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  • 1. Standards addressed by entire unit NC- North Carolina Standard Course of Study • Subject : Computer/Technology Skills (2006) • Grade : Grade 7 • Competency Goal : COMPETENCY GOAL 1: The learner will understand important issues of a technology-based society and will exhibit ethical behavior in the use of computer and other technologies. Objective : 1.01 Identify and describe the effect technological changes have had on business, transportation, communications, industry, and agriculture in a global society. 1 Objective : 1.02 Use network terms and concepts related to local and wide area networks (LANs, WANs) and Internet connectivity. 1 Objective : 1.03 Use ethical, safe, and responsible behavior relating to issues (e.g., security, privacy, passwords, personal information) and recognize possible consequences of misuse. 1 Objective : 1.04 Recognize and discuss how Copyright Laws protect ownership of intellectual property and identify and discuss consequences of misuse. 1 Objective : 1.05 Investigate technology knowledge and skills needed for the workplace now and in the future. 1 Objective : 1.06 Demonstrate knowledge of why databases are used to collect, organize, and report information in a variety of settings. 2 Objective : 1.07 Use knowledge of database terms/concepts, functions, and operations to describe and explain content area findings. 2 Objective : 1.08 Cite sources of information used in content area databases. 2 Objective : 1.09 Demonstrate knowledge that spreadsheets are used to process information in a variety of settings (e.g., schools, government, business, industry, mathematics, science). 3 Objective : 1.10 Use spreadsheet and graphing terms/concepts to present and explain content area assignments. 3 Objective : 1.11 Cite sources of information used in content area spreadsheets. 3 Objective : 1.12 Demonstrate knowledge of the advantages/disadvantages of using word processing to develop, publish, and present information to a variety of audiences. 4 Objective : 1.13 Demonstrate knowledge and use of WP/DTP terms/concepts (e.g., columns, tables, using multiple files and/or applications) to create and publish assignments/projects. 4 Objective : 1.14 Demonstrate appropriate use of copyrighted materials in word processing documents used for content projects/assignments. 4 Objective : 1.15 Demonstrate knowledge of multimedia tools/concepts used by media (e.g., games, video, radio/TV broadcasts, websites) to entertain, sell, and influence ideas and opinions. 5
  • 2. Objective : 1.16 Demonstrate knowledge of multimedia by using terms/concepts to describe and explain content projects/products. 5 Objective : 1.17 Recognize, discuss, and establish ethical guidelines for use of personal and copyrighted media (e.g., images, music, video, content, language) in multimedia projects and presentations as a class/group. 5 Objective : 1.18 Recognize, discuss, and model correctly formatted citations for copyrighted materials and adhere to Fair Use Guidelines. 5 Objective : 1.19 Recognize and use terms/concepts (e.g., IP address, Intranet, private networks, discussion forum, threaded discussion). 6 Objective : 1.20 Demonstrate knowledge of responsible, safe, and ethical use of networked digital information (e.g., Internet, mobile phone, wireless, LANs). 6 Objective : 1.21 Demonstrate knowledge of Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines by explaining selection and use of Internet resources in content projects/assignments. 6 • Competency Goal : COMPETENCY GOAL 2: The learner will demonstrate knowledge and skills in the use of computer and other technologies. Objective : 2.01 Demonstrate knowledge of strategies for identifying and solving minor hardware and software problems. 1 Objective : 2.02 Enter/edit data and use spreadsheet features and functions to project outcomes and test simple “what if…” statements in content assignments. 3 Objective : 2.05 Use a variety of collaborative tools to survey, collect, communicate information for content area assignments. 6 Objective : 2.04 Demonstrate knowledge and use of WP/DTP features (e.g., columns, tables, headers/footers) to format and publish content projects/products. 4 • Competency Goal : COMPETENCY GOAL 3: The learner will use a variety of technologies to access, analyze, interpret, synthesize, apply, and communicate information. Objective : 3.01 Select and use appropriate technology tools to solve problems and make decisions in content areas. 1 Objective : 3.02 Select and use two or more criteria to organize, interpret, and display content data and explain strategies used. 2 Objective : 3.03 Modify/edit databases to organize, analyze, interpret data, and create reports (e.g., documents, multimedia project, webpages). 2 Objective : 3.04 Evaluate and use database data and reports to solve problems and make decisions in content areas. 2 Objective : 3.05 Modify/create spreadsheets and graphs/charts to analyze and interpret data for content assignments. 3
  • 3. Objective : 3.06 Create/modify spreadsheets to test simple “what if…” statements to solve problems and make decisions in content areas. 3 Objective : 3.07 Demonstrate use of WP/DTP features/functions to design, format, layout, and publish assignments. 4 Objective : 3.08 Plan, design, and develop a multimedia product using data (e.g., graphs, charts, database reports) to present content information in the most effective way, citing sources. 5 Objective : 3.09 Create/modify and use rubrics to evaluate multimedia presentations for elements (e.g., organization, content, design, appropriateness for target audience, effectiveness, ethical use of resources). 5 Objective : 3.10 Select, evaluate, and use a variety of digital resources and information to research and present findings about Eastern Hemisphere: Africa, Asia, and Australia. 6 Objective : 3.11 Use evaluation tools to select Internet resources and information for content and usefulness in content area assignments. 6 • Subject : Science (updated) • Grade : Grade 7 • Subject Area : Science Inquiry • Competency Goal : 1: The learner will design and conduct investigations to demonstrate an understanding of scientific inquiry. Objective : 1.08 Use oral and written language to: Communicate findings. Defend conclusions of scientific investigations. Objective : 1.10 Analyze and evaluate information from a scientifically literate viewpoint by reading, hearing, and/or viewing: Scientific text. Articles. Events in the popular press. Objective : 1.07 Prepare models and/or computer simulations to: Test hypotheses. Evaluate how data fit. Objective : 1.09 Use technologies and information systems to: Research. Gather and analyze data. Visualize data. Disseminate findings to others. Objective : 1.01 Identify and create questions and hypotheses that can be answered through scientific investigations. Objective : 1.02 Develop appropriate experimental procedures for: Given questions. Student generated questions. Objective : 1.03 Apply safety procedures in the laboratory and in field studies: Recognize potential hazards. Manipulate materials and equipment. Conduct appropriate procedures. Objective : 1.04 Analyze variables in scientific investigations: Identify dependent and independent. Use of a control. Manipulate. Describe relationships between. Define operationally. Objective : 1.05 Analyze evidence to: Explain observations. Make inferences and predictions. Develop the relationship between evidence and explanation. Objective : 1.06 Use mathematics to gather, organize, and present quantitative data resulting from scientific investigations: Measurement. Analysis of data. Graphing. Prediction models.
  • 4. • Subject Area : Science Technological Design • Competency Goal : 2: The learner will demonstrate an understanding of technological design. Objective : 2.01 Explore evidence that "technology" has many definitions. Artifact or hardware. Methodology or technique. System of production. Social- technical system. Objective : 2.02 Use information systems to: Identify scientific needs, human needs, or problems that are subject to technological solution. Locate resources to obtain and test ideas. Objective : 2.03 Evaluate technological designs for: Application of scientific principles. Risks and benefits. Constraints of design. Consistent testing protocols. Objective : 2.04 Apply tenets of technological design to make informed consumer decisions about: Products. Processes. Systems. • Subject : Information Skills • Grade : Seventh Grade In grades 6-8 the curriculum provides a transition from a more structured, supervised learning experience to more independent practice with guidance. Focus Areas The learners will: begin to independently access a greater and more varied number of resources (print, non-print, electronic) continue development of personal criteria that they can describe in detail begin to examine and evaluate ideas and opinions using more than their immediate surroundings as a point of comparison, and to recognize bias and stereotypes independently develop a search strategy with guidance, access more resources for research, learn how to access these resources (print, non-print, electronic) more efficiently, and begin to recognize the most appropriate resources for specific tasks create products with progressively less direction, using a variety of media and begin using formally accepted standards for production, including crediting sources, acceptable formats, etc. • Goal 1: The learner will explore sources and formats for reading, listening, and viewing purposes. Standard 1.04 : Acknowledge ownership of ideas. Standard 1.07 : Follow acceptable use policy (AUP/IUP) for electronic resources. Standard 1.08 : Select and use independently, both within and outside the school, a variety of resources (print, non-print, electronic) and formats (print, graphical, audio, video, multimedia, web-based). Standard 1.09 : Recognize that ideas are produced in a variety of formats (print, graphical, audio, video, multimedia, web-based). Standard 1.10 : Identify characteristics and advantages of various media formats (print, graphical, audio, video, multimedia, web-based) for a specific task. Standard 1.11 : Explore primary and secondary sources. • Goal 2: The learner will identify and use criteria for excellence to evaluate information and formats. Standard 2.01 : Identify published criteria of excellence for resources. Standard 2.02 : Apply identified criteria to select resources. Standard 2.03 : Recognize the diversity of ideas and thoughts by exploring a variety of resources (print, non-print, electronic) and formats (print, graphical, audio, video, multimedia, web-based). Standard 2.04 : Develop and articulate personal criteria for selecting resources for information needs and enjoyment.
  • 5. Standard 2.05 : Determine accuracy, relevance, and comprehensiveness of information resources. Standard 2.06 : Recognize the power of media to influence. • Goal 3: The learner will relate ideas and information to life experiences. Standard 3.01 : Describe personal cultural heritage and environment. Standard 3.02 : Collect and compare information about diverse cultures, environments, and peoples. Standard 3.03 : Identify bias and stereotypes. Standard 3.04 : Relate cultural similarities and differences to personal heritage and environments. Standard 3.05 : Describe how information and ideas are influenced by prior knowledge, personal experience, and social, cultural, political, economic, and historical events. • Goal 4: The learner will explore and use research processes to meet information needs. Standard 4.01 : Identify information needs and formulate questions about those needs. Standard 4.02 : Identify potential research process models. Standard 4.03 : Develop a search strategy which includes the continuous evaluation of the research process and the information gathered. Standard 4.04 : Follow acceptable use guidelines (AUP/IUP) in accessing information. Standard 4.05 : Gather information from the most effective resources. Standard 4.06 : Comply with the Copyright Law (P. L. 94-553). Standard 4.07 : Organize and use information. Standard 4.08 : Credit sources of information. Standard 4.09 : Produce and present findings in various formats (print, graphical, audio, video, multimedia, web-based). Standard 4.10 : Evaluate the product. • Goal 5: The learner will communicate reading, listening, and viewing experiences. Standard 5.01 : Respond to reading, listening, viewing experiences orally, artistically, dramatically, through various formats (print, graphical, audio, video, multimedia, web-based). Standard 5.02 : Produce media in various formats (print, graphical, audio, video, multimedia, web-based) appropriate to audience and purpose. • Subject : Mathematics (6-12) • Grade/Topic : Grade 7 • Competency Goal 4: The learner will understand and use graphs and data analysis. Objective 4.01 : Collect, organize, analyze, and display data (including box plots and histograms) to solve problems. Objective 4.02 : Calculate, use, and interpret the mean, median, mode, range, frequency distribution, and inter-quartile range for a set of data. Objective 4.03: Describe how the mean, median, mode, range, frequency distribution, and inter-quartile range of a set of data affect its graph. Objective 4.04 : Identify outliers and determine their effect on the mean, median, mode, and range of a set of data.
  • 6. Objective 4.05 : Solve problems involving two or more sets of data using appropriate statistical measures. • Competency Goal 5: The learner will demonstrate an understanding of linear relations and fundamental algebraic concepts. Objective 5.01 : Identify, analyze, and create linear relations, sequences, and functions using symbols, graphs, tables, diagrams, and written descriptions. Objective 5.02 : Translate among different representations of algebraic expressions, equations and inequalities. Objective 5.03 : Use and evaluate algebraic expressions, linear equations or inequalities to solve problems. Objective 5.04: Develop fluency in the use of formulas to solve problems.