Grade Level: Third Grade Benchmark Assessments

Performance Task: Character Traits Graphic Organizer

The students will create a character map about themselves incorporating the 4 pillars of character: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
Essential Question or Enduring Understanding:
Technology can be used for personal expression. Various applications can be used effectively and productively allowing for clear communication.
NETS Student Standards Addressed:
  • 1. Students demonstrate creative thinking, and develop innovative products using technology.
    • B. Students create original works as a means of personal expression.
  • 2. Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
    • B. Students communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
  • 6. Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and opperations.
    • B. Students select and use applications effectively and productively.

Suggested Curricular Areas
  • Social Studies
  • Character Education
Resources (applications, sites, templates, etc.):
  • Kidspiration
Files:


Performance Task: Multimedia Project
The students will individually create a project that combines sound, visual and/or motion graphics to demonstrate understanding of a curricular area of study.
Essential Question or Enduring Understanding:
We can use technology to promote creativity, publish our work, and interact with peers. We can use a variety of formats to communicate ideas and information effectively.
NETS Student Standards Addressed:
  • 1. Students demonstrate thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology
    • B. Students create original works as a means of personal or group expression
    • C. Students use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues.
  • 2. Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
    • A. Students interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
    • B. Students communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
  • 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:
  • Language Arts - Poetry
  • Science - Rock Formations; Insects; Space
Resources (applications, sites, templates, etc.):
  • Microsoft PowerPoint or PhotoStory
  • Clip Art
  • Various websites
Files:

Performance Task: Changing Neighborhoods/Changing Communities
The students will use Neighborhood Map Machine to create maps for now and long ago.
Essential Question or Enduring Understanding:
Creativity & Innovation - Identify trends and forecast possibilities
NETS Student Standards Addressed:
  • 2. Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
    • B. Students communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
  • 3. Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
    • D. Students process data and report results.
  • 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
Resources (applications, sites, templates, etc.):
  • Neighborhood Map Machine
Files: