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Teacher-Facing Resources

Type:Application Exercise

Estimated Time:35 minutes

Grades:5-8

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: Career Planning, College Planning, Decision Making, Google Docs, Internet, Language Arts, Research, Technology, Writing


Objectives:

  • Students research digital tools they are interested in learning more about
  • Students create an action plan for lifelong learning
  • Students explain how they will use the digital tool now with a current or upcoming project
  • Students incorporate this knowledge for future use by explaining how they can use the same tool in college and then later in their future career

Subjects:

Customization of Learning Environment i.e. Desktop, Apps,etc. 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Customization of Learning Environment i.e. Desktop, Apps,etc. 

Electronic and/or websites

Library Media > Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Source Citations > Electronic and/or websites

Electronic and/or websites

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Source Citations > Electronic and/or websites

Emerging Technologies 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology and Society > Emerging Technologies 

Emerging Technologies 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Digital Communications > Emerging Technologies 

General Skills

Language Arts > Research > General Skills

Internet

Library Media > Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Reference Tools > Internet

Internet

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Reference Tools > Internet

Internet Search Engines

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Research > Internet Search Engines

Learning about Technology 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology and Society > Learning about Technology 

Lifelong Learning

Library Media > Information Literacy > Student Use - Digital Media > Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Lifelong Learning 

Note-taking

Language Arts > Reading / Literature > Comprehension / Analysis > Note-taking

Positive / Negative Impact

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology Use In Society > Products in Daily Life > Positive / Negative Impact

Productivity Tools

Library Media > Information Technology > Software Applications > Productivity Tools

Productivity Tools 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Productivity Tools 

Research

Library Media > Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Research

Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

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

Technology in Daily Life 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology and Society > Technology in Daily Life 

Technology in the Workplace 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology and Society > Technology in the Workplace 

Tools and/ Equipment

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Evaluation/ Selection > Tools and/ Equipment

Use and Incorporation of Technology into Life and Work 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Use and Incorporation of Technology into Life and Work 

Web Searches 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Web Searches 
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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.1.a Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
S.1.b Students build networks and customize their learning environments in ways that support the learning process.
S.1.d Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.
S.2.c Students demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.
S.3.c Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.
2-IC-20 Compare tradeoffs associated with computing technologies that affect people's everyday activities and career options. (P7.2)
ELA-Literacy.RI.5.7 Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.
ELA-Literacy.W.5.7 Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
ELA-Literacy.W.5.8 Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.
ELA-Literacy.W.6.7 Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
ELA-Literacy.W.6.8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.
ELA-Literacy.W.7.7 Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions for further research and investigation.
ELA-Literacy.W.8.7 Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.
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