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Content Area Technology
Standard 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.
Strand A. Technology Operations and Concepts
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
P
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).                                                                                                                                                          
8.1.P.A.2 Use electronic devices (e.g., computer) to type name and to create stories with pictures and letters/words.                                                                                                                                                          
8.1.P.A.3 Identify the “power keys” (e.g., ENTER, spacebar) on a keyboard.                                                                                                                                                          
8.1.P.A.4 Recognize that the number keys are in a row on the top of the keyboard.                                                                                                                                                          
8.1.P.A.5 Use basic technology terms in conversations (e.g., digital camera, battery, screen, computer, Internet, mouse, keyboards, and printer).                                                                                                                                                          
8.1.P.A.6 Turn smart toys on and off.                                                                                                                                                          
2
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.                                                                                                                                                          
8.1.2.A.2 Use technology terms in daily practice.                                                                                                                                                          
8.1.2.A.3 Discuss the common uses of computer applications and hardware and identify their advantages and disadvantages.                                                                                                                                                          
8.1.2.A.4 Create a document with text using a word processing program.                                                                                                                                                          
8.1.2.A.5 Demonstrate the ability to navigate in virtual environments that are developmentally appropriate.                                                                                                                                                          
4
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.                                                                                                                                                          
8.1.4.A.2 Create a document with text formatting and graphics using a word processing program.                                                                                                                                                          
8.1.4.A.3 Create and present a multimedia presentation that includes graphics.                                                                                                                                                          
8.1.4.A.4 Create a simple spreadsheet, enter data, and interpret the information.                                                                                                                                                          
8.1.4.A.5 Determine the benefits of a wide range of digital tools by using them to solve problems.                                                                                                                                                          
8
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.                                                                                                                                                          
8.1.8.A.2 Plan and create a simple database, define fields, input data, and produce a report using sort and query.                                                                                                                                                          
8.1.8.A.3 Create a multimedia presentation including sound and images.                                                                                                                                                          
8.1.8.A.4 Generate a spreadsheet to calculate, graph, and present information.                                                                                                                                                          
8.1.8.A.5 Select and use appropriate tools and digital resources to accomplish a variety of tasks and to solve problems.                                                                                                                                                          
12
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.                                                                                                                                                          
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.                                                                                                                                                          
8.1.12.A.3 Participate in online courses, learning communities, social networks, or virtual worlds and recognize them as resources for lifelong learning.                                                                                                                                                          
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.