Standards of Learning


    Grades 3-5

    Basic Operations and Concepts

    C/T 3-5.1            The student will demonstrate knowledge of the nature and operation of technology systems.

    ·     Discuss common uses of computers in their daily life and the advantages and disadvantages those usesprovide.

    ·     Communicate about basic technology components with appropriate terminology.


    C/T 3-5.2            The student will demonstrate proficiency in the use of technology.

    ·     Use skills and procedures needed to operate various technologies such as scanners, digital cameras and hand-held computers.

    ·     Identify basic software applications such as word processing, databases, and spreadsheets.


    Social andEthical Issues

    C/T 3-5.3            The student will demonstrate knowledge of ethical, cultural, and societal issues related to technology.

    ·     Identify how technology has changed society in areas such as communications, transportation,and the economy.

    ·     Discuss ethical behaviors when using information and technology.


    C/T 3-5.4            The student will practice responsible use of technology systems, information, and software.

    ·     Understand the need for the school division’s acceptable use policy.

    ·     Discuss the rationale of fair use and copyright regulations.

    ·     Follow rules for personal safety when using the Internet.


    C/T 3-5.5            The student will demonstrate knowledge of technologies that support collaboration, personal pursuits, and productivity.

    ·     Work collaboratively when using technology.

    ·     Practice and communicate respect for people, equipment, and resources.

    ·     Understand how technology expands opportunities for learning.


    Technology Research Tools

    C/T 3-5.6            The student will use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources.

    ·     Collect information from a variety of sources.

    ·     Evaluate the accuracy of electronic information sources.

    ·     Enter data into databases and spreadsheets.


    Computer/Technology Standards of Learning

    Problem-solving and Decision-making Tools

    C/T 3-5.7            The student will use technology resources for solving problems and making informed decisions.

    ·     Determine when technology tools are appropriate to solve a problem and make a decision.

    ·     Select resources to solve problems and make informed decisions.


    Technology Communication Tools

    C/T 3-5.8            The student will use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences.

    ·      Produce documents demonstrating the ability to edit, reformat, and integrate various software tools.

    ·      Use technology tools for individual and collaborative writing, communication, and publishing activities.

    ·      Use telecommunication tools to communicate and share information with others.