Grade Level: Fourth Grade Benchmark Assessments

Performance Task: Multi-Media Presentation
The students will work individually to create a presentation about a curricular topic. The presentation will include key components like: research, credits/citations, images/clip gallery items.
Essential Question or Enduring Understanding
Representing research findings and other information in a digital form aids access and assists with understanding. Visual elements are an important part of representing data.
NETS Student Standards Assessed
  • 1. Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
    • B. Students create original works as a means of personal or group expressions.
  • 3. Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students:
    • A. plan strategies to guide inquiry.
    • B. locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.
    • C. evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.
  • 6. Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations. Students:
    • A. understand and use technology systems.
    • D. transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies.
Suggested Curricular Areas:
  • Biography Studies
  • Oceans/Sea Creatures
  • Endangered Species in PA
  • Topic of Interest
Resources (Applications, sites, templates, etc.)
  • PowerPoint, PhotoStory
  • clip art collections and web sites
Files
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Performance Task: Graphic Design Project
The students will design a brochure or poster for a specific topic. The brochure/poster will include key components like: research, quick facts, image/clip gallery items.
Essential Question or Enduring Understanding
Desktop publishing software creates a working environment that is more closely related to graphic arts than to word processing.
NETS Student Standards Assessed
  • 1. Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
    • A. Students apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or process.
  • 3. Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students:
    • A. plan strategies to guide inquiry.
  • B. locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.
    • C. evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.
  • 6. Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations. Students:
    • A. understand and use technology systems.
    • D. transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies.
Suggested Curricular Areas:
  • United States Geography
  • US Regions
  • Study of PA
  • Summarizing a Book
Resources (Applications, sites, templates, etc.)
  • Microsoft Word/Publisher
  • Brochure Template
  • Clip Art collections and web sites
Files

Performance Task: Geometry Project
The students will visually represent concepts of geometry through the use of images and drawing tools. Key concepts will include:

Essential Question or Enduring Understanding
Technology can be used to communicate information and ideas effectively.
NETS Student Standards Assessed
  • 1. Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products anf process using technology.
    • A. Students apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.
  • 6. Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.
    • A. Students understand and use technology systems.
Suggested Curricular Areas:
  • Math - Geometry
Resources (Applications, sites, templates, etc.)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Publisher
Files**