• Technology


    Robert Ford ~ Director of Technology, K-8 

     

    As foundational ICT [Information and Communications Technologies] skills penetrate throughout our society, students will be expected to apply the basics in authentic, integrated ways to solve problems, complete projects, and creatively extend their abilities.

    ~from ISTE's National Education Technology Standards (NETS) for Students

    Introduction

    The Massachusetts Technology Literacy Standards incorporate the skills outlined in the National Educational Technology Standards for Students.The technology literacy standards of the Lincoln Public Schools are, in turn, closely aligned with these state standards. The three standards are
    • Basic Operations,
    • Ethics, Safety, and Society; and
    • Research, Communication, and Collaboration
    Students in Lincoln Public Schools are provided with myriad opportunities to acquire technology literacy skills. Some of these opportunities include:
    • participating in everyday classroom activities
    • completing technology-infused projects
    • accessing technology components of textbooks
    • accessing skills-based software programs
    • taking technology-specific electives
     

    K-8 CONTENT OVERVIEW FOR TECHNOLOGY LITERACY 

    Note:

    • As students progress through Grades K - 8, their skills in these areas will move from exploratory to mastery. By the end of fifth grade students should be able to use a variety of computer tools to support their learning.

    • In the following Learning Expectations documents, we focus on educational/ instructional technology rather than on computer science or engineering standards.

    Basic Operations

    Demonstrate proficiency in the use of computers and applications, as well as an understanding of the concepts underlying hardware, software, and connectivity.
     
    This standard includes
    • proficiency in basic productivity tools such as word processing, spreadsheet, database, electronic research, e-mail, and applications for presentations and graphics;
    • conceptual understandings of the nature and operation of technology systems; and
    • learning and adapting to new and emerging technology tools.

    Basic Operations
    • Word Processing

    • Internet & Multimedia

    • Presentation

    • Word Processing

    • Spreadsheet

    • Internet & Multimedia

    • Presentation

    • Word Processing

    • Spreadsheet

    • Internet & Multimedia

    • Presentation

    Grades K-2

    Grades 3-5

    Grades 6-8

     
     

     

    Ethics, Safety, and Society

    Demonstrate the responsible use of technology and an understanding of ethics and safety issues in using electronic media at home, in school, and in society.
     
    This standard
    • relates to social, ethical, and human issues. It promotes positive attitudes toward the uses of technology, as well as responsible use of information. This standard also includes recognition of technology’s impact on civic participation, the democratic process, and the environment;
    • aims to ensure that students understand general rules for safe Internet practices, including how to protect their personal information on the Internet;
    • is to help students develop an awareness of the personal image that they convey through the information they post on the Internet;
    • aims to ensure that students understand federal and state laws regarding computer crimes; and
    • supports students in exhibiting leadership for digital citizenship.
     
    Ethics, Safety, and Society
    • Ethics

    • Health & Safety

    • Classroom/Society

    • Ethics

    • Health & Safety

    • Society

    • Ethics

    • Health & Safety

    • Society

    Grades K-2

    Grades 3-5

    Grades 6-8

     
     
     

     

    Research

    Demonstrate the ability to use technology for research, critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation.
      
    This standard
    • focuses on applying a wide range of technology tools to student learning and everyday life;
    • aims to ensure that students will be able to use technology to process and analyze information;
    • is to help students develop skills for effective technology-based communication;
    • includes the use of technology to explore and create new ideas, identify trends, and forecast possibilities; and
    • aims to provide students with an awareness of how technology is used in the real world.
     
    Research
    • Problem Solving

    • Communication

    • Problem Solving

    • Communication

    • Problem Solving

    • Communication

    Grades K-2

    Grades 3-5

    Grades 6-8


Last Modified on May 30, 2016