Many thanks to Ben Grey at Barrington CUSD #220 (www.barrington220.org) for allowing us to use their template.
Why re-invent the wheel...?
NOTE: "x" indicates the end-of-year target for skill levels in this grade level, according to the work done by teachers at your school.



Students will exhibit the following skills…
Beginning
Developing
Secure
Basic Computer Functions:
1. Open and close applications and files (1)


X
2. Scroll up and down (2)


X
3. Log on and off (1)


X
4. Use mouse to click and drag (1)


X
5. Save files (2)


X
6. Print a file (2)


X
7. Use tool bar icons (2)


X
8. Maximize and minimize a window (3)


X
9. Store and retrieve files (4)


X
10. Copy and paste between applications (4)


X
11. Manage toolbars (turn on, off, view, locate, and rearrange) (8)


X
12. Use print and print preview functions (7)


X
Application Usage/ Basic Network Functions:
1. Choose appropriate drawing or writing program (2)


X
1. Access files and applications from the server (3)


X
2. Save files to disk (3)


X
Keyboarding (Typing):
1. Demonstrate keyboarding skills through instructional programs (4-6)


X
2. Type 15 wpm at 90% accuracy (4)


X
Ethical Behavior
1. Use appropriate treatment of hardware (1)


X
2. Work cooperatively and collaboratively (1)


X
3. Follow teacher’s computer directions and rules (1)


X
4. Understand the concept of plagiarism (2)


X
5. Cite sources of sites/photos used during research (8)


X


Students will exhibit the following skills…
Beginning
Developing
Secure
Research and Reference Tools
1. Navigate a website using the homepage and back button (2)


X
X
2. Use an electronic encyclopedia (4-5)


X
X
3. Enter a URL (5)


X
X
4. Use a search engine (5)


X
X
5. Bookmark a site (5)


X
X
6. Use Internet to find information (5)


X
X
7. Use an electronic card catalog (6)


X
X
Word Processing:
1. Use document formatting such as margins, line spacing, and indents (6)


X
X
2. Use character formatting such as font size and color (5)


X
X
3. Import graphics (3)


X
X
4. Use spell check (4)


X
X
5. Highlight and delete text (4)


X
X
6. Use find functions (5)


X
X
7. Use paragraph formatting such as margins, page breaks and headers and footers (7)


X
X
8. Use drawing tools (6)


X
X
9. Organize ideas and graphics using tables (8)


X
X
10. Use bullet function to create an outline (8)


X
X
Spreadsheets and Databases:
1. Input data (5)


X
2. Graph and chart data (5)


X
3. Use cell formatting tools, such as decimals, dollar signs, and commas (6)


X
4. Insert and name multiple worksheets in a file (6)


X
5. Construct custom formulas, use built-in functions, and use fill to handle simple calculations (7)


X
6. Use sort functions (7)


X
Presentation Tools
1. Create text-based information (2)


X
X
2. Import graphics (3)


X
X
3. Create multimedia presentations with text and graphics (5)


X
4. Create multimedia presentations including the Internet (6-8)


X
Other Technology Tools:
1. Use digital cameras (5)


X
2. Use scanners (5)


X

GRADE 8 VOCABULARY LIST
Std #1: Basic Operations/Concepts
Keyboard
Headphones/Speaker
Printer
Tool bar
Trash
Go
Server
Mouse
Icon
Scroll bar
File
CD-ROM
Menu
Cursor
Monitor/screen
Eject
Window
Log in/log out
Edit
Word Processor
Internet
Maximize
Minimize
File (Open/Save/New)
Folder/Directory
CPU
Floppy Disk
Edit
Hardware
Software
Copyright
Insert
E-mail
Software Piracy
License Agreement

Spreadsheet
Telecommunication
Multimedia


Desktop Publishing

Std #3: Productivity Tools
File (Open/Save/New)
Print Preview
Close
Font (Style/Size)
Indent
Save As…
Edit Text
Graphics (Insert)
Insert
Justify
Enter/Edit Text
Resize graphics
Set Tabs
Spell Check
Cut
Copy
Paste
Delete
Change Case
Print Selection
Thesaurus
Print to different size paper
Change page orientation
Set Margins
Use Find/Replace
Insert/Modify/ Delete Columns
Create Tables


Std #4: Communications Tools
Slide
Slide Show
Graphics (Insert)
Enter/Format Text
Use Word Art
Add Slide Transitions
Arrange Slides
Insert chart/graph
Format Background
Use Sound
Add Animations
Arrange Objects on Slide



Insert Movies
Insert Hyperlinks
Cite Appropriate Works

Std #5: Research Tools
Key Word
Search Results
Evaluate
Search Engine
Take Notes/Paraphrase
Boolean search operators
Bias
Accuracy of Information
Cite electronic sources

Compare at least 2 sources


Std #6: Problem Solving & Decision Making
Slide
Slide Show
Graphics (Insert)
Enter/Format Text
Use Word Art
Add Slide Transitions
Arrange Slides
Insert chart/graph
Format Background
Use Sound
Add Animations
Arrange Objects on Slide



Insert Movies
Insert Hyperlinks
Cite Appropriate Works