Technology Test Resources

Competency

Description

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Terminology

(Hardware/Software)
Demonstrate knowledge of current, basic computer hardware and software terminology

Basic Computer Information

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Basic Terminology

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Operating Systems

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 Care & Usage (Hardware/Software)  Demonstrate competency in the operation and care of computer related hardware (e.g. cleaning input devices, avoiding proximity to magnets, proper startup and shut down sequences, scanning for viruses, and formatting storage media). Know standard practice regarding password security issues.  

Basic Operations & Care

Passwords

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General Security

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 Troubleshooting  Implement basic troubleshooting techniques for computer systems and related peripheral devices (e.g. checking the connections, isolating the problem components, distinguishing between software and hardware problems) before accessing the appropriate avenue of technical support.  

Troubleshooting

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 Legal & Ethical Issues  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the legal issues related to the use of computer-based technology (e.g., fair use and copyright). Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the ethical issues related to the use of computer-based technology.  

Copyright & Fair Use

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Open Source Software

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Acceptable Use Policies

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 Record Management  Use computer applications to manage records (e.g. grade book, attendance, and assessment records). Demonstrate a basic understanding of how to interpret an Excel spreadsheet.  

Excel Gradebook

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 Print Production for Communication  Use computers to communicate through printed media (e.g. newsletters incorporating graphics and charts, course descriptions, and student reports).  

Word

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 Electronic Communication  Interact with others using e-mail.  

Email Basics

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Email Privacy

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 Electronic Collaboration  Have knowledge of a variety of computer-based collaborative tools (e.g. threaded discussion groups, newsgroups, list servers, online chat, and audio/video conferences).  

Web 2.0

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 Digital Media & Information Evaluation/Internet Research  Examine a variety of current educational digital media and use established selection criteria to evaluate materials, for example, multimedia, Internet resources, telecommunications, computer-assisted instruction, and productivity and presentation tools. (See California State guidelines and evaluations). Demonstrate competence in the use of electronic research tools (e.g. access the Internet to search for and retrieve information). Have working knowledge of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA).  

CIPA

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Presentation

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Researching and Evaluating Internet Sources

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iPad Apps

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Computer Literacy

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