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					Michigan Department of Education
Low Incidence Outreach




Technology Curricumlum Guidelines for Students who
are Blind or Visually Impaired. Grades K-8



                                   Developed by:
                                   Patricia Love-Sypho – Special Education Consultant
                                   Ann McKay-Bacon - Teacher Consultant/Visually
                                   Impaired, Technology Representative

                                   Farmington Hills Public Schools Student Technology
                                   Curriculum
                              Preface

Welcome to the Michigan Department of Education - Low Incidence
Outreach (MDE-LIO) Technology Curriculum for Students with
Visual Impairments (TCSVI). The recommendation of MDE-LIO is
that each of the Local Educational Agencies (LEA) will integrate
this technology curriculum document into their District’s
Technology Plan.

According to the Michigan’s Educational Technology Standards and
Expectations (METS, 2006), a goal of No Child Left Behind (NCLB,
2001) is that schools will “assist every student in crossing the
digital divide by ensuring that every student is technologically
literate by the time the student finishes the eighth grade.”

Technology literacy is the ability to responsibly use the appropriate
technology to communicate, solve problems, and access, manage,
integrate, evaluate, and create information to improve learning in
all subject areas and to acquire lifelong knowledge and skills in the
21st century (METS, 2006).

These standards and expectations are especially critical for
students with visual impairments if they are to acquire and
maintain the same level of lifelong knowledge and skills
commensurate to that of their sighted peers.

 All educational settings should provide a student who is blind or
visually impaired appropriate access and experiences in
technology. To assist LEA’s MDE-LIO has created a technology
curriculum in preparation for planning a well rounded technology
program, which embraces the Michigan Education Technology
Standards for all students in the State of Michigan.
                             Background

In creating the Technology Curriculum for Students with Visual
Impairments, MDE-LIO used as its basis the Farmington Public
School District’s Technology Plan. In addition, a variety of assistive
technology assessments and programs were integrated with the
appropriate adaptations/accommodations for students with visual
impairments.

To ensure that students with visual impairments have a viable
technology plan in place, an assistive technology evaluation should
be ongoing and include anticipated programming needs for 2-3
years.

Students with visual impairments should be equipped with the
necessary technology skills that would afford them the ability to
perform at the same level as their sighted peers. It is imperative
that a student with a visual impairment be taught prerequisite
technology skills before they are required. For this to be effective,
a systematic approach should be imbedded into the curriculum.

This systematic approach will make it possible for the
student/teacher to focus on regular classroom instruction. It may
be quite challenging for an individual student to simultaneously
learn the curriculum and the new assistive technology skill.
                           Introduction

The Technology Curriculum for Students with Visual Impairment
document reflects what an individual student with a visual
impairment should acquire throughout their educational experience
from kindergarten through the 8th grade.

The Technology Curriculum for Students with Visual Impairments
(TCSVI) is not a discrete course of study. It is a curriculum
designed to be integrated into the LEA’s Technology
Plan/Curriculum. Providing separate units of study would hinder
the integration of this curriculum.

The TCSVI presents how technology standards, key concepts,
benchmarks and task assessments can facilitate the delivery of a
functional K-8 curriculum for the education of students with visual
impairments.

The Technology Curriculum for Students with Visual Impairments is
not an assessment tool, but a guideline for the implementation into
the technology curriculum as to what a student exiting skill should
be for each grade level.

Each LEA will need to develop an assessment tool or contact
someone to assist them with the process. MDE-LIO can be an
option for providing assistance with developing an appropriate
assessment tool. The assessment process should incorporate
informal measures and use tools like the Learning Media
Assessment, Current Eye Examination and a Functional Low Vision
Evaluation.

For questions regarding this document please contact Michigan
Department of Education - Low Incidence Outreach by phone: 1-
888-760-2206, or by email: msdb-outreach@michigan.gov
Kindergarten Technology

Key Concept:
I. Awareness, exploration and opportunities to experience using
technology and introduction of the internet and World Wide Web.

      Benchmarks
      A. Demonstrate an understanding that people use many types
      of technology in their daily lives

         Assessment Tasks
         A1. Students will be introduced to a variety of technology
         tools such as ameras, computers, audio/video
         players, IPODS, etc.

         A2. Students will explore and experience how people
         use technology to solve problems, interact with
         another and for leisure recreational activities and
         and personal growth.

         A3. Students will be aware and exposed to the internet
         and World Wide Web through teacher modeling and
         demonstration.

               Benchmarks
               A. Demonstrate an understanding that people use
               many type of technology in their daily lives.
               B. Use basic terminology to identify and describe
               the components of a technoloby system.
               C. Explore and use the keyboard and perform
               basic operations with adaptive technology and
               teacher guided assistance.
               D. Demonstrate the safe operation and proper
               care of a technological system.
               E. Explore and experience the use of assistive
               technology devices such as; magnifying lenses
               for monitor, magnification software, Braille,
               large print, text reader, scanner, speech
               synthesizers, electronic encyclopedias, etc.
               F. Explore and experience the internet and
               World Wide Web.
               G. Use technologies as tools to enhance products
               and creative expression.
               H. Use technology as a tool to enhance
               communication.
               I. Practice ethical and legal standards for
               technology.

         Integration
         All Subjects
         Authentic Applications
         Awareness of tools, can identify or select
         tool correctly.
         Aware of the Internet as an information resource

         Teacher/Student Instructional
         Resources
         Tools introduced available for
         student to explore, identify
         and describe
         Computer catalogs
         Electronic encyclopedia
         Computer stations
         Computer lab
         Microphones
         Internet access
         E-mail access
         Curriculum support software
         LEA/State network agreement
         Training

B. Use basic terminology to identify and describe the
components of technological systems.

   Assessment Tasks
   B1. Participate in a discussion of the components of
   technology systems
   B2. Begin to use appropriate terminology, such as name
   parts of computer, names of programs, file menu, etc.

   Integration
   All subjects

         Authentic Applications.
         Apply knowledge to identify, select or describe
         using correct terminology.

         Teacher/Student Instructional Resources
         Tools introduced available for
         student to explore, identify,
         describe
         Computer catalogs
         Electronic encyclopedia
         Computer stations
         Computer lab
         Microphones
         Internet access
         E-mail access
         Curriculum support software
         LEA/State network agreement
         Training
C. Explore and use the keyboard and perform
basic operations with adaptive technology and
teacher guided assistance.

   Assessment Tasks
   C1. Begin to explore keyboard and use a
   keyboarding program such as Talking Typer
   (APH), Typing Teacher (Marvelsoft), Type
   to Learn (Sunburst), Ultra Keys (Bytes of
   Learning), etc.

   C2. Be introduced to and aware of adaptive
   technology for student functional access
   to the computer such as; Braille overlays,
   labels, keyboard, tactile locators, speech
   synthesizers, screen readers, speech output
   software, optical aids (magnifying lenses
   for monitor, magnification
   software/hardware)

   C3. Be introduced to appropriate software
   icons and tools.

   C4. Begin to learn alpha and numeric keys
   on the keyboard.

   C5 Students will be able to perform basic operations
   skills such as: locate the power button, turn on/
   shut down correctly, login/logout with assistance
   as needed and print.

   C6. Begin to demonstrate correct use of special keys such
   as; shift, enter, delete, return/enter, backspace and
   CAPS control, windows logo, alt, escape with
   assistance as needed.

   C7. Begin to demonstrate proper use of mouse/navigation
   keys with assistance as needed such as; scroll bar,
   arrows, tab, stop, home, page up, page down.

   C8. Begin to demonstrate ability to handle and use
   CD/DVD correctly

   Integration
   All subjects
              Authentic Applications
              Aware and demonstrate recognition
              of appropriate keyboard,keyboarding, program
              and any adaptive aids required.
{*ATD(s) = Assistive
              Aware
Technology Device(s)}of age appropriate software and ATD icons
              for computer access.

               Demonstrate ability to Access software by selecting
               appropriate icon(s) or use of navigation or
               special keys.

               Aware of using the relief dots on the f and j keys
               as cue for hand placement

               Aware of and locate alpha and/or numeric keys

               Teacher/Student Instructional
               Resources
               ATD's such as screen reader,
               magnification, speech, tactile -
               locators
               Age appropriate software
               Tactile locators
               Tools introduced available for
               student to explore, identify
               and describe
               Computer catalogs
               Electronic encyclopedia
               Computer stations
               Computer lab
               Microphones
               Internet access
               E-mail access
               Curriculum support software
               LEA/State network agreement
               Training

      D. Demonstrate the safe operation and proper care of a
      technological system.
         D1. Participate in a discussion about proper use and care of
         technological components, to include handling of CD/DVD

         D2. Begin to demonstrate proper use of the
         mouse/navigation keys
D3. Use proper techniques to access the computer
(includes awareness of using a password)

Integration
All Subjects

     Authentic Applications
     Aware and demonstrate proper approach to the
     computer
     Aware and demonstrate proper seating posture
     Apply proper care and safe use of technological
     equipment (includes ATD)
     Aware that proper use and preventive
     preventive maintenance are
     critically important for hardware,
     software and data storage media
         Teacher/student resources
         Tools introduced available
         for student to explore, identify
         and describe
         Computer catalogs
         Electronic encyclopedia
         Computer stations
         Computer lab
         Microphones
         Internet access
         E-mail access
         Curriculum support software
         LEA/State network agreement
         Training

E. Explore and experience the use of assistive technology
devices such as screen reader, optical aids such as;
magnifying lenses for monitor, magnification software, Braille,
large print, text reader, speech synthesizers, electronic
encyclopedias, etc.

   E1. Students will be aware of and use ATD's responsibly.

   E2. Students will have the opportunity to
   experience a variety of ATD's as needed
   across a wide variety of subject areas.

   Integration
   All subjects

         Authentic Applications
         Aware of and initial use of ATD's
         Access icons for appropriate ATD on computer
         Use ATD's to complete assignments

         Teacher/Student Instructional
         Resources
         Tools introduced availablefor student to explore,
         identify and describe
         Computer catalogs
         Electronic encyclopedia
         Computer stations
         Computer lab
         Microphones
         Internet access
         E-mail access
         Curriculum support software
         LEA/State network agreement
         Training

F. Explore and experience the Internet and
World Wide Web
    F1. Students will be exposed to teacher
    facilitated, internet sites, online resources
    catalogs, etc.

   F2. Student will be aware of electronic card
   catalog and keyword searches.
        Integration
        All subjects

              Authentic Applications
              Aware of the Internet as an
              information resources

              Teacher/Student Resources, etc
              Computer catalogs
              Electronic encyclopedia
              Computer Stations
              Computer labs
              Microphones
              Headsets
              ATD's such as screen reader,
              magnification, speech,
              tactile locators, etc.
              Internet access
              E-mail access
              Curriculum support software
              LEA/State technology agreement

II The design and creation of meaningful products is
enhanced and extended through the use of technology

     G. Use technologies as tools to enhance
     products and creative expression

        G1. Be introduced/exposed to using age
        appropriate technologies to gather
        information such as; dictionaries,
        encyclopedias text readers, etc.

        G2. Awareness and recognition that
        technology is a tool to help
        complete an assignment.

        G3. Awareness of working with others when
        using technology tools to convey ideas or
        illustrate simple concepts related to a
        specified age appropriate project.

        G4. Be introduced to selecting media
        formats with assistance from teachers,
        parents and peers.

        G5. Student will participate in the creation
         and presentation of a classroom
        multimedia project. Use Kid Pix or an
        alternate software program, such as
        Intellitalk 2/3, HyperStudio,
        Creative Studio, etc.
Previous Benchmarks
     A. Demonstrate an understanding
     that people use many types of
     technology in their daily lives.
     B. Use basic terminology to identify
     and describe the components of
     technology systems.
     C. Explore and use keyboard and
     perform basic operations with
     adaptive technology and teacher
     guided assistance
     D. Demonstrate the safe operation
     and proper care of a technological
     system.
     F. Explore and experience the
     Internet and the World Wide Web

G6. Awareness and exposure to the use of a
variety of productivity software such as
word processing, drawing tools, graphic
and design tools, presentation software to
convey ideas and illustrate concepts.

G7. Students will begin to develop critical
thinking and reasoning skills through the
use of age-appropriate problem solving
software.

G8. Begin to place text into a document
with teacher guidance.

G9. Begin to save/print text in a document
with support.

Integration
All subjects
              Authentic Applications
              Access software by selecting
              appropriate icon or use navigation/
              special keys. Use classroom,
              supported software.

              Use technology to complete
              projects/assignments/homework

              Teacher/Student resources
              Tools introduced available
              for student to explore, identify
              and describe
              Computer catalogs
              Electronic encyclopedia
              Computer stations
              Computer lab
              Microphones
              Internet access
              E-mail access
              Curriculum support software
              LEA/State network agreement
              Training
              ATD's as needed
              (software/hardware)

III. Communication is enhanced and extended through
the use of technology

     H. Use technology as a tool to enhance
     communication

         H1. Students will be exposed to e-mail as a
         form of communication.

              Previous Benchmarks
              A. Demonstrate an understanding
              that people use many types of
              technology in their daily lives.
              B. Use basic terminology to identify
              and describe the components of
              technology systems.
              C. Explore and use the keyboard
              and perform basic operations with
              adaptive technology and teacher
              guided assistance.
              D. Demonstrate the safe operation
              and proper care of a technological
              system.
              F. Explore and experience the
              Internet and World Wide Web.
              G. Uses technologies as tools to
              enhance products and creative
              expression.
H2. Students will begin to understand the
expanded role of telecommunications and
networking in the information age, and use
these tools productively for research and
communication.

H3. Students will enter text into a document
using appropriate ATD (word processing
activities)

H4. Students will save and print a document
using appropriate ATD

H5. Students will be exposed to retrieval and
reply elements using email.

     Authentic Applications
     Write as a form of personal
     expression

     Correspond by e-mail

     Use appropriate adaptive software/
     hardware to produce a form of
     personal expression or
      correspondence.
                Teacher/Student Resources
                Computer catalogs
                Electronic encyclopedia
                Computer Stations
                Computer labs
                Microphones
                Headsets
                ATD's such as screen reader,
                magnification, speech,
                tactile locators, etc
                Internet access
                E-mail access
                Curriculum support software
                LEA/State technology agreement

IV. The ethical use of technology is an essential element of
responsible citizenship

      I. Practice ethical and legal standards for technology.

          I1. Students will adhere to the Acceptable
          Use Policy and Network Agreement of
          the LEA/State.

          I2. Participate in a discussion of the
          consequences of irresponsible uses of
          technology resources at home or at school.

          Integration
          All subjects

                Authentic Applications
                Use technology/ATD's respectfully
                and responsibly in and out of school

                Teacher/Student resources
                Training
                Parental support
                Computer catalogs
                Electronic encyclopedia
                Computer Stations
                Computer labs
                Microphones
                Headsets
                ATD's such as screen reader,
                magnification, speech,
                tactile locators, etc.
                Internet access
                E-mail access
                Curriculum support software
                LEA/State technology agreement
First Grade Technology

Key Concept:

I. Information access and organization is enhanced and
facilitated through appropriate use of technology

      Benchmarks
      A. Use basic terminology to identify and
      describe the components of technological
      systems including and adaptation requirements.

               Assessment Tasks
               A1. Participate in a discussion about proper
               use and care of technological components
               and adaptations.

               A2. Students will demonstrate the ability to
               identify the components of technological
               systems they frequently use in school or
               home. (Identify and label parts of the
               computer)

               Integration
               All subjects

                      Authentic Applications
                      Apply knowledge to identify, select
                      or describe using correct
                      terminology.

                      Apply knowledge to participate
                      in discussion.
                       Teacher/Student resources
                       Computer catalogs
                       Electronic encyclopedia
                       Computer stations
                       Scanner
                       Digital Camera
                       Video Camera
                       Computer lab
                       Microphones
                       Headset/headphones/earphones
                       Adaptive keyboards, joysticks,
                       switch etc.
                       Internet access
                       E-mail access
{*ATD(s) =             Curriculum support software
Assistive Technology   LEA/State network agreements
Device(s)}             Training
                       ATDs for specific student use

       B. Explore and experience how people use
       technology to solve problems

                Assessment Tasks
                B1. Students will be exposed to the
                Internet and World Wide Web through
                teacher facilitated Internet searches.

                       Benchmarks
                       A) Use basic terminology to identify
                       and describe the components of
                       technological systems including any
                       adaptation requirements.
                       B) Explore and experience how
                       people use technology to solve
                       problems.
                       C) Explore and use the keyboard
                       and perform basic operations with
                       adaptive technology and teacher
                       guided assistance.
                       D) Demonstrate the safe operation
                       and proper care of a technological
                       system.
        E) Explore and experience the use
        of assistive technology devices such
        as screen reader, optical aids such
        as magnifying lenses for monitor,
        magnification software, Braille,
        large print, text reader, scanner,
        speech synthesizers, electronic
        encyclopedias, etc.
        F) Explore and experience the
        Internet and World Wide Web.
        G) Use technologies as tools to
        enhance products and creative
        expression.
        H) Use technology as a tool to
        enhance communication.
        I) Practice ethical and legal
        standards for technology.

B2 Students will be able to perform basic
operational skills such as: recognize
appropriate software icons and tools, use
navigational and special keys such as back,
stop, forward, home, proper use of the scroll
bar, tab, escape, windows logo, etc.

B3. Students will use arrow keys to read
selected menus.

B4. Students will locate and use alpha and
numeric keys on the keyboard.

B5. Students will use home row position as
a base, using proper two/one hand
placement technique and body positioning.

B6. Students will develop a good
understanding of the assistive technology
that enables him/her to access the computer.

B7. Students will use "alt+F4" at the end of
the lesson to quit all running applications,
automatically log off the file server and clean
desktop for next user.
        B8. Students will use enter key to select
        desired choice in the Start Menu.

        Integration
        All Subjects

                Authentic Applications
                Awareness of tools and icons.
                Identify or select tool correctly

                Aware of the Internet as an
                information resource

                Teacher/Students Instructional
                 Resources
                Tools introduced available
                for student to explore, identify
                and describe
                Computer catalogs
                Electronic encyclopedia/dictionary
                Computer stations
                Scanner
                Digital camera
                Video camera
                Computer lab
                Microphones
                Internet access
                Email access
                Curriculum support software
                LEA/State network agreements
                Training

C. Explore and use the keyboard and perform
basic operations with adaptive technology
and teacher guided assistance

        Assessment Tasks
        C1. Begin to explore keyboard and use a
        keyboarding program such as: Talking
        Typer (APH), Talking Typer (Marvelsoft),
        Typer to Learn (Sunburst), Ultra Keys,
        (Bytes of Learning) etc. Half Qwerty and
        FrogPad for one handed typist.

        C2. Be introduced to and aware of adaptive
        technology such as; Braille overlays, labels,
keyboard, tactile locators, speech
synthesizers, screen readers, speech output
software, optical aids (magnifying lenses for
monitor, magnification software/hardware.)

C3. Begin to use appropriate software icons
and tools.

C4. Begin to use alpha and numeric keys
on the keyboard.

C5. Students will be able to perform basic
operations skills such as; locate the power
button, turn on/shutdown correctly,
login/logout with assistance as needed and print.

C6. Begin to demonstrate correct use of
special keys such as; shift, enter, delete,
return/enter, backspace and CAPS control,
windows logo, alt, escape with assistance as needed

C7. Begin to demonstrate proper use of
mouse/navigation keys with assistance as needed
such as; scroll bar, arrows, tab, stop, home,
page up, page down

C8. Begin to demonstrate ability to handle
and use CD/DVD correctly

Integration
All subjects

        Authentic Applications
        Aware and demonstrate recognition
        of appropriate keyboard,
        keyboarding program and any
        adaptive aids required.

        Aware of age appropriate software
        and ATD icons for computer access.

        Demonstrate ability to Access
        software by selecting appropriate
        icon(s) or use navigation or
        special keys

        Aware of/demonstrate using the
               relief dots on the f and j keys as
               cue for hand placement.


               Aware of and locate alpha and/or
               numeric keys

               Teacher/Students Instructional
               Resources
               Computer catalogs
               Electronic encyclopedia/dictionary
               Computer stations
               Scanner
               Digital camera
               Video camera
               Computer lab
               Microphones
               Headphones
               Internet access
               E-mail access
               Curriculum support software
               LEA/State network agreements
               Training

D. Demonstrate the safe operation and proper
care of a technological system.

        Assessment Tasks
        D1. Participate in a discussion about proper
        use and care of technological components
        to include handling of CD/DVD

        D2. Begin to demonstrate proper use of the
        mouse/navigation keys

        D3. Use proper techniques to access the
        computer (includes awareness of using a
        password/ATD)

        Integration
        All Subjects

               Authentic Applications
               Aware and demonstrate proper
               approach to the computer.

               Aware and demonstrate proper
                seating posture.

                Apply proper care and safe use of
                technological equipment
                (includes ATD)

                Aware that proper use and
                preventive maintenance are
                critically important for hardware,
                software and data storage media.

                Teacher/Student Instructional
                Resources
                Computer catalogs
                Electronic encyclopedia/dictionary
                Computer stations
                Scanner
                Digital camera
                Video camera
                Computer lab
                Microphones
                Headphones
                Alternate Keyboard
                Internet access
                E-mail access
                Curriculum support software
                LEA/State network agreements
                Training

E. Explore and experience the use of assistive
technology devices such as screen reader,
optical aids such as magnifying lenses for
monitor, magnification software, Braille, large
print, text reader, scanner, speech synthesizers
electronic encyclopedias, etc.

        Assessment Tasks
        E1. Students will be aware of and use ATD's
        responsibly.

        E2. Students will have the opportunity to
        experience a variety of ATD's as needed
        across a wide variety of subject areas.

        Integration
        All subjects
                Authentic Apps
                Aware of and initial use of ATD's

                Access icons for appropriate ATD on
                computer

                Use ATD's to complete assignments

                Teacher/Student Instructional
                Resources
                Computer catalogs
                Electronic encyclopedia/dictionary
                Computer stations
                Scanner
                Digital camera
                Video camera
                Computer lab
                Microphones
                Headphones
                Alternate keyboards
                Internet access
                Email access
                Curriculum support software
                LEA/State network agreements
                Training

F. Explore and experience the Internet and
World Wide Web

        Assessment Tasks

        F1. Students will be exposed to teacher
               facilitated Internet sites, online resources
               Catalogs, etc.

               F2. Student will be aware of electronic card
               catalog and keyword searches using ATD
               selected for his/her use.

               Integration
               All subjects

                       Authentic Apps
                       Aware of the Internet as an
                       information resource

                       Teacher/Student Instructional
                       Resources
                       Computer catalogs
                       Electronic encyclopedia/dictionary
                       Computer Stations
                       Computer labs
                       Microphones
                       Headsets
                       ATD's such as screen reader,
                       magnification, speech, etc.
                       Internet access
                       E-mail access
                       Curriculum support software
                       LEA/State network agreements
                       Training

II The design and creation of meaningful products is
enhanced and extended through the use of technology

       G. Use technologies as tools to enhance products and creative
       expression

               Assessments Tasks
               G1. Be introduced/exposed to using age
               appropriate technologies to gather
               information, such as dictionaries,
               encyclopedias, text readers, etc.

               G2. Awareness and recognition that
               technology is a tool to help complete
               an assignment.
G3. Awareness of working with others when
using technology tools to convey ideas or
illustrate simple concepts related to a
specified age appropriate project.

G4. Be introduced to selecting media formats
with assistance from teachers, parents,
peers.

G5. Student will participate in the creation
and presentation of a classroom multimedia
project. Use Kind Pix or an alternative
software program, such as Intellitools 2/3,
HyperStudio, Creative Studio, etc.

       Benchmarks
       A) Explore and experience how
       people use technology to solve
       problems.
       B) Use basic terminology to identify
       and describe the components of
       technology systems.
       C) Demonstrate the safe operation
       and proper care of a technological
       system.
       D) Use technologies as tools to
       enhance products and creative
       expression.
       E) Explore and experience the use
       of assistive technology devices such
       as; screen reader, optical aids
       (magnifying lenses for monitor,
       magnification software, Braille,
       large print, text reader, scanner,
       speech synthesizers, electronic
       encyclopedias, etc.

       F) Practice ethical and legal
       standards for technology

G6. Awareness and exposure to the use of
a variety of productivity software such as;
word processing, drawing tools, graphic
and design tools, presentation software to
convey ideas and illustrate concepts along
with specific ATD
G7. Students will begin to develop critical
thinking and reasoning skills through the use
of age-appropriate problem solving software.

G8. Begin to place text into a document
with teacher guidance using specific ATD.

G9. Begin to open a created document that
is assigned by a teacher.

G10. Begin to save/print text in a document
with support.

Integration
All subjects

       Authentic Applications
       Access software by selecting
       appropriate icon or use navigation/
       special keys, use classroom
       curriculum supported software.
       Use technology to complete
       projects/assignments/homework

       Teacher/Student Instructional
       Resources
       Computer catalogs
       Electronic encyclopedia/dictionary
       Computer stations
       Scanner
       Digital camera
       Video camera
       Computer lab
       Microphones
       Headphones
       Alternate keyboard, joystick,
       mouse, etc.
       Internet access
       E-mail access
       Curriculum support software
       LEA/State network agreements
       Training
       ATD's as needed
       (software/hardware) screen reader,
       magnification, text reader, etc)
III. Communication is enhanced and extended through the use of technology

       H. Use technology as a tool to enhance
       communication

               Assessment Tasks
               H1. Students will be exposed to e-mail as
               a form of communication

                       Benchmarks
                       A) Explore and experience how
                       people use technology to solve
                       problems.
                       B) Use basic terminology to identify
                       and describe the components of
                       technology systems.
                       C) Demonstrate the safe operation
                       and proper care of a technology
                       systems.
                       D) Use technologies as tools to
                       enhance products and creative
                       expression.
                       E) Explore and experience the use
                       of assistive technology devices
                       such as; screen reader, optical aids
                       magnifying lenses, magnification
                       software, Braille, large print, text
                       reader, scanner, speech synthesizer
                       electronic encyclopedias.
                       F) Practice ethical and legal
                       standards for technology.
                       G) Use technologies as tools to
                       enhance products and creative
                       expression.

               H2. Students will begin to understand the
               expanded role of telecommunications and
               networking in the information age, and use
               these tools productively for research and
               communication.

               H3. Students will enter text into a document
               using appropriate ATD. (word processing
               activities)

               H4. Students will save and print a document
               using appropriate ATD.
                 H5. Students will be exposed to retrieval and
                 reply elements using email.

                         Authentic Applications
                         Write as a form of personal
                         expression.
                         Correspond by e-mail
                         Use appropriate adaptive software/
                         hardware to produce a form of
                         personal expression or
                         correspondence.

                         Teacher/Student Instructional
                         Resources
                         Computer catalogs
                         Electronic encyclopedia/dictionary
                         Computer stations
                         Scanner
                         Digital camera
                         Video camera
                         Computer lab
                         Microphones
                         Headphones
                         Alternate keyboard
                         Internet access
                         E-mail access
                         Curriculum support software
                         LEA/State network agreements
                         Training

IV. The ethical use of technology is an essential
element of responsible citizenship.

        I. Practice ethical and legal standards for technology

                 Assessment Tasks
                 I1. Students will adhere to the Acceptable
                 Use Police and Network Agreement of
                 the LEA/State.

                 I2. Participate in a discussion of the
                 consequences of irresponsible uses of
                 technology resources at home or at school.
Integration
All subjects

       Authentic Applications
       Use technology/ATD's respectfully
       and responsibly in and out of school

       Teacher/Student Instructional
       Resources
       Training
       Parental support
       Computer catalogs
       Electronic encyclopedias
       Computer stations
       Scanner
       Digital camera
       Video camera
       Computer lab
       Microphones
       Headphones
       Alternate Keyboard
       Internet access
       E-mail access
       Curriculum support software
       LEA/State network agreements
Second Grade Technology

I. Information access and organization is enhanced and
facilitated through appropriate use of technology

          Benchmarks
          A. Use basic terminology to identify and
          describe the components of technological
          systems including any adaptation requirements.

                  Assessment Tasks
                  A1. Participate in a discussion about proper
                  use and care of technological components
                  and adaptations.

                  A2 Students will demonstrate the ability to
                  identify the components of technological
                  systems they frequently used in school or
                  home. (Identify and label parts of the
                  computer)

                  Integration
                  All subjects

                          Authentic Applications
                          Apply knowledge to identify, select
                          or describe using correct
                          terminology.

                          Apply knowledge to participate
                          in discussion.
                Teacher/Student Instructional Resources
                Computer catalogs
                Electronic encyclopedia/dictionary
                Computer stations
                Scanner
                Digital camera
                Video camera
                Computer lab
                Microphones
                Headphones
                Alternate Keyboard
                Internet access
                E-mail access
                Curriculum support software
                LEA/State network agreement
                Training

B. Explore and experience how people use technology to solve
problems

        Assessment Tasks

        B1. Students will be guided to given URLs
        and/or bookmarks for an academic purpose.

        B2. Students will be exposed to online
        resources catalogs to access information.

        B3. Students will be able to perform basic
        operational skills such as; recognize
        appropriate software icons and tools, use
        navigational and special keys such as back,
        stop, forward, home, proper use of the
        scroll bar, tab, escape windows logo, etc.

        B4. Students will use arrow keys to read
        selected menus.

        B5. Students will locate and use alpha and
        numeric keys on the keyboard.

        B6. Students will use home row position as a
        base, using proper two/one hand placement
        technique and body positioning.

        B7. Students will develop a good
        understanding of the assistive technology
        that enables him/her to access the computer.

        B8. Students will use "alt+F4" at the end of
        the lesson to quit all running applications,
        automatically log off the file server and
clean desktop for next user.

B9. Students will use enter key to selected
desired choice in the Start Menu.

B 10. Students will demonstrate a good
understanding of the assistive technology
that enables him/her to access the computer.

Integration
All Subjects

        Authentic Applications
        Awareness of tools and icons.

        Identify or select tool correctly

        Aware of the Internet as an
        information resource.

        Teacher/Students Instructional
        Resources
        Tools introduced available
        for student to explore, identify,
        describe using correct terminology.
        Computer catalogs
        Electronic encyclopedia/dictionary
        Computer stations
        Scanner
        Digital camera
        Video camera
                Computer lab
                Microphones
                Internet access
                Email access
                Curriculum support software
                LEA/State network agreement
                Training

C. Explore and use the keyboard and perform
basic operations with adaptive technology and
teacher guided assistance.

        Assessment Tasks
        C1. Has a working knowledge of the
        keyboard or is using programs such as;
        Talking Typer (APH), Talking Typer Teacher
        (Marvelsoft), Type to Learn (Sunburst),
        Ultra Keys (Bytes of Learning) etc.

        C2. Know how to use specific ATD for
        student functional access to the computer
        such as; Braille overlays, labels, keyboard,
        tactile locators, speech synthesizers, screen
        readers, speech output software, optical aids
        (magnifying lenses for monitor,
        magnification software/hardware)

        C3. Know how to use appropriate software
        icons and tools correctly.

        C4. Know how to use alpha and numeric
        keys on the keyboard.

        C5. Students will be able to perform basic
        operations skills such as; locate the power
        button, turn on/shut down correctly,
        login/logout with assistance as needed and print.

        C6. Know how to use correct use of
        special keys such as; shift, enter, delete,
        return/enter, backspace and CAPS control,
        windows logo, alt, escape with assistance as needed

        C7. Know how to properly use the
        mouse/navigation keys with assistance as needed
        such as; scroll bar, arrows, tab, stop, home,
        page up, page down.

        C8. Know how to handle and use CD/DVD
        correctly.

        C9. Uses Windows Keys
                  Integration
                  All subjects

                           Authentic Applications
                           Aware and demonstrate recognition
                           of appropriate keyboard,
                           keyboarding program and any
{ATD(s) = Assistive        adaptive aids required.
Technology Device(s)}      Aware of age appropriated software
                           and ATD icons for computer access.
                           Demonstrate ability to Access
                           software by selecting appropriate
                           icon(s) or use navigation or
                           special keys.
                           Aware of/demonstrate using the
                           relief dots on the f and j keys as
                           cue for hand placement.
                           Aware of and locate alpha and/or
                           numeric keys.

                           Teacher/Students Instructional
                           Resources
                           Computer catalogs
                           Electronic encyclopedia/dictionary
                           Computer stations
                           Scanner
                           Digital camera
                           Video camera
                           Computer lab
                           Microphones
                           Headphones
                           Internet access
                           E-mail access
                           Curriculum support software
                           LEA/State network agreement
                           Training

          D. Demonstrate the safe operation and proper
          care of a technological system.

                  Assessment Tasks
                  D1. Participate in a discussion about proper
                  use and care of technological components,
                  to include handling of CD/DVD.

                  D2. Demonstrate proper use of the mouse,
                  navigation and special keys for software
                  applications and adaptive software/hardware.

                  D3. Exposure to video camera, scanner,
                  digital camera, MIDI keyboard, etc.

          E. Explore and experience the use of assistive
technology devices such as screen reader,
optical aids such as; magnifying lenses for
monitor, magnification software, Braille, large
print, text reader, scanner, speech synthesizers,
electronic encyclopedias, etc.

        Assessment Tasks
        E1 Know how to use ATD's responsibly.

        E2. Students will have the opportunity to
        experience a variety of ATD's as needed
        across a wide variety of subject areas.

        Integration
        All subjects

                 Authentic Applications
                 Aware of and initial use of ATD's
                 Access icons for appropriate ATD on
                 computer
                 Use ATD's to complete assignments

                 Teacher/Student Instructional
                 Resources
                 Computer catalogs
                 Electronic encyclopedia/dictionary
                 Computer stations
                 Scanner
                 Digital camera
                 Video camera
                 Computer lab
                 Microphones
                 Headphones
                 Alternate keyboards
                 Internet access
                 Email access
                 Curriculum support software
                 LEA/State network agreement
                 Training
          F. Explore and experience the Internet and
          World Wide Web

                  Assessment Tasks
                  F1. Students will be exposed to teacher
                  facilitated Internet sites, online resources,
                  catalogs, etc.

                  F2. Student will be aware of electronic card
                  catalog and keyword searches using ATD
                  selected for his/her use.

                  Integration
                  All subjects

                           Authentic Apps
                           Aware of the Internet as an
                           information resource

                           Teacher/Student Instructional
                           Resources
                           Computer catalogs
                           Electronic encyclopedia/dictionary
                           Computer Stations
                           Computer labs
                           Microphones
                           Headsets
                           ATD's such as screen reader,
                           magnification, speech, etc.
                           Internet access
                           E-mail access
                           Curriculum support software
                           LEA/State network agreement
                           Training

II The design and creation of meaningful products is
enhanced and extended through the use
of technology.

          Benchmarks
          G. Use technologies as tools to enhance
          products and creative expression.

                  Assessment Tasks

                  G1 Students will compose a simple word
                  processing document using appropriate
                  software and adaptations.

                  G2. Exposure to video and digital camera's,
                  etc.
G3. Students will be exposed to any and/or
create Blogs.

G4. Students will use a variety of
productivity software (word processing,
drawing tools, graphic and design tools,
presentation tools, database tools) to convey
ideas and illustrate concepts.

G5. Students will demonstrate adding,
editing, stacking, cards, using sound or
movies, etc.

G6. Students will demonstrate critical
thinking and reasoning skills through the
use of age-appropriate problem solving
software.

Integration
All subjects

        Authentic Applications
        Access software by selecting
        appropriate icon or use navigation/
        special keys.
        Use classroom, curriculum
        supported software.
        Use technology to complete
        projects/assignments/homework.

        Teacher/Student Instructional
        Resources
        Computer catalogs
        Electronic encyclopedia/dictionary
        Computer stations
        Scanner
        Digital camera
        Video camera
        Computer lab
        Microphones
        Headphones
        Alternate keyboard
        Internet access
        E-mail access
        Curriculum support software
        LEA/State network agreement
        Training
        ATD's as needed (software/hardware)
III. Communication is enhanced and extended through
the use of technology.

         Benchmarks
         H. Use technology as a tool to enhance
         communication.

                 Assessment Tasks
                 H1. Students will be exposed to e-mail as a
                 form of communication.

                         Benchmarks
                         A) Explore and experience how
                         people use technology to solve
                         problems.
                         B) Use basic terminology to identify
                         and describe the components of
                         technology systems.
                         C) Demonstrate the safe operation
                         and proper care of a technological
                         system.
                         D) Use technologies as tools to
                         enhance products and creative
                         expression.
                         E. Explore and experience the use
                         of assistive technology devices
                         such as screen reader, optical aids
                         such as; magnifying lenses for
                         monitor, magnification software,
                         Braille, large print, text reader,
                         scanner, speech synthesizers,
                         electronic encyclopedias, etc..
                         encyclopedias, etc.
                         F) Practice ethical and legal
                         standards for technology.
                         G) Use technologies as tools to
                         enhance products and creative
                         expression.

                 H2. Students will begin to understand the
                 expanded role of telecommunications and
                 networking in the information age, and use
                 these tools productively for research and
                 communication.

                 H3. Students will enter text into a document
                 using appropriate ATD. (word processing
                 activities)

                 H4. Students will save and print a document
                 using appropriate ATD.
                  H5. Students will be exposed to retrieval and
                  reply elements using email.

                  Integration
                  All subjects

                           Authentic Applications
                           Write as a form of personal
                           expression.

                           Correspond by e-mail

                           Use appropriate adaptive software/
                           hardware to produce a form of
                           personal expression or
                           correspondence.

                           Teacher/Student Instructional
                           Resources
                           Computer catalogs
                           Electronic encyclopedia/dictionary
                           Computer stations
                           Scanner
                           Digital camera
                           Video camera
                           Computer lab
                           Microphones
                           Headphones
                           Alternate keyboard
                           Internet access
                           E-mail access
                           Curriculum support software
                           LEA/State network agreement
                           Training

IV. The ethical use of technology is an essential element of
responsible citizenship.

          Benchmarks
          I. Practice ethical and legal standards for technology.

                  Assessment Tasks
                  I1. Students will adhere to the Acceptable
                  Use and Network Agreement of the
                  LEA/State.

                  I2. Participate in a discussion of the
                  consequences of irresponsible uses of
                  technology resources at home or at school.

                  Integration
                  All subjects
Authentic Applications
Use technology/ATD's respectfully
and responsibly in and out of school

Teacher/Student Instructional
Resources
Training
Parental support
Computer catalogs
Electronic encyclopedia/dictionary
Computer stations
Scanner
Digital camera
Video camera
Computer lab
Microphones
Headphones
Alternate Keyboard
Internet access
E-mail access
Curriculum support software
LEA/State network agreements
Training
Third Grade Technology

I: Information access and organization is enhanced
and facilitated through appropriate use of technology.

        Benchmarks
        A. Select and use an appropriate technology
        for a given task.

              Assessment Tasks
              A1. Students will select and use the
              appropriate ATD to access the web.

              A2. Student will locate/select the
              appropriate keys to operate a screen
              reader/magnification program.

              A3. Student will select appropriate cursor to
              navigate for access the web (PC cursor/
              JAWS cursor).

              A4. Students will access websites given
              URLs and/or bookmarks for an academic
              purpose using a screen reader/
              magnification, and/or adaptive hardware.

              A5. Access information from CD-ROM
              references.

              A6. Participate in discussion of the
              usefulness/validity of resources.

              Integration
              All subjects

                    Authentic Applications
                    Locate and/or acquire the required
                    devices.
                    Icons to perform/participate in the
                    identified activity.
                    Find information directly relating to
                    students' personal wants/needs.

                    Teacher/Student Instructional
                    Resources
                    Screen reader
                    Adaptive keyboard (such as
                    Tacitus keyboard, large print
                    keyboard, etc)
                    Mouse
                    Headset
                    Microphones
                    Computer station
                    Overlays
                    Know how to use the basic 15 keys
                    for JAWS operation and basic keys
                    for Zoomtext.
                    Know the difference between
                    Windows/JAWS commands
             Computer catalogs
             Electronic encyclopedia/dictionary
             Computer stations
             Scanner
             Digital camera
             Video camera
             MIDI (music) keyboard
             Dancing Dots software program
             Computer lab
             Headphones/headsets
             Appropriate ATDs
             (software and hardware)

B. Demonstrate skill using technology to
access, collect, organize and synthesize
information

      Assessment Tasks
      B1. Students will explore the uses of a database.

             Benchmarks
             A) Select and use an appropriate
             technology for a given task.
      B) Demonstrate skill using
      technology to access, collect,
      organize and synthesize information.
      C) Demonstrate the safe operation
      and proper care of a technological
      system.
      D) Use technologies as tools to
      enhance products and creative
      expression.
      E) Use technology as a tool to
      enhance communication.
      F) Practice ethical and legal
      standards for technology.

B2. Students will enter, display and
interpret information in a database/
spreadsheet with assistance.

      Benchmarks
      A) Select and use an appropriate
      technology for a given task.
      B) Demonstrate skill using
      technology to access, collect,
      organize and synthesize information.
      C) Demonstrate the safe operation
      and proper care of a technological
      D)Use technologies as tools to
      enhance products and creative
      expression.
      E) Use technology as a tool to
      enhance communication.
      F) Practice ethical and legal
      standards for technology.
B3. Students will explore a table/chart/
graph from a spreadsheet with assistance.

      Benchmarks
      A) Select and use an appropriate
      technology for a given task.
      B) Demonstrate skill using
      technology to access, collect,
      organize and synthesize information.
      C) Demonstrate the safe operation
      and proper care of a technological
      system.
      D) Use technologies as tools to
      enhance products and creative
      expression.
      E) Use technology as a tool to
      enhance communication.
      F) Practice ethical and legal
      standards for technology.

Integration
All subjects

      Authentic Applications
      Organize information of interest
      to the students into a database,
      spreadsheet.

      Teacher/Student Instructional
      Resources
      Appropriate software programs using
      speech.
      Screen reader and/or magnification
      Refreshable Braille devices
      Screen reader
      Magnification
      Adaptive keyboard overlays
      Access to screen reader and/or
      magnification program
      Adaptive keyboard such as Tactus
      keyboard
      Large print keyboard, etc.
C. Demonstrate the safe operation and proper
care of a technical system.

     Assessment Tasks

     C1.Students will be able to perform basic
     operational skills such as; recognize icons
     and tools using magnification or screen


     C2. Be introduced to the Numpad commands
     of a screen reader/short-cut key commands
     such as:
            Read and select from a menu
            Login/logout/shut down
            Print/Emboss preview and print
            Open, close safe a file
            (Introduce home directory, floppy,
            memory stick, external drives, or
            drive, etc)
            Add images and sounds with
            assistance.

           Benchmarks
           A) Select and use an appropriate
           technology for a given task.
           B) Demonstrate skill using
           technology to access, collect,
           organize and synthesize information.
           C) Demonstrate the safe operation
           and proper care of a technological
           system.
           D) Use technologies as tools to
           enhance products and creative
           expression.
           E) Use technology as a tool to
           enhance communication.
           F) Practice ethical and legal
           standards for technology.

     C3. Students will demonstrate keyboarding
     skills with a goal of 10 WPM at 90%
     accuracy using the touch type method of
     typing.
      Benchmarks
      A) Select and use an appropriate
      technology for a given task
      B) Demonstrate skill using
      technology to access, collect,
      organize and synthesize information.
      C) Demonstrate the safe operation
      and proper care of a technological
      system.
      D) Use technologies as tools to
      enhance products and creative
      expression.
      E) Use technology as a tool to
      enhance communication.
      F) Practice ethical and legal
      standards for technology.

C4. Students will be able to perform basic
navigational skills such as:
      Scrolling up and down
      Review back, forward, home and
      stop.
      Entering URLs
      Recognize and appropriately respond
      to computer signals (e.g. hour glass,
      error messages) or as altered by
      screen reader.

      Benchmarks
      A) Select and use an appropriate
      technology for a given task
      B) Demonstrate skill using
      technology to access, collect,
      organize and synthesize information.
      C) Demonstrate the safe operation
      and proper care of a technological
      system.
      D) Use technologies as tools to
      enhance products and creative
      expression.
      E) Use technology as a tool to
      enhance communication.
      F) Practice ethical and legal
      standards for technology.
              Integration
              All subjects

                     Authentic Applications
                     Apply proper care and safe use of
                     technological equipment

                     Teacher/Student Instructional
                     Resources
                     Braille, Braille display, large print
                     overlays, etc.
                     Know how to use the basic short cut
                     commands for screen reader/
                     magnification program.
                     DeWitt Teaching Word with JAWS
                     for Windows.
                     tactile graphics
                     Internet access
                     Email access
                     LEA network access and curriculum
                     support software.
                     LEA/State kid friendly network
                     agreement.
                     Training
                     Adaptive keyboards such as Tactus
                     keyboard, large print keyboards, etc.
                     *Access to a keyboarding program
                                Talking Typer (APH)
                                Hand held keyboards
                                (e.g. Alpha Smarts, Braille
                                 notetakers)

II. The design and creation of meaningful products
is enhanced and extended through the use of technology.

        Benchmarks
        D. Use of technologies as tools to enhance
        products and creative expression
Assessment Tasks
D1. Students will participate in the creation
and presentation of a classroom
multi-media project.
      Use software such as Kid Pix,
      alternate software programs or
      Power Point using ATD, Intellitools,
      Creative software

D2. Exposure to video camera, scanner
digital camera, MIDI keyboard, etc.

      Benchmarks
      A) Select and use an appropriate
      technology for a given task
      B) Demonstrate skill using
      technology to access, collect,
      organize and synthesize information.
      C) Demonstrate the safe operation
      and proper care of a technological
      system.
      D) Use technologies as tools to
      enhance products and creative
      expression.
      E) Use technology as a tool to
      enhance communication.
      F) Practice ethical and legal
      standards for technology.

D3. Students will create a product using
information gathered from electronic
resources. Students will compose, revise,
edit and publish a document in a word
processing software and appropriate ATD.

D4. Edit using spell check

      Benchmarks
      A) Select and use an appropriate
      technology for a given task
      B) Demonstrate skill using
      technology to access, collect,
      organize and synthesize information.
      C) Demonstrate the safe operation
      and proper care of a technological
      system.
      D) Use technologies as tools to
      enhance products and creative
      expression.
      E) Use technology as a tool to
      enhance communication.
      F) Practice ethical and legal
      standards for technology.

D5. Student will use a screen reader/
magnification software application to
access word processing programs.

Integration
All subjects

      Authentic Applications
      Communication knowledge with a
      product.
      Write as a form of personal
      expression
      Use technology to complete
      assignments, homework/projects
      Correspond by email

      Teacher/Student Instructional
      Resources
      Computer catalogs
      Electronic encyclopedia
      Computer stations
      Scanner
      Digital camera
      MIDI (music) keyboard
      Computer lab
      Microphones
      Headphones/Headsets
      ATD's
      Using an adaptive software program
      such as Dancing Dots
      Access to a keyboarding program
      (Talking Typer, APH)
      Hand held keyboards (e.g. Alpha
      Smarts, Braille notetakers)
      Access to screen readers and/or
      magnification program
      Internet access
      E-mail access
      Curriculum support software
III. Communication is enhanced and extended
through the use of technology.

       Benchmarks
       E. Use technology as a tool to enhance communication

             Assessment Tasks

             E1. Students will participate in a class
             activity that involves communication by
             email.

                   Benchmarks
                   A) Select and use an appropriate
                   technology for a given task
                   B) Demonstrate skill using
                   technology to access, collect,
                   organize and synthesize information.
                   C) Demonstrate the safe operation
                   and proper care of a technological
                   system.
                   D) Use technologies as tools to
                   enhance products and creative
                   expression.
                   E) Use technology as a tool to
                   enhance communication.
                   F) Practice ethical and legal
                   standards for technology.

             Integration
             All subjects

                   Authentic Applications
                   Use HyperTerminal to connect
                   notetaker

                   Teacher/Student Instructional
                   Resources
                   Computer catalogs
                   Electronic encyclopedia/dictionary
                   Computer stations
                   Scanner
                   Digital camera
                   MIDI (music) keyboard
                   Computer lab
                   Microphones
                   Headphones/Headsets
                   ATD's
                   Dancing Dots software program
                   Access to a keyboarding program
                   (Talking Typer, APH)
                   Handheld keyboards (e.g. Alpha
                   Smarts, Braille notetakers)
                   Access to screen readers and/or
                   magnification program.
                   Internet access
                   E-mail access
                   Curriculum support software
IV. The ethical use of technology is an essential
element of responsible citizenship.

        Benchmarks
        F. Practice ethical and legal standards for technology.

              Assessment Tasks
              F1. Students will adhere to the Acceptable
              Use LEA/State Policy and Network
              Agreement.

              Integration
              All subjects

                     Authentic Applications
                     Use technology respectfully and
                     responsibility in and out of school

                     Teacher/Student Instructional
                     Resources
                     Computer catalogs
                     Electronic encyclopedia
                     Computer stations
                     Scanner
                     Digital camera
                     MIDI (music) keyboard
                     Computer lab
                     Microphones
                     Headphones/Headsets
                     ATD's
                     Using an adaptive software program
                     such as dancing dots.
                     Access to a keyboarding program
                     (Talking Typer, APH)
                     Hand held keyboards (e.g. Alpha
                     Smarts, Braille notetakers)
                     Access to screen readers and/or
                     magnification program
                     Internet access
                     E-mail access
                     Curriculum support software
                     Training
Fourth Grade Technology

I. Information access and organization is enhanced
and facilitated through appropriate use of
technology.

      Benchmarks
      A. Select and use an appropriate technology
      for a given task.

             Assessment Tasks
             A1. Students will access multiple electronic
             resources

             A2. Perform directed searches for an
             academic purpose using the Internet,
             on-line databases, and CD-ROM references
             using appropriate ATD.

             A3. Participate in discussions of the
             the usefulness/validity of resources.

             Integration
             All subjects

                    Authentic Applications
                    Search for and find information
                    directly relating to student's
                    personal wants/needs.
                    Organize information of interest to
                    the students into a database or
                    spreadsheet.
              Teacher/Student Instructional
              Resources
              Electronic encyclopedia
              Computer stations
              Scanner
              Digital camera
              MIDI (music) keyboard
              Dancing Dots software program
              Computer lab
              Microphones
              Headphones/headsets
              Studio Recorder or other recording
              software

B. Demonstrate skill using technology to
access, collect, organize and synthesize
information.

       Assessment Tasks
       B1. Use electronic referencing C158 tools
       such as atlas, telephone/address book
       encyclopedia, thesaurus, dictionary, etc.

       B2. Students will enter, display, sort,
       classify and interpret information
       database/spreadsheet with assistance.

       B3. Sort and classify

              Benchmarks
              A) Select and use an appropriate
              technology for a given task.
              B) Demonstrate the safe operation
              and proper care of a technological
              systems.
              C) Use technologies as tools to
              enhance products and creative
              expression.
              E) Use technology as a tool to
              enhance communication.
              F) Practice ethical and legal
              standards for technology.
B4. Students will access, input, and analyze
information using an existing spreadsheet
with assistance

B5. Create a table, chart, graph from data

       Benchmarks
       A) Select and use an appropriate
       technology given for a task.
       B) Demonstrate skill using
       technology to access, collect,
       organize and synthesize information.
       C) Demonstrate the safe operation
       and proper care of a technological
       system.
       D) Use technologies as tools to
       enhance products and creative
       expression.
       E) Use technology as a tool to
       enhance communication.
       F) Practice ethical and legal
       standards for technology.

B6. Students will be able to perform basic
operational skills such as;
       Recognize icons and tools
       Read and select from menu
       Login/logout/shut down

Integration
All Subjects

       Authentic Applications
       Apply proper care and safe use of
       technological equipment at home.

       Teacher/Student Instructional
       Resources
       Electronic encyclopedia
       Computer stations
       Scanner
              Digital camera
              MIDI (music) keyboard
              Dancing Dots software program
              Computer lab
              Microphones
              Headphones/headsets
              Studio Recorder or other recording
              software programs
              Tactile graphics, TIE or PIAF
              Access to screen reader and/or
              magnification program or
              other ATD's
              Internet access

C. Demonstrate the safe operation and proper
care of a technological system

       Assessment Tasks
       C1. Read and select from a menu

       C2. Login/logout/shutdown

       C3. Cut/copy/paste within a document

       C4. Print preview and print

       C5. Open, close, safe a file (home directory,
       CD or hard drive)

       C6. Create and import images and sounds
       with assistance using appropriate ATD

              Benchmarks
              A) Select and use an appropriate
              technology given for a task.
              B) Demonstrate skill using
              technology to access, collect,
              organize and synthesize information.
              C) Demonstrate the safe operation
              and proper care of a technological
              system.
              D) Use technologies as tools to
       enhance products and creative
       expression.
       E) Use technology as a tool to
       enhance communication.
       F) Practice ethical and legal
       standards for technology.

C7. Students will revise, reinforce and apply
keyboarding skills with a goal of 15 WPM at
90% accuracy using the touch type method
of typing.

       Benchmarks
       A) Select and use an appropriate
       technology given for a task.
       B) Demonstrate skill using
       technology to access, collect,
       organize and synthesize information.
       C) Demonstrate the safe operation
       and proper care of a technological
       system.
       D) Use technologies as tools to
       enhance products and creative
       expression.
       E) Use technology as a tool to
       enhance communication.
       F) Practice ethical and legal
       standards for technology.

C8. Students will be able to perform basic
 navigation skills such as:
       Perform a search using keywords
       Add and edit bookmarks
       Navigate between programs
       (minimize, maximize)
       Scrolling up, down
       Review back, forward, home and
       stop
       Entering URLs
       Recognize and appropriately respond
       to computer signals (e.g. hourglass,
       error message) or screen reader
      alerts.

      Benchmarks
      A) Select and use an appropriate
      technology given for a task.
      B) Demonstrate skill using
      technology to access, collect,
      organize and synthesize information.
      C) Demonstrate the safe operation
      and proper care of a technological
      system.
      D) Use technologies as tools to
      enhance products and creative
      expression.
      E) Use technology as a tool to
      enhance communication.
      F) Practice ethical and legal
      standards for technology.

Integration
All Subjects

      Teacher/Student Instructional
      Resources
      Electronic encyclopedia
      Computer stations
      Scanner
      Digital camera
      MIDI (music) keyboard
      Dancing Dots software program
      Computer lab
      Microphones
      Headphones/headsets
      ATD's
      Studio Recorder or other recording
      software programs
      Tactile graphics, TIE or PIAF
      Access to screen reader and/or
      magnification program or other
      ATD's
      Internet access
      E-mail access
                    Curriculum support software
                    LEA/State network agreement
                    Training

II. The design and creation of meaningful products
is enhanced and extended through the use of
technology.

      Benchmarks
      D. Use technologies as tools to enhance
      products and creative expression

             Assessment Task
             D1. Students will participate in the creation
             and presentation of a multimedia project.

             D2. Use software such as HyperStudio or
             PowerPoint, Creative Studio.

             D3. Exposure to video camera, scanner,
             digital camera, MIDI keyboard, etc.

                    Benchmarks
                    A) Select and use an appropriate
                    technology given for a task.
                    B) Demonstrate skill using
                    technology to access, collect,
                    organize and synthesize information.
                    C) Demonstrate the safe operation
                    and proper care of a technological
                    system.
                    D) Use technologies as tools to
                    enhance products and creative
                    expression.
                    E) Use technology as a tool to
                    enhance communication.
                    F) Practice ethical and legal
                    standards for technology.

             D4. Students will create a product using
             information gathered from electronic
             resources.
             D5. Students will compose, revise, edit and
             publish a document using word
             processing software.

             D6. Text enhancements (size, font,
             justification, orientation, etc.)

             Integration
             All Subjects

                    Authentic Applications
                    Communicate knowledge with a
                    product.
                    Write as a form of personal
                    expression
                    Use Technology to complete
                    assignments homework/projects
                    Correspond by E-mail

                    Teacher/Student Instructional
                    Resources
                    Computer catalogs
                    Electronic encyclopedia
                    Computer stations
                    Scanners
                    Digital camera
                    Video camera
                    MIDI (music) keyboard adaptive
                    software such as dancing dots.

III. Communication is enhanced and extended
through the use of technology.

      Benchmarks
      D. Use technologies as tools to enhance
      products and creative expression

             Assessment Tasks
             D8. Revise and edit using thesaurus and
             spell check.
                    Benchmarks
                    A) Select and use an appropriate
                    technology given for a task.
                    B) Demonstrate skill using
                    technology to access, collect,
                    organize and synthesize information.
                    C) Demonstrate the safe operation
                    and proper care of a technological
                    system.
                    D) Use technologies as tools to
                    enhance products and creative
                    expression.
                    E) Use technology as a tool to
                    enhance communication.
                    F) Practice ethical and legal
                    standards for technology.

             Integration
             All Subjects

                    Teacher/Student Instructional
                    Resources
                    Computer lab
                    Microphones
                    Headphones/headsets
                    Access to a keyboarding program
                    (Talking Typer, APH)
                    Hand held keyboards (e.g. Alpha
                    Smarts, Braille notetakers)
                    Access to screen reader and/or
                    magnification program or other
                    ATD's
                    Internet Access
                    E-mail
                    LEA network access and curriculum
                    support software
                    LEA/State kid friendly network
                    agreement.
                    Training

IV. The ethical use of technology is an essential
element of responsible citizenship.
Benchmarks
E. Use technology as a tool to enhance
communication

       Assessment Tasks
       E1. Students will participate in a class
       activity that involves communication
       by E-mail.

              Benchmarks
              A) Select and use an appropriate
              technology given for a task.
              B) Demonstrate skill using
              technology to access, collect,
              organize and synthesize information.
              C) Demonstrate the safe operation
              and proper care of a technological
              system.
              D) Use technologies as tools to
              enhance products and creative
              expression.
              E) Use technology as a tool to
              enhance communication.
              F) Practice ethical and legal
              standards for technology.

       Integration
       All Subjects

              Authentic Applications
              Use technology respectfully and
              responsibly in and out of school

              Teacher/Student Instructional
              Resources
              Computer lab
              Microphones
              Headphones/headsets
              Access to a keyboarding program
              (Talking Typer, APH)
              Hand held keyboards (e.g. Alpha
               Smarts, Braille notetakers)
               Access to screen reader and/or
               magnification program or other
               ATD's
               Internet Access
               E-mail
               LEA network access and curriculum
               support software
               LEA/State kid friendly network
               agreement.
               Training

F. Practice ethical and legal standards for
technology

       Assessment Tasks
       F1. Student will adhere to Acceptable Use
       Policy and Network Agreement

               Benchmarks
               C) Demonstrate the safe operation
               and proper care of a
               technological system.

               F) Practice ethical and legal
               standards for technology.

       Integration
       All Subjects

               Teacher/Student Instructional
               Resources
               Computer lab
               Microphones
               Headphones/headsets
               Access to a keyboarding program
               (Talking Typer, APH)
               Hand held keyboards (e.g. Alpha
               Smarts, Braille notetakers)
               Access to screen reader and/or
               magnification program or other
               ATD's
Internet Access
E-mail
LEA network access and curriculum
support software
LEA/State kid friendly network
 agreement
Training
Fifth Grade Technology

I. Information access and organization is enhanced
and facilitated through appropriate use of
technology.

       Benchmarks
       A. Select and use an appropriate technology
       for a given task

              Assessment Tasks
              A1. Students will evaluate multiple
              electronic resources.

              A2. Perform directed searches for an
              academic purpose using Internet,
              online databases, and CD-ROM references.

              A3. Assess the usefulness/validity of
              resources.

                      Benchmarks
                      A) Select and use an appropriate
                      technology for a given task.
                      B) Demonstrate skill using
                      technology to access, collect,
                      organize and synthesize information
                      C) Demonstrate the safe operation
                      and proper care of a technological
                      system.
                      F) Practice ethical and legal
                      standards for technology.

              Integration
              All subjects

                      Authentic Applications
                      Search for and find information
                      directly relating to students' personal
                      wants/needs.
                      Organize information of interest to
                      the students into a database or
                      spreadsheet
Teacher/Student Instructional
 Resources
Computer catalogs
Electronic encyclopedia/dictionaries
(such as Franklin Master Special
Edition)
Computer stations with Adaptations
for specific students
Scanner/Kurzwell
Digital camera
Video camera
MIDI (music) keyboard Using
adaptive software such as Dancing
dancing dots
Computer lab
Microphones
IPODS or similar MP3 players
Palm pilot, or Voice Digital Assistant
i.e. VoiceMate
Headphones/headsets
Access to a keyboarding program
(Talking Typer, APH)
Hand held keyboards (e.g. Alpha
Smarts, Braille notetaker)
Access to screen reader and/or
magnification program
Internet access
E-mail access
LEA/State friendly network
agreement
LEA/State network access and
curriculum support software
Training
Computer lab with adaptation for
specific student access
B. Demonstrate skill using technology to acces, collect, organize
and synthesize information.

       Assessment Tasks
       B1. Students will access, input and analyze
       information using an exiting database.
              Sort and classify

               Benchmarks
               A) Select and use an appropriate
               technology for a given task.
               B) Demonstrate skill using
               technology to access, collect,
               organize and synthesize information.
               C) Demonstrate the safe operation
               and proper care of a technological
               system.
               E) Use technology as a tool to
               enhance communication.
               F) Practice ethical and legal
               standards for technology.

       B2. Students will access, input and analyze
       information using an existing spreadsheet.
              Sort and classify
              Create a table/chart/graph from data

               Benchmarks
               A) Select and use an appropriate
               technology for a given task.
               B) Demonstrate skill using
               technology to access, collect,
               organize and synthesize information.
               C) Demonstrate the safe operation
               and proper care of a technological
               system.
               E) Use technology as a tool to
               enhance communication.
               F) Practice ethical and legal
               standards for technology.
       Integration
       All Subjects

               Authentic Applications
               Apply proper care and safe use of
               technological equipment at home

                Teacher/Student Instructional
                Resources
                Computer catalogs
                Electronic encyclopedia/dictionaries
                (such as Franklin Master Special
                Edition)
                Computer stations with Adaptations
                for specific students.
                Scanner/Kurzwell
                Digital camera
                Video camera
                MIDI (music) keyboard Using
                adaptive software such as
                dancing dots.
                Computer lab
                Microphones
                IPODS or similar MP3 players
                Palm Pilot or Voice Digital Assistant
                i.e. VoiceMate
                Headphones/headsets
                Access to a keyboarding program
                (Talking Typer, APH)
                Hand held keyboards (e.g. Alpha
                Smarts, Braille notetaker)
                Access to screen reader and/or
                magnification program
                Internet access
                E-mail access
                LEA/State friendly network
                agreement
                LEA/State network access and
                curriculum support software
                Training
                Computer lab with adaptation for
                specific student access
C. Demonstrate the safe operation and proper care of a
technological system.

       Assessment Tasks
C1. Students will be able to perform basic
operational skills such as:
        Recognize icons and tools
        Read and select from a menu
        Login/logout/shutdown
        Cut/copy/paste
        Print preview and print
        Open, close, save a file (home
        directory, floppy disk or hard drive
        Create and import images and
        sounds

        Benchmarks
        A) Select and use an appropriate
        technology for a given task.
        B) Demonstrate skill using
        technology to access, collect,
        organize and synthesize information.
        C) Demonstrate the safe operation
        and proper care of a technological
        system.
        E) Use technology as a tool to
        enhance communication.
        F) Practice ethical and legal
        standards for technology.

C2. Students will apply keyboarding skills
with a goal of 25 WPM at 90% accuracy
90% accuracy using the blind touch type
method of typing.
       Benchmarks
       A) Select and use an appropriate
       technology for a given task.
       B) Demonstrate skill using
       technology to access, collect,
       organize and synthesize information.
       C) Demonstrate the safe operation
       and proper care of a technological
       system.
       E) Use technology as a tool to
       enhance communication.
       F) Practice ethical and legal
       standards for technology.
       creative expression

C3. Students will be able to perform basic
navigation skills using adaptive
software commands such as:
        Search using keywords and history
        menu
        Add and edit bookmarks
        Navigate between programs
        (e.g. minimize, maximize)
        Review back, forward, home and stop
        Entering URLs
        Recognize and appropriately respond
        to computer signals (e.g. hour glass,
        error messages ) as alerted by
        screen reader

       Benchmarks
       A) Select and use an appropriate
       technology for a given task.
       B) Demonstrate skill using
       technology to access, collect,
       organize and synthesize information.
       C) Demonstrate the safe operation
       and proper care of a technological
       system.
       E) Use technology as a tool to
       enhance communication.
       F) Practice ethical and legal
       standards for technology.
       creative expression

Integration
All subjects
                      Teacher/Student Instructional
                      Resources
                      Computer catalogs
                      Master
                      Master Special Edition)
                      Computer stations with Adaptations
                      for specific students
                      Scanner/Kurzwell
                      Digital camera
                      Video camera
                      MIDI (music) keyboard Using
                      adaptive software such as dancing
                      dots
                      Computer lab
                      Microphones
                      IPODS or similar MP3 players
                      Palm Pilot or Voice Digital Assistant
                       i.e. VoiceMate
                      Headphones/headsets
                      Access to a keyboarding program
                      (Talking Typer, APH)
                      Handheld keyboards (e.g. Alpha
                      Smarts, Braille notetaker)
                      Access to screen reader and/or
                      magnification program.
                      Internet access
                      E-mail access
                      LEA/State friendly network
                      agreement.
                      LEA/State network access and
                      curriculum support software
                      Training
                      Computer lab with adaptation for
                      specific student access.

II. The design and creation of meaningful products
is enhanced and extended through the use of technology.

       Benchmarks
       D. Use technologies as tools to enhance
       products and creative expression
Assessment Tasks
D1. Students will create and present a
multimedia project

D2. Use software such as HyperStudio,
PowerPoint, or Creative Studio, (Intellitools,
Inc.) Clicker (Crick Software)

D3. Exposure to video camera, scanner,
digital camera, MIDI keyboard, etc., include
include exposure to Podcast

        Benchmarks
        A) Select and use an appropriate
        technology for a given task.
        B) Demonstrate skill using
        technology to access, collect,
        organize and synthesize information.
        C) Demonstrate the safe operation
        and proper care of a technological
        system.
        E) Use technology as a tool to
        enhance communication.
        F) Practice ethical and legal
        standards for technology.
        creative expression

D4. Students will create a product using
information gathered from electronic
resources.

D5. Students will compose, revise, edit and
publish a document using word processing
software.
        Text enhancements (size, font,
        justification, orientation, etc.)
        using shortcut commands from
        adaptive software.
        Insert/Import graphic or file
        Revise and edit using thesaurus
        and spell check.

Integration
All subjects
Authentic Applications
Communicate knowledge with a
product.
Write as a form of personal
expression.
Use technology to complete
assignments, homework/projects.

Teacher/Student Instructional
Resources
Computer catalogs
Electronic encyclopedia/dictionaries
(such as Franklin Master Special
Edition)
Computer stations with adaptations
for specific students
Scanner/Kurzwell
Digital camera
Video camera
MIDI (music) keyboard Using
adaptive software such as
dancing dots.
Computer lab
Microphones
IPODS or similar MP3 players
Palm Pilot or Voice Digital
Assistance i.e. Voice mate
Headphones/headsets
Access to a keyboarding program
(Talking Typer, APH)
Handheld keyboards (e.g. Alpha
Smarts, Braille notetaker)
Access to screen reader and/or
magnification program.
Internet access
E-mail access
LEA/State friendly network
agreement.
LEA/State network access and
curriculum support software.
Training
Computer lab with adaptation for
specific student access.
III. Communication is enhanced and extended
through the use of technology.

      Benchmarks
      D. Use technologies as tools to enhance
      products and creative expression

             Assessment Tasks
             D6. Revise and edit using thesaurus and
             spell check.

                     Benchmarks
                     A) Select and use an appropriate
                     technology for a given task.
                     B) Demonstrate skill using
                     technology to access, collect,
                     organize and synthesize information
                     C) Demonstrate the safe operation
                     and proper care of a technological
                     system.
                     D) Use technologies as tools to
                     enhance products and creative
                     expression.
                     E) Use technology as a tool to
                     enhance communication.
                     F) Practice ethical and legal
                     standards for technology.

             Integration
             All subjects

                     Authentic Applications
                     Correspond by Email

                     Teacher/Student Instructional
                     Resources
                     Computer catalogs
                     Electronic encyclopedia/dictionaries
                     (such as Franklin Master Special
                     Edition)
                     Computer stations with Adaptations
                     for specific students.
                     Scanner/Kurzwell
                     Digital camera
                     Video camera
                     MIDI (music) keyboard using
                     adaptive software such as dancing
              dots.
              Computer lab
              Microphones
              IPODS or similar MP3 players
              Palm Pilot or Voice Digital Assistant
              i.e. VoiceMate
              Headphones/headsets
              Access to a keyboarding program
              (Talking Typer, APH)
              Handheld keyboards (e.g. Alpha
              Smarts, Braille notetaker)
              Access to screen reader and/or
              magnification program.
              Internet access
              E-mail access
              LEA/State friendly network
              agreement.
              LEA/State network access and
              curriculum support software
              Training
              Computer lab with adaptation for
               specific student access

E. Use technology as a tool to enhance communication.

       Assessment Tasks
       E1. Students will participate in a class
       activity that involves communication by
       E-mail.

              Benchmarks
              A) Select and use an appropriate
              technology for a given task.
              B) Demonstrate skill using
              technology to access, collect,
              organize and synthesize information.
              C) Demonstrate the safe operation
              and proper care of a technological
              system.
              E) Use technology as a tool to
              enhance communication.
              F) Practice ethical and legal
              standards for technology,
              creative expression
E2. Students will adhere to Acceptable
Use Policy and Agreement.

Integration
All subjects

       Authentic Applications
       Use technology respectfully and
       responsibly in and out of school.

       Teacher/Student Instructional
       Resources
       Computer catalogs
       Electronic encyclopedia/dictionaries
       (such as Franklin Master Special
       Edition)
       Computer stations with adaptations
       for specific students.
       Scanner/Kurzwell
       Digital camera
       Video camera
       MIDI (music) keyboard using
       adaptive software such as
       dancing dots.
       Computer lab
       Microphones
       Headphones/headsets
       Access to a keyboarding program
       (Talking Typer, APH)
       Handheld keyboards (e.g. Alpha
       Smarts, Braille notetaker)
       Access to screen reader and/or
       magnification program.
       Internet access
       E-mail access
       LEA/State friendly network
       agreement
       LEA/State network access and
       curriculum support software.
       Training
       Computer lab with adaptation for
       specific student access.
F. Practice ethical and legal standards for technology.

                Benchmarks
                C) Demonstrate the safe operation
                and proper care of a technological
                system.
                F) Practice ethical and legal
                standards for technology.

       Integration
       All subjects

                Teacher/Student Instructional
                Resources
                Computer catalogs
                Electronic encyclopedia/dictionaries
                (such as Franklin Master Special
                Edition)
                Computer stations with adaptations
                for specific students.
                Scanner/Kurzwell
                Digital camera
                Video camera
                MIDI (music) keyboard using
                adaptive software such as
                dancing dots.
                Computer lab
                Microphones
                Headphones/headsets
                Access to a keyboarding program
                (Talking Typer, APH)
                Handheld keyboards (e.g. Alpha
                Smarts, Braille notetaker)
                Access to screen reader and/or
                magnification program.
                Internet access
                E-mail access
                LEA/State friendly network
                agreement
                LEA/State network access and
                curriculum support software.
                Training
                Computer lab with adaptation for
                specific student access.
Sixth Grade Technology

I: Information access and organization is enhanced
and facilitated.

      Benchmarks
      A. Use technologies to organize thoughts and
      demonstrate skills in a logical process (word
      processing, desktop publishing, multi-media
      etc.)

             Stanards
             S2: All students will use technologies to
             input, retrieve, organize, manipulative,
             evaluate and communicate information.

             S3: All students will apply appropriate
             technologies to critical thinking, creative
             expression and decision making skills.

             Assessment Tasks
             A1. Word processing project that is a
             demonstration of writing skills supported
             by technology.
                    1. Brainstorming
                    2. First draft
                               Spell check
                               Thesaurus
                    3. Conferencing
                    4. Peer editing
                    5. Re-write
                               Cut text
                               Copy text
                               Paste text
                    6. Publish
                    7. Saving and opening a document

             A2. By the end of eighth grade , students
             will participate in the creation of a one
             minute video presentation
                      1. Script writing
                      2. Short composition (visual)
                      3. Editing Techniques
                      4. Sound
                      5. Text screens

             Integration
             All subjects
               Authentic Applications
               Writer
               Editor
               Publisher
               Graphic artist
               Commercial design

               Teacher/Student Instructional
               Resources
               Fully functioning word processing
               software on all workstations.
               Presentation software (e.g. Power-
               Point, HyperStudio, studio recorder,
               book wizard, screen reader and
               magnification, bookport, digital
               recorders).
               Fully functioning computer
               workstation per student in the
               instructional technology classroom
               that meets current districts
               specifications.
               Fully functioning instructor computer
               workstation in the instructional
               technology classroom that meets
               current districts specifications.
               Project device to support
               demonstrations.
               Electronic reference material such as
               dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia,
               etc.
               Multi-platform, scanner, reading
               machines and devices.
               Embosser
               Tactile Graphic, TIE, PIAF,
               thermoform machine,
               Multi-media hardware
                         Digital camera, notetakers,
                         notetaker with
                         Braille display
                         Editing hardware
               Sufficient storage capability on
               individual station or network.
               Access to shareable directory
               Adaptive software and hardware

B. Use technologies as tools for creative
expression and, communication of ideas
(word process, desktop publishing, multi-
media, etc.)
Standards
S3: All students will apply appropriate
technologies to critical thinking, creative
expression and decision making skills.

Assessment Tasks
B1. Word Processing
       1. Proofread document
       2. Take a plain document and
       enhance it through desktop
       publishing
       3. Document formatting
                 Addition of graphics (clip art,
                 draw tools, art tools)
                 Titles
                 Font enhancements
                 Multi-media: enhance a
                 multi-media presentation

Integration
All subjects

        Authentic Applications
        Publisher
        Editor

        Teacher/Student Instructional
        Resources
        Fully functioning word processing
        software on all workstations.
        Presentation software (e.g. Power-
        Point, HyperStudio)
        Fully functioning computer
        workstation per student in the
        instructional technology classroom
        that meets current district
        specification.
        Fully functioning instructor computer
        workstation in the instructional
        technology classroom that meets
        current district specifications.
        Projection device to support
        demonstration.
        Projection device to support
        demonstration.
        Projection device to support
        demonstration.
        Multi-platform scanner
        Multi-media hardware
                  Digital camera
                  Editing hardware
        Sufficient storage capability on
        individual station or network.
        Access to shareable directory.
C. Retrieve, communicate and input
information using a technological
system (voice, data, video, graphics, etc.)

       Standards
       S2. All students will use technologies to
       input, retrieve, organize, manipulate,
       evaluate and communication information.

       Assessment Tasks
       C1. Keyboarding
               1. Proper technique
               2. 35 WPM at 90% accuracy using
               the touch type method
       C2. Internet
               1. Research
               2. Retrieval and use of information
               obtained.
               3. Critical analysis of information.

       Integration
       All subjects

               Authentic Applications
               Word Processor
               LEA Tech support

               Teacher/Student Instructional
               Resources
               Keyboarding software (e.g.
                MicroType Pro - PC/MAC)
               Keyboarding support materials
               including textbook (Talking Typer
               (APH), Type to Learn (Sunburst)
               Ultra Keys (Bytes of Learning)
               Internet Access
               Tactile graphics
               Digital recorder
               Notetaker
               Notetaker with Braille
               Appropriate adaptive software/
               hardware
Seventh Grade Technology

I: Information access and organization is enhanced
and facilitated through appropriate use of technology.

        Benchmarks
        A. Use technologies to organize thoughts and
        demonstrate skills in a logical process (word
        processing, desktop publishing, multi-media,
        etc.

                 Standard
                 S2: All students will use technologies to
                 input, retrieve, organize, manipulate,
                 evaluate and communicate information.

                 S3: All students will apply appropriate
                 technologies to critical thinking, creative
                 expression and decision making skills.

                 Assessment Tasks
                 A1. Desktop publishing project that is a
                 demonstration of writing skills supported
                 by technology.
                          1. Multiple pages
                          2. Multiple columns
                          3. Article linking
                          4. Manipulating visual elements of a
                          document (e.g. newsletter, trifold
                          brochure, magazine)

                 A2. Demonstrate the ability to use a
                 database to organize data.

                 A3. Demonstrate the ability to use a
                 spreadsheet to organize data.

                 A4. Demonstrate the ability to use a chart
                 to organize data.

                 A5. Multi-media

                 A6. Presentation
                          1. Create a project demonstrating
                          multi-media advanced techniques
                          (e.g. animation, video, multi-stack,
                          links and sound)
A7. By the end of eighth grade, students
will participate in the creation of a one
minute video presentation
           1. Script writing
           2. Short composition (Braille/large
           print)
           3. Editing techniques
           4. Sound
           5. Text screens

Integration
All subjects

         Authentic Applications
         Editor
         Publisher
         Marketing professional
         Creator of multi-media presentations
         Advertisement/commercial designer

         Teacher/Student Instructional
         Resources
         Fully functioning word processing
         software on all workstations,
         screen readers/magnification and
         adaptive hardware.
         Presentation software (e.g. Power-
         Point, HyperStudio)
         Fully functioning computer workstation
         per student in the instructional
         technology classroom that meets
         current district specifications.
         Fully functioning instructor computer
         workstation in the instructional
         technology classroom that meets
         district specifications.
         Projection device to support
         demonstration.
         Multi-platform scanner
         Multi-media hardware
                    Digital camera
                    Electronic and tactile graphics
                    Editing hardware
         Sufficient storage capability on
         individual station or network.
         Access to shareable directory
         Clip art/large print and tactile
         graphics.
         Media technician
         Electronic encyclopedia
         Appropriate adaptive hardware
         and software.
B. Demonstrate skill using technologies to
prepare, evaluate and synthesize information
collected and stored.

         Assessment Tasks
         B1. Database (by the end of eighth grade):
                  1. Set a field
                  2. Data entry
                  3. Sorting, selecting manipulating
                  records
                  4. Editing
                  5. Reporting techniques

         B2. Spreadsheet (by the end of eighth grade)
                  1. Cells
                  2. Addresses
                  3. Navigation
                  4. Cell size
                  5. Data entry
                  6. Formulas and functions
                  7. Editing
                  8. Printing
                  9. Charting (graphs)

         B3. Publishable document that demonstrates
         the integration of database, spreadsheet,
         and charts (including mail merge) by the
         end of eighth grade.

         B4. Prepare and evaluate statistics pulled off
         the Internet.

         B5. File management
                   1. Opening and saving a document
                   2. Creating a template

         Integration
         All subjects

                  Authentic Applications
                  Business entrepreneur
                  Editor/Publisher
                           Magazine
                           Newsletter
                           Brochure
                  Accountant

                  Teacher/Student Instructional
                  Resources
                  Integrated software package
                  appropriate adaptive hardware/soft-
                  ware, screen reader and
                  magnification programs.
                  DeWitt curriculum for JAWS with
                  Excel, JAWS with Internet.
                  JAWS with PowerPoint
                  Tactile graphics
III. Evaluative processes are enhanced through the
 thoughtful use of technology.

        Benchmarks
        C. Use several technological methods to
        perform a given task and analyze
        advantages and disadvantages of each.

                 S3: All students will apply appropriate
                 technologies to critical thinking, creative
                 expression and decision making skills

                 Assessment Tasks
                 C1. Compare and contrast (by the end of
                 eighth grade):
                          1. Database vs. spreadsheet
                          2. HTML vs. web editors
                          3. HyperStudio vs. PowerPoint
                          4. CD ROM vs. Internet
                          5. Digital vs. print
                          6. Original art vs. clip art vs.
                          photograph

                 C2. Evaluate information accessed from the
                 Internet

                 Integrated
                 All subjects

                           Authentic Applications
                           Web page designer
                           Writer
                           Editor/Publisher
                           Communications Publisher
                           Electronic researcher

                           Teacher/Student Instructional
                           Resources
                           Web editor software
                           Appropriate adaptive hardware/soft-
                           ware LEA.
                           Integrated software package
                           CD ROM Encyclopedia
                           Tactile Graphics

IV. Communication is enhanced and extended
through the use of technology

        Benchmarks
        D. Use technologies as tools for creative
        expression and communication of ideas (word
        processing, desktop publishing, multi-
        media, etc)

                 Standards
                 S3: All students will apply appropriate
                 technologies to critical thinking, creative
                 expression and decision-making skills

                 Assessment Tasks
                 D1. Desktop publishing document that
                 includes the integration of word processor
                 database, spreadsheet and charts.

                 D2. Make a presentation using multi-media
                 software.

                 Integration
                 All subjects

                           Authentic Applications
                           Publisher/Writer
                           Editor

                           Teacher/Student Instructional
                           Resources
                           Integrated software
                           Media resources

        E. Retrieve communicate and input,
        information using a technological system.
        (voice, data, video, graphics, etc.)

                 Standards
                 S2: All students will use technologies to
                 input, retrieve, organize, manipulate
                 evaluate, and communicate information.
Assessment Tasks
E1. Keyboarding
        1. Proper technique, 40 WPM using
        the touch type method with 90%
        accuracy.

E2. Internet
          1. Appropriate searching using
          Boolean logic.
          2. Retrieval and use of information
          obtained.
          3. In-depth critical analysis of
          information.

Integration
All subjects

         Authentic Applications
         LEA tech support

         Teacher/Student Instructional
         Resources
         Keyboarding software (Micro Type
         Pro-PC/MAC)
         Keyboarding support materials
         including textbooks
         Internet access
Eighth Grade Technology

I. Information access and organization is enhanced
and facilitated through appropriate use of
technology.

      Benchmarks
      A. Use basic terminology and identify
      technological systems and components
      while demonstrating their proper use and
      care.

             Assessment Tasks
             A1. Discuss and/or debate the Network Use
             Agreement LEA/State.

             A2. Vocabulary assessment

             A3. Formalized assessment

             A4. Discuss and/or debate technological
             systems and components.

             A5. Understand significance of user ID and
             password and demonstrate proper use
             and care.

             A6. Demonstrate proper use and care of
             hardware and software.

             Integration
             All subjects

                    Authentic Applications
                    Technologically educated consumer

                    Honor signed agreements LEA/State

                    Teacher/Student Instructional
                     Resources
                    Internet
                    Talking work puzzles (APH)

II. The ethical use of technology is an essential
element of responsible citizenship.

      Benchmarks
      B. Forecast potential hazards, establish
      guidelines for safe behavior, and demonstrate
      the understanding for common safety
      practices in a technological environment
      (internet)
       Standards
       S4: All students will employ a systematic
       approach to technological solutions by
       using resources and processes to create,
       maintain and improve products, systems
       and environments.

       Assessment Tasks
       B1. Demonstrate knowledge of safe use of
       the Internet.

       B2. Discuss and/or debate Network Use
       Agreement LEA/State.

       B3. Discussion and explanation of safety
       practices in a technological environment.

       Integration
       All subjects

               Authentic Applications
               Honor signed agreements LEA/State
               Lifetime safety awareness
               Proper care of machinery and
               equipment.
               Ethical use of hardware and software

               Teacher/Student Instructional
               Resources
               Network Use Agreement LEA/State
               Contract
               Internet access
               Videos (e.g. Do The Right Thing,
               Beware of Peer Pressure)

C. Understand and practice ethical and legal
standards for technologies.

       Standards
       S5: All students will apply ethical and legal
       standards in planning using and evaluating
       technology.

       Assessment Tasks

       C1. Copyright Laws - plagiarism
              1. Understand the need for copyright
              2. Understand methods for proper
              citation.

       Integration
       All subjects

               Authentic Applications
               Honor signed agreements LEA/State
               Lifetime safety awareness

               Teacher/Student Instructional
               Resources
               Support materials (e.g. Writing-It-
               Right)
               LEA copyright materials
               DeWitt curriculum JAWS with Excel,
               JAWS with PowerPoint, JAWS with
                Publishing
     D. Follow established guidelines and laws of
     privacy and ownership related to technology

            Standards
            S5: All students will apply ethical and legal
            standards in planning, using and evaluating
            technology

            Assessment Tasks
            D1. Review Network Use Agreement
            LEA/State.

            D2. Discussion
                   1. Plagiarism-discussion during all
                   research.
                   2. Copyright during media
                   orientation.
                   3. Privacy-computer class review of
                   Network Use Agreement LEA/State.
                   4. Password safety

            Integration
            All Subjects

                    Authentic Applications
                    Proper care of machinery and
                    equipment.
                    Ethical use of hardware/software

                    Teacher/Student Instructional
                    Resources
                    Support materials (e.g. Writing-It-
                    Right)
                    LEA copyright materials
                    DeWitt curriculum JAWS with Excel,
                    JAWS with PowerPoint, JAWS with
                    Publishing

III. Information access and organization is
enhanced and facilitated through appropriate
use of technology.

     Benchmark
     E. Use technologies to organize thoughts and
     demonstrate skills in a logical process (word
     processing, desktop publishing, multi-media,
     etc.)
       Standards
       S2: All students will use technologies to
       input, retrieve, organize, manipulate,
       evaluate and communicate information.

       S3: All students will apply appropriate
       technologies to critical thinking, creative
       expression, and decision making skills.

       Assessment Tasks
       E1. Produce a publishable document using
       at least two of the following vehicles:
               1. Letter
               2. Article
               3. Brochure
               4. Multi-media presentation
               5. Web page
               6. Script
               7. Video
               8. Short story
               This document should include a
               database, spreadsheet and/or a
               chart.

       Integration
       All subjects

              Authentic Applications
              LEA support staff

              Teacher/Student Instructional
              Resources
              Fully functioning word processing
              software on all workstations.
              Presentation software (e.g. Power-
              Point, HyperStudio)
              Fully functioning computer
              workstation per student in the
              instructional technology classroom
              that meets current district
              specifications.
              Fully functioning instructor computer
              workstation in the instructional
              technology classroom that meets
              current district specifications.
              Projection device to support
              demonstration.
              Multi-platform scanner
              Multi-media hardware
                        Digital camera
                        Editing hardware
                        Electronic and tactile graphics
              Sufficient storage capability on
              individual station or network.
              Access to shareable directory
              Clip Art
              Media technician
              Electronic encyclopedia

F. Demonstrate skill using technologies to
prepare, evaluate and synthesize information
collected and stored.
            Assessment Tasks
            F1. Database.
                   1. Set a field
                   2. Data entry
                   3. Sorting, selecting, manipulating
                    records
                   4. Editing
                   5. Reporting techniques

            F2. Spreadsheet
                   1. Cells
                   2. Address
                   3. Navigation
                   4. Cell size
                   5. Data entry
                   6. Formulas and functions
                   7. Editing
                   8. Printing
                   9. Charting (graphs)

            F3. Publishable document that demonstrates
            the integration of database, spreadsheet
            and charts (including mail merge)

            Integration
            All subjects

                   Authentic Applications
                   LEA support staff
                   Magazine
                   Newsletter
                   Brochure

                   Teacher/Student Instructional
                   Resources
                   Integrated software package. (DeWitt
                   curriculum)
                   Screen reader and magnification
                   tactile graphics.

IV. Evaluative processes are enhanced through the
thoughtful use of technology.

            Assessment Tasks
            F4. Prepare and evaluate statistics pulled off
            the Internet.

            F5. File management
                    1. Opening and saving a document
                    2. Creating a template

            F6. Gather information for technical science

            Integration
            All subjects

                   Authentic Applications
                   LEA support staff
                   Magazine
                   Newsletter
                   Brochure

                   Teacher/Student Instructional
                   Resources
                   Integrated software package. (DeWitt
                   curriculum)
                   Screen reader and magnification
                   tactile graphics.
     Benchmarks
     G. Use several technological methods to
     perform a given task and analyze advantages
     and disadvantages of each.

            Assessment Tasks
            G1. Compare and contrast
                  1. Database vs. spreadsheet
                  2. HTML vs. web editors
                  3. HyperStudio vs. PowerPoint
                  4. CD ROM vs. Internet
                  5. Digital vs. print
                  6. Original art vs. clip art vs.
                  photography

            G2. Evaluate their own and classmates
            projects.

            G3. Identify obstacles encounter and explain
            solution in creating a presentation.

            G4. Evaluate information accessed from the
            Internet

            Integration
            All subjects

                    Authentic Applications
                    Web pages designer
                    Writer
                    Editor/Publisher
                    Communications professionals
                    Electronic researcher

                    Teacher/Student Instructional
                    Resources
                    Web editor software
                    Integrated software package
                    CD ROM encyclopedia

V. Communication is enhanced and extended
through the use of technology.

     Benchmarks
     H. Use technologies as tools for creative
     expression and communication of ideas.
     (word processing, desktop publishing,
     multi-media, etc.)

            Standards
            S3: All students will apply appropriate
            technologies to critical thinking, creative
            expression, and decision making skills.

            Assessment Tasks
            H1. Design and publish the report of the
            final technical project.

            H2. Student will communicate what they
            have learned from analysis of collected data.

            H3. Technical project
       Integration
       All subjects

               Authentic Applications
               LEA support staff

               Teacher/Student Instructional
               Resources
               Integrated software
               Media resources

I. Retrieve, communicate and input
information using a technological system.
(voice, data, video graphics, etc.)

       Standards
       S2: All students will use technologies to
       input, retrieve, organize, manipulate,
       evaluate and communicate information.

       I1. Internet
               1. Appropriate searching using c
               Boolean logic
               2. Retrieval and use of Information
               3. In-depth critical analysis of
               information

       Integration
       All subjects

               Authentic Applications
               LEA/Technical support staff
               Media specialist

               Teacher/Student Instructional
               Resources
               Fully functioning word processing
               software on all workstations, screen
               readers/magnification and adaptive
               hardware.
               Presentation software (e.g. Power-
               Point, HyperStudio)
               Fully functioning computer
               workstation per student in the
               instructional technology classroom
               that meets current district
               specifications.
               Fully functioning instructor computer
               workstation in the instructional
               technology classroom that meets
               current district specifications.
               Projection device to support
               demonstration.
               Multi-platform scanner
               Multi-media hardware
                          Digital camera
                          Electronic and tactile graphics
                          Editing hardware
               Sufficient storage capability on
               individual station or network.
               Access to shareable directory.
               Clip art/large print and tactile
               graphics.
               Media technician
               Electronic encyclopedia
               Appropriate adaptive hardware
               and software.
               Keyboarding software (Micro Type
               Pro-PC/MAC)
               Keyboarding support materials
               including textbooks, text readers.
               Internet access
                            References
Ann McKay-Bacon - Special Education Support and Related Services,
Teacher Consultant/Visually Impaired, Technology Representative VI
Dept/SRS-MISD

Farmington Public Schools, Farmington MI, (March 21, 2000).
Farmington Public Schools: K-5 Technology Curriculum. Retrieved
August 2006 from
http://www.farmington.k12.mi.us/district/instructionaltech/tech_curri
culum.html

Farmington Public Schools, Farmington MI, (March 21, 2000).
Farmington Public Schools: Middle School Technology Curriculum.
Retrieved August 2006 from
http://www.farmington.k12.mi.us/district/instructionaltech/tech_curri
culum.html

Michigan Department of Education, Lansing MI (March 2006), Leading
Educational Transformation for Today’s Global Society; State of
Michigan’s Educational Technology Plan, Retrieved August 2006,
http://www.michigan.gov/documents/STP2006_5-10-
06c_158945_7.pdf
                                            References Continued


Pat Love-Sypho – Michigan Department of Education-Low Incidence
Outreach – Special Education Consultant


United States Department of Education, No Child Left Behind Act,
Retrieved August 2006, http://www.ed.gov/nclb/landing.jhtml




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