Fourth Grade Technology Standards

North Carolina Essential Standards

Grade 4, 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

4.SI.1  Apply criteria to determine appropriate information resources for specific topics and purposes
4.SI.1.1  Use various types of resources to gather information (including print and online media)
Assessment:  Students will site at least 5 different types of information resources used in a bibliography
4.SI.1.2  Use relevant sources of information for an assigned task
Assessment:  Student projects/reports will be graded using a teacher created rubric
4.SI.1.3  Use reliable sources of information
Assessment:  Given a list of resources, students can select the ones that contain reliable information

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

Informational Text

4.IN.1  Apply appropriate strategies when reading for enjoyment and for information
4.IN.1.1  Implement appropriate reading strategies when reading for information
Assessment:  Individual and group presentation on materials read.  Student will post to a teacher created blog or wiki on materials read
Assessment:  Teacher created tests (may use Student Response System) on books read to students. Students use reading program such as Accelerated Reader or Scholastic Reading Counts to quiz on the titles read to them
4.IN.1.2  Explain the importance of relevant characteristics in various genres
Assessment:  Students will present Book Talks on books read 
Students will create a "Public Service Announcement" on books read

Vocabulary: fiction, nonfiction, facts, details, blog, wiki, genres

Technology as a Tool

4.TT.1  Use technology tools and skills to reinforce classroom concepts and activities
4.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 cite at least 5 different types of information sources used to complete a project where research is required
4.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 at least 3 appropriate graphic organizers for documenting research and process
4.TT.1.3  Use technology tools to present data and information (multimedia, audio and visual recording, online collaboration tools, etc.)
Assessment:  Students will utilize multimedia software, blogs, podcasts, or other medium to present information learned according to a provided rubric
Assessment:  Students will work in teams to create a "how to" set of information card for available technology tools such as digital cameras, video cameras, document cameras, flash drives, etc.

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

4.RP.1  Apply a research process (the Big 6) as part of collaborative research
4.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

4.SE.1  Understand issues related to the safe, ethical, and responsible use of information and technology resources
4.SE.1.1  Understand the guidelines for responsible use of technology hardware
Assessment: Students will create a multimedia project demonstrating proper use of hardware
4.SE.1.2  Understand ethical behavior (copyright, not plagiarizing, netiquette) when using resources
Assessment:  Students will correctly cite sources when using information in reports or presentations
Assessment:  Students will be given a teacher created quiz on copyright
4.SE.1.3  Understand Internet safety precautions (personal information, passwords, etc.)
Assessment:  Students will view video on Internet safety and will work with a partner to create a classroom blog to discuss Internet safety with classmates
Assessment:  Student will write a brief essay on why protection of passwords is necessary

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.
     - Private Information
     - The Power of Words
     - Group Think
     - Understand Your Acceptable Use Policy
     - Whose Is It, Anyway?
     - Choosing a Search Site
     - Rating Web Sites
     - Homework Help in a Hurry
     - What's At the Library
     - Great Communicators
     - What is a Network?
Link to Old Curriculum Page
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