Grade 5 Learning Goals

The Internet is one tool that can connect our students to native speakers of a language or to scientists around the world.  Technology can help give teachers real-time feedback on how well students have grasped a new concept in math or science.  But technology is no substitute for great teaching, it's simply one way to enhance our teaching and learning practice; a way to bring the world into the 5th grade classroom. How can you help our students become world class learners?  Go visit your school's EDTech Tech Integration Assistant to talk about it and plan a new lesson!!

Standard 1 - Use It!

Learn how to use a computer or device


Continue formal keyboarding training
  • Sufficient command to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting (Common Core)
  • Use peripherals appropriately and with confidence
  • Demonstrate use of storage media
    • Insert/connect/safe removal
    • Download digital audio/visual files
    • Upload into students projects
  • Print responsibly (adjust settings)

  • Learn how to use programs and applications
  • Use visual cues in productivity tools to create student work
  • Line spacing/margins
  • Use bullets/numbering
  • Continued use of ABschools
  • Google Docs, Gmail, Sites
    • Create and organize Google docs
    • Utilize Sites to organize learning materials and publish student work

  • Learn how to use the Internet
  • Understand general structure of web address (.edu, .org, .biz) and how content should be perceived based on this (commercial, sponsored)
  • Use beginner features of multiple browsers (Safari, Chrome, Firefox)
  • Add favorites,bookmarks

Standard 1 - Protect It!

Protect your privacy/safety while using the Internet

Safe and responsible use of social networking websites, email, instant messaging, and other means of communication on the internet
  • Demonstrate the use of effective passwords and safe screen names (identity theft)
  • Articulate the difference between being private and public when sharing information online (Promote positive digital footprint!)
  • Provide examples of cyberbullying and describe strategies to deal with such a situation (Is it ok to be bystander?)
  • Identify symptoms of Malware, SPAM, adware
    • “You’ve won a prize!”

Practice respect for others and their work while using technology
Identify and respect copyright laws on written materials, photographs, music, and video
  • Cite sources appropriately (APA, MLA)
  • Explore the meaning of plagiarism and how to avoid it
    • Explore circumstances in which it is permissible to use the work of others

Practice responsibility while using technology
Promote school rules regarding the responsible use of computers, networks, and digital information and describe possible consequences of inappropriate use
Learn that good digital citizens are responsible and respectful  in the digital world (and beyond!

Standard 3 - Find It,Solve It! Create It, Share It!

Use technology to learn and practice problem-solving


  • Learn strategies to increase the accuracy of keyword searches and make interferences about the effectiveness of the strategies
  • Use age-appropriate online tools and resources to complete a teacher selected task or project
  • Consult digital reference materials
  • Draw on digital sources for information
    • summarize/paraphrase
    • refine and limit search results with keywords and characters
  • Define database terms such as "records, fields, and search"

Use technology to collaborate and communicate
Use digital tools to collaborate with classmates on a group project
  • ABschools - Google Slides, Sites, Docs
Explore digital communication tools and use them appropriately
  • ABschools - Email
  • Wikis

Use technology to show innovation and creativity
Explore photo-editing and digital alterations in a creative way and understand the messages these images can convey
With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting