Second Grade Technology Standards

North Carolina Essential Standards

Grade 2, 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

2.SI.1  Categorize sources of information as appropriate or inappropriate
2.SI.1.1  Classify sources of information as relevant for particular topics or purposes
Assessment: Given a topic and pictures of available resources, students will sort the pictures as appropriate or inappropriate
2.SI.1.2  Classify resources as current or not current
Assessment: In whole groups, students will be asked to evaluate a website and/or resource using a checklist or rubric

Vocabulary:  print, non-print, electronic, audio-visual, information, appropriate, inappropriate, topics, purpose, current/not current, note-taking, resource

Informational Text

2.IN.1  Understand appropriate procedures when reading for enjoyment and information
2.IN.1.1  Categorize books by their genre characteristics
Assessment:  The student will complete a genre reading checklist as they read books throughout the year
2.IN.1.2  Summarize appropriate reading strategies when reading for information
Assessment: Given a rubric, students will complete a note-taking chart

Vocabulary: fiction, nonfiction, facts, details, genre, strategies

Technology as a Tool

2.TT.1  Use technology tools and skills to reinforce classroom concepts and activities
2.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:  The student will liest three information resources that can be found in the media center
2.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: Given a rubric , the student will use an electronic graphic organizer (Kidspiration 3) for categorizing information
2.TT.1.3  Use technology tools to present data and information (multimedia, audio and visual recording, online collaboration tools, etc.)
Assessment:  The student will create a publication in a word processing program to share a classroom concept
Assessment:  Given a rubric, the student will use multimedia software to present information

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, group


Research Process

2.RP.1  Apply the research process by participating in whole-class research (The Super 3 should be used)
2.RP.1.1  Execute the steps of a simple research process
Assessment:  Students will be able to describe what to do in each step of the research process
Assessment:  Given a list of questions related to a topic, students will be able to differntiate between the essential question and the support questions

Vocabulary: research, The Super 3 steps

Safety and Ethical Issues

2.SE.1 Understand issues related to the safe, ethical, and responsible use of information and technology resources
2.SE.1.1  Use technology hardware and software responsibly
Assessment: Students will create a poster with rules for technology use and care based on rubric guidelines
2.SE.1.2  Explain why safe use of electronic resources is important
Assessment:  Given a set of prompts, students will identify safe Internet behaviors
2.SE.1.3  Use simple citation rules for print and electronic resources
Assessment:  Students will complete a simple works cited page for projects based on rubric guidelines

Vocabulary: safety, ethical, responsible, hardware, software, online safety, 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.
     - What's Private?
     - Everyone Wants Friends
     - Whose Property is This?
     - The Power of Writing
     - Using Keywords
     - Ask a Librarian!
     - What's the Big Idea?
Link to Old Curriculum Page
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