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Teacher-Facing Resources

Type:Application Exercise

Estimated Time:45 minutes

Grades:6-8

Score Type:Mixed Graded

Work completed by a student will be graded through a variety of scoring options including participation, student self-assessment and teacher assessment via rubric to provide flexibility with the type of grade sent to the Learning Management System (LMS) gradebook. Student work may include opened-ended questions, correct/incorrect responses, a final product and/or a self-assessment

Available Language: English


Vocabulary: Computer, Language Arts, Vocabulary


Primary Objectives:

  • Student understands and uses program menus and toolbars.
  • Student develops an understanding of basic computer components and functions.
  • Student understands commands, tools, and options.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Student organizes information.

Subjects:

Algorithm Development 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Algorithm Development 

Algorithms 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Algorithms 

Authoring Tools

Library Media > Information Technology > Software Applications > Authoring Tools

Authoring Tools 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Authoring Tools 

Basic Techniques 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Basic Techniques 

Creativity and Innovation

Library Media > Information Literacy > Student Use - Integration of Multi-media > Creativity and Innovation

Creativity and Innovation 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Creativity and Innovation 

Critical Thinking and Decision Making Process 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Critical Thinking and Decision Making Process 

Design Problem-Solving Strategies 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Design Problem-Solving Strategies 

Desktop Symbols 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Desktop Symbols 

Diagrams of

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Hardware Components and Identification > Diagrams of

General / Basic Concepts of 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > General / Basic Concepts of 

Graphic Applications (includes pictures, labels, diagrams, charts) 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Graphic Applications (includes pictures, labels, diagrams, charts) 

Hardware / Software Applications

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Personal Use > Hardware / Software Applications

Identification 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Identification 

Input / Output Procedures 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Input / Output Procedures 

Input Devices: Mouse, Keyboard, Remote Control, etc 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Input Devices: Mouse, Keyboard, Remote Control, etc 

Output Devices: Monitor, Printer, etc 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Output Devices: Monitor, Printer, etc 

Productivity Tools

Library Media > Information Technology > Software Applications > Productivity Tools

Productivity Tools 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Productivity Tools 

Student Communication with Others 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Digital Communications > Student Communication with Others 
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EXCEEDS (4)MEETS (3)APPROACHES (2)DOES NOT MEET (1)
Directions and Participation The student followed all directions and went above and beyond in answering all questions in the assignment.The student followed all directions and answered all questions in the assignment.The student followed most directions and answered most questions in the assignment.The student did not follow directions or answer the questions in the assignment.
Required Final Product Components The final product includes additional elements to enhance the assignment beyond the required components.The final product includes all components required by the assignment.The final product includes most of the components required by the assignment.The final product does not demonstrate the components required by the assignment.
Organization and Originality The final product is exceptionally well designed, includes additional elements, contains no spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes and reveals student’s creative insights into the assignment.The final product is neat, includes all components required by the assignment, contains minimal spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes and includes some creative elements.The final product is adequate but lacks neatness and creativity, contains some spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes and is missing required components.The final product is not neat or creative, is missing required components and contains many spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes.
Digital Literacy Skills Application The final product clearly demonstrates an accurate and deep level of understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates an accurate and appropriate level of understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates some understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates little to no understanding of the concept.
S.5.a Students formulate problem definitions suited for technology-assisted methods such as data analysis, abstract models and algorithmic thinking in exploring and finding solutions.
S.5.b Students collect data or identify relevant data sets, use digital tools to analyze them, and represent data in various ways to facilitate problem-solving and decision-making.
S.5.c Students break problems into component parts, extract key information, and develop descriptive models to understand complex systems or facilitate problem-solving.
S.5.d Students understand how automation works and use algorithmic thinking to develop a sequence of steps to create and test automated solutions.
2-AP-10 Use flowcharts and/or pseudocode to address complex problems as algorithms. (P4.4, P4.1)
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