1. Define and distinguish various systems in technology.
  2. Summarize that all systems have a goal, an input, a process, an output, and feedback.
  3. Diagram simple systems.
  4. Explain the production of technological systems.
  5. Illustrate the subsystem of a complex technological system.

Watch and listen to the video clips at Introduction to Technology
List of Words to Know:
Max, Gladys, Franklyn, Ian, Lia, Rachel, Valerie, Adam, Angela
Steven, Zachary, Savannah, Chase, Gustavo, Tyler, Marissa
  1. hardware
  2. computer
  3. input
  4. output
  5. process
  6. CPU
  7. ROM
  8. RAM
  9. storage unit
Bianca, David, Maureen, Joesph, Michael, Jarred
Carson, Johnny, Jendrick, Alejandro, Jennifer (2), John Rodgers, Amanda
  1. software
  2. programming
  3. computer operating system
  4. browser
  5. browser window
  6. browser tabs
Vivi, Carter, Ryan, Caitlin, Gentry, Tyler, Marc,
Jennifer (1), Jessica, Sebastina, Sophia, Javier, Kenley, Alex, Abigail
  1. network
  2. server
  3. node
  4. internet
  5. URL
  6. web address
  7. web page
  8. LAN
  9. wireless
  10. cloud computing

Assignment - Introduction to Technology

  1. Watch the videos clips at Introduction to Technology to define the terms.
  2. Each of the groups of terms are part of a system. View the explanation and definition of a system on Prezi.
  3. Diagram using Tux Paint. Label, so the system or concept/main idea is clear.
  4. Import the Tux Paint image to here.
  5. Create an animation using Scratch to explain the group of terms. (Not yet assigned)

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Rubric for Introduction to Technology Diagram






Conveys a clear, focused, and accurate main idea with adequate development and/or support
States or implies a main idea, but is unclear, unfocused, inaccurate, and/or underdeveloped
Has a main idea that begins to emerge, but author’s direction is unclear
Does not reflect a main idea or purpose; includes content that is off topic


Has basic organization that moves the reader through the diagram logically without confusion
Has uneven organization that affects the reader’s ability to follow diagram
Contains mostly ineffective organization with only occasional sections or images that direct the viewer.
Doesn’t use identifiable organization; writing and diagram lacks a sense of direction or seems random


Shows few errors with only minor editing needed
Applies standard grade-level conventions accurately on most occasions
Makes errors that distract the reader and impairs readability; displays a lack of skill with particular convention(s) through repeated mistakes
Has many types of convention errors scattered throughout text


Uses presentation or formatting that supports a clear message; piece appears finished and sufficiently polished
Has uneven presentation or formatting that makes text and diagram difficult to read or understand; piece lacks a finished appearance
Uses presentation or formatting that makes text and diagram confusing
Uses presentation or formatting that makes text and diagram unreadable or confusing