This assessment is comprehensive, designed not to test students. but assess their knowledge as an aid to you in determining where to begin. Use it when you start a new class or to determine where are the holes in their learning.
All of these skills are covered in a multi-year once-a-week project-based program, such as described in other parts of this blog. Use the assessment either as an indicator of skill level or to follow-up on learning, after teaching the following projects:
- Publisher magazine: the American Revolution
- Publisher magazine: Indigenous Cultures
- Publisher magazine: California Missions
- Publisher trifold: History
Click on each page of lesson plan.
–reprinted with permission from 55 Technology Projects for the Classroom
Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor/author of over one hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, CSG Master Teacher, webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, a tech ed columnist for Examiner.com, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. You can find her resources at Structured Learning