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North Caroline Technology Competencies for Educators - Basic

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Basic

Self-Assessment Tool

1.0 COMPUTER OPERATION SKILLS


ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Demonstrate these skills:

1.1 Start up and shut down computer system and peripherals
1.2 Identify and use icons, windows, menus
1.3 Start an application and create a document
1.4 Name, save, retrieve, revise a document
1.5 Use printing options
1.6 Insert and eject floppy disk and CD-ROM
1.7 Initialize, name/rename floppy disk and hard disk
1.8 Copy document from hard disk to floppy disk and vice versa
1.9 Create and name/rename subdirectories/folders
1.10 Save, open, place documents inside subdirectories/folders
1.11 Open and work with more than one application at a time
1.12 Use special operating features for people with disabilities

Demonstrate knowledge through practical application:

1.13 Terms such as graphical user interface, document, application, K (kilobyte), hierarchical file system, directory, operation system, system software, RAM
1.14 Storage capacity of floppy/hard disks, CD-ROMs
1.15 Similarities/differences and advantages/disadvantages of various operating systems

EXPANDED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Demonstrate these skills:

1.16 Make more memory available
1.17 Install/reinstall and update system software and printer drivers
1.18 Exchange disks and files among Macintosh, MS-DOS/Windows and Apple II computers


2.0 SETUP, MAINTENANCE, AND TROUBLESHOOTING


ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Demonstrate these skills:

2.1 Setup computer system and connect peripheral devices
2.2 Protect and care for floppy disks
2.3 Clean computer components and printer
2.4 Make backup copies of key applications and documents
2.5 Use self-help resources to diagnose and correct common hardware/printing problems
2.6 Installing and upgrade an application

Demonstrate knowledge through practical application:

2.7 Proper operating environment for computer and peripherals
2.8 Protection against computer viruses

2.9 Technical assistance resources available at local level


3.0 WORD PROCESSING/INTRODUCTORY DESKTOP PUBLISHING


ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Demonstrate these skills:

3.1 Enter and edit text and copy and move a block of text
3.2 Copy and move blocks of text
3.3 Change text format and style, set margin, line spacing, tabs

3.4 Check spelling, grammar, word usage
3.5 Create a header or footer
3.6 Insert date, time, page number
3.7 Add columns to document
3.8 Insert clip art into document

Demonstrate knowledge through practical application:

3.9 Terms such as cursor, format, font, style, header, footer, spelling checker


4.0 SPREADSHEET/GRAPHING


ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Demonstrate these skills:

4.1 Interpret and communicate information in an existing spreadsheet
4.2 Enter data in an existing spreadsheet

4.3 Create a spreadsheet with rows, columns, headings
4.4 Create/copy formulas and functions to perform calculations
4.5 Create a graph from spreadsheet data
4.6 Insert a spreadsheet into a word processing document

Demonstrate knowledge through practical application:

4.7 Terms such as spreadsheet, cell, data entry bar, formula, function


5.0 DATABASE


ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Demonstrate these skills:

5.1 Use information from an existing database
5.2 Sort a database by specific fields, add and delete record
5.3 Create database with multiple fields and records
5.4 Create custom layouts including columnar reports

5.5 Insert database fields into word processing document

Demonstrate knowledge through practical application:

5.6 Terms such as database, field, record, layout, sort/arrange, search/select/filter, mail merge


6.0 NETWORKING


ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Demonstrate these skills:

6.1 Use a file server (connect/log on, retrieve a program or document, save a document to a specified location)
6.2 Share files with others on a network

Demonstrate knowledge through practical application:

6.3 Terms such as local area network, wide area network, access rights, security passwords, file server, zone

EXPANDED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Demonstrate these skills:

6.4 Select/de-select a network zone


7.0 TELECOMMUNICATIONS


ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Demonstrate these skills:

7.1 Connect to the Internet or an on-line service
7.2 Use Electronic Mail (compose, send, retrieve, read, respond)
7.3 Access and use resources on Internet and World Wide Web

Demonstrate knowledge through practical application:

7.4 Terms such as telecommunications, direct access, dial-in access, modem, baud rate, Internet, World Wide Web
7.5 Obtain/maintain an account on the Internet or an on-line service that provides Internet access
7.6 On-line conferences relevant to professional information needs
7.7 Use of Telnet to connect to a remote computer on the Internet

EXPANDED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Demonstrate these skills:

7.8 Connect a computer to a modem and telephone line for dial-in access
7.9 Install and configure telecommunications software
7.10 Upload a text file and send as electronic mail
7.11 Use specialized e-mail lists relevant to professional
information needs
7.12 Create and use group addresses for electronic mail

7.13 Read, save, print, reply to, forward electronic mail
7.14 Use Gopher to browse resources on the Internet
7.15 Use FTP to send or retrieve files from remote computers
7.16 Use effectively distance learning, desktop video conferencing, and teleteaching technologies


 

8.0 MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS (INCLUDING IMAGE AND AUDIO PROCESSING)


ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Demonstrate these skills:

8.1 Produce print-based products (e.g., newsletters, brochures, posters, books)
8.2 Produce electronic slides/overheads
8.3 Set up and operate a videocassette recorder/player and monitor/TV
8.4 Connect a video output device (e.g., LCD panel) to computer for large screen display

Demonstrate knowledge through practical applications:

8.5 Terms such as painting tool, drawing tool, compression
8.6 Role of media in effective communication
8.7 Characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses of different media
8.8 Consumer issues, including identification/evaluation of available media communication resources

EXPANDED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Demonstrate these skills:

8.9 Use painting and drawing tools
8.10 Use digital camera and scanner
8.11 Use camcorder and edit video from a camcorder

8.12 Produce a video
8.13 Set up and operate a videodisk player and TV receiver or monitor


9.0 MULTIMEDIA INTEGRATION


ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Demonstrate these skills:

9.1 Use a linear multimedia presentation
9.2 Use a non-linear, hypermedia presentation

Demonstrate knowledge through practical application:

9.3 Terms such as media, multimedia, hypermedia, clip media

EXPANDED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Demonstrate skills of:

9.4 Plan/produce a linear multimedia presentation
9.5 Plan/produce a non-linear, hypermedia presentation
9.6 Use a file compression utility
9.7 Input and digitize sound from microphone and audiocassette player/recorder
9.8 Create simple animations

 

Advanced

Self-Assessment Tool

10.0 CURRICULUM


ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Demonstrate these skills:

10.1 Use the Computer Skills Curriculum to identify what students should know and be able to do
10.2 Use school television resources that support the curriculum
10.3 Access resources for planning instruction available via telecommunications (e.g., experts, lesson plans, authentic data, curriculum materials)

Demonstrate knowledge through practical application:

10.4 Goals of the NC Computer Skills Curriculum
10.5 The NC Computer Skills Assessment

EXPANDED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Demonstrate these skills:

10.6 Locate, evaluate, and select appropriate teaching/learning resources and curriculum materials for the content area and target audience, including computer-based products, videotapes and discs, local experts, primary documents and artifacts, texts, reference books, literature, and other print sources


11.0 SUBJECT-SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE


ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Demonstrate these skills:

11.1 Use technology in the discipline/subject for learning and as a medium for communications
11.2 Use media and technology to present the subject so that it is comprehensible to others
11.3 Use technology-based tools that are specific to the discipline
11.4 Use technology to facilitate teaching strategies specific to the discipline


12.0 DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT OF LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS/RESOURCES


ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Demonstrate these skills:

12.1 Develop performance tasks that require students to (a) locate and analyze information as well as draw conclusions and (b) use a variety of media to communicate results clearly
12.2 Use computers and other technologies effectively and appropriately to collect information on student learning using a variety of methods
12.3 Use computers and other technologies effectively and appropriately to communicate information in a variety of formats on student learning to colleagues, parents, and others

Demonstrate knowledge through practical application:

12.4 Physical settings that support active student involvement, inquiry, and collaboration
12.5 Organizational and management strategies that support active student involvement, inquiry, and collaboration
12.6 Resources available including satellite, cable, wireless, and ITFS (Instructional Television Fixed Service)

EXPANDED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Demonstrate these skills:

12.7 Select and create learning experiences that are appropriate for curriculum goals, relevant to learners, based upon principles of effective teaching and learning, incorporate the use of media and technology for teaching where appropriate, and support learner expression in a variety of media using a variety of media communication tools


13.0 CHILD DEVELOPMENT, LEARNING AND DIVERSITY


ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Demonstrate these skills:

13.1 Use media and technology to address differences in childrenís learning and performance
13.2 Use media and technology to support learning for children with special needs
13.3 Use media and technology to support learning for children whose primary language is not English
13.4 Use appropriate local, state, and national services or resources to meet diverse learning needs through technology


14.0 SOCIAL, LEGAL, AND ETHICAL ISSUES


ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Demonstrate these skills:

14.1 Establish classroom policies and procedures that ensure compliance with copyright law, fair-use guidelines, security, and child protection
14.2 Ensuring equal access to media and technology resources for all students

Demonstrate knowledge through practical application:

14.3 Social, legal, and ethical issues related to technology use

 

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