6-8 Proficiencies

Grade 6

6.1 …utilize multiple devices, such as PCs, laptops, and tablet devices to gather information in a variety of formats, including text, photos, video, and audio

6.2 …utilize applications appropriately to communicate and share information with others, observing rules of professional form and etiquette

6.3 ...use keyboarding techniques and ergonomic strategies to build speed and accuracy in word processing to produce professional, error-free finished products

6.4 ...choose and use appropriate technology to solve problems, develop decision-making skills, and participate in project-based learning activities that support curriculum objectives

6.5 ...follow copyright laws and local policies concerning acceptable use of technology

6.6 …utilize appropriate terminology when communicating about technology


Grade 7

7.1 …use creative thinking and innovative processes to construct knowledge, generate new ideas, and create products using both machine and web-based technology

7.2 ...create personal learning networks to collaborate and publish with peers using digital tools such as blogs, wikis, audio/video communication, or other emerging technologies

7.3 ...use the Internet as a resource for information and utilize strategies for discerning and verifying reliability of information sources

7.4 …utilize technology in the process of critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making

7.5 ...understand the negative impact of inappropriate technology use, including online bullying and harassment, hacking, invasion of privacy, and piracy of software, video, music, and other media

7.6 …utilize appropriate terminology, troubleshooting skills, and effective file management strategies when working with both hardware and software


Grade 8

8.1 …explore complex systems or issues using models, simulations, and new technologies to develop hypotheses, modify input, and analyze results

8.2 ...communicate effectively and appropriately with multiple audiences using a variety of technology tools

8.3 ...acquire, analyze, and manage content from digital resources

8.4 ...plan and manage activities to develop innovative solutions to real-world problems, design a computer program, or complete a project

8.5 ...practice safe, responsible, legal, and ethical behavior while using technology tools and resources

8.6 ...evaluate the relevance of technology as it applies to college and career readiness, life-long learning, and daily living