Grade 4 Technology Benchmarks
- Use correct terminology: database, copyright, multimedia, URL
- Basic keyboarding
Use Type to Learn, Tux Type, Dance Mat Typing, Super Hyper Spider Typer, Keyboard Climber
- Use spreadsheets to enter and graph data
Language ArtsMathScienceSocial Studies
Collect number of pages read in a week and graph results. Collect data from dice rolls and graph results. Collect data from motion experiment (distance car rolls from various heights) and graph. Collect data from Civil War battles and graph results. Collect data from "favorites" survey and graph results. Graph the number of corners, edges, and the faces of 3D figures. Collect and graph data from weather measurements. Collect and graph election results. Collect the number of parts of speech, synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, and/or sensory words in a passage and graph Measure items and graph data.
- Use a database to locate information.
GeneralLanguage ArtsScienceSocial Studies
Use these resources to research topics that you are studying: Use the school's library catalog to locate books for a research project. Use Kids Infobits to research animals or plants. Use the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database to search family name for list of soldiers who fought in the Civil War. Infotrac Periodical database for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Have students create their own database of books that they read throughout the year using Excel. Butterflies and Moths of North America 50states.com Kids Infobits Database designed for elementary researchers Use the authors database to locate information on authors of books you are reading. Search for information about dinosaurs in Dinosphere Biographies related to Virginia
- Use electronic resources to research topics; cite sources.
ScienceSocial StudiesResearch Tools
Historical contributions in understanding the Earth-moon-sun system Civil War Battles World Book Kids Infobits Historical contributions in understanding electricity Famous Americans KidsClick Solar System Regions of Virginia Fact Hound
- Internet Safety: Never Meet People and Your Internet Footprint (See curriculum)
Sample unit activity that covers five of this grade level's requirements:
Use terminology during the following activities: Spend 10-15 minutes in the lab using a
keyboarding activity to review home row keys. Use electronic resources to research Civil
War battles. Use the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database to find students' family
names. Enter either information about Civil War battles or family names of Civil war
soldiers and sailors into Excel.