Mrs. Elizabeth AshbyDescription: Studentsdevelop or review correct keyboarding techniques and gain a basic knowledge ofword processing, spreadsheet, database, graphics, and telecommunications applications.Students demonstrate an understanding of computer concepts through applicationof knowledge. Students learn to use software packages and local and worldwidenetwork communications systems. Grade 8 Computer/Technology Standards ofLearning are incorporated and reinforced in this course.Hardware: NetworkedHP Vision Pro computers, Laser Printer, DeskJet Printer
Tasks/Competencies:Workplace Readiness Skills: Personal Qualities and People Skills
Demonstrate positive work ethic.
Demonstrate teamwork skills.
Demonstrate self-representation skills.
Demonstrate diversity awareness.
Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
Demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness.
Workplace Readiness Skills: Professional Knowledge and Skills
Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.
Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.
Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills.
Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates.
Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.
Demonstrate job acquisition and advancement skills.
Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills.
Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
Workplace Readiness Skills: Technology Knowledge and Skills
Demonstrate customer-service skills.
Demonstrate proficiency with technologies common to a specific occupation.
Demonstrate information technology skills.
Demonstrate an understanding of Internet use and security issues.
Demonstrate telecommunications skills.
Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.
Addressing Elements of Student Life
Do not have a student organization
Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.
Mastering Keyboarding Skills
Key alphabetic, numeric, and symbol information using a touch system and standard techniques.
Manipulate data, software, and operating system.
Improve keyboarding techniques.
Increase keyboarding speed and accuracy.
Describe ergonomic guidelines related to safe computer use.
Explain the functions of computer system components.
Boot, access, and exit operating system and software.
Input data and commands using peripherals.
Manage files and disks using file- and disk- management techniques.
Determine available memory and disk space.
Create backup files.
Obtain assistance for preparing documents using electronic and hard copy references and documentation.
Using Word Processing Applications
Identify a variety of word processing programs.
Key and format letters, memoranda, reports, outlines, and tables.
Compose and format letters, memoranda, reports, outlines, and tables, using the steps of the English writing process.
Edit documents using techniques such as delete, insert, typeover, block, move, and copy.
Enhance documents by using page layout and graphic design features such as leader tabs, shading, lines, and boxes.
Use features such as headers, footers, justification, and pagination.
Set printer specifications.
Integrate database data, spreadsheet data, and graphics into a word-processed document.
Communicating with Databases
Identify a variety of database programs.
Create a database.
Access data by conducting queries.
Design and produce reports in various formats.
Communicating with Spreadsheets
Identify a variety of spreadsheet programs.
Enter data and formulas in a spreadsheet.
Edit data in a spreadsheet.
Analyze data in a spreadsheet.
Create graphs and charts to visually represent spreadsheet values.
Incorporating Graphic Features
Identify graphic features commonly incorporated in a variety of media.
Incorporate graphic features into documents.
Create artwork for incorporation into documents.
Design and produce a document featuring graphics.
Using Networks and Telecommunication
Use local area, wide area and network communication systems.
Develop a Web site.
Use the Internet to locate and obtain information.
Use local and wide area networks and modem-delivered services to access and obtain information.
Use databases to locate and obtain information.
Evaluate advantages and disadvantages of various processing, storage, retrieval, and transmission technologies.
Exploring Ethical Issues Related to Computers and Computer Systems
Explain concepts of confidentiality, security, integrity, and courtesy related to computer systems.
Identify security issues related to computer data.
Explain concepts related to copyright, public domain, and licensing agreements.
Maintaining Computer System
Clean computer hardware and peripherals.
Identify safety precautions associated with computer use.
Identify common hazards associated with compact disks.
Identify methods of preventing importation of computer viruses.
Troubleshoot hardware problems.
Developing Employability Skills
Research career opportunities.
Create a résumé.
Complete a job application form.
Demonstrate successful interviewing techniques.
Compose an interview follow-up letter.
Assemble a professional portfolio.
Identify potential employment barriers for nontraditional groups and ways to overcome the barriers.
Grading: Grades on individual assignments will be calculatedusing Augusta County’s grading scale as follows.
Grading Policy: Testswill count 30%, quizzes and classwork will count 50%, Timed Writings 10%, andclass participation will count 10%. Youwill be given a class participation grade each day. You may earn a total of 10 points each dayfor participation. Five (5) of your 10points will be awarded if you are present. The other 5 points will be awarded if you participate in class. If you are absent, you will be given extraassignments in order to receive 5 of the 10 participation points.
CorrelatedApplicable Standards of Learning (SOL’s)
(Asstated in The Correlation of theStandards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools to Vocational-TechnicalPrograms in Virginia and Standards ofLearning for Virginia Public Schools)
Historyand Social Science: CE.1, CE.3, CE.4, CE.11, CE.12, CE.14, VUS.14, VUS.15, GOVT.3, GOVT.9, GOVT.11,GOVT.15, GOVT.16, GOVT.17, GOVT.18
English: 9.1,9.5, 9.6, 9.7, 9.8, 10.1, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 11.1, 11.5, 11.6, 11.7, 12.1,12.5, 12.6, 12.7
Mathematics: A.10, AII.9,COM.1, COM.6, COM.7, COM.8, COM.13, COM.17, PS.8, MA.14
*Reinforcesall 5th and 8th grade Computer/Technology Standards (C/T5.1-5.4and C/T8.1-8.4)