The use of technology and digital tools requires knowledge and appropriate use of operations and related applications.
Create professional documents (e.g., newsletter, personalized learning plan, business letter or flyer) using advanced features of a word processing program.
Plan and create a simple database, define fields, input data, and produce a report using sort and query.
Create a multimedia presentation including sound and images.
Generate a spreadsheet to calculate, graph, and present information.
Select and use appropriate tools and digital resources to accomplish a variety of tasks and to solve problems.
The use of digital tools and media-rich resources enhances creativity and the construction of knowledge.
Synthesize and publish information about a local or global issue or event on a collaborative, web-based service (also known as a shared hosted service).
Digital tools and environments support the learning process and foster collaboration in solving local or global issues and problems.
Participate in an online learning community with learners from other countries to understand their perspectives on a global problem or issue, and propose possible solutions.
Technological advancements create societal concerns regarding the practice of safe, legal, and ethical behaviors.
Model appropriate online behaviors related to cyber safety, cyber bullying, cyber security, and cyber ethics.
Summarize the application of fair use and Creative Commons guidelines.
Demonstrate how information on a controversial issue may be biased.
Effective use of digital tools assists in gathering and managing information.
Gather and analyze findings using data collection technology to produce a possible solution for a content-related or real-world problem.
Information accessed through the use of digital tools assists in generating solutions and making decisions.
Use an electronic authoring tool in collaboration with learners from other countries to evaluate and summarize the perspectives of other cultures about a current event or contemporary figure.
Technology products and systems impact every aspect of the world in which we live.
Explain the impact of globalization on the development of a technological system over time.
The design process is a systematic approach to solving problems.
Design and create a product that addresses a real-world problem using the design process and working with specific criteria and constraints.
Identify the design constraints and trade-offs involved in designing a prototype (i.e., how the prototype might fail and how it might be improved) by completing a design problem and reporting results in a multimedia presentation.
Solve a science-based design challenge and build a prototype using science and math principles throughout the design process.
Knowledge and understanding of human, cultural, and societal values are fundamental when designing technology systems and products in the global society.
Explain the need for patents and the process of registering one.
Compare and contrast current and past incidences of ethical and unethical use of labor in the United States or another country and present results in a media-rich presentation.
Information-literacy skills, research, data analysis, and prediction provide the basis for the effective design of technology systems.
Evaluate the role of ethics and bias on trend analysis and prediction in the development of a product that impacts communities in the United States and/or other countries.
Digital tools facilitate local and global communication and collaboration in designing products and systems.
Work in collaboration with peers and experts in the field to develop a product using the design process, data analysis, and trends, and maintain a digital log with annotated sketches to record the development cycle.
Technological products and systems are created through the application and appropriate use of technological resources.
Explain the impact of resource selection and processing in the development of a common technological product or system.
Explain how the resources and processes used in the production of a current technological product can be modified to have a more positive impact on the environment (e.g., by using recycled metals, alternate energy sources) and the economy.
The designed world is the product of a design process that provides the means to convert resources into products and systems.
Explain why human-designed systems, products, and environments need to be constantly monitored, maintained, and improved.
Explain the interdependence of a subsystem that operates as part of a system.