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: Collaborate, Collaborative, Comment, Computer, Editing, Reviewing, Track Changes, Word Processing, Writing


Primary Objectives:

  • Students learn how to accept and reject edits.
  • Students learn how to insert comments.
  • Students learn how to remove comments.
  • Students learn how to turn on and use track changes.
  • Students learn how to use collaborative tools that are found in common word processing applications.
  • Students learn that when a second person edits a document with track changes on, the color changes, and the change is identified as from the second person.
  • Students learn when they would use these tools.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Student demonstrates originality and inventiveness in work.
  • Student develops, implements, and communicates new ideas to others.
  • Student is open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives.
  • Student acts on creative ideas to make a tangible and useful contribution to the domain in which the innovation occurs.
  • Student exercises sound reasoning in understanding.
  • Student makes complex choices and decisions.
  • Student understands the interconnections among systems.
  • Student articulates thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively through speaking and writing.
  • Student demonstrates creative thinking, constructs knowledge, and develops innovative products and processes using technology. Student applies existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.
  • Student demonstrates a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations. Student understands and uses technology systems.
  • Student learns to organize, display, and analyze relevant data, construct an evidence-based explanation of the results of an investigation, and communicate the conclusions including possible sources of error.

Subjects:

Advanced Feature

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Word Processing > Advanced Feature

Communication to Others

Library Media > Information Technology > Student Use > Communication to Others

Communication to Others 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Communication to Others 

Create Communication Products 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Digital Communications > Create Communication Products 

Desktop Publishing 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Desktop Publishing 

Follows Along / Responds Appropriately In Class

Language Arts > Communication > Group Work > Participation > Follows Along / Responds Appropriately In Class

General

Language Arts > Writing > Writing Process - Revision Editing > General

Intermediate Feature

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Word Processing > Intermediate Feature

Peer Evaluation / Feedback

Language Arts > Writing > Peer Evaluation / Feedback

Proofread / Proofreading Symbols

Language Arts > Writing > Writing Process > Proofread / Proofreading Symbols

Proofreading and Editing

Library Media > Information Literacy > ALA Information Literacy > Writing Skills > Proofreading and Editing

Spelling Caps Punctuation

Language Arts > Writing > Writing Process - Revision Editing > Mechanics > Spelling Caps Punctuation

Student Collaboration

Library Media > Information Literacy > Student Use - Digital Media > Student Collaboration

Student Collaboration 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Student Collaboration 

Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

Use Technology when Writing

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Writing > Use Technology when Writing
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EXCEEDS (4)MEETS (3)APPROACHES (2)DOES NOT MEET (1)
Directions and ParticipationThe 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 ComponentsThe 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 OriginalityThe 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 ApplicationThe 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.

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