BC Ministry of Education Information Technology Learning Outcomes School District #71 (Comox Valley) Information Technology Scope and Sequence Competencies follow the Ministry Learning Outcomes. Students should be able to demonstrate the following skills, competencies, and understanding: Applies management skills to complete a project o Visualizing a project o Creating a criteria for success o Determining needs for successful completion of project o Creating a plan o Following a plan o Changing a plan as needed o Evaluating the process o Managing time toward successful and timely completion of project o Using time on task wisely and efficiently Creates questions that lead to solving a problem or challenge. Uses a variety of information technology tools to help solve problems o Design problems o Plan strategies o Research… Knows how to find information needed using Information Technology Tools o Search Engines o Web Directories o Databases (such as Ebsco) o Web Portals o E-mail o Library databases o Software Help options o Software tutorials o On-line tutorials and help options… Applies search criteria to locate, retrieve, and evaluate information o Uses Boolean Logic for databases and Internet searches o Uses appropriate keywords and phrases for searches o Knows when information is appropriate for a problem or challenge o Uses a variety of sources o Knows what to look for to determine if information is accurate, authentic, timely, dependable, or has bias. Synthesizes information from a variety of sources to answer questions, make conclusions and present findings. Uses appropriate keyboarding techniques. Knows how to protect information using information technology tools. Uses software that allows for the storage, retrieval, and editing of text material (Word, Works, WordPad…) Knows the appropriate information technology terminology for specific tasks. Knows how to input and output digital material (floppy discs, CDs, via email, File Transfer Protocol…) Demonstrates the ability to install software. Practices appropriate safety procedures when working with information technology tools o Internet Downloads Uploads Searching Personal information Purpose o Computer hardware o Account management (keeping account private…) Can apply a variety of troubleshooting techniques related to information technology. When faced with a problem, attempts several techniques before seeking help; then, seeking help from appropriate peers; then, seeking help from intructor. Can discuss the impact of information technology tools on society. Can identify careers and occupations that use information technology. Identifies and considers ethical and legal issues when presenting information (Issues of Copyright…). Uses a variety of software to present messages. Demonstrates the ability to arrange information in different forms to create new meaning. Can analyze the effects of information technology on presentations. Can change the effect of multimedia presentations on intended audiences School District # 71 (Comox Valley) INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE GRADES 7-9 The majority of these skills will be focused on during Grade Seven and Eight Information Technology mini-lessons. Students may use the checklists below to track acquisition of skills. Introductory = general concepts are introduced; students are not expected to perform the task independently. Developing = building on the introduction of skills; students are expected to increase their application of these skills. Mastery = students are expected to demonstrate the skills independently. Introductory Developing Mastery OPERATIONS Respond Use keyboard shortcuts. Change print options (print specific pages, paper appropriately Practice basic trouble shooting size and orientation). to error techniques. Turn computers on/use correct shut down messages Select appropriate software for procedures. the task. Network operations (log-on, log-off) if Distinguish between server/ appropriate. hard drive – saving, retrieval Identify parts/function (monitor, keyboard, mouse, (where appropriate) find files. printer) Demonstrate competence in Demonstrate proper care and use of hardware using basic information including CD’s and disks. technology tools. Launch programs identified by teacher. Perform file management tasks (quit, save, print, close). Perform mouse operations (point, click, drag, double click). Change folder views (view modes, file system). Insert and eject disks and CD ROMs. Understand “undo/redo” function. Load paper into printer. Distinguish between “Save” and “Save As”. Create folders/organize files into folders. Initialize disks – if appropriate. Use menus, scroll bars, resize windows and close box. Respond appropriately to dialogue boxes. Move between applications. Delete file – if appropriate. KEYBOARDI Introduce Increase speed and accuracy Identify the relative position of keys on the NG power keys, (10-20 words per minute). keyboard. control, and alt. Type words. Use letter, punctuation and symbol keys. keys where appropriate. Type phrases. Use space bar, shift, return and delete keys. Demonstrate Type sentences. Use numeric keyboard. data entry Type paragraphs. Use both hands on the keyboard (left hand on left skills (eg. Type compositions. side, etc.). spread sheets). Use correct keyboarding Use correct posture, placement of keyboard. techniques without looking at the Introduce home row and space bar technique. keyboard. Practice and reinforce their keyboarding skills. Introductory Developing Mastery WORD Add Create documents integrating Enter page breaks. PROCESSING automatic page text, charts and images (clip art, Use tabs. numbers, date scanned images, digital camera and time. images, original images). Use thesaurus. Create headers and footers. Type dictated caption or story to accompany picture. Relate writing process to Write a simple caption or story to accompany a computer. picture. Evaluate when to use WP Transcribe text from a prewritten document. software components (ie. Spread Sheet, Data Base). Change font, size, style and colour of text Identify the use of WP appropriate to presentation. software in problem-solving. Copy and paste images into document (clip art, Position and resize (text and scanned images, digital camera images, original images). images) to achieve an affective presentation. Save, name and retrieve files. Insert the cursor to add or delete text. Compose stories on the computer and draft to good copy. Introduce elementary graphic elements. Use spell checker and understand its limitations. Select, move, copy and cut text. Left, right, center and justify text appropriate to presentation. Use line spacing appropriate to presentation. Use “Find/Change” to correct repeated errors. Change the margin settings. Create a document using columns (brochure, newspaper). Move text and/or images (clip art, scanned images, digital camera images, original images) between two or more documents. Introductory Developing Mastery GRAPHICS Use grid and ruler function to Group and ungroup objects. align objects. Change the objects’ order (front to back, etc.). In a paint program, magnify Resize and reposition images in a draw and a paint an image to edit pixels. program. Use an eyedropper to pick up Flip and rotate objects in a draw program. colour. Change the line attributes (thickness, pattern, Understand scale and arrows). perspective. Change brush shape/size and spray size. Create special effects with Create a simple drawing with the pencil/paint shear and distort tools. brush in a paint program. Design tessellations. Use the eraser to alter the drawing. Create a paint frame in a word Use text tool to add a caption to a drawing. processing document. Fill in shapes with colour/patterns. Change the line colour and width. Use undo/redo feature to correct errors. Create geometric shapes with palette tools. Select within a painting document using the selection tool or lasso. Manipulate stamps e.g. flip, rotate, size, create new. Flip and rotate objects in a paint program. Edit colours, patterns and gradients. Understand the difference between the draw and paint applications. Copy and paste images (clip art, scanned images, digital camera images, original images) in an draw and a paint program. INFORMATI Use Combine information from Identify, define/locate sources of electronic ON information multiple sources for presentation. information (e.g. CD-ROM, Internet). RETRIEVAL & TELE- technology to Use search engine for Select relevant information. solve other COMMUNIC problems. keyword searches. Respect the purpose and responsible use of ATIONS Download and reference passwords. Evaluate “free” information from WWW Launch CD-ROM from desktop. information and FTP sites. technology Capture information from an article and transfer tools for Evaluate search results for notes to a notepad. accuracy/relevance. solving Browse through contents. problems. Send/receive electronic Do a title search. mail/attachments using an Internet browser. Do a field word search. Participate in online Print selected information. discussions. Launch browser to access the World Wide Web, Participate in collaborative FTP sites, Gopher. projects. Access information files and search sites. Save reference information. Observe appropriate etiquette at all times. Introductory Developing Mastery MULTIMEDI Create and interpret Navigate documents. A documents. Become conversant with terminology. Apply principles of effective Navigate a variety of multimedia documents (e.g. communication and good design. Hypercard, Kidpix, HTML). Evaluate suitability of info for Integrate different media into a single document. use in specific contexts. Record sounds digitally and incorporate into Create multimedia documents documents. using a variety of electronic sources. Use special effects in multimedia presentations to influence a message. Create basic animations and other visuals. Create interactive multi-media documents (e.g. Hypercard, Hyperstudio, HTML). Create simple slide show presentations (e.g. Hypercard, ClarisWorks). Incorporate digital graphics into documents (e.g. scanned images). Access and use a variety of multimedia accessories (e.g. scanner, digital camera). Understand concepts of communicating using multimedia. Operate basic software. Evaluate the effectiveness of the component parts of multimedia presentation. Demonstrate the ability to manage the process of creating multimedia presentations. LEGAL, Demonstrate Practice handling Internet Understands the need of a password if applicable. ETHICAL, COMMUNITY s awareness of information in an ethical way Understands the need for security when using a economic/healt network or telecommunications. & HEALTH h issues related to Information Understands the value of privacy of information. Technology. Understands the concept of copyright. Identifies Uses proper etiquette when participating in an careers related online discussion/news group. to the field of Understands the concept of intellectual property. information technology. Understands issues related to software piracy. Introductory Developing Mastery DATABASE Select data Use basic database Save database. through terminology (record, field, etc.). matching Use an established database to records. retrieve information. Create, save Input data to an established and print database. report. Sort data alphabetically and Export numerically. database information Create a new database – define field names & data types. into other documents. Design page layout. Create a Add, delete, duplicate & edit print merge records. document. Recognize the need for Sort data consistency of data. using multiple Add, delete, modify field and operators. change layout. SPREADSHE Understand purpose of a Print a spreadsheet document. ET spreadsheet. Move to a specific cell on a spreadsheet. Use spreadsheet terminology Select a cell or block of cells. (cell, column, row). Change data in a cell. Recognize the parts of a Format a cell or cells. spreadsheet. Protect cells from changes. Change column widths. Determine what data to use in Sort information alphabetically. the spreadsheet. Sort information numerically. Recognize the need for Sort information vertically or horizontally. consistency of data. Print graphs or charts. Incorporate spreadsheet Save an updated spreadsheet or disk. information and charts into other documents. Copy and paste values of formulas to selected cells. Insert or delete rows, columns or blocks of the spreadsheet. Create simple charts from given information. Experiment with different types of charts. Select, move and resize chart. Set page breaks for printing. Build a formula into a cell. Add text and graphics to charts. Name, save, test and edit the spreadsheet. Select an appropriate chart to represent information. Write simple formulas.
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