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Technology Design 6, 7, & 8

Mr. King
Weeks #1-2
Fall 2014
Why is Learning Computer Technology Important?
Writing Reflection
Homework #1
CCSS Standards:
CCSS.ELA.W1.6 - Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
a. Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.
b. Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and
demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
c. Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons.
d. Establish and maintain a formal style.
e. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the argument presented.
ISTE-NETS Standards:
1. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products
and processes using technology.
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression
Objectives: Students will be able to
1.) Develop an understanding of many important reasons why learning to use computer
technology is important to success as a student academically, in a future career, and as a
lifelong learner supported by relevant and obvious evidence.
2.) Be inspired and motivated to want to learn to use computer technology because of its
practicality and its direct impact on the quality of their lives and future careers.
3.) Demonstrate the proper heading for assignments to be submitted in this class.
4.) Write an original work as a means of personal expression for an established argument
using students existing knowledge backed by relevant and any available evidence.
5.) *Demonstrate a basic ability to use Microsoft Word and print a document. (If student
chooses to complete assignment on MS Word.)
Directions:
1.) Handwrite (or type in a MS Word document and print) and/or draw one full page by
reflecting upon, researching the internet upon, and answering the following question:
Why is learning to use computer technology important to your success as a student in
school academically, in your future career, and as a lifelong learner? Give 3-5 reasons
and give details. Use your own words. Use your own prior knowledge to answer this
question. You can conduct some internet research to help you back your arguments if
you have access to the internet. If not, simply reflect deeply and utilize what you already
know to answer this question.
Technology Design 6, 7, & 8
Mr. King
Weeks #1-2
Fall 2014
2.) Be sure to place the proper heading in the upper right hand corner (justified right) to
either your handwritten or MS Word typewritten documents:
Firstname Lastname
Grade Level & Letter / Student Computer seat # (e.g. 6B / L1-10)
Technology Design (6, 7, or 8)
Mr. King
Date (e.g. 9-1-2014
3.) If typewritten, save the MS Word document onto your flash drives for future reference.
4.) Participate in the partner share of this homework assignment in class.
5.) Participate in the class discussion of this homework assignment in class.
6.) Turn in the handwritten or typed/printed document to Mr. King.

Technology Design 6, 7, & 8
Mr. King
Weeks #1-2
Fall 2014
Why is Learning Computer Technology Important?
Essay Rubric
Points 4 Points 3 Points 2 Points 1
Heading Essay has proper
heading with
Name, Grade
Level & Letter /
Computer Seat #,
Class Name,
Teacher Name, &
Date
Essay has
proper heading
with Name,
Grade Level &
Letter /
Computer Seat
#, Class Name,
Teacher Name,
& Date, but not
Right Aligned.
Essay has proper
heading with
Name, Grade
Level & Letter /
Computer Seat #,
Class Name,
Teacher Name, &
Date, but it is not
Right Aligned and
not in the Header
Essay has Name
but no Header.
Arguments &
Reasoning
4-5 or more
Advanced
arguments with
clear reasoning
3-4 Proficient
arguments with
mostly clear
reasoning
3-4 Basic
arguments with
some unclear
reasoning.
3 or less
arguments,
perhaps BB or
FBB.
Relevant
Evidence
Excellent evidence
and very relevant.
Student might
have even used
internet resources
to support
arguments.
Good evidence
and mostly
relevant.
Some relevant
evidence, but
some irrelevant.
Needs more
relevant evidence.
Spelling,
Grammar &
Punctuation
Spelling, Grammar
& Punctuation are
all correct.
Almost all
Spelling,
Grammar &
Punctuation are
correct.
Spelling,
Grammar &
Punctuation has
some errors.
Spelling, Grammar
& Punctuation is
mostly all errors.
Essay
Length
1 page or more
handwritten.
1 page or more
typewritten double
spaced.
Over page
handwritten.
Over page
typewritten
double spaced.
At least page in
length or 5-6
complete
sentences.
3-4 complete
sentences or less.

Total Score: _____ / 20