Parkway K-8 Technology Proficiencies
The following &qout;I can ..." statements are general ideas of what technology skills students in this grade range should have. These skills should be able to be applied in many curricular areas, supporting and enriching activities that meet curricular goals. Each "I can ..." statement is followed by a list of possible examples, listed here in blue. These proficiencies lean heavily upon the work done by ISTE in their 2007 NETS for Students.

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6-8 Proficiencies

I. I can describe and illustrate a content-related concept or process using a model, simulation, or concept-mapping software. (NETS 1)

II. I can create original digital artifacts documenting school, community, or world issues, and share these with audiences inside or outside of the classroom. (NETS 1 and 2)

III. I can select digital tools and resources to gather data, examine patterns, and analyze and evaluate information. (NETS 3)

IV. I can participate appropriately and safely in an online learning environment. (NETS 2 and 5)

V. I can evaluate digital resources to determine the credibility of the author and publisher and the timeliness and accuracy of the content, and use those resources legally and ethically. (NETS 5)

VI. I can use digital resources to explore and analyze curriculum content from various perspectives. (NETS 3 and 4)

VII. I can integrate a variety of file types to create and illustrate a document or presentation. (NETS 1 and 6)

VIII. I can independently develop and apply strategies for identifying and solving routine hardware and software problems. (NETS 6)

IX. I can demonstrate knowledge of information technologies and the effect those changes have on the workplace and society. (NETS 5)

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