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Teacher-Facing Resources

Type:Application Exercise

Estimated Time:45 minutes

Grades:3-5

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: Language Arts, Pictures, Word Processing Software


Primary Objectives:

  • Student gains familiarity with acceptable use policy rules.
  • Student uses word processing software.
  • Student inserts clipart into a word processing document.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Student uses design elements to display information.
  • Student contributes to their community.

Subjects:

Acceptable Use Policy / ICT Policy 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Acceptable Use Policy / ICT Policy 

Acceptable Use Policy/ICT Policy

Library Media > Information Technology > Internet > Acceptable Use Policy/ICT Policy

Application of Safe Use of Tools and Equipment 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Application of Safe Use of Tools and Equipment 

Audience Definition 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Digital Communications > Audience Definition 

Communication to Others

Library Media > 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 

General Use

Language Arts > Writing > Visual Aids > General Use

Internet

Science > Concepts and Processes > Tools / Instruments > Software Tools > Internet

Nonfiction

Language Arts > Writing > Visual Aids > Illustrations Drawings > Nonfiction

Posters

Language Arts > Writing > Brochures / Pamphlets > Posters

Principles of Design 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Digital Communications > Principles of Design 

Rules

Social Studies > Social Science - Society > Personal Responsibility > Rules

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 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.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.3.2a Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension.
ELA-Literacy.W.3.6 With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
ELA-Literacy.W.4.6 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 one page in a single sitting.
ELA-Literacy.W.5.2a Introduce a topic clearly, provide a general observation and focus, and group related information logically; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
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.
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