STANDARD 1: The student operates technology-based equipment.

Benchmarks Skills Grade One Understanpds and uses • Identifies physical components of the computer (e.g., basic computer monitor, keyboard, mouse, CPU, diskdrive, power switch, operations. CD ROM drive). • Identify peripherals used with computer (e.g., printer, scanner, headset). • Knows how to remove and insert removable storage media. • Uses a basic keyboard and mouse.

Exhibits proper care of equipment. Understands and uses basic computer operations.

Understands and uses fundamental computer vocabulary(desktop, cursor, menubar, folder, and other appropriate terms). Keeps computer areas free of food and drink. Grade Two Knows how to turn on and shut down a computer. Uses both hands on a basic keyboard with mouse. Uses spacebar, letter and number keys, shift, delete, return, and arrow keys. Opens and quits an application. Open, scrolls and closes a window. Uses cancel as a troubleshooting technique. Knows how to save and recall within a program. Handles removable storage media properly. Grade Three Inserts and removes removable storage media. Uses home row placement for hands on keyboard. Locates and uses upper and lowercase letters, numbers, symbols and special keys (e.g., Command, Alt, Option, CapsLock). Uses undo as a troubleshooting technique. Uses fundamental computer operating environment, i.e., desktop, cursor, menubar, folder. Understands there is a lag time in printing. Knows how to print with supervision. Stores removable storage media safely. Understands the consequences of poor storage and care of removable storage media. Grade Four Knows when an application is open.

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Exhibits proper care of equipment. Understands and uses basic computer operations.

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Exhibits proper care of equipment.

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basic computer operations.

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Titles and saves work to an identified location (e.g., hard drive, external device). Locates and retrieves prior work. Accesses files from external disk and/or network server. Uses home row on the computer proficiently (5 wpm). Understands and uses the PRINT dialog box. Uses input devices (e.g., microphone to record sound). Grade Five Uses all alpha keys to key at least 12 wpm with 90% accuracy. Navigates to appropriate locations to save and retrieve a document. Knows when peripherals are on and operating (printer, modem, scanner, QuickCam, etc.) Knows common system problems and asks for help. Inserts, plays and rewinds a video tape in a VCR. Uses image input devices with supervision (e.g., camera, scanner). Knows and uses basic technology components (e.g., VCR, stereo, CD players). Grade Six Knows how to move between open applications. Know computer operating environments can be customized (e.g., desktop, folders). Uses touch typing skills on computer keyboard with 90% accuracy at 20 wpm. Accesses a site server (log in, log out). Uses file transfer to move/copy data to different locations (removable storage media, networks). Understand and uses fundamental computer vocabulary (network, LAN, server, log in, user name, virus, hardware, software, application, window). Understands software terms: freeware, shareware, commercial programs. Knows the capacity and trade offs for computer storage media. Knows that peripherals can be used to acquire and manipulate media. Grade Seven Uses keyboarding skills to key 25 wpm with 90% accuracy. Uses/interacts with available peripheral utilities (e.g., drivers for scanner, CD, video). Knows what a computer can and cannot do regarding:

Understands and uses basic computer operations.

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speed, formats, operating systems, memory constraints, reasoning ability. Knows common keyboard commands. Knows the function of peripheral devices (e.g., scanner, CD, video projector, TV monitor). Grade Eight Uses touch typing skills to key 30 wpm with 90% accuracy. Troubleshoots available peripherals and their associated utilities. Collects and organizes files. Uses peripherals to acquire and manipulate media. Grade Nine Uses more than one operating system. Uses keyboard commands for common operations. Understand and uses hardware, software, and operating system troubleshooting skills.

Understands and uses basic computer operations.

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