Computer Curriculum Frameworks



Elementary Computer
Curriculum Framework
Introduction

Standard #1
Basic Operations and Concepts


Standard #2
Social, Ethical and Human Issues

Standard #3
Technology Productivity Tools

Standard #4
Technology Communications Tools

Standard #5
Technology Research Tools

Standard #6
Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools




Standard #1: Basic Operations and Concepts

Students will learn basic computer operations and become proficient in the use of technology.

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These indicators apply to all students and are often extended in subsequent grade levels.
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1. Identify and use input (mouse, keyboard) and output (monitor, printer) devices to operate computer systems.

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2. Understand and use basic keyboard (return, delete, shift, space bar) and mouse functions (point, click, drag).

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3. Log onto a network and use icons to launch and operate software and CD-ROM applications.

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4. Understand and apply basic file management concepts such as opening, saving and printing files.

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5. Use individual account names and passwords to log onto a network and manage files in a personal folder.

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6. Develop proper keyboarding technique using both hands and all fingers for fluent data entry.

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7. Understand and use multiple applications simultaneously, navigate between them, and copy and paste data.

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8. Introduce peripherals (scanner, digital camera, external drive) as a way to add functionality to a computer system.