).
Content: The use of technology and digital tools requires knowledge and appropriate use of operations and related applications.

8.1.2.A.1 Identify the basic features of a computer and explain how to use them effectively.
Content: The use of technology and digital tools requires knowledge and appropriate use of operations and related applications.

8.1.4.A.1 Demonstrate effective input of text and data using an input device.
Content: The use of technology and digital tools requires knowledge and appropriate use of operations and related applications.

8.1.8.A.1 Create professional documents (e.g., newsletter, personalized learning plan, business letter or flyer) using advanced features of a word processing program.
Content: The use of technology and digital tools requires knowledge and appropriate use of operations and related applications.

8.1.12.A.1 Construct a spreadsheet, enter data, and use mathematical or logical functions to manipulate data, generate charts and graphs, and interpret the results.
Content: The use of technology and digital tools requires knowledge and appropriate use of operations and related applications.

8.1.P.A.2 Use electronic devices (e.g., computer) to type name and to create stories with pictures and letters/words.
Content: The use of technology and digital tools requires knowledge and appropriate use of operations and related applications.

8.1.2.A.2 Use technology terms in daily practice.
Content: The use of technology and digital tools requires knowledge and appropriate use of operations and related applications.

8.1.4.A.2 Create a document with text formatting and graphics using a word processing program.
Content: The use of technology and digital tools requires knowledge and appropriate use of operations and related applications.

8.1.8.A.2 Plan and create a simple database, define fields, input data, and produce a report using sort and query.
Content: The use of technology and digital tools requires knowledge and appropriate use of operations and related applications.

8.1.12.A.2 Produce and edit a multi-page document for a commercial or professional audience using desktop publishing and/or graphics software.
Content: The use of technology and digital tools requires knowledge and appropriate use of operations and related applications.

8.1.P.A.3 Identify the “power keys” (e.g., ENTER, spacebar) on a keyboard.
Content: The use of technology and digital tools requires knowledge and appropriate use of operations and related applications.

8.1.2.A.3 Discuss the common uses of computer applications and hardware and identify their advantages and disadvantages.
Content: The use of technology and digital tools requires knowledge and appropriate use of operations and related applications.

8.1.4.A.3 Create and present a multimedia presentation that includes graphics.
Content: The use of technology and digital tools requires knowledge and appropriate use of operations and related applications.

8.1.8.A.3 Create a multimedia presentation including sound and images.
Content: The use of technology and digital tools requires knowledge and appropriate use of operations and related applications.

8.1.12.A.3 Participate in online courses, learning communities, social networks, or virtual worlds and recognize them as resources for lifelong learning.
Content: The use of technology and digital tools requires knowledge and appropriate use of operations and related applications.

8.1.P.A.4 Recognize that the number keys are in a row on the top of the keyboard.
Content: The use of technology and digital tools requires knowledge and appropriate use of operations and related applications.

8.1.2.A.4 Create a document with text using a word processing program.
Content: The use of technology and digital tools requires knowledge and appropriate use of operations and related applications.

8.1.4.A.4 Create a simple spreadsheet, enter data, and interpret the information.
Content: The use of technology and digital tools requires knowledge and appropriate use of operations and related applications.

8.1.8.A.4 Generate a spreadsheet to calculate, graph, and present information.
Content: The use of technology and digital tools requires knowledge and appropriate use of operations and related applications.

8.1.12.A.4 Create a personalized digital portfolio that contains a résumé, exemplary projects, and activities, which together reflect personal and academic interests, achievements, and career aspirations.
Content: The use of technology and digital tools requires knowledge and appropriate use of operations and related applications.

8.1.P.A.5 Use basic technology terms in conversations (e.g., digital camera, battery, screen, computer, Internet, mouse, keyboards, and printer).
Content: The use of technology and digital tools requires knowledge and appropriate use of operations and related applications.

8.1.2.A.5 Demonstrate the ability to navigate in virtual environments that are developmentally appropriate.
Content: The use of technology and digital tools requires knowledge and appropriate use of operations and related applications.

8.1.4.A.5 Determine the benefits of a wide range of digital tools by using them to solve problems.
Content: The use of technology and digital tools requires knowledge and appropriate use of operations and related applications.

8.1.8.A.5 Select and use appropriate tools and digital resources to accomplish a variety of tasks and to solve problems.
Content: The use of technology and digital tools requires knowledge and appropriate use of operations and related applications.

8.1.P.A.6 Turn smart toys on and off.
8.1 Educational Technology All students will use digital tools to access, manage, evaluate, and synthesize information in order to solve problems individually and collaboratively and to create and communicate knowledge.
B. Creativity and Innovation
Preschool By the end of Grade 2 By the end of Grade 4 By the end of Grade 8 By the end of Grade 12
Content: The use of digital tools and media-rich resources enhances creativity and the construction of knowledge.

8.1.P.B.1 Use a digital camera to take a picture.
Content: The use of digital tools and media-rich resources enhances creativity and the construction of knowledge.

8.1.2.B.1 Illustrate and communicate original ideas and stories using digital tools and media-rich resources.
Content: The use of digital tools and media-rich resources enhances creativity and the construction of knowledge.

8.1.4.B.1 Produce a media-rich digital story about a significant local event or issue based on first-person interviews.
Content: The use of digital tools and media-rich resources enhances creativity and the construction of knowledge.

8.1.8.B.1 Synthesize and publish information about a local or global issue or event on a collaborative, web-based service (also known as a shared hosted service).
Content: The use of digital tools and media-rich resources enhances creativity and the construction of knowledge.

8.1.12.B.1 Design and pilot a digital learning game to demonstrate knowledge and skills related to one or more content areas or a real world situation.
8.1 Educational Technology All students will use digital tools to access, manage, evaluate, and synthesize information in order to solve problems individually and collaboratively and to create and communicate knowledge.
C. Communication and Collaboration
Preschool By the end of Grade 2 By the end of Grade 4 By the end of Grade 8 By the end of Grade 12
Content: Digital tools and environments support the learning process and foster collaboration in solving local or global issues and problems.

8.1.P.C.1 Operate frequently used, high-quality, interactive games or activities in either screen or toy-based formats.
Content: Digital tools and environments support the learning process and foster collaboration in solving local or global issues and problems.

8.1.2.C.1 Engage in a variety of developmentally appropriate learning activities with students in other classes, schools, or countries using electronic tools.
Content: Digital tools and environments support the learning process and foster collaboration in solving local or global issues and problems.

8.1.4.C.1 Engage in online discussions with learners in the United States or from other countries to understand their perspectives on a global problem or issue.
Content: Digital tools and environments support the learning process and foster collaboration in solving local or global issues and problems.

8.1.8.C.1 Participate in an online learning community with learners from other countries to understand their perspectives on a global problem or issue, and propose possible solutions.
Content: Digital tools and environments support the learning process and foster collaboration in solving local or global issues and problems.

8.1.12.C.1 Develop an innovative solution to a complex, local or global problem or issue in collaboration with peers and experts, and present ideas for feedback in an online community.
Content: Digital tools and environments support the learning process and foster collaboration in solving local or global issues and problems.

8.1.P.C.2 Access materials on a disk, cassette tape, or DVD. Insert a disk, cassette tape, CD-Rom, DVD, or other storage device and press “play” and “stop.”
8.1 Educational Technology All students will use digital tools to access, manage, evaluate, and synthesize information in order to solve problems individually and collaboratively and to create and communicate knowledge.
D. Digital Citizenship
By the end of Grade 2 By the end of Grade 4 By the end of Grade 8 By the end of Grade 12
Content: Technological advancements create societal concerns regarding the practice of safe, legal, and ethical behaviors.

8.1.2.D.1 Model legal and ethical behaviors when using both print and non-print information by citing resources.
Content: Technological advancements create societal concerns regarding the practice of safe, legal, and ethical behaviors.

8.1.4.D.1 Explain the need for each individual, as a member of the global community, to practice cyber safety, cyber security, and cyber ethics when using existing and emerging technologies.
Content: Technological advancements create societal concerns regarding the practice of safe, legal, and ethical behaviors.

8.1.8.D.1 Model appropriate online behaviors related to cyber safety, cyber bullying, cyber security, and cyber ethics.
Content: Technological advancements create societal concerns regarding the practice of safe, legal, and ethical behaviors.

8.1.12.D.1 Evaluate policies on unauthorized electronic access (e.g., hacking) and disclosure and on dissemination of personal information.
Content: Technological advancements create societal concerns regarding the practice of safe, legal, and ethical behaviors.

8.1.4.D.2 Analyze the need for and use of copyrights.
Content: Technological advancements create societal concerns regarding the practice of safe, legal, and ethical behaviors.

8.1.8.D.2 Summarize the application of fair use and Creative Commons guidelines.
Content: Technological advancements create societal concerns regarding the practice of safe, legal, and ethical behaviors.

8.1.12.D.2 Demonstrate appropriate use of copyrights as well as fair use and Creative Commons guidelines.
Content: Technological advancements create societal concerns regarding the practice of safe, legal, and ethical behaviors.

8.1.4.D.3 Explain the purpose of an acceptable use policy and the consequences of inappropriate use of technology.
Content: Technological advancements create societal concerns regarding the practice of safe, legal, and ethical behaviors.

8.1.8.D.3 Demonstrate how information on a controversial issue may be biased.
Content: Technological advancements create societal concerns regarding the practice of safe, legal, and ethical behaviors.

8.1.12.D.3 Compare and contrast international government policies on filters for censorship.
Content: Technological advancements create societal concerns regarding the practice of safe, legal, and ethical behaviors.

8.1.12.D.4 Explain the impact of cyber crimes on society.
8.1 Educational Technology All students will use digital tools to access, manage, evaluate, and synthesize information in order to solve problems individually and collaboratively and to create and communicate knowledge.
E. Research and Information Literacy
Preschool By the end of Grade 2 By the end of Grade 4 By the end of Grade 8 By the end of Grade 12
Content: Effective use of digital tools assists in gathering and managing information.

8.1.P.E.1 Use the Internet to explore and investigate questions with a teacher’s support.
Content: Effective use of digital tools assists in gathering and managing information.

8.1.2.E.1 Use digital tools and online resources to explore a problem or issue affecting children, and discuss possible solutions.
Content: Effective use of digital tools assists in gathering and managing information.

8.1.4.E.1 Investigate a problem or issue found in the United States and/or another country from multiple perspectives, evaluate findings, and present possible solutions, using digital tools and online resources for all steps.
Content: Effective use of digital tools assists in gathering and managing information.

8.1.8.E.1 Gather and analyze findings using data collection technology to produce a possible solution for a content-related or real-world problem.
Content: Effective use of digital tools assists in gathering and managing information.

8.1.12.E.1 Develop a systematic plan of investigation with peers and experts from other countries to produce an innovative solution to a state, national, or worldwide problem or issue.
Content: Effective use of digital tools assists in gathering and managing information.

8.1.4.E.2 Evaluate the accuracy of, relevance to, and appropriateness of using print and non-print electronic information sources to complete a variety of tasks.
Content: Effective use of digital tools assists in gathering and managing information.

8.1.12.E.2 Predict the impact on society of unethical use of digital tools, based on research and working with peers and experts in the field.
8.1 Educational Technology All students will use digital tools to access, manage, evaluate, and synthesize information in order to solve problems individually and collaboratively and to create and communicate knowledge.
F. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision-Making
Preschool By the end of Grade 2 By the end of Grade 4 By the end of Grade 8 By the end of Grade 12
Content: Information accessed through the use of digital tools assists in generating solutions and making decisions.

8.1.P.F.1 Navigate the basic functions of a browser, including how to open or close windows and use the “back” key.
Content: Information accessed through the use of digital tools assists in generating solutions and making decisions.

8.1.2.F.1 Use mapping tools to plan and choose alternate routes to and from various locations.
Content: Information accessed through the use of digital tools assists in generating solutions and making decisions.

8.1.4.F.1 Select and apply digital tools to collect, organize, and analyze data that support a scientific finding.
Content: Information accessed through the use of digital tools assists in generating solutions and making decisions.

8.1.8.F.1 Use an electronic authoring tool in collaboration with learners from other countries to evaluate and summarize the perspectives of other cultures about a current event or contemporary figure.
Content: Information accessed through the use of digital tools assists in generating solutions and making decisions.

8.1.12.F.1 Select and use specialized databases for advanced research to solve real-world problems.
Content: Information accessed through the use of digital tools assists in generating solutions and making decisions.

8.1.12.F.2 Analyze the capabilities and limitations of current and emerging technology resources and assess their potential to address educational, career, personal, and social needs.