Many thanks to Ben Grey at Barrington CUSD #220 (www.barrington220.org) for allowing us to use their template.
Why re-invent the wheel...?
NOTE: "x" indicates the end-of-year target for skill levels in this grade level, according to the work done by teachers at your school.




Thanks to Tricia Miller, Library/Media Specialist at Gale & Steele, for creating this tool to be used in a whole-class setting. Just fill in students' names across the top, put it on a clipboard, and go!
Students will exhibit the following skills…
Beginning
Developing
Secure
Basic Computer Functions:
1. Open and close applications and files (1)


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2. Scroll up and down (2)


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3. Log on and off (1)


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4. Use mouse to click and drag (1)


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5. Save files (2)


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6. Print a file (2)


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7. Use tool bar icons (2)


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8. Maximize and minimize a window (3)


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9. Store and retrieve files (4)


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10. Copy and paste between applications (4)


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11. Manage toolbars (turn on, off, view, locate, and rearrange) (8)


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12. Use print and print preview functions (7)


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Application Usage/ Basic Network Functions:
1. Choose appropriate drawing or writing program (2)


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1. Access files and applications from the server (3)


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2. Save files to disk (3)


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Keyboarding (Typing):
1. Demonstrate keyboarding skills through instructional programs (4-6)


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2. Type 15 wpm at 90% accuracy (4)






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Ethical Behavior
1. Use appropriate treatment of hardware (1)


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2. Work cooperatively and collaboratively (1)


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3. Follow teacher’s computer directions and rules (1)


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4. Understand the concept of plagiarism (2)


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5. Cite sources of sites/photos used during research (8)


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Students will exhibit the following skills…
Beginning
Developing
Secure
Research and Reference Tools
1. Navigate a website using the homepage and back button (2)


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2. Use an electronic encyclopedia (4-5)


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3. Enter a URL (5)


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4. Use a search engine (5)


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5. Bookmark a site (5)


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6. Use Internet to find information (5)


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7. Use an electronic card catalog (6)


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Word Processing:
1. Use document formatting such as margins, line spacing, and indents (6)


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2. Use character formatting such as font size and color (5)


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3. Import graphics (3)


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4. Use spell check (4)


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5. Highlight and delete text (4)


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6. Use find functions (5)


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7. Use paragraph formatting such as margins, page breaks and headers and footers (7)


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8. Use drawing tools (6)


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9. Organize ideas and graphics using tables (8)


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10. Use bullet function to create an outline (8)


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Spreadsheets and Databases:
1. Input data (5)


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2. Graph and chart data (5)


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3. Use cell formatting tools, such as decimals, dollar signs, and commas (6)


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4. Insert and name multiple worksheets in a file (6)


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5. Construct custom formulas (Delete?), use built-in functions, and use fill to handle simple calculations (7)


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6. Use sort functions (7)


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Presentation Tools
1. Create text-based information (2)


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2. Import graphics (3)


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3. Create multimedia presentations with text and graphics (5)


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4. Create multimedia presentations including the Internet (6-8)


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Other Technology Tools:
1. Use digital cameras (5)


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2. Use scanners (5)


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GRADE 8 VOCABULARY LIST
Std #1: Basic Operations/Concepts
Keyboard
Headphones/Speaker
Printer
Tool bar
Trash
Go
Server
Mouse
Icon
Scroll bar
File
CD-ROM
Menu
Cursor
Monitor/screen
Eject
Window
Log in/log out
Edit
Word Processor
Internet
Maximize
Minimize
File (Open/Save/New)
Folder/Directory
CPU
Floppy Disk
Edit
Hardware
Software
Copyright
Insert
E-mail
Software Piracy
License Agreement

Spreadsheet
Telecommunication
Multimedia


Desktop Publishing

Std #3: Productivity Tools

File (Open/Save/New)
Print Preview
Close
Font (Style/Size)
Indent
Save As…
Edit Text
Graphics (Insert)
Insert
Justify
Enter/Edit Text
Resize graphics
Set Tabs
Spell Check
Cut
Copy
Paste
Delete
Change Case
Print Selection
Thesaurus
Print to different size paper
Change page orientation
Set Margins
Use Find/Replace
Insert/Modify/ Delete Columns
Create Tables


Std #4: Communications Tools

Slide
Slide Show
Graphics (Insert)
Enter/Format Text
Use Word Art
Add Slide Transitions
Arrange Slides
Insert chart/graph
Format Background
Use Sound
Add Animations
Arrange Objects on Slide



Insert Movies
Insert Hyperlinks
Cite Appropriate Works

Std #5: Research Tools

Key Word
Search Results
Evaluate
Search Engine
Take Notes/Paraphrase
Boolean search operators
Bias
Accuracy of Information
Cite electronic sources

Compare at least 2 sources


Std #6: Problem Solving & Decision Making

Slide
Slide Show
Graphics (Insert)
Enter/Format Text
Use Word Art
Add Slide Transitions
Arrange Slides
Insert chart/graph
Format Background
Use Sound
Add Animations
Arrange Objects on Slide



Insert Movies
Insert Hyperlinks
Cite Appropriate Works