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SBEC TA Standards I-IV

Knowledge Level
Please complete the survey below by selecting one of the choices (indicating your best estimate of your skill or knowledge level) about each of the technology related indicators.
Never addressed Beginner level Intermediate level Fluent level Expert level
1. I understand the difference between operating systems.
2. I can create and save files that can be used cross platform.
3. I can work in a networked community (share files, applications and print) on a local or wide area network.
4. I understand the differences between primary memory and secondary storage.
5. I can determine the amount of RAM installed in my computer and the RAM requirements necessitated by programs I use.
6. I can distinguish among the variety of secondary storage devices and determine the most appropriate for my needs.
7. I am familiar with a variety of productivity tools (text editors, graphic, information resources) and can select and use the software for a defined task.
8. I can delineate between the various digital file formats including, but not limited to, .wav, .mid, .au, .doc, .txt, .gif, .jpg, .mov, .cwk.
9. I can perform basic software application functions including, but not limited to, creating, modifying, printing, and saving files.
10. I know the difference between analog and digital technology and can interface the two appropriately.
Never addressed Beginner level Intermediate level Fluent level Expert level
11. I understand and use Internet terminology appropriately such as electronic mail, URLs, LANs, WANs, WWW, HTML, intranet.
12. I am proficient in the use of a variety of input devices such as mouse/track pad, keyboard, microphone, digital camera, scanner, modems, laser discs, CD-ROM.
13. I can keyboard proficiently.
14. I use correct digital keyboarding standards such as one space after punctuation, em/en dashes, smart quotation marks.
15. I can capture digital files (scanner or camera) while conserving memory and retaining image quality. My digital files are seldom over 125k.
16. I know that all work is copyrighted.
17. I am aware of the Copyright Law of 1976 (including the fair use section 107), the Fair Use Guidelines for Multimedia, and know and abide by Acceptable Use Procedures.
18. I know the proper way to make citations of all copyrighted material.
19. I can locate and acquire desired information on LANs and WANs including the Internet and an intranet.
20. I know the difference between a directory and a search engine on the Internet.
Never addressed Beginner level Intermediate level Fluent level Expert level
21. I understand and use Boolean search strategies.
22. I can identify, create, and use a variety of text files.
23. I understand the difference between and use appropriately vector graphic files and bit-mapped graphic files.
24. I can identify, create, and use image, audio, and video files.
25. I can access and use online help and other documentation.
26. I can determine and employ methods to evaluate electronic information for accuracy and validity.
27. I can resolve information conflicts and validate information through accessing, researching, and comparing data.
28. I know how to identify the source, location, media type, relevancy, and content validity of available information.
29. I can plan, create, and edit documents created with a word processor.
30. I understand the readability issues regarding different font types.
Never addressed Beginner level Intermediate level Fluent level Expert level
31. I can correctly use the four types of tab settings, margin settings (including first line and hanging indents), and page alignment.
32. I can plan, create, and edit spreadsheet documents using all data types, formulas and functions, and chart information.
33. I can plan, create, and edit databases by defining fields, entering data, and designing layouts appropriate for reporting.
34. I can create linear and non-linear multimedia projects incorporating text, audio, video, and graphics.
35. I can create a document using desktop publishing techniques including, but not limited to, the creation of multi-column or multi-section documents with a variety of text-wrapped frame formats.
36. I can differentiate between and demonstrate the appropriate use of a variety of graphic tools found in draw and paint applications.
37. I can integrate two or more productivity tools into a document including, but not limited to, charts and graphs, graphics from paint or draw, and mail merge.
38. I use interactive virtual environments, appropriate to level, such as virtual reality or simulations.
39. I use technical writing strategies to create products such as technical instructional guides.
40. I integrate language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies into my technology products.
Never addressed Beginner level Intermediate level Fluent level Expert level
41. I participate with electronic communities as a learner, initiator, contributor, and teacher/mentor.
42. I complete tasks using technological collaboration such as sharing information through on-line communications.
43. I use groupware, collaborative software, and productivity tools to create products.
44. I integrate acquired technology applications skills, strategies, and use of the word processor, database, spreadsheet, telecommunications, draw, paint, and utility programs into the language arts, science, mathematics, and social studies curricula.
45. I design and implement procedures to track trends, set timelines, and review/evaluate progress for continual improvement in process and product.
46. I resolve information conflicts and validate information through research and comparison of data.
47. I use productivity tools to create effective document files for defined audiences such as slide shows, posters, multimedia presentations, newsletters, brochures, and reports.
48. I demonstrate the use of a variety of layouts in a database to communicate information appropriately including horizontal and vertical layouts.
49. I create a variety of spreadsheet layouts containing descriptive labels and page settings.
50. I use fonts, types, and sizes of fonts, as well as effective use of graphics and page design to effectively communicate.
Never addressed Beginner level Intermediate level Fluent level Expert level
51. I match the chart style to the data when creating and labeling charts.
52. I publish in a variety of ways including, but not limited to, printed copy, monitor display, Internet documents, and video.
53. I design and create interdisciplinary multimedia presentations for defined audiences including audio, video, text, and graphics.
54. I use telecommunication tools for publishing such as Internet browsers, video conferencing, or distance learning.
55. I design and implement procedures to track trends, set timelines, review, and evaluate products using technology tools such as database managers, daily/monthly planners, and project management tools.
56. I determine and employ technology specifications in the form a established criteria or rubrics to evaluate projects for design, content delivery, purpose, and audience.
57. I select representative products to be collected and stored in an electronic evaluation tool (portfolio).
58. I evaluate products for relevance to the assignment or task.