Our purpose is to help students develop key 21st Century Skills and master popular application software. Rather than present and teach computer concepts in isolation, the Kto8 lessons teach computer skills and apply them to core reading, writing, and math objectives. As a result, students gain meaningful reinforcement of key academic concepts while progressing toward technology literacy.

 

Sixth through Eighth

Sixth through Eighth

The computer literacy and technology courseware at the sixth through eighth grade levels assumes that students have obtained the knowledge and skills from the technology curriculum taught at the K-5 levels. However, teachers have access to the curriculum at all grade levels and can easily assign lessons below or above grade level to any student as needed.

This portion of the curriculum takes students from basic computer networking skills through the creation of a web site.

Technology Skill Developed 6 7 8
Continued Development of Computer and Networking Terms      
Use a Networked Computer and Understand Basic Networking Concepts      
Use Copyrighted Materials Correctly in a Report      
Create a Simple Database and Enter Information      
Use Search Engines to Make Advanced Searches      
Troubleshoot Simple Problems      
Organize Documents on a Hard Drive      
Use Advanced Features of a Word Processor      
Use Advanced Search Features for Research      
Continue Development of E-mail Skills      
Use More Advanced Features of Spreadsheets      
Add and Archive Information in a Database      
Create Multimedia Projects Citing Copyrighted Works      
Plan and Storyboard Ideas for Presentations      
Collect, Input, Organize, and Display Data in a Spreadsheet      
Include Charts or Graphs in Presentations      
Create a Brochure or Newsletter      
Create Bullet or Number Lists      
Insert a Graphic and Wrap Text      
Use Rulers, Margins, and Tabs      
Organize Folders for Works in Progress      
Install and Remove Software      
Correct Use of Internet Etiquette      
Use Digital Camera to Enhance Projects      
Computer Editing Skills - Create First Draft at Computer, Edit and Finalize through Printing      
Use Spreadsheet Data to Create Bar, Pie, and Line Charts      
Create a Multimedia Project that Includes Graphics, Text, and Sound      
Use Information Gathered through Electronic Media in a Report      
Correctly Cite Internet Sources      
Use Software for Drill and Practice      
Improve Typing Skills      
Work as Part of a Cooperative Group With Technology      
Type a Multi-Page Document Unassisted Using Correct Capitalization, Punctuation, and Spelling      
Create and Edit Spreadsheet Documents Using All Data Types, Formulas, Functions, and Chart Information      
Can Identify and Solve Routine Hardware and Software Problems      
Develop an Outline for a Slideshow      
Applies Designs, Backgrounds, Font Styles, and Colors for All Slides      
Collect data to Use in Complex Formulas in Charts and Graphs      
Capture Images from the Internet and Follows Copyright Laws for Use      
Insert Headers and Footers in a Word Processing Document      
Define and Use Appropriate Technology Terms      
Demonstrate Keyboarding Proficiency      
Plan, Create, and Edit Databases      
Use a Database to Create a Report      
Combine Word Processing, Drawing, Painting, Spreadsheet, Graphs, and Graphics within a Document      
Create a Document Using Desktop Publishing Techniques      
Connect Computer to TV or Projector for Presentation      
Include Charts and Graphs in Presentations      
Use Presentation Software to Communicate With Audiences      
Develop and Maintain a Web Site