Curriculum Guide

EasyTech Scope and Sequence K–8 Overview

Use the table below to develop your school district’s technology plan. It provides an in-depth look at twelve critical digital literacy skills today’s students need and the recommended progression across Kindergarten to eighth grade. This Scope and Sequence ensures these skills are taught systematically and consistently across your district through EasyTech’s self–scored interactive lessons, application exercises, activities, discussions and quizzes.



Digital Essentials and Keyboarding

Describe the function of common computing devices and components, and select technology resources to accomplish a variety of tasks.BBBDDDMMM
Demonstrate responsible usage and care when using electronic devices, and troubleshoot minor problems with hardware and software using available resources.BBBDDDMMM
Recognize how data can be stored and shared in different file formats and accessed from local storage devices, networked devices, and cloud services.BBBBDDMMM
Identify and describe the basic infrastructure of networks, and how networks allow for online research, communication and collaboration.BBBDDDM
Understand that technology allows for personalized and interactive learning experiences, and demonstrate the ability to incorporate feedback to improve skills and guide personal development.BBBBDDMMM
Demonstrate proper touch keyboarding techniques and ergonomic strategies such as correct hand positions and smooth rhythmic keystroke.BBDDDMM
Gain proficiency, accuracy, and speed in touch keyboarding.BBDDDMM
Understand the layout and configuration of common QWERTY keyboards, including common hotkeys and shortcut key combinations.BBBDDDDMM
Understand how to be safe and make responsible and ethical choices online and in a digital world.BBDDDDMMM
Recognize online threats to privacy and practice effective strategies to secure and protect personal data from data–collection technologies and malicious software.BBBDDM
Identify and understand the positive and negative effects of digital technologies and devices and how technology can impact all aspects of life and society.BBBDDDMMM
Cultivate a positive digital identity, promote responsible and respectful behavior online, and understand strategies to identify and deal with cyberbullying.BBDDDDMMM
Recognize and protect against the potential risks and dangers associated with various types of online communication and participation in online communities (e.g. discussion groups, blogs, and social networking sites).BBDDDMM
Be polite and respectful in all communications using digital communication tools and platforms, and use appropriate language at all times.BBBDDMMMM
Understand the role an online identity plays in the digital world and the permanence of their choices and decisions when interacting online.BBDDDMM
Demonstrate respect for intellectual property and copyright laws when using and sharing digital media and resources created by others.BBBDDMM
Connect to remote learners from different backgrounds, locations, and cultures to gain a broader perspective on common topics and issues and recognize the interconnectedness of the global community.BBDDMM

Technology Applications

Use visual mapping software, graphic organizers, and other digital tools to gather, organize, and share information.BBDDD
Plan and create a digital product to express thoughts, illustrate complex processes, and share stories in a sequential manner (e.g., graphic organizers, models, flowcharts, and storyboards).BBDDDD*D*D*M*

*More complex concepts in this skill set are taught in Computational Thinking and Coding and in Grades 5–8

Communicate ideas visually and graphically using appropriate digital tools and applications.BBBDDDMMM
Create original works and responsibly repurpose and remix digital resources into new creative works.BBBDDDMMM
Demonstrate an understanding of basic design principles and strategies to increase the effectiveness of a digital product as viewed by different audiences and in different contexts (print, web, screen, and monitor).BBBDDDMMM
Create and edit files in various formats, including audio, video and graphics, and be able to incorporate various files into a multimedia product.BBDDMM
Use video editing software to produce video projects that include titles, audio effects, and transitions, organized into an effective structure.BBDDMM
Use a word processing application to write, edit, and publish documents that demonstrate effective formatting for specific audiences, including font attributes, color, orientation, alignment, margins, list attributes, and spacing.BBBDDDMMM
Insert, edit, position, and manipulate the size of images, charts, and other graphic elements in a document.BBBDMM
Proofread and edit writing using available resources (e.g., spell checker, grammar, and autocorrect) and understand the limitations of these tools.BBBDMM
Identify and use advanced formatting features in word processing applications (e.g., columns, tab stops, headers and footers, footnotes and endnotes, tables, templates, and styles).BBBDDM
Produce proper citations in word processing documents and explain how to avoid plagiarism by respecting the ideas and intellectual property of others.BBDDMM
Use presentation software and slideshow applications to create, modify, and share presentations with specific audiences and for specific purposes.BBBDDM
Demonstrate the use of basic design elements including font, color, alignment, and layouts to enhance a presentation.BBBDDM
Add graphics, audio effects, transitions, animations, and video components to a presentation or slideshow.BBBDDM
Add internal hyperlinks to multimedia presentations and understand how to structure and develop a non-linear presentation.BBD
Understand that spreadsheets and other digital tools are used to collect, organize, analyze and visualize data.BBDDDMM
Modify structural elements and use formatting features effectively in spreadsheet applications (e.g., merge cells, wrap text, font, color, alignment) to improve the usability of a spreadsheet.BBDDDMM
Graph and present data using spreadsheet applications and choose the most appropriate type of graph to represent given data.BBDDMMM
Use a variety of computing methods (e.g., sorting, totaling, and averaging) to manipulate and analyze data.BBDDMMM
Collect data and interpret the results using statistics (range, mean, median, and mode) to draw conclusions and make predictions.BBDDD
Analyze real-world data to recognize patterns and relationships of the data using tables, charts, and graphs generated by spreadsheets and other digital tools.BBDDDMM
Plan and create a database, modify and edit fields and records, and use the sort, filter, and query tools to produce reports to share information.BBBDDDMM
Use effective search strategies for locating and retrieving electronic information in common databases (e.g., using Boolean logic and filters).BBDDDMMM
Identify and navigate common examples of databases from everyday life (e.g., library catalogs, school records, telephone directories, and search directory).BBBDDDMMM
Use age-appropriate search engines and effective search strategies to gather information for specific purposes, make informed decisions, and solve problems.BBBDDDM
Analyze and evaluate media and digital resources to determine the validity, accuracy, and relevance of the information and the credibility of the source.BBBDDDM
Create, share and utilize collaborative workspaces, documents or other digital tools for asynchronous and synchronous collaboration.BDDM
Design, develop, and publish digital media (e.g., videos and podcasts) to share with others, including online content such as webpages, websites, blogs, and wikis.BBBDDM
Use email, messaging, VoIP, social media, and other online tools and platforms to share information and communicate with others.BBBDDM

Computational Thinking and Coding

Determine what is known and what needs to be known regarding a problem and develop a problem statement in order to solve a problem or complete a task.BBBDDDMMM
Create and interpret visual representations such as flowcharts and diagrams to organize data, find patterns, make predictions, or test solutions.BBBBDDDDM
Understand that a problem can have many solutions, and that solutions can be adapted or modified to solve similar problems.BBBDDM
Test solutions, using modeling, simulations, and prototypes and continue to refine a solution.BBBDDM
Identify algorithms in everyday life, and determine how algorithms can be used to accomplish tasks and solve problems.BBBBDDDMM
Demonstrate a disposition amenable to open-ended problem solving (e.g., perseverance, creativity, patience, and adaptability).BBBDDDMM
Define an algorithm as a sequence of defined steps or instructions to be followed and identify how algorithms relate to computer programming and allow for automation.BBBBDDDMM
Develop and execute an algorithm that includes sequencing, loops, and conditionals to accomplish a task, with or without a computing device.BBBBDDDMM
Construct programs that include sequencing, events, loops, conditionals, functions, and variables, using a block-based visual programming language or text-based language, both independently and collaboratively.BBBDDD
Systematically test algorithms to identify and correct errors, including those involving operators, conditionals, parallelism, and repetition.BBBBDDDMM