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Instructional Technology (Grade 2)

Empowered Learner

Standard: EL1 – Students leverage digital tools and strategies to take an active role in choosing and achieving their learning goals.                                  

  • EL1.a: Set goals and reflect.        

    • EL1.a.1.e: Identify the purpose of and set personal learning goals with guidance from an educator.

    • EL1.a.2.e: Utilize appropriate digital tools to reflect on the learning process with guidance from an educator.

  • EL1.b: Build network to support learning.

    • EL1.b.1.e: Explore and identify digital tools to be used to connect with others to enhance their learning with guidance from an educator.

  • EL1.c: Create personalized learning environment.            

    • EL1.c.1.e: Identify and explore digital tools that can be used to support personalized learning environment with guidance from an educator.

  • EL1.d: Seek and utilize feedback.             

    • EL1.d.1.e: Receive performance feedback and make adjustments based on that feedback with guidance from an educator.

Standard: EL2 – Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations and demonstrate the ability to choose, use, and troubleshoot current technologies.                 

  • EL2.a: Understand and apply functions and operations. 

    • EL2.a.1.e: Explore a variety of digital tools that will support learning.

Standard: EL3 – Students are able to transfer knowledge to explore emerging technologies.                          

  • EL3.a: Transfer knowledge to emerging technology.        

    • EL3.a.1.e: Recognize the patterns in the fundamental operations across a variety of digital tools.

Digital Citizen

Standard: DC1 – Students recognize the rights, responsibilities, and opportunities of living, learning, and working in an interconnected digital world.                     

  • DC1.a: Cultivate and manage digital identity and reputation.       

    • DC1.a.1.e: Recognize how information put online creates a digital footprint and can leave a trail online (digital footprint).

    • DC1.a.2.e: Relate positive behavior offline to positive behavior online.

    • DC1.a.3.e: Recognize that online information may not be factual.

  • DC1.b: Manage personal data to maintain digital privacy and security.    

    • DC1.b.1.e: Understand the functions of usernames and passwords.

    • DC1.b.2.e: Recognize how personal information creates your identity.

    • DC1.b.3.e: Seek trusted adult if a website asks for any personal information, and begin to identify inappropriate content.

Standard: DC2 – Students will demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.                     

  • DC2.a: Use information, media, and digital resources in a responsible manner.    

    • DC2.a.1.e: Identify guidelines for acceptable use of Internet and other resources.

  • DC2.b: Respect intellectual property rights.         

    • DC2.b.1.e: Recognize that intellectual property used must be cited.

  • DC2.c: Recognize the rights and responsibilities of intellectual freedom in a democratic society.  

    • DC2.c.1.e: Demonstrate respectful discourse, and an understanding of the importance of hearing perspectives different from one’s own, with educator guidance.

    • DC2.c.2.e: Explore what information is appropriate to put online with guidance from an educator.

    • DC2.c.3.e: Demonstrate respect in social situations.

Knowledge Constructor

Standard: KC1 – Students critically curate a variety of digital tools and diverse resources.                          

  • KC1.a: Plan and employ effective research strategies.     

    • KC1.a.1.e: Utilize knowledge of the alphabet to search and use databases; use basic keyword search techniques to locate information.

    • KC1.a.2.e: Utilize digital tools and resources, contained within a classroom platform or otherwise provided by the educator, to find information on topics of interest.

    • KC1.a.3.e: Follow an inquiry-based process by forming simple questions, and begin exploring ways to answer them using print and digital resources.

  • KC1.b: Evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility, and relevance of information, media, data, or other resources.          

    • KC1.b.1.e: Explore various websites identifying different information and graphics with guidance from an educator.

    • KC1.b.2.e: Recognize that websites can influence decision making.

  • KC1.c: Curate information from digital resources.             

    • KC1.c.1.e: Explore a variety of educator-selected, curated content tools to acquire and organize information.

Standard: KC2 – Students produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences from curated knowledge for themselves and others.                  

  • KC2.a: Produce creative artifacts.             

    • KC2.a.1.e: Explore a variety of educator-selected resources, and with assistance, create an artifact that demonstrates connections to their learning.

  • KC2.b: Build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems.     

    • KC2.b.1.e: Build knowledge to connect ideas to your own interests, previous knowledge, and experience.

    • KC2.b.2.e: With guidance from an educator, students explore real-world issues and problems and share their ideas about them with others.

Innovative Designer

Standard: ID1 – Students use a variety of digital tools and resources to identify and solve authentic problems using design thinking.               

  • ID1.a: Find authentic problems in local and global contexts.         

    • ID1.a.1.e: Identify and describe a problem or challenge within the classroom or home environment. Explain why it is a problem.

  • ID1.b: Exhibit tolerance for ambiguity, perseverance, and the capacity to work with authentic, open-ended problems.          

    • ID1.b.1.e: Demonstrate perseverance when working to complete a challenging task.

Standard: ID2 – Students use a variety of technologies within a design process to create new, useful, and imaginative solutions.                           

  • ID2.a: Know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, and creating innovative artifacts and solutions. 

    • ID2.a.1.e: Ask questions to seek understanding of an issue or problem and suggest possible solutions.

  • ID2.b: Select and use digital resources to plan and manage a design process that considers design constraints and calculated risks.       

    • ID2.b.1.e: Use age-appropriate digital resources to employ guided practice of a formal design process.
  • ID2.c: Develop, test, and refine prototypes as part of a cyclical design process.    

    • ID2.c.1.e: Use a guided design process to create, test, and redesign if necessary.

Computational Thinker

Standard: CT1 – Students develop and employ strategies for understanding and solving problems.                              

  • CT1.a: Identify, define and interpret problems where digital tools can assist in finding solutions. 

    • CT1.a.1.e: Identify a problem and use digital tools to explore and find solutions.

  • CT1.b: Collect data, then identify and use digital tools to analyze and represent the data to find solutions.               

    • CT1.b.1.e: Utilize age-appropriate digital tools to collect, organize, and represent data.

  • CT1.c: Break problems into smaller parts, identify key information, and develop descriptive models.     

    • CT1.c.1.e: Separate a simple problem into smaller parts, identify key information, and brainstorm ways to solve the problem.

Creative Communicator               

Standard: CC1 – Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats, and digital media appropriate to their goals.                      

  • CC1.a: Choose appropriate platforms and digital tools.   

    • CC1.a.1.e: Use age-appropriate digital tools for producing new creations or published communications with guidance from an educator.

  • CC1.b: Create or remix digital resources.              

    • CC1.b.1.e: Recognize the differences between original and remixed digital work. Use digital tools, with educator guidance, to create original and remixed work.

  • CC1.c: Communicate effectively using a variety of digital tools.   

    • CC1.c.1.e: Communicate ideas using a variety of digital tools with educator guidance.

Standard: CC2 – Students publish and present content customized for their audience(s), purpose, and task.  

  • CC2.a: Publish and present content.       

    • CC2.a.1.e: Identify audiences and appropriate communication strategies.

Global Collaborator

Standard: GC1 – Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning with culturally responsive practices by collaborating and working effectively with local and global teams.             

  • GC1.a: Use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.       

    • GC1.a.1.e: Use digital tools and resources to understand similarities and differences of others in the classroom and beyond.

  • GC1.b: Contribute constructively on project teams.         

    • GC1.b.1.e: Learn a variety of roles within a team to cooperate.

  • GC1.c: Contribute to the exchange of ideas within and beyond the learning community. 

    • GC1.c.1.e: Share interests and experiences, with one result being an understanding of different  perspectives, with educator guidance.

Standard: GC2 – Students use digital tools to connect with a global network of learners and engage with issues that impact local and global communities.                    

  • GC2.a: Use collaborative digital resources to examine issues and problems from diverse local and global perspectives.    

    • GC2.a.1.e: Use pre-selected digital tools to communicate with others and to look at problems from diverse local and global perspectives.

  • GC2.b: Explore local and global issues and use collaborative digital resources to investigate and develop solutions.           

    • GC2.b.1.e: Use pre-selected digital tools to work together to understand issues and recommend solutions.


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