Director of Technology
One Court Square
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 Email
Phone: (540) 434-9916
Fax: (540) 434-5196
Grade 5 Technology Benchmarks
ICT Literacy - Focus: Understanding Technology
Demonstrate knowledge of the nature and operation of technology systems.
Describe how technology impacts learning.
Explore how software and hardware are developed to respond to the changing needs of technology.
Describe compatibility issues, between various types of technology.
Choose appropriate technologies to complete particular tasks and learn new technologies when needed:
Become familiar with the strengths and weaknesses of various technologies for supporting different tasks (e.g., writing, research, presentations, creating artwork).
Have a working knowledge of locally available technologies.
When completing educational tasks, consider which technologies may help and use those that are available.
Incorporate appropriate new technologies as they become available.
Demonstrate knowledge of ethical, cultural, and societal issues related to technology.
Demonstrate knowledge of current changes in information technologies.
Explain the need for laws and policies to govern technology.
Explore career opportunities in technology related careers.
Use technologies ethically and safely:
Comply with current copyright laws.
Use borrowed technology with respect and care.
Never use technology to bully, coerce, or harass any other person; be accountable for conduct when using technology.
Be aware of safety issues related to all technologies, but specifically communication technologies.
Follow the division’s current guidelines for ethics and safety (identified in the acceptable use policy).
Internet Safety: Privacy, You be the filter, networking dangers on the internet(See curriculum)
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