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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).

• Adds prerecorded sounds to multimedia product.


Uses telecommunications program • Uses a class e-mail account.
to send and receive messages.
Grade Four
Uses a multimedia program to • Records original sound files.
communicate ideas.
• Inserts sound and photos into a simple multimedia
application (e.g., KidPix, HyperStudio).
Uses telecommunications program • Uses interactive real-time experiences to support
to send and receive messages. curriculum (e.g., Maya Expedition, Iditarod
Journey).

• Logs on, sends, and receives e-mail messages


using class account.
Grade Five
Uses a multimedia program to • Uses pictures from a digital camera in a product.
communicate ideas.
• Makes a multimedia presentation for report.
Uses telecommunications program • Shares classroom projects over e-mail.
to send and receive messages.
• Electronically publishes a class project.
Grade Six
Uses a multimedia program to • Uses multimedia software with assistance
communicate ideas. (e.g.,AppleWorks slide show, HyperStudio,
PowerPoint, HyperCard).

• Uses original graphics, photos and sound files.


Uses telecommunications program • Uses web-based tools with assistance to share
to send and receive messages. information and ideas.
• Increases collaboration with other students
electronically on curriculum projects.

• Uses e-mail etiquette when composing and


sending mail.
Grade Seven
Uses a multimedia program to • Uses Multimedia software independently to create
communicate ideas. a presentation (e.g., HyperStudio, HyperCard, and
PowerPoint).

• Uses basic multimedia animation in a


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

• Converts images and sounds for use in a project.


Uses telecommunications program • Collaborates with other students electronically on
to send and receive messages. curriculum projects.

• Demonstrates understanding of e-mail basics (e.g.,


addressing, spacing, storage).
Grade Nine
Uses a multimedia program to • Uses technology-based media to prepare reports,
communicate ideas. presentations, and projects.
Uses telecommunications program • Participates in collaborative projects using
to send and receive messages. electronic media.

• Uses individual e-mail account to send and receive


messages, graphics and attachments.