Standard 1.0 — The student will operate and maintain the workstation.
Interpret computer and keyboarding terminology.
Manage the computer system and related software.
Demonstrate appropriate lab safety skills.
The student uses and applies computer and keyboarding terminology.
The student identifies the functions of computer components.
The student uses input devices, such as mouse, keyboard, and voice.
The student uses output devices such as a printer.
The student saves, retrieves, and deletes files.
The student assesses the potential safety hazards in a computer lab.
The student demonstrates lab safety knowledge with 100% score on lab safety quiz.
Standard 2.0 — The student will operate the alphabetic, numeric, and symbol keyboard using the touch system.
Demonstrate correct body and hand position for keyboarding.
Apply the touch system to develop keyboarding skills using the alphabetic, numeric, and symbol keys.
Observe a demonstration on voice input.
Exhibits proper posture and fingering techniques for the alphanumeric keyboard.
Applies the touch-keying system to develop basic skills on the alphanumeric keyboard at a rate of 15 gross words a minute (GWAM) for a one-minute timed writing.
Practices proper response patterns to gain speed and accuracy.
Uses the correct touch system to reach the numeric and symbol keys.
Standard 3.0 — The student will format simple documents (letters, reports, articles).
Key documents applying formatting functions for setting margins, tabs, and paragraph spacing.
Demonstrate proper keying and formatting technique for simple letters, reports, and articles.
The student will apply typography guidelines.
Explore the gathering of information using a variety of electronic resources, including but not limited to the Internet.
Uses the touch system and word processing software to key, edit, save, and print documents.
Keys a personal business letter meeting acceptable mailability standards.
Keys a report and an article meeting acceptable mailability standards.
Use a variety of technology resources to address a variety of tasks and problems.
Saves documents and prints hard copy.
Standard 4.0 — The student will apply standard rules of spelling, punctuation, grammar, and capitalization.
Demonstrate proper keying and formatting technique for written communications.
Compose and proofread documents for accuracy, content, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Applies spelling, punctuation, grammar, and capitalization to documents.
Uses correct sentence structure in composing and formatting text.