K-8 Technology Curriculum
ISTE’s National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS*S) form the foundation for the K-8 Technology Scope and Sequence in LPS.
The K-5 Technology Standards & Objectives describe what all LPS K-5 students should know about and be able to do with technology. Essential Learnings are reported on the Elementary Report Card at the end of each quarter. Computer Specialists and classroom teachers use these rubrics to evaluate students’ performance on the essential learnings.
To help students learn appropriate online behaviors, Computer Specialists use lessons and resources from Common Sense Media’s “Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom Curriculum.”
Other supporting resources:
- Collection of Lessons and Activities (in Docushare)
- Mysteries Uncovered Agency - Online Safety Unit for Elementary Computer Classes
- Technology Integration with District Curriculum Objectives website
7th Grade Computer
This class is designed to teach and reinforce students’ basic computing skills. Emphasis is placed on tools for productivity such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentation applications, drawing / painting tools, as well as continued development of keyboarding skills.
8th Grade Multimedia
Students in this class use critical thinking, problem solving, and cooperative learning to design and create a variety of multimedia projects. Special areas of emphasis include digital video, digital audio, graphics, and web design. The issues surrounding “digital citizenship” will be addressed throughout this course.