Technology Literacy
Core Competencies

Technology Competency Grade K-12

Technology Outcomes Grade 5

MA State Standard

ISTE Standard

Manchester Essex Regional School District

Standard 1

Demonstrate proficiency in the use of computers and applications, as well as an understanding of the concepts underlying hardware, software, and connectivity.

6. Technology Operations and Concepts

Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.

  1. Understand and use technology systems

  2. Select and use applications effectively and productively

  3. Troubleshoot systems and applications

  4. Transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies

Demonstrate Proficiency in the Use of Technology Devices and Software Applications

I-5.1-Use and understand basic technology terms (A)

I-5.2-Demonstrate ability login to computer and web applications with assigned username and password (A)

I-5.3-Keyboarding 20-25 WPM with 90-95% Accuracy (B)

I-5.2-Demonstrate use of special keyboard keys (ESC, Shift key, arrow key, backspace and delete keys, ctrl key and alt key) (B)

I-5.3-Format documents across Office applications (select font style and size, justify text, page orientation, indent, headers and footer, column and row size, bulleting and numbering) (B)

I-5.4-Edit documents across Office applications (cut, copy, paste, delete, change font size and style, spellcheck tool) (B)

I-5.5.Insert, resize and move graphics in Office documents

I-5.6-Select appropriate printer for project type and format output in print dialogue box (B)

I-5.7-Demonstrate ability to use multimedia software (graphic tools, pencil/eraser, fill, line and shape tools) (B)

MA State Standard

ISTE Standard

Manchester Essex Regional School District

Standard 2

Demonstrate the responsible use of technology and an understanding of ethics and safety issues in using electronic media at home, in school, and in society.

5. Digital Citizenship

Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.

A. Advocateandpracticesafe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology

B. Exhibitapositiveattitudetoward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity

C. Demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning

D. Exhibit leadership for digital citizenship

Demonstrate Appropriate Legal/Ethical Conduct

II-5.1 Create digital projects demonstrating responsible uses of technology and digital information. (A)

  1. II-5.2  Demonstrate ability to create digital citations for sources in research projects. (A)

  2. II-5.3  Recognize and describe the potential risks and dangers associated with various forms of online communication. (A,B,C)

  3. II-5.4  Demonstrate the ability to create safe passwords and to maintain secure login information over multiple applications. (A,C)

  4. II-5.5  Identify cyber-bullying and describe strategies to deal with such a situation (A,C,D)

  5. II-5.6  Explain and demonstrate the use of Fair Use guidelines for the use of copyrighted materials. (A,C,D)

MA State Standard

ISTE Standard

Manchester Essex Regional School District

Standard 3

Demonstrate the ability to use technology for research, critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation.

1. Creativity and Innovation

Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.

  1. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes

  2. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression

  3. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues

  4. Identify trends and forecast possibilities

2. Communication and Collaboration

Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.

  1. Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media

  2. Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats

  3. Develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures

  4. Contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems

3. Research and Information Fluency

Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.

  1. Plan strategies to guide inquiry

  2. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate

III-5.1 Create a plan, outline, storyboard, or other organizer t guide research strategy. (3A,4A,4B)

III-5.2 Conduct an effective Internet search using Keywords with revisions to the search strategy based on results. (3B,3C,4C)

III-5.3 Evaluate websites for Author, Bias, Currency, Relevance, and Sponsor to determine appropriateness to research goals. (4C,3C,3D,4D)

III-5.4 Locate resources relevant to research projects using the MERSD Library Catalog searching by Title, Author, Subject and Keyword. (3B,3C,4C)

III-5.5 Identify, access, and evaluate online databases relevant to research goals. (3B,3C,4C)

III-5.6 Summarize information as collected and tag with source citations. (1A,3B,3D,4C)

III-5.7 Create digital presentations using variety of tools to communicate research questions and results effectively to identified audiences. (1A,1B,2A,2B,2D,3D,4B)

III-5.8 Develop research projects collaboratively online with peers. (1A,1D,2A,2D,3A,3D,4A,4B,4C)


synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media

C. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks

D. Process data and report results

4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.

  1. Identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation

  2. Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project

  3. Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions

  4. Use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions