Technology Specific Version

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Technology Grades K-2

Standard 1:

Accesses information efficiently and effectively to inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge or information.
* Recognizes the need for information.
* Formulates questions based on information needs.
* Identifies a variety of potential sources of information.
* Develops and uses successful strategies for locating information.
* Seeks information from diverse sources, contexts, disciplines and cultures.
Library Benchmarks Objectives Illinois State Learning Standards AASL Standards & NETS-S
* Understands basic organizational pattern of library. 1. Defines difference between fiction and nonfiction. 1.8.1b Identify genres (forms and purposes) of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and electronic library forms. 1.12 Use prior and background knowledge as contact for new learning.
*Locates parts of a book. 2. Recognizes call number and begins to understand grouping of materials by call number. 1.C.1c Make comparisons across reading selections. 1.1.3 Develop and refine a range of questions to frame the search for new understanding.
3. Asks a question about finding a book. 1.C.1e Identify how authors and illustrators express their ideas in text and graphics (e.g., dialogue, conflict, shape, color, characters). 1.1.4 Find, evaluate, and select appropriate sources to answer questions.
4. Identifies author, title, title page, illustrator, cover, spine. 2.A.1b Classify literary works as fiction or nonfiction. 1.1.6 Read, view, and listen for information presented in any format (e.g., textual, visual, media, digital) in order to make inferences and gather meaning.
6.A.1a Identify whole numbers and compare them using the symbols <, >, or = and the words “less than”, “greater than”, or “equal to”, applying counting, grouping and place value concepts. 1.2.1 Display initiative and engagement by posing questions and investigating the answers beyond the collection of superficial facts.
1.2.2 Demonstrate confidence and self-direction by making independent choices in the selection of resources and information.
1.2.3 Demonstrate creativity by using multiple resources and formats.
1.2.7 Display persistence by continuing to pursue information to gain a broad perspective.
1.4.2 Use interaction with and feedback from teachers and peers to guide own inquiry process.
1.4.4 Seek appropriate help when it is needed.

Standard 2:

Evaluates information critically and competently to draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.
* Determines accuracy, relevance, and comprehensiveness.
* Distinguishes among fact, point of view, and opinion.
* Identifies inaccurate and misleading information.
* Selects information appropriate to the problem or question at hand.
Library Benchmarks Objectives Illinois State Learning Standards AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner
*Differentiates between fact and fiction. 1. Uses headings, subheadings, table of contents, index. 5.A.1a Identify questions and gather information. 2.1.2 Organize knowledge so that it is useful.
*Identifies appropriate sources of information. 2. Identifies the appropriate use of reference materials, e.g. print and/or non-print encyclopedia, atlas, non-fiction book, website, etc. 5.A.1b Locate information using a variety of resources. 2.1.5 Collaborate with others to exchange ideas, develop new understandings, make decisions, and solve problems
*Finds facts to answers in more than one source. 3. Identifies the names of sources used. 5.B.1b Site sources used. 2.1.6 Use the writing process, media and visual literacy, and technology skills to create products that express new understandings.
4. Organizes information into different forms. 5.C.1a Write letters, reports, and stories based on acquired information. 2.2.2 Use both divergent and convergent thinking to formulate alternative conclusions and test them against the evidence.
5. Draw a conclusion about the main idea. 5.C.1b Use print, nonprint, human and technological resources to acquire and use information. 2.2.4 Demonstrate personal productivity by completing products to express learning.
6. Create individual or collaborative projects to share with others. 2.3.1 Connect understanding to the real world.
2.3.2 Consider diverse and global perspectives in drawing conclusions.
2.4.1 Determine how to act on information (accept, reject, modify).
2.4.4 Develop directions for future investigations.

Standard 3:

Uses information accurately, creatively, and ethically to share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as a member of our democratic society.
* Organizes information for practical application.
* Integrates new information into one's own knowledge.
* Produces and communicates information and ideas in appropriate formats.
* Devises strategies for revising and improving process and product.
* Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology (including freedom of speech, censorship, copyright and plagiarism.
Library Benchmarks Objectives Illinois State Learning Standards AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner
*Communicates results of information search in format appropriate for content. 1. Edits, formats, spell checks, saves, proofreads and prints original documents using a word processor. 2.B.1a Respond to literary materials by connecting them to their own experience and communicate those responses to others. 1.1.9 Collaborate with others to broaden and deepen understanding.
*Understands the need for citing sources of information (copyright). 2. Collaborates with other students to solve information problems. 3.A.1 Construct complete sentences which demonstrate subject/verb agreement;appropriate capitalization and punctuation; correct spelling or appropriate, high-frequency words; and appropriate use of the eight parts of speech. 1.3.1 Respect copyright/intellectual property rights of creators and producers.
*Observes Internet guidelines and protocols as defined in the district's policies 3. Organizes information using such techniques as graphic organizers, storyboarding or webbing. 3.B.1a Use pre-writing strategies to generate and organize ideas (e.g. focus on one topic; organize writing to include a beginning, middle and end; use descriptive words when writing about people, places, things, events). 2.1.5 Collaborate with others to exchange ideas, develop new understandings, make decisions, and solve problems.
4. Creates products using multimedia techniques. 3.B.1b Demonstrate focus, organization, elaboration and integration in written compositions (e.g., short stories, letters, essays, reports). 2.1.6 Use the writing process, media and visual literacy, and technology skills to create products that express new understandings.
5. Presents the results of information search in a new form. 3.C.1a Write for a variety of purposes including description, information, explanation, persuasion and narration. 2.2.4 Demonstrate personal productivity by completing products to express learning.
6.Presents, performs or share a product successfully. 3.C.1b Create media compositions or products which convey meaning visually for a variety or purposes. 2.4.3 Recognize new knowledge and understanding.
7. Evaluates projects 4.A.1b Ask questions and respond to questions from the teacher and from group members to improve comprehension. 3.1.1 Conclude an inquiry-based research process by sharing new understandings and reflecting on the learning.
8. Recognizes the need for citing sources and begins to make simple bibliographies. 4.A.1d Use visually oriented and auditorily based media. 3.1.2 Participate and collaborate as members of a social and intellectual network of learners.
9. Respects different points of view and opinions. 4.B.1a Present brief oral reports, using language and vocabulary appropriate to the message and audience (e.g., show and tell) 3.1.3 Use writing and speaking skills to communicate new understandings effectively.
4.B.1b Participate in discussions around a common topic. 3.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view, use and assess.
5.A.1a Identify questions and gather information 3.1.5 Connect learning to community issues.
5.A.1b Locate information using a variety of resources. 3.1.6 Use information and technology ethically and responsibly.
5.B.1a Select and organize information from various sources for a specific purpose. 3.2.1 Demonstrate leadership and confidence by presenting ideas to others in both formal and informal situations.
5.B.1b Cite sources used. 3.2.2 Show social responsibility by participating actively with others in learning situations and by contributing questions and ideas during group discussions.
5.C.1a Write letters, reports, and stories based on acquired information 3.2.3 Demonstrate teamwork by working productively with others.
5.C.1b Use print, nonprint, human and technological resources to acquire and use information. 3.3.1 Solicit and respect diverse perspectives while searching for information, collaborating with others, and participating as a member of the community.
SEL - 3A: Consider ethical, safety, and societal factors in making decisions. 3.3.2 Respect the differing interests and experiences of others, and seek a variety of viewpoints.
SEL - 3B: Apply decisions-making skills to deal responsibly with daily academic and social situations. 3.3.3 Use knowledge and information skills and dispositions to engage in public conversation and debate around issues of common concern.
3.3.4 Create products that apply to authentic, real-world contexts.
3.3.5 Contribute to the exchange of ideas within and beyond the learning community.
3.3.6 Use information and knowledge in the service of democratic values.
3.4.2 Assess the quality and effectiveness of the learning product.
3.4.3 Assess own ability to work with others in a group setting by evaluating varied roles, leadership, and demonstrations of respect for other viewpoints.
4.1.6 Organize personal knowledge in a way that can be called upon easily.
4.3.1 Participate in the social exchange of ideas, both electronically and in person.
4.3.4 Practice safe and ethical behaviors in personal electronic communication and interaction.

Standard 4:

Appreciates literature and other creative expressions of information and pursues information related to personal interests and aesthetic growth.
* Is a competent and self-motivated reader.
* Develops a background in types of literature and literary elements.
* Derives meaning from information presented creatively in a variety of formats.
* Seeks information related to personal well-being, such as career interests, community involvement, health matters, and recreational pursuits.
*Designs, develops and evaluates information products and solutions related to personal interests.
Library Benchmarks Objectives Illinois State Learning Standards AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner
*Uses both text and visuals to understand literatures. 1. Applies guidelines for choosing a "Just Right" book during literature selection. 1.A.e1b Comprehend unfamiliar words using context clues and prior knowledge;verify meanings with resource materials 2.1.5 Collaborate with others to exchange idea,s develop new understandings, make decisions, and solve problems.
*Selects a "Just Right" book independently for personal reading 2. Reads or listens to traditional world literature/folklore (nursery rhymes, fairy tales, pourquoi tales, trickster tales, fables, tall tales, legends, myths). 1.B.1a Establish purposes for reading, make predictions, connect important ideas, and link text to previous experience and knowledge. 2.2.1 Demonstrate flexibility in the use of resources by adapting information strategies to each specific resource and by seeking additional resources when clear conclusions cannot be drawn.
*Distinguishes between different types and elements of literature. 3.Reads or listens to types of fiction in picture book and novel format (realistic fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction). 1.B.1b Identify genres (forms and purposes) of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and electronic literary forms. 4.1.1 Read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth.
*Analyzes and understands information presented creatively in a variety of non-textual formats. 4. Reads or listens to nonfiction (biography, information books, poetry). 1.B.1c Continuously check and clarify for understanding (e.g., reread, read ahead, use visual and context clues, as questions, retell, use meaningful substitutions). 4.1.2 Read widely and fluently to make connections with self, the world, and previous reading.
*Seeks information related to personal interests. 5.Increases understanding of literary elements of plot, character, setting, theme point of view. 1.B.1d Read age-appropriate material aloud with fluency and accuracy. 4.13 Respond to literature and creative expressions of ideas in various formats and genres.
*Selects resources and materials based on interest, need and appropriateness. 6. Increases understanding of literature by participating in discussion (opinions & responses, compare/contrast, inferences, predictions). 1.C.1a Use information to form questions and verify predictions. 4.1.5 Connect ideas to own interests and previous knowledge and experience.
7. Reads or listens to a variety of authors and illustrators. 1.C.1b Identify important themes and topics. 4.1.7 Use social networks and information tools to gather and share information.
8. Engages in an in-depth study of an author's and/or illustrator's body of work. 1.C.1d Summarize content of reading material using text organization (e.g. Story, sequence). 4.2.1 Display curiosity by pursuing interests through multiple resources.
9. Is acquainted with award-winning literature. 1.C.1.c Make comparisons across reading selections. 4.2.2 Demonstrate motivation by seeking information to answer personal questions and interests, trying a variety of formats and genres, and displaying a willingness to go beyond academic requirements.
10. Responds to literature by participating in a variety of activities such as storytelling, drama puppetry, finger plays, songs, poetry, reader's theater or visual arts. 1.C.1e Identify how authors and illustrators express their ideas in text and graphics (e.g., dialogue, conflict, shape, color characters). 4.2.3 Maintain openness to new ideas by considering divergent opinions, changing opinions or conclusions when evidence supports the change, and seeking information about new ideas encountered through academic or personal experiences.
11. Utilizes a variety of formats (magazines, books, nonprint, electronic resources, newspapers). 1.C.1f Use information presented in simple tables, maps and charts to form an interpretation. 4.2.4 Show an appreciation for literature by electing to read for pleasure and expressing an interest in various literary genres.
12. Reads for pleasure, to learn and to solve information needs. 2.A.1a Identify the literary elements of theme, settling, plot and character within literary works. 4.3.2 Recognize that resources are created for a variety of purposes.
13. Seeks answers to questions. 2.A.1b Classify literary works as fiction or nonfiction. 4.3.3 Seek opportunities for pursuing personal and aesthetic growth.
14. Explores topics of interest. 2.A.1c Describe differences between prose and poetry. 4.3.3 Seek opportunities for pursuing personal and aesthetic growth.
15. Uses libraries, library resources, the Internet, and other information sources. Is introduced to a variety of formats (magazines, books, non-print, electronic resources, newspapers). 2.B.1a Respond to literary materials by connecting them to their own experience and communicate those responses to others. 4.4.1 Identify own areas of interest.
2.B.1b Identify common themes in literature from a variety of eras. 4.4.2 Recognize the limits of own personal knowledge.
2.B.1c Relate character, setting and plot to real-life situations. 4.4.3 Recognize how to focus the efforts in personal learning.
5.A.1a Identify questions and gather information. 4.4.4 Interpret new information based on cultural and social context.
5.A.1b Locate information using a variety of resources. 4.4.5 Develop personal criteria for gauging how effectively own ideas are expressed.
5.B.1a Select and organize information from various sources for a specific purpose. 4.4.6 Evaluate own ability to select resources that are engaging and appropriate for personal interests and needs.
5.C.1a Write letters, reports and stories based on acquired information. 2.1.1 Continue an inquiry-based research process by applying critical thinking skills (analysis, synthesis, evaluation, organization) to information and knowledge in order to construct new understandings, draw conclusions, and create knowledge.
5.C.1b Use print, nonprint, human and technological resources to acquire and use information. 2.4.3 Recognize new knowledge and understanding.
16.E.1 (W) Compare depictions of the natural environment that are found in myths, legends, folklore and traditions. 2.4.4 Develop directions for future investigations.
25.A.1b Drama: Understand the elements of acting, locomotor and non-locomotor movement, vocal and nonvocal sound, story making, the principles of plot, character, setting, problem/resolution and message, and the expressive characteristics of simple emotions. 4.1.6 Organize personal knowledge in a way that can be called upon easily.
25.A.1d Visual Arts: Identify the elements of line, shape, space, color and texture, the principles of repetition and pattern;and the expressive qualities of mood, emotion and pictorial representation.
26.B.1b Drama: Demonstrate individual skills (e.g., vocalizing, listening, moving, observing, concentrating) and group skills (e.g., decision making, planning, practicing, spacing) necessary to create or perform story elements and characterizations.
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