Grade Level: Second Grade Benchmark Assessments

Performance Task: Number Stories

The students will create and model a number story using a drawing / concept mapping software. The key components of this task include: basic keyboarding, mouse control, dragging images from image gallery
Essential Question or Enduring Understanding:
Computers help us to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences. We all need to use technology tools.
NETS Student Standards Addressed:
  • 3. Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
    • D. Students process data and report results.
  • 4. Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.
    • A. Students identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation.
  • 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:
  • Math - Problem Solving
  • Math - Addition/Subtraction Facts
Resources (applications, sites, templates, etc.):
  • Kidspiration Template
  • Clip Art
Files:


Performance Task: World Map
The performance task will require the students to investigate a world map and locate the oceans and continents. The students will be required to identify and color code a world map. The task will include key concepts like: using drawing and formatting tools, using text boxes
Essential Question or Enduring Understanding:
We use technology resources for solving problems and making informed decisions.
NETS Student Standards Addressed:
  • 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 processes.
    • C. Students use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues.
  • 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
  • Social Studies - Map Skills/Geography
Resources (applications, sites, templates, etc.):
  • SMART Notebook
  • Clip Art
  • Word Bank of Oceans and Continents
Files:


Performance Task: Research Project
The students will
Essential Question or Enduring Understanding:
Information is placed in a digital form which aids and assists with understanding. Visual elements are an important part of representing data.
NETS Student Standards Addressed

Suggested Curricular Areas
Resources (applications, sites, templates, etc.):
  • Word
  • Web Browser
Files:
  • Template:
  • Example: