I can....

... keyboard with 90% accuracy and reach 30/35 WPM
... create a secure password
... compose/send/reply/forward/ add attachments to email messages
... identify/apply the Creative Commons Licenses to and download a Creative Commons image
....cite sources used in MLA format
... create/share/edit a Google Document
... discuss appropriate behavior on social networking sites, when in chat rooms or commenting in forums
... identify Cyber-bullying and use appropriate responses
... identify and use apps for various functions
... create a research presentation using Prezi

2009 Michigan Educational Technology Standards—Grades 6-8
  • 6-8.CI.1. apply common software features (e.g., spellchecker, charts, graphics, sounds) to enhance communication with an audience and to support creativity
  • 6-8.CI.2. create an original project using a variety of media to present content information to an audience
  • 6-8.CI.3. illustrate a content-related concept using a model, simulation, or concept-mapping software
  • 6-8.CC.1. use digital resources (e.g., discussion groups, blogs, podcasts,) to collaborate with peers, experts, and other audiences
  • 6-8.CC.2. use collaborative digital tools to explore common curriculum content with learners from other cultures
  • 6-8.CC.3. identify effective uses of technology to support communication with peers, family, or school personnel

  • 6-8.RI.1. use a variety of digital resources to locate information
  • 6-8.RI.2. evaluate information from online information resources for accuracy and bias
  • 6-8.RI.3. understand that using information from a single Internet source might result in the reporting of erroneous facts & multiple sources should always be used
  • 6-8.RI.4. identify types of web sites based on their domain names (e.g., edu, com, org, gov, net)
  • 6-8.RI.5. employ data-collection technologies (e.g., probes, handheld devices, GPS units) to gather, view, and analyze the results for a content-related problem

  • 6-8.CT.1. use databases or spreadsheets to make predictions, develop strategies, and evaluate decisions to assist with solving a problem
  • 6-8.CT.2. evaluate available digital resources and select the most appropriate application to accomplish a specific task (e, g., word processor, table, outline, spreadsheet, presentation program)
  • 6-8.CT.3. gather data, examine patterns, and apply information for decision making using available digital resources
  • 6-8.CT.4. describe strategies for solving routine hardware and software problems

  • 6-8.DC.1. provide accurate citations when referencing information sources
  • 6-8.DC.2. discuss issues related to acceptable and responsible use of technology (e.g., privacy, security, copyright, plagiarism, viruses, file-sharing)
  • 6-8.DC.3. discuss the consequences related to unethical use of information and communication technologies
  • 6-8.DC.4. discuss possible societal impact of technology in the future and reflect on the importance of technology in the past
  • 6-8.DC.5. create media-rich presentations on the appropriate and ethical use of digital tools and resources
  • 6-8.DC.6. discuss the long term ramifications (digital footprint) of participating in questionable online activities (e.g.posting photos of risquĂ© poses or underage drinking, making threats to others)
  • 6-8.DC.7. describe the potential risks and dangers associated with online communications

  • 6-8.TC.1. identify file formats for a variety of applications (e.g., doc, xls, pdf, txt, jpg, mp3)
  • 6-8.TC.2. use a variety of technology tools (e.g., dictionary, thesaurus, grammar-checker, calculator) to maximize the accuracy of technology-produced materials
  • 6-8.TC.3. perform queries on existing databases
  • 6-8.TC.4. know how to create and use various functions available in a database (e.g., filtering, sorting, charts)
  • 6-8.TC.5. identify a variety of information storage devices (e.g., CDs, DVDs, flash drives, SD cards) and provide rationales for using devices for specific purposes
  • 6-8.TC.6. use accurate technology terminology
  • 6-8.TC.7. use technology to identify and explore various occupations or careers, especially those related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
  • 6-8.TC.8. discuss possible uses of technology to support personal pursuits and lifelong learning
  • 6-8.TC.9. understand and discuss how assisted technologies can benefit all individuals
  • 6-8.TC.10. discuss security issues related to e-commerce

New Common Core Standards - Where's the Technology?

7. Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

6. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
8. Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.

Speaking & Listening:
2. Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
5. Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.

5. Use appropriate tools strategically.

Media Literacy Skills: (Discovery Education)
  • Research skills for locating and selecting digital information
  • Technical skills for posting and sharing information and digital files
  • ability to crea new media, not just passively use it
  • critical thinking skills to assess the quality and validity of content; and to digest large amounts of information from disparate sources
  • ability to adapt to new media forms and to learn them quickly
  • awareness of the need to use digital information ethically and to cite sources