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Instructional Technology (Grade 5)

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.3.i: Create personal learning goals, and select digital tools to achieve them.

    • EL1.a.4.i: Utilize digital tools to reflect on and revise the learning process, and make necessary revisions as needed to achieve goals with educator support.

  • EL1.b: Build network to support learning.             

    • EL1.b.2.i: Select digital tools to help build a network of experts and peers to enrich the learning experience with educator support.

  • EL1.c: Create personalized learning environment.           

    • EL1.c.2.i: Explore and select digital tools to customize personalized learning environments with educator support.

  • EL1.d: Seek and utilize feedback.             

    • EL1.d.2.i: Seek performance feedback and features embedded in digital tools to collect data, and make learning adjustments with educator support.

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.2.i: Explore and select appropriate digital tools based on the necessary concepts of technology operations.

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

  • EL3.a: Transfer knowledge to emerging technology.        

    • EL3.a.2.i: Transfer learning between digital tools and learning environments.

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.4.i: Identify information that should not be shared online because it is private and personal.

    • DC1.a.5.i: Identify the traits of a positive and negative online identity.

    • DC1.a.6.i: Recognize that photos can be altered digitally, and identify the pros and cons of alteration.

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

    • DC1.b.4.i: Utilize strong and secure passwords to protect private account information.

    • DC1.b.5.i: Demonstrate an understanding of what personal data is, how to keep it private, and how it might be shared online.

    • DC1.b.6.i: Identify types of information and terms that can put a person at risk for identity theft and other scams, and safely manage unwanted messages.

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.2.i: Recognize differences among content consumption, creation, and remixing.

  • DC2.b: Respect intellectual property rights.         

    • DC2.b.2.i: Explain and apply the concept of intellectual property rights and how copyrights protect authors and producers.

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

    • DC2.c.4.i: Define and explain the concept of intellectual freedom, and identify examples of censorship.

    • DC2.c.5.i: Participate responsibly and respectfully in a digital community.

    • DC2.c.6.i: Identify and create positive and constructive feedback.

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.4.i: Explore and use different keyword searches, such as using multiple words, synonyms, and alternative words and phrases, and refine searches by drawing inferences to explain search results.

    • KC1.a.5.i: Collaborate with an educator to employ appropriate research techniques to locate and access print and digital resources that help in the learning process.

    • KC1.a.6.i: Follow an inquiry-based process by generating questions and exploring different ways to locate and evaluate sources that provide needed information.

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

    • KC1.b.3.i: Evaluate digital resources to determine credibility and accuracy with educator support.

    • KC1.b.4.i: Identify how websites can be used to appeal to different groups to evoke a response and action.

  • KC1.c: Curate information from digital resources.             

    • KC1.c.2.i: Organize information from a variety of educator-selected, curated content and make meaningful, thematic connections between resources.

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.2.i: Explore, select, and utilize sources of curated information to produce creative artifacts to make meaningful learning experiences.

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

    • KC2.b.3.i: Utilize prior and background knowledge as context for inquiry.

    • KC2.b.4.i: Connect learning to age-appropriate, real-world issues and problems and begin to develop questions for problem solving.

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.2.i: Identify and describe problems or challenges that affect the community. Analyze all conditions that make them a problem.

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

    • ID1.b.2.i: Demonstrate perseverance when working with authentic, open-ended problems.

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.2.i: Explore and practice how a deliberate design process works to generate ideas, consider solutions, plan to solve a problem, and create innovative products to share with others.

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

    • ID2.b.2.i: Use age-appropriate digital resources to plan and manage the design process.

  • ID2.c: Develop, test, and refine prototypes as part of a cyclical design process.    

    • ID2.c.2.i: Engage in an iterative process to develop and test prototypes, and reflect on the role that trial and error plays in the design process.

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.2.i: Identify problems and select appropriate digital tools to analyze and explore solutions.

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

    • CT1.b.2.i: Utilize age-appropriate digital tools to collect data, design, code, test, and verify possible solutions; collect and represent data to discuss results and share conclusions.

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

    • CT1.c.2.i: Separate problems into smaller parts, identify patterns and 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.2.i: Evaluate and utilize the features and functions of a variety of digital tools for producing new creations or communications with educator support.

  • CC1.b: Create or remix digital resources.              

    • CC1.b.2.i: Differentiate between original and remixed digital work. Apply strategies to responsibly remix creative work.

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

    • CC1.c.2.i: Create digital artifacts to communicate ideas clearly.

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

  • CC2.a: Publish and present content.       

    • CC2.a.2.i: Recognize the impact of the audience, purpose, and task when publishing and presenting content.

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.2.i: Use digital tools to create connections with an authentic audience from diverse backgrounds or cultures.

  • GC1.b: Contribute constructively on project teams.         

    • GC1.b.2.i: Explore and participate in a variety of roles within a team using age-appropriate digital tools to complete a project or solve a problem.

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

    • GC1.c.2.i: Use appropriate digital tools to gain an understanding of different  perspectives and experiences from others with educator support.

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.2.i: Select and utilize collaborative digital tools to connect with others – including peers, experts, and community members – to explore diverse local and global perspectives.

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

    • GC2.b.2.i: Collaborate with others using digital tools to explore local and global issues and solutions.


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