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THE PHILOSOPHY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING COMPUTER/TECHNOLOGY
IN THE UNITED COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

(Grades K-6)

Our mission is to develop an innovative, inclusive plan for the continued use of the latest technology in all learning environments and to incorporate technology into the educational program.

Technology will be a part of every child’s future, it is our responsibility to introduce students to as many different types of technology as possible during their K-6 education.

Along with teaching the technological skills, it is important to teach students how to incorporate and integrate technology into all aspects of learning.

STRANDS FOR COMPUTER/TECHNOLOGY
UNITED COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

(Grades K-6)

  1. The WORD PROCESSING strand involves the development of keyboarding skills and editing of their documents.
  2. The OPERATION strand involves the learning of the mechanics of the computer.
  3. The VOCABULARY strand involved the development of technology terminology.
  4. The INTEGRATION strand involves the development of utilizing technology with other curricular areas.
  5. The PROBLEM SOLVING strand involves challenging students using software applications.
  6. The RESEARCH SKILLS strand involves the use of various applications to access information.

STRANDS & STANDARDS FOR COMPUTER/TECHNOLOGY
UNITED COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

(Grades K-6)

1. The WORD PROCESSING strand involves the development of keyboarding skills and editing of their documents.

  • The student will learn and apply word processing skills.

2. The OPERATION strand involves the learning of the mechanics of the computer.

  • The student will demonstrate competency with the operation of the computer.

3. The VOCABULARY strand involved the development of technology terminology.

  • The student will use proper vocabulary with the use of technology.

4. The INTEGRATION strand involves the development of utilizing technology with other curricular areas.

  • The student will be able to transfer learned knowledge from computer applications to other curriculum areas.

5. The PROBLEM SOLVING strand involves challenging students using software applications.

  • The student will use problem solving skills when working with computers.

6. The RESEARCH SKILLS strand involves the use of various applications to access information.

  • The student will use professionally programmed software in many subject areas as a learning tool.

 

STRANDS, STANDARDS, & BENCHMARKS FOR COMPUTER/TECHNOLOGY
UNITED COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

(Grades K-6)

1. The WORD PROCESSING strand involves the development of keyboarding skills and editing of their documents.

  • The students will learn and apply word processing skills.

Kindergarten

  1. Recognize and use the return key, delete, and space bar on the computer
  2. Develop skills with a mouse including double clicking, minimal click and drag, maneuvering the cursor, and closing windows

1st Grade

  1. Recognize and use the return key, delete, and space bar on the computer
  2. Develop skills with a mouse including double clicking, minimal click and drag, maneuvering the cursor, and closing windows
  3. Recognize the shift key on the computer

2nd Grade

  1. Recognize and use the return key, delete, and space bar on the computer
  2. Develop skills with a mouse including double clicking, minimal click and drag, maneuvering the cursor, and closing windows
  3. Recognize the shift key on the computer
  4. Recognize and use the function key on the computer
  5. Type with both hands on the computer remembering to stay in the proper radius

3rd Grade

  1. Recognize and use the return key, delete, and space bar on the computer with proper hand placement
  2. Develop skills with a mouse including double clicking, minimal click and drag, maneuvering the cursor, and closing windows
  3. Recognize and use the shift key on the computer with proper hand placement
  4. Recognize and use the function key on the computer
  5. Demonstrate correct finger and hand placement on the computer keyboard

4th Grade

  1. Recognize and use the return key, delete, and space bar on the computer with proper hand placement
  2. Develop skills with a mouse including double clicking, minimal click and drag, maneuvering the cursor, and closing windows
  3. Recognize and use the shift key on the computer with proper hand placement
  4. Recognize and use the function key on the computer
  5. Demonstrate correct finger and hand placement on the computer keyboard
  6. Demonstrate correct keyboarding technique for alphabetic keys

5th Grade

  1. Recognize and use the return key, delete, and space bar on the computer with proper hand placement
  2. Develop skills with a mouse including double clicking, minimal click and drag, maneuvering the cursor, and closing windows
  3. Recognize and use the shift key on the computer with proper hand placement
  4. Recognize and use the function key on the computer
  5. Demonstrate correct finger and hand placement on the computer keyboard
  6. Demonstrate correct keyboarding technique for alphabetic keys

6th Grade

  1. Recognize and use the return key, delete, and space bar on the computer with proper hand placement
  2. Develop skills with a mouse including double clicking, minimal click and drag, maneuvering the cursor, and closing windows
  3. Recognize and use the shift key on the computer with proper hand placement
  4. Recognize and use the function key on the computer
  5. Demonstrate correct finger and hand placement on the computer keyboard
  6. Demonstrate correct keyboarding technique for alphabetic keys
  7. Demonstrate keyboarding speed of 20-25 wpm
  8. Demonstrate keyboarding accuracy

 

2. The OPERATION strand involves the learning of the mechanics of the computer.

  • The students will demonstrate competency with the operation of the computer.

Kindergarten

  1. Operate curriculum oriented tutorials and remediation programs
  2. Start and quit a computer application on their own

1st Grade

  1. Operate curriculum oriented tutorials and remediation programs
  2. Start and quit a computer application on their own

2nd Grade

  1. Operate curriculum oriented tutorials and remediation programs
  2. Start and quit a computer application on their own
  3. Use the CD-ROM drive correctly
  4. Use and handle the CD’s correctly

3rd Grade

  1. Operate curriculum oriented tutorials and remediation programs
  2. Start and quit a computer application on their own
  3. Use the CD-ROM drive correctly
  4. Use and handle the CD’s correctly
  5. Use the apple function to do key commands

4th Grade

  1. Operate curriculum oriented tutorials and remediation programs
  2. Start and quit a computer application on their own
  3. Use the CD-ROM drive correctly
  4. Use and handle the CD’s correctly
  5. Use the apple function to do key commands
  6. Operate a graphic application including capturing screens and importing

5th and 6th Grade

  1. Operate curriculum oriented tutorials and remediation programs
  2. Start and quit a computer application on their own
  3. Use the CD-ROM drive correctly
  4. Use and handle the CD’s correctly
  5. Use the apple function to do key commands
  6. Operate a graphic application including capturing screens and importing
  7. Import material from one application to another
  8. Operate hypermedia equipment such as scanner, quicktake camera, digital camera, and camcorder

 

3. The VOCABULARY strand involved the development of technology terminology.

  • The student will use proper vocabulary with the use of technology.

Kindergarten

  1. Use the terms return, delete, spacebar, keyboard, mouse, and monitor

1st Grade

  1. Use the terms return, delete, spacebar, keyboard, mouse, and monitor
  2. Use the term shift key and menu bar when discussing location on the computer

2nd Grade

  1. Use the terms return, delete, spacebar, keyboard, mouse, and monitor
  2. Use the term shift key and menu bar when discussing location on the computer
  3. Use the term CD-ROM drive and CD when handling them on the computer

3rd Grade

  1. Use the terms return, delete, spacebar, keyboard, mouse, and monitor
  2. Use the term shift key and menu bar when discussing location on the computer
  3. Use the term CD-ROM drive and CD when handling them on the computer
  4. Use the term apple function key when doing key commands on the computer

5th Grade

  1. Use the terms return, delete, spacebar, keyboard, mouse, and monitor
  2. Use the term shift key and menu bar when discussing location on the computer
  3. Use the term CD-ROM drive and CD when handling them on the computer
  4. Use the term apple function key when doing key commands on the computer
  5. Use the terms scanner, quicktake camera, digital camera, and camcorder when using these external devices

6th Grade

  1. Use the terms return, delete, spacebar, keyboard, mouse, and monitor
  2. Use the term shift key and menu bar when discussing location on the computer
  3. Use the term CD-ROM drive and CD when handling them on the computer
  4. Use the term apple function key when doing key commands on the computer
  5. Use the terms scanner, quicktake camera, digital camera, and camcorder when using these external devices
  6. Demonstrate word processing skills and the functions including: changing font, size, color, style, spell check, thesaurus, saving documents, centering, line spacing and proper typing techniques (ex. one space after periods)

 

4. The INTEGRATION strand involves the development of utilizing technology with other curricular areas.

  • The student will be able to transfer learned knowledge from computer applications to other curriculum areas.

Kindergarten

  1. Follow teacher directions

1st Grade

  1. Follow teacher directions
  2. Operated curriculum oriented tutorials and remediation programs including using various functions on the menu bar

2nd Grade

  1. Follow teacher directions
  2. Operated curriculum oriented tutorials and remediation programs including using various functions on the menu bar
  3. Operate research applications to find information
  4. Problem solve possible solutions before asking assistance from teacher

3rd Grade

  1. Follow teacher directions
  2. Operated curriculum oriented tutorials and remediation programs including using various functions on the menu bar
  3. Operate research applications to find information
  4. Problem solve possible solutions before asking assistance from teacher
  5. Enter sentences into a word processing application

4th Grade

  1. Follow teacher directions
  2. Operated curriculum oriented tutorials and remediation programs including using various functions on the menu bar
  3. Operate research applications to find information
  4. Problem solve possible solutions before asking assistance from teacher
  5. Enter sentences into a word processing application
  6. Operated research applications to develop a project
  7. Operate a graphic application including capturing scrrens and importing

5th and 6th Grade

  1. Follow teacher directions
  2. Operated curriculum oriented tutorials and remediation programs including using various functions on the menu bar
  3. Operate research applications to find information
  4. Problem solve possible solutions before asking assistance from teacher
  5. Enter sentences into a word processing application
  6. Operated research applications to develop a project
  7. Operate a graphic application including capturing scrrens and importing
  8. Import material from one application to another
  9. Use multimedia to develop a presentation

 

5. The PROBLEM SOLVING strand involves challenging students using software applications.

  • The students will use problem solving skills when working with computers.

Kindergarten

  1. Maneuver from one application to another without assistance
  2. Operate curriculum oriented tutorials and remediation programs including starting and quitting applications and shutting down computer correctly

1st Grade

  1. Maneuver from one application to another without assistance
  2. Operate curriculum oriented tutorials and remediation programs including starting and quitting applications and shutting down computer correctly

2nd Grade

  1. Maneuver from one application to another without assistance
  2. Operate curriculum oriented tutorials and remediation programs including starting and quitting applications and shutting down computer correctly
  3. Problem solve possible solutions before asking for assistance

3rd Grade

  1. Maneuver from one application to another without assistance
  2. Operate curriculum oriented tutorials and remediation programs including starting and quitting applications and shutting down computer correctly
  3. Problem solve possible solutions before asking for assistance

4th - 6th Grade

  1. Maneuver from one application to another without assistance
  2. Operate curriculum oriented tutorials and remediation programs including starting and quitting applications and shutting down computer correctly
  3. Problem solve possible solutions before asking for assistance
  4. Operate a graphic application including capturing screens and importing

 

6. The RESEARCH SKILLS strand involves the use of various applications to access information.

  • The student will use professionally programmed software in many subject areas as a learning tool.

2nd Grade

  1. Operate research applications to find information

4th Grade

  1. Operate research applications to find information
  2. Operated research applications to develop a project

5th and 6th Grade

  1. Operate research applications to find information
  2. Operated research applications to develop a project
  3. Use multimedia to develop a presentation

United Community School1284 U AveBoone, IA  50036

515-432-5319

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