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					               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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