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NOTE: "X" indicates the skill level students should be able to demonstrate by the end of each grade level, according to the work done by teachers at your school.
Many thanks to Ben Grey at Barrington CUSD #220 (http://barrington220.org) for allowing us to use their curriculum as a guide.



Students will exhibit the following skills…
Beginning
Developing
Consistently
Applies

Basic Computer Functions:
1. Open and close applications and files


x
2. Scroll up and down


x
3. Log on and off


x
4. Use mouse to click and drag


x
5. Save files to Desktop/My Documents


x
6. Print a file

x

7. Use tool bar icons

x

8. Maximize and minimize a window



9. Copy and paste between applications



10. Use print and print preview



11. functionsManage toolbars (turn on, off, view, locate, and rearrange)



Application Usage/ Basic Network Functions:
1. Choose applicable program (Word, Excel, etc.) with teacher directions

x

2. Access files and applications from the server (3)
x


3. Save files to disk



Keyboarding (Typing)
1. Demonstrate keyboarding skills through instructional programs

x

2. Type 15 wpm at 90% accuracy



Ethical Behavior
1. Use appropriate treatment of hardware

x

2. Work cooperatively and collaboratively

x

3. Follow teacher’s computer directions and rules

x

4. Understand the concept of plagiarism

x

5. Cite sources of sites/photos used during research



Students will exhibit the following skills…
Beginning
Developing
Secure
Research and Reference Tools
1. Navigate a website using the homepage and back button

x

2. Enter a URL



3. Use a search engine



4. Bookmark a site



5. Use Internet, electronic card catalog, & other electronic resources to find information



Word Processing:
1. Use character formatting such as font size and color
x


2. Use spell check
x


3. Highlight and delete text
x


4. Organize ideas and graphics using tables



5. Import graphics



6. Use find functions



7. Use paragraph formatting such as margins, page breaks and line spacing



8. Use drawing tools



9. Use bullet function to create an outline



Spreadsheets and Databases:
1. Input data



2. Graph and chart data



3. Use cell formatting tools, such as decimals, dollar signs, and commas



4. Insert and name multiple worksheets in a file



5. Construct custom formulas, use built-in functions, and use fill to handle simple calculations



6. Use sort functions



Presentation Tools
1. Create text-based information



2. Import graphics



3. Create multimedia presentations with text and graphics



4. Create multimedia presentations including the Internet



Other Technology Tools:
1. Use digital cameras