STANDARD 4: The student uses a variety of media and formats to communicate and share information and ideas effectively

to multiple audiences. Benchmarks Grade One Uses a multimedia program to • Navigates through a multimedia product. communicate ideas. Grade Two Uses a multimedia program to • Uses a beginning multimedia tool with assistance communicate ideas. (e.g., KidPix). Uses telecommunications program • Knows that the computer can be used to send and to send and receive messages. receive messages. Grade Three Uses a multimedia program to • Uses beginning multimedia tools to create an communicate ideas. individual or group product (e.g., KidPix, HyperStudio). Uses telecommunications program to send and receive messages. Uses a multimedia program to communicate ideas. Uses telecommunications program to send and receive messages.
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Adds prerecorded sounds to multimedia product. Uses a class e-mail account.

Grade Four • Records original sound files.
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Inserts sound and photos into a simple multimedia application (e.g., KidPix, HyperStudio). Uses interactive real-time experiences to support curriculum (e.g., Maya Expedition, Iditarod Journey).

Uses a multimedia program to communicate ideas. Uses telecommunications program to send and receive messages. Uses a multimedia program to communicate ideas.

Logs on, sends, and receives e-mail messages using class account. Grade Five • Uses pictures from a digital camera in a product.
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Makes a multimedia presentation for report. Shares classroom projects over e-mail.

Electronically publishes a class project. Grade Six • Uses multimedia software with assistance (e.g.,AppleWorks slide show, HyperStudio, PowerPoint, HyperCard).
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Uses telecommunications program to send and receive messages.

Uses original graphics, photos and sound files. Uses web-based tools with assistance to share information and ideas. Increases collaboration with other students

electronically on curriculum projects. Uses e-mail etiquette when composing and sending mail. Grade Seven • Uses Multimedia software independently to create a presentation (e.g., HyperStudio, HyperCard, and PowerPoint).

Uses a multimedia program to communicate ideas.

Uses telecommunications program to send and receive messages. Uses a multimedia program to communicate ideas.

Uses basic multimedia animation in a presentation. • Uses web-based tools independently to share information and ideas. Grade Eight • Uses video technology when creating multimedia presentations. • Imports digital imagery and sound into multimedia projects. • Uses video camera, when appropriate, for multimedia projects. • Uses scanned images in projects.
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Uses telecommunications program to send and receive messages.

Converts images and sounds for use in a project. Collaborates with other students electronically on curriculum projects.

Uses a multimedia program to communicate ideas. Uses telecommunications program to send and receive messages.

Demonstrates understanding of e-mail basics (e.g., addressing, spacing, storage). Grade Nine • Uses technology-based media to prepare reports, presentations, and projects. • Participates in collaborative projects using electronic media.
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Uses individual e-mail account to send and receive messages, graphics and attachments.

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