K-2nd Grade Standards

Technology Operations and Concepts


Students will:


  1. Identify basic parts of various technology systems.
    • Naming input and output devices

      Examples:  input—keyboard, stylus



  2. Identify applications and operations of various technology systems.

    Examples:  applications—word processing, multimedia presentation software
    operations—opening, closing, and saving files


    • Using accurate terminology related to technology

      Example:   “press,” not “hit,” keys

    • Using input devices to enter letters, numbers, and symbols
    • Using special functions of input devices

      Example:   keyboard shortcuts

    • Labeling storage media
    • Removing storage media safely


  3. Demonstrate correct posture and finger placement while using a technology system.



    Digital Citizenship


  4. Identify safe use of technology systems and applications.

    Examples:  protecting personal information online, avoiding inappropriate sites, exiting inappropriate sites


  5. Practice responsible use of technology systems and applications.

    Example:   maintaining proper settings


    • Demonstrating care of digital equipment and media

      Examples:  washing hands before use, cleaning work area before and after use

    • Distinguishing between ethical and unethical uses of others’ work

      Examples:  avoiding plagiarism, avoiding manipulation of others’ work without


  6. Identify uses of technology systems in daily living.



    Research and Information Fluency


  7. Use digital tools to access and retrieve information.

    Examples:  online libraries, multimedia dictionaries, search engines, directories


    • Evaluating accuracy of digital content

      Example:   determining fact versus opinion



      Communication and Collaboration


  8. Use digital environments to exchange ideas with individuals or groups.

    Examples:  other states, other countries


    • Producing digital works collaboratively

      Examples:  developing shared writing projects, creating language experience stories



      Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making


  9. Identify digital tools used for problem solving.

    Examples:  spell check, digital graphic organizers, electronic drawing programs, simulation software



    Creativity and Innovation


  10. Design original works using digital tools.

Examples:  tools—digital drawing tools, music software, word processing software, digital cameras

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