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Technology Curriculum (Draft)

Grade K

As a result of their participation in Instructional Technology Coursework, students will develop the
following skills:

Strand 1: Basic Operations and Concepts
1.1.1
Identify simple computer parts using correct terms (e.g., mouse, keyboard, monitor, disk, printer, CDROM)
1.1.2
Turn the computer on and off
1.1.3
Log into and out of the network using name and ID number
1.1.4
Launch new programs
1.1.5
Open a new or saved document
1.1.6
Use the window scroll bar to effectively move through the application screen
1.2.1
Hold and position the mouse
1.3.1
Use multimedia resources (e.g., interactive books, educational software, multimedia encyclopedias)
Strand 2: Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
2.1.1
Work cooperatively and collaboratively with peers, family members, and others when using technology in
the classroom
2.2.1
Use common network courtesies (e.g., logging in using own name and password, respecting other
students' works)
2.3.1
Use technology to promote curiosity and learning
Strand 3: Technology Productivity Tools
3.1.1
Enter and delete text
3.2.1
Use painting and drawing tools (e.g., text, line, shapes, eraser, brush, spray can, paint bucket)
Strand 4: Communications/Collaboration
Strand 5: Research
Strand 6: Problem Solving and Decision-Making


Grade 1
As a result of their participation in Instructional Technology Coursework, students will develop the
following skills:
Strand 1: Basic Operations and Concepts
1.1.7
Save files to proper locations using "save" and "save as"
Strand 2: Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
Strand 3: Technology Productivity Tools
Strand 4: Communications/Collaboration
Strand 5: Research
5.4.1
Cite sources using an appropriate format for grade level and/or curriculum area
Strand 6: Problem Solving and Decision-Making
 
Grade 1
As a result of their participation in Instructional Technology Coursework, students will master the
following skills:
Strand 1: Basic Operations and Concepts
1.1
General Computer Knowledge
1.1.1
Identify simple computer parts using correct terms (e.g., mouse, keyboard, monitor, disk, printer,
CDROM)
1.1.2
Turn the computer on and off
1.1.3
Log into and out of the network using name and ID number
1.1.4
Launch new programs
1.1.5
Open a new or saved document
1.1.6
Use the window scroll bar to effectively move through the application screen
1.2
Keyboarding Strategies
1.2.1
Hold and position the mouse
1.3
Multimedia Resource Knowledge
1.3.1
Use multimedia resources (e.g., interactive books, educational software, multimedia encyclopedias)
Strand 2: Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
2.1
Social
2.1.1
Work cooperatively and collaboratively with peers, family members, and others when using technology in
the classroom
2.2
Ethics
2.2.1
Use common network courtesies (e.g., logging in using own name and password, respecting other
students' works)
Strand 3: Technology Productivity Tools
3.1
Word Processing
3.1.1
Enter and delete text
3.2
Graphics
3.2.1
Use painting and drawing tools (e.g., text, line, shapes, eraser, brush, spray can, paint bucket)
Strand 4: Communications/Collaboration
Strand 5: Research
Strand 6: Problem Solving and Decision-Making
 

Grade 2
As a result of their participation in Instructional Technology Coursework, students will develop the
following skills:
Strand 1: Basic Operations and Concepts
1.1.8
Choose printer
1.1.9
Print document
1.2.2
Use proper keyboard position (e.g., hand orientation, space bar, hub key, shift, return)
Strand 2: Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
2.2.2
Read and follow district network guidelines and consequences of misuse (e.g., access appropriate web
sites, report improper use, protect personal information, honor privacy of others, utilize network
resources for appropriate educational activities)
2.3.2
Explore uses of technology in workplace and society (e.g., advantages and disadvantages of relying on
technology)
2.3.3
Make informed choices regarding technology resources (e.g., be aware of ethical and social issues relating
to technology)
Strand 3: Technology Productivity Tools
3.1.3
Apply editing techniques (e.g., spell check, thesaurus, find/change, copy/cut/paste)
3.1.5
Apply formatting techniques (e.g., alignment, tabs, fonts, styles, spacing)
3.2.3
Insert original or commercial clip art into documents/projects
3.2.5
Edit and manipulate graphics (e.g., move, resize)
3.3.1
Develop a graphic organizer (e.g., Inspiration, storyboard) for multimedia production
3.3.2
Create developmentally appropriate multimedia projects
3.3.3
Incorporate multiple components into multimedia projects (e.g., text, graphics, sound, drawing,
transitions,
buttons)
Strand 4: Communications/Collaboration
Strand 5: Research
5.1.1
Access teacher identified web sites
5.1.2
Maneuver within web-based resources (e.g., navigate, use links, forward, back)
5.2.1
Complete card catalog searches by keyword, subject, title, and author
5.4.1
Cite sources using an appropriate format for grade level and/or curriculum area
Strand 6: Problem Solving and Decision-Making
6.3.2
Interpret and summarize information
6.3.3
Draw conclusion utilizing data
6.3.4
Develop product indicating results of research (e.g., simulation, report, presentation, model)
 
Grade 2
As a result of their participation in Instructional Technology Coursework, students will master the
following skills:
Strand 1: Basic Operations and Concepts
1.1
General Computer Knowledge
1.1.7
Save files to proper locations using "save" and "save as"
Strand 2: Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
Strand 3: Technology Productivity Tools
Strand 4: Communications/Collaboration
Strand 5: Research
Strand 6: Problem Solving and Decision-Making


Grade 3
As a result of their participation in Instructional Technology Coursework, students will develop the
following
skills:
Strand 1: Basic Operations and Concepts
1.1.10
Organize files into folders
1.1.11
Use the troubleshooting process (e.g., identify problem, check obvious, note error messages, seek
assistance)
1.2.3
Keyboard at 15 words per minute (wpm) with 93% accuracy
Strand 2: Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
2.2.3
Observe copyright laws and responsibilities (e.g., cite sources, obtain permission to use others' works to
refrain from plagiarism)
Strand 3: Technology Productivity Tools
3.9.1
Use hand-held digital device for data collection with classes or small groups (e.g., Proscopes, iSight
cameras, iPods, science probes for temperature, light, sound collection)
Strand 4: Communications/Collaboration
4.3.1
Format presentation using appropriate text and images (e.g., text consists of main idea, images enhance
text, sounds and transitions support text)
4.3.2
Use effective oral communication skills (e.g., speak loudly, clearly; use gestures; maintain eye contact; use
technology only as reference point)
Strand 5: Research
5.1.3
Enter address/URL
5.1.4
Bookmark web sites
5.2.3
Complete online search strategies by keyword to access information
5.2.5
Find relevant information in resources
5.2.6
Transfer relevant information to note format (i.e., Inspiration, graphic organizers, paraphrasing, note
cards,
word processing, etc.)
5.4.1
Cite sources using an appropriate format for grade level and/or curriculum area
Strand 6: Problem Solving and Decision-Making
6.2.1
Differentiate between fact and opinion
 
Grade 3
As a result of their participation in Instructional Technology Coursework, students will master the
following skills:
Strand 1: Basic Operations and Concepts
1.1
General Computer Knowledge
1.1.8
Choose printer
1.1.9
Print document
1.2
Keyboarding Strategies
1.2.2
Use proper keyboard position (e.g., hand orientation, space bar, hub key, shift, return)
1.3
Multimedia Resource Knowledge
1.3.1
Use multimedia resources (e.g., interactive books, educational software, multimedia encyclopedias)
Strand 2: Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
2.2
Ethics
2.2.2
Read and follow district network guidelines and consequences of misuse (e.g., access appropriate web
sites, report improper use, protect personal information, honor privacy of others, utilize network
resources for appropriate educational activities)
2.3
Human Issues
2.3.2
Explore uses of technology in workplace and society (e.g., advantages and disadvantages of relying on
technology)
2.3.3
Make informed choices regarding technology resources (e.g., be aware of ethical and social issues relating
to technology)
Strand 3: Technology Productivity Tools
3.1
Word Processing
3.1.3
Apply editing techniques (e.g., spell check, thesaurus, find/change, copy/cut/paste)
3.1.5
Apply formatting techniques (e.g., alignment, tabs, fonts, styles, spacing)
3.2
Graphics
3.2.5
Edit and manipulate graphics (e.g., move, resize)
3.3
Multimedia
3.3.1
Develop a graphic organizer (e.g., Inspiration, storyboard) for multimedia production
3.3.2
Create developmentally appropriate multimedia projects
3.3.3
Incorporate multiple components into multimedia projects (e.g., text, graphics, sound, drawing,
transitions,
buttons)
Strand 4: Communications/Collaboration
Strand 5: Research
5.1
Web Research
5.1.1
Access teacher identified web sites
5.1.2
Maneuver within web-based resources (e.g., navigate, use links, forward, back)
5.2
Electronic Resources
5.2.1
Complete card catalog searches by keyword, subject, title, and author
Strand 6: Problem Solving and Decision-Making
6.3
Application of Research Results
6.3.2
Interpret and summarize information
6.3.3
Draw conclusion utilizing data
6.3.4
Develop product indicating results of research (e.g., simulation, report, presentation, model)


Grade 4
As a result of their participation in Instructional Technology Coursework, students will develop the
following skills:
Strand 1: Basic Operations and Concepts
1.1.13
Use the dock to navigate between programs
1.2.3
Keyboard at 15 words per minute (wpm) with 93% accuracy
Strand 2: Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
Strand 3: Technology Productivity Tools
3.2.2
Use advanced painting and drawing tools (e.g., text, line, shapes, eraser, brush, spray can, paint bucket,
rotate, resize, gradients)
3.2.7
Capture digital images and insert into document (e.g., pictures, scanned images)
3.3.4
Use advanced multimedia techniques (e.g., animations, new button actions, web links)
3.4.1
Develop a graphic organizer (e.g., Inspiration, storyboard) for web production
3.4.2
Create a web page using text, graphics, links
Strand 4: Communications/Collaboration
4.1.1
Access account, retrieve, compose, send, and reply to messages using class accounts
4.2.2
Participate in desktop video conferencing (e.g., iSight cameras)
4.3.3
Align graphics, text, and sound with content
Strand 5: Research
5.4.1
Cite sources using an appropriate format for grade level and/or curriculum area
Strand 6: Problem Solving and Decision-Making
6.1.1
Determine which technology is most suited to the specific task or problem (e.g., word processor,
database,
spreadsheet, multimedia tool, graphic organizer)
 
Grade 4
As a result of their participation in Instructional Technology Coursework, students will master the
following skills:
Strand 1: Basic Operations and Concepts
1.1
General Computer Knowledge
1.1.10
Organize files into folders
1.1.11
Use the troubleshooting process (e.g., identify problem, check obvious, note error messages, seek
assistance)
Strand 2: Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
2.2
Ethics
2.2.3
Observe copyright laws and responsibilities (e.g., cite sources, obtain permission to use others' works to
refrain from plagiarism)
Strand 3: Technology Productivity Tools
3.9
Peripheral Devices
3.9.1
Use hand-held digital device for data collection with classes or small groups (e.g., Proscopes, iSight
cameras, iPods, science probes for temperature, light, sound collection)
Strand 4: Communications/Collaboration
4.3
Presentation Skills
4.3.1
Format presentation using appropriate text and images (e.g., text consists of main idea, images enhance
text, sounds and transitions support text)
4.3.2
Use effective oral communication skills (e.g., speak loudly, clearly; use gestures; maintain eye contact; use
technology only as reference point)
Strand 5: Research
5.1
Web Research
55.1.3
Enter address/URL
5.1.4
Bookmark web sites
5.2
Electronic Resources
5.2.3
Complete online search strategies by keyword to access information
5.2.5
Find relevant information in resources
5.2.6
Transfer relevant information to note format (i.e., Inspiration, graphic organizers, paraphrasing, note
cards,
word processing, etc.)
Strand 6: Problem Solving and Decision-Making
6.2
Media Literacy
6.2.1
Differentiate between fact and opinion
 
 
 
Grade 5
As a result of their participation in Instructional Technology Coursework, students will develop the
following skills:
Strand 1: Basic Operations and Concepts
Strand 2: Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
Strand 3: Technology Productivity Tools
3.1.4
Apply advanced editing techniques (e.g., spell check, thesaurus, find/change, copy/cut/paste)
3.1.6
Apply advanced formatting techniques (e.g., alignment, tabs, fonts, styles, spacing)
3.6.1
Define database fields
3.6.2
Enter and sort information
3.6.4
Print database report
3.7.1
Enter and sort information in a spreadsheet
3.7.2
Create simple graphs (e.g., bar, pie, circle, line)
Strand 4: Communications/Collaboration
Strand 5: Research
5.3.1
Recognize the significance of the URL address (e.g., .org, .edu, .com, .net, .gov)
5.3.2
Assess web sites for relevance and validity (e.g., purpose of research, validity of site)
5.3.3
Determine and prioritize appropriate electronic resources
5.4.1
Cite sources using an appropriate format for grade level and/or curriculum area
Strand 6: Problem Solving and Decision-Making
 
Grade 5
As a result of their participation in Instructional Technology Coursework, students will master the
following skills:
Strand 1: Basic Operations and Concepts
1.1
General Computer Knowledge
1.1.13
Use the dock to navigate between programs
1.2
Keyboarding Strategies
1.2.3
Keyboard at 15 words per minute (wpm) with 93% accuracy
Strand 2: Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
Strand 3: Technology Productivity Tools
3.2
Graphics
3.2.2
Use advanced painting and drawing tools (e.g., text, line, shapes, eraser, brush, spray can, paint bucket,
rotate, resize, gradients)
3.2.7
Capture digital images and insert into document (e.g., pictures, scanned images)
3.3
Multimedia
3.3.4
Use advanced multimedia techniques (e.g., animations, new button actions, web links)
3.4
Web programming
3.4.1
Develop a graphic organizer (e.g., Inspiration, storyboard) for web production
3.4.2
Create a web page using text, graphics, links
Strand 4: Communications/Collaboration
4.1
Email
4.1.1
Access account, retrieve, compose, send, and reply to messages using class accounts
4.2
Telecommunication/Collaborations
4.2.2
Participate in desktop video conferencing (e.g., iSight cameras)
4.3
Presentation Skills
4.3.3
Align graphics, text, and sound with content
Strand 5: Research
Strand 6: Problem Solving and Decision-Making
6.1
Selection of Appropriate Tools
6.1.1
Determine which technology is most suited to the specific task or problem (e.g., word processor,
database, spreadsheet, multimedia tool, graphic organizer)


Grade 6
As a result of their participation in Instructional Technology Coursework, students will develop the
following skills:
Strand 1: Basic Operations and Concepts
1.4.1
Identify parts of a network using correct terms (e.g., hardware, software, connectivity components)
1.4.2
Identify the differences between a LAN and a WAN
Strand 2: Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
Strand 3: Technology Productivity Tools
3.4.3
Use advanced web design techniques (e.g., animations, anchors, tables, frames, viewing source/document/
information files)
3.7.3
Use advanced graph formatting techniques (e.g., step size, 3-dimensional, color, shading, labeling)
3.7.4
Demonstrate basic spreadsheet functions (e.g., +, -, *, /, and average)
Strand 4: Communications/Collaboration
Strand 5: Research
5.2.2
Search the card catalog using strategies such as Boolean logic, +, -
5.2.4
Complete advanced online search strategies to access information (i.e., Boolean logic, +, -, ?, "", *)
5.2.7
Use word processor to take notes from electronic research
5.4.1
Cite sources using an appropriate format for grade level and/or curriculum area
Strand 6: Problem Solving and Decision-Making
6.2.2
Recognize propaganda and the presence of bias and prejudice
6.3.1
Analyze resources in terms of date, author, source, and point of view
 
Grade 6
As a result of their participation in Instructional Technology Coursework, students will master the
following skills:
Strand 1: Basic Operations and Concepts
Strand 2: Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
Strand 3: Technology Productivity Tools
3.1
Word Processing
3.1.4
Apply advanced editing techniques (e.g., spell check, thesaurus, find/change, copy/cut/paste)
3.1.6
Apply advanced formatting techniques (e.g., alignment, tabs, fonts, styles, spacing)
3.6
Database
3.6.1
Define database fields
3.6.2
Enter and sort information
3.6.4
Print database report
Strand 4: Communications/Collaboration
Strand 5: Research
5.3
Evaluation
5.3.1
Recognize the significance of the URL address (e.g., org, edu, com, net, gov)
5.3.2
Assess web sites for relevance and validity (e.g., purpose of research, validity of site)
5.3.3
Determine and prioritize appropriate electronic resources
Strand 6: Problem Solving and Decision-Making
 
 
Grade 7
As a result of their participation in Instructional Technology Coursework, students will develop the
following skills:
Strand 1: Basic Operations and Concepts
1.2.4
Keyboard at 25 wpm with 93% accuracy
1.4.1
Identify parts of a network using correct terms (e.g., hardware, software, connectivity components)
1.4.2
Identify the differences between a LAN and a WAN
Strand 2: Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
2.3.4
Explore technology related career choices
Strand 3: Technology Productivity Tools
3.2.4
Insert clip art from a variety of sources into documents/projects (e.g., CD, Internet, camera, scanner)
3.5.1
Demonstrate appropriate care of video production equipment (e.g., cameras, cables, computers)
3.5.3
Storyboard video collaboratively with peers
3.5.4
Use video filmed by others to develop productions
3.5.7
Import video into computer
3.5.9
Edit video footage adding effects (e.g., sound, text, transitions)
3.5.11
Print to video (QuickTime)
3.5.12
Print to CD
3.9.2
Use hand-held digital device for data collection individually or in small groups (e.g., science probes for
temperature, light, sound collection)
Strand 4: Communications/Collaboration
4.1.2
Access account, retrieve, compose, send, and reply to messages using individual accounts
4.1.3
Manage E-mail messages (e.g., deleting, saving and organizing)
4.1.4
Use advanced email features (e.g., postpone, edit, forward, carbon copy, multiple recipients, attachments)
4.1.5
Print message
4.1.6
Create an address book
4.3.4
Choose appropriate software for task (e.g., iMovie, PowerPoint, MediaBlender)
Strand 5: Research
5.4.1
Cite sources using an appropriate format for grade level and/or curriculum area
Strand 6: Problem Solving and Decision-Making
 
Grade 7
As a result of their participation in Instructional Technology Coursework, students will master the
following skills:
Strand 1: Basic Operations and Concepts
Strand 2: Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
Strand 3: Technology Productivity Tools
3.4
Web Programming
3.4.3
Use advanced web design techniques (e.g., animations, anchors, tables, frames, viewing source/document/
information files)
3.7
Spreadsheet
3.7.1
Enter and sort information in a spreadsheet
3.7.2
Create simple graphs (e.g., bar, pie, circle, line)
3.7.3
Use advanced graph formatting techniques (e.g., step size, 3-dimensional, color, shading, labeling)
3.7.4
Demonstrate basic spreadsheet functions (e.g., +, -, *, /, and average)
Strand 4: Communications/Collaboration
Strand 5: Research
5.1
Electronic Resources
5.2.2
Search the card catalog using strategies such as Boolean logic, +, -
5.2.4
Complete advanced online search strategies to access information (i.e., Boolean logic, +, -, ?, "", *)
5.2.7
Use electronic tool to take notes from electronic research
Strand 6: Problem Solving and Decision-Making
6.2
Media Literacy
6.2.2
Recognize propaganda and the presence of bias and prejudice
6.3
Application of Research Results
6.3.1
Analyze resources in terms of date, author, source, and point of view
 

Grade 8
As a result of their participation in Instructional Technology Coursework, students will develop the
following skills:
Strand 1: Basic Operations and Concepts
Strand 2: Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
Strand 3: Technology Productivity Tools
3.2.8
Capture digital images and insert into document (e.g., pictures, scanned images, video footage)
3.5.2
Identify video production equipment parts (e.g., cameras, connections, audio equipment, tripods, lights)
3.5.5
Film quality video footage
3.5.13
P
rint to DVD
Strand 4: Communications/Collaboration
Strand 5: Research
5.4.1
Cite sources using an appropriate format for grade level and/or curriculum area
Strand 6: Problem Solving and Decision-Making
 
As a result of their participation in Instructional Technology Coursework, students will master the
following skills:
Strand 1: Basic Operations and Concepts
1.2
Keyboarding Strategies
1.2.4
Keyboard at 25 wpm with 93% accuracy
1.4
Networking
1.4.1
Identify parts of a network using correct terms (e.g., hardware, software, connectivity components)
1.4.2
Identify the differences between a LAN and a WAN
Strand 2: Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
2.3
Human Issues (Combine with presentation assessment)
2.3.4
Explore technology related career choices
Strand 3: Technology Productivity Tools
3.2
Graphics (Combine with presentation assessment)
3.2.4
Insert clip art from a variety of sources into documents/projects (e.g., CD, Internet, camera, scanner)
3.5
Desktop Video Production
3.5.1
Demonstrate appropriate care of video production equipment (e.g., cameras, cables, computers)
3.5.3
Storyboard video collaboratively with peers
3.5.4
Use video filmed by others to develop productions
3.5.7
Import video into computer
3.5.9
Edit video footage adding effects (e.g., sound, text, transitions)
3.5.11
Print to video (QuickTime)
3.5.12
Print to CD
3.9
Peripheral Devices
3.9.2
Use hand-held digital device for data collection individually or in small groups (e.g., science probes for
temperature, light, sound collection)
Strand 4: Communications/Collaboration
4.1
Email
4.1.2
Access account, retrieve, compose, send, and reply to messages using individual accounts
4.1.3
Manage E-mail messages (e.g., deleting, saving and organizing)
4.1.4
Use advanced email features (e.g., postpone, edit, forward, carbon copy, multiple recipients, attachments)
4.1.5
Print message
4.1.6
Create an address book
4.3
Presentation Skills
4.3.4
Choose appropriate software for task (e.g., iMovie, PowerPoint, MediaBlender)
Strand 5: Research
Strand 6: Problem Solving and Decision-Making
 
 
As a result of their participation in the APS High School Course Offering, students will master: 
Strand 1: Basic Operations and Concepts
1.1 General Computer Knowledge (Cisco 3,4)
1.1.11 Analyze network performance using ping, telnet, and traceroute, and diagnose possible problems 
 
1.4 Networking (Cisco 3,4) 
1.4.3 Identify networking equipment (e.g., routers, switches, hubs, modems) 
1.4.4 Install, configure, and operate simple networks (e.g., LANS, VLANS, WANS, Wi-Fi) 
1.4.5 Demonstrate appropriate care, configuration, and use of networking equipment (e.g., routers,
switches, 
hubs, modems) 
 
1.5 Computer Programming Languages (Cisco 3,4) 
1.5.1 Demonstrate competency in computer programming (e.g., C++, CISCO) 
Strand 2: Social, Ethical, and Human Issues 
Strand 3: Technology Productivity Tools
3.9 Peripheral Devices
3.9.1 Use hand-held digital device for data collection (e.g., science probes for temperature, light, sound 
collection) 
3.9.2 Use hand-held digital device for data collection individually or in small groups (e.g., science probes
for 
temperature, light, sound collection) 
Strand 4: Communications/Collaboration
4.1 Email
4.1.2 Access account, retrieve, compose, send, and reply to messages using individual accounts 
4.1.3 Manage E-mail messages (e.g., deleting, saving and organizing) 
4.1.4 Use advanced email features (e.g., postpone, edit, forward, carbon copy, multiple recipients, 
attachments) 
4.1.5 Print message 
4.1.6 Create an address book 
Strand 5: Research
5.1 Electronic Resources
5.1.3 Demonstrate advanced online search strategies 
5.1.5 Transfer relevant information to note format 
Strand 6: Problem Solving and Decision-Making 
6.3 Application of Research Results 
6.3.2 Interpret and summarize information 
6.3.3 Draw conclusion utilizing data 
6.3.4 Develop product indicating results of research (e.g., simulation, report, presentation, model) 
These standards will be expected to be mastered by students at a "successful" level. 
Mastery occurs when students can demonstrate the standard at an acceptable performance standard
at the time measured. 
 
 
As a result of their participation in APS High School Course Offering, students will master:
Strand 1: Basic Operations and Concepts
1.2
Keyboarding Strategies
1.2.5
Keyboard at 30-40 wpm with 93% accuracy or 40+ wpm with 90% accuracy
Strand 2: Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
2.2
Ethics
2.2.2
Read and follow district network guidelines and consequences of misuse (e.g., access appropriate web
sites,
report improper use, protect personal information, honor privacy of others, utilize network resources for
appropriate educational activities)
2.2.3
Observe copyright laws and responsibilities (e.g., cite sources, obtain permission to use others' works to
refrain from plagiarism)
2.3
Human Issues
2.3.4
Explore technology related career choices
Strand 3: Technology Productivity Tools
3.1
Word Processing
3.1
Word Processing
3.1.2
Enter and edit text with a variety of input devices (e.g., optical character reader, speech recognition)
3.1.7
Manipulate text layout and design for newsletter, magazine, flyer or presentation layouts
3.2
Graphics
3.2.4
Insert clip art from a variety of sources into documents/projects (e.g., applications, CD, camera, scanner)
3.2.6
Edit and manipulate graphics (e.g., cropping, rotating, changing file size)
3.2.8
Capture digital images and insert into document (e.g., pictures, scanned images, video footage)
3.3
Multimedia
3.3.3
Incorporate multiple components into multimedia projects (e.g., text, graphics, sound, drawing,
transitions, buttons)
3.3.4
Use advanced multimedia techniques (e.g., animations, new button actions, web links)
3.6
Database
3.6.3
Use advanced database sorting techniques (e.g., <, , =, begins with, contains)
3.6.5
Format and print advanced database layouts (e.g., labels, customized reports)
3.6.6
Merge database information into other application documents (e.g., word processing, web page)
3.7
Spreadsheet
3.7.5
Demonstrate advanced spreadsheet functions and formulas (e.g., COUNT, IF, LOOKUP, NOW, NPER,
NPMT)
3.7.6
Use advanced spreadsheet formatting (e.g., font, alignment, line, shade, color, dimension)
3.7.7
Merge spreadsheet information into other application documents (e.g., word processing, web page)
3.8
Integrated Applications
3.8.1
Use advanced features (e.g., merge, sort, filter, link, embed) of application software
Strand 4: Communications/Collaboration
4.1
Email
4.1.1
Access account, retrieve, compose, send, and reply to messages using class accounts
4.1.2
Access account, retrieve, compose, send, and reply to messages using individual accounts
4.1.3
Manage email messages (e.g., deleting, saving and organizing)
4.1.4
Use advanced email features (e.g., postpone, edit, forward, carbon copy, multiple recipients, attachments)
4.1.5
Print message
4.1.6
Create an address book
4.2
Telecommunication/Collaborations
4.2.1
Participate in online discussions (e.g., real-time chats, bulletin boards, iSight cameras)
4.2.2
Participate in desktop video conferencing (e.g., iSight cameras)
4.3
Presentation Skills
4.3.5
Demonstrate advanced formatting skills using appropriate text and images (e.g., text consists of main idea,
images enhance text, sounds and transitions support text) to develop a presentation
Strand 5: Research
5.2
Electronic Resources
5.2.5
Find relevant information in resources
5.2.6
Transfer relevant information to note format (i.e., Inspiration, graphic organizers, paraphrasing, note
cards,
word processing, etc.)
5.4
Documentation
5.4.1
Cite sources using an appropriate format for grade level and/or curriculum area
Strand 6: Problem Solving and Decision-Making
6.1
Selection of Appropriate Tools
6.1.1
Determine which technology is most suited to the specific task or problem (e.g., word processor,
database,
spreadsheet, multimedia tool, graphic organizer)
These standards will be expected to be mastered by students at a “successful” level.
Mastery occurs when students can demonstrate the standard at an acceptable performance standard at the time
measured.
 
 
 
As a result of their participation in APS High School Course Offering students will master:
Strand 1: Basic Operations and Concepts
1.1
General Computer Knowledge
1.1.4
Launch new programs
Strand 2: Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
2.2
Ethics
2.2.2
Read and follow district network guidelines and consequences of misuse (e.g., access appropriate web
sites,
report improper use, protect personal information, honor privacy of others, utilize network resources for
appropriate educational activities)
2.2.3
Observe copyright laws and responsibilities (e.g., cite sources, obtain permission to use others' works to
refrain from plagiarism)
2.3.4
Explore technology related career choices
Strand 3: Technology Productivity Tools
3.1
Word Processing
3.1.7
Manipulate text layout and design for newsletter, magazine, flyer or presentation layouts
3.2
Graphics
3.2.4
Insert clip art from a variety of sources into documents/projects (e.g., applications, CD, camera, scanner)
3.2.6
Edit and manipulate graphics (e.g., cropping, rotating, changing file size)
3.2.8
Capture digital images and insert into document (e.g., pictures, scanned images, video footage)
Strand 4: Communications/Collaboration
Strand 5: Research
Strand 6: Problem Solving and Decision-Making
These standards will be expected to be mastered by students at a “successful” level.
Mastery occurs when students can demonstrate the standard at an acceptable performance standard at the time
measured.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
As a result of their participation in APS High School Course Offering, students will:
Strand 1: Basic Operations and Concepts
Strand 2: Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
2.1
Social
2.1.1
Work cooperatively and collaboratively with peers, family members, and others when using technology in
the
classroom
2.2
Ethics
2.2.1
Use common network courtesies (e.g., logging in using own name and password, respecting other
students'
works)
2.2.2
Read and follow district network guidelines and consequences of misuse (e.g., access appropriate web
sites,
report improper use, protect personal information, honor privacy of others, utilize network resources for
appropriate educational activities)
2.2.3
Observe copyright laws and responsibilities (e.g., cite sources, obtain permission to use others' works to
refrain from plagiarism)
2.3
Human Issues
2.3.4
Explore technology related career choices
Strand 3: Technology Productivity Tools
3.2
Graphics
3.2.4
Insert clip art from a variety of sources into documents/projects (e.g., applications, CD, camera, scanner)
3.2.6
Edit and manipulate graphics (e.g., cropping, rotating, changing file size)
3.2.8
Capture digital images and insert into document (e.g., pictures, scanned images, video footage)
3.2.11
Create two dimensional animations (e.g., motion tween, shape tween, library objects)
3.2.12
Create interactive two-dimensional animations (e.g., scripted scenes, navigational buttons)
3.4
Web programming
3.4.1
Develop a graphic organizer (e.g., storyboard) for web production
3.4.2
Create a web page using text, graphics, links
3.4.3
Use advanced web design techniques (e.g., animations, anchors, tables, frames, viewing source/document/
information files)
3.4.4
Demonstrate Java scripting
3.5
Desktop Video Production
3.5.1
Demonstrate appropriate care of video production equipment (e.g., cameras, cables, computers)
3.5.2
Identify video production equipment parts (e.g., cameras, connections, audio equipment, tripods, lights)
Strand 4: Communications/Collaboration
4.1
Email
4.1.2
Access account, retrieve, compose, send, and reply to messages using individual accounts
4.1.3
Manage E-mail messages (e.g., deleting, saving and organizing)
4.1.4
Use advanced email features (e.g., postpone, edit, forward, carbon copy, multiple recipients, attachments)
4.1.5
Print message
4.1.6
Create an address book
4.3.2
Use effective oral communication skills (e.g., speak loudly, clearly; use gestures; maintain eye contact; use
technology only as reference point)
4.3.3
Align graphics, text, and sound with content
4.3.4
Choose appropriate software for task (e.g., iMovie or presentation, multimedia, or web design software)
Strand 5: Research
5.4
Documentation
5.4.1
Cite sources using an appropriate format for grade level and/or curriculum area
Strand 6: Problem Solving and Decision-Making
These standards will be expected to be mastered by students at a “successful” level.
Mastery occurs when students can demonstrate the standard at an acceptable performance standard at the time
measured.

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