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STUDENT TECHNOLOGY GUIDE

The following is a guide to the level of technology use students should be able to do
after particular grades. These are adapted from the ISTE students standards and
CommonSenseMedia.org Digital Citizenship.

Terminology for guide:


Technology Tasks
These are items that students should be able to do on computers or tablets.
Hyperlinks
Links inside of a document that will take you to another document or website.
Add-on
An add-on is something that you add to a document or spreadsheet to enhance
the effectiveness of your document.
Extension
An extension is something that you add to your web browser so that you can
either do something with your website (example screenshot), or add something to
your web browsing experience.
Attachment
An attachment is something that you can add to an email such as a photo or
document.
Digital Footprint
Your digital footprint is a trail of documents, photos, and experiences that you
leave online. It is permanent and cant be deleted.
Digital Portfolio
A digital portfolio is a collection of items online that you curate to show progress
in your work.

Table of Contents: Page

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade 2

3rd-5th Grade 3

6th - 8th Grade 4

9th-12th Grade 5

**Please remember that this is a guide. The items that are laid out in the following pages are to
help our students be prepared in the digital world that we live in. By having students able to do
these actions and know these terms we are setting them up to be a p roductive citizen in our
digital world. This directly coincides with our mission at Winfield-Mt. Union CSD.

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Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
The following is a guide to terms and activities that students should be able to do by the time
they finish second grade.
Technology Tasks
FAST
STAR
Students should know and be able to use the following terms
Power button
Touch pad/ mouse
Space bar
Keyboard
Screen
Volume
Address
Username
Hyperlink
Wifi
Develop proper keyboarding techniques.
Learn how to search.
Be able to create a document and type a paragraph (3 sentences)
Demonstrate safe ways to use technology.
Communicate about technology using appropriate terminology.
Be able to navigate through assigned technology programs.
Introduce login credentials (login to a website).
Using drawing/painting tools to create a product.
Create basic audio recordings.
Use audio recording features (play, pause, rewind, etc.).
Use web browser navigation buttons.
Identify and use hyperlinks.
Understand the need to identify sources.
Understand how to properly take care of electronic devices.

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3rd-5th Grade
Technology Tasks-
FAST
STAR
Students should be able to define and use the following terms:
Email
Digital Identity
Cyber bullying
Citation
Privacy
Plagiarism
Hyperlink
Bookmark
Revision history
Use technology to create or modify images for presentations.
Develop ways to avoid cyber bullying.
Understand the difference between public/private information.
Select the proper digital tool to collect and analyze information and data.
Collaborate with peers to develop and present digital media presentations.
Be able to apply simple troubleshooting skills.
Students conduct research independently- evaluate source credibility, accuracy, and if it
is current.
Keyboarding with proper finger placement consistently to develop stamina and
proficiency.
Create and organize bookmarks to assist with online navigation.
Use revision history in the Google Suite to retrieve previous versions of documents.
Protect individual accounts by logging out.
Keep passwords protected and be proactive if they are compromised.
Use basic drawing tools (pencil, eraser, color palette, etc. )
Compose and send e-mail.
Understand the difference between reply, reply all and forward.
Use word processing tools to create, save, and print documents.
Insert and resize an image in a document.
Use refresh, back and forward buttons, and new tab features during online search.
Identify and use hyperlinks within webpages.

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6th - 8th Grade
Students should know and be able to use the following terms:
Add-on
Extension
Shortcuts
Hyperlink
Attachment
Web Tools
Digital footprint
Digital portfolio
Create, edit and format text and audio within a multimedia presentation.
Use basic keyboard shortcut operations (eg. hyperlink, copy, paste)
Employ data collection technology such as Forms, Sheets, and geographic mapping
systems to gather, view, analyze and report results for content-related problems.
Use spreadsheet data to create tables, charts and graphs
Utilize troubleshooting tools to solve routine hardware and software problems.
Communicate with an online audience for feedback on assignments.
Students model legal and ethical behaviours when using information and technology by
properly selecting, acquiring and citing resources.
Manage and deploy Chrome updates.
Properly name, copy and archive files.
Know how to retrieve files from trash.
Install apps, extensions and add-ons to increase productivity.
Use technology independently and collaboratively while responsibly making safe
choices.
Determine the reliability of sources and website (fake news).
Understand that your online digital footprint is permanent and cant be deleted.
Keyboarding for proficiency (speed and accuracy)
Use polite and respectful language in all forms of digital communication.
Utilize e-mail for communication, organization and productivity in responsible manners.
Leverage all GMail feature (labels, attach files, etc)
Understand the difference between reply, reply all, and forward.
Utilize calendar for organization purposes (student planner).
Create and maintain a digital portfolio.
Use word processing tools to enhance your document (add-ons, tables, formatting, etc)
Use basic computer programming/ coding to develop critical thinking skills.
Differentiate between copyright, fair use, creative commons and public domain when
using online material.

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9th-12th Grade
Design a website/ digital portfolio.
Use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including
at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
Students model legal and ethical behaviors when using information and technology by
properly selecting, acquiring, and citing resources for research, information analysis,
problem solving, and decision making in content learning.
Understand how to be safe in an online and digital world.
Understanding the positive and negative effects social media sites can have on ones
life.
Monitor technology use and understand the negative effects of over usage on mental,
physical and emotional health.
Develop a positive digital footprint.
Use spreadsheets and databases to make predictions, solve problems and draw
conclusions.
Properly select the correct digital tool for multimedia presentations.

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