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SCOPE AND SEQUENCE OF COMPUTER-BASED SKILLS K-6  Part 1

The importance of the role of technology in education is well recognised throughout Australia. In order to be informed and active participants in our changing society, students now and in the future, will need to be self-directed learners, able to identify issues, pose questions, synthesise ideas and develop solutions to problems.

Computer-based technologies in the primary KLAs

NSW Department of Education & Training 1997, p. 11

Students will participate in activities that assist in the development of their ability to:

Use computer-based technologies to locate, access, evaluate, manipulate, create, store and retrieve information;

Express ideas and communicate with others, using computer-based technologies;

Develop an awareness of the range of applications of computer-based technologies in society;

Discriminate in the choice and use of computer-based technologies for a given purpose;

Develop the confidence to explore, adapt and shape technological understandings and skills in response to challenges now and in the future.

http://search.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/isysquery/irl73c3/1/doc

The SCOPE AND SEQUENCE OF COMPUTER-BASED SKILLS K-6 document consists of two sections.

Part 1 consists of a K-6 index that illustrates when each skill should be

I = Introduce skill- introduced by the teacher

R = Reinforce skill - reinforced by the teacher

IU = Independent User - at a point a student should become an independent user.

Part 2 outlines the skills by grade and stage levels. Software applications, grade level projects, suggested work samples and activities are also suggested in this section of the document.  In both sections of the document, the scope and sequence of computer-based skills are divided into the following sub-strands:

1.

Basic Computer skills

2.

Word Processing skills

3.

Database and Spreadsheet skills

4.

Internet, Intranet and Email skills

5.

Multimedia skills

6.

Ethical skills

Technology Scope and SequencePage 1

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