Fifth Grade Technology Standards

North Carolina Essential Standards

Grade 5, Information and Technology Essential Standards


Standards and Clarifying Objectives are in the format:

AA.B         AA = Two-digit alphabetic code for K-12 Essential Standard

AA.B.C      B = Grade Level (HS = 9-12)

               C = Objective Number

SI: Sources of Information

IN: Informational Text

TT: Technology as a Tool

RP: Research Process

SE: Safety and Ethical Issues

Sources of Information

5.SI.1  Apply criteria to determine appropriate information resources for specific topics and purposes
5.SI.1.1  Use various types of resources to gather information (including print and online media)
Assessment:  Students will create a how-to guide as a reference for 3rd and 4th grade students
5.SI.1.2  Use relevant sources of information for an assigned task
Assessment:  Students will role-play contacting their expert
Assessment:  Students will use a graphic organizer to collect information based on their essential question.  A teacher-made rubric will be used to score the graphic organizer.
5.SI.1.3  Use reliable sources of information
Assessment:  Students will be involved in a media center scavenger hunt

Vocabulary:  print, non-print, electronic, audio-visual, information, relevant, resources, reliable, rubric

Informational Text

5.IN.1  Analyze appropriate strategies when reading for enjoyment and for information
5.IN.1.1  Differentiate strategies when reading informational text in a variety of formats (e.g. print, online, audio, etc.) to complete assigned tasks
Assessment:  Students will create a "book commercial" which will be televised on the school's news show or a podcast posted on the school's website
Assessment:  Students will compile an annotated bibliography of resources needed to find certain information
5.IN.1.2  Differentiate strategies when reading various genres
Assessment:  Students will create a booktalk targeting a specific genre

Vocabulary: fiction, nonfiction, facts, details, blog, wiki, booktalk, podcast, bibliography, genres

Technology as a Tool

5.TT.1  Use technology tools and skills to reinforce classroom concepts and activities
5.TT.1.1  Use a variety of technology tools to gather data and information (e.g. web-based resources, e-books, online communication tools, etc.)
Assessment:  Students will use a checklist to track 5 different types of sources used to find information
5.TT.1.2  Use a variety of technology tools to organize data and information (e.g. word processor, graphic organizer, audio and visual recording, online collaboration tools, etc.)
Assessment:  Students will use PowerPoint to take notes and organize these notes using the Outline feature 
5.TT.1.3  Use technology tools to present data and information (multimedia, audio and visual recording, online collaboration tools, etc.)
Assessment:  Students will create an infomercial to explain how to use available technologies (digital camera, flip camera, document camera, etc. and appropriate software like PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.)
Assessment:  Students

computer, monitor, icon, cursor, desktop, keyboard, mouse, CD, DVD, printer, digital camera, AUP, program/software, word processing, text, arrow keys, backspace, delete, shift, space bar, enter, close, open, print, save,  click, double click, file, open, save, online, Internet, links, web sites, favorites/ bookmarks, information, multimedia, sound, text, movie, image, spreadsheet, graph, collect, e-books, blogs, podcasts, rubric, digital cameras, document cameras, flash drives


Research Process

5.RP.1  Apply a research process (the Big 6) as part of collaborative research
5.RP.1.1  Implement a research process by collaborating effectively with other students
Assessment:  Students will complete 3 formative assessments during the course of the creation of a project (such as checklists, self evaluation forms, group evaluation rubrics, etc.) focusing on project quality
Students will utilize a checklist, progress wiki, blog update, conference, peer support group or other progress check-in to keep track of individual or group progress for project completion


Vocabulary: research, The Big 6 steps, formative assessments, wiki, blog

Safety and Ethical Issues

5.SE.1  Understand issues related to the safe, ethical, and responsible use of information and technology resources
5.SE.1.1  Understand the guidelines for responsible use of technology hardware
Assessment: Students will create How-To eBooks which target basic troubleshooting problems
Assessment:  Students will cerate a manual with which illustrates how to take care of hardware
5.SE.1.2  Understand ethical behavior (copyright, not plagiarizing, netiquette) when using resources
Assessment:  Students will role-play acceptable/unacceptable reactions in collaborative work sessions
Assessment:  Students will compile a list of resources appropriate for school use, including how to appropriately credit the sources
5.SE.1.3  Understand Internet safety precautions (personal information, passwords, etc.)
Assessment:  Students will create public service announcements on how to use online resources safely utilizing posters and video

Vocabulary: safety, ethical, responsible, hardware, software, online safety, copyright, plagiarizing, netiquette, cite resources, ownership 
Please click the link above to go to the curriculum site, click lesson plans by grade level and select the lesson(s) from the link below.  You may teach the students in the lab, small groups or as a class using an interactive white board/data projector.  There are handouts (activity sheets) for many of the lessons as well as offline activities.
     - Safe Talking in Cyberspace
     - Powerful Passwords
     - Privacy Rules!
     - Be Comfortable
     - Understand Your Acceptable Use Policy
     - Cyberspace Country
     - Citizens of Cyberspace
     - Do The Right Thing
     - Purchasing Power
     - A Place to Advertise
     - Imagining the Future
Link to Old Curriculum Page
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