The Indicators

I. Technology Operations and Concepts
The student can:

  1. Respond appropriately to information presented in a dialog box. (e.g. Replace a file dialog)
  2. Create a new file.
  3. Locate and open a specific file.
  4. Rename a file.
  5. Move a file to a different location.
  6. Search for specific files.
  7. Select the best device to complete a given task such as digital cameras, scanners, and external storage devices.
  8. Select appropriate uses for word processing software.
  9. Select appropriate uses for spreadsheet software.
  10. Select appropriate uses for web browser software.
  11. Select appropriate uses for graphic organizer software.
  12. Identify a web browser.
  13. Select appropriate uses for presentation software.

II. Constructing and Demonstrating Knowledge
The student can:

  1. Select correct printer.
  2. Print a specific page range.
  3. Identifies and locates the standard menu bar.
  4. Use the ordered and unordered list features of a word processor.
  5. Use the table creation feature of a word processor.
  6. Insert a hyperlink into a document.
  7. Insert an image into a document.
  8. Set page margins within a word processing document.
  9. Adjust line spacing within a word processing document.
  10. Insert an object using the drawing tools feature of a word processor.
  11. Edit images within software using cropping.
  12. Edit images within software using resizing.
  13. Edit images within software using rotating.
  14. Edit images within software using brightness/contrast.
  15. Identify and use the address bar in a web browser.
  16. Identify and use the back function in a web browser.
  17. Identify and use the refresh function in a web browser.
  18. Identify and use the bookmarks/favorites elements in a web browser.
  19. Perform web searches that produce relevant results.
  20. Use the advanced search features of search engines (e.g. Boolean, date limits, language, etc).
  21. Access information through online resources including encyclopedias, libraries, education and government websites, and electronic catalogs (a.k.a. card catalogs).
  22. Evaluate Internet sites for accuracy.

III. Communication and Collaboration
The student can:

  1. Demonstrate practical keyboarding skills.
  2. Use email to send a message.
  3. Use email to receive/open a message.
  4. Use email to forward a message.
  5. Use email to reply to a message.
  6. Use email to add attachments to a message.
  7. Create new slides within presentation software.
  8. Enter content within presentation software.
  9. Play a slide show within presentation software.
  10. Perform basic digital video editing by removing a section of video.
  11. Perform basic digital video editing by adding narration and/or music.
  12. Insert an edited video clip into presentation software.
  13. Use “Save As…” to change the name of the working file.
  14. Use “Save As…” to save a file to a different location.

IV. Independent Learning
The student can:

  1. Use print preview.
  2. Change page orientation between landscape and portrait.
  3. Create flowcharts as a learning strategy.
  4. Create concept maps as a learning strategy.
  5. Enter data into a spreadsheet.
  6. Format data in a spreadsheet.
  7. Delete data in a spreadsheet.
  8. Use help functions within an application for assistance.
  9. Use spreadsheets to compute basic formulas.
  10. Use spreadsheets to create a graph.
  11. Import and export data. (E.g. copying and pasting from spreadsheet to presentation software).
  12. Toggle between two open software applications.

V. Digital Citizenship
The student can:

  1. Differentiate between appropriate and inappropriate use of school computers (acceptable use policy).
  2. Use and appropriately cite electronic references.
  3. Understand and follow copyright laws pertaining to software and/or Internet resources, including duplicating and/or plagiarizing text and media files.
  4. Identify an appropriate procedure to follow when inappropriate content is encountered on a computer.
  5. Display an awareness of potentially inappropriate language while using technology.
  6. Display an awareness of potentially inappropriate media use in regards to technology.
  7. Display an awareness that technology is in a state of continual change/advancement.
  8. Identify security risks that are involved with giving out personal information (e.g. fake eBay sign in to steal password).
  9. Understands there is no guarantee of privacy on a network.
  10. Recognize and report potential online predators (e.g. strangers asking inappropriate questions).
  11. Recognize the risks of downloading files and documents.
  12. Recognizes the permanency of electronic data.
  13. Maintain password security.
  14. Understand the need for virus scans, pop up blockers, spy ware blockers, firewalls and filters.