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Technology Skills Matrix


Bowling Green Independent Schools Technology Skills Continuum
    I: Introduce  P: Practice  M: Mastery R: Reinforce
Skill Area Skill Components K-1 2nd-3rd 4th-5th 6th-8th 9th-10th 11th-12th
Keyboarding  Identify main parts of the keyboard (space bar, numbers, letters) I/P M        
Locate and use symbol and special function keys (shift, backspace, punctuation, accented characters) I P M      
Use keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl+C copy; Ctrl+X cut; Ctrl+V paste, Ctrl+Z undo)   I/P M M/R R R
Begin keyboarding practice I I        
Type accurately and effectively without looking at keyboard     P M/R R  
Identify elementray computer terms: mouse, keyboard, monitor, disk, CD/DVD I/P M        
Use simple technology terms:  cursor, browser, icon, desktop, monitor, keyboard, mouse, tower, etc. I/P          
Identify and define intermediate computer terms: file, document, applications, hard drive, disk drive, flash/thumb drive, account, software, and hardware   I P M/R    
Define advance computer & Internet terms: preferences, memory, flash drive, port, URL, USB, website/web page, search engine, cite/citation, software version       I/P P/M R
Identify file extensions (.doc, .pdf, .htm, .jpg, .exe, others) with the file type, and appropriate software for handling each file type     I I/P P/M R
  Identify terms related to computer-generated production: desktop publishing, clip art, multimedia, ROM, scanner, digital, burn, CD/DVD burning, download and upload     I P P/M R
Hardware Use              
Properly care for headphones, mice, and keyboards I/P M R      
Use mouse right click to cut, copy, and paste   I/P        
Login in and out of a local computer I P/M R      
Login and and out of their personal folder   I/P P/M M/R R R
Hold, insert and remove storage devices correctly (i.e. CD/DVD/Flashdrive) I/P P/M        
Save and name files on local computer   I P M    
Save, name and retrieve files to personal folders     R M/R    
Print documents to designated printer   I P M/R    
Use advanced print features such as:  highlight and select print   I P      
Capture still and moving images with digital cameras/camcorders.     I P P M
Understand why and how to protect hardware and software from computer viruses     I P M/R R
Perform basic troubleshooting skills to solve hardware problems     I P M/R R
Identify and and safely connect/eject a variety of computer accessories and peripherals including printer, external storage devices, and camera     P R P/M R
Routinely back-up files on portable storage devices.     I P/M R R
  Routinely anticipate and create an alternate plan for information and presentations in case of technology failure.       I/P P/M R
Software Use Skill Components K-1 2nd-3rd 4th-5th 6th-8th 9th-10th 11th-12th
Use age appropriate educational software I/P I/P I/P      
Open and close files I/P          
Open, close and retrieve files   I/P   P/M    
Open and navigate websites I/P          
Open/Close/Navigate Programs (i.e. Paint, Word, etc.) I/P          
Open, save, name and retrieve files on personal (network) folders     R P/M    
Open, save, name and retrieve files on cloud based storage     I P/M    
Open, close and utilize basic apps (applicable to schools with tablet devices) I/P P M      
Begin using navigation skills on the interactive board (i.e. write, manipulate, keyboard, navigate) I/P          
Use library catalog (Destiny Quest) to find resources in library   P/M R R R R
Identify and use basic functions in word processing (typing, formatting, saving, copy/paste, undo, 'save as', 'save as text,')   I/P R M/R    
Identify and use intermediate functions in word processing including spell & grammar checking, thesaurus.     P   R R
Identify and use advanced functions in word processing including tables, insert graphics, foreign language characters       P/M I/P P/M
Create a spreadsheet to enter, edit and organize data and to explain the results of the changes     I P/M R R
Given a prepared spreadsheet, use sorting and searching techniques to solve a specific problem       I/P M/R R
Use chart and graphing functions of a spreadsheet to display data, and explain the differences among these styles       I I/P P/M
Insert/manipulate digital photographs and other artwork in a variety of applications     I I P/M R
Internet/ Information Technology              
Understand and explain the differences between a website, a search engine, an online data base (i.e. KYVL, EBSCO Host, Discovery Ed., Britannica Online, et. Al)    I/P P P/M R R
Effectively use internet   I        
Use and navigate browser   I/P        
Understand why and how to protect passwords and personal information on the Internet     I P/M R R
Demonstrate effective Internet search skills, using a variety of search engines and advanced search techniques     I I/P P/M R
Effectively evaluate validity/reliability of information obtained from the Internet through URL, link, language, and other source information     P P P/M R
Be aware of and able to use advanced functions of Internet browser software (Firefox, Safari, IE, others), such as 'print selection', preferences, tabbed browsing, "find in page"         I/P P/M
Take notes, with citations, from Internet and other electronic sources using copy/paste, print selection, & multiple programs & windows techniques       I/P P/M R
Identify information necessary for a complete source citation (author, title, URL,dates of revision and access)       P/M P/M R
Be familiar with educational applications of Web 2.0 tools including blog, wiki, social networking, podcast, tags, file sharing     I   P  
Be aware of and able to evaluate and use a variety of Web 2.0 information/social networking tools such as bookmarking, podcasts, vodcatsts, blogs,vlogs, wikis, media sharing, etc.     I   P/M R
Use online dictionaries and thesaurus effectively     I P/M R R
Understand the permanent public nature of Internet information (archives, caches, 'viral' information), implications for security, and future viewings of information posted to social networking sites such as YouTube, FaceBook and blogs     I P P/M R
Age-appropriate use of basic calculators     I/P      
Age-appropriate use of scientific calculators       P/M    
  Age-appropriate use of graphing calculators       I I/P P/M
Ethics and Safety Skill Components K-1 2nd-3rd 4th-5th 6th-8th 9th-10th 11th-12th
Respect others work on the computer I/P P/M R      
Understand how to protect personal information   P/M        
Discriminate between ethical and unethical access to electronic information     I/P P/M R R
Understand and practice safe Internet use, including using age appropriate and/or district recommended websites I/P P/M R R R R
Be aware of and able to explain why hacking, plagiarism, copyright infringement, cyberbullying and impersonation are unethical   I P M/R R R
Adhere to copyright and fair use guidelines and know how to identify Creative Commons       I P P/M
Understand the legal and academic implications of copyright infringement and plagiarism       I P P/M
  Understand safety and ethical issues as they relate to collaborative technology projects     I R R R
Multimedia/ Presentation              
Use multimedia applications, such as: Windows Live Essentials, iMovie, and Garageband     I      
Utilize, create and share multimedia presentations, using web 2.0 tools and software such as iMovie, Windows Live Essentials, Web Design Tools, and/or Garageband, etc.       P P/M R
Create a visual presentation using PowerPoint, PhotoShop, Prezi, SlideRocket,  iMovie or web-authoring software and share with an audience inside your class     I      
Be able to use basic functions of school e-mail (firstname.lastname@stu.bgreen.kyschools.us) including cc, bcc, & attachments - 5th Grade - 12th Grade     I/P I/P I/P  
Be able to identify and use Microsoft Outlook (or other communications software)       R    
  Be aware of telecommunication tools and online resources to safely communicate with others, gather information and express ideas         I/P P/M
Adapted from Paideia’s Three-Year Technology Curriculum Plan http://www.paideiaschool.org/about_us/techcurriculum.aspx


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