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Student Performance Standards

 

Student Performance Standards

Program Title: Digital Design 1

 

Keyboarding and Business Skills/Applied Computer Business Skills I Competencies:

01.0 Demonstrate knowledge, skill, and application of information systems to accomplish job

objectives and enhance workplace performance–The student will be able to:

01.01 Develop keyboarding skills to enter and manipulate text and data.

01.02 Describe and use current computer technology and software to perform personal

and business related tasks in the workplace by establishing digital calendars,

meetings, appointments, and create and manipulate e-mail contacts.

01.03 Identify and describe types of file systems and classify common file extensions

based on software application programs used in the workplace environment.

01.04 Use reference materials such as on-line help, tutorials, and manuals available

for application software.

01.05 Demonstrate basic computer file management skills and file naming conventions

to accurately organize files into hierarchies by labeling file folders for easy

accessibility.

01.06 Discuss the process of troubleshooting problems with computer hardware

peripherals, including input and output devices in the workplace environment.

01.07 Describe ethical issues and problems associated with computers and information

systems, including federal laws against anti-piracy with computers and PC

software security protection.

01.08 Apply ergonomic principles and view devices applicable to computer workstation

and the workplace environment.

02.0 Demonstrate comprehension and communication skills–The student will be able to:

02.01 Read and comprehend technical and non-technical reading assignments related

to course content, including, books, magazines and electronic sources.

02.02 Write clear and well-organized research papers using MLA or APA documentation

formats, integrating software applications for documentation setup. Demonstrate

knowledge of ethical behavior regarding plagiarism and copyright violations.

02.03 Prepare and deliver a report using appropriate presentation software.

02.04 Select a team leader to facilitate large group discussions with team members.

02.05 Take notes, organize, summarize, and paraphrase main ideas and details using

various note taking systems and reading strategies.

02.06 Interpret data on line graphs, pie charts, diagrams, and tables commonly used in

spreadsheet software applications that incorporate industry data.

03.0 Use technology to enhance the effectiveness of communication skills–The student will

be able to:

03.01 Select and use word processing software and accompanying features to

enhance written business communications.

03.02 Share and maintain documents by applying different views and protection to a

document and manage document versions. Share and save a document and

apply a template.

03.03 Format content to a document by applying font, paragraph attributes, indent and

tab settings to text and paragraphs. Apply spacing settings to text and

paragraphs. Navigate and search through a document, create and manipulate

tables.

03.04 Apply page layout and reusable content by editing and manipulating page setup

settings and applying themes. Construct content by using the building blocks

tools. Create and manipulate page backgrounds, headers and footers.

03.05 Use image design theory and software to create illustrations, shapes, and

graphics and include a selection in a document. Insert and format pictures,

shapes, and clipart. Apply and manipulate text boxes.

03.06 Proofread documents by validating content through the use of spell and grammar

check. Configure autocorrect settings, insert and modify comments in a

document.

03.07 Apply references and hyperlinks, create end and footnotes, and create a table of

contents in a document.

03.08 Perform various mail merge options.

04.0 Develop an awareness of management functions and organizational structures as they

relate to today’s workplace and employer/ employee roles–The student will be able to:

04.01 Explore, design, implement, and evaluate organizational structures and cultures

for managing project teams.

04.02 Explore and demonstrate an awareness of current trends in business and the

employee’s role in maintaining productive business environments in today’s

global workplace.

04.03 Collaborate with individuals and teams to complete tasks and solve businessrelated

problems and demonstrate initiative, courtesy, loyalty, honesty,

cooperation, and punctuality as a team member.

05.0 Perform e-mail activities–The student will be able to:

05.01 Describe and perform e-mail capabilities and functions. Create and send

messages, manage signature and automated messages. Save, send, schedule,

and manage junk mail, e-mail and spam. Configure message sensitivity, security

and delivery options.

05.02 Use the Internet to perform e-mail activities, including: attaching external files,

saving e-mail attachments, viewing mailbox details, establishing appointments,

creating contact groups, and sending a meeting to a contact group to

communicate in the workplace.

05.03 Manage tasks and organize information.

06.0 Demonstrate proficiency using slide presentation software–The student will be able to:

06.01 Manage and configure the presentation software environment, including:

adjusting views, manipulating window, configuring toolbar and file options.

06.02 Create slide presentations utilizing various project development elements,

including: adding and removing slides, slide layouts, format slide design, insert or

format placeholders.

06.03 Locate, create and incorporate graphical and multimedia elements, including:

shapes, graphics, images, bullets, hyperlinks, video, and audio into a slide

presentation appropriate for the project.

06.04 Explore and apply design and color theory to create dynamic and appealing

visuals.

06.05 Explore various design tools and applications.

06.06 Create and manipulate graphical and multimedia elements to improve or develop

new contacts appropriate for the project, including: creation of images, color

selections, tone, hue and contrast.

06.07 Demonstrate various business-related elements that can be created, embedded

and manipulated in a slide presentation, including: charts, graphs, tables,

spreadsheets, flowcharts, and organizational charts.

06.08 Apply slide transitions and create custom animations to slide presentations

appropriate for the target audience.

06.09 Demonstrate different delivery methods for slide presentations, including:

packaging for CD delivery, video projection – on mouse click, rehearsed timings,

printing options – outlines, handouts, slides and notes.

And

Computer and Business Skills/Applied Computer Business Skills II Competencies:

01.0 Demonstrate knowledge, skill, and application of information systems to accomplish job

objectives and enhance workplace performance–The student will be able to:

01.01 Develop keyboarding skills to enter and manipulate text and data.

01.02 Describe and use current computer technology and software to perform personal

and business related tasks in the workplace by establishing digital calendars,

meetings, appointments, and create and manipulate e-mail contacts.

01.03 Identify and describe types of file systems and classify common file extensions

based on software application programs used in the workplace environment.

01.04 Use reference materials such as on-line help, tutorials, and manuals available

for application software.

01.05 Demonstrate basic computer file management skills and file naming conventions

to accurately organize files into hierarchies by labeling file folders for easy

accessibility.

01.06 Discuss the process of troubleshooting problems with computer hardware

peripherals, including input and output devices in the workplace environment.

01.07 Describe ethical issues and problems associated with computers and information

systems, including federal laws against anti-piracy with computers and PC

software security protection.

01.08 Apply ergonomic principles and view devices applicable to computer workstation

and the workplace environment.

02.0 Use computer networks, internet and online databases to facilitate collaborative or

individual learning and communication–The student will be able to:

02.01 Demonstrate how to connect to the Internet and use appropriate Internet

protocol. Identify and describe web terminology, addresses and how browsers

work.

02.02 Demonstrate proficiency using basic features of GUI browsers, including:

bookmarks, basic configurations, e-mail configurations, and address books.

Describe appropriate browser security configurations.

02.03 Describe information technology terminology, including Internet, intranet, ethics,

copyright laws, and regulatory control.

02.04 Demonstrate proficiency using search engines and search tools.

02.05 Use various web tools, including: downloading files, transfer of files, telnet, PDF,

plug-ins, and data compression. Identify Boolean search strategies.

02.06 Use computer networks, including on-line databases and resources to facilitate

collaborative or individual learning and communication.

02.07 Describe how business transactions and academic applications are supported by

interactive web applications, including sharing photos and video clips,

messaging, chatting and collaborating.

02.08 Describe appropriate use of social networking sites and applications, blogs and

collaborative tools for file sharing and using listservers.

03.0 Use database and spreadsheet applications–The student will be able to:

03.01 Manage the worksheet environment by navigating through and printing a

worksheet. Personalize the environment by manipulating the ribbon tabs, group

settings, importing data, manipulating properties, files and folders.

03.02 Create cell data, apply auto fill and hyperlinks.

03.03 Format cells and worksheets by applying cell formats, merging and splitting cells,

create row and column titles, hide and unhide column titles, rows and columns.

Manipulate page set up options. Create and apply cell styles.

03.04 Manage worksheets and workbooks by creating and formatting worksheets and

manipulating views.

03.05 Apply formulas and functions by creating formulas, enforcing precedence and

cell formula references. Apply conditional formula logic, name and cell ranges.

03.06 Demonstrate data visually by creating and modifying charts and images.

03.07 Share worksheet data through email, changing file type and different versions.

Manage comments.

03.08 Analyze and organize data through filters, sorting and applying conditional

formatting.

04.0 Apply mathematical operations and processes as well as financial planning strategies to

commonly occurring situations in the workplace to accomplish job objectives and

enhance workplace performance–The student will be able to:

04.01 Analyze, interpret, compile, and demonstrate the ability to present and

communicate data in understandable and measurable terms using common

statistical procedures using charts and graphs.

04.02 Use common standards of measurement including the metric system in solving

work-related or business problems (e.g., length, weight, currency, time).

04.03 Select and use the correct mathematical processes and tools to solve complex

problem situations that are typical of business settings and use formulas and

spreadsheets when appropriate.

05.0 Incorporate knowledge gained from individual assessment and job/career exploration to

design an individual career plan that reflects the transition from school to work, lifelong

learning, and personal and professional goals–The student will be able to:

05.01 Analyze personal skills and aptitudes in comparison with various business

related job and career options.

05.02 Use career resources to develop an information base that reflects local and

global business related occupations and opportunities for continuing education

and workplace experience.

05.03 Demonstrate job-seeking skills required for entry-level employment, including

resume, cover letter, thank you letter, online/hard copy application, mock

interview, and follow-up call.

05.04 Design and initiate a plan to facilitate growth and skill development related to

anticipated job requirements and career expectations.

05.05 Refine and implement a plan to facilitate personal growth and skill development

related to anticipated job requirements and career expectations.

05.06 Demonstrate an awareness of specific job requirements and career paths (e.g.,

requirements, characteristics needed) in business environments.

05.07 Demonstrate an awareness of the potential impact of local and global trends on

career plans and life goals.

05.08 Describe the importance of building community and mentor relationships in a

variety of professional and workplace situations.

06.0 Demonstrate personal and interpersonal skills appropriate for the workplace–The

student will be able to:

06.01 Demonstrate ways of accepting constructive criticism on team projects within the

workplace.

06.02 Apply appropriate strategies to manage and resolve conflicts in work situations.

06.03 Demonstrate personal and interpersonal skills appropriate for the workplace,

including: responsibility, dependability, punctuality, integrity, positive attitude,

initiative, respect for self and others, and professional dress.

OR

Computing for College and Careers Competencies:

01.0 Demonstrate knowledge, skill, and application of information systems to accomplish job

objectives and enhance workplace performance–The student will be able to:

01.01 Develop keyboarding skills to enter and manipulate text and data.

01.02 Describe and use current computer technology and software to perform personal

and business related tasks in the workplace by establishing digital calendars,

meetings, appointments, and create and manipulate e-mail contacts.

01.03 Identify and describe types of file systems and classify common file extensions

based on software application programs used in the workplace environment.

01.04 Use reference materials such as on-line help, tutorials, and manuals available

for application software.

01.05 Demonstrate basic computer file management skills and file naming conventions

to accurately organize files into hierarchies by labeling file folders for easy

accessibility.

01.06 Discuss the process of troubleshooting problems with computer hardware

peripherals, including input and output devices in the workplace environment.

01.07 Describe ethical issues and problems associated with computers and information

systems, including federal laws against anti-piracy with computers and PC

software security protection.

01.08 Apply ergonomic principles and view devices applicable to computer workstation

and the workplace environment.

02.0 Demonstrate comprehension and communication skills–The student will be able to:

02.01 Read and comprehend technical and non-technical reading assignments related

to course content, including, books, magazines and electronic sources.

02.02 Write clear and well-organized research papers using MLA or APA documentation

formats, integrating software applications for documentation setup. Demonstrate

knowledge of ethical behavior regarding plagiarism and copyright violations.

02.03 Prepare and deliver a report using appropriate presentation software.

02.04 Select a team leader to facilitate large group discussions with team members.

02.05 Take notes, organize, summarize, and paraphrase main ideas and details using

various note taking systems and reading strategies.

02.06 Interpret data on line graphs, pie charts, diagrams, and tables commonly used in

spreadsheet software applications that incorporate industry data.

03.0 Use technology to enhance the effectiveness of communication skills–The student will

be able to:

03.01 Select and use word processing software and accompanying features to

enhance written business communications.

03.02 Share and maintain documents by applying different views and protection to a

document and manage document versions. Share and save a document and

apply a template.

03.03 Format content to a document by applying font, paragraph attributes, indent and

tab settings to text and paragraphs. Apply spacing settings to text and

paragraphs. Navigate and search through a document, create and manipulate

tables.

03.04 Apply page layout and reusable content by editing and manipulating page setup

settings and applying themes. Construct content by using the building blocks

tools. Create and manipulate page backgrounds, headers and footers.

03.05 Use image design theory and software to create illustrations, shapes, and

graphics and include a selection in a document. Insert and format pictures,

shapes, and clipart. Apply and manipulate text boxes.

03.06 Proofread documents by validating content through the use of spell and grammar

check. Configure autocorrect settings, insert and modify comments in a

document.

03.07 Apply references and hyperlinks, create end and footnotes, and create a table of

contents in a document.

03.08 Perform various mail merge options.

04.0 Use computer networks, internet and online databases to facilitate collaborative or

individual learning and communication–The student will be able to:

04.01 Demonstrate how to connect to the Internet and use appropriate Internet

protocol. Identify and describe web terminology, addresses and how browsers

work.

04.02 Demonstrate proficiency using basic features of GUI browsers, including:

bookmarks, basic configurations, e-mail configurations, and address books.

Describe appropriate browser security configurations.

04.03 Describe information technology terminology, including Internet, intranet, ethics,

copyright laws, and regulatory control.

04.04 Demonstrate proficiency using search engines and search tools.

04.05 Use various web tools, including: downloading files, transfer of files, telnet, PDF,

plug-ins, and data compression. Identify Boolean search strategies.

04.06 Use computer networks, including on-line databases and resources to facilitate

collaborative or individual learning and communication.

04.07 Describe how business transactions and academic applications are supported by

interactive web applications, including sharing photos and video clips,

messaging, chatting and collaborating.

04.08 Describe appropriate use of social networking sites and applications, blogs and

collaborative tools for file sharing and using listservers.

05.0 Use database and spreadsheet applications–The student will be able to:

05.01 Manage the worksheet environment by navigating through and printing a

worksheet. Personalize the environment by manipulating the ribbon tabs, group

settings, importing data, manipulating properties, files and folders.

05.02 Create cell data, apply auto fill and hyperlinks.

05.03 Format cells and worksheets by applying cell formats, merging and splitting cells,

create row and column titles, hide and unhide column titles, rows and columns.

Manipulate page set up options. Create and apply cell styles.

05.04 Manage worksheets and workbooks by creating and formatting worksheets and

manipulating views.

05.05 Apply formulas and functions by creating formulas, enforcing precedence and

cell formula references. Apply conditional formula logic, name and cell ranges.

05.06 Demonstrate data visually by creating and modifying charts and images.

05.07 Share worksheet data through email, changing file type and different versions.

Manage comments.

05.08 Analyze and organize data through filters, sorting and applying conditional

formatting.

06.0 Develop an awareness of management functions and organizational structures as they

relate to today’s workplace and employer/employee roles–The student will be able to:

06.01 Explore, design, implement, and evaluate organizational structures and cultures

for managing project teams.

06.02 Explore and demonstrate an awareness of current trends in business and the

employee’s role in maintaining productive business environments in today’s

global workplace.

06.03 Collaborate with individuals and teams to complete tasks and solve businessrelated

problems and demonstrate initiative, courtesy, loyalty, honesty,

cooperation, and punctuality as a team member.

07.0 Apply mathematical operations and processes as well as financial planning strategies to

commonly occurring situations in the workplace to accomplish job objectives and

enhance workplace performance–The student will be able to:

07.01 Analyze, interpret, compile, and demonstrate the ability to present and

communicate data in understandable and measurable terms using common

statistical procedures using charts and graphs.

07.02 Use common standards of measurement including the metric system in solving

work-related or business problems (e.g., length, weight, currency, time).

07.03 Select and use the correct mathematical processes and tools to solve complex

problem situations that are typical of business settings and use formulas and

spreadsheets when appropriate.

08.0 Incorporate knowledge gained from individual assessment and job/career exploration to

design an individual career plan that reflects the transition from school to work, lifelong

learning, and personal and professional goals–The student will be able to:

08.01 Analyze personal skills and aptitudes in comparison with various business

related job and career options.

08.02 Use career resources to develop an information base that reflects local and

global business related occupations and opportunities for continuing education

and workplace experience.

08.03 Demonstrate job-seeking skills required for entry-level employment, including

resume, cover letter, thank you letter, online/hard copy application, mock

interview, and follow-up call.

08.04 Design and initiate a plan to facilitate growth and skill development related to

anticipated job requirements and career expectations.

08.05 Refine and implement a plan to facilitate personal growth and skill development

related to anticipated job requirements and career expectations.

08.06 Demonstrate an awareness of specific job requirements and career paths (e.g.,

requirements, characteristics needed) in business environments.

08.07 Demonstrate an awareness of the potential impact of local and global trends on

career plans and life goals.

08.08 Describe the importance of building community and mentor relationships in a

variety of professional and workplace situations.

09.0 Demonstrate personal and interpersonal skills appropriate for the workplace–The

student will be able to:

09.01 Demonstrate ways of accepting constructive criticism on team projects within the

workplace.

09.02 Apply appropriate strategies to manage and resolve conflicts in work situations.

09.03 Demonstrate personal and interpersonal skills appropriate for the workplace,

including: responsibility, dependability, punctuality, integrity, positive attitude,

initiative, respect for self and others, and professional dress.

10.0 Perform e-mail activities–The student will be able to:

10.01 Describe and perform e-mail capabilities and functions. Create and send

messages, manage signature and automated messages. Save, send, schedule,

and manage junk mail, e-mail and spam. Configure message sensitivity, security

and delivery options.

10.02 Use the Internet to perform e-mail activities, including: attaching external files,

saving e-mail attachments, viewing mailbox details, establishing appointments,

creating contact groups, and sending a meeting to a contact group to

communicate in the workplace.

10.03 Manage tasks and organize information.

11.0 Demonstrate proficiency using slide presentation software–The student will be able to:

11.01 Manage and configure the presentation software environment, including:

adjusting views, manipulating window, configuring toolbar and file options.

11.02 Create slide presentations utilizing various project development elements,

including: adding and removing slides, slide layouts, format slide design, insert or

format placeholders.

11.03 Locate, create and incorporate graphical and multimedia elements, including:

shapes, graphics, images, bullets, hyperlinks, video, and audio into a slide

presentation appropriate for the project.

11.04 Explore and apply design and color theory to create dynamic and appealing

visuals.

11.05 Explore various design tools and applications.

11.06 Create and manipulate graphical and multimedia elements to improve or develop

new contacts appropriate for the project, including: creation of images, color

selections, tone, hue and contrast.

11.07 Demonstrate various business-related elements that can be created, embedded

and manipulated in a slide presentation, including: charts, graphs, tables,

spreadsheets, flowcharts, and organizational charts.

11.08 Apply slide transitions and create custom animations to slide presentations

appropriate for the target audience.

11.09 Demonstrate different delivery methods for slide presentations, including:

packaging for CD delivery, video projection – on mouse click, rehearsed timings,

printing options – outlines, handouts, slides and notes.

Or

Introduction to Information Technology Competencies:

01.0 Demonstrate knowledge, skill, and application of information systems to accomplish job

objectives and enhance workplace performance–The student will be able to:

01.01 Develop keyboarding skills to enter and manipulate text and data.

01.02 Describe and use current and emerging computer technology and software to

perform personal and business related tasks.

01.03 Identify and describe communications and networking systems used in

workplace environments.

01.04 Use reference materials such as on-line help, vendor bulletin boards, tutorials,

and manuals available for application software.

01.05 Troubleshoot problems with computer hardware peripherals and other office

equipment.

01.06 Describe ethical issues and problems associated with computers and information

systems.

02.0 Demonstrate comprehension and communication skills–The student will be able to:

02.01 Use listening, speaking, telecommunication and nonverbal skills and strategies to

communicate effectively with supervisors, co-workers, and customers.

02.02 Use professional business vocabulary appropriate for information technology

environments.

02.03 Organize ideas and communicate oral and written messages appropriate for

information technology environments.

02.04 Collaborate with individuals and teams to complete tasks and solve information

technology problems.

02.05 Identify, define, and discuss professional information technology terminology

appropriate for internal and external communications in an information

technology environment.

02.06 Apply the writing process to the creation of appropriate documents following

designated business formats.

02.07 Demonstrate an awareness of project management concepts and tools (e.g.,

timelines, deadlines, resource allocation, time management, delegation of tasks,

collaboration, etc.).

03.0 Use technology to enhance the effectiveness of communication skills–The student will

be able to:

03.01 Use database, spreadsheet, and presentation software, scheduling, and

integrated software packages to enhance communication.

03.02 Respond to and utilize information derived from multiple sources (e.g., written

documents, instructions, e-mail, voice mail) to solve business problems and

complete business tasks.

04.0 Develop an awareness of management functions and organizational structures as they

relate to today’s workplace and employer/employee roles–The student will be able to:

04.01 Explore, design, implement, and evaluate organizational structures and cultures.

04.02 Explore and demonstrate an awareness of current trends in business and the

employee’s role in maintaining productive business environments in today’s

global workplace.

04.03 Collaborate with individuals and teams to complete tasks and solve businessrelated

problems and demonstrate initiative, courtesy, loyalty, honesty,

cooperation, and punctuality as a team member.

05.0 Practice quality performance in the learning environment and the workplace–The student

will be able to:

05.01 Assess personal, peer and group performance and identify and implement

strategies for improvement (e.g., organizational skills, note taking/outlining,

advance organizers, reasoning skills, problem-solving skills, and decision-making

skills).

05.02 Develop criteria for assessing products and processes that incorporate effective

business practices (e.g., time management, productivity, total quality

management).

06.0 Incorporate appropriate leadership and supervision techniques, customer service

strategies, and standards of personal ethics to accomplish job objectives and enhance

workplace performance–The student will be able to:

06.01 Demonstrate awareness of the following workplace essentials: Quality customer

service; business ethics; confidentiality of information; copyright violations;

accepted workplace rules, regulations, policies, procedures, processes, and

workplace safety, and appropriate attire and grooming.

07.0 Apply mathematical operations and processes as well as financial planning strategies to

commonly occurring situations in the workplace to accomplish job objectives and

enhance workplace performance–The student will be able to:

07.01 Analyze, interpret, compile, and demonstrate the ability to present/communicate

data in understandable and measurable terms using common statistical

procedures.

07.02 Use common standards of measurement including the metric system in solving

work-related or business problems (e.g., length, weight, currency, time).

07.03 Select and use the correct mathematical processes and tools to solve complex

problem situations that are typical of business settings and use formulas when

appropriate.

08.0 Assess personal strengths and weaknesses as they relate to job objectives, career

exploration, personal development, and life goals–The student will be able to:

08.01 Use personal assessment tools to identify personal strengths and weaknesses

related to learning and work environments.

08.02 Analyze job and career requirements and relate career interests to opportunities

in the global economy.

09.0 Incorporate knowledge gained from individual assessment and job/career exploration to

design an individual career plan that reflects the transition from school to work, lifelong

learning, and personal and professional goals–The student will be able to:

09.01 Research, compare, and contrast information technology career clusters (e.g.,

characteristics needed, skills required, education required, industry certifications,

advantages and disadvantages of information technology careers, the need for

information technology workers, etc.).

09.02 Describe the variety of occupations and professions within the world of

information technology including those where information technology is either in

a primary focus or in a supportive role.

09.03 Describe job requirements for the variety of occupations and professions within

the global world of information technology.

09.04 Analyze personal skills and aptitudes in comparison with information technology

career opportunities.

09.05 Refine and implement a plan to facilitate personal growth and skill development

related to information technology career opportunities.

09.06 Develop and maintain an electronic career portfolio, to include, but not limited to

the Resume and Letter of Application.

10.0 Demonstrate human relations/interpersonal skills appropriate for the workplace–The

student will be able to:

10.01 Accept constructive criticism.

10.02 Demonstrate personal and interpersonal skills appropriate for the workplace

(e.g., responsibility, dependability, punctuality, integrity, positive attitude, initiative,

respect for self and others, professional dress, etc.).

11.0 Participate in work-based learning experiences–The student will be able to:

11.01 Participate in work-based learning experiences in an information technology

environment.

11.02 Discuss the use of technology in an information technology environment.

12.0 Perform e-mail activities–The student will be able to:

12.01 Describe e-mail capabilities and functions.

12.02 Identify components of an e-mail message.

12.03 Identify the components of an e-mail address.

12.04 Identify when to use different e-mail options.

12.05 Attach a file to an e-mail message.

12.06 Forward an e-mail message.

12.07 Use an address book.

12.08 Reply to an e-mail message.

12.09 Use the Internet to perform e-mail activities.

12.10 Identify the appropriate use of e-mail and demonstrate related e-mail etiquette.

12.11 Identify when to include information from an original e-mail message in a

response.

12.12 Identify common problems associated with widespread use of e-mail.

13.0 Demonstrate knowledge of different operating systems–The student will be able to:

13.01 Identify operating system file naming conventions.

13.02 Demonstrate proficiency with file management and structure (e.g., folder

creation, file creation, backup, copy, delete, open, save).

13.03 Demonstrate a working knowledge of standard file formats.

13.04 Explain the history and purpose of various operating systems (e.g., DOS,

Windows, Mac, and Unix/Linux).

14.0 Demonstrate proficiency navigating the internet, intranet, and the WWW–The student

will be able to:

14.01 Identify and describe Web terminology.

14.02 Demonstrate proficiency in using the basic features of GUI browsers (e.g., setting

bookmarks, basic configurations, e-mail configurations, address book).

14.03 Define Universal Resource Locators (URLs) and associated protocols

(e.g., .com, .org, .edu, .gov, .net, .mil).

14.04 Describe and observe Internet/Intranet ethics and copyright laws and regulatory

control.

14.05 Trace the evolution of the Internet from its inception to the present and into the

future.

14.06 Demonstrate proficiency using search engines (e.g., Yahoo!, Google, Northern

Light, Lycos, Excite, etc.).

14.07 Demonstrate proficiency using various web tools (e.g., downloading of files,

transfer of files, telnet, pdf, etc.).

14.08 Identify effective Boolean search strategies.

15.0 Demonstrate proficiency using HTML commands–The student will be able to:

15.01 Identify elements of a Web page.

15.02 Describe individual Web page layouts and content (e.g., writing for the Web, Web

structure).

15.03 Define basic HTML terminology.

15.04 Analyze HTML source code developed by others.

15.05 Create Web pages using basic HTML tags (e.g., links, lists, character styles, text

alignment, and tables).

15.06 Use storyboarding techniques for subsequent Web pages (e.g., linear,

hierarchical).

15.07 Edit and test HTML documents for accuracy and validity.

15.08 Use basic functions of WYSIWYG editors.

15.09 Use basic functions of HTML, DHTML, and XML editors and converters.

15.10 Enhance web pages through the addition of images and graphics including

animation.

16.0 Demonstrate proficiency in page design applicable to the WWW–The student will be

able to:

16.01 Develop an awareness of acceptable Web page design, including index pages in

relation to the rest of the Web site.

16.02 Describe and apply color theory as it applies to Web page design (e.g.,

background and text color).

16.03 Access and digitize graphics through various resources (e.g., scanner, digital

cameras, on-line graphics, clipart, CD-ROMs).

16.04 Use image design software to create and edit images.

16.05 Demonstrate proficiency in publishing to the Internet.

16.06 Demonstrate proficiency in adding downloadable forms to web pages.

16.07 Explain the need for web-based applications.

17.0 Demonstrate proficiency using specialized web design software–The student will be able

to:

17.01 Compare and contrast various specialized web design software (e.g., Flash,

Shockwave, GoLive, Director, etc.).

17.02 Demonstrate proficiency using use of various specialized web design software

(e.g., Flash, Shockwave, GoLive, Director, etc.).

18.0 Develop an awareness of the information technology industry–The student will be able

to:

18.01 Explain how information technology impacts the operation and management of

business and society.

18.02 Explain the emergence of e-commerce and e-government and the potential

impact on business and society.

18.03 Explain the emergence of a paperless society.

19.0 Develop an awareness of microprocessors and digital computers–The student will be

able to:

19.01 Describe the evolution of the digital computer.

19.02 Explain the general architecture of a microcomputer system.

19.03 Explain the evolution of microprocessors.

19.04 Explain software hierarchy and its impact on microprocessors.

19.05 Explain the need for and use of peripherals.

19.06 Demonstrate proficiency using peripherals.

19.07 Identify the basic concepts of computer maintenance and upgrades.

19.08 Differentiate between diagnosing and troubleshooting.

20.0 Develop an awareness of programming languages–The student will be able to:

20.01 Explain the history of programming languages.

20.02 Explain the need for and use of compilers.

20.03 Explain how compilers work.

20.04 Identify the three types of programming design approaches (e.g., top-down,

structured and object-oriented).

21.0 Develop an awareness of emerging technologies–The student will be able to:

21.01 Compare and contrast various methods of evaluation for emerging technologies.

21.02 Demonstrate knowledge of the process of planning upgrades and changeovers.

21.03 Compare and contrast emerging technologies and describe how they impact

business in the global marketplace (e.g., wireless, wireless web, cell phones,

portables/handhelds, smart appliances, home networks, peer-to-peer, etc.).

22.0 Demonstrate an understanding of the seven layers of the Open Systems Interface (OSI)

model–The student will be able to:

22.01 Identify how types of networks and how they work.

22.02 Identify the role of servers and clients on a network.

22.03 Identify benefits and risks of networked computing.

22.04 Identify the relationship between computer networks and other communications

networks (i.e. telephone systems).

22.05 Identify Intranets, Extranets and how they relate to the Internet.

22.06 Demonstrate basic understanding of network administration.

22.07 Describe the evolution of OSI from its inception to the present and into the future.

22.08 Explain the interrelations of the seven layers of the Open Systems Interface

(OSI) as it relates to hardware and software.

23.0 Demonstrate proficiency using common software applications–The student will be able

to:

23.01 Compare and contrast the appropriate use of various software applications (e.g.,

word processing, desktop publishing, graphics design, web browser, e-mail,

presentation, database, scheduling, financial management, Java applet, music,

etc.).

23.02 Demonstrate proficiency in the use of various software applications (e.g., word

processing, desktop publishing, graphics design, web browser, e-mail,

presentation, database, scheduling, financial management, Java applet, music,

etc.).

24.0 Demonstrate proficiency using specialized software applications–The student will be

able to:

24.01 Compare and contrast the appropriate use of specialized software applications

(e.g., (OLTP, Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Manufacturing, 3D

animation process control, materials management, etc.).

24.02 Demonstrate awareness of specialized software applications (e.g., OLTP,

Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Manufacturing, 3D animation, process

control, materials management, etc.)

24.03 Demonstrate the ability to incorporate digital sound.