Grade 6 Learning Goals

As citizens of the 21st century, most sixth grade students use technology as a normal part of their daily routines.  They should be comfortable using technology effectively on their own and confident in their abilities as they teach others.  As teachers, let your group of students show you what they can learn on their own!  Although it may surprise you, teachers should not feel compelled to know and be an expert with all technology tools.  You have invaluable resources (your students!) to assist you! So grab a laptop cart and your school integration technology specialist and come up with a new lesson that involves the students learning a new tool (like Prezi) on their own and watch the collaboration and communication amongst your classroom thrive.  

Standard 1 - Use It!

Learn how to use a computer or device

Demonstrates solid understanding of technological literacy:
Chooses the best strategy to correct hardware and software problems such as, but not limited to:
  • rebooting computer or logging on/off to fix computer freezes

  • Manipulate "sound" and "monitor" settings to fix audio/visual problems
  • Keyboarding skills to sufficiently type a minimum of 3 pages in a single seating (25wmp w/ 80% accuracy) - Common Core
  • Works independently with various peripherals and understands which tool to use to complete specific task (download mp3s into projects, edit images)

Learn how to use programs and applications
Discriminates amongst applications (online tools vs. productivity tools, and/or data collections tools) to best complete task
  • Uses basic features of pre-existing databases to find, sort, and analyze data
Uses technology to read, view, and listen to books for pleasure and personal growth

Learn how to use the Internet
Uses multiple browsers to complete online tasks based on need
Able to confidently navigate between multiple pages/tabs
Utilizes district-approved Chrome extensions

Standard 2 - Protect It!

Protect your privacy/safety while using the Internet

Demonstrates positive digital citizenship and seeks to promote a positive digital footprint :
  • Describes appropriate and responsible use of communication tools, media, and social networks (privacy settings, safe and unsafe practices for sharing personal information) and how these can be used to distort, exaggerate, and misrepresent information
  • Understand the difference between being a passive bystander versus a brave “upstander” in cyberbullying situations

Practice respect for others and their work while using technology
Respects the principles of Intellectual Freedom
  • Follows ethical and legal guidelines in gathering and using information
    • Explains how giving credit is a sign of respect for people’s work
  • Explains how copyright law protects the ownership of intellectual property and creates consequences if laws are violated
    • Articulates when it is acceptable to use people’s work and how to write a citation
  • Defines plagiarism and describes its consequences

Practice responsibility while using technology
Promote school rules regarding the responsible use of computers and describe consequences of inappropriate use
Know 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

Problem solving:

  • Gathers relevant information from multiple print and digital sources or technology tools
    • Pursue inquiry
    • Assess and evaluate content credibility
    • Draw conclusions and assess data
    • Appropriately utilize information individually and/or group work
  • Uses ABschools to communicate with peers and teachers
  • Uses technology tools, when needed, to better demonstrate and construct personal knowledge

Use technology to collaborate and communicate
  • Use digital tools appropriately to collaborate with classmates on a group project
  • ABschools - Google Slides, Sites

Use technology to show innovation and creativity
  • Creates media-rich products that express understanding in authentic ways or presents material in multiple formats (UDL)
  • Integrate visual information (charts, graphs, video, images) effectively
  • Consults digital reference materials (dictionaries, glossaries, thesaurus)
  • Organizes and displays information effectively

Uses technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing (Common Core)