Digital Literacy

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Type:Lesson

Estimated Time:25 minutes

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Available Languages: English, Spanish


Vocabulary: help tool, menu, open, print, save, toolbar


Primary Objectives:

  • Student learns to open programs on a computer.
  • Student learns to navigate through program menus in a program.
  • Student learns to use the toolbar for common program tasks.
  • Student learns to create, print, and save documents in a program.
  • Student learns to use help documentation and functions to learn how to perform a task in a program.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Student recognizes that elements such as hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon are associated with chemistry.
  • Student recognizes the periodic table.
  • Student resolves a problem by researching an answer located in a Help tool.
  • Student creates a title page to introduce information.

Subjects:

Algorithms 

Information Technology > Programming > Algorithms 

Authoring Tools

Information Technology > Software Applications > Authoring Tools

Authoring Tools 

Information Technology > Software Applications > Authoring Tools 

Creativity and Innovation

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

Creativity and Innovation 

Digital Literacy > Student Use > Creativity and Innovation 

Critical Thinking and Decision Making Process 

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

Desktop Symbols 

Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Desktop Symbols 

Diagrams of

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

English Language Arts 

Information Technology > Connects to Other Disciplines > English Language Arts 

Fonts / Graphics Symbols

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Personal Use > Fonts / Graphics Symbols

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

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 

Information Technology > Software Applications > Identification 

Job Specific application / resumes

Language Arts > Writing > Applications > Job Specific application / resumes

Modern Technology - Computers, Internet, Mmodern Tech.

Social Studies > U.S. History > Era 12: Contemporary United States > 2000 to Present > Modern Technology - Computers, Internet, Mmodern Tech.

On-line Help 

Information Technology > Internet > On-line Help 

On-line Help 

Information Technology > Software Applications > On-line Help 

Presentation Software 

Information Technology > Software Applications > Presentation Software 

Presentations - Technology

Social Studies > Process and Literacy Skills > Social Science - History > Presentations - Technology

Productivity Tools

Information Technology > Software Applications > Productivity Tools

Productivity Tools 

Information Technology > Software Applications > Productivity Tools 

Spreadsheets

Information Technology > Software Applications > Spreadsheets

Spreadsheets 

Information Technology > Software Applications > Spreadsheets 

Student Communication with Others 

Information Technology > Digital Communications > Student Communication with Others 

Use Technology when Writing

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Writing > Use Technology when Writing
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Teacher Notes:

  • Once students understand how to use program menus in general, they can easily transfer their knowledge to most other programs, regardless of whether they have ever used the program before.

Standards:

S.1.c Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
S.4.b Students select and use digital tools to plan and manage a design process that considers design constraints and calculated risks.
ELA-Literacy.W.5.6 With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting.
ELA-Literacy.W.6.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting.
ELA-Literacy.W.7.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources.
ELA-Literacy.W.8.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
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